Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Nov 30, 2020

Eating-disorders therapist Haica Rosenfeld joins us to discuss how her father’s binge eating and bariatric surgery affected her own relationship with food and body, strategies for responding to diet talk, the Stages of Change as they relate to anti-diet messaging, bringing HAES to Spanish-speaking communities, and so much more. Plus, in “Ask Food Psych,” Christy answers a listener question about why it’s considered harmful for someone who struggles with an eating disorder to lose weight, but not for their ED-free sibling to gain weight.

Dr. Haica Rosenfeld is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Approved Supervisor by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She specializes in the treatment of Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Body Image Healing and has worked with clients at all stages of recovery for over 12 years.

Haica has a passion and calling for helping those who struggle with disordered eating, chronic dieting, emotional overeating, and Binge Eating Disorder and believes in prioritizing health-promoting-behaviors without focusing on weight loss. Her work incorporates a non-diet and weight-inclusive approach to wellness and whole health, which aims to honor and nourish the mind, body and spirit. She believes in the power of Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Body Appreciation practices, and is informed by Health at Every Size® (HAES®) and Intuitive Eating principles.

Haica currently works in private practice and has an office in Aventura, FL. She offers in-person and Telehealth psychotherapy to residents of Florida, Vermont and Venezuela, her country of origin. She is dedicated to helping individuals heal their relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies, as well as disrupting the internalized messages they’ve received from diet culture. She also often offers group therapy, as she deeply believes in the healing power of community. Find her online at

If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.

Christy's book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path.

For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at