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Strategies, tips, resources and step by step action plan geared to women to help you lose weight, end the battle with your body and leave food cravings & emotional eating behind you. Each episode we bring an expert or deliver a message to help achieve your health goals, unlock your self- confidence and live a better life while looking at health beyond just food and to explore the mind-body connection to healing. You will discover what has been holding you back and be empowered and inspired to now unleash the best version of yourself. The Beyond The Food Show it's a holistic approach to health for women, personal development, personal growth, spirituality, coaching, education, and self-mastery. Your host Stephanie Dodier is a Clinical Nutritionist, food cravings and weight loss expert. She was there too, Stephanie lost 100lbs ended the food cravings that were ruling her life for the last 20 years. At 34 years old she was hospitalized, sick, depressed and hated her body. Today at 42 she serves and inspires women to transform their own life. More at


  • 239 - Her Story: She Overcame a 40-Year Battle with Food and Body Image with Ann

    239 - Her Story: She Overcame a 40-Year Battle with Food and Body Image with Ann

    07/05/2020 Duração: 47min

    In today's episode, we'll listen to an Academy student's 40-year battle with food and body image... In today’s episode, I’m joined by Ann Killin, a student of the Going Beyond the Food Academy. Ann agreed to share her story on the podcast to help other women take the step forward in healing in their relationship with food and body.   Ann is being very vulnerable and open about her life journey. She shares how her struggle was brought on by a single comment from her father. The struggle then continued for 40 years...  In this episode, we discussed: How one single comment from a caregiver triggered a 40-year battle with body image and food. The side effects of chronic dieting throughout her life. How she attracted partners, relationships that match her level of love towards herself. The health crisis that triggered her to do her work to heal her relationship to food. The reason why reading the intuitive eating book wasn’t enough for her Advice Ann would give to anyone listening that she wished someone would ha

  • PRO Series: Diet Brain: Diet Mindset Professional - S1 EP3

    PRO Series: Diet Brain: Diet Mindset Professional - S1 EP3

    05/05/2020 Duração: 33min

    Diet mindset professional training was not available when I started my transition to a non-diet approach to nutrition and health as a clinical nutritionist; I had to figure it out on my own. Piece it all together… I shared my professional transition that my client Carolyn triggered in First Do No Harm: The Intuitive Eating Mentorship Journey. I argued that the current model of practice for a nutrition professional top-down approach is causing more harm to a particular segment of our clients. The female yo-yo dieter...which is, unfortunately, the vast majority of our client population. The solution: The bottom-up approach. Start first with addressing the diet mindset so you can talk about nutrition and health later in the journey. In this article, we will cover: Diet Mindset Professional Training How human make food choices How the diet mindset develops Common thought errors Diet Brain: The adaptation Self-Coaching for Intuitive eating Links mentioned in the episode... Mentorship Program Intuitive Eating Intak

  • 238- Sugar Cravings and Intuitive Eating

    238- Sugar Cravings and Intuitive Eating

    30/04/2020 Duração: 48min

    In today's episode, we'll explore sugar cravings and intuitive eating “Is it bad to have sugar cravings?” “Why does our body crave sweets?” “Is sugar addictive?” “Why eating sugar leads to binging?” “What is my body trying to tell me when I crave sugar?” “Why do I crave sugar at night?” These are all normal and almost expected questions given the current perspective of our society (read here diet culture) on sugar these days. As a result, many of my community members have been asking these questions. You likely do as well. Fat is bad ... no, no, now it’s sugar! 30 years ago, it was fat. Everyone was absolutely convinced that fat is a food of great danger. We avoided it at all costs. Created food and diets that were “low fat”. Fast forward to today... we giggle at this moment of history. Now, we have shifted to sugar being the villain. What will we say 30 years from now? Human loves dichotomy. It makes us feel safe. It makes our food choice simple. Facts are: fat is good. Sugar is bad. Nutrition is not that s

