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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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Dec 13, 2018

For this one-off festive special, Laura speaks to Jenna Daku, badass disordered eating therapist. They chat about how to handle diet chat at this time of year. In the episode they discuss:

✨What is diet talk/fat talk + how it can reinforce weight stigma and fat phobia
✨Why diet talk is detrimental + can lead to negative physiological + psychological outcomes
✨Why we engage in diet talk and what we're perhaps trying to communicate
✨What is concern trolling/ health trolling
✨External vs. Internal Boundaries
✨A few different options for how to handle weight/food/diet talk
✨Jenna's favourite advice for self-care this holiday season

Show Notes
{Jenna on Twitter | Instagram}
{Festive Self Care Kit - use the code HOHONO at checkout for £5 off}
{DSMG episode w/ Marci Evans}
{Intuitive Eating event - The Rooted Project}
{DSMG episode w/ Nadia Craddock}
{Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating}
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles – I’ll share international links when they become available!}
{Follow us on Insta!}

Nov 9, 2018

In this killer ep, Laura is joined by Imogen Fox, aka @the_feeding_of_the_fox.  

In this episode they deep dive into:

✨ Holding ourselves back because of our bodies + how to feel empowered to have more autonomy over our bodies
✨ The problems with access to sex ed. (+ healthcare as a whole) when in a disabled body 
✨ Our weird way of valuing worth + productivity in our culture
✨ The Social Model of Disability, rather than the medical model which considers things to be 'wrong' with a person 
✨ The massive head-mess that can come when recovering from an ED, whilst also receiving nutrition through a feeding tube 
✨ How people with more privilege can leverage their privilege to support disabled people

As an FYI, Imogen recommended that if you guys want to donate to a charity, to make sure that you know it's run BY and FOR disabled people. Lots of charities that work 'on behalf of' seriously miss the mark in terms of what those marginalised people actually need or want because of their lack of lived experience. Direct involvement is imperative and whilst it might feel like donating to specific impairment charities is useful, often that money doesn't reach any actual people so that's always worth keeping in mind. If you funds are limited, paying someone who's work you know and respect would always be preferable to donating to charity. 

 

Show Notes

{SIGN UP TO OUR RAISING INTUITIVE EATERS ONLINE COURSE}
{Imogen on Twitter | Instagram}
{Imogen's Blog | Patreon page | PayPal}
{How To Be A Better 'Ally' To Disabled People}
{Accessibility at Events - Phoebe, Fat Veg Femme}
{Phoebe's PayPal}
{Scope: The Social Model of Disability}
{Babychanco on Insta}
{Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating}
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles – I’ll share international links when they become available!}
{Follow us on Insta!}

Nov 2, 2018

Maybe grab a cuppa for this super interesting episode as it's kind of a biggie! Laura is joined by Kimberley Wilson, Chartered Psychologist + previous Bake Off bad ass to discuss trauma, resilience + practical tips for helping yourself + others who are having a hard time w/ their mental health. 

In this episode they cover:

✨ What we mean when we talk about trauma
✨ Emotional resilience + protective factors to increase resilience
✨ How ED's are a means of coping with various psychological difficulties
✨ How restriction is associated with perfectionism + compliance with the external pressures of the thin ideal
✨ Focussing on the resilience tools that you have at hand

Show Notes

{SIGN UP TO OUR RAISING INTUITIVE EATERS ONLINE COURSE}
{Kimberley on Twitter | Instagram}
{Kimberley’s Website}
{DSMG ep. w/ Kimberley - I Got Way Too Much On My Mental}
{Open Culture website}
{Dietland - Amazon Prime}
{Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating}
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles – I’ll share international links when they become available!}
{Follow us on Insta!}

Oct 26, 2018

In this killer ep Laura + Sarah, a Registered Nutritionist, jump into the world of child feeding + answer frequently asked parents' questions when it comes to raising intuitive eaters. 

In this episode they discuss:

✨ How messages from diet culture + (mostly) well-intentioned friends + family can encourage kids to undermine their internal hunger + fullness cues
✨ Responsive feeding, the Division of Responsibility + how these approaches can help take the pressure of parents + carers
✨ What overt + covert control is + how they can lead to kids eating in the absence of hunger
✨ How to speak to kids about bodies in a helpful way
✨ How to come back from micromanaging kids' eating
✨ The fact that Sarah DOES sometimes take her kids to McDonald's

We want to reassure you that this isn't an episode where we tell you everything that you're doing wrong, and that if you have been engaging in some of the less helpful practices that it's never too late to introduce a different way of doing things!

