Episodes
This week, Sami and Aleen discuss friendship. They start by unpacking what it’s like for them to be both BFFs as well as business partners for over a decade. Then, they explore how friendships change over time, how being in different life stages effects your friendships, and what it means to truly be friends for life. They discuss how to make friends as an adult, knowing when to let go of a surface level friend, and what’s the best way to end a friendship. Next, they explore how to make...
Published 06/13/21
On this Thursday’s episode, Sami and Aleen are joined by author of the book “Quit Like A Woman” and founder of Tempest, an organization that helps individuals live an alcohol free life, Holly Whitaker. They begin by discussing what it’s like to start drinking at a young age and then decide to quit alcohol in your 30s. Next, they explore what it’s like to use alcohol to fit in, find romantic connections, and what it means to have a comfortable relationship with alcohol. Holly shares her path...
Published 06/10/21
This week, Sami and Aleen unpack their relationship with weed. Sami discusses starting to smoke more during the pandemic, realizing she might be using weed as a coping mechanism, and trying to cut back from smoking. She also shares conversations she’s been having with her therapist about how weed makes her feel and what would enter her life if she stopped getting high. Then, Aleen tells us about her craziest, worst edible experience and what it was like going to a restaurant extremely high....
Published 06/06/21
In this Thursday’s episode, Sami and Aleen share a listener non scale win about eating breakfast before going to the doctor and not getting anxious about being weighed. Then, Aleen shares a NSW of her own: she took a glucose tolerance test to see if she has gestational diabetes and they weighed her and she didn’t let the number on the scale get to her. Instead, she came home and ate a delicious meal. Sami shares her NSW about letting herself intuitively enjoy a Starbucks green tea that she...
Published 06/03/21
This week Sami and Aleen are joined by somatic therapist, fat body activist, yogi, and writer, Rachel Otis. They discuss being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, existing in a fat body, and finding somatic therapy. Then, Rachel explains what it’s like being chronically ill, how to find the right medicine for your body, and why visual representation is so important. They also unpack how to work through shame, achieve body neutrality, and why one size fits all doesn’t work for therapy or for...
Published 05/30/21
On this Thursday’s Episode, Sami and Aleen start by debating a great would you rather question. WRY: only eat kids menu items for the rest of your life or only eat a raw food diet? Then, Sami and Aleen share a NIVEA presented Non Scale Win: a listener tries on bikinis and starts looking up how to lose weight and then quickly stops herself from engaging in old toxic behavior. Aleen shares a non scale win of her own about eating ice cream straight from the pint without guilt and just simply...
Published 05/27/21
This week Sami and Aleen are joined by registered dietitian nurtionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and author of the book Anti-Diet, Christy Harrison. They discuss the ten principles of intuitive eating, why it’s important to start embracing the foods diets tell you to be afraid of, and why you should honor your hunger and feel you fullness. Then, Christy explains how to reconnect with the intuitive eating skills you’re born with, why you should be careful of where you’re getting...
Published 05/23/21
On this Thursday’s episode, Sami and Aleen start off with a NIVEA presented Non Scale Win: a new mother starts accepting her post baby body and allows herself to eat last night’s cold pizza before her morning coffee. Sami and Aleen unpack why it’s important to indulge in your cravings to avoid binge eating and then they share some NSWs of their own. Aleen talks about getting ready for her big move and her baby on the way; she also shares how making a to-do list has been really helpful during...
Published 05/20/21
This week, Sami and Aleen open up about their relationship with movement and the gym. Sami shares that she’s really excited about her new zen, computer-free reading corner she’s created in her apartment. Then, Sami and Aleen discuss their experiences creating a dedicated movement/workout space in their homes and their journey to both getting a Peloton. They talk about coming to terms with how age can affect your health, why you have to pursue your health, and why you’re not just entitled to...
Published 05/16/21
On this Thursday’s episode, Sami and Aleen start with some Non Scale Wins of their own, including one about starting to genuinely enjoy being active again. They talk about shifting the intention of working out to simply wanting to feel better rather than wanting to loose weight. Then, they share a listener NSW about allowing yourself to discover what desserts you actually enjoy eating without the judgement. Next, a listener writes in a Dear DST email, which is all about being newly single and...
Published 05/13/21
In honor of Mother’s Day Sami and Aleen are joined by Sami’s Mom, Ilene Fishbein. They discuss how going through old pictures can bring up mixed feelings, calorie counting, and trying to lose weight for other people. They also discuss how going to summer camp affects the way you see your body, having a sibling and a son with special needs, and deciding to go to therapy. They unpack how to identify the right therapist for you, getting your life together at 60, and how to learn how to identify...
