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Craving Food Freedom

Elise Liu | Nutritionist & Dietitian, MPH

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A podcast about creating a healthier relationship with food, free from bingeing, food obsession, and dieting. If you’re a millennial looking for some food therapy, I’m here for you. Come with a glass of wine, we’ll debunk wellness culture, intuitive eating, and more. It’s not about the food ladies, let’s get to what you’re really hungry for. Craving Food Freedom is hosted by Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist Elise Liu, millennial, dog mom, first-gen Chinese American, yoga-doer, and sourdou ...
 
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You don’t have to ACCEPT your body the moment your mind tells you to accept. It takes time and that's ok. I live in a small body and can't imagine being in a bigger body and having to remind myself to accept, love, appreciate my body day in and day out. In this episode I talk about: body image ebbs and flows 51 times, you may forget or think positi…
 
It's time to manifest a version of yourself that has it all! You don't have to stay stuck in this version of you. In this episode I talk about: what is the version of you that has an effortless relationship with food/body what would that ideal version of yourself be doing? worthiness what if you are good enough LINKS AND RESOURCES 1:1 private coach…
 
If you're a therapist and have clients that have a stressful relationship with food (overeating, binge behavior, disordered eating patterns), ever wonder WHAT'S HAPPENING? This episode covers why they may be feeling this way and what an intuitive eating dietitian does to support them. And if you have a therapist right now who doesn't quite understa…
 
In this ep, I talk: what if your body doesn't change as you eat intuitively what's actually the goal of intuitive eating is it better to be big & fit OR thin & obsessed maybe just 1 more diet even when you were at your thinnest, you weren't happy, what gives LINKS AND RESOURCES 1:1 private coaching Book a free discovery call IG @craving.food.freedo…
 
In this ep, I talk: how to not be stressed about food rolling into wedding season the difference between calm and antsy hunger how boys eat LINKS AND RESOURCES 1:1 private coaching Book a free discovery call IG @craving.food.freedom.com WHAT DID YOU THINK? If you liked this episode, please take a minute to subscribe, and leave a rating/review. You …
 
Today I have Beatrice Kamau from @theselflovefix to talk all about fixing, perfectionistic tendencies, body image, self acceptance and more! In this ep, we talk about: how Beatrice went from registered dietitian to self love coach how to develop unconditional self acceptance accept the parts you’re trying to hide make friends with the parts you don…
 
In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with Lisa Gilmore @lisaxgilmore, the fun, unfiltered bestie you've always wanted in your life! We talked: Being an influencer/content creator Feeling "not good enough" Confident about personality but not about body How to make friends and surround yourself with the right people Follow Lisa Gilmore …
 
In today's episode I talk about: sf life and friendships how our body holds onto trauma perceived restriction fear of losing control if stop tracking calories LINKS AND RESOURCES Join the Craving Food Freedom Collective @craving.food.freedom.com on Instagram WHAT DID YOU THINK? If you liked this episode, please take a minute to subscribe, and leave…
 
In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with the internet's big sis Melanie Laurene @melanielaurene to talk about: Mental health - being complimented about weight loss in the deep depths of depression How to exercise without being triggered Is it ok to have body goals? Watch Melanie's youtube video on body image struggles here, find her …
 
In this episode, I talked about why this is so hard: Abundance vs scarcity mindset with food "Should" vs "want" gap How to align what you "should" do with exactly what you "want" to do LINKS AND RESOURCES Join the Craving Food Freedom Collective @craving.food.freedom.com Instagram WHAT DID YOU THINK? If you liked this episode, please take a minute …
 
In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with the amazing Sae Young @generationsae to talk about: How it feels being a plus-sized Korean model in NYC Growing up first generation Body acceptance Manifesting success Find Sae Young on Tiktok @generationsae and IG @generationsae LINKS AND RESOURCES Join the Craving Food Freedom Collective @cr…
 
What is balance even??! This is my mindset around food and spoiler alert: this will help you reframe how you look at cheat days/meals or any "bad" food really. Venn diagram between HEALTH, HAPPINESS/EMOTIONS, and PHYSICAL SENSATIONS the tendency to overindex on health --> we are not robots the tendency to overindex on happiness/emotions --> food fe…
 
In this episode, I talk about: Feeling sensitive/hangry before mealtimes How hunger is numbed when you're in restriction/diet mode How hunger emerges when you allow yourself to eat We have allowed ourselves to sit in discomfort You can choose to always be comfortable Join The Craving Food Freedom Collective Let's connect on IG @craving.food.freedom…
 
In this episode, I talk about: food is my evening activity, friend, boyfriend, hobby, etc feelings of anxiety, existential crisis creating a more enjoyable evening routine stimulating activities to prevent relying on food manifesting a version of you that has an effortless relationship with food and comfortable in your body If you’re currently stru…
 
In this episode, I talk about: how body image connects to self-esteem what is self-esteem the power of realizing that you are good enough If you’re currently struggling with binge eating , enrollment is now open for 30 Day Course to Binge & Body Freedom This 30-day course is packed with all of the knowledge I’ve learned throughout my career to REAL…
 
