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Are you sick of dieting and want to learn to find food freedom? Do you dream about the day you can stop obsessing over food? Are you done playing the comparison game and wish you could just love your body already? Well, you’re in the right place. The SociEATy podcast is hosted by Registered Dietitian and food freedom expert, Colleen Christensen. Colleen ditched dieting for good and became an intuitive eater after years of being controlled by food rules and restrictions. Now, she is dedicated ...
 
Hey my name is Deanna. I am obsessed with all things disordered eating, food, body confidence, business, and helping YOU become your most empowered self. Most women hate their body, have a broken relationship with food, have been dieting forever and aren’t confident in themselves. I’m here to change that. You won’t find fluff from me but you will find real life examples of both food and business growth from a girl who has overcome disordered eating and grown almost a million dollar business. ...
 
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The secret sauce to managing blood sugar? EATING the carbs! Learn from fellow registered dietitian Dione Milauskas why restricting carbs actually does more harm to your blood sugar than good! In this episode, we address: Dione’s pre-diabetes diagnosis and how it initially made her feel What pre-diabetes and AC1 levels are How Dione finds harmony in…
 
Wondering how long it takes to become an intuitive eater? Listen to one woman spell out exactly how long it took her and what you can expect along the way! In this episode, we talk about: Why you should take advantage of the 2022 New Year Bundle running for a limited time! What to expect from the intuitive eating journey your first week in How init…
 
Want to stop dieting? Take a good look at these 4 areas of your life to be sure that they're free of diet culture influences! The 4 areas discussed in this episode are: Social media influences Self-talk Diet tools Support system I also provide you with 3 tips that can be put into action today, including: Read up on intuitive eating at your local li…
 
Learn how to achieve a healthier and happier you in 2022 without going on a diet! *Free downloadable workbook!* Discussed in this episode is The difference between goals and resolutions and why it matters Why you need to reflect on 2021 before setting goals for 2022 Setting goals around what we want to learn, accomplish, master, and practice Making…
 
Want to spend less time thinking about food, less time planning it, spend less time feeling overly hungry, overly full, or feeling like you just don’t FEEL great about the way you’re fueling your body? Yes? Rest easy, I've got your back! Set yourself up for a non-diet 2022! Join the *free* 5 day diet culture detox challenge and join me daily from J…
 
Feel like you’re addicted to sugar? A dietitian explains why your “addiction” is curable with the help of intuitive eating! Discussed in this episode is The all too common fear and anxiety around sugar Whether or not “sugar addiction” is even a real thing What causes you to feel like you’re addicted to sugar The importance of taking baby steps when…
 
For those of you who have been following me on my journey, I finally gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Harper, 7lbs and 10 ounces born on November 15 after spending 40 weeks and 3 days in my belly. I was flooded with questions in my DM’s about my experience of giving birth and I want to sit down and answer as many questions as I can. I also…
 
Ashley Reaver, RD discusses why dieting actually worsens your cholesterol levels and how you can improve them through intuitive eating. We discuss What cholesterol actually is The different types of cholesterol The importance of fiber and the difference between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber How to manage high cholesterol levels while also eatin…
 
Pregnancy is a rollercoaster, both pre and postpartum. Motherhood is a journey, and the body is truly so resilient. The body is going to change and it evolves as it needs to and being in the present moment, learning to accept with grace all the changes we face, as mentioned by today’s guest, will be the most rewarding thing for you to do. In today’…
 
Do you REALLY need to shed for the wedding? Learn why a pre-wedding diet might make your day worse. Today’s guest, Clarissa, discusses her past unhealthy relationship with food and how that led to her finding intuitive eating and having a memorable wedding day! We discuss What has been most challenging about her intuitive eating journey What has be…
 
For some, the gym can be a scary place, let alone working with a personal trainer. Either from experience or hearing other people's anecdotes, it seems like personal trainers only focus on fat loss and that is it. Often, these trainers may not have good relationships with their own bodies and with food, and they're projecting that onto their client…
 
You might recognize today's guest’s voice from a previous episode in which she and Nicole talked about what it's like to be in The SociEATy, and if you haven't listened to that conversation yet, I highly recommend that you bring that episode up next because we had such a fun time having that conversation! Mindi joins me today, though, to more speci…
 
This episode is sponsored by Food Freedom Breakthrough, my three month transformative online group coaching program. Join TODAY for an exclusive Cyber Monday discount ($250 off the entire program). Enroll now: https://dietitiandeanna.com/food-freedom-breakthrough In today’s episode, I’m changing it up a bit and taking the time to do a quick Q&A abo…
 
Holiday season is upon us, and that means, for some of us, increased anxiety about food! You might have a sinking feeling in your belly, worrying about all of the delicious food that tends to come with the holidays! That doesn't have to be the case, though, and I am here in this episode to walk you through all of the ins and outs of eating during t…
 
