Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen
I’m interviewing Virginia Sole-Smith, author of The Eating Instinct about how food should be safe and comforting first and foremost, plus we chat about how to feed kids intuitively. We chat about:
- How Virginia’s first daughter suffered from a heart defect, which resulted in her not being able to eat “normally” for the first two years of her life,
- What this taught Virginia about eating and our relationships with food,
- What inspired her to write The Eating Instinct and what she learned from it,
- How so many of us don’t feel safe or trust ourselves around food or get pleasure from it,
- How feeding kids has become so complicated and how diet culture influences the way we feed our kids,
- The Division of Responsibility approach from Ellen Sattyr for teaching kids to be intuitive eaters and separating diet culture from nutrition,
- How the pressure on moms intersects with diet culture,
- What to do if you’re confused on how to feed your child,
- What to do if you’ve been influenced by dieting and are unsure of how to introduce more “forbidden” foods to your kids,
Plus, so much more!
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Direct download: 165_episode.mp3
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It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 4 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this world and change the culture. To enroll in You, On Fire go to
Direct download: 164_part2_episode.mp3
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