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Don't Salt My Game | With Laura Thomas, PhD

Join Registered Nutritionist Laura Thomas, PhD for conversations with game changers. Laura talks to people in wellness, foodies, bloggers, entrepreneurs from cool brands, creatives, nutritionists, doctors, body positivity people, mindfulness experts, and anyone else who is shaking up the wellness world, to find out how they stay on top of their game – and to help you do you, but better. It’s not all handstands and courgetti though - she and her guests aren’t afraid to dig deep into the darker side of wellness and WILL call BS on weird, faddy trends, that don’t have any legitimacy or scientific merit. Fresh pods every Friday. #dontsaltmygame
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Jun 24, 2022
Settle in team because this is an episode you're not going to want to miss! This week's 'sode is the first of a 2 part conversation I had with Emiko Davies, an Australian-Japanese food writer, photographer and cook-book author. This is such a wonderful conversation that invites us to imagine another way to feed kids that isn't so caught up in ideas of perfection, or worrying about nutrition or getting everything "right". We touch on things like;
  • Emiko’s experiences of feeding her kids while living in Italy, and how that differs when compared with other countries.
  • Where the pressure to feed kids perfectly comes from and how you can learn to shake that off and relax.
  • How a laid back approach to feeding kids could help picky eater to grow to eat a wider range of foods.

The second part of this conversation will be out on your podcast player of choice next week, so keep you're eyes peeled for that one. As always, if you liked this episode please share the love and hit subscribe to hear part 2 as soon as it's out!

Jun 24, 2022

It’s that time of the week again folks! This week, I’m bringing back one of my all-time favourite episodes with one of my equally favourite people, Nicola Haggett. We recorded this episode back in January 2021 alongside the launch of my second book, How To Just Eat It. If you haven't already heard this episode, then I think it will have a lot to offer you. And even if you have already listened, I bet you'll get something new and different listening to it a second or even a third time around. 

Nikki is body liberationist coach and mentor, professionally trained and experienced life coach, certified Body Trust provider and Open Heart Project meditation instructor. Nikki is also a mid-large, fat human whose lived experiences navigating the world as a fat person are a super important part of her work. In this episode, we dive into the world of embodiment, covering things like:

  • How writing our body story can be an act of reclaiming the narratives of our bodies
  • What exactly embodiment is and how we can find examples of it in our lives (babies, kids, cats!)
  • The difference between embodiment and more ‘performative’ or ‘hustle’ self-care
  • How embodiment can help us to feel connected to our bodies without necessarily ‘loving’ or feeling ‘positive’ about them
  • Reclaiming pleasure, appetite, autonomy and more
  • Finding spaces that feel safe to reconnect with your body

As always, if you like this conversation, please share the love - give the episode a like on socials or share it with your family and friends, and hit subscribe to stay up to date on new episodes dropping weekly.

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Jun 17, 2022

I’m SUPER excited about this week’s episode because I am speaking to the G.O.A.T of the child feeding world, Dr. Katja Rowell. Katja is an author and child feeding specialist with a passion for supporting parents in helping their children to do their best with eating and to relate to their bodies in positive ways. In this episode, we cover topics like;

  • The difference between regular old picky eating and look at some red flags for when kids or families maybe need a little more support with eating
  • How if you feel like there’s a problem and you could do with support and reassurance then that in and of itself is enough of a red flag that you should reach out for help
  • Whether or not it’s helpful to pursue a diagnosis around eating difficulties
  • Problems associated with some more conventional feeding therapies or programmes and why Katja and I prefer to work in a way that is less prescriptive and more responsive
  • Values of responsive feeding therapy and talk about what they look like in action
  • Some of the pitfalls perhaps in teaching kids to listen to their tummies, if our agenda is to get kids to eat less.
  • Felt safety, what that means and how we can foster it at mealtimes.

Show Notes:

Jun 10, 2022

Ready for more? Because part 2 is here people! 

