This is a show about health, not weight loss. It’s time to redefine what it means to pursue health, where your well-being matters more than your weight. When you practice Body Kindness®, you create a more satisfying life by being good to yourself. Learn how self-compassion and acceptance help you cultivate a “caregiver” voice and quiet the “inner critic”. HAES Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Scritchfield and her guests have interesting conversations about the cultural influences that keep you stuck in “diet prison” and how you can break free to create meaningful changes in your life. Instead of dieting, you’ll practice self-care, including better sleep, flexible eating patterns, having more fun, and moving in way that feels good, not punishing. Regular guest Bernie Salazar, a former Biggest Loser “winner” shares why he’s happier and healthier as a fat man.
United States
121 episodes
since Jan. 8, 2016
explicit content


Bernie Salazar, former NBC Biggest Loser “winner” and frequent guest for my series Learn and Grow, joins me to rant on the Nike Fat Mannequin debacle. We love the mannequin and want to see more size diversity in fitness culture. We strongly reject the fat phobia expressed by some people with large platforms, especially the harmful article in the Telegraph. Plus, we revisit my interview with “fan favorite” Ragen Chastain. The Guinness World Record holder for heaviest female marathoner joins me in a conversation in supporting more athletes at every size and creating clothes and equipment that work with their bodies. Ragen will help inspire you to reframe exercise in your life away from body shame and weight loss goals - at any size! Tune in to learn some of the unspoken ways we are excluding higher weight people from movement as a society and how we can change. --- Links mentioned in this episode Sophia Tassew in The Independent: Nike’s plus-sized mannequins don’t ‘promote’ obesity – they reflect reality. Why on earth is that an issue? Ragen Chastain on her Dances With Fat blog: Nike’s Plus Size Mannequins Uncover the Truth About Weight Stigma A great post from The Road Om: Hey #TanyaGold Glamour’s coverage of the backlash: A Telegraph Article Called Nike’s Plus-Size Mannequins ‘a Lie’—Women Are Calling B.S. --- About Ragen Ragen Chastain is a thought leader in the fields of Body Image, Health at Every Size, Athletes at Every Size, and Corporate Wellness. Ragen is a sought-after speaker on the corporate, conference, and college circuits where she has brought her captivating and motivating mix of humor and hard facts to stages including Google, CalTech, and IvyQ. Author of the popular blog danceswithfat, the book Fat: The Owner's Manual, and editor of the anthology The Politics of Size, Ragen is frequently featured as an expert in print, radio, television, and documentary film. Ragen is a three-time National dance champion, and two-time marathoner who holds the Guinness World Record for Heaviest Female to Complete a Marathon (Female,) and co-founded the Fit Fatties Forum and Fat Activism Conference. Ragen lives in LA with her partner and their adorable dogs, and is currently training for an IRONMAN Triathlon. Website | Blog | Twitter | Instagram --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Donate to support the show Thanks to our generous supporters! We're working toward our goal to fund the full season. Can you donate? Please visit our Go Fund Me page. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Become a client Check out BodyKindnessBook.com/breakthrough for the latest groups and individual support sessions --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail [email protected] to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
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