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Paige Smathers, RDN, CD

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Nutrition Matters Podcast

Nutrition Matters Podcast

Paige Smathers, RDN, CD

118
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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

181: Intuitive Exercise & How to Train Happy

"If exercise had zero impact on your weight and appearance, would you still work out? If you answered 'yes', would you work out differently from how you do now? Would you do more or less?" These are the first lines of Tally's Rye's book Train Happy and a very important set of questions to consider as you navigate your relationship with exercise. Tally and Paige dig into these questions and more all about cultivating more peace with exercise and movement. Tally Rye is a Personal Trainer, podcaster and author from London, England working in fitness for 5 years. Through experiencing her own complicated relationship with food and exercise, she is passionate about changing the fitness landscape to help others avoid the pitfalls of diet culture within a fitness setting. She is a advocates for ditching diet culture, reconnecting with our bodies and cultivating intuition. Links mentioned: Tally's website: http://tallyrye.co.uk/ Train Happy book by Tally Rye Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Become a podcast subscriber Positive Nutrition Blog

68 minAUG 31
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181: Intuitive Exercise & How to Train Happy

180: Eating Disorders & the Higher Level of Care

In this episode, Paige and Amy Hanneke discuss the higher level of care for eating disorders: how to know if it's the right choice for your treatment, what to expect, how to get the most out of the experience and tips for family members/support people who love someone in treatment. Links mentioned: Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Become a podcast supporter and receive 3 additional exclusive podcast episodes per month for $5/mo Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Instagram

55 minAUG 17
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180: Eating Disorders & the Higher Level of Care

179: Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch on Intuitive Eating Fourth Edition

Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch, authors of the revolutionary book Intuitive Eating, join Paige to talk about the newest edition of the book. Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., is an award-winning registered dietitian with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, CA. She was the nutrition expert forGood Morning America and was a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for six years. Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, is a nutrition therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, with over thirty-eight years of experience specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size. Links mentioned: Purchase the new edition of Intuitive Eating: https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-4th-Anti-Diet-Revolutionary/dp/1250255198/ Learn more about the Intuitive Eating framework: https://www.intuitiveeating.org/ Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Become a podcast supporter and receive 3 additional exclusive podcast episodes per month ...

71 minAUG 3
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179: Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch on Intuitive Eating Fourth Edition

178: Rest, Play, Humor & our Health

Shana Spence joins Paige to talk about the importance of challenging productivity beliefs and embracing rest, play, creativity and humor as we engage in our health and wellbeing. Shana is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in New York in the public health. She promotes a weight-inclusive approach to health and nutrition and is passionate about helping people find a healthy relationship with food. Links mentioned: Shana's website: https://www.thenutritiontea.com/ Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Become a podcast supporter and receive 3 additional exclusive podcast episodes per month for $5/mo Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Instagram

47 minJUL 21
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178: Rest, Play, Humor & our Health

177: What to do if You're Afraid of Food

Amee Severson joins Paige to talk about her own history of fearing food and explains how she worked through it. Amee is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose work focuses on body positivity, fat acceptance, and intuitive eating through a social justice lens. With a mission to break the stereotype that all RD’s live in small bodies and only eat certain foods, Amee cultivates rebellion and liberation on social media, showcasing the possibility for health and happiness in any body. Amee encourages the belief that food can be enjoyed without guilt or shame. She believes that recovery from disordered eating is possible for everyone and that every person deserves to feel trust in their body. Amee doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all nutrition and health, so she works with clients to make health and nutrition fit into their current life, not the other way around. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from Montana State University, is a dietitian registered in the State ...

65 minJUL 7
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177: What to do if You're Afraid of Food

176: Menopause—Weight, Health, Changing Bodies and Eating Disorders in ages 50+

Erica Leon is a registered dietitian who is passionate about speaking up about the changes that occur with bodies, weight, food, relationships, etc. during menopause. She and Paige explore the science behind menopause and body changes and talk about how to avoid the pitfalls of diet culture unique to this time. Erica Leon is the owner of Erica Leon Nutrition, an outpatient group nutrition practice in White Plains, NY. With more than 30 years of experience, she and her team help individuals develop a positive relationship with food and work tirelessly to treat and prevent eating disorders and disordered eating in adults, adolescents, children and families. She is certified as an eating disorder dietitian with The International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, and as an Intuitive Eating Counselor. She has taken a special interest in recent years to create more resources and spaces for women experiencing menopause and body changes that accompany this time of life. Links m...

