Fellow entrepreneur and anti-diet dietitian Haley Goodrich joins us this week to discuss her path from disordered eating to intuitive eating, how she opened her own Health at Every Size dietetics practice, the challenges of transitioning to a completely weight-neutral paradigm and the value of mentorship in this process, overcoming her anxiety and the role that anxiety played in her eating behaviors, how to practice as a recovered clinician, getting comfortable setting boundaries, and much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about bingeing in recovery from restrictive eating.
Haley is the founder and CEO of INSPIRD Nutrition, where she specializes in intuitive eating, disordered eating, and eating disorder recovery from a Health At Every Size perspective. She is currently pursuing her Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) Certification. In addition to her full-time private practice she is also the co-founder of INSPIRD to SEEK, a community-based learning experience designed to mentor and guide nutrition entrepreneurs to build amazing businesses. Find her online at inspirdnutrition.com.
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Haley’s relationship with food growing up, including having a wonderful family relationship with breakfast and having agency in the kitchen from a young age
Haley’s first experience with body insecurity and size comparisons in middle school
Anxiety disorder, how it affected Haley’s education, and the effect of mental health stigma
The common motivation behind pursuing dietetics education, and how often people in the nutrition and food fields struggle with the idea of “perfect” eating
Haley’s experience with over-exercising and restriction
Haley’s exposure to intuitive eating, and how it helped her toward the path of healing
The value of therapy in the recovery process
Opening a private practice to spread the intuitive eating, Health at Every Size message
The importance of mentorship in health and wellness training, and how it can help the healthcare community transition out of the diet culture model
Thin privilege, how it protects some from shame around food and body, and the privilege it gives you in eating disorder recovery
Trying to toe the line between a weight-neutral perspective and holding onto the weight loss paradigm
Transitioning into a full, non-diet, weight-inclusive practice
Overcoming the fear of criticism
Understanding struggle as an opportunity to learn, and ultimately to help others heal from that very same struggle down the road
The diet culture embedded in some of the content within the self-acceptance community
Feeling confident in our new definition of health, and finding ways to navigate the diet-culture world as an anti-diet advocate
The intentional structure of the original Intuitive Eating book, and the importance of not using the principles of gentle nutrition and feeling your hunger/fullness as excuses for restriction
How to root out the diet mentality in your marketing material and still make money without promising weight loss
Bridging the personal and the professional, learning the art of self-disclosure, and practicing as a recovered clinician
The value in clinical supervision
Assessing your readiness to work in the disordered eating field, and choosing to work with the population that lights your fire
Avoiding burnout by seeking out self-care and setting boundaries
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Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
Intuitive Eating, 3rd ed. by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
Lisa Pearl’s Food Psych Podcast episode
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Listener Question of the Week
What do we do if meal plans make us feel restricted? Are there other ways to make sure we’re eating enough throughout the day? How do we handle overeating or bingeing in recovery from a restrictive eating disorder? Is there a way to reconnect to our body trust, and to get back in touch with our hunger and fullness signals? Can mild restriction still lead to feelings of deprivation and, ultimately, binge eating? What are the prolonged consequences of restriction?
(Resources Mentioned: Food Psych Episode #127: Intuitive Eating & Health At Every Size FAQs with Ashley Seruya & Christy Harrison, Evelyn Tribole’s Food Psych Podcast episode)