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June 18, 2019
#120 - Fearing the Black Body Part Two - BMI is not just a bogus measure, it is masking medical sexism and racism with Sabrina Strings
In my second interview with Sabrina Strings, PhD, author of Fearing the Black Body the racial origins of fatphobia, we discuss why only white women’s bodies were subjects of control in historical fat phobia. Dr. Strings shares the history of the BMI development and its flaws. We share personal stories for how BMI and weight bias in medicine harms people today. Dr. Strings also shares how she was discouraged from even writing this book. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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34 min
June 11, 2019
#119 - Fearing the Black Body Part One with Sabrina Strings PhD - Why Health is about Access, Not Weight
Sabrina Strings, PhD is the author of the new book Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. In this 2-part interview, we discuss how she was able to connect racism with fatphobia, control of women’s bodies historically & through today’s diet culture, & how medicine’s use of the BMI metric is problematic & harmful. Dr. Strings shares why weight loss should not be part of the health equation &d= instead we should be seeking access to safe, nutritious food for all. bodykindnessbook.com/p
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37 min
June 3, 2019
#118 - Burnout Part 2: Changing Your Relationship to Your “Madwoman in the Attic” with Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
In part 2 of my series on BURNOUT, which is also the title of a new book by Emily & Amelia Nagoski, we’re discussing why you should stop fighting your “inner critic” (that voice in your head constantly shouting at you, judging you & shaming you). In reality, this “madwoman in the attic” is trying to tell you something valuable about who you are, which can be really helpful in moving forward from BURNOUT because you stop pretending to be who the world wants you to be. Show notes bodykindnessbook.co
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36 min
May 23, 2019
#117 - How to recover from BURNOUT (Part 1) with Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
Burnout is the stress resilience book I’m recommending to friends and clients from now on. This 2-part podcast series with Emily and Amelia Nagoski will explain why. We all have stress, but we aren’t all completing the stress cycle, which can have real health consequences. Learn about “human giver syndrome” and why the opposite is not “taker syndrome”— which is what I used to think. Find out how the patriarchy... ughhhh plays a role in women’s burnout. Transcript & show notes: bodykindnessb
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32 min
May 13, 2019
#116 - Learn & Grow Pt 10 - How to get the sleep your brain and body really need
How would it feel to get an extra one to two hours of sleep per night? If the thought of that sounds absolutely amazing then you're like most people who don't get enough sleep. (side effects include daytime feelings of being drunk! fatigue! irritability!). Get our real life complaints and realistic advice for mindset and habit shifts that help. For links and show notes, visit https://www.bodykindnessbook.com/podcast/
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61 min
May 1, 2019
#115 - Please Don't Screw Up Our Kids! Part 1: A Conversation About Food, Weight and Body Image with Virginia Sole-Smith of Comfort Food Podcast
In this two-part episode, fellow anti-diet mom Virginia Sole-Smith and I discuss the ways in which culture sabotages parents, especially moms, by upholding unhelpful beliefs about food and weight. Virginia shares her rock bottom moment of what it took to finally give her daughter chocolate milk and why she had to unlearn much of what she learned from culture, her childhood, and her work as a writer and editor within the health and beauty industry. Visit BodyKindnessBook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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33 min
April 15, 2019
#114 - Listeners ask us about orthorexia, coping with weight regain after stress and anxiety, and body kindness when everyone is pursuing weight loss
In this episode listeners ask us what is the most difficult thing in leaving diet culture for the Body Kindness philosophy, how to practice self-compassion when feeling body shame, and what to do about stress and anxiety related weight loss. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcast
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34 min
April 2, 2019
#113 - Learn & Grow Pt 9 - The Upside of Stress (and Emotional Eating)
Stress has a function and so does emotional eating. How you relate to stress and frame your views of emotional eating can make all the difference in how you feel about your body. In this powerful episode, you'll learn why Bernie needed to stop restricting in order to realize that it would help cut back his stress eating even when his life stress continued to rise. SOS: support our show @ GoFundMe.com/BodyKindness. Pick up Body Kindness wherever books are sold & start healing your relationship with yourself.
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73 min
March 18, 2019
#112 - Reflect and Retreat: How has culture informed your relationship with your body? A conversation and performance poetry reading with sociologist and author Kimberly Dark
Storytelling is a powerful way to examine how culture constructs beauty standards and upholds appearance privilege. In this episode, Kimberly Dark, author, yoga teacher, and retreat leader performs a reading of her poem about Marilyn Monroe and her mom teaching her how to smile like a woman down to the exact degree angle of the head tilt. Listen as I share how my decision to “reflect and retreat” helped me explore my relationship to my body, heal emotional wounds, and grow in my social justice work.
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26 min
March 4, 2019
#111 - Negative body image, depression, and mindful self-care in pregnancy and postpartum with Dr. Jennifer Webb
Dr. Jennifer Webb is back on the podcast to share outcomes of our Body Kindness research study examining mindful self-care and depressive symptoms in pregnancy and 5 years postpartum. Tune in to learn about the novel outcomes and get some advice you can use -- really it's good advice for anyone -- pregnant or not. We all have a body and we can all heal our relationship to it. Pick up Body Kindness wherever you get books and audiobooks. Get started with Body Kindness for free www.bodykindnessbook.com/start
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33 min
February 25, 2019
#110 - Learn & Grow Pt 8 – How Your Body Fights to Regain Weight After Dieting (Research from The Biggest Loser)
Don’t miss this important episode in the Learn & Grow Series. We talk about one of the longest studies on weight cycling and dieting — a study that followed the Biggest Loser contestants from Season 8 for six years. I help Bernie understand the outcomes of the journal article and how he can make peace with his experiences and move forward with body kindness instead of dieting. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcast
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77 min
February 11, 2019
#109 - Under Pressure - How Anxiety Shows Up for Today’s Teen Girls and How Parents Can Help with Lisa Damour, PhD
I'm loving this show today about anxiety and girls with Dr. Lisa Damour. Her new book is Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. We discuss what's normal and actually beneficial for teen girls when it comes to stress and anxiety, when you should worry, as well as the options available for talking with girls and young women to reduce their stress and anxiety on everything from embracing their bodies, dating, setting boundaries. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcast
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52 min
January 28, 2019
#108 - How Weight Stigma Harms Culture and Excludes Higher Weight People from IVF, Hip Replacements and More, with Fiona Willer
Why do higher weight folks get denied treatment for hip replacements, IVF, and even adoption? Find out the ways our culture excludes fat people even when research contradicts our approaches. My guest is Fiona Willer, HAES dietitian, academic, educator and creator of the HealthNotDiets Digest. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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58 min
January 15, 2019
#107 - Learn and Grow Pt 7 - The Biggest Loser Did Not Exist to Create Better Lives with Bernie Salazar a former “winner” of the show
Bernie Salazar has been a student of the body kindness philosophy for over two years. But early on, The Biggest Loser was still a popular show and Bernie was still trying to make sense of what it meant to be healthy. Though he was deeply concerned about the well-being of the contestants, he still had his own self love and compassion “work” to do. Now, we come full circle with a deep reflection on culture, the show, and who gets access to feeling happy & safe in their body. Show notes: bitly.com/bkind107
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54 min
January 7, 2019
#106 - Trauma Resilience: How Body Kindness is Helping Me Heal
In the last segment of our series featuring readers sharing their powerful stories, we hear from two trauma survivors, one who was abused and spent most of her life with an undetected eating disorder and one who experienced trauma from dieting on weight watchers, including needing two back surgeries from running injuries sustained while being encouraged to do more and push harder to reach her weight goal. Don’t miss these emotional testimonials about the power of Body Kindness in taking back your life.
