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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 • 476 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 ADHD and eating disorders connection, with Stacie Fanelli

    The ADHD and eating disorders connection, with Stacie Fanelli

    Stacie Fanelli, an eating disorder therapist who specializes in neurodivergence, joins Cristina to discuss the intersection of ADHD and eating disorders, and disordered eating patterns. Where does perfectionism play into both cases? Stacie discusses practical tips to stimulate dopamine response and increase your focus, what overstimulation vs. understimulation looks like, and how imposter syndrome can play a role in ADHD and eating disorders. She also discusses ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder) and how it can be a missing piece in many peoples’ stories.







    **Check out our new Patreon!** Support the pod to receive exclusive podcast perks, gain access to our bonus episodes, “after the episode” deep dives with guests, and more! –> www.patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    Find Stacie & Recommended Resources:









    * Youtube: How to ADHD







    * ARFID Resources







    * Work with Stacie







    * Instagram: @edadhd_therapist









    You’ll love these episodes too:









    *  Non-Diet Nutrition for ADHD and binge eating with Becca King







    * The OCD and eating disorders connection with Alegra Kastens







    * Self-compassion for eating disorders and autoimmune disease with Jessica Flanigan Brown 









    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







    Book Cristina HERE







    Join the community and support our show on Patreon – thank you so much for your support! 







    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 – you guys are the beeeest! It really helps the show grow and reach more people. We appreciate you!

    • 55 min
    How do you know if you have good gut health? with Warren Brown

    How do you know if you have good gut health? with Warren Brown

    Warren Brown, the CEO of Sparkbites joins Dana today to discuss how we know if we have good gut health. They discuss how Warren went from practicing law, to running a bakery franchise called CakeLove, to hosting on the Food Network, to finally launching a gut health snack. How can we measure if we have good gut health in an easy, free way? What can we do if things aren’t quite going how we’d like them to go?







    **Check out our new Patreon!** Support the pod to receive exclusive podcast perks, gain access to our bonus episodes, “after the episode” deep dives with guests, and more! –> www.patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    Find Warren & Sparkbites:









    * Instagram: @sparkbites







    * Find sparkbites!







    * Warren’s book, coming out in spring 2023: Men Are Doomed









    You’ll love these episodes too:









    * Plant-based gut health nutrition & Intersectional food policy with Ayten Salahi







    * How fermented foods and kombucha impact gut health with Daina Trout







    * Gut Health, Immune Support & Probiotics Problems with Tina Anderson







    * Prebiotics & Probiotics 101: Your Questions, Answered!









    Bio: Warren Brown is the owner of Countertop Productions, Inc. a boutique manufacturer of innovative packaged snacks. He is an entrepreneur at heart with an unconventional career path that embodies what it means to pursue one’s passion. He hosted two seasons of Sugar Rush on the Food Network from 2005-2007. Currently Warren pours his innovative spirit into his line of energy snacks: “Spark Bites.” He also makes and markets a line of cake jars: “Don’t Forget Cake.” No stranger to passion projects, Brown is self-publishing a sci-fi, psychological thriller series that brings his multidisciplinary background together in intriguing ways.







    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







    Book Cristina HERE







    Join the community and support our show on Patreon – thank you so much for your support! 







    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,

    • 42 min
    Disrupting body shame by rewriting body stories with Nicola Haggett

    Disrupting body shame by rewriting body stories with Nicola Haggett

    On today’s episode, Cristina interviews Nicola Haggett; a body liberationist, coach, & mentor whose work focuses on supporting folks to move beyond body positivity to unlearn body shame, reconnect to their body, and intentionally practice their way towards a world where each of us has more safety, compassion, and joy in our body. They discuss how grief plays an integral part of the body liberation practice, as well as practical tools to help disrupt body shame and rewrite body stories to help us move forward in our own body image journeys.







    Big thanks to Sparkbites for sponsoring today’s episode! Check out Sparkbites on Amazon.







    **Check out our new Patreon!** Support the pod to receive exclusive podcast perks, gain access to our bonus episodes, “after the episode” deep dives with guests, and more! –> www.patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    Find Nicola:









    * Instagram: @nicolahaggett 







    * Nicolahaggett.com









    Bio: Nicola Haggett (she/her) is a body liberationist, coach, & mentor whose work focuses on supporting folks to move beyond body positivity to unlearn body shame, reconnect to their body, and intentionally practice their way towards a world where each of us has more safety, compassion, and joy in our body. She also mentors and provides peer supervision for coaches, dietitians, & therapists who are exploring the edges of their own body acceptance. Nicola is a professionally trained and experienced life coach, Certified Body Trust® Provider, and Gestalt Therapist in training She is also a fat, neurodivergent, and chronically ill human and her lived experiences navigating the world through these social positions are an important part of what she brings to her work.  Nicola sees clients online from her home in East London, where she lives with her husband, Ricky, and their two kids.







