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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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Now displaying: June, 2022
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

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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.

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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!

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