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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January 13, 2022 15 min

In this solo episode with BBB podcast host Christine DeFilippis she shares her thoughts on why willpower is not what its cracked up to be and what to do instead if you are trying to set and reach goals 

👉🏻 Why most most fail at new years resolutions
👉🏻 Why willpower doesn't work
👉🏻 Three strategies that will help you reach your goals

Christine is a Movement Motivator, Body Liberator &...

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In our first episode of the year, and part two of my interview with Kim Basler, we talk about New Years Resolutions and goals for 2022.
We talk about
👉🏻 New Years Resolutions
👉🏻 Intentions and Goals
👉🏻 Being present
and our wish list for 2022

Kim understands firsthand the struggles around emotional eating, chronic dieting and body image issues. With 25 plus years working in the health and f...

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December 28, 2021 33 min

In our final episode of the year, we reconnect with past guest Kim Basler and we talk about what she's been up to and reflect on the past year.
We talk about
👉🏻 Adele
👉🏻 Lizzo
👉🏻Will Smith
and so much more

Kim understands firsthand the struggles around emotional eating, chronic dieting and body image issues. With 25 plus years working in the health and fitness industry, she is invested...

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In this episode, we talk with Dr Lara Zibarras, Psychologist and Food Freedom Coach. She shares her story from dieting, to disorder eating to having an eating disorder and her journey to recovery. Learn what food freedom is about, why diets are bad for you and how cultivating a  health-mindset and can help in your un-dieting journey while sharing some tips for breaking up with diet culture.

Dr Lara Zibarras is a psychologist and foo...

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In this solo episode with BBB podcast host Christine DeFilippis she shares her thoughts on Mindful Movement

👉🏻 Do you enjoy your workouts?
👉🏻 Checking in with yourself before, during and after your workout
👉🏻 Do your workouts serve you ?

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

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In this episode, we talk with Samantha Montpetit-Huynh an Online body inclusive health coach. She shares how she got into the fitness industry and how she has pivoted throughout her career. How becoming a mom changed her perspective and what she is doing to disrupt the industry.  She also shares her perspective being black in the fitness industry, black fishing, and body positivity. 

Samantha is the mother of two beautiful girls and...

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In this solo episode with BBB podcast host Christine DeFilippis we share thoughts on a recent article on yahoo

Fitness Instructors And Workout Coaches Are Sharing Things Most People Don't Realize About The Industry, And Some Are Really Dark


👉🏻 Assumptions about what an instructor is supposed to look like and what their fitness level "should" be
👉🏻 The importance of self-care as a fitness pro...

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Alison Rothman is a Body-Centered Holistic Wellness Coach and Women's Group and Retreat Leader. She utilizes her extensive studies, experience, and first-hand knowledge of the capacity within the human body and spirit to heal. Alison provides clients with the ability to access their inner resources and release debilitating life patterns in order to reclaim their body, mind, heart, and soul connection. In addition to her one-on-...

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This week is Body Acceptance Week, a new initiative promoting body positivity, body neutrality, and body liberation for all bodies.  We know through research that body dissatisfaction is the leading risk factor in the development in an eating disorder 

So body acceptable week goes beyond body positivity to be more inclusive. 


Three types of body acceptance

🔥  Body Positivity
🔥  Body Neutrality
🔥  Body Liberation

S...

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In this episode, Gillian shares her journey and how she shifted her yoga teaching and health coaching to be more inclusive.

She shares:

👉🏻 How diet culture shows up in yoga

👉🏻 What instructors and yoga students can do to dismantle it

👉🏻 The importance of body acceptance work when healing our relationship with food

👉🏻 How embodiment practices like yoga can help support a bod...

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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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