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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.

Nov 16, 2021

The “Bite Sized Education” Series

In this week’s episode we elaborate on the type of hunger that is labeled “emotional eating” and help you define your understanding of what this entails and how to increase your awareness around emotional urges to eat. We give tips on how to separate out food and feelings and when using food as a coping skill is normal versus problematic. We explore the beauty that food offers through pleasure and connection and why emotional eating has increased during the pandemic. We believe that emotional hunger is a biologically normal hunger and that food is a beautiful gift, and we hope that the education surrounding this topic in this episode helps you find peace and enjoy food freedom.

Our amazing listeners also wrote in and in this episode we will answer the following question:


Dear Mom Genes,

I am really confused on the definition of emotional eating. I feel like people demonize this term, but I also don’t want to be doing it wrong. If I am eating because I am sad or lonely, is that wrong?  Or what about if I am celebrating a holiday or birthday with my kids? Can I eat the cake even if I am not hungry?  I feel like there is a lot of negativity around emotional eating and that we shouldn’t be doing it or else we are not doing intuitive eating correctly.  Can you elaborate? Thanks for your help, Emotional Mama.

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