164 episodes

Real talk. Real insights. Real stories of recovery helping people stop fighting food and their body since 2012.

Welcome to Recovery Warriors podcast channel. Where many voices come together to share the one great journey to full eating disorder recovery.

With a unique lineup of shows, your food, body, and self-esteem struggles are covered from every angle. Balancing science and soul, we tell stories and share evidence-based research behind what it takes to recover from restriction, anorexia, bulimia, over-exercising, binge eating, chronic dieting and disordered eating. Not only that, we also cover the underlying trauma, limiting beliefs, and painful emotions that keep you trapped in cycles of feeling powerless and stuck.

It’s exhausting constantly thinking about food and worrying about your weight. You, dear warrior, don’t have to live like this. Together, let’s march forward into a future where you’re living, breathing proof that recovery is possible.

The Recovery Warrior Shows Recovery Warriors

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 516 Ratings

Real talk. Real insights. Real stories of recovery helping people stop fighting food and their body since 2012.

Welcome to Recovery Warriors podcast channel. Where many voices come together to share the one great journey to full eating disorder recovery.

With a unique lineup of shows, your food, body, and self-esteem struggles are covered from every angle. Balancing science and soul, we tell stories and share evidence-based research behind what it takes to recover from restriction, anorexia, bulimia, over-exercising, binge eating, chronic dieting and disordered eating. Not only that, we also cover the underlying trauma, limiting beliefs, and painful emotions that keep you trapped in cycles of feeling powerless and stuck.

It’s exhausting constantly thinking about food and worrying about your weight. You, dear warrior, don’t have to live like this. Together, let’s march forward into a future where you’re living, breathing proof that recovery is possible.

    [Recover Strong] LOSING the WEIGHT of other people's opinions: Rachael St. Germain's body story

    [Recover Strong] LOSING the WEIGHT of other people's opinions: Rachael St. Germain's body story

    "Life is much more beautiful and free if I'm not constantly scanning the world to see what other people think of my body."
    Today's episode features writer, mindset coach, and fellow Recovery Warrior Rachael St. Germain. After years of struggling with people pleasing, not feeling good enough, and believing that her physical appearance contributed to her value - Rachael has unsubscribed to society's standards of beauty. She now works to help others find confidence and comfort in their bodies, without trying to lose weight.
    Discover how Rachael went from body insecurity to liberation, and learn the empowering mindsets that guide her. You CAN unplug yourself from the idea that you need to look or act a certain way to be accepted
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    Rachael's Official WebsiteRachael on Instagram
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    • 36 min
    [Recover Strong] Revealing what MEN need in eating disorder recovery with Aaron Flores, RDN

    [Recover Strong] Revealing what MEN need in eating disorder recovery with Aaron Flores, RDN

    "The number of folks who identify as male and experience eating disorders is going up."
    Take a listen as Registered Dietitian and Certified Body Trust provider Aaron Flores sheds light on the common barriers men face in eating disorder recovery, such as societal stereotypes and stigma, and hear how the power of community and compassionate connection can help bring healing.
    Aaron reveals the key factors that aid in recovery for ALL genders, and offers heartfelt advice for men struggling with eating disorders.
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    CONNECT WITH AARON FLORES, RDN
    Aaron's Official WebsiteAaron Flores on InstagramContact Aaron via email: AaronFloresrdn@gmail.com
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    • 34 min
    [Recover Strong] The role of BEAUTY IDEALS, body hierarchies, & societal trauma in recovery with Dana Sturtevant

    [Recover Strong] The role of BEAUTY IDEALS, body hierarchies, & societal trauma in recovery with Dana Sturtevant

    "Our body liberation is bound up in one another. None of us are free until we're all free."
    Today's episode features registered dietitian, co-author of the book Reclaiming Body Trust and co-founder of The Center for Body Trust, Dana Sturtevant.
    Dana is a gem of knowledge and inspiration on the topics of body trust, and working with the societal forces of diet culture and other oppressions on the path to recovery. 
    Take a listen as she shares insights on how the societal trauma of living in a world that values smaller bodies disrupts your relationship with food, body, and self - and how to work through it to find trust in our bodies again.
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    Dana's Official WebsiteDana's Book: Reclaiming Body TrustCenter for Body Trust InstagramCenter for Body Trust Official Website
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    • 37 min
    [Recover Strong] EMBRACING your natural body size: Meghan De Maria's journey to body acceptance

    [Recover Strong] EMBRACING your natural body size: Meghan De Maria's journey to body acceptance

