This week I’m chatting with anti-diet Registered Dietitian, Cara Harbstreet. Cara is the founder of Street Smart Nutrition. And although I have spoken to a number of non-diet RD’s in this second season of the podcast, I’m always surprised at how each of the conversations take such a different path. We talk about Cara’s experience with disordered eating and how she found her way to freedom. We also focus on: the prevalence of disordered eating in female athletes, the misleading marketing tactics – used by the diet industry – that mask diets/weight-loss, and how we can find an identity in dieting praying on our need to belong & be accepted.
IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
- Cara’s intuitive eating journey
- The difference between ‘disordered eating’ and an ‘eating disorder’
- How elimination diets (like vegetarian or vegan) can mask disordered eating tendencies
- Her “cheeseburger phase” experiment
- The guilt she experienced upon starting her intuitive eating journey
- How being alone can exacerbate emotions when you are feeling triggered
- The importance of eating food that YOU personally find satiating
- Health = the controllable behaviors that we can actually influence
- The importance of our overall lifestyle & the behaviors we embody to our health
- Eating for the sake of aesthetics in the world of athletics
- Why we can only take people as far into the healing process, as we have gone ourselves
- Why it’s important not to demonize food and where it comes from
- Food rules and how to identify them
- Diets are really selling us on belonging
- How the diet industry manipulates consumers by using misleading marketing tactics that mask diets/weight-loss
- The risk of receiving non-specific diet/lifestyle advice from general practitioners
CONNECT WITH CARA:
Her website: http://www.streetsmartnutrition.com/
On instagram: https://www.instagram.com/streetsmart.rd/
Facebook Community “You can sit with us”: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IEwithStreetSmartNutrition/
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