Caroline’s Stupid Little Podcast
Cultish with Amanda Montell
1:06:57In this episode I chat with Amanda Montell, author of the book CULTISH and WORDSLUT. We talk about how many things get a little cultish and talk about our own past cultish diet attempts. Find Amanda on instagram Find Amanda's podcast Sounds Like a Cult And find her book wherever books are sold! ** My second book, Tired as F***: Here are the links if you want to read the beginning of my second book, or sign up for pre-order bonuses!!!
A Chat with The Thick Nutritionist
40:27Today's episode is a conversation I had with Tash Ngindi, aka @thethicknutritionist. We talk about her early diet days, her disordered days in nutrition school, and her journey to realizing that weight loss does NOT work the way we think it does. Find and follow her here: @thethicknutritionist and thethicknutritionist.com *** And, as I mention at the end of the episode, you can read the beginning of my second book, Tired AF here: thefuckitdiet.com/tired And learn about pre-order bonuses here: thefuckitdiet.com/tafbonus
I’m baaaaaacckk! Just a lil’ hour-long catch up episodeI am back! In this episode I talk about what's been going on these past 8 months, and some things I want to talk about in the coming months on this podcast. But first, my second book, Tired as F***, is available for pre-order! Find our more info and sign up to read the first chapter at: thefuckitdiet.com/tired And find info on pre-order bonuses at: thefuckitdiet.com/tafbonus ** In this ep also talk about: social media problems instagram addiction cult mentality my new house and more!
Why I’m going on a podcast hiatus (I’ll be back!!!)
4:47I'll be back in August 2021! (Yes! I changed the podcast name! We will still be talking about diet culture, but other things too!) See you soon for "season 2"!!
We Need Inclusive Fitness!
53:42Today I talk to Larkin Silverman, aka vinyasavixen, about inclusive fitness, trauma informed fitness, plus sized pregnancy, and lots more! Find Larkin's site Find Larkin on instagram Also, find Kate Brosnan, RD, the writer of the email I read on today's episode! Sponsor of this episode: Dr. DiNezza and FODMAP Freedom This is for the peeps with IBS! Here is the truth: even if the low FODMAP diet offers temporary relief, it's not actually getting to the root of WHY you have IBS in the first place. FODMAP Freedom in 90 Days Dr. DiNezza teaches you how to finally get to the root cause of your IBS. Whether you're stuck on the low FODMAP diet or you're trying to avoid having to use it, FODMAP Freedom will give you the roadmap and support you need to get well. Dr. DiNezza has helped hundreds of people with IBS and SIBO cure those conditions, balance their guts, and enjoy a less restrictive diet. FODMAP Freedom is now open for enrollment this week only. And, if you sign up for the program today, February 15th, 2021, you'll get a bonus gift. Also, follow Dr. DiNezza on Instagram @TriangleGUTS to learn more about FODMAP Freedom and join her upcoming free workshop "Three Sneaky Things Holding You Back From IBS Success."
When in Doubt: Eat a Snack & Take a Nap
39:45On today's episode I chat with Christyna Johnson, MS, RDN, LDN, and eating disorder specialist and registered dietitian. We talk about eating disorder recovery, why black people and people of color are less likely to be diagnosed and treated for their eating disorders, and she answers these listener questions: "How do I think about those studies that suggest low calorie extends life??" “What are some of common ways the body is signaling hunger that may not be obvious to everyone?" "Is it normal to lack energy during weight gain?" Find Christyna on Instagram Christyna's podcast: Intuitive Eating for the Culture -- And check out my Sponsor for this episode! Tanya Mark is a Non Diet Nutritionist, Body Image Coach, and she’s professionally certified in Intuitive Eating and Eating Psychology. She gets it. It’s not easy ditching diet culture’s BS messages. So if you’re ready to ditch food guilt and body shame for good, grab her free guide: 5 Steps to Stop Feeling Crappy About Your Body & Make Eating Easy. Just go to TANYAMARK.COM.
