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July 17, 2020
Gina Mateer, RD CEDRD, and Heather are teaming up (along with Tina Laboy) to bring the TEDD-WIND Inclusivity Conference to life this Fall (2020). On this episode, they talk about Gina's introduction to non-diet and weight-inclusive care through Eating Disorder counseling, and how Texas Eating Disorder Dietitians (TEDD) was formed. They share some real talk about event planning, and not having all the answers.  2020 TEDD-WIND Virtual Inclusivity Conference: Subscribe here for event updates & early registration notices! Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Gina & her work: @nom_nomaste.llc  Nom-Nomaste.com Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG) 
July 10, 2020
Amee Severson RD helps us bring this series to a close as we finally talk about the very nuanced principle, gentle nutrition. This principle is how it all comes together, though it’s not seen as often on Instagram and the like. We dive into what “gentle nutrition” means, who it’s accessible for (or not accessible for), and how nutrition isn’t always the most important thing ever. Thanks for listening!  Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Amee and her work: her website, on Instagram, @amee_rd, and @AmeeSeverson on Twitter! Watch & Learn: The RD Real Talk Non-Diet Basics webinar ORDER your copy:  Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition!  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources. 
July 5, 2020
Kara Bazzi, LMFT and co-founder of Opal Food and Body Treatment Center in Seattle, WA, joins us for a discussion about intuitive movement. There's a lot to learn about what needs are met through movement, exercise, and sport. And, how we can learn how to meet those needs in other ways.  Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Find out more about Kara's work at Opal Food and Body by listening to their podcast, The Appetite, or following @opalfoodandbody Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources.
June 26, 2020
Intuitive Eating Series, Principle 8. Fat-Positive Counselor Dr. Maria Paredes joins us to talk about a key component to rejecting diet culture: respecting your body. This principle of intuitive eating brings it all together, as a reminder that learning to truly honor our body’s physical and emotional needs may feel like a radical act in today’s culture. As Evelyn Tribole succinctly puts this principle: “Accept your genetic blueprint.” Though, we know, on some days that’s far easier said than done.  Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Dr. Paredes and her work: threebirdscounseling.com and on Instagram, @with_this_body ORDER your copy:  Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition!  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources.
June 19, 2020
153: IE Series, Emotional Eating and Kind Coping Skills With Dr. Rachel Millner CEDS-S, Psy.D.Intuitive Eating Series, Principle 7. Psychologist Dr. Rachel Millner, CEDS-S Psy.D, joins us to talk through emotional eating, and other coping strategies we can implement with kindness. This conversation, and principle, may feel especially relevant now (2020). We are all coping with major changes to our perceived “norm”; financial, emotional, physical, and other struggles; and a sense of normalcy in the world around us.  Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Dr. Millner and her work: rachelmillnertherapy.com and on Instagram, @DrRachelMillner ORDER your copy:  Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition!  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources. 
June 12, 2020
Intuitive Eating Series, Principle 6. Ayana Habtemariam, MSW RD, joins us to talk about the nuances of fullness, and how we feel it, or try to avoid, it. Fullness often isn’t easy to describe, and diet culture messages teach us to fear it, as a sign we have had “too much”. There’s internalized (and normalized) fat phobia in that mindset, which we have to challenge. There’s also a lesson that if we feel full, we’ve eaten beyond our needs, when in reality, we’re meeting them.  So, yah, let’s dive into this fullness thing.  Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Ayana and her work: trulyrealnutrition.com and on Instagram, @TheTrillRD Order your copy of Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition!  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources.
June 5, 2020
Intuitive Eating Series, Principle 5. Kathleen Meehan, MS RD, joins us to talk about why Satisfaction is considered the Hub of intuitive eating. It's not just a feeling of fullness, or a satisfied craving, it's much more than that. It's honoring hunger, feeling fullness, knowing all foods can fit, and re-learning how to satisfy our own unique needs. This Satisfaction thing extends beyond food, by the way.  WIND Ethics Webinar on Teachable: https://weightinclusivenutrition.teachable.com/p/wind-ethics Monthly webinar with Christyna Johnson: https://hdcrd.typeform.com/to/i3VsQz?src=pod   Amplify Melanated Voices: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAxYJPllm8h/ Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Kathleen and her work: kathleenmeehanrd.com and on Instagram, @theRDnutritionist.  Pre-order your copy of Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition!  Thanks to our episode partner, Marci Evans MS CEDRD-S, and her online training institute for dietitians! Enter to win one of Marci’s valuable resources—Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders, Body Image Counseling for Dietitians, or an hour of supervision with Marci—by entering your name and email on MarciRD.com/RDRealTalk. Winners will be announced in June!  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources.
May 29, 2020
Intuitive Eating Series, Principle 4. Christyna Johnson, MS RD, host of “Intuitive Eating for the Culture” podcast, joins us to talk about how to challenge, and fire, your inner Food Police. It’s a important step in getting back to eating intuitively, akin to the diet mentality.  Who are these “Food Police”? In the Intuitive Eating book, the Food Police are thoughts that control and manipulate our food choices, often (if not always) overriding our intuition and interoceptive awareness. Essentially, they rob us of autonomy around food, and police our every meal and morsel.  So, let’s get to firing those Food Police.  Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Christyna and her work: encouragingdietitian.com and @encouragingdietitian on Instagram.  Pre-order your copy of Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition!  Thanks to our episode partner, Marci Evans MS CEDRD-S, and her online training institute for dietitians! Enter to win one of Marci’s valuable resources—Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders, Body Image Counseling for Dietitians, or an hour of supervision with Marci—by entering your name and email on MarciRD.com/RDRealTalk. Winners will be announced in June!  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources.
May 22, 2020
Intuitive Eating Series, Principle 3. Taylor Chan, MS RD, best known as @foodandfearless on Instagram, joins us to talk about ending the war on foods, and making peace with our food choices and preferences. This is the principle where people get hung up on the “eat whatever you want” semi-myth, and we do our best to dispel that, but also support it. It’s nuanced, and also comes with a big dose of privilege and food accessibility. We hope this conversation helps you (and your clients) navigate making peace with food.  An article that may help: “If you eat whatever you want—what if all you want is ice cream?” on EatingWell.com And remember, what you eat doesn’t change who you are. Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Taylor and her work: foodandfearless.com and @FoodandFearless on Instagram.  Pre-order your copy of Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition!  Thanks to our episode partner, Marci Evans MS CEDRD-S, and her online training institute for dietitians! Enter to win one of Marci’s valuable resources—Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders, Body Image Counseling for Dietitians, or an hour of supervision with Marci—by entering your name and email on MarciRD.com/RDRealTalk. Winners will be announced in June!  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about the RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources: http://heathercaplan.com/intuitive-eating-podcast/
May 15, 2020
Intuitive Eating Series, Principle 2. Josée Sovinsky, RD and therapist-in-training, joins us to talk about why it may feel so complicated, and challenging, to really honor and trust our hunger. Intuitive Eating (IE) is often simplified down to “The Hunger and Fullness Diet”, but there’s far more to this non-diet approach than simply “eat when you’re hungry!” Even when we focus on hunger, there are various types of hunger, both physical and psychological hunger cues, and reasons for which we might eat even if we aren’t hungry in that exact moment. We hope this conversation helps you navigate the nuances of your own hunger cues and your body’s needs, especially during times of change, uncertainty, stress, and rest.  For reading: “I don’t have to be happy with my body 100% of the time, but I can still feed it.”  Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Josée and her work: joseesovinskynutrition.com , and on Instagram @joséesovinskyrd.  Pre-order your copy of Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition!  Thanks to our episode partner, Marci Evans MS CEDRD-S, and her online training institute for dietitians! Enter to win one of Marci’s valuable resources—Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders, Body Image Counseling for Dietitians, or an hour of supervision with Marci—by entering your name and email on MarciRD.com/RDRealTalk. Winners will be announced in June!  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about the RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources: http://heathercaplan.com/intuitive-eating-podcast/
May 8, 2020
Intuitive Eating Series, Principle 1. Shana Spence, MS RD, joins us to talk through the realities of ditching a diet mentality, and seeing diet culture’s true colors. We talk about what, exactly, a “diet mentality” is, and why most of us have had one at some point. It’s a normalized behavioral pattern, however disordered and unsustainable it may be. We also discuss the stress of dieting, and how intentional weight loss may be more health-harming than health-promoting.  Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Shana and her work: thenutritiontea.com/about and @TheNutritionTea on Instagram.  Pre-order your copy of Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition!  Thanks to our episode partner, Marci Evans MS CEDRD-S, and her online training institute for dietitians! Enter to win one of Marci’s valuable resources—Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders, Body Image Counseling for Dietitians, or an hour of supervision with Marci—by entering your name and email on MarciRD.com/RDRealTalk. Winners will be announced in June!  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about the RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources: http://heathercaplan.com/intuitive-eating-podcast/
May 1, 2020
Intuitive Eating Series Intro! Elyse Resch, MS CEDRD-S, is one of the co-authors of the book, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach. This is the 4th edition of the book, written with Evelyn Tribole. This non-diet approach to nutrition therapy and counseling has changed the way many dietitians practice now, giving us a language for effective nutrition work that provides an antidote to diet culture.  In this episode—an intro to the NEW RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating podcast series!—Elyse provides us with a foundation for the psychology of the Intuitive Eating approach. We review the "three brains" and how they all impact our behaviors, and survival instincts. And of course, she shares some real talk about how the approach has evolved over the years.  Questions or thoughts about this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! More about Elyse and her work: elyseresch.com, and follow Elyse on Instagram, @ElyseResch Pre-order your copy of Intuitive Eating, the 4th Edition!  Thanks to our episode partner, Alissa Rumsey, and her Nutrition Entrepreneur Starter Kit! If you're starting a business, or new to private practice, this Starter Kit provides templates for any form you might need. Download anything from practice policies to sample superbills and email marketing campaigns! Use code REALTALK for 15% off!  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com  @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about the RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating podcast series & resources: http://heathercaplan.com/intuitive-eating-podcast/
April 24, 2020
The prequel to the New RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series, where we talk about what Intuitive Eating really is (and isn't), and how to use these principles during a global pandemic, like COVID-19.  What is Intuitive Eating (IE), anyway? What myths do we need to bust about IE? Some reading: When is it inappropriate to use Intuitive Eating? (Spoiler: Never.)  Is IE the same as Health at Every Size®? Some reading: What is Health at Every Size® really about? How do I know if I'm eating enough? (Hint: It may feel like eating "too much".)  How do I know if I'm moving enough, or too much? What do I do with this IE stuff during a global pandemic, like COVID-19? What does grief have to do with this? Some reading: "That Discomfort You're Feeling Grief" on HBR Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources. 
