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Body Belonging with Virgie Tovar

Body Belonging with Virgie Tovar

May 21, 2021

Virgie Tovar on how we lose our sense of body belonging, then how we can make our way back.

 

In this episode, Virgie shares what fat phobia and diet culture is and how they are linked, the many ways healthcare professionals can bring themselves and others closer to body justice, how people lose belonging of their bodies, the first thing we need to do in the unravelling of fat phobia and diet culture and meaningful lessons from her own journey back to her body.

 

As mentioned in the podcast:

  • Study about restriction, hunger, long term decisions – Glasgow Scotland *did you find this Fi?

More about Virgie: 

Virgie Tovar holds a Master's degree in Sexuality Studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. She is a contributor for Forbes where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work. She started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight and in 2018 gave a TedX talk on the origins of the campaign. Tovar is the author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat (Feminist Press August 2018) and The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color (New Harbinger Publications 2020). She is the host of the podcast, Rebel Eaters Club.

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Dismantling Anti-Fat Bias in Healthcare with Dr Natasha Larmie

Dismantling Anti-Fat Bias in Healthcare with Dr Natasha Larmie

May 7, 2021

Dr Natasha Larmie (aka "The Fat Doctor") on getting serious about the harms of anti-fat bias in healthcare.

 

In this episode, Natasha shares her arrival onto the Instagram scene, what the weight stigma research shows, the difference between implicit and explicit biases and how they impact clients and patients, what’s really happening when a doctor prescribes ‘weight loss’, the makings of the ‘Healthcare Professionals Against Weight Stigma Group’ and how you can begin to contribute to the collective dismantling of weight stigma.

 

As mentioned in the podcast:

More about Natasha: 

I'm a weight inclusive GP with over 20 years medical experience who is campaigning against weight stigma in healthcare. I've been fat for most of my adult life, and I'm only now beginning to realise just how much of an impact anti-fat bias has had on my physical and mental health. In coming to this realisation and embarking on a lifelong learning journey, I began exploring the issues surrounding weight-based discrimination and how they impact the health of my patients. My mission is to educate the healthcare profession and empower the fat community to rid the world of weight stigma – Dr Natasha Larmey.

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Barriers to HAES in Dietetic Practice With Rachel Larkey

Barriers to HAES in Dietetic Practice With Rachel Larkey

April 23, 2021

Rachel Larkey on her recent research investigating barriers to HAES(R)-aligned Dietetic practice.

 

In this episode, Rachel shares how her thesis evolved into a research paper recently published in journal of critical dietetics, she shares the three key barriers identified by dietitians when introducing IE and HAES approaches with clients in the community setting and how they showed up, how autonomy can help facilitate the use of IE and HAES in community practice and other ways forward for dietitians working in this space.

 

As mentioned in the podcast & additional links suggested by Rachel:

  • “Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size in community settings – a dietitian’s perspective of practice barriers” research paper. 

“These are some cool scholarships and groups/orgs that I recommend to my patients frequently, and they could do with some love”

More about Rachel: 

Rachel Larkey, MS, RD, CDN, CLC is a dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor. She currently works full time at a federally qualified healthcare center in New York and sees a limited amount of private clients virtually. She is dedicated to exploring ways to adapt HAES-based care and Intuitive Eating to the needs of public health and community nutrition spaces.

Connect with Rachel:

Website – currently under construction and coming soon!

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Plate by Plate to Recovery with Wendy Sterling

Plate by Plate to Recovery with Wendy Sterling

April 9, 2021

Wendy Sterling on using the practical Plate by Plate Approach to support people in healing from an Eating Disorder.

 

In this episode, Wendy steps us through her career as an Eating Disorder Dietitian and she shares more about historical exclusion of dietitians from the Family-Based Treatment (FBT) model, how the plate-by-plate aims to support FBT and empower parents, practical ways the plate-by-plate approach can be introduced (along with some real talk here!)  and how we can move forward and past any difficulties that may arise. We also hear what the plate model aims to do, why it has the ability to heal one’s relationship with food and some new and very exciting news!

