In this post featuring our favorite diet-culture-busting Instagram accounts to follow, we mentioned that we were also putting together a list of our favorite podcasts that do the same thing. Because, when diet culture is found seemingly everywhere (even in the sneakiest of ways!), it’s important to have media and content that is truly supportive of the idea that fitness and health comes in all shapes and sizes.
It’s something we believe in. It’s something we strive to do on our podcast (although, to be honest, we’re always learning!). And it’s something that we applaud these podcasts for doing episode after episode!
RD Real Talk Podcast
We love keeping it real, and this podcast is all about that. With host and registered dietitian (RD) Heather Caplan and her RD peers, this show covers topics like an anti- or non-diet approach to nutrition, intuitive eating, sports nutrition, and eating disorder recovery. Episodes drop every Friday.
Hosted by Kirsten Ackerman, a non-diet RD, this podcast interviews other experts on everything from intuitive eating to body peace to fat-phobia to healing from chronic dieting. Episodes drop every week or two.
Health at Every Size (HAES) Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Scritchfield believes that you can create a healthier life with self-compassion, not body shame. And we totally agree! Each episode focuses on well-being instead of weight and covers a wide range of topics like pregnancy, parenting, sexual health, mental health, weight stigma and more. Episodes drop every other week.
Now here’s a show description we love: “A podcast counteracting the pervasive myths and misconceptions about food, dieting and body image with hard science and engaging storytelling.” Yep, all the high fives for this research-packed podcast that features and embraces stories from — well, as the name suggests — EVERYBODY. Episodes drop every two or three weeks.
Want to educate yourself more on the HAES movement, intuitive eating, and breaking free from diet culture (even when it masquerades as wellness and fitness)? This is your show. Hosted by Christy Harrison, RD, this podcast is also designed to offer safe and non-triggering support for listeners in recovery from eating disorders, weight stigma, and body shame — which is so, so important. Episodes drop weekly.
A reader recently put this show on our radar (thanks, Rebecca!), and we’re so glad she did. With a HAES approach, RDN Paige Smathers hosts this podcast that focuses on nutrition, food freedom, and busting diet culture. Episodes drop every other week.
Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast
Not to toot on our own horn here, but we think we have a pretty good anti-diet thing going. Covering a wide range of topics from diet culture to body image to parenting to sleep to personal growth to cooking (and more!), it’s a little bit of everything, but always through the lens that fit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes. Episodes drop every other week.
What body positive and/or neutral podcasts do you love? Leave them in a comment so that we can check them out! Because, again, we’re always learning! –Jenn