April 17, 2020
Watch the video version of this episode in our new RD Real Talk Facebook community! (The link to join is included in the RD Real Talk newsletter.)  My good RD friend, Cara Harbstreet, joined me for a reverse interview—asking about why I recorded another Intuitive Eating series, what to expect from it, and how we all—as humans and practitioners—grow and evolve. Cara and I talk about our own process of rejecting diet culture and challenging the norms within weight-centric care, while seeing the bigger picture of social justice issues along the way.  We recorded this as both an audio interview (here, for the podcast) and a video! If you want to watch us chat, join us here.  Things coming up!  Pop-Up RD Real Talk Facebook Community  NEW Intuitive Eating Series on the show! WIND Peer Supervision Webinars  Weekly newsletters  Your hosts today: Cara Harbstreet, @StreetSmart.RD  Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review for the show yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast  
April 10, 2020
Carolina (Carol) Guizar joins the show to talk about why diet culture sucks, and what it looks like in the Latinx community. She gets real about her lived experience as a Mexican-American, and a woman in this country, struggling with beauty "ideals", thin-privilege within her family culture, and efforts to fit in and avoid otherness. Recently, Carol has taken her work, and anti-diet message to the Instagram account, @la_eathority. Here, she shares "Intuitive eating+body peace for Latinxs".  Follow Carol @la_eathority, or reach out to work with her through LatinxHealthCollective.com.  Covid-19-related resources mentioned:  @Covid19eatingsupport (collaborative account led by HAES®-aligned providers) Marci Evans and Fiona Sutherland addressing challenges for practitioners, on The Mindful Dietitian podcast FREE WIND hangouts for RDs and RDs2Be (join us in the Facebook group for information) And hey, it's OK if you're not getting ALL the things done right now. There's a pandemic happening. We're living through it. This is unprecedented for most, if not all, of us.  Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review for the show yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
April 3, 2020
Veronica Garnett MS RD joins the show to talk about the realities of her experiences as a fat, black dietitian. Veronica is a Health at Every Size® (HAES), fat-positive, and culinary dietitian and has worked with various vulnerable populations such as folks with food insecurity, substance abuse, and chronic conditions such as HIV/AIDS. We talked about what things aren’t often considered as we try to diversify the nutrition field, her career path, and how to be more culturally competent. Real talk: Veronica shares her own lived experiences with racism and oppression within dietetics. She almost let her credential lapse, but has stuck around to provide her voice and activism to our field.  Of note: We recorded this conversation prior to all the #Covid19 changes to US life, but included a note to address that in the beginning. Online Support for Covid-19: @Covid19EatingSupport, @MoeMotivate, and @ComamosJunxts Have you taken the Listener Survey Yet? Tell us what you think! Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Links Mentioned:  This month our WIND Peer Supervision webinar is brought to you by Veronica. Join with our Pay-what-you-can model: Register here!  Veronica's WIND Webinar on Culturally Sensitive Weight-Inclusive Practices Privilege Walk Video WIND webinars on Teachable!  Follow Veronica’s work:  Veronica’s Instagram: @veronicagarnett Veronica’s Twitter: @veronicagarnett Reclaiming our plate on Instagram: @reclaimingourplate (IG) & @reclaimingourplate (Twitter) Diasporadical Kitchen on Instagram: @diasporadicalkitchen (IG) & @diasporakitchen (Twitter) Black Adventuristas: @blackadventuristas (IG) & @BlkAdventurista (Twitter) -- -- -- -- -- Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
March 27, 2020
Dr. Jeff Hunger joins the show to talk us through an evidence-based rationale for weight-inclusive healthcare. Jeff researches weight stigma, and how to improve the health of marginalized communities. He's the kind of person that can make this interesting to anyone, and is up for challenging the prevailing world views about weight and health.  Oh, and speaking of things going on in the world... We briefly address what's happening with #COVID19 and the diet culture chaos that has ensued. More on that to come, but if you need support, don't hesitate to reach out.  More on that in the RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox a bit more frequently these days. Fill out the RD Real Talk Listener Survey—what do you want more or less of from the show? Keep it real! Other links mentioned:  JeffreyHunger.com An Evidence-Based Rationale for Weight-Inclusive Healthcare Policy (Hunger, Smith, Tomiyama) Tylka's Weight-Inclusive Vs. Weight-Normative Approach paper Twitter: @DrHunger IG: @DrHunger Dr. Kendrin Sonneville's WIND Presentation:  A Research Review: Weight Stigma and Its Impact on Health and Healthcare More Weight Inclusive Nutrition Continuing Ed: WIND on Teachable! -- -- -- --  Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast
March 20, 2020
Aaron Flores, fellow non-diet dietitian, joins the show to chat about why providers need support, and how he’s helping align a national eating disorder treatment center with Health at Every Size® practices. Aaron owns a private practice in Calabasas, California and also works as the HAES® director at the eating disorder treatment facility, Center for Discovery. In his own practice, he uses HAES® and Intuitive Eating practices to help clients find peace with their bodies and food. He is also a certified Body Trust® Provider and the co-host of the podcast, Dietitians Unplugged. Aaron shares about his personal journey in disordered eating and how that led him to the field. We also get real about how it is important it is for providers to get their own help when struggling and ways to normalize and embrace the need for personal help in the field. Resources Mentioned:  2020 RD Real Talk anonymous listener survey. Tell us what you think! How to Start Your Own Nutrition Podcast webinar on RD2RD Marketplace RD-to-RD Support group: weightinclusivenutrition.com/support Preorder the 4th edition of Intuitive Eating!  Aaron’s virtual support group with Dr. Rachel Milner: couldn’t find a link to this Dietitians Unplugged Podcast Follow Aaron’s work:  Aarons Website: smashtheweightriarchy.com Instagram: @aaronfloresrdn Twitter: @AaronFloresRDN Podcast: Dietitians Unplugged Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
March 13, 2020
Dalina Soto, aka @your.latina.nutritionist, joins the show to talk about how she's bringing intuitive eating to her Latina community. Dalina shares insight into her own food and diet culture experiences growing up, and how that translates to her work now. We also talk about how to be culturally sensitive to other cultures while providing non-diet and intuitive eating counseling. And, in the past year, she has started to identify as a weight-inclusive Health at Every Size®-aligned provider, so she shares what helped her make that shift.  Take our 2020 RD Real Talk Listener Survey (Anonymous)! Follow Dalina's work:  NutritiouslyYoursLLC.com  @Your.Latina.Nutritionist (Instagram) Join us for the next WIND Peer Supervision Call for only $10! Resources for You:  Podcast Show Notes: WeightInclusiveNutrition.com/Podcast Podcast Newsletter (monthly) Peer Support Group for RDs!  Fit Fueling for Professionals Webinar Your Host:  Heather Caplan RD: heathercaplan.com @RDRealTalk (Instagram) @HeatherDCRD (Twitter) Thank you for listening! If you have questions or comments for the show, reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail dot com. 
March 6, 2020
Dawn Clifford Ph.D., RD, author of Motivational interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness, and associate professor at Northern Arizona University (NAU) joins us to talk about how she discovered a weight-inclusive approach and Health at Every Size®...and why she wasn't convinced right away.  Now, Dawn is a refreshing agent of change in dietetics education, bringing HAES® and non-diet concepts to her students and peers. She directs a Future Education Model MPH program at NAU and loves to write and connect research on motivational interviewing and weight inclusive practices.  In addition to sharing more about her work with students and fellow educators, we talk about how she navigates conversations on the topics of HAES® and Intuitive Eating with colleagues and how she’s committed to changing the future of dietetics and public health education. Listener Question: Based on what I’ve heard, dietetics education is steeped in diet culture. Should I really pursue the RD credential if I align with Health At Every Size® and a non-diet approach? Is it worth it? Resources Mentioned:  The 2020 RD Real Talk anonymous listener survey. Tell us what you think! WIND Resources can be found here  The new WIND Facebook Page, sharing resources, articles, event updates, and more! Preorder the 4th edition of Intuitive Eating!  Researcher Tracy Tylka’s paper on the weight inclusive versus weight normative approach ASDAH webinar: When your client says, "But I want to lose weight!” The HAES Curriculum resource. Nourish Your Knowledge Facebook group, for RDs2Be. RD Real Talk episode where I chat with Lauren Newman about challenging weight centric teaching, and the follow-up episode with her professor (at the time) Monica Milonovich. HAES Dietetic Educators FB group NAU MPH Program website Follow Dawn’s work: Dawn’s NAU Profile Instagram: @Dawnthedietitan  Twitter: @DawnCliffordRD Youtube Channel: Dawn Clifford's MI Tips Book Website: Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness Colleges listed with HAES® incorporated into parts of the curriculum:  Northern Arizona University Simmons College California State University, Chico State The MPH program at University of Michigan Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
February 28, 2020
It’s just me, y’all! Heather Caplan here, your RD Real Talk host, getting real about some business updates, and personal reflections. What do I wish I had done differently ten years ago? Well, a few things, but first and foremost, I wish I hadn’t been so arrogant/naive. (A little bit of both, TBH.) I needed help. I wish I had asked for it.  Below you’ll find a long list of the things mentioned in today’s episode. But if you want to skip that and get right to it, as I always say, my inbox is always open: RDRealtalk at Gmail dot com.  In no particular order (because my notes are a bit scattered):  THE blog post: “I don’t want to be a dietitian anymore.”  The one with Alissa Rumsey, about building your Mastermind & peer supervision (episode 132) The resource I’ve been using for over two years in my private practice: Pursuing Private Practice For Intuitive Eating RDs! (affiliate link) The 1:1 career coaching/mentoring I offer to fellow RDs and RDs-to-be.  The 2020 RD Real Talk anonymous listener survey. Get in there! The NEW support group & resources for fellow RDs: Updates here! The monthly peer supervision calls through WIND, featuring various experts on various topics.  And some places to get started with more resources and info on WIND and IE:  WIND Bookshelf Tracy Tylka et al’s paper on the weight-inclusive approach Jeffrey Hunger et al’s paper on an evidence-based rationale for weight-inclusive health policy WIND Webinars for 3 CEUs Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
February 21, 2020
Veronica Garnett MS RD and Alissa Rumsey MS RD joined me, Heather Caplan RD, for a “live” recording during the recent NYC WIND Workshop, to talk about their experience adapting to a HAES® and/or intuitive eating centered practice. The conversation explored how a weight inclusive approach works, utilization of supervision resources, and dismantling fat phobia in the dietetics space. We also open the floor for our WIND Workshop participants to ask questions, and talk about their own lived experiences and understanding of HAES®/non-diet-centered practices. Support ASDAH and get involved: SizeDiversityandHealth.org Interested in the RD Group Support to address internalized biases and anti-diet work? Apply for our test program here!  Wanting more from this WIND event? Our virtual registration (3 CEUs) is open through 2/29/2020): Click here!  Monthly Supervision webinars with WIND: Check out the next event here! More about WIND, and upcoming events: WeightInclusiveNutrition.com  Veronica Garnett MS RD VeronicaGarnett.com @VeronicaGarnett (IG) @VeronicaGarnett (Twitter) Alissa Rumsey MS RD AlissaRumsey.com  @AlissaRumseyRD (IG) @AlissaRumseyRD (Twitter) Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
February 14, 2020
