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Join me - Lindsay Sarson, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and person living with diabetes as I help you to stop the dieting cycle, create food freedom and re-define your health without a 'side' of diet culture. On this podcast we'll explore all things health, wellness and diabetes using a health at every size, non-diet, intuitive eating and holistic approach to living well. This podcast is for you if you're living with diabetes, are tired of diets and ...
 
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On this episode we chat about how we can navigate diet, food, weight and body talk over the holiday season. What you'll learn by listening: The role of perspective Why where you are in your food freedom journey may influence your approach Some approaches you can take when confronted with triggering/unsettling comments How to handle the 'play back' …
 
Join me for this solo episode where I chat about the slippery slope of using exercise (movement) as a blood sugar management tool. On this episode you'll learn: My history with exercise and how I found myself in a disordered relationship with it The problematic nature of normalizing and encouraging behaviours like stopping to squat, walking, etc to…
 
Pregnancy, type 1 diabetes, and balancing blood sugars without restriction - can it be done??? Yes!!!!! Join Lemma Brown, RDN and I as we discuss how we can approach pregnancy without falling back into restrictive eating patterns. Lemma also shares her pregnancy journeys and what she learned along the way through the lens of a dietitian living with…
 
The goal of diabetes care is not to lose weight! - Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RDN, CDCES . Megrette joins the podcast today to discuss the problem with diet culture and weight stigma in diabetes care, and why focusing on weight can sabotage diabetes care. About Megrette: Megrette Fletcher is a registered dietitian, diabetes care and education special…
 
Trigger warning – eating disorder content ahead. Please skip this episode if this material may be triggering. Women and girls with diabetes are more likely to develop an eating disorder and their non diabetes peers (https://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com/conditions/diabulimia/facts-statistics), and today we are talking about the diabetes specific eat…
 
If you are asking yourself - what is trauma informed nutrition, and why does it matter for my health, diabetes care or my relationship with food? This episode is a must listen. On this episode special guest Kathleen Putnam, MS RD, a.k.a The Trauma Dietitian and I sit down and explore the concept of trauma informed nutrition and its value. By listen…
 
On this episode Mila Clarke Buckley joins me and we chat about her diabetes misdiagnosis, her evolving relationship with food after her diabetes diagnosis, and her passion for advocating against diabetes stigmas and misconceptions, and how she works to bring the joy back to food by creating a variety of options. Mila Clarke Buckley is an author, sp…
 
On this episode we are breaking down yet another barrier that can keep so many from trusting their ability to leave the dieting mindset behind and embrace this whole intuitive eating thing, especially while living with diabetes - "But what if I can't stop eating?". On the show we discuss: where this belief may come from the role of restriction the …
 
Drop the food restrictions and improve blood sugars...SAY WHAT??? I know it can feel logical to want to restrict and even remove those foods that impact our blood sugars more than others BUT in doing so we need to ask ourselves - what will be the impact, beyond those immediate blood sugars? And - how will this support my health and my relationship …
 
Diet mentality....can we opt out? Even if living with diabetes? Today's episode is all about looking at the first principle of intuitive eating - reject the diet mentality. We will explore this topic from a food, body, and diabetes lens. On this episode you will learn: what is diet mentality? How does diet mentality show up in our life? How does it…
 
Replay: Diets....Do you ever take a moment to consider how necessary diets really are, even for those of us living with diabetes? Are they helping support our well being or are there signs that just maybe, they are hindering it? On today's episode we are talking about dieting and outline signs that diets just aren't working for you anymore common f…
 
On today's episode we explore the power of our closet in keeping us stuck in diet culture and how we can begin cultivating better body image today - even if we've just realized our summer clothes don't fit anymore. What you'll learn by listening: - how our closet is one of the major inputs of diet culture - how to do a closet detox - how to do a cl…
 
Join me today as we explore emotional health, diabetes burnout, and the use of art therapy with special guest Fi George. Fi George is a Therapeutic Peer Coach who works with women living with T2D to help them work on diabetes burnout prevention, management & recovery. Fi believes in the power of using lived experience, the expressive arts and her p…
 
Are you familiar with the term diet brain? On today’s episode with special guest, Stephanie Dodier we unpack this concept and discuss why understanding it is so important in being able to reject diet culture, and change our relationship with food, body and diabetes - and wow, there are so many ways diet brain intersects with diabetes. Stephanie Dod…
 
"I think we forget sometimes that we are actually making culture. That's what humans do. There is no culture outside of what humans create, and so we literally can create something new", Kimberly Dark. Kimberly joins the podcast today to discuss some thought provoking and empowering concepts to help unearth the power that we have as humans to be so…
 