Last week, I shared the first part of my conversation with Emiko Davies, Australian-Japanese food writer, photographer and cook-book author, so if you missed that then go back and have a listen before you jump into this one. This week I'm bringing you the second part of that conversation. This time, we talked about;

  • Emiko’s experience of parenting a child in a bigger body.
  • Emiko’s experience of having a bigger body as a child.
  • What the science really says about sugar and why we all need to chill out about giving sugar to kids

This was such a great conversation – Emiko is a dream. If you enjoy this episode then please don’t forget to share and keep the conversation going over on our socials!

May 27, 2022

Hold tight folks, this is a good one! This week, I’m chatting with Molly Forbes, journalist, campaigner, author of Body Happy Kids and founding director of the Body Happy Organisation.

Molly gives loads of practical and pragmatic advice for how you can begin to open up conversations with your school to stomp out diet culture and support positive body esteem. It's such a helpful episode for anyone who has wondered whether or not schools are undoing some of the things that you're doing at home to protect your kids' relationship with food and their bodies. 

Some of the topics we cover include:

  • How influential schools really are when it comes to supporting/disrupting body esteem. 
  • Where diet culture creeps up in schools in areas like school uniform policy.
  • How we can open up conversations with schools about diet culture, and how teachers can get their schools on board with an anti diet culture policy.
  • How you can begin to tackle food policing policies. 
  • National weight measurement programme and why you should opt your kiddo out. 

if you enjoyed today's episode, then you can help the show reach more people by subscribing on your podcast player and sharing it with a friend!

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May 20, 2022

This week, I'm joined by the Dr. Asher Larmie AKA The Fat Doctor. Asher is a transgender, non-binary GP and fat activist who campaigns for an end to medical weight stigma. I really loved this conversation and am so excited for you all to hear it. We cover things like;

  • Why you can't control your child's body and why you shouldn't want to
  • Advice on how you can raise kids who are resilient to body shame
  • What to say when your doctor wants to weight you and you don't consent
  • How they are working to disrupt weight stigma in the medical profession

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May 13, 2022

You’re gonna love this one team! This week’s episode is here and this time, I’m joined by Jeanette Thompson-Wessen, AKA @themindsetnutritionist. Jeanette is an anti-diet, Intuitive Eating, fat positive nutritionist and all-round bad-ass in this field. In this conversation, we cover things like;

  • Jeanette’s experience of bumping up against anti-fat maternity policies
  • How leaning into social justice helped her make peace with her body
  • Snapback culture and our experiences of breastfeeding
  • Modeling healthy body esteem to our kids
  • How diet culture shows up in our parenting
  • How raising anti-diet kids is a form of resistance and rebellion 

This is such a great conversation ya’ll, so don’t forget to subscribe and give it a share if you enjoyed it!

Show Notes:

 

May 6, 2022

HEYO - look who’s back on the pod!

Tally first shared her journey with us back in 2019 {listen to that here}. Since then she’s published two books and completely shaken up the fitness industry, challenging the notoriously weight-centric, aesthetics focussed industry to move in ways that feel joyful and to prioritize rest (and not feel guilty about it!). She also joined us in 2021 to break down the principles of Intuitive Movement {you can listen to that here}.

This episode was recorded back in January as part of a live Q+A we did (before things got weird). I decided to save this episode to share with you on International No Diet Day because it felt like the perfect way to celebrate!

In this episode we cover:

- The difference between exercise and intuitive movement
- How we can approach rest without feeling guilty
- Why I hate the daily mile in schools 
- Ableism in the fitness space
- How to know if movement is motivated by self-care or coming from a place of wanting to control your body and your weight

This is such a fun episode - Tally is a dream. If you enjoy this conversation then please don’t forget to share and keep the conversation going over on our socials!

