Christy talks about how deeply diet culture has affected her all the way down to her career choices. Her new book, The Wellness Trap, takes a deep dive into the connections between wellness culture and diet culture. We chat about how we were both drawn into wellness culture when standard medicine wasn’t listening and didn’t have helpful answers for us. The slippery slope of wellness culture is a fast friend of diet culture and we look at some things you can do to stay off the slippery slope.

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS is a journalist, registered dietitian, and certified intuitive eating counselor. She’s the author of The Wellness Trap: Break Free from Diet Culture, Disinformation, and Dubious Diagnoses and Find Your True Well-Being and Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating. Christy is also the coauthor, with psychotherapist Judith Matz, of The Making Peace with Food Card Deck.

Christy is the producer and host of two podcasts, Rethinking Wellness and Food Psych, which have helped tens of thousands of listeners around the world think critically about diet and wellness culture and develop more peaceful relationships with food.

In addition to her media work, Christy offers online courses and private intuitive eating coaching to help people all over the world make peace with food and their bodies.

Christy began her career in 2003 as a writer and editor covering food, nutrition, and health, and she’s written for publications including The New York Times, SELF, BuzzFeedWIRED, Refinery29Gourmet, SlateThe Food Network, and many others. Her work has been covered in numerous outlets including The Washington Post, Health, and TODAY. Learn more about Christy and her work at christyharrison.com.