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Life After Diets

Aug 17, 2022

There is a significant intersection of people with eating disorders and disordered eating with T/trauma. In this episode, we identify the meaning of trauma and explore how it shows up in our body beyond intellectual awareness. We also discuss:

  • Trauma informed vs trauma aware
  • A little of Stef’s history
  • Anger and...

Aug 10, 2022

Food logs and meal planning are hallmarks of weight loss efforts and diet culture. Is there any place for them in a non-diet approach? In this episode, we talk about:

  • Do we like food diaries?
  • Food structure reduces decision making
  • Is intuitive eating about meal variety?
  • But I don’t like meal planning because I...

Aug 3, 2022

The "anti-diet" and "diets don't work" messages can be very empowering for many people, but how do we reconcile these ideas when there seem to be people that do, in fact, diet and lose weight? In this episode, we discuss:

  • Dieting as a physical trauma stored by the body
  • Biology of weight set point and safety
  • Psychology...

Jul 27, 2022

In 1978, Susie Orbach wrote the groundbreaking book: Fat is a Feminist Issue (FIFI) to decontrust the role of dieting as oppressive to women. She has remained an author, psychoanalyst, advocate for women and women's bodies. In this episode, we discuss:

  • Dieting is taking your agency back
  • The beauty of hunger in...

Jul 20, 2022

Why is eating in moderation so hard? In this episode, Sarah & Stef discuss:

  • What does moderation mean? 
  • Is the 2000 calorie RDA based on moderation?
  • Satisfaction and extreme hunger
  • Why are some people able to eat in moderation more easily?
  • Is moderation a challenge for impulsive people?
  • How other parts of our lives can...