*take £50 off any of the LCIE courses for 48 hours only using code NODIETDAY50* - SIGN UP HERE

Follow Laura on Instagram | Twitter

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Sign up for a Learn with LCIE Course

Buy an Intuitive Eating friendly guide  to managing different health concerns

Edited by Joeli Kelly

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Apr 29, 2022

Kristen is back for round 2 this week! Kristen joined me a couple weeks back to talk about all things child feeding (if you haven’t checked it out yet, you can listen here!). This time round, we’re diving into some of the challenges listeners are facing while feeding your kids and answering questions you submitted about your specific struggle. We’re going to cover things like;

  • What to do if your breastfed toddler is a boob fiend
  • Child led ways to support older kids who are quite particular about what they like and don't like, and are maybe struggling to expand the variety of foods that they're eating
  • How diet culture shows up at the table
  • What to do when a kid starts dropping food or goes through a food jag
  • What if kids aren't interested in foods
  • How you can support a picky or fussy eater

If you found this episode helpful and want to stay in the loop with new episodes, hit subscribe now!  

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Check out my IG post about “beige” foods
If you are looking for a professional trained in responsive feeding, you could reach out to myself, Jo Cormack, Julia Wolman, Natalia Stasenko, Katja Rowell or Naureen Hunani
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Just Eat It | How to Just Eat It 
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Edited by Joeli Kelly

Apr 22, 2022

I hope you’re buckled in because this one’s a doozy! Today I’m joined by Dr. Martha Deiros Collado, a clinical psychologist with expertise in parenting, child development and paediatric health. In this conversation, we explore how to support kids in building healthy body esteem and preserving a positive experience of embodiment. Some of the topics we cover in this episode include;

  • The necessity of bringing an intersectional lens to conversations about body esteem
  • Why promoting body esteem is about so much more than teaching kids they look good 
  • We cover BIG ideas like agency, autonomy, consent and honouring differences in identity (but don’t sweat - Martha makes these ideas super accessible)
  • We touch on how letting kids have autonomy around food is so critical (and why you should let them blow their own nose!)
  • And lastly, we name some of the power structures and systems of oppression that make us feel as though our bodies are not good enough in the first place

If you enjoy this episode then don’t forget to subscribe to get more like this right to your podcast player every Friday!

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Check out Episode 134 with Kristen Scher
Buy a copy of Just Eat It | How to Just Eat It
Sign up for a Learn with LCIE Course
Buy an Intuitive Eating friendly guide to managing different health concerns
Edited by Joeli Kelly

Apr 15, 2022

In the second episode of DSMG's brand new season, I chat with Nicola Salmon, a fat-positive fertility coach and author of 'Fat and Fertile'. This is such an important conversation to have to support people in relearning how to trust their own bodies and ability to get pregnant. Some of the topics we touch on in this episdode include;

  • Fat-positive fertility
  • Why you don't have to lose weight before starting a family
  • The BS that are BMI cut-offs in assisted fertility
  • Things you can do to support your fertility at any size

Follow Laura on Instagram | Twitter
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Check out Nicola’s IG post on the research behind fertility and BMI
Check out Nicola’s book ‘Fat and Fertile’
Locate a fat-positive fertility clinic here
Buy a copy of Just Eat It | How to Just Eat It 
Sign up for a Learn with LCIE Course
Buy an Intuitive Eating friendly guide to managing different health concerns
Edited by Joeli Kelly

Apr 8, 2022

Here it is! The very first episode of DSMG’s brand new season - are you ready?
In this week’s episode, my guest Kristen Scher and I are diving deep into all things child feeding. Some of the topics we’ll be covering in this episode are;

  • What the Division of Responsibility is and who has what role in the child-feeding relationship
  • Unpacking the parent's job when it comes to feeding - the what, the when, and the where of feeding our kids
  • How diet culture shows up in child feeding and the problems that can cause
  • The importance of unpacking our own issues with food before they trickle down to our kids

Don't forget to hit subscribe to keep in the loop with new eipsodes and keep an eye out for part 2 with Kristen, coming in a couple of weeks!

