55. Unapologetic Eating with Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD


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Are you tired of apologizing for how you eat? For your body shape and size?

Is this constant apologizing harming your relationship with food and your body?

Listen to the newest Speaking of Hungry episode where I chat with Alissa Rumsey, a nationally-recognized registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor, who is empowering women to reclaim the space to eat and live unapologetically in her new book, Unapologetic Eating.

Alissa and I discuss:

  • What influenced her to write this book.
  • The four-step process she uses with clients to get to a place of unapologetic eating.
  • How she recognizes her journey as a thin, white woman with privilege looks different from those who are oppressed in our society.
  • How we can get to a place where we are not only eating unapologetically but LIVING without asking permission and needing to justify our decisions.
  • Ways to become empowered and stop worrying about what society expects of us.
  • The act of sitting with discomfort, something we tend to avoid and may turn to food or restriction as a coping mechanism. She uses an example of using mindfulness to help us through "my jeans feel tight."
  • Getting comfortable in your body and not letting your body hold you back from what you truly want.
  • The connections between why we may be dieting, restricting, and are hyperfocused on our body shape and size.
  • Why being in our heads all of the time can be counterproductive to healing from a disordered relationship with food and our bodies.

Check out the episode and then add Unapologetic Eating to your library of intuitive eating, weight-inclusive, HAES-aligned resources!

Mentioned in this episode:

Unapologetic Eating

Alissa's website

Alissa on Instagram

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