Monthly Q&A #28, September 2018

Topics Discussed:

  • The link, if any, between diabetes and carb consumption, with reference to: 

  • How to navigate intuitive eating when you have legit reasons for avoiding certain foods

  • Whether to fully let go of goals in terms of fitness and eating while doing IE

  • How to stop feeling so defensive about your weight/size

  • How to deal with not having clear hunger signals

  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!” 

Monthly Q&A #27, August 2018

Topics Discussed:

  • How to deal with summertime food fears

  • How to move from having a weigh-neutral stance to having an overall “looks-neutral” stance

  • How to handle fears of not fitting into your wedding dress

  • How to stop beating yourself up when you eat to a point of uncomfortable fullness

  • What to do if you have an aversion to movement because of diet-culture messaging

  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!” 

Monthly Q&A #26, July 2018

Topics Discussed:

  • How to handle hypothalamic amenorrhea, aka missing periods due to an ED history

  • How to fight studies that claim “processed” foods, or more accurately packaged fun foods, are carcinogenic

  • How to adapt to moving to a new country

  • Whether it’s normal to eat lots of formerly “banned” foods when starting this course

  • How the menstrual cycle/female hormones affect our relationships with food

  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!” 

Monthly Q&A #25, June 2018

Topics Discussed:

  • How to give up guilt when legalizing foods 

  • How to deal with changes in appetite from mental-health conditions

  • How to distinguish between punishing movement for body change and joyful movement

  • How to cope when a family member’s eating disorders are endangering their kids

  • My advice in a past Q&A to “avoid mirrors” 

  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!” 

Monthly Q&A #24, May 2018

Topics Discussed

  • How to set goals for this course

  • How to deal with a family member’s “successful” dieting

  • How to handle an extended honeymoon phase

  • How to stop judging yourself for how often you get hungry

  • How to deal with thoughts that try to talk you out of eating what you want

  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #23, April 2018

Topics Discussed

  • How to deal with the fear of being judged for your size at work
  • How to make sense of Oprah’s connection to Weight Watchers 
  • How to start having compassion instead of anger for people who trigger you
  • Whether to try a meal plan to deal with lack of structure
  • How to handle skepticism about intuitive eating
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #22, March 2018

Topics Discussed

  • How to break down rules about exercise/movement
  • Whether there's such a thing as "too much" emotional eating
  • How to detect hunger/fullness signals when you have stomach conditions
  • Whether eating for athletic performance is another sneaky form of diet culture
  • How to handle eating in the middle of the night 
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly Q&A #21, February 2018

Topics Discussed

  • How to help kids in your life navigate diet culture
  • Whether liposuction and other cosmetic procedures are compatible with intuitive eating
  • How to deal with acid reflux in an intuitive way
  • How to prepare more of your food when you hate cooking, and the role of frozen and prepared meals
  • Turning to food for comfort when feeling overwhelmed and bored 
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!

Monthly 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!