Deanna Belleny, MPH, RDN joins the show to chat about how she is progressing the field of dietetics through her role in Diversify Dietetics and helping underserved communities. We talk about the lack of representation in our profession, the experiences of being a dietitian of color, and the importance of mentorship to increase diversity in this field. As a public health practitioner working to improve the healthcare space, she is utilizing her passion to make system level changes in the dietetics field. And of course, we chat about her “Sick of Diet Culture” bio blurb, because, we’re here for that.  Virtual NYC Workshop Registration (open through 2/29/2020): Click here!  Other resources mentioned:  @deanna.rdn (personal Instagram) @diversifydietetics (Instagram) Diversify Dietetics Page (Facebook) Diversify Dietetics (LinkTree) @diversifyrdn (Twitter) Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
February 7, 2020
Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD, joins the show to chat about how weight stigma has impacted healthcare and dietetics. We talk about the lack of weight bias in research, the importance of size diversity, and progressing the field of dietetics to a more weight inclusive lens. Kendrin focuses her research on studying weight stigma as a predictor of poor health outcomes, so that we can begin to digest and dismantle fat phobia in healthcare settings. She’s also bringing this to her students and peers as an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Check out her UofM bio here.  Want to learn more about the impact of weight stigma on healthcare practices, and access to respectful care? Check out Kendrin’s WIND webinar: Weight Stigma Research Review for dietitians and healthcare practitioners! Virtual NYC Workshop Registration (open through Feb. 2020): Click here!  Other resources mentioned:  @kendrinrae (Twitter) Check out one of her papers discussing the disparities in eating disorders diagnosis. Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
January 31, 2020
Anna Sweeney MS CEDRD-S joins the show to talk about what it means to identify as anti-diet, or (vs.) non-diet, and how we are NOT against people who diet, or people who want to lose weight. This is a nuanced discussion between two passionate, real-talking dietitians, about the culture we live in, the norms we're trained to uphold in healthcare, and challenging all of the above.  Anna sees clients in-person at her practice, Whole Life Nutrition, in Concord, MA. And she speaks to all of us, with her anti-diet voice, on social media. @dietitiananna 2020 Listener Survey: Get in here!  Dish out all your real talk.  Resources mentioned: Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics NYC Workshop (Virtual Registration open!) Anti-Diet Resources for RDs: RD Marketplace!  RD2RD.com/vendor/heatherdcRD For RDs: Taking the Non-Diet Approach to Your Nutrition Career (Webinar and Workbook) "What is weight-inclusive nutrition and dietetics?" More stuff: Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
January 24, 2020
Alissa Rumsey MS RD, nutrition therapist and certified intuitive eating counselor, joins the show to chat about the challenges and victories that molded her business to what it is today. We talk about her RD Mastermind retreats, her budgeting journey, money goals and expectations of her private practice. Centering her business around intuitive eating and Health at Every Size® (HAES), we talk about how her philosophy has changed throughout the course of her business career and how it has influenced the community she works with, and the community she builds.. Resource mentioned (affiliate link): Jennifer McGurk's Pursuing Private Practice for Intuitive Eating (Non-Diet) RDs online course and accompanying group supervision and business coaching. I'm in there! Come join us! Alissa is a featured speaker at our upcoming NYC WIND Workshop: Register for the virtual option to watch her presentation (anytime, from anywhere)! Join Alissa for the 2020 RD Mastermind Retreats:  Aspiring Entrepreneurs -- April 3-5, 2020 Established Business Owners -- April 24-26, 2020 Other resources mentioned:  AlissaRumsey.com  @AlissaRumseyRD (IG) Kelly Diels, Feminist Marketing Coach Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics NYC Workshop Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com,  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Show notes live here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/podcast Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!  
January 17, 2020
Marci Evans, MS CEDRD-S LD, comes back to RD Real Talk to chat with us about body image. This conversation pairs with episode 130, featuring Bri Campos LPC, to continue our understanding of, and scope of practice (as dietitians) with, body image healing. Marci also shares some business and life updates, including how she prepared, and set boundaries for, her maternity leave last year.  Marci puts out a call to action for all practitioners: We must do our own work, first. She provides some foundation for how to do that, along with ample resources for professionals who want to learn more about this topic.  Continue to learn about Body Image through our Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) workshops and webinars. More information here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/events Resources mentioned:  WIND NYC Workshop (and virtual option): Register here! “The Body Appreciation Scale” by Laura Avalos, Tracy Tylka and Nichole Wood-Barcalow Dr. Daphne Lordly and her body image, and body perception, research Food Psych episode with Kimmie Singh MS RD (214) Marci's online trainings for professionals Be Nourished Body Trust Provider Training Book: Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach Book: Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff Book: Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body...by Connie Sobczak Book: The Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment by Niva Piran and Tracy Tylka  Book: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk Additional resources we mention (books) are listed here: weightinclusivenutrition.com/books Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
January 10, 2020
Bri Campos, aka @bodyimagewithbri (on Instagram), gives healthcare practitioners the real talk about body image. We talk about what body image is and isn't, her own body image process and how it influenced her work, and the influence of body image on our behaviors, lifestyle, and even career choices. We also dive into Attachment Theory, and how secure attachments might affect body image (among many other things).  Things we mention during the show:  WIND Webinar (for practitioners): How to handle body image conversations by Bri Campos LPC Bri Campos LPC: lifepointscounseling.com  Contact Bri for info about her upcoming group coaching programs!  Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics events: Bri is coming back to speak at our NYC Workshop in February 2020! @bodyimagewithBri Other stuff:  Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD &  @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on Apple Podcasts yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly! 
January 3, 2020
Brenna O'Malley RD, aka @theWellful, joins us with some real talk about eating, and living, without a set of new diet rules. Brenna has a knack for meeting you where you are with an intuitive eating, non-diet message, through her social media and client work. She brings that compassion to this conversation with RD Real Talk listeners. For the RDs tuning in, this episode may help you navigate client sessions this month with All The Diet Talk.  Follow Brenna and The Wellful at @thewellful on Instagram, or on thewellful.com , where you can grab her free Mindful Eating & Satisfaction guide! Other resources mentioned:  Non Diet Approach Webinar & Workbook Anti-Diet Book by Christy Harrison MPH RD  RD Real Talk episode with Christy Harrison about her book, Anti-Diet The Intuitive Eating book (and website) Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your host, Heather Caplan RD: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
December 20, 2019
Lisa Valente, MS RD, the Digital Nutrition and News Editor at EatingWell, joins us again on the show. Our first episode together aired in early 2017. When Lisa listened to it recently, she was surprised by how much her nutrition philosophy, and openness to the concepts of Intuitive Eating, had changed in just over two years. We talk about that process, and her thoughts about it! If you're feeling resistant to IE, or totally new to the ideas, I'm sure you'll relate to Lisa's experiences.  Things of interest:  "What is intuitive eating?" on EatingWell "I tried Intuitive Eating for 2 weeks and here's what happened" on EatingWell.com Lisa Valente MS RD on Twitter and Instagram (@LisaDValente) For dietitians and practitioners: Check out the Non Diet Approach Webinar and extensive Workbook!  Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics (WIND) Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly! 
December 13, 2019
Christy Harrison MPH RD, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and host of the podcast Food Psych, is back on the show, telling us All The Things about her forthcoming book, Anti-Diet (out 12/24!).  Tune in to get a glimpse behind-the-scenes (BTS) of her writing process, research, and publishing this counter-cultural book. Christy shares about the pitching process, title ideas, her ideal audience, her inspiration, and nitty gritty things like how her team created a spreadsheet over three months (that makes me want to take a three month vacation)! Pre-order her book here and follow Christy @chr1styharrison on Instagram.  Other stuff: Your host: Heather Caplan, @RDRealTalk & @heatherdcRD Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
December 6, 2019
Amy Hanneke RD, aka @SatisfyNutrition IG, has experienced some major career moves since we last talked. On her first episode of RD Real Talk (67: IE Stories in Clinical Nutrition), she was working in clinical nutrition and living in rural southern Idaho. She went on to leave her clinical post, set up a booming private practice in Denver, CO, and eventually decided to close up shop and move, again. If you’re interested in setting up your own weight-inclusive, non-diet private practice, check out Pursuing Private Practice-Intuitive Eating, a robust course led by Jennifer McGurk. I (Heather) used it in setting up my own practice! This is an affiliate link. We don’t hear much about the whole private practice, especially the nitty gritty of getting things set up, but more so the tough decision to leave the business world, and become an employee again. All of these choices are deeply personal, and Amy gets real about why this was right choice for her. She also takes us into the world of Satisfy Nutrition, sharing some behind-the-scenes info about her social media world. Another essential resource to both mine and Amy’s private practice: SimplePractice. SimplePractice is an Electronic Health Record for dietitians that provides flexible formatting for show notes, practice documents (templates for Release of Information, Policies, and billing), scheduling, and secure video conferencing! This affiliate link for SimplePractice provides WIND RDs with a special deal: three months for the price of one! Other Stuff: Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly! 
November 29, 2019
Throughout the RD Real Talk podcast series on Health at Every Size®, listeners sent in questions about the concepts and principles of HAES, and how it applies to various situations (and individuals). Jess Campbell, also known as @HAES_StudentDoctor (on Instagram), joined me to discuss these questions, and various resources that may be helpful to you.  Content warning for this episode: We frequently used the words "overweight" and "obesity", only when referencing studies and texts and the weight-centric language in those papers.  Disclaimer: The answers provided to these questions are only intended to educate and inform. We do not intend to replace or replicate individual medical or medical nutrition therapy care.  Stay curious. Keep asking questions. We're here for it, and want this dialogue to continue. Without it, it's far too easy to dismiss paradigm shifts and stay comfortable doing the same thing. But weight-normative healthcare is harmful; fatphobia and weight stigma are harmful; we have to do better.  Resources for more information:  Books for further reading (including the book we mentioned, Harriett Brown's "Body of Truth")  "How Obesity Became a Disease" by Harriett Brown in The Atlantic "Obesity and adverse breast cancer risk and outcome: Mechanistic insights and strategies for intervention" CW: stigmatizing language, weight-centric  "Obesity and Leptin Resistance: Distinguishing Cause from Effect" CW: stigmatizing language, weight-centric Weight Neutral 4 Diabetes Care Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) Other Things: Your host, Heather Caplan RD @RDRealTalk  Reach out anytime, RDRealTalk at Gmail dot com Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox monthly!
