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How to Talk to Your Overweight Teen (and Keep Your Healthy Teen That Way)
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Teenage Waistland
Abby Ellin tells up what her life was like growing up, and the factors that led her in and out of fat camp, and ultimately, to write about the experience. She also shares advice on how parents should help their kids to make the right choices.
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Creating Lasting Change
Renee Stephens shares her background as a binge-eating teen and the role her parents played. She also discusses how she helps women heal their addictions, the tools she uses, and why she focuses on working with mothers.
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Healthy Choices
Deb and Robin discuss why mothers need to be in a good place to talk to their kids about weight and how to help your children create a healthy relationship with food.
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Abby Ellin, a journalist and former fat-camper whose parents' attempts to "save her" from fatness proved counterproductive, has had a lifelong interest in figuring out how they might have done it better, and an abiding compassion for overweight kids. In Teenage Waistland she shares the story of her own adolescent struggle with food and weight, and journeys with hope, skepticism, and humor through the landscape of today's diet culture.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Abby Ellin
For five years, Abby Ellin wrote the "Preludes" column, about young people and money, in the Sunday Money and Business section of the New York Times. She also regularly writes the "Vows" column in the New York Times Sunday Styles section, as well as feature assignments for the New York Times Magazine. Her work has appeared in a range of publications, including Time, the Village Voice, Marie Claire, More, Self, Glamour, the Boston Phoenix, and Spy (RIP). She's an editor-at-large for Gotham magazine and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. But her greatest claim to fame is naming "Karamel Sutra" ice cream for Ben and Jerry's.

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Rene Stephens
Renée Stephens is a successful speaker, consultant and coach. Her practice has been focused exclusively on healing weight related issues since 2000. Renée works with individuals and groups to heal the underlying causes of weight related issues such as weight loss, compulsive overeating, binge eating, food obsession, negative body image and low self esteem. Her focus is on creating lasting behavior change, and helping her clients find peace with their relationship to their bodies and to food. Through her extensive understanding of the nature of human motivation, Renée makes unraveling the complex factors that cause us to overeat seem simple. Her sessions are equally effective over the phone or in person in her San Francisco, California office. Renée is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Life Coach, Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Certified Destination Method® Coach. She also holds a BA degree from the University of Virginia (with Distinction), and an MBA from the London Business School. Prior to founding Mind for Body, she had a successful career in International Business and Marketing, working for companies such as IBM and Sun Microsystems. She speaks fluent Spanish, conversational French and Portuguese. She successfully healed her own compulsive overeating and has maintained her weight loss since 1987 through 2 pregnancies and 4 years of Chronic Fatigue.

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