Podcast Episode 247: Wellness World Toxicity and Creating a Healthier Relationship with Food with Kiki Athanas

Kiki Athanas is an intuitive eating coach that helps smart women conquer emotional eating and practice healthy, balanced eating with consistency and ease. In this episode, Kiki and Samantha get honest about their own experiences with obsessing over food, as well as debunking diet culture myths and pointing out some of the toxic patterns within the wellness world—especially when it comes to nutrition. So many women have struggled with overeating, undereating, and everything in between. Kiki’s intuitive approach is designed to help women break free from non-stop thinking about food and become confident in their own choices and bodies. 


In this episode of The Wellness Witch Podcast:

  • Kiki and Samantha’s past struggles with finding balance with wellness and food
  • Being shamed for wanting to be slender
  • Simplifying the complicated nature of nutrition
  • Calling out some of the toxicity in the wellness space
  • How the latest fads can pull us away from our intuition


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This show is produced by Soulfire Productions

Top 3 relevant quotes:

  • “I would always be super jealous of the person that would have a reishi hot chocolate and be like, ‘Oh, wow I feel super calm from this reishi.’ I was like, ‘Really?! I take every goddamn mushroom everyday and I never feel everything.” I was just loading up on everything that it was hard to tell what was making me feel good or bad.”  
    • Kiki Athanas
    • 19:47
  • “I remember thinking to myself “I want an arranged marriage because I don’t want to make the wrong decision. Can’t my dad just set me up with someone?” I think a lot of women wish people could just tell them the right thing to do so they can just do it but, unfortunately, you have to find yourself and make your own choices.”
    • Kiki
    • 20:41
  • “There are these wellness influencers out there like, ‘Make sure you’re always eating, make sure you’re having your healthy fats…’, but rules of eating always lead to overeating and overeating healthy foods is inappropriate and not healthy.”
    • Kiki
    • 26:05
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