18 Burst results for "Christy Harrison"
How to Cultivate Radical Body Love with Sonya Renee Taylor
"Hebert welcome to food sake I. AM Christy Harrison and I'm recording this on June second of twenty twenty, when there is a revolution happening for racial justice, and I'm so here for it because I believe that black lives matter and I support justice for George Floyd and Brianna Taylor and RB. And Tony mcdade and all the other black people who've had their lives taken from them over the years through the racist actions of police and vigilantes, and this racist murder has to stop so honor of the movement to defend black lives, and also in recognition of the fact that the Anti Diet Movement must also be an anti-racist movement because. Is Built on a foundation of racism as you heard in the episode with Sabrina strings that I reposted last week. This week. I wanted to re post another. With a brilliant black thinker and writer who speaks to some of the racial justice issues that are connected to this anti at work. This interviews from three years ago in July of twenty seven team, and it's with amazing writer and body Liberation Activists Sonya, Renee Taylor. Sonia has been instrumental in helping make the eating disorders and body positivity space, more aware of racism at its intersections with Diet Culture and eating disorders for a long time. She's been doing this work for many years I. I heard of her and. And saw her in two thousand fifteen when she was presenting at eating. Disorders Conference and so I want to honor her contribution to this work and to this field and make sure that you all go check out her work. Her website is Sonya. Renee Taylor Dot. com and she has a great book called. The body is not an apology that I. highly recommend reading as well. So in this interview that we did three years ago, we discussed why we need more radical body love in the world how to deal with weight gain and weight stigma while learning intuitive eating, what means stream body positivity get so wrong why understanding oppression and racism and intersecting identities is key to creating a world that's truly body positive and truly liberated how to navigate diet culture as a body acceptance activists how to begin to untangle internalized oppression, and so much more. It's a great conversation. I cannot wait to share it with you in just. Just a moment I'm not going to be answering listener question this week because I want to use this time to share some resources for folks who like me are still learning about anti-racism and working to do better, and that's not everyone listening. There are some folks here who are already so far into the anti-racist work and don't need these resources and are leading the way and I wanna thank you for doing that work. Especially, my black listeners and other listeners of color who've been on the front lines of this antiracism work for so long. So, thank you for your work. And to all my black listeners I wanNA send you empathy and compassion and support for what you're going through in this difficult time and descend solidarity, and to say that black lives matter and I'm with you in whatever way I can be. And for those of you, listening who have the unearned social privilege that comes with being white or white passing in this racist culture I wanNA. Call on you to start and or continue engaging in a practice of anti-racism in whatever way you can, because we truly cannot work for body liberation if we're not working for antiracism and I think on a Taylor does such a great job of explaining that her notion of radical body positivity that you'll hear about in a moment I am by. No means an expert on anti-racism as As I'm sure you can imagine right. I'm someone with white privilege. For the last several years I have been making a conscious effort to learn about anti-racism and to unlearn the racist culture that we're all born into, but you know I realized recently with this latest uprising that my anti-racist efforts had become a little passive had become not as active as I would like them to be and I'll talk more about that in the interview airing next week with Mony Melton because I, think she has some really important perspectives on that. Also I'm a white person with a lifetime of being steeped in this racist culture as so many of us are so I'll probably always be on learning, but I'm committed to making the effort and to listening to and learning from people who know way more about this stuff than I do. So from a perspective of someone who's very much still learning, I wanted to share a few resources that I've found helpful in my anti-racism education. I'm giving some sort of more general racism resources. Because as I'm recording this I don't know where the revolution will be. By the time you hear this episode I don't know what's going to be needed on the grounds. I wanted to just give you a few places to start people. People to follow to learn more get more information on social media and all that stuff so i. a couple of books that I love so you WanNa talk about race bypassed food site gassed Joma Aluko. It's a wonderful starting point a wonderful jumping off point if you are new to antiracism work and she even says like that's what she recommends it for. She wants to be a first step for people, not an end point. an anti-racist by Abram ex. Candy is also a wonderful book and he also says like. Stop reading. My Book. Take that as a starting point and go from there and take use it to take action. Just think that the reading reading of the book is the only
"christy harrison" Discussed on Season 5 - Christy Harrison - Intuitive Eating Dietitian, Health at Every Size Coach,
