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Won’t stop or can’t stop? Science explaining habitual nature of Anorexia [Podcast]

  In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks to researcher Kathryn Coniglio about the latest study exploring the habitual aspects of Anorexia Nervosa. In the paper titled, Won’t stop or can’t stop? Food restriction as a habitual behavior among individuals with anorexia nervosa or atypical anorexia nervosa, the intent behind restrictive behaviours […]


Nutritional Advice

Julie Duffy Dillon on Fat Positive Attitudes to Nutritional Advice

Tabitha talks to registered dietician Julie Duffy Dillon about: Why a fat positive approach is needed Eating disorder prevention Food is not on a dichotomy of good and bad Education and research on fat positive approaches The problem with people with eating disorders becoming nutritional advisors The canary in the […]


Carmen Cool on HAES and Community Power

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to psychotherapist Carmen Cool about the origins and evolution of Health at Every Size and the power of community when it comes to eating disorder recovery. Carman Cool’s Website: http://www.carmencool.com   We want your feedback on these podcasts! Please take a second to fill out […]

HAES and Community Power

Family Based Treatment for Adults and Problems of Fat Phobia in Eating Disorder Treatment

Family Based Treatment for Adults and Problems of Fat Phobia in Eating Disorder Treatment

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Rachel Millner — psychotherapist about: How to manage recovery in a society where there is a large amount of body discontent. How to apply Family Based Treatment to adults in recovery from eating disorders. The pros and cons of people in recovery helping […]


Professor Janet Treasure: Maudsley, Adults with Eating Disorders, and Community

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Professor Janet Treasure about: The Maudsley approach to treating eating disorders with family support and how this has progressed over the years 35+ years of eating disorder treatment and research The power of community support for adults with eating disorders and caregivers/spouses/family of […]

: Maudsley, Adults with Eating Disorders, and Community

Beyond Chocolate

Audrey Boss: Beyond Chocolate

Tabitha Farrar talks to Audrey Boss from the UK’s leading non-diet community Beyond Chocolate. We talk about the history behind Beyond Chocolate’s no diet approach to health and happiness, the power of community when swimming against mainstream food and diet conceptions, and the choices that we make about our bodies. […]


Aaron Flores on HAES and a Weight-Neutral Approach to Binge Eating Disorder

In this podcast I talk to RD Aaron Flores about HAES and weight-neutral approaches to treating BED. Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist based out of Los Angeles, California.  With nearly 10 years of experience, Aaron has worked with eating disorders in a variety of settings.  A large part […]

Binge Eating Disorder

Julie O'Toole: Parents do not cause eating disorders

Julie O’Toole: Parents do not cause eating disorders

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to pediatrician Julie O’Toole. We discuss: Progression of the Kartini Clinic – Kartini Clinic is an internationally recognized pediatric eating disorder treatment program for boys and girls. Strength of outpatient setting for treating eating disorders in both children and adults. Importance of empowering parents to help […]


Calorie Counts On Labels: Request In Canada To Repeal The Act

This week Tabitha talks to Andrea LeMarre about the harmful effect of calorie counts on food packets and in restaurant chains. Calorie counts on labels and what this mean for people with eating disorders. How you can get involved and have your voice heard. Talking more about eating disorders in […]

Calorie Counts On Labels: Request In Canada To Repeal The Act

DBT for Eating Disorder Recovery

In this podcast, Tabitha talks to Dr Lucene Wisniewski on how DBT can be implemented in treatment for eating disorders such as Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED is a clinician, trainer and researcher whose interests center around using empirically founded treatments to inform clinical practice.  Lucene, […]


Thom Rutledge: Learning To Talk Back At The Eating Disorder Voice

In this podcast I talk to psychotherapist and author Thom Rutledge about addition, eating disorders, and ignoring the negative inner voice. Thom Rutledge, LCSW is a psychotherapist in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including Embracing Fear, The Self-Forgiveness Handbook, The Greater Possibilities, Simple Truth and is […]


Yoga and Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery

Chelsea Roff on Yoga and Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery

In this podcast we talk about yoga, mindfulness and mediation techniques and some in-depth explanations of exactly why they are a game changer in the later stages of eating disorder recovery. We also demo a 20 second breathing exercise that listeners can try for themselves! Chelsea Roff is the Founder […]


EDAW 2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Entrenched Behaviors and Identity Crisis

In this special podcast for Eating Disorder Awareness week, I share some stories and experiences from adults in recovery from eating disorders. Today the focus is entrenched behaviours and overcoming the identity crisis that so many people in recovery from long term eating disorders have to deal with. Adults in recovery […]

