100 episodes

Welcome to Whole-Hearted Eating™ : where non-diet nutrition, weight-inclusive care, and integrative health collide. Whole-Hearted Eating is a philosophy created by your hosts, Dana Monsees and Cristina Hoyt, Licensed Integrative Clinical Nutritionists and Body Image Coaches. We believe you deserve to have a joyful relationship with food and your body even if you have a chronic health condition or symptoms that just won’t quit. This show goes beyond introducing you to new, expanded ideas - we’re bringing the real talk (no BS) vibe with tangible tools to get you officially out of the all or nothing mentality, learn to accept your body, and how to untangle nutrition from diet and wellness culture.

Whole-Hearted Eating ™ with Dana Monsees & Cristina Hoyt Dana Monsees & Cristina Hoyt

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 484 Ratings

Welcome to Whole-Hearted Eating™ : where non-diet nutrition, weight-inclusive care, and integrative health collide. Whole-Hearted Eating is a philosophy created by your hosts, Dana Monsees and Cristina Hoyt, Licensed Integrative Clinical Nutritionists and Body Image Coaches. We believe you deserve to have a joyful relationship with food and your body even if you have a chronic health condition or symptoms that just won’t quit. This show goes beyond introducing you to new, expanded ideas - we’re bringing the real talk (no BS) vibe with tangible tools to get you officially out of the all or nothing mentality, learn to accept your body, and how to untangle nutrition from diet and wellness culture.

    The problem with food as a reward

    The problem with food as a reward

    In this episode we discuss why we view “food as a reward” with a side of skepticism and conflicting feelings. From childhood treats to adult indulgences like alcohol and retail therapy, we’re exploring why we feel the need to earn every bite. Why do we think of “food as a reward” as a bad thing? Why do we think certain foods need to be earned and others don’t? Join us as we break free from the cycle of “earning” and explore alternative ways to treat ourselves without guilt or shaming. Check out the reflection questions that go along with this episode HERE.







    Join our Patreon community to get access to our end-of-month episodes and “after the episode” deep dives! Plus, you’ll get an entire year of bonus episodes and deep dive content to help you work on your body image, relationship with food, and manage chronic health conditions from a compassionate, evidence-based approach. Check it out at patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    Resources Mentioned:









    * Check out the reflection questions that go along with this episode HERE.

    * Cycle syncing and shark bait OOH HA HA







    * What is a normal relationship with food?







    * The people pleasing and binge eating connection, with Jessi Jean







    * After the episode: binge eating + nervous system regulation tools









    Find your hosts:







    – follow the show @wholeheartedeatingpod– Dana on Instagram – @danamonsees_cns &  on TikTok – @danamonsees– Cristina on Instagram – @cristinahoytnutrition







    Learn more about our 1×1 Nutrition & Coaching services: Schedule a free 15 minute consult worldwide via video or phone –







    Book Dana HERE – https://l.bttr.to/RggiP







    Book Cristina HERE – https://p.bttr.to/2OVE5L1







    Have questions about the episode, a guest you’d love us to interview, or a topic you’d love us to cover? email us at hello@wholeheartedeating.com !













     

    • 26 min
    Social media, AI and body image with Sarah Egan & Amanda Bolton

    Social media, AI and body image with Sarah Egan & Amanda Bolton

    Today we’re diving into social media, AI and body image with Sarah Egan and Amanda Bolton from Eating Disorders Training Australia! We’ll be talking about what the research says on the impact of social media on negative body image, the crazy world of AI, and tools you can use to set boundaries on social media to protect your mental health.







    Join our Patreon community to get access to our end-of-month episodes and “after the episode” deep dives! Plus, you’ll get an entire year of bonus episodes and deep dive content to help you work on your body image, relationship with food, and manage chronic health conditions from a compassionate, evidence-based approach. Check it out at patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    Find Sarah and Amanda:









    * Website: https://eatingdisorderstrainingaustralia.com.au/ 







    * Instagram: @eatingdisorderstrainingaust 







    * Youtube Channel













    Resources Mentioned:









    * New upcoming webinar: ‘Understanding tween’s social media and body image’ 

    * Body Image and Social Media Workshop + Workbook

    * Trauma-informed nutrition care with Fiona Sutherland









    Find your hosts:







    – follow the show @wholeheartedeatingpod– Dana on Instagram – @danamonsees_cns &  on TikTok – @danamonsees– Cristina on Instagram – @cristinahoytnutrition







    Learn more about our 1×1 Nutrition & Coaching services: Schedule a free 15 minute consult worldwide via video or phone –







    Book Dana HERE – https://l.bttr.to/RggiP







    Book Cristina HERE – https://p.bttr.to/2OVE5L1







    Have questions about the episode, a guest you’d love us to interview, or a topic you’d love us to cover? email us at hello@wholeheartedeating.com !







