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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 

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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

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47. Supplements backed by science with leading Sports Dietitian, Jessica Spendlove

47. Supplements backed by science with leading Sports Dietitian, Jessica Spendlove

March 9, 2020

Welcome back to part 2 of the podcast with one of Australia's leading sports dietitians Jessica Spendlove who has an impressive resume including a Bachelor of Nutrition Science and a Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics. Jess currently works with many professional sports teams including the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS (AFL), Giants Netball (Super Netball), Western Sydney Wanderers (A-League), Cronulla Sharks (NRL) Sydney Kings (NBL) and most recently the NSW Waratahs (Super Rugby).  

In today’s podcast, Jess and I chat all things supplementation and what better expert to have this conversation with! We break down the supplements with the evidence and science behind them and where and when they should be used. We start with the most common supplement protein powder, then move on to discussing caffeine followed by leucine, beta alanine, branch chain amino acids or BCAAs, omega 3s fatty acids (fish oil), collagen and finally creatine. 

As always, if you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode! Please also share the podcast to your Facebook or Instagram stories so your friends and family can listen to it and learn as well. And finally, if you could take 30 seconds out of your day to leave me a positive rating or review, that would mean the world to me. To get in touch with Jess, 

Email: jess@jessicaspendlove.com

Instagram: @Jess_Spendlove_Dietitian

Website: www.jessicaspendlove.com

Website: www.healthandperformancecollective.com

46. Nutrition to manage Illness (incl. Colds and Coronavirus) and Boost Energy Levels, with Sports Dietitian, Jess Spendlove, Performance Dietitian (@ jess_spendlove_dietitian)

46. Nutrition to manage Illness (incl. Colds and Coronavirus) and Boost Energy Levels, with Sports Dietitian, Jess Spendlove, Performance Dietitian (@ jess_spendlove_dietitian)

March 1, 2020

Given the sudden surge in coronavirus cases in countries outside of China, it is more important than ever to take steps to prevent and manage illness. As you will learn in today's podcast, while good nutrition cannot prevent you from catching viruses like the coronavirus, nutrition has an important role to play in reducing risk and managing illness as well as maintaining energy levels during exercise and generally through out the day. 

In today's podcast, I talk with special guest Jessica Spendlove, Performance Dietitian, one of the most respected and sought-after sports dietitians in Australia. Jess has an impressive list of credentials with a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) at the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Sydney. Jess currently works with many professional sports teams including the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS (AFL), Giants Netball (Super Netball), Western Sydney Wanderers (A-League), Cronulla Sharks (NRL) Sydney Kings (NBL) and most recently the NSW Waratahs (Super Rugby). 

Jess is also the co-founder of the Health and Performance Collective (www.healthandperformancecollective.com) (@health_performance_collective on Instagram) where Jess, and the Collective's other co-founder, Chloe McLeod, sports dietitian, provide dietetics advice to elite athletes as well as everyday men and women looking to improve their health and lifestyle.

Jess and I start off by discussing what a day in the life of a sports dietitian looks like. We then move on to cover a number of important topics given the current coronavirus threat, including strategies to improve general energy levels and minimise the risk and severity of illnesses like colds, the flu and coronavirus, how to maximise energy levels during exercise, top tips for recovering from illness, keto diets, carbs and upper respiratory tract infections and which supplements can actually help minimise the risk and severity of viruses like colds, the flu and coronavirus. 

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45. Your questions answered by Leanne! Q&A part 2

45. Your questions answered by Leanne! Q&A part 2

February 17, 2020

Welcome to podcast number 45. Part 2 of the Q&A where I answer all your questions! I get asked similar things all the time on social media so I put it to you guys on my Instagram stories to ask me some questions to answer on the podcast. I answered 7 in part 1 and today I will answer 8. In this episode, I chat all things IBS, my exercise routine, eating for skin health, reverse dieting, best approach to decrease body fat, advice for nutrition students, genetics and fat loss and whether eating for your macros is really necessary. This is the first time I’ve done something like this so if you enjoy it, please be sure to leave me a review and let me know so I can do more in the future!  

Today’s podcast is brought to you by my premium coaching program LEAN Gut Mind Method. In this busy world, women struggle to prioritise their health and they constantly find themselves frustrated with a lack of results. LEAN Gut Mind Method coaching service provides expertise, personalisation and an evidenced-based system of tools so that women find themselves empowered to live their best lives in a body that they choose.   

If you’re a female who struggles with weight loss, emotional eating and poor gut health and you are ready to change once and for all, let me and my team help you! LEAN Gut Mind Method is the last nutrition program you will ever need to invest in and the FIRST program you will ever see LASTING results from. Let us show you the way! Apply for my premium 1:1 coaching program at www.leangutmindmethod.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!  

 

44. Your questions answered by Leanne! Q&A part 1

44. Your questions answered by Leanne! Q&A part 1

February 10, 2020

Welcome to podcast number 44 and today is a special one, we are going to do a Q&A with myself! I get asked similar things all the time on social media so I put it to you guys on my Instagram stories to ask me some questions to answer on the podcast. I have chosen the top 7 questions I think would benefit so many of you and will be answering them today in a Q&A series! Now this is the first time I’ve done something like this so if you enjoy it, please be sure to leave me a review and let me know so I can do more in the future!  

Today’s podcast is brought to you by my premium coaching program LEAN Gut Mind Method. In this busy world, women struggle to prioritise their health and they constantly find themselves frustrated with a lack of results. LEAN Gut Mind Method coaching service provides expertise, personalisation and an evidenced-based system of tools so that women find themselves empowered to live their best lives in a body that they choose.  

