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You can put an end to food obsessions, body dissatisfaction and cravings. You can make peace with food and your body and have the energy and vitality you want! And you can be healthy without dieting. I'm Carolyn Coker Ross, MD and I'm a specialist in treating binge eating, food addiction and emotional eating and I'd love to teach you how to regain your self-confidence, end your struggle with food and weight and be free to live your life again.
 
Clean eating. Low carb. Low fat. Do this not that. Now what? Eating is getting too stuffy and complicated. Throw open your windows to allow a new stream of health, wellness, and peace. What if you could write a letter to food? Pen to paper, you hash out the love/hate relationship and food’s undeserving power. Details go back years, to your first childhood diet trying to fit in. How you relate to food chronicles many of your life’s ups and downs. In this letter, you examine your dusty food be ...
 
Overworked? Overwhelmed? Overweight? Eating when you’re stressed about work makes it hard to lose weight because of the enormous stress you’re under. You feel hopeless when you think about giving weight loss another try because you always buckle under the pressure of your job and all of your other obligations. This podcast will teach you the simple strategies you need to stop eating when you’re stressed so you can feel healthier, happier, and more relaxed.
 
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In this episode, I will share with you some of my personal struggles with the tyranny of the scale. I will also talk about body shaming and weight stigma especially when it comes from physicians and will give you my responses to and anger about the medical profession which continues to make everything about size. If you’re struggling with binge eat…
 
Have you ever tried to access ways to help your complicated relationship with food, but found you just were kept out for whatever reason? This week, Lara Minges sits down with us to talk about her letter to her body, disability education, and community. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. Mentioned in this episode: Lara's website / A…
 
Julie and Yeli chat about Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation by Dalia Kinsey. Listen for thoughts on food as an entry point to body liberation, unconditional permission to eat, and more. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. Mentioned in this episod…
 
What do you do when you're living in a household with people who are knee-deep in diet culture? This week, Kimmie Singh joins Julie to chat about setting boundaries, honoring your inner child, and leaning into playfulness. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. Mentioned in this episode: Kimmie's Instagram / Kimmie's website Food peace …
 
Being out of touch with or disconnected from your spirit can lead to spiritual depletion. Spiritual depletion can exacerbate binge eating, food addiction and emotional eating. Spiritual emptiness is a sick- ness that has signs and symptoms just like any physical illness. It’s important that you recognize the signs so you can address the causes of s…
 
This episode is for those of you who are feeling overwhelmed with moving away from diets or recovering from your eating disorder. The world hasn't recovered from its own eating disorder yet. So how are you supposed to recover from yours? Join me and Daralyse Lyons for our conversation about working towards freedom and acknowledging the whirlwind. S…
 
This week, Coleen talks us through an experience where the world was inaccessible to her body, how she felt, and how it could have gone differently. Listen in for thoughts about how the world is inaccessible to larger bodies, and what can be done to make a shift. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. Mentioned in this episode: Coleen's…
 
This week, we are chatting with Jessie Spence, a counselor, supervisor, certified personal trainer, and parent with a love for body liberation and trans-affirming work. Listen to our conversation about parenting, the diet culture swirl, and pop tarts. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. Mentioned in this episode: Jessie's website / H…
 
In this episode, Julie and Yeli discuss Weightless by Maggie McGill! Tune in to hear their thoughts and reflections on exercise trauma, neutral movement, the relationship to diet culture, and more. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. Mentioned in this episode: Weightless by Maggie McGill / Maggie's website / Maggie's Instagram Food p…
 
If you are struggle with food addiction, emotional eating or binge eating, stress can trigger emotions that you may have been regulating with food. Managing stress without food requires that you learn a new set of skills to use when you’re feeling overwhelmed, worn out, or stressed to the max. Managing stress also requires learning to tap into your…
 
In this episode, we are celebrating Coleen's birthday! Join us for this installation of Diet Culture IRL - we do a deep dive into aging, self-acceptance, and giving yourself permission to do what feels right for YOU as you get older. Subscribe and leave a review here in just seconds. Mentioned in this episode: Coleen's Instagram / Coleen's previous…
 
In this podcast, I will interview Betsy Thurston, a dietician who also specializes in the use of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy as a unique tool in treating her eating disorder clients. The founder of IFS, Dr. Richard Schwartz describes IFS as “a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy.” We will discuss how she has s…
 
In this episode, we receive a letter from someone who is pregnant and looking for some wisdom around gestational diabetes. We sit down with McKenzie Caldwell to chat about undoing the shame around pregnancies and diabetes. We also talk about giving yourself permission to trust your body and lean into your own intuition. Subscribe and leave a review…
 
