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Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

Food Psych Programs, Inc.

Health & Fitness, Mental Health, Psychology, Food, Health, Nutrition, Fat, Diet, Bodypositive, Positivity, Recovery, Body, Weight, Eating, Dietculture, Intuitive, Antidiet

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Overview

Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS talks with guests and answers listener questions about making peace with food, healing from disordered eating, learning body acceptance, practicing intuitive eating, escaping harmful wellness culture, and more--all from a body-positive, anti-diet perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian. This podcast challenges diet culture in all its forms--including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. Food Psych® is designed to offer safe and non-triggering support for listeners in recovery from eating disorders, weight stigma, and body shame. Subscribe for new anti-diet inspiration every week! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych (Disclaimer: All content in this podcast, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of the information contained in this podcast does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship.)

372 Episodes

#322: From Picky Eating to Peace with Food: Feeding Kids with Heidi Schauster

Dietitian and author Heidi Schauster joins us to discuss why putting kids on gluten-free diets or other elimination diets in the name of health often backfires; how parents can help kids develop a good relationship with all foods, including demonized ones like sugar; developmentally appropriate ways to talk to kids about nutrition; why pleasure is actually more important than nutrition; and more. Heidi Schauster, MS, RD, LDN, CEDS-S, SEP is a nutrition and body image therapist, Somatic Experiencing (SE)™ practitioner, clinical supervisor, and Embodiment Warrior who writes about whole-self wellness. She has practiced in the Boston area for nearly 30 years and is the author of the award-winning book Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body and Self and the new book Nurture: How to Raise Kids Who Love Food, Their Bodies, and Themselves (Bookshop affiliate links). Heidi is a lifelong dancer, a plant lady, and the proud mama of two outrageous young women. Join the Nourishing Words mailing list on her website (https://www.anourishingword.com/) or Substack, or follow her on Instagram @nourishingwords. Check out Christy’s three books, Anti-Diet, The Wellness Trap, and The Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Binge Eating & Body Image Workbook for a deeper dive into the topics covered on the pod. If you’re ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. For more critical thinking and compassionate skepticism about wellness and diet culture, check out Christy’s Rethinking Wellness podcast! You can also sign up to get it in your inbox every week at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Ask a question about diet and wellness culture, disordered-eating recovery, and the anti-diet approach for a chance to have it answered on Rethinking Wellness. You can also subscribe to the Food Psych Weekly newsletter to check out previous answers!

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

#321: Eating-Disorder Healing and the Importance of Community Support with Akiera Gilbert

Project HEAL CEO Akiera Gilbert joins us to discuss her relationship with food growing up, why she didn’t realize she had an eating disorder, how she finally began to find healing, the importance of community in disordered-eating recovery, what to do if community feels tricky to you, and more. Akiera Gilbert (she/her), CEO of Project HEAL, reminds us that eating disorders are more than personal struggles—they're a critical public health issue. Project HEAL is recognized as the leading national non-profit focused on creating equitable access to eating disorder care. In 2023 alone, they provided access to over $5 million worth of free services, including treatment placement, clinical assessments, cash assistance, insurance navigation, and meal support. Previously, Akiera founded Body Reborn to foster healing spaces for people of color who struggle with food and body image. Driven by her belief that healing is our collective right, she is actively transforming mental healthcare to be more affirming, accessible, and affordable. To explore Akiera’s vision and the transformative impact of Project HEAL’s work, visit theprojectheal.org. Check out Christy’s three books, Anti-Diet, The Wellness Trap, and The Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Binge Eating & Body Image Workbook for a deeper dive into the topics covered on the pod. If you’re ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. For more critical thinking and compassionate skepticism about wellness and diet culture, check out Christy’s Rethinking Wellness podcast! You can also sign up to get it in your inbox every week at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Ask a question about diet and wellness culture, disordered-eating recovery, and the anti-diet approach for a chance to have it answered on Rethinking Wellness. You can also subscribe to the Food Psych Weekly newsletter to check out previous answers!

