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#37 - Bringing Body Kindness In The Family

#37 - Bringing Body Kindness In The Family

I sat down with my long time friend, fellow dietitian, mama, and co-author of the new book 'Born to Eat', Leslie Schilling. We share our experience as kids with family members who dieted and how we began to notice the intergenerational impact of dieting as adults with kids of our own. But that’s just the warm up.

In one of my favorite conversations to date, you’ll learn about why Leslie had to drop her “achievement idol” in order to find true happiness in life, recover from the traumatic high risk pregnancy that left her hospitalized for nearly two months, and find a way to make meaning of her good friend’s untimely death that left her devastated. Leslie is an amazing mom and friend because of her challenges in life, not despite them.

We eventually get to chatting about her amazing book, Born to Eat, which we joke is like “body kindness for babies”. You’ll learn all about how Leslie came to embrace baby led weaning as a feeding approach for her family and then show me and her co-auth