It's All Made Up, Anyway

Whitney Catalano

Everything in life was made up by someone... so why do we let these arbitrary rules stop us from being happy? Welcome to, “It’s All Made Up, Anyway,” where anything is possible, the rules are made up, and the points don’t matter. My name is Whitney Catalano, a self-sabotage, accountability, and alignment coach, and I'm here to help you heal your shit, discover what you really want, reprogram the fear holding you back, and become the person you've always dreamed of being. Join me as I share my stories, talk to badass guests who went after their dreams, and teach you some things along the way.

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#37: Stop Trying To Fit In, You Have The Answers [Season Finale]
Jan 28 2020
#37: Stop Trying To Fit In, You Have The Answers [Season Finale]
Throughout your life, trauma can rear its ugly head in many different ways. How we cope with life’s traumas also comes in its own unique ways. Many people get caught between trying to conform and rebelling against conformity. That constant struggle to figure out who you really are can wear on the soul which can lead to its own coping and so on and so forth. Unless you find a way to break out of that struggle and trust yourself, then you’ll always be in that same place! Stop trying to fit in; you have the answers. It’s the season finale so stay tuned and listen for some great advice before Whitney takes a break to write her book!   Whitney shares: Various types of trauma that can lead to an eating disorderHow people use dieting as a tool to numbKnowing that you are meant for a unique pathUnknowingly feeding your shadow companionFacing the connection between your relationships with food and lifeProperly filling the void that the diet culture leftThe lose-lose situation according to the shadow companionStepping into a new level of self-acceptanceImportance of allowing yourself to have funCombining your intuition with your knowledgeGive yourself permission to not know what’s going onThe trap that we put ourselves intoWhy we need to sit in the discomfort of not knowing     Links to Resources: Join Club TYB today at www.whitneycatalano.com/club-tyb - join for 6 months and you get 1 month free!   Go to Whitney’s Instagram to sign up for her group coaching program!   For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge   New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book   5 Pillars of Food Freedom: WhitneyCatalano.com/pillars   If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authentic power, learn more about coaching with me at: www.w --- Send in a voice message:
#37: Stop Trying To Fit In, You Have The Answers [Season Finale]
Jan 28 2020
#37: Stop Trying To Fit In, You Have The Answers [Season Finale]
Throughout your life, trauma can rear its ugly head in many different ways. How we cope with life’s traumas also comes in its own unique ways. Many people get caught between trying to conform and rebelling against conformity. That constant struggle to figure out who you really are can wear on the soul which can lead to its own coping and so on and so forth. Unless you find a way to break out of that struggle and trust yourself, then you’ll always be in that same place! Stop trying to fit in; you have the answers. It’s the season finale so stay tuned and listen for some great advice before Whitney takes a break to write her book!   Whitney shares: Various types of trauma that can lead to an eating disorderHow people use dieting as a tool to numbKnowing that you are meant for a unique pathUnknowingly feeding your shadow companionFacing the connection between your relationships with food and lifeProperly filling the void that the diet culture leftThe lose-lose situation according to the shadow companionStepping into a new level of self-acceptanceImportance of allowing yourself to have funCombining your intuition with your knowledgeGive yourself permission to not know what’s going onThe trap that we put ourselves intoWhy we need to sit in the discomfort of not knowing     Links to Resources: Join Club TYB today at www.whitneycatalano.com/club-tyb - join for 6 months and you get 1 month free!   Go to Whitney’s Instagram to sign up for her group coaching program!   For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge   New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book   5 Pillars of Food Freedom: WhitneyCatalano.com/pillars   If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authentic power, learn more about coaching with me at: www.w --- Send in a voice message:
#36: People-Pleasers Need To Hear This
Jan 21 2020
#36: People-Pleasers Need To Hear This