64 minJUN 23
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176: Menopause—Weight, Health, Changing Bodies and Eating Disorders in ages 50+

175: Exploring what Healthy Really Means and Reclaiming it for Good

The word 'healthy' gets thrown around all the time, but what does it actually mean? And, is the concept actually helpful for us? Meghan and Paige unpack these ideas and explore ways we all can reclaim the true meaning of health for good in our lives. Meghan Kacmarcik is a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist based in Boston, MA. She works locally in the Boston area and is the owner of New Moon Nutrition, a virtual practice where she helps people unlearn diet culture, recover from disordered eating, and heal their relationships with food and their body. Her practice is rooted in Health at Every Size and she uses intuitive eating as a guidepost in all her work. In addition to dismantling diet culture and fighting for a more weight-inclusive world, she enjoys reading good books, drinking good coffee, and snuggling with her cat Potato. Links mentioned: Meghan's website: https://newmoonrd.com/ Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Become a podcast supporter and ...

56 minJUN 9
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175: Exploring what Healthy Really Means and Reclaiming it for Good

174: Pregnancy & Postpartum Body Image

Catie Lynch Shockey, LCSW is an eating disorder and body image therapist located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South and Tulane University. After recovering from her own eating disorder, Catie began to specialize in eating disorders and body image concerns. She is a mother of two girls—a two year old and an infant. Having girls has made dismantling diet culture and creating peace around food even more important to Catie. Catie joined Paige to talk about pregnancy and postpartum body image. They discuss what the struggles are, why it's important to work on body image at any phase of parenthood (aka it's not too late wherever you are right now!), and some practical ideas to work toward more peace with your body. Links mentioned: Catie's website: https://www.catielynchlcsw.com/ Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Donate to the podcast Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Inst...

58 minMAY 25
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174: Pregnancy & Postpartum Body Image

173: Finding Your Authentic Voice in Challenging Diet Culture

Cara Harbstreet is a Kansas City based Intuitive Eating Registered Dietitian and nationally-recognized food and nutrition expert, author, and consultant. In 2016, Cara founded her private practice and began focusing on sports nutrition, intuitive eating, and applying the Health At Every Size model for clients in the Kansas City area. She is passionate about helping people rediscover joy in eating deeply nourishing meals without restriction or fear, and enjoys candid conversations about the food system, nutrition, and cooking. Cara is also an active volunteer in the dietetics field and has transitioned her business to a media and communications focus to help spread an anti-diet message to more diverse audiences. Find her on social media or learn more about her work at www.streetsmartnutrition.com. Cara joined Paige to talk about Cara's process in finding her authentic voice and how her experiences can inform our own process with healing our relationships with food and body. Links men...

53 minMAY 11
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173: Finding Your Authentic Voice in Challenging Diet Culture

172: Medical Nutrition Therapy & Intuitive Eating: How Nutrition Improves with Connection & Kindness

Click here to support the podcast and receive 3 extra episodes per month! Kirsten Ackerman is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Registered Dietitian and proud anti-diet advocate. During the day, Kirsten works as a renal dietitian, helping patients with end stage renal disease navigate their eating while receiving life-saving treatments. Outside of her day job, Kirsten hosts the Intuitive Bites podcast, puts out phenomenal content on social media and is currently writing a book. Kirsten joined Paige to talk about a common question they both get as intuitive eating dietitians. Together, they explore the common sticking point of wondering if medical nutrition therapy and intuitive eating go together. In other words, they explore how intuitive eating and other non-diet frameworks enhance nutrition and health and are inherently pro-health interventions. Links mentioned: Kirsten's website: https://www.theintuitiverd.com/ Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Positi...

