Food Psych. Image of an old-fashioned microphone on a wood table in front of a blue wall.

I was thrilled to be a guest on the Food Psych podcast last month, hosted by fellow Intuitive Eating and anti-diet dietitian Christy Harrison (pssssst…her first book comes out next year, and I can hardly wait). The episode went live this week and you can take a listen here. If you are interested in intuitive eating, body positivity and breaking free from diet culture, I encourage you to subscribe—Food Psych is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to.

In this interview, I talk about the origins of my own food and body issues that began in early childhood, my history of chronic dieting, and my movement to a Health At Every Size philosophy as I gradually realized that:

  1. Weight does not = health, and
  2. My dieting and excessive exercise weren’t about health, they were about appearance, and the daily time and effort it took was not compatible with the kind of life I wanted to live.

I talk about some stuff publicly that I never have before, including some very not-nice childhood experiences, and how I evolved into the kind of dietitian I am today.