Christy talks to two food professionals who struggled with symptoms of anorexia but were never diagnosed with eating disorders, and she publicly shares her own eating disorder history for the first time. Lauren Rauh is a chef and caterer who just launched a company called Hell or Highwater. Louise McCready Hart is a writer and editor who primarily covers food. We'll hear when and why these ladies developed disordered relationships to food, what drew them to culinary careers, how they worked to overcome their restrictive eating habits, and lots more.
Note from Christy in March 2016: I’ve learned so much since starting to record the podcast in early 2013, and you’ll probably hear some places where my understanding of nutrition, eating disorders, and body image has evolved since I made these episodes. (Be sure to check out the latest season for more a up-to-date snapshot of my philosophy!) While this episode has been edited to remove overtly triggering material, listener discretion is still advised due to some guests' discussions of ongoing eating issues.