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Welcome to the Dietitians Unplugged Podcast with Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston. Join us as we explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode we will discuss topics that we hope to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories. We believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and we want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming ...
 
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After 5 years, Aaron and Glenys are pressing pause on the Dietitians Unplugged podcast for now. In this episode they talk about what they're currently offering clients (see links below), where they were when they started the podcast, what they've learned along the way, and some of their favorite podcast moments. Show Notes: Aaron's Men's Body Trust…
 
Aaron and Glenys talk about their personal experiences with sleep apnea. They discussed how weight stigma sadly surrounds this diagnosis, and how they overcame related shame to get appropriate treatment. Also discussed in this episode were: How better sleep has changed their lives The importance of good sleep for health The different levels of weig…
 
Glenys and Aaron welcome Dr. Marc Settembrino to the podcast to talk about his experience with becoming a yogi and creating inclusive yoga classes through Fat Kid Yoga Club. Marc discussed:-how yoga helped him feel better in difficult times-how there is no wrong way to do yoga-the intersection of LGBTQ+ and fat identities-letting your body be the g…
 
Aaron and Glenys talk about weight. The global pandemic has put many people in a panic about changing weight. For those recovering from EDs and disordered eating, weight gain is often necessary and a part of healing, but hearing weight gain stigmatized constantly can feel like a huge setback. In this episode, our hosts talk about how they support t…
 
Aaron and Glenys talk with Caroline Dooner, humorist and author of The F*ck It Diet, a book that helps chronic dieters untangle themselves from a dysfunctional relationship with food. She used to be a chronic dieter, fully convinced she was a food addict, until she realized that dieting and body hatred were actually the roots of the issue. Caroline…
 
Aaron and Glenys invited Nicola Salmon to the podcast to discuss fat positive fertility. In this episode, they discussed: -Nicola’s experience of having fertility issues and being in a larger body -The lack evidence for weight loss improving fertility -The mixed research on weight-related fertility issues and the development of gestational diabetes…
 
Aaron and Glenys continue their conversation with their friend and colleague, Fiona Sutherland, Health At Every Size® and non-diet dietitian and director of The Mindful Dietitian in Melbourne, Australia. Fiona is host of the podcast “The Mindful Dietitian” and teaches across Masters Level Dietetic training programs at several different Universities…
 
Recorded mid-April of 2020, Aaron and Glenys welcomed their friend Fiona Sutherland, a Health At Every Size® and non-diet dietitian and director of The Mindful Dietitian in Melbourne, Australia. She is host of the podcast “The Mindful Dietitian” and teaches across Masters Level Dietetic training programs at several different Universities in Melbour…
 
Aaron and Glenys welcomed Meg Bradbury to the Dietitians Unplugged podcast! Meg Bradbury is a Certified Body Trust Provider®, anti-diet nutritionist, Accessible Yoga® Teacher, and registered Yoga Alliance yoga and meditation teacher. Meg is in private practice working with individuals, groups, and families, advocating for body acceptance, eating di…
 
Aaron and Glenys reach out to you from home during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This is a time of stress and fear for everyone, and it can really bring up a lot of distress around body image, food insecurity and scarcity, and eating in general. In this episode they discuss: Their personal experiences of navigating scarcity at the grocery stores an…
 
Jessica Wilson, MS, RD joined Aaron and Glenys to generously share her wisdom about how we need to create more inclusivity in the non-diet, Health at Every Size and eating disorder worlds. She talked about the inadequacy of dietetics education around trauma and what real nutrition looks like (vs the “calories in/calories out” paradigm). She also di…
 
Aaron and Glenys are joined by Whitney Catalano, RDN. In this episode we discuss what it means to trust our body and how to work on tackling the difficult issue of emotional and binge eating. Whitney also shares amazing information on how to deal with the stigma that often shows up when visiting medical providers. Learn more about Whitney Catalano …
 
Aaron and Glenys are joined by Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, author of the book Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating and host of the popular podcast Food Psych. They discuss Christy's origin story and her evolution towards the Health at Every Size philosophy, how diets cause harm, the need for the "ho…
 
Aaron and Glenys welcome Dr. Rachel Millner to the show. Dr. Millner shares with us her brilliant thoughts on the importance of fat-positive spaces for clinicians and individuals and how weight stigma continues to negatively impact those working on healing from their eating disorder. Rachel Millner, Psy.D., CEDS-S, CBTP (she/her) is a psychologist/…
 
Aaron and Glenys talk about the issues that are on people's minds at this time of year - emotional eating, overeating and how all that ties into holiday eating. What is emotional eating? Is overeating okay? How do we get through the holidays when food is such a challenge for us? BONUS: Aaron gives his tips for flying while fat. Show notes: Investig…
 
Aaron and Glenys welcome Mollie Birney, Clinical Coach and Recovery Consultant with a specialization in the area of Eating Disorders and compulsive behaviors around food. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Addiction and Eating Disorders from Antioch University in Los Angeles, and has been in the field of mental healt…
 