Show Notes

{SIGN UP TO OUR RAISING INTUITIVE EATERS ONLINE COURSE}
{Sarah's website}
{Sarah on Insta | Twitter}
{Self Compassion website}
{Self Compassion workbook}
{The Division of Responsibility - Ellyn Satter Institute}
{My World Kitchen}
{Bird's Eye ad ft. Scummy Mummies, Hurrah for Gin, Clemmie Telford, Don't Buy Her Flowers + Style Me Sunday}
{Nutrition Matters podcast ep w/ Leslie Schilling}
{Born to Eat book}
{The Body Book - Roz Maclean}
{Giraffe's Can't Dance book}
{5 Resources to Give to Teachers + Schools}
{I Love The Shape Of Me video}
{DSMG ep w/ Catherine Lippe}
{Cooking on a Bootstrap - Jack Monroe}
{Fire + Luxe candles}
{Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating}
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles – I’ll share international links when they become available!}
{Follow us on Insta!}

Oct 19, 2018

This week Laura + Alan Flanagan, aka The Nutritional Advocate, dismantle a whole load of stuff that bloggers and influencers have been saying. 

In this episode they discuss:

✨ The need to be sceptical of n=1 anecdotal evidence that pops up A LOT on social media + blogs
✨ The dumbf**kery of the carnivore diet
✨ The problems with conflating moral considerations with nutritional benefits when it comes to dairy
✨ The bizarre claim that gluten is "better" in Europe than America
✨ How the nocebo effect is a real thing
✨ Prolonged fasting + how it's so damn dangerous!

Show Notes

{Alan on Insta}
{DSMG episode w/ Fiona Willer debunking the paleo diet}
{Laura on Food for Fitness podcast}
{Alan Clearing Up the Cow Controversy - Food for Fitness blog}
{DSMG Summer Shorts w/ Pixie on carbs}
{DSMG w/ Dr Oli Williams}
{Nocebo effect in lactose intolerance}
{Ken Burns' doc on the Vietnam war - Netflix}
{The Handmaid's Tale}
{Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating}
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles – I’ll share international links when they become available!}
{Follow us on Insta!}

Oct 12, 2018

This week Laura chats to Jes Baker, bad-ass author + unabashed fat chick. They sink their teeth into healthism, compassion + just how god damn hard it is to go from dieting to a more intuitive relationship with food + your body. 

In this episode they discuss:

✨ Protecting your mental health online
✨ Being gentle with yourself when you're starting out with rejecting diet mentality + to try and let go of shame + guilt
✨ That doing a total 180 from dietland to donutland is totally fine + normal 
✨ How it can sometimes be important to take a break from movement when we're transitioning from exercising as part of diet culture to moving for enjoyment
✨ The fact that self compassion is our best friend on this journey of finding peace with food + our bodies

Show Notes

{Jes on Insta | Twitter}
{The Militant Baker website}
{Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls}
{Land Whale}
{THAT Insta post on body currency}
{Self Compassion website}
{Self Compassion workbook}
{Jes' Spotify playlist}
{KC Hossack Pottery}
{Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating}
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles – I’ll share international links when they become available!}
{Follow us on Insta!}

Oct 5, 2018

⚠️TW: Eating Disorders. This week Laura chats to Scott Griffiths who's a male body image researcher at the Uni of Melbourne. They get into the nitty gritty of muscle dysmorphia and how pressures from media + our wider social constructs can affect male body image. 

In this episode they discuss:

✨ What muscle dysmorphia is + its various risk factors
✨ Similarities between the driving forces of muscle dysmorphia + anorexia nervosa
✨ The issues with moralising health + the problems with #fitspo
✨ The current limitations of the research in male body image
✨ Signs + symptoms to look out for, especially if you're worried about a friend or family member

Show Notes

{Scott on Twitter}
{Scott's TED talk}
{The Adonis Complex book}
{Male Body Image - Appearance Matters podcast}
{Stuart Murray's case reports}
{Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess}
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles – I’ll share international links when they become available!}
{Raising Intuitive Eaters Workshop}
{Follow us on Insta!}

Sep 28, 2018

This week Laura's joined by Fiona Willer, HAES dietitian + PhD researcher, director of Health Not Diets + author of The Non Diet Approach Guidebook for Dietitians. They take a deep dive into the current evidence within the weight science arena, pulling it apart to figure out what we can learn from it + improvements that need to be made in research + clinical practice going forward. 

