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Satisfaction Factor

The podcast where we explore how ditching diet culture makes our whole lives more satisfying.

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#86 - Weight Loss Surgery Fact & Fiction with Kirsten Morrisson
This week, we’re talking to Kirsten Morrisson all about weight loss surgery.Kirsten Morrisson is an Anti-Diet Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She is the Host of Intuitive Bites Podcast and runs her own virtual private practice helping women heal their relationships to food and body.We had an awesome conversation with Kirsten about...how her experiences working in a bariatric surgery department got her started on the path to intuitive eating & Health at Every Size the facts about the weight loss from weight loss surgerywhether weight loss surgery can "solve" hungerhow weight loss surgery impacts long term healththe overlap in the conversations about weight loss surgery & drugs like Ozempichow you can still find peace with food and your body, even after weight loss surgeryand so much more!You can connect with Kirsten and learn how to work with her on Instagram @theintuitive_rd, or at her website! And be sure to check out her 8 Week Food & Body Peace Program which will be opening for enrollment in March and starts up in April, as well as her Free 40 Minute Peace With Food Training available at the link in her bio on Instagram!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
42:49 3/6/24
#85 - Deconstructing Diet Culture Language: Reframing Even More Diet Culture Phrases
This week we’re deconstructing 5 more diet culture phrases! We really enjoy this series, and we hope you do too! This week’s phrases have a bit of a theme - the way that diet culture loves to pathologize totally normal things, add stigma to them, create fear around them, and generally just make them so much worse and more complicated than they need to be.The phrases/terms we're covering in this installment are:Skinny FatFood NoiseCravingsAtypical Anorexiaand Bingeing We're breaking down the ways these phrases are used within diet culture, how they're causing harm, and what we might want to consider saying instead!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
48:19 2/21/24
#84 - Fat Positive Fertility with Nicola Salmon
This week, we’re talking to Nicola Salmon about all things fat positive fertility!Nicola is the leading voice for fat folks seeking fertility support, bringing a unique fat-positive perspective to her work as a fertility coach and author of the groundbreaking book "Fat and Fertile”.She is a prominent figure in the world of fat activism, using her platform and expertise to challenge the weight bias and stigmas that exist within the fertility industry and empower those who are often marginalized to take control of their reproductive health with confidence and self-assurance.Through her innovative and evidence-based approach, she helps clients find their own path to wellness, free from diets and body shaming, and encourages them to trust and believe in their ability to conceive. With her expert guidance and compassionate support, Nicola is changing the way people approach fertility.We had an awesome conversation with Nicola about...weight bias in fertility medicinewhat the research really says about pregnancy risks for folks in larger bodieswhy you don't need a "fertility diet"how to navigate being told that BMI is a barrier to fertility treatmentways to support both fertility and pregnancy with a non-diet, fat positive approachthe importance of community and so much more!You can connect with Nicola and learn how to work with her on Instagram @fatpositivefertility, or at her website! And be sure to check out Supported, her fat positive fertility community!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
32:29 2/7/24
#83 - Unexpected (But Very Practical!) Benefits of Intuitive Eating
This week we’re talking about some super practical and sometimes unexpected benefits of intuitive eating! We all know intuitive eating can transform your relationship with food and your body, but what might that look like on a practical level? How does that show up in our lives, from the day-to-day stuff to the big stuff? It can be hard to wrap our heads around why it's worth doing all the work it takes to practice intuitive eating, so these are some examples of how it can impact our lives far beyond whether or not we're eating the cookies!In this episode we're talking about practical benefits like:Feeling more connection to cultural events & experiencesBeing more present at big eventsTraveling with less stress & more flexibilityMaking grocery shopping more efficient & often more cost effectiveWorking out without the rigidity & frustrationSetting boundaries & practicing critical thinking outside of the contexts of food, body, and dietsWant to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
52:57 1/24/24
#82 - Navigating Non-Diet New Year's Resolutions
We're so happy to be back this week with a brand new episode all about how to set non-diet New Year's resolutions! We've noticed a lot of people setting resolutions or intentions this year - way more than we have in quite some time - and we wanted to support that choice with a conversation about how we can make sure that diet culture isn't creeping into this practice.In this episode we're chatting all about:Those in & out lists we're seeing everywhere this yearWhy resolutions don't have to look a specific way & some alternatives to the typical strategiesReframes for the usual food, body, and movement-based resolutionsAnd some ideas for resolutions that have nothing to do with food, bodies, or movement at all!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
35:36 1/10/24
[REPLAY] #15 - New Year, Same Us!
