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Balancing Seasonal Fueling Patterns with Kristin Koskinen, RDN

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

New Bendy Bodies Podcast Episode

Have you ever made a new year's resolution and then dreaded it?

It’s common for people to look at eating habits, make bold, sweeping commitments, and vow to be perfect this month/year/lifetime. But that’s not realistic, or healthy - physically or emotionally. And since people with hypermobility disorders are statistically more likely to display obsessive behaviors like disordered eating, it's something we need to talk about.

Kristin Koskinen, RDN, is back with Bendy Bodies to talk about this potential minefield of a season.

She reminds us that self-improvement is different from self-abuse, and that “being good” does NOT equal “restrictive”. Kristin points out that fear can be a significant driver and that each person’s fear, guilt, or insecurity must be acknowledged. She encourages people to look at the “why” behind wanting to make behavior changes and promotes moving forward with small baby steps.

Kristin discusses how extrinsic devices aren’t necessarily helpful or accurate, how labels might box us in, and reminds us of the importance of not trying to “undo” what we’ve already done, but to simply try to move forward.

This episode is for anyone struggling physically or emotionally with food patterns, or even for the healthy dancer looking to be more mindful of her nourishment.

Episode transcript:

Episode 26 - Balancing Seasonal Fueling Patterns with Kristin Koskinen, RDN
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