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57. Busting Nutrition Myths with Nutrition Researcher (and Legend) Alan Aragon (@thealanaragon) (Part 1)

57. Busting Nutrition Myths with Nutrition Researcher (and Legend) Alan Aragon (@thealanaragon) (Part 1)

May 26, 2020

Today's episode is part 1 of a 2 parter with (drum roll please...) Alan Aragon. Alan is an absolute legend in the field of nutrition science so I hope you guys are as excited as I am for today’s podcast. Seriously, stop the Googling, stop listening to your friends, family and celebrity chefs and get scientifically proven nutrition facts, with the evidence to back them up, straight from a leading nutrition researcher.  

In case you haven’t heard of Alan Aragon, he is a nutrition researcher and educator with over 20 years of success in the field. He is known as one of the most influential figures in the fitness industry’s movement towards evidence-based information. Alan writes a monthly research review on his website providing cutting-edge theoretical and practical information and his work has been published in popular magazines as well as the peer-reviewed scientific literature. He co-authored Nutrient Timing Revisited, the most-viewed article in the history of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN). He also is the lead author of the ISSN Position Stand on Diets & Body Composition.  

Alan maintains a private practice designing programs for recreational, Olympic, professional athletes and of course regular people striving to be their best. You can find Alan on his website and I highly recommend you follow his Instagram.  

I've split my chat with Alan into 2 episodes because there is so much valuable content here and it’s basically two huge nutrition myth busting podcasts based on the latest research and science.  

In today’s podcast (part 1), we start by discussing why nutrition in general is so confusing and why there are so many conflicting opinions. We look at the 'Blue Zones' and why no diet is better than another, we de-bunk some breakfast myths, talk about nutrient timing, damaged metabolisms, weight loss plateaus and fasting.  

Check out my 3 Hour Evidence-Based Fat Loss Webinar  

If you enjoy this podcast, I really encourage you to purchase my top rated, 3 hour Evidenced-Based Fat Loss Webinar. What Alan and I discuss in this podcast is just brushing the surface on the reasons you may not be able to lose weight or keep it off. In the webinar, I go into great detail about the following topics:  

  • fat loss data and statistics
  • if you can really damage your metabolism and how to improve your metabolism
  • energy balance
  • how to reverse a plateau
  • body composition goals
  • body composition analysis
  • how to calculate your calories
  • how to calculate your macros
  • flexible dieting and what you may be doing wrong
  • diet breaks and reverse dieting
  • foundations of fat loss science and the foundations of a healthy diet
  • how to build fat burning meals
  • red flags for dieting
  • my own personal method
  • 30 minute Q&A at the end to answer listener questions.

You can find this jam packed, top-rated webinar on my website for only $29AUD ($18USD).   

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56. Fuelling Your Gut (Part 2) with Dr Will Bulsiewicz

56. Fuelling Your Gut (Part 2) with Dr Will Bulsiewicz

May 19, 2020

Back on the podcast this week, we have gut health expert, Dr Will Bulsiewicz or Dr B as many of you know him by. If you haven’t checked out his earlier episodes on my podcast, go back and listen to episodes 9 & 13 with Dr B who is a double board certified gastroenterologist and doctor of internal medicine with 14 years as an MD helping his patients reverse symptoms of IBS, leaky gut, and other digestive issues.  

In part 2 of this 2 part chat, we start by discussing artificial sweeteners and gut health, SIBO treatment, beating the bloat, whether a vegan keto diet is good for gut health, DNA microbiome testing, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar, when you should take probiotics, what to do if you don’t tolerate legumes well, which gut supplements are actually recommended, how to stop the smelly gas and finally, do you need to soak your oats and nuts? 

To get in touch with Dr B:  

Instagram: @theguthealthmd 

Website: https://theplantfedgut.com

Book: Fiber Fueled (due out May 12th 2020) https://theplantfedgut.com/book/

Don't miss my LIVE Evidence-Based Fat Loss Webinar  

This Sunday, 24 May 2020 is my second LIVE webinar on evidenced-based fat loss and follows on from my first webinar about emotional, boredom, stress and non-hungry eating. If you want expert advice and to take a deeper dive into non-hungry eating or evidence-based fat loss, click the links below to check out my $29AUD webinars.  

Evidence-Based Fat Loss Webinar - Live Sunday, 24 May 2020 at 9:00AM AEST and available on replay any time after that.  

Emotional, Boredom, Stress and Non-Hungry Eating Webinar - held earlier this year and available on replay any time.  

If you want to join me live for this Sunday’s webinar, make sure you purchase a ticket now so you can have the opportunity to ask me any questions in the live Q&A at the end of the webinars.  

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If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

55. Fuelling Your Gut (Part 1) with Dr Will Bulsiewicz

55. Fuelling Your Gut (Part 1) with Dr Will Bulsiewicz

May 11, 2020

Back on the podcast this week, we have gut health expert, Dr Will Bulsiewicz or Dr B as many of you know him by. If you haven’t checked out his earlier episodes on my podcast, go back and listen to episodes 9 & 13 with Dr B who is a double board certified gastroenterologist and doctor of internal medicine with 14 years as an MD helping his patients reverse symptoms of IBS, leaky gut, and other digestive issues.  

