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Join Victoria Welsby, TEDx speaker, best-selling author and certified Fierce Fatty as she teaches you how to love your fat body without going on yet another ever again. 95-99% of diets fail, it’s not your fault you’ve never succeeded at losing weight! Wear the damn bikini, rock that crop top, embrace that curvy body. Break down limiting negative self-beliefs and root out the reasons why you think your plus-size body is not ok. Episodes topics include - fatphobia, diet culture, intuitive eati ...
 
Welcome to Love Your Bod Pod, a podcast all about intuitive eating, female empowerment, body acceptance and saying goodbye to diet culture. Cara Carin Cifelli is your host, she is a holistic health coach, author, speaker, online course creator, and avocado toast lover! Find her @caraskitchen on Instagram or www.caraskitchen.net Disclaimer* This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and does not substitute individual medical or mental health advice.
 
The Body Image Podcast is a podcast about body image and the many layers that go into making peace with our bodies. Like intuitive eating, self-compassion, mental health, self-care, body and size acceptance, embodiment, rejecting diet culture, and more. Podcast host, registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, and certified intuitive eating counselor, Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD, talks with guests to help unpack these layers while discussing what positive body image means and looks like in real li ...
 
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Now that the panini has been going on for a while the science nerds have been able to collect more evidence to support the idea that fat people are going around eating people in the street and giving them covid. Right? Or are other science boffins telling us something else? Let’s look at what we know so far and discuss inequalities in healthcare - …
 
I held the belief that I was fat because there was something "wrong with my brain" for a long time. Weight is a manifestation of trauma on the body, isn't it? If I had my life together then I'd be thin, right? I talk about how those beliefs are so prevalent in the self-help and online business world. Plus I answer questions on how to tell people to…
 
What’s with all these formerly fat celebs losing weight and seemingly throwing their fat fans under the bus? Is it true that Rebel Wilson used fatness as a way to capitalize off fat bodies? Are we allowed to be mad and sad if they are no longer fat? Let’s talk about it! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/099 Free Training: The 4 Simple …
 
In today's episode, we talk extensively about restriction and binge eating specifically as it relates to medical and health issues, including PCOS, Diabetes, IBS, Weight Loss Surgery, and more. This is in response to my viral TikTok video about the 4 types of restrictions that lead to binge eating. If you have health issues or medical reasons to re…
 
Is being anti-diet is a fringe theory based on one study from the 50’s? Does questioning bad science mean that you also question vaccine science? Is it ok to be hesitant? Are anti-diet proponents conspiracy theorists? The answers to these questions are in today’s show! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/098 Free Training: The 4 Simple S…
 
How the heck should you react if your spouse confesses your body is a turn off? Luckily (lol) I have experienced this very thing and if you're in the same boat, I got some advice for ya! Also we are talking about plus size dating, leaving vegetarianism, and weight science, it's a jam packed episode! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/09…
 
Should I date that guy who is a self-described fat feeder? What to do when my food police voice won't leave me alone? How to respond to my friend who says that being an intuitive eater and fat positive will "catch up with me"? Today it's listener questions and I am answering these juicy ones! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/096 Free …
 
Hard things are inescapable. But some hard things lead to suffering, depression, anxiety, and a life you don't love. Other hard things lead to liberation, expansion, evolution, and a life you love. So which version of hard will you choose? In this episode, we explore choosing the hard thing that leads to freedom and a breakthrough on the other side…
 
A lack of confidence in your body can really disrupt your life - taking action to avoid that pain and avoiding other things due to fear or feeling deeply uncomfortable. In this episode, I will share the 5 steps to move away from those unwanted feelings and experiences so that you can do more important things with your life like watching Netflix and…
 
Today we are looking at the Warsaw Ghetto Hunger Study, the Children of HungerWinter and the Minnesota Starvation Experiment to answer the question what does hunger do to our mental and physical wellbeing? Massive trigger warning: mention of calories, types of food, starvation, eating disorders, self-harm, murder, the holocaust and death. Although …
 
This episode is all about unbecoming who we thought we had to be to succeed and be loved and becoming exactly who we are! Today, we have an episode with Self Love Coach and creator of The Breath Channel, Stevie Wright. And it is full of vulnerability, authenticity, and a little sparkle! Stevie is so shiny and bright and someone I truly love and res…
 
JuSt lOvE YoUr bOdY!!! This advice ain't helpful for those who live with a chronic condition or are disabled who can feel their body has let them down. Put on top of that dealing with fatphobia and an ableist world...what's a fatty gotta do? Just think about the good things and bury the frustration, shame and sadness? Surely there has to be a bette…
 
This episode is a short breathwork session to help you with letting go of anything you have been hanging on to. As you may have seen over this past year, I have been working on my breathwork facilitator training certification so I can offer this powerful healing modality within my coaching practice. I hope this short practice is helpful for you! Do…
 
TW: Extreme medical fatphobia. Have you seen this new torture device that they have created to go on fat people's teeth to clamp them shut? Looks like a ton of fun, lemme tell ya! Also, a diet drug has been approved by the FDA, this must be good news...right? Let's chat about these new medical interventions. Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefat…
 
