Dietitians Unplugged Podcast
Dietitians Unplugged Podcast
Dietitians Unplugged
Episode 75 - Body Image, Anxiety, and Food Stress during COVID-19
44 minutes Posted Apr 7, 2020 at 11:00 pm.
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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