  • PRO Series: The Business of Intuitive Eating - S1 EP2

    PRO Series: The Business of Intuitive Eating - S1 EP2

    28/04/2020 Duração: 31min

    In today’s episode, we are going to explain what an intuitive eating business is really about. Starting an intuitive eating business can be overwhelming and scary. Even those that have a regular health practice to transition to a non-diet model can be frightening. We will reveal what steps you should take to create a heart-centered intuitive eating business that will be successful. In this episode, we will cover: What is the business of intuitive eating? What is an Intuitive Eating Coach? Serving versus Selling non-diet model of business. Who do we serve in an intuitive eating business The first step to start an intuitive eating business Why Non-Diet Business coaching is different What is a Non-Diet Mentorship program? Links mentioned on the episode Mentorship Program Intuitive Eating Intake forms PRO Series – Free Training & resources PRO podcast series – Full listing

  • 237- #1 Enemy to Intuitive Eating – Internalized Fatphobia

    237- #1 Enemy to Intuitive Eating – Internalized Fatphobia

    23/04/2020 Duração: 50min

    In today's episode, we'll explore the #1 enemy to intuitive eating, internalized fatphobia “You are so beautiful Stephanie! …. It’s ok for you to be bigger but not for me.” Not that I hear this statement a lot when I meet women but most often when we have known each other for a bit. This statement or something similar will be shared typically when my students are struggling with their journey in becoming an intuitive eater. These women try really hard but something is just not clicking. It’s like something is holding them back to fully engage with their internal nutritionist. Internalized Fatphobia What is holding them back is their own fear of fat. Their internalized weight stigma after years of being exposed to diet culture. Their own phobia of being fat; internalized fatphobia. That’s the #1 enemy to their journey of becoming an intuitive eater. And it’s normal. To some degree, completely expected considering the society in which we live in. Western societies are fatphobic societies. Modern societies are

  • S1E1-Intuitive Eating Mentorship For Professional: First Do No Harm 

    S1E1-Intuitive Eating Mentorship For Professional: First Do No Harm 

    21/04/2020 Duração: 29min

    I help women with intuitive eating mentorship programs today but it wasn’t always so... 8 years ago I was 2 years into my nutrition practice Carolyn walked into my office. And she had just been diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. She desired to be "healthier". I proceeded to take a diligent intake. And this intake process included a food journal, detailed health history as well as a symptomology assessment. Based on my assessment I concluded that a “whole food diet” would support her goals.  Along with other lifestyle modifications. Not only how I was teaching nutrition different but also my approach. So Carolyn would add foods to her plate instead of removing foods. Carolyn left my clinic with her food list, food journal and "ideal plate" handout in hands. Then two weeks later she was back for a follow-up. Within 10 minutes, she was in tears. “I'm so sorry Stephanie I wasn’t able to follow what you told me to do and thought this time would be different. My urges to binge on processed foo

  • 236 - 5 Stages of Intuitive Eating

    236 - 5 Stages of Intuitive Eating

    16/04/2020 Duração: 28min

    In today's episode, we'll talk about the five stages of intuitive eating The journey of becoming an intuitive eater is very different than the one of we will look into the five stages of intuitive eating. We have to understand that becoming an intuitive eater is a process. It’s a process of restoring a safe of trust with our bodies that were rob from us when we became a dieter. Furthermore, it’s a process of healing. Healing is not linear. It’s filled with ups and downs. Self-compassion is at the root of intuitive eating. It’s the foundation of all practices of intuitive eating and the attitude that will allow you to successfully make peace with food and your body. Therefore, intuitive eating is about rebuilding a relationship of trust and respect with our innate body wisdom. The stages of intuitive eating Your willingness to see your journey with curiosity instead of judgment is the key process of navigating these five stages of becoming an intuitive eater. Readiness Exploration Crystallizat

  • 235- Intuitive Eating for the Family: Successful Integration with Dr. Jillian and Sally

    235- Intuitive Eating for the Family: Successful Integration with Dr. Jillian and Sally

    09/04/2020 Duração: 54min

          In today's episode, we'll explore intuitive eating for the family, successful integration with Dr. Jillian and Sally   “The last thing I want to do is to pass my food issue to my kids”- This is a quote of many of my new clients and students. The majority of women in my community share my story of being introduced to the world of dieting at an early age. And for years we believed that it’s the way to go to control our eating and improve our body image. Until such time, we finally realized that diet doesn’t work. It’s just a band-aid solution to something that needs a permanent solution. We don’t want to pass this kind of relationship to food to our children. We don’t want them to live their whole lives restricting, which actually brings about more craving. Instead, we want them to practice intuitive eating and learn to be competent eaters as they grow up. But how do you raise your kids to become competent eaters and body confident? How do you undo years of restrictive eating with your kids and family mi

