Love, Food Podcast Episode 11: Tired but Tempted

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Talking about a diet is just as normal as talking about the weather or the crazy that is Donald Trump. I can handle the weather yet diets and Donald need to go!

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Key Points:

  • Thank you for your feedback! It feeds me like a bowl of fresh french fries.
  • Win a Body Activism Kit by HAES Kits. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Take a screenshot of this and email it to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. First person who does this after this show airs will win this awesome Body Activism kit.
  • Someone with an eating disorder history going on a diet is just as deadly as someone with a peanut allergy eating a peanut butter sandwich.
  • Diets, detoxes, cleanses, and exercise boot camps are indeed bullshit.
  • Essential ingredients for an eating disorder: altered eating habits (diets!), negative body image, and genetics.
  • Because cannot tell a person’s genetics by sight, we must use universal precautions: diets can potentially hurt anyone.
  • Diets and disordered eating is considered normal eating—Boo!
  • We are helping people recover from an eating disorder in a world that has yet to recover from its own eating disorder.
  • Going against diet culture will feel like going against one’s biology. It’s hard work!
  • 4 ideas to help stay on the path of recovery: Keep quarterly meetings with your eating disorder team even when in recovery; Find those normal eaters. Check out Episode 7 for more on Normal Eating. Take a social media detox especially during stressful times. Stay attuned. Your body has the wisdom so work to stay connected. Meditation practice gives your body a chance to flex its attunement muscle.
  • When feeling vulnerable, our body can show its white surrender flag and that it needs something via the craving to diet. When crave a diet/eating disorder behavior try this instead:
    1. What was going on right before the temptation?
    2. What were you experiencing/feeling/hearing via brain messages?
    3. Examine what you find and give yourself what you NEED during those times.
    4. Craving diet and over exercise may be your body’s way of letting you know you have an unmet needs.

Show Notes:

  • Julie’s favorite meditation app (oh, the irony!): Insight Timer. Be sure to check out their inspiring Instagram page @insight…it is Julie’s favorite for pictorial words of wisdom.
  • Win a Body Activism Kit by HAES Kits. Subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Take a screenshot of this and email it to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. First person who does this after this show airs will win this awesome Body Activism kit
  • Eating Disorder Dietitians
  • Julie Dillon RD blog

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Love, Food Podcast Episode 009: Raging + Regretful

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Long term food fights and body dissatisfaction cause friction, anger, and longing. The letter writer describes her start with body hate and dieting as a child only leading to disordered eating and weight gain. Is her experience rare? Nope. Millions experience the same. Do you??

This episode debunks calories in calories out especially as it relates to certain health conditions. Knowing this, pursuing health without focusing on weight loss is just about the coolest thing since sliced bread. *Rejoicing with the food pun!*

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Key Points:

  • Anger and rage is uncomfortable yet can project us toward change. Stay with it!
  • Your f*ed up relationship with food is not your fault. Say it again: Not. Your. Fault.
  • No matter your size and no matter how your body got to be the size is today–you deserve respect and equality. Many years of self hate, diets, and cultural weight/size oppression may have promoted your body to be larger than what your DNA was originally programed to be.
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a genetic/environmental hormonal dysregulation leading to infertility, high insulin levels, mood disorders, eating disorders and negative body image. Most PCOS research uses weight focused therapies which sucks; women told to “just lose weight” when diagnosed. High insulin levels make this impossible long term. Julie recommends healing the hormones with medical interventions then work on healthy behaviors to promote health and avoid eating disorders. Cutting calories too low causes more problematic inflammation and cravings to binge when affected by PCOS.
  • Health at every size (HAES®) is not:
    • encouraging bingeing yet does not demonize food choices
    • glorifying obesity yet does honor every body and think every body deserves equal rights
    • healthy at every size *the extra Y is a tremendous error!* Experience health today not once at a certain weight.
  • HAES® includes attuned eating, pleasurable movement (check out Episode 4 of the Love, Food podcast for more on this), social justice for all sizes.Episode 4 on the
  • Everyone deserves to experience health in their body today. You too! Let’s rage against the machine together.

Show Notes:

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD or leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!