In this episode they discuss:

✨ The historical inaccuracy of the paleo diet using Fiona's archeological knowledge
✨ Unpacking the evidence in weight science + how it's so important that we read it critically
✨ What "statistical unicorns" are + the problems w/ the National Weight Control Registry 
✨ Weight bias in the context of Tess Holiday's Cosmo cover + why the term 'weight bias' is probably not very accurate
✨ Nuggets of wisdom for what to do if you know that diets don't work but your doctor tells you to lose weight ... again

Show Notes

{Fi on Insta | Twitter}
{Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess}
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles - I'll share international links when they become available!}
{Raising Intuitive Eaters Workshop}
{Health, Not Diets website}
{Unpacking Weight Science}
{How to Respond When the Doctor Body Shames You + HCP card}
{Critique of the National Weight Control Registry}
{Combined Impact of Health Behaviours and Mortality study}
{Follow us on Insta!}

Sep 26, 2018

As an extra little nugget of podcast gold, we're releasing this section of Laura's discussion with Nadia on body talk - "positive" + negative.

They discuss:

✨ How best to respond to body talk w/ friends + family
✨ How even "positive" body talk can be unhelpful
✨ What to say when your friend says that they've lost weight 
✨ Tips on what to do if the temptation to engage in critical self talk arrises. 

Show Notes

{Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess}
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles - I'll share international links when they become available!}
{Raising Intuitive Eaters Workshop}
{Nadia on Twitter | UWE}
{Centre for Appearance Research on Twitter}
{Appearance Matters podcast}
{DSMG ep. w/ Anna Kessel}
{DSMG ep. w/ Jennifer Rollin}
{What to Say Instead of "You're Not Fat" - Kelsey Miller}
{The Independent article on THAT Kim Kardashian post}
{Follow us on Insta!}

Sep 21, 2018

The pod is back for its 3rd season! And this week Laura speaks to Nadia Craddock, one half of the Appearance Matters podcast - the official podcast of the Centre for Appearance Research at UWE. They take a dive deep into the research on body image (BI) - what it currently shows us + what's missing, get into the nitty gritty of the wider social justice piece around body image, and finish off by sharing some practical tips for challenging negative body image. 

In this episode, Laura and Nadia discuss:

✨What positive + negative BI is 
✨The consequences of our BI on our sense of self-worth
✨The public health implications of BI
✨The wider social justice issues surrounding BI, including how intersecting marginalised identities can impact on BI
✨ And finally, pointers for developing better BI

Show Notes

{Book in for Discovery Call w/ Jess}
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles - I'll share international links when they become available!}
{Raising Intuitive Eaters Workshop}
{Nadia on Twitter | UWE}
{Centre for Appearance Research on Twitter}
{Appearance Matters podcast}
{Queer Eye on Netflix}
{Free Being Me}
{Confident Body Confident Child website}
{Body Confident Mums website}
{When Love Stays poem}
{Follow us on Insta!}

Aug 24, 2018

In the final episode of our Summer Shorts series I'm tackling more of your intuitive eating FAQs - I cover:
✨How to respond when a doctor body shames you
✨How do I stop emotional eating? {spoiler: it's not what you think!}
✨Can intuitive eating help in eating disorder recovery

Show Notes

{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles - I'll share international links when they become available!}
{Work With Us at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating - in person & Skype available}
{Can patients with eating disorders learn to eat intuitively? A 2-year pilot study}
{Intuitive Eating Book}
{BEAT ED charity}
{NEDA}
{Card to bring to doctor}
{Michelle Elman on What to Say at the Doctor's Office}
{Dances with Fat on What to Say at the Doctor's Office}

Aug 17, 2018

Alright team - getting close to the end of our Summer Short series - today I'm going deeper into Intuitive Eating, answering your next-level IE questions. We cover:

✨Whether Intuitive Eating will help you lose weight
✨If you can practice Intuitive Eating when you have a health condition
✨The Nocebo Effect
✨And what if you don't experience regular hunger & fullness cues because you're on medication, you're neurodivergent or you've just been dieting for a really long time

Next week we'll be covering more of your FAQs so stay tuned if your question hasn't been answered yet!

