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Binge Dieting Learn how to change your relationship with Eating

126 EpisodesProduced by Betsy Thurston MPH RD, Integrative Health Coach, Registered Dietitian, EatiWebsite

This podcast offers practical, proven strategies to transition away from binge eating, chronic dieting, and all disordered eating and to either lose weight or stabilize destructive eating patterns. Weekly topics range from how, when and what to eat to the implementation of behavioral tools. This po… read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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The practice of embodying emotions

February 9th, 2024


Betsy talks about the techniques offered in the book The Practice of Embodying Emotions by Raja Selvam, PhD. in order to help listeners learn a tool …

Integrating fear, body acceptance, and learning how to refocus

December 20th, 2023


In this podcast Betsy talks about the artform of integrating the experience of fear in all its forms, using ideas from psychology and spirituality. …

Lose weight with Low carb diets, blood glucose monitoring and weight loss drugs, an interview

December 4th, 2023


On this podcast Betsy interviews Dr. Paul Kolodzik, who specializes in the prudent use of weight loss drugs, low carbohydrate diets and blood glucose …

Addiction, physical pain, eating disorders, overthinking, OCD and brain training for recovery

October 5th, 2023


Betsy talks about the brain's "habit" of addiction, eating disorders, pain, anxiety, and even OCD, and one approach to help recover.  She reviews concepts from a book called The Pain Habit by Drew Coverdale.  Topics …

Fine Tuning Intuitive Eating with the Law of Attraction

September 13th, 2023


On this episode Betsy looks at some of the key components of intuitive eating and how to apply them more fully in order to obtain a new relationship …

DBT: Behavior chains, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation

August 2nd, 2023


In this episode Betsy talks about the specific skills involved with DBT therapy. She details what to do and how to use some of the best DBT …

Brain, body, spirituality, habits, hope. Trust the process

July 8th, 2023


In this episode Betsy gives a mini book report on Jill Bolte Taylor's "Whole Brain Living" which  talks about integrating the brain's left and right …

Living with Diabetes: Ideas to manage food and mental struggles

June 21st, 2023


In this episode Betsy talks with Registered Dietitian and diabetes expert Ben Tzeel about how to successfully navigate mental struggles and food …

Future self part 2, including practices to connect with unconscious blocks

May 30th, 2023


Betsy shares one client's extensive list of future self ideals and talks about some of the ideas that came up during the session in which she shared them.  We talked about the body, about eating sugar, and about …

Who is your future self?

May 12th, 2023


In this episode Betsy talks about the idea of creating your future self so you can learn to be that future self now.  She reviews key idea's from Benjamin Hardy's book, Be Your Future Self Now to help listeners apply …

Anger, Control, Thought Habits, and the basics of healthy eating and intuitive eating

April 8th, 2023


Betsy starts the podcast with a quick review of ideal foods and food goals and intuitive eating basics before shifting to a conversation about several clients who want to stop patterns of over reaction and anger.  She …

Helping Kim, who overeats at night

March 16th, 2023


Betsy talks about specific tools to use when confronted with the urges to overeat or binge eat, especially at night. At the very end Betsy talks …

The surprising effect of having no preferences

March 7th, 2023


Betsy talks about the surprising and calming effect of learning the art of having no preferences. This is a counter intuitive concept that can have tremendous impact on the intensity of food cravings.  

The triangle of parts in the brain that keep you stuck, and NEW ZOOM CLASS announement

March 1st, 2023


Betsy talks about the system in play in the mind that often keeps people stuck in a cycle of chronic dieting or overthinking food and eating. 

She also announces her new live class over zoom which will begin the last …

Sensations in the body: learning from them, learning to be with them, and learning from meditation

February 21st, 2023


This podcast talks about the critically important skill of understanding and listening to sensations in your body. It talks about the experiences of sensation as they relate to food, emotions, trauma, and behaviors. …

Love and the body, refocusing our attention on what matters

February 9th, 2023


In this podcast Betsy talks about the idea of refocusing attention onto love. It was inspired by NFL football players, who now wear helmets with love slogans! We can help our relationship with eating and our bodies by …

Anxiety, intuitive eating, and applying key spiritual teachings

January 30th, 2023


In this podcast Betsy weaves together ideas from key spiritual teachings, the practice of intuitive eating, and anxiety. 

