Episodes
We've all heard the saying before: "The world isn't black and white." But for most of us, seeing the world in gray isn't as easy at it seems. In this episode, Claire defines black and white thinking and explores why we tend to want to mold the world into these boxes. This explorations helps to understand why the black and white nature of diets feels so tempting. Once we've understood how diets use this frame of thinking, she helps us to recognize these tendencies in our approach to...
Published 01/21/21
If your social media feed looks anything like ours, you're probably seeing loads of diet ads. This isn't unusual, especially in January. Diet culture is everywhere and it can be tempting to fall back into old dieting patterns. On this episode, Claire explores the urge to diet and what to do with it. She asks challenging questions to help us approach this feeling with judgement-free curiosity. This process can help us to create intentional and thoughtful decisions around dieting while...
Published 01/17/21
Meal prepping is one of the most common New Year's Resolutions we see clients strive for. But while the intentions behind meal prep may be positive, it is not a second nature habit. Meal prep might feel overwhelming, too time consuming, or you may just get sick of eating the same boring meal everyday. At Nutritional Freedom, we believe in the power of meal prep. We believe it can help nourish one's body in a way that serves them AND can actually be enjoyable. In this episode, Claire shares...
Published 01/07/21
Studies show that 80% (yes...you read that correctly) of New Year's Resolutions fail. Why is this? We know that resolutions are set with good intentions and that we don't set out planning to leave our goals behind. Just because New Years Resolutions haven’t worked before doesn’t mean we have to give up on setting goals entirely. It just means we need to approach them in a different way. Whether you're crafting your 2021 New Year's Resolutions or setting goals any other time of the year,...
Published 01/01/21
The past 9 months have been no joke. COVID-19 has caused world-wide collective trauma, prolonged stress, and new ways of life. While the internet may be flooded with "Quarantine-15" jokes, we know that deep down body changes can make us feel a variety of emotions, least of all humor. If you're struggling with your own body changing, we're here to tell you that you are not alone. In this episode, Claire lays out the root cause of why so many of us are experiencing body changes this year. She...
Published 12/24/20
Whether you’re dabbling in or ditching diets, conversations about dieting can be uncomfortable and overwhelming. During the holiday season and with the new year quickly approaching, the topic of dieting seems unavoidable. Whether your Aunt Sharron is talking about starting Keto on January 1st or your Mother in Law is trying to rally a group to do a January Whole30 with her, we’ve got you covered. In today’s episode, Claire is getting to the root of why diet talk is so prevalent. She gives a...
Published 12/18/20
On today's episode Claire interviews Dr. Emily Kiberd as they discuss Hashimoto's disease and functional, personalized exercise. Dr. Emily Kiberd is a NYC based chiropractor, strength enthusiast, and mama to Baby Brooklyn and Elvis. After her own struggles with an under-active thyroid, she developed Thyroid Strong, a strength program that helps women with Hashimoto’s workout without burning out. Keep up with Dr. Emily Kiberd at her website, listen to her podcast, and read her contribution...
Published 12/03/20
The holiday season is just around the corner and though it may feel very different for a lot of us this year, the potential stress and anxiety that this season can bring up likely remains. You may feel anxiety about social gatherings in general, or...
Published 11/19/20
On today's episode Claire interviews Jill McNutt. Jill is a Professional Aerialist with a background in dance,  so she is no stranger to the unrealistic beauty standards placed on performers. After years of following strict food rules, she came to...
Published 11/18/20
Do you feel like you know what to do but you're not doing it? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the nutrition information out there? Or are you discouraged at where to begin? These may be signs you need a nutrition coach.In today’s episode Claire...
Published 11/12/20
Today's episode is inspired by our members at Nutritional Freedom. One of the things we love most about Nutritional Freedom is the community we've created here. And while this community of women has so many things in common, each member is, of course,...
Published 11/05/20
Ah, food guilt... the TOTALLY unnecessary, unhelpful negative emotion that plagues so many of us. Maybe you ate something that isn't perfectly "clean" or had more food than your friend and then you feel guilty about it. Food guilt manifests and affects...
Published 10/29/20
Clean eating is a way of eating that emerged in 2007, peaked in popularity around 2014, trending alongside the paleo diet. It is often defined as “cutting out processed foods and opting for whole grains, lean meats, and fruits and vegetables.” Sounds...
Published 10/22/20
In the first installment of our Body of Work series,  Claire interviews Riley Blanks, founder of Woke Beauty. Riley Blanks is a multimedia storyteller, socially conscious artist and the creator of Woke Beauty—a photography movement and...
Published 10/15/20
We are excited to introduce a new series to the Nutritional Freedom Podcast: Body of Work. Body of Work highlights the ways in which we relate to our physical selves and how that shapes our entire life experience. In this series, you will hear...
Published 10/08/20
This episode is inspired by a question that Claire received recently. An Instagram follower messaged her and asked, "What is the difference between consistent nutrition and food freedom?"In today’s episode, Claire will break down these two ideas: eating...
Published 10/01/20
Let's talk Last. Supper. Syndrome. Chances are, you haven't heard about the term but I'm willing to bet you've definitely experienced it.In today's episode, Claire discusses this very common but often (read: always) counterproductive approach to the...
Published 09/24/20
Today's episode Claire touches on a topic that brings many of our clients to Nutritional Freedom-- emotional eating. Typically this takes the form of trying to eat your way out of negative emotions-- stress, anxiety, overwhelm. Emotional eating a touchy...
Published 09/17/20
Are you looking for more structure in your life, your health and your daily routines? In today's episode, Claire introduces to a tool we use in our programs called Supportive Structure. It's a cognitive exercise where you have to take the step towards...
Published 09/10/20
You know by now that here at Nutritional Freedom, we're not the biggest fans of diets... but hey, we've learned SO much about ourselves through them. In today's episode, Claire shares what she's learned through a decade of dieting so that you can get...
Published 09/03/20
Have you ever thought "if I could only be more consistent?!" Girl, you're not alone. In today's episode Claire is talking consistency, specifically the ways in which we unintentionally sabotage ourselves when it comes to creating consistency in the...
Published 08/27/20
Take a moment to think back on your diet history.What was the first diet you went on? How old were you? Why did you go on it in the first place? What results did you get? Did they last? How has your diet history progressed from there?You’ll commonly...
Published 08/20/20
If we were to wave a magic wand and solve all of your body image woes, how much time and energy would be freed up for you? And what would you do with all of it?In this episode, we discuss the positive side effects that can come from creating a more...
Published 08/13/20
In a world where women are taught and conditioned to hate their bodies, deciding to love yourself is a really radical idea. In today’s episode of the podcast we discuss the body positivity movement and dive into the problems that arise for the...
Published 08/06/20
Body image is one of our favorite subjects to talk about in Nutritional Freedom. After all, you probably wouldn’t give a hoot (or as much of a hoot) about food and nutrition if it weren’t for how it affected your body/weight/body image, right?But if you...
Published 07/30/20