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Nutrition Matters Podcast

Paige Smathers, RDN, CD

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Nutrition Matters Podcast
Nutrition Matters Podcast

Nutrition Matters Podcast

Paige Smathers, RDN, CD

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Join Paige Smathers, registered dietitian nutritionist, as she explores popular topics in nutrition, interviews experts in the fields of wellness and health, and celebrates the successes of people who have overcome eating disorders, weight struggles, and food issues.

Latest Episodes

159: The Similarities and Distinctions Between Addictions & Eating Disorders

Amanda E. White is a licensed professional counselor and yoga teacher. She specializes in working with women with eating disorders, substance use disorders and trauma and specifically how they overlap and intersect. She is in recovery from a substance use disorder as well as eating disorder. She owns a private practice in Philadelphia, Therapy for Women. Amanda also leads yoga and mental health retreats, using the physical practice of yoga along with the power of group therapy to allow people to break free from patterns that are keeping them stuck. Amanda shares her personal story of struggling with both substance use disorder in addition to an eating disorder. She explains this intersection and explores the difficult road of recovery both from her personal perspective as well as her perspective as a therapist. She talks about the role that the desire for control played in her struggle with these disorders as well explains how to develop a more healthy relationship with our emotions. Amanda is a big believer in her experiences of pain have been the impetus for deeper purpose and have helped her find meaning in her life. Amanda talks about: Food addiction theory and limitations Her experience of finding healing in the intersection of eating disorders and substance use disorders The role control played in her disorders Emotional granularity The role of emotion in our coping mechanisms Finding Intuitive Eating The wisdom of retrospect: how her painful experiences have brought meaning to her life Links mentioned: Amanda's website: http://www.amandaewhite.com/ Nutrition Matters Podcast ep 94: Food Addiction Fact or Fiction? New course: Raising Intuitive Eaters Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Donate to the podcast Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Instagram

58 MIN1 w ago
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159: The Similarities and Distinctions Between Addictions & Eating Disorders

158: Exploring Enoughness in Eating and Beyond

Intuitive Eating simplified and boiled down is essentially about getting enough. Enough food, enough satisfaction, enough enjoyment, etc. The concept of enoughness is critical to explore in order to move forward with healing your relationship with food. Linda Tucker joined Paige to explore this concept in how it relates to food, body image and beyond. Linda Tucker is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Body Image Coach. She "helps people walk away from diet culture" while learning how to care for themselves using compassion and kindness rather than fear and/or shame. Linda uses insight from own disordered eating recovery, while also trying to manage her chronic illnesses, to create a space of curiosity, empathy, and radical acceptance. Links mentioned: Linda's website:http://www.lindatuckercoaching.com/ Minnesota Starvation Study Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Donateto the podcast Positive NutritionBlog Follow PaigeonInstagram

69 MIN3 w ago
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158: Exploring Enoughness in Eating and Beyond

157: Demystifying Gentle Nutrition & Its Role in Intuitive Eating

The last principle of the Intuitive Eating book is "Honor your Health with Gentle Nutrition" and this podcast episode dives into this topic, exploring what it means, how to know you're ready, and what it looks like on a practical level. Rachael Hartley, RD, LD, is a Columbia, SC-based nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor and nationally-recognized food and nutrition expert. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and a Bachelors of Art in Psychology from Clemson University. After completing her dietetics internship at Emory University, she worked as a clinical dietitian and, later, as the outpatient dietitian for a large medical center where she provided individual nutrition counseling and led multidisciplinary disease management programs. In 2014, Rachaelopened her private practice, where she specializes in intuitive eating, eating disorders and disordered eating, women's health, and digestive disorders. She also runs the popular food and wellness bl...