Published 05/09/21
On this week’s Dear DST, Sami and Aleen start off with a listener Non Scale Win about overcoming binge eating and yo-yo dieting and starting to embrace their post-baby body. Then they read a Dear DST about how to deal with a partner who is not supportive of intuitive eating. They discuss how difficult that must be and how important it is to be surrounded by supportive people. They also discuss post quarantine weight gain and explain how it’s incredibly normal to fluctuate in weight,...
Published 05/06/21
This week Sami and Aleen are joined by former member of the USA Track and Field Team, and now motivational coach, Angela Manuel Davis. They discuss what it was like to grow up in an athletic family, how she identified when she was too burnt out and didn’t want to run anymore, and why it’s important to find your purpose. They discuss the mind and body connection, why inspiration can only last so long, and how to connect your workout to something bigger. Angela shares why doing the same thing...
Published 05/02/21
On this Thursday’s episode, Sami and Aleen start with a listener NSW about unsubscribing from intense workout class emails and instead focusing on a more enjoyable workout like at-home yoga. They share some Non Scale Wins of their own, Aleen talks about how taking a break from working out can really be reinvigorating, and they discuss why taking the time to go on vacation is so important. Sami shares her experience going up in size, losing her period for 3 months, having high cholesterol for...
Published 04/29/21
This week Sami and Aleen are joined by the one and only Tinx (Christina Najjar). They discuss how she got the name “Tinx” and went from having an established career in journalism to becoming as she says “the oldest Tik Tokker.” They discuss LA vs. NY beauty standards, why you should stop hating yourself, how she deals with the negative comments, and how she gets brand deals. Tinx breaks down the difference between Instagram vs. Tik Tok image and why she loves the unfiltered, unedited side of...
Published 04/25/21
On this Dear DST, Aleen and Sami start by sharing some Non Scale Wins. Then, they react to a Dear DST email about what to do if diet culture is stealing your friend from you. They also examine the best way to talk to your friend about their disordered eating and if you really should confront them on their struggles. Finally, they discuss why gaining and losing weight is completely normal and the best way to be a supportive, compassionate friend.
Published 04/22/21
This week, Sami and Aleen discuss relationships and weight gain. Aleen reveals why she had to return her Peloton treadmill, and together they unpack why feeling like your partner won’t accept you can be such a struggle. The two of them get extremely vulnerable and share raw conversations they’ve recently had with their partners. Then they discuss if being in a relationship or being married makes you feel more confident and what exactly it means to be an energizer bunny. Plus, they answer...
Published 04/18/21
In this week’s Dear DST, Sami and Aleen share their advice on what they wish they knew going into their 20s. They discuss the struggle of post grad life and finding your path. Specifically, the process of figuring out who you are and who you want to be. They break down the feeling of being trapped behind labels and their personal experience dealing with it. They share what it's like going through the bumpy ride, but break down what to expect and why it’s okay and part of the process of...
Published 04/15/21
This week Sami and Aleen are joined by the new DST Content Manager, Sydney Raiff - yes that means the girl behind the Insta. They begin by getting to know Sydney a bit better- where she grew up, where she went to college, and what brought her to Betches. Then they get into Sydney’s love of food, her experience of eating when not hungry, her dressing room anxiety, and never saying “no” to ice cream. They also discuss Sydney’s experience going to weight loss spas and how that influenced her...
Published 04/11/21
On this Thursday’s episode, Sami shares her birthday plans and the theme of her outdoor party (yes, masks will be provided). They react to a listener Non Scale Win from a Mom of 2 (who is also in her 30s) that is making it a point not to talk badly about herself or her body in front of her daughters. Then they read a Dear DST about quarantine weight gain, moving back in with their parents over quarantine, and once again eating around family after struggling with an eating disorder. Plus, how...
Published 04/08/21
Sami and Aleen convene for an emergency recording session to break down the Khloé Kardashian unedited photo fiasco. They cover all the drama: Was the unedited photo of Khloé in a bathing suit really leaked on MJ’s finsta or by a Kardashian assistant? They react to the Kardashians’ negative response to this scandal and question why KKW’s CMO was the one responding to the Khloé drama. Where’s the Good American PR agent when you need them? They discuss it all, from why some people are literally...
Published 04/06/21
This week Sami and Aleen are talking all about how diet culture often dictates (and sometimes ruins) how we experience vacations. They start with an immediate reaction to RHSLC’s Jen Shah getting arrested on fraud charges. Then they dive into a conversation about the urge to lose weight before going on vacation, as Aleen and Sami discuss upcoming travel and how they are preparing themselves mentally. They discuss the struggle to restrict what you eat and drink on vacation and the anxiety that...
Published 04/04/21