Food Psych PodCast With Christy Harrison

I was recently interviewed by Christy Harrison on the  Food Psych Podcast episode 104.

We discuss how to make peace with feelings.


Key Points of the Podcast:

  •  Anita’s relationship with food growing up, including her experience growing up in Guam and not knowing what dieting was until she got older
  • Diet culture, the thin ideal, and the “Twiggy” obsession in the early 70s
  • Anita’s experience in the Miss Universe pageant
  • Cultural differences in the beauty ideal
  • The limitations of the current body-positive movement re: age and body type
  • Matrilineal culture, matriarchy, and patriarchy
  • Anita’s educational journey
  • Applying meaning to our experiences
  • Feminism and women’s cultural issues
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Perceiving the nuance and the falsehoods in our culture
  • Why eating disorders have adaptive functions
  • Food as metaphor
  • The value of community support on this intuitive eating, non-diet journey
  • Setting boundaries and creating limits
  • Creating inner parents for comfort and protection
  • Compassionate curiosity
  • The metaphor of the feminine and masculine archetypes
  • Finding balance between the parts of our personalities

I would love to hear what you think, share a comment below!