It is no secret that diet culture is hugely influential in the ways in which we approach our health AND the ways in which our health care is delivered, and so if you are feeling a little unsteady in your food freedom journey or maybe feeling a little internally and externally pressured to give that 'seems too good to be true' diet a go - this is th…
 
Do you ever find yourself ‘overeating’ when treating a low blood sugar? On today’s episode we are unpacking why you may be experiencing this, and the impact that restriction may be having on these responses. On this episode we discuss: the impact of low blood sugar types how you may be responding biologically versus psychologically my experiences w…
 
On today's episode we are unpacking the concept of body food choice congruence, a component of gentle nutrition. This concept is all about making food choices based on health and body functioning, as well as pleasure. Something that can feel especially nuanced when living with diabetes, and learning to disentangle diet culture influences, and press…
 
Are you someone who can 'manage' your eating during the day, but come nighttime you find yourself raiding the pantry and often eating till discomfort? Have you tried to willpower or discipline yourself out of this behaviour, but nothing seems to work? You are not alone. For years, I struggled with night 'overeating' and thought I would never be abl…
 
On today's episode we discuss the concept of embracing the grey and how this way of thinking can support us in our food freedom journey. We reflect upon the problematic nature of 'this or that' thinking. And, we explore the empowering benefits that come with increased flexibility when approaching nutrition and diabetes. On this episode you'll learn…
 
Are you ready to leave the restrictive diets behind, but are worried that your blood sugars can't be supported otherwise? Today's special guest, Amanda Ciprich, Registered Dietitian and Type 1 Diabetic, shares with the podcast some of the drawbacks of food restriction being used as a blood sugar management tool for type 1 diabetes, and she shares h…
 
Myth busting time! On today's episode we explore what a non-diet approach means and tackle some common intuitive eating misconceptions. I love myth busting, and so this is a fun one as we dive into 7 of the most common intuitive eating misconceptions I hear including 'I won't eat 'healthy' food again', and 'my blood sugars will go crazy'. Have you …
 
Those of us living with diabetes often feel this added pressure to exercise. It's certainly no secret that we experience many benefits blood sugar wise, as well as for our general well-being with its incorporation, BUT what are we to do when our history with exercise has been a tumultuous one, or it feels so intertwined with our past dieting/weight…
 
Another real talk episode with guest and fellow T1D Rebecca Redmond. Rebecca is a blogger, writer, artist, and speaker who is passionate about keeping it real - and I just love that! On this episode, Rebecca and I sit down to chat about some juicy topics on today's episode, including the dangers of before and after photos, and how diet culture can …
 
A story about bread and the infamous bread knife. Well actually, a story about the ways in which the dieting mindset impacts our life day to day, often without even realizing it. Right down to the kitchen utensils you may or may not be purchasing to support it. This week I share with you my own 'aha' moment about making peace with food and it comes…
 
Drop the food restrictions and improve blood sugars...SAY WHAT??? I know it can feel logical to want to restrict and even remove those foods that impact our blood sugars more than others BUT in doing so we need to ask ourselves - what will be the impact, beyond those immediate blood sugars? And - how will this support my health and my relationship …
 
If you've ever been confused about emotional versus physical hunger, than today's episode is for you. On today's show, I discuss 8 signs that your hunger is emotional versus physical. I also point out some diabetes caveats, and I provide you with some tools you can use before turning to food when faced with emotional hunger (knowing that food is al…
 
After years of dieting and living with diabetes do you have trouble identifying your hunger signals? Or do you go most days without feeling hungry, only to find yourself ravenous in the evenings? Than this is the episode for you! On this episode you'll learn: why you may never feel hungry how our thoughts, and beliefs impact our hunger signals the …
 
Giving yourself unconditional permission to eat is by far the most challenging principle for many living with diabetes to do on their intuitive eater journey. It is no wonder really, as it goes against so much of what we are taught is needed to support our health in diabetes culture and further reinforced by diet culture in general. Yet, for many o…
 
Today we explore the topic of fake fullness and how these behaviours can keep us fearful of foods and disconnected from our bodies. Although diet culture, and anti-fat culture promote such behaviours as supportive of our health pursuits, it is important to recognize the danger in continuing these strategies when working to improve our relationship …
 
Rebecca Redmond, fierce diabetes advocate, writer, author, speaker, and fellow type 1 diabetic joins the show today. Rebecca and I have a candid conversation about some of the things we'd love to see normalized within the diabetes community and the importance of increasing body diversity and representation within the diabetes space. Rebecca's work …
 