We're taking our first ever Satisfaction Factor holiday break this year! We’ll be back with a new episode on January 10th, but until then, we hope you enjoy this replay!Get ready for a fun & candid New Year's episode! It’s officially 2022, and Naomi is still rebelling against structure & rigidity, and Sadie is still loving a schedule and a well-established plan. Even though we both function from two pretty opposite operational styles, we both agree that setting any kind of New Year’s resolution, intention, or goal should be something you WANT to do, not something you feel like you HAVE to do because it’s January. There’s nothing magical about January 1st. We’re chatting about all things New Year's: setting realistic resolutions, dry January, a few fun rants about Noom, sugar fasts, detoxes, & WW…and more!This episode references:Maintenance Phase Podcast - Weight WatchersMaintenance Phase Podcast - The Keto DietWant to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
54:23 12/27/23
[REPLAY] #56 - Coping With Holiday Diet & Body Talk
We're taking our first ever Satisfaction Factor holiday break this year! We’ll be back with a new episode on January 10th, but until then, we hope you enjoy this replay!If you're dreading the diet & body talk at your holiday family gatherings, you're not alone! Even if we are really good at having these conversations with friends, acquaintances, professionals, or co workers, having these conversations with family can feel way more loaded than it does in other contexts. In this episode we're discussing why diet & body talk hits different from our families, and we're also practicing some responses to common things we might hear around the table, using our Deflect, Educate, and Engage framework (which you might recall from Episode #4 - Diet Talk & Boundaries).Referenced in this episode:Maintenance Phase - The Keto DietWant to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
56:28 12/13/23
#81 - Diabetes Myth Busting with Esther Tambe
This week, we’re talking to Esther Tambe, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES (she/her) about the mainstream myths about diabetes & what a weight inclusive approach to diabetes looks like!Esther Tambe is a New York-based weight-inclusive Registered Dietitian passionate about helping women recover from eating disorders and disordered eating. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Long Island University and another in Health Science-Public Health from Stony Brook University. She also has a Master’s degree in Nutrition from Long Island University. Esther is committed to increasing awareness of eating disorders/disordered eating in Black communities, which are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. She strongly believes culturally appropriate nutrition care is essential for the Black community. In addition to providing nutrition counseling for eating disorders, Esther is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist who helps clients manage diabetes from a weight-inclusive lens. Before opening her private practice, Esther worked in underserved communities providing nutrition education and counseling to individuals with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and HIV/AIDS. Now, she blends her passion for eating disorders with her clinical background to help clients heal their relationships with food while managing other health conditions.As a weight-inclusive provider, Esther believes women of all body shapes and sizes deserve respect and high-quality care. She provides individualized nutrition care for all her clients, regardless of their body shape or size, that centers on health-promoting behaviors rather than weight.You can find Esther traveling around the world, taking Zumba classes, and spending time with her family outside of work. She is also the co-founder of Fight Through Flights Inc., a non-profit organization that aims to empower and support the healing of Black women living with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors through wellness experiences and travel.We had an awesome conversation with Esther about...what diabetes is, and some common misconceptions about its causeshow to navigate a diabetes diagnosis, and what the deal is with prediabetesthe truth about the relationship between diabetes, body weight, sugar, and carbswhat factors have a bigger impact on blood sugar levels than body weight or dietwhat to know about diabetes medications, including drugs like Ozempichow to approach diabetes care from a weight-neutral lensand so much more!You can connect with Esther and learn how to work with her on Instagram @et.the.rd, or at her website, EstherTambeNutrition.com!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
46:47 11/29/23
[REPLAY] #41 - Caring For Ourselves When The World Is On Fire
While the context is different, we thought this would be a good time to revisit these self-care practices and conversations about caring for ourselves. And, in an effort to practice what we preach, we took a week off from recording to allow ourselves to rest & regulate. We'll be back with a new episode on November 29th, and we hope this replay will be supportive for you in the meantime.To say that he past few weeks have been hard would be a huge understatement. So this week's episode is all about how we can care for ourselves when it feels like the world is on fire. Black women & femmes have been teaching for generations about the importance of avoiding burnout when fighting oppressive systems. And, while that is not our lesson to teach, we are talking in this episode about: the importance of caring for ourselves & leaving room for our humanity in times of high stress; why it's okay that we all need different things to meet our needs for self-care & processing; and some practical ways that we can engage in self-care right now.Referenced in this episode:National Network of Abortion FundsHow to Show Up For Abortion Access (this is a comprehensive document with tons of resources for getting involved/finding support if you need it)A Breakdown of the Supreme Court Rulings and their Impact (Anti-Racism Daily)Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brownAll Bodies Movement & WellnessNatalie Topalian, The Brand CopywriterWant to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
41:44 11/15/23
#80 - What If Weight Loss Could Actually Help Your Situation?