November 22, 2019
Tamara Melton, a passionate health informatics dietitian and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Diversity Dietetics (DD), joins me to chat about her career journey, and how DD came to be. We talk about the genesis of Diversify Dietetics—when she had her “aha moment”, how she connected with Deanna Belleney, Co-Founder and Director of Programs, and insight into the (18-month long!!) nonprofit 501(c)3 process.  Go check out Diversify Dietetics on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter , and the Diversity Dietetics’ official website.  Consider donating to Diversify Dietetics’ Fund the Future Fundraiser campaign to help empower future underrepresented RD2Be’s with resources to join the next generation of nutrition experts. From their site, “Less than 10% of all practicing registered dietitians in the United States are People of Color.” ...let’s help change that!    If you cannot donate monetarily, consider ways you can make your work more inclusive and safe, and support the DD community. Also, share the fundraising page!   Other stuff: Your host: Heather Caplan, @RDRealTalk & @heatherdcRD   Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
November 15, 2019
Cara Harbstreet, aka @StreetSmartRD, makes her third return to RD Real Talk with a behind-the-scenes look at HER business. I wanted to dive into this topic with Cara because she's an avid non-diet, weight-inclusive supporter—and is quite outspoken about it most of the time (which I love). But she isn't in private practice!  Cara takes us into the world of brand partnerships, sans private practice or nutrition counseling, and how to build a communications business with a non-diet approach.  Things we mention:  Cara on Twitter, and Instagram (@StreetSmart.RD) Cara's blog, StreetSmartNutrition.com Her "Healthy Eating for Life" Intuitive Eating workbook Burnout, or how to do your best to avoid it Why she has signed on as our unofficial OG WIND ambassador Big things coming up (or back)! If you're curious about weight-inclusive practices, download our free WIND guide here.  And hey, seriously, start YOUR nutrition podcast. This webinar is $15, and gives you ALL the basics.  More WIND Resources, here.  Your host: Heather Caplan, @RDRealTalk & @heatherdcRD  
November 13, 2019
Just me this time! I'm taking you behind the scenes in this RD Real Talk, Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics world. This update includes some things that I've implemented recently that have made my business more sustainable and scalable (eventually), and made my life a little easier (although, sometimes stressful in their own right).  I also give some real-talk about things I've been working on! The things:  RD Real Talk podcast HAES® series RD2RD Vendor Page: RD Real Talk About WIND (weightinclusivenutrition.com) That trip we took with our toddler Fit Fueling Course, 2.0 is here! All the WIND webinars and resources How to start YOUR nutrition podcast My podcast editor: Liquid Sound Studios Molly Bremer (aka @taco-bout-nutrition) Working with Whitney Bateson for WIND marketing! Help out DD: FundtheFutureofDD.org Go! Pre-order the Anti-Diet book  Come hang with us in the WIND Community Send me thoughts / questions! (RDRealTalk at Gmail dot com)
November 8, 2019
To my knowledge, this is the first ever FNCE podcast panel! Huge thanks to the panelists who joined me—fellow HAES®-aligned dietitians—Christy Harrison, Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones, Julie Duffy Dillon, and Rebecca Scritchfield. The room was full of over 50 FNCE-attending dietitians who came to join us for the evening, and it felt amazing to have all that energy in one room.  We talk about: why it's important to use your voice, and how to do that; why we podcast and how it has shaped our businesses; the process of selecting guests and topics, and more!  Thank you to Center for Discovery for being our partner in this event, and helping make it happen!  If you're ready to start YOUR nutrition podcast, get going with this Podcasting Guide for dietitians! OTHER STUFF: Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a rating or review yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox.  
October 31, 2019
WIND speakers gathered for a final Q&A at the end of our DC WIND Symposium day. ICYMI: WIND stands for weight inclusive nutrition and dietetics. You can learn about future events, and resources available now, by visiting weightinclusivenutrition.com .  This "live" recording happened on September 14, 2019, so the publishing is obviously a bit delayed. In any case, the questions were submitted by WIND attendees (which is a mix of therapists, dietitians, and nutrition students), and answered by our speakers and event co-hosts: Kimmie Singh MS RD, Brianna Campos LPC, Fiona Sutherland AUD, Lauren Newman RD, and myself (Heather Caplan RD).  Other things of interest:  One of our event partners, SimplePractice, an electronic health record keeper for dietitians, is offering new users three months for the price of one!  A FREE resource for getting started with Weight-Inclusive practices in dietetics.  The three WIND webinars recorded from the Symposium: How to Handle Body Image Conversations, A Deeper Look at Health at Every Size®, and a Research Review on Weight Stigma, and the Impacts on Healthcare.  Upcoming WIND events!  Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly! 
October 7, 2019
Dianne Bondy is a social justice activist, author of Yoga for Everyone, yoga teacher, and the leader of the Yoga For All movement. She teaches yoga from a body positive, life-affirming perspective and educates yoga instructors around the world on how to make their classes welcoming and accessible for all kinds of practitioners. She also serves on the advisory board for the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). On this episode, Dianne joins me to discuss HAES® principle 5: Life-Enhancing Movement.  More from Dianne:  Yoga for Everyone Dianne Bondy on Youtube Dianne Bondy on Instagram Dianne Bondy on Facebook More resources:  Association for Size Diversity and Health Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics  (WIND) Learn more about Weight Inclusive practices by joining a WIND event, or registering for our webinars! Stay tuned for episodes diving into each principle of HAES®, and follow along for updates @RDRealTalk (your host, Heather Caplan), and via theRD Real Talk from the newsletter.  Have you left a review on Apple Podcasts yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com and your question may be added to our HAES® Q&A episode at the end of the series! This podcast is produced by Liquid Sound Studios.
September 27, 2019
Ani Janzen is studying for her MPH while simultaneously completing her dietetic internship. She is a passionate advocate who sits on the board for the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). As if that is not enough, she is also the founder of Radical Health Alliance, which is a fat positive nonprofit that focuses on improving access to health care and health promoting activities for people in larger bodies without focusing on weight loss. On this episode, Ani joins me to discuss HAES® principle 4: Eating for Well-being.  More from Ani:  Radical Health Alliance on Facebook Radical Health Alliance on Instagram More resources:  Association for Size Diversity and Health Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics  (WIND) Learn more about Weight Inclusive practices by joining a WIND event, or registering for our webinars! Stay tuned for episodes diving into each principle of HAES®, and follow along for updates @RDRealTalk (your host, Heather Caplan), and via theRD Real Talk from the newsletter.  Have you left a review on Apple Podcasts yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com and your question may be added to our HAES® Q&A episode at the end of the series! This podcast is produced by Liquid Sound Studios. 
September 20, 2019
Ashley Seruya, while pursuing her LMSW, is passionate about staying true to the roots of fat activism, and supporting the Health at Every Size® (HAES) movement. She produces doodles to explain concepts and constructs such as weight stigma, weight-based discrimination, fat activism, and thin privilege. On this episode, she joins me to dive into HAES principle 3: Respectful Care.  More from Ashley:  Dear Thin Providers Ashley @cozibae on IG More resources:  Association for Size Diversity and Health Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics  (WIND) Learn more about Weight Inclusive practices by joining a WIND event, or registering for our webinars! Stay tuned for episodes diving into each principle of HAES®, and follow along for updates @RDRealTalk (your host, Heather Caplan), and via theRD Real Talk from the newsletter.  Have you left a review on Apple Podcasts yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com and your question may be added to our HAES® Q&A episode at the end of the series! This podcast is produced by Liquid Sound Studios. 
September 13, 2019
Amee Severson, registered dietitian and HAES®-aligned practitioner, joins me to talk through HAES principle #2: Health Enhancement. There are a lot of layers to this, and I hope we did the topic at least a little bit of justice, addressing the many facets of health, and what "health enhancement" might mean to each individual.   Fun fact, and a follow up on part of our discussion: In 2013, the American Medical Association's own Committee on Science and Public Health advised that ob*sity not be classified as a disease—meaning there wasn't enough science to support it. And, they noted, "It has no symptoms, and it’s not always harmful." The AMA disregarded this advice. You can read more about that here.  Follow Amee Severson's work: @amee_RD (IG) Prospernutritionandwellness.com A read from Amee: 5 Ways You Equate Diet With Health—And You're Wrong More HAES resources:  Association for Size Diversity and Health Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics  (WIND) Learn more about Weight Inclusive practices by joining a WIND event, or registering for our webinars! Stay tuned for episodes diving into each principle of HAES®, and follow along for updates @RDRealTalk (your host, Heather Caplan), and via the RD Real Talk from the newsletter.  Have you left a review on Apple Podcasts yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com and your question may be added to our HAES® Q&A episode at the end of the series! This podcast is produced by Liquid Sound Studios. 
September 6, 2019
The second episode of our Health at Every Size® series dives into HAES® principle #1: Weight Inclusivity.  Taylor Wolfram MS RD comes back on the podcast to discuss weight-inclusive practices, and what they really look like within nutrition, dietetics, and healthcare. On this podcast series, we're exploring each principle of HAES®, inspired by a series of Instagram posts Taylor published earlier this year. Check them out here.  Weight-inclusive information:  The weight-inclusive versus weight-normative approach to health Variability of Body Weight and Health Outcomes in the Framingham Study Probability of an "Obese" Person Attaining a Normal Body Weight BMI and Health Risk Factors More resources:  Association for Size Diversity and Health Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics  (WIND) Learn more about Weight Inclusive practices by joining a WIND event, or registering for our webinars! Stay tuned for episodes diving into each principle of HAES®, and follow along for updates @RDRealTalk (your host, Heather Caplan), and via theRD Real Talk from the newsletter.  Have you left a review on Apple Podcasts yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com and your question may be added to our HAES® Q&A episode at the end of the series! This podcast is produced by Liquid Sound Studios.   
August 29, 2019
Welcome to the RD Real Talk HAES® podcast series! It starts with this introduction episode, featuring an interview with Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani, aka Dr. G. She's a HAES®-aligned physician who specializes in the treatment, and medical management of, eating disorders. Dr. G is humble, honest, passionate, and knowledgeable with it comes to everything, but especially weight-inclusive, non-harming care for her patients.  Learn more about Dr. G's work:  Gaudiani Clinic @GaudianiClinic (IG) Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders More resources:  Association for Size Diversity and Health Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics  (WIND) Learn more about Weight Inclusive practices by joining a WIND event, or registering for our webinars! Stay tuned for episodes diving into each principle of HAES®, and follow along for updates @RDRealTalk (your host, Heather Caplan), and via theRD Real Talk from the newsletter.  Have you left a review on Apple Podcasts yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com and your question may be added to our HAES® Q&A episode at the end of the series! This podcast is produced by Liquid Sound Studios.   