  • 234 – Non-Diet Health Strategies Supporting Your Well-Being and Immune System

    234 – Non-Diet Health Strategies Supporting Your Well-Being and Immune System

    02/04/2020 Duração: 46min

      In today's episode, we'll explore non-diet health strategies, supporting your well-being and immune system. The last thing we need is more stress or fear-mongering health scare. We need love, hope, and ease. And, that’s what I intend to give you in this episode of the podcast. In this episode, I’ll teach you non-diet, non-restrictive health & wellness strategies for today’s situation that require no supplements or special products...and specific for women who struggle with food and body image. These well-being strategies are compatible with intuitive eating & health at every size. These tools are part of and are grounded in a weight-neutral approach to health. These are what you'll learn listening to this episode: The one thing we must all do as women to support our health in this special time. 5 tactics to support your health specific to women struggling with food and body image should adopt now. No restrictions, special products or supplements required. Why "boosting" your immune system is just

  • 233- Coaching Diet Brain in Time of Crisis

    233- Coaching Diet Brain in Time of Crisis

    26/03/2020 Duração: 34min

    In today's episode, we'll learn how to manage your mind and emotions in time of the coronavirus This is a very special episode of the podcast... for the first time ever I’m sharing the recording of a coaching call from the Going Beyond the Food Academy. I’ve never done this before... these are special times with the coronavirus. In this episode, you will learn how to manage your mind and emotions with COVID-19; The Coronavirus is a neutral event…. The #1 thing you can do to remain calm How to process your emotions with COVID-19 How to use the self-coaching model in the context of uncertainty Why our old behaviors & thoughts resurface with uncertainty If you only do one thing do this ONE Mentioned on the show: FREE Emergency resource Canadian National Eating Disorder Information Center Hotline: 1-866-633-4220 USA National Eating Disorders Toll-Free Number: 1-800-931-2237 Free Non-Diet Health Class Free Download Podcast Roadmap Here The Intuitive Eating Project   Instructor lead program  Support group w

  • 232- Stress Eating in Time of Uncertainty

    232- Stress Eating in Time of Uncertainty

    18/03/2020 Duração: 44min

    In today's episode, we'll talk about stress eating in the time of uncertainty. I keep thinking about a time in the future when we will be older, sitting on the porch rocking our chairs, recalling this time. We will remember the time the Coronavirus came into our lives and made us go within. We were isolated, became quiet. That’s what happened to me. I first made sure I was safe and that my loved ones were taken care of. Then I asked myself… How does Beyond The Food fit into this? What is my role? How can I lead? I turned to you and asked what you needed. The answer came quickly: stress eating, diet thoughts, health. So I went to work for you...   What you’ll learn listening to this episode on stress eating in this time of uncertainty: Why we stress eat in time of uncertainty Normalize what is going on right now with your eating Explain why the desire to control and diet are coming back Give 5 tools to help with stress eating Answer questions submitted by listeners Mentioned on the show: FREE Emergency resou

  • 231- Your Child’s Body Image with Katie Crenshaw

    231- Your Child’s Body Image with Katie Crenshaw

    12/03/2020 Duração: 43min

    In today's episode, we'll learn about your child's body image. “How can I positively influence my child's body image?” That’s a reoccurring thought in many mom’s minds. Many moms will say openly: “The last thing I want to teach my daughter is to pass on my issues with food and body”. If this is you, you’ve got to listen to this episode of the Going Beyond The Food Show. I recently discovered an amazing book that will help you as a mom to open the communication about body image with your child “Her Body Can”, @herbodybooks. As many know, I strongly believe in lived experience and I’m not a mother so... I asked a mom to come on the show and chat about this. She’s also the author of this powerful children's body image book. Our guest for this very important topic is Katie Crenshaw. Katie is a mom of 3 children between the age of 3-11 years old. Katie is a lifestyle blogger and the author of Her Body Can. "Her Body Can" is a #1 Best-selling Children's Book of poetic self-love and body positivity declarations for

  • 230 - Is the Fear of Gaining Weight Holding You Back?

