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Keto. Paleo. Vegan. Do this not that. None work yet still trying? Now what? Eating is getting too stuffy and complicated. Throw open your windows to allow a new stream of health, wellness, and peace. Time to examine your dusty food belief knick-knacks. 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 beliefs and wonder which go in the trash, are for others, and which remain in your heart. What if you wrote this all down and food wrote you back? This is Love, Food. Food behavior expert and host, Julie Duffy Dillon is rolling up her sleeves to get to the bottom of what is really healthy. This award-winning dietitian seen on TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life has a secret: food is not your enemy and your body is tired of the constant attacks. She will partner with you on your Food Peace™ journey. Show topics include: *emotional eating *intuitive eating *anti-diet *binge eating *orthorexia *body image *eating disorders *dieting *parenting and food *healthy eating *stress eating *food addiction *mindful eating *non diet approaches Pull up a chair to your dusty kitchen table and set it for a meal. Ask food to sit alongside you and chat over coffee. Or a margarita. You have some reconnecting to do. In that connection is Love, Food. In that conversation is health and peace.
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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 30, 2016

If you've always been on a diet or off a diet bingeing, then you can relate to this episode's letter writer. Do you yearn for a healthy relationship with food yet can't stop bingeing? Listen now for strategies to ease your mind and promote healing.

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Key Points:

  • Overweight = Over What??
  • What if no one ever told you your weight was wrong? How would you relate to food and your body? Important questions to consider as working toward healing.
  • Healing can happen by honoring the valid functions and roles food plays in life and coping with life's transitions, stressors, and traumas.
  • Healing also happens when we jump off the diet train instead of focusing on being on or off the wagon. Disembark now!
  • Grief work will find a place in this space and that's ok.
  • What if focused more on a healing relationship with food instead of a healthy relationship with food? Will be less all or nothing and pefectionistic tendencies (which helps no one experience health).

Show Notes:

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD.

May 23, 2016

Making peace with food and body is tough work yet what if you work in the food industry? Is there a way to have a career that is food related AND learn how to heal? Julie thinks the struggle with food begins with the struggle with weight. Dive in and listen now for solutions for you.

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Key Points:

  • Julie and Jennifer McGurk will be speaking at FNCE 2016 on the Hidden Faces of Eating Disorders. Rebecca Scritchfield RD will be introducing us. Will you be there?? Stop by and say hi!
  • Having a job in the food industry, Julie included, can be taxing on our relationship with food. Julie calls it an occupational hazard. Be sure to enjoy time outside of activities around food. A therapist and dietitian can also help.
  • Struggle with accepting weight is fueling the obsession.
  • Julie was not shocked by the Biggest Loser New York Times study. The research results indicate we need to stop pursuing weight loss. Does that mean we let ourselves go? No. It means we let ourselves be.
  • What if your weight is not a problem??
  • "Weight becomes a problem because it is viewed as one." ⇠Julie LOVES this quote from Jonah Soolman.
  • What if you don't want to stay at your certain size? Unfortunately, we don't have a diet, plan, lifestyle change that promotes long-term safe weight loss for the majority. More exception than the rule. There isn't anything that will promote weight loss long-term.
  • Continuing to "work on it" or dieting will only harm health.
  • Those who work in the food industry, Julie is curious if your struggle with food and bad body thoughts brought you to this career choice. Body respect work may alter one's career choices??
  • How do you stop thinking about food? You can't since we need it as humans. First, make peace with the struggle and your current body size.

Show Notes:

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD.

May 23, 2016

Do you think you know everything you need to know about yourself?

And that's keeping you weighted down with negative beliefs??

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Think you are destined for a life of mediocrity? 

Listen to my University of North Carolina at Greensboro Nutrition Department Commencement address. I wrote it and spoke it from my heart to you.

I can't wait to hear what you experience as you take these next important steps.

Warmly,

Julie

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD.

May 16, 2016

Body positivity promotes body respect, acceptance, and love. If you don't always love your body, does that mean you can't model body positivity? Julie and a guest discuss the letter from someone who feels like a hypocrite for telling people to love their body when she doesn't always love her body back.

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Key Points:

  • Julie shares a part of her personal struggle with her body image. She feels a bit awkward doing it and hopes it ok to share with you.
  • Julie and guest Paige Smathers explore the definition of recovery. Recovery can be the food times enjoying food as well as the messy tough struggles when we may feel out of control. Recovery includes awareness of the moment, no matter what it looks like in the moment.
  • If all or nothing thinking plagued food choices or body image it can also negatively affect your definition of eating disorder recovery.
  • Paige says all we can do is try our best.
  • Do you have to always love your body to be a model of body positivity? Julie and Paige say no! That just means you are an aware human.
  • Model self-compassion and vulnerability.

Show Notes:

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD.

May 9, 2016

Our world believes food kills us or cures us but information tends to conflict. Eating a "no" food can provoke anxiety in many people. Does this happen to you? Let's dig in to find ways to remove anxiety's wedge and power.

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Key Points:

  • Thank you students from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Nutrition Department for the fun and energizing discussions on weight, eating disorders, and body image. Julie completed her dietetic internship there and thankful for the time there.
  • Even though it may appear to be simple, nutrition science is not an easy science A.
  • Our world believes food kills us or cures us. Stop the dichotomous insanity! Food anxiety exists because nutrition science is a fluid science that cannot be categorized into yes and no boxes.
  • Anxiety can't hurt us yet the things we do to avoid the anxiety harm us.
  • Anxiety from food avoidance keeps us from experiencing joy. It also promotes poor health by increasing stress hormones which can promote heart disease and strokes.
  • Phobia 10 point scales combined with fear food examples can help one move past the anxiety from eating those fear foods. This is long term incredible work that requires a therapist and dietitian. So worth your time and energy!!
  • Let's address that fear of fat. Fat phobia provokes Julie dropped an F bomb because that fear promotes disease, isolation, oppression, and ignorant stereotypes.
  • Size diversity makes us beautiful.
  • Size acceptance helps people of ALL sizes experience more health and better health care.
  • Peel back anxiety layers and find fears based on something old living in our body. Challenge it and you can get back to being you. Which brings you closer to your joy.

Show Notes:

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD.

May 2, 2016

Eat this not that? Now what?? After a lifetime of fad diets andhealth pursuits can leave you confused and distrusting your body.If you are at diet rock bottom and want to relearn how to trustyour body and get off the crazy diet train, this episode is foryou!

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Key Points:

  • Mind and body connections promote health yet when our mind istoo active it can keep us from our own innate wisdom for health.Get better attuned by sitting with the curiosity.
  • Society's body size standards for women make it tough to trustyour body.
  • Big bodies ARE acceptable even though you may get anothermessage from your family, friends, society, and culture.
  • Flexibility, nonjudgmental approaches, permission are the wayto further attune to the body, improve body image, and cultivatetrust.
  • Mindful eating = compassionate curiosity without judgment. Ifone eats past fullness that doesn't mean you're doing itwrong.
  • Internal vs. external dialogues are key.
  • Imagine breathing through a drinking straw for awhile...whenable to breath normally will need to gasp for air. Diets are likethe straw and your eating is like our breathing. It's not yourfault you're gasping for air and not your fault when we feelobsessed with food around diets. Blame the diets and straws instead;-)

Show Notes:

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I wantto help! Send your Dear Food letter toLoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Clickhere to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. Thistype of kindness helps the show continue!

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give mefeedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD.

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