Body Image, Anxiety and Food Stress During COVID-19

Aaron and I reached out to you from home during the global COVID-19 pandemic in this episode of the Dietitians Unplugged podcast. This is clearly a time of stress and fear for everyone, and it can really bring up a lot of distress around body image, food insecurity and scarcity, and eating in general.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Our personal experiences of navigating scarcity at the grocery stores and the emotional roller coaster we’ve both been on
  • The hard work and ingenuity our clients and so many others are putting into their healing while stuck at home
  • The uptick in body image issues and how many of us use worries about food and body as a way to control anxiety and distract from bigger worries
  • Dealing with anxiety and difficult feelings during this time
  • How we can use this time to feel better about our bodies
  • How some people actually find themselves thriving in the slowed pace
  • How diet culture doesn’t go away even in extreme times of uncertainty and worry

Show Notes:

Virtual meal support on Instagram: @covid19eatingsupport

Article: Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure – great advice for dealing with traumatic times

Headspace is offering free support during the global pandemic

Other meditation apps: Insight TimerCalm

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