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PTP349 Dr Yami Intuitive Eating
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In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster about intuitive eating and how to feed your little ones and yourselves. We talk less about what they should be eating and more about our role as parents on how we should be feeding them from a more behavioural and psychological point of view. Then we cover when to set limits and when to hold back and what a play food drawer is. We think you’ll find her advice on when and if to serve dessert quite…well…different. 

This episode is perfect for any parent to be or parent in the now. We actually think grandparents will have a lot to learn from this episode as well. 

Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author and speaker. As a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, Dr. Yami champions the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Yami is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

She also holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition and is a certified Food for Life Instructor. In 2013, Dr. Yami founded to support plant-based families and to provide a resource for families striving to eat more whole foods. In her podcast, Veggie Doctor Radio, she explores diet and nutrition, healthy habit formation, behavior change, and motivation. New episodes are released weekly, featuring leading experts in plant-based nutrition and healthy living. Dr. Yami’s pediatric micro practice, Nourish Wellness, is located in Yakima, Washington, where she lives with her husband and two sons.


In this episode we discuss: 

  • How she became plant-based 
  • Doctors learn pathology 
  • Childhood obesity 
  • Intuitive eating 
  • Dessert 
  • Letting go 
  • You’re not a bad parent 
  • Specific situation 
  • Loving limits 
  • Trusting kids 
  • Genetics 
  • Play food drawer 
  • Sitting down for a meal as a family
  • Setting an example 
  • Saying no to bread 
  • Demonizing foods 
  • Positive self talk…at least out loud


Links to things we mentioned:

Yummy Kids Activity Book for Kids

Putting an End To Plant-Based Picky Eaters

Dr. Yami  – Website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTubePodcast

Veggie Fit Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy by Dr. Yami

5 Parenting Tips For Picky Eaters

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Diet For A New America by John Robbins

Prescription Medications, Parenting, and ADHD with Dr. Pam Popper – PTP299

The Power of Positive Parenting with Jon Gordon – PTP227 

Plant Trainers Amazon Storefront

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