In part 1 of this 2 part chat, we start by discussing why gut health is so important and new research in the areas of gut health and weight loss, mental health and time restricted eating. We then discuss autoimmune conditions and inflammation, leaky gut, low residue diets and stricturing, probiotics and prebiotics and finally the signs to look out for if you have an unhealthy gut. If you have any questions about gut health, be sure to tune into this podcast for the latest cutting-edge medical research on all things gut health!  

To get in touch with Dr B:  

Instagram: @theguthealthmd 

Website: https://theplantfedgut.com

Book: Fiber Fueled (due out May 12th 2020) https://theplantfedgut.com/book/

If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode! 

54. Hormone Health with Registered Dietitian, Sarah Grace Meckelberg (@sarahgracemeck)

54. Hormone Health with Registered Dietitian, Sarah Grace Meckelberg (@sarahgracemeck)

May 4, 2020

Today’s episode is all about healthy hormones! 

I chat with Sarah Grace Meckelberg, a Registered Dietitian with a masters of science degree in Exercise Physiology. Sarah Grace is also the Founder of Fresh Fit N Healthy, an author, a speaker and a social media influencer.

Sarah Grace has ditched the typical dietitian route and has created the Fresh Fit n Healthy Academy, where she works 1-1 with people to provide REAL body solutions that last. Sarah Grace also mentors health professionals to help them turn their dreams into reality, and also created The RD University, an 8-week group mentorship program.

After a personal battle with hormone health, Sarah Grace has made it her mission to educate you guys on why hormone health is so important.

I can’t wait for you to hear this podcast today and learn all about healthy hormones! 

Connect with Sarah Grace! 

IG & Tik Tok: @sarahgracemeck 

Website: freshfitnhealthy.com 

Podcast: Real SOULutions Podcast 

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53. Maintaining Motivation and Progress

53. Maintaining Motivation and Progress

April 27, 2020

Today's episode is a quick chat about my tips and tricks around motivation and progress in relation to your health and fitness journey. I discuss the strategies I give my clients who are feeling unmotivated, or have a set back, to help them get back on track and keep their momentum going. 

If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode! 

52. Self-Love, Confidence and Happiness (Part 2) with Trainer and Nutritionist, Sierra Nielsen (@sierranielsen)

52. Self-Love, Confidence and Happiness (Part 2) with Trainer and Nutritionist, Sierra Nielsen (@sierranielsen)

April 14, 2020

As most of the world is in lockdown or isolation due to COVID-19, I thought a podcast about self-love and happiness was just what you guys needed. 

To help me out today, I have trainer and nutritionist, Sierra Nielsen as our special guest! 

Sierra helps individuals own their worth, build confidence & get healthy from the inside-out. She’s an online trainer, nutritionist and transformation coach starting with the basics of loving yourself first. Please go and check out her Instagram account which is @sierranielsen as she posts the most wonderful, real and helpful content for all those struggling with life, love and self-worth. 

This podcast is part 2 of a 2 parter with Sierra. If you haven't listened to part 1, I encourage you to go back and check out episode 51. 

In today’s podcast, Sierra and I answer a whole heap of listener questions. We start with: how to find grace and compassion after someone has betrayed us, how to deal with pressure from society to be in a relationship at a certain age, how to find purpose amongst pain and how to keep a positive mindset in the face of constant failures. 

If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode! 

51. Self-Love, Confidence and Happiness (Part 1) with Trainer and Nutritionist, Sierra Nielsen (@sierranielsen)

51. Self-Love, Confidence and Happiness (Part 1) with Trainer and Nutritionist, Sierra Nielsen (@sierranielsen)

April 6, 2020

As most of the world is in lockdown or isolation due to COVID-19, I thought a podcast about self-love and happiness was just what you guys needed. 

To help me out today, I have trainer and nutritionist, Sierra Nielsen as our special guest! 

Sierra helps individuals own their worth, build confidence & get healthy from the inside-out. She’s an online trainer, nutritionist and transformation coach starting with the basics of loving yourself first. Please go and check out her Instagram account which is @sierranielsen as she posts the most wonderful, real and helpful content for all those struggling with life, love and self-worth. 

This podcast is part 1 of a 2 parter with Sierra. In today’s episode we discuss: confidence and happiness, how to respect your own health journey, how to overcome heartache, how to find light at the end of the tunnel and how to ask for help if you’re struggling. So… pop some headphones in and grab a cup of tea because the gold in this podcast is worth paying extra special attention too. 

If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode! 

50. Hard Truths about “Health Foods” with Dietitian, Savina Rego (@thesavvydietitian)

50. Hard Truths about “Health Foods” with Dietitian, Savina Rego (@thesavvydietitian)

March 31, 2020

"Health Food", "Super Food", "High Protein", "No Added Sugar", "Low Sugar", "Low Fat", "Baked Not Fried", "Made with Real Fruit", "Gluten Free", "5 Star Health Rating"... 

