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It's the first week of February, which means we're right at the time when almost 70% of folks will give up on their new year's resolutions....not because they lack willpower or dedication, but because the goals they set for themselves were simply not sustainable. So if you're one of the many people who might be reassessing the movement routine you …
 
*Content Warning: This week's episode contains use of the O-word, as well as discussion of weight loss surgery.* Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new guideline document containing weight loss recommendations for children as young as two years old. So this week, we are talking to Anna Lutz, MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S abou…
 
*Content Warning: This week's episode contains references to sexual assault.* This week, we’re talking to Dr. Hortencia Jimenez. Dr. Jimenez is from huichol ancestry, she was born in the Sierra Madre in the state of Nayarit, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with her paternal grandmother and aunt. She holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D in Sociology …
 
This week, we’re talking to Debra Benfield, M.Ed., RDN/LDN, RYT. Debra has helped hundreds of women heal their relationship with food, eating, and their bodies in her 35-year career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in the prevention and treatment of disordered eating. Debra brings her wisdom, passion, and lived experience to the …
 
ICYMI, last month the New York Post published an article claiming that the worst fashion trend of the 1990s & 2000s was making a comeback - heroin chic. If you lived through this the first time, you probably recall how damaging & shaming this trend was, and you might have felt more than a little traumatized by seeing this headline pop up. So this w…
 
Get ready for our spiciest episode yet! In this week's episode we're breaking down all the problematic details of Beachbody's recent announcement that it will be rebranding as BODi and taking a more "body positive" approach. Spoiler alert: It's definitely still a diet company & an MLM! In this episode we're diving into what's really behind this reb…
 
If you're dreading the diet & body talk at your holiday family gatherings, you're not alone! Even if we are really good at having these conversations with friends, acquaintances, professionals, or co workers, having these conversations with family can feel way more loaded than it does in other contexts. In this episode we're discussing why diet & b…
 
Despite the fact that Intuitive Eating is absolutely not a weight loss program, most people come into the practice holding out the hopes that they will lose weight. And that's okay! And because of how common this is, we wanted to dedicate an episode to addressing the nuances of why weight loss and Intuitive Eating don't go together, and why it's im…
 
This week, we’re talking to Jessie Mundell (she/her). Jessie has over 15 years experience in exercise coaching and personal training for people who are pregnant, newly postpartum, and parents. She is a registered Professional Kinesiologist and holds a Master's Degree in Kinesiology, with studies focused in prenatal and postnatal exercise. Jessie is…
 
This week we’re talking to Vysh Sivakumaran, a certified strength coach, trauma informed yoga instructor, and a fitness industry leader in the Toronto community. Vysh (vai-sh) works to create inclusive, body neutral, and accessible fitness, through 1:1, group, and corporate services within her online fitness community, Fitness in Place (FIP). With …
 
Surprise! Yes - we told you we're shifting into an every-other-week podcast format...and we are...but we also wanted to give you more info about our brand new podcast community: The Satisfaction Space! JOIN AT: https://thesatisfactionspace.mn.co/ The Satisfaction Space was designed to support listeners of the Satisfaction Factor podcast in diving d…
 
This week, we're celebrating our one year podcast-iversary & making some big announcements! We're looking back on the experience of our first year of podcasting, including our favorite things about doing the podcast, our favorite guests, the biggest surprises, what we've learned, our biggest struggles, and what we're looking forward for the year to…
 
Often when we talk about Intuitive Eating with new people or on social media, we hear variations of "I'd love to eat intuitively, but I can't because..." The end of that sentence is sometimes about weight loss, sometimes about health concerns, or sometimes about something completely different. So this week, we're talking about who gets to practice …
 
It's the week after Labor Day, and a new season often means a new version of diet culture popping up. In the fall, it's usually the narrative of "getting back on track" after the summer. So this week, we're breaking down all the reasons why you actually don't have to get back on track at all! We're chatting about: why we might feel drawn to diets a…
 
This week we’re talking to Lori Civello & Chelsey Cahilly, certified ASL interpreters and co-founders of The Sign Space. Lori Civello (she/her) is a New York City Native and Current Georgia transplant, is a certified language interpreter, Integrated Model of Interpreting practitioner, and college instructor. Lori grew up with Deaf parents and start…
 
This week we’re talking to Heidi Andersen, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor, Registered Yoga Teacher and Embodiment Specialist. During Heidi's career, she has worked as a therapist in residential, PHP, IOP and outpatient levels of care with people struggling with eating disorder…
 
This week, we're deconstructing our top 5 common phrases that perpetuate diet culture. In this installment, we're covering: "I'm out of shape"; "I feel fat"; "I have joint pain because of weight gain"; "This food is better for me"; and "Love your body for what it can do." We're breaking down the ways these phrases can cause harm & what we might wan…
 