 SHOW NOTES

{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles - I'll share international links when they become available!}
{Health at Every Size Book | Podcast Episode}
{Body Respect}
{'Overweight' + Lower mortality risk}
{Health promoting Behaviours Study}
{Meta Analyses 1 + 2}
{Nocebo Effect Study}
{Work With Us at The London Centre for Intuitive Eating - in person & Skype available}
{Find an Intuitive Eating Counsellor near you}

Aug 10, 2018

Intuitive Eating; what’s the deal? What is it? How the eff do you do it? What are the benefits? Where do I start? Today, it's just me, covering some of my most frequently asked questions in this week's (not so) Summer Short. I talk about:
✨What exactly is disordered eating and why a definition based purely on behaviours is unhelpful
✨A little of the history of Intuitive Eating
✨Where to start and where to get more support
✨The 10 principles of Intuitive Eating
✨The evidence based benefits of Intuitive Eating

Show Notes:
{PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!! on Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles - I'll share international links when they become available!}
{Intuitive Eating Infographic}
{Intuitive Eating By Tribole & Resch}
{Why 'Refined Sugar Free' is not a thing!}
{The truth about food addiction post | podcast}
{Interview with Evelyn Tribole}
{Intuitive Eating Studies: ReviewReviewReviewSystematic Review (not a meta-analysis 🙈), Systematic Review}

Aug 3, 2018

In this week’s episode of our summer shorts series, Pixie and Laura tackle some myths about carbs, including debunking the one that says that “carbs make you fat” and discussing why this is problematic.

In this episode Laura and Pixie discussed:

✨What whole grains are and why we shouldn't sweat eating 'white' grain varieties if we want to
✨Tips for boosting your fibre intake
✨Why carbs don't cause diabetes 
✨That eating a potato is not the same as eating a bowl of sugar

 

Show Notes

{Pixie Turner Nutrition}
{Pixie on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook}
{The Wellness Rebel}
{Ep.71 - But Is It Healthy to Be Fat}
{Ep.62 - Overcoming Fat Phobia}
{Ep.36 - Challenging the Assumptions of the Weight Normative Paradigm}

Jul 27, 2018

In this episode of our summer shorts series, Associate Registered Nutritionist Pixie Turner and Laura sink their teeth into the BBC programme ‘The Big Crash Diet Experiment’. The programme put participants with health conditions on an extremely restrictive very low energy shakes and soup diet.

 

In this episode Laura and Pixie discuss:

The double standard where behaviours that are considered ‘eating disorder behaviours’ in a smaller body are considered healthy and encouraged in someone of a higher weight
How programmes like this fail to discuss the importance of mental health
The detrimental effects that dieting and fat bias have on people’s health
✨How we can improve our health without going on a restrictive diet

 

Show Notes

{Pixie Turner Nutrition}
{Pixie on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook}
{Podcast Episode on Food Addiction}
{Weight Stigma 101 - The Body is Not an Apology}
{The DiRECT Trial}

Jul 20, 2018

With wedding season well underway, Laura speaks to Harri Rose about how to stay true to yourself and not get swept up in wedding fever. Harri is a certified health coach who helps people get unf*cked up from diet culture around food and their bodies so that they can live their best life and create their own version of wellness. She has done talks for organisations such as Sony Music and will be at many of the UK’s biggest festivals this summer with the Anti Riot Diet Club.

In this episode Laura and Harri discuss:

✨Finding a dressmaker or shop which supports and inspires you to find the right dress/outfit without body-shaming you

✨Choosing your wedding support team wisely

✨Investing in a photographer who makes you feel great

✨How to protect yourself from the diet culture/wedding industry crossover

SHOW NOTES

{Harri on Instagram | Website}

{The Ugly Truth About Wedding Diets}

{Wedding Workout for Stress Relief}

{8 Ways To Be A Body Positive Bride}

{My Wedding Was Perfect - Lindy West}

{Rock n’ Roll Bride}

{The Skincare Bible}

{Anti Diet Riot Club}

Jul 13, 2018

For the second episode of the Summer Shorts series Laura speaks to Becky, founder of Anti-Diet Riot Club, about Becky's 5 top tips for cultivating body confidence and self-compassion this summer. 