    You’ll love these episodes too:









    *  Reclaiming Body Trust with Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant







    * Redefining beauty and building body image resilience with Dr Lindsay Kite







    * What is extra weight? Accepting body changes with an ‘all foods fit’ approach









    Episode timestamps









    * 1:00 – Discussion on 







    * 12:30 – interview with 









    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

    • 51 min
    Pitfalls of the hunger-fullness scale

    Pitfalls of the hunger-fullness scale

    Dana and Cristina dig into how the hunger-fullness scale is commonly used vs. how it can be better used to bring insight to your eating patterns. They also discuss how the dieting and weight loss world has tried to co-opt the hunger-fullness scale as a tool for weight loss, when the intention of this tool was never to be used for weight loss. What are the pitfalls of the hunger-fullness scale, and how can it contribute to disordered eating patterns? What happens if you don’t have any physical hunger cues? How can we use this tool in a positive way to understand our bodies’ signals, and learn to trust our bodies again, and improve our relationship with food?







    Big thanks to Sparkbites for sponsoring today’s episode! Check out Sparkbites on Amazon.







    **Check out our new Patreon!** Support the pod to receive exclusive podcast perks, gain access to our bonus episodes, “after the episode” deep dives with guests, and more! –> www.patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    You’ll love these episodes too:









    *  Trauma-Informed Nutrition Care with Fiona Sutherland







    * The OCD and eating disorders connection with Alegra Kastens







    * HAES myths and emotional eating with Dr. Alexis Conason







    * Self-compassion for eating disorders and autoimmune disease with Jessica Flanigan Brown 









    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







    Book Cristina HERE







    Join the community and support our show on Patreon – thank you so much for your support! 







    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 – you guys are the beeeest! It really helps the show grow and reach more people. We appreciate you!

    • 37 min
    Bonus | Best Books of 2022

    Bonus | Best Books of 2022

    This one is just for fun! Dana and her friend Kara talk about their best books of 2022, least favorite books of the year, biggest surprises and disappointments, and their top book recommendations for anyone looking to get into (or more into) reading this year! DISCLAIMER: just because we didn’t like a book doesn’t mean it’s awful or that you won’t like it. This is just a fun episode to break up some of the more intense stuff we’ve been talking about lately.







    So tell us – what were your best books of 2022? Biggest surprises or disappointments? If you guys like this episode we’d be happy to do another one, maybe halfway through the year.







    Find our guest:









    * Instagram: @kara_mccartney







    * Website for Copywriting & Website Design services: www.karamccartney.com







    * Podcast recommendation: Friends We Meet Reading









    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







    Book Cristina HERE







    Join the community and support our show on Patreon – thank you so much for your support! 







    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 – you guys are the beeeest! It really helps the show grow and reach more people. We appreciate you!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    What is a normal relationship with food?

    What is a normal relationship with food?

    On this week’s episode we dive into: what is a normal relationship with food? How is that different from an optimal relationship with food? Where does the nutrition jungle play a role in this? And while new years’ diets are co-opting anti-diet and intuitive eating language, which may  make you feel like you can get to a ‘good’ relationship with food by following their diet…we know that’s not true. So what can we do about it?







    Big thanks to Sparkbites for sponsoring today’s episode! Check out Sparkbites on Amazon.







    **Check out our new Patreon!** Support the pod to receive exclusive podcast perks, gain access to our bonus episodes, “after the episode” deep dives with guests, and more! –> www.patreon.com/wholeheartedeating







    You’ll love these episodes too:









    *  Red Flags on your health journey with Brenna O’Malley







    * Self-compassion for eating disorders and autoimmune disease with Jessica Flanigan Brown 







    * Help! I’m failing at Intuitive Eating







    * How to reconcile wanting to lose weight and intuitive eating









    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







    Book Cristina HERE







    Join the community and support our show on Patreon – thank you so much for your support! 







    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 – you guys are the beeeest! It really helps the show grow and reach more people. We appreciate you!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
476 Ratings

476 Ratings

Momma Pegs ,

Confused or feeling sabotaged by food

Absolutely love how Dana and Cristina show a healthy and different perspective to healing one’s relationship with food and eating. These girls are a breath of fresh air and so worth listening too! Grateful for their honest real life conversations.

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Dana & Cristina, hosts of the Whole-Hearted Eating podcast, highlight all aspects of nutrition, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Stacey Shapiro ,

Inspiring excellent podcast!

Inspiring podcast! Dana packs every episode with tons of amazing content, guests, and interviews that will motivate, uplift and inspire you. I highly recommend!

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