About This Show
Because real health is about being good to yourself. Body Kindness is the place where all bodies fit - and weight is just a number. I’m your host Rebecca Scritchfield RDN, author of the book Body Kindness.
I believe we all have an enormous power to change diet culture - one voice at a time. I talk to people from all walks of life about their journey to a better wellbeing. From food to family to sex, you never know what will come up in an episode.
Plus, once a month, my good friend Bernie Salazar, the Season 5 At Home winner of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, I check in with each other on how we're doing at our own Body Kindness practice for mutual support and accountability.
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
#39 - A “Hunger” To Be Seen And Heard
6 days ago
I loved Roxane Gay’s writing after I discovered her in Bad Feminist and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of her book, Hunger - A Memoir of (My) Body. This book captivated me from the get go. I listened to it twice in a row because I wanted to make sure I really “heard” her. There was so much to take in and process, as a reader, as a helping professional, and as a health at every size advocate.
Dietitians aren’t taught how to be “trauma informed” (unfortunately) and I had to do pretty much all my learning on the job. Hunger is already a New York Times bestseller and Gay brings up several systemic oppression issues against people in large bodies and people of color in large bodies (hello, intersectionality). While I eagerly await to hear from her book publicist to grant me a podcast interview (hey, I had to try… I’m sure she’s like “oh, how cuuuuute. no.”)
Anyway… I know people are reading this and I desperately wanted to sit down with another helping professional to discuss and process together. Enter Dr. Maria Paredes. She was just as enthralled with Hunger as me. She has experience counselling trauma survivors. She is also a health at every size advocate.
Tune in to hear us chat about Hunger and some of the key issues Roxane brought up in the book, both as a personal story of her experience in her body and how large bodies are treated in general by our diet culture. I dare you to listen and say anything but, “THIS SH*T AIN’T RIGHT”.
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Dr. Maria Paredes is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist & approved IAEDP supervisor, and owner of Three Birds Counseling & Clinical Supervision, PLLC in Greensboro, NC. She works with women and men who want to make peace with food and with their bodies, using Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating approaches, grounded in Relational Cultural Therapy. She's passionate about helping individuals live fuller lives, free from negative thinking, fear of food, and body hate. She also teaches courses in UNC-G’s Counseling department and provides clinical supervision and training to new professionals working toward their license as therapists.
'Hunger' on Amazon - amzn.to/2tLocfz
Some of of my favorite interviews with Roxane Gay: On KQED, they take guest