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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.

Mar 16, 2021

The "Myth Busters" Series

Today we are unpacking the concept of healing a relationship with food and finding peace with food and your body by looking at anti diet messages from an angle of accessibility. There is no body liberation until all bodies are safe and there is no food freedom until all bodies are fed and nourished equally. Therefore, the myth we are busting in this week’s episode is: “healing one’s relationship with food simply means healing from diet culture and learning to honor your body.” It is imperative that the work in the eating disorder field and anti diet space always unpacks the limitations that so many face in their access to food, shines a light on food accessibility, and calls out the racism that is inherent in diet culture.

We are honored to welcome Shelby Gordon @fit.flexible.fluid to this episode and help us discuss how simplifying anyone’s relationship to food - both from a fad diet perspective of “try this and you will lose weight,” to the anti diet perspective of “just honor your hunger and cravings” is a massive disservice to everyone who is learning their own, unique relationship with their body and food in a society with unequal access to food and a diet culture based on racist beauty ideals. Healing a relationship with food needs a community angle: feeding one another, providing for one another, honoring one another’s needs and perspectives, changing the societal messaging, offering access to resources to all, and shifting from a capitalistic, individualistic perspective to a communal one is where true healing will occur.

Connect with Shelby:

Social media: @fit.flexible.fluid


In honor of this week’s episode, we encourage you to check out the organization No Kid Hungry @nokidhungry and support families and children struggling to remain nourished, especially during the trials of the pandemic.


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The information presented in this podcast does not replace individual therapy or nutrition recommendations.