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039 ⎮ Anti-Diet, OCD, and Body Positive Fitness with Emily Decker

Nov 20, 2019

Do you have a disordered relationship with exercise?

Is it difficult to enjoy moving your body without constantly thinking about how your body's aesthetics may change?

Is it hard for you to separate nutrition and food from moving your body and fitness?

Do you wonder if you'll EVER enjoy fitness again?


Well, this week, I talk with personal trainer and anti-diet-culture CrossFit coach, Emily Decker. Emily is also a mental health advocate working to increase the body-friendliness of the fitness industry. She is creator of her 6-week private training program called BFF (Body-Friendly Fitness) that empowers people who have struggled with “yo-yo exercising” to find enjoyable and sustainable workout habits by working WITH their bodies, not FOR different ones.

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How her mental health journey has influenced her journey with food and fitness
  • How to separate restrictive mindset around food and exercise
  • Diet mentality thoughts...
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038 ⎮ Motherhood and Raising Children in Diet Culture with Crystal Karges

Nov 13, 2019

Are you worried about "screwing up your kids?"

Do you have concerns with raising intuitive eaters?

Are you afraid that you'll project your own body image insecurities onto your kids?

Or do you have discomfort with feeding your kids?

When it comes to motherhood, there are countless ways that we can feel guilt, shame, and discomfort... and food and body image issues can be big, BIG stressors for parents. 

Well, this week, I talked with child feeding specialist, Crystal Karges. Crystal is a Maternal Health Specialist, Child Feeding Expert, and Food & Body Image Coach for Mothers. 

She is passionate about helping mamas build a peaceful relationship with food & their bodies so they can confidently nourish themselves & their kids and bring joy back to eating. Crystal is committed to providing holistic, compassionate, and evidenced-based nutrition care to mothers and families worldwide through her online blog and virtual nutrition coaching practice.

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037 ⎮ How Diet Culture Can Kill You and Prioritizing Health Over Weight Loss

Oct 30, 2019

 Is the pursuit of the thin ideal killing you? 

Are you afraid to see the doctor because you believe your body isn't acceptable by mainstream medical standards?

Do you struggle with how to improve your health WITHOUT wanting to change your weight?

Well, you're not alone!

In this week's two-part episode with my friend, Tamsen Horton, we discuss her near-death experience that led to a diagnosis of late-onset Type 1 Diabetes in her 40s and how this one experience has transformed how she looks at health, weight loss, and child feeding. 

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How competitive figure skating affected Tamsen's relationship with food and her body
  • How she did NOT develop an eating disorder
  • How much money she wasted on products to change food and body
  • How diet culture almost killed her... literally.
  • How a near death experience changed her vision of health forever
  • How she's adjusted to a new diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
  • How she feeds herself and her two...
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036 ⎮ Childhood, Eating Disorders, and Dysfunctional Families with Elizabeth Oates

Oct 23, 2019

How our childhood affects our relationship with food and our bodies is an important discussion. It's no secret that for many of us, childhood is where we first heard words that our bodies weren't good enough or that we couldn't trust ourselves around food. 

And it can be more paramount in families with other "dysfunctional" elements and brokenness.

This week I'm talking with my friend, Elizabeth Oates. Elizabeth is an author, speaker, and mother of 5 who is passionate about helping women ditch the guilt and embrace freedom. After growing up in a broken family herself, she found real freedom beyond her childhood pains and wants to now spread that same truth to others. She wrote the book, Mending Broken Branches: When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree, and she is also podcast host of the show, Asking for a Friend

In this interview, we discuss:

  • What Elizabeth's definition of "dysfunction" is
  • How Elizabeth's dysfunctional childhood affected her relationship...
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035 ⎮ How to Make Change and Achieve Full Recovery

Oct 16, 2019

Do you ever wonder if all the struggle is really "worth it?" 

So many clients and patients I work with will inevitably reach a point where they feel completely stuck. They feel confused and hopeless and maybe even worthless. Realistically, they may feel even WORSE than they did when they were actively engaging in their eating disorder. 

And so, they wonder: what am I doing? Is this worth it? Is freedom possible? Is full recovery actually possible?

Well, I'd like to encourage you, as I do my individual patients and clients, that yes yes YES! Full recovery is possible. True freedom from food and body obsessions is possible! And you are so SO close!


It does take change.

Uncomfortable, REAL, soul-gripping, spirit-inspiring change. 