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43 min
January 1, 2019
#105 - An Anti-Diet New Year: Body Shame Out, Body Kindness In
Happy New Year! We are talking with readers about how they used Body Kindness as a way to break free from years of dieting and body shame. Tune in and get inspired as you contemplate your next step in healing your relationship with food, movement, and self care. You can’t hate yourself healthy but with Body Kindness you can create a better life. Body Kindness is available everywhere books are sold including on Audiobook! For special offers visit BodyKindnessBook.com/presale
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67 min
December 24, 2018
#104 - Body Kindness Reader Stories - How I Finally Ditched Diets for Good - Part One
Happy Holidays! We're closing out 2018 by talking with readers about how they used Body Kindness as a way to break free from years of dieting & body shame. Get inspired as you contemplate your next step in healing your relationship with food, movement, and self care. You can’t hate yourself healthy but with Body Kindness you can create a better life. As of 12/25/2018 Body Kindness is also available on Audiobook! For special offers visit bodykindnessbook.com/presale. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcas
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57 min
December 16, 2018
#103 - Diet and the Disease of Civilization with Dr. Adrienne Rose Bitar
The first historical study of diet books, Bitar's book Diet and the Disease of Civilization examines how four popular plans -- Paleo, biblical, primitive, and detox diets -- reflect and shape our social world. Bitar categorized 17,000 diet books based on their titles. All of them, from Paleo to the “biblical diets” and even the first diet book by William Banting, center around the conversation of who are we, what do we eat, and why? Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links and show notes.
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52 min
December 10, 2018
#102 - Learn & Grow Pt 6 - Creating New Habits Takes Serious Effort. Here Are Your Tools.
If you’re new to #BodyKindness our podcast mini-series, Learn and Grow, was made for you. Bernie Salazar and Rebecca Scritchfield reflect on Bernie’s early days saying “bye-bye” to his relationship with The Biggest Loser and diet culture forever! Bernie and I discuss what is usually missing from the "new habit equation" and we share our own struggles with habits and how we’re working our way through them. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcast
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68 min
December 3, 2018
#101 - Worried about being called fat? Anticipated weight stigma harms health with Dr. Angela Meadows, PhD
Weight stigma, problems with our culture and the biases we carry about higher weight people harms their health. One pathway is through internalized stigma that elevates a person’s worry and anxiety about how they will be treated by the people and the physical spaces in this world (think comfortable seats - or the right to sit!) Founder of the International Weight Stigma Conference, Dr. Angela Meadows and I discuss. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links and show notes.
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48 min
November 26, 2018
#100 - Diet Culture Exists Because We Don't Want to Die with Michelle Allison the Fat Nutritionist
Psychology research in terror management theory has shown that when people are primed with thoughts of mortality, their behaviors change, but not necessarily in helpful ways. Tune in as I talk with dietitian Michelle Alison (the Fat Nutritionist) about Ernest Becker’s research in the 1980s and how today’s diet culture keep us death phobic and fat phobic with “wellness” messages about saving your life with every bite of food, every minute of exercise, and every pill you swallow. bodykindnessbook.com/
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67 min
November 12, 2018
#99 - Learn & Grow Pt 5 - How Mindfulness Helps You Handle Bad Emotions
If you’re new to #BodyKindness our podcast mini-series, Learn and Grow, was made for you. We reflect on Bernie’s early days saying “bye-bye” to his relationship with The Biggest Loser and diet culture forever! You’ll hear us discuss mindfulness and the beautiful and subtle ways in which Bernie has been able to embrace mindfulness and emotion regulation skills in his life. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcast
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84 min
November 5, 2018
#98 - Understanding Weight Stigma Research Part One - with Jeffrey Hunger, PhD
In the first of a short series looking at research and weight stigma, I talk to Dr Jeffery Hunger, a postdoctoral scholar in Health Psychology at UCLA. Dr. Hunger uses insights from psychology to understand and ultimately improve the health of stigmatized groups. We have a great conversation that includes how stigma impacts mental and physical health and why stigmatizing weight should never be used as a health promotion tool, plus more. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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60 min
October 29, 2018
#97 - Learn & Grow Part 4 - You don’t have a food addiction. You need permission to eat (and eat emotionally)
If you’re new to Body Kindness our podcast mini-series, Learn and Grow, was made for you. Bernie Salazar & Rebecca Scritchfield reflect on Bernie’s early days saying “bye-bye” to his relationship with The Biggest Loser & diet culture forever! In Part 4, you’ll hear us discuss emotional eating, feeling like you’re addicted to food, and why it’s probably NOT the case. Tune in to this pivotal episode if you’d like to learn how to get a better grasp on emotional eating. Show notes: bodykindnessb
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111 min
October 17, 2018
#96 - Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work with Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt, PhD
Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt & I discuss why dieting and the brain are NOT friends and why dieting will never support a human’s healthy brain function. After this episode you'll either feel super pumped about your commitment to never diet again - OR you’ll realize that dieting is a losing game, you’ll probably get angry, (I did!) then you’ll get to work at creating your better life with Body Kindness. More Sandra: sandraaamodt.com. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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79 min
October 15, 2018
#95 - Body Kindness Learn & Grow Part 3 - Reflections on Intuitive Eating from Principles to Practice
In the third episode of our Learn and Grow” series, Bernie and I reflect on ways in which the practice of intuitive eating has helped him reject dieting and we discover new growth opportunities going forward. Tune in if you’ve ever felt confused about what the heck intuitive eating is and why it may be exactly what you need in your life. (Hint, the goal is to heal your relationship to food, not lose weight). Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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89 min
September 26, 2018
#94 - Body Kindness Learn & Grow Part 2 - Extreme Exercise is Unnecessary
Are you a “Body Kindness beginner?” This new mini-series will boost your hope in confidence in leaving diets behind. In the second episode Rebecca and Bernie process his unhealthy experience as a contestant on The Biggest Loser. Tune in to hear an honest conversation about why extreme exercise is unnecessary. If you’d like help in finding that point where body kindness and better mind-body health intersect, this is it. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/order for a signed copy of Body Kindness
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75 min
September 11, 2018
#93 - Body Kindness Learn & Grow Part 1 - Ditching 'Diet Brain' for Body Kindness
If you're new to the Body Kindness philosophy, breaking free from diets, and Health at Every Size (HAES) our new podcast series is made for you! Body Kindness Learn & Grow is a series that will boost your hope and confidence in leaving diets behind from exactly where you are today. Think of it like “Body Kindness for beginners.” Today is the first episode where Bernie and I reflect on our personal growth in the past 2 years through the lens of our earliest episodes. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podc
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73 min
September 4, 2018
#92 - Talking About Food and Bodies in the Home with Anna Lutz, RDN
In this episode, I’m talking about Body Kindness in the family with a fellow HAES dietitian and mom, Anna Lutz. You’ll hear us chat about topics like how to approach food at home that supports HAES and why it is never a good idea to label foods as good or bad, how to support kids of all sizes, how to talk about yourself and others' bodies with kids, how to talk to children about nutrition at a developmentally appropriate level. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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45 min
August 27, 2018
#91 - Raising HAES Body Kindness for families with Kristy Fassio