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

Preview: Let Your Community Be Your Compass with Akiera Gilbert

In honor of Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW), we’re sharing a teaser of next month’s episode. It’s with Akiera Gilbert, the new CEO of Project HEAL, whose theme for EDAW is “let your community be your compass.” In this mini-episode, Akiera shares the importance of community when it comes to eating-disorder recovery, her goals with Project HEAL, and a little glimpse of her own process of healing from an eating disorder. There’ll be lots more in the main episode, which is a classic Food Psych format where we talk about her relationship with food growing up and how she found healing. Look for that in a couple weeks, and meanwhile we hope you enjoy this preview! Akiera Gilbert (she/her), CEO of Project HEAL, reminds us that eating disorders are more than personal struggles — they're a critical public health issue. Project HEAL is recognized as the leading national non-profit focused on creating equitable access to eating disorder care. In 2023 alone, they provided access to over $5 million worth of free services, including treatment placement, clinical assessments, cash assistance, insurance navigation, and meal support. Previously, Akiera founded Body Reborn to foster healing spaces for people of color who struggle with food and body image. Driven by her belief that healing is our collective right, she is actively transforming mental healthcare to be more affirming, accessible, and affordable. To explore Akiera’s vision and the transformative impact of Project HEAL’s work, visit theprojectheal.org. Check out Christy’s three books, Anti-Diet, The Wellness Trap, and The Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Binge Eating & Body Image Workbook for a deeper dive into the topics covered on the pod. If you’re ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. For more critical thinking and compassionate skepticism about wellness and diet culture, check out Christy’s Rethinking Wellness podcast! You can also sign up to get it in your inbox every week at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Ask a question about diet and wellness culture, disordered-eating recovery, and the anti-diet approach for a chance to have it answered on Rethinking Wellness. You can also subscribe to the Food Psych Weekly newsletter to check out previous answers!

Transcribed - Published: 29 February 2024

#320: Healing from Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Binge Eating, and Body Shame with Judith Matz and Amy Pershing

Therapists and authors Judith Matz and Amy Pershing join us to discuss our new collaboration, The Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Binge Eating & Body Image Workbook; why the typical diet-culture response to emotional eating is unhelpful, and what to do instead; how to know if you’re a chronic dieter (as opposed to just a “healthy eater”); the role of trauma in binge eating; why high body weight isn’t a sign that you’ve suffered trauma; and lots more. Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, is a therapist, nationally recognized speaker, and consultant on the topics of diet culture, binge eating, emotional eating, body image, and weight stigma. She is co-author of the new Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Binge Eating & Body Image Workbook, as well as The Diet Survivor’s Handbook, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet, The Making Peace with Food Card Deck, The Body Positivity Card Deck, and author of Amanda’s Big Dream. Judith offers continuing education and training for professionals through PESI as well as customized presentations for a variety of companies and organizations. Judith’s work has been featured in the media including NPR, The New York Times, Good Housekeeping and Psychotherapy Networker. She has a private practice via telehealth in Illinois where she meets with clients seeking to heal their relationship with food and their bodies. Find her at judithmatz.com and on Instagram @judmatz. Amy is an internationally known leader in the development of treatment paradigms for BED, and one of the first clinicians to specialize in BED treatment. Based on 35 years of clinical experience, Amy has pioneered an approach to BED recovery that is strengths-based and trauma informed, incorporating Internal Family Systems (IFS) and body-based techniques to heal the deeper issues that drive binge behaviors. Her approach integrates a non-diet body autonomy philosophy, helping clients create lasting change with food and body image. She is the author of the book Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond (Taylor and Francis, 2018) and The Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Binge Eating & Body Image Workbook, with co-authors Judith Matz and Christy Harrison (PESI Publishing, 2024). She also offers a variety of trainings on BED treatment through PESI. Amy maintains her clinical practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Learn more about her work at thebodywiseprogram.com. Check out Christy’s three books, Anti-Diet, The Wellness Trap, and The Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Binge Eating & Body Image Workbook for a deeper dive into the topics covered on the pod. If you’re ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. For more critical thinking and compassionate skepticism about wellness and diet culture, check out Christy’s Rethinking Wellness podcast! You can also sign up to get it in your inbox every week at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Ask a question about diet and wellness culture, disordered-eating recovery, and the anti-diet approach for a chance to have it answered on Rethinking Wellness. You can also subscribe to the Food Psych Weekly newsletter to check out previous answers!

