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 learning and group support program Keep in touch with the hosts: Aaron's website and Instagram Glenys website and Facebook and email list
Jan 5, 2021
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 in this episode were: 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 BONUS: Glenys and Aaron share their latest internet obsessions (ASMR, calming TikTok videos). Self-Care for Diabetes is available now!! Find out more about this online and group support program created by Rebecca Scritchfield and Glenys Oyston. Glenys’ favorite ASMR channelsJoJo ASMRGIBI ASMR Aaron’s favorite TikTok account @hannahbreadtok @kristieflips   More about Aaron More about Glenys    
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 Marc began practicing yoga in 2015. As a fat, queer, yoga practitioner, they understand that starting a new yoga practice can be intimidating. Therefore, they create inclusive yoga classes that are accessible to every-body, regardless of size, shape, age, strength, or flexibility. Their work has been featured by OM Yoga Magazine and Yoga Journal and they're a SuperFit Hero Body Positive Fitness provider. They earned their Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida in 2013. Bonus: Aaron and Glenys talk about their recent internet obsessions (reaction videos!) and geek out about their favorite music…to get straight to the interview, skip to minute 9! Show notes: Find out more about Marc Settembrino Follow Marc on Instagram Support Marc’s Patreon More about Aaron More about Glenys
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. They also discussed how weight gain IS normal not only in healing but over a life time for most people. How do we help people navigate the mental and physical discomfort they feel in a changing body? Why is going back to “real” clothing such a pain?! Aaron and Glenys also recount (and cringe over) their pasts when they were steeped in diet culture and promoting weight loss, and how we can meet those feelings with compassion and have gratitude for the community they found in HAES® that allowed them to evolve at their own pace. More about Aaron More about Glenys
Sep 21, 2020
44 min
Episode 80 - Caroline Dooner Said "F*ck It!" to Diets
Aaron and Glenys talk with Caroline Dooner, humorist and author of The F*ck It Diet, a book that helps chronic dieters untangle themselves from a dysfunctional relationship with food. She used to be a chronic dieter, fully convinced she was a food addict, until she realized that dieting and body hatred were actually the roots of the issue. 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. She discussed how the science around the failure of intentional weight loss helped her realize why dieting was so frustratingly futile and how it led to her eventual binge episodes. Caroline also revealed a little bit about the next book she’s working on. Show Notes: Caroline Dooner The F*ck It Diet book The Minnesota Starvation Experiment Lindo Bacon’s HAES Research More about Glenys More about Aaron
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 with their friend and colleague, Fiona Sutherland, Health At Every Size® and non-diet dietitian and director of The Mindful Dietitian in Melbourne, Australia. Fiona is host of the podcast “The Mindful Dietitian” and teaches across Masters Level Dietetic training programs at several different Universities in Melbourne specifically in Counseling Skills and Weight Inclusive Approaches in Dietetics. Fiona is also a dedicated mindfulness practitioner and Yoga Teacher, bringing a particular emphasis on embodiment, mindful eating and body image into her work and training. She is a great lover of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and trauma-informed approaches to Dietetic work. 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 and how it can help integrate body and mind -The importance of a trauma-informed approach to mindfulness -How we can practice mindfulness even when we don’t want to meditate -How becoming more mindful can enable helping professionals to show up better for those in pain Show Notes: Visit Fiona at The Mindful Dietitian Fiona on Instagram Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
Jun 28, 2020
48 min
Episode 77 - Part I: Mindfulness in Traumatic Times with Fiona Sutherland
Recorded mid-April of 2020, 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. She is host of the podcast “The Mindful Dietitian” and teaches across Masters Level Dietetic training programs at several different Universities in Melbourne specifically in Counseling Skills and Weight Inclusive Approaches in Dietetics. Fiona is also a dedicated mindfulness practitioner and Yoga Teacher, bringing a particular emphasis on embodiment, mindful eating and body image into her work and training. She is a great lover of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and trauma-informed approaches to Dietetic work. In the first of this two-part episode they discussed: Fiona’s story of becoming an anti-diet, weight inclusive dietitian Her early experiences working with diverse populations in different countries How working in a weight loss setting awakened her to the realities of weight cycling and diet failure The cognitive dissonance she experienced working in eating disorder, weight loss and sports nutrition settings, and how one behavior was treated in one group but prescribed in another The need for more weight inclusive training in dietetics education 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 Show Notes: Visit Fiona at The Mindful Dietitian Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs Full Catastrophe Living by John Kabat-Zinn On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler
Jun 16, 2020
46 min
Episode 76 - Eating Disorders, Orthorexia and Aging with Meg Bradbury
Aaron and Glenys welcomed Meg Bradbury to the Dietitians Unplugged podcast! Meg Bradbury is a Certified Body Trust Provider®, anti-diet nutritionist, Accessible Yoga® Teacher, and registered Yoga Alliance yoga and meditation teacher. Meg is in private practice working with individuals, groups, and families, advocating for body acceptance, eating disorder/disordered eating/body shame recovery, freedom with food, joyful movement, and stillness/breathwork. She also co-leads the Elderqueer project, an online gathering space for 40+ queers to connect and build community through conversations about aging in body, relationships, emotions, transitions, trust, and cultural relevance. Meg’s practice is fat positive, weight neutral, and LGBTQIA+ affirming. As an eating disorder survivor, Meg’s work is centered in the tenets of Relational Cultural Therapy; she holds space for clients of all ages with compassion, empathy, and humor.   In this episode, they discussed: Meg’s experience of developing an eating disorder What is orthorexia, and how it took over her life Why orthorexia has become 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     Find Meg here Elderqueer Instagram:   More about Glenys   More about Aaron
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 of navigating scarcity at the grocery stores and the emotional roller coaster they’ve both been on The hard work and ingenuity their clients and so many others are putting into their healing while stuck at home The uptick in body image issues and how many of us use worries about food and body as a way to control anxiety and distract from bigger worries Dealing with anxiety and difficult feelings during this time How we can use this time to feel better about our bodies How some people actually find themselves thriving in the slowed pace How diet culture doesn’t go away even in extreme times of uncertainty and worry Show notes: Virtual meal support on Instagram: @covid19eatingsupport Article: Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure – great advice for dealing with traumatic times Headspace is offering free support during the global pandemic Other meditation apps: Insight Timer, Calm
Apr 7, 2020
44 min
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