Eliz Greene
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Does trying to choose the "right" food stress you out?

In our information-saturated landscape, choosing what to eat has become more and more complicated.  Food stress is the pressure of making the right choice often makes us self-limit choices.  We avoid buying this food because a television doctor said it is terrible for us.  We choose to eat only certain foods because a celebrity lost weight doing that.  Or we stand in the grocery aisle wondering if we’ll be judged by our family, friends, or community because we don’t buy something with the “right” label.

Eating well shouldn’t be this stressful!

Wouldn’t it be nice to take the guilt, judgment, and stress out of food?

For years I’ve talked about, and argued about (in a civil way most of the time), food and food choices with my friend Michele Payn. She’s a fellow professional speaker and mom.  She is also the author of Food Bullying, a new book which shines a light on the way marketing and messages influence our food choices.

When Michele decided to create a podcast around the topic of Food Bullying, she asked me to co-host with her and continue our discussion in interviews with food experts.  We talk about the $5.75 trillion secret that food marketers and celebrity spokespeople don’t want you to know. Each episode is filled with tangible ideas on how you may have been bullied, why it impacts your wellness, and how to overcome food bullying.

The podcast will help you reduce food stress and navigate grocery store aisles, menus, and those sticky conversations with friends or family.

What you’ll hear on the Food Bullying podcast:

  • Experts in dietetics, food, neuroscience, farming, psychology, mental health, wellness, agriculture, marketing, and food science.
  • Answers to the most common questions around food – without judgment.
  • Tools to battle bullying found in the 200,000+ label claims found in a grocery store.
  • Ideas for creating your own social, ethical, environmental, and health standards when making eating decisions.

My hope is that this podcast will equip our listeners with tools to take the stress out of food choices.

Please check out our latest episodes below or on your favorite podcast platform. We’d love you to leave a comment and subscribe too!

RSS Food Bullying Podcast
  • Dietitians defending farmers? Episode 83
    Dustin Moore is a dietitian active in research, education, and public health communication who thinks it's time for RDNs to circle the wagons around agriculture. His favorite topics of discussion include food production, agriculture, public policy, and culture. He and his family are active in their community and church, always cooking or trying new foods.  […]
    Michele Payn & Nicole Rodriguez
  • Stop food guilt over cow burps & beef: Episode 82
    Everything we eat has a direct impact on the environment. Debbie Lyons-Blythe is a cattle rancher from Kansas and has been working on sustainability for years. She is the chairman elect of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Debbie highlights how beef is good for the environment. Cattle sequester carbon from land that cannot be […]
    Michele Payn & Nicole Rodriguez
  • Bacon, bullies, and breaded tenderloins: Episode 81
    Leon Sheets is a pig farmer in northeast Iowa and his family grows corn, soybeans, and hay using several conservation practices to protect the soil and water. They have 12,000 pigs, from just weaned to harvest, which are cared for using Modern Inside Production Housing. Leon says "Pork Producers We Care Principals is at the […]
    Michele Payn & Nicole Rodriguez
  • Chatting cranberries: when they float, why they are diet go to, and more!
    Amber, AKA @CranberryChats on Insta and Facebook, is a fifth generation Wisconsin cranberry grower and mom raising the first of the sixth generation. She's a farmer working alongside her entire family and now trying to navigate the work life balance with a new baby. She wants people to know all of the work that goes […]
    Michele Payn & Nicole Rodriguez
  • Why a dietitian from the Bronx works with farmers: Episode 79 (relaunch!)
    Michele Payn welcomes Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Nicole Rodriguez to the Food Bullying podcast as the new co-host. A second career dietitian, Nicole found a huge disconnect between her education in New York City and agriculture. Michele and Nicole have teamed up help dietitians and consumers get firsthand perspective from farmers about how food is grown. […]
    Michele Payn & Nicole Rodriguez
  • Stress, choices, and farewell: Episode 78
    Anyone else feeling overwhelmed?  Michele and Eliz talk ranging conversation about stress, overwhelm, uncertainty, and choice in 2021. Much of their conversation is based on Eliz’s soon-to-be-released book, Stress-Proof Your Life in this final episode of the food bullying podcast. Listen in as they say farewell and help you deal with the stress of a […]
    Michele Payn & Eliz Greene
  • Chemicals and doctors and food, oh my! Episode 77
    Did you know soldiers used to carry flowers into battle to keep them healthy? Dr. Liza Dunn joins Michele and Eliz for a fascinating conversation about pesticides, nutrition, herbicides, and why doctors need to stay in their lane. Liza Dunn is a mom of 3 boys and a hockey fan who loves her pets - […]
    Michele Payn & Eliz Greene
  • Nutrition science is a puzzle: Episode 76
    Can we trust the information we hear about nutrition? Why does nutritional advice change? Does it have to be this confusing? Does the source of science funding matter? Michele and Eliz are joined by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Elieke Kearns for a lively discussion about the science of nutrition and why you shouldn’t believe everything you […]
    Michele Payn & Eliz Greene
  • Good Soil Is Like Chocolate Cake: Episode 75
    Sustainable farming is a hot topic - but was does sustainable even mean? In this episode Michele and Eliz welcome regenerative farmer Steve Tucker to discuss why he changed the way he farms and why great soil is like chocolate cake. Steve Tucker is an ag production specialist. He farms in southwest Nebraska with his […]
    Michele Payn & Eliz Greene
  • Picking out ice cream, sensationalized science, & misinformation: Episode 74
    Has an increase of leisure time during the pandemic made us more distrustful of science? Can we pick and choose what science we believe like we do flavors of ice cream? Michele and Eliz are joined by two scientists, Dr. Meghan Wulster- Radcliffe and Dr. Stuart Smyth to discuss science, misinformation and odd flavored ice […]
    Michele Payn & Eliz Greene
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About Eliz Greene

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health and reduce stress are used by thousands of busy people all over the world. She is a motivational wellness speaker, author, and job stress researcher. Visit elizgreene.com to book Eliz for your next event.

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