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Emotional Eating, Body Image & the Menopause – The Happy Menopause Podcast

Season 5 • Episode 13
Dr Romi Ran, Clinical Psychologist & Author

Our relationship with food can be complex and it’s very often determined by a whole host of different experiences. Some of us might describe ourselves as emotional eaters and find that this can get in the way of a healthy lifestyle, affecting our weight and our body image. The whole arena can be a bit of a minefield. In fact, it’s a specialist field in clinical work, so I’ve reached out to an expert in this area, Dr Romi Ran.

Romi is a Clinical Psychologist; Coach and Author who specialises in food, eating, and body image and who works with people to transform their lives. She’s been involved in a range of research at Harvard University and received her doctorate from the University of Oxford. Her new book, Bite Sized Peace, draws on her clinical experience and is a transformative guide to changing eating habits and fostering body acceptance. This is fascinating and important stuff at any age of life, but never more so than during the hormonal upheavals of the perimenopause.

There’s a lot of food for thought in this interview with Romi, as we discuss the challenges women can experience with their relationship with food. We talk about midlife weight loss; the impact of emotional eating; body image, and how to manage all these challenges. Romi shares her 5 principles to navigate these tricky areas and to achieve a more positive and accepting approach to manage our health and wellbeing through midlife and beyond.

I really enjoyed chatting to Romi – there was a lot of food for thought there and I was very interested in what she had to say about the importance of self- acceptance. If you’re thinking of making some changes, tuning into this fascinating episode could be a great way to get started.

Show Notes

Find out more about Romi and the work that she does, visit her website. To book in for her new 12-week Bite Sized Peace method,  a revolutionary 12-week course designed to completely reshape our relationship with food and body image, you can email her directly at

Check out her book Bite Sized Peace, a transformative guide that aims to change eating habits, foster body acceptance, and ultimately, transform lives.

Follow Romi on Facebook and Instagram.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of my book The Happy Menopause: Smart Nutrition to Help You Flourish, for your symptom-by-symptom nutrition guide to managing the menopause.


Dr Romi Ran is a British Clinical Psychologist; Coach and Author. She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals across the age span looking to transform their lives

Romi’s specialisms include:

Romi received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of Oxford, UK. Prior to that she worked as a Research Coordinator in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University (Boston, MA). Here she was involved in several research studies in the field of self harm and suicide.

Romi has experience utilizing and teaching various treatment models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based approaches, and Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT).

Romi has also devoted much of her time and interest to the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Her continual studies and meditative discipline both informs and enhances her professional work. She is especially interested in sharing the often unknown overlap between Eastern and psychological traditions and recognizes the need for both, to ensure transformational growth.

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