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Let's get this party started!

223: Let’s get this party started!

I am so excited to welcome you into a brand spankin’ new year.

The Grace & Grit Podcast is rolling into its 5th year of production, so I thought this would be a GREAT time to reintroduce myself and the mission of this show:)

Have a listen and welcome to 2021!

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Fat Loss Basics, Part 4: FAQs

222: Fat Loss Basics, Part 4: FAQs

To wrap up this 4-part series on fat loss, I answer some of the most frequently asked questions that I receive on this topic.

• How do I measure body fat?
• Can I build muscle and lose weight at the same time?
• How much should I be eating?
• How many times a day should I eat?
• Can I drink alcohol and lose fat?

Have a listen. I hope it helps:)

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The Basics of Fat Loss: When Stress is a Good Thing

221: Fat Loss Basics, Part 3: When Stress is a Good Thing

In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I talk about when and how to use stressors like calorie reduction and intense exercise to accelerate the fat loss response.

I also address:
• the “maturity spectrum” of fat loss
• ways to tweak diet and exercise when you’ve hit a plateau
• the cost of leanness
… and so much more

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Fat Loss Basics, Part 2: The Foundation Matters

220: Fat Loss Basics, Part 2: The Foundation Matters

​When it comes to fat loss, your hormonal health matters… a lot!

Your hormones are the government of your body, so when they are out of alignment, messages aren’t communicated correctly, things get a little (or VERY) confused and a lot of metabolic dysfunction ensues:

Your gut health gets disrupted.
Your mental health takes a hit.
Your organ’s ability to function at full capacity declines.
Your muscle health suffers.
… just to name a few things.

And all of this chaos, in turn, contributes to even more hormonal dysfunction and round and round it goes making fat loss feel impossible.

So the question is:
How do you heal and fortify your hormonal landscape?

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Fat Loss Basics, Part 1: Clearing up a few misunderstandings.

219: Fat Loss Basics, Part 1: Clearing up a few misunderstandings.

Weight loss is not a conversation I am interested in for so many reasons. Healthy fat loss, however, IS a topic that I am interested in having with the right women at the right time.

In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I bring some clarity to what can be a very confusing topic. More specifically, I discuss:
• Why I don’t believe fat loss is the right conversation to be having with all women who want to “lose weight”
• Why where you carry your weight matters
• Why focusing on healing and building muscle is smarter than focusing on losing fat
• The three-part process for changing body composition that protects a woman’s mental health as she works to improve her physical health
… and so much more.

Have a listen. I hope it helps or, at the very least, you learn a little something.

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Menopocalypse w/ Amanda Thebe

218: Menopocalypse w/ Amanda Thebe

Back to the Grace & Grit Podcast for the second time, Amanda Thebe gives us insight into her new book, Menopocalypse.

This book is a brilliant read for any woman who is trying to navigate her way through the hormonal fluctuations and uncertainties of perimenopause and menopause.

Listen in as Amanda and I have a very real conversation about the menopausal years and what you can do to travel through them with more ease and grace.

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Getting Real about Weight Loss

217: Getting Real about Weight Loss

The Grace & Grit Podcast is about to enter its 6th year of production and in the over 215 episodes that I have recorded, I have only specifically addressed the topic of weight loss a couple of times.

And, that has been VERY intentional.

If you want to hear more about my thoughts about weight loss, do not miss this episode.

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Making Sense of Menopause w/ Amanda Thebe

184: Making Sense of Menopause w/ Amanda Thebe

All month long on the Grace & Grit podcast the theme has been “Women’s Health Through the Ages”.  And in the past 3 episodes, I have dished out my best advice for women who want to honor their health at various different ages and stages.

In this final episode of this series, I have invited my incredible friend, Amanda Thebe, to the show to have a real conversation about the challenges women face in the menopausal years and how to move through those years with a bit more ease and grace.

Amanda is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the topic of menopause and she is doing incredible work in the world to help women demystify perimenopause and menopause.

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Raising Young Girls to Become Empowered Women

066: Raising Young Girls to Become Empowered Women

Preparing for an upcoming podcast guest, I was horrified by the numbers surrounding eating disorders and disordered eating within the US. Having worked with women for nearly two decades to better their relationship with their body, I knew there was a problem, but the statistics I came across broke my heart.

We have a problem with how women perceive their bodies and the crazy things they do in an attempt to keep themselves small. If we are going to change the conversation around what it means to be a healthy woman, we must be having conversations around how to influence our girls to extend respect to their body for the RIGHT reasons.

Do the young women in your life a favor and listen to this podcast episode about eating disorders and what we can do to prevent them.

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