    If you love the podcast, please subscribe to get all new episodes and write a five-star rating & review on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts – It really helps the show grow and reach more people. We appreciate you!

    • 45 min
    Raising kid food explorers with Dani Lebovitz

    Raising kid food explorers with Dani Lebovitz

     In today’s episode, we’re thrilled to have Dani Lebovitz, the passionate force behind Kid Food Explorers, joining us. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Pediatric Dietitian, Dani is on a mission to empower parents in raising confident and adventurous eaters. Today, we’re exploring how to navigate the often-conflicting expectations and information surrounding children’s nutrition. Dani sheds light on the importance of fostering food competence through STEAM activities and steering away from shame and embracing a balanced approach between catering and consideration. Join us as we uncover practical strategies for creating harmony at the table and nurturing a positive relationship with food in our families.







    Join our Patreon community to get access to our end-of-month episodes and “after the episode” deep dives! Plus, you’ll get an entire year of bonus episodes and deep dive content to help you work on your body image, relationship with food, and manage chronic health conditions from a compassionate, evidence-based approach. Check it out at patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    Find Dani & Kid Food Explorers:









    * Instagram: @kid.food.explorers







    * Website: http://www.kidfoodexplorers.com/









    Find your hosts:







    – follow the show @wholeheartedeatingpod– Dana on Instagram – @danamonsees_cns &  on TikTok – @danamonsees– Cristina on Instagram – @cristinahoytnutrition







    Learn more about our 1×1 Nutrition & Coaching services: Schedule a free 15 minute consult worldwide via video or phone –







    Book Dana HERE – https://l.bttr.to/RggiP







    Book Cristina HERE – https://p.bttr.to/2OVE5L1







    Have questions about the episode, a guest you’d love us to interview, or a topic you’d love us to cover? email us at hello@wholeheartedeating.com !







    If you love the podcast, please subscribe to get all new episodes and write a five-star rating & review on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts – It really helps the show grow and reach more people. We appreciate you!

    • 51 min
    Natural ozempic – does it exist?

    Natural ozempic – does it exist?

    This week we’re doing a deep dive on tools, foods, and supplements that are being touted as ” natural ozempic “, including oats, berberine, akkermansia, and continuous glucose monitors (CGM’s) . Does a natural ozempic even exist? How do these tools work in the body, and do they actuallly work as social media says they do? Why is no one talking about potential side effects (like pooping your pants on the regular??!) 







    Join our Patreon community to get access to our end-of-month episodes and “after the episode” deep dives! Plus, you’ll get an entire year of bonus episodes and deep dive content to help you work on your body image, relationship with food, and manage chronic health conditions from a compassionate, evidence-based approach. Check it out at patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    Recommendations & Resources Mentioned:









    *  The Rise of Ozempic (bonus episode from 2023!)







    * The Oprah Ozempic special – the cure to weight stigma??







    * Colostrum, creatine, and 75 no thanks I’m busy that day {listener questions}







    * Breaking down gut health trends (part 2)









    Find your hosts:







    – follow the show @wholeheartedeatingpod– Dana on Instagram – @danamonsees_cns &  on TikTok – @danamonsees– Cristina on Instagram – @cristinahoytnutrition







    Learn more about our 1×1 Nutrition & Coaching services: Schedule a free 15 minute consult worldwide via video or phone –







    Book Dana HERE – https://l.bttr.to/RggiP







    Book Cristina HERE – https://p.bttr.to/2OVE5L1







    Have questions about the episode, a guest you’d love us to interview, or a topic you’d love us to cover? email us at hello@wholeheartedeating.com !







    If you love the podcast, please subscribe to get all new episodes and write a five-star rating & review on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts – It really helps the show grow and reach more people. We appreciate you!