Has diet culture become a cult? Aaron and Glenys welcome therapist Dr. Natalie Feinblatt to the show to talk about the similarities between cults and diet culture. As a therapist who specializes in working with people who have left cults, Dr. Feinblatt compares and contrasts cults with dieting, and leaves us with some useful tools to assess if we a…
 
Aaron and Glenys welcome their friend Lauren Anton, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CPT to talk about all things exercise! Our relationship to movement and our bodies can be complicated by eating disorders or a lifetime of dieting. While some people experience life-interrupting exercise dependence, others might be feeling a complete avoidance to movement, even wh…
 
Aaron and Glenys welcome Laura Westmoreland, LMFT to the show to help talk about about challenging our perfectionist tendencies, especially when it comes to eating. Many of us come to this work with a strong drive to get it "right", to get a gold star and become the perfect intuitive eater. Laura helps us unpack this belief and learn to truly embra…
 
Aaron and Glenys welcome Lisa DuBreuil, LICSW to the podcast to discuss how she works with people who are considering weight loss surgery, or who have already had it. She talks about what the medical community isn't doing well when preparing people for bariatric surgery, the possible long-term consequences, and how the HAES® principles can help in …
 
Aaron and Glenys tackle an oft-heard fear from many of their clients: "I'm afraid I'll never stop gaining weight!" Thanks to societal weight stigma, we understand why anyone would have this fear. And we know, both professionally and personally, that there are also real differences between smaller bodies and larger bodies, from movement to clothes s…
 
Aaron and Glenys welcome Kristina Bruce to the show to help our listeners challenge negative, unhelpful beliefs about themselves and their bodies. Kristina is a certified Integrative Life Coach, Body Acceptance Coach and Certified Body Trust® Provider and a strong advocate for Health at Every Size®. She employs Byron Katie's method, The Work, to he…
 
We welcomed Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, author of the book Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, to the podcast to talk about her framework, which is based in Buddhism, for healing disordered eating. In this episode, she explains the six Paramitas (generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, …
 
Glenys and Aaron invite Meredith Noble of Made on a Generous Plan to the show to discuss a blog post she wrote a while back that our hosts love and refer to frequently. Meredith, a Certified Body Trust® Provider and coach who helps plus-size and fat-identifying people find food and body peace and fat liberation, wrote a poignant essay about how gri…
 
Nike recently unveiled a new plus-size line of athletic clothing and with it, a plus-size mannequin on which to display the clothing. One journalist railed against this move as "promoting obesity." In this episode, Aaron and Glenys talk about the reaction to the mannequin, both good and bad, how promoting obesity is not actually "a thing", and the …
 
Aaron and Glenys have been watching TV and want to tell you all about it. Our hosts discuss the most recent TV shows that seem tailor-made for those of us craving fat-positive entertainment, specifically the TV shows Dietland (season 1 now streaming on Hulu) and Shrill (also on Hulu). They breakdown what worked, what didn't, what they liked, and wh…
 
Aaron and Glenys are excited to welcome to the podcast Jes Baker, author of the books Landwhale and Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living. Jes Baker is a positive, progressive, and magnificently irreverent force to be reckoned with in the realm of self-love advocacy and mental health. She is internationally known for…
 
Glenys and Aaron welcome registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist Jennifer McGurk to the show to discuss the topic of emotional eating. In this episode, we talk about the differences between emotional eating and binge eating, and also what they both have in common. While eating is almost always done with some sort of emotion, when does t…
 
Aaron and Glenys were thrilled to talk to Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani of the Gaudiani Clinic in Denver, CO which provides in-person and telehealth care to people with current or a history of eating disorders. Dr. G is also the author of the book Sick Enough, a Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders. She talked to us about her journey to b…
 
Aaron and Glenys dive deep into the body with Tracy Brown, RDN, LD/N. Tracy is a somatic nutrition therapists who helps her clients reconnect with the wisdom of their bodies through the principles of Intuitive Eating. Glenys, Aaron and Tracy discuss the effects of trauma on the body, how "feeling fat" isn't really about body size at all, how the fi…
 
Aaron and Glenys discuss a talk they gave in they discussed the term "thin privilege" which was perceived to mean "thin shaming" by some members of the audience. But is mentioning thin privilege the same as thin-shaming? Is thin-shaming even a thing anyway? And what does it mean to have such a negative response to the concept of thin privilege? The…
 
Aaron and Glenys talk to Sunny Gold, a longtime health journalist and former magazine editor who is in recovery from binge eating disorder. She wrote a book for young women who binge eat, called Food: The Good Girl's Drug that came out in 2011. In this episode, she generously shares her story of a relapse back into her eating disorder after trying …
 
Aaron and Glenys answer a listener's question about how they address the health of very large clients. Is there a size limit to HAES, and do they still feel HAES is appropriate for even the largest bodies? Or is there a size at which they start recommending weight loss? Visit the ASDAH website to learn more about HAES More about Aaron www.bvmrd.com…
 
