Are you fed up with food? Disgusted by diets? Bitter about the whole body-beauty industry? This is *not* another weight-loss program. Host Ali Shapiro, Founder of Truce With Food, dedicated academic, and well-known integrated health expert, shares a more truthful approach to freedom from cravings, emotional eating, bingeing, bargaining, and other diet derailments. Join Ali for interviews, practical advice, and radically honest discussions about food, truth, psychology and change.


  • Season 13, Episode 4: Food, Feeling Fat, and Perfectionism: Protection Strategies with Sil Reynolds

    30/11/2022 Duración: 01h16min

    How many times have you thought: why do I self-sabotage with food? If those answers haven’t gotten you very far, I have a much better question for you. “How does my eating protect me?” is a question that will take you far and deep. To guide us with this question and path to your answers, I have the wise Sil Reynolds to talk food, protection strategies, and the root vulnerability in our stories that our food habits are trying, perhaps begging you, to pay attention to.  In this expansive, soul food conversation, we discuss: Sil’s struggle with food and her journey to heal her Motherline to find a sense of home in her body and psyche. The role of the archetypal feminine and emotional attunement in our food and body image struggles, including the symbolism in emotionally eating sweet carbohydrates How perfectionism is a safety strategy, not a personality type and why we keep trying to be “Good”, even when it feels so bad. How body image isn’t really about the body and a powerful question to ask when you feel fa

  • Season 13, Episode 3: The Religion of Wellness Culture with Anne Helen Petersen

    16/11/2022 Duración: 01h21min

    The Wellness culture we see as we scroll through Instagram or listen to in our earbuds on various wellness podcasts often casts itself as the opposite of Western Medicine. And yet, both industries overlap via the same value system of Puritans and Protestantism.  From “clean eating” to failed functional medicine protocols because “client’s aren’t disciplined enough”, Protestantism and Puritanism are alive and well in both industries.  This wouldn’t be a problem except these guiding principles aren’t actually how the body works. As a result, while both industries have different offerings, both limit us because of their blindspots created by these religious values and beliefs.  In today’s episode with one of my favorite writers, Dr. Anne Helen Petersen, we discuss:    A background of what Protestantism and Puritanism are and how they’ve influenced diet and wellness culture and the deeper meaning implied in hashtags #blessed, #highvibes, and #nolowvibes How Protestantism and Puritanism especially influenced fat

  • Season 13, Episode 2: The Root Cause of Stress Eating: What’s Eating You?

    02/11/2022 Duración: 48min

    “How can I stop stress eating? is a frequent question I get asked. In today’s episode, I share a more powerful question that’s necessary to ask - “What’s eating you?” - to get back in control of food. No white knuckling required. I share my own current story work related to my burn-out that caused my body to fall apart (and keep 30 pounds of post-pregnancy weight on), answer some listener questions, and offer some client examples for you to get crystal clear on your own stress eating.    In this solo episode, I share: The 3 phases of awareness you need to resolve your stress eating The “elephant in the room” causing your out of control and out of alignment with your goals eating The role our stories play in stress eating How story work gets misunderstood and misinterpreted, creating more tools, work, and “feeling bad for feeling bad” that leads to lackluster results. Two powerful coaching questions to get you started on resolving your stress eating today.   Mentioned in this Episode

  • Season 13, Episode 1: Food, Conception + Birth: Safety Origins with Stacey Ramsower 

    19/10/2022 Duración: 01h42min

    Have you ever thought about your birth? If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t. And yet, as Stacey shares, according to Ayverveda’s Sankyha philosophy, 25% of who we are comes from our conception and birth. This makes safety and food intimately connected and tangled from before we even make our Earth-side entrance.  In order to understand food’s connection to safety, we are starting at the beginning. Specifically, our beginnings as we began growing in the womb and then officially made our Earth side entrance.   In this heart-felt, deep conversation, we discuss: Stacey’s tumultuous relationship with food and what she discovered was at the root of her restriction and then binging-purging symptoms.  The role our gestation and support our Mother’s do or don’t receive contributes to our sense of safety, according to Ayurveda’s Sankyha philosophy. How food provides a sense of literal structure to our bodies and thus safety. And if we don’t get the structure or felt presence of being “seen, held, and kn

