Episodes
Published 09/23/22
SURPRISE! It turns out we can’t stay away for long, we missed you too much! This episode is *timely* and overdue! Listen to us cover current events and explain more than a 3 min TikTok allows, what it’s like to share your message on social media, and more!! Find us on IG @whattheactualforkpod 
Published 09/23/22
Kira Onysko is a certified personal trainer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She entered the fitness world during the days when skinny teas and bikini competitors dominated social media. Because of that, she spent several years never feeling satisfied with her body, chasing the workout and eating habits of what she thought were her "healthy" role models, and as a result, developed disordered eating habits and a terrible relationship with her body. She now dedicates her...
Published 09/02/22
This week on the pod we have the AMAZING Molly Forbes! Molly Forbes is a journalist, campaigner and non-profit founder. She's the author of the book Body Happy Kids, how to help children and teens love the skin they're in, and the founding Director of The Body Happy Organization CIC, a social enterprise dedicated to promoting positive body image in children. Molly shares such valuable tips in this episode, including things she’s learned along the way of being a mom and unraveling her own...
Published 08/26/22
Natasha Ngindi is a Canadian Non-Diet Nutritionist, Zumba Instructor, and Entrepreneur. She spent years being entrenched in diet culture but she was never able to keep the weight off. After hitting rock bottom, she finally gained food freedom and learned to truly love herself. Her lived experiences inspired her to help others struggling with the same issues to have food freedom and accept their bodies too. This episode is very much centered around the relationship with fitness and body and...
Published 08/19/22
Dylan Murphy is a Registered Dietitian and founder of FREE Method Nutrition, a virtual nutrition practice that exists to empower women to have confidence in their body, clarity in their food choices and consistency in their health habits. Dylan is a new mom and enjoys talking about the realness of motherhood on her social media accounts @dylanmurphy.rd in an effort to make all moms feel more empowered and less alone. We get REAL in this episode and talk about the first night home from the...
Published 08/12/22
Vinny Welsby (they/them) is a world-leading expert on dismantling fatphobia and diet-culture, TEDx speaker, and best-selling author. They went from being homeless, abused with self-esteem that was achingly low into the courageous fat activist and change maker they are today. Vinny helps people fall in love with themselves and is dedicated to shifting the way society views fat bodies. We talk about what fat liberation/acceptance really are, the origin of the body positivity movement, and the...
Published 08/05/22
This week we have Charlotte Markey, PhD. Charlotte Markey, Ph.D., is a world-leading expert in body image research, having studied all things body image, eating behavior, and weight management for her entire adult life (about 25 years!). She is passionate about understanding what makes us feel good about our bodies and helping people to develop a healthy body image. Charlotte loves to share her body image wisdom with others, and is an experienced book author, blogger, and professor at Rutgers...
Published 07/29/22
Alexis Conason, is a clinical psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist in private practice in New York City. She is the owner of Conason Psychological Services, a Health At Every Size ®-informed group therapy practice specializing in the treatment of binge eating disorder, disordered eating, and body image. Alexis is a fierce advocate for helping people recognize and question the societal norms that encourage their feeling not good enough about themselves so they can stop...
Published 07/22/22
Cynthia has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years. Cynthia is a non-diet dietitian and believes in Health at Every Size. Helping women recover from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (no period) & make peace with food is a speciality area of hers. Cynthia was driven to specialize in HA due to her own struggles with a missing period & infertility. In this episode we talk about hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA), why having no period is an issue, and how to get your period back. This episode is...
Published 07/15/22
Dana Monsees is a Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (MS, CNS, LDN) and Body Image Coach who practices from a HAES, non-diet approach. Her philosophy combines neutral nutrition with weight-inclusive care and the principles of integrative health, to help women heal their relationship with food and their bodies as a root cause of chronic health conditions. This episode it debunks a lot of misconceptions regarding adrenal fatigue, how consistently high levels of cortisol impacts health, and dieting...
Published 07/08/22
This week on WTAF we interviewed the Author of Soberful, Veronica Valli. Veronica Valli has been sober for 22 years and has worked as a psychotherapist for over 17 years. Veronica created Soberful to support and help women all over the world leave alcohol to find their most authentic self. She created a blog, podcast, book, facebook community, and more to help women on this journey! This episode is SO good and we cover a lot! Including, but not limited to “clean” wine, the life alcohol...
Published 07/01/22
We interview longtime fan of the pod, Jenn Salib Huber who is a Canadian registered dietitian and naturopathic doctor. In this episode we talk about what defines perimenopause and menopause, food is NOT medicine and if soy is safe for women. Menopause or no menopause, we cover topics in this episode that every human can benefit from! Including the conversation about soy that we’ve been NEEDING to have for you all. This episode is so informative and it’s clear that Jenn is completely...
