Episode 6: Let’s Talk Nutrition!

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Episode description:

Dietitian Bailey Weirens joins Peace Meal to discuss the truth behind nutrition and healthy eating. Bailey discusses the importance of calories, why macro and micronutrients are important, and what recovery meal plans are. By advocating for an anti-diet approach to nutrition and promoting body acceptance, Bailey enlightens listeners on the importance of listening to our bodies in order to sustain long-term health and wellbeing.

Episode show notes:

Bailey Weirens is a registered dietitian who works at The Emily Program’s Anna Westin House in Minnesota. Bailey believes in an anti-diet approach to body acceptance and looks forward to starting a nutrition blog later in the year.

Bailey describes nutrition as the act or process of being nourished in relation to the body’s dietary needs. She believes nutrition is person-specific, so what works for one person may not work for another. This is why eating disorder treatment centers offer individualized meal plans.

“Let’s Talk Nutrition!” also addresses common health-related questions such as why we need calories and carbs and what macro and micronutrients are. Bailey talks about diet culture, meeting your body’s nutritional needs, and why meal plans are important in eating disorder treatment.

Bailey finishes the podcast by advocating for an anti-diet approach to healthy living and the necessity of listening to what our body needs. Her final advice is to be patient—unlearning diet culture and weight stigma is challenging. For those struggling with diet culture or disordered eating, reach out to The Emily Program at 1-888-364-5977 for more information and support.

About the podcast:

Peace Meal is an Emily Program podcast that discusses topics related to eating disorders, body image issues, and how society may contribute to distorted thinking.

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