    230 - Is the Fear of Gaining Weight Holding You Back?

    05/03/2020 Duração: 36min

      In today's episode, we'll talk about how the fear of gaining weight is holding you back. “I’m terrified to gain weight!” So, we did a survey a few weeks back following the opening of the Going Beyond The Food Academy and we ask women who have shown interest in joining the program and ended up not to – why? Why did they decide not to join us? The answers were fascinating and very revealing... “I can’t seem to overcome the fear of weight gain and trust the process” “I haven’t FULLY been able to embrace ALL of the sides of not dieting yet.” “Want to believe that weight doesn’t play a role in how I feel physically but I can’t... so I need to lose weight” “In certain ways, when I get to a certain weight and physically can’t do things comfortably so I need to lose weight” “So, I’m not fatphobic. It’s ok for others to be overweight. I support them but for me it’s different. I don’t feel comfortable at a higher weight so I have to manage my weight.” “Terrified of gaining more weight” “I am EXTREMELY uncomfortable

  • 229 – Eating Intuitively with Diabetes with Rebecca Scritchfield  Glenys Oyston

    229 – Eating Intuitively with Diabetes with Rebecca Scritchfield & Glenys Oyston

    27/02/2020 Duração: 01h12min

    In today's episode, we'll explore eating intuitively with diabetes. Can you blend intuitive eating and diabetes together? I know this may feel counter-intuitive. As a matter of fact, I hear and get this question very frequently because let’s be honest, food restriction and weight loss are what Dr.Google tells us we must do in order to live with diabetes. Unfortunately, as with most health education available on the internet, it’s not the whole truth...or the truth at all. I wanted to create the ultimate guide to help you with your diabetes journey and intuitive eating... and I did! This is a collaboration with two colleagues that are expert in the treatment of diabetes under the lens of Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating. Rebecca Scritchfield is a Washington DC-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Exercise Physiologist. And, she has been practicing weight inclusive, HAES care since 2008. Rebecca is also the author of the book Body Kindness and the host of the Body Kindness podcast. Gl

  • 228- Anti-Diet Approach to Health: 5 Steps to Genuine Self-Care

    228- Anti-Diet Approach to Health: 5 Steps to Genuine Self-Care

    20/02/2020 Duração: 34min

    ,   In today's episode, we'll explore the anti-diet approach to health, the 5 steps to genuine self-care Does adopting an anti-diet lifestyle mean not focusing on health? For people who have adopted intuitive eating answering this question will be obvious: NO! For anyone looking from the outside that doesn’t understand (or for may know of) what the framework of intuitive eating, the answer is not so clear: You mean not following a diet is healthy? Umm... I get it... we live in a society that is not only laden with fatphobia but has a twisted perspective of what healthy eating should be. Health experts and diet gurus have led us to a false belief that in order to be healthy one must be on a diet. The anti-diet approach to health starts with these 5 steps to genuine self-care. The healthiest diet is no diet at all In fact, the healthiest diet that one person can be on is no diet at all. Adopting an anti-diet lifestyle actually means choosing health first. It means learning to care for your body in all aspects:

  • 227- Healthism: The Desire to Be Healthy Gone Wrong with Dana Sturtevant -Be Nourished

    227- Healthism: The Desire to Be Healthy Gone Wrong with Dana Sturtevant -Be Nourished

    13/02/2020 Duração: 01h09min

    In today's episode, we'll explore about Healthism: The Desire to Be Healthy Gone Wrong with Dana Sturtevant -Be Nourished (Warning: Explicit Content) Healthism is a term new to most of us. Healthism can be defined as the preoccupation with personal health as a primary focus for the definition and achievement of well-being; a goal which is to be attained primarily through the modification of lifestyles. When I first read on healthism 6 or 7 years ago, I refute the concept. I thought it was my duty and the duty of all humans to do everything they could to be healthy.... that was my profession at the time. To motivate, push, and teach my clients to pursue health at all costs. The Dark Side of Healthy Living The truth is when I first encounter healthism and health at every size, I was knee-deep in wellness culture. I had recently realized that diet didn’t work and traded my pursue of thinness for a more politically correct journey, “the pursuit of optimal health”. For the last 25 years, I had dieted, controlled