Adults with Eating Disorders: Entrenched Behaviors and Identity Crisis

Adults with Eating Disorders: Sex, Relationships, Family, Friends, Kids

EDAW2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Sex, Relationships, Family, Friends, Kids

In this special podcast for Eating Disorder Awareness week, I share some stories and experiences from adults in recovery from eating disorders. Today the focus is relationships, sex, family and kids! Adults in recovery from eating disorders face different challenges than children and teenagers do. The idea behind AEDRA — Active […]


EDAW2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Money and Work

In this special podcast for Eating Disorder Awareness week, I share some stories and experiences from adults in recovery from eating disorders. Today the focus is money and work. Adults in recovery from eating disorders face different challenges than children and teenagers do. The idea behind AEDRA — Active Eating […]

EDAW2017 Adults with Eating Disorders: Money and Work

Eva Musby on The Surprising Truth about Care for Parents and Partners

In this podcast Tabitha has the pleasure of chatting with parent advocate and coach Eva Musby. We talk about: Nonviolent communication skills Exhaustion, shame, regrets, and how to deal with these normal emotions How kindness can heal for all parties involved Origins of stress for parents of people with eating […]


Why Finding And Eliminating Hidden Restriction Aids Anorexia Recovery

In this podcast Tabitha talks about her experience with recovery binges when she was recovering from Anorexia. She describes how she went from restriction, into a binge-restrict cycle. More importantly, she talks about how the way out of that binge-restrict cycle is to find the restriction that is still present […]

Why Finding And Eliminating Hidden Restriction Aids Anorexia Recovery

Christina Fisanick on Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Author Christina Fisanick on Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Tabitha talks to Christina Fisanick about her experience with Binge Eating Disorder. In this podcast we talk about: Being honest in recovery Understanding that anybody can relapse The Anorexia recovery binges are not Binge Eating Disorder. More on this here: http://tabithafarrar.com/2017/02/recovery-binges-not-end-world/ Important of using support in Binge Eating Disorder Recovery […]


Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh: The Power of Community Support

In this podcast Tabitha gets to talk to one of her favorite eating disorder experts: Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh. We discuss FEAST, eating disorder peer support forums, and how to take the sting out of an eating disorder diagnosis for the family members involved. Laura founded FEAST, and this website is […]

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh: The Power of Community Support

Experience With Bulimia

Former NFL Player Patrick Devenny Talks About His Experience With Bulimia

In this podcast, Tabitha talks with former NFL player Patrick Devenny about being a man with Bulimia. We talk about the mental and physical complications that his illness brought and how these affected his life. We also talk about the role of exercise and how Patrick’s compulsion to exercise was […]


Ryan Sheldon on Being A Guy with Binge Eating Disorder

In this podcast, Tabitha has a chat to Ryan Sheldon. Ryan talks about how he first discovered that he had binge eating disorder (BED), how it impacted his life and his mental health, and how he progressed through treatment. In this podcast, we discuss: Binge Eating Disorder from a sufferer’s […]

Binge eating disorder

OCD and Anorexia

Carrie Arnold — Adult Eating Disorder Recovery with OCD and Anorexia in the Mix

Tabitha talks to Carrie Arnold on her experience on adult eating disorder recovery when Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anorexia are present together. Anorexia brings its own type of OCD behaviors, however for adults in recovery who also have premorbid OCD on top of that, recovery can be even more […]


Negative Energy Balance or Energy Deficit in Restrictive Eating Disorders

In this podcast I explain negative energy balance (energy deficit) in restrictive eating disorders. I talk about what it actually is, how it is different in a person with an eating disorder compared to a person without an eating disorder, and how if feels. Energy deficit is important to understand […]

Energy Deficit in Restrictive Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Recovery Treatment

Eating Disorder Recovery Treatment Requires Food — Tara Deliberto

In this podcast I interview Tara Deliberto. Tara is the director of the new Eating Disorders Partial Hospitalization Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In this podcast we discuss Recovery resource services such as Eating Disorder’s Partial Hospitalization Program. How having to eat puts us in a constant state of fearfulness. The difference […]


Therese Waterhous on Creating a Complete Treatment Model for Eating Disorders

In this Podcast, Tabitha Farrar Speaks to Therese Waterhous on Creating a Complete Treatment Model for Eating Disorders In this podcast we discuss: Myths and limitations of inpatient treatment for eating disorders Problems with short-sighted treatments How to work together to incorporate a long-term plan Training practitioners in up-to-date treatments […]

Treatment Model for Eating Disorders