  • Season 13 Trailer

    05/10/2022 Duración: 06min

    The past few years have tested each of us.  We’ve been immersed in Grief. Loss. Relationship fissures. Children’s developmental concerns. Money stress. And these individual challenges are nesting dolls of the escalating war on women’s bodies, caretaking, and the Earth.  With this, it’s not surprising that stress and stress eating are at an all-time high. In the American Psychological Association's pandemic anniversary surveys, COVID-19-related stress was associated with unhealthy weight gains and increased drinking. While there were jokes about the initial “COVID 19”, close to 58% of respondents reported experiencing persistent, undesired weight changes and unhealthy behaviors. And many reported worse mental health, lower physical activity, disturbed sleep, and increased reliance on unhealthy habits. If safety is a primal need and stress is inevitable….Listen to the full trailer for more. 

  • Reimagining Food and the Body: Ali’s Reflections as a 30-Year Cancer Survivor

    04/08/2022 Duración: 01h41min

    In this special Insatiable podcast episode, I celebrate a major milestone: 30 years as a cancer survivor.  I’ll share how what resolved my acne, depression, IBS, infertility, and out of control eating was learning how to redefine health beyond losing weight and learning to trust in my body feeling satisfied, not sacrificing and suffering.  And how this new orientation led to transformational health results I didn’t even know were possible. Including sustainable weight loss, a Truce with Food, and a relationship of awe and gratitude for my body.    Ali shares: Why knowing the difference between Authorities and Experts is essential for transformational results. Especially if like me, as the first generation of childhood cancer survivors, there’s very little research to go on for your own body challenges. How I got out of the insanity of “I know sugar feeds on cancer” yet would binge on it during “scanxiety” season. If you struggle with health issues that are exacerbated by eating things you know you shouldn’t,

  • Season 12, Episode 7: The Confidence to Make Some Noise (with or without botox) with Andrea Owen

    22/12/2021 Duración: 01h12min

    Confidence is foundational to satiation or as Andrea defines satiation, fulfillment.  Too often, we think confidence comes from weight loss, in a bottle promising beauty or is something we are born with. The good news is confidence is a skill-set and involves as Andrea Owen says in her new book, Make Some Noise, unlearning how we’ve been socialized to think about confidence and what it means to be a “good” woman.    In this episode, we discuss: The 3 confidence myths How realizing her confidence was weight-dependent led Andrea to break-up with diet culture The root of Andrea’s eating disorder (hint: it wasn’t about food) Reckoning with the complexity of thin, youth and beauty privilege and fat-phobia when beauty is currency and power (and how maybe we are giving into the patriarchy in the name of beauty and when is that OK?) How the Kavanagh hearings led Andrea to examine her own anger and socialization around being an “angry woman”. Interested in Truce with Food, where we challenge the socialization around

  • Season 12, Episode 6: Reclaiming Body and Self-Trust

    08/12/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    We live in a world that teaches us to battle our bodies. Fight your hunger. Battle your weight. The war on mental health. This omnipresent battle narrative makes it appear natural and the only choice is to battle our bodies. Is there another way? Yes. In fact, there are lots of other ways.  My client Kristin Leslie joins us to discuss how challenging her self-doubt story, which included normalizing distrusting her body and voice, led to one of the peak experiences of her life in a home birth she never originally envisioned. This is a story most deeply about unlearning normal, including who you think you are.    In this inspiring episode, we discuss: 1. How Kristin not talking until age four was a driving force in battling herself. Diets aggravated this battle but weren’t the original issue.  2. How the media and stories about fearing birth originally influenced Kristin to assume she’d have a hospital birth (with her legs in stir-ups). 3. The three keys that enabled her to see other birth options aside from “