  • 226 - Fat Fertility  Pregnancy with Nicola Salmon  Ashley Dorough

    226 - Fat Fertility & Pregnancy with Nicola Salmon & Ashley Dorough

    06/02/2020 Duração: 01h13min

      In today's episode, we'll explore fat fertility & pregnancy with Nicola Salmon & Ashley Dorough It was a Tuesday night in early December and I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and started watching stories from my friend and client Ashley Dorough. What I saw was highly disturbing... it sent a chill down my spine. Testimonial after testimonial of women’s fertility journey: “I had to get a lap band surgery to be accepted in a fertility treatment” “The fertility clinic is refusing to treat me because of my weight” “I don’t want to go on a diet nor don’t I believe in intentional weight loss but I have no choice... no weight loss no baby according to the specialist” “At every appointment, both the nurse and doctor shamed me because of my weight... they say I put my baby at risk because I’m not trying hard enough to lose weight... and this, while being pregnant.” “I have PCOS and my specialist is refusing to do any treatment before I lose weight. No choice but to diet.” Yes, all of these testimonia

  • 225-Post Traumatic Dieting Disorder with Irene Lyon

    225-Post Traumatic Dieting Disorder with Irene Lyon

    30/01/2020 Duração: 01h23min

    In today's episode, we'll explore about post-traumatic dieting disorder, the intersection between trauma and dieting with Irene Lyon  For 25 years, I was stuck in fear mode when it came to food. I was obsessed with controlling my eating has this was the only way that I could control my body weight. I was on high alert about food and the way my body appeared to others. Over time, I unconsciously disconnected myself from my body. In an attempt to self-protect, I numbed myself from feeling my emotions of shame, guilt, fear, and anxiety consistently triggered by diet culture. If you look up PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), you’ll find many similarities between this diagnosis and my 25 years of chronic dieting career side effects. Some health experts are describing this similarity as PTDD (Post Traumatic Dieting Disorder). Post Traumatic Dieting Disorder (PTDD) Dr. Yoni Freedhoff was the first to coin the term PTDD in a 2014 article published in the Globe and Mail: “Dieting is predicated on suffering and hu

  • 224-When Intuitive Eating Isnt Working

    224-When Intuitive Eating Isn't Working

    23/01/2020 Duração: 45min

      In today's episode, we'll explore why intuitive eating isn't working for you I often get messages of this nature “… but intuitive eating isn’t working for me” Or “Intuitive eating sounds good but it’s not going to work for me because....” Is this you? I know it was me when I first encounter intuitive eating years ago. After years of chronic dieting, I was convinced that something was wrong with me that couldn’t be fixed by intuitive eating. In some way, I thought I was special... The truth is you can’t fail at intuitive eating. You can feel “stuck” but in itself, intuitive eating is still working... Beyond the fact that we were all born intuitive eaters and remain intuitive eaters until we encounter our first diet, intuitive eating in itself is a framework, not a pass or fail program. And typically that the first reason why intuitive eating doesn’t work for women... we approach it as a diet, not as an eating framework. Intuitive eating is a complete framework around the entire eating experience. From the t

  • 223-Anti-Diet with Christy Harrison

    223-Anti-Diet with Christy Harrison

    16/01/2020 Duração: 51min

      In today's episode, we'll explore about anti-diet movement with Christy Harrison Diet is quickly becoming the dirtiest word in wellness. The anti-diet movement is growing very, very rapidly. But what does it mean “anti-diet”? Anti-diet means anti-diet culture. Diet Culture is the system of oppression that promotes thinness and equates it to health and moral virtue. It promotes weight loss as a mean of attaining a higher status and demonize certain ways of eating while elevating others. However, anti-diet doesn’t mean anti-dieter. It doesn’t mean shaming people who diet. Dieter is, in fact, acting “as expected” in a society laden by weight stigma which marginalizes larger bodies. The Anti Diet is a movement raising against diet culture, not dieters. I think in many ways it’s a female fight because women are so often targeted by the diet industry. Women, especially, end up tying their self-worth to how they look, and the diet industry teaches us that that’s what matters most as a woman. In today’s episode, w

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