Yoga teacher and fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Casey Berglund shares how she overcame restriction and food shame, how she went from having an intuitive relationship with food as a child to trying to manipulate her body size, why yoga was exactly what she needed to break through perfectionism, why she started thinking outside the box in her career, why it's dangerous to approach intuitive eating with a diet mentality, how to navigate diet culture as a professional in the body-acceptance field, and lots more. PLUS, Christy shares some insider insight into nutrition journalism, and answers a listener question about how to handle when a doctor tells you to lose weight "for your health."
Casey Berglund is a registered dietitian, yoga teacher, and media spokesperson who believes all people deserve to feel free in their relationship with food and confident in their bodies, so they have more energy for the important things in life. She owns Worthy and Well Inc., where she inspires smart and soulful women to ditch the all-or-none and eat for fuel, flavour, and fun. Get involved by claiming your free 15-minute Yoga Intro video and checking out Yoga for Mindful Eating and Living at worthyandwell.com.
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Casey’s relationship with food growing up, including her experience farming and gardening
The transition from curiosity about nutrition to control and restriction
The media’s role in diet culture
The need for culture-wide education on disordered eating, the diet mentality, and Health at Every Size
The impact of food deprivation on strength and athleticism
Discomfort with weight gain, body changes in eating disorder recovery, and finding body acceptance
Casey’s and Christy’s experiences in nutrition classes
Healthism and orthorexia
The feeling of “not enough”
Yoga’s role in Casey’s and Christy’s healing journeys, including its potentially triggering aspects such as lack of body diversity and the “clean eating” or vegan trends
Restrictive nutrition trends (Paleo, raw food diets, Whole30, juicing)
Navigating intuitive eating and self-care-driven health choices
Casey’s experience doing her yoga teacher training
Combining mindfulness practices and nutrition counseling
Health at Every Size and responsible research
BMI, the so-called “obesity epidemic,” and fearmongering within nutrition and health journalism
The ethical problems with encouraging intentional weight loss
Evolving from a weight-management paradigm to an anti-diet paradigm as a dietitian or health professional
The need for community and connection
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Intuitive Eating, 3rd ed. by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch