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Food Heaven Podcast

Dear Media, Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez

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Join BFF’s and registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones as they talk to different health & nutrition experts about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. Each week they deep dive into topics like health at every size, food & culture, intuitive eating, mental health, and body acceptance. If you’re looking for a sustainable and inclusive path to wellness, hang out with Wendy and Jess every Wednesday to learn how to take care of yourself from the inside out.
 
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Is it possible to have TOO many friends? (Hint: yes it is.) Today on the podcast, we chat with author Rachel Wilckerson Miller about how to be a good friend to yourself and others. Rachel is the perfect person to talk to about this because she wrote a whole book on this topic (The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People…orde…
 
What should you do when your partner makes negative comments about your weight or food choices? Some people might say “dump them” but this may not be helpful for someone who wants to find ways to make the relationship work. Today we’re talking through this with Ragen Chastain, a speaker, writer, trained researcher, Certified Health Coach, and thoug…
 
Have you struggled with how to support someone who is grieving? We can’t tell you how many times we’ve been in incredibly awkward situations or said the wrong thing in an effort to be helpful. Today we’re talking about grief and loss with Rachel Wilkerson Miller, the author of The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People. In …
 
Now that we know for certain the Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe, please consider contributing to one of the U.S.'s local abortion funds or use this link to split money across 80 different abortion funds. This doc is also a great resource: How to show up for abortion access We’re thrilled to get a chance to talk about our latest obsession, th…
 
Did you know that periods are a vital sign? They tell us so much about what is happening in the body and can be used as an indicator for underlying conditions like endometriosis or fibroids. Today we’re diving deep into menstrual cycles with fertility physician Dr. Obehi Asemota. Dr. Asemota will be covering what happens during a normal menstrual c…
 
Wondering if you need to eat plant-based in order to be healthy? (Hint: the answer is no). In today’s episode we dive into the rise of plant-based eating in the US and why so many people are flocking to this style of eating. If you are a plant-based eater (or plan to become one) we discuss how you can make sure to incorporate a wide variety of nutr…
 
Winter is over (mostly, kind of, we think) and it’s (sort of) spring. So, we’re kicking off this delightful season by taking a page from Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights and talking about all the little things that delight us, from ducks and squirrel heists to Twitter threads and great tunes. (Also, if you’re allergic to gratitude lists, know that a…
 
Our relationship to money has been so weird and complicated throughout the years, but we’re now in a place where we see money as a facilitator for living life on our terms. In talking about all aspects of wellness, money is an important part of the conversation. Specifically on how to build assets and wealth, especially when you don’t come from mon…
 
This episode originally aired on August 12, 2021 (listen here). Poetry can be really delightful, but it can also feel really inaccessible. In this episode, we talked about our favorite poems, how to discover poems you love (and disregard everything else tbh), and then how to find poems that fit your specs. Stick around after the outro to hear our e…
 
Fatphobia is rampant in the medical community. Doctors and providers are notorious for prescribing weight loss for everything from acid reflux to joint pain. The problem is, this weight loss advice is not only misguided... it's outright harmful. Today on the podcast, we are joined by Ragen Chastain, a speaker, Certified Health Coach, and thought le…
 
Limited social contact with other humans over the past 2 years has seriously stunted our social skills and has resulted in increased anxiety about re-entering the post-pandemic world. Today on the podcast we talk with Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett, a national award-winning psychologist, professor at Kent State University, and the leading expert on anxiet…
 
Resources for Ukraine and trans people and families in Texas: “How You can Help Ukranians” by Kelsey Piper for Vox Transgender Education Network of Texas Trans Kids and Families of Texas Thread of resources to make use of if you’re a caregiver or educator in Texas Get Oh, I Like That merch here! In the last episode, we share our top-level thoughts …
 
Getting pregnant can be a straight shot for some and a source of stress for others. Today on the pod, we talk with fertility specialist Dr. Obehi Asemota about her passion for helping families grow, the complexities of conception, the importance of thinking ahead if you see pregnancy in your future, and the treatment options for individuals who are…
 
In today’s episode, we chat with Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross about the research findings behind the passing down of trauma from generation to generation, how to go about seeking help with treating trauma, how eating disorders and drug use are often a result of coping with a traumatic experience, and MORE! Dr. Ross is a board certified medical doctor tha…
 
Resources for Ukraine and trans people and families in Texas: “How You can Help Ukranians” by Kelsey Piper for Vox Transgender Education Network of Texas Trans Kids and Families of Texas Thread of resources to make use of if you’re a caregiver or educator in Texas Have you ever thought about how many games are available to us these days? Card games…
 