The desire to be healthy is ubiquitous in our cultural climate, but especially so within the diabetes space. This need to pay even closer attention to health, because of diabetes can create more hyperconsciousness surrounding food choices and other associated health behaviours. Behaviours, that for some can turn into an obsession, leading to the de…
 
Are you interested in intuitive eating, but are cautious about moving forward because you are unsure of what you may experience throughout this process? You are not alone! This is one of the queries I receive often and is why I wanted to create today's show. On today's show, I will be presenting the 5 stages of awakening your intuitive eater using …
 
On this episode we are breaking down yet another barrier that can keep so many from trusting their ability to leave the dieting mindset behind and embrace this whole intuitive eating lifestyle, especially while living with diabetes - "But what if I can't stop eating?". On the show we discuss: where this belief may come from the role of restriction …
 
Is your concern about the potential for weight gain stopping you from embracing your intuitive eating journey? If yes, know you are not alone. This is a common concern I hear from many who are considering trying this whole intuitive eating thing. And really, it is a valid one. One that is reflective of how diet culture has impacted how we approach …
 
If you are worried about what your blood sugars might look like when letting go of the dieting mentality and embracing this all foods fit approach of intuitive eating with diabetes, you are not alone. This is a common concern, and one that can hold many people back from embracing intuitive eating. So on today's show, I share with you my blood sugar…
 
We made it! Principle 10 of our intuitive eating with diabetes series. Today, we explore the concept of gentle nutrition and how this approach can be applied to diabetes where we are creating health without obsession using a flexible, intuitive, and holistic approach. On this episode you will learn: the role of perfectionism in diabetes, and how we…
 
Whose ready to establish a more joyful relationship with movement? Welcome to principle #9 of intuitive eating, movement - feel the difference. When living with diabetes the pressures to exercise can feel even greater, especially if you are feeling added pressures to watch your weight or increase insulin sensitivity. Such pressures do little to enc…
 
Welcome to episode 10 of the Intuitive Diabetic Podcast where we are continuing our series on intuitive eating with diabetes. On this episode we look at principle number 8 of intuitive eating- respect your body. It is in this principle that we've hit a huge turning point in our journey to becoming an intuitive eater. Realizing that our body is not …
 
Do you struggle with using food as a way to cope with your emotions? If yes, know you are not alone. In fact, it is even more common for those of us who have a history of dieting and restriction (as many of us living with diabetes do, and maybe still do). The important thing to remember and that is not emphasized enough is that using food to cope w…
 
Respecting our fullness. Something that seems easy enough right? Well that is unless you've been conditioned to dismiss or override your body's cues out of a need to follow a diet or meal plan - like the majority of us living with diabetes have been advised to. This often leads to challenges in recognizing hunger and fullness cues, as well as assoc…
 
Today's episode is all about principle 5 of intuitive eating - discovering the satisfaction factor and how diabetes, and diet culture can take us further away from food joy and health. It's too often I hear fellow diabetics share with me their struggles with food, and how the stress of blood sugars, weight loss/body image struggles, and healthism h…
 
When living with diabetes we can feel a lot of pressures surrounding our food choices. Both externally, and within our own heads. No matter where it comes from, the reality is this food policing has an impact on how we care for our health, and our diabetes. But even more impactful though can be how we feel about our choices, and in turn ourselves. …
 
On today's episode we dive into the 3rd principle of intuitive eating - with a diabetes lens of coarse! Making peace with food. Where we want to stop the food fight and give ourselves unconditional permission to eat.....Gah say what? Yes, you read that right! I know, this can feel especially scary for someone living with diabetes. The first time I …
 
In today's episode we look at the second principle of intuitive eating - honouring your hunger and I share with you my struggles with honouring my hunger as a result of diabetes and diet culture influences from childhood and beyond. What you'll learn from this episode is: Why honouring our hunger is so important What happens when we don't honour ou…
 
Diet mentality....can we opt out? Even if living with diabetes? Today's episode is all about looking at the first principle of intuitive eating - reject the diet mentality. We will explore this topic from a food, body, and diabetes lens. On this episode you will learn: what is diet mentality? How does diet mentality show up in our life? How does it…
 
Diets....Do you ever take a moment to consider how necessary diets really are, even for those of us living with diabetes? Are they helping support our well being or are there signs that just maybe, they are hindering it? On today's episode we are talking about dieting and outline signs that diets just aren't working for you anymore common fears tha…
 
Welcome to the Intuitive Diabetic Podcast, where you're invited into conversations of health, wellness, and diabetes all from a non diet, HAES, and holistic approach to living well. I created this podcast to support diabetics in making peace with food, their bodies, and to learn to thrive in their skin today. I believe that living well with diabete…
 
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