  • Season 12, Episode 5: The Art of Falling Apart with Serena Ryder

    24/11/2021 Duración: 01h11min

    Platinum-selling artist Serena Ryder had her worst fear come true when she ended up in a mental hospital. Her recent album, The Art of Falling Apart, invites listeners to join her mental wellness journey and helps us understand the importance of sitting with the uncomfortable moments and the wisdom in their messages. In our interview together, we discuss: The importance of soul satisfaction in the art of our wellness journey How our work together was about not being so rigid with her diet and mental health tools (hint: what got us to one level of health probably won’t get us to the next level) How food was her original issue and then how alcohol and drugs got piled on top The Truce with Food story work Serena and I did together that ended her bingeing, including not having to be an “old soul” all the time The nuances of when weight loss does support your health, specifically with her endometriosis (and why she’s glad she did the Truce with Food work first on her weight loss journey)Sign up for Ali’s free, 2

  • Season 12, Episode 4: I Want to Want to Eat Healthy

    10/11/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    Did being gluten-free used to feel easy and now it feels depriving? Or maybe you’re burned out and getting back in shape sounds great but feels too much. Or like me recently, you’re on a roll and then you fall off track. To the untrained eye, there’s a willpower and discipline problem. Yet when you understand the connection between emotional satisfaction and food freedom, you can unlock powerful energy and motivation to eat well – and like it.   In this episode, we discuss: 1. How knowing your “Why Not” is more important than “Know Your Why” 2. How bad eating and exercise habits are protective 3. What your emotional immune system is and why it matters to our food and health 4. How our stories cause us to eat out of control 5. The connection between safety, emotional satisfaction and our food choices Sign up for Ali’s free, 2-part Truce with Food Masterclass, I Want to Want to Eat Healthy on Wednesday, December 1 and 8th at 12 pm EST.

  • Season 12, Episode 3: The Role “Enough” Has in our Food and Body Healing with Kimberly Ann Johnson

    27/10/2021 Duración: 01h09min

    In her new book, Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken our Own Power and Use it for Good, Kimberly Ann Johnson gives us the critical language to understand our nervous system and why this matters for us to heal trauma and feel enough. An important part of trauma work is building our capacity to be with pleasure and satisfaction. In our interview, Kimberly shares her perspective on satiation, which is asking the question “What is enough?” and how this question is critical to how we eat and relate to our bodies.    In this episode, we discuss: Why satiation or “enoughness” in Kimberly’s words, matters to our nervous system What safety feels like in your social nervous system, including thinking about who we eat with changes our experience of a meal Weight struggles as a symbolic attempt at “having weight” in what we can create in our lives and for each other instead of being so “I” or “me” centered Ideas of how to soothe your nervous system when you want to reach for food or social media How being told

  • Season 12, Episode 2: Culinary Nutrition: How to Cook for Health and Taste with Meghan Telpner

    13/10/2021 Duración: 01h10min

    Learning to cook was an important step in ending my food battle. And then post-Truce with Food, I found myself less interested in food, cooking included.  Cooking became “assembling”. We still ate most of our meals at home; it just became some version of frozen vegetable, rice and chicken, give or take some garlic powder. Meh but manageable.   Then we became new, sleep-deprived parents and COVID hit. Cooking was important but even less of a priority. I knew when I did have the time and energy, I enjoyed cooking if it was simple and delicious. How could I get back to a place where cooking was sustainable, simple and enjoyable? I asked Meghan Telpner, founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, to help sort out the jumble of feelings many of us feel towards cooking. Sometimes cooking feels like a chore. And sometimes it fills our soul. How can we make cooking and the food we eat more satisfying? In this episode, Meghan shares: 1. Easy ways to incorporate the flavors and foods that reduce and eliminate craving

