Dietitians Unplugged Podcast

Welcome to the Dietitians Unplugged Podcast with Aaron Flores, RDN and Glenys Oyston, RDN. Join us as we explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode we will discuss topics that we hope to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories. We believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and we want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming your body.
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Nov 4, 2016

This episode might be short, but it's well worth your time. Aaron and Glenys give their impressions from a great couple of days of learning at the 2016 Binge Eating Disorder Conference which was held in San Francisco. They reflect on some of the sessions, meeting some of their idols in the field and getting to connect with many HAES and Intuitive Eating professionals. You won't want to miss this episode.  

Oct 20, 2016

In this latest episode of Dietitians Unplugged, Aaron and Glenys answer a listener's question on whether Intuitive Eating promotes weight gain? It is a common question that comes up and Aaron and Glenys were happy to take time to talk about it.  

In addition to this great discussion, Aaron and Glenys also share some of news and inspiring stories they are coming across these days.

Dare to Not Diet Society Facebook Page 

BuzzFeed Body Positive Article 

Samantha Geballe's Gastric Bypass Photo Series (NSFW) 

Sep 26, 2016

Aaron and Glenys team up with Carmen Cool, MA, LPC and Julia Kohn, a very wise teen with a lot of things to say about how problems with body image begin at a young age, and are often unwittingly reinforced by adults. How can adults do better? Listen and find out. This episode was created as a part of Binge Eating Disorder Association's Weight Stigma Awareness Week, happening September 26-30, whose theme this year is Teaching The Truth to Kids.

Sep 12, 2016

Glenys and Aaron were thrilled to get the opportunity to interview Virgie Tovar, who has inspired them to be more active in the community.  It is a great discussion that touches on everything from her path to becoming a leader in the fat activist world to her thoughts on how we all can become fierce fat babes!  You'll want to check out her program Babe Camp for sure. 

We ran into some technical issues around minute 37 and we apologize to Ms. Tovar and to the rest of you for this glitch.  

Aug 22, 2016

Aaron and Glenys take some time to discuss the recent fat shaming incident that involved former Playboy Playmate, Dani Mathers. What she did was truly horrible and violates all sorts of privacy standards.  But to be honest, her incident was very public, but is it really any different than what happens to fat people everyday in our society?  Listen to this episode to find out what Glenys and Aaron think. 

Aug 1, 2016

Aaron and Glenys interview psychotherapist Andrew Walen.  They discuss eating disorders and body image for the male perspective. Andrew is an expert in the field and his personal story will enlighten you and his professional work gives hope for those struggling with eating disorders and body image issues.  You can learn more about his work at The Body Image Therapy Center and his Facebook page

Jul 13, 2016

Aaron and Glenys take an extended look into a recent episode of This American Life, "Tell Me I'm Fat" They discuss each chapter of the episode and share their thoughts on some of the themes and messages that are covered.  It is was a controversial subject for some in the fat acceptance world and so Glenys and Aaron share their unique perspective on the topic. 

Jul 1, 2016

In this latest episode of Dietitians Unplugged, Glenys and Aaron answer a listener's question, "If you are going to stop dieting, how are you going to eat normally again?" Glenys and Aaron will give you some valuable tips to help you stop living a life based on dieting and food rules and start your non-diet approach to eating.  They offer you a variety of different tips that are sure to get you going and learning to trust your body and make peace with food. 

Jun 7, 2016

Aaron and Glenys interview someone they have admired for quite some time, Vivienne McMaster.  She created a program called Be Your Own Beloved which is an online program to help people make peace with how they see themselves in photos.  We discuss how she came to develop the program and what she's learned through this process. If you are looking at ways to help improve your body image, this episode is for you!  

Jun 2, 2016

Glenys and Aaron let it all out as they discuss a show that epitomizes our diet culture, NBC's "The Biggest Loser". They start by reviewing an article in the New York Times that reviews some of the latest research on how contestants' metabolisms have yet to recover even six years after being on the show.  Glenys and Aaron also discuss this article from the New York Times about why you should never diet again.  Lastly, they were so happy to quote one their favorite HAES® colleagues, Deb Burgard in this great article.  Take a listen to this very important episode -- it might be the one you need to hear before you consider going on your next "diet"

May 4, 2016

Glenys and Aaron explore the "Beach Body" message and body image issues so many of us struggle with.  They share some of their own experiences with accepting their bodies and why they advocate for "body neutrality" rather than just "body positivity".  Lastly, they issue very special challenge that involves embarrassing-yet-hilarious consequences for your hosts...will you be up for it?

Apr 25, 2016

After spending a few episodes talking about making peace with food, Glenys and Aaron turn their attention to another important part of our diet culture, exercise.  They discuss their own personal history with exercise as well as what has helped improve their relationship with this behavior. They also give insights to the popular fitness trackers that so many of us are using these days.  Is there such a thing as Intuitive Exercise?  You'll have to listen to find out. 

Mar 14, 2016

In this episode of Dietitians Unplugged, Glenys and Aaron take a closer look at the clean eating craze.  This discussion all started after reading this article from the Daily UK.  Other topics that come up are, Ellyn Satter and the very interesting book, Blessings of a Skinned Knee.  We hope you enjoy this latest episode. 

Feb 8, 2016

Aaron and Glenys examine the latest Dietary Guidelines that were released earlier this year through the lens of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size®.  In addition, they offer their own suggestions for future guidelines that they'd love to see in future releases.

Jan 12, 2016

In this episode, Dietitians Unplugged hosts, Aaron and Glenys explore the common question , "Will I ever lose weight as an intuitive eater?"  It's something many people wonder about and this episode will help you understand why weight is not a central goal of Intuitive Eating.  Aaron and Glenys also give a brief update on Oprah's partnership with Weight Watchers which was discussed in detail in Episode 3.