Wellness For The Win Podcast

Wellness For The Win Podcast

The Wellness For The Win Podcast is hosted by Shanna Hutcheson, a Registered Dietitian and mama who is passionate about helping women improve their well-being without fad diets or obsessing over the scale. We will talk about all things health and wellness (including diet & nutrition from a non-diet, intuitive eating lens), finding balance in motherhood, relationships, female entrepreneurship and so much more. Tune in to hear vulnerable, relatable and interesting conversations with Shanna and other likeminded individuals on a mission to empower others to live their healthiest & most fulfilling lives.


May 24, 2023 42 mins

For this episode I sat down with Katie Ferraro MPH, RDN, CDCES to talk alllll about starting solids with your baby using a baby led weaning approach! She is so knowledgeable in this area and it was a super helpful and informative conversation.

What we covered: 

  • What exactly is BLW? 
  • What’s the difference between BLW and traditional spoon feeding? 
  • Can BLW help with picky eating? 
  • Benefits of baby led weaning  
  • Are babies m...
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This episode is a continuation of last week's conversation with Lauren Twigge, RD. She has a background in Animal Science and personal experience with farming, and she is sharing so much knowledge with us in this episode! We address so many hot & controversial topics, including: 

  • Hormones in dairy / meat products
  • Things you might see on labels “rBST-free”, hormone-free, etc.
  • Do humans actually “need” cow’s milk or can we ...
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This episode with Registered Dietitian Lauren Twigge is PACKED with all of your burning questions about dairy nutrition, the farming industry, the safety & nutritional value of our foods and so much more.

What we covered in part 1: 

  • Organic vs. conventional – is organic better for us?
  • Antibiotic usage in animals 
  • Pesticides in organic vs. conventional
  • The Dirty Dozen - legit or not?
  • Environmental impact of farming
  • What ...
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This is a random second pregnancy brain dump -- recapping third trimester, symptoms, random thoughts, recommendations and more!

What I covered: 

  • Symptoms throughout pregnancy & third trimester 
  • How I’m feeling emotionally with baby 2 on the way 
  • Products I’m loving during pregnancy - skincare, hair care, supplements, etc. 
  • Pregnancy and postpartum workouts 
  • Baby prep - pump I’m planning to use, nursery, hospital bag, l...
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In today's episode, Amy Kiefer of Expecting and Empowered comes on to discuss tips for exercising safely during pregnancy and how to get back into it postpartum. We also dive into tips on labor and delivery and how to have an empowered birth.

What we covered:

  • Benefits of exercise during pregnancy 
  • Risks that are reduced by staying active during pregnancy 
  • Specific exercises to focus on and avoid during pregnancy 
  • Con...
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I sat down with Casey and Meygan of Marriage365 to address all of your marriage and relationship questions. This was packed with great tips for couples, especially things to practice after having kids!

What we covered:

  • How to prioritize your marriage after kids 
  • The power of scheduling time for each other 
  • Should we be scheduling sex? Pros & cons  
  • How to prioritize intimacy in your relationship
  • What to do if you can’t...
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For today’s episode we have Dr. Kate Hartman of Shawnee Mission Pediatrics on to talk about allll kinds of things for mamas expecting their first, second or even third child. This is PACKED with amazing information! 

What we covered: 

  • When to establish a pediatrician during pregnancy and what to look for
  • How to help our toddlers with the transition to new baby at home
  • Should toddler stay home from daycare for any period of time aft...
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Today is a solo episode addressing some FAQs I've gotten, including the following: 

  • How did we know we were ready to have kids (the first time around)? 
  • How did we know when we were ready to try for a second?
  • Why have we decided to stop at two kids?

I want to point out that these are super personal decisions, and it's so important for YOU to feel ready and have these important conversations with ...

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Warning: don't listen to this one around your kids, haha!

I sat down with my BFFs of 15+ years for this one and we had lots of good laughs, but also got a little bit deep, too. I hope you find this one as entertaining as we did!