"But there I, I have to admit that I do sometimes read them to my husband for like a chuckle a little bit not to not be sympathetic, but some of the things people worry about are just like, whoa, in it speaks to that pregnancy, industrial, complex nose, or examples of how people get so wrapped up in this and it's not their fault. It's just what's happening, which I think it's like diet culture. It's the same energy that is sweeping people up and really goes back to capitalism. I think to trying to sell people on things that they can feel like they need be anxious about not having and therefore have to run out and buy. Yeah, you're not enough unless, and I will say that you know those message boards are hotbeds for diet culture. So it is a place where a lot of women are struggling with changes in their body and knowing that they need to eat enough, but not wanting to already planning their post-partum exercise. Has plans or you know whatever. And so that's something that's really important to know. That's a great tip to kind of be aware that diet cultures going to infiltrate those spaces. And it is hard right? Because, like you said, some women that's their only source of support in. Yeah, pregnancy. So that's that's really challenging. But I think I mean that also speaks to what you were saying about the need for intergenerational knowledge and institutional wisdom about how things were before how things were when we were being cooked in the womb. You know when our parents were grandparents were pregnant with our parents, there's been so many people who've done this before that have the wisdom and the knowledge to say like, it's okay. You don't have to stress about that. Like I changed you on the bed for the first year life or whatever we survive. Right? I will say this is an inside until I personnel. That really thrown out finance. I was getting pregnant. I made a Google survey. And I sent it out Tino twenty or thirty moms. I know moms of again of every age, their kids are every age. They are not only in the area where I live there across the country. 'cause I just wanted to pick their brain because we don't have that a like, we aren't going to go sit in a circle in the woods right now unless you're really, really lucky, but I wanted to know I had just so many questions and I was really lucky that then I got back all of this different experience again, different experiences. So there, everything ran the gamut, especially women who gave birth along time ago. Things have changed so much..
"christy harrison" Discussed on Season 5 - Christy Harrison - Intuitive Eating Dietitian, Health at Every Size Coach,
"That's what perpetuates these beliefs to the point where now, like I've been, I'm writing a book and I've been doing some research on the history of diet culture for a chapter that everybody who's listening heard me talk about a million times. But when I look into it, I'm just so struck by the fact that it was not that long ago that it all began. You know, it was like one hundred and fifty years ago in western culture is really win. This Premacy on thin bodies started to started to happen, and it was very much based on racist ideas about bodies that were Koran at the time and are now just obviously so backwards. But that still persist in die culture still persists because it's so disconnected now from that source, and it's just been passed on perpetuated throughout the generations. That hundred and fifty years later just feels like it's how it's always been. And yet it had a very distinct point in history when it began. And we've forgotten about that because it's just a generational trauma. Oh, totally. It's so frustrating. And so you know curious how when you discovered body positivity and college, did that change how you related to food in your body right away? Was that sort of a point where you were like committed to never dieting again, or did you kind of go back and forth for a while? I mean, I think I went back and forth for are really small amount of time, but definitely there was that period because it's just, I mean, it's totally in grains like I cannot remember a time before that that it had been on a diet. So it felt so unnatural to not be like, oh, curious by book telling me how many cups of rice or whatever, like felt so unnatural to not have that began mmediately. I was like, I'm not. I'm not doing this anymore. Like I have to try to make a different choice. So yeah, from that point on after that, like maybe I don't know two months or so of me, like going back and forth. I know I have not gone back on like a diet, like as far as having days where I'm not totally by positive, of course, constantly like all the time, a human being, you know. But that was day where I'm like, no, I'm done and unindicted since I'm five. Years old, like I'm done. Yeah, you'd really tried it and seeing that it did not work about that point. Yeah, I try tried and true. Yep, fry my best. I promise. Yeah. All set on that. You check that box. Exactly. And then so now you're a comedy writer, and I'm so curious to hear about that journey like, when did you know you wanted to go into that field? Oh my gosh. I've known that I wanted to do television and film like whatever, whatever specificity within that for openly long time, like maybe sense. I was like six or seven years old. I think it was born out of like I was alone a lot growing up my mom at three jobs. So it was a lot of dislike me home watching television, and I ended up being really inspired by two storytelling like that. Format of storytelling grew up round storytellers like Liberian people are really known for their abilities to tell like sort of riveting stories. So I was both carrying lots of like riveting stories in my home and then watching amazing television all the time. And from then I was like, I'm doing this. It started with, I would. Like little plays for my Barbies as a child, like act them out, but very nerdy the very into it. And then when I got to junior high school, mice school would let me check out camera equipment. And so I started making like horrible documentaries are now all unlisted on my two page, but I started documentary, aided in started trying to get into like, what would a script even look like in how to write my own. I had a lot of amazing teachers in high school really believed in me that like Britney books totally outside of class, it'd be like, read this, get into this to try to understand like the format science of how you go about that. And so yeah, from from that age on it was always that was exactly where I was headed..