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2024

Are You Looking for Support with Intuitive Eating? New Course Enrolling Now!

Hey there! It’s been a minute, but I wanted to pop in and let you know that my Intuitive Eating Fundamentals course is enrolling a new cohort now. I designed the course for anyone who wants to give up dieting, make peace with food, and see what life is like without diet culture in charge. The course normally has open enrollment, but if you join now you’ll get a chance to be part of a community of people going through the course at the same time. You’ll get access to a forum where you can connect with other participants during the 3 months of the course, monthly Q&As with me, and well over a hundred hours of content teaching you the principles of intuitive eating (with lifetime access to that material, so you don’t have to do all those hours at once). If you’re ready to make peace with food and break free from diet culture, I’d love to have you join this cohort of the course, which is open through next Monday, September 4. To learn more and sign up, go to christyharrison.com/course. Hope to see you there!

Transcribed - Published: 29 August 2023

#319: Rethinking Wellness: The Wellness Trap with Christy Harrison and Katie Dalebout

Katie Dalebout guest-hosts the show to interview Christy about her new book, The Wellness Trap! Christy shares why she wanted to write a book about wellness, the potential harms of integrative and functional medicine (and why we’re understandably attracted to these approaches), the connections between wellness culture and diet culture, the legacy of the “hysteria” diagnosis and why women are still having to push back against the idea that symptoms are all in our heads, the role of social media in spreading wellness mis- and disinformation, and more. This episode first ran on our new podcast, Rethinking Wellness. Subscribe there for ongoing content! Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist who has been covering food, nutrition, and health for more than 20 years. She is the author of two books, The Wellness Trap and Anti-Diet, and the producer and host of the podcasts Rethinking Wellness and Food Psych, which have helped tens of thousands of people around the world think critically about diet and wellness culture and develop more peaceful relationships with food. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, SELF, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, Gourmet, Slate, the Food Network, and many other publications, and her work is regularly featured in national print and broadcast media. Learn more about Christy and her work at christyharrison.com. Katie Dalebout is a writer who produces and hosts podcasts. Her weekly interview show, Let It Out, began in 2013 and now has over 400 episodes. In 2019 she started producing Spiraling, a mental health show she co-hosts with Serena Wolf. In 2016, she published her book Let It Out, an interactive book about using writing for emotional wellness. She now teaches writing workshops, consults with individuals and brands on creative strategy, and writes a weekly newsletter. She lives in Los Angeles where she walks everywhere like she still lives in New York. If you like this conversation, subscribe to hear lots more like it! You can also sign up to get it in your inbox each week (with a full transcript) at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Pre-order Christy's new book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release, and get access to an exclusive webinar discussing the book by submitting your proof of purchase at christyharrison.com/bookbonus! If you're looking to make peace with food and break free from diet and wellness culture, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2023

#318: Do You Really Need to Track Your Body?

In the penultimate episode of Food Psych, Christy answers an audience question about the wellness-culture trend of monitoring every bodily function, and whether it’s compatible with intuitive eating. Pre-order Christy's upcoming book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release! If you're ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. For lots more on diet and wellness culture, check out the new Rethinking Wellness podcast! Listen wherever you get your podcasts, or sign up to get it in your inbox each week at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2023

#317: Rethinking Wellness: The Wellness to Woo Pipeline and the Kids in the Long Shadow of Clean Eating with Laura Thomas