Three parents, five kids, age ranges 2-12 gather to discuss what it’s like to parent with body kindness, endure a child’s body shame at the doctors office, re-educate your child after the school’s health class taught diet tricks, what to say when your kid first says “fat” — as early as age three! And other things you need to know about raising kids with body kindness. Please visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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73 min
August 20, 2018
#90 - You Have the Right to Remain Fat (and be a fat ally) with Virgie Tovar
This week I’m talking to author and fat activist Virgie Tovar about her new book, You Have the Right to Remain Fat. Tune in as Virgie shares her manifesto for standing up to diet culture. Find out more about Virgie's work at www.virgietovar.com. Please visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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65 min
July 26, 2018
#89 - Body Kindness in Postpartum Women: Body Image, Postpartum Depression, and Disordered Eating with Lindsay Stenovec, Creator of The Nurtured Mama
Pregnant or postpartum women should not be dieting and yet, many women do, thanks to diet culture & weight stigma. I chat with Lindsay Stenovec, certified eating disorder dietitian about the pressures women face to “get their pre-baby body back.” We share personal experiences with postpartum depression and weight stigma during pregnancy as well as research that shows 93% of women who engage in disordered eating and dieting behaviors are not screened for eating disorder symptoms. bodykindnessbook.com/pod
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53 min
July 17, 2018
#88 - Why Women Fake Orgasms with Emily Nagoski, PhD author of the bestselling book Come As You Are
Continuing my women’s health series, today we’re talking about sex. My guest is one of my favorite “sexpert” authors Emily Nagoski, sex educator and author of the New York Times bestseller Come As You Are. Among the gems in our conversation today: how her groundbreaking book changed my life, how our sex-negative culture came to be, intimacy without performance pleasure, and how our sexual well-being is byproduct of our overall well-being. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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68 min
July 3, 2018
#87 - Weight and Body Conversations in the Media
Bernie Salazar and I talk about the recent weight and body conversations in the media, including my latest story (and the backstory) on the harms when doctors weigh their patients, Self magazine’s groundbreaking issue on weight and health, and the 2018 ESPN bodies issue. Heads up, Bernie and I will be hosting a group Body Kindness for guys. Be the first to know when reg is up by emailing me rebecca@bodykindnessbook.com. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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45 min
June 22, 2018
#86 - Racial Disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes with “The Radical Doula” Miriam Zoila Pérez
Continuing my women’s health series, I’m excited that my guest is writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez. In 2016, Miriam gave a TED Talk: How Racism is Harming Pregnant Women--and What Can Help, which has been viewed over 850,000 times. In our conversation, we talk about the impact of racism on health. Miriam also shares the three core focus areas of her current research that she sees as possible solutions for safer pregnancy outcomes for women of color. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show not
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45 min
June 19, 2018
#85 - Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick with feminist author Maya Dusenbery
As part of my women’s health series, I chat to Maya Dusenbery about her new book, Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick. We spend our conversation talking about the book and all that she's discovered about the history of ignoring and/or disbelieving women’s pain and the deep, systemic problems that underlie women’s experiences of feeling dismissed by the medical system. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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53 min
June 12, 2018
#84 - Body Image Flexibility: Insights from Self-compassion and Positive Body Image Research with Jennifer Webb, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Webb studies body image in women as part of her research at UNC Charlotte. Webb’s lab is currently investigating body image in pregnant and postpartum women with my book Body Kindness. Get insights from Dr. Webb’s current and recent work in this episode. We’re looking for female Body Kindness readers living in the U.S. who are either pregnant OR who have at least one child 5 years or younger. Visit BodyKindnessBook.com/research to learn more & find out how you can get a free e-book & reso
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63 min
June 4, 2018
#83 - Dietland on AMC with Sarai Walker, author of the novel, Dietland
Dietland is a wickedly funny and extraordinarily timed satire from AMC, based on Sarai Walker’s 2015 best-selling, critically acclaimed novel of the same name. I'm delighted that Sarai is my guest on the show today! Equal parts revenge fantasy and heartfelt journey to self-acceptance, Dietland is a darkly comedic story that explores a multitude of issues faced by women today — including patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture, and unrealistic beauty standards. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show
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48 min
May 30, 2018
#82 - Practicing Body Kindness with the Loving-Kindness Meditation
In this solo episode Rebecca shares how mindfulness and mindful eating connect to the practice of Body Kindness. She also reads an excerpt from Body Kindness where she describes why meditation is so important (even when it’s hard). Rebecca closes by guiding you through one round of her favorite — The Loving Kindness meditation. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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21 min
May 24, 2018
#81 - Mindful Eating for Well-Being, Not Weight Loss with Lilia Graue and Michelle May
For some mindful eating is that thing they should do and never make time for OR it’s the next thing they hope will “work” to induce weight loss. My guests today Lilia Graue and Michelle May help unveil these myths and more in our conversation. They are both doctors, HAES informed practitioners and mindful eating experts. In this episode we will help those who aren’t yet big fans of mindful eating for well being enhancement (not weight loss) to give it a try. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for sh
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55 min
May 18, 2018
#80 - Diversity in Fashion with Straight/Curve Documentary Filmmaker Jenny McQuaile
Ninety percent of women and young girls say they do not feel represented in the fashion industry or in media, and that the imagery they consume on a daily basis makes them feel “disgusting” and “less than”. Straight/Curve:Redefining Body Image documentary is available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon and Vimeo on Demand from May 18th. You can go to http://www.straightcurvefilm.com to find a link to get the film and to download the FREE House Party Screening Kit. Visit bodykindnessbook.com for show n
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50 min
May 8, 2018
#79 - Diets Can Kiss My A** with Jes Baker author of Landwhale and Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls
In her latest book, a memoir called Landwhale, Jes Baker, covers important topics in the body positivity and fat liberation space that need to be discussed in the mainstream culture and she does it all through beautiful writing from her personal experience with a liberal dose of blunt honesty and humor. Jes and I discuss her evolving relationship with her body and how to deal with HAES “trolls”. Plus we discuss why dieting is the greatest scam of them all. BodyKindnessBook.com/podcast for show notes.
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48 min
May 1, 2018
#78 - 'My doctor suggested weight loss surgery without even asking about my habits' - Weight stigma in medicine with Bernie Salazar
Bernie is back on the Body Kindness podcast and he brings news from the doctor’s office that makes Rebecca lose it (you’ll notice the bleeps!) Tune in as they discuss the insidious nature of weight stigma in medicine and what to do about it. Bernie and Rebecca also discuss Bernie’s reluctance to fully step into and embrace an identity with the word fat. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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49 min
April 23, 2018
#77 - Diversity in Dietetics - Why cultural competency isn't enough to improve health care with Tamara Melton, RDN, Co-Founder of Diversify Dietetics
Today we’re talking about the need to increase diversity in the field of dietetics. You’ll learn why it matters (including for anyone who is working on BODY KINDNESS & stepping away from diets). Tamara Melton is announcing Diversify Dietetics, a new non-profit & shares how you can get involved. We'll all do a better job at enhancing the health and well-being of others when everyone is represented - size, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual identity. Visit bodykindnessbook.com for show notes.
