Have you ever felt like your body has betrayed you? Bad things happen to good people all the time. Yet when we go through something painful, we often lack the self-compassion and optimism it takes to find our way out of our suffering. What makes some people more resilient than others? Their mindset — believing they will get through the adversity and in some cases, believing the difficulty changes them for good.
Resilience is a process we can all learn. The power of stories experiences. That’s why I created this Body Betrayal series. I’m bringing you the stories of people who have gone through difficulties with their bodies and found their way to a better well-being through self-compassion and acceptance. Each show will contain a letter from the guest to their body and then through our conversation we will unpack the guest’s unique experiences and insights.
First up is a colleague and friend of mine. Christy Harrison is a HAES dietitian and intuitive eating counselor who has also recovered from an eating disorder. Her wildly successful podcast, Food Psych, serves as an important touch point for people in recovery from eating disorders and the family and professionals who help them.
Listen here to Episode 55 here:
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor based in Brooklyn, NY. She offers online intuitive eating courses and individual nutrition therapy to help people make peace with food and their bodies.
Since 2013 Christy has hosted Food Psych, a podcast exploring people’s relationships with food and paths to body positivity. It is now #1 on the U.S. iTunes charts for intuitive eating and Health at Every Size, and is one of the top 100 podcasts in the Health category.
Christy began her career as a journalist in 2003, and has written for and edited major publications including Gourmet, The Food Network, Refinery29, Slate, BuzzFeed, Modernist Cuisine, AllRecipes, and many others. As an expert on nutrition and people’s relationships with food, she has been quoted in top media outlets including Refinery29, Health, Men’s Fitness, Bon Appetit, The Observer, and more.