No Wellness Wankery

No Wellness Wankery

Struggling to lose the last few kilos? Sick of hating your body or trying diets that don’t work? Wondering how to stop thinking about food all the time? The wellness world is full of dodgy ‘health’ advice. Dietitian and nutritionist Lyndi Cohen (aka The Nude Nutritionist) helps you eliminate those pesky diet rules so you can be healthy, without the wellness wankery. In this podcast, Lyndi talks all things nutrition, shares actionable strategies for ditching your weight loss diet, and will inspire you to finally make peace with your body. From intuitive eating principles, self-care strategies, and doing our part in changing our society's definition of health, to what to do when you're constantly worried about gaining weight - we cover it all. Come join us and thousands of others on their journey to food freedom, be healthy and feel amazing! Have a question or topic you’d like us to cover? Email hello@lyndicohen.com.

Episodes

April 21, 2024 23 mins

Do you drink to feel better, only to end up feeling more anxious and tired?

Alcohol has many consequences on our health. And as of recent years, more people are ditching booze and embracing the sober life. Including big names like Adele, Lucy Hale, Miley Cyrus, Kyle Richards, and Blake Lively.

In this juicy episode, we dive deep into the world of the 'sober curious'. Unveiling the secrets behind why so...

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Ever found yourself reaching for a few squares of chocolate, only to feel a wave of guilt as the last square disappears? You're not alone. 

In this episode, we unpack the science and psychology behind out-of-control chocolate eating habits. And most importantly, how we can navigate around the "I have to finish all of this now" thinking trap.  

It's not just about saying no or yes to chocolate. ...

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Ever wondered why you can't stop eating at night? 

Can you relate to the feeling of late-evening pantry raids after a not-so-peachy day. You might eat a biscuit, then five minutes later a slice of cheese. Followed by a handful of grapes… and half a Mars bar. Then go back to the biscuits for (probably) 6 more. 

…Trying to fill that hole, that gap, that needed to be fed. 

If you are nodding along, thinking, "Mmm-Hmm,...

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"You're constantly striving for more, you want to be thinner, you want to look better. And it's just like this toxic path that never really ends and it never gets you anywhere. I should have asked for help..."

On this week's episode I am joined by real story guest Natalia Szala. And this week's is a bit of a special one, as Nat is also my colleague and friend. 

When we get together to...

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Ever been stuck wondering where bloating ends, IBS begins, and your body's hunger signals fit in?

This week I'm bringing back the expertise and my go-to gal for all things gut health Chloe McLeod @chloe_mcleod_dietitian who is the founder of dietitian Telehealth services @verdenutritionco (oh-so convenient). 

As we unravel the complexities of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which affects around 20% of Australians, Chloe decodes t...

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March 18, 2024 20 mins

Have you ever found yourself in a carb conundrum.. Staring down a plate of pasta while your diet plan screams "NO"?  I, Lyndi Cohen, certainly have. And I'm ready to spill the beans on the love-hate relationship we have with carbohydrates. 

Listen up, as this week's episode we dive head-first into the murky waters of diet culture, starting with my own story involving a Hens party, an Italian restaurant ...

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Have you ever wondered what's the key to a turbo-charged workout that leaves you feeling energised? Well listen up!

In this episode  we'll uncover the truth with advanced sports Dietitian Chloe McLeod, who shares why fuelling your body with the right balance of carbs and protein can set your fitness up for success. And who doesn't want that! 

Here's the thing. Forget about hitting the gym on an...

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Do you avoid dairy, believing it to cause breakouts, weight gain, hormone problems, fatigue?

Dairy has so many myths surrounding it - from being bad for your heart health, to causing weight gain or preventing weight loss. Yet most of this information is untrue, or not backed by any research or science.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Which of the information about dairy is FALSE
  • The health benefits of eating dairy
  • My recommendations for ...
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Struggle to be kind and more gentle with yourself? 

Last year,  my goal was to be more kind with myself,  find ease in adding healthy habits that don't feel so overwhelming and not beat myself up for not eating perfectly healthy all the time. 