 

As mentioned in the podcast:

More about Wendy: 

Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Supervisor through IAEDP, and a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She is the Team Nutritionist of the Oakland Athletics, and was the former nutritionist for the NY Jets, and Golden State Warriors. She is the owner of Sterling Nutrition, a nutrition private practice in the Bay Area, and utilizes a non-diet, Health at Every Size® approach. She is the co-author of “How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder.”  She and her co-author Casey Crosbie, RD, CEDRDS created the innovative approach to refeeding called the “Plate-by-Plate Approach®,” a no-numbers, visual approach, which has been featured in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also the co-author off “No Weigh! A Teens Guide to Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom.” She and her co-authors have an upcoming book, due out late 2021, for parents who want to help their teens with body satisfaction and their relationship to food. 

Wendy received her B.S. in dietetics/nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education at Teacher’s College at Columbia University where she also completed her dietetic internship.  

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Connect with the Plate-by-Plate Approach Resources:

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The Shapeshifting of Diet Culture, & Breaking Free with Judith Matz

The Shapeshifting of Diet Culture, & Breaking Free with Judith Matz

March 27, 2021

Judith Matz on uncovering the sneakiness of diet culture, how it shows up in healthcare and how we can move forward.

 

In this episode, Judith shares more about her inspiring and long career, how her first book ‘Beyond the Shadow of a Diet evolved and how it helped her find community, how this work has changed over time, the process of learning and unlearning and the cruciality of the ongoing learning/work, the many sneaky faces of diet culture, more about the Body Positive Card Deck created by Judith and Amy Pershing and Judith’s hope for the future of HAES and anti-diet work.

 

As mentioned in the podcast:

About Judith:

Judith Matz, LCSW is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of diet culture, binge eating, emotional eating, body image, and weight stigma. She is co-author of The Body Positivity Card Deck, The Diet Survivor’s Handbook and Beyond a Shadow of a Diet, and author of the children's book, Amanda's Big Dream. Judith's work has been featured in the media including NPR, New York Times and Psychotherapy Networker, and she has a private practice in the Chicago area. Judith offers a popular full day training (live webinar or digital) for mental health/health professionals: Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image: What Every Clinician Needs to Know through PESI, Inc.

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Namaste Meets WTF! with Fiona Sutherland & Christy Harrison

Namaste Meets WTF! with Fiona Sutherland & Christy Harrison

March 16, 2021

The mic is turned for this one, hosted by Christy Harrison for a discussion about Fi's book "Vitamin A to Z; Your BS-free Guide to Wellbeing"

 

In this episode, the tables are flipped on Fi and she is interviewed by Christy Harrison about her newly released book, Vitamin A to Z – Your BS-free guide to wellbeing. Fi shares how her book came to fruition, her intention and hope for her book, how the stages of change transtheoretical model was considered and then she delves more into some of the chapters to include Vitamin M = Mindfulness, Vitamin H = Health (redefined) and Vitamin V = Values.        

 

As mentioned in the podcast:

More about Christy: 

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN is an anti-diet registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and author of the book Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating (Little, Brown Spark 2019). She offers online courses and private intuitive eating coaching to help people all over the world make peace with food and their bodies. Since 2013 Christy has hosted Food Psych, a weekly podcast exploring people’s relationships with food and paths to body liberation. It is now one of Apple’s top 100 health podcasts, reaching tens of thousands of listeners worldwide each week. 

Christy began her career in 2003 as a journalist covering food, nutrition, and health, and she’s written for publications including The New York Times, SELF, BuzzFeedWIRED, Refinery29Gourmet, SlateThe Food Network, and many others. Learn more about Christy and her work at christyharrison.com.

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Trafficking & Trauma-informed Care with Whitney Trotter

Trafficking & Trauma-informed Care with Whitney Trotter

February 27, 2021

Whitney Trotter on Trafficking, Trauma and coming back to our bodies in Anti Diet work.

 

In this episode, Whitney shares her goals for 2021 and more about her specialisation as a Human Trafficking Activist to include what defines human trafficking, the most important factors for us to understanding about human trafficking and how we can begin to screen our clients. She also shares more on trauma-informed care in practice and how we can address and prioritise grief in anti-diet work.