Nutritionist and author Laura Thomas joins us to discuss what it’s like for kids living in the long shadow of “clean eating,” the “almond mom” trend on TikTok, the "wellness to woo pipeline," how parents and caregivers can let go of wellness-culture beliefs about food for themselves and their kids, and more. Laura Thomas is an anti-diet Registered Nutritionist. Her clinical work focuses on supporting parents and families to end intergenerational dieting and body shame, and work towards a greater sense of embodiment and ease in their relationship with food. She supports families of children experiencing a wide range of feeding and eating challenges, such as concerns with weight, very selective eating, food preoccupation, and other feeding and eating differences. Laura also runs the newsletter, podcast, and community Can I Have Another Snack? on Substack, where she is exploring bodies, appetite, and identity with a focus on parenting. She is the author of two books: Just Eat It and How To Just Eat It. If you like this conversation, subscribe to hear lots more like it! You can also sign up to get it in your inbox each week (with a full transcript) at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Pre-order Christy's upcoming book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release, and get access to an exclusive webinar discussing the book by submitting your proof of purchase at christyharrison.com/bookbonus. If you're looking to make peace with food and break free from diet and wellness culture, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2023

#316: The Truth About Those New Diet Drugs

Christy answers a listener question about Ozempic and other GLP-1 agonist drugs, and why we all should be extremely wary of any new diet drug being hailed as a "miracle." Pre-order Christy's upcoming book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release! If you're ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. For lots more on diet and wellness culture, check out the new Rethinking Wellness podcast! Listen wherever you get your podcasts, or sign up to get it in your inbox each week at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2023

#315: Rethinking Wellness: The Problems with "Natural" Wellness with Alan Levinovitz

Alan Levinovitz, religious-studies scholar and author of Natural and The Gluten Lie, joins us to discuss the problems with framing eating and wellness practices as “natural,” the weird parallels between gun culture and wellness culture, the tricky balance between empathizing with why people are driven to harmful wellness practices and being clear in calling out misinformation, the need for nuance when discussing the connection between physical and psychological issues, and more. Alan Levinovitz is associate professor of philosophy and religion at James Madison University, and the author, most recently, of Natural: How Faith In Nature's Goodness Leads to Harmful Fads, Unjust Laws, and Flawed Science. Rethinking Wellness now has its own feed! If you like this conversation, subscribe to the new podcast to hear lots more like it! You can also sign up to get it in your inbox each week (with a full transcript) at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Pre-order Christy's upcoming book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release, and get access to an exclusive webinar discussing the book by submitting your proof of purchase at christyharrison.com/bookbonus.

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2023

#314: Do Autoimmune Diets Really Work?

We discuss whether autoimmune diets really work, placebo effects and the problem with anecdotal evidence about diets, and the harmful side effects that can come from restricting what you eat. For lots more on wellness culture, check out the new Rethinking Wellness podcast! Listen wherever you get your podcasts, or sign up to get it in your inbox each week at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Pre-order Christy's upcoming book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release! If you're ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2023

#313: Rethinking Wellness: Wellness Culture and Infertility, the Challenges of Baby Feeding, and Unpacking Food Sensitivities with Jenee Desmond-Harris

Jenée Desmond-Harris, Slate Magazine's Dear Prudence advice columnist, joins us to discuss her path toward making peace with food and realizing she didn’t have food sensitivities, how infertility can make people desperate enough to try dubious wellness-culture treatments, the harmful wellness messages she’s gotten while navigating her son’s sensitive stomach as a breastfeeding parent, how social media influences our relationships with food and body, and lots more. Jenée Desmond-Harris is a Slate staff writer and editor. She writes the Dear Prudence advice column and previously worked at the New York Times, Vox.com and the Root. Find her work at slate.com. If you like this conversation, you can hear lots more like it on the new Rethinking Wellness podcast! Just search for Rethinking Wellness with Christy Harrison wherever you get your podcasts, or sign up to get it in your inbox each week at rethinkingwellness.substack.com. Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release! If you're ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2023

[Repost] #279: What If You Can’t Stop Eating When Food Tastes Good?

