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EP5: How to Avoid Diet Culture + Get Started with Intuitive Eating w/ Mendinground

Diet culture robs people of all sizes from their money, time, health, and happiness. It plays a major role in perpetuating eating disorders, food-body preoccupation, weight stigma, and fatphobia. And sadly, there is an entire industry that supports - and promotes - the feeling of constantly not being "satisfied" with who we are on our bodies.

That's what this episode is dedicated to - removing the shame and liberating folks to be comfortable in their own skin. I am sitting down with Intuitive Eating Counselors and Registered Dietitians, Autumn and Jasmine from Mendinground. Their words are so powerful and encouraging that you, too, can break free from this terrible diet culture mindset.



Autumn Rauchwerk, MS, RD, RYT and Jasmine Hormati, MS, RD, CDN are registered dietitian nutritionists, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors, and the founders of mendinground nutrition & yoga. They specialize in disordered eating recovery and body acceptance using a non-diet approach rooted in intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (HAES®).

They help people heal their relationship with food, movement, their bodies, and reclaim their inherent worth. Autumn and Jasmine earned their Masters of Science in Nutrition at Teachers College, Columbia University (where they met).

In her free time, Autumn enjoys using whatever she finds in her fridge and pantry to improvise new dishes, biking around town, lying (and sometimes moving) on her yoga mat, and going to meditation and improv classes. Jasmine enjoys long walks in nature, baking Claire Saffitz’s chocolate chip cookies (they’re AMAZING), and watching TV shows like Ted Lasso.


Instagram: @mendinground



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