Virginia’s goal is for people to understand that health and well-being goes way beyond food intake and exercise. While it can feel great to go on a new diet, life happens and we fall off the wagon, leading to shame at our failure to keep it up.
She encourages clients to find the middle path, aiming for variety, adequacy, flexibility, and enjoyment in how they eat and exercise. Exercise should not be a job, but an expression of joy.
The frameworks from which she practices, HAES and Intuitive Eating, can encourage people to look at health and well-being through a wider lens, creating a better understanding of their own bodies and the way that they interact with themselves and the world.
Links to relevant and important things:
Podcasters (Ben, Sean, Grant, Stephen)
3m - Grant's Sports Hour/Clint Dempsey
6m - We Love The Seattle Storm
11m - Grant Plays Fantasy Football (Shamefully)
20m - Corgi Racing, Let’s Legalize It
22m - Virginia Listens to One Podcast (Is it ours?)
23m - Virginia Introduction
25m - Intro to HAES
28m - Virginia from Virginia
35m - Keto: A History
40m - The Weight Loss Industry and the BMI Lie
48m - Indoctrination vs Education
49m - Grant's Dating Corner, The College Years
51m - Racism vs Weight Shaming
53m - BMI: A History
55m - The Term “Obesity”
59m - Psychosomatic
60m - Anxiety and Health
63m - Alcohol and How Podcasts are Formed
68m - The Evolutionary Theory of Beer
69m - Dietary Guidelines
71m - Intuitive Eating/How is it Perceived?
74m - Shame - Is Moderation a Good Thing?
78m - Psychology/Seattle's Health Culture/Orthorexia
80m - Exercise/Dance Church
84m - HAES and Social Justice/How Do We Improve How We Talk About This?
89m - The Diet Industry/Eating Disorders
96m - Doctors
101m - A Checklist for a Big Complicated Picture
103m - One Thing You Wish People Knew
107m - And Another Thing
108m - Virginia Plugs Her Business
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