If you’re a female who struggles with weight loss, emotional eating and poor gut health and you are ready to change once and for all, let me and my team help you! LEAN Gut Mind Method is the last nutrition program you will ever need to invest in and the FIRST program you will ever see LASTING results from. Let us show you the way! Apply for my premium 1:1 coaching program at www.leangutmindmethod.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!  

43. How to Overcome Emotional Eating with Psychologist Glenn Mackintosh

43. How to Overcome Emotional Eating with Psychologist Glenn Mackintosh

February 3, 2020

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Welcome to podcast number 43 with Glenn Mackintosh. Glenn is a psychologist who is incredibly passionate about eating, physical activity, weight and body image. He is the author of the best-selling ‘Thinsanity: 7 Steps to transform your mindset and say goodbye to dieting forever’ (purchase here: https://glennmackintosh.com/thinsanity/), the founder of Weight Management Psychology and his public work has seen him feature as on-screen psychologist for Network 10's ‘The Biggest Loser: Transformed’. In today’s episode, Glenn and I chat about how to overcome emotional eating. We start by discussing the differences between emotional eating, binge eating and disordered eating and what’s required for a diagnosis and treatment plan. We then focus on emotional eating and the reasons we eat when we’re emotional/bored/stressed. We chat about why women “give in” to their cravings in the moment despite knowing better, why we self-sabotage our healthy eating habits, how we can re-train our brain, how to conquer the “I have no will-power” frame of mind and we hear Glenn's top tips for overcoming emotional eating. Follow Glenn on Instagram @glennmackintosh or contact him here:  www.weightmanagementpsychology.com.au 

Today’s podcast is brought to you by my very first Brisbane based women’s health and empowerment event ‘Empower, Nourish, Sustain’. I can’t wait to see you there on Sunday March 22nd in Brisbane but hurry, there are only 35 tickets left for the Empower, Nourish, Sustain event. 💫Pop on over to my website www.leanneward.com.au to purchase tickets.  

Thank you for supporting my very first live event in Brisbane, I can't wait to meet you!  

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42. Eating for exercise, with Advanced Sports Dietitian, Chloe McLeod (Part 2)

42. Eating for exercise, with Advanced Sports Dietitian, Chloe McLeod (Part 2)

January 27, 2020

This week's podcast is part 2 of my discussion with advanced sports dietitian, Chloe McLeod. It is kindly brought to you by Future Farm Co, who aim to deliver plant-based foods to Australia and New Zealand, bringing the world’s best brands of plant-based food to your local store. You can find them on Instagram @futurefarmanz & on Facebook @futurefarmco or at their website: https://www.futurefarmco.com

While last week's talk with Chloe was focused on FODMAPs, sensitive stomachs, prebiotics and gut health (definitely check out part 1 (ep 41.) if you haven't already), this week's episode is focussed on Chloe's other passion: nutrition for sports and exercise. As an advanced sports dietitian, Chloe regularly works with elite athletes (including the Parramatta Eels National Rugby League squad), as well as regular weekend warriors, to help them achieve their nutrition and exercise goals. But don't worry, this podcast is packed with info, tips and tricks designed to help exercise enthusiasts no matter what their level of sporting prowess. We start off talking about how nutrition influences bowel movements during exercise and how to avoid upset stomachs. We talk tips and tricks for preventing stitches and Chloe tells us the secret nutrition hack that Olympic athletes use to help stop cramping. We talk dos and don'ts in the lead up to race day and discuss the best pre-workout foods. Finally, we talk about whether you should be exercising in a fuelled or fasted state. 

So stop your Googling because these are the facts brought to you by the experts, no 'broscience' here, just evidenced based nutrition science, for FREE! 

You can find Chloe on social media @chloe_mcleod_dietitian or @health_performance_collective or find her on her website: www.chloemcleod.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!

41. Talking FODMAPs, gut health and fuelling your gut for performance with Advanced Sports Dietitian, Chloe McLeod (Part 1)

41. Talking FODMAPs, gut health and fuelling your gut for performance with Advanced Sports Dietitian, Chloe McLeod (Part 1)

January 20, 2020

Welcome to today’s podcast with our expert guest, Chloe McLeod. It is kindly brought to you by Future Farm Co, who aim to deliver plant-based foods to Australia and New Zealand, bringing the world’s best brands of plant-based food to your local store. You can find them on Instagram @futurefarmanz & on Facebook @futurefarmco or at their website: https://www.futurefarmco.com

Now today’s special guest Chloe is an expert in gut health, food intolerances and sports nutrition. As an Advanced Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian, Chloe works with the Parramatta Eels National Rugby League squad, and co-owns nutrition consultancy, Health & Performance Collective. With over 10 years experience in the industry, Chloe’s expert knowledge provides a sought after ability to help her clients be their healthiest selves. With a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University and a Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney, Chloe is passionate about helping individuals make positive changes to their lifestyle. 

Chloe has created a world class; online course, The FODMAP Challenge helping individuals identify gut intolerance symptoms. I can’t wait for you guys to hear both of these podcasts with Chloe. In the first one, we will talk about FODMAPs, sensitive tummies, prebiotics and fuelling your gut for performance and in the second podcast, we discuss runners gut and other gut related exercise issues along with strategies for stitches and cramping. To check out Chloe's FODMAP Challenge, see here: www.fodmapchallenge.com You can find Chloe on social media @chloe_mcleod_dietitian or @health_performance_collective or find her on her website: www.chloemcleod.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!