The Food Freedom/Body Love Podcast
The Food Freedom/Body Love Podcast
Jillian Murphy
I'm Dr. Jillian Murphy, ND - creator of The Food Freedom/Body Love Method. 💖 I teach adults and children how to make peace with food and love their bodies TODAY!
What Values are You Upholding? Ep 118.
In this episode, Jill wraps up the Sessions series with a conversation about weight stability and the values we uphold when it comes to food and bodies. In this session, Jill discusses: What is weight stability, why do we care about it? What disrupts weight stability? What to do when homeostasis has been disrupted and you can't fix it on an individual level The season of summer - why it's for connecting, celebrating, and enjoying If you can't ease into this season and the ways resting, waiting, and celebrating can nourish you - Jill has some homework for you! Can you take the focus off of your individual struggle to explore the deeper values and story lines that have been sold to you - where they come from and how they divide even the anti-diet, weight-neutral world - in order to heal in a more profound way and mobilize into action This is it for the summer! We'll meet you back here in the fall. Email Jill (hello@foodfreedombodylove.com) if you're ready to work together or if you have questions/comments. And don't forget to rate and review on iTunes! See you in a few weeks!
Jul 15, 2020
28 min
Session 9: When is it Important to Talk About Nutrition? Ep 117.
In the ninth (and FINAL!) episode of Sessions - a NEW series on the Food Freedom/Body Love podcast where you get to listen in on 1:1 conversations between Jill and those struggling with food, body image, weight, and health - Jill talks with a nutritional therapist who started her practice offering up sugar detoxes but has now shifted into coaching others on how to adopt a model of trust for eating and feeding. She wonders where her nutrition background fits in to all of this - like, is it ever okay to talk about balancing blood sugar or regulating digestion or whole foods? When? How? In this episode, we discuss: How to use nutrition information in a way that helps, without harming When it's appropriate to bring up nutrition? Jill's ADD-IN strategy. Can you advocate on balancing blood sugar without talking about the specifics of food? How to not get caught up in the WHAT of nutrition, when it's not the right time Focusing on the relationship with food Setting health "on a shelf" as we repair the relationship with food Logistical eating - what it is and why it's important TW: All of these sessions are recorded live and only moderately edited - numbers (weight, calories, etc) may come up as well as the "O" words (overweight, obese) and the mention of specific diet plans or food philosophies. It's the nature of working 1:1 in this way. Please listen only if these topics aren't triggering for you. Also - these sessions are designed to educate and entertain. They are not prescriptive. If you are struggling with food and body image issues, you should reach out to your primary care provider for individual advice before self-diagnosing or treating.
Jun 25, 2020
52 min
Session 8: Imposter Syndrome. Ep 116
In the eighth episode of Sessions - a NEW series on the Food Freedom/Body Love podcast where you get to listen in on 1:1 conversations between Jill and those struggling with food, body image, weight, and health - Jill talks with an intuitive eating practitioner whose work focuses on those transitioning through menopause. As she coaches other to eat intuitively and accept their aging, changing bodies - she is confronted with her own feelings about her aging, changing body. She wonders if working on her own relationship with food and body will ever end and - if it doesn't - should she be coaching others on their journey? In this episode, we discuss: Imposter Syndrome - what is it and why does it show up? The ongoing work of body acceptance and trust in food in ourselves as practitioners, as we help other When your own body fears are triggered by those you work with Why lived experience is as important as education, how it helps you relate to those you work with When things feel hard - checking back in with WHY we decided to do this work in the first place Managing the vestiges of diet culture that live within us Why it's important to understand our place in this movement, while amplifying the work and messages of those who've come before us. TW: All of these sessions are recorded live and only moderately edited - numbers (weight, calories, etc) may come up as well as the "O" words (overweight, obese) and the mention of specific diet plans or food philosophies. It's the nature of working 1:1 in this way. Please listen only if these topics aren't triggering for you. Also - these sessions are designed to educate and entertain. They are not prescriptive. If you are struggling with food and body image issues, you should reach out to your primary care provider for individual advice before self-diagnosing or treating.
Jun 18, 2020
57 min
Session 7: On the Verge of Peace & Acceptance. Episode 115.
