In this surprise, pop-up (is that a thing?) episode Jill talks about the evolution of The Food Freedom/Body Love Method, her biggest message and teaching for 2019, exciting new ways to work together, an opportunity to work FOR Jill, and a new BOOK coming early this year.
In this episode, Jill discusses the 2 key concepts you need to master in order to feed your healthy family and raise body confident, competent eaters. Here we take the theory and turn it into practical strategies you can get started with today! We discuss meals as "the bottom line", how to make meals happen, setting yourself up for success, understanding normal child behaviour at the table, how to use PLAY food within meals and snacks, and eating outside the home: parties, holidays and restaurants. It's a jam packed episode!
In this episode Jill teaches strategies for talking to your children about their bodies, other peoples' bodies, and how to foster a sense of body confidence in your children - even while living in a thin-is-best, diet culture! Also discussed: teaching children about the cultural story-line around weight and bodies, which vocabulary to use (and avoid!) and two common pitfalls when it comes to discussing differing bodies with our children.
This is a BIG one. The majority of methods for helping children “manage their weight” actually backfire - resulting in children with more food issues, body image issues, and higher weights. So what to do? How can we help our children without interfering with their normal physiological processes? In this episode Jill dives into the distortions we have around weight and appetite, how to differentiate a distortion from a feeding/growth issue, and how to help your child through feeding and growth issues without making things worse!
In this episode we'll discuss the common parental worries that lead to too much or too little interference, four major things you need to know in order to drop resistance and BUY IN to this model, and why the relationship to food takes precedence over the nutritional quality of food itself. Also: beware of counterfeits! How to spot someone selling you (diet culture) messages of control vs. trust.
In this episode Jill discusses the skills and structure you need to raise competent eaters. We’ll discuss Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility, why we want to raise competent (not healthy!) eaters, what disrupts a child's natural intuitive eating ability, and the research on long term outcomes with regards to food management, weight, and health. This is the foundational theory you’ll need to move forward.
What next? In this episode, Jill discusses what to expect from the podcast, a future podcast series idea, ways to access her and her work for free and also how to invest her her revolutionary 1:1 and group programming. A little minisode to keep this movement growing as Jill takes a few weeks off for SUMMER!
Slowing down, sensuality, and sacred adornment: in this episode Jill discusses a few ways to get more present, open, balanced, and conscious - and, ultimately, use that presence to feel better in our bodies. Does the term "sacred adornment" make you cringe?! Us too. Tune in to find out why we included it:)
In this episode Jill talks about the power of pleasure and allowance when it comes to food - how we can use this season of abundance to really experiment with the power of pleasure - allowing it to affect our appetites, metabolism, and digestion. .....and then letting these amazing feelings about food extend to our bodies. I cover the science and the magic of pleasure in our bodies!!! Tune in for the full story!
Holiday pictures, sweat stains, BO, frizzy hair, and never-not-hairy legs: the reminders that we're real human women and how to get cool with it. In this episode, Jill talks about her own laundry list of flaws, how she's learned to see the beauty in some flaws and accept the ugliness of others - and the possibility that you can have "ugly" features AND maintain a strong sense of beauty and self.
Owning our Own Brand of Beauty is the topic of the week - but what does that even mean? Shouldn't we be shunning all conventional beauty ideals? In this episode, Jill talks about how beauty fits into the body respect/body love journey we are on, why and how beauty is important (and how it's not!) and the first steps to figuring out what our own brand of beauty is in the world.
In the second installment of The Summer Body Series, Jillian discusses the relentless bad body thoughts that persist in our minds - often for decades - killing our sense of self and wasting so much of our precious time. Why do these bad body thoughts show up? How do we deal with them? Tune in!!
What is the summer body series? What are we going to be talking about? Why? In this episode Jill lays out the plan for the next eight weeks, as we sink into our bodies, release resistance to enjoying the beautiful months of summer, and find a way to get excited - just like we did when we were kids - about the hot, humid, lazy days ahead.
When it comes to food the experts are all over the place - one day fat is bad, the next it's the bomb. Same goes for carbs. And antioxidants. And....In this episode, Jill talks about the 3 major belief systems she believes feeds our confusion and frustration around food and what the ULTIMATE answer might be.....
What's a minisode you ask?? It's what happens when you plan to turn a totally incredible Facebook Live conversation on "mom bods" into a podcast but technology hates you and you waste an entire day with nothing to show for it!
Silver lining - in order to get a podcast out to you this week I created a short and sweet minisode - a Q&A with woman who is working to love and accept her body - and succeeding! But the world around her wants to keep judging. What to do? Tune in and find out. Only 8 minutes;)
In this episode, Jill discusses a recent Instagram post by a fitness expert and influencer describing her feeling that "the body positive movement is problematic". The post mixed some interesting points of conversation with misunderstanding and a hefty dose of assumption. Jill explains why this (fairly common) type of confusing discourse - filled with inaccuracy and stigmatizing rhetoric - misrepresents the body positive movement and what Health At Every Size is all about.
Why do we compare ourselves to other women? Why do we compete? Don't "real women" raise other women up? In this episode Jill discusses the reason women feel challenged by other women (especially around beauty and weight) and how to get out of The Compare & Despair game.
In this episode Jill discusses the movie I Feel Pretty, starring Amy Schumer - specifically, 3 important lessons for anyone interested in better understanding the cultural story line they are buying into around weight and beauty and why this movie has so many people talking (and criticizing!).
In this episode, Jill discusses Outrageousness as an antidote to diet culture and a method for stepping into our own "brand of beauty". She defines Outrageous, discusses why have resistance to it, reads from women who own it, and suggests how we can support other women in their outrageousness. You'll hear readings from Naomi Wolf, Ashley Ford, Michelle Mary Lelwica, and Elizabeth Gilbert.
In this episode Jillian explores The concept of food addiction. Are we actually physically addicted to food or are we addicted to something else? Tune in to find out! Stories from Kelsey miller, Isabel Foxen Duke, Geneen Roth, and Carolyn Myss. **Just to be super clear here, Jill is only talking about the relationship with food when she talks about the addiction archetype. Alcohol and drugs (and other forms of addiction) fall into a very different categories and we make no comment about the process or treatment of those addictions which are best discussed and dealt with via a specialist in those fields.
In this episode Jill discusses three of the over-arching issues she does have when it comes to weight, fat, food, and health. You’ll hear stories from Lena Dunham, Karen Maezen Miller and academic reading from Sondra Solovay & Esther Rothblum.
You’ve gathered new information, challenged old beliefs, stripped away old stories, been rebirthed as a new, body-accepting woman, and now it’s time to return to the ordinary world. It feels like it should be easy, but the road back is often filled with final bumps and hurdles. Here’s how to deal with the challenges that arrive after transformation.....
We haven't just absorbed stories about how much we should weigh, we also absorb stories about the type of beautiful we should be. What's the story? Where does it come from? How does it control us as women?
In this episode jill discusses the moment we realize our bodies don't fit the current standard. She explores what happens when we begin, as young girls or young women, to internalize cultural messaging around weight, bodies, and beauty - how the collateral damage goes way beyong food and body image issues.
In today's episode Jill will discuss how weight and health have been inappropriately linked, why linking the two together is so detrimental, and why it's triggering when women step out into the world in non-conforming bodies and claim to be healthy.
What is the story we've been fed about beauty and weight and where did it come from? In this episode Jill explores the stories we absorb as we grow up that form our views about weight and beauty, she dives in the academic work on diet culture, and summarizes the takeaways that we've absorbed over the years.