The Appetite Episode #52: Emotional Eating + Compulsive Overeating An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Emotional eating is never just about the food. Opal Co-Founder and Nutrition Director Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD and therapist and host Carter Umhau, LMHC discuss the differences between binge eating, compulsive eating, and emotional eating. Julie contextualizes overeating within…

The Appetite Episode #51: Sugar, Sugar: Debunking Myths About the Sweet Stuff An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast    Sugar. It’s loved, it’s feared, and apparently it’s in everything. In pop culture, this often leads to it being demonized. At Opal: Food + Body Wisdom, we’re debunking sugar myths, normalizing sugar, and talking about how sugar…

The Appetite Episode #50: Eating Styles: What’s Normal? An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast     After ditching the diets, have you ever wondered what “normal eating” actually looks like? The truth is that attuned eating looks differently from person to person. So on this episode, the Opal Co-Founders (Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS, Kara Bazzi, LMFT,…

  The Appetite Episode #48: Starting Early on Body Wisdom: Opal’s Workshop for Kids An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Behind the scenes, Opal Co-Founders Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS and Dr. Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS, have been hosting workshops for young girls to start them early on learning body wisdom and developing a healthier relationship…

The Appetite Episode #47: Eating Disorders Beyond Hollywood: An Interview with Filmmaker Elizabeth Ayiku An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Filmmaker Elizabeth Ayiku joins host Carter Umhau, LMHC to talk about her upcoming feature film, Me Little Me. Elizabeth’s own struggles with an eating disorder and her difficulties pursuing recovery as a black woman in…

The Appetite Episode #46: Self-Care in Practice: An Interview with Sibel Golden, PhD An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   “Self-care” is practically a buzzword these days as more people embrace the importance of creating space for self-restoration. But what does “self-care” look like beyond bubble baths and treating yourself? Sibel Golden, PhD–psychotherapist and eating disorder…

The Appetite Episode #44: Debunking Diets: Whole30 and Paleo An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast The ever-popular Whole30 diet  and Paleo diet are often described as a “lifestyle change” or even a “return to the basics.” Though they’re packaged differently than the diets of yore (like Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or Atkins, to name a few)…

The Appetite Episode #39:  Hunger + Fullness: The Path to Attuned Eating An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast When you come to terms with the fact that diets just don’t work, what comes next? Listen to your hunger and fullness! In this episode, Opal Co-Founder and Nutrition Director Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD talks with host…

The Appetite Episode #36:  The Eating Instinct: an Interview with Virginia Sole-Smith An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast  Virginia Sole-Smith–author of The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image and Guilt in America and co-host of the Comfort Food podcast–joins host Carter Umhau, LMHC to share the story of how the feeding issues that arose for her…

  The Appetite Episode #32: Caution: Don’t Start a Diet An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Holiday festivities, time with family, and a change in routine often inspire a diet or “lifestyle change” immediately following. May we suggest that you consider NOT starting a diet this new year? In this episode, Opal’s Nutrition Director Julie…

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