"christy harrison" Discussed on Season 5 - Christy Harrison - Intuitive Eating Dietitian, Health at Every Size Coach,
"Okay so my relationship with flu grow yup is really interesting because when you ask that question i have to think back and i didn't really have i mean growing up our family kinda celebrated a lot with food and so you know whether was a friday for the weekend or something like that in my mom would take us out and we would all you know we would go out and we will eat for pizza or different things like that you know my relationship was fu was pretty neutral i mean i ate what was put in front of me i ate would what you know what my parents bought for me i ate the same foods as my sisters we had a lot of gatherings like around food so culturally i guess being a part of a black family like that was a thing or cooking out in the city in you know my grandmom she will cook for the block almost you know who all the kids in the area who was on the block they were all family to us so she cooked for one she kind of cook for all that sorta thing but there wasn't too much a main we i didn't do you know talk around food in good or bad or or any of those things it was just more along the lines of you know we was celebrate around food we had like hoagie nights where my mom i mean she used to put like we had like newspaper and different things like sushi will put around a food we make our own hoagies we you know make our own plates our own meals things like that watch tv shows special shows but more around i mean that kind of was my relationship so kinda growing up being happy and i'm from philadelphia so during certain times of the year i mean there are some foods that are more important than others in so summertime especially like water is in soft pretzels yeah affiliates known for cheese steaks but we didn't eat those much but yeah i mean we had like our cornerstone mills in in in a lot of you know come.
"To relate to it from a more joyful place and that goes for hannah who asked the question to you know it sounds like you've struggled with eating disorder not otherwise specified you've struggled with a lot in your relationship with food and you were competitive cheerleading as well so you might have some relationship with movement that's a little bit compulsive so i would work on that you know examine that and see if you can let yourself take days off of movement without feeling guilty let yourself go on vacation without having structured movement involved allow yourself to be flexible and test that and see if you can do it with a lot of you know significant anxiety or if it brings up some anxiety at first but then you're like okay this wasn't so bad i actually didn't die because i took a couple of weeks off of any structured form of movement that's a good sign if you can take time off and be flexible and then back to a couple more points on your original question thinking about after training for some sort of athletic pursuit if you find you're really hungry than an you know something like a burger or some really satisfying sounds good then have that right let yourself have what feels good to you and sounds good in the moment some people after they moved their body intensively aren't super hungry right away so you could just have a snack when you first come back and then you know wait a little longer to have dinner whatever your next meal is give yourself some time to prepare it for example but making sure that you're allowing yourself to have what sounds good what feels good and this is also i should say more germane for people who are actually in that place of intuitive eating where they can tune to their hunger in their fullness people with active eating disorders often can't because the eating disorder has really disconnected them from their hunger and fullness cues like i said it's severs diet culture and eating disorders are really on a spectrum they're kind of the same thing eating disorder mentality in the diet mentality and when you're really in it with an eating disorder or dieting you often have that connection between your body and your brain really severed and can't.