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41 min
April 14, 2018
#76 - Writing and Reading About Health and Nutrition with Carrie Dennett
Even if you don’t see yourself as a writer, if you’re sharing content on social media, you’re educating and you’re standing for something. In this episode I talk to fellow career-changer HAES dietitian and journalist, Carrie Dennett. In our conversation, you’ll learn how to read and write better in the body positivity space and how you can take action when you read BS in the media. Get the show notes to read several of Carrie’s recent pieces. Support the podcast production costs GoFundMe.com/Bod
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60 min
April 3, 2018
#75 - Your Body Is Not an Apology, with Author, Poet, and Activist Sonya Renee Taylor
Are you in need of some radical self-love? This is your Body Kindness episode. Sonya Renee Taylor (www.sonyareneetaylor.com) is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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55 min
March 21, 2018
#74 - It’s Good to be "RAD" Why radical dietetics is a good thing for health enhancement with Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished
Dana Sturtevant had a wake-up call when she realized her diet and weight-centered nutrition research work wasn’t really helping improve health & well-being. She co-founded Be Nourished, a community outpatient clinic & professional training institute. Recognized as one of America’s top radical dietitians, Dana encourages movement toward a compassionate, weight-inclusive model of self-care to address body oppression, heal body shame & disrupt patterns of chronic dieting. More at bodykindnessbook.com/podca
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56 min
March 8, 2018
#73 - How we can all MEND our relationship with ourselves with Rosie Molinary, author of Beautiful You
Rosie Molinary and I are thrilled to bring you this BONUS podcast about our new virtual workshop called MEND - radical self-acceptance with Body Kindness. In this episode, you'll hear us discuss the intersections of shame, perfectionism, and what it means to radically accept ourselves JUST AS WE ARE. We hope this episode gives you a taste for our interactive conversational approach we bring to our workshop. Hope you enjoy and if MEND is right for you, we'll see you there! Visit bodykindnessbook.com/mend
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61 min
March 5, 2018
#72 - Weight Watchers, Diet Culture and Our Kids: Four Adults Chat it Out
Happy March and National Nutrition Month! (Speaking of: check out my course on radical self acceptance with author Rosie Molinary - www.bodykindnessbook.com/mend) Bernie is back and we have two guests on the show. Fellow dietitian Whitney shares what it was like to be complimented for dieting then criticized for gaining weight when she stopped. Then we talk to our very own podcast producer & former teen Weight Watcher Shauna Reid about the perils of WW and what it means to offer a program to kids.
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86 min
February 28, 2018
#71 - Athletes at Every Size and The Plight of the “Fit Fatty” with Ragen Chastain, Guinness World Record Holder, Speaker, and Fat Activist
Get the inside details of what it takes to certify a Guinness World Record from Ragen Chastain, a speaker, writer, and Certified Health Coach. She's the heaviest person to complete a marathon. She's healthy. She's fit. She's fat. In this podcast Ragen will help inspire you to reframe exercise in your life away from body shame and weight loss goals -- at any size! Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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64 min
February 20, 2018
#70 - Enough As She Is, Helping Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards with bestselling author Rachel Simmons
Attention anyone who wants to see girls succeed: tune in to this conversation with bestselling author Rachel Simmons. Her latest, “Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives” is the backdrop for our chat. Rachel’s research shows girl’s competence does not equal confidence. They've never been more anxious and overwhelmed, feeling that no matter how hard they try, they'll never be good enough. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/p
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43 min
February 13, 2018
#69 - A Money Health Checkup with Somatic Therapist Bari Tessler Linden
I didn’t always make the connection between Body Kindness and money, but I realized that how money moves through your life is an expression of your values and even beliefs about yourself. Do you feel restrictive with food and money “you don’t deserve…” or perhaps you relate to spending frivoulously. Bari Tessler Linden, is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, and author of The Art of Money. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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43 min
February 6, 2018
#68 - The RBG Workout with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Trainer Bryant Johnson
In this fitness-focused episode, my friend Bernie and I get into a heated argument about his former trainer Bob Harper’s recent appearance on Megyn Kelly TODAY about weight shame. Plus we chat to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s trainer Bryant Johnson. Find out her training habits and learn about Bryant’s new book The RBG workout - a handy tool for people who want no-nonsense advice for strength, flexibility, and mindset (http://rbgworkout.com/). Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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49 min
January 29, 2018
#67 - You Do You: How to Give Fewer F* by Being Yourself with bestselling author Sarah Knight
Ask yourself these two questions: What’s wrong with my life and why? The answers become your goals, says Sarah Knight the New York Times bestselling author of three self-help books: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F***, Get Your Shit Together, and most recently, You Do You. Sarah and I discuss several important “mindset” fixes you will need if you really want to create a better life (within your personal means). Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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46 min
January 23, 2018
#66 - How to Do “Body Positivity” with Megan Crabbe (aka BodyPosiPanda), author of Body Positive Power
Megan Crabbe, author of Body Positive Power joins me. In our conversation, we address how difficult real body positivity work can be -- issues of privilege, intersectionality, diversity, and the idea that barely sitting outside “the norm” of weight and beauty is not enough to create necessary change in our culture. Megan says we must watch out for the “trolls,” give compassion to people still entrenched in diet culture, and keep doing this work because it’s helping people. www.bodykindnessbook.com
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49 min
January 16, 2018
#65 - So You Want to Talk About Race with Ijeoma Oluo
In her new book, So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo explains, in simple terms and with lively examples, key concepts of privilege, intersectionality, microagressions, cultural appropriation, and more. Ijeoma helps us embrace the connections between body positivity, the anti-diet movement, and race and class issues that aren’t often discussed in these important spaces. She says “we live in a country that upholds the ideal that we aren’t allowed to talk about race and not talking is THE problem
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60 min
January 9, 2018
#64 - The Beauty of Being a Misfit - A Manifesto for Everyone Who Doesn’t Fit In
Lidia Yuknavitch is a MISFIT and she wants you to know it’s OK to be one too. In fact, it’s necessary. In The Misfit’s Manifesto Lidia (lidiayuknavitch.net) and her guest authors share their stories for what it’s like being on the outer edges where you don’t fit in. Our stories are a form of knowledge and we’ve been through trauma, adversity, and chaos that has strengthened us and we can help strengthen our culture too. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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63 min
January 1, 2018
#63 - Goal Digging for an Anti-Diet Year
Rebecca and Bernie welcome 2018 by kicking diets to the curb. They share their personal goals for creating a better life in 2018. And they officially launch the Body Kindness "Spiral Up" club -- a year-long membership program focused on a diet DETOX and building up a positive, caregiving mindset with compassion, not shame. Then later in the show, they discuss the basics of "HAES" (health at every size) and answer listener questions about how to advocate for size diversity in their life.
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54 min
December 27, 2017
#62 - Body Kindness Book Turns 1 and Our Favorite Episodes, Revisited
Rebecca and Bernie recount some of their favorite and most popular episodes of 2017. With 62 episodes in two seasons, Body Kindness has big plans for 2018. Tune in to reflect back, catch up on shows you may have missed, and help Rebecca celebrate her first “book baby” turning one. Learn how you can evolve in your Body Kindness practice, with an exclusive limited time offer to work with Rebecca on “spiraling up” and ditching diets once and for all - www.bodykindnessbook.com/spiralup for more.
