The Kitchen Table with Alicia Brown

The Kitchen Table with Alicia Brown

Join antidiet dietitian Alicia Brown every M & Th at The Kitchen Table as she talks about ditching dieting and ridding food guilt forever by healing the relationships you have with food & your body through intuitive eating. If pursuing weight loss is stealing your time, effort & energy, listen in as she teaches you another way to eat & another way to live. By sifting through all our “food & body stuff,” Alicia believes we can live brighter, more purposeful lives. Visit nutritionwithalicia.com

Episodes

July 29, 2021 23 min

If you’ve feared how your body will react to food, this episode is for you. Derived from a presentation given to Ashley Hurst and the Crohn’s and Colitis dietitians, I provide you a roadmap to move you from fear to flow with food. At the end of the episode you’ll learn exciting news about what’s to come for The Kitchen Table Podcast, so stay tuned for that!

HERE is the link to the Crohn’s and Colitis Blueprint Group with Ashley H...

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Energy is one of the best indicators of health, but so many of us are living exhausted. It affects our life physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and otherwise. In the episode, I help you reframe this conversation about energy and get you to think differently about energy spent and gained, not just with food and movement, but in your life. What would you do if you had more energy?

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July 22, 2021 22 min

Knowing how much to eat can be hard when trying to just “listen to the body,” especially if we don’t really know how to trust in it’s hunger/fullness cues.

✨ In this episode I breakdown a 3-part phrase, AIM, to help you connect with food and your body at meal times to discover (for yourself) how much to eat instead of relying on rigid rules for amounts so that you can rely on yourself to know how much to eat - for life.

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July 19, 2021 18 min

In the past, I would have FREAKED out, but this time, I was able to *stay calm* and sane (without going zero to 100) upon seeing my blood sugar be high on a recent blood test. In the episode I describe my situation, I explain how blood sugar works a bit, and lastly, I share how intuitive eating is so possible (and almost more important!) when suffering chronic illnesses.

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Have you ever experienced a sudden jerk out of a really good moment upon realizing that it was going to end - and you didn’t want it to? In this in-depth and super insightful conversation with Stefanie, @iamstefaniemichele on IG, we discuss:

? Micro-moments of experiencing acute, small grief and how it shows up and impacts our lives.

? How to talk through, normalize, and address the grief, rather than letting it build.

?How thi...

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Do you feel your identity is in some way tied to being “the healthy one” or living a “healthy lifestyle?”. In a world of health, fitness and nutrition influencers, it can be hard to embody wellness rather than simply pretend to always do the “healthy” thing instead. In this episode, I share with you how to embrace the raw realities of living a life where wellness isn’t just practiced and/or played pretend,, but it’s instead, embodi...

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Victor is an Ayurvedic doctor who isn’t concerned with surface-level, quick-fix treatment modalities. Rather, he leverages a highly individualized approach to health as he works with clients and teaches students how to identify underlying causes of health imbalances. In the episode we discuss:

✨ How often our health issues aren’t about the food or the exercise, but rather a result of our past, ego, truma, stress or type of sufferin...

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Ever feel residual food guilt in the morning that prompts you to wake up making vows to yourself to eat “better” and less? In this episode I unpack:

✨ How to overcome morning food/body anxiety by grounding yourself and clearing your mind in the morning.

✨ What three things I recommend adding to your morning routine to yield more energy and aligned action throughout the day.

✨ Why consistent wake-times could lead to better sleep and...

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Homecooking can feel like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can bring joy, energy and satisfaction (in many ways) into your life. Personal chef and food educator, Sarah Subrize joins us at the kitchen table today to discuss:

✨ Common blocks to homecooking, what’s making it so hard, and how we can find more ease

✨ Tips to make meals much more satisfying, with minimal effort.

✨ The costs of being creative in the kitchen...

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June 28, 2021 28 min

It’s common and easy to “normalize” our frustrations, fears and anxieties about food and our bodies, but at the same time, it’s important to really know you CAN live a life without them (or at least not weighed down by them). I the episode we discuss:

✨ A walkthrough of a typical day showing where some food and body stressors/triggers might be.