In this episode Laura and Becky discuss: 

✨ How mindfulness helps you to be more present and conscious of your emotions

✨ How social media can encourage us to unconsciously view ourselves as commodities 

✨ The power of curating our social media feeds

✨ Ditching social media first thing in the day could be part of self-care

✨ Tips for buying & wearing clothes that make you feel great and comfortable in your own skin

 

Show Notes

{Anti-Diet Riot Club}

{Anti-Diet Riot Club on Instagram | Twitter}

{Beauty Redefined}

{Grace F Victory on Instagram}

{Tess Holliday on Instagram

{Michelle Elman on Instagram}

{Jessamyn on Instagram}

{Callie Thorpe on Instagram} 

 

Jul 6, 2018

In the first episode of our summer shorts series, Associate Registered Nutritionist Pixie Turner and I dissect a worrying Cosmo article from the July 2018 issue that feels more like a flashback to the clean eating articles of 2014. The article called 'Choose it or Lose it' promotes unnecessarily restrictive food swaps, demonising perfectly good foods and reads like a 'how to guide to orthorexia'.

In this episode we:

✨Discuss why it's unhelpful to focus on the minutiae of detail about nutrition
✨How food rules can lead to and overly restrictive diet and potentially even orthorexia
✨Blow the lid off some nutrition myths
✨How articles like this contribute to food fear

Show Notes

{Pixie Turner Nutrition}
{Pixie on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook}
{Refined Sugar Free is Not a Thing}
{Coconut Oil is Over}
{Can you Boost Your Immune System}
{Resources for Orthorexia}
{Podcast Episode on Orthorexia}
{Social Media and the Rise of Orthorexia}
{The Wellness Rebel}

Jun 29, 2018

Today I'm speaking with the fantastic Jennifer Rollin, who is a Clinical Psychotherapist and Eating Disorder Specialist based in the US. We’re sharing loads of information about eating disorders, who gets them and why, we’re blowing some stereotypes out of the water, and talking about dos and don'ts if you’re supporting someone with an ED. Then we go on to talk more specifically about body image; how body bashing is a coping mechanism  and ways to develop self-worth and value independent of your body which is  a super important conversation regardless of whether or not you’ve experienced an eating disorder, so listen up!

In this episode we cover:

✨What having an ED is like
✨What EDs are and why people get them
✨Why stereotypes of EDs are so harmful and add to the stigma surrounding EDs
✨Warning signs of EDs and how to get help
✨ How best to support people in recovery
✨ How body bashing is a coping mechanisms for dealing with a deeper issue
✨ How to find self worth independent of your body
✨ Finally, we answer some listener questions, including, how can you lose weight while recovering from binge eating disorder

Show Notes 

{Jennifer's Website}
{Jennifer on Instagram | Twitter | HuffPo}
{Podcast Episode with Not Plant Based on their experience living with an ED}
{BEAT warning signs poster}
{BEAT GP letter}
{Dieting and disordered eating behaviors from adolescence to young adulthood: Findings from a 10-year longitudinal study}{Project Heal Healer's Circle}
{The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris}
{Landwhale - Jes Baker}
{Find a ED counsellor in the UK}

Jun 22, 2018

In this week's episode I'm talking to Monica Karpinski, founder of The Femedic, a platform for discussing taboo topics in women's health.  We talk about the parallels between diet culture and the narratives around ‘successful sex’ and how both are systems of control and oppression. How the mainstream portrayal of sex as being predominantly about men’s pleasure takes away from the  control and ownership of female bodies - much like dieting does. How narratives around sex teach women to take up less space and not ask for the things we want or need, a lot like, you guessed it... diet culture. Monica and I also talk a bit about our own formative experiences and some of the weird ideas we had about sex as teenagers, and also some really embarrassing shit that happened to me when I was in high school. It’s actually mortifying. 

Show Notes

{The Femedic website} 
{The Femedic on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram}
May 25, 2018

Mega excited to talk to the charming Meredith Noble of Made on a Generous Plan. There's something so calming and joyful about Meredith's presence, even when talking about some really heavy things like healing the relationship you have with your body and with self. Not exactly causal topics, but she makes it easy to talk about. If you're new to Meredith then I think you're going to love her, and if you already know her, you'll know how much of a treat it is to have her on the show.

