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.