The Appetite episode 100: Shifts in Eating During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Why You Should Give Yourself Grace  




Has your relationship to food changed since the pandemic began? Whether you’re snacking more, eating a different variety of food, or finding yourself restricting or bingeing due to high emotions, we imagine a lot could have shifted. While a mainstream perspective might tell you to use this “opportunity” to “take control of your diet,” we have a very different perspective. Opal Co-Founder and Nutrition Director Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD and host and therapist Carter Umhau, LMHC are sharing their insights on the difference between emotional eating and binge eating, why you should give yourself grace right now (and always!), and how to reframe the expectations you may have right now for your eating. They’ll be walking through specific scenarios that may have impacted your eating, as well as explaining what is happening in your body right now due to the collective stress of the coronavirus. 


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Thank you to our team…

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Camille Dodson

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau: