This week we are joined by anti-diet dietitian and former elite-level synchronized swimmer (artistic swimmer), Katie Spada! In this episode we talk about: 

  • Katie’s story – how being a competitive athlete led to disordered eating and body image struggles
  • Why Disordered behaviors become normalized in competitive athletic settings
  • Katie’s breaking point with dieting/ restricting
  • Why athletes are uniquely prone to body image struggles
  • How the competitive athletic community is starting to change to better support athletes
  • Why competitive sport culture makes it hard to allow guilt free rest and where to start with rewiring this mindset


Listen to the episode here or anywhere you get your podcasts



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