Ep 127 - How To Just Eat It: Chapter 7 - Neutralising the Inner Food Critic
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Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 8 of this series will drop on Friday 29th Jan!

In today’s episode I’m talking to Devinia Noel, a cognitive behavioural therapist and certified intuitive eating counsellor. In this episode we’re talking about unhelpful thinking styles that show up when we’re working through the intuitive eating process, how we can recognise them and how we can begin to shift them towards more flexible ways of thinking.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Black and white, all-or-nothing thinking
  • Mental filters
  • Catastrophization
  • Emotional reasoning 
  • Jumping to conclusions
  • Compare and despair 
  • Labelling
  • Should and must statements

Dee shares how we can notice when unhelpful thinking styles show up and how we can begin to reframe them towards thinking patterns that move us away from diet mentality and towards self-compassion.

Finally catch another definition for your glossary on page 35/36 of HTJEI - this time from Eliza Khinsoe on ‘healthism’. 

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Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

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Guest Information:

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How to Love Your Body
How to Love Your Body
The Body Love Society
Ep 147 – But what if losing weight would help my knee pain/ blood work?
Welcome to How to Love Your Body - on today’s episode we are going to be talking about “weight loss for health / weight loss to relieve physical pain.” We get this question a lot - It seems as though people want to justify their weight loss if it’s for health - so let’s talk about this.  No matter what the reason is for wanting to lose weight - dieting/ pursuing weight loss doesn’t work for 80-95% of the population. This means that if you are focusing on weight loss to improve blood work or reduce knee pain you have the same chance of losing weight and keeping it off as you do if you were pursuing weight loss to change your body size. Your body can't tell the difference if you are dieting to get a smaller waistline or dieting for health. Even though this is the case about the pursuit of weight loss - we want to share 3 points on why pursuing weight loss isn't the answer but what you can do instead. 1. No one is saying weight loss wouldn’t help BUT how will you do that? Just because we aren’t in favor of PURSUING weight loss doesn’t mean we don’t think it could be helpful - maybe some weight loss could help bloodwork? Who knows ? Maybe weight loss could reduce knee pain? Who knows? THE POINT - even if weight loss may help - how are you going to pursue weight loss, keep it off, and live a sustainable life with a healthy mindset around food and your body? Because from the looks of it - our past is a pretty good indicator that diets don’t work and most of the time - we end up heavier after we pursue a diet. In this situation, trying to lose weight for health reasons doesn’t really justify pursuing weight loss this time around. You’ll find yourself obsessing over food, feeling restricted, and in a constant battle with your mind. Do you see how pursuing weight loss will actually backfire? Do you see how it will actually do the opposite of what your intention was to begin with - which was to improve your health. But all of that doesn’t not seem good for your health. Agree? We aren’t being negative Nancies over here - we just want to give it to you straight - in our next point we will share what you CAN do to improve health without the pursuit of weight loss and rigid dieting. 2. Losing fat doesn’t improve blood work, it’s not the weight loss, it's the behaviors that come with the weight loss - moving your body, eating nourishing foods may have you see health improvements, but it’s short term!! It doesn’t work long term and there are so many negative side effects to rigid dieting. SO without the focus on weight loss here are positive health behaviors that can help - strengthening your muscles, stretching, moving your body in ways you enjoy, adding/ eating nourishing foods AND not restricting any other foods, enjoying life (having fun, connecting with friends/ family) , de-stressing, sleeping more, prioritizing your mental health, going to physical therapy, meditating, working on positive self-talk, going to regular doctor visits (advocating for yourself ie. asking to not be weighed if you don’t want to be, working with doctors that support IE/ HAES (or at least are open to it). You are not limited to this list - there are so many other ways to focus on your true genuine health without the focus on weight loss). 3. If you have been told by your doctor to lose weight to improve x health issues - Ask your doctor about what else you can do other than focus on weight. If weight loss were the “fix” to all health issues - people who do lose weight / people who live in thinner bodies wouldn’t have health issues - but as we know that’s far from the truth - you can lose weight and be in a thinner body and have any health risk/ issues a person in a larger body has and vice versa. A couple of amazing doctors to follow on Instagram who are aligned with this message is @fatdoctorUK and @drjoshuawolrich. There are doctors that stand for HAES, there are alternatives to focusing on weight. It’s breaking down the belief systems that we have been taught from diet culture and knowing there is another way to actually care for our health and there are professionals who stand behind it all! It’s not just us sharing our opinion - it’s backed up by legitimate experts and the science proves it too. So the question for you is- how can you incorporate/ add positive health behaviors into your life and challenge your doctor/ team up with your doctor to create ways in which to honor your health without the diagnoses of weight loss? Remember this is about adding to your life! Also we have an exciting announcement  - Our film is now on YOUTUBE - so you’ll be able to easily share it! You can go here to access the film and share it - at bit.ly/tblsdoc Doors close to our app The UnDiet Collective March 1st! See you next week!
19 min
Listen To Your Body Podcast
