The Binge Eating Episode with Stephanie Mara Fox, Somatic Nutritional Counselor

In this episode, Michelle chats with Stephanie Mara Fox, Somatic Nutritional Counselor and expert on binge eating. They discuss the connection between our mind and body, why we binge eat, and provide tangible tools to use before, during, and after an episode of binge or emotional eating. They talk about: Stephanie’s personal connection to disordered eating and digestive issuesHow our nervous system responds to a threat (or stress) Food as an experience of love and safety, especially during periods of traumaWhy we binge eatStrategies and the Somatic Eating (trademarked by Stephanie) approach How to know when to sit in the discomfort and when to lean on behaviors Tapping into your internal authentic voice, healing your inner child Tools to check in with yourself throughout the day LinksWork with Stephanie and her free resources: 1-on-1 Somatic Eating Nutrition Counseling 11-week Somatic Eating Group Program Intro to Somatic Eating mini course Mentorship for Coaches Listen to the Satiated Podcast Follow Stephanie on IGFollow Stephanie on TikTokWork with Michelle and her free resources: Quiet the DietPodcast PageEpisode Page (with transcript!) Work 1-on-1 with a functional Registered Dietitian at Michelle Shapiro Nutrition LLCLearn more about the practiceFollow the pod on IGFollow Michelle on IGTimestamps:(1:20) Intro by Michelle into to the current model/ concepts of binge eating recovery and innovative, supportive strategies Michelle and Stephanie use with (6:30) Stephanie Mara Fox discusses her personal connection to disordered eating and digestive concerns, defining her term “Somatic Eating” (10:00) How the body’s nervous system responds to a threat, stress, or trauma(12:55) The connection between digestive issues and disordered eating, trauma, dysregulation, and chronic dieting(20:10) Why we binge eat; Strategies for binge eating (conventional vs. somatic approach) (28:30) How to know when to sit in the discomfort vs. using strategies to shift your response(39:34) Listening to our internal conversations before a binge (using internal family systems) to identify the root cause and put language to our inner child(55:28) Tools to check in with yourself throughout the day and reduce frequency of bingeing over time 

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Welcome to "Quiet the Diet", the podcast, hosted by Michelle Shapiro, Integrative/Functional Registered Dietitian from NYC. Michelle has supported over 1000 clients to reverse anxiety, approach their weight with love, and heal digestive issues. Utilizing humor, nuance, and compassion, Michelle helps clients access their own liberating self-awareness.On the podcast, Michelle shares her own journey of losing weight the wrong way (and what the consequences of that drastic 100 pound weight loss were), and how she learned to prioritize whole-body health as a result (instead of restrictive diets.)The goal of “Quiet the Diet” is to empower listeners to make health decisions autonomously, every single time they eat. The podcast will arm the listener with the education and support needed to make health decisions based on their own terms. The podcast is a guide to mastering one’s health by listening to one’s self. On "Quiet the Diet," Michelle is not afraid to have hard conversations and tackle difficult topics if it means helping her listeners. She will bring on innovative guests from the healthcare space to shed unique light on important topics. From functional nutrition to the latest research in integrative medicine, Michelle covers it all with her signature nuance and compassion.Whether you're looking to improve your health and well-being or just want to learn more about functional medicine and body neutrality, "Quiet the Diet" has something for everyone. Tune in and join Michelle on her journey to help people quiet the noise of fad diets and focus on nourishing their bodies and minds.