LYL PODCAST EPISODE 106: Hangry to Healthy

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Because of our hormonal changes during menopause we start to feel like maybe an alien has been down to take control of our bodies and we don’t recognize ourselves anymore.

If you see menopause like a second puberty, I’m with you.

And it’s a change that we don’t talk about…

And we don’t talk about it because it happens to women.

From feeling frustrated and hopeless, women like you want to maintain a happy weight and excellent health…

Without counting calories, struggling with fatigue, pushing through hunger and feeling deprived of desserts.

We want feeling confident and empowered working with the body to be as easy as walking.

But sometimes walking alone is not helpful.

Growing up, I was very athletic and I still am.

But when menopause hit me, I couldn’t escape the 50 pounds I gained.

At least not overnight.

I did exercise programs like P90X and Insanity.

I didn’t really lose much weight.

And I was like, “Okay. Something is missing.”

What works?

If I can help you shorten the gap right now…

The one thing I can tell you is get your diet under control first.

And I’m telling you I heard this over and over and it took me 15 years to really hear it.

Exercise is not a weight loss tool.

It’s a health tool.

Exercise is like the icing on the cake.

I talk more about that in today’s podcast episode with board certified holistic nutritionist and functional nutrition, and lifestyle practitioner, Amy White.

Amy’s Hangry to Healthy approach to health and weight loss creates a level of metabolic balance that naturally promotes great health and a happy body weight.

During our interview we talked about the role exercise plays in weight loss (and it’s not what you think) PLUS:
– What is board certification for a nutritionist
The history of Hangry to Healthy and how it started
– What happened to make Amy need to go to nutritionist school and why
– What food really is
– How to get rid of the body fat
– The number one reason people fail on a keto or low carb diet
– The Think-Feel-Act Cycle
– When to eat

And stay to the end to find out how to make intermittent fasting easy.

For those of you who really want to get your body back, we’re here to support you.

Tune in to this episode today and know the most important aspects of diet while removing all the fluff!


• Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones

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• Check out Amy’s website The Simplicity of Wellness and learn more about what she offers

What’s Discussed in This Episode: 

[0:00] Introduction

[4:10] What is a board certified holistic nutritionist?

[5:56] Amy’s story of Hangry to Healthy

[13:17] How Amy got into nutritionist school

[17:52] Celiac disease

[19:56] Discovering that food is magic

[20:25] Food is the way to communicate with the body

[21:18] The belief and religiosity around food

[23:42] Look at everything you believe around food

[25:50] Insulin resistance and body size

[27:40] Keto diet for those with Type 2 Diabetes

[29:24] The key is protein

[30:25] How the body uses fuel

[33:34] Our hormones tell the body where to put the fat

[35:05] Planned indulgence

[36:09] What gets measured, gets managed

[37:48] Progress over perfection

[38:08] Track because you can’t change what you don’t know

[42:14] Why people fail at a keto and a low-carb diet

[44:31] Protein is a goal, carbs are a limit, fat is a lever

[45:24] Knowledge vs. know-how

[45:42] The state-feel-act cycle

[47:01] Know where the sneaky sugars are

[47:26] Vegetable and seed oils

[48:24] The role of exercise in weight loss

[54:19] There’s no one-size-fits-all answer

[56:04] Don’t eat until you’re hungry

[56:22] Natural intermittent fasting

[57:57] What courage means for Amy

About the Guest:

Amy White is a board certified holistic nutritionist and a certified functional nutrition and lifestyle practitioner. She’s been living in a balanced, happy body for almost 10 years and has improved her overall health, changed her body composition and easily maintained her perfect size without counting calories, stressing about portion control, feeling hungry or deprived of treats and dessert. Amy challenges those who want to take control of how they look and feel to transition from being Hangry to Healthy.

Dr. Michelle Gordon

Surgeon, TV Host, Author, Speaker.
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