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Just Eat Normally: Eating Disorder Recovery

Just Eat Normally: Eating Disorder Recovery

By Rachel Evans
Join psychologist Dr Rachel Evans (PhD) as she talks to fellow experts in eating disorder recovery and ED survivors with inspiring stories. This podcast is intended to help those recovering to shift their mindset, develop new skills and find their own version of normal eating.
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Ep 22: Recovery is possible, even after 30 years! with Caroline Drummond-Smith

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Ep 26: Using your influence for good with Divethru founder Sophie Gray
In this episode I speak to Sophie Gray, the founder on DiveThru a mental wellness company that helps you DiveThru what you go thru. I have followed Sophie for over 6 years on social media and find her openness and honesty very inspirational.  In this episode we speak about  - Sophie's journey to becoming a fitness influencer, gaining a large social media following and being an entrepreneur. - Her decision to delete her online content and stop selling fitness programmes, starting fresh and how it felt to lose followers. - Unrealistic expectations of social media and how to engagement with online content in a healthy way. - The importance of self reflection, learning and mental health interventions. - How DiveThru came to be, what it offers and how it helps people. - The challenges of being a female CEO. - The importance of self compassion and taking steps at your own pace. Please remember that this podcast shares opinions and information, it isn’t for the diagnosis or treatment of an eating disorder, mental or physical health issues. Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging. and to feel comfortable in their body by rebalancing physiology, rewiring the mind and reclaiming identity & self-trust. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Sophie. Sophie Gray is the founder of DiveThru, a mental wellness company that helps you DiveThru what you go thru. We work with mental health professionals to create resources that help you to take charge of your mental wellbeing. Sophie also shares her work to an audience of over 400,000 through her personal social channels and has been featured in high-impact publications.  app: http://onelink.to/kxs3uu https://divethru.com/ https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/ https://www.instagram.com/sophiegray/ 
50:46
October 5, 2021
Ep 24: Radical self-love and intuitive eating with Victoria Evans
In this episode I speak to Victoria Evans who overcame challenges related to eating disorders, mental health,  extreme dieting, and over exercising and is now a successful intuitive eating coach. She is disrupting the wellness industry through her fundamentally science-based approach and helps countless women heal their relationship with food by optimizing their mindset for happier and healthier lifestyles. We discuss - Victoria's struggle with mental health, extreme dieting and over-exercise - How she found intuitive eating and how it can help us to achieve our potential - Practical steps and actionable tools to start practicing eating intuitively today  - What is radical self-love and how we can start to practice it in our daily life? - What is 'bedtime revenge procrastination eating'? - What is normal eating anyway? Please remember that this podcast shares opinions and information, it isn’t for the diagnosis or treatment of an eating disorder, mental or physical health issues.   Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging. and to feel comfortable in their body by rebalancing physiology, rewiring the mind and reclaiming identity & self-trust. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Victoria. Victoria Evans began her career in the corporate world with a prominent Fortune 500 company in the beauty industry in Montreal. During this time, her challenges related to eating disorders, mental health,  extreme dieting, and over exercising became a catalyst for creating a solution to an issue millions of women deal with today. As a successful Intuitive Eating Coach, she is disrupting the wellness industry through her fundamentally science-based approach. Victoria helps countless women heal their relationship with food by optimizing their mindset for happier and healthier lifestyles. https://www.victoriaevansofficial.com/ https://www.victoriaevansofficial.com/blog/ https://www.instagram.com/victoriaevansofficial/ 
54:41
September 26, 2021
Ep 23: Flow with Chlo on how to get your period back
Flow with Chlo is a Dynamic Eating Psychology Coach and Therapeutic Nutrition  Counsellor who specialises in helping clients learn how to receive nourishment, honour one's appetite, get their period back, develop a healthy relationship with exercise and reclaim their life outside of dieting. Chloe's own experience has led her to learn more to help others understand their body and the role of food in metabolic health and a regular menstrual cycle.  In this episode we discuss  · The taboo of speaking about periods - The importance of periods for your overall physical and mental health - What is secondary amenorrhea and why is it common for someone to 'lose' their period when struggling with an eating disorder? - The 3 most important things to do in recovery? - Is it true that you need to stick to 2500 calories to get your period back? - Exercise when trying to regain your period - What are the inner-seasons and how can knowing about them help someone manage their menstrual cycle? Find us speaking on the Flow with Chlo podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxRuxqhXJXM  Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging. and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Chlo. https://flowwithchlo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/flowwithchlo/
01:03:02
September 18, 2021
Ep 22: Recovery is possible, even after 30 years! with Caroline Drummond-Smith
Trigger warning: This episode describes eating disorder thoughts and behaviours, including mention of specific foods. I think these are fairly stereotypical of someone suffering with anorexia and I would like to keep the episode as unedited and real as possible, so I decided to keep these descriptions in the episode. In this episode I speak to Caroline Drummond-Smith, who after suffering from anorexia for 30 years made a full recovery and is now a health coach, who helps others to have a healthier relationship with food. I hope you find this episode relatable and inspirational. We speak about  - Caroline's childhood and risks factors for anorexia - how she used restriction to feel in control through the ups and downs of life - marriage, pregnancy and raising 3 children with anorexia in the picture  - living in denial, being un-engaged with treatment and finally the decision to recover - our thoughts on how long it takes to recover from an eating disorder - tips for developing a more positive body image  - a practical exercise to help you reach the all-important decision to recover Recovery resources Free ebook to get you unstuck: https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/goodbyeebook Just Eat Normally Podcast episode 8: Emma Green (PhD) Recovery Story and finding the right therapist Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging. and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Caroline. Caroline Drummond-Smith is a certified health coach and owner of Zest Health Coaching, specialising in eating disorders and obesity. She suffered from anorexia for 30 years and worked through her own issues, to allow her to come to a place of true happiness and self-acceptance. Now she helps people to have a healthy relationship with food and their body and be the best, happiest version of themselves. https://www.zesthealthcoaching.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/zesthealthcoaching/
58:30
September 13, 2021
EP 21: Weight inclusive care and calories on menus with Alex Williams
In this episode I speak to Alex Williams, a Registered Associate Nutritionist and Founder of Weight Inclusive Training for Healthcare Professionals. In this episode we discuss: - Alex’s relationship with food throughout school and university, her experience with ‘pseudo-dieting’ and how she’s found food freedom - How diet culture is ingrained in our culture and the pressure young women feel to fit in - Her journey to becoming a weight-inclusive nutritionist - Why all healthcare professionals should be weight-inclusive - The government's plan to introduce calorie labelling on menus in restaurants and the potential impact for people with eating disorders Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Alex: https://thecollectivewellness.co.uk/ https://instagram.com/thecollectivewellness https://weightinclusivetraining.co.uk https://instagram.com/wit_cpd
01:01:22
August 31, 2021
Ep 20: Breathwork in eating disorder recovery with Jenelle Periard
In this episode I speak to Jenelle Periard, a Breathwork Practitioner and founder of Beyond Your Breath about using breathwork as a tool for eating disorder recovery. In this episode we discuss: - Jenelle’s relationship with food and her body which stemmed from being bullied and wanting to belong - How she navigated anorexia, binge eating disorder and other disordered eating behaviours - What breathwork is and how the different styles of break work vary in intensity depending on the intention of the practice - The benefits of breathwork and the power of our breath - How emotions can build up in our body and the need to process and release them - How to get started and how often to do breathwork to reap the benefits Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Jenelle.  Jenelle is a Breathwork Practitioner, Mentor, and founder of Beyond Your Breath. She helps people consumed by mental noise transform their mental chaos to inner calmness utilizing Breathwork and the 3B Process, so that they have freedom to enjoy the important things in life.  https://jennelleperiard.com/ https://instagram.com/jennelle.periard
56:26
August 22, 2021
Mini-Training (6) Imagine what can happen when you visualise your success.
FREE TRAINING SERIES. Simple Shifts for Immense Impact; learn how to communicate with your brain and get the eating disorder recovery results that you WANT. Day 6 (of 10) This strategy for success is used by everyone from top athletes and little girl's learning to ride a bike for the first time! See how it can help you build neural networks and act in line with your goals to get the results that you want. You can choose to A - listen to the training B - listen AND implement what you have learnt to see the shift NOW Share your success as a podcast review or let me know on social media Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious, exhausted and frustrated women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable around food and their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd 
06:28
June 22, 2021
Mini-Training (5) Do you calibrate on behaviour and take real action in order to see results?
FREE TRAINING SERIES. Simple Shifts for Immense Impact; learn how to communicate with your brain and get the eating disorder recovery results that you WANT. Day 5 (of 10) Short and sweet episode reminding you how your behaviour reveals a lot! Use what you learn in this episode to help get unstuck and keep moving towards your recovery goal. You can choose to A - listen to the training B - listen AND implement what you have learnt to see the shift NOW Share your success as a podcast review or let me know on social media Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious, exhausted and frustrated women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable around food and their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd 
04:26
June 21, 2021
Mini-Training (4) How can you overcome the solution to your problem?
FREE TRAINING SERIES. Simple Shifts for Immense Impact; learn how to communicate with your brain and get the eating disorder recovery results that you WANT. Day 4 (of 10) Wouldn't it be cool if you already knew the answer to recovery? Of how to solve your problem and get your life back on track? Guess what, you do! It's time to ask your unconscious mind and listen for the solution. I'm so proud of you for seeing that you can change too. You can choose to A - listen to the training B - listen AND implement what you have learnt to see the shift NOW Share your success as a podcast review or let me know on social media Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious, exhausted and frustrated women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable around food and their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd 
07:14
June 20, 2021
Mini-Training (3) Insight into your personality & how to make it work for instead of against recovery
FREE TRAINING SERIES. Simple Shifts for Immense Impact; learn how to communicate with your brain and get the eating disorder recovery results that you WANT. Day 3 (of 10) short trainings. Fun episode for you to uncover 10 of your personality traits! I'll be explaining how you can use this awareness to work towards eating disorder recovery, rather than getting tripped up by yourself! You can choose to A - listen to the training B - listen AND implement what you have learnt to see the shift NOW Share your success as a podcast review or let me know on social media Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious, exhausted and frustrated women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable around food and their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd 
19:53
June 18, 2021
Mini-training (2) The power of asking better questions in recovery
FREE TRAINING SERIES. Simple Shifts for Immense Impact; learn how to communicate with your brain and get the eating disorder recovery results that you WANT. Day 2 (of probably 10) short trainings. Did you know that the kind of questions you ask yourself (or others ask you) can influence how your mind searches for the answer!! Learn how to ask better questions and get better results! This was a game changer for me.  You can choose to A - listen to the training B - listen AND implement what you have learnt to see the shift NOW Share your success as a podcast review or let me know on social media Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious, exhausted and frustrated women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable around food and their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd 
07:11
June 17, 2021
Mini-Training (1) My 3 favourite concepts of Neuro-Linguistic Programming that you can apply TODAY to change the way you think, feel and behave!!
FREE TRAINING SERIES. Simple Shifts for Immense Impact; learn how to communicate with your brain and get the eating disorder recovery results that you WANT. Day 1 (of probably 10) short trainings. I'm sharing my 3 favourite concepts of Neuro-Linguistic Programming that you can apply TODAY to change the way you think, feel and behave!! You can choose to  A - listen to the training B - listen AND implement what you have learnt to see the shift NOW Share your success as a podcast review or let me know on social media
16:38
June 16, 2021
Ep 19: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Trisha Barker
In this episode I speak to Coach and Founder Trisha Barker all about imposter syndrome. In this episode we discuss: - Trisha’s own relationship with food from mealtimes growing up in a Sicilian family, trying to manage her weight with diet pills in her 20’s to now finding peace with food - What imposter syndrome is and the five different imposter types - The roots of Trisha's imposter syndrome from childhood through to her time spent as a corporate HR professional - The role of social media in imposter syndrome and the impact of comparison culture - How imposter syndrome shows up in everyday life and its impact on your productivity and performance - The link between imposter syndrome and your relationship with food - Top tips to break away from self-doubt and overcome imposter syndrome Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Trisha Trisha is a Coach and Founder of The Imposter Syndrome Solution and hosts The Imposter Solution podcast. She helps her clients overcome feelings of doubt and overwhelm to let them have the life they truly want. https://www.trishabarker.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theimpostersolution/  Quiz: What's your imposter type
01:06:14
May 12, 2021
Ep 18: This can't be an eating disorder, I'm a fella with Richie Cartwright
In this episode we speak about stereotypes around eating disorders and why it isn't always easy to recognise that you have one if you're male. Richie Cartwright shares his experience with binge eating, the journey to getting help and founding Fella, an online platform to help fellas who binge eat.  Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Richie. Richie runs Fella, a Y Combinator startup to help men tackle binge eating. Fella is a community-driven digital health platform: software to guide you through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), supported by other men going through the same thing. Before Fella, Richie dropped out of a masters at Peking Uni in China to found his first company — an AI transport startup working with the UK government which was later acquired. He's a self-taught data scientist and studied economics at Cambridge University. https://www.instagram.com/richiecartwright_/ https://joinfella.com/
01:02:13
May 4, 2021
ep 17: Trigger warnings & what to do if you're triggered
In this episode we are exploring how you can decide whether or not to engage with content that has a trigger warning, and what to do if you engage and get triggered (i.e., it causes eating disorder thoughts and behaviours). It's probably going to happen more than once while you're in recovery and I want to help you to handle the situation better.  Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd 
11:37
April 25, 2021
Ep 16: What can we learn from the passing of Nikki Grahame?
Super short solo episode. Please listen to this episode in the spirit in which it was intended (a helpful resource). There are so many more important conversations that could be had around this topic and I don't pretend to know a lot about Nikki Grahame. Condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time.  https://www.nikkigrahame.info/ Mentioned in this episode https://committees.parliament.uk/work/226/changing-the-perfect-picture-an-inquiry-into-body-image/publications/ https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
06:27
April 11, 2021
Ep 15: Navigating elimination diets with Lauren Windas
In this episode I speak to Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath Lauren Windas about elimination diets. In this episode we discuss how to maintain a positive relationship with food if you have to eat in a certain way for health reasons. We cover ...  - What is an elimination diet and why might someone do it? - Lauren's experience of M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and how elimination diets influenced her relationship with food - Understanding the difference between food allergies and food intolerances, and how intolerances are like shifting sands (they do not always need to be life-long!) - Diet culture and why eliminations diets have become a recent trend - Avoiding nutritional deficiencies when embarking on an elimination diet  - Mindset, NLP and shifting our physiology when it comes to food   - Reintroducing foods when on an elimination diet Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Lauren. Lauren is a fully accredited Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath and co-founder of ARDERE Wellbeing. She has a passion for all things nutrition, lifestyle and holistic wellness. She supports clients with various health concerns including M.E / Chronic Fatigue, digestive issues as well as those who suffer with problematic relationships with eating, weight and their bodies. https://www.instagram.com/laurenwindasnutritionist/ https://www.laurenwindas.com/
58:24
April 9, 2021
Ep 14: Recovery Q&A
In this bite-sized episode I'm answering your questions about eating disorder recovery.  1. How do I get rid of the feeling that I'm not ill enough to recover? 2. How do I believe recovery will be worth it when my ED voice is saying the opposite? 3. What made you decide to recover when it was hard? 4. When did you realise it was time to talk? 5. How to handle guilt after eating 6. How to handle fear of weight gain 7. Can I lose weight while in recovery as I’m technically obese and fell unhealthy? 8. Is relapsing part of recovery? 9. What should I do if I relapse? // What if a thought returns? Resources https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/2021/02/28/lies-your-eating-disorder-tells/ Free e-book "Saying goodbye to your eating disorder" for when you really want to change but you also really don't. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/goodbyeebook  Also, check out episode 7 dealing with food guilt & episode 12 about why diets don't work for weight loss.  Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd 
19:15
March 28, 2021
Ep 13: Exercise, weight-loss, metabolism and rest with Faye Townsend.
Eat less + move more is the simple formula for weight loss that we've (almost) all bought into at some point. We try our best, but then we reach a plateau. In this episode, I'm joined by specialist sports nutritionist Faye Townsend to discuss  - why might someone initially lose weight on a diet/exercise plan but then weight loss plateaus? - what can someone do if they feel it's impossible for them to realistically eat any less or move anymore? - the problem with online calorie calculators and extreme fitness challenges  - the importance of rest and recovery - what should someone do if they start to feel guilty about not exercising? Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Faye. Faye Townsend is an associate registered nutritionist with a post-graduate degree in sports and exercise nutrition.  https://www.instagram.com/faye.nutrition/ https://www.fayetownsend.com/ 
50:57
March 14, 2021
Ep 12: Why diets don’t work for long-term weight loss
We've pretty much all been on a diet, lost the weight, and then regained it back (plus more)! But why don't these diets help us to lose weight for good? I'm joined by nutritionist and Health at Every Size advocate Jeanette Thompson-Wessen. In this episode we discuss  - what is the evidence that diets don't work for weight loss long-term? - why might people regain the weight lost through a diet? - what is Health at Every Size, fat-phobia and weight stigma? - how to speak to a health professional who suggests you lose weight as/before treatment Notes: Morbidity = rate of death (not risk of death as was mentioned at one point during this episode) Research studies https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26166058/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22218619/ Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Jeanette. Jeanette Thompson-Wessen is a qualified Nutritionist, specialist in intuitive eating, body image, mum of two and food teacher. Jeanette helps women heal their relationship with food and their bodies so they can break up with dieting for good through the Mindset Nutritionist. https://www.instagram.com/themindsetnutritionist/ https://www.themindsetnutritionist.co.uk/
01:03:19
March 7, 2021
Ep 11: The problem with dieting!
