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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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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!

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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

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Australia

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Worldwide with free shipping

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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

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{Waterstones}
{WH Smith}

 

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:

 

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

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{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. 

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:

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!

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:

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

{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:

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 

Jan 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 will be released on Thursday 7th January so make sure and pre order your copy now (links below). Episode 2 of this series will drop on Friday!

In today’s episode I’m talking to the incredible Fiona Sutherland, a dietitian and yoga teacher, better known as The Mindful Dietitian, who is helping us build our Intuitive Eating Toolkit; a selection of skills and tools that help us lay the foundation for our intuitive eating practice. 

In this episode we talk about:

  • What acceptance is and isn’t and common misconceptions about acceptance
  • How we can lean into uncomfortable feelings to help us heal our body image and relationship with food
  • Why acceptance doesn’t mean we are OK with things like fatphobia or racism and other systems of oppression that harm bodies
  • What exactly values are and how they differ to goals
  • How we can find our core values and use them to steer us in the directions we want to move in
  • How diet culture disconnects us from our values and moves us away from acceptance towards dissatisfaction

I’m also excited to share a guided created activity by Tasha Bailey that helps us weather emotional storms and a definition for the glossary on page 36 of your book from Christy Harrison  

 

Want to pre order 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:

Fiona Sutherland - Instagram Twitter Website

Tasha Bailey - Instagram Twitter Website

Christy Harrison - Instagram Twitter Website

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