Doing nice stuff for others brings inner satisfaction that can make us feel fulfilled with our lives, but some people overdo it in order to please others out of a feeling of necessity. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you are people-pleasing or you just like being nice to someone. Often times, this can come about in relation to dieting and can be an act of self-protection. If you do find that you are a people-pleaser, then you may be compensating for something that you don’t really need to! The negative effects of this habit can show itself in many different parts of your life and start to affect your relationships with others and more importantly with yourself. Today, Whitney is going to tell you all about people-pleasing, what it looks like, and what to do if it is affecting you. People-pleasers need to hear this!   Whitney shares: Different ways that people-pleasing shows up in lifeKnowing the difference between being nice and people-pleasingGauging the levels of anxiety in your bodySources of people-pleasing that stem from different points in lifeKnowing what the shame response actually representsWays that unnecessary people-pleasing can hurt us and othersCreating space for new people to walk into your life10 detailed steps to take to stop your people-pleasing habitsEstablishing clear boundaries with consequencesWhat to expect when going through the long process of changeGoing through the pendulum swing phaseThe messiest part of this entire processContinuing to have an honest dialogue with yourself     Links to Resources: Join Club TYB today at www.whitneycatalano.com/club-tyb - join for 6 months and you get 1 month free!   Go to Whitney’s Instagram to sign up for her group coaching program!   For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge   New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book   5 Pillars of Food Freedom: WhitneyCatalano.com/pillars   If you are ready to heal your --- Send in a voice message:
#35: Navigating Racism & Fatphobia in Nutrition with Dalia Kinsey, RD
Jan 14 2020
#35: Navigating Racism & Fatphobia in Nutrition with Dalia Kinsey, RD
In today’s dietetic field, there is a painful lack of diversity amongst professionals. Whitney’s guest today, Dalia Kinsey, is a firm believer in the power of diversity and strongly encourages dialogue about cultural competence and inclusion in the dietetics profession. Dalia is a weight neutral Registered Dietitian and School Nutrition Specialist on a mission to make nutrition simple, accessible, and fun. She prides herself on using her new podcast School Nutrition Dietitian as a platform to strengthen K-12 nutrition through inclusion and a variety of perspectives. Openly discussing the intersection of weight and nutrition is the best way to change the profession.   Whitney shares: Dealing with the emotional and health effects of others’ microaggressionsFacing microaggressions when becoming a dietitianProblems with defining anyone by a physical characteristicBeing aware of the influence of someone’s environmentLooking at people as individuals and not part of a stereotypeCreating a false dichotomy when it comes to racismFeeling overly-welcomed from a predominantly white groupHow race and gender can affect someone’s medical diagnosisWhy everyone is racist in one way or anotherLetting other people’s racism be there problem so you can work on yourselfCorrectly responding to knowing that you did something wrong  Links to Resources:   Check out Dalia’s podcast School Nutrition Dietitian   Keep up with Dalia on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or at her website: www.schoolnutritiondietitian.com   Learn more about implicit biases and microaggressions here   Join Club TYB today at www.whitneycatalano.com/club-tyb - join for 6 months and you get 1 month free!   Go to Whitney’s Instagram
#34: Reconnecting after Addiction & ED with Erin Geraghty
Dec 10 2019
#34: Reconnecting after Addiction & ED with Erin Geraghty
Dissociating with emotions stems from many different sources throughout a person’s life, and it shows itself in many different ways, such as addiction and eating disorders. Whitney’s guest today, Erin Geraghty, has dealt with disconnection and numbing out from life, turning to drugs and excessive dieting at a young age. Now, Erin is a yoga therapist, recovery coach, and yoga studio owner. She’s the author of the book, “Thriving After Addiction” and the host of a podcast by the same name. Her goal is to help people reconnect with themselves after addiction and eating disorders, just like she helped herself!   Whitney shares: Erin’s life now and how she got to where she isGrowing up in a household that is focused around dieting and over-workingWhy addictions, EDs, and burnout all tend to go togetherLearning how to slow down and be with yourself when eating and drinkingTeaching people how to process emotions beyond telling your storyComprehending different aspects of life when it is fear-drivenPractical steps people can take to slow down and reconnect with themselvesReasons that it is so hard for people to let go of their coping mechanismsNavigating relationships with family or friends that are struggling with addiction     Links to Resources: Learn more about thriving after addiction: ThrivingAfterAddiction.com Check out Erin’s yoga services: ThriveYogaFit.com Follow Erin on Instagram! InsightTimer Join Club TYB today at www.whitneycatalano.com/club-tyb Go to Whitney’s Instagram to sign up for her group coaching program! For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book 5 Pillars of Food Freedom: WhitneyCatalano.com/pillars   If you are ready to heal your rela --- Send in a voice message:
#33: The Science of Binge Eating with Dr. Jake Linardon, PhD
Dec 3 2019
#33: The Science of Binge Eating with Dr. Jake Linardon, PhD
There are so many misconceptions as to what binge eating really is, and because of that, many people do not know how to battle this eating disorder. Whitney’s guest today, Dr. Jake Linardon,  specializes in binge eating and body dissatisfaction. He is a Research Fellow and Psychology Lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed scientific research articles on eating disorders. Since completing his Ph.D. in 2017, he has continued to stay passionate in his research into more effective treatment approaches for eating disorders. Hopefully, this podcast can help clear up any questions that you may have in regard to binge eating!   Whitney shares: Dr. Jake’s story and how he got into his line of workAddressing the underlying problems behind binge eatingDistinguishing between binge eating and overeatingMisconceptions relating to eating disorders amongst different gendersDiving into the mindset and shame that comes with binge eatingWhy dieting causes some to develop eating disorders, but not allBinge eating being used as a trauma response or defense mechanismTaking the proper next step after a slip-upWhat research says about various strategies to counter binge eatingUnderstanding the limitations of research vs. real worldTargeting the factors that are fueling your binge eatingThe 4 different types of restrictions in eating disorders     Links to Resources: Learn More: Follow Dr. Jake Linardon on Instagram for some great informative content! Join Club TYB today at www.whitneycatalano.com/club-tyb Go to Whitney’s Instagram to sign up for her group coaching program! For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book   If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authent --- Send in a voice message:
#32: 5 Steps for Surviving Holiday Diet Talk & Food Stress
Nov 26 2019
#32: 5 Steps for Surviving Holiday Diet Talk & Food Stress
What are the two best parts of the holiday season? If your answer is the food and the people, then you are in luck. It’s always great to see family and friends, especially if you don’t get to see them on a regular basis, and there is just so much good food. However, with all this food and people that you don’t see very often, diet talk and food stress are inevitable. Changes in your body are much more noticeable to others that go long periods of time without seeing you; don’t let that ruin the season. Today, Whitney shares 5 steps to survive the holidays without all that food guilt in the presence of those people and massive meals. Don’t spend your holidays under fire. Enjoy every bit of them!   Whitney shares: Diving into Club TYB and what it can do for youIdentifying your sources of anxiety and overwhelmDifferent sources of anxiety that stem from the holidaysFiguring out what you can and cannot controlUsing the holidays as a learning opportunityPredicting the most ideal situation with the things you can controlPreparing in advance and what that actually looks likeContinuing to go about your life as normal before and after the mealNavigating guilt or shame in the moment, afterwardHow to get out of your own head   Join Club TYB, your food freedom family: whitneycatalano.com/club-tyb   Download the 5 Pillars of Food Freedom: whitneycatalano.com/pillars   Got to Whitney’s Instagram to sign up for her group coaching program!   For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge   New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book   If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authentic power, learn more about coaching with me at: www.whitneycatalano.com/food-freedom   For a chance to have your listener question answered on the podcast, or if I said something that needs correcting, you can email me at podcast@whitneycatalano.com
#31: From Bariatrics to Health at Every Size (HAES) with Vincci Tsui, RDN
Nov 12 2019
#31: From Bariatrics to Health at Every Size (HAES) with Vincci Tsui, RDN
Finding freedom in your relationship with food is the key to becoming confident with your body. Whitney’s guest today, Vincci Tsui, is on a mission to help people live life on their own terms by stepping away from diet culture. Vincci is a former bariatric dietitian turned Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, yoga teacher, and Health At Every Size® advocate. She is the author of The Mindful Eating Workbook: Simple Practices for Nurturing a Positive Relationship with Food. Health At Every Size is not a statement on who is healthy or unhealthy, more simply, no matter what size you are you can pursue health! Whitney shares: Club TYB and coaching service updatesVincci’s bariatric career and how she got thereBeing a Health At Every Size advocate while also working in surgery clinicsTaking the leap into full Health At Every SizeStaying open to learning and being wrongGiving advice to someone who is having doubtsTouching on the topic of “Informed Consent”The biggest misconception around Health At Every SizeExplaining the difference between mindful eating and intuitive eatingDescribing intuition and when to listen to it   Links to Resources: Check out Vincci’s book The Mindful Eating Workbook Go to Vincci’s website: Follow Vincci on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! 5 Popular Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Myths Busted  Mindful Eating or Intuitive Eating: Which Should I Choose? Got to Whitney’s Instagram to sign up for her group coaching program!   For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge   New clients c --- Send in a voice message:
