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This podcast offers practical, proven strategies to transition away from binge eating, chronic dieting, and all disordered eating and to either lose weight or stabilize destructive eating patterns. Weekly topics range from how, when and what to eat to the implementation of behavioral tools. This podcast is full of behavioral tools. Consistent listening and dedication will guarantee a new way of thinking about food, eating, body weight, and life.
 
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Ten life lessons, from a source unknown, are the topic of this podcast. The lessons relate to wise truths about life and relationships. The first lesson is this "You will receive a body and it will be yours for your entire life. You may or may not like it, but it will be yours to take care of". Most people already know that taking care of the body …
 
Body checking, obsessive thoughts about eating and the body, or inner criticisms and judgments can be overwhelming. In this podcast Betsy provides three concrete exercises that can help you manage the intensity of obsessive thoughts or inner criticisms about the body or eating.By Betsy Thurston
 
In this podcast Betsy talks about the experience of comparing ourselves and how it can be a trigger for a lot of behaviors and negative emotions. She talks about specific clients and their stories of comparison as well as ideas from various spiritual teachers, Brene Brown, and the science community.By Betsy thurston
 
In this podcast Betsy interviews Christie Bettwy, who now runs Rock Recovery in DC. Christie talks about her long journey to freedom after years of obsessive dieting and overeating to the point of bingeing. We talk about many related topics on this podcast that will be relatable to people who live on diets or those with a full blown eating disorder…
 
This podcast has two parts. In the first 35 minutes Betsy has an interview with Lynne Bowman, who talks about her journey to a sugar free, flour free way of life. Lynne is the author of the cookbook Brownies for Breakfast, and she gifts us with some of her recipes. In the second part of the podcast Betsy talks about tackling sugar addiction, the bo…
 
In this podcast episode Betsy talks with Rebekah Buege about body image, over attachment to beauty, giving away our power, social currency, and how changing our perspective can change our relationship with food. Rebekah is a coach and the author of the book Social Currency.By Betsy Thurston RD MPH
 
In this podcast Betsy and Leslie talk about the many things Leslie had to overcome and understand in order to succeed on her journey of losing 100 pounds. Leslie is the author of the best selling book, "You Can't Eat Love". This conversation is both inspiring and informative and will help anyone who has struggled to change eating behaviors.…
 
Debilitating and frustrating symptoms of pain, bloating, heartburn, and IBS can be improved by two methods. I talk about each method and how you can start a process of change today. Mind body syndrome is a very real and difficult condition, and I talk about this during the last 10 minutes of the podcast. For those who suffer, good luck! Betsy…
 
In this episode I share a conversation with chef Tina McDermott who shares her best tips for quick and easy recipes and grab and go food ideas. We also talk about supplements, digestive issues, GMOs and organic items, and weight loss. The specifics about food and recipes starts at about ten minutes into the podcast.…
 
In this podcast I share a conversation with Dr. Carolyn Ross, who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and emotional eating. We talk about many things, including the brain, supplements, trauma, therapy, the inner critic and judgment and forgiveness.By Betsy Thurston RD
 
Do you often find yourself craving food and feeling the need to control what you eat at the same time? If you want to stop this overwhelming tug of war once and for all, sometimes you need to delve deep into yourself and find out why these feelings surface. IFS, or internal family systems therapy, understands that we are made up of multiple “parts”…
 
Reconnecting with the Past to Address Your Food Insecurity or Overwhelming Focus on Dieting and your Body In this episode, I discuss how our experiences in our younger years shape our body image and relationship with food. Many of these experiences may have contributed to how you behave and feel around food and your body as an adult. Using the mode…
 
In this podcast Dr. Amy Johnson talks about her approach to helping people who struggle with anxiety or with all extreme or unwanted habits. Amy looks at life from the big picture, and her model is very different from most models of change available today. Betsy uses the model of Internal Family Systems Therapy, and the conversation explored the di…
 
Intuitive eating is the practice of looking inward and noticing body sensations so you can more accurately choose which foods and which portion sizes would be best in that moment. It also involves noticing thoughts, habits, and emotions that might be present as you reach for the food--especially those which might have nothing to do with physical hu…
 
In this conversation with Nancy McKay, Betsy and Nancy talk about her recovery from alcohol dependence and self criticism. A lot of ideas are presented in this podcast, from noticing thought, living in your "truth" versus pretending, anger, feeling your feelings, and finding freedom. Listeners who might use food or alcohol in excess, or who live a …
 
In this conversation with Julie Allen, she talks about her journey from inpatient treatment to a life without the extreme behaviors that went along with her eating disorder. Julie talks about OCD and anxiety, about what got her to wake up and find the courage to stop obsessively worrying about her body and her calorie intake, about weighing herself…
 
Manifesting is a popular term these days, and it is the process of making your dreams a reality. Manifesting doesn't always work though, and that's why it is best to break the goal into small pieces at first. It's also key that you spend some time feeling the emotional blocks that might be in the way first.…
 
Going on a diet usually requires rigid and even punishing rules around food. When dieting we deprive ourselves, and then beat ourselves up when we make the smallest mistakes. If your body has too much weight on it then it’s true, it makes sense to take in fewer calories in a day or a week in order to make that happen. The problem is that the diet m…
 
Do you often find yourself overeating, especially when you are stressed? If you answered yes, then there are probably other things in your mind contributing to this behavior. It’s not obvious. The subconscious mind is unbelievably complex. I think most dietitians, including me, would agree that you want to honor your cravings to some degree. Intuit…
 
Do you want to lose weight and change your relationship with food? We're so used to thinking that the ideal body type is thin, but it's not. “Ideal” is outdated. It’s subjective. The world is changing, and we are all waking up to the truth that you are so much more than the body which carries you through life. Yes of course we all want to look a ce…
 
In our journey toward mindful eating, we usually encounter a form of self-sabotage that says, “Why bother?” This little voice urges us to eat even if we’re not hungry or even if we know it’s too much food or it’s harmful to our body. The voice might also say that the situation’s hopeless or the mountain is too high for us to climb. So how can we na…
 
Have you ever built up good eating habits, only to return to old ones later on? It hurts when it happens. You might feel disappointment, frustration, sadness, guilt — but it’s okay to feel these things. They’re all normal emotions to have. It’s also normal to falter occasionally. In this episode, I discuss why we often self-sabotage when changing o…
 
Do you remember how heavy it was to carry your backpack to school? In the same way, your mind has an unseen bag, holding the feelings and weighted expectations you put on your shoulders every day. These emotions and thoughts add enormous weight to our “backpack” that can have real, material consequences in our life. In this episode, I teach you an …
 
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