Episode 12: Ryan Stock & Mindful Living

Episode 12: Ryan Stock & Mindful Living

On Episode 12 we are joined by Ryan Stock, a former collegiate athlete and coach and the founder of MindSport. His experiences as a coach and player led him to starting the athlete meditation app, MindSport, which in turn led to the writing of his book “Buddha Was A Baller”.  His experience with struggles with anxiety, frustration, dealing with difficult times, and remaining present in his life as an athlete and coach led to his introduction to meditation and mindfulness.

In the episode we talk about the many similarities between mindfulness and intuitive eating. Removing judgement and creating space for self-love can be a powerful catalyst for creating a happier, healthier life. Hear more about how you can get started with letting go of judgement in your daily life. Plus, stay tuned after the episode for some Q&A about intuitive eating vs. mindful eating…are they the same thing?

 

 

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Episode 11: Kathleen Meehan & Addressing Thin Privilege

Episode 11: Kathleen Meehan & Addressing Thin Privilege

On Episode 11 we are joined by Kathleen Meehan, a registered dietitian with an active presence on Instagram. She tackles the topic of thin privilege for us, and this episode explores how we can become more aware of privilege and the role it plays in compassionate healthcare. This is a must-listen episode for anyone who recognizes the need to acknowledge and address thin privilege in conversations about food and nutrition.

Although Kathleen is currently living in Houston, TX, she is originally from New England, where she earned both her undergraduate nutrition degree and a master’s from Boston University. Kathleen has worked in traditional RD roles and has experience as a clinical dietitian and in nutrition counseling on a college campus. Now, Kathleen sees clients virtually using a non-diet, weight inclusive framework. As a true lover of food, Kathleen is eager to help people explore their relationship with food while reexamining what being healthy really means.  

When not working with clients or passionately posting on instagram, Kathleen enjoys finding for travel deals on google flights, attempting to balance a love of reading with a love-hate of mindless tv, and all sorts of movement, from restorative yoga to cycling to hiking in her hometown in Vermont. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Episode 10: Marci Evans and Kelly Mora & Advocating for Your Health

Episode 10: Marci Evans and Kelly Mora & Advocating for Your Health

On Episode 10 of the “You Can Eat With Us” Podcast, we are joined by two special guests. Marci Evans is a Food and Body Imager Healer®, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and Supervisor, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Certified ACSM personal trainer. She supports both clients and clinicians using a Health At Every Size approach. She is a nationally recognized speaker and eating disorders resource, and one of her clients, Kelly Mora, joins us to talk about their work together. 

We talk about how important it is to advocate for competent, kind, compassionate healthcare. We also talk about the language and messages we use in describing our bodies and personal preferences in how we describe our own bodies. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to work with a non-diet dietitian, this episode is for you!

There is no listener Q&A for this episode, but send in your questions about intuitive eating, Health At Every Size, or a non-diet approach and we’ll be answering a new question on our next episode! Refer to the Show Notes below for more resources shared by Marci and Kelly.  

 

 

"I Am Not Sorry" by Kelly M.

This resource was authored by Kelly M., who appeared in this episode of the “You Can Eat With Us” Podcast. Here’s what she wanted to share:

“This piece was written with the intention of supporting others in having an open dialogue with medical providers around weight. Part practical language, part poem, it offers an example of effective language that can be used with providers when discussing weight. As our own perceptions of ourselves are often shaped by the perceptions of others and our willingness to set boundaries can be influenced by what we believe we “deserve”, this piece offers a glimpse into my personal emotional evolution with respect to my self worth. Detaching my weight from my self worth was critical, so that ultimately, I could set appropriate boundaries with a health professional and focus on getting the care I need and deserve. The bold words in the piece represent the language I actually used in the conversation and the words that are not bold are my thoughts and feelings.”

To read the full piece, click the button below to view. 

Episode 9: Hannah Turnbull & Letting Go of the “Fit Girl” Identity

On Episode 9 we sit down with Hannah Turnbull, dietitian in private practice who recently relocated to Denver. She opened her private practice in 2017 and focuses on intuitive eating, eating disorder/disordered eating recovery, and diabetes management using a HAES-informed approach. She is an ACSM group fitness instructor as well and shares her story of how she discovered intuitive eating and let go of the “fit girl” identity she formed during college. 

As always, stay tuned after our conversation for our weekly Q&A with a listener submitted question. This week we tackle the common fear of overeating with intuitive eating – isn’t it too easy to consume too many calories? Listen in to see why that’s not the focus of a non-diet approach. 

 

 

 

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Episode 8: Millie Jackson & Being More Human

Our guest for Episode 8 of the “You Can Eat With Us” Podcast is Millie Jackson. She joins us from Alabama, where she leads classes and workshops for meal planning and plant-based cooking. She’s also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and writing teacher. 

We talked about a lot of things, but something that really stood out is how she described intuitive eating as something that allows her to be more human. Hear more about her experience letting go of the pursuit of “perfect” and embracing a less perfect path to happiness. 

Stay tuned after the episode for our Listener Question about cooking vs. eating out – which is better for a non-diet approach? Plus, here’s your reminder to sign up for our email newsletter. You can receive the best of intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, and nutrition updates straight to your inbox, plus be the first to hear about exciting updates from the Libre Connections team!

 

 

 

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Episode 7: Amy Reinecke & Braving the Unknown with Intuitive Eating

Our guest for Episode 7 of the “You Can Eat With Us” Podcast is Amy Reinecke. She has struggled with binge eating disorder and negative body image since she was in elementary school. In the last 3 years Amy has embraced her brokenness and learned how to find beauty in her story. She began sharing her weight loss journey on Instagram in 2015, only to realize that even after losing weight there was still work that needed to be done to heal her on the inside. Amy has since left diet culture and is embracing intuitive eating to find freedom from food rules and embrace body kindness.

Amy’s goal is to help other women appreciate their own beautifully broken journey’s and find peace within themselves to live their life to the fullest, regardless of body size, shape or weight stigma. We chat about all this, plus more, including the challenge of your own personal evolution and leaving behind the familiar to brave the unknown.

Amy has been married to her husband for 13 years and they have 2 boys. Amy blogs at Beautifully Broken Journey and is Co-Founder of Spark Media Concepts where she helps other women and small business owners create websites to share their passion and purpose with the world.

Stay tuned after the episode for our Listener Question about self-care – what can you do when self-care feels too time consuming or expensive?

 

 

 

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