Christy answers an audience question about what to do if you feel out of control with certain foods. We discuss the many reasons why you might feel compelled to eat to the point of discomfort, why you’re not “wrong” or “bad” for doing it, and how to reduce the restrictions that often drive this kind of eating, so that you can feel more at peace with food. (This episode originally aired on June 27, 2022.) Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release! If you're ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly, for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2023

[Repost] #278: Honoring Your Subtle Hunger Cues

Christy answers an audience question about how to avoid eating too little throughout the day and ending up in an unintentional restrict-rebound cycle. We discuss how to reframe the issue so that you’re not forcing yourself to eat or demonizing “overeating,” and explore why tuning into subtle signs of hunger is essential for self-care. (This episode originally aired on June 20, 2022.) Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release! If you're ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly, for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2023

[Repost] #277: 5 Things You May Not Know About Emotional Eating

Are you “doing intuitive eating wrong” if you find yourself eating just because you feel bored/tired/sad/otherwise emotional, or just because you *want* to eat, without being hungry per se? Christy responds, with 5 key ideas to consider. (This episode originally aired on June 13, 2022.) Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release! If you're ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly, for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2023

#312: Health Anxiety, Wellness Misinformation, and Media Literacy with Casey Gueren

Casey Gueren, award-winning health journalist and author of It's Probably Nothing, joins us to discuss how to deal with health anxiety, strategies for recognizing and avoiding wellness misinformation online, how to develop greater media literacy, and more. Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release! If you're ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly, for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2023

#311: What If You're Eating When You're Not Hungry? And More

We discuss why intuitive eating is NOT the hunger-and-fullness diet, the real reason many of us eat when we’re “not hungry,” setting boundaries on food talk in a 12-step alcohol-recovery program, how to transition clients from weight loss to intuitive eating, and more. Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release! If you're ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly, for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2023

#310: Rethinking Wellness: Fitness Culture with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

Fitness and wellness historian Natalia Mehlman Petrzela joins Christy to discuss her new book, Fit Nation; the historical shifts that made fitness go from being viewed as a narcissistic practice to being seen as a good thing across the political spectrum; why so many people are disillusioned with our medical system and looking for answers and validation in the alternative medicine space; how people can be critical consumers of online wellness content; and more. (Content warning: discussions of fitness and the food environment.) Natalia Mehlman Petrzela is a historian of contemporary American politics and culture. She is the author of FIT NATION: The Rise—And Price—Of America’s Exercise Obsession (University of Chicago Press, 2023) and Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture (Oxford University Press, 2015). She is co-producer and host of the podcast WELCOME TO YOUR FANTASY, from Pineapple Street Studios and Gimlet – and recognized as the “best of 2021” by Vogue, Esquire, the New York Times, and Vulture – and the co-host of Past Present Podcast. Her work has been supported by the Spencer, Whiting, Rockefeller, and Mellon Foundations. Natalia is a frequent media guest expert, public speaker, and contributor to international and domestic news outlets, from the New York Times to the Washington Post to CNN to the Atlantic. She is Associate Professor of History at The New School, co-founded and directed the wellness education program Healthclass 2.0, and is a Premiere Leader of the mind-body practice intenSati. She holds a B.A. from Columbia and a master’s and Ph.D. from Stanford and lives with her husband and two children in New York City. Learn more about her and her work at NataliaPetrzela.com. Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 25 release! If you're ready to break free from diet culture and make peace with food, 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly, for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2023

#309: Workplace Diet Talk, Lifestyle Medicine, and More

Christy answers audience questions about how to deal with diet culture in the workplace, whether “lifestyle medicine” is compatible with an anti-diet approach, and whether she thinks diet foods should be forbidden. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 2023 release! 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2023

#308: Planning an Elimination Diet? This Might Make You Think Again

Christy answers an audience question about how elimination diets can do damage to your mental and physical well-being, and how/whether to tell a doctor who put you on an elimination diet that it was harmful. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 2023 release! 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 16 January 2023

#307: Is It Helpful or Harmful to Talk About "Fun Foods" in Intuitive Eating?

