Food Psych Podcast exposes the insidiousness of diet culture and works to promote the Health At Every Size movement.The host invites engaging guests to discuss the White supremacist origin of diet culture and fatphobia, the use of healthism to oppress bodies, sociocultural challenges to intuitive eating, and much more.
She begins each episode by asking her guest about their relationships with food growing up, and the recurring themes that come up in their conversations really normalize the struggle of growing up within diet culture.
My Favorite Episodes (So Far): Episode 208: Media, Wellness-Diet Culture, and the Power of Language with Maxine Ali AND Episode 196: Diet Culture’s Racist Roots with Sabrina Strings TIP: Skip past the first 10-15 minutes to bypass promotional ads and reader questions that aren’t related to the episode topic.
About the Podcast
Food Psych®, a podcast dedicated to critiquing diet and wellness culture.
In weekly episodes, I answer listener questions and talk with guests about making peace with food, healing from disordered eating, (re)learning intuitive eating, challenging harmful beliefs about wellness, and more—all from a body-positive, anti-diet perspective. Along the way, I share my own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian.
This podcast challenges diet culture in all its forms—including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness.
Launched in 2013, Food Psych is now regularly in Apple’s top 100 Health podcasts, with tens of thousands of listeners worldwide. Explore the most recent episodes below, and be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts (or your favorite podcast app) so you never miss an episode!
About The Author
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS is a journalist, registered dietitian, and certified intuitive eating counselor. She’s the author of Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating (Little, Brown Spark 2019), and The Wellness Trap: Break Free from Diet Culture, Disinformation, and Dubious Diagnoses and Find Your True Well-Being (Little, Brown Spark 2023). Christy is also the coauthor, with psychotherapist Judith Matz, of The Making Peace with Food Card Deck.
Since 2013 Christy has produced and hosted Food Psych, a weekly podcast exploring people’s relationships with food and paths to body acceptance. It regularly ranks as one of Apple’s top 100 Health podcasts, reaching tens of thousands of listeners worldwide.
Christy began her career in 2003 as a writer and editor covering food, nutrition, and health, and she’s written for publications including The New York Times, SELF, BuzzFeed, WIRED, Refinery29, Gourmet, Slate, The Food Network, and many others. Her work has been covered in numerous outlets including The Washington Post, Health, and TODAY. Learn more about Christy and her work at christyharrison.com.