July 26, 2019
Nicola Salmon, a UK-based fat-positive fertility specialist, joins us to talk about her personal experiences becoming a mom, activism, and being an ally. We talk about why women deserve fat-positive, weight-inclusive fertility (and overall healthcare, of course). We take a hard look at the evidence, some of which we're still missing because the research world is still heavily weight-centric. And we review ways in which ALL of us can do better to support practitioners that are weight-inclusive.  Follow Nicola's work: @FatPositiveFertility | FatPositiveFertility.com The things we referenced: Nicola's free resource: The Fat Girl's Guide to Getting Pregnant "Exaggerating the Risks Again" via The Well-Rounded Mama "When You're Told You're Too Fat to Get Pregnant" by Virginia Sole-Smith for New York Times* A diagram "comparing 'maximal efficiency' outcomes in IVF" by Jess @HAES_StudentDoctor Advocating for weight-inclusive healthcare/assessing whether you'll receive fat-positive healthcare, by Nicola Salmon Additional resources:  A Review of Pregnancy in Women Over 35 Stigma in Practice: Barriers to Health for Fat Women Weight-loss surgery and risk of pregnancy and birth complications *Snippets from the article (though the full text is an important read):  “In 1952, a pair of Boston physicians published a study in The New England Journal of Medicine titled “The Relation of Obesity to Menstrual Disturbances.” The authors surveyed 100 women between the ages of 16 and 40 who had been given diagnoses of menstrual disorders and compared their weights with a control group with no reproductive health issues. 43% of the patients with menstrual disorders weighed 20% or more than their “ideal weight,” compared with just 13% of the control subjects. Their findings, the authors concluded, gave ‘factual proof to the clinical impression of the association of obesity and menstrual disturbances.’” A study done like this today would likely not go so far as to claim ‘factual proof’, but rather correlation with weight and menstrual disorders. However, it’s crucial to look at all of the factors, instead of zoning in on one (weight).   “...data collected on 7,327 pregnancies from 1959 to 1965 --it took heavier women a median of one to two months longer to conceive, compared with women with B.M.I.s in the “normal weight” range. A 2015 study of 1,602 Italian women undergoing I.V.F. found that the bigger women were just as likely to get pregnant, but were more likely to miscarry. All in all, the research shows a correlating decline in successful pregnancy rates as B.M.I. rises.” (The latter is also true of age.) “In comparison, a 2008 evidence review of the relationship between maternal age and stillbirth risk found that thinner women over 35 were also almost twice as likely to have a stillborn delivery compared with their younger counterparts.” OTHER STUFF:  Reach out with questions for the show, comments, or feedback anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com  Follow Heather Caplan's work: HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk
July 12, 2019
[Replay!] Jessica Jones, dietitian and co-host of Food Heaven podcast, joins me to chat about her career, and then, Whole30. January seems like the most popular time for people to "try" the Whole30, so we're here to try and help you avoid that path. I put out a call to social media, asking people why they've done the Whole30, and what they liked about it, to try and integrate various perspectives.  Tune into our conversation to learn why Whole30 isn't the best way to adopt new habits like meal planning, trying new recipes, and eating to feel better. There are many other ways to do all of the above, without extreme food restrictions or rigid food rules.  We address: meal planning, recipes, digestive issues, sugar addiction (or lack thereof), PCOS, and the hidden threat of deprivation.  Most of the things we talked about: Food heaven show on YouTube, and the Food Heaven podcast “I guess the Whole30 is very much still a thing”, on my blog Marci Evans on Food Addiction: Food Pscyh & RD Real Talk (#26) “Why Fear of Sugar Addiction May Be More Toxic Than Sugar Is” by Rebecca Scritchfield RD PCOS Nutrition resources: Julie Duffy Dillon & Rachael Hartley   Other stuff: Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
July 5, 2019
Heather and Robyn keep this holiday-week episode simple, focusing on a listener question about how to handle social (and familial) food comparisons when eating. They provide intuitive eating, and mindfulness-based nutrition therapy tips for RDs and non-RDs alike.  Disclaimer: Answers to listener questions are provided with the intent to help educate, inform, and give food for thought. These episodes are not meant to replace individual nutrition counseling or medical care.  For a chance to get your question answered on an upcoming show, reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at gmail dot com.  For more about each episode, go to heathercaplan.com/realtalk Other stuff:  Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your hosts:  Heather Caplan RD : Twitter: @heatherDCRD, Instagram: @RDRealTalk Robyn Nohling RD FNP: @thereal_lifeRD, Real Life Women's Health Have you left a review for the show yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly! 
June 28, 2019
Robyn and Heather chat about two different existential RD crises today. One is a listener question about how to offer (or not offer) (un)solicited nutrition and health advice to people you love, the other a case of cognitive dissonance, fatigue, and career-choice-questioning.  The post titled "I don't want to be a dietitian anymore" is the highest viewed blog on Heather's site, which led to a conversation about the comments, sentiments, and fatigue shared among those who have found this read. (And maybe that's you!) Hopefully this conversation offers some solace!  Links to other things mentioned:  Robyn's private practice Heather's private practice Robyn's journey to FNP, RDN #INSPIRDtoSEEK (Haley Goodrich's community for RDs) Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics events  Questions or requests for our next Q&A? Reach out, anytime: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Other stuff: Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics (WIND) Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your hosts: Heather Caplan RD : Twitter: @heatherDCRD, Instagram: @RDRealTalk Robyn Nohling RD FNP: @thereal_lifeRD, https://thereallife-rd.com  Have you left a review for the show yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!
June 21, 2019
Fiona Sutherland, APD RYT joins the podcast to talk about both the highs and lows of her path toward the non-diet approach (NDA). Fiona is a prolific provider with online and in-person resources for all types of clinicians, while she focuses on private practice, teaching, and sports nutrition. Fiona is heading to the United States this year, from her home base in Melbourne Australia, to provide the NDA to dietitians in Houston, Toronto, and of course, Washington DC!  Listen to learn more about Fiona's career, why it's important to remain a student and open to learning, and where you can meet her this year! Links:  Fiona Sutherland on Twitter and Instagram Fiona’s online resources for practitioners NDA workshop (in Washington DC, Houston, and Toronto) WIND Symposium WIND Webinars Other stuff:  Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community, for just $1. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox!
June 14, 2019
RD Real Talk podcast friends, Kelly Jones MS RD and Kim Hoban RD, recently launched a new podcast, "Imperfect Health". I got to join them as their first guest, talking about all things postpartum. The three of us have been friends for years, and happened to become first-time-moms around the same time. I'm sharing the first episode here, but tune into Imperfect Health for Part 2!  Other things discussed:  Weight inclusive nutrition and dietetics (WIND) symposium registration is open! Check out weightinclusivenutrition.com for more details about the event(s) and our speakers.   HAES podcast series coming to RD Real Talk soon!  As always, don't hesitate to reach out with questions: RDRealTalk@gmail.com  More about the Imperfect Health podcast:  The show where two intuitive eating dietitians chat about fitting in fitness, nourishing our minds and bodies, raising our families and nurturing relationships; all while trying to achieve career goals, too. Join me and co-host Kelly Jones for fun, inspiring and informative conversations about Imperfect Health.  
June 7, 2019
Heather and Robyn take on a listener question about the "problems" that are stereotypes of higher weight. What about things like osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, painful periods, or even the size of an airplane seat? What then?  After a little time spent on life and business updates (per usual), we dive into what Health at Every Size (HAES) means, using a wider lens with clients, and providing everyone the option of putting weight aside.  If you're open to learning more about HAES, stay tuned for an upcoming podcast series that dives into each principle of the movement! And for now, consider joining us at the next Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) Symposium in Washington DC, on September 14, 2019. Registration is open! Things we talked about today:  ASDAH, and HAES® Facts Lane 9 Project Female Athlete Conference Intuitive Eating resources (c/o Alissa Rumsey MS RD) EDRDPro Membership site!  Fit Fueling course for sports nutrition + IE  And the WIND webinar, "How to have conversations with clients about weight loss" by Jennifer McGurk RD CEDRD, is included in this bundle that you can access (3 CEUs).  Questions or requests for our next Q&A? Reach out, anytimet: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Other stuff: Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community, for just $1. Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your hosts: Heather Caplan RD : Twitter: @heatherDCRD, Instagram: @RDRealTalk Robyn Nohling RD FNP: @thereal_lifeRD, https://thereallife-rd.com
May 31, 2019
[Replay from the RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating series!]  Jennifer Rollin, MSW LCSW-C and eating disorder specialist, joins me to talk about the spectrum of emotional eating. The seventh principle of Intuitive Eating addresses the times in life when we may try to numb emotions with food, or feel emotions because of food. We talk about personality traits, learning to recognize emotions, and our physiological responses to psychological stress. Jennifer's work can be found on her site: jenniferrollin.com. She also writes about the anti-diet movement, and eating disorder recovery, for the Huffington Post. She also has a series of webinars, found here. Follow her work on Instagram: @jennifer_rollin Join the next Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics (WIND) Symposium in Washington DC on September 14! More information: weightinclusivenutrition.com Questions? Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail dot com. For more information about this series, and my work, visit HeatherCaplan.com or follow along @HeatherDCRD on Twitter, or follow @RDRealTalk on Instagram.    
May 24, 2019
Heather opens up about some mistakes made during the first WIND event, and other business/life updates!
May 10, 2019
Heather and Robyn provide a few answers to your questions today, addressing feedback from fellow healthcare providers when trying to take a non-diet, HAES-informed approach to patient care, and the limbo of “pseudo-recovery”, or that time in someone’s intuitive eating journey where they’re not quite sure what to do next. If you’re a nutrition professional looking to learn more about this non-diet, weight-inclusive approach, consider joining us at the next Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) event, coming up on September 14 in Washington DC! Registration opens May 13, on weightinclusivenutrition.com. Questions or requests for our next Q&A? Reach out, anytimet: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com   Other stuff: Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community, for just $1. Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your hosts: Heather Caplan RD : Twitter: @heatherDCRD, Instagram: @RDRealTalk Robyn Nohling RD FNP: @thereal_lifeRD, https://thereallife-rd.com  Have you left a review for the show yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars.  Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!
May 3, 2019
Kara Lydon, aka The Foodie Dietitian, and carb afficionado, joins me to talk about All Things Carbohydrates, and why it's okay to consume carbs, regularly. We also talk about her career evolution—from Big Company Marketing Expert to Entrepreneur with a Part-Time Private Practice and Media/Consulting business.  THE Carbohydrate Resource: Make Peace With Carbs  Kara's recipes and work can be found on her site: KaraLydon.com Other stuff: Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community, for just $1. Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!
April 26, 2019
Heather and Robyn get real about pelvic floor health and when it may be a good time to reach out to a Physical Therapist, and then dive into the nuances of Intuitive Eating and food allergies. Robyn recently had to cut out dairy due to her little babe's dairy protein allergy, and takes us BTS of the diagnosis, her initial response, and how IE does, completely, work in the presence of these specific needs.  Things we mentioned:  Abby Bales, Queen of Pelvic Floor Health aka @ReformPTNYC Food allergy vs. food intolerance Send us questions! RDRealTalk@Gmail.com  Follow along:  Robyn @thereallife_RD Heather @RDRealTalk  Other stuff:   Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community, for just $1. Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!