We consider whether labeling some foods as “fun”—and limiting their consumption—is compatible with intuitive eating and diet-culture recovery. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 2023 release! 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 9 January 2023

#306: How to Handle the Onslaught of Diet Culture This New Year

Christy offers 5 tips for dealing with diet evangelists and diet-culture messaging this time of year. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 2023 release! 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 2 January 2023

#305: Processed Foods, the Food Environment, and Their Effects on Intuitive Eating

Christy answers an audience question about processed foods, unpacking flawed research and common assumptions about how the food environment interacts with our ability to trust our cravings and internal cues. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 2023 release! 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 26 December 2022

#304: How to Break Free from the Wellness Diet at Your Holiday Table

We discuss how to avoid falling prey to wellness-culture pressures this holiday season, especially when you’ve had an identity as “the healthy one” in your family. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. Pre-order Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, for its April 2023 release! 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. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 19 December 2022

#303: Do You Really Need an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?

What was once called “clean eating” is now being rebranded as “anti-inflammatory.” This week we unpack the evidence behind this wellness-culture trend—and discuss what to do if it’s harmed your relationship with food. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 12 December 2022

#302: Is Meal Timing Really Important?

Why we need both consistency and flexibility in meal times—and in recovery from disordered eating. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 5 December 2022

#301: How Low-Level Restriction Saps Your Energy

We discuss why even if you think you’re eating “plenty of calories,” you might still be taking in too little energy—and what to do about it. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 28 November 2022

#300: What to Do When Your Family Makes Diet-Culture Comments

We discuss how to deal with diet culture at the holiday table (and beyond), and how to help kids navigate diet talk from extended family. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 21 November 2022

#299: Do You Need a Diet to Balance Your Hormones?

Christy answers an audience question about whether you really need a “hormone-balancing” diet to deal with hormonal changes. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 14 November 2022

#298: Can You Diet AND Do Intuitive Eating?

Is there such a thing as “semi-intuitive eating” for people who feel out of control with certain foods? And can a diet that tells you to cut calories and avoid “bad” foods ever really be aligned with intuitive eating? We discuss. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 7 November 2022

#297: Re-Learning How to Snack

We discuss how—and what—to eat between meals as you recover from dieting and other forms of disordered eating. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 31 October 2022

#296: What If You Have Heartburn?

Christy answers an audience question about how to manage acid reflux without dieting or eliminating foods, and without jeopardizing your recovery from disordered eating. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 24 October 2022

#295: Do You Really Need to Avoid Dairy for Acne?

We discuss what the science actually says about dairy and acne, why most diet research is so shoddy, why cutting out foods isn’t the panacea that wellness culture makes it out to be, and some non-diet options for dealing with acne. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 17 October 2022

#294: The Truth About Food Journaling

Christy answers an audience question about whether tracking what you eat is helpful or harmful. We discuss the ways it can unintentionally support diet culture, some things to consider in relating to wellness-diet foods, and how to tell if your food journaling is disordered or intuitive. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 10 October 2022

#293: Do Food-Sensitivity Tests Work?

We discuss whether food-sensitivity tests are accurate, the potential damage they can cause to your relationship with food, and what to do if you think you might be reacting to something in your diet. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 3 October 2022

#292: How to Heal Your Relationship with Cooking

Christy answers an audience question about how to challenge wellness-diet rules and find more pleasure in home-cooked meals. If you struggle to enjoy cooking because of diet-culture restrictions, this episode is for you. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 26 September 2022

#291: The Truth About Candida Overgrowth

We discuss why a restrictive “candida diet” is unnecessary, why the concept of “candida overgrowth” as packaged and sold by wellness culture is largely pseudoscience, how this dubious diagnosis gained traction, and evidence-based ways to treat frequent yeast infections. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 19 September 2022

#290: Is This 12-Step Group Harming Your Recovery?

We discuss a popular 12-step group that purports to help people recover from eating issues, and whether it actually causes more harm than good. Christy explains why so-called "overeating" is often driven by restriction and deprivation, and why using an abstinence model can make it worse. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 12 September 2022

#289: How Much Time Should You Spend Thinking About Food?

