RD Picks: Jenny's Top Recommended Books & Podcasts

"It’s hard to feel confident with the reliability of the information you are given"

In honor of the final week of National Nutrition Month, I’m sharing with you my go-to books and podcasts recommendations that I give my clients. With so much nutrition information available in the media, as well as from friends, family, and co-workers, it’s hard to feel confident with the reliability of the information you are given. Many of these are written or hosted by Registered Dietitians, or other trained nutrition professionals, to provide pertinent, informative, and reliable guidance. I’ll often refer clients to take advantage of these outlets while working together to use as another sense of support and information between our sessions.

(Disclosure: I am not affiliated with any of the publications below. These are based on personal & professional opinion).

BOOKS:

  • books, body kindness, nutrition, intuitive eatingBODY KINDNESS by Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN
    This is one of my top go-to recommendations for clients when focusing on self-care, body positivity, and acceptance. Body Kindness will guide you toward improving your relationship with your body and practical ways to incorporate more self-care into your life.

 

  • HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon, PhD
    This book will change the way you look at dieting and weight loss. Many of us struggle with having a healthy relationship with our bodies and food after dealing with years of dieting, as well as dealing with what culture and society tell us what it means to be “healthy.” Health At Every Size debunks many of the myths that surround us regarding our health and weight, and shed light on the fact that your worth is more than just your weight. The book will guide you toward creating positive relationships with food, exercise, and learning to respect your body, no matter the size.

 

  • INTUITIVE EATING by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD & Elyse Resch, MD, RD, FADA, CEDRD.
    Reading Intuitive Eating will guide you toward embracing a non-diet approach for building a healthy, balanced relationship with food. You will learn to trust your body, listen to & honor hunger and fullness cues, and finally make peace with food. This is a MUST read for anyone looking to build a life-sustaining approach toward positive health!

I always need a little “noise” in the background while driving, working out, cooking, cleaning, etc. Often, instead of music, I fill the silence by tuning into one of the podcasts listed below. I highly recommend each of these as they all touch on different areas of health and nutrition. These serve as great time fillers for any client of mine to take advantage of between our sessions. The more we expose ourselves to expert advice, the easier we can embrace and apply the concepts into our life.  

PODCASTS:

  • FOOD PSYCH; Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN
    This podcast was one of the first Intuitive Eating podcasts I tuned into. I always gain such great insight from the Christy Harisson, a RD and certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, as she interviews other experts in the nutrition and medical field. Her interviews are very informative and an easy listen. The topics covered vary from Intuitive Eating, body acceptance, eating disorders, weight bias, healthcare, and more.

 

  • BODY KINDNESS: TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH & NEVER SAY DIET AGAIN; Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN
    Like the book, this Body Kindness podcast focuses on pursuing health, not weight loss. Rebecca Scritchfield is a Health At Every Size Dietitian and Certified Exercise Psychologist who interviews guests on a variety of topics from mindful & Intuitive Eating, body acceptance, ways to incorporate more self-care, how cultural influences weight stigma and keeps us in a dieting mentality, and much much more. She has a witty personality and fun to listen to as she talks about her own personal struggles with dieting and weight stigma in the past and how she worked through them.

 

  • DIETITIANS UNPLUGGED; Aaron Flores, RDN & Glenys Oyston, RDN
    Hosted by two Registered Dietitians who focus on Health At Every Size, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity. They discuss topics to lead the listeners toward breaking free from the scale as they work to improve their health, body image, and fitness.

Read her other blogs: What is Intuitive Eating All About? and Why Do I Use Intuitive Eating?, and Jenny's 4 Tips for Intuitive Eating!

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