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Hormones... they can be our greatest gift, supporting our ability to have children, making us feel sexy sexy when our partner gives us 'the eyes', guiding our bodies to function properly with intricate messages sent on a second-to-second basis.
They also can be the bane of our existence, wreaking havoc on our emotions, cursing us with cramps, and directing fat deposits to hold onto our hips for dear life.
Two episodes back we talked about the myriad of things we can do to support our hormone health, but then I...
I'm sure you've heard all the buzz in the past few years about the wonders of intermittent fasting.
You've probably heard appealing promises like...
It's great for longevity!
It prevents signs of aging!
It's fantastic for weight loss!
But you can't help but wonder... is it just another passing fad or a new essential in your nutrition arsenal? Is it right for you? What are the pros and cons? Which schedule is the best? Does it actually work for weight loss?
We're going to answer all that and more in...
So you finally did it! After hemming and hawing for weeks, you finally got up the motivation to start a workout routine.
You got a cute new workout outfit, you found a gym, class, or program you're ready to commit to, you got your hair in that high messy bun that says you mean business, and you are ready to get in there and prove to those mean girls from high school you do NOT have cankles!
But a month later, you've only lost a pound and feel that hyped up motivation slipping through your...
Aaaah, the ever elusive flat abs, the toned tummy, the 6-pack... how ever will we find you?
I remember back in my dancer days, a slim waist was the pinnacle of beauty in my eyes. I loved looking at my flat stomach in the morning, but lamented the first meal that would immediately send me back to 'fluffy' territory.
And believe you me, I tried all the gimmicks - apple cider vinegar, 6-pack ab workouts from women's magazines, drinking this drink, following that plan.
Shocker of shockers, it got me nowhere.
Which is why...
When you hear the word starch, what do you think of? Pasta, bread, white rice? Weight gain? Blood sugar spikes?
Starch has gotten a bad rap, and in some instances for good reason. The starch in processed carbs breaks down into glucose and does spike blood sugar and contributes to diseases like diabetes and obesity.
But just like not all carbs are created equal, not all starch is created equal.
Resistant starch is starch that acts like soluble fiber in that it isn't digested in the small intestine by...
Raise your hand if you've found yourself foregoing your morning coffee for a cup of hot lemon water or a giant glass of celery juice.
Or if you've ever kept that cup of joe, but added spoonfuls of coconut oil to it.
Or if you've put yourself through the gag-inducing shot of apple cider vinegar before your meals...
All in the name of dropping a few stubborn pounds.
The question is, do these diet tricks belong in the giant book of weight loss hoaxes? Or is there scientific merit to any of these...
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...
At some point in your life, you've probably heard this piece of weight loss advice: "just eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full."
Hell, I've given that advice many times over to my clients.
Sounds simple enough right?
But what about when it's not?
What if you have a hard time differentiating between true hunger and boredom?
What if 'full' has always meant 'stuffed' for you and you're not sure what you're supposed to feel like after a meal?
I've had many clients in this boat. From...
I can't count how many times in my career I've uttered the words, "No one is fat because of eating bananas."
I actually remember the first time I said it.
I had a client who ate virtually every meal out, who regularly drank 4-5 artificially sweetened ice teas at one sitting, and who was just getting into a workout routine.
They had a solid 60 pounds to lose and when I told them to eat a banana to fuel their workout their response was, "Don't bananas have a lot of sugar??"
Honestly, it hurt my...
The last 2 weeks we've talked about how trauma affects the brain (giving you an external locus of control, reduced impulse control, and impaired memory) and how trauma affects the body (reduced metabolism, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, just to name a few).
And after hearing all that, you may be feeling a bit hopeless, wondering if your past trauma is going to define and limit the possibilities for your future.
It isn't. Not if you're willing to do the work.
Now before you click away thinking 'the...