53 minAPR 27
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172: Medical Nutrition Therapy & Intuitive Eating: How Nutrition Improves with Connection & Kindness

Latest Episodes

181: Intuitive Exercise & How to Train Happy

"If exercise had zero impact on your weight and appearance, would you still work out? If you answered 'yes', would you work out differently from how you do now? Would you do more or less?" These are the first lines of Tally's Rye's book Train Happy and a very important set of questions to consider as you navigate your relationship with exercise. Tally and Paige dig into these questions and more all about cultivating more peace with exercise and movement. Tally Rye is a Personal Trainer, podcaster and author from London, England working in fitness for 5 years. Through experiencing her own complicated relationship with food and exercise, she is passionate about changing the fitness landscape to help others avoid the pitfalls of diet culture within a fitness setting. She is a advocates for ditching diet culture, reconnecting with our bodies and cultivating intuition. Links mentioned: Tally's website: http://tallyrye.co.uk/ Train Happy book by Tally Rye Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Become a podcast subscriber Positive Nutrition Blog

68 minAUG 31
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181: Intuitive Exercise & How to Train Happy

180: Eating Disorders & the Higher Level of Care

In this episode, Paige and Amy Hanneke discuss the higher level of care for eating disorders: how to know if it's the right choice for your treatment, what to expect, how to get the most out of the experience and tips for family members/support people who love someone in treatment. Links mentioned: Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Become a podcast supporter and receive 3 additional exclusive podcast episodes per month for $5/mo Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Instagram

55 minAUG 17
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180: Eating Disorders & the Higher Level of Care

179: Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch on Intuitive Eating Fourth Edition

Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch, authors of the revolutionary book Intuitive Eating, join Paige to talk about the newest edition of the book. Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., is an award-winning registered dietitian with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, CA. She was the nutrition expert forGood Morning America and was a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for six years. Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, is a nutrition therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, with over thirty-eight years of experience specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size. Links mentioned: Purchase the new edition of Intuitive Eating: https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-4th-Anti-Diet-Revolutionary/dp/1250255198/ Learn more about the Intuitive Eating framework: https://www.intuitiveeating.org/ Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Become a podcast supporter and receive 3 additional exclusive podcast episodes per month ...

71 minAUG 3
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179: Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch on Intuitive Eating Fourth Edition

178: Rest, Play, Humor & our Health

Shana Spence joins Paige to talk about the importance of challenging productivity beliefs and embracing rest, play, creativity and humor as we engage in our health and wellbeing. Shana is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in New York in the public health. She promotes a weight-inclusive approach to health and nutrition and is passionate about helping people find a healthy relationship with food. Links mentioned: Shana's website: https://www.thenutritiontea.com/ Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Become a podcast supporter and receive 3 additional exclusive podcast episodes per month for $5/mo Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Instagram

47 minJUL 21
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178: Rest, Play, Humor & our Health

177: What to do if You're Afraid of Food

Amee Severson joins Paige to talk about her own history of fearing food and explains how she worked through it. Amee is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose work focuses on body positivity, fat acceptance, and intuitive eating through a social justice lens. With a mission to break the stereotype that all RD’s live in small bodies and only eat certain foods, Amee cultivates rebellion and liberation on social media, showcasing the possibility for health and happiness in any body. Amee encourages the belief that food can be enjoyed without guilt or shame. She believes that recovery from disordered eating is possible for everyone and that every person deserves to feel trust in their body. Amee doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all nutrition and health, so she works with clients to make health and nutrition fit into their current life, not the other way around. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from Montana State University, is a dietitian registered in the State ...

65 minJUL 7
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177: What to do if You're Afraid of Food

176: Menopause—Weight, Health, Changing Bodies and Eating Disorders in ages 50+

Erica Leon is a registered dietitian who is passionate about speaking up about the changes that occur with bodies, weight, food, relationships, etc. during menopause. She and Paige explore the science behind menopause and body changes and talk about how to avoid the pitfalls of diet culture unique to this time. Erica Leon is the owner of Erica Leon Nutrition, an outpatient group nutrition practice in White Plains, NY. With more than 30 years of experience, she and her team help individuals develop a positive relationship with food and work tirelessly to treat and prevent eating disorders and disordered eating in adults, adolescents, children and families. She is certified as an eating disorder dietitian with The International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, and as an Intuitive Eating Counselor. She has taken a special interest in recent years to create more resources and spaces for women experiencing menopause and body changes that accompany this time of life. Links m...

