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Episode #42: Sober School with Kate B

What if you were asked to go 90 days without alcohol? Does this sound scary? If so, this episode is for you. You may not be a candidate for AA meetings, but that doesn’t mean alcohol isn’t an issue for you. Kate B of the Sober School talks about the myths we tell ourselves to make drinking acceptable. Do you use your booze for liquid courage or to make social outings more enjoyable? Or how about that long and stressful day and “needing” a glass of wine? Learn if alcohol is something you should cut back on, or cut out completely and some tips to get started. This episode puts our habits into question and puts a different lens on something that is socially acceptable, but should it be?

Kate Bee is the founder of The Sober School, a website dedicated to helping women navigate sobriety without feeling deprived or miserable. The Sober School provides modern, inspiring and accessible support for high-functioning women who are fed up with drinking too much. Kate’s mission is to remove the stigma, misinformation and fear that surrounds addiction. Her work is informed by her own struggle with alcohol and her determination to recover outside of AA and the 12-step system. Kate drew on her own experience to create an online coaching program, Getting Unstuck. The course helps women understand why they really drink, so they can change their relationship with alcohol for good. Kate is also a freelance journalist. She lives near Manchester in the UK.

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Episode #41: Reboot Your Workout and Metabolism with Lifting

Barre classes, Bootcamps, CrossFit, Spinning, Unite Fitness … there are so many workouts out there and it’s hard to know which one will give you the results you are looking for. Our very own cohost Juliet Burgh has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years and has worked with hundreds of clients one on one and thousands with her trademarked heart, muscle, mind Unite group workouts. Juliet breaks down the importance of strength training and what kind actually changes your body. There are too many myths in the fitness world, and this episode should give you some clarity into important questions such as: Does cardio actually help you lose weight? Should I lift lighter weights for more reps or heavier weights for fewer reps? How many days a week should I workout?

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Episode #40: Should I Go Gluten Free? with Dr. Samantha Brody

A new study has come out from Columbia University that says gluten sensitivity is real and affects people in many ways, from digestion issues to anxiety and depression.  In this episode with Dr. Samantha Brody we discuss the top signs and symptoms to know if gluten sensitivity may be an issue for you. The difference between celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity and then lastly why going gluten free isn’t the silver bullet people think it is.

Dr. Samantha is a licensed naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, owner of Evergreen Natural Health Center in Portland OR and curator at www.glutenfreeportland.org. When she’s not seeing patients, you can find her speaking and writing on health, stress, and integrative medicine. She’s a powerhouse speaker and has been a featured expert in numerous publications and blogs including the Wall Street Journal, Shape, Livestrong, The Huffington Post and more.  For news, resources and quick healthy recipes connect with Dr, Samantha on Facebook and Twitter or sign up for her health tips and free gluten-free breakfast e-book at www.DrSamantha.com.

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Did You Hear the Good Nutrition Research News?

On our Insatiable podcast, we’ve talked about how new medical information takes an average of 17 years to trickle down to your doctor’s office.But you know what takes even longer?

People then actually changing their beliefs and behaviors to match the unfolding science.

Last week, Tufts University published a small study confirming what I have believed since I started health coaching; there are big differences in ways the same food can affect each of us.

HOW WHITE BREAD BECAME HELPFUL

In the study of white bread, the average glycemic index (rate that food breaks down into your body) was 62. In general, this places white bread in the category of a “medium” glycemic index.

Medium means the food will break down at a medium pace in your body. When foods break down at a medium pace, you usually won’t feel hungrier after eating the food, but you also don’t feel totally satisfied either.

However, there were significant deviations between each person’s specific experience. In this study, about 1/3 of the participants bodies broke the white bread down at a medium pace.

Another third found white bread was low glycemic. A low glycemic foods means you feel satisfied from what you eat. Yes, some people can eat one piece of white bread and not want to keep eating!

And the other 1/3? The white bread was high glycemic. The faster food breaks down, the more likely you are to be hungry and have cravings after you eat. If you are in this category, you would feel unsatisfied, yet craving more foods like white bread.

WHY IS THIS GOOD NEWS?

I’ve been promoting this idea since I started health coaching: you don’t need to be “fixed”!

No matter how much you have dieted.

But you do need a new perspective on your ideas of good and bad foods.

I’m not saying that white bread is necessarily healthy. But, as you learn in my Curb Your Afternoon Cravings program, some people do better with more carbohydrates in their diets than others. That’s because carbs are low-glycemic for them, leaving them satisfied while others need more protein and fat, because carbs are high-glycemic for them.

Many of you have asked me what you could do as a next step if you weren’t going to do Truce with Food this round. My Curb Your Afternoon Cravings program is the best, most eye-opening first step to get this new perspective.

As Liz M., a Curb Your Afternoon Cravings client experienced,

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Or, you could wait 17 years until your doctor (and the media) catch up.

In this case, the healthy choice is clear!

Be well,

Ali

 

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Episode #39: What Works Best For Weight Loss: Mediterranean, Vegetarian Or Paleo?

One of our most favorite topics is discussed in todays episode. Metabolic typing! Are you a slow, medium or fast burner when it comes to metabolizing your food? Once you figure this out you will be able to eat right for your type and turn yourself into a blood sugar balancing, fat burning machine. Some people do better with low carb, high fat, others with high carb, low fat. Find out what works for you!