Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Let Us Eat Cake

Oct 7, 2021

In this week’s episode, Hannah and Ali talk all things Intuitive Eating principle #4: Challenge the Food Police. They are joined by registered dietitian Shana Spence and the self proclaimed “eat anything dietitian”. Shana’s philosophy is that life is complicated enough, and there shouldn’t be a reason to restrict yourself with the food you eat, which made her the perfect guest to help Hannah and Ali answer all your listener questions about challenging food rules. How do I manage comments from coworkers while I am working on freedom from food rules? How can I eat things that feel good for me and don’t follow any rules, without having all the guilt? How do you support someone in your life who eats mostly “junk” and fast food? Is there a way to help someone eat more “healthy”? How do I stop the nagging rules I have learned from dieting and my fitness pal from occupying my thoughts and influencing my choices? Will these food rules ever go away? When it comes to the choices we make around food, the Food Police and diet culture are never shy to tell us what’s wrong, what's right, what’s good, what’s bad and tells us how to feel about the food we like to eat. Even if those messages are often conflicting, the Food Police adds guilt and shame to food choices and implies that the morality of food has something to do with who we are as people. Well the Food Police has got to go! Join Hannah, Ali and Shana as they take the B.S. out of these food rules and shut the Food Police up once and for all!

Make sure to head over to the @eatcakepod Instagram account Thursdays at 3pm PST for a live support "Snack Time & Chill"- a chance for a supported snack at a physical distance, to ask your nutrition questions and have some laughs along the way. 

How to find Shana Spence:

On Instagram @thenutritiontea 

The Let Us Eat Cake Podcast has a new home! Make sure to check out the new website for the latest episodes, blog posts and so much more. You can find also Hannah & Ali on Instagram @eatcakepod, on Facebook @Let Us Eat Cake Podcast, and email your questions to

If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to take a screenshot and share it out on Instagram and tag @eatcakepod. We will be sure to share your comments and big takeaways on Instagram Stories as well. Also, once you've subscribed make sure to give us a review on iTunes (or Google Play, Stitcher, Android, TuneIn, Spotify). 

This season focuses on the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating created by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. For more information on Intuitive Eating check out

The information presented in this podcast does not replace the individual nutrition recommendations from your health care providers. Visit to find a specialized dietitian in your area.