273: Your Weight is NOT the Problem
Our culture LOVES to focus on “weight loss” as the linchpin to improved health, but that is problematic for so many reasons…
There are a TON of unhealthy ways to lose weight.
It is possible to be thin and metabolically obese.
Your lifestyle habits influence your health more than your weight actually does.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I challenge you to drop the “my weight is the problem” storyline and instead, shift your focus to the real problems.Listen Now!
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!Listen Now!
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:)Listen Now!
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
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?
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.Listen Now!
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.Listen Now!
029: Strength Training: The Secret to Metabolic Power
With all that science has taught us about the metabolic power of muscle, I still meet women daily who think the best route to a healthy lean body is doing copious amounts of cardio combined with extremely low-calorie dieting. These same women are often very reluctant to strength train for fear of becoming “too bulky”.
The truth is, muscle mass isn’t all that easy to gain, ladies. To end the madness that the diet culture has perpetuated for far too many years and to improve our relationship with our body, we must change our perceptions of WHY we exercise. What if more women viewed exercise as a means to be more, rather than a never-ending struggle to be less?
Strength training can help with that…and so much more.Listen Now!
007: The One Thing You Cannot Ignore When Trying to Get Healthy
Your gut health has been referred to as the second brain! In this interview with holistic nutritionist, Laini Gray, we discuss how important gut health is, and how you can fortify yours.Listen Now!