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Many people are waking up to the fact that diets don't work, but if we're not dieting, now what? How are we supposed to find balance around food and figure out how to eat? Join Sarah and Stef, a psychotherapist and a health coach, as they talk about all things related to disordered eating, bad body image and creating a life that's free from food and body obsession. The hosts draw on their own eating struggles and openly share the highs and lows of pursuing food freedom over weight loss.
 
You can put an end to food obsessions, body dissatisfaction and cravings. You can make peace with food and your body and have the energy and vitality you want! And you can be healthy without dieting. I'm Carolyn Coker Ross, MD and I'm a specialist in treating binge eating, food addiction and emotional eating and I'd love to teach you how to regain your self-confidence, end your struggle with food and weight and be free to live your life again.
 
Whether you are just starting out in the field of eating disorders or a seasoned, wise clinician, everyone needs support, guidance and advice once in awhile. Welcome to dietitian seasonings and therapist reasonings, hosted by therapist Meredith Riddick and dietitian Jill Sechi, eating disorders specialists supervisors with A Collaborative Approach. This podcast is intended to support, educate, and validate clinicians in the eating disorders field; emphasizing the team approach as best practi ...
 
ED Matters: The Gurze/Salucore podcast airing once a week where we interview the top experts in the field of eating disorders, sharing information for individuals recovering from eating disorders, their loved ones, clinicians in the field, and other individuals, professional or otherwise seeking to learn about eating disorders. Healthy conversations about eating disorders.
 
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But What If I Need to Diet For My Health? In this episode, Sarah and Stef discuss the idea of dieting for health reasons. Do you believe weight loss will improve your health? Are there foods you need to avoid and feel guilty for still having them? We take a look at: How linked are weight loss and health? Food intolerances and bingeing Dealing with …
 
In this episode, Sarah and Stef talk about the difference between food rules and food boundaries. Have you ever felt like you don’t want food rules, but you feel lost without some kind of structure? We talk about: The definition of rules vs the definitions of boundaries Why rules feel good at first Stages of setting boundaries When are you ready to…
 
Tattoos have become more acceptable over the years but are often only seen as having decorative value. My guest #DonnaTorrisi has written a book about the connection between tattoos and trauma. While a tattoo sits only on the skin, the meaning of tattoos may be much deeper for some individuals, telling a story of a difficult time in their lives, a …
 
In this episode Sarah and Stef talk about bad body image days. Do you look in the mirror and hate what you see? It’s a big subject, so this week we are focusing on What it’s like to have poor body image Creating a more neutral response to body dissatisfaction Cognitive dissonance Body acceptance How we handle a bad body image day Connect with the s…
 
In this episode, Sarah & Stef discuss the different ways hunger can show up and different ways of responding to it. Does it matter if hunger is physical, mental, hormonal, or emotional? How should we handle each kind of hunger? We discuss things like: Should we listen to hunger signals when we're not physically hungry? Why Sarah gets triggered to e…
 
If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating and food addiction, you may also have body image issues. Your body image issues may keep you from doing what you want to do in life and keep you from being the best you can do. Think of your body identity as a role or archetype you have chosen to play in your life for the time being until you are …
 
In this episode Sarah and Stef delve into the idea of self-compassion. Can self-compassion be a tool for changing your behaviour, or is it a way to let yourself off the hook? Tune in to hear us talk about Common misunderstandings about self-compassion Why it’s easier to have compassion for others Shame around binge eating and our bodies Improving n…
 
Many people who struggle with food addiction, binge eating, or emotional eating also have money problems – overspending, impulse buying or you may have had a bad divorce that left you with financial problems. My special guest, Tasha Chen is with me on this podcast to discuss why money can be a problem for so many people and how you can attract more…
 
Have you ever tried Intuitive Eating (IE) and thought: this doesn't work for me? Sarah & Stef discuss some of the reasons why this might be happening, including: Is IE the gold standard? Turning IE into another set of rules Allowing foods versus permission to binge Approaching IE as another way to lose weight Permission to take what you need and le…
 
In this episode we look at that all-important question many of us have asked ourselves – why can’t I stop eating? In an attempt to answer this question Sarah and Stef discuss the following: Compulsive and trance-like eating The role of biology and the nervous system in our eating behaviours Physical restriction vs mental restriction Brain hunger vs…
 
Welcome to the second episode of the Life After Diets podcast. This week Sarah and Stef talk about the desire to lose weight, even after giving up dieting. We deep dive into topics like: Is weight loss incompatible with giving up diets? The reasons why we decided to stop pursuing weight loss Weight set point theory How we deal with friends talking …
 
Welcome to the pilot episode of the Life After Diets podcast. This week Sarah and Stef share their own stories of eating disorder recovery and body image healing. Tune in to hear them talk about the lows and highs of their journeys, including When they realised their disordered eating was a problem The swing between dieting and binge eating Binge e…
 
Self-sabotage is common and happens to people from all walks of life. Many people with food addiction, emotional eating or binge eating self-sabotage with food as a way to numb unpleasant emotions or cope with stressful situations. This can lead to feelings of failure and can worsen the behaviors or body dissatisfaction. Then you can get stuck in t…
 
Traumatic life experiences, including childhood trauma and the relationships you have with your caregivers growing up, directly affect the nervous system – often throwing it out of balance. An out-of-balance nervous system can make it difficult for you to tolerate your emotions. This then leads to using food (and other substances and behaviors) to …
 
“Health and weight are not synonymous.” Behaviors such as binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional eating, and food obsessions are part of systems of power that rank human bodies by size and race and create an illusion that health and virtue are obtained by being thin. Being controlled by size and food is still an accepted way of controlling …
 
“Weight stigma is associated with several physical and psychological health consequences.” You've realized that diets don't work for binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, or emotional eating. You've been on a lot of diets and even though you lose weight, it doesn't last. After many diets, you've come to the conclusion that there's mo…
 
"Pregnancy can be an intense time for women with eating disorders." Most eating disorders, including binge eating disorder, food addiction, and emotional eating occur in women during their reproductive years. It’s not unusual for someone with an eating disorder to also be pregnant or for relapse of an eating disorder to occur during or after a preg…
 
"How would you eat if you weren’t trying to lose weight?" - Rachael Hartley My guest, Rachael Hartley, and I will discuss how to change your relationship with food from one of eating only to lose weight to do what she calls “gentle eating.” She discusses her approach to gentle nutrition and intuitive eating. Rachael also talks about how trauma can …
 
"Research has shown that HALF of all the foods Americans eat are ultra-processed “industrial formulations.” There's been a lot of talk about whether foods can be addictive or not. In truth, there are a group of foods, called “ultra-processed industrial formulations” that have been engineered in the nutrition lab and that contain high amounts of fat…
 
Whether you've been stressed about your health, suffered losses, tired of the quarantine, had financial stressors, working long hours, or had a relationship breakup, stress has become a constant irritant for many of us. If you're struggling with binge eating, emotional eating, or food addiction, your eating behaviors may be the first sign that you …
 
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