Satisfaction Factor

Satisfaction Factor

The podcast where we explore how ditching diet culture makes our whole lives more satisfying.


May 31, 2023 41 mins

This week, we're busting 5 common anti-diet myths! In this episode we're talking about why being anti-diet definitely doesn't mean:

  • Completely cutting out “diet” foods
  • Avoiding workouts
  • Hating fruits & veggies
  • Always eating dessert
  • Or always choosing to wear a bikini.

Instead, we're breaking down what it really means to be anti-diet, and what questions we can ask ourselves when making food, body, and clot...

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This week, we're talking about all about the ways that conversations about financial freedom often overlap with conversations about food freedom, and how we can apply our anti-diet lens to our financial conversations.

We had a great conversation, including:

  • The way the privilege in conversations about financial freedom mirrors the privilege in conversations about food freedom
  • How concepts like moderation & restr...
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This week, we’re talking about a very hot topic that has been requested of us multiple times - the weight loss drugs Ozempic & Wegovy (plus a little bit about Mounjaro & Saxenda)!

Note: We are not registered dietitians, or doctors, or medical providers of any type, and this podcast does not constitute medical advice!

Instead, this episode is more of a research roundup. We did all the Google searching &...

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We've done several episodes now where we deconstruct diet culture language, but this week, we wanted to take a look at some phrases we see in anti-diet spaces that can actually still be upholding some diet culture ideals.  In this episode, we're talking about the problems with how the concepts of moderation, food freedom, and health get used in anti-diet spaces.

We had a great conversation, including:

  • The diff...
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This week, just in time for Passover, we’re talking to Asher M. Seruya, LMSW, a gender-queer social worker, psychotherapist, and illustrator specializing in trauma-informed care, weight-stigma, and eating disorder recovery. They have a special focus within their eating disorder work on Jewish identity, neurodivergent conditions, fatness, and queerness. Asher also co-hosts the podcast, Kvetching on the Couch, a podcast about Jewish ...

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This week, we’re talking to Ragen Chastain, a speaker, writer, researcher, Board Certified Patient Advocate, multi-certified health and fitness professional, and thought leader in weight science, weight stigma, health, and healthcare. Utilizing her background in research methods and statistics, Ragen has brought her signature mix of humor and hard facts to healthcare, corporate, conference, and college audiences from Kaiser Permane...

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This week, we're deconstructing 5 more common phrases that perpetuate diet culture. In this installment, we're covering: 

  • "I have to exercise for X minutes for it to count/Only X counts as exercise."
  • "I've been bad."
  • "Off the wagon"
  • "Strong is the new skinny."
  • "I exercise so I can eat/drink X"

 We're breaking down the ways these phrases can cause harm & wh...

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This week, we’re talking to Pam Luk, founder of Ember & Ace, an athletic wear brand for plus size kids. Growing up playing sports, Pam learned firsthand the importance of finding active wear that fits. Not finding it is one of the main reasons kids quit sports. Pam launched Ember & Ace exclusively for plus size kids with a focus on comfort and performance. 

We had an amazing conversation with Pam about...

  • Her ow...
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It's the first week of February, which means we're right at the time when almost 70% of folks will give up on their new year's resolutions....not because they lack willpower or dedication, but because the goals they set for themselves were simply not sustainable. So if you're one of the many people who might be reassessing the movement routine you set for yourself at the beginning of the year, this episode is fo...

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*Content Warning: This week's episode contains use of the O-word, as well as discussion of weight loss surgery.*

Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new guideline document containing weight loss recommendations for children as young as two years old. So this week, we are talking to Anna Lutz, MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S
about everything that's wrong with these recommendations.

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*Content Warning: This week's episode contains references to sexual assault.*

This week, we’re talking to Dr. Hortencia Jimenez. Dr. Jimenez is from huichol ancestry, she was born in the Sierra Madre in the state of Nayarit, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with her paternal grandmother and aunt. She holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D in Sociology and is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Dr. Jimenez is a fu...

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This week, we’re talking to Debra Benfield, M.Ed., RDN/LDN, RYT. Debra has helped hundreds of women heal their relationship with food, eating, and their bodies in her 35-year career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in the prevention and treatment of disordered eating. 

Debra brings her wisdom, passion, and lived experience to the intersection of pro-aging and body liberation. Her work is rooted in helpin...

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ICYMI, last month the New York Post published an article claiming that the worst fashion trend of the 1990s & 2000s was making a comeback - heroin chic. If you lived through this the first time, you probably recall how damaging & shaming this trend was, and you might have felt more than a little traumatized by seeing this headline pop up. So this week, we're breaking down all the reasons why we're never going back...

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Get ready for our spiciest episode yet! In this week's episode we're breaking down all the problematic details of Beachbody's recent announcement that it will be rebranding as BODi and taking a more "body positive" approach. Spoiler alert: It's definitely still a diet company & an MLM! In this episode we're diving into what's really behind this rebrand, why Health Esteem is just a fancy t...

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November 16, 2022 56 mins

If you're dreading the diet & body talk at your holiday family gatherings, you're not alone! Even if we are really good at having these conversations with friends, acquaintances, professionals, or co workers, having these conversations with family can feel way more loaded than it does in other contexts. In this episode we're discussing why diet & body talk hits different from our families, and we're also...

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November 2, 2022 57 mins

Despite the fact that Intuitive Eating is absolutely not a weight loss program, most people come into the practice holding out the hopes that they will lose weight. And that's okay! And because of how common this is, we wanted to dedicate an episode to addressing the nuances of why weight loss and Intuitive Eating don't go together, and why it's important to at some point start to unpack and let go of those weight lo...

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This week, we’re talking to Jessie Mundell (she/her). Jessie has over 15 years experience in exercise coaching and personal training for people who are pregnant, newly postpartum, and parents. She is a registered Professional Kinesiologist and holds a Master's Degree in Kinesiology, with studies focused in prenatal and postnatal exercise.

Jessie is the creator of Core + Floor Restore, To Pregnancy and Beyond, the Prenatal and P...

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This week we’re talking to Vysh Sivakumaran, a certified strength coach, trauma informed yoga instructor, and a fitness industry leader in the Toronto community.

Vysh (vai-sh) works to create inclusive, body neutral, and accessible fitness, through 1:1, group, and corporate services within her online fitness community, Fitness in Place (FIP). With her powerlifting background and quick adaptation at the start of the pandemi...

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September 28, 2022 5 mins

Surprise! Yes - we told you we're shifting into an every-other-week podcast format...and we are...but we also wanted to give you more info about our brand new podcast community: The Satisfaction Space!

The Satisfaction Space was designed to support listeners of the Satisfaction Factor podcast in diving deeper into the work of disengaging from diet culture, with th...

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September 21, 2022 42 mins

This week, we're celebrating our one year podcast-iversary & making some big announcements! We're looking back on the experience of our first year of podcasting, including our favorite things about doing the podcast, our favorite guests, the biggest surprises, what we've learned, our biggest struggles, and what we're looking forward for the year to come. This is a really fun, casual episode that we had so mu...

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