One of the reasons I love sharing my favorite podcasts with you all is because in return I get a million suggestions on what I should listen to next. While I do consider myself a podcast aficionado (;)), I definitely am not aware of ALL the amazing shows out there. That’s where all of you come in to enlighten me.
My podcast subscriptions are pretty varied (I have over 50! And yes, I regularly keep up with every one.) but I can say they fall into a few basic categories: comedy/pop culture (like Nerdist, You Made It Weird, etc.), story form (like This American Life, TEDTalks, The Moth, etc.), crime (like Criminal, Undisclosed, etc.), health and fitness (The Jillian Michaels Show, The Model Health Show, The Health Beet, etc.) and mental health/body image (Finding Our Hunger, Mind Body Musings, Food Psych, etc.). I listen to some for entertainment, some for information, and others for inspiration and advice. The 4 shows I have to share with you today definitely fall into the latter category.
These four podcasts are all food or body image focused in some way and I can honestly say they are helping me heal and grow my relationship with these two concepts.
I can honestly say this show is one of my all time favorites and I’m upset that it took me so long to discover it! Scott and Antonio (the hosts) ROCK! They are a no-BS duo challenging all the diet gurus and food fads that have infiltrated our society. They advocate eating in moderation from ALL the food groups (just like me!) and decry diets that create extreme rules for their followers to live by. They’re mission is to dispel the stigmas surrounding certain foods. They use real, evidence based science to disprove the dogma surrounding nutrition and diet that diet gurus preach. Scott and Antonio have no fear in taking on some of the top diets and most popular health and fitness figures of our day. They have a no-nonsense approach and have no problem calling diet gurus out on their false teachings. If you have any preconceptions about diet or food rules you’ve created for yourself, Evil Sugar Radio will help you break them. Plus, they are big proponents of ice cream…so you know they know what’s up! 🙂
Given my love of podcasts like Mind Body Musings, Finding Our Hunger, and The Wellness Wonderland, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to come across Summer Innanen’s Fearless Rebelle Radio. Summer is a badass nutritionist who is a self-proclaimed diet rebel and food lover. She is on a mission to help people break their food rules, leave behind the dogmatic chains of diet culture, and empower themselves to live fearlessly. Every episode she shares advice on how to build your confidence, revel in your individuality, and feel AMAZING in your body. Some episodes are just one on one with Summer and others she interviews people who she considers to be Fearless Rebelles in their own right. The advice Summer gives out is practical, easy to implement, and can really help transform your life from one of negativity and pessimism to one that truly embraces all that is out there for you!
The Psychology of Food Podcast is put on by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world’s leading school in nutrition psychology. The show delves into helping people discover the true causes of their unwanted eating concerns, like overeating, binge eating, emotional eating, body image concerns, endless dieting, the inability to lose weight, digestion, fatigue and more. There are two different formats to the episodes: the ones with Marc are frank, unscripted, hour-long sessions with real clients where he coaches them through their current eating struggles and the ones with Emily explore food psychology concepts, mind-body connections, and weekly tips to inspire your own transformation. Marc shares real breakthroughs right on the air and Emily helps listeners on their own journey with understanding their relationship with food. Each episode is absolutely compelling and introduces new ideas and ways of thinking surrounding food that I would have never considered before. Before this podcast, I was unaware that ‘food psychology’ was a real field of study. Now, it’s something that I’d potentially like to get into myself!
A podcast about food blogging? You might be thinking “how could this be life changing?”….but for me it really has been. CHOPPED is hosted by Marly McMilen who runs a successful food blog of her own and the insights she shares through her interviews with other food bloggers have really helped me with my own blog. She interviews a wide range of bloggers, from big to small and all levels of success, and covers a myriad of different topics including: monetization, marketing strategies, food photography, online business skills, work-life balance, social media tips, and unique ways to differentiate your blog from the rest of the market. The food blogging community is over-saturated at this point, but the advice that Marly is putting out there really has the potential to make a difference on your own site. It definitely has with mine! If you have a blog, or are thinking of starting one, this podcast will rock your world.
Have you listened to any of these podcasts before?
What type of podcasts are you most drawn to usually?
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