Monthly Q&A #37, June 2019

Topics Discussed:

Monthly Q&A #36, May 2019

Topics Discussed:

  • Module 13: How to deal with vitamins and supplements, with reference to:

  • Module 2: How long does it take to stop bingeing once you’ve stopped dieting? With reference to:

  • Module 9: How to deal with cravings

  • Module 2: How to deal with Celiac disease and food allergies, with reference to:

  • Module 1: Are periods of intense hunger normal?

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

Monthly Q&A #35, April 2019

Topics Discussed:

  • Module 3: How to talk to a friend who’s had gastric bypass and is now bingeing

  • Module 4: How to stop trying to “covertly” diet

  • Module 1: How to overcome orthorexic fears about sugar and soy, with reference to:

    • Research on soy and breast cancer incidence and recurrence (CW: nutritional minutiae)

    • Research showing the health benefits of intuitive eating (CW: nutritional minutiae and fatphobic language in some studies)

  • Module 1: Does food play a role in acne control? 

  • Module 4: What if you prefer the taste of artificial sweeteners?

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

Monthly Q&A #34, March 2019

Topics Discussed:

  • Module 2: How to start believing that larger bodies are truly just as worthy as smaller bodies

  • Module 13: How to stop being afraid of what you eat after an episode of diverticulitis, with reference to this study

  • Module 3: Whether salivation can be a sign of hunger

  • Module 2: How to deal with eating to the point of discomfort on foods previously deemed “bad”

  • Module 4: How to handle difficulty stopping at the point of physical fullness

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

Monthly Q&A #33, February 2019

Topics Discussed:

  • Module 7: Whether having smaller meals throughout the day leading up to a special dinner is restriction

  • Module 7: How to deal with a friend talking incessantly about their medical food restrictions

  • Module 7: What book to recommend to a loved one to introduce them to intuitive eating

  • Module 7: How to deal with difficulties internalizing body positivity

  • Module 7: How to handle the sadness of not having known about intuitive eating and Health At Every Size sooner

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

Monthly Q&A #32, January 2019

Topics Discussed:

  • Module 13: The role of trauma, particularly adverse childhood experiences (ACES) in disordered eating and digestive issues, with reference to:

  • Module 2: Whether there’s any truth to the claim that sugar or carbs can “throw hormones out of whack,” with reference to:

  • Module 2: Whether people can sometimes hide disordered behaviors under the name “intuitive eating,” and how to deal with a friend’s disordered eating triggering you

  • Module 4: How to interact with a diabetes dietitian who’s never heard of intuitive eating, with reference to:

  • Module 7: How to handle kids asking for more sugary foods, with reference to:

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

Monthly Q&A #31, December 2018

Topics Discussed:

  • Module 2: How to tell the difference between genuine digestive reactions to food and diet-culture beliefs about food, with reference to:

  • Module 5: Whether all exercise/movement is just meant to be a bit of a chore

  • Module 5: How to learn more about Health At Every Size (HAES) and break down diet-culture beliefs about weight loss, with reference to:

  • Module 3: How to deal with being constantly bombarded by research in the cancer field showing that people in larger bodies are at higher risk of cancer

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

Monthly Q&A #30, November 2018

Topics Discussed:

  • Module 1: How to start allowing yourself to have more flexibility in eating foods outside of your comfort zone

  • Module 1: Whether you can do joyful movement early in the intuitive eating process

  • Module 10: How to build strength and stamina through joyful movement for folks who don’t have an existing movement practice 

  • Module 8: What to do if you’re struggling with the fullness module

  • Module 13: How to stay in the intuitive eating mindset while living in diet culture

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

Monthly Q&A #29, October 2018

Topics Discussed:

  • How and whether to make peace with substances like alcohol and caffeine

  • Whether it’s okay not to fight back against fatphobia when you’re exhausted

  • Whether there’s a “reasonable" amount of money to be spending on food

  • How to give yourself permission to buy new clothes

  • How to deal with the trigger of clothes feeling tight 

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

Monthly Q&A #28, September 2018

Topics Discussed:

  • The link, if any, between diabetes and carb consumption

  • 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 #18, November 2017

Topics Discussed

  • How to let go of jealousy of those who are actively dieting and losing weight
  • Issues rating fullness and satisfaction
  • What "off-limits foods" really means
  • Whether to use a spontaneous sigh during a meal as a sign of fullness
  • How to tell the difference between the food police and self-care
  • ...and lots more! Click the "read more" link below to hear the full episode!