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Welcome to Eating Enlightenment! Listen to your podcast host Jared Levenson put on his curiosity hat and ask spontaneous questions! A former binge eating wrestler and zen monk, Jared now helps people who struggle with binge eating to find freedom using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy journal approach. Be sure to check out the Eating Enlightenment journal app in IOS / Android store!
 
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.
 
Clean eating. Low carb. Low fat. Do this not that. Now what? Eating is getting too stuffy and complicated. Throw open your windows to allow a new stream of health, wellness, and peace. What if you could write a letter to food? Pen to paper, you hash out the love/hate relationship and food’s undeserving power. Details go back years, to your first childhood diet trying to fit in. How you relate to food chronicles many of your life’s ups and downs. In this letter, you examine your dusty food be ...
 
Overworked? Overwhelmed? Overweight? Eating when you’re stressed about work makes it hard to lose weight because of the enormous stress you’re under. You feel hopeless when you think about giving weight loss another try because you always buckle under the pressure of your job and all of your other obligations. This podcast will teach you the simple strategies you need to stop eating when you’re stressed so you can feel healthier, happier, and more relaxed.
 
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"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…
 
Intuitive eating is a way of eating that works with your body and environment to find what foods work best for you. This interview with Haley will cover the basics of intuitive eating, but it's not just about food, it's about finding balance in all areas of your life. For Haley Hughes, Crossfit is a big part of her life. Haley has figured out how t…
 
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 …
 
In this interview with Kathleen Layer, we discuss the basics of eating intuitively. Kathleen is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Master Level Coach. She helps women heal their relationship with food and their bodies through intuitive eating and body image work. You can learn more about Kathleen on her website: kathleenlayer.com And connec…
 
These days it's common that people are suffering from problems related to their thyroid gland due to the fast paced life that we live in today. These problems can range from being overweight or not feeling well at all - but there are also other symptoms which may be caused by your condition such as hair loss and fatigue. So here's how to get the be…
 
"Body image is the picture you hold in your mind of your body." When you hold a negative picture or are dissatisfied with your body, it can be a significant predictor of compulsive overeating, binge eating, emotional distress, depression, and problems in your relationships. Having positive feelings about your body if you are in a bigger body may be…
 
This is such a fun conversation with Maria! Maria's passion for authenticity just gives me the goosebumps! Maria is Certified Counselor and Coach who helps people make peace with food. Maria specializes in "emotional eating", body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating such as chronic dieting and binge eating. Be sure to check out her website: http…
 
This episode originally aired on The Thyroid Fix: "In today's episode, I share an interview with Jared Levenson about overeating, binge eating and mindfulness around food. Jared is a former binge eating wrestler, lay ordained zen monk, certified intuitive eating counselor, and a CBT journaling advocate. Jared helps hardworking folks write their way…
 
"There is no one diet that works for everyBODY." Despite the research, many people continue to look for a "perfect diet" (diet to go on) and cycle from one fad diet to the next, hoping that they will find a quick fix or a solution to their food and body image issues. They are often excited when starting a new fad diet, then disappointed when they a…
 
I recently went on Amanda's Savor Food and Body podcast! In the first half of interview I reveal: - my struggles with wrestling and bingeing - my journey to become a lay ordained zen monk - my passionate in belief in awareness journaling In the second half of interview we all address many of the obstacles that come up when attempting to awareness j…
 
Rejecting diets in a body that doesn’t feel acceptable is exponentially hard. How do you access the world, find clothes that fit AND reject diets? We hope this episode featuring Nic McDermid gives you the compassion you deserve and the fuel you crave. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. This episode of The Love Food Podcast is brough…
 
Hey Eating Enlightenment tribe :) I'd like to introduce Amanda Bullat. In the beginning Amanda ate with many restrictions. She definitely wasn't eating enough during her marathon training! Eventually her body started to breakdown. Fortunately, Amanda found new alternative approaches to health, wellness and beyond ... Aka, Intuitive Eating and Be Bo…
 
There are over 200 million searches on Google for the term “food addiction.” Food addiction affects a large number of individuals, even though it's not accepted as a true diagnosis (yet) by the medical profession. Using the Yale Food Addiction Scale, 5-10% of the general population test positive for food addiction. Over half of individuals diagnose…
 
Are you getting a message that weight gain means you are doing it wrong? Diets preach weight loss for health and then tell us that if their rules don’t work it is on us not them. You are not a failure if or when you gain weight. If you struggle with moving away from diets and need more insight to fuel your Food Peace Journey, you are in the right p…
 