Aaron and Glenys tackle the topic of orthorexia. Orthorexia, while not an official eating disorder, describes the the obsessive behavior that some people develop in pursuing a "healthy" diet. Like any eating disorder, it can be complex and involve other mental health issues, such as anxiety disorders. And while most people don't have orthorexia, yo…
 
Is it Ample? Aaron and Glenys talk to Alissa Sobo, the creator of Ample, the first app that rates businesses specifically on their accessibility and inclusiveness towards marginalized bodies (fat, trans, people of color and more). In this episode, Alissa talks about her origin story of being fat-shamed at the doctor when she was pregnant and why sh…
 
It’s the new year and self-improvement is on the minds of many. For some, that translates to going on a diet and weight loss. Aaron and Glenys are here to tell you why that might not be such a great idea, and what you can do instead. They discuss the failure rate of weight loss diets, why the body’s biology and psychology fight weight loss, and how…
 
Aaron and Glenys get to the topic you’ve all been waiting for: SEX. More specifically, sex and body image. In this episode, they speak to Dr. Linda Baggett, a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and an expert in the intersections of gender, body image, sexuality, and trauma. They discuss all things sex and body image: the em…
 
In this episode, Aaron and Glenys interviewed two leaders in the Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Health at Every Size® community, Amy Pershing and Chevese Turner to discuss their new book Binge Eating Disorder: A Journey to Recovery and Beyond. They discuss the book and share valuable insights into the treatment and recovery from BED. These two peo…
 
Aaron and Glenys talk to journalist Virginia Sole-Smith, author of The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image and Guilt in America. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Elle and many other publications. She’s also a contributing editor with Parents Magazine and co-host of the Comfort Food Podcast. The Eating Instinct b…
 
Aaron and Glenys get together to talk about the sensation and then backlash of Tess Holiday of Cosmo; SELF magazine’s recent evolution toward Health at Every Size; how we help our clients define “health” for themselves; and what being a non-diet dietitian means to us. Show notes: Why Piers Morgan sucks SELF Magazine’s Weight Issue (HAES friendly) M…
 
Aaron and Glenys welcomed Elizabeth Ayiku to the Podcast to share her story about her eating disorder experience as well as her work as a filmmaker. Her current project is a feature film about a woman of color living who is struggling with an eating disorder, going trough treatment while also juggling her career. This independent film is a passion …
 
Aaron and Glenys talk to Queer Fat Femme Bevin of Fat Kid Dance Party about how she's helping people heal from body oppression through fun and accessible dance classes. A childhood of bullying because of her weight kept her off the dance floor until she found body liberation activism, the idea that all bodies are worthy of love no matter what. She …
 
Aaron and Glenys talk to Cori Rosenthal, a mindfulness-based marriage and family therapist, meditation and mindful eating teacher about introducing mindfulness and self-compassion in your self-care routine. Cori shares with us her experience of dieting since childhood and the critical inner voice she finally came to recognize after practicing mindf…
 
Aaron and Glenys dive deep in to a discussion on non-diet, HAES-based care for diabetes with Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE. Megrette is a certified diabetes educator who provides non-weight-focused education for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes, and teaches other professionals how to provide this care as well. Founder of the Center for Mindf…
 
Should dietitians talk about body image with their clients? Aaron and Glenys discuss how this can be a difficult topic to broach with clients, but how it is essential to the work of making peace with food. Both share their experiences in talking about body image and weight stigma with clients and how it helps to move the work of finding peace with …
 
Ever wonder if you’re addicted to sugar? Or some other kind of food? Aaron and Glenys talk to Tiffany Haug, MS, RD, EDOC, who breaks down the science of addiction and why your diet history makes all the difference in how you approach highly palatable foods. Tiffany also talks about the problem with how food addiction is studied and the problems wit…
 
Aaron and Glenys were thrilled to welcome to the podcast Gloria Lucas, founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP). Gloria shares her story of how and why she came to found NPP, which provides eating disorder resources to marginalized communities. She also talks about how eating disorder communities must learn to do better to include people of color …
 
We all have an inner critic. Sometimes this little voice can be really helpful in keeping us safe...but sometimes it can hold us back or send us damaging and unhelpful thoughts. Aaron and Glenys talk about their own inner critics, how they manifest, and how they deal with them. This is a truly unplugged (and sometimes unhinged!) discussion that we'…
 
In this episode, Aaron and Glenys talk to Summer Innanen about body image and finding your value outside of your body. Summer is a professionally trained coach specializing in body image, self-worth, and confidence. She helps women all over the world through her private and group coaching to break out of the diet culture cage and cultivate their in…
 
Glenys and Aaron were thrilled to have a chance to talk to Dr. Anita Johnston, author of the book Eating in the Light of the Moon. This book is an amazing resource for those struggling with eating difficulties of all kinds. Our interview focused on how Dr. Johnston was first exposed to metaphor as a way of healing, and how this can be a source for …
 
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