59 MINSEP 9
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157: Demystifying Gentle Nutrition & Its Role in Intuitive Eating

156: Fatness in Indian Culture

In this episode, Kimmie Singh shares her experience of the intersection of fatness in Indian culture. She shares her experience of eating disorder recovery and going to school to become a registered dietitian while being a higher weight person. She shares particular critiques of eating disorder treatment that can be more culturally sensitive as well as sharing ways Indian culture might move toward compassion for folks in various sizes. Kimmie Singh is a fat Registered Dietitian based in New York City. She completed her Master of Science in Nutrition at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Dietetic Internship from The City University of New York-Hunter College. Kimmie is an associate at LK Nutrition, a Health at Every Size private practice that supports clients who are trying to heal their relationship with food and body. She also presents and consults on weight stigma in dietetics and dietetics training. Kimmie is a believer in kindness, compassion, and the power o...

53 MINAUG 26
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156: Fatness in Indian Culture

155: "Is it My Fault?"—Tips and Resources for People who Love Someone Struggling with Food

Nutrition Matters Podcast provides many resources and conversations exploring how people can heal from disordered eating and struggles with food. This episode goes in a different direction than the norm: Kathleen and Paigedive into providing tips and resources for those who love someone who is struggling with food. While there are many resources for those struggling, there aren't as many for those who support and love someone who struggle with food. This podcast episode does just that. Kathleen and Paige discuss what it's like to be a support person: wrestling with feelings of guilt, not being sure what to say, not knowing how to help, and not really knowing what the balance is with being involved but caring for yourself in the meantime. Kathleen Meehan is Houston-based dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor with a virtual private practice. She specializes in Intuitive Eating and a weight-inclusive approach to help clients develop skills to trust their internal cues and ...

62 MINAUG 12
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155: "Is it My Fault?"—Tips and Resources for People who Love Someone Struggling with Food

154: Navigating a Vegan Lifestyle while Embracing Intuitive Eating

Are Intuitive Eating and Veganism mutually exclusive philosophies? Taylor Wolfram, RDN and Paige wrestle with this question in this podcast episode. As a dietitian passionate about body autonomy and promoting a peaceful relationship with food who also happens to eat in a way that aligns with her values with animals, Taylor occupies this niche within the intuitive eating community. She has found the balance between these ideas and shares her insight into navigating the nuance involved. In this episode we explore: Issues with how IE community handles veganism Issues with how the vegan community handles IE and HAES How can these seemingly opposing philosophies can coexist Links mentioned: Taylor's website:https://www.taylorwolfram.com/ Taylor's Intuitive Eating Freebie Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Donateto the podcast Positive NutritionBlog Follow PaigeonInstagram

62 MINJUL 29
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154: Navigating a Vegan Lifestyle while Embracing Intuitive Eating

153: Hitting Diet Rock Bottom

We're all familiar with what the term'rock bottom' means—but, what does that look like with food and body image? Jennifer McGurk,RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD-S joins Paige on the podcast to explore rock bottom with diets and body image concerns and provides practical tips for working through it and moving toward a more healthy, positive and sustainable approach to food. If you've ever wondered how to handle the day after a binge or what to do about the scale, or what it really means to "put weight loss on the back burner" this podcast is for you. Links mentioned: Jennifer McGurk's website:https://eatwithknowledge.com/ Jennifer's program for dietitians:https://pursuingprivatepractice.com/ Meredith Noble's blog post about grief Navigating Burnout as a Registered Dietitian webinar - worth 1.0 CEU The Positive Nutrition Approach to Meal Planning webinar Subscribeto keep in touch Positive Nutrition for Life: Heal Your Relationship with Foodonline course Positive Nutrition 101: The Science of Nu...

30 MINJUL 15
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153: Hitting Diet Rock Bottom

152: What Does it Look Like When Things are Going Well with Nutrition and Body Image?

This podcast outlines ways to identify when things are going well with your relationship with food. It's understandable that we spend significant amounts of time talking about where things go wrong and what to do about it, but I think it's also useful to look at food, nutrition, and body image from the perspective of what's going right. In other words, how can we see progress? What are the skills, habits, and behaviors of those who are in a positive, happy place with food? I dove into this topic and expanded on common sticking points for clients. In the second part of the episode, Paige answers listener questions. One of them was: how do I know if I'm ready for the gentle nutrition part of Intuitive Eating? Paige provides specific advice for exploring this question individually because there's truly no one answer to this. Links mentioned: June's webinar: The Positive Nutrition Approach to Meal Planning Subscribeto keep in touch Positive Nutrition for Life: Heal Your Relationship wit...