Pati Jinich is the James Beard Award-winning Mexican chef who has dedicated her career to building a shared understanding between her two home countries: Mexico, where she was born, and the United States, where she lives currently and is raising her family. Today on the pod, we get to know Pati through her love and passion for food and discuss the …
 
When it comes to eating healthy, the recommendations from nutritionists and health care providers often ignore accessibility to nutritious food. The truth is, racism and poverty significantly impact access to affordable and quality foods. In today’s episode, we address food insecurity and provide methods that might be helpful for eating healthier w…
 
Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, has directed state agencies to treat gender-affirming care for trans kids as child abuse. This is part of a national, coordinated effort to systemically harm trans youth, deprive trans people of their rights, and make hard right ideologies the law of the land. Here are some resources to learn more and also to sup…
 
Chef Harold Villarosa, or “Uncle Harold'' as he is known in the industry, has been on our radar ever since we saw his YouTube video content for Bon Appetite last year. IMO, Harold made Bon Appetite interesting again - which is why we wanted to get in touch and pick his brain about all things FOOD. Tune in as we chat with Chef Harold about his journ…
 
Let’s talk about boundaries. ESPECIALLY, during the pandemic, the lines of podcasting, working with clients, building and renovating our rental homes, spending time with family, and me-time have gotten blurred and it’s getting more and more difficult to differentiate between work and play. We need help! The queen of boundaries, Nedra Tawwab, joins …
 
We’ve dabbled in reality TV over the years and decided it was high time we talk about it on OILT. So, we invited our friend and Real Housewives expert Caroline Moss to talk about reality TV and how it’s changed and evolved since the early 1990s, and also to dive deep into the Real Housewives phenomenon and franchises. Caroline provides a great over…
 
A few weeks ago, we were DMing Nasim Lahbichi about how much of a hot mess dating has been. Truth be told, dating can be messy in general, but it’s been ESPECIALLY challenging during the pandemic. So, of course we figured we should make an episode out of this! Join us as we keke with our favorite recipe developer, Nasim, about dating, relationships…
 
As a dietitian, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “What do I eat before a workout?” In this minisode, I set the record straight and help you decide how to choose your pre- and post- workout snacks and meals. I also discuss the metabolism of macronutrients, how what you eat can be determined by the type of workout you choose, the impo…
 
Whew — it's been a while, but we’re back! We eased our way into 2022 by chatting about some of the things we’ve been enjoying lately. Considering it’s not only winter, but another pandemic winter, we figured it was a good time to focus on the activities and hobbies that are bringing us comfort and delight. Get Oh, I Like That merch here! This episo…
 
Plant parents, where you at? Today on the podcast, we have a VERY informational convo with one of our good friends Lois Gutierrez aka @lolatheplantlady. Lois specializes in Urban Gardening and in today's episode, she helps guide us on being better plant owners. Learn how to choose the right species, tips and tricks for sustaining the life of your p…
 
Have you ever heard of a Doula? A midwife? Wondered what the difference is? Today we chat with our longtime friend Myriam Webb. She’s a Registered Dietitian, Doula, Business Owner and soon to be Registered Nurse with a passion for helping women of color in her community (basically, she’s a superhero). This episode is packed with details about her j…
 
Keto, Atkins, Low-Carb, No-Carb, it’s all over your Instagram feed and the ‘wellness’ blogs and WE ARE OVER IT. Carbs are not the enemy and we’re are here to tell you why carbs (and a lot of them) are a critical part of our diet. In today’s episode, we deep dive into the myths about carbohydrates and defend their honor. In This Episode We’ll Cover:…
 
Is anyone else still feeling burnt out as we enter 2022? In part two of our burnout series, we speak with fellow podcaster, Emily Thompson, who recently recovered from a two year battle with burnout. Emily calls herself a “Podcast Dinosaur” since she’s been in the pod space hosting her hit show, Being Boss, for over 7 years. Unfortunately, the succ…
 
We are once again celebrating holiday season, this time by talking all about queer Christmas movies with our special guest Aubrey Gordon, writer and co-host of the wonderful podcast Maintenance Phase. We discussed a few specific movies: Under the Christmas Tree, Christmas at the Ranch, Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night, and the horny commercial for N…
 
Trigger Foods can cause a daily stressor that NOBODY asked for, but cutting them out of your life completely may not be the answer but rather, the problem. In today’s solo mini-sode (Wendy is on VACAY) I'll be discussing 7 ways to deal with triggering foods that can help you enjoy them again. In This Episode We’ll Cover: How restricting trigger foo…
 
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