May 16, 2024
#101: The Mind-Body Connection to Metabolic Health

In this episode

  • [5:08] How Jenn’s weight loss journey motivated her to start working with clients to do the same
  • [9:38] The research that changed her mindset around food and dieting
  • [14:01] Why muscle is so important
  • [17:43] Getting enough protein is essential
  • [22:59] Why we should eat within 60 to 90 min after waking up
  • [26:57] Variety is key with when, what, and how we eat
  • [33:13] Knowing the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger
  • [38:43] Why methylation matters and how to support it
  • [42:33] Eating and exercising to support thyroid function

Episode Summary

If you’ve ever struggled with your metabolism, hunger, cravings, unpredictable weight gain, or basically anything that is related to diet culture, this episode is for you. This week, Jenn Trepeck is joining me to discuss the mind-body connection to our metabolic health and how we can eat to fully support our emotional and physical well-being through food. 

We get into how protein and fiber eaten together work wonders for our metabolic health so that we don’t experience such intense swings in our insulin, which can impact our mood, cravings, weight, and so much more. She also tells us how diet culture has given us a lot of unhealthy (and inaccurate) ideas about how we should eat and exercise. The good news — it’s not as complicated to eat well and take care of our bodies as diet culture makes us think. 

By balancing our diet with enough protein and fiber, plus incorporating low impact strength training exercises into our lifestyle, we’re supporting all aspects of our health — especially our thyroids and metabolic functions. 

This episode is packed with great information and advice for how we can support the full picture of our health with a few simple steps. And the best part is that there are no extremes here — it’s all part of an intuitive and sensible way of living.  


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Disclaimer: This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is being provided to educate you about how to take care of your body and as a self-help tool for your own use so that you can reach your own health goals. It is not intended to treat or cure any specific illness and is not to replace the guidance provided by your own medical practitioner. If you are under the care of a healthcare professional or currently use prescription medications, you should discuss any dietary changes or potential dietary supplement use with your doctor, and should not discontinue any prescription medications without first consulting your doctor. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. If you suspect you have a medical problem, we urge you to take appropriate action by seeking medical attention.


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*To help celebrate our 100th episode, we’re offering $100 off a discovery call with Sophie to learn about the areas of your health you should focus on.

Book here! Offer ends 5/31

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