In the seventh episode of Sessions - a NEW series on the Food Freedom/Body Love podcast where you get to listen in on 1:1 conversations between Jill and those struggling with food, body image, weight, and health - Jill talks with a woman who has managed to work her way out of a long history of diet cycling and into a place of intuitive eating. She never, ever, ever wants to go back to dieting but she's struggling to accept the changes in her body. How could she possible begin to accept and enjoy her new shape and size? In this episode, we discuss: Adjusting to weight gain & body changes Getting your partner on board when you decide to ditch dieting and start eating intuitively Internalized fatphobia The BIG CHOICE we have to make, in order to move forward When you believe you could never be comfortable in the body you're in - asking the question "Have I even really tried?" Managing diet conversations that continue around you TW: All of these sessions are recorded live and only moderately edited - numbers (weight, calories, etc) may come up as well as the "O" words (overweight, obese) and the mention of specific diet plans or food philosophies. It's the nature of working 1:1 in this way. Please listen only if these topics aren't triggering for you. Also - these sessions are designed to educate and entertain. They are not prescriptive. If you are struggling with food and body image issues, you should reach out to your primary care provider for individual advice before self-diagnosing or treating.
Jun 11, 2020
1 hr 4 min
Session 6: Overcoming Food Fears. Ep 114.
In the sixth episode of Sessions - a NEW series on the Food Freedom/Body Love podcast where you get to listen in on 1:1 conversations between Jill and those struggling with food, body image, weight, and health - Jill talks with a woman with a long history of disordered and distorted eating. She's worked remarkably hard to move through many of these phases on her own and with therapists. Currently, she finds herself in a new distorted pattern she labels orthorexia - extreme rigidity with the types of food choices she makes. She desires more freedom, more flexibility, more fun - for herself and, also, to be a good role model for her daughter. But where to begin? In this episode, we discuss: When disordered and distorted eating patterns start at a very young age The inner strength required to continue to heal from food struggles What does it look like when food issues aren't a result of body image issues? How do we work to transition from being externally regulated to internally regulated? The many stages of healing. What does it mean to TRUST ourselves around food. TW: All of these sessions are recorded live and only moderately edited - numbers (weight, calories, etc) may come up as well as the "O" words (overweight, obese) and the mention of specific diet plans or food philosophies. It's the nature of working 1:1 in this way. Please listen only if these topics aren't triggering for you. Also - these sessions are designed to educate and entertain. They are not prescriptive. If you are struggling with food and body image issues, you should reach out to your primary care provider for individual advice before self-diagnosing or treating.
May 28, 2020
58 min
Session 5: Why Weight Gain Continues. Ep 113.
In the fifth episode of Sessions - a NEW series on the Food Freedom/Body Love podcast where you get to listen in on 1:1 conversations between Jill and those struggling with food, body image, weight, and health - Jill talks with a woman who 's been working diligently towards getting in touch with her body, eating intuitively, and practicing acceptance....but her weight keeps going up. She worries that continuing to accept her body will lead to more (and more!) weight gain and she wants to learn how to manage this fear and/or possible reality.  In this episode, we discuss: What's normal when it comes to weight and weight gain through this process? How do we manage this process when there is a concurrent health issue - like Hashimoto's? If weight gain is abnormal, how do we handle it? Where to look for the deeper, more insidious layers of diet mentality and how these layers may be fuelling reactive or unconscious...or even rebellious food behaviours. TW: All of these sessions are recorded live and only moderately edited - numbers (weight, calories, etc) may come up as well as the "O" words (overweight, obese) and the mention of specific diet plans or food philosophies. It's the nature of working 1:1 in this way. Please listen only if these topics aren't triggering for you. Also - these sessions are designed to educate and entertain. They are not prescriptive. If you are struggling with food and body image issues, you should reach out to your primary care provider for individual advice before self-diagnosing or treating.
May 21, 2020
1 hr 8 min
Session 4: Is This A Problem? Ep 112.
In the fourth episode of Sessions - a NEW series on the Food Freedom/Body Love podcast where you get to listen in on 1:1 conversations between Jill and those struggling with food, body image, weight, and health - Jill talks with a woman who 's managed to deal with the majority of her negative food behaviours. That said, she continues to feel preoccupied with negative food and body thoughts. She wants to know - are these thoughts a problem or are they just a few remaining habits from a long and tumultuous relationship with food. In this episode, we discuss: Coping versus distracting When body image is deeply connected to self worth and value Why we continue to look outside of ourselves for happiness and validation What it might look like to live life from a place of internal value and let go of being 'performative' TW: All of these sessions are recorded live and only moderately edited - numbers (weight, calories, etc) may come up as well as the "O" words (overweight, obese) and the mention of specific diet plans or food philosophies. It's the nature of working 1:1 in this way. Please listen only if these topics aren't triggering for you. Also - these sessions are designed to educate and entertain. They are not prescriptive. If you are struggling with food and body image issues, you should reach out to your primary care provider for individual advice before self-diagnosing or treating.
