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4/12/21 Intuitive Eating and Gentle Nutrition

Weight: It’s one of the most common things people berate themselves about. And, of course, there’s a whole industry that’s developed around the topic. Almost every food you can imagine has been ruled “bad” or “unhealthy” by some authority figure or another: breads, grains, pasta, potatoes, sugar. Fruit is off limits in some diets, nuts have too much fat, eggs are too high in saturated fat, meat isn’t good for us, etc., etc., etc. It’s easy to wonder, “What’s left to eat?” In this episode, our guest argues that the emphasis the nutrition industry and our society has placed on weight loss is ultimately counter-productive to our personal health and well-being. She advocates for a kinder, gentler way to think about nutrition. Host David B. Feldman interviews Rachael Hartley, registered dietitian and author of Gentle Nutrition: A Non-Diet Approach to Healthy Eating.

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