We talk about:
✨Building community as a healing space
✨Reclaiming the word fat
✨Body image healing and body acceptance
✨Embodiment as a path to healing
✨Rebuilding relationship with self
✨Internalised fat phobia
✨Grieving the thin ideal

Show Notes

{Meredith on Instagram Twitter | Facebook}
{Meredith's Website}
{Intuitive Eating Workshop}
{Training for Healthcare Professionals}
{Grieving the thin ideal}
{Jes Baker - Landwhale}
{Sonya Renee Taylor - The Body is Not an Apology}
{Lindy West Wedding | Book | On This American Life

May 19, 2018

In part two of my conversation with academic and activist Dr. Oli Williams, we discuss the work he does via his art collective, Act With Love. The mission of AWL is to translate Oli's research from complex ideas on weight stigma and inequality into artwork that conveys a simple message. In this 'sode we cover:


✨How health is not defined by weight
✨ The problem with using BMI as a measure of health
✨ How weight stigma worsens health outcomes
✨ The moralisation of bodies
✨ Weight bias in the medical community
✨ The lived experience of ‘obesity’
✨ Social movements and resistance

Show Notes
{Oli on Twitter | Instagram}
{Act With Love}
{Resist and Retweet}
{Steph Liddle Shop | Instagram}

May 18, 2018

When we think about what needs to be done to improve population health, we think about things like getting people moving more, and eating plenty of fruit and veg. But what if well intentioned health promoting campaigns (like Change 4 Life, 5-a-day, + the sugar tax) actually didn't improve health, but made the disparities in health WORSE? That's the focus of the conversation between myself and researcher/activist Dr. Oli Williams. This is a really rich conversation and I can't wait for you to hear. 
We talk about:
✨ the social determinants of health 
✨the inequality paradox
✨ the social gradient of health 
✨how the best health interventions address underlying inequalities rather than focusing on individual behaviours
✨ how improving standard of living will result in people engaging in healthier lifestyles

Show Notes

{Oli on Twitter | Instagram}
{Act With Love}
{When Life's a Drag by Hilary Graham}
{Spirit Level - Pickett and Wilkinson}
{Public Policy Frameworks For Improving Population Health}
{Exercise as a poisoned elixir: inactivity, inequality and intervention}
{Unequal Health - The Scandal of Our Times}

Apr 6, 2018

IFD is health coach, creator of the Stop Fighting Food programme and all round BA. Today she shares her story of being a chronic dieter and how she recovered from 'compulsive overeating'. Isabel has tried every diet in the book, and all the diets pretending not to be diets. She even turned Intuitive Eating into a diet (which she doesn't recommend). In this episode, Isabel shares some of the insights that made her stop feeling crazy around food, and some things that might help you! In this episode we discuss:

✨ Why control + willpower aren't what helps you break out of the diet-binge cycle
✨ Why you can't fall off the wagon if there is no wagon
✨ Why learning about set point weight theory, Health at Every Size and Fatphobia are important in recovering from disordered eating
✨ The 'love yourself thin' diet you need to watch out for 
✨ How not to turn intuitive eating into a diet
✨ How hunger, fullness, and 'overeating' are pathologised by diet culture

Show Notes

{IFD Website}
{IFD on Instagram | Twitter}
{IFD's Stop Fighting Food Course}
{My Food Fight Course}
{Virgie Tovar's Guide to Fat Girl Living}

Mar 30, 2018

Have you been told that you need to lose weight and cut carbs to manage your PCOS symptoms? That's the advice a lot of people get, problem is, that can be super triggering for anyone who has a history of disordered eating or who wants to build a healthy relationship to food. But don't sweat, I'm joined by non-diet dietitian and PCOS genius Julie Duffy Dillon to talk about how to manage your PCOS from a non-diet, non-restrictive perspective. In this episode we discuss:

✨ What PCOS is
✨ Why dieting and cutting carbs don't work for PCOS
✨ What the research does (and doesn't!) show
✨ Which supplements and medicine can be helpful
✨ How to handle cravings w/o getting into a binge restrict cycle
✨ The importance of sleep + stress management
✨ Inflammation + omega 3s
✨ Movement + exercise
✨ Protein, carbs, + gentle nutrition

Show Notes

{Julie on Instagram | TwitterFacebook}
{Julie's Website}
{PCOS + Food Peace Support Group}
{Love, Food Podcast}
{PCOS + Food Peace}
{Ovasitol Supplement}
{What to Say at The Doctor's Office}
{Bubble Clay Mask}
{Flow Magazine}
{Guts, Periods + Hormones Episode}

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