There's a lot I learned along the way. And in this episode, I share my own list of health-related ins and outs… which might surprise you!

If you want to join in for...

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Diets have consequences… A lot of consequences. They slow your metabolism, increase your cravings and hunger levels, make it near impossible for you to keep the weight off in the long term.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Why diets don’t help you lose weight in the long-term
  • The downsides of dieting, and why you should stop trying new diets today
  • What you can learn from people who are at their body’s “happy weight”
  • The consequences of ha...
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Have your New Year’s resolutions already crumbled like last year's forgotten holiday cookies? We're tearing up the rulebook on diet culture and redefining success with sustainable habits that stick. This episode is not about wallowing in self-defeat but about empowering you with strategies for long-term health and happiness. Join us as we unpack the toxic 'all or nothing' mindset and introduce you to a more forg...

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Milk and milk alternatives are one of those food products that are surrounded by myths and false health claims. Is milk healthy? Does it make you bloated? Should you be choosing a plant-based alternative?

I’m answering all your questions about milk, and diving into the research around which is the best option for you and your body. 

We cover:

  • The benefits of milk for your gut health, digestion, immune function, mood and more
  • Why I ...
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As a recovered binge eater and fad dieter, I've made many mistakes when it comes to my health. And in celebration of my birthday today, I'm reflecting on the decisions I regret the most - and sharing the lessons I've learned along the way, so you don't make the same mistakes I did!

Get my FREE toolkit for building a healthy body image here.

And, if you want in on our F*ck Diets challenge kickin...

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This is a snippet of our full conversation - you can listen to the entire episode here.

We covered:

  • How diet culture affects boys, as well as women and girls
  • Our own childhoods and upbringings, and how these shaped our relationships with food and our bodies
  • Things we want to change when raising our own children to prevent them being negatively affected by diet culture
  • How to get your kids involved in the kitchen
  • How to teach your chi...
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In this episode, we discuss:

  • How diet culture affects boys, as well as women and girls
  • Our own childhoods and upbringings, and how these shaped our relationships with food and our bodies
  • Things we want to change when raising our own children to prevent them being negatively affected by diet culture
  • How to get your kids involved in the kitchen
  • How to teach your children to explore and advocate for their own food choices and preferenc...
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Today we have Sam Abbott on the podcast, a PCOS Nutritionist who has built a reputation for her fresh, non-diet approach to nutrition. This episode is a goldmine of information for anyone struggling with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder that affects a significant number of women globally. Together, we unravel the mystery surrounding this condition as Sam walks us through the symptoms, diagnosis, and the importa...

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Do you find yourself eating beyond the point of fullness, leaving you feeling bloated and heavy?

I've been there. I know the feeling of needing to eat everything on your plate, or being unsure when you'll allow yourself to eat next - which often results in overeating or bingeing to the point of discomfort.

Sometimes, you'll eat more than you planned - and that's okay! If you struggle with feeli...

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I recently went on a magical family holiday to New Zealand. It was full of good food, hikes and wholesomeness.

But one night, I was scrolling through the photos of the day and I noticed myself not loving what I was seeing.

I wasn't focusing on the incredible memories.

I was focusing on the cellulite, on my body and on all my insecurities.

This isn't a new scenario for me. And it prob...

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I once fell into the trap of setting wildly ambitious New Year's resolutions that fizzled out before February even whispered hello. It's a familiar story, isn't it?

Contrary to popular belief, New Year’s resolutions are not just glorified ‘to do’ items for the first week of January.

The New Year can actually be a magical opportunity for small mental shifts that can bring about meaningful change.

Each...

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Have you ever felt like there's something holding you back from achieving your health and wellness goals?

In this episode we are looking at some of the habits you include in your life. And more importantly... are they still serving you? 

Numerous ‘healthy habits’ have been widely advocated for years. But how healthy are they really?

Perhaps you jump on the scales everyday? Maybe your mum won't...

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