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Ep 30: Understanding Emotional Eating with Rachel Molenda

As comforting and calming as it is informative and entertaining, this episode of the Joyous Health podcast is one that is important at any time, but is particularly so during the days of uncertainty in which we currently find ourselves - truly food for ou
Apr 8, 2020 | Joy McCarthy

One of our great friends and former colleagues at Joyous Health, Rachel Molenda, joins us today for a really fun and highly relevant episode. As an intuitive eating nutritionist, host of the ‘Fill Your Cup’ podcast and online Quarantine Dance Parties, and ‘stress eating expert’, Rachel’s mission is to help women obsess less with food and their body and to work with them to find their own unique, effortless, enjoyable and healthy way of eating.

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Rachel’s knowledge on emotional/stress-eating and sage advice are perfectly timed as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. She not only describes her own battle with food over the years but also explores the causes of emotional eating and offers practical strategies that we can all implement right now.


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Episode Highlights

  • Rachel’s story and her relationship with food
  • The difference between disordered eating and eating disorders
  • Emotional eating and Rachel’s strategies in dealing with it
  • Rachel’s Quarantine Dance Parties
  • The emotions that members of her community are experiencing during this pandemic
  • Rachel’s description of, and an exercise demonstrating, ‘mindful eating’
  • What’s next for Rachel, particularly her exploration into ‘breathwork’
  • Rachel’s advice for those binge eating at this very moment


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