This week we’re talking to Elizabeth Watkins Price, an intentional life design and mindfulness coach. Elizabeth started EWP Consulting in 2021, after working many kinds of jobs over the last two decades, including years spent as a classroom teacher, a civil rights lawyer, and a judicial educator. One pillar of her consulting business is transition …
 
A while back, we talked about finding life after diets, and how we can navigate some of the non-food parts of ditching dieting. This week, we're answering some common questions about how to navigate our relationship to food once we've decided to stop dieting. We're talking about: how to figure out what we should be eating after spending so much tim…
 
This week we’re talking about how we can approach returning to intentional movement or exercise after taking some time off. Because let’s be honest: it’s HARD to get back into a movement routine when we’ve taken some time away, whether that was by choice or by circumstance. But there are definitely ways to make it more enjoyable & more sustainable!…
 
This week, we're answering a listener question about how things like cooking, meal prepping & meal planning work through an Intuitive Eating lens! Ditching dieting & diet culture definitely has an impact on these practices because it has an impact on the way we relate to food. And, contrary to some misconceptions, meal planning & prepping absolutel…
 
This week, we're breaking down all the nuances of one-to-one Intuitive Eating coaching - and, in particular, Naomi's new 1:1 Intuitive Eating & Anti-Diet coaching packages! If you've ever been curious (or confused) about what the heck Intuitive Eating coaching is, or why anyone would want to do it, this episode is for you! We're talking about: what…
 
To say that he past few weeks have been hard would be a huge understatement. So this week's episode is all about how we can care for ourselves when it feels like the world is on fire. Black women & femmes have been teaching for generations about the importance of avoiding burnout when fighting oppressive systems. And, while that is not our lesson t…
 
This week, we're talking all about life after diets! We often hear mantras in mainstream body positivity like "you're not a number on a scale", and those can be great entry points into breaking out of diet culture. But they only tell us what we're not. Often, when we've spent a lot of time within diet culture, our diet & exercise choices become par…
 
This week, as a change from our usual high-level discussions, we're breaking down a specific tool that is often used in the day-to-day practice of Intuitive Eating - the hunger & fullness scale. The hunger & fullness scale can be a great tool for building our awareness of our internal cues...but it's not necessarily the right choice for everyone. I…
 
This week, we're talking all about a specific practice that we spend a lot of time on in Intuitive Eating - reframing our food beliefs! We've all absorbed a million beliefs about food from diet culture. We get these beliefs from specific diets, from health & wellness professionals, from fitness professionals, from the media, and from our friends & …
 
This week, we're talking all about self trust! We know diet culture does a lot of harm to our relationship with food, exercise, and our bodies. But did you know it also interferes with our ability to trust ourselves? Diet culture is all about replacing self trust with self control. That's why rebuilding our self trust plays a huge role in our anti-…
 
This week, in honor of the unofficial beginning of summer, we're talking about all things summer bodies! In this episode, we cover: why the phrase "every body is a bikini body" misses the mark & keeps us centering our bodies anyway; the problematic fitness narratives that shape our thoughts & beliefs about summer bodies; and how we can prioritize c…
 
This week we’re talking to Melanie Knights, a self-published author, fat positive artist, and host of the Entrepreneurial Outlaws Podcast. She supports creative entrepreneurs in building successful, fulfilling, soul-aligned and inclusive businesses. Melanie describes her work as being the entrepreneurial intersection of strategy + spirituality + se…
 
This week, we're breaking down some of the most common forms of hidden dieting behaviors that we see in our work. Because even when we've started to disengage from the concept of dieting for weight loss, some of these behaviors can stick around & have a pretty significant impact on our relationships to both food & our bodies. As always, noticing th…
 
This week we’re talking to Bri Campos of Body Image with Bri about all things body image! We’ve mentioned Bri so many times on previous episodes, we thought it was time to actually have her on the show! Bri is a licensed mental health counselor based in New Jersey. As a body image educator and the founder of Body Image with Bri, she’s passionate ab…
 
This week, we're building on a conversation Sadie started on her Facebook page around Mother's Day last year about how we can better communicate our needs & wants in order to make the day more satisfying. In this episode, we're exploring how this concept applies far beyond holidays & talking about: the importance of treating communication as a skil…
 
This week, we’re talking to Renee Hamati of Sensibly You. We had an amazing conversation with Renee about her own experience with autism & eating disorders, how autism & neurodivergence can impact our relationships to food, and how the Intuitive Eating framework can work for autistic & neurodivergent folks, plus a whole lot more! Renee is a Certifi…
 
This week, we're wrapping up our 4 episode mini-series on the eating personas with a look at The Intuitive Eater. Spoiler alert! "Becoming an Intuitive Eater" is not actually about reaching a single endpoint, and it's definitely not just about eating when you're hungry and stopping when you're full. Instead, a practice of Intuitive Eating is about …
 