This week, we're answering the question, “What if weight loss could actually help my situation?” And if you've ever found yourself wondering about that, you’re not alone. Maybe you understand that health is more complicated than just our personal behaviors, and you've realized that the “thin ideal” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But some things still feel more complicated. Because wouldn’t weight loss actually help when it comes to finding clothes that fit, avoiding weight stigma at the doctor and other areas of life, being able to travel or go to the theater, and a whole host of other problems? If this sounds familiar, this episode is for you!In this episode, we're talking about:why intentional weight loss isn't a long-term solutionwhy it's not enough to just quote diet statistics when these questions come upwhat intentional weight loss & get-rich-quick schemes have in commonwhy it's important to honor body autonomy in these conversationswhat a better long-term solution actually isand more!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
37:42 11/1/23
#79 - Viewing Diet Culture Through a Trauma-Informed Lens with Katie Kurtz
This week, we’re talking to Katie Kurtz, MSW LISW-S (she/her), a subject-matter expert and trainer who specializes in integrative and inclusive trauma-informed care. As a licensed social worker & certified coach, she has spent the last 15 years specializing in trauma-informed training and consultation across multiple disciplines and industries.  She reimagines trauma-informed care as inclusive and accessible for all people and professions through her developed frameworks and methodologies. She has created an integrative trauma-informed care approach to train thousands of professionals in multiple industries across 6 continents. She brings a vast lens of integrative instruction to embody these skills across many client experiences. She believes in honoring the origins of the approach while ushering it into a future that is inclusive for all industries and most importantly, doable so people can apply it into everyday practice.Katie is the author of the reflective space holding tool, the Contain Card Deck© and host of A Trauma-Informed Future Podcast.  Additionally, she is the regional co-chair of the State of Ohio’s Trauma-Informed Care Collaborative, Subject Matter Expert with the Integrate Network, and is invited to guest teach in various professional settings nationally and abroad. Her leadership and work has been awarded and internationally recognized within both the social work and coaching fields.We had an awesome conversation with Katie about...what trauma is....and what it isn'thow diet culture itself can be source of traumawhy naming our experience as trauma can help us process itwhat it means to be a trauma-informed provider & why it's so important for anyone who does work with or about bodies to practice through a trauma-informed lenswhy boundary-setting is a trauma-informed practiceand so much more!Connect with & learn more about Katie here:WebsiteInstagramLinkedInFree resources: Aware Guide on the Trauma Competency Framework™ and the Trauma-Informed ChecklistToolkits on Nervous System Care planning, Scope of Practice Statement Template, Consensual Communications and Harm Repair PlanningCULTIVATE-a trauma-informed facilitation and space holding trainingContain Card Deck© a reflective tool to hold space for yourself and othersInvite Katie to be a guest on your podcast or teacher in your programWant to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
58:49 10/18/23
#78 - Beyond Shrinking & Drinking with Lael Atkinson
This week, we’re talking to Lael Atkinson (they/them), a certified professional recovery coach who works at the intersection of drinking and dieting. During their experience of parting ways with alcohol and then tackling a lifetime of dieting, disordered eating, and body shame, they found resources that addressed quitting drinking OR that addressed food and body image issues, yet could not find any sources that spoke to the intersection of the two.  And in both their personal experience and the experience they saw with many of their clients, they found that the two do indeed frequently overlap. This led Lael to work with both folks who want to examine their relationship with alcohol and folks who want to divest from diet culture. They also created the Beyond Shrinking & Drinking course to address this intersection.Lael hopes that whether it comes to questioning their drinking, or their participation in diet culture, that people know they can do it without labeling themselves, without judging themselves, and without it reaching a point of being “bad enough.” It’s more than enough to start from a place of asking if your life would be better without it.We had an amazing conversation with Lael about...their own journey with drinking & dieting, and how it led to the work they do todaythe parallels between drinking & dieting (and why comparing booze to food is not helpful)the parallels between drinking culture & diet culturewhy some folks may experience food or body image issues when they quit drinking (and vice versa)how they're working to fight against the shame & stigma of both drinking and dietingand why this work is especially important within the Queer community. You can connect with Lael on Instagram @beyondshrinkinganddrinking, learn how to work with them at LaelAtkinson.com, or join their online course at BeyondShrinkingAndDrinking.com!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
40:27 10/4/23
#77 - Allow Ourselves to Re-Introduce Ourselves!