If you are dissatisfied with your body, you are not alone. While having self-doubts is a normal part of being human, if your self-evaluation is primarily dependent on your superficial appearance, your size or shape, that can lead to shame, negative self-talk, suffering and the use of extreme and harmful behaviors to reach the ever-elusive thin idea…
 
In this episode, Yeli and Julie talk about Belly of the Beast by Da'Shaun L. Harrison. They discuss dismantling the systems that oppress fat Black people, the downsides to health at every size, and the ways that anti-fatness and anti-Blackness manifest into fatphobia and police brutality. Content warning for police brutality. Subscribe and leave a …
 
Physical activity has been co-opted by the diet industry just as food has – in other words, only good to get you to lose weight. No wonder thinking about body movement may send you into a fit of resistance or rebellion or make you feel guilty – feeling you’re not doing enough or not doing the right kind of activity that the experts say you should. …
 
Are you someone with PCOS who's been told that you have to diet to manage your symptoms? Have you been struggling with yo-yo dieting for years and years, feeling hopeless and worried that you're doing it all wrong? Do you feel like you're ALMOST ready to ditch diets, but you're not quite sure? In this episode, I talk through a letter from someone w…
 
In this week's episode of Find Your Food Voice, Julie shares her thoughts about what we need to do to rid the world of eating disorders. Coleen also joins us for the first Diet Culture IRL, where she talks about being bigger than your partner and breaks down how diet culture tries to dictate what relationships should look like. Subscribe and leave …
 
Meet Coleen! Coleen is our wonderful customer service coordinator and professional hype master. In this episode, we give you a little intro to Coleen's journey through body acceptance and fighting diet culture. Stay tuned for more of Coleen in future episodes for one of our newest segments, Diet Culture IRL. Subscribe and leave a review here in jus…
 
The first goal of therapy if you have binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction or emotional eating should be interrupting any current unwanted behaviors, such as bingeing, overeating, obsessing about food or your body. But these behaviors are so automatic and so linked to emotions that often are not acknowledged or even recognized, that …
 
Intuitive eating and anti-diet approaches to life are for EVERYONE, including folks who have chronic illnesses like PCOS and others. In this episode, Julie talks about the misconceptions around chronic illness and intuitive eating. Plus, Yeli joins us for a little book club chat where we talk about Get A Life, Chloe Brown! Subscribe and leave a rev…
 
In this special episode of the podcast, I share my interview on Write Your Best Self! "This can be a very anxious process. There's so much trauma around food... Learning to feel your body can be a scary process that brings up a lot." I'm super excited to introduce you to Jared Levenson - the founder of Eating Enlightenment. Jared was plagued with b…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDuffyDillon.com. We get to meet Yeli! Yeli is the Production Assistant for the podcast and will be featured in future episodes of Find Your Food Voice - in this episode, I asked her to write her own letter to food. Yeli and I sit down as we chat about body positivity vs. body liberation, finding com…
 
If you have binge eating, food addiction or emotional eating, you may know that diet culture has rebranded itself as “healthy” vs. the prior focus on the thin ideal, losing weight or getting skinny. There has also been a trend by social media influencers to market detox products to make money, but in doing so, they may be contributing to the develo…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDuffyDillon.com. Welcome to the season six premiere of the Find Your Food Voice podcast! We are officially inviting you to the anti-diet conversation because YOU have a voice that is crucial to ending diet culture. Join Julie Duffy Dillon as she walks you through what "food voice" means and what cha…
 
If you’re struggling with food addiction, binge eating or emotional eating, at some point you may have come to realize that there’s something deeper to your food and body image issues. If you ask yourself what the cause is of most of your suffering about your food obsessions and body hatred, you may realize that it is because of these problems you …
 
Unconscious core beliefs can stand between you and your goal to put an end to your food, body image, and weight issues. When first formed, usually when you were younger and during times of transition, trauma, or emotional upheaval, core beliefs are solutions to problems you couldn’t solve—perhaps because you didn’t have the resources at the time. R…
 
If you’ve been struggling with binge eating, emotional eating and food addiction for most of your life, you may view your body as an adversary. When you experience negative feelings about your body, it may be the result of past hurtful experiences from childhood, which can lead to a disconnection between you and your body. This can lead to your sel…
 
Did you know that there is a hidden force that drives your behaviors associated with food addiction, emotional eating and binge eating? This hidden force is your emotions and when you struggle to regulate your emotions, it can have a big impact on your binge eating, emotional eating and food addiction behaviors. If you have food and body image issu…
 