Trauma blunts our ability to connect with our own emotions, it almost numbs our emotions as a form of protection. Trauma blunts our ability to connect with other human beings which is a core human need and desire. In this episode, I talk about: how trauma affects our ability to connect with others food in place of belonging food as a way to numb my…
 
How do you feel about yourself, your confidence, your worthiness? In this episode, I talk about: what is self-worth/self-esteem when is it ok to feel good enough what if you just felt whole and complete whenever the connection between self-worth and body image LINKS AND RESOURCES Craving Food Freedom Work with me – Guides, Course, Private coaching …
 
Short answer: yes The majority of my clients stop bingeing after 30 days. The fact is most people have a hard time finding food freedom because they feel alone in the process. Without support, it can feel like an uphill battle dealing with everyone in diet culture including yourself. Just because you’ve “failed” at diets doesn’t mean you’ll fail at…
 
Short answer: yes In this episode, I talk about: what it was like in the heat of things fast forward to today will it get better? If you're currently struggling with binge eating , I invite you to explore my course that's launching in Jan 2022. 30 Day Course to Binge & Body Freedom This 30-day course is packed with all of the knowledge I’ve learned…
 
You look in the mirror as you’re putting on your comfy pants and even that looks tight and funny on you so then the PANIC sets in. On one hand, you were feeling a level of bliss and effortlessness with food but reality hits and it sends you into a frenzy. You think: if continue on like this, am I going to balloon?! In this episode I cover: fear of …
 
Work responsibilities, expectations, deadlines. Sometimes it can all feel too much and food feels safe and cozy! In this episode I cover: when work is triggering binges avoiding work with food tips to manage work stress WITHOUT food Need more help to prevent binge spirals - ANNOUNCING MY NEW WORKSHOP ! 3 simple shifts to prevent a binge from spiral…
 
How many plans have you cancelled over the years because of a binge? In this episode I cover: the situation I always found myself in where does one even get started to break the binge cycle? what you’ve missed over the years by cancelling plans Need more help to prevent binge spirals - ANNOUNCING MY NEW WORKSHOP ! 3 simple shifts to prevent a binge…
 
When I first met my boyfriend, I must’ve looked like a neurotic mess. In this episode, I talk about: the residual effects of disordered eating how my food struggles affected dating what happened to my binges after being in a relationship tip for if you're struggling with food LINKS AND RESOURCES Craving Food Freedom Work with me - Guides, Course, P…
 
Guilt can sometimes make it feel like we "binged". In this episode, I cover: Why is the feeling of guilt even necessary? Imagine what it would be like if you stopped feeling guilt What it can look like to not feel guilty LINKS AND RESOURCES Craving Food Freedom Work with me - Guides, Course, Private coaching @craving.food.freedom.com Instagram WHAT…
 
My goal in the next few minutes is help you see what they’re experiencing with food and how they would like to be supported during this time. As you know, they have been struggling with food and their bodies for a while, maybe months, maybe years, even decades. They’re not trying to be perfect with food or lose weight anymore. No. They want to find…
 
When everyone knows you are struggling with food, that question can feel super abrasive. In this episode, I cover: Feeling ashamed when eating in front of others What you’re trying to do goes unnoticed but when you get seconds, that always seems to get called out Tell your friends/family what you want to be acknowledged for, otherwise no comments p…
 
Same. If you've ever been in a situation where you're surrounded by holiday treats everywhere you look and feel stressed, then you get it. In this episode I will talk about why you may be finding it impossible to stop eating these sweets treats and a new way of doing it. What’s in this episode? When holiday treats are EVERYWHERE What inevitably hap…
 
In this podcast episode, I'll share some tips on how I get through fall/winter and what to do to get through these dark and cold nights. By the way, this is also my most challenging time of the year, right there with you! If you're still struggling with bingeing at night and don't know why, take my free quiz to understand What is Driving Your Binge…
 
Trying to stop bingeing is kind of like jet lag Your body is USED TO BINGEING What you can do to stop bingeing when you are alone Want free coaching? If you're interested in being coached while letting listeners get a sneak peek into what it's like to talk through these thoughts, DM me "podcast" on IG and we can set something up! If you liked this …
 
Fall/winter blues have really been taking a toll, can you relate? Tips for when you're in the middle of a binge Frequent reminders of “it’s ok” to prevent a guilt spiral When you feel that it’s ok, it’s less all-consuming, which makes MOVING ON easier The next day, ask yourself How did that serve you? For me it felt comforting BUT I felt heavy/bloa…
 
30 Day Roadmap to Binge & Body Freedom PRESALE CART IS OPEN! All of the best tools and strategies I use with clients over a 3 month period, distilled into a compact 30 day journey! Want to stop bingeing before the holidays? Ready to walk into Thanksgiving without the stress and guilt? Done with feeling awful about your body? For a limited time (fro…
 