Next week will mark two years since we published the first episode of Satisfaction Factor! In that first episode, we introduced ourselves, told you our origin stories, and generally gave you the low down on who we are, what we do, and what we believe in. So in this week's episode, we're celebrating our podcast-iversary by reintroducing ourselves! We're chatting all about what's changed for us in the past two years in life, business, podcasting, and everything in between. Thanks to all our amazing listeners & guests for making these past two years so successful! We're so glad we get to keep sharing this space with you!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
42:58 9/20/23
#76 - The Truth About Body Neutrality with Jessi Kneeland
This week, we’re talking to Jessi Kneeland about body neutrality & their new book, Body Neutral: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Body Image Issues!Jessi Kneeland (they/them) is a coach, writer, and speaker dedicated to helping people overcome the suffering associated with body anxiety, insecurity, and negativity, and to improve their relationship with their bodies. After working as a personal trainer for a decade in New York City, Kneeland became an iPEC certified life coach and launched a coaching practice centered around the meaningful work of self-acceptance. Their innovative approach allows them to partner with clients individually and in groups to help them find body acceptance, a strong sense of self-worth, and true confidence. They are committed to the pursuit of body neutrality—a philosophy predicated on the idea that how we look is the least interesting and important thing about us. Their work has been featured in Women’s Health, Shape, Pop Sugar, Refinery29, BuzzFeed, Hello Giggles, and more, and their TED talk has been viewed by over 50,000 people. They live in North Carolina with their partner and cat.We had an amazing conversation with Jessi about...how they went from helping people change their bodies as a personal trainer to rejecting diet culture & helping people find body neutralitywhat body neutrality is & why it can be a more approachable alternative to body love (while also helping to make body love more realistic!)why body image issues are always about so much more than our bodieshow they came up with the Body Image Avatars & the Body Image Blueprintwhy body image work is so hard & can take so much longer than we expect it tohow navigating body image issues & finding body neutrality is different for folks in marginalized bodiesand how working toward body neutrality can actually benefit our lives far outside of our relationships with our bodies.You can connect with Jessi on Instagram @jessikneeland, listen to their podcast This is Not About Your Body wherever you listen to podcasts, learn how to work with them at JessiKneeland.com, or purchase Body Neutral: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Body Image Issues wherever you get your books!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
60:52 9/6/23
#75 - What Is Body Diversity & Why Does It Matter?
This week we’re talking all about body diversity! We realized that we use this term frequently, but we’ve never talked about what it is, why it matters, or how you can start cultivating an appreciation for it. So that’s exactly what we’re doing in this episode!We had a great conversation, including:What body diversity is (and how bodies are like zucchinis 😂)How we're conditioned to believe that all bodies are supposed to be the sameThe oppressive systems upheld in what we believe about "normal" bodiesThe harm done by a lack of body diversity & why accurate representation mattersThe intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional benefits of recognizing body diversityAnd ways to start unlearning our beliefs about "normal" bodies & cultivating an appreciation for body diversity.Referenced in this episode:List of IG Accounts to Follow for Body DiversityDecolonizing Fitness's Database of Affirming Fitness & Movement PractitionersLouise Green's Size Inclusive Fitness Specialist CertificationDamali Fraiser's certifications & trainings (personal & professional)Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
52:25 8/23/23
#74 - Unpacking Diet Culture in the Dance World with Jenna Jozefowski
This week, we’re talking to Jenna Jozefowski about diet culture in dance spaces... and so much more!Jenna Jozefowski helps active women learn to lift and get strong with equal parts challenge and compassion. She is a certified personal trainer & kettlebell instructor, Trauma Informed Weightlifting coach, dance teacher, yoga teacher, and semi-retired professional dancer. After years of living and working in industries full of diet-culture, she got sick and tired of watching people (including herself) running themselves into the ground trying to uphold the narrow-minded image of what our culture sees as “healthy” and “fit”. But instead of giving it all up, she decided that she'd rather change the game, call out the BS, extract the good, and help others use movement to build themselves up rather than tear themselves down. We had an amazing conversation with Jenna about...how the dance world mirrors the weight stigma that exists in the larger worldhow she navigated the nuances of being a straight sized person in the real world, but the largest