As mentioned in the podcast:

More about Whitney: 

Whitney Trotter: (she/her) is dually licensed as a Registered Dietitian, Nurse, and yoga instructor. Whitney has over nine years of experience working as a registered dietitian serving in the HIV/AIDS community as well as working in the eating disorder field. Whitney also previously worked at a Level One Pediatric Trauma center, as a pediatric emergency room nurse. In addition to working as a RDN and RN ,Whitney served as a member of her county's Rape Crisis Center as a member of their Sexual Assault Response Team. Her work at the Rape Crisis Center equipped her to co-found an anti-trafficking organization Restore Corps, where she now provides medical training to the community focusing on human trafficking response. Whitney is the founder/owner of Bluff City Health, a practice dedicated to embodiment, social justice and eating disorders.

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From Fixing to Growing, and Eating Unapologetically with Alissa Rumsey

From Fixing to Growing, and Eating Unapologetically with Alissa Rumsey

February 19, 2021

Unapologetic Eating with Alissa Rumsey

 

In this episode, Alissa shares her journey from dietitian to author, what it was like writing a book during 2020, how the title of her book ‘Unapologetic Eating’ came to be, she also warmly invites us into her book by stepping us through the main sections; ‘Fixing’, ‘Allowing’, ‘Feeling’ and ‘Growing’ and she also shares her wish for what she hopes the book will leave people with. 

Links:

www.alissarumsey.com

instagram.com/alissarumseyRD

 

From this episode:

Order Unapologetic Eating: www.alissarumsey.com/book

Kelly Diels - We Are The Culture Makers

About Alissa:

Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS is a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and the author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace With Food and Transform Your Life. Alissa is passionate about advocating for women to reclaim the space to eat and live unapologetically. She is the founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, a weight-inclusive nutrition practice that offers virtual counseling and online programs to help people liberate themselves from dieting, cultivate a peaceful relationship to food and their bodies, and live a more authentic, connected life. Her expertise has been featured in hundreds of media outlets and she speaks regularly at events, online trainings, and conferences around the country. She calls New York City home and spends her free time exploring the city’s food scene and searching for patches of green space to sunbathe in. 

Safety, Stigma & Speaking Up in Sport with Rebecca McConville

Safety, Stigma & Speaking Up in Sport with Rebecca McConville

February 1, 2021

Rebecca McConville on breaking down stereotypes and stigma in sport.

 

In this episode, Rebecca shares her experience from college athlete to sport dietitian and gives us a comprehensive insight into Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) to include how it came to be, the current gaps and room for improvements, an introduction into assessing and screening for RED-S, and the main myths surround the condition. She also shares how we can overcome hesitations from coaches and athletes when it comes to bringing a dietitian onboard and the importance of sports clinicians coming together to create a safer environment for athletes. 

Here Fi and Rebecca speak about:

    • First meeting each other within the sport dietetic sector and what Becca has currently been up to
    • Becca’s experience as a college athlete, to landing her first job as a dietitian and then finding the IE / HAES / non-diet movement.
    • Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S);
      • What RED-S is?
      • How RED-S came to be and how it has evolved – whilst paying homage to the important work of those who have come before us!
      • Where there are gaps, room for improvements and the need for further research. 
      • An intro to assessing and screening; what to look out for and how people are presenting.
      • The main myths, stigma and stereotypes surrounding RED-S.
    • What the main hesitations are of bringing dietitians into sporting cultures and ways we can help overcome concerns and get involved.  
  • The problematic behaviour of not speaking about and overlooking disordered eating and eating disorders in sports and how we must work towards creating safer environments for athletes.
  • How you can learn to support and impower your athletes by joining Becca’s clinician training program – find out more here!

As mentioned in the podcast:

RED-S:

  • The Female Athlete Triad, Roberta Trattner Sherman PhD, Ron A. Thompson, PhD https://doi.org/10.1177/10598405040200040301

More about Rebecca: 

Becca McConville MS, RD, LDN, CSSD, CEDRD-S is a board certified sports specialist and eating disorder dietitian.  In addition to Becca’s private practice, she has served as a consultant to the University of Missouri Kansas City Athletics, Kansas City Ballet, local colleges and previously worked with the Kansas City Chiefs. Becca is also the author of Finding your Sweet Spot: How to Avoid RED-S (Relative Energy Deficit in Sport) by Optimizing Your Energy Balance and the InPower masterclass on RED-S. She is a co-host of a podcast called PHIT for a Queen devoted to female athletes. Co-author with sports psychologist Dr. Mel Streno on a workbook devoted to transition out of sport soon to be released-Spring 2021.

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