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Buy a copy of Just Eat It | How to Just Eat It 

Pick up a copy of My Body, My Home by Victoria Emanuela and Caitlin Metz

Check out Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls show on Amazon Prime

Sign up for a Learn with LCIE Course

Buy an Intuitive Eating friendly guide to managing different health concerns

Edited by Joeli Kelly

Apr 6, 2022

WE’RE BACK. Don’t Salt My Game is back for a whole new run of shows. Check out this short trailer to get a sneak preview of upcoming guests, what to expect from the season and to catch up with what’s been going on for the past year (!).

Make sure to hit subscribe in your podcast player to get the first full episode when it drops on Friday 8th April.

Follow Laura on Instagram | Twitter

Follow Don’t Salt My Game on Instagram

Laura’s Website

Buy a copy of Just Eat It | How to Just Eat It 

Sign up for a Learn with LCIE Course

Buy an Intuitive Eating friendly guide  to managing different health concerns

Edited by Joeli Kelly

Feb 16, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the past several weeks, I have posted two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. Make sure you go back and have a listen. How To Just Eat It is out now! 

 

In today’s episode I’m talking to Kimmie Singh, MS, RD, who is a is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at LK Nutrition, a Health at Every Size® nutrition private practice based in New York City that supports people with eating disorders, disordered eating, and anyone seeking for support in healing their relationship with food and body. Kimmie has a passion for Intuitive Eating and weight-inclusive nutrition and is currently the treasurer for the Association for Size Diversity and Health; as well as an active member of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. In this episode we’re talking about ‘the next steps’ of intuitive eating.

 

In this episode we talk about:

 

  • How we can make Body Positivity and Intuitive Eating more accessible & inclusive
  • Oppressive systems and their part to play in Intuitive Eating
  • Barriers to Intuitive Eating
  • How Intuitive Eating might feel unsafe to some folks
  • The relationship between cultural assimilation and diet culture 
  • Social justice & equality
  • Looking beyond our own personal Intuitive Eating process
  • Clinical vs Emotional understanding

 

Kimmie shares her insight on the complexities behind making Intuitive Eating more inclusive, as well as sharing advice on why it’s so important to listen to clients on an individual, human-to-human level if they express concern around Intuitive Eating.

Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

UK

{Amazon}

{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

 

Australia

{Booktopia)

 

Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

 

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter 

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

 

Guest Information:

Kimmie Singh - Instagram Website Podcast

 

Resources Mentioned:

Fearing The Black Body - Sabrina Strings

The Body is Not an Apology - Sonya Renee Taylor

My Black Body Podcast - Rawiyah Tariq and Jessica Wilson, MS. RD.

Feb 12, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 9 of this series will drop on Tuesday 16th Feb!

 

In today’s episode I’m talking to Paige Smathers RDN, CD is a registered dietitian nutritionist in private practice and podcaster whose work revolves around helping people heal their relationships with food and their body. She specializes in chronic dieting, addiction recovery nutrition, eating disorders and family feeding dynamics. Her approach to nutrition and health is grounded in mindfulness and is rooted in the intuitive eating and Health at Every Size frameworks. In this episode we’re talking all about the final principle of Intuitive Eating; Gentle Nutrition.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • How choosing what to eat is like choosing what to wear
  • Unconditional permission to eat; what it is and what it isn’t
  • Why it’s important not to come to Gentle Nutrition before we are ready
  • Food flexibility
  • How mindfulness can support our relationship with food
  • Letting go of ‘food perfection’
  • Food satisfaction
  • Food curiosity

 

Paige talks us through how we can start to take the power back into our own bodies to find what feels good for us.

Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

UK

{Amazon}

{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

 

Australia

{Booktopia)

 

Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

 

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter 

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

 

Guest Information:

Paige Smathers - Instagram Website Podcast

 

Resources Mentioned:

Weight Inclusive Guides: https://gumroad.com/lcie

Feb 9, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 12 of this series will drop on Friday 12th Jan!