47 MINJUN 25
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152: What Does it Look Like When Things are Going Well with Nutrition and Body Image?

151: The Distinction Between Mindfulness and Intuitive Eating

This week on the podcast, I'm sharing an episode where I was a guest discussing mindfulness, intuitive eating, self-compassion and more: some of my all-time favorite concepts! We discuss how mindfulness fits into intuitive eating and vice versa. If you've ever wondered what "mindful eating" actually means, this one is for you! Links mentioned: Rachel Goodman's new podcast: The Kosher Intuitive Eater June's webinar: The Positive Nutrition Approach to Meal Planning Subscribeto keep in touch Positive Nutrition for Life: Heal Your Relationship with Foodonline course Positive Nutrition 101: The Science of Nutrition without the Gimmicksonline course Mindful Eating Workshoponline course Donateto the podcast Positive NutritionBlog Follow PaigeonInstagram

51 MINJUN 10
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151: The Distinction Between Mindfulness and Intuitive Eating

150: A Simple, Straightforward Way to Decide What To Eat

"Okay this is all great, but what should I eat?!" If I had a nickel for every time I've been asked this question, I'd a rich woman! While it's totally understandable to want answers to this question, it's actually much more difficult to answer than most people think. What a person eats is highly dependent on many factors: accessibility of food, socioeconomic status, hunger levels, social gatherings, cultural factors, and more. You can see how difficult it is as a registered dietitian to answer this seemingly simple question. People understandably want answers about nutrition. But, since deciding what to eat is more nuanced than most people give it credit for, I've decided to break down the process of deciding what to eat with a simple metaphor you can implement and explore today. Join me for a podcast exploring a simple way to help you decide what to eat. Links mentioned: Get to know your non-diet resources via this blog post If Diets Had Warning Labels news interview June's webinar...

33 MINMAY 28
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150: A Simple, Straightforward Way to Decide What To Eat

Latest Episodes

159: The Similarities and Distinctions Between Addictions & Eating Disorders

Amanda E. White is a licensed professional counselor and yoga teacher. She specializes in working with women with eating disorders, substance use disorders and trauma and specifically how they overlap and intersect. She is in recovery from a substance use disorder as well as eating disorder. She owns a private practice in Philadelphia, Therapy for Women. Amanda also leads yoga and mental health retreats, using the physical practice of yoga along with the power of group therapy to allow people to break free from patterns that are keeping them stuck. Amanda shares her personal story of struggling with both substance use disorder in addition to an eating disorder. She explains this intersection and explores the difficult road of recovery both from her personal perspective as well as her perspective as a therapist. She talks about the role that the desire for control played in her struggle with these disorders as well explains how to develop a more healthy relationship with our emotions. Amanda is a big believer in her experiences of pain have been the impetus for deeper purpose and have helped her find meaning in her life. Amanda talks about: Food addiction theory and limitations Her experience of finding healing in the intersection of eating disorders and substance use disorders The role control played in her disorders Emotional granularity The role of emotion in our coping mechanisms Finding Intuitive Eating The wisdom of retrospect: how her painful experiences have brought meaning to her life Links mentioned: Amanda's website: http://www.amandaewhite.com/ Nutrition Matters Podcast ep 94: Food Addiction Fact or Fiction? New course: Raising Intuitive Eaters Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Donate to the podcast Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Instagram