person in the room in the dance world & how she unlearned the body narratives of the dance worldhow the exclusive body standards of the dance world can keep people who don't fit those standards out of dance spaces (even just for fun!)why she chose to stay in the dance & fitness industry as a voice of changehow she navigates the diet culture & body standards of the dance world & plants seeds of change with her dance studentswhy it's so important for performance-based athletes to properly fuel, train & recover, and why she's always the dance teacher with snacksthe importance of understanding the role of lived experience & genetics in body diversitywhy bodies shouldn't be business cards & you can't exercise your way to a "long & lean" bodyand the power of strength training for flipping harmful body narratives.You can connect with Jenna on Instagram @itsjennaj, listen to her podcast Tough Cookie Talks wherever you listen to podcasts, and learn how to work with her at itsjennaj.com.Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
61:43 8/9/23
#73 - Embodiment for Fat Folks with Melanie Losacco
This week, we’re talking to Melanie Losacco about embodiment practices for fat folks!Melanie (she/hers) draws on her lived experience as a fat person as well as her professional background as a trauma informed somatic coach to help fat folx  become more embodied. Outside of work she fills her days mom-ing, laughing with friends, binging trashy tv and plotting ways to continue smashing the system. We had an amazing conversation with Melanie  about...how feminism is often missing the weight stigma lens the problems with blank slate therapy what somatic experiencing even iswhy being present in your body can be hard how embodiment was a turning point in her own relationship with her bodywhy embodiment is different for fat folks & folks in other marginalized bodiesand what providers can do to better support their fat clients.You can find Melanie on Instagram at @embodiedmelanielosacco, and you can find out more about her services here: https://www.reclaimingbeauty.com/embodiment-coaching.Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
53:26 7/26/23
[REPLAY] #26 - Deconstructing Diet Culture Language: Authority, Discipline & Accountability
[This week's episode is a replay because we're on vacation/having surgery! But we'll be back on July 26th with a brand new episode for you!]This week, we're deconstructing the common diet culture concepts of authority, discipline, and accountability. In particular, we're looking at: what systems are being upheld by these conceptshow these concepts can interfere with our self-trust and autonomyhow we address these concepts within our work with clientsand how interrogating the language we use can help us better identify & meet our needs.Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
53:37 7/12/23
#72 - Yoga For Body Liberation with Vivian Selles
This week, we’re talking to Vivian Selles about yoga as a path to body liberation in eating disorder recovery and beyond! Vivian Selles is an experienced registered yoga teacher and Yoga Alliance continuing education provider. Yoga is action, and Vivian cultivates positive change in the yoga community through her practice and teachings. Vivian’s intention as a yoga teacher is to create and hold safer, accessible spaces for all people on their path to liberation. Vivian combines her extensive education and experiential expertise teaching yoga philosophy and practices in eating disorder recovery treatment centers and through national/international online trainings. She also teaches for Yoga For Eating Disorders and holds certifications in a number of modalities, including chair yoga, trauma-informed yoga, and as a Be Body Positive Facilitator. She obtained her 200 hour certification in 2014 and is currently studying to become a certified yoga therapist. Vivian’s passion is mindful, conscious living of her yoga practice on and off the mat.We had an amazing conversation with Vivian about...how yoga can be supportive & accessible in eating disorder recovery, even when movement is out of reachhow yoga can help us cultivate safety, autonomy & compassionthe importance of taking the diet culture & white supremacy out of the mainstream understanding of yoga & its philosophy why yoga can be a great entry point for conversations about diet culture as a social justice issuehow the experience of long Covid has intersected with her work in yoga & her understanding of yoga philosophyyoga as a lived practice that goes well beyond movement or "wellness"and why it's important to bring a modern lens to the ancient yoga texts.Want to learn more? Vivian is participating in a panel discussion called "Can Movement Be a Part of Recovery in BIPOC Bodies?" as part of the BIPOC Eating Disorders Conference from 7/19-22/23. Click here to learn more & register! You can find Vivian on Instagram at @justanotheryogateacher or on Twitter at @ateacherofyoga.Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
47:09 6/28/23
#71 - Unpacking a Real Life Experience of Medical Weight Stigma
