Healthy At Any Size
By Melinda Parrish
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Conversations with Melinda Parrish, plus size model and body positivity influencer. Melinda has sparked the #healthyatanysize movement through her social media advocacy for women of all shapes and sizes to live a healthy, aspirational lifestyle that is not centered on weight loss. Each week, Melinda Parrish is serving up a dose of inspiration, information, and insight alongside some of the most influential voices in body positivity, health, and wellness. Melinda believes that women were not put on this earth to stand on the sidelines of their own lives, waiting to be good enough to get in the game and start living. As a society, we are wasting far too much of our time, money, and energy on becoming serial dieters, and chasing impossible standards of body perfection. This podcast offers an insightful look at the impact of diet culture on the lives of women, and offers practical, how-to approaches for women to apply to living a more healthy lifestyle. This isn't about fitting into our skinny jeans. It's about freeing ourselves up to become the women we want to be, and living at full amplitude in all aspects of our lives!
||ExplicitLive Healthy at Any Size||Melinda goes solo in this episode to bring you up-to-speed on life with Baby Sammi, and the 28 Days to Freedom course. This is the last episode for 2018. The podcast will be back in 2019 with a new format and fresh, action-oriented content that you...||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoug Bunnell||Conversations with Melinda Parrish, plus size model and body positivity influencer. Melinda has sparked the #healthyatanysize movement through her social media advocacy for women of all shapes and sizes to live a healthy, aspirational lifestyle that...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeal your Pelvic Floor & Diastasis Recti with Megan Anderson||Megan Anderson, Physical Therapist and yoga instructor, works with women of all ages who are ready to take an active role in their health and healing! Megan’s practice was created out of her passion and drive to make women's health care more...||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBinge (the series) with Angela Gulner||Angela Gulner is a writer, actor, and producer, as well as the creator of the series Binge, a dark comedy television series! She has taken her experience as someone in recovery from bulimia and put it into this darkly witty, heartfelt, and hilarious...||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNot Your Average Runner with Jill Angie||Jill Angie is a runner, author, and a running coach who is representing for the curvy-bodied athletes of the world! A self-proclaimed fat runner, Jill grew to love running when she stopped thinking about running as a means to offset calories, and...||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Things with Zach Miko||IMG’s first Brawn Model, Zach Miko, sits down with Melinda Parrish to discuss his background, his experience as a brawn male in our society, his journey in entertainment, and his recent rise to superstar status. Zach gushes about meeting Tyra Banks...||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDietland with Jennifer Ponton||Actor, writer and producer Jennifer Ponton sits down with Melinda Parrish to discuss the AMC series Dietland. They also talk about run-ins with Real Housewives of New York, Jennifer's experience doing nude scenes as a fat actress, her journey as an...||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaring to Live with Stephanie Nadia||Stephanie Nadia is an award-winning YouTuber and plus size fashion/beauty influencer. In 2013, Stephanie began sharing content. Since then, she has become an outlet for plus-size fashion, beauty, creativity, body-positivity and women empowerment....||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEating Disorders in the Military with Dr. Marian Tanofsky-Kraff||Dr. Marian Tanofsky-Kraff is a Professor of Medical & Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University. She is an expert on eating disorders in military settings. She and I first met in the fall of 2017, when we were invited to speak on a...||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStraight / Curve with Jenny McQuaile||This episode features Jenny McQuaile, the Director / Producer / Lady Boss behind the film Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image, which is available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon and Vimeo on Demand from May 18th. Imagine if a quarter of a...||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode! How to Talk to Your Daughter About Weight with Dr. Jenny Conviser||Jenny H. Conviser, PsyD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine, and on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Conviser is Certified in both Sport...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming the Best Version of Yourself with Shainna Tucker||Shainna Tucker is the blogger babe behind A Thick Girl’s Closet. She started her blog in college, and it’s grown into a very successful venture where she’s gotten to work with many prominent brands, be featured in campaigns (including one with...||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing up Curvy with Caralyn Mirand||Caralyn Mirand got her start in plus size modeling as a high school student when she was selected for Tyra Banks’ Fiercely Real Model Search. Although she didn’t win the competition, it got her in with an editor at Seventeen Magazine, which...||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEvery Body Deserves Love with Alexa Phelece||Alexa Phelece is a plus size model, fashion blogger, and body positivity influencer and the founder of Every Body Deserves Love (EBDL), a non-profit. Through her own journey to self love, Alexa came to understand the importance of self acceptance,...||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMen Get Eating Disorders, Too with Ryan Sheldon||Ryan Sheldon is the blogger behind Confessions of a Binge Eater. He’s bravely and openly shared his experiences with binge eating disorder (BED) as he’s navigated recovery. His presence in the blogosphere is shining an important light on how men...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Dieting is the Problem, Not Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke||Isabel Foxen Duke is a Certified Health Coach and Emotional Eating Expert. She helps women make peace with their bodies, so they can stop obsessing about food and get back to living awesome lives! In our interview, Isabel gives an amazing...||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Out Curvy with Jessica Torres||Jessica Torres is a body positive fashion blogger, beauty influencer, and reporter who is best known for her work with Revelist. She’s built a huge following, become a very recognizable face in our feeds, and built an amazing community around her...||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNYFW 2018 Warm Up with Sarah Chiwaya||Sarah Chiwaya (the blogger babe behind @curvily, CurvilyFashion.com) discovered the world of plus size blogging around the time of her wedding several years ago. She learned firsthand the power of representation, and fashion, to radically transform a...||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding a Plus Size Fashion Empire with Stylish Curves with Alissa Wilson||Alissa Wilson is the founder and editor-in-chief of Stylish Curves, and a certified O.G. of the plus size blogging world! She started from the bottom rung of the fashion editorial scene and has risen to be the creator of her own fashion media empire....||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Essential #healthyatanysize Reading List for 2018 with Keyaira Boone||Keyaira (Key) Boone is a freelance writer, blogger, and all around great human who also created thecletter.com. She’s set out to carve out a space for herself online where she can share authentically about who she is, what she loves, and the...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming a Lady Boss with the Woman Behind “Little Lime Dress,” Meaghan O’Connor||Meaghan O’Connor was working for a hedge fund when she got laid off during the economic downturn of the early 2000’s. She went from sobbing on Lexington Avenue to thriving as a celebrity fashion stylist, working with major brands and celebrity...||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Dieting is Making You More Unhealthy with Dr. Jenny Conviser||Jenny H. Conviser, PsyD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine, and on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Conviser is...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrue Health and Wholeness for the New Year with Nina Elliot||Nina Elliot and her husband Christian are the husband / wife duo behind True Whole Human. Nina balances her pursuit of a healthy lifestyle with her business, homeschooling her four children, and being the all-around awesome woman that she wants to...||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou're Not Morally Obligated to Lose Weight in 2018 with Kara Loewentheil||Kara Loewentheil, who I’m calling my podcast guest M.V.P. of 2017 (and that’s saying A LOT, because we have had many amazing guests!) is back for her second episode! If you haven’t already listened to her first episode, “Unf*ck Your...||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuning into Your Best Self with Danika Brysha||Danika Brysha is a curve model with IMG models, food and wellness personality, and the founder and CEO of Model Meals, a healthy meal delivery company. She is also incredibly attuned to her body, its needs, and the constant pursuit of...||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Recipe for a Curvy, Confident Holiday Season with Denise Caldwell||Denise Caldwell is a celebrity fashion stylist. From A-list, celebrity clients (and fashion heavy hitters) like Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jennifer Lopez, to the “everyday” women that she makes over for fashion outlets and morning shows, Denise has..||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnf*ck Your Diet Brain with Kara Loewentheil||Kara is an insanely accomplished, empowered feminist who is also a master certified life coach and creator of the revolutionary program for feminist women, “Unf*ck Your Brain.” Kara discovered coaching, and learned how to coach herself, which...||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrace, Grit, and Gratitude with Isoke Salaam||Isoke Salaam is an East Coast PR girl originally from New Jersey with private clients within fashion and the arts. When not reviewing a client portfolio, typing on an iPad and answering her cell phone while balancing in...||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to become a Plus Size Model (or not!) with Madeline Jones||Madeline (Maddie) Jones is the editor-in-chief of Plus Model Magazine (PMM) and one of the pioneers of the plus size fashion industry. She is sometimes referred to as the Anna Wintour of plus size, and through her work has blazed a trail that many of...