    "It’s okay to be fat and to stay fat. It’s okay to not pursue intentional weight loss."
    Today's episode features journalist and body liberation advocate Meghan De Maria. Take a listen as she uncovers her raw and transformative journey toward body acceptance and healing.
    Delving into the pressures of societal ideals, personal battles with food and exercise, and the profound impact of weight stigma, Meghan's candid revelations offer not just a story of struggle but a beacon of hope.
    Discover how she found solace in weight-inclusive communities and reshaped her self-worth, turning her life from one of relentless judgment to one of joy and empowerment. Meghan's captivating story inspires hope and healing for your own body image journey.
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    Meghan on InstagramPlus Raleigh on InstagramPlus Raleigh on Discord
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    • 31 min
    [Recover Strong] What's GRIEF got to do with it? The 5 stages of BODY GRIEF in eating disorder recovery

    [Recover Strong] What's GRIEF got to do with it? The 5 stages of BODY GRIEF in eating disorder recovery

    Discover how waves of grief can guide you towards healing.
    In this conversation, Hilary Kinavey, LPC, sheds light on the role of body grief. Take a listen as we explore the complex emotions tied to grief and body image, and how we can navigate them with compassion and self-awareness.
    The 5 stages of body grief are:
    1. Denial2. Anger3. Bargaining4. Depression5. Acceptance
    Each stage is a crucial aspect of the healing process. Understanding them can provide clarity and direction on the path to recovery.
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    Hilary on InstagramHilary's Official WebsiteHilary's Book: Reclaiming Body TrustCenter for Body Trust InstagramCenter for Body Trust Official Website
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    • 34 min
    [Recover Strong] Facing your FOOD FEARS: Exploring the role of a FEAR DIARY in exposure therapy

    [Recover Strong] Facing your FOOD FEARS: Exploring the role of a FEAR DIARY in exposure therapy

    "Exposure therapy is like jumping off a cliff when you can't see the bottom, and hoping there's a landing."
    Dr. Carolyn Becker, leading expert in exposure therapy for eating disorders, breaks down how to effectively create and utilize a fear diary to help you find more peace and freedom with food & body.

    Take a listen as she sheds more light on the most scientifically backed method for reducing fears in recovery. Hear specifically how fear diaries help you pinpoint and confront the triggers of food anxiety, transforming how you heal.

    CONNECT WITH DR. CAROLYN BECKER & EAT WITHOUT FEAR
    Dr. Carolyn Becker at Trinity UniversityDr. Carolyn Becker on TwitterEat Without Fear at AmazonEat Without Fear at Oxford University Press Use promo code ASPROMP8 for 30% off!Previous episode: Eat without fear...harnessing SCIENCE to overcome your food and body struggles with Dr. Carolyn Becker, PhD
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
516 Ratings

516 Ratings

Deirdre Tshien ,

Love this!

Recovery Warriors is like a comforting companion that never overdoes it with preachy advice. Its genuine approach to dealing with recovery provides thoughtful insights and empathetic encouragement that really resonates, making it a noteworthy listen. Deirdre

Bassoonspoon ,

Hands Down Best Recovery Podcast

This is only my second time ever writing a podcast review, but this podcast is too good not to share its amazingness! As someone who has struggled with an eating disorder since a young age, found solid recovery for 9ish years, but now find myself again in the eating disorder's nasty grasp, the Recovery Warriors podcast collection is like a salve to my soul. I’ve been making my way through the available episodes oldest (2/10/22) to newest, and am sad I’ll be caught up within the next few weeks and will have to wait patiently for new episodes. Jessica has an INCREDIBLE gift of speaking to a large podcast audience with varied lived experiences, yet somehow making it extremely relatable and helpful, no matter what stage of recovery you are in. She is so kind and understanding of the struggle, while giving hope that it’s not just possible, but worth it to find lasting recovery. The Equipped to Recover episodes with Kristina I’ve listened to so far (there’s a lot more I’m looking forward to getting to) and equally incredible and give me so much hope. The lessons and actionable steps from each episode are like gems of wisdom that have helped me momentously as I navigate the process of recovery. So many of the phrases and little nuggets they share are “aha moments” that stick in my brain, and truly help me see things in a different way, shift my thought process, and fight back against the eating disorder. Some of the episodes have also been great to share with loved ones to help them better understand the struggle, and how to best be supportive. I cannot thank Jessica enough for creating the Recovery Warriors company, and for everything you do to make this free podcast available. I will forever be grateful to everyone who makes this possible. Everyone, eating disorder history or not, should listen to this podcast.

gretch1978 ,

So helpful!

This podcast is so helpful. I appreciate the encouragement!

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