April 19, 2019
Kimmie Singh MS RD2Be joins us to talk about all things weight-inclusive care for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Kimmie describes how her "informal" nutrition education started young, while she was studying physics in college, when she was diagnosed with PCOS at age 19. Given little medical guidance or nutrition resources, Kimmie took it up on herself to learn how to manage her symptoms.  Much of what we see in the PCOS literature focuses on weight-normative care and promotes weight loss or "weight management". This episode provides information on how and why this approach will likely fail, and how to effectively manage PCOS without a focus on weight.  Stay tuned for a review of a weight-focused commentary in a recent AND journal, Kimmie's personal experiences, and a PCOS Q&A.  Things we talk about:  Julie Duffy Dillon and Kimmie Singh's 10-episode PCOS podcast series  PCOSandfoodpeace.com Kimmie's detailed blog series about PCOS on JulieDillonRD.com ASDAH Provider Network (for weight-inclusive healthcare) More about Kimmie Singh MS RD2Be: TastingAbudance.com Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community, for just $1.   Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review of the show yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!
April 12, 2019
Thin privilege exists. It's not a blessing, an entitlement, a praise on anyone's body size (or lack thereof), it's not a label, not something you've asked for, and not something you've earned. It is sociocultural and systemic. It is oppressing body types that exist outside the accepted norm. It is the ease of existing in this world, as Cara Harbstreet put it, "without the shadow of weight stigma following you around."  But first: Robyn Nohling and I co-host this episode and do a quick real-life-check-in, talk about why people ask food/health questions to the non-experts, and then, of course, thin privilege.  The post that re-sparked this discussion about thin privilege in the dietetics world: "We have to talk about thin privilege" by Kathleen Meehan RD. More:  What it is and what it is NOT (@RDRealTalk) Not up to you to decide (@streetsmart.RD) Contributing to weight stigma (@theRDnutritionist) Make room for discomfort (@hgoodrichRD) Not to insult or label people (@theintuitive_RD) Comments, feedback, and thoughts on this show: RDRealTalk@gmail.com Join the conversation, and the RD Real Talk community (with an open mind): Patreon.com/RDRealTalk
April 5, 2019
Crystal Savoy MS RD joins me on the show to talk about her career path, how to stop counting calories (or help your clients through it), body changes, and grieving the thin ideal. Crystal studied at Simmons College, gaining a rare dietetics education in eating disorder treatment, and quickly landed her dream job as an associate dietitian with Real Life Women's Health (led by Robyn Nohling FNP RD).  Things we talk about:  Killing it at HAES Facebook group for RDs2Be Marci Evans on RD Real Talk (episode #29) National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Grieving the "thin ideal" on GenerousPlan.com More about: Crystal Savoy MS RD | @brainnutritionRD Other stuff: Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community, for just $1. Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!
March 29, 2019
Almost everything is impermanent, actually. Including this podcast! But we're here for now, and it's the 100th episode of RD Real Talk! Today's episode covers everything from "adrenal fatigue" vs. allostatic load (as a follow up to episode 99), and then dives right into Instagram fatigue, and learning to sit with discomfort in various life stages and transitions. Know what our vulnerabilities are; learn how to set boundaries; remember that most things are impermanent (i.e. this too shall pass).  Read: Robyn's blog post on adrenal fatigue We talk a lot about women's reproductive health in this episode. If you're curious to learn more, Robyn and I were part of a panel that recorded this educational webinar: Nutrition for Women's Reproductive Health. Register to access the recording and the workbook!  Other stuff:  Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community, for just $1. Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly! About your host: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk.
March 22, 2019
Heather and Robyn are back to co-host this episode of RD Real Talk, talking about stress, and Allostatic Load (or overload). We're both in a certain phase of life where "overwhelm" comes easily, and we have to consistently reassess how much our buckets can hold. Allostatic Load: "Stressed or stressed out: What is the difference?"  Robyn wrote a great blog post about Allostatic load, so if you want to dive in further, read on.  Things we discuss:  how running can be part of joyful movement and a balanced relationship with health exercise  why I (Heather) didn't go after that half-marathon PR  real life, imperfect human moments how to tell when your bucket might be WAY TOO full Questions or feedback, or just a story about allostatic load in your life? Reach out: RDRealTalk@gmail.com  Other stuff: Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community. Join here, for just $1. Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusiveconference.com Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!
March 15, 2019
Kevin Klatt, Ph.D and RD2Be, joins me on the show to talk about the science of weight loss, and how diets repeatedly fail (to both stand the test of time, and result in sustainable body changes). At one point, Kevin added himself, and his story, to the National Weight Control Registry. More recently, he wrote an article for the impressive online SELF Weight Issue, titled "Why Weight Loss Diets Fail". We talk about it all—including random diet culture moments from the depths of history.  This episode is in partnership with Jennifer McGurk's NEW online course for dietitians looking to start, or continue building, a private practice focused on the intuitive eating philosophies. Check out the course:  Pursuing Private Practice—Intuitive Eating Edition Other things mentioned: Why Weight Loss Diets Fail in the SELF Weight Issue One example of the parallels between diet culture and some religious beliefs (there are a lot of things we could link here; if you're curious, do a quick search and keep reading!)  The IE-HAES Debate Tweet Nutrition Wonk (Kevin's n=2 podcast co-host)  Kevin Klatt, Ph.D @kcklatt
March 8, 2019
Robyn Nohling, aka The Real Life RD and head dietitian at Real Life Women's Health, joins me on this episode to chat everything from the working-mom-life to private practice to our stance on the term "Ideal" body weights. This is our first episode co-hosting the show (with many more to come), so let us know what you think! Links:  Robyn's Blog: The Real Life RD Heather's Blog: Real Talk RD Female Athlete Conference Weight Inclusive Dietetics information Questions, comments, concerns, or feedback about this episode (#97): Email me anytime, RDRealTalk at gmail.com Support the show and chat with me every month, by becoming a Patreon member for just $1! Keep in touch by subscribing to the RD Real Talk Newsletter.  
March 1, 2019
Haley Goodrich, INSPIRD private practice dietitian and co-leader of the #INSPIRDtoSEEK Facebook group for nutrition entrepreneurs, joins me on this episode to talk about holding space for our clients. But first, we dive into the evolution of her business, and her own process of embracing a non-diet approach and learning how to do some uncomfortable work.  This episode touches on how we can do less harm and more good by addressing our egos, our expectations, and our learned behaviors that suggest we have to have "The Fix" and provide tangible takeaways every time—and changing that approach. Instead, we are learning to be present with another person and their story, without always having (or needing) a solution.  We touch on thin and body privilege, weight stigma, expanding your business, and starting to see how weight inclusive practices apply beyond nutrition therapy and into the world around us.  Links mentioned:  #INSPIRDtoSEEK Facebook group INSPIRD Nutrition, Haley's private practice in Pittsburgh, PA What we've learned about Holding Space (h/t Fiona Sutherland, of The Mindful Dietitian) Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) events  Weight Stigma 88 Acres partnership with RD Real Talk and WIND events helped bring this episode to your ears. Check out their Nutrition Collaborative for professionals!  Other stuff: Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community. Join here, for just $1. Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars.  Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!  
February 14, 2019
How can we practice more weight-inclusivity in healthcare? In dietetics? Why does this approach feel threatening, and divisive? What can we do about the lack of diversity in dietetics? Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) Workshop recording: These aren’t easy questions to answer, or even talk about. But it’s necessary that we look at these issues and get ready to take them on. It’s imperative that we stop promoting and engaging weight-based discrimination. It’s unethical to suggest weight-loss is always a path to better health. In this panel discussion, and first ever live podcast recording for the show, you’ll hear dietitians Alissa Rumsey, Beth Rosen, Jennifer McGurk, and Heather Caplan (me). This was preceded by three continuing education sessions (outlined here), which are now recorded webinars available for purchase! WIND Virtual Registration—Get three webinars focused on weight-inclusive practices! Join the WIND email list for future event and production updates. Things we talked about: Nicole Antoinette’s Newsletter Representation: The 67% project Diversify Dietetics & their scholarship fund The non-diet approach isn’t easy work The Fat Sex Therapist (and sharing messages from marginalized communities) Research being done by one of our attendees, Kendrin Sonneville ScD RD Marci Evans: Resources for professionals “Sick Enough”, by Jennifer Gaudiana, with a section on bariatric surgery Music used in this episode, “New Frontier” via premiumbeat.com   Other stuff: Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community. Join here, for just $1. Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk.  Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com   
February 7, 2019
It's just me on this one, because #lifehappens. It's also a deep dive into the Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics events I launched in late 2018, giving you a little glimpse behind the scenes. Here are the links and resources mentioned:  Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) events  JOIN US virtually, since the NYC workshop sold out Alissa Rumsey MS RD—my partner in launching the NYC WIND Workshop  The RD Real Talk episode with Alissa Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)  International Weight Stigma conference Get on the WIND email list for updates about upcoming events and workshops.  Register for access to the inaugural WIND Workshop webinars, for 3 CEUs!  And other stuff:  Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community. Join here, for just $1. Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!
February 1, 2019
Emily Travis, MPH RD, joins me to talk about all things dating, socializing, and maintaining your intuitive eating preferences. Emily regales us with stories from her dating experiences, from inappropriate comments to a waiter offering some #DietCulture tips. We're not here for that, y'all.  Emily offers more information about this topic on her site: WeAll-Eat.com.  We cover everything from friendships to romantic relationships, but I do want to acknowledge that this is mostly a conversation about "traditional" dating, in hetero-normative relationships. So, I want to welcome YOUR stories, too. Have a different perspective to add to the mix? Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk@Gmail.com  Before we dive into all things dating, I share a little real-talk-moment about an unpleasant run-in with diet culture on social media. Maybe you can relate to that, too.  For more, follow Emily @weall_eat on Instagram.  Other stuff: Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community. Join here, for just $1. Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusiveconference.com | Virtual registration: get three webinars for 3 CEUs!  Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk.  Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!
January 25, 2019
Kelsey Miller, author of the 5-year column "The Anti-Diet Project" on Refiner29, and force behind The 67 Percent Project, joins me for a chat about all things real life, and Not dieting. Kelsey shares the moment, "somewhere between an epiphany and a panic attack," when she decided to be done with dieting. And from there, what's next? An eating coach, the Intuitive Eating book, writing her memoir (see below), and how life can be hard, either way.  We also touch on representation in pop culture, and a different way to look at some of our favorite shows (again!), a la her newest book.  More of Kelsey's work:  Big Girl, a memoir  I'll Be There For You, a book about FRIENDS KelseyMiller.com @MsKelseyMiller Other stuff:  Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community. Join here, for just $1. Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusiveconference.com. Join us virtually for the first event!  Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk. Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!  
January 18, 2019
Taylor Wolfram, dietitian, vegan advocate, and HAES practitioner, wants you to know what veganism is, and what it definitely isn't (e.g. a diet). She posted about this on Instagram recently, knowing it would spark some controversy but willing to take that on. "It's just the tip of the iceberg," she wrote in her post on Instagram.  We answer a listener's question about some family health history and current heart health issues, related to veganism.  We talk about how veganism and the Eating Disorder treatment worlds can seem at odds.  We talk about the Health Halo and pervasive Diet Culture messaging surrounding veganism, and how to decode it.  And we talk about why Taylor's passion is helping vegans embrace Health at Every Size, and vice versa.  Taylor: @TaylorWolframRD , wholegreenwellness.com Resources mentioned:  ASDAH webinars Body Respect, by Linda Bacon PhD TheVeganRD.com Even Vegans Die The Full Helping Join us for the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetic events!  Virtual registration for 3 sessions on weight stigma, weight cycling, and weight-inclusive practices for core areas of dietetics Other stuff: Join the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our community, Patreon.com/RdRealTalk Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk.  Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!  