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54 min
December 20, 2017
#61 - Rebecca's (Solo) Birthday Party and Self-Reflection
In her first solo episode, Rebecca reflects on the past few years of "birthday manifestations" shares her intention for 2018. She spills the beans on upcoming workshops, retreats, and body kindness programming. Stay in the loop by becoming a Body Kindness Insider at bodykindnessbook.com/get-started.. You'll get a free e-course & invitation to join our Facebook group!
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37 min
December 12, 2017
#60 - Rebecca and Bernie catch up - A rare face to face recording in Chicago!
I finally got a chance to record with Bernie in person. I shared some frustration with the education sessions at FNCE (aka dietitian prom). The dietetics profession is riddled with weight stigma and I realized we have such a long way to go to disentangle health and well-being from diet culture. Bernie gets upset when I share the “disaster preparedness” content in the Whole 30 program. He has family in Puerto Rico. Plus we get a surprise visit from a guest that warms my heart.
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52 min
December 5, 2017
#59 - Betrayed by cancer: Starting body acceptance over after surgical scars with Amy Herbert
If you received a cancer diagnosis, would you say “thank you?” I don’t think I could. This week’s “body betrayal” guest Amy Herbert is grateful to cancer for helping her discover a whole new appreciation for her body -- scars and all. Amy was forever changed by her cancer experience for the better. In this post-traumatic growth story, you’ll learn how she forged this new relationship with her body and why we need to reject unsustainable ideals for beauty, illness, and emotional healing.
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59 min
November 28, 2017
#58 - Holding My Pregnancy for Ransom - An infertility 'body betrayal' story from Liz Shaw, co-author of Fertility Foods Cookbook and founder of the Bumps to Baby community
When a woman has trouble conceiving, she's likely to blame herself, feel alone and ashamed that her body is broken. Liz Shaw has been trying to conceive for years and her fertility treatments are not working (yet). In her “body betrayal” letter she shares her struggles with fertility and how her Bumps to Baby community is helping her through the low points. She's co-author of Fertility Foods Cookbook & writes about intersections of infertility & body image issues. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcas
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53 min
November 19, 2017
#57 - Get 'Unscrewed' in this #MeToo world with Jaclyn Friedman, activist and author of Unscrewed
Politics, Hollywood, and your neighborhood. Sexual abuse is happening everywhere and people are speaking up. And finally we’re believing them. If you’re shaking your head at Charlie Rose, Roy Moore, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey (and others) you’re probably wondering what you can do about it. There’s a new book out by author and activist Jaclyn Friedman. Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All. Visit jaclynfriedman.com, and bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show
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80 min
November 13, 2017
#56 - I Feel Trapped By My Diagnosis - Finding Your New Normal with Anna Sweeney, Dietitian and Disability Rights Advocate
Imagine one day finding out the tingling you’ve been feeling isn’t normal numbness it’s actually caused by “beautiful bright spots” in your brain. Now imagine you’re not yet a teenager. That’s exactly how it happened for Anna Sweeney, now a disabled woman and disability rights advocate. In her “body betrayal” letter, Anna shares how she transformed these boxes of difficulty she wanted to ignore and hide away into a powerful tool for change in her life and our culture. Follow her instagram.
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56 min
November 6, 2017
#55 - Resilience through an Eating Disorder with Christy Harrison, host of Food Psych Podcast, HAES Dietitian, and Intuitive Eating Counselor
Have you ever felt like your body has betrayed you? When you go through something painful, self-compassion and hope can help you find your way out of suffering. Listening to other people’s stories, even if they are different from your own, can be healing. In the first of this new series “how my body betrayed me” you’ll hear from Christy Harrison, a HAES dietitian, intuitive eating counselor, and host of the wildly successful Food Psych podcast who has also recovered from an eating disorder.
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57 min
October 31, 2017
#54 - It's Never Just About the Hair - Metastatic Breast Cancer and Resilience with Bare Short Film Director Kerith Lemon and Co-Writer Rebecca Hall
Rebecca Hall was only 25 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s been a long and challenging road for her, and Rebecca wants other women, especially young women with metastatic breast cancer, to know "you are not alone." Tune in to hear us talk about Rebecca’s journey. Watch Bare, the film she co-wrote with director Kerith Lemon at www.BareShortFilm.com, and share it with anyone who needs to hear this powerful story. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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41 min
October 24, 2017
#53 - Why We All Need Fat Activism with Marilyn Wann, Author of Fat!So? and Creator of the YAY! Scale
Long-time Fat Activist and author of Fat!So? Marilyn Wann joins me to discuss why it’s wrong when people say "you should lose weight for health reasons". She shares ideas for fat activism that go beyond getting angry and protesting in the streets to include meaningful choices anyone can make to reject body oppression and instead, practice self-care. Visit MarilynWann.com, plus bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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54 min
October 17, 2017
#52 - Radical Self-Acceptance with Body Image Activist and Author Rosie Molinary
Rosie Molinary is the champion of 'radical self-acceptance' - the belief that you're worthy enough just for being born and the idea that you don't have to do ANYTHING to prove your worth. We discuss how to practice radical self-acceptance using examples from Rosie's life, including her experience growing up with brown skin in a predominantly white neighborhood, Visit rosiemolinary.com, plus bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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42 min
October 10, 2017
#51 - Why Diets are Bad for Your Brain with Neuroscientist and TED Talk Superstar, Sandra Aamodt, PhD
Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt & I discuss why dieting and the brain are NOT friends and why dieting will never support a human’s healthy brain function. After this episode you'll either feel super pumped about your commitment to never diet again - OR you’ll realize that dieting is a losing game, you’ll probably get angry, (I did!) then you’ll get to work at creating your better life with Body Kindness. More Sandra: sandraaamodt.com. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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56 min
October 3, 2017
#50 - Challenging The Overwhelm with Bestselling Author Brigid Schulte - How Can We Find the Time to Have a Good Life?
Tiara syndrome. Tunneling. Time Confetti. If you don't already know about these terms, you will after hearing me talk with award winning journalist and bestselling author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time, Brigid Schulte (BrigidSchulte.com). We have a conversation about mindset interventions you can try on yourself and ways you can more realistically schedule your time and create space. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links and show notes.
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57 min
September 26, 2017
#49 - Yoga Farts, Crazy Sweat, and Weight Concerns with Bernie Salazar
I’ve been helping my friend, former chronic dieter, and former “winner” of The Biggest Loser Bernie Salazar practice Body Kindness for nearly two years. Bernie has been stepping on the scale again and asking his doctor about his weight. He’s looking for some advice from me. We spend a big chunk of this episode getting to the core of his concerns, disentangling the “inner critic voice” from the “caregiver voice”. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links and show notes.
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58 min
September 19, 2017
#48 - Heal Your Body Image with a Connection-Based Yoga Practice with Melanie Klein
Melanie Klein and I discuss the beautiful potential of yoga to CONNECT you to your body, build self-compassion, and body kindness. We share our personal experiences with exercise and how yoga helped us reframe the purpose and value of movement in our lives, essentially 'deprogramming ourselves' by opting out of diet culture's negative messages -- from calorie counting to body comparisons, and self-judgments. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links and show notes.
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53 min
September 11, 2017
#47 - The Perfect Body For Movement… Is YOURS. How to Build Self-compassion Through Yoga with Anna Guest-Jelley of CurvyYoga.com
Anna Guest Jelley has connected yoga to many people who would have otherwise found yoga to be "not for them" because a crucial need was not met -- the instructors were not teaching for all sizes. Anna is a she-ro of mine because she saw a problem and addressed it. BOOM! CurvyYoga.com was born! We discuss the powers of movement that has nothing to do with weight loss. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links and show notes.