Not the "ra ra" kind of change that most self-help books and self-development gurus talk about... but the real, deep kind of change that results in a transformation from the inside out.

This may be a slow burn kind of change. 

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034 ⎮Overcoming an Eating Disorder with IBS and Anxiety with Emily Murray

Oct 02, 2019

Do you have anxiety or IBS AND an eating disorder? Have you fallen prey to the allure of curing your mental health or physical health struggles with food? You're not alone!

This week I'm talking with my friend, Emily Murray- registered dietitian nutritionist, eating disorders specialist, health at every size and intuitive eating clinician, all about this. 

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How IBS led her into diet culture
  • How she tried to find the perfect diet to control her anxiety
  • How her eating disorder affected her relationship with God
  • The harms of external validation for food restriction
  • How to reframe conversations away from weight loss and appearance
  • How her experience impacted her career
  • What healthy habits she incorporates into her own life today
  • and so much more!

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033 ⎮ The "Food Peace Mindset" and Living a Bigger Life with Madison Surdyke

Sep 25, 2019

>> FREE VIDEO TRAINING! Check out my limited time free video training series where I'll teach you:

  • What You Need to Know to Make Peace with Food
  • The Counterintuitive Approach to Overcome Emotional Eating
  • How to Discover What You REALLY Desire
  • My Approach to Uncovering Your Unconscious Mental Blocks

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>> Sign up for Madison's free masterclass: 5 Secrets to Never Worrying About Food & Your Body Ever Again 


About the Guest:

Madison Surdyke is a certified integrative nutrition health coach and the founder of Sunny Thymes. She’s on a mission to empower women to transform their mindsets, find total food freedom and end the war with their bodies, so they can live the lives of their dreams. Her work goes beyond food and body image; it’s about self-love, reclaiming your freedom in life and discovering your greater purpose. Oh and did I mention, she’s also a recipe...
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032 ⎮On Grief: How to Deal When You Just Can't Deal

Sep 18, 2019

How do we deal with life's most painful moments? What if all we want to do is just avoid our feelings? Why is it so hard to move past such hurtful experiences?

I get real and raw in this episode where I share about my experience through the loss of one of my twins. I also share:

  • Why it's actually REALLY hard to "feel your feelings"
  • Why it's okay to avoid
  • The neuroscience behind an emotion
  • What you can do to "deal" and move past hurts
  • My HEART Method®- what it is and how to use it
  • and so much more!

If there's one message that I have for you, it's this: THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!

If you've experienced loss or a bone-gripping emotional pain, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU OR YOUR BODY! 

Sometimes, bad $h*t just happens. You're still amazing and brave and powerful and wonderful. :) You are still loved AND love-able. 

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031 ⎮ What is Intuitive Eating? with Evelyn Tribole

Sep 11, 2019

I know I talk a lot about intuitive eating, but there's also a lot of misinformation about what intuitive eating is and isn't. Let's get the facts from this week's expert guest, Evelyn Tribole, co-author of the book Intuitive Eating.

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified eating disorders dietitian, author of 9 books, with a private practice in Newport Beach, California. She enjoys speaking and training health professionals on how to help their clients cultivate a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body through the process of Intuitive Eating. 

Evelyn and I discuss:

  • Definition of intuitive eating
  • How to find "red flags" of intuitive eating
  • Difference between intuitive eating and mindful eating
  • Intuitive Eating vs. Health at Every Size® vs. Fat Activism
  • The religion of diet culture AND anti-diet culture
  • When or If you should try to change someone else's mind
  • and so much more!



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030⎮ How to Feel Good in Your Body RIGHT NOW

Jul 03, 2019

It's hard to feel good about your body in the middle of swimsuit and shorts season. The more we reveal our bodies, the more we vulnerable we can feel. And then all the negative thoughts come in... and then the diet thoughts come in... and before we know it, we're pages deep reading the latest diet book or health blog with hopes and dreams of changing our body ONE. LAST. TIME.

But what if you could feel good in your body RIGHT NOW?

Well, in this episode, I'm sharing with you my top 10 strategies to feel good in your body right now! These are the exact same strategies that I personally use to improve my own body image when I'm not feeling my best.

Top 10 Countdown:

10. Wear clothes that feel good and fit you RIGHT NOW. 

Buy new clothes if you need to. If it helps to cut the tags out of your clothes, do it! Hide or get rid of clothes that don't fit you right now.

9. Focus on someone else's needs.

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and uncover WHY you're struggling with food and your body!