#035: Kids Don’t Need to Watch Their Weight

Weight Watchers recently revealed their marketing plan to offer their program free for teens this summer. This got us thinking about how much of OUR relationships with food were affected by exposure to diet culture at a young age. Anti-obesity campaigns, lack of body representation at school, being weighed at school, learning restrictive nutrition… It’s no wonder we strayed from intuitive eating! Did you know that 81 percent of ten year olds are afraid of being fat? That’s WILD! Weight Watchers - or any form of dieting - doesn’t belong on a child’s agenda, ever. There is another way to talk to kids about food and weight. In this episode, we talk about the risks of these programs for kids, our own experiences as children, more productive ways to talk about health with children, and so much more.

 

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#034: The Politics of Body Positivity

Body positive discussions, in some spaces, are only halfway there. Like, sure, we can accept our belly rolls and sometimes we can eat a donut. But what happens if your body has more than just belly rolls? What if you ate the donut in the afternoon and still want ice cream after dinner? Is body positivity still for you? It should be.

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#033: Airplane Food, TSA, and “Healthy” Travel Hacks

Filling a carry-on with chia pudding and collagen may SEEM glamorous, but we promise you-- it’s not. No matter how effortless it may look on Instagram, packing individual smoothie baggies or servings of trail mix is nothing short of exhausting and stressful. “Healthy” travel hacks from wellness gurus are nothing to envy and certainly nothing you need to try for the sake of your health. We used to BE those health gurus. We used to pack the snacks and worry about the processed foods on the plane. And honestly, nothing about the experience ever felt fulfilling or well. Instead, they took away the healthiest, happiest, most fulfilling aspects of travel - the scenes, the smells, the experiences, the FOOD. Listen in to find out all about how we approach travel now that we’re intuitively eating and how different our travel experiences have been since we made the switch.

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#029: Diets don't work. Here's why.

Thinking about “cleaning up” your diet this year? Considering a cleanse to “get you back on track”? We beg of you: ditch that idea ASAP. Diets just don’t work for anyone or anything. There are some very real reasons that diets fail - and not one of them is the fault of the dieter. If you don’t stick to your diet resolution, if you ditch the cleanse halfway, or if you don’t change your body at all this year, it’s not your fault. In fact, not accomplishing those things is actually better for you in the long run.

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#027: Dear Weight Watchers, CAN U NOT

Last week, Weight Watchers released a new program called “Freestyle.” It claims to provide a flexible approach to dieting and promote weight loss in a healthy way. We just want to chime in and say that “flexible dieting” and “healthy weight loss” are basically oxymorons. Just because WW says it’s body positive doesn’t mean it is! If I call a tree an airplane, does that mean it can fly? Nope it does not. If you want to know what on Earth we’re talking about, listen in!

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#026: Happy Holidays! Who’s Ready For the Parties?​​​​​​​

Ah, the holiday season… Filled with family, fun, festivities, and… sugar detoxes? Clean eating? Repenting for last night’s fried-appetizer-filled sins? If you get anxious about food during these next couple of weeks, you’re not alone. We used to be right there with you-- creeping on Instagram influencer’s workouts, baking those “healthier” holiday cookies and cakes (we’re looking at you, gluten-free cookie skillet), and just overall stressing about how this season was disrupting our routines. This season, though, we feel far from that. We’re more relaxed and have been genuinely celebrating the holidays with the people we love. In this episode, we share the mindset shift that got us here and why we’re skipping the pre-holidays detox or cleanse (and what we’re choosing to do instead). This year, we’re having our truly healthiest holiday season.

 

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#019: Society is Scared of Fat

It’s impossible to be healthy while trying to lose weight. It’s impossible to be in tune with your body’s true cues and signals when you’re trying to change how it looks. Society is scared of fat - we judge it, fight it, talk negatively about it. This week, Hannah and Holly face it head on. We’re talking about fatphobia. We get into how we’re trained to be afraid of fatness from a young age, how this has bred disorder in our society, and how we can work to eradicate the prejudice that’s holding us all back. We share personal stories and struggles with weight stigma as well as share how we stand up to this prejudice every day. 

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#017: Holly & Hannah Get Turnt

In this episode, we talk about how our relationship with drinking has changed over the years and how the diet industry’s messages around limiting alcohol and thinking about alcohol calories has affected us. You don’t have to worry about the calories or whether or not that drink is going to “ruin” your body. What we’ve learned to focus on instead is how the alcohol is functioning in our lives. Is it making us happier or less happy? Stressed or carefree? 

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