Intuitive Eating with Caroline Burkholder

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Dec 8 2022 • 42 mins

Please welcome, Caroline Burkholder, MS, RD, LD, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Knoxville, TN. She is the owner of RootED Nutrition and Counseling.

We cover the topics of intuitive eating, recovering your relationship with food, how to model a positive relationship with food to your kids, and how intuitive eating te

Caroline became interested in nutrition counseling when she was a collegiate athlete, and her coach consistently shared scientifically unfounded messages about how to fuel for sport. Most of these messages actually encouraged restrictive and disordered tendencies. It became clear to Caroline how important it was for female athletes to have empirically founded nutrition information delivered in a safe and nurturing format.

Caroline continues to participate in athletics; she is a mountain biker and an endurance runner. Her practice is heavily informed by her lived experience as an athlete.

In this podcast episode:

01:35 - Caroline’s story on how she got into nutrition counseling

06:00 - Recovering your relationship with food

08:30 - How to model a positive relationship with food to your kids

13:00 - Caroline’s relationship with food before

16:50 - What is intuitive eating and how do you practice it?

23:00 - Keeping a food journal

28:00 - Letting go and accepting that your body’s going to change

33:00 - You are allowed to gain weight

37:00 - Finding your middle

39:00 - The enneagram

You can find Caroline at:

Instagram at @root_ednutrition

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