Hi. Welcome back after a little break. In this bite-sized episode I'm speaking about the problem with dieting.  - what is a diet? - the consequences of restricting food intake - why diets don't 'reset' your relationship with food - options instead of dieting! - next episode: why diet's don't work for long-term weight loss Nourish Foundations (Stop Binge Eating) Group Course. Starts 14th March. Limited to 10 spaces. sign up here: https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/StopBingeEating2021  Download the 'consequences of restricting' pdf. here https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/2021/02/27/ep-11-the-problem-with-dieting/  Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd 
31:15
February 27, 2021
Ep 10: Intuitive Eating with Certified IE Counsellor Erika Pateman
Want to know more about making peace with food and listening to your body? Then you're in the right place. Join Erika Pateman (Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and anti-diet coach) and I as we discuss - what it means to be anti-diet - myths about intuitive eating - listening to hunger and fullness cues - getting satisfaction from a meal - common mistakes when trying to eat intuitively.  - how getting professional support can help with the process  Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/  https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd  Connect with Erika. Erika Pateman is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and anti-diet coach with a background in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences. As a recovered chronic dieter herself, Erika coaches others to ditch the diet through intuitive eating and heal their relationship with food, mind & body. Instagram: www.instagram.com/mindfulundiet Website: www.erikapateman.com
01:04:00
December 22, 2020
Ep 9: Can I be vegan during eating disorder recovery with Emma Green (PhD)
Part 2 with Emma Green. We round up Emma's story (carrying on from part 1/Ep 8) and discuss if it's healthy to be vegan (i.e., not eating meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey) during eating disorder recovery. Emma took the decision to cut out animal products (including in make-up, clothes etc) during her recovery and is still vegan today, where-as I was vegan for a while, but have gone back to eating some animal products! This episode has some great questions to ask yourself surrounding your reasons for cutting out animal products and how to eat in a way that supports your mental and physical health.  Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/ https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd Connect with Emma. https://www.instagram.com/emmafitnessphd/ https://muckrack.com/elgreenphd
01:03:34
December 17, 2020
Ep 8: Emma Green (PhD) Recovery Story and finding the right therapist
Emma is now an anti-diet fitness coach and writer. She helps people to build a healthy relationship with food, exercise and their bodies. In this episode she chats to me about her experiences of  - bulling at school  - being in denial about an eating disorder - finding the right therapy and therapist - advice for her younger self and people struggling "no one ever regrets recovery!" Resource mentioned in this podcast episode https://jennischaefer.com/ Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body.  https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/ https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd Connect with Emma. https://www.instagram.com/emmafitnessphd/ https://muckrack.com/elgreenphd
01:00:41
December 13, 2020
Ep 7: Dealing with food guilt
In this episode Dr Rachel Evans (PhD, CPsychol) answers the question "How to cope with the guilt of eating even if you know it's probably not even enough? But can't justify why you really need it".  Rachel reminds us that our body needs food, plus 4 other techniques that can help to reduce guilt around food in eating disorder recovery.  Tapping away guilt around food IGTV mentioned in this episode: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEJmJKABmDh/  Connect with Rachel.  Dr Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/  https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd
16:58
November 26, 2020
Ep 6: Binge eating recovery & improving your self-talk with Sarah Dosanjh
In this episode, I'm joined by binge eating specialist Sarah Dosanjh (MSc CTA MBACP). We talk about  - Sarah's experience of recovery from binge eating and bulimia - A little known fact about why you might vomit after a binge  - How to start changing the way you speak to yourself after a binge ... and sooo much more!  You're going to want a pen and paper handy for this episode.  Connect with Sarah.  Sarah is a Psychotherapist, YouTuber and author of the book I Can't Stop Eating: How To Break Free From The Cycle Of Bingeing. After suffering with binge eating disorder and bulimia for nearly a decade, she found freedom, studied to become a therapist and now specialises in helping others who are struggling with disordered eating and body image issues. https://thebingeeatingtherapist.com/ https://www.instagram.com/the_binge_eating_therapist/ Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans (PhD) is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery.  Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging and to feel comfortable in their body.  https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/ https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd
52:00
November 15, 2020
Ep 5: Choosing recovery from Anorexia with Joyfull Joy
Thanks to Joy for joining me in this episode, she is so open about her recovery from Anorexia. In this episode we chat about ...  - Getting stuck in quasi-recovery - Making the choice to eat  - Struggling with primal hunger and binge eating after restriction - Self-compassion and cultivating more self-love - The bodies we see on social media Connect with Joy. Joyfull Joy is a mental health advocate and eating disorder survivor who uses her 13 year battle with anorexia and orthorexia to help others overcome their eating disorder, support their mental health and learn to love their body. https://www.instagram.com/hellojoyfulljoy/ https://joyfulljoy.podbean.com/ Connect with Rachel. Dr Rachel Evans (PhD) is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/ https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd
52:20
November 8, 2020
Ep 4: What is disordered eating?
In this solo-episode, Dr. Rachel Evans (PhD) explores some indicators of disordered eating and exercise behaviours.   Instagram post mentioned in this episode: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGCJd39B8Sn/ This episode is for information only. It is NOT intended for diagnosis of an eating disorder. Please be aware that often there is a grey area between what is a 'healthy' behaviour and what is 'unhealthy' because of the amount of mental time and energy the behaviour takes. Also, there are other indictors of disordered eating not covered in this episode.  If you think that yourself or a loved one has an eating disorder, then please contact your GP or a suitably qualified professional. 
22:52
October 21, 2020
Ep3: What's it like to see an eating disorder dietician? with Talia Cecchele
In this episode, join Talia (specialist registered dietitian & nutritionist) and I as we bust some myths about working with a nutrition professional during eating disorder recovery. - Will I get a meal plan? - Can I work with one if I'm (not) vegan? - Will they judge what I'm eating? And many more. Connect with Talia. Talia Cecchele is a UK Registered Dietitian specialising in eating and dieting disorders. She works in London on a specialist inpatient eating disorders unit and part-time in private practice where she helps her clients to overcome their disordered relationship with food or recover from their eating disorder and learn how to Nourish with Balance without dieting. https://www.taliacecchele.com/ https://www.instagram.com/tcnutrition/ Connect with Rachel.  Dr Rachel Evans (PhD) is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery.  https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/  https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/  https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd
56:00
October 11, 2020
Ep2: Nutrition 101 back to basics with Luke Hall ANutr
Luke Hall, registered nutritionist, shares his experience of anorexia and recovery. We explore how he was able to turn his relationship with food around and study the science of nutrition. Join us as we explain “what is a calorie?”, “why certain macronutrients (i.e., carbohydrates and fat) get a bad reputation” and “what does a balanced diet look like?”.  Trigger warning: disordered eating and exercise behaviours, calories, specific fear foods (53.36 – 59.00) Connect with Luke Luke Hall is a performance nutritionist with an MSc in Human Nutrition and registered with the Association for Nutrition. He uses science, education and accountability to improve the performance and lives of all his clients, ranging from elite athletes to those that just want to live a happier healthier life! https://www.lukehallnutrition.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/hallmightyone/ https://www.facebook.com/LukeHallNutrition/ Connect with Rachel Dr Rachel Evans (PhD) is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/ https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd
01:03:00
September 27, 2020
Ep 1: What is Normal Eating?
Solo episode with Dr Rachel Evans; a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor.  When I ask my clients about their goals more often than not they will say that they just want to eat normally. Or that their friend's and family have said “why can’t you just eat normally?”. In this episode, we will be exploring Ellen Satter's definition of 'Normal Eating' and how you can think about the different elements within that. Definition of normal eating  Connect with Rachel https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/ https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd
16:30
September 21, 2020