WELCOME TO THE ALL FIRED UP! PODCAST,
WITH YOUR HOST, LOUISE ADAMS
Louise is by nature a mild mannered clinical psychologist, but her alter ego – a FIERCE and fearless anti-diet crusader – is taking over! Louise specialises in helping people recover from disordered eating, and she’s COMPLETELY OVER trying to help people when the culture we live in is utterly sick, toxic, and screwed up when it comes to food, exercise, health, and body size.
Louise cannot for a second longer take the rampant injustice of a society obsessed with thinness and health. She can’t STAND how fat people are being treated like second class citizens. She is LIVID about the way weight science is being sold to make a buck off human misery.
And she’s SO OVER the diet bulls**t that she’s shelved her own introversion and started a podcast!
So welcome to All Fired Up!, where Louise delves deeply into diet culture and blows it the hell up! Each week we’ll meet brave and fascinating anti-diet warriors who are also fighting for equality, justice, and freedom. Join us, and get All Fired Up! about building a better world!
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Part 2 of our Covid Contiki tour is here! We’re continuing our whirlwind trip around the world to see what the data tells us about the relationship between body size and COVID-19. Diet culture is busily creating a narrative that being larger is a huge risk factor for contracting, developing complications, and even dying from the virus, and our BS detectors are UP! Alongside my fellow travel guides Jess Campbell (nutritionist and medical student) and Fiona Willer (anti-diet dietitian and statistical warrior), we’re diving deep into the data to reveal the real picture – and the truth is VERY DIFFERENT from the headlines! In Part 1 we visited China and the USA, and in this episode we’re off to France, Italy, and the UK. What we find will blow your mind! This is a MUST LISTEN!
CW – this episode discusses severe illness and death, and mentions the “O” word multiple times. If you’re finding it all a bit much, wait until you’ve got some gas in the tank. But if you’re ready to get totally fired up about how weight bias is impacting our understanding of this pandemic, let’s go!
Not even a global pandemic can stop the feverish hysteria of diet culture! As COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the world, there’s a sh*tload of truly hideous media articles and speculative research editorials proclaiming that higher weight people get sick more often, more severely, and even die at a higher rate than thin people. This narrative is largely being accepted as an unquestioned ‘truth’ by most media outlets. But where did this idea come from, and what does the data say? This week on All Fired Up we’re travelling around the world on a virtual COVID Contiki tour, visiting the COVID-19 hot spots, finding out where these narratives came from, and digging deep into the statistics to see what’s actually going on. I am joined by my fellow tour guides Fiona Willer, anti-diet dietitian and weight science expert, and Jess Campbell, anti-diet nutritionist and medical student, in an intrepid mission to uncover the truth!
This is an epic 2-part series which is ESSENTIAL LISTENING. In such challenging times, we need objective and transparent information. It’s simply not OK to keep serving up weight biased BS. But be warned – this is obviously a very distressing topic, and this episode contains multiple uses of the “O” word (there was no way around it), plus we’re going into explicit discussions of disease, death, and BMI. Look after yourself!
It’s WAY overdue, but the 2019 Crappy Awards are finally here! 2019 was a SH*TTY year of diet culture BS, with countless examples of gaslighting opportunism from profit hungry snake oil salesman. From fashion brands and Big “O” stealing body positivity, to medical negligence and library invasions, NOTHING is sacred to the weight loss wolves hungry to make a buck off body misery! Our listeners have gathered together the MOST loathsome examples of these bottom feeding b*stards in a magnificent rant-fest of epic proportions! If you’ve had a gutful of COVID19, tune in for some truly furious take downs of the weight loss industry! I strongly advise a large quarantini and headphones for this ep as the swear-o-meter is set to high! Featuring guest judge Alyssa, our carry over champ from the 2018 awards ceremony. Who will win???
All Fired Up is back with a BANG for 2020! And we are SUPER fired up about this Netflix SHOCKumentary ‘The Game Changers’. Ebony McCorkell of EB Nutrition joins me to shout “WTF?” at the dude-bro-fear-mongering- pseudo-scientific thrust of this plant-based propaganda. As an ethical vegan and anti-diet dietitian, Ebony is NOT IMPRESSED with the doco’s misleading oversimplification of nutrition science, and we’re both just flat out BEWILDERED at the relentless focus on masculinity (and erect penises!). It’s infuriating that thin white male doctors are apparently able to say ANYTHING without giving credible evidence to support their claims. If you’re tangled up in health knots after watching this doco, this is a must listen!
Don’t miss a FURIOUS FROLIC with my amazing guest, the Food Psych herself, Christy Harrison! Christy is COMPLETELY fired up about diet culture bullsh*t and all of the harm it perpetuates. In fact she’s so p*ssed off she wrote a book! Join us as we dissect the history of diet culture and reveal its bigotted roots in racist and sexist propaganda about what type of human belongs at the top of the food chain (spoiler alert: thin white men). Even the Suffragettes sucked! Christy has done some amazing detective work and quite literally, this book will change your life and get you MAD AS HELL! Do not miss this episode!