Debra Benfield of 'Body in Mind Nutrition'

We got the chance to sit down with Debra Benfield to discuss nutrition and  the concept of mindful and intuitive eating around healthy food choices. You’ll also get a look into some of our weird eating habits!

Debra is a Master’s Level Nutritionist (M.Ed.), a (Registered Dietitian (R.D.) AND a Licensed Dietitian/ Nutritionist (L.D.N.) with over 25 years of experience. So as you can see, she definitely fits the mold of who we seek out to talk to on Smart People Podcast! Head over to Debra’s page, Body in Mind Nutrition to read up on what she has to offer!

For those of you that didn’t recognize the voice at the beginning of the podcast, that is Vanessa Ragland of the Pop My Culture podcast. She is running for California Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Woman of the Year. In support of her campaign, all donations that come through our donation button will be sent to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Hit that donate button and help in any way you can!

Comments (2)
  1. I love the podcast but must say that I believe that this nutrionionist is providing your listeners misleading and even dangerous information. First off, I do agree with her that most people are not in touch with their true hunger, but she is missing the biggest point, which is, unhealthy food is addictive. It’s proven that food addictions can be more powerful than cocaine or heroine addictions, and so listening to your body is not the answer. If we told heroine addicts to listen to their body, they’d overdose and die. See, in nature, that worked great, but in this environment, where our senses are being short circuited by over stimulation (drugs, processed sugar, oil, abundance of meat, salt, etc – stuff that is NOT available in the environment we evolved in, it’s destructive. Your guest is correct in that we need to learn about our bodies & hunger more, and to do so, I HIGHLY recommend the book “The Pleasure Trap” to EVERYONE, it explains the REAL reason we overeat (and so much more), and also can’t recommend enough “Eat To Live” by Joel Furhman, a former SPP guest!

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