Breaking Body Biases

Breaking Body Biases

an anti-diet and joyful movement podcast amplifying voices of fitness professionals, dietitians and health practitioners promoting HAES. Destroying diet culture one episode at a time.

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October 18, 2021 16 min

Recently Jonah Hill made the following post on his social media

“I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body - good or bad. I want to politely let you know that it's not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect”

This sparked conversations around when is it okay to comment on someone's weight loss. The short answer is never and the long answer I share with you on this week's solo episode.

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In this episode Weight Stigma expert and Fitness Professional Ragen Chastain shares her journey as a fat fitness professional and what changes need to happen to reduce harm.

Ragen Chastain is a speaker, writer, Multi-Certified Fitness Pro, and thought leader in Health at Every Size and weight stigma, with particular expertise in healthcare and fitness/wellness. Utilizing her background in research methods and statistics, Ragen has b...

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This week, I sit down with Canadian fit pro and owner of Farm Girl Fitness Jessie Thomas. She will share why she started her business and how she was affected by COVID.

In this episode we discuss

👉🏻 the toxic things that have to change in the fitness industry if we really want to make a change and help more people enjoy movement and feel better in their bodies.

👉🏻 She shares her coaching strategies to h...

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This week we talk to Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist Samantha Christy. Sam is shifting the industry from toxic diet culture to empowered intuitive strength.

👉🏻 Healing relationship with exercise, what joyful movement can/should look like. 

👉🏻 How to heal that relationship with food and exercise — intuitive eating, intuitive strength, and movement

👉🏻 The power of self-care

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In this episode we talk with Pam Moore, a journalist, occupational therapist, and weight-neutral health coach, and podcast host for the Real Fit podcast. 

👉🏻 In this interview, Pam shares her journey to find joyful movement and focusing on the strength and mental health benefits over weight loss goals and how her journey helps her when she coaches others 

👉🏻 She shares how she found a balance between f...

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Have you ever heard of Enneagrams? 

The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. The Enneagram describes 9 personality types and maps each of these types on a nine-pointed diagram which helps to illustrate how the types relate to one another.

In this week's episode, we learn about Enneagrams from Professional Speaker and certified Enneagram ex...

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In this episode, we speak with Nadège,  a sex scholar and the founder of  Pleasure Science.  She is a graduate of Berkeley and her expertise has been featured in Bustle Magazine, Kink University, and she is in the top 10% of writers on Medium.

She shares her thoughts and her research on 
👉🏻shame and our relationship with our body and sex
👉🏻 How food shame and sex shame are connected
👉🏻 le...

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In this week's solo episode, I talk about intuitive movement.

Is your workout harming or helping you?

What is your motivation for working out?
Is weight loss or aesthetic goals the focus?
Are you burning to earn?
DO you have rigid rules around working out?

Did you know you can remove all the rules from working out?

Learn how you can move your body for reasons other than weight loss and the impact it can have on your overall health.


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In this weeks solo episode I talk about bringing joy into your life when you've had a bad day (or two). 

Christine is a Movement Motivator, Body Liberator & Unconventional FitPro
Her mission is to disrupt the industry and destroy diet culture. She is the host of the Breaking Body Biases podcast. She is the creator of FitPro Ed, an online education platform for fitness instructors and she is the own of Pop Fit Studio in the Ph...

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In this weeks solo episode I talk about weight loss and intentional weight loss. I often get people asking if its okay to want to lose weight. Yes of course - you have complete body autonomy. But let's take a look at the reasons why and the behavior it takes to get there. A lot of nuance in this weeks episode.

Christine is a Movement Motivator, Body Liberator & Unconventional FitPro
Her mission is to disrupt the industry and ...

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In this weeks solo episode I share how important FUN is for your overall health. Whether you feel like you don't have enough time for fun or feel guilting having fun when you have so many responsibilities to tackle each week, this episode will guide you through how to have more fun in your life.

Christine is a Movement Motivator, Body Liberator & Unconventional FitPro
Her mission is to disrupt the industry and destroy diet cu...

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In this weeks solo episode I share some lessons learned from Simone Biles and her decision to withdrawal from the Olympics last week. While many criticized her decision as quitting on her team and on her commitment, it only the stigma associated with mental health. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health and the conversations on this topic reinforced how important self care is and I share some other takeaways ...

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Looking for HAES aligned books to add to your reading list? Check out the 10 from BBB host Christine DeFilippis. From Health at every size to Intuitive Eating and Joyful Movement, let these books help you on your journey. And let us know what books are your favorites. Additional resources can be found on our website: Resources page

  •  Health at Every Size by Lindo Bacon
  • Body Respect by Lindo Bacon
  • Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole, Ely...
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    Liz Gural is a registered dietitian working in the private practice setting. Liz has dedicated her career as a RD to working with clients who have eating disorders (past/present, diagnosed and undiagnosed), clients who experience disordered eating, clients who want to better their relationship with food and body image, and clients looking to learn how to eat intuitively and heal from diet culture. Liz takes the principles of HAES a...

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    In this weeks solo episode I share my thoughts on Valerie Bertinelli's emotional response to fat shaming. Her vulnerable response had me reflecting on times when I was fat shamed. But it also reminded me that no one has to justify their body to anyone. In this episode I share my thoughts on healthism, body autonomy and what fitness instructors need to stop doing if they really want to support improved health - and that includes...

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    It is summer time and there is a ton of marketing around "Summer Bodies" and "Beach Bodies". What is a summer body? 

    In this weeks solo episode I share my thoughts on summer bodies, beach bodies and calling people 'brave". 

    In this episode we talk about 

  • shameful marketing around beach bodies and summer bodies
  • Beach bodies and summer bodies on social media
  • Fat phobia on instagram and tiktok
  • and so much more

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    The fitness industry needs to do a better job at creating safe and inclusive spaces for all bodies. What can fitness instructors do (and not do) in order to better serve our community and do not harm. 

    In this weeks solo episode I share my "dirty dozen". A list of 12 things we need to stop doing and/or start doing

    In this episode we talk about the things we need to stop doing

  • Stop talking about peoples bodies
  • Stop assuming abil...
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    How can we rise above the noise of diet culture and be resilient?

    On todays episode we talk with Canadian Fit Pro Jenni Morse. Originally from Toronto, Jenni Morse spent 10 years touring Canada and the United States with various contemporary and cultural dance companies. In 2013 she moved to Montreal to further pursue her career in dance. It was there that she discovered Zumba and a newfound passion for bringing joy to people’s live...

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    Diet culture disrupter and change-maker Dr Maggie Landes joins the show to day and we talk about a turning point in Maggies life that made her question her education and go back to school after already being a board certified physical, Weight stigma in health care, How we can raise children in this diet culture world and so much more

    Dr. Landes is a physician on a mission, podcast host and most recently received her MPH in Nutrition...

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    How can we lead Body Neutral fitness classes? This week we talk with Angelina Shimkus, Group Fitness Instructor, second grade teacher and mom to two spunky young daughters. She is the Founder of Embia Fit. Angelina teaches a variety of virtual fitness classes from yoga and Pilates inspired formats to kickboxing and barre, where she strives to help others use joyful movement to find respect and appreciation for their bodies.

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