January 12, 2019
Replay! Lindsay Stenovec, dietitian and host of The Nurtured Mama podcast, joins me to talk about the tenth principle of Intuitive Eating. At the end, nutrition is brought back into the picture! This book was authored by two dietitians, after all.  Lindsay and I talk about why it's important that nutrition is taken OFF the table while clients work on eating intuitively. Diet culture has hijacked our thoughts around nutrition, making it nearly impossible to feel "good" about eating anything but fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Orthorexia, an eating disorder defined by an unhealthy fixation on eating healthy foods, is an eating disorder that's hard for some people to even recognize. Dieting is the norm.  In this episode, we hope to help you understand why it's OK—healthy, even—to put nutrition thoughts away while you work on other aspects of Intuitive eating, including self-trust and self-awareness. And it's OK to be interested in nutrition again, eventually.  Lindsay's work and Nurtured Mama community can be found on her website, nutritioninstincts.com . Other stuff: Join the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our community, Patreon.com/RdRealTalk Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
January 11, 2019
Replay! Paige Smathers, dietitian and host of the podcast Nutrition Matters, joins me to dive into the sixth principle of Intuitive Eating. Satisfaction is different than satiety, but it can take some time to identify their unique qualities. Our diet-focused culture has a hard time with satisfaction, as it implies feeling pleasure in your food experiences. Our clients have struggled with this principle, as it requires coming to peace with our food preferences and cravings.  Links we talk about on the episode:  Don't Let Trader Joe's Make You Feel Guilty About Eating Paige's podcast episode about Intuitive Eating  10 Principles of Intuitive Eating Read the book: Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works Other stuff: Join the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our community,Patreon.com/RdRealTalk Learn more about Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics education and events.  Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
January 10, 2019
Replay! Julie Duffy Dillon, aka the Food Peace RD, joins me to discuss Intuitive Eating (IE) Principle #3: Make Peace With Food. All foods! Not just the healthy, or "fun", foods.  We start by outlining what's called "The Last Supper Phenomenon" of dieting. This sets everyone up for failure, yet we see it happen so often.  It's just one factor that pulls your dieting pendulum too far to one side, so it will inevitably swing right back.  Read the book: Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works Julie and I dig into the importance of making peace with all foods, how this concept is largely misunderstood, and what steps anyone can take to start the process. As Julie says, EVERY food has its place, and anything can be unhealthy for us in excess. (Yep, even broccoli!) For more on Intuitive Eating, check out the FULL Intuitive Eating RD Real Talk podcast series.  Other stuff: Join the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our community, Patreon.com/RdRealTalk Learn more about Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics education and events.  Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
January 4, 2019
Replay! This episode originally aired in January 2018, but it's a topic we can't talk about enough. Honoring Hunger.  Jennifer McGurk joins me to discuss Intuitive Eating principle #2: Honoring Your Hunger. At the time of recording, I was pregnant and she had just given birth, so we start with some real talk about the IE lessons these experiences will teach you! If you decide to skip ahead, we get into the principle and how it's essential to intuitive eating. It's also crucial to have acknowledged your diet mentality, and put any goals of weight loss (or "management" aside) in order to really hear and heed your body's hunger signals.  Jennifer is an eating disorder specialist, so part of our conversation touches on how this principle is used for eating disorder treatment, when appropriate.  Check out Jennifer's work and resources on her site: EatwithKnowledge.com Questions? Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail dot com. Learn more about weight inclusive nutrition practices, and how that combines with Intuitive Eating: weightinclusiveconference.com  Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter for more show notes, personal anecdotes, and weekly reads.  Join the conversation by participating in the RD Real Talk Patreon community: Patreon.com/RDRealTalk
December 30, 2018
Replay! This is the episode that kicked of the RD Real Talk podcast Intuitive Eating series—10 episodes all about the principles, and evidence, behind Intuitive Eating (IE). Evelyn Tribole is one of the co-authors of the book on Intuitive Eating, and dishes about how the idea came to be, why she wrote it (with Elyse Resche), and what that was like in the mid-90s. For reference: It was first published in 1995! If you haven't already, buy the book and dig in.  For now, tune in to hear it all from the OG IE dietitian herself.  Other stuff: Join the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our community, Patreon.com/RdRealTalk Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com  
December 21, 2018
Jessica Jones, dietitian and host of Food Heaven podcast, joins me to chat about her career, and then, Whole30. January seems like the most popular time for people to "try" the Whole30, so we're here to try and help you avoid that path. I put out a call to social media, asking people why they've done the Whole30, and what they liked about it, to try and integrate various perspectives.  Tune into our conversation to learn why Whole30 isn't the best way to adopt new habits like meal planning, trying new recipes, and eating to feel better. There are many other ways to do all of the above, without extreme food restrictions or rigid food rules.  We address: meal planning, recipes, digestive issues, sugar addiction (or lack thereof), PCOS, and the hidden threat of deprivation.  Most of the things we talked about: Food heaven show on YouTube, and the Food Heaven podcast “I guess the Whole30 is very much still a thing”, on my blog Marci Evans on Food Addiction: Food Pscyh & RD Real Talk (#26) “Why Fear of Sugar Addiction May Be More Toxic Than Sugar Is” by Rebecca Scritchfield RD PCOS Nutrition resources: Julie Duffy Dillon & Rachael Hartley   Other stuff: Join the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our community, Patreon.com/RdRealTalk Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
December 15, 2018
Solo episode! I used to blog about business updates, but I took it to the podcast this time. A year-in-review type thing, addressing things that I started but didn't continue, how I make business decisions, risks I've taken, and things that are new.  *If you know the lyrical reference, you get me.  Links referenced in the episode: Previous business updates, on the blog The weekly newsletter Weight inclusive nutrition and dietetics (WIND) events My intern, Nicole Nguyen (@stillandwell) Lane9Project.org (and our Facebook group) Webinar: How to use the core concepts of Intuitive Eating with Sports Nutrition Wall Quote: “99 Diets” FitFueling.com Whitney Bateson’s digital strategy for dietitians SimpleMills.com   Other stuff: Join the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our community, Patreon.com/RdRealTalk Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
December 7, 2018
Jessi Haggerty, aka host of The Body Love Project podcast, joins me on the show. We talk about how she began questioning the efficacy of weight-loss diets in college, and how that felt as a young RD. Jessi is also a personal trainer, tired of the fat-phobia and fear-based food messaging in the fitness industry. Her work is based around body inclusivity, women's health, and creating environments supportive of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES).  Also in this episode: Jessi shares a personal update that explains why we've heard a little less from her on her podcast and blog this year. And we dive into a discussion about how our favorite TV shows of yore don't quite hold up in the body and weight-inclusive world we want to foster. (Looking at you, FRIENDS and SATC. Though, the list is long!)  Things and links mentioned in the show:  Jessi Haggerty Real Talk blog post: "I don't want to be a dietitian anymore" The Body Love Project podcast Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Way That Works, by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resche  Intuitive Eating podcast series on RD Real Talk The One About Friends, by Kelsey Miller #WokeCharlotte & Every Outfit on SATC Extended conversations about podcast episodes, Q&A, and community chats with the RD Real Talk Patreon! Join here, for just $1.  Interested in the Weight-Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics event series? Join our email list! More: weightinclusiveconference.com  This episode is sponsored by Simple Mills. Check out their snacks, baking mixes, and frostings on SimpleMills.com Other stuff: Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Thank you for listening! 
November 23, 2018
Emily Kyle recently published a post on her site, titled, "I Am Not An Anti-Diet Dietitian". Naturally, I thought, we should talk about that. Emily and I discuss everything from desires for weight loss to both acute, and chronic health diseases and managing symptoms through—dare we say—a specific diet.  Most important: We talk to each other with an open-mind, acknowledging that sometimes we may think we disagree on things, but really it's all in the message. (And recognizing each other's humanity.)  More you'll hear about on this episode:  Emily's experience with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Realizing, this is almost always true.  Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) event series Jannibas.  A listener's question about one of the main things Emily and I discussed: How to make diet changes for health, without feeling like you've abandoned Intuitive Eating.  Other stuff: Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the RD Real Talk community, by supporting the show. You can start with just $1. 
November 16, 2018
Shanna Hutcheson, aka the dietitian behind Wellness for the Win. She stopped calorie counting in January 2017, and wrote a blog post about it on her site. We talk about her process of personally, and then professionally, incorporating the principles of Intuitive Eating that resonate with her. We talk about why she changed her tune, and embraced a life without calorie counting. We talk about her adorable doggos. And we talk about how it feels to enter this non-fad-diet world and feel a little clumsy at first—Am I saying "this" right? Does this resonate? Does it help? But first, I start today's episode by diving into a hot topic: The latest research touting a Low-Carbohydrate diet for "weight maintenance". Fun, right? You can read a summary of the research here, but I encourage you read the whole thing (full access on BMJ).  And if you're interested, join the email list for updates on the Weight-inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics events! -- -- -- Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com  And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the RD Real Talk community, by supporting the show. You can start with $1!
November 2, 2018
Kim Hoban is back on the show today, an RD Real Talk OG. We both have gone through significant life changes this year, becoming new moms. Kim was on a wild ride during pregnancy, with everything from placenta previa to gestational diabetes to, our shared experience, carpal tunnel. We talk about cravings—one that brought me out of a pescetarian lifestyle (which I'm thankful for)—and what might be at the root of them. And we talk about life, because sometimes we need a break from talking about nutrition.  Things mentioned during the show:  Kim, and her daily work in being an advocate for her own health-autonomy, as well as yours. Find more: KHnutrition.com The Nurtured Mama community  Real Food for Pregnancy, by Lily Nichols  Other stuff: Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars.  Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles. Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the RD Real Talk community, by supporting the show. You can start with $1!  
October 19, 2018
Kelly Jones is my business partner in Fit Fueling—our online course that integrates sports nutrition and intuitive eating practices for active women. We've been running the course for over 18 months now, and learn something new every time! In this episode, we chat about how and why we decided to start an online course, the systems we use, the failures and successes we've had, and what we're doing now. We also dive into the most frequently asked questions from our groups, and how we feel bout weight set point, calorie intake for athletes (and humans), and the tracking apps that just won't die.  Register to join our next group on FitFueling.com!  More about Kelly and her work: kellyjonesnutrition.com | @kellyjonesRD Other stuff:  Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Follow along: @RDRealTalk | heathercaplan.com Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles.  Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the RD Real Talk community, by supporting the show. You can start with $1 per month!   