Open up a google doc, you are going to want to take notes! What you have been told about emotional eating is keeping you stuck. You may be surprised to learn what insight it brings while being with your superpower. If you struggle with emotional eating, wonder how to move forward using intuitive eating or anti-diet approaches, well this episode is …
 
"Everyone's experience of grief is unique - there is no "right" way to grieve." Grief is a normal reaction to any major loss. If you've lost a loved one during the pandemic, you may have experienced complicated grief. The normal feelings of yearning and sadness may have been complicated by not being able to be with your loved one or not even being …
 
Many chronic health conditions are invisible and include multiple medications to manage. For many, these medications are life saving, life giving, and lead to weight gain. Do you try to eat less yet the food cravings worsen? We hope this episode gives you more options. Listen as guest expert Alissa Rumsey, author of Unapologetic Eating, explores wa…
 
Hey everyone, Melissa Welch RD is today's conversation. Melissa is a good friend and we used to work together too at Cielo House for Eating Disorders in the Bay Area. Melissa is a passionate advocate and skilled dietitian who embraces Health At Every Size and Intuitive Eating with her clients. Melissa is also working with people who struggle with k…
 
How do you let go of rules without falling to chaos? How do you navigate the difficulties of life, without getting trapped in your head or saying 'F*ck it' and giving up? Amy Scott has 18 years of therapeutic experience and her orientation is of Mind, Body and Soul. In this conversation you'll hear us talk about eating struggles in general and then…
 
"Depriving yourself of foods you crave just sets you up for more cravings" Are you struggling with food cravings? Well, you're not alone. At least 50% of people experience food cravings on a regular basis. If you have binge eating, emotional eating, or food addiction, these cravings can threaten to overwhelm you and lead to unwanted behaviors. You …
 
How is it possible for Diabetes management and Intuitive Eating to go together? Diabetes you need to manage blood sugar, whereas on a superficial level you might hear that Intuitive Eating means you can eat anything. Can you really eat anything if you have diabetes? And is this even what Intuitive Eating means? In this episode with Glenys Oyston, f…
 
Welcome to International Dieting Month. Let's Rally together to withstand the pressure from Diet Culture. This episode's letter connects the dots on the pressure to diet, lose weight, and control oneself. Content Warning: this letter describes eating disorder behaviors linked to Bulimia. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. This episo…
 
"Gratitude is the glue that lets us maintain our optimism!" The New Year is usually a time when we make resolutions, express our hope for the future, and shake off our past troubles to make a new start at whatever we want to change. But 2020 was a much different and more challenging year!! So, how should you approach THIS New Year? Should we still …
 
“Pain can be an invitation to heal.” When we began talking about the quarantine it was 8 months ago and I'm sure you, like me, had no idea that it would last this long. Because it has lasted so long, I am hearing from people all over the world and also reading the research showing that there are record increases in mental health issues. Social isol…
 
Today's guest is Holly Toronto and I'm so grateful she shared her story! From her early roots in a rigid 'Purity' Christian culture that taught bodies were dirty and wrong ... To struggling with food anxiety, hair loss, and extreme body image problems ... Things all changed for Holly when she serendipitously brought the book Intuitive Eating with h…
 
“Food and money are both used to self-soothe.” You may not be aware that if you have binge eating, food addiction, or emotional eating, your relationship with food may be a mirror for your relationship with money. If you binge with food, you may also be a binge shopper or spender. My guest, Francine Rogers, says she can easily look at a client’s cr…
 
“Dysfunction in a family can trigger eating and body image issues.” Azure Moyna has written a memoir about her journey to healing from an eating disorder and how her childhood trauma and family dysfunction contributed to the development of her food and body image issues. In this podcast you will learn: ⦁ How and why family dysfunction can lead to a…
 
Have you ever heard of Eidetic therapy? Neither had I until I met Wendy Yellen. In this episode Wendy goes through a live, unscripted therapy session with me where I am the client. Let me tell you something: I have never tapped into my primal images before using Eidetics and was blown away. I highly recommend listening to this episode if you're loo…
 
Midlife eating disorders are increasingly common in women. Some midlife women experience binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, or emotional eating. Others may develop anorexia or bulimia. Midlife eating disorders may lead to unhealthy dieting as a way to solve uncomfortable transitions in life, grief and loss issues, or other stresso…
 
In some studies, the association is between 84% and 100% of those with these eating disorders also having depression and anxiety. Binging, food obsessions, and body image issues can trigger or exacerbate depression and anxiety. Depression and anxiety can also lead to binging and emotional eating. There are many types of depression including – pande…
 
Have you heard Intuitive Eating can help you lose weight if you do it right? Blech. NO. I know you've heard that yet it is sooooo off. That advice is steering you in the direction away from Food Peace. I want to help you get back on track. Listen to latest Love Food Podcast for insight. This episode of the Love Food Podcast is brought to you by Jen…
 