Christy answers an audience question about how much brain space you “should” devote to thoughts of food. We discuss how and why disordered eating dramatically increases the amount of time you spend thinking about food, how diet culture simultaneously stigmatizes food-related thoughts, and how you might reframe your thinking about this issue in a more compassionate way. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 5 September 2022

#288: Do You Really Need to Avoid Gluten?

Christy answers an audience question about whether most people really need to go gluten-free—and how to tell when cutting out gluten is actually a disordered-eating behavior. When diet and wellness culture are constantly pushing gluten-free diets for one reason or another, most people have probably considered cutting out gluten at some point. In this episode we’ll discuss why it’s not likely to help, and may actually cause harm. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 29 August 2022

#287: What Do Disordered Thoughts Mean About Your Recovery?

Christy answers an audience question about what disordered thoughts mean about your recovery. We also discuss how to handle the messages floating around online that frame recovery in black-and-white ways that ultimately aren’t super helpful for true healing, the role of social media and other algorithmic technologies in amplifying and incentivizing those messages, and how you might respond when you come across them. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 22 August 2022

#286: The Truth About “Leaky Gut”

Christy answers an audience question about “leaky gut syndrome,” what to do if you’re diagnosed with it, and what the evidence really says. Whether you’re considering a diet for this supposed condition (or know someone who is) or working to heal from the effects of one, this episode offers some important food for thought. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 15 August 2022

#285: What “Disordered Eating” Really Means

We discuss what the term “disordered eating” really means, the difference between that and diagnosed eating disorders, and whether intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach are meant to include everyone along that spectrum. If you think you might have some level of disordered eating but aren’t sure how that’s defined or how it differs from a full-blown eating disorder, this episode is for you. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 8 August 2022

#284: Sugar and Your Health

Christy answers an audience question about whether eating sugar is bad for your health, with a deep dive into what the research really says. If you’ve ever felt bad about eating sugar, or ever wondered about the connection between sugar and health conditions like diabetes, this episode is for you. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 1 August 2022

#283: What to Do About a Fear of Fullness

Christy answers an audience question about what to do if you have a hard time with the physical sensations of fullness. Whether you’re berating yourself for getting overly full or struggling to allow yourself to be full at all, this episode will help you start to accept and honor your fullness. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 25 July 2022

#282: Intuitive Eating and Weight

Will intuitive eating make you lose or gain weight, and how should you handle it if so? Christy offers her thoughts, resources, and questions to consider as you navigate this process. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! Get 10% off therapy with a licensed therapist from our sponsor BetterHelp. 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 18 July 2022

#281: What About Medically Necessary Diets?

We discuss how intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach squares with eating to manage a health condition, why it’s important to make sure you have the right diagnosis before you go changing your menu, why Christy doesn’t love the term “medically necessary diet,” and lots more. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 11 July 2022

#280: Is Your “Wellness Plan” Really Just a Diet?

With the rise of the anti-diet movement, diets are rebranding in order to try to stay relevant. In this episode we discuss how to recognize diet culture in all its sneaky forms, including diets that call themselves “wellness plans,” “resets,” “templates,” and all kinds of other things. Christy shares the three key tenets of diet culture you can use to spot a diet, no matter how much it tries to disguise itself. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 4 July 2022

#279: What If You Can’t Stop Eating When Food Tastes Good?

Christy answers an audience question about what to do if you feel out of control with certain foods. We discuss the many reasons why you might feel compelled to eat to the point of discomfort, why you’re not “wrong” or “bad” for doing it, and how to reduce the restrictions that often drive this kind of eating, so that you can feel more at peace with food. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 27 June 2022

#278: Honoring Your Subtle Hunger Cues

Christy answers an audience question about how to avoid eating too little throughout the day and ending up in an unintentional restrict-rebound cycle. We discuss how to reframe the issue so that you’re not forcing yourself to eat or demonizing “overeating,” and explore why tuning into subtle signs of hunger is essential for self-care. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. 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. Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon! 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 and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

Transcribed - Published: 20 June 2022

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