"You're always welcome but thank you so much for sharing everything you did thank you so much for just being you and writing this book and i think people are going to love it thank you so so so much kristie so that's our show thanks again so much just baker for joining us on his episode and thanks to you for listening this episode was brought to you by online course intuitive eating fundamentals if you're ready to make peace with food become an intuitive eater and break free from diet culture for good learn more and sign up at christie harrison dot com slash course that's christie harrison dot com slash course if you've gotten something out of this podcast please help us reach more people who need to hear the anti diet message because who doesn't by sharing this episode on apple podcasts or itunes or your favorite podcast platform you can subscribe to it and make sure your friends and family are subscribed at christie harrison dot com slash subscribe that's christie harrison dot com slash subscribe i love apple platforms because subscribing on one of those helps bring us up in the podcast rankings so that more people discover as an so that we can help counteract all the diety stuff in the top fifty podcasts because there is a lot of it to get full show notes from this episode including all the resources we discussed plaza full transcript head over to christi harrison dot com slash one fifty four that's christie harrison dot com slash one five four and to get the transcript just scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your email address and if you're looking for some practical tips to get started on your own antiitch journey grabbed my free audio guides seven simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food head over to christi harrison dot com slash strategies to get it that's christie harrison dot com slash strategies a big thanks to our editors and engineers at podcast fasttrack and to my food psych programs team our community manager and content development associate ashley saraya our administrative assistant sarah thompson and our transcript assistant megan sightsee for helping me out with all the moving parts that go into producing this show every week our album art was photographed by abby more photography and designed by meredith noble and the music you're hearing behind me now is by ban call.
"Yeah it's interesting i've it's kind of like a mirror of the moment i was describing earlier where i was just like i physically can't do anything more so i should just give up on this for a little while where in college i did a lot of again like cycles of binging in restricting and i even did i've talked about this lake none on my podcast but like on my instagram i did this thing that a couple of other people have told me they did too i think it was called lake program have you heard of this basically they inject you with like and then you eat like a very restricted calorie diet and you lose a bunch of weight and then you gain it all back right like yeah and i did that and had like a lot of shame in secrecy around doing that and by the way like my whole family was against me doing it but i was so determined to be thin by any means possible that i signed up for it and did this like dangerous program that probably like further hurt my my health and other ways and then senior year of college i like had some outside family stuff happen and got really depressed and i gained a bunch of weight from going on antidepressants and just being depressed in general and like not being really lethargic and i kind of felt very out of control about my body i mean i kind of always have felt like that before that like i never felt like i could control what my body felt or looked or size it was or whatever but i felt so disconnected from my body and so out of control of it gaining weight really rapidly in a way that it hadn't before because i never been on this medication at cetera et cetera and i was in such like a bad mental health place that i kind of just told myself like you won't be able to get through the day if you don't put this aside like you have to put this aside for now you need to get better and then you can worry about this.
"Up for the course at christie harrison dot com slash course that's christie harrison dot com slash course a now without any further ado let's go talk to sofia carter con so tell me about your relationship with food growing up so we refound recently when i was going through a bunch of medical records to try to take to my current nutritionist i found like a medical thing from when i was five when i went to the doctor for a checkup and the doctor had written on it too fat less dessert oh my god when i was five so i think hike back kind of says it all just like my parents near my parents had like a lot of eating issues at all and i was always like chubby but like honestly looking at photos it's like chubby like a kid is chubby just like i look like a lot of the women on my dad's side of the family and i kind of don't ever remember not being told that i needed to lose weight not by my parents but by like my peers or i do remember like those doctor visits being told that lake my body was an okay and it's also interesting because like looking back at those records that i had some blood tests i went in specifically then because i had gotten the thing that if you have chicken pox you get it you can get later shingles yeah i got shingles which like usually only old people get but was like showing up on me from stress.
"You executing it yourself so that's part of what i'm talking about when i talk about a meal plan as a stepping stone into intuitive eating is yes at this early stage especially for people who are in the throes of severe restriction making your own choices about food probably isn't going to be possible listening to her intuition about food probably isn't going to be possible when you're so you know your mind is so taken over in your body so taken over by the eating disorder so what you really need is someone you can trust to you know set up your food for you and make sure you're eating enough and make sure that you're not having any medical complications and all that stuff so that's the first stage i would say of recovery like that's the first type of cast for eating disorder recovery but then there's you know the situations where people aren't in that first stage of recovery or you know they can't go to a residential treatment center because that's not something that's available to everyone and so they have to do it outside and so this next stage of recovery which is what i'll call the second stage is about you know starting to make your own food choices within a safe context that still ensures that you eat enough i'm learning to challenge the eating disorder voice that comes up when you do that so for some people that's what their whole recovery is going to have to look like because they just can't afford to go to treatment or because like i said treatment can be really wait biased and even getting a diagnosis is very weight biased so if you don't have a diagnosis then you don't qualify for residential treatment per you know the treatment facilities admission criteria or your insurance is admission criteria if you can even get insurance to pay for residential treatment which most insurances don't or they only pay a small portion so you know for some people they're going to.
