59 minutes | Jul 13, 2021

S2:E7: Intuitive Eating Tips For The Whole Family

Intuitive eating has been around for over 25 years, but it has garnered a lot of attention in recent years as more people have looked to non-diet approaches to weight loss and healthy living. Intuitive eating isn’t something we typically hear about for kids, but it’s one of the best ways to raise healthy eaters.  In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, international speaker, and author of “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating.” Dr. Yami is also the founder of VeggieFitKids.com, where she provides information on plant-based diets for children, and the host of the Veggie Doctor Radio podcast. Dr. Yami and I talked about what intuitive eating is, how it benefits kids and the whole family, and easy ways to shift your perspective and practice it at home.  Be sure to sign up for the free video course, Turn Your Picky Eaters Into Little Foodies: https://www.julierevelant.com/free-video-email-course/. Welcome  4:00 Why did you become a pediatrician and how do you work with families today? 9:00 When it comes to feeding our kids, where do you think parents may miss the mark?  10:19 What is intuitive eating? 12:48 How did you become interested in intuitive eating? 15:54 Should parents teach kids intuitive eating?  18:39 How can parents shift their mindsets about intuitive eating? 22:30 What are the 5 pillars of healthy eaters? 32:41 How do we teach kids to recognize their hunger and satiety cues? 35:38 How should we talk about food with our kids? 38:57 How can we practice intuitive eating at mealtimes? 40:14 How do you make intuitive eating a family affair if parents have unhealthy eating habits? 43:40 What is a “play food drawer?” 48:50 What are lifestyle habits that support intuitive eating? 51:32 How can we help kids who are emotional eaters? 53:38 What is Health at Every Size and how do we practice it? 55:30 You follow a plant-based plan: can you tell us more about your journey to plant-based eating, what you learned and why you’re an advocate for it? LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW Julie talks about Dr. Yami’s book, “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating.” Julie mentions her interview with Dr. Yami on Veggie Doctor Radio podcast. Dr. Yami talks about Ellyn Satter’s Division Of Responsibility. Learn more about Dr.Yami on DoctorYami.com and VeggieFitKids.com. FROM OUR PARTNERS Kids Cook Real Food eCourse The Kids Cook Real Food eCourse, created by a mom of 4 and a former elementary school teacher, is designed to build connection, confidence, and creativity in the kitchen. The course includes 30 basic cooking skills, 45 videos including several bonuses, printable supply and grocery shopping lists, and kid-friendly recipes. The course is designed for all kids ages 2 to teen and has three different skill levels. More than 18,000 families have taken the course and The Wall Street Journal named it the #1 cooking class for kids. Sign up now for the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse and get a free lesson for being a “Food Issues” listener.    Thrive Market  Thrive Market is an online membership-based market that has the highest quality, organic, non-GMO, healthy, and sustainable products. From groceries, clean beauty, safe supplements, and non-toxic home products to ethical meat, sustainable seafood, clean wine, and more, Thrive Market is where members save an average of $32 on every order! Through Thrive Gives, every paid membership sponsors a free one for a low-income family. Join Thrive Market today and get 25% off your first order and a free gift.  Vitamix  Unlike other blenders, the Vitamix blends everything up into a super-smooth consistency, much like a juicer would, except you get all the nutritious fiber that regular juicers leave behind. Yet Vitamix is for so much more than smoothies.  Every Vitamix has an entire range of textures to choose from so you can use it to make dips and spreads, nut and seed butters, hummus and guacamole, muffins, pizza dough, plant-based milk, and frozen treats. Vitamix has been around for 70 years and all of their blenders are powerful, durable, and built to last, and come with a full warranty. Get free shipping off any Vitamix purchase over $50.
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