***This episode is sponsored by Food Freedom Breakthrough, my three month transformative online group coaching program. Join the waitlist for an exclusive Cyber Monday discount ($250 off the entire program). https://dietitiandeanna.com/food-freedom-breakthrough*** Fitness is an important part of any lifestyle, but what happens when diet culture and…
 
Dr. Heather Finley joins me today to talk about constipation, bloating, and gut health and how all of those issues tie into disordered eating. Heather is a registered dietitian and gut health specialist so is definitely a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all of those topics, and she helps her clients go from frustrated because of restrictive ea…
 
As people begin their journey to healing their relationship with food, the element of gentle nutrition is the last step in the cycle of repair and reset. When it comes to gentle nutrition, the first thing you need to consider is whether or not you are ready for this step. You don’t have to be perfect in practice but it is important to ask yourself …
 
You know what I always say about scales – get rid of them! Smash them if you have to! Don't let them control you and your life! Fellow member of The SociEATy Alexis Hannah is here today to add insight to that, sharing a recent story about how a number on a scale made her feel awful about herself and almost ruined something that was supposed to have…
 
If you heard episode 40 of the podcast, then you probably remember today's guest who joined me along with Mindi for a casual chat about what it's like to be in The SociEATy! Nicole returns today to take a deeper dive into her story, focusing especially on her history of using food and alcohol as coping mechanisms, failed efforts to take control of …
 
In this episode, Deanna sits down with Mallory Page, a food freedom dietitian and business owner out of Austin, Texas. The four step program she uses in her group and 1:1 coaching has helped hundreds of women overcome disordered eating and heal their relationship with food once and for all. She uses her various platforms to debunk diet culture crap…
 
Fellow Registered Dietitian Katie Spada joins me in this episode to discuss marrying food with joyful movement! Having been a synchronized swimmer, she talks about how many of us tie our identities to exercise and lose ourselves along the way, wondering who we are without it. She also reflects on why she decided to become a dietitian and how she th…
 
In this episode, Deanna sits down with Julia Parzyck is an eating disorder recovery coach and body acceptance influencer and she is all about embracing her inner child and not taking life too seriously. You can catch her dancing in her kitchen living her best life! In this episode you’ll hear: Julia shares updates about what is going on in her life…
 
I have known today's guest for about a year now, and she has really impacted my life in monumental ways. Marisa is a mom of two young boys and considers herself a career mutt, working full-time in talent acquisition for a start-up and also as a certified life coach and an advanced reiki practitioner. She is here today to talk primarily about energy…
 
In this episode, Deanna sits down with Caroline Kimmel, a real estate developer, food & drink enthusiast, animal lover, and have a passion for personal fitness and growth in many forms. She enjoys cooking and entertaining, walking her dog, spinning, lifting weights, and shopping/home design. Caroline lives outside Indianapolis IN with her two cats,…
 
I have such a treat in store for you today – not one but two guests, Nicole and Mindi! Nicole and Mindi are here to chat all things The SociEATy and what it's like to be a part of it! This is a pretty casual conversation in which we dive into some girl talk about The SociEATy and also intuitive eating in general, with the main point being to give s…
 
In this episode, Deanna sits down with Brenna O’Malley, a registered dietitian based in San Francisco and founder of the online non-diet community and virtual private practice, The Wellful. Brenna specializes in helping people move away from dieting and disordered eating patterns to develop a flexible, healthy relationship with food and their body.…
 
SURPRISE! A little love note for your Friday! I was told I was crazy for doing this but....I've created a full accelerator program to help you become an intuitive eater faster and... I'm giving it to all new yearly SociEATy members for free! This is over a $3,150.00 value for.... $24 a month! Act fast- this is only sticking around until Wednesday O…
 
Fellow member of The SociEATy Margaret Hegarty joins me in this episode to share details of her intuitive eating journey! Margaret is such an inspiration because she has truly embraced intuitive eating! She talks about her history with trying different dieting techniques such as Weight Watchers and other methods that she cycled through for more tha…
 
In this episode, Deanna sits down with Lauren Sheehey, a writer, a creative, and most recently, a mother. She has worked with countless women as a Lifestyle Development Coach, Embodiment Teacher, and Yoga and Meditation Guide; but her primary passion is putting pen to paper. Over the years, this has taken on a multitude of forms, from professional …
 
If you tuned in to the last episode, then you know that I discussed with you the difference between ditching diet culture and actually healing from it, encouraging you to do the latter and explaining why. Well, in this episode, I am following up on that by walking you through five steps that you can take to move towards healing from diet culture! I…
 
Surprise! That's right – I'm bringing you a special little bonus episode! Why? Well, I have exciting news that I wanted you to be the first to hear! If you listened to the most recent episode of the podcast, then you'll know that we discussed healing from diet culture rather than just ditching it, highlighting that difference and why it's important…
 
