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Real Food Radio Episode 017:Body Image & Disordered Eating

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I speak with Michaela Ballman, a Registered Dietitian, nutrition consultant, podcast host, and blogger

In this episode, we discuss disordered eating, diet mentality, food relationships, prevalence of eating disorders, orthorexia, and moving towards having a  positive body image and healthy relationships with food and  yourself.

About : Michaela Ballmann MS RD CLT

Michaela Ballmann_HeadshotMichaela Ballmann  is enthusiastic about guilt-free eating, whole person care, and nourishing food. Her main interest is in helping people to love food, their bodies, and themselves. With advanced training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Michaela takes a wholistic approach to health and well being. Coupled with her certification as a LEAP Therapist, Michaela specializes in food sensitivities and in healing the body from inflammation. Having recovered from an eating disorder, Michaela is able to connect with clients struggling with disordered eating and bring them to a place of freedom and well being. Michaela lives in Los Angeles with her husband where she enjoys ballet, CrossFit, learning languages and painting.

Also discussed in Episode 17…

  • Michaela’s website- Wholify
  • Personal relationship with food as a dietitian
  •  Diet mentality
  • Moving away from dieting and rules
  • Sustainable way of eating and living
  • Nature & nuture
  • Disordered thinking
  • Cognitive distortions
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Influence of the scale, secret pair of jeans, other markers
  • Re-framing negative self talk
  • Guided imagery & affirmation
  • Belleruth Naparstek
  • Orthorexia
  • Spectrum of disordered eating
  • Trust
  • Food sensitivities
  • Nibblee Bits

Disclaimer: Nothing in this podcast should be taken as medical advice.

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