#30: Body Image Healing is For Men, Too with Aaron Flores, RDN
Nov 5 2019
#30: Body Image Healing is For Men, Too with Aaron Flores, RDN
There is a common misconception when it comes to having a negative body image that only women struggle with these insecurities. Aaron Flores is here today to tell you why that is very far from the truth. Aaron is a registered dietitian nutritionist based out of Los Angeles, California with over 10 years of experience working with eating disorders in a variety of settings. In his work, Aaron helps men and women learn how to make peace with food and develop body-positive behaviors. Along with his work with eating disorders, he also is a co-host of the podcast, Dietitians Unplugged.    Whitney shares: Aaron’s food struggle journey that led him to where he is nowMaking the shift from traditional nutrition approachBecoming a Body Trust provider and what that meansIncluding social justice in the healing conversationHow anyone who does not identify as a woman is excluded from the conversationSocializing ourselves on how to have uncomfortable conversationsExperiencing group-leader fear about creating a safe space for othersStruggling with feeling like a failure when diets are not successful   Links to Resources: Keep up with Aaron on Facebook and Instagram! Listen to Aaron’s podcast, Dietitians Unplugged! www.bvmrd.com   Got to Whitney’s Instagram to sign up for her group coaching program!   For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge   New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book   If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authentic power, learn more about coaching with me at: www.whitneycatalano.com/food-freedom   For a chance to have your listener question answered on the podcast, or if I said something that needs correcting, you can email me at podcast@whi --- Send in a voice message:
#29: Healing Infertility after ED with Shreen El Masry
Oct 29 2019
#29: Healing Infertility after ED with Shreen El Masry
During pregnancy, women’s bodies will go through the most dramatic changes in their lives. What the world doesn’t see is the powerful mental and emotional hardships that women go through during this time. Today, Whitney’s guest, Shreen El Masry, is talking about body image during and after pregnancy as well as healing infertility after having an eating disorder. Shreen is the owner of Be You Be Free, a body-positive health and wellbeing community for women. Having struggled with disordered eating and body issues her whole life, Shreen discovered intuitive eating, health at every size, and became educated in all areas of health and wellbeing to recover. Having a positive body image can help women break free from diet culture and spend their time on the things that matter to them the most. Live life the way you are meant to!   Whitney shares: Shreen’s journey through body image problems and her eating disorderSupporting women who are pregnant or post-partum with their body imageRefusing to be weighed during pregnancyDealing with the post-partum pressure to lose weightPromoting a body-positive and healthy lifestyle for your childrenRecovering from an infertility condition caused by an eating disorderUnderestimating the impact of undereating and stress on healthDealing with the backlash from professionals in the health fieldDifferent ways to prioritize stress reduction during recoveryWorking on positive body image with Shreen’s 12-step program Nourish MeComing to terms with your cravings during pregnancy and post-partum     Links to Resources: Keep up with Shreen and Be You Be Free on Instagram and Facebook! No Period. Now What? Got to Whitney’s Instagram to sign up for her group coaching program! For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book   --- Send in a voice message:
#28: Unf*ck Your Brain & Body Image with Kara Loewentheil
Oct 21 2019
#28: Unf*ck Your Brain & Body Image with Kara Loewentheil