Doing the inner work, notes from Yung Pueblo's book, Exposure Therapy

January 18th, 2023


This episode reviews highlights from part of Yung Pueblo's book, "Lighter" and relates them to eating concerns. Betsy talks about some key spiritual concepts, meditation, risk, and radical honesty.  At the end she talks …

Key Concepts for Success. Stories from Clients

December 14th, 2022


In this episode Betsy talks about key concepts helpful for success. She incorporates stories from clients including issues with food, anxiety, …

Surviving eating stressors over the holidays

November 22nd, 2022


Betsy shares a conversation she had with Heather Russo, who is a clinician with Alsana center for the treatment of eating disorders.  We talk about common problems that come up with eating and body image during the …

Anxiety and food decisions: Taking a passive versus an active approach

October 26th, 2022


Betsy talks about approaching anxiety in a way which might not be too passive or too active. Anxiety can be managed! She looks at anxiety as a broad concept and also how it might play out with eating and food cravings. 

What's it Like Inside of An Eating Disorder Treatment Center?

September 26th, 2022


Betsy has a conversation with the chief medical officer of Alsana, which has a small group of treatment recovery centers in the United States.  We talk about what happens inside of this treatment facility, who might …

Claire's weight loss journey, caretaking, enneagram personality types

September 14th, 2022


This episode talks about Claire's attempt at weight loss and the pitfalls that she experienced along the way. During the last 10 minutes Betsy talks about the 9 enneagram personality types and questions that can help …

Sustainable change for eating issues, Using Internal Family Systems (IFS)

August 10th, 2022


Diet programs and diets don't work in the long run. Learning intutive eating is helpful but not enough to manage extreme swings in eating behaviors …

A talk with dietitian Jenna Waite about habits, body image, God nudges

July 25th, 2022


This episode has lots of practical information about setting healthy habits and working with body image problems. We also talk about some life events that connected with what might have been spiritual guidance.  

Anxiety, Worry, Cravings, Habit Loops. Review of book "Unwinding Anxiety"

July 6th, 2022


In this podcast Betsy reviews Judson Brewer's book "Unwinding Anxiety", using his model of habit loops.  Betsy talks about her clients who struggle with certain habits such as anxiety, eating, or procrastination and …

Functional Medicine: Magic's journey to health

June 23rd, 2022


In this episode Betsy talks with functional medicine practitioner Magic Barclay about how she changed her life from one with serious medical problems to a life of healing and joy. We talk about getting rid of toxicity, …

Temptation, Rebellion, Accommodation, Perfectionism: An interview with Michelle Segar

June 13th, 2022


Betsy talks with author and researcher Michelle Segar about 4 common traps that hook people into behaviors that might sabotage their efforts to achieve health or weight goals. 

Brain Priming for Success with Food

April 29th, 2022


Betsy talks with Dr. Sharon Grossman about the topic of priming the brain in order to maximize success. 

Exercise, body acceptance, and taking action with Meghan Eddinger

April 19th, 2022


In this conversation with the podcast host of "The no BS Mama", Betsy and Meghan Eddinger talk about her journey away from feeling stuck and alone and overweight towards action steps such as exercise, body acceptance, …

Life Lessons

April 7th, 2022


Ten life lessons, from a source unknown, are the topic of this podcast. The lessons relate to wise truths about life and relationships.  The first lesson is this "You will receive a body and it will be yours for your …

Tools for obsessive thinking and inner criticism

March 29th, 2022


Body checking, obsessive thoughts about eating and the body, or inner criticisms and judgments can be overwhelming.  In this podcast Betsy provides three concrete exercises that can help you manage the intensity of …