Today I am talking about all of the ways hating your body and having low self esteem affects our lives. Including the everyday ways our behaviour is different from having low confidence to higher confidence and why being worried about other people’s opinions sabotages our happiness. Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/091…
 
TRIGGER WARNING: Sensitive eating disorder behaviors are discussed in this episode. In today's episode, I interview NHS doctor Joshua Wolrich and it is a fire-filled episode. Come listen with curiosity and open mind! Topics we cover: - Joshua's story of first being a weight-loss journey account on IG to fighting weight-stigma - The role food and nu…
 
Does weight loss surgery make you thin? What percentage of people is it successful for? Are the side effects worth it and what are they exactly? This episode is a deep dive into bariatric surgery AKA "weight loss" surgery AKA stomach amputation. CW: There are mentions of the O Words, suicide rates and brief mention of calories. Episode show notes: …
 
We have a special episode today as I am coaching a member of my program, Fierce Fatty Academy, live! Bethan is struggling with dealing with other people opinions (even if she isn't sure what the other person is actually thinking - have you ever done that? I know I have!). Also she is having a serious hate fest with her belly that hangs...which happ…
 
I am answering listener questions today! First, we talk about how to deal with fatphobia in the workplace. Now that folks are going back into the office the powers that be have decided that we all must lose the “quarantine 15” (that term makes me shudder and eye roll at the same time) and are setting up uuuuber helpful lunch and learns about what a…
 
“Before the pandemic, I could run 50 marathons in a day and now I have put on 2 lbs and can only run 49 marathons in a day and so it is 100% down to my weight and not because I haven’t run in the last 18 months!” - I’ve been seeing sentiments like this allllll over the internetwebs.com, of course not that extreme, but you get the gist. People’s hea…
 
Oh hey! I’m non-binary! What does that even mean? And what does it mean to me? I’ll be talking about my coming out journey alongside how it relates to unlearning fatphobia. Also, hear anti-trans athlete myths busted to smithereens from a post from Schuyler Bailar of Pinkmantaray! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/085 Free Training: The…
 
In this episode, I interview Whitney Catalano, An Anti-Diet Dietician turned Success and Alignment Strategist. Topics We Cover: How her disordered eating & desire to be thin influenced her to study Dietetics in college HAES, Diet Culture & Fat Activism The emotional work involved in food freedom and body image healing Hovering above rock bottom, wh…
 
It's cool not to be a donkey towards fat people! It's even cooler to want to be an ally and support the fatties of the world especially if you have a smaller body :) I am sharing 33 practical ways you can be a fat ally in this installment. Come on in, everyone is welcome here! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/084 Free Training: The 4 …
 
If you have ever thought that you have to "lose the weight" before you can go do what you want to do and be who you want to be, THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU! Amanda LaCount is a plus-size, body-positive professional dancer, and living breathing proof that your body size does not have to hold you back from pursuing your dreams! This is the Pep-Talk you n…
 
Wanna know why the anti-fat positive community says body positivity has gone too far? Should we be watching fat-positive cringe videos for legitimate critiques about the movement? Do any of their arguments have merit or are they just a bunch of far-right bigots spewing misinformation? Find out in this episode! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercef…
 
TRIGGER WARNING: mention of sexual abuse In today's episode, we talk with Emma Lauer, a therapist at Find Your Shine Therapy (@findyourshinetherapy on Instagram). She is a HAES-informed eating disorder therapist who also specializes in trauma and anxiety. We talk about the impact of trauma, how to know if we've experienced it (many of us don't real…
 
"How To Love Your Fat Body Challenge (Be In All The Photos, Ditch The Boring Clothes and Stop Pulling Your Top Down To Hide Your Belly). Did you miss out on the 3 Day Challenge I hosted? Fear not! I have edited all the very best bits from the 3 days into one juicy podcast episode. Get out your notebook and get ready to start doing some incredible t…
 
In this episode, we interview the incredible Victoria Welsby, also known as Fierce Fatty. She is a body confidence expert and fat positive powerhouse. If you are struggling to feel good about yourself because of your body, this episode is a MUST LISTEN! It's so good. Topics we cover: - Body shame, food scarcity, and dieting as a kid - Dating - The …
 
What happens when a Bopo influencer responds to feeling bad in her body post covid by restricting food and monitoring their exercise? What if other Bopo influencers (who are thin) are encouraging the behaviour? What if YOU feel bad about your body post covid? Does the fact that Bopo influencers seem to cheer on weight loss attempts in the name of h…
 
Trigger Warning: talks of numbers/weight, and suicide Today, we have an incredibly inspiring episode with Martinus Evans, also known as 300 Pounds and Running! He is a marathon runner, a run coach, and a soon-to-be author. But like many, he struggled with body shame and being bullied as a kid, and put forth so much effort to make his body smaller, …
 
Got someone in your life that isn’t quite on board with being pro-fat acceptance and anti-diet and you don’t know how to respond when they say things like “but, fat people have heart attacks and die younger! What about diabetes! Their KNEEESSSS!?” I’m coming at you with some super powerful studies and real-life science to break this down even furth…
 