Published 06/24/22
This week on the pod we have our very first endocrinologist! Dr. Dodell is a board certified endocrinologist who received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, affiliated with Columbia University. He is currently in private practice at Central Park Endocrinology taking weight stigma out of healthcare! He has even removed weight from his medical charts. In this episode...
Published 06/17/22
You already know who Kaisa Keranen is, so we’ll keep this brief- Kaisa is a badass fitness coach and owner of KaisaFit. She has a masters in exercise science and graduated from University of Washington where she was on the track and field team. After a major injury ended her career, her relationship with her body completely changed and she’s never turned back! In this episode we talk all about what’s wrong with the fitness industry, creating your “why” for movement, and why your body is your...
Published 06/10/22
This week on the pod we have Asher Larmie BACK and they are ready to shake. shit. up! Asher (they/theirs/he/his) is back on WTAF and there are a lot of updates! Since our last episode, they have changed their name from Natasha to Asher and come out as transgender. Additionally, he started an AMAZING campaign called #noweigh. This campaign is HAES aligned and forces doctors to prioritize the patients health over weight at doctor's visits by encouraging patients to refuse regular weighing...
Published 06/03/22
James Rose (they/she) is a non-binary New York City-based actor, Health At Every Size personal trainer, trauma-informed yoga teacher, and the co-host of the Full Soul Nutrition Podcast. This episode was first released during Transgender Awarenss Week in 2020 and James graciously shares their experience exploring their gender identity in addition to how that has impacted their relationship with food and body. In this episode we talk all about James’ eating disorder experience, gender identity...
Published 05/27/22
Our guest this week is the hilarious and fiery Lauren Link! You may know her from her snarky IG posts (find her on IG @linktonutrition) debunking diet culture myths as it relates to sports nutrition and nutrition for the average joe. Lauren is an ex collegiate soccer player and director of sports nutrition at Purdue University. She was one of the first full time sports dietitians and has been working to grow the field ever since, providing programs to dietetics students to get sports...
Published 05/20/22
This week's re-release is important because it’s all about how exercise can help or hurt your relationship with your body. Through diet culture we’ve learned that exercise is for altering the way your body looks but diet culture neglects to tell you about the physiological benefits of exercise for your body. Jenna talks about what exercise obsession looks like, diet cultures impact on relationship with exercise, and how to find sustainable exercise habits. This episode is for everyone on an...
Published 05/13/22
We are even more excited to re-release this episode than we were the first time it aired! This week on WTAF we’re re-releasing our episode with the one and only @victoriagarrick. Victoria is a TED Talk speaker, host of @realpod, former D1 volleyball player, and founder of @thehiddenopponent. As if you needed more reason to love her, she is also an intuitive eating and in eating disorder recovery. We talk about mental health advocacy in collegiate athletics, pressure on D1 athletes, and the...
Published 05/06/22
We couldn’t NOT repost this hilarious episode with @thenutritiontea! This week on the pod we have the IG famous registered dietitian, Shana Minei Spence. Shana started her professional career with a BS in fashion merchandising and after 8 years in the field, decided to pursue dietetics. Like so many of us, counseling on BMI and weight loss just didn’t feel exactly right and long story short- she’s now rooted in intuitive eating and health at every size.  This week we talk about Shana’s...
Published 04/29/22
This week on the pod we have the one and only, Anna Sweeney. Anna is a registered dietitian specialized in eating disorder treatment and committed to social justice. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 15 and has been living with MS for 22 years now. She uses her powerful instagram platform to share her story, share information, and provide a safe community for her followers. We talk about body acceptance with a disability, anti-diet and social justice, and diet culture celebrity...
Published 04/22/22
Moving right along with our reposts, we are sharing our 2020 episode with THE AMAZING Danielle Pascente.Danielle is an online personal trainer with a badass business rooted in making movement accessible, empowering, and enjoyable. Her tagline is “I help you believe in yo damn self” and she stands by that. Listen to learn more about finding a fun way to move, secrets of the sports modeling industry, and taking an in-person business online. We almost guarantee that listening will leave you...
Published 04/15/22
This week on the pod we have 3 very important people on the pod. Chelsea Shafer (WTAF podcast manager & dietetic intern), Anna Crum (FFF registered dietitian & social media director), and Allison Mandel (WTAF intern & dietetic intern) come together to talk about what it’s like to be a dietetic intern as a student who knows about intuitive eating and HAES. Dietetics internships (DI) are weight centric much like the majority of dietitians and the rest of healthcare providers, which...
Published 04/08/22
This week on the pod we’re bringing back our episode with Lauren Smith, THE lead registered dietitian at Happy Strong Healthy! Lauren’s first job after undergrad was at an outpatient eating disorder treatment center and she currently works at an addiction treatment center (as well as at HSH) so she is the *perfect* person to talk about this. We cover how ED and addiction are connected, working at an outpatient ED center, and trusting your journey as an RD. This episode is so good we HAD to...
Published 04/01/22