✨ What response our bodies have to the stress, and how that’s counterproductive to our h...

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Cherie @foodfreedomtherapist and I have a robust conversion about weight, weight loss, intuitive eating, and our truest deepest desires in life. We talk about our perceptions about weight, the reality of weight, relevant research on the topic, and how we must confront our weight belief/mindset before beginning our intuitive eating journey. In the episode we more specifically discuss:

✨ How to trust ourselves, our bodies, and fo...

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If stress about food and discomfort in how you feel about your body cause you any unhappiness in life this is an episode to listen to. I provide many of the details about a six-month program I just launched yesterday called, THE WORKSHOP, and in doing that I also provide stories and scenarios that you might resonate with if you’re feeling troubled by “food and body stuff” in any way. In the episode I discuss...

✨ What it’s like to ...

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June 17, 2021 44 min

It seems impossible to feel confident in our clothes when we don’t feel confident in our bodies. But what if it could work in reverse? What if we could use style to improve our confidence in our bodies here and now?

✨ How to style yourself when you’re not feeling good about yourself and your body.

✨ How to break free of wearing the same things over and over that you really don’t like and feel don’t work.

✨ How to rewrite your style...

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June 14, 2021 25 min

Cooking enhances our experience with food and our ability to uniquely achieve satisfaction, but it overwhelms us. What to cook, how to cook better, how to prep meals that aren’t boring, and how to make the time to do any of that prevent us from getting in the kitchen. In this episode I discuss:

✨ Barriers to home cooking, why they’re valid, and how to overcome them.

✨ The importance of solidifying a mealtime/cooking rhythm

✨ How sa...

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The mind-body connection is (IMO) the biggest component of total wellness no one’s talking about, other than Casey Berglund. Casey believes you can strengthen your mind-body connection by recognizing the disconnected states (feeling anxious, frustrated and overanalyzing) and by coming back into our bodies to feel more grounded and whole. Casey will absolutely blow your mind in this episode, discussing...

✨ How diet culture keeps us...

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Getting dressed, going shopping, and finding clothes that fit, are comfortable, and that feel good can be a real struggle. Good thing is, you don’t have to tolerate the stress and frustrations of the clothing experience anymore.

In the episode we discuss…
✨Three things to focus on when getting dressed and while thinking about what to keep in your closet

✨ Why we hold on to clothes that don’t fit

✨How to find our authentic style and...

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The mindset “move to lose weight” is ingrained in our minds so much so that it’s made fitness feel like punishment for the bodies we’re in. Jamie thinks differently, believing that we build a healthy, sustainable and life-long relationship with movement when it works *with* our bodies, not against them. In the episode we discuss...

✨ Reasons to move/exercise other than weight loss and why removing weight loss from our motivations t...

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May 31, 2021 28 min

You’ve heard talk of a mind-body connection, but why is this important? Why do we talk about it? In this episode we dive into pillar 2 of “The Workshop” - a 6 month program I’m launching June 20 - and we discuss…

✨ The differences between embodied and disembodied experiences and feelings and their importance.

✨ How and why the nervous system engages (sometimes in ways we wish it didn’t) to protect us during triggering or stressful ...

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Could dietitians potentially be perpetuating problems of weight stigma and disordered eating? There are all sorts of dietitians from those focused on weight loss to those specializing in clinical care. Chella, a nutrition student with an interest in and passion for intuitive eating talk a with us about…

✨ Her experience feeling at war with food

✨ How she came to find intuitive eating

✨ What is missing from nutrition studies regardi...

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You’ll leave this episode feeling empowered to tackle your “food and body stuff”. I define what I mean by this “stuff” in the episode and…

  • We’re operating in a flawed, weight-loss centered paradigm set by diet culture
  • how to release ourselves of that paradigm by that by letting the body lead and building body trust.
  • I share some personal experiences of when I had a poor relationship with food and how I turned it around
  • I also share...
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