If you can change the way that you think about something then you can change the way that you feel about it. Today, Whitney is talking to Kara Loewetheil about how to take back control of your thoughts. Kara is a Master Certified Coach with a B.A. from Yale and J.D. from Harvard Law, as well as the host of the iTunes top-rated self-help podcast Unf*ck Your Brain. In the last three years after pivoting from a legal career, she has grown her life coaching business from 0 to 7 figures. At the end of the day, your thoughts control your emotions. You can consciously decide to engage with your thoughts instead of being at the mercy of those thoughts. Change the way you think and create your own life!   Whitney shares: Defining thought work and how people thinkKara’s path to coaching and working with thought workPsychological teaching history of mankindJourneying through the relationship between size and happinessWhere self-confidence comes from and how it worksReasons that people find their negative emotions so horribleAre your thoughts valid or invalid? Or neither?Changing the way you feel about trauma by changing the way you think about itLearning to think about negative thoughts or disfunction in a different wayTaking apart personality testsWhere intuition, instinct, and lizard brain play into your self-thoughts and emotionsBeliefs and feelings in regard to photos of yourself   Links to Resources: Follow Kara on Instagram! Go to Unf*ck Your Brain and check out what Kara has to offer! Listen to the Unf*ck Your Brain Podcast on Itunes! Unf*ck Your Brain Confidence Cheat Sheet If you are an audio engineer, please reach out to the email below if you are interested in helping me make a new intro song!   Got to Whitney’s Instagram to sign up for her group coaching program!   For the free binge meditation, go to www.wh --- Send in a voice message:
#27: The (many) problems with WW's Kurbo app with Lindsey Hall
Aug 27 2019
#27: The (many) problems with WW's Kurbo app with Lindsey Hall
Recently, Weight Watchers has released their Kurbo app, which is geared towards dieting for children. This, of course, has plenty of concerned citizens expressing discontent with the problematic messages that this app is sending to the next generation. In the studio today, Whitney is talking to Lindsey Hall, who is here to talk about those problems and her own journey through recovery. Lindsey is an award winning eating disorder/addiction speaker and writer, focusing on the topics of recovery and eating disorders. Having struggled with the eating disorder cycle for many years, Lindsey has actively been in her coined "flexible recovery" since 2014, and is the author behind "I Haven't Shaved in Six Weeks," a blog written to humanize the stigmas of eating disorders and treatment. Parents, learn how to talk to your kids without shaming them! Whitney shares: Information about the launch of her new group coachingHow writing about her experiences contributed to Lindsey’s healingTendencies related to embarrassment when starting recoveryLindsey’s journey through her eating disorder and recoveryKnowing when you are “sick enough” to reach out for helpBiological responses that cause binge eating disordersBinge eating as a punishment response to shameShowing empathy for people and companies that are trying to do the right thingCompanies targeting more affluent families over low-income familiesKurbo app review and problems with the programPushing restrictive ideas onto kids during their developmental yearsSetting an example for your kids as an adult that looked up to your own parentsTaking yourself out of a system that demonizes a group of people based on size   Links to Resources: Weight Watchers To learn more about Lindsey or follow her journey, please visit. www.ihaventshavedinsixweeks.com or follow her Instagram, Blog, and Facebook Feel free to reach out to Lindsey via email address: lindseyhallblog@gmail.com Got to Whitney’s
#26 From Trauma & Perfectionism to Embodiment & Healing with Ailey Jolie
Aug 20 2019
#26 From Trauma & Perfectionism to Embodiment & Healing with Ailey Jolie
Experiencing trauma is an unfortunate aspect of life and can leave you feeling damaged with no healing in sight. Today, Whitney is talking to someone who has experienced major trauma and found a way to heal her relationship with her body. Ailey Jolie is the author of My Body, My Story, and assists individuals who have experienced trauma in their process of coming home to their body through somatic and mindfulness-based psychotherapies. This is the same approach that helped her reconnect with her body after being sexually exploited. Ailey knows that the best thing that you can do after experiencing a major trauma is to take what you can from it so that you can help others who may be dealing with the same things. Use your bad experiences to change the world for the better! Whitney shares: Update on Whitney’s burnout, health, and group-coaching programMy Body, My Story on a high levelSynthesizing powerful feelings and experiences into writingReasons that trauma cannot be comparedStaying aware of your body in a world where we are not taught embodimentStanding beside other victims to give them a voiceWhere playing it small meets Ailey’s therapy practiceReconnecting with yourself while being able to numb yourself when neededFeeling different when you are around people that you admireWhy chasing perfection is detrimental to recoveryWhat running away from your problems can look likeAttempting to rewrite other people’s storiesEverything that comes with dating an addict while you yourself needs helpMeeting your self-needs in more helpful waysSlowing down when you feel the urge to go fast   Links to Resources: My Body, My Story Follow Ailey:  www.aileyjolie.com www.aileyjolie.janeapp.com For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book If you are ready to heal your re --- Send in a voice message:
#25: Are you burnt out? Emotional Burnout + an update on me
Aug 13 2019
#25: Are you burnt out? Emotional Burnout + an update on me
Do you often get the feeling like there’s no gas left in the tank? There’s a good chance that you are experiencing emotional burnout or just burnout in general. If you are, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people in and out of the workforce experience burnout on a daily basis and the problem is that too many of those people ignore it. Emotional burnout can affect your mindset and your ability to focus. Whitney has run into some burnout of her own lately and is here to tell you about what is going on with her and how she plans to handle the emotional burnout that she is going through. If you are dealing with your own emotional burnout then stay tuned because you may be able to take something away from Whitney’s experiences! Whitney shares: Types of people that Whitney can help with coaching servicesHow emotional burnout shows up for WhitneyDifferent sources of emotional burnoutChaos in life translating to trauma in the bodyWhat emotional burnout can look like from a medical standpointSuggested emotional and medical methods for dealing with emotional burnoutReasons that burnout is so much more than just foodLearning how to rest without guilt in order to avoid burnoutDefining emotional burnout and how to recognize itIncomplete emotional cycles and how they store in the bodyWhy dealing with the stressor is not the same as dealing with the stressWhen you may need to invest in professional helpYour health depends on your emotional healing   Links to Resources: Beyond The Pill Get a copy of Burnout by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA here: For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authentic power, learn more about coaching with me at: www.whitneycatalano.com/food-freedom  For a chance to have your listener question answered on the podcast, or if I said something that needs correcting, you can email me at
#24: Setting Boundaries with Friends & Partners who Diet
Aug 6 2019
#24: Setting Boundaries with Friends & Partners who Diet
Navigating relationships with your partner, friends, and family can be difficult for anyone. It can become even more difficult when those people diet regularly while you have a rough relationship with what you eat. It’s a rocky combination. Instead of avoiding these people, and subsequently, your life, you need to learn how to talk to these people. Going through the recovery process alone can be a terrifying path, but having strong relationships with people that you can open yourself up to can help make it a smoother ride. To keep these healthy relationships, it is important to set boundaries with these people. Stay tuned to hear Whitney’s advice on just how to do that.  Whitney shares: Letting people in on your recovery when you feel readyEasiest ways to tell someone about your mental health problemsInternalizing negative self-talk from the outsideStaying on the same team as yourselfPracticing patience with others around what they sayThe two kinds of people you are going to deal withFollowing up your words with actionsIt’s not your job to do these thingsFinding ways to support others without convincing them that they are wrongMaking it known that help is availableDealing with significant others that are dietingSigns that someone is struggling with their own body imageWhat to do when you inevitably mess up   Links to Resources: For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authentic power, learn more about coaching with me at: www.whitneycatalano.com/food-freedom --- Send in a voice message:
#23: Being Honest about Disability with Anna Sweeney, RD, CEDRD-S
Jul 23 2019
#23: Being Honest about Disability with Anna Sweeney, RD, CEDRD-S
Being vulnerable is the ultimate sign of trust. There is nothing more vulnerable than openly discussing your eating disorder or disability on a podcast, and that’s exactly what Anna Sweeney is here to discuss. Anna is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, and owner of Whole Life Nutrition, a nutrition therapy practice dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders. She is able to help those struggling with eating disorders and disabilities from a place of experience, having been diagnosed with MS when she was 12. She works by combining her knowledge of nutritional science, experience in the treatment of eating disorders, and heartfelt, thoughtful care. Stay tuned to hear about Anna’s story and how we can bridge the gap between the able-bodied and disabled worlds!   