Today, we have an awesome conversation with Shana Spence, MS, RDN, CDN, and Anti-Diet Dietician that I love to follow on Instagram, she is @TheNutritionTea. We cover a wide variety of topics including: What she didn't learn in school What society emphasizes for health and what is ACTUALLY needed for health The buzzword-ness of "Superfoods" that don…
 
When you increase your confidence is it all rainbows and glitter spraying from your bumhole? Nah. There are downsides. Things that are difficult and annoying and I’m gonna share them with you today. Also, have you seen on TikTok or IG the new trend of “mid-size” (people who are straight-sized but are not thin). A lot of fat people have FEELINGS abo…
 
In today's episode, I interview Catie Lynch, a social worker, therapist, and body-image coach. This episode is filled with so many chicken nuggets of wisdom on body image healing, dieting, self-reflection, and intentions! Plus if you're a mom or have little children in your life, Catie shares how to help raise your kids with body-neutrality and int…
 
Don't like your fat body? Could it because you're holding onto a certain fear, making this common mistake, or have a certain misconception? Tune into this episode where I share the common obstacles folks face and give you a juicy "how to" so that you can dig into some deeply held beliefs that you may have held onto for years. Episode show notes: ht…
 
In today's episode, we interview an eating disorder advocate for men, William Hornby. He has been creating insightful, informative, and often very endearing and funny content on TikTok and IG Reels that has been building awareness for men who are struggling with Eating Disorders. After not being able to find much support online for himself, through…
 
"Self-love means caring for your body which means losing weight!" Seems logical, but is it actually? Does being fat means you've given up and don't give a sh*t about your body, your health, and hate yourself? Let's put this statement to the test! TW: brief mention of sexual assault and I talk about getting a PAP/smear test. Episode show notes: http…
 
If you are caught up in "Black and White" thinking, believing that food is either good or bad, this episode is for you. I share very practical tips to get you out of the "All or Nothing", perfectionist way of thinking. Want More: Download my free Food & Body Confidence Guide (and free coaching emails) Join Food Body Soul - The Membership Apply for …
 
GOOP donkey Gwyneth Paltrow has promoted a book called Intuitive Fasting and it made me think about all the BS ways diet culture is sneaking into our lives. Now that Body Positivity and Ant-Diet are becoming more trendy I am seeing SO MANY popular IG accounts causing me major eye-roll-itis and indignant groans galore. They *look* legit yet when we …
 
In today's episode, we interview trauma professional and coach, Iris McAlpin. She is a NARM Practitioner and specializes in self-sabotage and eating disorders. Grab a pen and notebook for this one, it's jammed packed with very practical tips and strategies that you can implement into your life right now if you are struggling with negative self-talk…
 
Do you have some unhelpful beliefs that you can't get rid of no hard you try? Then listen on into this episode where I talk about neural pathways, what they are and how we can use the ways our brains work to our benefit. We cover how beliefs are like suitcases and why some beliefs are harder to shake than others. Also, I started online dating! Hear…
 
In this solo cast, I share 5 unique things that will help you find food & body peace. When we think of healing our relationship with food we often think of Intuitive Eating, which is an incredibly powerful and healing framework, that I love and use now with my clients. AND when I was in recovery from my eating disorder I had never heard of Intuitiv…
 
Listen up here now! I heard a little secret that some of you think you can't get to a place of body acceptance...never mind body love. Well my gorgeous fatty, that is balderdash! I am here today to tell you why you can and also how! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/074 Health Sheets: https://haeshealthsheets.com/the-health-sheet-libra…
 
Today we interview Lindsey Hall, an award-winning eating disorder recovery speaker, and writer. Topics we cover: - alcohol, addiction, and eating disorders (Drunkorexia) - the eating disorder cycle - romanticizing our eating disorders - "Bigorexia": men, fitness, gym culture and eating disorders - one foot in and one foot out in recovery - why we D…
 
What our society has taught us about fat people: OMG, fat people are stalking the streets in search of thin people to gobble up! Once they catch them the fatties suck what little fat The Thins (TM) have through a straw pierced into their belly buttons! Their appetites and depravity know no bounds and due to their deplorable behaviour they are "hear…
 
In today's episode, we interview Erika Austhof, an epidemiologist at the University of Arizona College of Public Health. She has spent the last year advocating for weight-neutrality in COVID-19 research and ending weight-stigma in public health. She is also a past client of mine and we talk about her history with disordered eating and body shame an…
 
I used to believe that ALL fat people were fat because they had mental health issues. Is it true that when people experience trauma they consciously or unconsciously put on weight to protect themselves? Is being fat just a physical manifestation of something else that is going on that we need to fix? I answer these questions PLUS talk about age pos…
 
There are a lot of misconceptions about Intuitive Eating - that it means you will never eat healthy again and only ever want cookies, that it is anti-health, that it's just about eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full, that it's for weight loss or weight control, and more. Today I break down the 7 biggest misconceptions about Int…
 
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