This week, we're continuing our 4 episode mini-series on the eating personas with a look at The Professional Dieter. The Professional Dieter is someone who has tried many weight loss programs (Noom, WW, Keto, Whole 30), thinks a lot about what they “should” be doing to lose weight, has lost, gained, and lost the same X pounds multiple times, may be…
 
This week, we're continuing our 4 episode mini-series on the eating personas with a look at The Unconscious Eater. This eating style consists of 4 subtypes: The Chaotic Eater, The Waste-Not Eater, The Refuse-Not Eater, and The Emotional Eater. In this episode we discuss: what characteristics distinguish The Unconscious Eater persona, how these eati…
 
This week, we're kicking off a new 4 episode mini-series! In the Intuitive Eating framework, we're introduced to 4 eating personas: The Careful Eater, The Unconscious Eater, The Professional Dieter, and The Intuitive Eater. Over the next 4 weeks, we're going to be diving deeper into each of these eating personas, and this week we're chatting all ab…
 
This week, we're deconstructing the common diet culture concepts of authority, discipline, and accountability. In particular, we're looking at: what systems are being upheld by these concepts; how these concepts can interfere with our self-trust and autonomy; how we address these concepts within our work with clients; and how interrogating the lang…
 
This week, we're each sharing some recent personal experiences of being confronted by diet culture, and discussing how we've both built the skills to talk back to diet culture over the years. There's a common misconception that being able to talk back to diet culture requires bravery. The good news? It doesn't! In this episode we're talking about: …
 
This week, we're talking to Kelly Cutchin of Casual Magic Writing. We had the pleasure of talking to Kelly about all things self-expression, including: how diet culture robs us of belonging, how discipline is a tool of oppression, and how writing is a place where everyone fits. Kelly should’ve been named YELLY because she's never not exclaiming som…
 
This week's episode is a little bit different and special episode for many reasons, one being we’re interviewing Sadie’s, older sister Rev. Carrie Carpenter! With today being the first day of Lent (Ash Wednesday) we wanted to talk to Carrie about diet culture and how it shows up in church culture, specifically this time of year when it’s a common r…
 
This week, we're talking to Betsy Archer of All Bodies Movement and Wellness in Asheville, NC. We had the pleasure of speaking with Betsy about how her career as a fitness professional was molded by experiencing the negative effects of diet culture as a young athlete and into adulthood, and how she aims to provide a movement space (both in-person l…
 
In honor of Valentine's Day, this week Naomi & Sadie are talking about relationships. Not romantic relationships, but platonic friendships! Ditching diet culture changes a lot of things, and the we way we make & relate to our friends is no exception. We're chatting about: how making friends as an adult can be hard (and why we really think there sho…
 
This week, we're talking to Caroline Quinn...and it's also our first interview episode! Caroline is a confidence and body image coach, residing in Boston, supporting marginalized folks from all over the world on their journey to radical self love & acceptance. Caroline believes that body love is achievable for all folks, regardless of ability, body…
 
In today's Satisfaction Factor Podcast episode, Naomi & Sadie chat about Shame-Free Fitness, Sadie's new continuing education course for fitness professionals who are ready to do things differently! If you are a: group exercise instructor, personal trainer, gym manager, or other fit pro who values serving your clients in a way that's free of guilt,…
 
On this week’s, Naomi & Sadie are diving deep into all things fitness and wellness marketing, calling out some of the more manipulative marketing tactics, and sharing how we can be both more conscious consumers AND responsible in our own work of marketing health-based programs & services. We're talking about: why weight loss marketing is false adve…
 
In this week's episode, Naomi & Sadie are talking about beauty standards: what they are, how they’re harmful, and how we can approach certain beauty rituals in an autonomous way that gives us the freedom to decide what we actually want to be doing vs. what society expects us to do in regards to our appearance. We also cover Hype House, grey hair, a…
 
On this week's episode, Naomi & Sadie discuss toxic positivity and how “good vibes only” messaging pushes us towards seeking perfection via external rules & societal constructs (and also bypasses ALL of the negative things that happen as a result of trauma, mental health issues, and experiencing marginalization or oppression). Plus, we share how to…
 
Get ready for a fun & candid New Year's episode! It’s officially 2022, and Naomi is still rebelling against structure & rigidity, and Sadie is still loving a schedule and a well-established plan. Even though we both function from two pretty opposite operational styles, we both agree that setting any kind of New Year’s resolution, intention, or goal…
 
This week, Naomi & Sadie wrap up the Intuitive Eating Deep Dive series with a nuanced look at the concepts covered by the last two principles of Intuitive Eating, joyful movement and gentle nutrition. Exercise and nutrition are topics that are heavily influenced by diet culture, so these principles generally come last, both in theory and in practic…
 
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