“Happiness is a health issue. This is the founding principle of my first book which aims to teach women how to work with their bodies, treat themselves with empathy, and embrace this truth: You cannot be on a diet and be kind to yourself at the same time.” – Rebecca Scritchfield
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Rebecca Scritchfield is a registered dietitian, certified exercise physiologist, author of the book Body Kindness: Transform Your Health From the Inside Out—and Never Say Diet Again, and host of the Body Kindness podcast. She runs a non-diet private practice focused on well-being enhancement in Washington, DC. After coming to terms with her own body image issues and chronic dieting, she realized that a ‘weight loss focused’ approach was not helpful to her clients. This inspired her to embark on a multi-year journey of studying positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and the research around weight-inclusive approaches to improving health.
Here are the resources we mentioned on the show:
- Rebecca’s Body Kindness website, book and podcast
- Rebecca’s Spiral Up Club and Free mini-course
- Rebecca on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest
- Articles Rebecca shared on the podcast:
- Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet – New York Times
- Weight Discrimination and Risk of Mortality – Psychological Science
- The Weight-Inclusive versus Weight-Normative Approach to Health – Journal of Obesity
- Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after “The Biggest Loser” competition – Obesity Society
- Melissa’s Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner blog posts and podcast episode
- “What to EAT” notepad that Melissa uses every week
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Disclosure: Melissa received a complimentary copy of Body Kindness for review.
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Music by Dave Birk