Podcast – Ep 5: Psychology and Weight Stigma (with Alexis Conason, PSY.D.).

In this episode of ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’, Dr. Natasha Larmie is joined by clinical psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist-supervisor Alexis Conason, PSY.D.

Together Dr Larmie and Alexis intimately discuss the following:

  • What influenced Alexis to write her new book  ‘The Diet Free Revolution: 10 Steps to Free Yourself from the Diet Cycle with Mindful Eating and Radical Self-Acceptance’.
  • What a ‘diet cycle’ is and why it’s not sustainable.
  • They discuss intuitive eating and how it differs from restrictive diets.
  • They discuss disordered eating and how weight can influence the type of care and diagnosis you receive. 
  • And how trauma can affect both self love and eating habits. 

Thank you for listening! Connect with Dr Natasha Larmie and other like-minded people in the ‘Friends of The Fat Doctor’ community over on Facebook here.
You can also find her on Instagram at @fatdoctoruk. 

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Dr. Conason’s book ‘The Diet Free Revolution: 10 Steps to Free Yourself from the Diet Cycle with Mindful Eating and Radical Self-Acceptance’ is available to buy here and at other book retailers. 

You can connect with Dr. Conason on Instagram @theantidietplan.

More about the show:

How would you react if someone told you that most of what we are taught to believe about healthy bodies is a lie? 

How would you feel if that person was a medical doctor with over 20 years experience treating patients and seeing the harm caused by all this misinformation?

In her podcast, Dr Natasha Larmie,  an experienced General Practitioner and self-styled Fat Doctor, examines and challenges ‘health’ as we know it through passionate, unfiltered conversations with guest experts, colleagues and friends.

She tackles the various ways in which weight stigma and anti-fat bias impact both individuals and society as a whole.  From the classroom to the boardroom, the doctors office to the local pub,  weight-based discrimination is everywhere. Is it any wonder that it has such an impact on our health? 

Whether you’re a person affected by weight stigma, a healthcare professional, a concerned parent or an ally who shares our view that people in larger bodies deserve better, Dr. Larmie and the team at ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’ welcomes you into the inner circle.

More about Alexis Conason, PSY.D.:

ALEXIS CONASON, PSY.D., CEDS-S, is a clinical psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist-supervisor in private practice in New York City. Her group practice, Conason Psychological Services, specializes in the treatment of binge eating disorder, disordered eating, body image concerns, and psychological issues related to bariatric weight loss surgery.  She is the founder of The Anti-Diet Plan, a weight-inclusive online mindful eating program designed to help people stop dieting, eat more attuned with their body, and live more peaceful and pleasurable lives. She is the author of The Diet Free Revolution: 10 Steps to Free Yourself from the Diet Cycle with Mindful Eating and Radical Self-Acceptance (June 2021, North Atlantic Books), available wherever books are sold. Dr. Conason is a fierce advocate for helping people recognize and question the societal norms that encourage feeling not

good enough about themselves so they can stop fixating on shrinking their bodies and reclaim the space that they deserve in the world. You can find her on social media @theantidietplan.

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