This week on the Comfort Food podcast, we have a conversation about restrictive eating, what it can do when it happens to kids, and simple things you can do to improve your own relationship with food.
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Meet Caroline Dooner
Virginia had a fascinating conversation with Caroline Dooner, Author of the F*** It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy. I love her story of coming to terms with her own disordered eating and the two years of rest she put herself on to reset her relationship with both food and exercise. In the episode we talk through topics including binge eating, how restricting food in kids can have unintended consequences, and how to get over your own limited beliefs. There are great resources for reframing how you think of yourself and food, which is something we all can use!
We took a break from our usual family-focused fare to chat through rethinking our relationships with dieting, food guilt, and body image angst. Don’t worry; Caroline’s book is not a diet — it’s a set of tools to help you reevaluate the role diet culture plays in your life, and at your dinner table. (And don’t worry, the language on this episode is still G-rated!)
In the segment at the end of the show, we talk about food rituals that make us happy including eating cereal in bed at night while reading and eating sushi in the car. It’s funny and real! Us moms have to take our me-time any way we can get it!
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