CW: medical weight stigma, BMI, bariatric surgery, and some discussion of restrictive post-surgical diets Last month, Naomi  had a really difficult medical experience, and when she shared about it on Instagram, she got a lot of responses from people saying how helpful it was to hear how she navigated it. Unfortunately, experiences like these are way too common, and hearing about how other people navigate them can both take the shame out of them, and also help us to prepare.So, this week, we're unpacking Naomi's real life experience of weight stigma, including:How she navigated a contentious weigh-in requestHow she responded to an inappropriate recommendation for bariatric surgeryWhy her experience clearly illustrates how weight stigma exists on a spectrum, and how privilege and stigma can co-existThe complicated emotions this experience brought up, and why feeling bad is a normal responseThe tools she used to process these emotions after the appointmentWant to work on cultivating these kinds of skills & building resilience to diet culture? The waitlist is open for Naomi's new cohort of Nourish & Bloom, her 40 week group Intuitive Eating workshop! There's no obligation for joining the waitlist, but if you choose to enroll, you'll get a bonus 1:1 call with Naomi to use at any time during workshop, plus a fun snail mail gift! Get all the info & join the waitlist here!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
47:54 6/14/23
#70 - Anti-Diet Myth Busting
This week, we're busting 5 common anti-diet myths! In this episode we're talking about why being anti-diet definitely doesn't mean:Completely cutting out “diet” foodsAvoiding workoutsHating fruits & veggiesAlways eating dessertOr always choosing to wear a bikini.Instead, we're breaking down what it really means to be anti-diet, and what questions we can ask ourselves when making food, body, and clothing choices to make sure we're not falling back into diet culture.Want to work on cultivating the skills to make your own anti-diet choices? The waitlist is open for Naomi's new cohort of Nourish & Bloom , her 40 week group Intuitive Eating workshop! There's no obligation for joining the waitlist, but if you choose to enroll, you'll get a bonus 1:1 call with Naomi to use at any time during workshop, plus a fun snail mail gift! Get all the info & join the waitlist here!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
41:58 5/31/23
#69 - Approaching Financial Conversations Through an Anti-Diet Lens
This week, we're talking about all about the ways that conversations about financial freedom often overlap with conversations about food freedom, and how we can apply our anti-diet lens to our financial conversations.We had a great conversation, including:The way the privilege in conversations about financial freedom mirrors the privilege in conversations about food freedomHow concepts like moderation & restriction show up in budgetingAnd how we might be able to practice "budget respect" & "intuitive spending."Referenced in this episode:Retire 'Tightening the Belt': Why Fatphobia Doesn't Belong In Your 2022 Financial Goals by Virgie TovarVee Weir - @veefrugalfoxLexa - @theavocadotoastbudgetWant to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
41:45 5/17/23
#68 - We Need to Talk About Ozempic & Wegovy
This week, we’re talking about a very hot topic that has been requested of us multiple times - the weight loss drugs Ozempic & Wegovy (plus a little bit about Mounjaro & Saxenda)!Note: We are not registered dietitians, or doctors, or medical providers of any type, and this podcast does not constitute medical advice! Instead, this episode is more of a research roundup. We did all the Google searching & reading so you don’t have to if you don’t want to. (But also, if you do want to, we’ve provided links to everything below.) Generally, though, a great deal of our research was pulled from the work of Ragen Chastain, Dr. Asher Larmie, and Christy Harrison.And, lastly, a content warning: A lot of the articles & studies we’ll provide will include the o-word, BMI references, references to body weights, and references to disordered eating behaviors. Also, even the articles that talk about the problems with these drugs still often paint them in a positive light.  We did our best with language within the episode, but use caution, especially if you decide to follow the links.In this episode we're covering:The basics of how each of these drugs work & what they're prescribed forThe marketing & popularity of these drugs (including a story from Sadie that will blow your mind!)Harmful drug side effectsWhy the risk/benefit analysis for taking these drugs is different for diabetes than it is for weight lossThe impact that marketing of these drugs for weight loss is having on folks living with diabetes and eating disordersWhy these drugs are actually not a miracle "cure" for fatnessHow these drugs (and other weight loss drugs) keep getting approved, despite their harms & ineffectivenessClick here to get all the links for research referenced in this episode!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
65:09 5/3/23
#67 - The Problems with Moderation, Food Freedom & Health as Anti-Diet Goals