Jodie has been through her own trauma and eating healing journey. Then she's gone on for the last 20+ years to help women heal from trauma and eating. Now she's sharing all of her wisdom for us today. Enjoy :) ---------------------------- To visit Jodie's website go here - https://jodiegale.com/ ---------------------------- Get the food report and …
 
Austin and Lindsey have both experienced panic attacks. These days both Austin and Lindsey have learned how to overcome panic attacks and anxiety. Now they are sharing strategies to overcome anxiety. Their podcast, The Disconnect, helps people with anxiety and de-stigmatizes anxiety. Check out their podcast The Disconnect - https://www.frankdisconn…
 
So you weighed yourself and well, shit, all the rainbows and unicorns from your Intuitive Eating Honeymoon are in the crapper. What the hell happened? Just getting on the scale, seeing a scale, or thinking of stepping on a scale is enough for your brain to connect with your Dieting Trauma. Let's pull up a chair and sift through this on the latest L…
 
The current pandemic has resulted in an increase in fears about financial security. People have been experiencing feelings of stress, failure, and anxiety around money matters. Dr. Galen Buckwalter coined the term “financial PTSD” which may affect over 20% of the US population to describe this overwhelming fear and lack of financial security. My gu…
 
"A woman's fury holds lifetimes of wisdom." (Actress Traci Ellis) Being a “good girl” often means at its most basic level, not being authentic; not being able to express yourself authentically. If you want to overcome binge eating or a negative body image, you need to realize that good girls can NEVER express anger. Over many past newsletters, I ha…
 
The Anchor Program is an online program that offers a non-diet approach to treating binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, and emotional eating. The video below is an interview with a graduate from the Anchor Program (1 year after she completed both the 12-week intensive and the 6-month Subscription program). I wanted to do these inte…
 
Dr. Rocco works at the only licensed facility approved and recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Health for patient evaluation and education for medical marijuana. Part of Dr. Rocco's passion includes CBD: - great for inflammation - useful for anxiety - no downsides CBD does NOT get you high! This episode we talk about dosages, misconception…
 
The Anchor Program is an online program that offers a non-diet approach to treating binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, and emotional eating. The video below is an interview with a graduate from the Anchor Program (1 year after she completed both the 12-week intensive and the 6-month Subscription program). I wanted to do these inte…
 
This was one of the most impactful conversations I've had in my entire life. Jana Short, host of the "Oh My Health ... There Is Hope!" podcast is here with us today. We first talk about Jana's journey, including her near death experiences. Then we transition to even deeper topics about finding your authentic voice. - How do you speak authentically …
 
Have you been walking your Food Peace Journey™️ for awhile singing anti-diet praises yet suffer in secret? Do you call yourself body positive yet find yourself fantasizing about losing weight? This is an isolating space yet you are not alone. We have options to explore. Listen as guest expert Kirsten Ackerman describes ways to navigate this part of…
 
If you've been using binge eating, emotional eating or food addiction behaviors or body dissatisfaction as a way to deal with your stress, emotions or to deal with underlying childhood beliefs of unworthiness or unlovability, it is hard to change. Want to know how to deal with stress and food cravings? Want stress relief, food addiction help, and a…
 
Ever feel like intuitive eating is not for you? Think it is taking way too long and you are still stuck in a cycle of rebellious eating and body hate? We don't think you are doing it wrong. Listen to the latest Love Food Podcast with Intuitive Eating co-author Evelyn Tribole as we sort through next steps. This episode of the Love Food Podcast is br…
 
The Anchor Program is an online program that offers a non-diet approach to treating binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, and emotional eating. The video below is an interview with a graduate from the Anchor Program (1 year after she completed both the 12-week intensive and the 6-month Subscription program). I wanted to do these inte…
 
We are concluding the PCOS podcast series with a letter from someone moving along their Food Peace Journey in a different body. Things feel different--they can't cross their legs and breathe differently. Therapist and fashion blogger Shira Rosenbluth joins as a guest expert to share her clinical wisdom and lived experience in her own recovery--both…
 
Today Heidi and I talk about how you can nourish yourself. We talk about how plants are like eating disorders. For plants to grow, they need nourishment. But what is nourishment? Heidi Schauster is a Nutrition Therapist, Writer, and Clinical Consultant. Her website is https://anourishingword.com. Her book, Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship wit…
 
Many of the people I work with - whether it be with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, food addiction, or emotional eating - see their bodies as separate from their lives (and never the twain shall meet). Like the separation of church and state. They don't realize that negative body image is often directly related to what's happening in thei…
 
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