58 MIN1 w ago
Comments
159: The Similarities and Distinctions Between Addictions & Eating Disorders

158: Exploring Enoughness in Eating and Beyond

Intuitive Eating simplified and boiled down is essentially about getting enough. Enough food, enough satisfaction, enough enjoyment, etc. The concept of enoughness is critical to explore in order to move forward with healing your relationship with food. Linda Tucker joined Paige to explore this concept in how it relates to food, body image and beyond. Linda Tucker is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Body Image Coach. She "helps people walk away from diet culture" while learning how to care for themselves using compassion and kindness rather than fear and/or shame. Linda uses insight from own disordered eating recovery, while also trying to manage her chronic illnesses, to create a space of curiosity, empathy, and radical acceptance. Links mentioned: Linda's website:http://www.lindatuckercoaching.com/ Minnesota Starvation Study Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Donateto the podcast Positive NutritionBlog Follow PaigeonInstagram

69 MIN3 w ago
Comments
158: Exploring Enoughness in Eating and Beyond

157: Demystifying Gentle Nutrition & Its Role in Intuitive Eating

The last principle of the Intuitive Eating book is "Honor your Health with Gentle Nutrition" and this podcast episode dives into this topic, exploring what it means, how to know you're ready, and what it looks like on a practical level. Rachael Hartley, RD, LD, is a Columbia, SC-based nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor and nationally-recognized food and nutrition expert. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and a Bachelors of Art in Psychology from Clemson University. After completing her dietetics internship at Emory University, she worked as a clinical dietitian and, later, as the outpatient dietitian for a large medical center where she provided individual nutrition counseling and led multidisciplinary disease management programs. In 2014, Rachaelopened her private practice, where she specializes in intuitive eating, eating disorders and disordered eating, women's health, and digestive disorders. She also runs the popular food and wellness bl...

59 MINSEP 9
Comments
157: Demystifying Gentle Nutrition & Its Role in Intuitive Eating

156: Fatness in Indian Culture

In this episode, Kimmie Singh shares her experience of the intersection of fatness in Indian culture. She shares her experience of eating disorder recovery and going to school to become a registered dietitian while being a higher weight person. She shares particular critiques of eating disorder treatment that can be more culturally sensitive as well as sharing ways Indian culture might move toward compassion for folks in various sizes. Kimmie Singh is a fat Registered Dietitian based in New York City. She completed her Master of Science in Nutrition at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Dietetic Internship from The City University of New York-Hunter College. Kimmie is an associate at LK Nutrition, a Health at Every Size private practice that supports clients who are trying to heal their relationship with food and body. She also presents and consults on weight stigma in dietetics and dietetics training. Kimmie is a believer in kindness, compassion, and the power o...

53 MINAUG 26
Comments
156: Fatness in Indian Culture

155: "Is it My Fault?"—Tips and Resources for People who Love Someone Struggling with Food

Nutrition Matters Podcast provides many resources and conversations exploring how people can heal from disordered eating and struggles with food. This episode goes in a different direction than the norm: Kathleen and Paigedive into providing tips and resources for those who love someone who is struggling with food. While there are many resources for those struggling, there aren't as many for those who support and love someone who struggle with food. This podcast episode does just that. Kathleen and Paige discuss what it's like to be a support person: wrestling with feelings of guilt, not being sure what to say, not knowing how to help, and not really knowing what the balance is with being involved but caring for yourself in the meantime. Kathleen Meehan is Houston-based dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor with a virtual private practice. She specializes in Intuitive Eating and a weight-inclusive approach to help clients develop skills to trust their internal cues and ...

62 MINAUG 12
Comments
155: "Is it My Fault?"—Tips and Resources for People who Love Someone Struggling with Food

154: Navigating a Vegan Lifestyle while Embracing Intuitive Eating

Are Intuitive Eating and Veganism mutually exclusive philosophies? Taylor Wolfram, RDN and Paige wrestle with this question in this podcast episode. As a dietitian passionate about body autonomy and promoting a peaceful relationship with food who also happens to eat in a way that aligns with her values with animals, Taylor occupies this niche within the intuitive eating community. She has found the balance between these ideas and shares her insight into navigating the nuance involved. In this episode we explore: Issues with how IE community handles veganism Issues with how the vegan community handles IE and HAES How can these seemingly opposing philosophies can coexist Links mentioned: Taylor's website:https://www.taylorwolfram.com/ Taylor's Intuitive Eating Freebie Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Donateto the podcast Positive NutritionBlog Follow PaigeonInstagram