Whitney shares: Updates, updates, updatesAnna’s storyExperiencing invisibility for the first time through disabilityLearning and sharing through life experienceBeing grateful for everything that disability can give youLooking for something other than empathy when you have a disabilityMaking the transition from shit-talking your body to accepting your disabilityHow disabilities can prevent you from getting help with your eating disorderBridging the gap between the able-bodied and disabled worldSupporting professionals with disabilitiesRecognizing how much we need each other as humansHow needing more assistance impacts your relationships   Links to Resources: Check Anna out on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and her website Www.wholelifeRD.com! If you have the ability to take videos and pictures of inaccessible views, share them with Anna on social media with #inaccessibleviews For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step int --- Send in a voice message:
#22: Nuance of Weight Loss & Celery Juice with Dr. Joshua Wolrich
Jul 16 2019
#22: Nuance of Weight Loss & Celery Juice with Dr. Joshua Wolrich
Go lose weight. Fat is bad. Do these sound familiar? The problem with becoming healthy is that the definition of healthy is completely different from person to person. In the studio today is Dr. Joshua Wolrich, who has recently become an anti-diet and health at every size advocate on social media. Over the past few years he has become acutely aware of the problematic nature of both losing weight and also encouraging it. He now focuses on improving one's relationship with food through addressing #nutribollocks and reminding us that there is so much more to health than our weight on the scales. There are times when weight loss can be beneficial to health, but how do we decide what goes in that crossover gray area? It’s a conversation that needs to be had!  Whitney shares: Problems with too much information and control on your journeyMaking the change away from the problematic view of weight lossHaving the unconditional permission to eat all foods with natural moderationWhere weight loss and health cross overReasons that fad diets shouldn’t be comparedLack of informed consent when dietingKnowing the balance of risk and reward when making any decisionsThe myths surrounding celery juice and where they come from2 things that medical professionals hateEverything wrong with believing pseudoscienceSocioeconomic aspects of different dietsBenefits and setbacks of bringing your own research to your doctor   Links to Resources: Cut Through Nutrition Podcast Check out Dr. Joshua Wolrich on Instagram! For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authentic power, learn more about coaching with me at: www.whitneycatalano.com/food-freedom For a chance to have your listener question answered on the podcast, or if I said something that needs correcting, you can email me at
#21: 5 Tips for a Healthy Relationship with Exercise
Jul 2 2019
#21: 5 Tips for a Healthy Relationship with Exercise
Are you noticing that your love-hate relationship with exercise has been more hate than love? We have all been sitting at home thinking that it’s time to go exercise but the gym is just not in the books for today, so you exercise at home. Somewhere in the back of your mind, you don’t consider this exercise. Why? This is what is called the diet-culture voice. That diet-culture voice in your head tells you to feel bad about something that you should absolutely not feel bad about. Whitney is sharing with you 5 tips to develop a healthy relationship with exercise. Take the power back from your inner bully! Whitney shares: What inspired today’s talk about exerciseShort-term mindset vs. long-term mindsetImportance of developing a healthy relationship with exerciseBe willing to take a break from exerciseWorking on the guilt of taking a breakFinding a place to heal other than the place that you got sickTake it one day at a time and try new thingsQuestioning what you count as movementThe power of the brain over how your body reactsResisting the obligation voiceRecognizing the different voices inside   Links to Resources: For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authentic power, learn more about coaching with me at: www.whitneycatalano.com/food-freedom  For a chance to have your listener question answered on the podcast, or if I said something that needs correcting, you can email me at podcast@whitneycatalano.com Follow me! ! Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Youtube  The links above may contai --- Send in a voice message:
#20: Meal Planning & Intuitive Eating with Talia Koren
Jun 25 2019
#20: Meal Planning & Intuitive Eating with Talia Koren
