Dietitians Unplugged Podcast
Dietitians Unplugged Podcast
Dietitians Unplugged
Welcome to the Dietitians Unplugged Podcast with Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston.  Join us as we explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode we will discuss topics that we hope to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories.  We believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and we want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming your body.
Episode 84 - Farewell for Now: Hitting Pause on the Podcast
After 5 years, Aaron and Glenys are pressing pause on the Dietitians Unplugged podcast for now. In this episode they talk about what they're currently offering clients (see links below), where they were when they started the podcast, what they've learned along the way, and some of their favorite podcast moments.  Show Notes: Aaron's Men's Body Trust Group:  Glenys and Rebecca's Self-Care for Diabetes online program:
Jan 5
1 hr 10 min
Episode 83 - Sleep Apnea and Weight Stigma
Aaron and Glenys talk about their personal experiences with sleep apnea. They discussed how weight stigma sadly surrounds this diagnosis, and how they overcame related shame to get appropriate treatment.  Also discussed: -How better sleep has changed their lives -The importance of good sleep for health -The different levels of weight stigma they experienced in pursuing treatment -Developing a bedtime routine for easier falling asleep -Some of the treatments available for sleep apnea
Nov 20, 2020
1 hr
Episode 82 - No Wrong Way to Yoga with Marc Settembrino
Glenys and Aaron welcome Dr. Marc Settembrino to the podcast to talk about his experience with becoming a yogi and creating inclusive yoga classes through Fat Kid Yoga Club. Marc discussed: -how yoga helped him feel better in difficult times -how there is no wrong way to do yoga -the intersection of LGBTQ+ and fat identities -letting your body be the guide in how you adapt yoga for you
Oct 20, 2020
53 min
Episode 81 - The Fear of Weight Gain
Aaron and Glenys talk about weight. The global pandemic has put many people in a panic about changing weight. For those recovering from EDs and disordered eating, weight gain is often necessary and a part of healing, but hearing weight gain stigmatized constantly can feel like a huge setback. In this episode, our hosts talk about how they support their clients in normalizing weight gain and taking the focus of healing off of weight and put it more on supportive self-care.
Sep 21, 2020
44 min
Episode 80 - Caroline Dooner Said "F*ck It!" to Diets
Aaron and Glenys talk with Caroline Dooner, author of The F*ck It Diet. Caroline talked about her journey towards true non-diet eating: how she tried to manage her PCOS with diets, her foray into the Paleo Diet, the time she tried to turn intuitive eating into a diet, and the epiphany that finally led her to say “F*ck It!” to diets for good. Caroline also revealed a little bit about the next book she’s working on.
Aug 21, 2020
1 hr 14 min
Episode 79 - Fat Positive Fertility with Nicola Salmon
Aaron and Glenys invited Nicola Salmon to the podcast to discuss fat positive fertility. In this episode, they discussed: -Nicola’s experience of having fertility issues and being in a larger body -The lack evidence for weight loss improving fertility -The mixed research on weight-related fertility issues and the development of gestational diabetes in higher weight people -The weight stigma higher weight people face at the doctor’s office -What behaviors actually help to support fertility (hint: there’s no special formula) -The importance of setting boundaries at the doctor’s office to help create a more equal power dynamic Nicola is a fat-positive fertility coach, feminist and author of “Fat and Fertile”. She advocates for change in how fat people are treated whilst accessing help with their fertility. Nicola supports fat people who want to get pregnant using her unique FAT+ve fertility framework to find their own version of health without diets, advocate for their bodies, relearn how to trust their body and believe in their ability to get pregnant in their current body.   Show notes: Nicola Salmon's website Nicola on Instagram Nicola's Facebook group, Fat and Fertile  
Jul 15, 2020
45 min
Episode 78 - Part II: Mindfulness in Traumatic Times with Fiona Sutherland
Aaron and Glenys continue their conversation Fiona Sutherland, HAES® and non-diet dietitian and director of The Mindful Dietitian in Melbourne, Australia. In part two, they discuss: -How trauma and chronic stress impacts our bodies and minds -The need for our bodies to feel safe, and how intellectualizing feelings backfires in feeling safety -The brain science behind mindfulness -The importance of a trauma-informed approach to mindfulness -Practicing mindfulness even when there's no time
Jun 28, 2020
48 min
Episode 77 - Part I: Mindfulness in Traumatic Times with Fiona Sutherland
Aaron and Glenys welcomed their friend Fiona Sutherland, a Health At Every Size® and non-diet dietitian and director of The Mindful Dietitian in Melbourne, Australia. In the first of this two-part episode they discussed: -Fiona’s story of becoming an anti-diet, weight inclusive dietitian -What mindfulness is and isn’t, and how she came to incorporate mindfulness into her practice -How current events challenge our fundamental need to be safe and sound
Jun 16, 2020
46 min
Episode 76 - Eating Disorders, Orthorexia and Aging with Meg Bradbury
Guest Meg Bradbury is a Certified Body Trust Provider®, anti-diet nutritionist, Accessible Yoga® Teacher, and registered Yoga Alliance yoga and meditation teacher. In this episode, Aaron, Glenys and Meg discussed: -Meg’s experience of developing an eating disorder -What is orthorexia, and how it took over her life and why it's so pervasive in our culture -The effects of aging on eating disorders -The tyranny of the anti-aging industrial complex -Using breath and yoga to connect with the body
May 20, 2020
59 min
Episode 75 - Body Image, Anxiety, and Food Stress during COVID-19
Aaron and Glenys reach out to you from home during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This is a time of stress and fear for everyone, and it can really bring up a lot of distress around body image, food insecurity and scarcity, and eating in general. In this episode they discuss their personal experiences at the grocery stores, navigating EDs while stuck at home, dealing with anxiety and difficult feelings, and fat-phobia.
Apr 7, 2020
44 min
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