  • Season 12, Episode 1: Guilt-Free Ways to Increase Food Satisfaction

    29/09/2021 Duración: 01h15min

    When we think of feeling satisfied from food, we often think satisfaction comes from more and more food and/or sweet/salty foods. Yet with some basic body knowledge, we can decode what’s actually happening instead of thinking more willpower is the answer. And in the end, feel more satisfied from healthy food and in control of indulgences. After some time away from the mic, Ali gives a personal update and shares:  An unexpected root cause of why we don’t feel satisfied from healthy food and how to change this (and why COVID made eating healthier so much harder) The food shift that instantly reduces cravings while increasing satisfaction of healthy food. The three main lifestyle factors that make healthy food and life more satisfying The sleep-food connection and sleep trouble-shooting tips based on what Ali’s learning from her own sleep coach and perimenopause An overview of the stress-pleasure “checkbook” physiology, its affect on how much we think about food, our food satisfaction and how to balance it

  • Season 12 Trailer

    22/09/2021 Duración: 08min
  • Insatiable and Personal Update

    03/08/2021 Duración: 37min

    Ali pops in to share exciting news on Insatiable Season 12 and Truce with Food certification for those healing professionals who value coaching mastery, depth, and deep client impact starting in September 2021. She also shares and a personal update on her transition into Motherhood and post-partum weight loss journey, including her radically different approach to her postpartum body now that she’s not indoctrinated by diet culture.

  • Special Insatiable podcast: COVID: The Emotional Eating Arc of the Pandemic

    01/05/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    The COVID behavioral health trajectory mirrors the out-of-control eating cycle. The toll of our COVID era is why many of us turned to food for the first time or eating issues returned for others. Or for others, it got worse, better, or stayed all-or-nothing. If we can understand our COVID eating has deeper root causes than “willpower” or “discipline”, we have a genuine shot at profound and radical individual and collective change (yes please). In this episode, Ali shares: The six COVID phases, which mirrors the out-of-control eating cycle How the COVID uncertainty trigger intensity and duration influenced our eating How we end up being all-or-nothing with our eating Beginning steps to get out of this cycle and rebuild better than before Recovery ideas for your body and mind\ If this podcast resonated with you and you want to go deeper for individual insights, join my upcoming free coaching workshop on May 12 at

  • Navigating post-quarantine weight loss pressure

    06/03/2021 Duración: 28min

    Ali gives a pep talk about how to navigate the building post-quarantine weight loss pressure diet culture will be capitalizing on. She also offers accessible ideas and free resources of what to do instead of trying extreme detoxes or diets to feel comfortable in your body when it finally comes time to leave the house for more than a grocery store run. 

  • Insatiable Update

    19/11/2020 Duración: 11min

    Ali shares a personal health and podcast update on the new Insatiable 13 release date.

  • Insatiable and Personal Update

    08/07/2020 Duración: 14min

    Ali shares details about the next Insatiable podcast season and a personal update on why there will be no Fall season and ways to connect and work with her until next season.

  • Season 11, Episode 7: How to Exercise to Prevent Sugar Cravings with Alisa Vitti

    01/07/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    We have so many beliefs about working out: mainly that we should do the same thing and always be “crushing it”. But this approach to working out doesn’t honor the ebb and flow of women’s bodies. This often leads to sugar cravings from exhaustion and wanting to reward ourselves for slogging to the gym when a nap would have gotten us better results! To help educate, inspire, and fill in some major missing holes with our female biology, Alisa Vitti joins us to discuss: How society is set up on a man’s hormonal clock and why we need to change to honor our female, infradian clock (and why no one is talking about this) What the infradian clock is and how it’s a root cause of health, immune and weight issues How to work-out so we honor our bodies needs and don’t turn to sugar from exhaustion or stalled results When our metabolism is slower and faster and how to eat and work-out to align to ensure a healthy metabolism

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