ETR 198: Unapologetic Eating – with Alissa Rumsey

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In this episode of Eat the Rules, I’m interviewing Alissa Rumsey, registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and the author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food and Transform Your Life.

We talk about the importance of raising awareness around the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that are behind how we interact with food, why that’s different from mindful eating, and what to do if you overthink food choices.

In This Episode, We Chat About

  • How Alissa got into this work and how she transitioned from a weight loss focused practice to a weight neutral one,
  • How she managed this difficult transition and the impact it had on some of her clients,
  • The inspiration behind her book Unapologetic Eating and the purpose of each of the four sections: fixing, allowing, feeling, and growing,
  • That this is slow, ongoing work and shouldn’t be rushed,
  • Why mindfulness is not the same as mindful eating,
  • What Alissa means by the “grey area” when it comes to food and eating, and how there’s no right and wrong in intuitive eating,
  • How this work can feel like taking a leap and trusting that it will be okay, which can be scary,
  • Why eliminating the restrictions on food, including the mental restrictions, is so important,
  • How the concept of scarcity plays into our eating behaviors and relationship with food,
  • Tips for transitioning from doubting and questioning your hunger, decisions, and experiences, to learning to trust your intuition,
  • Advice for when you’re stuck in overthinking or overanalyzing,
  • Plus so much more!

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