All of the mistakes I made with Intuitive Eating
26:42This post and episode is brought to you by my live program, The F*ck It Diet Club. It's only running one time in 2021. Two months of live support, community, video Q&As, daily prompts, weekly beliefs to focus on, and all of us using TFID book as a textbook. Enrollment closes January 14th. Six years before I started my own "F*ck It Diet," I read the Intuitive Eating book by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, and decided I was going to heal my eating. I was 18 years old, and I'd already been extreme dieting for over 4 years. I was an extreme dieter, and an extreme binger. My weight violently yo-yo'd up and down every few months. And I was sure I was a food addict. Reading the Intuitive Eating book was the very first time I had any idea that dieting was toxic, and wired to backfire. It spoke to me. I wanted to heal. But I was young, and desperate, and still stuck in extreme self-objectification. I was about to go to school at NYU for Musical Theater, and I also had a lot of health issues that I'd been trying to heal with my extreme diets. I wanted to heal my relationship with food, but I wasn't ready. I also didn't really understand some very important parts of the journey to food and body freedom. Remaining thin was still my top goal, and there was really no way to fully heal while continuing to prioritize weight control. So over the next 6 years, while I thought I was eating intuitively, I was actually not. I was still dieting, and obsessing over my hunger and fullness cues, and calling it "intuitive eating." Then I'd read the books and blog posts from other "mindful eating" gurus, and assume they were continuing my education on intuitive eating, when in reality, they were taking me further and further away from true intuitive eating. Sometimes people read my work and think I'm ragging on Intuitive Eating and saying it doesn't work. I promise you, I am not. Intuitive eating is life changing, evidence based, and the dietitian authors of the book are trail-blazing experts who have changed more lives than anyone could begin to count. But people do misinterpret intuitive eating, en masse. A lot of those people become influencers themselves, and water down the intuitive eating teaching. There are a lot of deeply ingrained diet beliefs that many of us hold, that will keep us from truly eating intuitively, and instead, keep us in a quasi-healed state, where we're still sneakily micromanaging our food intake, which will inherently still keep us obsessed with food, and feeling out of control around food. I made a lot of mistakes during those 6 long years, so I'm sharing those mistakes in the hopes that you won't make the same mistakes I made. Ready??? 1. I thought I had to listen really, really closely to my hunger and fullness cues Listening to your body is one thing. It's what we want! But listening obsessively? Not exactly what we want. And not exactly what is gonna lead to a better relationship with food. Here is the thing: after years of dieting, we usually feel REALLY out of control around food, so it makes sense that we assume that we need to pay extreme attention to every bite we take, and our exact level of hunger or fullness. The problem is, we don't trust ourselves or our bodies. We are still operating under the belief that our appetite has to be micromanaged. It actually doesn't. In the beginning of stepping away from diets, we are often extremely hungry, hungrier than we think is ok or healthy or rational. And we think it's a sign that we are out of control, and that our hunger needs to be curtailed. But actually, our hunger needs to be fed. Which brings me to.... 2. I thought I would immediately eat a small / "perfect" amount of food Along the same lines, I thought when I started 'eating intuitively' - I'd eat small, perfect intuitive amounts of food. But that is still diet culture. That is still making assumptions about how much we "should" need to eat. Guess what?!?!
Chat with My High School Best Friend: Healing Our Disordered Eating & Diet Culture During Pregnancy
1:16:16Today I'm sharing my chat with Annie, one of my very best friends from all the way back in High School. We talk about our disordered eating that started in high school, and how we got out of the diet cycle in our twenties. Annie also just had a baby and has things to say about toxic diet culture during pregnancy. Content Warning: Talk about disordered habits, disordered thoughts, and pregnancy weight gain amounts. Annie's current favorite pregnancy & post-partum accounts: @Drsterlingobgyn @drcassidy @mypelvicfloormuscles @ourmamavillage @prenatalyogacenter @karrie_locher @drnicolerankins @onestrongmamaprenatal Annie also mentioned that if anyone has questions for her about pregnancy/post-partum, they can follow her private instagram @anniebmccarthy and DM her :-) *** Sponsors: -TANYA MARK. Tanya is a non diet nutritionist, body image coach, and she’s professionally certified in Intuitive Eating and Eating Psychology. She gets it. It’s not easy ditching diet culture’s BS messages. And she has a plan for you. If you’re ready to ditch food guilt and body shame for good, grab her free guide: 5 Steps to Stop Feeling Crappy About Your Body & Make Eating Easy. Grab the free guide and get started today. And follow Tanya on Instagram! -SIDE BY SIDE NUTRITION. Side By Side’s dietitians work to empower people to become their own nutrition experts. Their team of health at every size and weight inclusive nutrition therapists work virtually all over the United States - and locally in Colorado. They work both individually with clients of all ages, genders, and diagnoses in addition to running ongoing online groups - including an IE and body image support group, meal support groups, Binge Eating Disorder Support Group, and Restorative Yoga. They put out free weekly content on their YouTube channel, blog, and instagram to help inspire your journey to a trusting and self-compassionate relationship with food and your body. They offer one on one nutrition and body image therapy to those who struggle with eating disorders, disordered eating, chronic dieting, they also take a variety of insurances including the large commercial insurance companies Cigna, Aetna, and United Healthcare. If you are ready work one-on-one, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-717-7394. sidebysidenutrition.com
