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Mom Genes The Podcast

Finding the right jeans is hard. Accepting your genes is even harder. Whether you wear boyfriend or bootcut, high rise or low rise, this podcast will teach you to accept and respect your Mom bod so you can love the genes you are in! Co-hosts Rachel Coleman, MFT and Tina LaBoy, RD use modern research to bust diet myths, explain the evidence based models of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, and get real about body after baby. This podcast will take you on a journey of unpacking your old beliefs about food and weight to increase your confidence, learn to nourish your body, and raise body confident kids. So put on your favorite jeans, pull up a chair, and let’s talk Mom Genes.


This episode of Mom Genes was produced and edited by Rachel Coleman and Tina LaBoy. Thank you to Jerry DePizzo for the music production. You can find Epsidoe information and show notes at, follow us on Instagram @Momgenesthepodcast, and join the Mom Genes The Podcast FB group to find a community of Mamas learning to love their bodies and discussing the episodes.

Jun 23, 2020

The Mom Bod Series

How many of you Mom’s are self-conscious of your stomach? Society loves to sell us the appeal of a flat stomach from a very young age, which makes belly acceptance a piece of body acceptance. Not only do our bellies soften as we age but our skin loses flexibility and, if we became Moms via pregnancy, our stomach has gone through some crazy changes!

In this week’s episode we are going to discuss your belly from the outside, in - what you can see in your jeans and, if those jeans fit differently, how you can practice self-care and body acceptance. We cover four common concerns that people have with the external appearance of their changed belly and the science behind those visual changes:

  • the “mom pooch”
  • the impact of the Diastasis Recti
  • the reasons behind our skin’s changed appearance
  • we debunk the myth that you “should get your pre baby belly back!”

We also interview Jasmin Steiner, self love advocate and personal trainer, on how she has learned to accept her changed belly by decreasing the value she put on her body’s appearance. She shares how she had to release her subconscious belief of her body being her contribution to society by realizing that she was “more than her body.”

Our takeaway question is: If genetics hasn’t given you a flat stomach, then I want you to consider WHY you value that, where that message comes from, and what you are giving up in exchange for living in dissatisfaction with your belly.

Jasmin Steiner



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