Food Psych - Intuitive Eating, Positive Body Image, & Eating Disorder Recovery
Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, self-compassion and self-care--all from a body-positive, Health at Every Size perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian, and offers tips to help you accept your body and let go of guilt about food. 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! (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.)

Our guest Michelle Fetsch is the founder of Women Enough, an organization that works with women to improve their body image. Michelle shares how she developed an eating disorder at an early age, why she finally reached a breaking point with her negative body image, and how her relationship to food has improved. 

A teen runaway at 15, turned corporate America girl at age 19, and later founder of the first and annually largest TEDxWomen event on the planet- her superpower is believing in, standing for and creating space for all women to rise.

She combines her superpowers of believing and achieving in a way that gives women permission to take on their dreams. Her intuitive expertise in branding combined with her relentless promotion skills support women in having successful, supported and celebrated launches. Find her at womenenough.com and on Twitter @Women_Enough

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

Direct download: Better_Body_Image.mp3
Category:fitness and nutrition -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Writer and fellow podcaster Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland shares how her obsession with clean eating turned into an eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa, how she started on her journey toward recovery, and lots more.

Katie wants to live in a world where true wellness is embraced by everyone. As a speaker, holistic life coach, author and blogger she loves writing and speaking about holistic wellness, personal development, and spirituality on her blog, her weekly podcast WWRadio, and in her daily life to basically anyone who will listen. She works with women who believe their happiness is dependent on their physical body, relationship status, or career, and helps them realize that the external trappings of success are just a byproduct of their internal state. She helps women develop a positive relationship with food and their body image by embracing a spiritual connection of their own understanding.

Find Katie on her podcast and blog, The Wellness Wonderland, or connect with her on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

Direct download: When_Healthy_Eating_Hurts.mp3
Category:fitness and nutrition -- posted at: 12:10am EDT

Comedian Chrissie Mayr discusses family food habits, why she hated her body and dieted constantly in college, how she finally stopped obsessing about food and her weight, and more!

Chrissie performs at many NYC comedy clubs but her favorites are The Stand and Gotham Comedy Club. She hosts COMEDY at STONEWALL every month at the legendary Stonewall Inn. She recently wrote, produced, directed and acted in SquirrelCode, a web series parody of MTV’s hit show GirlCode. Chrissie is featured in the Eater.com web series “We Love Food.” TV Credits include The Wendy Williams Show, What Not To Wear and The Travel Channel. She appeared at the 2013 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta as well as the Cape Fear and Women In Comedy Festivals. She wrote and performed in her One-Woman Show “Hope” which enjoyed a 5-week run at the Magnet Theater during 2009-2010. 

Find her on Twitter @ChrissieMayr and online at ChrissieMayr.Tumblr.com.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

Direct download: Stop_Counting.mp3
Category:fitness and nutrition -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Season 2 premiere! Food Psych is back, but this season we're taking a more leisurely approach, posting new episodes roughly once a month. This episode we talk with journalist Jane Lerner about how she developed an impressively healthy relationship to food, the business of food writing, the difficulties of dating as a "food person," and lots more.

Jane Lerner is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor and the organizer of BK Swappers, a food-swap barter event. Since moving to NYC from San Francisco in 2002, and with a particular interest in music, food, travel and culture, Jane has worked as the assistant to Madonna's publicist; helped launch the Smorgasburg food market; acted as the copy chief for the Daily Note, the newspaper of the Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013; and contributed to, fact-checked and/or copy edited for publications such as New York, Bon Appetit, NY Post, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Print. She is currently the editor of Front & Center, the official blog of Rockefeller Center.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

Direct download: Healthy_Beginnings.mp3
Category:fitness and nutrition -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

New to Food Psych? Listen to this episode for a quick overview of the podcast and a guide to getting started! Whether you're new to the body-positive movement, recovering from an eating disorder, considering giving up diets, or already a hardcore Health at Every Size and intuitive eating fan, this podcast is for you! 

(This episode was created in September of 2016; it's just marked with a 2014 publication date to ensure it shows up first in the podcast feed.)

Episodes mentioned:

  • #68: Beating the Restrict-Binge Cycle with Summer Innanen
  • #66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson
  • #61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe
  • #59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic
  • #36: Food Sanity with Isabel Foxen Duke

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To learn more about Food Psych and all our previous guests, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

 

Direct download: Getting_Started.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#31: Life of Pie

Season finale! Actor and vocal coach Casey Erin Clark discusses church potlucks, her love of pie, how she maintained a healthy body image after a college theater director told her to lose weight, the connections between self-expression and balanced eating habits, and lots more. Enjoy this episode, and stay tuned for news about a Food Psych live show later this summer! Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or weight/body issues.

Category:fitness and nutrition -- posted at: 1:31am EDT

Comedian and chef Greg Brown shares a ton of fun food-psych stories, including how he got a group of female professional cyclists to stop their disordered eating habits, why he doesn't want to be thought of as a balanced eater, how working in a restaurant nearly killed him (for real), and lots more. Lots of laughs in this one!     

Category:fitness and nutrition -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

Actor Lulu Fogarty discusses the food and body image issues she encountered while working in Taipei, her first and only gig as a plus-size model, how she stayed sane about eating during times of weight gain and loss, and more. Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or body image issues.  

Category:fitness and nutrition -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Photographer and radio host Michael Harlan Turkell discusses his past as a picky kid, his experience working in kitchens, how OCD shows up in his relationship to food, and lots more.

Category:fitness and nutrition -- posted at: 1:46am EDT

In this episode, comedic actor Michelle Francesca Thomas discusses how her grandparents' health-consciousness (and grandmother's disordered eating) influenced her relationship to food; her experience of food insecurity and the unexpected ways hunger manifested itself in her childhood; and the ups and downs of cooking for a significant other. 

Category:fitness and nutrition -- posted at: 12:30am EDT