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Have you ever heard of the body type diet or the metabolic type diet?
Or maybe you've heard the terms 'ectomorphs', 'endomorphs', or 'mesomorphs' thrown around on social media or in your local gym.
If so, you may have some questions like one of our awesome podcast listeners did, such as: what's the actual science behind it? And is it a useful thing to know and rely on in a better health journey?
So the truth is, in the 40's a psychologist by the name of Doctor William Sheldon came up with the 3...
There's a lot of conversation (and confusion) about the first meal of the day... breakfast.
For a long time you were told never to skip it.
Now you're told to cut it out completely.
Some argue you need it to rev your metabolism for the day.
Others would say a longer fast means more fat is burned.
What's the truth??
Well if you know me, you probably know my answer is going to be somewhere in the middle and I'm going to say it differs from person to person (I know, I know, I can hear the groan of...
I see people arguing over nutrition research all the time. This study says keto is the best, this study says paleo’s the best, this study says vegan’s the best. But here’s the thing, research and the experts behind it can be skewed, biased, and outdated.
How many times have we proven old diets wrong that were once strongly supported by hundreds of studies (the era of ‘fat makes you fat’ comes to mind)?
Look at the fact that most researchers don’t want to use women to test their...
My narcissistic relationship triggered my autoimmune disease.
Yes there were certainly other factors at play: diet, genetics, birth control.
But for years I couldn't speak my mind for fear of retribution. For years I was on high alert, unsure what would set him off. For years I felt like I was crazy, having every word twisted and turned against me.
My body's defenses were chronically waging war against the ever-present emotional threat and eventually turned on me, attacking my own thyroid...
For years I've said that the negative emotions and experiences we don't process and release get stored in the body. Sometimes as fat, sometimes as illness, sometimes as injury.
It always sounded 'woo woo' when it came out of my mouth, but finally I've discovered a book that scientifically backs up this intuition.
'The Body Keeps the Score' by Bessel Van Der KolK, MD, is one of the most comprehensive books I've ever read on trauma, how it affects the brain and body, and how to heal...
"When you're not used to being confident, confidence feels like arrogance.
When you're used to being passive, assertiveness feels like aggression.
When you're not used to getting your needs met, prioritizing yourself feels selfish. Your comfort zone is not a good benchmark." - @cosmicteaholisticshop
A friend shared this quote with me recently and boy did it hit close to home.
I've been a passive people-pleaser most of my life, and while I've spent years working through that in therapy, my limits have been...
As the pandemic winds down, you may be feeling like you're starting at square one with your health and fitness journey.
With excess stress, closed gyms, no consistent routine, the pantry 5 steps away at all times, and no one seeing us from the chest down, a lot of us struggled not to put weight on and say bye-bye to healthy habits.
So let's break it down, start from the beginning, and take it one step at a time using my S.T.R.O.N.G Method:
So few people take the time to...
Have you ever gone on a weight loss journey and had a freak out moment because...
The scale went up even though you were doing everything right.
Or you self-sabotaged and ate a whole pizza after you were so good all week.
Or you felt your motivation drop and couldn't figure out how to get it back.
The reason we freak out is because we feel these things are not supposed to happen and it leaves us feeling totally out of...
Do you ever feel out of control around food? You know you should watch your portions and eat mindfully, but you can't help it. One spoonful after another, long after your body is satisfied, you continue to shovel.
Maybe it starts with your dinner. Then you want something crunchy and salty so you mow through a bag of chips. But then you need something sweet to balance it out so you plow through a sleeve of Oreos. And before you know it, you're flopped on the couch, groaning in discomfort with your jeans...
Can you imagine a world where weight loss happens without counting calories? Where food no longer consumes your thoughts? Where treats happen without guilt? Where you feel in control of your cravings? Where you don't have to pick between your goal weight and your favorite foods? Where becoming your healthiest, fittest self is actually enjoyable?
Believe it or not, all of that can be your reality. The key to claiming it as such? Intuitive eating.
What is intuitive eating? According to Healthline,...