Leanne Ward Nutrition
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. 

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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. 

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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!  

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. 

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!  

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!