"Right and it's you know from that rulebased lens i'm so with you so i think sometimes we use the word kind of organic or like working your way out of it so you know i an i always instead of thinking about being in control i like to use the phrase being in charge so i can have it if i wanted it's always okay it's always up to me how will i feel is that okay with me so you know i think of somebody recently you know had pizza was off limits into saying how wonderful it was to be a family gathering where there was pizza with permission like to be one of the gang and have it and how much she enjoyed it and then when somebody said do you want more she thought about in twos like yeah i want half the slice martin it was really clear to her she wanted more but not a lot more that's being in charge and that's awesome when people get to that place so the same person she just was telling me about something that happened in your family that was really really really upsetting and because it was so upsetting she left she needed to leave and when she got home she said to her partner hours later i just realized for the first time i got through something like that in didn't even occur to me to turn to food i mean to me that's what emotional overeating is like something like that that would have been the first place she would have gone but like you're saying it's fueled by diet culture in the diet mentality and as we break into that and as a therapist helped people you know some people will happen naturally but for other people they still need help them with some of that emotional.
"Ship with food and are probably eating a ton of fruits and vegetables or in a lot of cases are eating a lot of fruits and vegetables and a number of fruits and vegetables are eating doesn't tell the whole story of their health status because you can actually make yourself really unhealthy by compulsively eating fruits and vegetables or by having any sort of disorder relationship with food right so again increasing access to fruits and vegetables where people can include them in their life as part of their meals because they genuinely find them tasty and satisfying and because they're culturally appropriate like because you know certain vegetables are present and part of a certain ethnicities cuisine and other vegetables or part of other ethnicities cuisines right so you know fruits and vegetables can be definitely a part of a really balanced and nourishing relationship with food but as long as it doesn't go in this compulsive direction and we don't just want to make everybody eat kale all the time because that's not culturally appropriate either right so you know we want to make sure that access to fruits and vegetables includes access to culturally appropriate fruits and vegetables so that it's not like what am i supposed to do with this weird head of kale that you know isn't part of my cuisines identities and something that i am used to making doesn't make sense so i think it's really important to put these conversations about the built environment and context of all these larger issues these psychosocial issues and social determinants of health that affect people's relationships with food that affect people's ability to engage with movement or fruits and vegetables or whatever in a balanced way so i think that would be a great place to start and i'll list some scientific resources here that you could use in writing any grants or research papers but just a trigger warning for these and all scientific papers because basically all scientific research contain some mentions of weight and bmi numbers and the socalled obesity epidemic you know it's really hard to escape that in scientific publishing so with that said for weight stigma a great place to start would be the paper weight science evaluate.
"But that i'll have a relax relationship to it so that maybe i'm not eating an entire kingsize bag of whatever you know when i have access to it but i'll be able to like really listen to what my body wants right the other thing that has really made a tremendous difference for me in my own recovery and i i feel like to in my work with clients is really coming at that relationship with food from from compassion lens of really understanding that fundamentally when kids don't have a lot of other resources to go to to soothe food does work it absolutely provides dissociate of soothing experience it allows us to check out right it allow us to have something to focus on it allows a treat it allows them escape if absolutely works in that way in the short run right in the immediate sense of surviving something that's psychologically or physically dangerous kids have the ability to go to food or kids were gene so whenever develops for someone so i think being able to understand that the relationship i had with food i had for very good reasons that had nothing to do with mike being weak or lacking willpower it had nothing to do with my not being able to be trusted it had to do with taking the best care of myself on could that understanding i think was tremendously valuable in healing for me so that even in the process of my recovery i hit a bump in the road and i had been jumps out because welcome to recovery it's not a straight line that i could really need it with compassion and gentleness and course correct quickly as opposed to getting sucked into you know two months of binging because i felt so much shame for screwing up.