Ditching diet culture and truly healing from diet culture may sound like the exact same thing, but there actually is some difference between them, and I am here today to talk about what that difference is and why it's important! It's so important that when it comes to diet culture, we are healing from it, not just ditching it. Ditching diet culture…
 
In this episode, Deanna sits down with Sammy Previte, a Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Personal Trainer, owner of Find Food Freedom, co-host of What The Actual Fork Podcast and host of the Find Food Freedom Podcast. In this episode you’ll hear: Deanna and Sammy sit down to discuss food freedom, dieting and how…
 
If you have been listening to The SociEATy Podcast regularly and/or have been eating intuitively, then chances are good that you have heard the term gentle nutrition before, and I am here today to help guide you as to when gentle nutrition should and should not be put into use. I was inspired to record this episode because I received a question ask…
 
In this episode, Deanna sits down with Stephanie Buttermore, a PhD who has transitioned from the world of academia to a world of sharing her life and passion for the things I love. Using social media, she entertains, but most importantly, educates on the scientific principles of training and nutrition. She's taken her many years of experience readi…
 
Emotional eating is something with which I have definitely struggled, and it's also something with which many other people who have had unhealthy relationships with food have likely dealt, so join me, myself, and I this week as I walk you through all of the ins and outs of emotional eating! This episode ultimately serves as your guide to how to cop…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: Deanna explains some of the reasons you should stop counting macros and properly partake in intuitive eating. (0:40) Deanna shares her experience with macro counting and how it involved her eating the same meals every day and how this did not provide her the proper nutrition. (3:41) Are you spending more time logging yo…
 
There is so much to say about today's guest that I am not even entirely sure where to start! Helen Phelan is an award-winning health at every size pilates instructor. Her mission is to drastically change the way that we tend to talk about exercise by removing the body-shaming and diet culture from health wellness. As a pilates instructor, Helen off…
 
In this episode, Deanna sits down with Shanna Hutcheson, the non-diet Registered Dietitian, wife, dog mom, Kansas gal and blogger behind Wellness For The Win. She practices and promotes a balanced approach to health, and encourages others to eat a variety of foods that nourish and satisfy them, engage in joyful movement and practice regular self-ca…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: Special guest and husband Zach sit down with Deanna to discuss couples advice, relationship building, and other questions from Instagram. The two share how they first met, how their relationship developed, and when they knew they were ready to get married (0:42) How to deal with a long-distance relationship and how comm…
 
In this episode, Deanna sits down with Lauren Cadillac, a registered dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, certified personal trainer and retired national bikini competitor whose mission is to help individuals break free of diet culture and heal their relationship with food using the intuitive eating framework. You'll hear: Deanna sits d…
 
In this episode you’ll hear: Get to know Deanna more as she shares personal insights, advice on achieving food freedom through actionable steps, and what to expect from the podcast (1:47) Tip #1, calories count! Don’t let this scare you, this is a good thing. Calories give you energy and instead of viewing it as something restrictive you should ref…
 
If you hit play on this episode of the podcast, it could at least in part be because you suffer from a chronic illness and are wondering if you can eat intuitively with your chronic illness, and, if so, then I invite you to join me today as I chat with Lily Tanner (whom you may remember from episode 19!) and discuss that very topic! Lily is a membe…
 
Victoria Welsby is, in a word, a superstar! They are a world-leading expert on body image and confidence and a speaker and author, and they have an incredibly amazing and inspirational story to share, having gone from being homeless with low self-esteem and being in abusive and difficult relationships to being who they are today – a courageous and …
 
Making the decision to eat intuitively is a huge first step, but it's far from being the only step. Intuitive eating takes work and sometimes even more than one attempt, and that's okay! Joining me today to discuss this is SociEATy member Joanne Preston. Joanne is so inspiring in so many ways, and she is here to share her story and her struggles wi…
 
Reclaiming food freedom isn't easy work, and it takes time. Join me in this episode as I chat with Erin Bahadur, who makes the argument that reclaiming food freedom and intuitive eating is what she calls an inside job! Erin is the owner of one of my favorite Instagram accounts which I have been following for years, and I can't be enthused enough ov…
 
If you hit play on this episode of the podcast, it could at least in part be because you saw the question asked in the title and want to know if your hormones do, in fact, need to be in balance. Well, spoiler alert – they do, and women's health dietitian Valerie Agyeman is here with me in this episode to discuss that! Valerie is the founder of Flou…
 
One of the common problems that people who have difficult relationships with food tend to have is restaurant anxiety. They don't tend to enjoy going out to eat, and that is something that has definitely drastically changed for me ever since finding food freedom! Many members of The SociEATy, in fact, identify one of the whys of their food freedom j…
 
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