If you’re interested in learning about these topics, healing from distorted body image or Eating Disorders, or are a professional trying to incorporate these perspectives into your practice, I highly encourage checking out the following body positive podcasts by Registered Dietitians. These Dietitians offer so much experience, insight, and education into their discussions to help guide you through these perspectives.
1. Nutrition Matters with Paige Smathers, RDN
Nutrition Matters primarily focuses on Mindful Eating, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Approach, Weight Stigmas, Eating Disorder recovery, and everything in between. She applies gentle nutrition to all of these topics, exploring approaches to vulnerable clients. If you are an individual struggling with your body image, relationship with food, or any life trauma, Paige’s podcast can be an incredible healing tool! Or if you’re a professional who works in ED recovery, or need to learn more about the Non-diet approach, Paige provides an incredibly compassionate perspective.
This is great podcast who is best for people who are healing or ED RD’s.
2. Food Heaven Podcast by Jess & Wendy
I’d recommend this podcast for absolutely everyone, but especially those you are not yet comfortable with HAES/IE or body positivity. Wendy and Jess are both Clinical Dietitian’s who have learned how to incorporated HAES into their practices. I commend them both so much considering it is usually the most difficult for clinical dietitian’s to understand and accept HAES.
In each episode, Wendy and Jess cover one of the many nutrition-related questions that may be looming over your head. They tend to look at both sides of each argument, making their recommendations unbiased and extremely trustworthy. Their podcast is incredibly resourceful for the average individual, but can also be extremely helpful for professionals. If you are a professional but have a difficult time understanding or integrating HAES/IE into your practice, I would highly encourage listening to the Food Heaven podcast to learn the benefits and reasoning behind HAES. If you are an individual who has nutrition questions for yourself but want a reliable answer, these are the Dietitian’s to listen to!
Episode 29: Why We Stopped Promoting Weight Loss is an incredible episode to start with!
3. Food Psych Podcast by Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN
This is another great podcast who is best for people who are healing or ED RD’s.
4. Dietitians Unplugged
Glenys and Aaron help break down a lot of issues in way that is understandable for those who are still unfamiliar with HAES/IE. If you’re interested in HAES/IE but are still trying to grasp the concept, this is a great podcast for you! Glenys and Aaron provide a lot of answers related around dieting issues and the importance of understanding Intuitive Eating.
5. RD Real Talk by Heather Caplan, RD
Heather’s podcast is incredibly helpful for clients who are learning how to incorporate Intuitive Eating into their lives. Episodes 14-24 break down each of the Intuitive Eating Principles so that you can learn step-by-step how to eat intuitively. Heather also includes a variety of professional development topics including changing jobs and how IE can be fit into a variety of settings in dietetics.
6. The Mindful Dietitian by Fiona Sutherland