Episode 101: The Food, Body and Mind Connection with Marie-Pier the Balanced Dietician

Marie-Pier Pitre-D'Iorio

Why We Love Marie-Pier:

Marie-Pier Pitre-D’Iorio is an anti-diet Registered Dietitian with a B.Sc. in Psychology and the founder of The Balanced Practice. After completing her first degree in psychology, Marie-Pier struggled with an eating disorder. After recovery, she went back to school to become an RD with the dream to support folx in their own food journeys. She started her private practice and has been supporting folx heal their relationship with food and their bodies. She strives to provide evidence based nutrition interventions to all her clients and support them in their recovery journeys. She  is passionate about helping folx discover how to ditch diet culture and nourish their bodies without guilt, shame or restrictions. 

She is the host of The Balanced Dietitian Podcast where she provides listeners a different approach to nutrition. She offers one on one counselling at The Balanced Practice as well as an online group program to help folx heal their relationship with food and body.

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On the Pod, We Discuss:

  • Her own recovery from disordered eating and why she set out to bridge the gap between psychology and dietetics to help others heal as well 
  • Why our gut health and mental health are so deeply connected and why many of the strict ass little protocols from wellness gurus and celebrity doctors are actually making it all worse 
  • Why GI issues don’t always mean you should cut out good groups 
  • The other factors that could be impacting your gut health that have nothing to do with food
  • Why weight-inclusive care is so important for health outcomes 
  • Why making a nome “nutritionally safe” is so important for families in which a child is struggling with an eating disorder
  • Some warning signs that a child might be struggling with an eating issue
  • How to manage post-COVID body image disruptions and why reconnecting to our bodies is the antidote to the discomfort not body love 
  • And so much more

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