What we covered: 

  • How we all know each other
  • How we continue to prioritize our friendship 15 years later 
  • How have our friendships changed throughout marriage, having kids, etc. 
  • Hi...
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Meg Johnson is a 26-year-old with hearing loss, and in this episode, she talks about her experience growing up as someone who is differently abled, language we can use around those who have different abilities than us and how to support these individuals better, and more.

What we covered: 

  • Hearing loss spectrum
  • What Meg's diagnosis looked like and what led to it
  • Being a military kid and how that impacted her diagnos...
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This episode is a continuation of last week's episode on all things breastfeeding, pumping and more. 

Here are some of the topics we dive into during this conversation: 

  • What is a “normal” amount to pump during a session
  • How many minutes should we pump each time 
  • Baby sleep - when should babies be sleeping through the night 
  • Should we pump if they sleep through the night? 
  • Getting your period back postpartum/while brea...
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I sat down with IBCLC Summer Friedmann of Done Naturally to dive into ALL your questions regarding breastfeeding, pumping, weaning and more! This is a 2-part episode because there was so much interest in this topic, so stay tuned for part 2!

What we cover in part 1: 

  • How to set yourself up for success for breastfeeding during pregnancy 
  • What is colostrum - should we collect it during pregnancy? 
  • All things pumping 
  • DMER - ...
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the things you see on social media these days when it comes to food, health and even beauty standards? It can be A LOT to keep up with. I want to help you realize that this can all be really simple -- if we let it be.

Let's have an honest conversation about how to actually improve your health and happiness long-term and check in with your "why" behind your behaviors.

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I sat down with Amy Reinecke to discuss all things body image and healing your relationship with food and your body, as well as learning to care for your body on a daily basis, even when it doesn't look or feel exactly how you want it to.

What we covered:

  • Amy shares her story and past struggles with body image, binge eating / disordered eating and starting to diet in 4th grade 
  • How starting to diet at suc...
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In honor of Valentine's Day this week, I brought my husband Ethan on to have a fun, not-so-serious chat with me!

What we covered: 

  • Lots of funny trivia questions, would you rather, and Mr. and Mrs. questions
  • How and when Ethan proposed
  • We both share some shameful confessions -- please don't judge us for our actions under the age of 14 LOL 
  • Our thoughts & feelings on expecting baby 2
  • And more!

I hope this ...

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I have read several books by co-authors Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings -- you may know them by their combined pen name, Christina Lauren -- and absolutely loved all of them. I was dying to pick their brains and hear about their creative process for writing books since there are two of them.

What we covered: 

  • How Christina and Lauren each got into writing initially
  • How they first met and decided to become writing pa...
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Today we are breaking down nutrition labels line by line to hopefully make it easier to understand what you're getting and which foods to opt for more often when you're at the store.

Interested in my upcoming nutrition course? Get on the waitlist HERE!

Reminder: you do NOT have to be perfect with every food choice you make. This information is meant to empower and educate you to fuel your body in a way t...

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Feeling unsatisfied with your current job or career path? Is there something you're passionate about or really good at that you could be sharing with the world? Are you ready to pursue a purpose outside of motherhood?

If there is even a TEENY TINY part of you that is *curious* about starting (or growing) your own business, this episode is for you. I got to sit down with Kat and Abby of Pursuing Her Purpose to dive int...

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If you are pregnant or postpartum, or even TTC, you will find this episode so helpful! Today we have Dr. Lizzie Kieffer, pelvic floor physical therapist, on the pod to talk alllll things pelvic health and even fertility!

What we covered: 

  • Pelvic floor considerations for non-pregnant women 
  • Weak vs. tight pelvic floor - what’s the difference and what are the symptoms 
  • How to improve symphysis pubis dysfunction and round l...
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If you are struggling with going on and off of countless diets, have poor body image, or simply want to understand someone else's perspective on this complex topic, you have to listen to this episode.

Dani Reilley shares her story of yo-yo dieting, overcoming binge eating disorder, and how she is currently working toward healing her relationship with food and her body, while still living in a larger body size today. ...

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