The Problem With (Most) New Year’s Resolutions
41:17Today I'm chatting with Kara Loewentheil, host of the Unf*ck Your Brain podcast, and former women's rights lawyer turned Master Certified Coach. And today we chat (mostly) about New Year's resolutions, and why they usually backfire, and how to approach them (if you even want to - which you don't have to want to!!!) Kara's Website Unf*ck Your Brain Kara's Podcast Unf*ck Your Brain Sponsors! Tanya Mark is a non diet nutritionist, body image coach, and she’s professionally certified in Intuitive Eating and Eating Psychology. She gets it. It’s not easy ditching diet culture’s BS messages. And she has a plan for you. If you’re ready to ditch food guilt and body shame for good, grab her free guide: 5 Steps to Stop Feeling Crappy About Your Body & Make Eating Easy. Grab the free guide and get started today. And follow Tanya on Instagram! Lu Uhrich is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Body Image Mentor Lu Uhrich (pronounced YER-ick) and her online course, The Mend Sessions. The Mend Sessions is a self-paced, 10-week course for the woman who’s ready to find food freedom, befriend her body and move on with her life.It serves as a powerful starting point OR a comprehensive refresher for those committed to anti-diet, weight-neutral living. The Mend Sessions is full of downloadable lessons, resources, and worksheets on the topics of intuitive eating, body image, joyful movement, self-compassion, intuition, self-talk, binge and emotional eating and more. Plus you’ll get access to expert interviews, optional community support and monthly Q+As with Lu. To learn more about the Mend Sessions and hear from past participants visit Lu’s website at luuhrich.com. And exclusively for our listeners: Use code “fuckit” at checkout to get $30 off your Mend Sessions enrollment. And follow Lu on Instagram!
What to Say to a Doctor
52:57What to Say To a Doctor, when intro-ing anti-diet stuff This episode's sponsors are Juliette Sakasegawa - Your Empowered Life, and StitchFix (and my desire for as many $25 coupons I can get). More info on both all the way at the bottom 👇🏼 This week I had an appointment with a cardiologist because my dad has a heart condition that can be genetic, so I was being screened for it. Turns out I DON’T have it, but while I lay there getting the echocardiogram he asked me what I did, and I said that I was a writer. "About what?" Sigh, here we gooooo. "I write about diet culture." I don't always know how to approach the subject with people in the medical field who I USUALLY assume will be extremely indoctrinated with food-fearing, weight centric beliefs. I usually tread lightly because I never know how people are going to respond. I said, "I think we have a blind spot when it comes to disordered eating. There's nuance of course, but it is more rampant than we tend to think." He seemed open, and said was interested in hearing more about it, because he is often put in the position of telling people to make changes to their diet, but he knows it’s not his area of expertise. He also said he is rather “atheistic” about diets, and that he is aware that different things work for different people. Which all seemed like a good sign! So he said he may want to follow up with me on the subject so he could learn more. So! I went home and figured out what I would want to say to best intro the subject to someone who is likely entrenched in diet culture already, and a weight-centric paradigm. What I wrote: First and foremost, we have a problematic way of approaching weight in the pursuit of health - or in the pursuit of improved health. There is an assumption that weight is just a simple calorie math equation, and that is inaccurate for lots of people who have naturally higher weight set ranges, genetically or because of underlying health issues- and that belief leads to a dysfunctional way of approaching weight and weigh loss, and often leads to a dysfunctional relationship with food, that will ironically lead to poorer health outcomes long term. This hyper-focus on weight is a cultural issue first and foremost, but what we tend not to understand, is that health habits can and do change people’s overall health for the better, often without any change in weight. When there is a change in weight, longterm, thanks to better health habits, it’s usually because the dysfunctional relationship with dieting (and often bingeing in response to dieting) has been healed. There is a lot of talk about people having a “food addiction” or “sugar addiction” which doesn’t actually have data to back it up - in fact the studies that show food addiction actually starve and restrict the subjects (rats) beforehand, and then the rats act food addicted, and it lights up pleasure centers of the brain (that also light up with things like hugs and playing with puppies). So the “addiction” part is actually the consequence of the restriction. Simply… restriction leads to something that looks a lot like food addiction, and then often starts a viscous cycle. Another issue is the lack of fluency around the social determinants of health, as well as how much weight cycling, not weight alone, accounts for a lot of health issues- and weight cycling is a direct results of attempted weight loss. The following quotes are pulled from this article: Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift, and if you want to find the references for the quotes below, they can all be found at that link above by going to the referenced study number below. "Ob*se people who have had heart attacks, coronary bypass , angioplasty  or hemodialysis  live longer than thinner people with these histories . In addition, obese senior citizens live longer than thinner senior citizens . " "Weight cycling can account for all of the excess mortality assoc...