About This Show
Because health and happiness begin by being good to yourself. Are you ready for big, sustainable change in your life? Body Kindness is here to help! I’m your host Rebecca Scritchfield, Registered Dietitian and Health & Happiness Expert. I’m joined by my great friend Bernie Salazar, the Season 5 At Home winner of NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Since leaving the show and becoming a dad, Bernie is looking to make realistic healthy habits stick in the real world.
So we’re helping each other and you to create a wellness vision, so we can build habits that last and a healthy life we love.
My approach for cultivating lasting change focuses on the practice of body kindness, taking good care of yourself and connecting to your body through daily feel-good choices, big and small. Show topics include healthy eating, intuitive eating, mindful eating, stress, sleep, weight concerns and non diet approaches.
Body Kindness is the perfect podcast if you want to truly feel healthy without food rules or diet plans. We’ll explore how our minds and our bodies talk to each other and how they influence our choices. We’ll tackle what it really takes to transform your habits.
I believe we’re all “health in progress”, so Body Kindness is a diet-free, judgement free zone that’s all about gratitude, respect and fun.
Changing habits isn’t easy. But when your goals come from a place of kindness you really can become your healthiest and happiest self. Tune in to start your journey!
Most Recent Episode
#12 - Worried About Your Child's Weight? How To Handle It With Body Kindness
Today we’re talking about kids and weight, and how your body kindness practice can help the younger ones you love and even families that you don’t know.
This is a touchy subject to say the least, but there’s been some changes recently that could make an impact on our population’s health. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have just updated their 2007 Guidelines on prevention of obesity and eating disorders in adolescents. Their new recommendations are dramatically different and make us excited that we could finally start changing the conversation around weight and dieting. Listen on to find out how you can be part of the change.
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Here's what we talked about…
- I opened with a story about a friend who was at the doctor’s office with her young son. She was shocked when the doctor commented on the son’s weight and poked his belly. This was an active kid, part of a family where wellbeing is woven into their values. But the doctor didn’t ask about lifestyle - he just made the judgment.
- This situation is not uncommon and is reflected in the previous AAP Guidelines. In 2007 it was okay to use the term obesity relating to children despite evidence that the term was more harmful than helpful. It also recommended to put “overweight” kids on commercial weight loss programs, and in some cases even recommended weight loss surgery.
- I said that as a culture a real shift will happen when we stop seeing bodies as problems and accept size diversity.
- We talked about the dramatic shifts in the 2016 AAP guidelines. Until now dieting has been presented to the medical community as the solution to childhood obesity. But dieting leads to weight cycling, obesity and/or eating disorders.
- Fifty years of research show that eating disorders are the most deadly mental illness. How we can be so accepting of dieting when the evidence shows it leads to eating disorders and depression, is associated with bullying and even suicide? That’s why it’s so important that these guidelines are going in the right direction.
- The new guidelines acknowledge that dieting, weigh