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Dec 27, 2021

To celebrate the release of ANTI-DIET in paperback, we're bringing you a special bonus episode with a rare recording from the hardcover book tour! Fellow anti-diet dietitian Heather Caplan interviews Christy in front of a live audience about how to fight the co-opting of the anti-diet movement; language to use when talking to people who are brand new to this approach; how to spread the anti-diet message in healthcare, schools, the social sciences, and your own life; how Christy got away with writing a book called ANTI-DIET in a culture that’s very much *pro* diet; and lots more. The interview was recorded at East City Bookshop in Washington, DC, in February 2020, and it's still all too relevant for the coming New Year.

Heather Caplan is an anti-diet, weight-inclusive registered dietitian with a virtual private practice. She is the founder and director of Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND), a continuing-education and networking event series for dietitians and healthcare professionals. Her work pulls from the foundations of medical nutrition therapy, non-diet and intuitive eating principles, and weight-inclusive practices. In her business, all practitioners take a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach to care. Heather works 1:1 with clients across the country, and offers support and supervision to fellow RDs (and dietitians-to-be), especially those in transition from traditional nutrition practices to an approach informed by body liberation and Health at Every Size principles. As a free option to learn more about non-diet and weight-inclusive practices, Heather hosts a weekly podcast, RD Real Talk, talking with fellow anti-diet, weight-inclusive practitioners. Heather and her work have been featured in national publications such as The Washington Post, Runner’s World, Outside Online, NBC News, EatingWell, and Women’s Running. Find more of her writing and real talk at

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD is an anti-diet registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, certified eating disorders registered dietitian, and journalist. She’s the author of Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating (Little, Brown Spark 2019), and her second book, Rethinking Wellness, will be published by the same imprint in 2023. Since 2013 Christy has hosted Food Psych, a weekly podcast exploring people’s relationships with food and paths to body liberation. It’s been one of Apple’s top 100 Health podcasts for the past 5 years, reaching tens of thousands of listeners worldwide each week. In addition to her media work, Christy offers online courses and private intuitive eating coaching to help people all over the world make peace with food and their bodies. Christy began her career in 2003 as a journalist covering food, nutrition, and health, and she’s written for publications including The New York Times, SELF, BuzzFeed, WIRED, Refinery29, Gourmet, Slate, The Food Network, and many others. Learn more about Christy and her work at

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