Guilt about eating gluten for back-to-back meals Sometimes the body needs some extra carbs and it's ok! Guilt about eating sweets - can I eat chocolate everyday? Weigh your own personal pros/cons Think about sweets in the grand scheme of things. Are you fulfilled in other areas of your life? 30 Day Course to Binge & Body Freedom sneak peak! Scared …
 
These are the nuances that get missed: Developing interoceptive awareness: Interoceptive signals include your signal to go pee or the murmurs of your heartbeat. Hunger and fullness are also interoceptive signals. Are you listening to these signals closely? Developing more trust around food and getting rid of diet culture. Once you are able to dista…
 
90%+ of my clients come to me for binge eating My clients are the brightest, most intelligent group. But it still feels overwhelming to put it all together! Binge eating through the lens of Intuitive Eating + Body Image work Those who are done with diet culture and want to start accepting their body have the most RAPID progress! The fear of weight …
 
Marketing is spot on! They do such a good job of emphasizing the psychology of eating. People love the coaching/reflection questions that are part of the app. HOWEVER... Food is categorized as red/orange/green The colors are based on calorie density however it does not always correlate with the nutrient density of food! Overall Takeaway Pros: Noom …
 
It's either your mental health or forever chasing body goals. When you work on healing your relationship with food, there are only 3 things that could happen. Body stays the same Weight goes down Weight goes up If you liked this episode, you can find more food freedom resources here: Website: cravingfoodfreedom.com Instagram: @craving.food.freedom …
 
The essence of “being on the bandwagon” entails numbing your wants, desires, and feelings for an extended period of time. It can sometimes feel like a robotic way of operating. Why do we fall OFF the bandwagon? Let’s dive in. Get support If you’re feeling stuck and find yourself always “falling off the bandwagon”, think about reaching out for suppo…
 
Cheat days vs bingeing? The line is blurry however it likely feels bad coming out of either. We’ve all been there. If you’re feeling especially awful, below are some tips to stop the cycle. Tip 1: Get ahead of the curve Are you excited about your weekday meals or are they all the same and bland-tasting? You may be building excitement for all the fo…
 
People who think they are addicted usually take the approach of complete abstinence. It creates a victim mindset. However life is not worth living with sugar so how can we approach it with more ease. Set yourself up for success Eat balanced meals. Don’t make room for dessert. By eating enough at meals, it ensures more balanced blood sugar, thereby …
 
The perfect storm: eating clean (likely undereating) during the day, relaxing while mindlessly munching, and finding comfort in food. This episode addresses the 2 steps you need to take to stop overeating at night! Get support to fast track this process. I help clients on these exact issues on a daily basis. Instead of waking up a year later and st…
 
What happens when your size dictates your confidence ? Under this way of operating, the smaller we get, the more confident we feel. On the flip side, when we gain weight, our confidence diminishes. When you feel confident because of your body, do you feel absolutely certain that it will stay the same? Get support to fast track this process. I help …
 
Or is your rational brain leading the way? What is the balance? What’s in this episode? What happens when we decide how to eat purely based off of emotions What happens when logic/rational brain leads the way The reason why we have to decide with both brain AND heart! Get support to fast track this process. I help clients on these exact issues on a…
 
We’re not actually meant to lose weight, let’s think through the perspective of mother nature together! What’s in this episode? We are built for survival More fat storage = higher chance of survival What we’re meant to weigh Set point theory What it’s like to be below set point What it’s like to be above set point Want to chat about how we can work…
 
What’s the aftermath of calorie counting? Let’s dive in! What’s in this episode? Heightened vigilance and stress The experience of food is tainted Food loses its innocence Role of mindfulness in regaining peace Get support to fast track this process. I help clients on these exact issues on a daily basis. Instead of waking up a year later and still …
 
The answer is counterintuitive. Let’s dive in! What’s in this episode? How scarcity mindset affects how we eat The power of abundance mindset Psychology of trigger foods Get support to fast track this process. I help clients on these exact issues on a daily basis. Instead of waking up a year later and still having this issue, imagine feeling more a…
 
Does weight have to do with health? Let’s dive in! What’s in this episode? It’s ok to want to lose weight The impact of focusing on weight vs behaviors History of BMI What really matters when it comes to health Get support to fast track this process. I help clients on these exact issues on a daily basis. Instead of waking up a year later and still …
 
What does dieting really bring to the table, let’s break it down together! What’s in this episode? Pros of diets - can sometimes cultivate more awareness/mindfulness Cons of diets Your body’s WANTS goes up against what you SHOULD be doing on a diet 2/3 of dieters end up gaining more weight than what they started with ~30% of dieters end up having a…
 
A little bit of comfort for when you’re knee deep in a binge. What’s in this episode? My journal entry during a binge eating season Reflections How to reset/ground yourself Get support to fast track this process. I help clients on these exact issues on a daily basis. Instead of waking up a year later and still having this issue, imagine feeling mor…
 
How does intuitive eating fit into binge eating work? Does it really help? What’s in this episode? How intuitive eating affected my own binge eating The 3 characteristics of intuitive eating Eat for physical rather than emotional reasons Rely on internal hunger and fullness cues Unconditional permission to eat in the setting of being in tune with b…
 
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