We've done several episodes now where we deconstruct diet culture language, but this week, we wanted to take a look at some phrases we see in anti-diet spaces that can actually still be upholding some diet culture ideals.  In this episode, we're talking about the problems with how the concepts of moderation, food freedom, and health get used in anti-diet spaces.We had a great conversation, including:The difference between moderation and unconditional permissionHow to tell if you're using moderation as restrictionThe privilege in food freedom, and why it's often not a realistic goalThe problem with using "don't worry, you'll still eat healthy" as a defense against critiques of intuitive eatingWhy health is a meaningless concept without individual & societal contextWant to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
36:28 4/19/23
#66 - Unpacking Diet Culture in the Jewish Community with Asher M. Seruya
This week, just in time for Passover, we’re talking to Asher M. Seruya, LMSW, a gender-queer social worker, psychotherapist, and illustrator specializing in trauma-informed care, weight-stigma, and eating disorder recovery. They have a special focus within their eating disorder work on Jewish identity, neurodivergent conditions, fatness, and queerness. Asher also co-hosts the podcast, Kvetching on the Couch, a podcast about Jewish mental health. We had an amazing conversation with Asher about...The complicated & unique Jewish relationship to foodHow diets & diet culture can be attempts at assimilation & safety in marginalized communities The pressure of white eurocentric beauty standards & media representation of JewsHow anti-Blackness informs antisemitism & the conditional white privilege of JewishnessThe importance of bringing a Jewish lens to eating disorder recovery & body liberation spacesThe antisemitism in anti-diet spacesAnd how reconnecting to our identities can help us heal.You can find Asher's work on their website at ashermseruya.com or on Instagram at @badashtherapy.Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
50:10 4/5/23
#65 - Navigating Weight Stigma at the Doctor's Office with Ragen Chastain
This week, we’re talking to Ragen Chastain, a speaker, writer, researcher, Board Certified Patient Advocate, multi-certified health and fitness professional, and thought leader in weight science, weight stigma, health, and healthcare. Utilizing her background in research methods and statistics, Ragen has brought her signature mix of humor and hard facts to healthcare, corporate, conference, and college audiences from Kaiser Permanente and the Diabetes Education Specialists National Conference, to Amazon and Google, to Dartmouth, Cal Tech and canfitpro. Author of the Weight and Healthcare newsletter, the book Fat: The Owner's Manual, co-author of HAES Health Sheets, and editor of the anthology The Politics of Size, Ragen is frequently featured as an expert in print, radio, television, and documentary film. In her free time, Ragen is a national dance champion, triathlete, and marathoner who holds the Guinness World Record for Heaviest Woman to Complete a Marathon. Ragen lives in LA with her fiancée Julianne and their adorable dog.We had an amazing conversation with Ragen about...Why doctors are so deeply entrenched in the weight-centric paradigmHow medical weight stigma causes harmThe role of privilege & power dynamics in navigating medical situationsThe unethical marketing of weight loss surgery & weight loss drugsAnd practical ways to navigate specific medical situations, such as: weigh-ins (no, they're not required by insurance!), blood pressure readings, recommendations for weight loss, recommendations for weight loss drugs or weight loss surgery, and BMI-based denials.You can learn more from Ragen by subscribing to the Weight & Healthcare Newsletter, or by checking out her library of online workshops (including videos of past workshops, and new ones hosted monthly). Or you can connect with Ragen via social media on Instagram!Referenced in this episode:Fat Friendly Health Professionals ListWeight Neutral Providers Lead ListWant to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
63:29 3/22/23
#64 - Deconstructing Diet Culture Language: Reframing 5 More Diet Culture Phrases
This week, we're deconstructing 5 more common phrases that perpetuate diet culture. In this installment, we're covering: "I have to exercise for X minutes for it to count/Only X counts as exercise.""I've been bad.""Off the wagon""Strong is the new skinny.""I exercise so I can eat/drink X" We're breaking down the ways these phrases can cause harm & what we might want to consider saying instead!And if you're looking for support in redefining what counts as movement, check out Sadie's new FREE resource that can help you do just that! Need a quick and easy framework to put together your own workouts without overthinking it? This plug-and-play resource will help you figure out what the heck to do (without spending a lot of time, effort, and energy to plan it all!) Click here to get the Build Your Own Workout Template!Or if you'd like some support in reframing your own diet culture narratives, check out Naomi's new FREE Redefining Diet Culture Narratives Workbook! Inside this free workbook, you’ll find:Why reframes are helpful in rejecting diet culture3 proven reframe tactics I use with my 1:1 and group coaching clients, with examplesSpace for you to work through your own narratives using the 3 reframe tacticsPLUS, an exclusive 10% savings on a coaching package of your choice just for downloading this workbook! Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
41:47 3/8/23
#63 - The Importance of Inclusive Activewear for Plus-Size Kids with Pam Luk, Found of Ember & Ace