Listen To Your Body Podcast
Steph Gaudreau
Hungry For Change: When Too Much Info Is Too Much
I want you to think back to 2011. What were you doing a decade ago? I was unhappy with different aspects of my life, feeling restless, and starting to think I should do something else. It took me two years, but in 2013 I changed my career and haven't looked back since. If you have an inkling that something isn't quite right in your life but are getting stuck on the road to making that change, this is the episode for you. Key Takeaways If You Want To Get Out Of the Information Overload Stage You Should: * Do your research but know when you have done enough * Be honest with yourself about where you are at in the stages of change * Meet yourself with grace and compassion * Challenge yourself to take action Finding Your Intuitive Eating Sweet Spot When making a change in your life, big or small, there is a tendency to get caught up in the learning phase. Often we don't want to jump into something until we feel 100% ready, but the truth is that if you wait to feel completely ready, you will be waiting forever. Diet culture tells us to outsource our health decisions which creates a ‘one size fits all’ approach to our bodies. This is simply not the case, and intuitive eating encourages you to find the sweet spot between those external values and your own body's attunement. While information can help you prepare for this next phase of your life, it is important to remember that you need to find the middle ground between preparing and actually taking action. The 6 Stages of Change Consuming information makes us feel like we are doing something when it is really aiding us in procrastinating on making the change we are contemplating. There are six stages of change, and it is important to be honest with yourself about what stage you are at and remember that after every speed bump comes a new cycle. Doing your research is great. But when you are able to take the information you have gathered and challenge yourself to take action, that is where the real magic happens. Intuitive eating is a combination of active learning and experiential learning, and it's up to you to get out there and do the thing. What stage of change do you feel that you are at with your relationship with food? Let me know in the comments on the episode page. In This Episode * How to move from gathering information to practicing and taking action (5:40) * Discover the sweet spot of authentic health and how to achieve it (10:30) * The stages of change and how to gain insight on where you are in your journey and what next steps you should take (14:00) * What to do if you are ready to take action but are getting stuck in the preparation phase (21:55) * Why you shouldn’t wait until you are 100% ready to start your intuitive eating journey (30:12) Quotes “There are so many places that you can get stuck, and one of them is information overload.” (2:02) “How can we find that middle ground? How can we find the overlap? That is really why putting intuitive eating principles into practice is so important, because it helps to combat only loading yourself with information.” (13:22) “Where are you at with your own relationship with food and coming to a kinder place that isn’t so ‘all or nothing’? I want you to think about that.” (21:48) “At the end of the day, you can read the book, you can read the workbook, you can listen to all of the podcasts, you can read all the anti-diet books, you can do all of that. And some things may change...but intuitive eating by its very nature is an active experiential process.” (24:42) “Give yourself grace, it is a process. If you feel like you are going to wait until you are 100% ready, you are going to be waiting forever.” (30:28) Featured on the Show Join the Tune In Membership Here Join the Listen To Your Body Newsletter Steph Gaudreau Website Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes! Related Episodes LTYB 304: What is Gentle Nutrition? (Intuitive Eating Principle 10) LTYB 257: Taking A Good Look At Your Relationship With Food with Rachel Dash-Dougherty LTYB 242: Limiting Beliefs with Allegra Stein
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The Love Food Podcast
The Love Food Podcast
Julie Duffy Dillon RDN
(237) I feel addicted to food while trying to recover with intuitive eating and making peace with food.
Do you describe yourself as a food addict? Frustrated with your food obsession? I have made this Love Food Podcast episode for you. Let's unravel what is going on, sift through what you need, and make new connections. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. This episode of The Love Food Podcast is brought to you by my PCOS + Food Peace Course: Get 30% off using the coupon code ‘LOVE2021’ starting Valentine’s Day through the end of February. Grab details at PCOSandFoodPeace.com. Thank you for you supporting the Love Food Podcast! Dear Food, I know exactly when our journey began. I had an anonormally skinny ballerina body and had gained a few pounds over the summer. I knew what I had to do. My parents always did diets so I figured it was just a part of growing up. Little did I know that losing those few pounds would lead to a horrible relationship with you and an unhealthy amount of weight gain. I used to not think about you. When I was bored, you weren’t the first one I went to. You were fuel not an addiction. Never in a million years would I have thought I would be where I am now. I have drifted so far and our relationship is so weak. I hate you but love you at the same time. You control me and I cannot contain myself around you. I’m addicted. You control my thoughts and take up my whole life. The more I pull away, the more I am attracted to you. I’m not sure why I go to you. Maybe it’s my low self-esteem, or my body image issues, or my constant want and need to look like society’s beauty standards. I feel that you are an escape I have to run from my toxic thoughts about my body because no one else cares. I feel like I cannot even continue my daily life because of the hold you have on me. I hate myself because of you but I can’t stop going back to you. I’ve tried to limit you but our relationship seems to get worse and worse. You were enjoyable, now I dread you. I’m fearful of what you will do to me. I’m fearful of how far I will go with you. You used to be a natural instinct that didn’t matter to me, now I can’t go five minutes without wanting you or thinking about how you ruin me. I guess the truth is…you aren’t the problem. Its me. I abuse you. I hate myself so I become overwhelmed and run to you. I’m not sure why I go to you. It seems counterproductive, but I’m in hopes of finding out why you have such a hold on me. I am guilty after going to you. I am humiliated, even if no one else knows. All I want is a healthy relationship with you and my body so I can move on with my life. Sincerely, a girl who needs help Show Notes: * Julie Dillon RD blog * The PCOS + Food Peace Free Roadmap * The PCOS + Food Peace Course * Link to get latest Food Peace Syllabus. * 6 Keys To Food Peace * Healthy Bodies Curriculum by Kathy Kater LCSW * Submit your Dear Food letter here or https://forms.gle/pepKRGPC8JbHLHHn8 * Julie on Instagram: Instagram.com/FoodPeaceDietitian * Find Eating Disorder Dietitians near you. Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!
32 min
The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast
The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast
Dr. Janean Anderson
Episode 67: Food - Beyond Diet Cultures Perspective
Today Dr. Anderson reflects on how people can expand their perspective of food. Diet culture and eating disorder voice lead people to think of food in limited ways. She discusses how food offers so much more than diet culture and eating disorder-perspective can. She talks about: * Ways diet culture narrows our thoughts on food * * Calculator model * Good/Bad food * Moralizing eating * Without diet culture, we can appreciate so much more about food * * How food is created, makes its way to our plates * What food does in our bodies * How food can be pleasurable, meaningful, and emotional * Food facilitating connection with others * Food passing along family traditions * Food as a part of cultural or religious practice * Preparing food as enjoyable itself * COVID and what’s really important about food * * Always, but even more so during the pandemic, people experience hunger, food insecurity by no fault of their own * Diet culture pressures people to make “good” choices. How does one do that when you can’t access all foods, enough foods, or don’t have food available consistently? * Food as part of an act of service * * Food can be a way we look after our fellow people. If you have the means, support local organizations, people in your community who are struggling right now. Get your copy of Dr. Anderson’s books on Amazon at amazon.com/authors/janeananderson This podcast is hosted and produced by Janean Anderson, Ph.D., CEDS-S. Dr. Anderson is a licensed psychologist, author, and podcast host. She holds the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist designation from the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). She is the Founder and Director of Colorado Therapy & Assessment Center, an outpatient treatment center in Denver, Colorado that specializes in eating disorders. Dr. Anderson also supervision and consultation for treatment professionals seeking their CEDS. Interested? Email for more info: podcast@eatingdisorderrecoverypodcast.com To learn more about the podcast, visit www.eatingdisorderrecoverypodcast.com. Follow Dr. Anderson’s work here: Facebook.com/DrAndersonAuthor Facebook.com/DrJaneanAnderson Twitter.com/DrJanean Instagram @drjaneananderson Get emails about Dr. Anderson’s writing and other happenings at www.eatingdisorderrecoverypodcast.com This podcast is sponsored by EDCare. As one of the nation’s foremost centers for the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders, EDCare offers patients, their families, healthcare professionals, and the community over 19 years of eating disorder experience. Their gender-inclusive programs include PHP, day and evening IOP, outpatient therapy, and an adolescent program. Their unique mindfulness-based treatment philosophy CAMSA®, which stands for Connection, Acceptance, Mindfulness, Sense of self, and Action, is incorporated into each individualized treatment plan and supported by Master’s level clinicians or higher. EDCare offers four specialty programs for binge eating disorder, athletes, substance use, and trauma. Facilities are located in Denver, Colorado Springs, Kansas City, and Omaha. Affordable housing is available in Denver and Kansas City. Visit them online at www.eatingdisorder.care to learn more or call 866-771-0861
27 min
Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison
Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD
#273: Diet Culture in the Church, and Challenging Body Ideals in Gay and Queer Communities with Kent Thomas, Body-Liberation Coach and Social Worker
Social worker and body-liberation coach Kent Thomas joins us to discuss the harms of gay body ideals, how queer people can use their experience of living outside cultural norms to help in healing their relationships with their bodies, his experience with diet culture in the church, the dance of advocating for the Health At Every Size® paradigm without becoming dogmatic about it, and so much more. Kent Thomas, MSW is a social worker who focuses on Body Liberation Coaching and is passionate about helping others find freedom and a greater sense of home in their bodies. Kent works with people of all genders and sexualities, and is passionate about working with men to unlearn body shame and toxic body norms. As a gay man, Kent is especially passionate about helping queer men heal and create a fat positive and inclusive gay community. In addition to Body Liberation Coaching, Kent is a community organizer who advocates for queer inclusion in religious spaces and helps individuals tell their stories and heal from religious trauma. All of Kent’s coaching services are on Zoom and are available regardless of the client’s location. Kent can be found on Instagram @KentThomasMSW and his website is KentThomasMSW.com. Subscribe to our new newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. It's a great way to keep getting new content while the podcast is on hiatus! If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. Christy's first book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.
53 min
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