If you’ve tried different diets to help with food obsessions, binge eating or emotional eating, you may have concluded that your food and weight issues are not about food. These issues are about how you use food to deal with your emotions, experiences from your past, and beliefs that have resulted from past hurts or traumas. By working on your food…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. Six years ago, Love Food was being born. I was sweating bullets the first time I published an episode mostly because I was so scared to use my voice. But I really wanted to help you feel less alone on your Food Peace Journey so I did it anyway! Thank you for helping me to grow. In this…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. Are you ready to ditch diet culture and embrace recovery, but unsure of where to start? In this week's episode, we sit down with Hannah Howard to chat about finding community, picturing recovery, and nourishing your relationship to food. Subscribe and leave a review here in just second…
 
Anorexia nervosa is a life-threatening illness that is challenging to treat and can be overwhelming for families seeking help. The Minnesota starvation study dating to the 1950’s showed without any doubt that starvation causes psychological as well as physical symptoms – symptoms that mirror symptoms of individuals with anorexia. The current state …
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. Content warning: this episode discusses sexual assault and specific eating disorder behaviours. Please take care of yourself! Are you someone who wants to know the "why"? Why did I turn to this certain coping mechanism? Why do I feel this way? Why is food peace so hard? In this episode…
 
It can be confusing to determine whether you have binge eating, food addiction or emotional eating. While criteria for binge eating disorder have been established for some time, research is beginning to show some of the ways in which binge eating and food addiction are similar and different. All of these disorders can affect men as well as women an…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. We are rebroadcasting some of our older episodes of Love Food for a few weeks while we prepare and perfect the NEW PCOS + Food Peace Course. Please enjoy! How do you navigate a fatphobic world without support? This episode’s letter writer just started college and recovering from an eat…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. We are rebroadcasting some of our older episodes of Love Food for a few weeks while we prepare and perfect the NEW PCOS + Food Peace Course. Please enjoy! I encourage you to have unconditional permission to eat what you want when you want. And it is time to acknowledge the big huge una…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. We are rebroadcasting some of our older episodes of Love Food for a few weeks while we prepare and perfect the NEW PCOS + Food Peace Course. Please enjoy! Let's dive into this old Love Food podcast episode and the complex experience of raising children while trying to walk the Food Pea…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. We are rebroadcasting some of our older episodes of Love Food for a few weeks while we prepare and perfect the NEW PCOS + Food Peace Course. Hope you enjoy! Are you ready to ditch diets…yet not ready? Does the thought of another diet seem intolerable, yet so does losing control? Does i…
 
If you've struggled with binge eating, food addiction or emotional eating for some time, you may find that the stresses and isolation of the quarantine have worsened your symptoms. Or you may have had other life challenges that have caused stress and overwhelm in your life. All of this can lead to depression and feelings of hopelessness or despair.…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. This week, we read a letter from a listener who has been through so much trauma and pain in their food journey. How can someone model a positive relationship with food for their family when it's so hard to feel at peace with eating? In this episode, Julie talks about prioritizing heali…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. This episode is for all of us who were once theatre kids, or anybody who's ever felt like they had to change their bodies to fit in. Join Julie and Lindley Ashline as they read a letter from a listener and chat about grief, anger, and how to channel those feelings into something positi…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. Join us this week for a deep dive into the things I want to see changing in PCOS care. That's right - we're busting down the walls that diet culture and the health care industry have put up. Listen to learn more about the issues in health care, what needs to change, and some ways we ca…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. This episode is for anyone wondering when the food peace journey will FINALLY feel organized and tidy. Do you feel like eating is a constant tug of war? If you can relate to that, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or your margarita, and join us for thirty minutes as we explore food peace. Sub…
 
Tattoos have become more acceptable over the years but are often only seen as having decorative value. My guest #DonnaTorrisi has written a book about the connection between tattoos and trauma. While a tattoo sits only on the skin, the meaning of tattoos may be much deeper for some individuals, telling a story of a difficult time in their lives, a …
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. Welcome to this week's episode of the Love Food podcast! We're exploring the top three reasons why your diet is failing. Whether you're someone who's just started dieting or has been trying to diet your whole life, we're talking about the harm diets cause and why they're not working fo…
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. This week, we read a letter from a listener who is feeling incredibly frustrated and tired with the food peace and intuitive eating journey. What do you do when you have hit a wall with IE, nothing is working, and you don't know where else to go? Alyssa and Julie chat about slowing dow…
 
If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating and food addiction, you may also have body image issues. Your body image issues may keep you from doing what you want to do in life and keep you from being the best you can do. Think of your body identity as a role or archetype you have chosen to play in your life for the time being until you are …
 
A transcript of this episode is available at JulieDillonRD.com. We received a letter from a listener who is struggling with their past trauma and is scared of the idea of diet-free PCOS management. Listen now to explore the idea of forgiving and holding space for our past selves - also, trust in your past experience telling you that diets don't wor…
 
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