The Brownble Podcast
Ep131: Relationship with Food Series Part 6: Happy Movement (Literally!)

Ep131: Relationship with Food Series Part 6: Happy Movement (Literally!)

August 15, 2019

The final episode of our relationship with food series is here! Today I want to share a bit about my own journey with exercise and how it relates to my relationship with food, what happens when I use it, abuse it, and under use it. I’ll talk about the importance of finding the right motivation to keep exercise at a happy place, and towards the end I’ll be sharing our at home exercise library, filled with fun routines you can do at home, whether it’s the middle of winter, way too hot outside or it’s pouring, also in the hopes that you might step out of your comfort zone and try something new that makes you feel giddy. We discuss the link between body image, body changes and exercise, and how movement can help develop that interoceptive awareness that allows you to tune into those body cues that will help you on this journey to improve your relationship with food.

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Ep130: Relationship with Food Series Part 5: Emotional Eating, Self Soothing and Meeting the Change Triangle

Ep130: Relationship with Food Series Part 5: Emotional Eating, Self Soothing and Meeting the Change Triangle

August 8, 2019

We’re back with part 5 of our relationship with food series, and today I’ll be sharing some amazing resources that will be so helpful on your journey to a better place with food, especially when it comes to emotional eating. We’ll be talking about how normal it is to see food as part of our coping tools (eating for reasons other than hunger is a part of normal eating and emotions play a part in this), and what can help when it has become the only coping tool. I’ll share a resource that has been enormously helpful in understanding emotions and anxiety, and we’ll talk about how there isn’t just one side of us running the show when it comes to our eating, and how we can begin to nourish the different sides of us, with and without food.

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Ep129: Relationship with Food Series Part 4: Saying Goodbye to Restriction + What Do you Like to Eat?

Ep129: Relationship with Food Series Part 4: Saying Goodbye to Restriction + What Do you Like to Eat?

August 1, 2019

In today's episode of our relationship with food series we're talking about dieting, restriction, and how it can pull us away from finding a more peaceful relationship with food. We discuss the role that scarcity plays in overeating and mindless eating, and we talk about the importance of satisfaction and eating foods we enjoy. I also merge the topics of intuitive eating and veganism, and how we can navigate letting go of restriction along with the already inherent restriction present within a vegan diet, answering the question "Can you be vegan AND practice intuitive eating?". So much to tackle in today's episode and I can't wait for you to listen in!

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Ep128: Relationship with Food Series Part 3: Seeing our Food and Body Image Struggles Collide

Ep128: Relationship with Food Series Part 3: Seeing our Food and Body Image Struggles Collide

July 25, 2019

In part 3 of our Relationship with Food Series we're focusing on that pivotal moment in which we became aware of the link between our bodies and food, and how so many of our struggles with food originate in struggles with our body image. I'm going to ask you to find a very specific moment in your past, one that is incredibly helpful in showing you examples within your own life, in which your relationship with food hadn't collided with the body image messaging we receive day in and day out. We'll see how this exercise and this moment can be hugely helpful in improving our relationship with food.

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Ep127: Relationship with Food Series Part 2: Riding our Bikes Through our Food Stories

Ep127: Relationship with Food Series Part 2: Riding our Bikes Through our Food Stories

July 18, 2019

In part 2 of our relationship with food series I'm giving you a little exercise that will help so much on this quest to find peace with food. It can be so helpful to look at our past history with food, weight, diets, exercise plans and body image so that we can find the source of our current issues with food and, in a way, find out what was really needed, or what using food as a coping mechanism was trying to cover up. Today we'll discuss emotional eating, mindless eating, the role that restriction can play in our journey with food, and I give you some of my past stories with food along with a wonderful tip that will help you explore your history with food without attaching blame, shame or guilt to what you discover. I also give you a few journalling prompts to help guide the way.

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Ep126: Relationship with Food Series Part 1: Acceptance of Who We are and Where We are

Ep126: Relationship with Food Series Part 1: Acceptance of Who We are and Where We are

July 11, 2019

As promised, today we embark upon a new adventure at The Brownble Podcast, the very anticipated "Relationship with Food Series". We’ve talked a lot about our relationship with food and finding healing with it through the process of intuitive eating, through the process of seeing how our consumer habits impact the world we live in (as in merging intuitive eating with being vegan), and through talks on body image and moving away from the dieting cycle many times in our blog and podcast before, but in this particular series we’re going a bit deeper. We’re taking a step back from seeing the consequences, symptoms or the causes of how complicated our relationship with food has become, and we’re going to look it straight in the eye, trying our best to understand it and find the tools that will help us reach a peaceful place with food. It's going to be a fun and very introspective ride and I hope you love it! 

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Ep125: Not So Mini Q & A!: Cooking for your Non-Vegan Partner, Weight Loss Monitoring & My Journey Healing Gastritis

Ep125: Not So Mini Q & A!: Cooking for your Non-Vegan Partner, Weight Loss Monitoring & My Journey Healing Gastritis

July 4, 2019

It's time for another mini Q & A episode! Today I answer a question on the monitoring of weight loss and whether I believe it’s a good idea or not to track changes in weight. I also answer a listener question about my journey healing chronic gastritis, and I discuss what is one of our most frequently asked questions in the podcast and blog: how to cook for your non-vegan partner and keep the peace at home while also dealing with your feelings when it comes to cooking animal products.

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Ep124: Summer Bookworm 2019: Bookish Updates, Favorite Cookbooks, Fun Recommendations and How Reading Any Book Can Help Us with Our Relationship with Food

Ep124: Summer Bookworm 2019: Bookish Updates, Favorite Cookbooks, Fun Recommendations and How Reading Any Book Can Help Us with Our Relationship with Food

June 28, 2019

It's finally time for our 2019 summer bookworm episode! Today I share some bookish updates, give you delicious and fun book recommendations to keep you entertained in the kitchen and by the pool this summer, and I of course share why even a fun spy thriller can be hugely helpful in healing our relationship with food. I'm so excited I get to share this part of my life with you, and give you some recommendations you might enjoy too. Let the reading inspiration and bookish fun begin!

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Ep123: Pre-Summer Body Image Triggers in this Social Media Ad Age and Our Upcoming Series

Ep123: Pre-Summer Body Image Triggers in this Social Media Ad Age and Our Upcoming Series

June 20, 2019

It’s that time of the year again! We’re right in the beginning of bikini and swim trunk season and as you know if you’ve listened to our podcast before, I never leave you hanging during a time in which so many of us struggle with body image issues and in turn with our relationship with food and exercise. That time of year when many of us feel nervous about pool parties, that week at the beach, or the season of shedding all those extra winter layers of clothing that seem to feel safe somehow. Today we discuss pre-summer body image issues in the age of social media, and what to do when we feel triggered by the messaging we see.

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Ep122: Mini Q & A!: Feeling Sleepy, Tired, or Simply not Feeling your Best after Going Vegan

Ep122: Mini Q & A!: Feeling Sleepy, Tired, or Simply not Feeling your Best after Going Vegan

June 13, 2019

Today I answer two listener questions regarding that initial transition to eating a vegan diet, and how sometimes we don’t feel our best and we’re not sure what to tweak or how to fill our plates. As usual, I give you our take on some of these issues, and I guide you to some of the very responsible pros and resources that can help you in regards to vegan nutrition. As I’ve said many times before, sometimes the problem relies not on the diet itself, but on our own way of approaching this change, it usually relies on something that isn’t often talked about in vegan circles, the role that too much restriction and a focus on “eating perfectly” can play, and how it can do much more harm than good.

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