Montly Q&A #20, January 2018

Topics Discussed

  • How to know when you're ready to stop eating
  • How to deal with a rule about waiting a certain amount of time after eating to know if you're full
  • How to reframe the idea of "empty calories"
  • How to handle bad body image because of jeans being tighter
  • How to deal with self-critical comments when looking in the mirror
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #19, December 2017

Topics Discussed

  • How to rebut a family member's arguments in favor of the Paleo diet 
  • Why binges are sometimes more likely to happen AFTER you're already full
  • How to know how long the "honeymoon phase" will last
  • Whether it's normal to eat for boredom or just because you feel like eating
  • How to continue to make progress with intuitive eating when around family for the holidays
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #16, September 2017

Topics Discussed

  • How to make it through the initial weight gain period in this journey
  • How to make intuitive eating work for you and regain your health
  • Whether it's possible to be vegan with intuitive eating
  • Whether it's normal to continue eating for a bit even when you feel full
  • How to have self-compassion and ditch the diet mentality in the face of a triggering family member 
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #15, August 2017

Topics Discussed

  • How to deal with the fear that comes from letting go of food restrictions
  • How to get past reading food labels
  • How to handle feeling compelled to eat sweets and feeling like you're "breaking a rule" when you do
  • How to handle when people start talking about dieting, body size, and other triggering topics
  • How to be OK with your body when feeling uncomfortable in your own skin
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #14, July 2017

Topics Discussed

  • How to tune in to fullness in social situations
  • How to deal with mental cravings as opposed to physical ones
  • How to deal with thoughts that you've screwed up your health by dieting
  • How to handle being in a semi-honeymoon phase, and whether or not you really need to pay undivided attention to your food in order to fully tune in to your body's cues
  • How to choose between what will satisfy you mentally vs. what will make you feel good
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #13, June 2017

Topics Discussed

  • Whether metabolism stays permanently slowed after you diet, and how to overcome the fear of "spinning out of control" when you stop restricting
  • Whether to have a bedtime snack
  • Whether you really need to let go of the desire to lose weight
  • Why people experience resistance to structured exercise
  • How to handle going to an event where you'll see people you haven't seen since you were smaller
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #11, April 2017

Topics Discussed

  • Whether it's OK to use exercise programs in conjunction with intuitive movement
  • How to distinguish between physical and emotional hunger, and why fear of emotional hunger is rooted in the diet mentality
  • Whether the course material still applies to you even if you feel like you have NO restrictions on your eating
  • Whether or not to try to quit smoking while learning intuitive eating
  • How to navigate feelings of body shame that arise after non-hunger eating
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #10, March 2017

Topics Discussed

  • How to eat intuitively with conditions like hypertension and diabetes
  • How to deal with feeling triggered by food labels and calorie counts
  • How to handle weight loss due to intuitive eating in a body-positive way
  • Ways to implement self-compassion on a day-to-day basis
  • How to reconcile eating nutritiously for self-care with an intuitive eating mindset
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #9, February 2017

Topics Discussed

  • The difference between eating disorders and disordered eating
  • How to trust that your intuition will lead toward health
  • How to handle it when you lose weight inadvertently 
  • Ways to feel more satisfaction in eating
  • How to explain to a loved one why you don't like weight lifting and prefer yoga
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #7, December 2016

Topics Discussed

 

  • Emotional eating vs. honoring hunger
  • Teaching the concept of gentle nutrition to clients
  • How to incorporate self-compassion when under a lot of stress at work
  • What happens if you feel sick or bad when eating "off-limits" foods
  • What to do if you feel like you "shouldn't" be getting hungry so soon after a meal, or you "should" wait until later to eat
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #5, October 2016

Topics Discussed

  • How to know whether any food rules or restrictions are justified
  • Mentally restricting and autoimmune diseases
  • Whether it's OK to make food choices based on how long something will fill you up
  • Whether weighing yourself as a part of "exposure therapy" is incompatible with intuitive eating
  • Why recognizing subtle levels of hunger can be so difficult
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #4, September 2016

Topics Discussed

  • How to work through the idea that "I would feel better if I lost weight"
  • How to move forward in the course even if you're gaining weight
  • Whether "sugar addiction" is really a thing, and how intuitive eating helps reduce addiction-like feelings around food
  • Why you don't need to "detox" from sugar, dairy, wheat, etc. before beginning intuitive eating
  • How to figure out what to eat while learning to eat intuitively, and how to avoid making "healthy" foods the new "off-limits" foods 
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #3, August 2016

Topics Discussed

  • How to have self-compassion even on bad days
  • Whether to exercise at the beginning of the intuitive eating journey
  • How long it might take to start "hearing" your body's cues
  • Whether to read complementary chapters of the Intuitive Eating book
  • How to push back against feelings of failure when old clothes don't fit
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #2, July 2016

Topics Discussed

  • How to navigate negative responses to self-compassion
  • Making time for exercise
  • Recognizing the diet mentality
  • Dealing with family members' obsessions with dieting and exercise
  • Leaving behind a plant-based, vegan lifestyle that caused deprivation
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!