Changing the impulse to compare ourselves

February 4th, 2022


In this podcast Betsy talks about the experience of comparing ourselves and how it can be a trigger for a lot of behaviors and negative emotions. She talks about specific clients and their stories of comparison as well …

Christie's journey: from dieting and extreme body focus to binge eating and then recovery

January 20th, 2022


In this podcast Betsy interviews Christie Bettwy, who now runs Rock Recovery in DC. Christie talks about her long journey to freedom after years of obsessive dieting and overeating to the point of bingeing.  We talk …

Eliminating or reducing sugar. Recipes from Brownies for Breakfast. Managing the psyche's response to sugar goals

January 8th, 2022


This podcast has two parts. In the first 35 minutes Betsy has an interview with Lynne Bowman, who talks about her journey to a sugar free, flour free way of life. Lynne is the author of the cookbook Brownies for …

Body image, social currency, diversifying your assets

December 7th, 2021


In this podcast episode Betsy talks with Rebekah Buege about body image, over attachment to beauty, giving away our power, social currency, and how changing our perspective can change our relationship with food. Rebekah …

Leslie Talks About Losing 100 Pounds.

November 13th, 2021


In this podcast Betsy and Leslie talk about the many things Leslie had to overcome and understand in order to succeed on her journey of losing 100 pounds. Leslie is the author of the best selling book, "You Can't Eat …

Stomach pain, IBS, GERD: Two methods for healing

October 19th, 2021


Debilitating and frustrating symptoms of pain, bloating, heartburn, and IBS can be improved by two methods. I talk about each method and how you can start a process of change today.  Mind body syndrome is a very real …

Recipes and cooking ideas (and supplements, GMOs, and other various topics)

October 7th, 2021


In this episode I share a conversation with chef Tina McDermott who shares her best tips for quick and easy recipes and grab and go food ideas. We also talk about supplements, digestive issues, GMOs and organic items, …

A doctor speaks about emotional eating and addiction

October 1st, 2021


In this podcast I share a conversation with Dr. Carolyn Ross, who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and emotional eating. We talk …

Food Cravings: Should I Cave In or Should I Be Good?

September 21st, 2021


Do you often find yourself craving food and feeling the need to control what you eat at the same time? If you want to stop this overwhelming tug of …

Reconnecting with the Past to Address Your Food Insecurity or Overwhelming Focus on Dieting and your Body

September 7th, 2021

Reconnecting with the Past to Address Your Food Insecurity or Overwhelming Focus on Dieting and your Body 

In this episode, I discuss how our experiences in our younger years shape our body image and relationship with …

Looking at the Big Picture: A Conversation with Dr. Amy Johnson

August 24th, 2021


In this podcast Dr. Amy Johnson talks about her approach to helping people who struggle with anxiety or with all extreme or unwanted habits.  Amy looks at life from the big picture, and her model is very different from …

How to Master the Art of Eating Intuitively

August 10th, 2021


Intuitive eating is the practice of looking inward and noticing body sensations so you can more accurately choose which foods and which portion sizes …

Conversations with life coach Nancy McKay

July 26th, 2021


In this conversation with Nancy McKay, Betsy and Nancy talk about her recovery from alcohol dependence and self criticism.  A lot of ideas are …

A conversation with Julie Allen about her recovery journey

July 15th, 2021


In this conversation with Julie Allen, she talks about her journey from inpatient treatment to a life without the extreme behaviors that went along …

Manifesting. How to get what you really want.

July 1st, 2021


Manifesting is a popular term these days, and it is the process of making your dreams a reality. 

Manifesting doesn't always work though, and that's …

How to Set a Food Boundary Without Dieting

June 17th, 2021


Going on a diet usually requires rigid and even punishing rules around food. When dieting we deprive ourselves, and then beat ourselves up when we …

Unlearn unhealthy eating habits by accessing the subconscious mind. IFS therapy in action.

May 27th, 2021


Do you often find yourself overeating, especially when you are stressed? If you answered yes, then there are probably other things in your mind contributing to this behavior. It’s not obvious. The subconscious mind is …

To Lose Weight, Don’t Think About Losing Weight

April 30th, 2021


Do you want to lose weight and change your relationship with food?

