In this episode of the podcast, Jacob interviews researcher Jake Linardon and Dr Eric Helms on the prevalence of eating disorders in the fitness community.
Dr Linardon has a PHD in eating disorders and is a head lecturer at Deaking University. Dr Helms is also a researcher and science communicator aiming to improve the application of scientific practices in training and nutrition for physique and strength sports.
Topics covered include:
• A background on Jake and his field of research
• Defining and diagnosing eating disorders
• Defining and diagnosing body image disorders
• Prevalence of ED and body image disorders in fitness
• Causes of eating disorders
• Dietary restraint, and the utility of rigid & flexible dieting
• The role of intuitive eating
• Eric’s model of implementing a flexible diet
• Screening for ED & body image disorders for coaches
• Advice for working with clients who have eating & body image disorders