Monthly Q&A #32, January 2019

Topics Discussed: 

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

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

3. 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

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

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

6. Module 1: How to handle being married to the Food Police, with reference to:

7. Module 8: Whether it’s “normal” to gain some weight after a year and a half of following intuitive eating

8. Module 2: How to refute diet-mentality thoughts that lead to experiences of overeating

9. Module 7: How to stop binge eating, with reference to:

10. Module 8: Whether eating meat will really cause your body to develop “low-level inflammation”

11. Module 1: How to handle when movement feels like a punishment but you need to do it for physical therapy, with reference to:

12. Module 2: How to handle feeling angry and resentful at diet culture, with reference to:

  • Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly (TW for some diet-culture language in one section; affiliate link)

  • Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister (possible TW, haven’t read it yet; affiliate link)

  • Therapist Carmen Cool

13. Module 3: Whether your body can heal itself from years of yo-yo dieting, with reference to:

14. Module 7: How to handle menstrual irregularity with PCOS, with reference to:

15. Module 1: How to handle “defensive” eating, with reference to:

16. Module 7: Whether “sugar crashes” are really a thing, with reference to:

17. Module 6: Whether it’s important to face every feared food/ingredient