We're so used to thinking that the ideal body type is thin, but it's not. “Ideal” is outdated. It’s subjective. The world is changing, and we are all …

How to Defeat the “Why Bother” Mentality

April 15th, 2021


In our journey toward mindful eating, we usually encounter a form of self-sabotage that says, “Why bother?” This little voice urges us to eat even if …

The Habit of Self-Sabotage and Rethinking Everything

March 22nd, 2021


Have you ever built up good eating habits, only to return to old ones later on? It hurts when it happens. You might feel disappointment, frustration, …

Letting Go of the Habits and the Forces Driving Our Unhealthy Habits

March 4th, 2021


Do you remember how heavy it was to carry your backpack to school? In the same way, your mind has an unseen bag, holding the feelings and weighted …

Obsessive Thinking About Food and Your Body

February 25th, 2021


Do you find yourself stuck in a loop of overthinking thoughts about what you should be eating or what you shouldn’t be eating or what you want to be …

Fear, Eating, Pain and the Polyvagal Theory

February 18th, 2021


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the mind and its relentless overthinking, which leads to behaviors that don't serve us well. The brain at any moment is just doing what all brains do, which is trying to help us.   In …

A Spiritual Solution to Food Addiction

February 11th, 2021


We need food to feed our physical hunger, but at times we eat only to feel better emotionally.  

In this episode, I will help you understand addiction from the perspective of an addict and will discuss concepts from …

Is Being Thin Really That Important?

February 4th, 2021


Our society values thinness very highly. We see it in the media, major industries, and in our culture. Thus, we internalize the need to be thin and …

Trust Your Body, Trust the Process, Trust Life

January 28th, 2021


If you’re struggling with binge eating, you’ve thought at least once that recovery is not possible. You fall short of your goals, and you think that’s it. You can’t possibly reach the other side anymore because of this …

How to Stop Making Excuses and Take Charge of Your Health Goals

January 21st, 2021


Who doesn’t make excuses? From skipping the gym to overeating when we’re full, we can eke out any and all excuses about why we can’t stick to our …

How Feeling Like You Don’t Fit In Causes Binge Eating

January 14th, 2021


Do you often get stuck in the thought that you are so different and you don’t fit in anywhere — at home, in school, or in the neighborhood? Is that …

How to keep healthy eating goals in the midst of physical pain, exhaustion or discomfort

January 7th, 2021


Do you feel the need to eat when you’re tired or in pain? Do you tell yourself, “Just for today, I won't eat healthy,” and then cope with these feelings through unhealthy eating? 

You're not alone. Many people use food …

The Importance of Setting a Daily Intention

December 31st, 2020

The Importance of Setting a Daily Intention

The first step in change can be the hardest. It's easy to lose focus, even when you think you've prepared enough for it. A daily intention is a great way to help your brain …

Handling Special Occasions, Family Drama, And Practicing Forgiveness

December 22nd, 2020


As the holidays approach, it might be tempting to relax into the season with the attitude of eating in excess. It can be very easy to allow yourself …

Living Without the Brakes On; Learning to Stop Self Sabotage

December 17th, 2020


Are you living your life with one foot on the brakes? So many of us (myself included) often find ourselves sabotaging our efforts to get what we want in life. When we do that it can lead to frustration, anger, and …

How to Balance the Food You Eat

December 10th, 2020


It’s hard to talk about eating without tying it to ideas about nutrition, so it's helpful to understand what makes up the food we eat and how it …

Structuring Meals & Managing Intrusive Thoughts About Food

December 3rd, 2020

Structuring Meals & Managing Intrusive Thoughts About Food

Many people are struggling with losing or maintaining weight. As eating becomes a coping mechanism, you might find yourself turning to food whenever …

How to Use the Hunger Scale for Intuitive Eating

November 26th, 2020

How to Use the Hunger Scale for Intuitive Eating

Wouldn't it be nice if you can give your body permission to eat without feeling guilty? Often, we …

