Info

Find Your Food Voice

It’s time to name the neglect from typical food advice. Welcome to the Find Your Food Voice podcast, hosted by Julie Duffy Dillon, a registered dietitian with 20 years of experience partnering with folks just like you on their food peace journey. What have we learned? Well, the cookie cutter approaches exclude too many people, and you don’t need to be fixed. It’s not you. It’s not me. It’s all of us. Only together we can start a movement and fix diet culture. And we will. Let’s begin now. 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 exploring topics like: *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
RSS Feed
Find Your Food Voice
2022
January


2021
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
February
January


2020
November
October
September
July
June
May
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
May
April
March
February
January


2018
November
October
September
August
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: 2016
Feb 8, 2016

Changing culture to make room for all bodies including yours.

Subscribe or Leave a Review Here

A woman wants to exercise yet feels so uncomfortable in her larger body. She's too embarrassed for the gym, pools, and classes but she wants to exercise and move her body. She hopes Food can help her find the confidence to go to gym classes and a way to eat with enjoyment again. Can you relate??

I phone a friend, Debra Benfield, to help out Uncomfortable Wanna-Be Gym Rat and she speaks about magic carpets and ways to stay connected to promote health and peace.

Key Points

  • During season 2 of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Julie was Whitney Thore's dietitian. Whitney experienced similar experiences to the letter writer and found her way back to movement in her larger body.
  • The letter writer is connected to her body in a health promoting way even though feeling negatively about it...keep connected to that!
  • The fear of judgement is powerful and in yoga, in it's most basic sense, is about leaving judgement at the door. Separating what others think about her and what she thinks will be key on and off the mat.
  • Weight oppression
  • Yoga modifications: start with not add later. Goal is challenge and ease not pain. Downward facing puppy to downward facing dog.
  • Our bodies let us know when it is time to move and trust it that is so much better than rules and regulations
  • Debra and Julie will be the last people on earth without FitBits...why??

Shownotes:

Food Peace Syllabus Additions

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

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD or leave a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Feb 1, 2016

Body Image During Life Transitions

Subscribe or Leave a Review Here

Going to the chapel, going to get married...only if I am skinny enough. Wha??? Today's letter writer struggles with body acceptance and can't seem to lose weight. She wants to have her soon-to-be husband to make a contract: he can divorce her if she gains too much weight. Do you think this will give her the willpower to stay skinny? Do you think this will increase her motivation?

Key Points:

  • Just say no to weight focused marriage contracts!
  • Earth suits and pie in the sky views on unconditional love and marriage.
  • "If it's not about your weight, what would it be about?" Elizabeth Scott, LCSW from The Body Postive
  • 4 transitions that seem to be high risk times to experience eating disorders.
  • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses.
  • Focusing on disordered eating keeps us from experiencing the present. What are these behaviors distracting you from?
  • Willpower is a noun that does not belong with eating behaviors.

Show Notes:

Food Peace Syllabus additions:

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

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD or leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Jan 19, 2016

Get Your Body Back or Respect What You Have?

Subscribe or Leave a Review Here

A new mom so deeply in love with her son is struggling with body image, weight, self-care and all the tough transitions to motherhood. She asks Food for ways to get her body back and eat right, yet will Food go down that rabbit hole of dieting, self-loathing? Naaaaw, Food gives insight into ways for this mom to stay connected to herself: the one she has known her whole life and the new person who is now a mom.

Julie Duffy Dillon phones in a friend, Lindsay Stenovec RD, CEDRD, a dietitian specializing in helping women who are postpartum experience body positivity.

Key Points:

  • Motherhood is filled with ups and downs, massive transitions, and zero sleep.
  • "Comparison is the thief of joy" Theodore Roosevelt
  • Dieting followed by a period without dieting will feel chaotic yet exciting. It's not the food's fault rather the dieting.
  • Postpartum can be filled with joy and love AND unfamiliar, disconnected, and full of grief. Commonly, we turn to the body and food to ground ourselves.
  • Saying "I want my body back" = the quickest way to make Julie feel uncomfortable and turn into a raging feminist (that's a good thing by the way)
  • Reaching out to past routines and people can help make the postpartum experience more familiar and less stressful.
  • Hot coffee or a hot meal can keep us new and/or frantic moms stay grounded and promote self-care.
  • Beginner's Mind: imagine how your child experiences your body; they haven't learned about weight stigma yet!
  • New moms working toward body positivity will help her own self-care as well as prevent passing on cultural messages of body hate

Show Notes:

Food Peace Syllabus additions:

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

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD or leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

 

Jan 19, 2016

When Failing a Diet Really Is Your Success

Subscribe or Leave a Review Here

A woman has been dieting for over 30 years and feels like a failure starting yet another weight loss plan. Instead of being hopeful and excited, she is feeling shitty. Really shitty. Dive in as we discuss health without dieting, family dynamics, and learning to eat again.

Key Points:

  • Diet rock bottom can be exhausting yet an opportunity to regain footing to a healthy relationship with food.
  • New diets can feel hopeful and be a seductive fantasy that life will be better with weight loss. Watch out for my F*bombs!
  • Our bodies do not like bodies. Falling off the diet wagon means you are being a successful human rather than a failure.
  • Binge Eating Disorder is serious and can take 4 to 7 years to recover. Perfectionism will keep you stuck in it longer! Mistakes help you know the best path to recovery.
  • The pursuit of weight loss can keep you from healing their relationship with food whether it is binge eating, emotional eating, and other disordered eating.
  • Lots on why diets don't work.
  • Not dieting is not giving up. It's letting yourself be.

Show Notes:

Food Peace Syllabus additions:

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

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Jan 19, 2016

Call an Uber, we need to get off this diet crazy train!

Subscribe or Leave a Review Here

Clean eating. Low carb. Low fat. Do this not that. Now what? Eating is getting too stuffy and complicated. Diets promote harm not health. Plus, they are boring.

Key Points:

This dietitian lists her concerns and pleas to food for help. People don't fail diets. Diets fail people. Let's start a revolution to respect our bodies and reject the diet mentality.

We need a new path to peace. The Love, Food podcast will call an Uber so we can get off the diet crazy train. Each spunky opinionated episode will consider ways to experience food peace and move away from disordered eating, binge eating, emotional eating, and negative body image.

Show Notes:

Thank you for listening to my Dear Food letter. Do you have one? I would love to read about your struggles around food. Feel chaotic? Bring it. Feel crazy? Write it down. Crave normal eating? Get out your pen and paper and give me the details. I am Julie Duffy Dillon: Registered dietitian and food peace promoter. I want to help you enjoy eating again. Please send your email to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com.

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD or leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

« Previous 1 2 3