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53 min
August 31, 2017
#46 - Goodbye, Biggest Loser! Hello, September 'Spiral Up' Challenge
I catch up with my friend and former “winner” of The Biggest Loser, Bernie Salazar, after a bit of a summer break on our chats. (For new listeners, Bernie and I are chatting about how we’re doing at our own Body Kindness practice for mutual support and accountability, usually once a month.) We catch up on the cancellation of The Biggest Loser (only one of us is a little sad) and find out how I’m reframing failure. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links and show notes.
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56 min
August 21, 2017
#45 - Is This a Diet Too? Why 'Healthy Eating' is So Confusing for Non-Dieters, with HAES Dietitian Glenys Oyston and Body Image Coach Sarah Vance
I talk with HAES dietitian Glenys Oyston and body image coach Sarah Vance about the confusing and difficult space between “non dieting” and “healthy eating”. There’s a process to changing to a non-dieter, which includes letting go of food rules, and then working with your individual food preferences as you build intuitive eating skills. We discuss how emotional eating can be informative, especially while you’re overcoming dieting. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links and show notes.
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51 min
August 17, 2017
#44 - How Can I Still Love My Body If I Want To Get to a Healthier Place? with Registered Dietitian Holley Grainger
Holley Grainger is a registered dietitian -- "the expert", but even experts struggle. She e-mailed me privately & asked about a family member who wanted to try the HCG diet (on top of dozens she tried that have not worked) and I asked her to join me to discuss it. Weight concerns make sense because our culture sucks. I help Holley understand that diet culture keeps u stuck in an "I’m not good enough" mental place and believing our body is a "problem". Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.
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58 min
August 14, 2017
#43 - What To Do When You Have Your Wake Up Call And It's Time To Change For Good: How Intuitive Eating Dietitian Alexis Joseph Liberated Herself From Diet Culture
Whether you’re a chronic dieter, over-exerciser or a person who “eats clean”, you never know when the day will come when you realize what you’re doing is no longer working for you. “How did I get here and how can I get out?”. Change is not just good, it’s normal. I chat to fellow intuitive eating dietitian, Alexis Joseph about her epiphany that her blog, brand, and personal life was disordered and no longer serving her. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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43 min
August 9, 2017
#42 - Intuitive Eating For Families, With Elyse Resch, Co-Author Of Intuitive Eating
Elyse Resch knows all about Intuitive Eating because she is the co-author of the Intuitive Eating book. We talk about Intuitive Eating in the family dynamic. We are all born with an internal wisdom, but we get pulled away by diet culture and external regulation of eating - even as young kids with well-intentioned parents. Elyse gives a plethora of tips to raising Intuitive Eaters and how you can set boundaries on body and weight talk. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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51 min
August 4, 2017
#41 - Not All Eating Disorders Are 'To The Bone': Discussing ED Stereotypes With Chevese Turner From the Binge Eating Disorder Association
When the Netflix Original 'To the Bone' was released many professionals who work with people with eating disorders were unhappy. The primary concern that (once again) stereotypes for eating disorders would be reinforced by centering the story around a very thin white woman. BEDA founder Chevese Turner and I discuss the myths and misconceptions about who gets eating disorders and how we can do better to identify and help those struggling. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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61 min
July 26, 2017
#40 - Strong is the New Pretty - Celebrating Girls Being Themselves with Author & Photographer Kate T Parker
Kate T Parker is known for her viral photos of strong girls just being themselves, which is now compiled into a book, Strong is the New Pretty. We discuss how she got into photography and address why it can be so darn hard just posing in the picture when you struggle with body kindness -- and how to stop erasing yourself from your life. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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48 min
July 17, 2017
#39 - A Hunger To Be Seen And Heard: Unpacking Roxane Gay’s New Memoir, With Dr Maria Paredes
Roxane Gay’ new book, Hunger - A Memoir of (My) Body captivated me from the get go. My guest Dr Maria Paredes also loved the book. Tune in to hear us chat about some of the key issues Roxane brought up in the book, both as a personal story of her experience in her body and how large bodies are treated in general by our diet culture. I dare you to listen and say anything but, “THIS SH*T AIN’T RIGHT”. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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66 min
July 10, 2017
#38 - Why Do Men Hide Their Body Image Issues? With HAES Dietitian Aaron Flores
Guys have body image issues too, they just aren’t talking about it. In fact, research shows over 90% of men struggle in some way with body dissatisfaction or negative emotions and thoughts towards one’s body (Castonguay et al. 2014). HAES Dietitian Aaron Flores and I delve into the ways men’s body image issues look different than women’s and why most men wouldn’t dare to bring up their weight and body concerns with their friends.Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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58 min
June 28, 2017
#37 - Bringing Body Kindness In The Family, with 'Born To Eat' Author Leslie Schilling
I sat down with my long time friend, fellow dietitian, mama, and co-author of new book 'Born to Eat', Leslie Schilling. Leslie shares how to get motivated to keep your family’s mindset in line with body kindness and against diet culture. We share our experience as kids with family members who dieted and how we began to notice the intergenerational impact of dieting as adults with kids of our own. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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69 min
June 21, 2017
#36 - Finding Your True Voice With The Power Of Metaphor, with Psychologist and Author Anita Johnston
We all know the voice of the “inner critic” where nothing is ever good enough and you’re on high alert about… well, most everything. The job of the critic voice (which is not YOU) is to keep you worried and afraid. Anita Johnston thinks worrying is a good use of imagination because it brings transformational change. Anita discusses how you can acknowledge your inner critic “voice” without giving her front stage permission to rule your life . Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show no
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55 min
June 15, 2017
#35 - Our 'Sexperiment' Month
In this episode, Bernie and I finally catch up on the mind-blowing podcast episodes from “masturbation month” in May. We also discuss the stigma we faced growing up around body pleasure and we share our passion for helping our kids grow up with better sexual health as part of their overall well-being. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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41 min
May 22, 2017
#34 - How To Let Your Body Receive Pleasure with With Dr. Sybil Lockhart from OMGYes.com
Dr. Sybil Lockhart is no "Masters and Johnson" - she’s so much more! With OMGyes.com, she's taking men and women to the next level of pleasure with a website dedicated to the education of women’s sexual pleasure with unique videos, vocabulary & interactive tools to practice techniques. Sybil says when we’re open up to giving ourselves pleasure (even if struggling with body image), we're more open to all the other good things in the world. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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45 min
May 15, 2017
#33 - Sex For One And All: How To Reconcile Your Body Image With Your Sex Life, with Sex Educator, Activist, Author Elle Chase
Elle Chase had a lifetime of terrible sex so you don't have to -- any more! In this lively, laughter-filled, and stimulating conversation we discuss very specifically how you can get more out of your sex life, and how you can reconcile poor body image and a poor sex life. It's not your fault, you were not broken and there are steps you can take that can make a difference, even if they seem small and insignificant. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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48 min
May 8, 2017
#32 - Orgasm Inequality - Achieving Parity In Achieving Climax, With Sexuality Scholar And Body Acceptance Activist Melissa Fabello
When Melissa Fabello talks, sex is bound to come up. It’s her job. As a sexuality scholar and body acceptance activist, Melissa sees so clearly that diet culture, body image, and sexuality intersect in ways that contribute to bodies experiencing oppression. We discuss how you can have a conversation with your partner (or yourself!) in a safe, kind way that can help you grow your body confidence with your clothes on and clothes off. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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58 min
May 1, 2017
#31 - Intimate Justice & How To Talk To Kids About Sex, with NYT Bestselling Author Peggy Orenstein.