This Tool Can Stop Your Food Cravings

November 19th, 2020

This Tool Can Stop Your Food Cravings

Do you often find yourself binge eating? Are you having trouble following through with your goals? The good …

Understanding the Triangle of Perfectionism, Binge Eating & Shame 

November 17th, 2020

Understanding the Triangle of Perfectionism, Binge Eating & Shame 

We all have a family that lives inside of us, which each member showing up as voices, urges, sensations, or images. These inner voices can be your …

Life Purpose, There is No Emergency, Permission

September 13th, 2020


Betsy Thurston RD talks about the experience of several clients and their struggles in the current pandemic environment. The podcast talks about Betsy's personal experience at a retreat, about a client's plan to show up …

Childhood, parents, and our eating predicaments

August 7th, 2020


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about some common childhood situations that can set the stage for overeating, body shame, chronic dieting and a stressful …

Reduce anxiety and fear quickly

June 10th, 2020


In this episode Betsy talks about quick and effective ways to manage anxiety and fear in the moment. This is a practical, no nonsense episode which looks at common issues related to food issues as well as life issues …

Alcohol and Overeating. The story of Sarah

May 8th, 2020


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the beginning of a success story involving alcohol and eating during the time of Covid-19.  She walks listeners …

Having an honest conversation with the part of us that's eating

March 29th, 2020


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how to manage emotions such as panic, anxiety, fear, or anger without resorting to food. She includes a role play …

Moms and Dads and our eating relationship, AND The 5 personality patterns

March 7th, 2020


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the values and habits of mind that result from our relationship with our parents and how this drives issues with …

Somatic Experiencing to unravel the motives for overeating

January 15th, 2020


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about somatic experiencing as a tool to help understand reasons for some habits and behaviors related to eating.  Betsy …

Trusting the body, finding the higher self, AND Protein and Fiber!

December 22nd, 2019


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how to trust the body and listen to it through the perspective of our two separate selves (our higher self and our human self).  She also addresses practical issues regarding protein, …

Navigating Holiday, Social, and Family Eating and SItuations

November 27th, 2019


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how to be in the midst of the holiday parties or other social events as well as family tension without overeating.  …

Mind Body Syndrome and Creating the Life you Want

October 30th, 2019


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about many types of physical pain in the body, eating disorders, and anxiety and depression as a process in the brain called Mind Body Syndrome.  Healing from these symptoms is possible and …

Quick tool to decrease and emotions in the moment using the law of attraction

August 20th, 2019


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about an effective tool to shift out of unhealthy eating patterns or worry about food and the body.  She uses examples …

Family Roles and Rules, also 8 Eating Tips to Get You Back on Track

June 22nd, 2019


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about some common roles in the family and how they might influence eating behaviors. She also covers some of the unspoken …

How to communicate without feeling stressed

March 9th, 2019


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how to communicate in a way that will leave you with less stress, with a better outcome, and with your need to be heard being met.  Eating problems can happen when you avoid …

Codependent Relationships cause eating problems

January 24th, 2019


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about codependent relationships, and how these can create emotional disruption and overeating.  She talks about the concept of codependency and what to do to move towards healthier …

People Pleasing Causes Weight Gain

November 2nd, 2018


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how people pleasing creates exhaustion, resentment, and an inauthentic life. She talks about ways to recognize and change this behavior, and how it connects with perfectionism, …

Getting Perspective, Learning Fundamental food rules

September 23rd, 2018


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how to view the struggles with eating, body weight and body image with perspective so you can gain peace of mind and heal.  She plays a song by Bob Sima and talks about it's message and …

Lonely Eating

September 1st, 2018


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how to work with loneliness to minimize its ability to derail our goals for healthy eating.  She talks about ways to manage it as well as the perspective that lonely isn't always a bad …

You really can change your eating behaviors! MINI PODCAST

July 12th, 2018


On this short podcast Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the topic of feeling helpless around dieting, food and weight struggles.  She explains how to work with a brain that tells you to give up, who cares, why bother, …

