Podcast Episode 083: Body Kindness – Rebecca Scritchfield

Jan 23, 2018

“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, RDN

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.  

Melissa & Rebecca at Today’s Dietitian Symposium in New Orleans, May 2017


Rebecca and her daughters

Here are the resources we mentioned on the show: 

  1. Rebecca’s Body Kindness website, book and podcast
  2. Rebecca’s Spiral Up Club and Free mini-course
  3. Rebecca on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest
  4. Articles Rebecca shared on the podcast:
  1. Melissa’s Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner blog posts and podcast episode
  2. “What to EAT” notepad that Melissa uses every week  

As part of the collaboration between Sound Bites and Today’s Dietitian, I encourage you to check out the upcoming events and resources TD is offering including the Spring Symposium, webinars and RD Lounge Blog!

Disclosure: Melissa received a complimentary copy of Body Kindness for review.

Produced by Team Podcast 

Music by Dave Birk


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