October 12, 2018
Cara Harbstreet, of StreetSmart Nutrition and a new startup, Libre Connections, joins me to talk business, investing in yourself, and mind mapping! (I had to look up what mind-mapping is, btw.) She's gone from being a new RD with a full-time job, to starting her private practice, to joining a startup incubator all in just a few years. She had an idea, and ran with it. Cue: Libre Connections.  We talk about successes and failures in business, starting something and learning along the way, and what happens when you invest in yourself (even if it's just a few bucks to get you started). Oh, and we talk about being sassy on Twitter (@StreetSmartRD).  Check out Cara's new podcast, You Can Eat With Us.  Other stuff: Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles. Follow along on social: @heatherDCRD and @RDRealTalk  And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the RD Real Talk community. Start at just $1/month.  Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
October 5, 2018
Jessie Hoffman is a nutrition PhD candidate, and budding toxicologist! She took some time away from her research and dissertation to chat about how to identify weight stigma, a convenience sample, and researcher bias in any given article. Whether you're interested in the non-diet approach to nutrition and finding resources to support why this work is essential, or you're just curious about research things, this one's for you.  Before we dive into the topic du jour, I answer a listener's question about the inclusivity (or perceived lack thereof) of the non-diet approach and intuitive eating paradigms. If you've lost weight on a diet, can you still join us? (Spoiler alert: Yes, please!)  -- -- --  Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles. Join Kelly Jones MS RD CSSD and I in our virtual Fit Fueling course, integrating intuitive eating with sports nutrition (open to RDs and non-RDs!). Our next course starts soon!  Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. And, last but not least, visit the RD Real Talk Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the now-exclusive coaching episodes, by supporting the show. You can start with just $1! Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Follow along on the internets: HeatherCaplan.com |  @RDRealTalk
September 14, 2018
Jennifer McGurk started her private practice to help people recover from eating disorders, after experiencing an eating disorder herself. Then she built a course for dietitians, Pursuing Private Practice, to help you build your business. So, she's in the business of helping people! And she's damn good at it.  Today, we talk about the parallels of eating disorder recovery and building a business, two things we've both experienced in different ways.  Check out Jennifer's Pursuing Private Practice resources if you're interested!  Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles.  Want to work together? Book your free intro call! And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the now-exclusive coaching episodes, by supporting the show. You can start with $1! Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Music for today's show via Bensound.com 
September 7, 2018
Rachel Manor is a sports dietitian at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her career path has largely focused on collegiate athletics, but hasn't always focused on Intuitive Eating. She dishes out some real talk about how she's gradually learning to use these principles in this high-level of sport, and in a university setting.  If you want to learn more about Intuitive Eating, listen to the series on this podcast! It launched in January 2018, and takes a deep dive into each of the 10 principles. If you're interested in the Fit Fueling course I lead online, check out FitFueling.com. Our Hypothalamic Amenorrhea recovery course starts soon! Register here.  Questions or comments? Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk@gmail.com Follow along on Instagram: @RDRealTalk  
August 24, 2018
Alexis Fairbanks is a runner, teacher, and one of my co-founders of Lane 9 Project. As a collegiate athlete, she struggled not only with disordered eating, but also with acknowledging that her relationship with food, and her body, was disordered. She suffered from stress fractures, decline in performance, and decreasing self confidence. Now, in her recovery from both disordered eating and hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA), she's working hard to help other women get the help they need.  We talk about how she finally recognized and acknowledged her eating disorder, how she's let go of her food rules, why we started Lane 9 Project, and what inspired her to write about her story on Runner's World.  We also talk about how she's faster, stronger, and much healthier as a runner now, and what that means to her. (Spoiler: She has qualified for Boston AT Boston, so, there's that.)  If you're struggling with hypothalamic amenorrhea, consider joining me and Kelly Jones MS RD CSSD for our newest Fit Fueling course, focused on HA recovery. It starts September 10th. Register here!  Additional resources and links mentioned in the show:  Lane 9 Project virtual community  Lane9Project.org Alexisfairbanks.com "It Took Me Years To Realize I Had An Eating Disorder" Other stuff:  Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles. Want to work together? Book your free intro call! And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the now-exclusive coaching episodes, by supporting the show. You can start with $1! Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com  
August 18, 2018
I asked for questions, you answered. Then, I answered your questions! But first, read the disclaimer below. These listener-submitted inquiries touch on topics such as questioning Intuitive Eating or calorie counting, how to tell if a client is "interested" in nutrition or obsessing over it, how to do research in a weight-neutral paradigm, how to learn more about the "business side" of dietetics, and recovering from disordered eating.  Resources mentioned:  Fit Fueling e-course: FitFueling.com  Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Fit Fueling course (starts in a few weeks!)  "Intuitive Eating in Eating Disorder Recovery", by Rachael Hartley RD Lane 9 Project Virtual Community (More on Lane9Project.org) Pursuing Private Practice e-course by Jennifer McGurk  Telling my story and experience with Orthorexia on Megyn Kelly TODAY show  Questions or comments or thoughts? Email me! RDRealTalk@Gmail dot com.  If you're enjoying the show, leave a review on iTunes!  And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the now-exclusive coaching episodes, by supporting the show. You can start with $1! *Disclaimer: While I am a registered dietitian, and speaking to topics that my work focuses on (Orthorexia, Hypothalamic amenorrhea, intuitive eating, and disordered eating), these answers are in no way meant to replace, or be a substitute for, personalized medical and nutrition advice from your primary care physician and/or personal dietitian. I've answered these questions with the information I had available, but these answers are not meant to be prescriptive or diagnostic, and I am not responsible for any errors or omissions, and we accept no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage you may incur. Please seek individual care from your healthcare team as needed. 
July 21, 2018
Heather and Heather Irvine talk about diet culture in the media, and how to start to combat messages we see too often about weight loss, restriction, and health.
July 13, 2018
Heather Caplan chats with dietitian Leanne Ray about using intuitive eating principles in corporate wellness.
July 6, 2018
Heather Caplan talks to dietitian Steph Saullo about her eating disorder story.
June 22, 2018
Meme Inge, dietitian and cookbook author (!!) joins me on the show today. We go through all the nitty gritty details of how her career has evolved. She's a food blogger, and self-published a cookbook of *GASP* southern, traditional, family meals. And it's great. But as a "recovering perfectionist", it was a long road for her to get here. That road involved learning, and then relearning, the concepts of intuitive eating, body respect, and food freedom. It involved taking a step back and thinking about what kind of life she could have, and what kind of cookbook she could publish, if diet culture wasn't at the wheel.  I LOVE talking with Meme, and hope you'll love hearing her story.  Find her work and her recipes (and cookbook!) at memeinge.com, or follow along on social media, @MemeInge Starting July 9: Fit Fueling—an e-course that combines intuitive eating practices with sports nutrition for active women Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles. Want to work together? Book your appointment! And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the now-exclusive coaching episodes, by supporting the show. You can start with $1! Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
June 15, 2018
Amy Hanneke is in her first dietetics job, working in clinical as the only RD on staff in a rural hospital. She went through her own process of unlearning diet culture, dealing with an IBS diagnosis, and working with a dietitian, experiencing the client side of things. Now, she's proudly using the concepts of HAES and Intuitive Eating in her work, and proving that MNT and these paradigms are far from mutually exclusive.  Learn more about Amy and her work: satisfy-nutrition.com  --- --- --- Starting July 9: Fit Fueling—an e-course that combines intuitive eating practices with sports nutrition for active women! Register to join us by clicking the link above.  Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars. Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles. Want to work together? Book your appointment! And, last but not least, the RD Real Talk Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the now-exclusive coaching episodes, by supporting the show. You can start with $1! Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com
June 8, 2018
Heather Caplan chats with fellow dietitian Christine Ellerbrock about her intuitive eating process.
May 18, 2018
Heather Caplan RD chats with Lauren Newman (RD2Be) about how she wanted to disprove intuitive eating, but ended up presenting it to her MNT class.
May 11, 2018
A solo, quick episode to catch up on a few things! I'll leave it at that, since you may finish listening before you finish reading this.  Links to the things:  Strength Running Podcast episode with Jason Fitzgerald Fit Fueling course with Kelly Jones MS RD CSSD (next round starts in July!) HeartSpace podcast with Corinne Dobbas Yes, I'm saying drink the beer (and I'll join you! Cheers!) The "Green Light" to exercise postpartum comes with an asterisk (or it should!)  Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars.  Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles.  Want to work together? Book your appointment!  And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the now-exclusive coaching episodes, by supporting the show. You can start with $1! 
April 27, 2018
This RD Real Talk coaching call focuses on how to lose the comfort of structure in our approach to counseling and incorporate intuitive eating into her practice. It's not easy to do, but we all start somewhere!  We talk about nutrition counseling, starting a private practice, practice IE principles in life and work, and how to approach clients who need Medical Nutrition Therapy.  For resources, visit my Intuitive Eating Podcast page. If you're interested in having a career coaching or mentoring call like this one, reach out me using the email provided below! Register for my online course with dietitian Kelly Jones, Fit Fueling: Mindful and Intuitive Eating for Active Women. The next class starts soon! *Support the show and help fund our next RD Real Talk series: patreon.com/rdrealtalk* Becoming a Patreon of the show gives you access to more of these 1:1 coaching conversations.  Questions? Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail dot com. For more information about this series, and my work, visit HeatherCaplan.com or follow along @HeatherDCRD on Twitter, @RDRealTalk on Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe to the weekly RD Real Talk newsletter for more show notes, Off the Air anecdotes, and weekly reads!
April 13, 2018
A glimpse into a one-on-one coaching relationship with Heather Caplan, exploring mindful and intuitive eating practices.
March 29, 2018
Heather Caplan answers listeners's questions about mindful and intuitive eating.
March 17, 2018
Lindsay Stenovec, dietitian and host of The Nurtured Mama podcast, joins me to talk about the tenth principle of Intuitive Eating. At the end, nutrition is brought back into the picture! This book was authored by two dietitians, after all.  Lindsay and I talk about why it's important that nutrition is taken OFF the table while clients work on eating intuitively. Diet culture has hijacked our thoughts around nutrition, making it nearly impossible to feel "good" about eating anything but fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Orthorexia, an eating disorder defined by an unhealthy fixation on eating healthy foods, is an eating disorder that's hard for some people to even recognize. Dieting is the norm.  In this episode, we hope to help you understand why it's OK—healthy, even—to put nutrition thoughts away while you work on other aspects of Intuitive eating, including self-trust and self-awareness. And it's OK to be interested in nutrition again, eventually.  Lindsay's work and Nurtured Mama community can be found on her website, nutritioninstincts.com . *Support the show and help fund our next RD Real Talk series: patreon.com/rdrealtalk* Questions or suggestions for what's next? Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk@gmail.com For more information about this series, and my work, visit HeatherCaplan.com or follow along @HeatherDCRD on Twitter, @RDRealTalk on Instagram, and Facebook. Register for my online course with dietitian Kelly Jones, Fit Fueling: Mindful and Intuitive Eating for Active Women. The next class starts soon! Subscribe to the weekly RD Real Talk newsletter for more show notes, Off the Air anecdotes, and weekly reads!
March 9, 2018
Heather Caplan and Robyn Nohling discuss the ninth principle of Intuitive Eating.
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