    • 51 min
    Aging, botox and body image with Dr. Colleen Reichmann

    Aging, botox and body image with Dr. Colleen Reichmann

    Dr. Colleen Reichmann joins us again this week for a very needed, very nuanced conversation around aging, self-care, botox and body image! We talk about how it’s normal to experience conflicted feelings about aging and ‘tweakments’ like botox, fillers, red light therapy, etc. We also discuss how insisting people should just love their bodies as they age and calling age a privilege doesn’t address the system that creates the fear of aging.







    Join our Patreon community to get access to our end-of-month episodes and this week’s “after the episode” bonus! Plus, you’ll get an entire year of bonus episodes and deep dive content to help you work on your body image, relationship with food, and manage chronic health conditions from a compassionate, evidence-based approach. Check it out at patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    Find Dr. Colleen:









    * Instagram: @drcolleenreichmann







    * Website: Dr. Colleen Reichmann







    * The messiness of motherhood with Dr. Colleen Reichmann







    * Alcohol culture and our relationship with food, with Dr Colleen Reichmann









    Find your hosts:







    – follow the show @wholeheartedeatingpod– Dana on Instagram – @danamonsees_cns &  on TikTok – @danamonsees– Cristina on Instagram – @cristinahoytnutrition







    Learn more about our 1×1 Nutrition & Coaching services: Schedule a free 15 minute consult worldwide via video or phone –







    Book Dana HERE – https://l.bttr.to/RggiP







    Book Cristina HERE – https://p.bttr.to/2OVE5L1







    Have questions about the episode, a guest you’d love us to interview, or a topic you’d love us to cover? email us at hello@wholeheartedeating.com !







    If you love the podcast, please subscribe to get all new episodes and write a five-star rating & review on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts – It really helps the show grow and reach more people. We appreciate you!

    • 50 min
    Big Food and anti-diet influencers?

    Big Food and anti-diet influencers?

    This week we have a nutrition in the news episode all about Big Food and anti-diet influencers & dietitians! A juicy article came up on Washington Post that we *needed* to dig into, titled: As obesity rises, Big Food and dietitians push ‘anti-diet’ advice – and you KNOW we were going to have some opinions on this one. We discuss how anti-diet language is being co-opted, but not in the way the article mentions. Big Food is also starting to cash in on the anti-diet “trend” and marketing to reach more people. Let’s discuss!







    PS – I mentioned “the Examiner” as the other paper the Washington Post did this report with, it’s actually “the Examination”, which calls itself “a a new nonprofit newsroom specializing in global public health reporting.”







     PS – want to see more behind the scenes? Check out our planning doc over on Patreon for even more sass!







    Join our Patreon community to get access to our end-of-month episodes. Plus, you’ll get an entire year of bonus episodes and deep dive content to help you work on your body image, relationship with food, and manage chronic health conditions from a compassionate, evidence-based approach. Check it out at patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    Resources Mentioned:









    *  How thoughts about food can raise blood sugar {non-diet nutrition research study}









    Find your hosts:







    – follow the show @wholeheartedeatingpod– Dana on Instagram – @danamonsees_cns &  on TikTok – @danamonsees– Cristina on Instagram – @cristinahoytnutrition







    Learn more about our 1×1 Nutrition & Coaching services: Schedule a free 15 minute consult worldwide via video or phone –







    Book Dana HERE – https://l.bttr.to/RggiP







    Book Cristina HERE – https://p.bttr.to/2OVE5L1







    Have questions about the episode, a guest you’d love us to interview, or a topic you’d love us to cover? email us at hello@wholeheartedeating.com !







    If you love the podcast, please subscribe to get all new episodes and write a five-star rating & review on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts – It really helps the show grow and reach more people. We appreciate you!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
484 Ratings

484 Ratings

_eat_food_ ,

Amazing podcast

I love this podcast. It has been a game changer for me. I love how casual and down to watch they are in conversation and the content is real and very helpful!

ILikeVeggies ,

Great content without toxic diet culture

I always feel so seen when I listen to this pod. It’s super supportive and affirming and supports health without dieting. Love love love!

EmmaSan9 ,

Wack

Trying to destroy a non binary PIONEER in the fat acceptance movement to look cool. Riding a hate train is wrong too. Not into it.

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