"Greatest things i started to do with recovery was like every morning and get up at have positive affirmations that i read about like my body or about eating and then i'd set the intention out like today i'm gonna listen to my fullness q or my hunger q i'm not going to restrict i'm going to listen to my hunger q animals into my full miscue and i'm going to listen to my craving q and whatever happens to my body i've been a tolerate it right now eddie just knowing like where i was that in and like where i am now this place where there is a lot of body acceptance in knowing like my body's going to change throughout life than in that's okay that doesn't mean anything about me as a person but in the beginning listening to those hunger and fullness queues unlike tolerating it if your body does change because it probably well like with intuited eating like i gained weight and i feel like there are people who i could emails all the time people who are like i wasn't using intuitive eating four weight loss but i really thought i would lose weight this is a very remote i know i know it's tricky like they're trying a different approach and they wanted it and it's just like sitting with some of the discomfort of your body changing in knowing you might have to buy bigger clothes and that's that's okay you know but it can take practice he okay in this body and again for me if positive operations were huge having a pinterest board that is a health at every side body positively pinterest board wreck in just 10 positive operations that have like go to quote send now i just have modern rice wine having like a tough body amid day and now my tub body image days like i realise body image is a external representation of an internal struggle that i can't quite processed through so when i'm having a really bad day and i'd like i can't express these feelings it's really easy to blame my body and now i realise my brain goes there and some like okay.
"The social stigma and the stereotypes that are conveyed about people in larger bodies but like if you can recognize that okay actually there are lots of aspects of my life in which i do have great drive and great ability to get things done and stick to it of nece and one of those is this effort at dieting just because it hasn't quote unquote worked or you haven't quote unquote succeeded in the longterm doesn't mean you don't have the ability and drive to put into something because diets are actually just a losing proposition and you're always your setup not to succeed oh absolutely sick the on a hamster will yeah totally not going anywhere you're not going anywhere yet but you're definitely expanding a lot energy exactly trying to get nowhere yep so let's put that somewhere else and you know i mean i've got three kids saw this is i want a lot for them and what i don't want for them as any of this junk yeah how has that changed how you parent i mean did you have your kids before you made this transition professionally and personally i did not i didn't i didn't really make the hunting make this transition tell until i was pregnant with my third one so so my feelings toward feeding my kids and talking to my kids about all this stuff has changed dramatically and i'm really glad egitim really glad at dead before such a my oldest started going through puberty and of four i'm hoping fingers crossed before they released started to notice a whole lot because i know my kids have said cringe worthy things when i was back in the day and a friend once tell me that they were staying the night at her house and one of my daughter said they weren't allowed to ease cereal because there was a time when that was my message so it's changed a bit but you know my kids could like dissect diet commercials now and they can recognize that harmful messaging and they can my fouryearold loves to tell me what he's fall in o and he knows that in hooker mummy are you fall and osce i'm fallen he said okay it seemed to be done eating you know like they recognize when they're hungry and they recognize when they flew in their full and they recognize that their their bodies know what to tell.
"Kind of just gathering at my strength to go you know what this is i'm trash and everything else take the thought it does take a lot it takes it takes a whole and especially being someone in a fat body it takes a lot to go you know what this is my body and letting other people make their own choices about how they react to me but not internalising that anymore as if that somehow my fault right that is a huge step yet and i'm curious to hear about the process of hitting met diet rockbottom where you are ready because i think it's a huge thing just to go even to that place of like gap there has to be another way let me seek out some alternatives and then to get from there to like i accept my body as it is and even maybe love it right living in a fat body especially like that's a whole other bridge to across oh it's total it's a it's a huge red so like i said i was so i was out on a run and i just could not stop the thoughts in my head that i needed to stop like i needed the literally stop running because it hurts i needed to stop hustling for my worth i needed to stop asking people permission to eat because i was in my 30s and i was just really tired of having to email someone and ask permission to eat more food 'cause i was hungry like once when i was able to step outside my own life and look at that and see how absurd that was great did you have like a a dietician our program dating yeah i had a coach and so at this time i also on a fitness business and and there was one time where i was at a training all day and i'd been working out all day and i was exhausted and i was hungry and i went to the bathroom and i texted her for permission to eat more food law and and i got a text back that said okay but make sure it's all protein who riots awful.
