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About This Show
Launching Your Daughter podcast was created to support parents and caregivers in empowering their tween and teen girls as they prepare for young adulthood. Guests will be interviewed to discuss topics such as anxiety, perfectionism, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, budgeting time and money, nutrition and self-care. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, mind, body and spirit connections, holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy and counseling will also be explored. As the host of Launching Your Daughter, my name is Nicole Burgess and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist, transpersonal psychotherapist, parent educator and adolescent mentor. For more information go to the website at http://launchingyourdaughter.com.
Most Recent Episode
26: Creating Healthy Relationships with Food
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Today’s guest is Jennifer McGurk a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified eating disorder registered dietitian. Her practice is located in Nyack, NY. Jennifer believes that every client has different nutrition needs and what’s right for one person may not be right for another. She believes in intuitive and mindful eating, and structures her sessions based on lifestyle changes, behavior modifications with food, and creative and realistic meal planning strategies. In this episode you will learn: Jennifer works with adults and teens who have an unhealthy relationship with food or they want to change the relationship they have with food Nutritional food is for fueling the body and decreasing the cravings Gaining awareness of behavioral patterns or thoughts around food For therapist and dietitians Need to begin to change what we consider normal in the media and change the language Discuss and recognize the negative “fat” talk-example “my cheeks are fat” or “I’m not beautiful” Begin to neutralize it with healthier thoughts, such as “those are my cheeks” Explore “What do I get out of that negative self-talk?” Negative self-talk can decrease confidence and self-esteem The number of sessions depends on what clients need or want from treatment and their level of commitment Dietitian helps with: Creating a food plan with the client Uses science and give specific recommendations of healthy diet Review behavior changes and the “why’s” behind behavior and food decisions Diet equals nourishment and life style change Research shows that those who skip breakfast eat more later in day Body slows downs, using brain energy at school and all this can create binging on foods after school/work Pack an apple and peanut butter, a smoothy or half a sandwich to eat for breakfast For parents Talk about concerns or eating issues with your teenage daughter You may think “it will make it worse”, but if you have open conversations it can help Jennifer recommends F.E.A.S.T or http://www.feast-ed.org/ Schedule an appointment just for yourself to begin the process and explore ways in communicating concerns about your teen Some prevention