Moving from Shame and Guilt to Peace of Mind

May 20th, 2018


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the numerical scale of emotions presented by David Hawkins and its implications for how it can help anyone struggling with eating and dieting.  In this podcast Betsy talks about how to …

Best Weight Loss Diets, Also, sugar, gluten, food sensitivities

April 19th, 2018


Betsy Thurston MPH RD looks at the idea of dieting for weight loss and comments on the keto diet, weight watchers, and several others that are common. She also looks at the topics of gluten, food sensitivities, sugar …

How risking disapproval can help you lose weight

March 20th, 2018


Betsy Thurston MPH RD tackles two distinctly different topics in this podcast. First, she briefly presents a review of the basics about carbohydrates, protein and fats and how to choose what to eat.

Second, using …

Be Gentle With Yourself.

February 24th, 2018


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the importance of being gentle with yourself, especially when under the influence of the parts of us that make us feel shame or frustration or fear.  She talks about the model of …

MINI PODCAST: Procrastination. The I'll start tomorrow problem

February 3rd, 2018


Betsy Thurston MPH RD identifies the 6 most common reasons why people procrastinate working on their health and eating goals.  She provides specific ideas on how to start reversing the procrastination problem. 

What you need to know and what you need to do

December 2nd, 2017


Betsy Thurston MPH RD addresses the questions of what to eat, how to get back on track and how to have success with weight struggles. She looks at two separate areas: realm of what to DO and also what you need to KNOW …

How to Reduce Anxiety. Food Goals and Authenticity Goals at Odds

October 8th, 2017


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how to calm the fears and emotions that arise when we try to be a more authentic person or to set boundaries. She describes three different clients, their food and eating goals, and …

Is denial the reason you can't change your behaviors?

September 25th, 2017


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about denial and how it plays out to keep you in old patterns and to sabotage success.  She describes specific clients …

All or nothing Eating. I'm either all in, or I'm all out

August 13th, 2017


Betsy Thurston MPH RD provides 4 steps and equation to help listeners recover from the trap of all or nothing dieting and all or nothing eating.  

Do your values align with your eating behaviors?

July 22nd, 2017


In this 15 minute podcast Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about work with a specific client and her efforts to improve her relationship with eating and reduce her pattern of chronic dieting.  Several important questions are …

MINI PODCAST How to stop anxiety in the world of dieting and binge eating

July 15th, 2017


Betsy Thurston MPH RD begins her series of short podcasts with the topic of anxiety.  She uses the stories from clients in her practice who are stuck in fear or regret over eating too much or gaining weight or feeling …

What Should I be eating? What is the best diet for health?

May 18th, 2017


Betsy Thurston MPH RD reviews the basics of the best way to eat for health before reposting her podcast on this topic from 2014. 

Anxiety, Lifetraps, Weight and Eating problems and what to do about it

May 2nd, 2017


Betsy Thurston MPH RD takes a hard look at anxiety and how it plays a role in her own life and in the life of some of her clients.  She explains …

Rules for Eating. How to have a healthy relationship with food

March 6th, 2017


Betsy Thurston MPH RD covers a review of some of the basic concepts necessary to have a healthy relationship with food.  At the end of the podcast she reads an interesting piece on life called "Here is Your Assignment" 

Healing physical ailments, pain, and cravings using a mindbody approach

January 9th, 2017


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the work of Dr. John Sarno and explains how to use his method to cure certain physical ailments as well as cravings for sugar and carbohydrates.  The podcast focuses on his …

Using IFS therapy to heal problems with eating

November 20th, 2016


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks again about Internal Family Systems therapy as a way to reduce problem behaviors and anxiety around eating issues.  She investigates the various components of IFS, specifically looking at …

How to Care About Your Goals

August 6th, 2016


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the critical skill of loving yourself.  She talks about certain clients and their struggles with motivation and their inability to find  self worth.  Various skills are discussed with …

Recipe Ideas for Lunch and Dinner

July 3rd, 2016


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the value of keeping nutritious and satisfying meals on hand.  She provides 9 recipes that listeners might enjoy.

