Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen

I’m interviewing Shana Spence, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, about how to navigate diet culture over the holidays, including what to do about food guilt, urges to diet, and dealing with diet talk from family/friends.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/181
In this episode, we chat about:

- Shana’s work as an “Eat Anything Dietician” and what that means,
- How fear about indulging too much stems from restriction,
- The importance of giving yourself permission to eat the fun foods,
- How the trauma of this year has been hard on our bodies and dieting only increases that,
- What we can learn from celebrity interviews on how to deal with diet-talk,
- Why comfort food and emotional eating should be normalized,
Plus, so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/181
Direct download: 181_episode_n.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

This is another episode in the body image series and I’m unpacking where our body image comes from and how to unpack your own body image origins.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/180
In this episode, we chat about:
- How systems of oppression impact body image and how we’re treated in our society,

- The importance of knowing that your self-worth isn’t dictated by your appearance or how other people feel about you,
- How our culture has taught us that only certain bodies are worthy,
- Beauty as social currency,
- How the desire to fit beauty standards is hardcoded in our DNA,
- How external systems of oppression create internalized oppressions,
- Questions you can use to examine your past and be curious about where your body image came from,
Plus, so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/180
Direct download: 180_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m interviewing Natasha Ngindi - non-diet nutritionist, body image activist, Zumba instructor, and entrepreneur - about the BMI and diet-culture’s roots in anti-Blackness, and how to show compassion to yourself when it comes to food.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/179
In this episode, we chat about:
- How Natasha’s body image shifted after moving to Canada from South Africa,

- How she discovered Intuitive Eating and found freedom with food and her body,
- The creation of the BMI and why it is a racially biased metric,
- The history of body image and its roots in anti-Blackness,
- Her work as a non-diet nutritionist and what that means,
- Detaching the desire for weight loss from joyful movement,
Plus, so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/179
Direct download: 179_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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