64 minJUN 23
Comments
176: Menopause—Weight, Health, Changing Bodies and Eating Disorders in ages 50+

175: Exploring what Healthy Really Means and Reclaiming it for Good

The word 'healthy' gets thrown around all the time, but what does it actually mean? And, is the concept actually helpful for us? Meghan and Paige unpack these ideas and explore ways we all can reclaim the true meaning of health for good in our lives. Meghan Kacmarcik is a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist based in Boston, MA. She works locally in the Boston area and is the owner of New Moon Nutrition, a virtual practice where she helps people unlearn diet culture, recover from disordered eating, and heal their relationships with food and their body. Her practice is rooted in Health at Every Size and she uses intuitive eating as a guidepost in all her work. In addition to dismantling diet culture and fighting for a more weight-inclusive world, she enjoys reading good books, drinking good coffee, and snuggling with her cat Potato. Links mentioned: Meghan's website: https://newmoonrd.com/ Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Become a podcast supporter and ...

56 minJUN 9
Comments
175: Exploring what Healthy Really Means and Reclaiming it for Good

174: Pregnancy & Postpartum Body Image

Catie Lynch Shockey, LCSW is an eating disorder and body image therapist located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South and Tulane University. After recovering from her own eating disorder, Catie began to specialize in eating disorders and body image concerns. She is a mother of two girls—a two year old and an infant. Having girls has made dismantling diet culture and creating peace around food even more important to Catie. Catie joined Paige to talk about pregnancy and postpartum body image. They discuss what the struggles are, why it's important to work on body image at any phase of parenthood (aka it's not too late wherever you are right now!), and some practical ideas to work toward more peace with your body. Links mentioned: Catie's website: https://www.catielynchlcsw.com/ Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Donate to the podcast Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Inst...

58 minMAY 25
Comments
174: Pregnancy & Postpartum Body Image

173: Finding Your Authentic Voice in Challenging Diet Culture

Cara Harbstreet is a Kansas City based Intuitive Eating Registered Dietitian and nationally-recognized food and nutrition expert, author, and consultant. In 2016, Cara founded her private practice and began focusing on sports nutrition, intuitive eating, and applying the Health At Every Size model for clients in the Kansas City area. She is passionate about helping people rediscover joy in eating deeply nourishing meals without restriction or fear, and enjoys candid conversations about the food system, nutrition, and cooking. Cara is also an active volunteer in the dietetics field and has transitioned her business to a media and communications focus to help spread an anti-diet message to more diverse audiences. Find her on social media or learn more about her work at www.streetsmartnutrition.com. Cara joined Paige to talk about Cara's process in finding her authentic voice and how her experiences can inform our own process with healing our relationships with food and body. Links men...

53 minMAY 11
Comments
173: Finding Your Authentic Voice in Challenging Diet Culture

172: Medical Nutrition Therapy & Intuitive Eating: How Nutrition Improves with Connection & Kindness

Click here to support the podcast and receive 3 extra episodes per month! Kirsten Ackerman is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Registered Dietitian and proud anti-diet advocate. During the day, Kirsten works as a renal dietitian, helping patients with end stage renal disease navigate their eating while receiving life-saving treatments. Outside of her day job, Kirsten hosts the Intuitive Bites podcast, puts out phenomenal content on social media and is currently writing a book. Kirsten joined Paige to talk about a common question they both get as intuitive eating dietitians. Together, they explore the common sticking point of wondering if medical nutrition therapy and intuitive eating go together. In other words, they explore how intuitive eating and other non-diet frameworks enhance nutrition and health and are inherently pro-health interventions. Links mentioned: Kirsten's website: https://www.theintuitiverd.com/ Positive Nutrition Academy: online courses and webinars Positi...

53 minAPR 27
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172: Medical Nutrition Therapy & Intuitive Eating: How Nutrition Improves with Connection & Kindness
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