The Appetite Episode #74:  Diet, Exercise, and Your Period: What You Need to Know   Is it normal to lose your period when changing up your diet or exercise routine? Nicola Rinaldi, PhD joins the podcast today to discuss her journey to recover her period once it was lost, and offers her wealth of knowledge…

The Appetite Episode #73:  Exercise and Emotion: Why Your Workout Won’t Fix Everything      Do you work out to deal with your emotions? There are so many messages out there that exercise will make you happier, healthier, and thinner…but none of these assumptions are a given, especially when movement is your only way to…

The Appetite Episode #72: Full Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Is it Possible? What’s the difference between being “in recovery” versus being “recovered” from an eating disorder? And is full recovery possible? At Opal, we believe that YES—it definitely is! Today Opal Co-Founders Dr. Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Julie Church, RDN,…

The Appetite Episode #71: Size-Free Clothing for Recovery: A Conversation with the Founder of The Garment Project An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   What would your personal style look like if you weren’t concerned about size or body image? Hear how Erin Drischler has changed lives through changing the closets of women in recovery from…

The Appetite Episode #70: Change: Why Ambivalence Happens An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Are you ready for a change? We’re exploring what the stages of change are and why acknowledging ambivalence is often the linchpin when it comes to transformation.  In a roundtable conversation that touches on self-care, creative habits, routines, and recovery, Opal Co-Founders…

The Appetite Episode #69: Diet Culture, Male Body Image, and Fat Phobia with Aaron Flores, RDN An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   How are bodies political? The vibrant dietitian and podcast host Aaron Flores, RDN (of Dietitians Unplugged) joins Opal’s Nutrition Director Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD and host Carter Umhau, LMHC to share his feminist perspective…

The Appetite Episode #68: Call to Courage: Conviction and Doubt An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast     What does it take to heal? Obviously there’s a lot to it, but we’d dare to say that COURAGE (in all its forms) is at the heart of it all. Opal Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Lexi Giblin…

The Appetite Episode #67: Internal Regulation Skills: Learning How to Eat (Part 4) An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Do you trust your body’s appetite cues? It’s all about internal regulation on the last of this four-part series inspired by Ellyn Satter’s “Eating Competency Skills” and we’re talking body wisdom. Opal Co-Founder and Nutrition Director…

The Appetite Episode #66: Food Responsibility + Context: Learning How to Eat (Part 3) An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   What habits and routines can support healthy eating?  This third of our four-part series on Ellyn Satter’s eating competency skills, offers a look into how to build a healthy context and environment to support your food…

The Appetite Episode #65: Eating Attitudes: Learning How to Eat (Part 2)  An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Have you ever thought about learning how to eat? What is a healthy attitude around food and eating habits?  This second of a four-part series on Ellyn Satter’s eating competency skills, continues to define healthy eating through the…

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