 

In today’s episode, I’m talking to Jake Gifford, a personal trainer and doctoral researcher at Brunel University London whose aim is to reframe fitness and what it means to move our bodies. In this episode, we’re talking about the bigger-picture and socio-political considerations that often get left out of the conversations about movement. 

 

In this episode we talk about:

 

  • How a lot of public health rhetorics around moving our bodies make oversimplified recommendations 
  • Healthism
  • Some of the problematic discourse around how exercise is described e.g. “exercise is medicine” 
  • Looking at the bigger picture of movement
  • Factors that could stop an individual from engaging in movement
  • Hierarchies of exercise - and why they’re problematic
  • How to make movement more inclusive
  • Issues with movement being associated with morality
  • Structural and social determinants of health

 

Jake talks us through how movement has historically been associated with moral righteousness and personal responsibility; as well what we can do to shift the narrative so ensure it becomes more inclusive and accessible.



Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

UK

{Amazon}

{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

 

Australia

{Booktopia)

 

Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

 

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter 

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

 

Guest Information:

 

Jake Gifford - Instagram

 

Previous episode with Jake: http://www.laurathomasphd.co.uk/podcast/ep-jake-gifford/


Podcast episode with Dr. Oli Williams: http://www.laurathomasphd.co.uk/podcast/oli/

Feb 5, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 11 of this series will drop on Tuesday 9th Feb!

In today’s episode I’m talking to Tally Rye. Tally is a London-based Personal Trainer and Content Creator, who specialises in weight-inclusive, non-diet fitness. She is also the Author of the book ‘Train Happy’ and hosts the ‘Train Happy’ podcast.  In this episode we’re talking in-depth about all of the principles of Intuitive Movement. Tally shares her experience and advice on how we can reframe exercise in a way that feels good for us, rather than it feeling like a punishment. 

In this episode we talk about:

  • The principles of Intuitive Movement
  • Reframing the way we think about exercise
  • Ways movement can be a tool for self-care
  • The problem with fitness watches/trackers
  • How diet culture has co-opted mainstream fitness
  • Why we might have a complicated relationship with movement

Tally shares how one of the biggest benefits of Intuitive Movement is regaining valuable headspace that has been lost to diet culture; through numbers or counting or “rules”, and how we can channel that back into the really meaningful parts of our lives.

 

Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

UK

{Amazon}

{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

 

Australia

{Booktopia)

 

Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

 

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter 

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

Guest Information:

Tally Rye - Instagram Website Book/Podcast

Feb 2, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 10 of this series will drop on Friday 5th Feb!

In today’s episode, Laura gives us the run down of Chapter 9 of How to Just Eat It - Feeling your Fullness. Laura gives some useful tips on how we can reframe our negative thoughts when we start to feel uncomfortable with feelings of fullness, as well as why ‘what I eat in a day videos’ need to get to fuck!

In this episode we talk about:

  • Feelings of fullness
  • How Diet Culture has distorted our idea of how much food we really need 
  • Why ‘what I eat in a day’ videos are problematic
  • How we can reframe fear mongering language around feelings of fullness 
  • Tips on what to do when struggling with feelings of fullness

Laura explains how learning about fullness is a process and something that we don’t need to get ‘perfect’ every time. She reiterates that throughout this journey, self-kindness and compassion are key.

Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

UK

{Amazon}

{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

 

Australia

{Booktopia)

 

Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

 

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter 

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

 

Laura’s Information:

Instagram Twitter Website

 

Jan 29, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 9 of this series will drop on Tuesday 2nd Feb!

 

In today’s episode I’m talking to Jenna Hollenstein (MS, RDN, CDN). Jenna is an anti-diet dietitian who helps heal disordered eating using a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness. In this episode we’re talking about why the pursuit of weight loss is antithetical to Mindful Eating & Intuitive Eating, what Mindful Eating actually is (and what it isn’t) and how you can start to practice it in your daily life.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Diet Culture has co opted Mindful Eating 
  • Why Mindfulness practice and weight loss are incompatible
  • What Mindfulness really is
  • Acknowledging our thoughts in the moment
  • Meditation
  • Breath awareness
  • Regaining trust in our own bodies
  • Is your desire to be vegan coming from a place of control or compassion

Jenna shares her experience, expertise and advice on how to incorporate Mindfulness into our daily lives to help support our Intuitive Eating practices. 

Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

UK

{Amazon}

{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

 

Australia

{Booktopia)

 

Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

 

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter 

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

 

Guest Information:

Jenna Hollenstein - Instagram Website Twitter Book

 

Resources Mentioned:

Jenna’s website: https://jennahollenstein.com/

The Open Heart Project: https://openheartproject.com/

DSMG episode with Fiona Sutherland: Ep 121 - How To Just Eat It - Chapter 1: Your Intuitive Eating Toolkit

Jan 26, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 8 of this series will drop on Friday 29th Jan!

In today’s episode I’m talking to Devinia Noel, a cognitive behavioural therapist and certified intuitive eating counsellor. In this episode we’re talking about unhelpful thinking styles that show up when we’re working through the intuitive eating process, how we can recognise them and how we can begin to shift them towards more flexible ways of thinking.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Black and white, all-or-nothing thinking
  • Mental filters
  • Catastrophization
  • Emotional reasoning 
  • Jumping to conclusions
  • Compare and despair 
  • Labelling
  • Should and must statements

Dee shares how we can notice when unhelpful thinking styles show up and how we can begin to reframe them towards thinking patterns that move us away from diet mentality and towards self-compassion.

Finally catch another definition for your glossary on page 35/36 of HTJEI - this time from Eliza Khinsoe on ‘healthism’. 

Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

UK

{Amazon}

{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

 

Australia

{Booktopia)

Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter 

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

Guest Information:

Devinia Noel - Instagram Website

Eliza Khinsoe - Instagram Twitter Website

Jan 22, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 7 of this series will drop on Tuesday 26th Jan!

In today’s episode I’m talking to Dalina Soto, a Registered Dietitian who specialises in intuitive eating and helping people break free from chronic dieting and food rules. In this episode we’re talking about fears people have when they embark on intuitive eating and letting go of food rules, plus unpacking some of the most common food rules we hear in our nutrition practices.  

 

In this episode we talk about:

 

Common fears people have about Intuitive Eating like:

  • “I’ll never stop eating! )
  • “What if I gain weight” 
  • “I can’t control myself”
  • “I will only eat unhealthy foods”

And how we can work through them.

Plus we unpack common food rules people have like:

  • Not allowed to eat anything that isn’t ‘clean’
  • Can’t eat more than one type of carb in a meal
  • I can’t have a snack unless I workout
  • No food after X time at night 
  • Can’t have dessert in the house 

Plus Dalina’s best advice for people who are struggling to let go of food rules

Finally catch another definition for your glossary on page 35/36 of HTJEI - this time from Steph Yeboah 

Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

UK

{Amazon}

{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

 

Australia

{Booktopia)

 

Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

 

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter 

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

Guest Information:

Dalina Soto- Instagram Twitter Website

Steph Yeboah - Instagram Twitter Website

Jan 19, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 6 of this series will drop on Friday 22nd Jan!

In today’s episode I’m talking to Jess Sprengle, a therapist specialising in disordered eating and eating disorders, who is perhaps best known for her Meme Mondays on her Instagram account @thecrankytherapist. In this episode we’re talking about emotional eating and how we can come to understand it from a more compassionate perspective. 

In this episode we talk about:

  • An eating disorder therapist’s take on emotional eating
  • Why we can’t divorce our emotions from eating 
  • Differentiating emotional hunger and hunger due to restriction of food
  • How restriction can show up in different areas of our lives
  • Tapping into our emotional coping toolkit (and how to reinforce the one we already have)
  • And loads more mic drop moments!

Plus catch another definition for your glossary on page 35/36 of HTJEI - this time from anti-diet dietitian Christy Harrison. 