How do we teach our daughters to respect their bodies, while still being curious about their sexuality? If you’re squirming in your chair, so am I, but this is important issue if we really want our kids to normalize sex. Find out why Peggy Orenstein, bestselling author of Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, thinks we need to do a whole lot more talking about sex to our kids and teens, for everyone’s health and well-being. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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51 min
April 27, 2017
#30 - Cookies And Calendars - Our Highs And Lows
It's time for an update with my friend, parent, and fellow (former) chronic dieter turned body kindness advocate Bernie Salazar. Bernie fills us in on his most favorite dessert he was able to find in Chicago and I let Bernie know about how I had to transform my schedule to find a little bit of peace. I give Bernie his exciting assignment for this next month. And he's inviting you to get in on the action too. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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30 min
April 24, 2017
#29 - The Intersection Of Bridal Culture And Diet Culture, with Author & Refinery29 Columnist Kelsey Miller
Getting married? Don't let diet culture ruin your wedding experience. Kelsey Miller, author of Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting And Got A Life and bride-to-be, refuses to fall into the body shame trap and she wants to help you too. Kelsey shares how brides in larger bodies experience systematic oppression, and we discuss the parallels between diet culture and bridal culture, including the weight loss industries that profit off our insecurities. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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50 min
April 17, 2017
#28 - Yoga Is For Every Body, with Author, Yoga Teacher & Body Positive Advocate Jessamyn Stanley
Jessamyn Stanley travels the world helping to shatter stereotypes of modern yoga (a physical exercise for thin, white women with money) by making yoga accessible for all bodies, all skill levels, and elevating yoga to a practice you do even when you’re not practicing. We discuss how yoga helped her grow after being bullied in high school, helped her deal with depression, and heal her relationship with food and her body. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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47 min
April 12, 2017
#27 - Culture Jamming And Mindful Healing With Jes Baker
Writer and activist Jes Baker gives two proud middle fingers to our culture that dictates what is valuable and beautiful. In this episode, Jes calls in (not calls out) the fat phobic nature of the current body positivity movement and challenges all of us to become aware of intersectionality issues around body positivity as well as how to be an inclusive ally to the fat acceptance movement. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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60 min
April 3, 2017
#26 - Dieting Is Unethical. Now What? How To Use Intuitive Eating As A Model For Being The Expert On Your Body, With Evelyn Tribole
The co-creator of Intuitive Eating, Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD wants people to understand that dieting is associated with weight gain, the opposite of it's promised intention. We chat about how we use intuitive eating as a model for being the expert on your body when it comes to nourishment, and swap client stories of struggles and how we have helped them overcome their challenges. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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41 min
March 27, 2017
#25 - Bob Harper's Heart Attack
Can you control your health risk as much as society makes you think? Probably not. Because... genetics. But you can control your values, choices, and ultimately your habits. Bernie and I check in on our body kindness practice and discuss the news that Bob Harper had a heart attack. We discuss why it's unfair that society judges our health based on our appearance and undervalues the role of genetics. We wish Bob a speedy recovery! Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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50 min
March 20, 2017
#24 - Moms Get Real - Guiding Our Kids To Love Food, With Dietitian Sally Kuzemchak
In a diet-obsessed world, how do we raise our kids to grow up with a healthy relationship with food? Sally Kuzemchak of Real Mom Nutrition and I share our philosophies about feeding children. Sally explains how she’s allowing her children to experience all foods and teach them about balance without restriction. Find out what happened when Sally experimented with giving her kids access to ‘forbidden’ food. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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58 min
March 10, 2017
#23 - Why Moderation Isn't As Sexy As Eliminate, with Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel
Why is moderation not as alluring in the food world as the idea of "eliminate"? In this episode, I chat with licensed nutritionist and professionally trained chef Monica Reinagel, host of the long-running hit podcast Nutrition Diva. We talk about moderation, how the constant nutrition noise we're served up by the media makes eating well confusing, and how our unique lived experiences with food can make moderation challenging. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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39 min
March 6, 2017
#22 - Why Healthy Eating Should Not Look Like Dieting, Award Winning Chef & Dietitian Ellie Krieger
Is your healthy eating plan really a diet? Most of today’s diets tout the benefits of eating wholesome foods, but they also carry with it a bunch of ridiculous (and restrictive) rules. I chat with award winning chef, dietitian, and mom Ellie Krieger. She shares why it’s so important to her to sit down as a family and enjoy a delicious meal together. Ellie shares some fabulous tips for getting food on the table without overthinking it. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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59 min
February 27, 2017
#21 - Facing A Fear - Bernie Sees The Doctor
Today we fill you in on Bernie’s progress from chronic dieter to Body Kindness champ. Find out what happens when his labs surprise him. We discuss the myths vs realities of health, behavior, and weight. Learn about how we uncovered a root problem that may be impacting his mental health. If you have difficulty separating health behaviors from size or if you ever had a horrible weight-shaming visit at the doctor, this podcast will speak to you. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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30 min
February 20, 2017
#20 - How Dieting Disrupts Your Body’s Natural Wellbeing, with Dr Kari Anderson of Green Mountain at Fox Run
How do you detox yourself from the allure of diets and weight loss if you struggle with self-acceptance? Kari Anderson says we have to practice mindfulness. It’s not “woo,” it’s the WAY. When you’re mindful to what is going on with your mood and emotions, you can make better decisions about what your body needs. Learn how dieting sets you up to eat emotionally and can lead to binge eating disorder. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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54 min
February 13, 2017
#19 - Why Loving Food is Good for You, with Registered Dietitian Julie Duffy Dillon
Julie Duffy Dillon wants everyone to love food again so much that her podcast is devoted to "Love Letters" from food to the people who are struggling with having a healthy relationship to food. In this podcast, we discuss our transformation from weight loss focused dietitians to weight inclusive dietitians. We also chat about diet culture, size diversity, and what “non-diet” actually means (hint, it’s not eating a bag of Oreos). Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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42 min
February 6, 2017
#18 - The Health Benefits Of Bad Emotions: Why Befriending Your Critical Voice Helps You Take Care Of Yourself, With Connie Sobczak
Connie Sobczak lost her sister to an eating disorder and pushed herself to the edge in her own body despair and eating disorder. She now helps people heal their body image with her book Embody and successful workshops and programs with youth and adults. We cover a lot of ground in this rich discussion including how grief helps you heal, and how blaming “the weight” shames “the body” and is unhelpful in motivating self-care. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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62 min
January 30, 2017
#17 - Handling This Messy Life
We’re all in this together ! I chat with my body kindness buddy, Bernie Salazar about the chaos of time and the need for "me time" even when life is messy. Bernie is concerned about needing to go for a medical checkup because he's been shamed about his body before. I share a story of how my thin husband had an abnormal lab value - weight isn’t always “to blame”. Body kindness means facing your fears and then making changes with compassion. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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36 min
January 25, 2017
#16 - The Religion of Diet Culture, with Dr. Alan Levinovitz
What does religion have to do with diets? Probably more than you think. I talk with professor of religious studies and author of The Gluten Lie, Dr. Alan Levinovitz (twitter.com/alanlevinovitz). We’ll discuss why “cleansing” and forms of restriction we see with today’s diet culture is not about health. Alan shares a few food trends he think will grow in 2017 and I share how we can make improvements to our eating patterns without going too crazy. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show no
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59 min
December 27, 2016
#15 - It's My #BookBirthday, Let's Celebrate Body Kindness
Body Kindness the book is here! This book is my voice. It’s also my life experiences that shaped the Body Kindness philosophy. Filled with tools and exercises I've been using in my counseling practice for years, this book will take you through the necessary steps to reject dieting, make peace with food and your body, and set new goals to create meaningful change in your life. In this episode, we’ll talk you through the ins and outs of the book. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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37 min
November 11, 2016
#14 - The Benefits Of Gratitude
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, today we’re talking about the benefits of gratitude. We talk about why gratitude matters to Body Kindness, and how to be grateful even when it’s hard. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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43 min
October 17, 2016
#13 - Can You Be Body Positive And Want To Lose Weight?
Today we’re talking about body positivity and weight loss. Can you be body positive and want to lose weight? Whether it’s the election or TV shows, there’s been an explosion of stories about weight stigma, self acceptance in the news and social media. We think it’s great that this conversation is growing so we’re diving right into this timely topic today. We also talk about our mixed feelings about fat characters on the new show, This Is Us. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show note
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62 min
September 16, 2016
#12 - Worried About Your Child's Weight? How To Handle It With Body Kindness
We’re talking about kids and weight, and how your body kindness practice can help the younger ones you love. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have updated their 2007 Guidelines on prevention of adolescents obesity and eating disorders . Their new recommendations are dramatically different and could finally start changing the conversation around weight and dieting. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.
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64 min
August 22, 2016
#11 - Finally Saying 'I'm Sorry' To Your Body
Making amends has major emotional benefits. For starters, you heal emotional wounds when the “wrongdoer” acknowledges the harm they caused. Apologies help you move past anger and opens the door to forgiveness, which allows everyone involved to move forward. Today it’s time to give your younger self a great big hug. We’re talking about finally saying “I’m sorry” to your body, and how making peace with the past can help your Body Kindness practice. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links &
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59 min
July 20, 2016
#10 - Learn & Grow Pt 10 - How to get the sleep your brain and body really need
How would it feel to get an extra one to two hours of sleep per night? If the thought of that sounds absolutely amazing then you're like most people who don't get enough sleep. (side effects include daytime feelings of being drunk! fatigue! irritability!). Get our real life complaints and realistic advice for mindset and habit shifts that help. For links and show notes, visit https://www.bodykindnessbook.com/podcast/
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61 min
June 20, 2016
#9 - Learn & Grow Pt 9 - The Upside of Stress (and Emotional Eating)
Stress has a function and so does emotional eating. How you relate to stress and frame your views of emotional eating can make all the difference in how you feel about your body. In this powerful episode, you'll learn why Bernie needed to stop restricting in order to realize that it would help cut back his stress eating even when his life stress continued to rise. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes. [Our original interview was released in 2016 and replaced with this update.]
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73 min
May 10, 2016
#8 - Learn & Grow Pt 8 - How Your Body Fights to Regain Weight After Dieting (Research from The Biggest Loser)
Our original interview was released in 2016 and replaced with this update. Don’t miss this important episode in the Learn & Grow Series. We talk about one of the longest studies on weight cycling and dieting — a study that followed the Biggest Loser contestants from Season 8 for six years. I help Bernie understand the outcomes of the journal article and how he can make peace with his experiences and move forward with body kindness instead of dieting. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcast
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77 min
April 18, 2016
#7 - Learn & Grow Pt 7 - The Biggest Loser Did Not Exist to Create Better Lives with Bernie Salazar, a former “winner” of the show
Bernie has been a student of the body kindness philosophy for over two years. But early on, The Biggest Loser was still a popular show & he was still trying to make sense of what it meant to be healthy. Though deeply concerned about the well-being of the contestants, he still had his own self love and compassion “work” to do. Now, we come full circle with reflection on the show & who gets access to feeling happy & safe in their body. [Original interview was released in 2016 and replaced with this updat
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54 min
March 21, 2016
#6 - Learn & Grow Pt 6 - Creating New Habits Takes Serious Effort. Here Are Your Tools
If you’re new to #BodyKindness our podcast mini-series, Learn and Grow, was made for you. We reflect on Bernie’s early days saying “bye-bye” to his relationship with The Biggest Loser and diet culture forever! You’ll hear us discuss mindfulness and the beautiful and subtle ways in which Bernie has been able to embrace mindfulness and emotion regulation skills in his life. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcast [Our original interview was released in 2016 and replaced with this update.]
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68 min
March 7, 2016
#5 - Learn & Grow Part 5 - How Mindfulness Helps You Handle Bad Emotions
If you’re new to #BodyKindness our podcast mini-series, Learn and Grow, was made for you. We reflect on Bernie’s early days saying “bye-bye” to his relationship with The Biggest Loser and diet culture forever! You’ll hear us discuss mindfulness and the beautiful and subtle ways in which Bernie has been able to embrace mindfulness and emotion regulation skills in his life. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcast. [Original interview was released in 2016 and replaced with this update]
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84 min
February 22, 2016
#4 - Learn & Grow Part 4 - You don’t have a food addiction. You need permission to eat (and eat emotionally)
If you’re new to Body Kindness, Learn and Grow, was made for you. Bernie Salazar & Rebecca Scritchfield reflect on Bernie’s early days saying “bye-bye” to his relationship with The Biggest Loser & diet culture forever! We discuss emotional eating, feeling like you’re addicted to food, and why it’s probably NOT the case. Tune in to learn how to get a better grasp on emotional eating. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcast. [Original interview was released in 2016 and replaced with this update]
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111 min
February 8, 2016
#3 - Learn & Grow Part 3 - Reflections on Intuitive Eating from Principles to Practice
In the third episode of our “Learn and Grow” series, Bernie and I reflect on ways in which the practice of intuitive eating has helped him reject dieting and we discover new growth opportunities. Tune in if you’ve ever felt confused about what the heck intuitive eating is and why it may be exactly what you need. (Hint, the goal is to heal your relationship to food, not lose weight). Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/podcast. [Original interview was released in 2016 and replaced with this update]
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89 min
January 25, 2016
#2 - Learn & Grow Part 2 - Extreme Exercise Is Unnecessary
In the second episode Bernie and I process his unhealthy experience with exercise as a contestant on The Biggest Loser. Tune in to hear an honest conversation about why extreme exercise is unnecessary. If you’re new to Body Kindness and would like help in finding that point where better mind-body health intersect, this is it. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes. [Our original interview was released in 2016 and replaced with this update]
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75 min
January 8, 2016
#1 - Learn & Grow Part 1 - Ditching 'Diet Brain' for Body Kindness
If you're new to Body Kindness, breaking free from diets, and Health at Every Size (HAES) our new podcast series is made for you! Body Kindness Learn & Grow is a series that will boost your hope and confidence in leaving diets behind from exactly where you are today. Think of it like “Body Kindness for beginners.” Bernie and I reflect on our personal growth through the lens of our earliest episodes. [Our original interview was released in 2016 and replaced with this update] bodykindnessbook.com/podcast
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73 min
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