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan You Lose Weight and Still be Body Positive? with Kristin Booker||Kristin Booker is a writer, blogger, and the creator of the site Fashion.Style.Beauty. Kristin has crafted stories for Marie Claire, ELLE, Refinery29, Lucky, xoJane, xoVain, and Yahoo Beauty, among others. I got to meet Kristin when she...||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen are the Future with Anne Mahlum||Anne Mahlum is the entrepreneur, brain trust and #ladyboss behind [solid core]! She is the owner and CEO of the business, which she founded in DC in 2013. In just a few short years, Anne has grown her company into a nationwide fitness...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Sidewalk to Catwalk: Torrid Model Search 2017||15,000 girls entered the Torrid Model Search 2017 competition, and we’re now to the final four, in the final few days of their journey (voting ends October 29!). I caught up with Haley Rudolph of Toronto,...||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFitting into Your Skinny Jeans is No Longer the Goal with Zlata Sushchik||Zlata Sushchik is an award-winning fitness competitor, lifestyle coach, and creator of the Sexyfit Method, author Zlata Sushchik spent more than a decade perfecting a simple five-step method to help every woman...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesign Your Own Body Lovin' Routine! with Ginny Gane||Ginny Gane is a Law of Attraction expert, coach, author, and podcast host. She also studied Kinesiology and worked as a Physical Trainer for many years. She marries up the teachings of Abraham Hicks and classic LOA truths with a deep understanding of...||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow I Blew $10,000 on Dieting in 10 Years with Cassie Parks||If I had to quantify my investment in diet and weight loss products in the past ten years, I would estimate that it’s somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000. In this episode, I share the nitty gritty details of how I got to that number, and how it..||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreate the Happy, Healthy Life of Your Dreams with Kopari Beauty Co-founder Kiana Cabell||So many of us are striving to create the lives (and the bodies) that we love. But it can get discouraging because it seems like we’re inundated with examples of women who are having to compromise their health and well-being in order to achieve...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeak Out: I’m Sharing My History with Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder in the Military in the Hopes that You’ll Speak Out, Too||I was struggling with a combination of binge eating disorder and bulimia while I attended the Naval Academy from 2003 - 2007. My experience as a woman in uniform, and an NCAA Division I athlete for the Naval Academy, were directly related to the...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBody Love NOW! Why loving your body matters more than ever with Kelly Augustine||Kelly Augustine is one of the leading voices in the body positivity and plus size fashion conversation right now. Recently, she was featured in a national television & print #thenewskinny campaign for Lane Bryant, which only solidifies her...||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPlus Size Fashion is Moving Forward: NYFW panel with Lisa Aviva, See Rose Go, and Jaanuu Scrubs||If you’re a plus size woman like me, you know how frustrating it can be to find clothing that’s comfortable, fits well, is made from quality materials, and is also stylish, reflective of your own personal aesthetic. Sometimes, it feels like the...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Don’t Have to Lose Weight to Have a Body and a Life you Love! with Lauren O’Leary||So many of us have grown up buying into the diet myth, which teaches us that we have to lose weight and get a “perfect” body in order to have the life of our dreams. But for curve model, top beauty influencer, and makeup artist Lauren...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStruggling to Lose Weight? You Might Be a Perfectionist!||Many of us fall victim to the “all or nothing” mentality when it comes to our efforts to lose weight, or get healthy. As someone in recovery from perfectionism, from multiple back surgeries, from an eating disorder, and from subscribing to other...||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealthy living for the real world! with Robyn Downs||Robyn Downs is the researcher, educator, storyteller and mama behind her blog, Real Food Whole Life and The Feel Good Effect podcast! She is a working mom and a woman in the real world who is trying to balance the demands of her life with creating a...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Revolution of Loving Your Body||Most of my life I’ve been a “serial dieter.” I went on my first diet when I was 7 years old. From that time, I was concerned about food, my body and my weight. I’ve spent thousand of dollars on dieting and, most tragically, I’ve deprived...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Loving this podcast!
Mel has such wonderful insights on body image, health and fitness. I love this show!
Mel’s a fantastic host with great content and guests. Highly recommend!
A strong voice for women today!
Thank you Mel for sharing your story!
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