May 14, 2020
59 min
Session 3: When Weight Loss Doesn't Fix Everything. Ep 111.
In the third episode of Sessions - a NEW series on the Food Freedom/Body Love podcast where you get to listen in on 1:1 conversations between Jill and those struggling with food, body image, weight, and health - Jill talks with a woman who's undergone gastric sleeve surgery after years of trying to get off the diet/weight gain roller coster on her own. While she did lose weight after the surgery - new issues have emerged and the struggle with food and body continue. In this episode, we discuss: How the medical view of weight and BMI encourages the diet cycle, resulting in ongoing weight gain PCOS, restriction, and weight Why losing weight won't fix your relationship with food or your body image Why a fear of weight gain emerges and how to manage it Why "fitting in" to cultural ideals doesn't result in happiness, even if it does reduce stigma Why making peace with food and body and your own appetite is so important, regardless of weight Note: At the beginning of this podcast, as I introduce the session, I say that I'm sure there are people who've undergone weight loss surgery with "beautiful" results. I'd just like to note that the word "beautiful" feels wrong to me. I don't pretend to know what every person's experience with surgery has been, but based on what I do know I'd choose more subtle language if I were to re-record. Thanks for sticking with me as I "write in pencil" and facilitate these off the cuff conversations that aren't always perfect! TW: All of these sessions are recorded live and only moderately edited - numbers (weight, calories, etc) may come up as well as the "O" words (overweight, obese) and the mention of specific diet plans or food philosophies. It's the nature of working 1:1 in this way. Please listen only if these topics aren't triggering for you. Also - these sessions are designed to educate and entertain. They are not prescriptive. If you are struggling with food and body image issues, you should reach out to your primary care provider for individual advice before self-diagnosing or treating.
May 7, 2020
1 hr 4 min
Session 2: Bouncing Back. Ep 110.
In the second episode of Sessions - a NEW series on the Food Freedom/Body Love podcast where you get to listen in on 1:1 conversations between Jill and those struggling with food, body image, weight, and health - Jill talks with a mother of four as she explores her beliefs about her body and how it should bounce back after giving birth. In this episode, we discuss: The diet cycle roller coaster The reason we get on the roller coaster in the first place The costs associated with controlling weight through restriction and overexercise The reality that restriction and overexercise can be hard to keep up with long-term, especially as the demands on our time and attention increase What to do if you think intuitive eating is causing uncontrolled weight gain How to manage natural, normal physical transformations TW: All of these sessions are recorded live and only moderately edited - numbers (weight, calories, etc) may come up as well as the "O" words (overweight, obese) and the mention of specific diet plans or food philosophies. It's the nature of working 1:1 in this way. Please listen only if these topics aren't triggering for you. Also - these sessions are designed to educate and entertain. They are not prescriptive. If you are struggling with food and body image issues, you should reach out to your primary care provider for individual advice before self-diagnosing or treating.
Apr 30, 2020
1 hr 10 min
Session 1: What does fit look like? Ep 109.
In the first episode of Sessions - a NEW series on the Food Freedom/Body Love podcast where you get to listen in on 1:1 conversations between Jill and those struggling with food, body image, weight, and health - Jill talks with a gym owner, Cross fit athlete, and nutritionist who is tired of counting macros and ready to make the switch to intuitive eating - but how? She needs to stop pushing her body to the limit but scared of what will happen if she let's it all go. She's worried about changes in her body, changes in her performance as an athlete, and how she'll be judged as a gym owner and nutritionist if her body shifts. In this episode, we discuss: What is Intuitive Eating? Permission and Discipline Why it's hard to leave control behind, even when it's exhausting Optimal athletic performance vs Optimal health Menstrual Threshold and how it's linked to health What FIT looks like TW: All of these sessions are recorded live and only moderately edited - numbers (weight, calories, etc) may come up as well as the "O" words (overweight, obese) and the mention of specific diet plans or food philosophies. It's the nature of working 1:1 in this way. Please listen only if these topics aren't triggering for you. Also - these sessions are designed to educate and entertain. They are not prescriptive. If you are struggling with food and body image issues , you should reach out to your primary care provider for individual advice before self-diagnosing or treating. 
Apr 23, 2020
1 hr 3 min
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