The Realistic Nutrition Podcast with Randa Derkson

The Realistic Nutrition Podcast with Randa Derkson

The Realistic Nutrition Podcast is hosted by Randa Derkson, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practioner, and Certified Sports Nutrition Consultant. Randa talks about realistic nutrition, which means no diets and no deprivation (pizza, tacos, and chocolate are always welcome).Together we dispel myths, talk about food strategies, and interview guests and get educated.Formally The Healthy Mama's Podcast (and keeping those episodes for the first 22). You can find Randa Derkson at for more health tips and tasty recipes.


July 19, 2021 38 min

On today's episode,? we’re here with Salma Dinani a personal trainer who helps moms feel energized healthy, and strong.

We're chatting about body respect and the difference between body positivity and loving your body plus all the reasons why you should work out (that's not changing your body).

Workout With Salma website
Body Positivity Blog post and what it really means
Follow her on Instagram
Workout with Salma Facebook Gr...

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Eating Healthy at Disneyland Guide that I mentioned at the beginning of the podcast.

Today we're chatting going dairy free at Disneyland.

Get the full show notes on Disneyland's Dairy Free Options.

Disneyland Allergy information.

Sign up for the meal plan class and let me know what you think. I am always looking for feedback on what I offer and would consider it a favour if you helped me out with this: https://randanutrition.c...

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July 5, 2021 38 min

If you're new to health and nutrition and don't know where to start, this podcast about nutrition basics with Zsa White is for you.

Throw out everything you know about nutrition and listen to this episode. Let's keep it simple, shall we?

Zsa's Instagram:
Join Zsa's Facebook Group:

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Ordering at Starbucks doesn’t have to be detrimental to your health. Here are some healthier options.

Full blog post: Healthy Starbucks Drinks.

Feeling lost with your nutrition? I have a free Get Your Nutrition Back in 3 Days challenge!

Nutrition coaching plans:

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June 21, 2021 21 min

Welcome to episode 28 - 7 Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress.

Meal Planning Class:

Episode 7 - Suzi Fevens episode on stress resiliency:

Blog post for more resources and further show notes:

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On this episode, we have Lindsey House of Health Accountability Coach.

For most of us accountability is hard, and Lindsey dives into why that is and tips to be more accountable to yourself and your goals.

About Lindsey
After leaving a background of outpatient weight management counseling and personal training clients, Lindsey started her own company in 2017 where she sees most clients virtually. The virtual world provides the opportun...

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Today on the Realistic Nutrition Podcast we're chatting with Ashlee Fiander from Ashlee Nadine Photography (located in Smithers BC).

Ashlee is a real life client of mine and today I'm interviewing her to get her thoughts on the personalized nutrition program that I offer to my clients.

So the pressure is on (just kidding).

Learn more about Ashlee here:

Find out more about th...

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Diet Myths, Let’s separate fact from fiction

Welcome to the Realistic Nutrition Podcast. That’s right, I said Realistic Nutrition Podcast, not Healthy Mama’s Podcast. I mentioned a few episodes back that I was considering going this route to be true to my beliefs and decided to jump. 

We all know that I don’t believe in crazy fad diets, deprivations, or restrictions and neither does today’s guest.

Today I’m welcoming April Ball from ...

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Today on the podcast we have Julie Elsdon Height, a Life coach, Canadian blogger, and a sober mom of two.

We're chatting about her story plus the take on Mommy Wine Culture that we're seeing all over TikTok, Instagram, and more.

When does a joke get taken too far?

Want to get in touch with Julie?
Sober Julie Website

Sources for the episode:
The Atlantic Quote

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Nutrition States

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May 16, 2021 16 min

Show notes:

Free 3 Day Challenge to Get Your Nutrition Back on Track:

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I had an interesting question in my IG DMs and it was how I create recipes, and more basically, how to cook.

I swear it's not hard and I have some basic tips on how to start cooking if you're a  beginner.

How to meal plan:

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Today's topic is all about gut health for beginners and 6 simple tips to improve your gut health.

Read it here on the shownotes blog post for gut health.

Free 3 Days to Get Your Nutrition Back on Track Workshop

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March 31, 2021 40 min

Today's episode is a tough one. There's a trigger warning attached as it's about infant loss and stillbirth. 

Randa shares her experience with stillbirth and her stillbirth story. 

Get some tissues, it's a tough one.

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March 31, 2021 48 min

On today's episode, we welcome back Monica's midwife, Christina Sanders of Transformative Birth Midwifery. They discuss all the things about Monica's at home water birth. This episode is very loosely structured and offers up a more open and casual dialogue. Enjoy!

Christina Sanders
Certified Professional Midwife & Licensed Midwife
Reiki Healing
Transformative Birth Midwifery

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Today's episode of The Healthy Mama's Podcast is just me (Randa) since Monica has had her baby!

I wanted to talk about realistic nutrition and what it is. Realistic nutrition is just that...nutrition that is realistic. It’s not about being 100% perfect. It’s about eating a diet based on whole foods but also knowing that pizza, tacos, pasta is always welcome. Portion sizes matter how often matters.

I wanted to jump into talki...

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Today on The Healthy Mama's Podcast Monica and Randa are talking about what they didn't expect to find in motherhood, along with what they said they would never do when they had kids (while they were childless) - I'm looking at you iPad.

From personal anxieties to behavioral struggles without find things like the lies we told ourselves when we were childless. 

This podcast is all about what we didn't exp...

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Join Monica as she sits down with Christina Sanders, midwife and reiki instructor. In this conversational-style interview, Monica and Christina get to the bottom of these common questions about midwifery care, home births, managing stress during labor & and other questions such as:

  • What advice would you offer to a mom whose partner/family/close friends are unsupportive of them wanting to have a home birth?
  • How do you feel about w...
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    In this episode we cover:

    1. How unhealthy habits can be disguised as "healthy!"
    2. Restrictive dieting and how it can sabotage you and make you feel miserable.
    3. Dehydration and how to figure out how much water we should be consuming based on our needs and lifestyle.
    4. How lack of sleep can effect weight loss, our immune systems and overall productivity.
    5. Making too many goals/changes all at once isn't sustainable or pr...

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    In this episode we cover:

    1. Who is Ashley McCrary? Quotes of the week.
    2. Talk to us about your family, how old your girls are, how you got time away to record today, etc.
    3. What does your day look like as a full-time mom and food blogger?
    4. Ashley's background and what has led her to where she is today with Healthy Little Peach.
    5. Walk us through what it was like finding out you had PCOS, what your healing journey has been like...

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