Sound familiar? 

We are bombarded with these health claims every time we enter a supermarket (mostly in the "Health Food" aisle) because the companies that manufacture these products want you to think you are buying healthy products and making healthy choices. MARKETING SELLS! 

When presented with 2 products, most people will spend more money to buy the "healthier" option. We walk away reassured that we have put our health and wellbeing first, without bothering to look below the surface. This reassurance we feel is what has been described as a "Health Halo" and it is not always a good thing. People should be empowered to look beyond the PR and marketing hype and work out for themselves what is actually in the food they are buying and whether these "Health Halo" claims stack up. 

This is what this podcast is all about. I talk with Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Savina Rego and together we debunk the most common "Health Halos" and teach you how to shop for food with the confidence of knowing the facts, not the marketing BS. If nutrition label reading and Australia's "Health Star Rating System" is more your thing, don't worry, we cover that as well. 

If you follow Savina's Instagram (@thesavvydietitian) you'll know this is a passion of hers. Her Instagram is full of infographics comparing foods (compare the pair), comparing portions (portion distortion) and health food aisle fails. Our goal is that, by the end of this podcast, you'll be able to see past the "Health Halos" and be reassured that you are making food choices based on facts rather than skin deep marketing claims. 

This podcast is brought to you today by my favourite olive oil brand, Cobram Estate. Cobram Estate is Australia's leading producer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the only brand I use and recommend. For more information about why I love and recommend Cobram Estate EVOO for all its health benefits, visit their website at cobramestate.com.au or their Instagram page @cobramestate 

If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode! 

49. All your exercise questions answered (part 2) with Adam Martin, accredited exercise physiologist

49. All your exercise questions answered (part 2) with Adam Martin, accredited exercise physiologist

March 23, 2020

Welcome back to part 2 of “You've got the Questions, We've got the Answers” my Q&A with exercise expert Adam Martin. Adam is an accredited exercise physiologist and has been in the industry for almost 15 years. Adam specialises in helping people get back to and beyond their pre-injury state. Adam has worked with clients that range from large companies (e.g. Amazon), Olympic athletes and 94 year olds looking to stay mobile in their later years. Adam has also written an Amazon best selling book about fasting called 'Start Late, Stay Light' and now runs an Instagram page called "The No Breakfast Guy” (@the_no_breakfast_guy). If you would like to learn more about Adam, or grab a free copy of his book (as mentioned in episode 48), visit Adam's website: www.thenobreakfastguy.com

Today, Adam is answering another round of your questions about exercise! Adam also answered a heap of your questions in part 1 (episode 48) of this 2 part series, so if you haven't listened to that episode, you might want to check out part 1 first. Today, Adam and I cover the following topics: whether stretching and foam rolling is really necessary; the most common cause of lower back pain and how to treat it; how many reps to do for weight loss and toning; whether stretching actually prevents injuries and whether we should do it; the best tips to improve posture for desk workers; how long it takes females to actively put on muscle and how often they should be weight training and the best exercises for strong abs and how to build them. 

This podcast is brought to you today by my favourite olive oil brand, Cobram Estate. Cobram Estate is Australia's leading producer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the only brand I use and recommend. For more information about why I love and recommend Cobram Estate EVOO for all its health benefits, visit their website at cobramestate.com.au or their Instagram page @cobramestate 

If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

48. All your exercise questions answered (part 1) with Adam Martin, accredited exercise physiologist

48. All your exercise questions answered (part 1) with Adam Martin, accredited exercise physiologist

March 16, 2020

You've got the questions, we've got the answers. In todays episode I speak to Adam Martin, more commonly known as "The No Breakfast Guy", an accredited exercise physiologist and has been in the industry for almost 15 years. Adam specialises in helping people get back to and beyond their pre-injury state. Adam has worked with clients that range from large companies (e.g. Amazon), Olympic athletes and 94 year olds looking to stay mobile in their later years. Adam has also written an Amazon best selling book about fasting called 'Start Late, Stay Light' and now runs an Instagram page called "The No Breakfast Guy” (@the_no_breakfast_guy). 

Adam is answering all your questions around exercise! This episode is part 1 of a 2 part series so, if your question isn’t answered in this episode, be sure to listen to next weeks episode as well. Today, Adam and I cover the following topics: the most important exercises to get lean, whether pilates and boxing is enough for gaining muscle, the difference between a physiotherapist, an exercise physiologist, an osteopath and a chiropractor, whether you should start your workout with cardio or weights, whether you should exercise if you’re unwell, the best training tips for a half marathon, how to avoid flaring up a hip flexor injury and tips and techniques to avoiding injury. 

If you would like to learn more about Adam, or grab a free copy of his book (as mentioned in the podcast), visit Adam's website: www.thenobreakfastguy.com

If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!