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Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

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Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

 

Guest Information:

Jess Sprengle - Instagram Twitter Website

Christy Harrison - Instagram Twitter Website

Jan 15, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It is out now! Episode 5 of this series will drop on Tuesday 19th Jan!

 

In today’s episode I’m talking to Nicola Haggett, a Body Trust provider and Intuitive Eating counsellor. In this episode we’re talking all about the concept of embodiment as a tool to help us feel more connected to our bodies. 

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • How writing our body story can be an act of reclaiming the narrative of our bodies
  • What exactly embodiment is and how we can find examples of it in our lives (babies, kids, cats!) 
  • The difference between embodiment and more ‘performative’ or ‘hustle’ self-care
  • How embodiment can help us feel connected to our bodies without necessarily ‘loving’ or feeling ‘positive’ about them.
  • Reclaiming pleasure, appetite, autonomy and more. 
  • Finding spaces that feel safe to reconnect with your body.

 

There’s also a brilliant definition of The Social Determinants of Health from Jake Gifford for your glossary on page 35/36 of HTJEI. Watch out for a whole episode of Jake later in the series. 

 

Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

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Australia

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Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter 

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

Guest Information:

Nicola Haggett- Instagram Twitter Website

Jake Gifford - Instagram Twitter Website

Jan 12, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book (out now!) How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. Episode 4 of this series will drop on Friday 15th Jan!

 

In today’s episode I’m talking to Olimata Taal, the newest member of the LCIE team and creator behind the Instagram account @wellwitholi. In this episode we’re talking all about learning to honour your hunger.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How diet culture teaches us to be distrustful and fearful of our bodies
  • How ignoring our hunger is a form of self-neglect
  • The problem with what I eat in a day videos and comparing what we eat with other people
  • What to do if you feel hungry soon after you’ve had a meal or snack
  • The difference between fullness and satisfaction
  • Treating yourself with love and compassion when things feel difficult
  • The role of racism in making us feel less than and second guessing our choices around food and our body

I’m also sharing a visualisation technique to help you get more in touch with your signals around hunger and satisfaction

Finally Jess Sprengle is here to tell us the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders.

Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

UK

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{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

Australia

{Booktopia)

Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Find me on social media: Instagram Twitter 

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

Guest Information:

Olimata Taal - Instagram 

Jess Sprengle - Instagram Twitter

Jan 8, 2021

Welcome to this special series of Don’t Salt My Game celebrating the release of my new book How to Just Eat It. For the next several weeks, I’ll be posting two new episodes of the podcast (Tuesdays and Fridays) that correspond with a chapter of the book to help you take your learning further and deepen your intuitive eating practice. How To Just Eat It Came out yesterday! Episode 3 of this series will drop on Tuesday 12th Jan!

 

In today’s episode I’m talking to Nadia Craddock, a body image researcher and host of the Body Protest and Appearance matters podcasts. In this episode we’re talking all about the impact (positive and negative) social media has on our body image.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How social media can shape how we feel about ourselves (both positively and negatively)
  • What exactly self objectification theory is and the impact it has on our ability to engage in things that are meaningful to us
  • How we can build a nurturing social media environment
  • How we can learn to ‘zoom out’ and ‘soften our gaze’ when it comes to viewing our own image on social media

There’s also a brilliant definition of Fat Phobia for your glossary on page 35/36 of HTJEI from body liberation coach Nicola Hagget. Stay tuned for a whole episode with Nikki soon!

Get your copy of How To Just Eat It!

UK

{Amazon}
{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

Australia

{Booktopia)

Worldwide with free shipping

{Book Depository}

Edited by Bea Duncan - @beaduncan_

Work with my team at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating

 

Guest Information:

Nadia Craddock - Instagram Twitter

Nicola Haggett- Instagram Website

Previous podcasts with Nadia

Don’t Salt My Game  Part 1 & Part 2

The Body Protest

Appearance Matters 

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