Experts On Body Image, Binge Eating & Building A Healthy Relationship With Food
One of the best parts about writing Weightless is getting to talk to so many different people that are doing amazing work. I love sharing interviews with you, because I love sharing valuable insight and recovery tools.
There’s plenty of inaccurate and damaging information out there, particularly about body image and disordered eating. So I especially like to include interviews that shatter common myths and genuinely offer helpful tips.
Today, I want to highlight some of my older interviews on everything from body image to binge eating to building a healthy relationship with food. I hope you find these helpful!
Kim Brittingham wrote a beautiful and heartbreaking memoir called Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting and Live Large. Here, we talk about her book, finding self-acceptance, her favorite body image tips and much more.
I’m a huge fan of Amy Pershing, who specializes in eating disorders and advocates for Health At Every Size. In this interview, she reveals the biggest myths about binge eating disorder and shares her own struggles with binge eating and how she was able to recover.
This is another must-read interview on binge eating disorder. Expert Ellen Shuman, who’s president of the Binge Eating Disorder Association, dispels myths, reveals her own struggles and discusses treatment.
In her excellent book, Sunny Sea Gold shares her struggles with and recovery from binge eating disorder. She also busts many pervasive myths and offers readers the tools for recovery. In our interview, we talked about all these critical topics.
I think Rosie Molinary is just fantastic. I love her book, Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance, which is filled with great ideas. Here, she talks about self-acceptance, building a positive body image, practicing self-care and living a life of purpose.
I was honored to interview Evelyn Tribole because her work and book (with co-author Elyse Resch), Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, really helped me build a much healthier relationship with food and myself. If you’re new to her work, definitely check out this interview. And even if you aren’t, she debunks common myths about intuitive eating along with providing other must-read insight.
Both of these women are truly amazing and have also done important, pioneering work. I’ve interviewed them several times for Weightless, and I always learn something new and inspiring. In this interview, they provide tons of eye-opening information about dieting and valuable tools to ditch it altogether. There’s also helpful advice on improving your body image.
Today, there’s a lot of misunderstanding surrounding healthy eating for kids, especially because of the hysteria that is the “obesity crisis.” (It’s maddening!) In our interview, feeding expert Katja Rowell, M.D., sets the record straight on healthful eating and gives readers real resources and tools.
What kinds of interviews would you like to see on Weightless?
Tartakovsky, M. (2012). Experts On Body Image, Binge Eating & Building A Healthy Relationship With Food. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 25, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/weightless/2012/03/experts-on-body-image-binge-eating-building-a-healthy-relationship-with-food/