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 and her co-host Jenna D'Apice talk about all things nutrition, share actionable strategies for ditching your weight loss diet, and 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

August 15, 2022 15 min

Let’s be honest. There’s a lot of misinformation out there. The idea of what is or isn't healthy changes with the wind in peoples minds. But in reality it doesn't...

In today's episode, we were prompted by the amazing listener Laura with her question, "what is healthy food?".

Let's dive in.

Spoiler alert: It's a whole bunch of foods that don't cost the earth or your weekly wages…

Stop the all-or-nothing ...

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When hunger strikes, it’s good to have some healthy snack ideas to help you feel fuller for longer and most importantly satisfied. 

A glass of milk, a slice of cheese, grainy or sourdough toast with avocado, a piece of fruit or handful of nuts are all great choices but let's chat some more options we are loving at the moment!

If you are inspired to up your snack game, dive into this

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We firmly believe that speaking to a trained mental health professional is 100% wellness and 0% wankery.  So in the spirit of wellness,  this is the first of many conversations we will have on the podcast about mental health.  We need to give our emotional health the same importance we give physical wellbeing.

Lyndi, Jenna and millions of other people around the world have been diagnosed with clinical anxiety. It's nothing to be...

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With all the pseudoscience and wacky nutrition nonsense, it’s hard to know what to eat anymore. Huge amounts of nutrition information isn’t always a good thing.. and with the internet era comes a whole new wave of information. 

When every Instagrammer with an interest in avocados feels comfortable handing out health advice (even when it’s completely wrong)... we have a problem. 

When Netflix releases a new documentary every 6 months ...

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During Covid lockdowns, Lyndi was bright eyed and bushy tailed and set on having her own organic vegetable patch. Upon reflection she realised she was probably  impacted by the purity ideals of 'eating organic'. She ended up paying a ridiculous amount of money per carrot and was providing a daily delicious lunch to all the local wildlife. But do we really need to go to these extremes? Is it worth the money to buy organic pr...

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July 11, 2022 15 min

The Keto diet is the just Atkins diet that has been sold to you again. 

Every few years, a new diet becomes the current obsession. Keto is having it’s moment but before then it was the Atkins diet, South Beach, Cabbage diet, Body type diet etc. The list goes on and on....

So what is the Ketogenic diet and does it really work?

Disclaimer: The truth is that all diets work. As long as you can stick to them for the rest of your life. Scie...

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You don’t need to weigh yourself. Ever.

In fact, weighing yourself may make it harder to find your healthiest weight in the long term. Have you noticed how seeing a number that you didn’t want on the scale can throw you into a spin and actually demotivate you?

Your health, your progress, your wellbeing cannot be measured with scales.  But why are we all still so hooked on this number?

Stop the all-or-nothing thinking and learn to Keep...

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June 29, 2022 41 min

Lyndi used to hate her body. Like really hate her body.

But no matter what she weighed, it was never good enough.  Every time she overate, felt guilty and loathed her body even more. 

Eventually she realised, her weight was never the problem. The problem was a lack of self-acceptance. 

So how do you go from hating your body to loving it? It doesn’t happen overnight, or even after a week of nights. If you’ve been hating your body for y...

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Like with all things in the health space, there is a lot of confusing information out there. With marketers trying to convince us to buy expensive protein powders or fancy supplements in order to be 'beautiful', it’s easy to think that we need to spend (big) on them!

This week we heard from our wonderful listener Sophie, with a question that is on SO many people's lips. Is collagen powder worth the money? Will it live up...

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Lyndi has spoken to many women who tell a similar story and ask “how can I stop my mum commenting on or criticising my weight and body?” So it's time to tackle it on the podcast.

Because remember when people comment on your weight or body – or criticise how you look – it stays with you and affects your self-confidence and relationship with food. It does more harm than good.

The truth is that IF your mum is commenting on your weig...

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As grocery prices continue to rise, many people are having to reassess what they are putting in their carts. 

In this episode we had a great listener question from Erin, about how to the overcome fear or worry around using 'normal' and cost effective ingredients like flour, real butter or full fat meats. Do you really need to spend extra money on honey, or is sugar a good alternative?

Spoiler alert: the real ‘health food aisl...

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Grocery prices are really crazy at the moment. There are shortages and surging prices for basic ingredients.

What can we do to still eat healthily even while sticking to a budget? Studies have shown that the more meals you cook at home, the healthier you are. So even though grocery prices are climbing, your weekly shop will always be cheaper than those late night UberEats orders.

Let's keep it real. By making a few simple change...

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From the moment you were born, you intuitively knew how much food your body needed to get enough energy. You cried when you were hungry and stopped eating when you were satisfied. You did not need a meal plan to tell you the best way to eat for your blood type or a diet book to guide your eating. 

You were born understanding how to best fuel your body so that you thrived, grew strong and healthy. But for many of us, we have lost thi...

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The beautiful, the brutal and the downright ugly. 

Before Lyndi physically birthed a tiny boy she was blissfuly ignorant about the realities of motherhood. Of course as a dietitian by profession, she was aware of the nutritional requirements for breastfeeding but only now having experienced it herself does she truly understand the insatiable omnipresent hunger. 

The rude shock of childbirth and its groundswell of hormones and emotion...

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Chances are you were raised by parents who had never heard of the phrase ‘healthy relationship with food’.  

If this doesn't apply to you - what a win! But this definitely applies for Lyndi, Jenna and our listener of the week, Gabi, who sent this question across.

While your parents may have said or done things accidentally that impacted your relationship with food (making it harder to enjoy food without guilt, stop eating when yo...

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June 1, 2022 36 min

It’s impressive to think there are around 100 trillion micro-organisms from bacteria to fungi, viruses and protozoa that all exist in your gut! A growing amount of research suggests that these gut bugs play an important role in your health supporting immunity, mood and oh-so much more. But the research still has so far to go and where there is uncertainty, there can be misinformation and wankery! 

While your period, sleep and stress...

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How many glasses of water should we be drinking everyday.... and how big is a glass of water anyway?

In this episode Lyndi answers a question from Pam about how much water we really should be drinking. Does one set number apply to all people? And is intuitive thirst something we should be subscribing to?

Stop the all-or-nothing thinking and learn to Keep It Real.

  • Step-by-step guidance to stop binge eating with 25+ videos, resource...
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    May 25, 2022 32 min

    Do you feel like you’re addicted to sugar? If you get sweet cravings, it sure can feel that way. 

    Today, 70% of the products in grocery stores have added sugar. Naturally, you have developed a taste for sweet things.

    But, the good news is you can retrain your brain to stop sugar cravings… and you don’t even have to quit sugar to do it.

    Don’t ‘quit sugar’ by cutting out all sugar from your diet. Just aim to eat less added sugar. It’s ...

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    Diets don’t work – 96% of them fail long-term. So why are more people on a diet than ever? 

    Welcome to a brave new ‘wellness’ world where diets are dressed up and paraded as a ‘healthy lifestyle choice’ or ‘a way of eating’. 

    This sly rebrand tricks you into thinking you’re doing the “right thing” for your body. But diets, like the Atkins Diet, Cabbage Soup Diet and Lemon Detox Diet to name a few I’ve tried over the years, were much ...

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    Struggling and just can’t lose the last few pounds? Do you know why it’s hard to lose them?

    Society and your Instagram feed have programmed you to think that’s how you ‘should’ look, so you torture yourself to lose those last few pounds.

    But why am I not losing weight in a calorie deficit, on an expensive weight loss program, or meal plan? 

    If it feels like your body is fighting against you when you try losing the last 5 kilos, maybe ...

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