62 MINJUL 29
Comments
154: Navigating a Vegan Lifestyle while Embracing Intuitive Eating

153: Hitting Diet Rock Bottom

We're all familiar with what the term'rock bottom' means—but, what does that look like with food and body image? Jennifer McGurk,RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD-S joins Paige on the podcast to explore rock bottom with diets and body image concerns and provides practical tips for working through it and moving toward a more healthy, positive and sustainable approach to food. If you've ever wondered how to handle the day after a binge or what to do about the scale, or what it really means to "put weight loss on the back burner" this podcast is for you. Links mentioned: Jennifer McGurk's website:https://eatwithknowledge.com/ Jennifer's program for dietitians:https://pursuingprivatepractice.com/ Meredith Noble's blog post about grief Navigating Burnout as a Registered Dietitian webinar - worth 1.0 CEU The Positive Nutrition Approach to Meal Planning webinar Subscribeto keep in touch Positive Nutrition for Life: Heal Your Relationship with Foodonline course Positive Nutrition 101: The Science of Nu...

30 MINJUL 15
Comments
153: Hitting Diet Rock Bottom

152: What Does it Look Like When Things are Going Well with Nutrition and Body Image?

This podcast outlines ways to identify when things are going well with your relationship with food. It's understandable that we spend significant amounts of time talking about where things go wrong and what to do about it, but I think it's also useful to look at food, nutrition, and body image from the perspective of what's going right. In other words, how can we see progress? What are the skills, habits, and behaviors of those who are in a positive, happy place with food? I dove into this topic and expanded on common sticking points for clients. In the second part of the episode, Paige answers listener questions. One of them was: how do I know if I'm ready for the gentle nutrition part of Intuitive Eating? Paige provides specific advice for exploring this question individually because there's truly no one answer to this. Links mentioned: June's webinar: The Positive Nutrition Approach to Meal Planning Subscribeto keep in touch Positive Nutrition for Life: Heal Your Relationship wit...

47 MINJUN 25
Comments
152: What Does it Look Like When Things are Going Well with Nutrition and Body Image?

151: The Distinction Between Mindfulness and Intuitive Eating

This week on the podcast, I'm sharing an episode where I was a guest discussing mindfulness, intuitive eating, self-compassion and more: some of my all-time favorite concepts! We discuss how mindfulness fits into intuitive eating and vice versa. If you've ever wondered what "mindful eating" actually means, this one is for you! Links mentioned: Rachel Goodman's new podcast: The Kosher Intuitive Eater June's webinar: The Positive Nutrition Approach to Meal Planning Subscribeto keep in touch Positive Nutrition for Life: Heal Your Relationship with Foodonline course Positive Nutrition 101: The Science of Nutrition without the Gimmicksonline course Mindful Eating Workshoponline course Donateto the podcast Positive NutritionBlog Follow PaigeonInstagram

51 MINJUN 10
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151: The Distinction Between Mindfulness and Intuitive Eating

150: A Simple, Straightforward Way to Decide What To Eat

"Okay this is all great, but what should I eat?!" If I had a nickel for every time I've been asked this question, I'd a rich woman! While it's totally understandable to want answers to this question, it's actually much more difficult to answer than most people think. What a person eats is highly dependent on many factors: accessibility of food, socioeconomic status, hunger levels, social gatherings, cultural factors, and more. You can see how difficult it is as a registered dietitian to answer this seemingly simple question. People understandably want answers about nutrition. But, since deciding what to eat is more nuanced than most people give it credit for, I've decided to break down the process of deciding what to eat with a simple metaphor you can implement and explore today. Join me for a podcast exploring a simple way to help you decide what to eat. Links mentioned: Get to know your non-diet resources via this blog post If Diets Had Warning Labels news interview June's webinar...

33 MINMAY 28
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150: A Simple, Straightforward Way to Decide What To Eat