EP 16 – Unapologetic Eating with Alyssa Rumsey

by | Feb 15, 2021

Unapologetic Eating with Alissa Rumsey, RD


Food is our lifeblood and eating is one of life’s greatest joys and yet it can seem so complicated.

Everyone has an opinion on what is “good and bad”; the “healthiest” way to eat; what is the right amount to eat and even who is allowed to eat certain foods without guilt and shame.  Our culture is obsessed with food rules and as such leaves us feeling pressured, confused, guilty and ashamed if we don’t  or can’t conform to them.

On this week’s episode, I am joined by Alissa Rumsey RD and author of “Unapologetic Eating”.  During our conversation, Alissa discusses the political and cultural roots of our fat-phobic society obsessed with food rules and thinness.

We discuss how our relationship to food is a metaphor of our relationship with ourselves, and that once we make peace with food our lives are transformed t as a result

Alissa explains how letting go of the rules and diets, in favour of an “unapologetic”, intuitive eating style allows us to step into our individual power and focus on what we were put on this earth to do.

What you’ll learn by listening:

  • How food can be a powerful entry point into exploring more about ourselves, our beliefs, our values, and what we truly want out of life.
  • How to tell if you’re eating style is indeed a diet.
  • What intuitive eating is and how is it different than other approaches to health and nutrition
  • What exactly is meant by “unapologetic eating”
  • Discover the oppressive nature of dieting and how being unapologetic with our eating is actually a political move
  • Why it’s important to have a system of support as you heal your relationship to food and self

About Our Guest:

Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS (she/her) is a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and the author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace With Food and Transform Your Life. Alissa is passionate about advocating for women to reclaim the space to eat and live unapologetically. She is the founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, a weight-inclusive nutrition practice that offers virtual counseling and online programs to help people liberate themselves from dieting, cultivate a peaceful relationship to food and their bodies, and live a more authentic, connected life. Her expertise has been featured in hundreds of media outlets and she speaks regularly at events, online trainings, and conferences around the country. She calls New York City home and spends her free time exploring the city’s food scene and searching for patches of green space to sunbathe in.

Mentioned in the show:  

Alissa’s Website: www.alissarumsey.com

Alissa’s Book: “Unapologetic Eating” –  link to  purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Unapologetic-Eating-Make-Peace-Transform/dp/1628604255 

Follow Alissa on  Instagram: www.instagram.com/alissarumseyrd

Follow Alissa onFacebook: www.facebook.com/alissarumseyrd

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