This week, we’re talking to Pam Luk, founder of Ember & Ace, an athletic wear brand for plus size kids. Growing up playing sports, Pam learned firsthand the importance of finding active wear that fits. Not finding it is one of the main reasons kids quit sports. Pam launched Ember & Ace exclusively for plus size kids with a focus on comfort and performance. We had an amazing conversation with Pam about...Her own experiences of being an active plus size kidHow being a parent has changed her relationship to her body (and bodies in general)Why a lack of inclusive activewear & uniforms can lead many kids to quit the physical activities they loveWhat messages we're sending to kids when they can't find activewear in their sizesWhy removing barriers to access is a truly health-promoting goal & how this relates to the new AAP guidelinesWhy access to movement is important for kids, having nothing to do with changing their body sizesAnd the groundbreaking work she's doing in expanding activewear sizing for kids in larger bodies!You can find out all about Ember & Ace, order online, and join the newsletter at Ember & Ace (emberandace.com). Or you can connect with Ember & Ace (and Pam) via social media on Instagram!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
41:15 2/22/23
#62 - Making Movement Sustainable by Lowering the Bar
It's the first week of February, which means we're right at the time when almost 70% of folks will give up on their new year's resolutions....not because they lack willpower or dedication, but because the goals they set for themselves were simply not sustainable. So if you're one of the many people who might be reassessing the movement routine you set for yourself at the beginning of the year, this episode is for you! This week, we're talking about why lowering the bar to entry & to what counts is the key to creating a sustainable & doable movement routine. And because we know that's often much easier said than done, we're also giving you some specific strategies for how you can put this into practice yourself!Plus, if you'd like some additional support for creating a sustainable movement routine, Sadie has a new FREE resource that can help you do just that! Need a quick and easy framework to put together your own workouts without overthinking it? This plug-and-play resource will help you figure out what the heck to do (without spending a lot of time, effort, and energy to plan it all!) Click here to get the Build Your Own Workout Template!Want to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
41:47 2/8/23
#61 - What's Wrong With the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Higher-Weight Children with Anna Lutz
*Content Warning: This week's episode contains use of the O-word, as well as discussion of weight loss surgery.*Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new guideline document containing weight loss recommendations for children as young as two years old. So this week, we are talking to Anna Lutz, MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S about everything that's wrong with these recommendations.Anna Lutz is a Registered Dietitian in Raleigh, NC.  Anna and Elizabeth Davenport, another anti-diet RD, are the co-creators of Sunny Side Up Nutrition, a blog and podcast that focus on nutrition, cooking and family feeding, free of diet culture. Anna is also the co-owner of a private practice in Raleigh, NC, Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy. Anna specializes in eating disorders and pediatric/family nutrition and enjoys mentoring and providing clinical supervision to other dietitians. We had an amazing conversation about...How these recommendations are a full reversal of the AAP guidelines from 2015, and the conflicts of interest that likely influenced this shiftThe life-long physical, medical, and relational harm of weight loss recommendations for childrenThe increased risk for eating disorders & weight cycling that will likely result from these recommendationsWhy weight loss recommendations are never a solution to weight stigmaHow parents can navigate pediatrician appointments in light of these recommendationsAnd what health markers actually are important for kids!You can find out more about Anna & about diet-free parenting at Sunny Side Up Nutrition or Lutz Alexander Nutrition Therapy | Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill (lutzandalexander.com).Or you can connect with Anna via social media on Instagram or Facebook!Referenced in this episode:Serious Issues with the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Higher-Weight Children and Adolescents by Ragen ChastainSpecial Edition: Dangerous New American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Higher-Weight Children by Ragen ChastainA Letter to Your Child's DoctorDon't Talk About My Child's Weight CardsWant to connect with us to deepen the conversation? Join us in our online community, The Satisfaction Space!Want to show the world that you love the pod? Get t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, totebags & more at Teepublic!You can stay up to date on all things Satisfaction Factor by following us on IG @satisfactionfactorpod!Here's where to find us:Sadie Simpson: www.sadiesimpson.com or IG @sadiemsimpsonNaomi Katz: www.happyshapes.co or IG @happyshapesnaomi
52:09 1/25/23

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