In today’s episode, Whitney is talking to Talia Koren, the person behind Workweek Lunch, a membership site on how to meal prep and eliminate food waste. Talia is here to shed some light on how meal prepping and intuitive eating are not exclusively for the diet culture. Her mission is to help busy people all over the world master easy, affordable and time-saving cooking so that they can spend less time doing dishes and more time living their best lives. By using these methods, you can learn to separate the concept of health from the stresses of weight loss. There are so many perks to these practices because they can be helpful at any point in your food journey. Don’t pick fights with your foods! Come to terms with what you are eating and use these methods to help you along your journey! Whitney shares: Changes that are coming to Whitney’s coachingUpdate on Whitney’s lifeTalia’s storyRejecting the idea of expected beauty standardMeal planning at different points of your food journeyDifferentiating between dieting and intuitive eatingSeparating health and weight loss specificallyFeeling more relaxed about food because of anticipatory eatingChallenges you face when starting to meal planMisconceptions about meal preppingDealing with food planning while taking medicationsTalia’s favorite meal prep meals right nowWorkweek Lunch program and everything involved   Links to Resources: Workweek Lunch Program Workweek Lunch Instagram Workweek Lunch Facebook Workweek Lunch Youtube For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authentic power, learn more about coaching with me at: www.whitneycatalano.com/food-freedom For a chance to have your listener question answered on the podcast, or if I said something that needs correcting, you can email me at
#19: Why Emotional Eating isn't Bad
Jun 18 2019
#19: Why Emotional Eating isn't Bad
Today, Whitney is talking about the struggle of emotional eating and why it isn’t bad. This topic tends to have a negative stigma around it but in reality emotional eating happens in response to positive and negative emotions and it can come when you are hungry or not hungry. There are a plethora of reasons why people eat when they are emotional, whether it be chemical, emotional, or physical. The problems arise when this is the only way that you know how to cope with your emotions and problems in your life, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Stay tuned to hear why emotional eating does not have to be a bad thing! Whitney shares: Everything that’s going on with Whitney right nowWhat is emotional eating?Reasons that emotional eating developsPeople that are most likely to develop emotional eating habitsHere’s why emotional eating is not a bad thingWhen emotional eating becomes a problemThe dangers of suppressing your emotions for long periods of timeFinding a way to cope that actually helps with the problemThe worst thing you can do in response to emotional eatingTaking steps to improve without judging yourselfAllowing yourself to react emotionally in whatever way you need to   Links to Resources: The 5 Day #TrustYourBodyChallenge started June 17, 2019. Sign up at bit.ly/tybchallenge! For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book If you are ready to heal your relationship with food, break free from binge eating, and step into your authentic power, learn more about coaching with me at: www.whitneycatalano.com/food-freedom For a chance to have your listener question answered on the podcast, or if I said something that needs correcting, you can email me at podcast@whitneycatalano.com Follow me! ! Instagram / Twitter / Facebook
#18: You Are Enough with Lee Chaix McDonough
Jun 11 2019
#18: You Are Enough with Lee Chaix McDonough
In today’s episode, Whitney has the pleasure of interviewing therapist, coach, and founder of Caravel Coaching, Lee Chaix McDonough. Lee’s goal is to partner with healers, helpers, and creative entrepreneurs who want to grow successful businesses and lead fulfilling lives. Lee is here to talk about ACT, or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and how it has changed her life and the lives of her clients. ACT was developed as a therapeutic process, but it can be so much more than that and help you tap into your full potential. Check out Lee’s book, Act On Your Business, to hear some incredible insight on ACT and see how it may help change your life and business for the better!  Whitney shares: How Lee made her way to writing her bookWhat changes Lee saw in her life through ACTImportance of seeing yourself as whole or enoughPersonal struggles with body image and relationship with foodSeparating your unwanted thoughts from your identityUnderstanding why the mind creates self-hateThe 3 M’s and what they really meanWhat you can do when you know what your core values areMindset effects on how we view the world around usHaving awareness in the present momentValidation for every internal experience that you haveLee’s healing process when discovering ACTMaking yourself smaller out of fearThere’s nothing inherently wrong or bad about youDefining intuition and how to know when you are acting from an intuitive place   Links to Resources: Mindset Act On Your Business To keep up with Lee visit Lee Instagram The 5 Day #TrustYourBodyChallenge starts June 17, 2019. Sign up at bit.ly/tybchallenge! For the free binge meditation, go to www.whitneycatalano.com/binge New clients can book coaching services at www.whitneycatalano.com/book If you are read --- Send in a voice message: