Food Psych Podcast - 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.)

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.

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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. 

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We're back! In honor of Passover, we talk with food/nutrition editor Adina Steiman about her family's Seder traditions, the parallels between nutrition and religion, how boxed Stroganoff launched her culinary career, and lots more.

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We're about to go on a two-week break, but before we do, check out this bonus episode with more from historian Jude Webre on food, class, and Southern cuisine! Plus, a listener shares her recent history of disordered eating, and Christy drops some science about processed food.

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This week we talk food and class (the socioeconomic kind) with Yahoo Food features editor Alex Van Buren and Columbia University History PhD candidate Jude Webre. Jude discusses his culinary upbringing in a poor Cajun family, and how his relationship to food changed when his father became a restaurant critic. Alex shares her journey from being a picky eater in a middle-class Irish-American family to becoming a food writer in New York City, where she's expected to know the finer points of foie gras and other fancy food.    

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In our first-ever recap episode, we take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the best moments in the first six months of Food Psych. Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or body image issues.

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Chef James B. Simpkins is back to discuss the traumatic childhood experience that shaped who he would become in the kitchen and in life. Hear last week's full episode with James and comedian Nate Starkey at  

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Comedian Nate Starkey and chef James Simpkins discuss what it means to feed people, why they thrive on playing host, how cooking helps balance their personalities, and lots more.  

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Journalist Rebecca Flint Marx returns to discuss pescetarianism, food journalism, her brief period of disordered eating, and lots more.

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Christy and four guests share stories of the relationship between food and love in their lives. Comedian Jackie Kashian tells of her now-husband wooing her with chicken; food/travel writer Marisa Robertson-Textor discusses her go-to heartbreak food; comedian Nate Starkey reflects on the role cooking plays in his relationship with his wife; and journalist and culinary-school graduate Rebecca Flint Marx shares the ups and downs of dating men who don't cook. 

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