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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
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Apr 25, 2016

Body acceptance and respect is all fine and good yet what if one gains weight due to medications? Does this trump non-diet approach research? Does this make the pursuit of weight loss health promoting? If so, how can one lose weight in a healthy way??

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Key Points:

  • Our family of origin teaches us how to relate to food and our body. If you grew up in a family with disordered eating and/or body hate, it teaches us to fear fat and to prevent it all costs. Even if it hurts.
  • The only thing we can tell about a person from their weight is our own weight bias (based on a quote from Marilyn Wann). Not health.
  • Those at higher weights may very well be eating in a health promoting way so if you get at a higher doesn't mean you must now worry about your weight. The worry very well could lead to more disease.
  • Should you diet if you've gained weight from a medication? No. What if you've gained 100 pounds or more...does that make a difference? It's a moot point for Julie. The weight gain amount does not matter. We have no diet that promotes effective and health promoting outcomes long-term for more than 3 to 5%. Julie demands better data before I can recommend a weight loss diet. Otherwise, Julie would be promoting something without sound scientific backing.
  • Twin studies suggest the more one diets, the more they weigh.
  • Friend: "I am going on a diet." Julie: "Oh, are you trying to gain weight??" Friend: "Uhhh, no. Huh?"
  • All change brings melancholy so respecting your current higher size due to medication may warrant a time of grief.
  • If you don't agree with this podcast episode, I welcome the conversation. Please send me the data.

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