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Now displaying: January, 2021
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!

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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:

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. 

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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