108: Interview With Jennifer Rollin

Episode 108: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. We have another guest interview and this week I'm sitting down with Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C. Jennifer is a therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, eating disorder and body image specialist, and expert writer and speaker. She is passionate about helping people to find freedom from eating disorders and body-hatred, and to discover self-compassion. Jennifer has completed certificates in CBT-E for Eating Disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She is a member of The Junior Board of … [Read more...]

The Health Halo

In the past I’ve written about a type of bias we have called the halo effect. If a person possess a single positive attribute, like they’re good looking, we’ll automatically believe that they possess other positive attributes, like they’re smart, funny, good with money, etc. The Health Halo This halo effect doesn’t just relate to people, it also relates to food. Our ability to evaluate a food can easily be derailed by some simple buzzwords. It alters your perception of calories. For example, if a food is labelled as “low-fat” or “fat-free”, people will typically underestimate the … [Read more...]

Expectations, Restrictions, and Binges

Regularly, when working with clients, they will tell me that they had a “binge”. Whenever I hear this phrase uttered, I always ask them to describe the events in detail: what happened beforehand, what did they consume, where were they, what happened afterwards, what emotions did they feel, how were they talking to themselves and what were they focusing on? The definition of a binge is “an episode of uncontrollable eating in which a person rapidly consumes an excessive quantity of food”. Undoubtedly there are other definitions that differ slightly, but let’s stick with this one for now. … [Read more...]

106: Life Update Volume 1

Episode 106: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. This week I return after a 3 month hiatus with a shorter episode than usual and I'm giving an update on my life. I'm sharing what I've been up to, what it's been like having a newborn, and announcing some upcoming changes to Real Health Radio.  Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 2:00: Upcoming changes to Real Health Radio 4:10: Life update from the last few months 8:45: My feelings on being a dad 11:00: The thing that made having a newborn easier 12:00: Our move 16:00: How I feel about getting … [Read more...]

A Brief Hiatus

If you’re a regular reader and listener of my work, you may have noticed a slowdown with the content I’ve been putting out. I’ve only written one article in the last month and last week no podcast was released. Well, from now on and for the next little while, I’m having a break. Ali, my fiancé, is nearly 39 weeks pregnant. So literally any day now over the next couple of weeks we’re expecting a baby to turn up. This will be our first child, so it’s going to be a big change to our current life. Because of this I’ve decided to pull back on the content I put out and make the most of the … [Read more...]

105: Interview With Laura Dennison

Episode 105: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. We have another guest interview and this week I'm sitting down with Laura Dennison. Laura is a freelance journalist, illustrator and writer with a strong love of junk food. When she isn't writing for Not Plant Based or trying to cook in the kitchen, she is working on her first novel or possibly having a nap. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 3:00: A bit about Laura's background 5:45: The culture of food in Laura's home growing up + how her eating disorder started 13:45: The connection between anxiety … [Read more...]

104: Interview With Kate Solovieva

Episode 104: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. On this week's show, I'm sitting down with another guest and it's Kate Solovieva. Kate Solovieva (aka “SOLO”) is a former psychology professor, and currently a Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certified Coach, and one of the coaches on the Precision Nutrition full time team, specializing in CrossFit and obstacle racing. She has coached hundreds of women through the project of transforming their bodies, minds, and lives.   She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology, focusing on health, resilience and stress management, as well as … [Read more...]