Using DBT therapy to stop unhealthy eating patterns

June 6th, 2016


Betsy Thurston MPH RD presents an overview of DBT therapy as it is used to treat problems with eating. She incorporates the basics of intuitive …

Managing the gap between thinking about food and eating food

May 7th, 2016


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the space in time in between thinking about a craving for food and actually eating it. For people who feel under …

The art form of weight loss, intuitive eating, and easy cooking

March 27th, 2016


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the art form of weight loss, with a step by step example of how to apply intuitive eating practices practically.  In the last section of the podcast specific ideas are covered regarding …

Mothers, the Mom-Child relationship, eating and food

February 26th, 2016


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the mother-child relationship and its potential influence on eating concerns and body image.  This is a conversation about specific comments and beliefs as reported from clients, and …

Personality and Eating: Understanding the basis of problems with eating

February 1st, 2016


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about a powerfully accurate and helpful system of personality typing that sheds light on dysfunctional eating patterns. …

3 Things to do more of and 3 Things to do less of

January 9th, 2016


Betsy Thurston MPH RD outlines 3 things to do more of 3 things to do less of in order to reverse problems with eating and weight.    In the second half of the podcast she presents a case study of Karen (name has been …

Change your eating behaviors with a mental movie

November 26th, 2015


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how and why to make a mental movie with the behaviors you want in your life.  She gives specific examples of mental movies that might work for you. 

Meditation and the Journey of my Son: Hope and Discipline

November 4th, 2015


Betsy Thurston MPH RD shares a very personal story about her son and how meditation has been enormously helpful with his struggles with addiction, …

The best tool to improve your eating patterns

October 10th, 2015


Betsy Thurston MPH RD presents perhaps the best tool available to help shift your disordered eating and thinking patterns so that you can get back on …

Examine and rewrite your story in order to stop food and diet obsessions

September 20th, 2015


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the thoughts and beliefs that might be lurking underneath and fueling the habit of binge eating, compulsive eating …

How to Stop Your Negative Self Talk and Judgments

August 22nd, 2015


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the role of negative self talk and judgement and how changing this habit can make an enormous difference in the …

Risk leaving your comfort zone in order to end up where you want to go

July 17th, 2015


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the importance of risk as you correct your old habits and begin re-evaluating your beliefs. The idea is to begin to …

Binge Eating is only a habit and you do have control

June 26th, 2015


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the approach to recovery that was presented in the book , "Brain Over Binge" by Kathryn Hansen.  In this book the …

"I'll start tomorrow!!"

May 31st, 2015


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about procrastination and how it works to keep us in the cylce of dieting and disordered eating.  She presents specific ideas that can help this common habit.  She talks about the concept of …

Awakening. Coming to Terms with our Eating and Food Dilemmas

May 9th, 2015


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how to look at our food and weight and eating struggles from another perspective.  Awakening is a powerful message …

How To Enjoy Lower Calorie Foods

February 21st, 2015


Just because you’re having a salad doesn’t mean that you’re eating less. Sometimes, an order of salad can have more calories than a burger; calories …

How to get your brain working for you (rather then against you)

January 19th, 2015


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about brain research and gives specific tools and ideas to help you get more in control of your brain.  Hopefully weight …

Finding pleasure in life, in food, and in the weight management journey

October 4th, 2014


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the importance of incorporating more pleasure into your life and into the experience of eating.  To manage your weight and your eating it's critical to seek out that which makes you …

What's in my pantry, How to set up your kitchen for success at healthy eating

September 21st, 2014


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about how to increase your chances for healthy eating by  planning ahead and setting up your house and environment for success. Betsy also will tell you what she has in her pantry, in her …

Dealing with the Good/Bad, Safe/Unsafe Food Dilemma

September 2nd, 2014


Betsy Thurston MPH RD talks about the common habit of making a mental category with food, and assigning it a value which is either good or bad.  This black and white thinking often creates overeating and stress and does …

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