"Foods rather than the just being overly natural response to restriction and intermittent fasting like any form of fasting or restrictive eating or dieting can also trigger off really serious disordered eating behaviour is not that i mean every disorder eating behaviour is serious but purging his life threatening is is very dangerous anorexia severe restriction is also very lifethreatening and serve in an immediate way so all of these things are really terrible and by the way anorexia can happen and any size body as we've spoken about on the podcast many times to it's not about fitting a specific size profile it's about the behaviors so any way you slice it whether people end up in the binge restrict cycle or restrict binge cycle rather that would be kicked off by something like intermittent fasting or going towards what they label emotional eating or food addiction feeling addicted to particular foods or engaging in things like bulimia anorexia no matter what no matter what side of the spectrum people go to no matter what body cy people are in when they're engaging these behaviors they're really dangerous and the risk is really great with any form of dieting but especially as uber restrict a form of dieting like intermittent fasting there's also several recent studies that have been done showing that people who engaged in intermittent fasting have no significant difference in weight loss from people who engage and continuous restriction that type that characterises other diets and so it's really worth noting that because people think that a new diet comes on the scene and it's going to be the next big thing and it's getting all this press and this diet will be different but actually when done had had studies with good scientific evidence really all diets are basically the same and one of the things they all share as that they're all pretty short term like studies in general of diets property short term the ones that were done on intermittent fasting were between a few months and a year at most but mostly on the few months side of things and we know that pretty much all diets our weight loss.
"Body acceptance do you have any insight into navigating what feels like a bind between identity entrusting my body so thanks cave that such a great question and before i answer i'm just going to give my standard disclaimer that these answers are for information on educational purposes only and art a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice so first things first i want to acknowledge that i am missus gender woman and so my first hand experience of struggling with body image you know in relation to my gender identity is limited but the information i'm going to share is information that i've gathered over the years from scientific research and my clinical work as well as from some really wonderful trans resources that are out there including trans folks fighting eating disorders and the work of activists like caleb luna and sam dillon finch so i definitely recommend checking out their work for more on their experience a gender dis for ya eating disorders related to attempts at controlling your body and conforming to gender expectations and body image struggles from a trans perspective there really wonderful resources and will linked to all those websites in the show sonos for this episode which you can then find at christie harrison dot com slash 141 and will also have some gender nonconforming folks coming on the podcast very soon and i'm always on the lookout for more trans folks and gender nonconforming folks to talk to so look out for that and if you know of any one you'd like to recommend for the podcast as well please let me know anyone who's listening but 4 k for your question from the scientific research we know that trans folks actually have a significantly higher risk of developing eating disorders then sis gender people and that's in part because of the reason that you mention you know that exact thing of the intentional use of dieting or other disordered eating behaviour to change the body in order to conform more closely to the body expectations of your gender of your internal generate so trans people an all places on the gender spectrum can experienced this and you know it's really interesting from that regard because weight loss can help suppress feminine physical characteristics like you said you know brass than hips like you're less.
"I thought maybe i'll feel the same but i can't believe i i actually feel worse that just seems so so crazy to folks right and it's like if he spent all that money and went through all that pain and suffering to change your body thinking it was going to make your life better make you feel better about yourself and it does the opposite i mean how disappointing for her her while this has been so wonderful and were running short on time here but i just want to thank you for sharing all of that perspective and wisdom and research with us 'cause i think the such an important topic it's been my pleasure speaking review and i do a yes i absolutely hope that this will be helpful to people and also to clinicians as they think about how to be helpful to folks yeah who are having these surgeries or aznam or thinking about them so that we can be as supportive as we can be yeah i love that i think it's so important and tell us where people can find you online in learn more about your work well how i've just about got a website going has not quite yet hopefully in the next month or so maybe by the time this podcast is out in the atmosphere my email is lisa j do brielle gmailcom awesome and i'll put a link to that in the show notes to so people can get in touch great thank you so much lee said it's a pleasure talking with you oh you are welcome so that is our show thanks again so much to lisa g braille for joining us on this episode and thanks to you for listening if you've done something out of this podcast whether this episode or one of our previous episodes and if you've been listening for a long time especially please help us get the word out about this podcast helpless reach more people who need to hear the anti diet message because that is so so important this time of year so help us by sharing this episode on apple podcast there i tuned or your favorite podcast platform and make sure your friends and family are subscribe you can steal their phone and with their permission i mean just type in food sake to the search bar in their apple podcast are there.