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Are you a mom who is sick of feeling overwhelmed around food and exercise, and tired of chasing your pre-baby body? The Non-Diet Mom Show is for moms who are ready to take control of their lives and enjoy motherhood to the max without all the distractions of diet culture. Listen as host Jolyn Martin, certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and intuitive eating & body image coach gives practical tips on how to let go of ‘shoulds’ and step into the empowered woman that you are. Su ...
 
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Hello friends, Welcome to the final episode of Season 1! Today on the show I have a wonderful friend sharing her journey to body acceptance & how yoga played a role in connecting her back to her body. Robin shares today about quality self-care and why filling your bucket is important, especially as moms. A bit about Robin: Robin is a Certified Life…
 
Today's episode is all about exploring pleasure and the sensual relationship with ones own body. My guest today, MJ Reynolds, shares about her journey with body dysmorphia pre-baby, and how she found healing, post partum, through discovering her own pleasure. MJ shares some of the tools that helped her reconnect with her body and find confidence in…
 
How do we start unlearning diet culture in our lives when it's everywhere. How does it impact women specifically? Today on the show, my guest Stephanie Dodier, who is my mentor and coach, challenges us to start the journey by bringing awareness to the lens in which we see our world. About Stephanie: Stephanie Dodier is a Clinical Nutritionist CNP, …
 
If you are relatively new to the world of seeing exercise as pleasurable & healing, you've come to the right place. Sometimes I hear clients ask me, "How do you go after goals or challenge yourself without slipped back into the dieting/fitspo world?" My answer to that today comes in the form of an acronym: PLAY P: Past Pleasure L: Leave the Rules B…
 
Is it possible to have diabetes and be free from a life of restriction and dieting? Today on the show my guest is an expert in healing your relationship with food specifically for people living with diabetes. We talk about Lindsay's story as a person living with Type 1 diabetes, how she went from a restrictive eater to food freedom, and how she now…
 
What happens when we have a negative body image? It affects our self-esteem, we tend to disconnect from our relationship with our innate worth, we eat based on rules instead of body trust, and it's near impossible to live empowered lives. When we are in the trap of a negative self image, we tend to board the train of perfectionism in ways not only …
 
Listen as Ardelle @aromasandavocados and myself share about why hiring a coach for body image work allowed us to heal our own body image in a supportive and safe way. We share a bit of our journey through changing our thoughts and beliefs and how we now guide our clients to do the same! Mentioned in the episode: To sign up for my webinar for moms, …
 
Have you ever felt like striving for joyful movement seems impossible? Joyful movement can have a lot of pressure when you’ve come from a place of hating exercise for such a long time. The conversation today explores how we can ditch that all or nothing, black and white mindset that comes with exercise, and how to navigate that grey area between ha…
 
This episode = vulnerability hangover! I reflect on what 2021 taught me (yes, I realize most people do this on New Years haha), and share a bit of the themes that walked beside me during that year. I share about International Women's Day and how womanhood inspired me to embrace all that is woman, including body hair. I encourage you at the end to t…
 
Do you struggle with acne prone skin? Do you believe that if you could just have clear skin you would be happy and confident? Today on the show I am interviewing Christine Preston who is a certified Skin Therapist from Barrie, ON. Christine is going to share a bit about healing your body image while caring for your skin. Let's have a listen :). Abo…
 
Today on the show my dear friend and colleague Gillian Yuan, founder and creator of the Motherhood Undieted Podcast, is here to share a bit of her story from owning a lactation consultant business, working with moms for 14+ years as a community postpartum nurse, to now being an intuitive eating health coach for moms. Today she is going to talk abou…
 
We had to do something about LOVE on Valentine's Day ;). Today on the show I am talking about how you don't have to love your body. Despite all the body positive messaging, we are allowed to just exist in our bodies. Loving your body is optional. But we do have to get away from hating our bodies. Today I talk about a bridge between body hatred and …
 
If you have struggled with finding exercise you enjoy, todays episode is for you. For many people, the word 'exercise' feels like a heavy word loaded with expectations, pressure, to-do lists and punishment. That's why I try to encourage those deconstructing exercise to change the word to movement for a time because our bodies need movement, any mov…
 
Today on the show I have the privilege of interviewing a friend and colleague, Ardelle Viau, who will talk a bit about wellness culture and the tenth principle of Intuitive Eating, Gentle Nutrition. What you will learn: - What is gentle nutrition - What is wellness culture & how is it different than diet culture - How intuitive eating puts you back…
 
Happy New Year mommas! Did you know that the top 4 New Years Resolutions of 2020 in North America were: - exercising more - improving their diet - losing weight - and saving money Does this surprise you? How many times have you set goals through the SMART goal system, only to find by the end of this month you were struggling to stay committed. Toda…
 
Life is too short to count calories and to try and squeeze into your skinny jeans two sizes too small for comfort. But it's not your fault if you are neck deep in believing your true life will start once you reach a thinner destination. We have all been conditioned to believe this through thin actors in Hollywood to magazines claiming you need to e…
 
In today's episode, I share 5 desires behind weights loss goals and how they might not actually be contributing to health at all. What you'll learn in this episode: Weight loss goals appear on the surface to be about comfort (feeling good), "health", and physique. What is under these goals is most often a desire for acceptance & confidence (the rea…
 
Do you feel stressed when everyone offers your children treats around the holidays? Are you exhausted from policing your children's intake of candies & sweets? Maybe you've found healing with your relationship with food but you still struggle with allowing your children to enjoy sugary foods? Today on the show I have a special guest Unyime Oguta. U…
 
Today's episode is a message I want EVERY mom to hear (and not just moms). When I learned this message myself, it was a GAME...CHANGER! I finally felt in control of my life and I have been on a journey of kindness to myself and curiosity of my thoughts ever since. I start today's episode talking about one of the BIGGEST thoughts most moms have on t…
 
The word 'fitness' means anything from health & wellbeing to 'being able to perform a role or task'(Wikipedia), yet when we hear the word, most of us have been conditioned to imagine a thin and toned gym rat who is smiling while doing burpees. Most of us assume if we don't dedicate 3-4 days to working out at the gym, we aren't 'fit'. But what if be…
 
In today's episode, Lisa Dahl, of Lisa Dahl Wellness, shares her best tips for meal planning if you have little tummies to feed. Lisa was a caterer and worked in food services for many years and is now an intuitive eating health coach. Today she shares practical examples and ways for you to use the food in your pantry, plan ahead when making meals,…
 
Episode 19 A secondary question to 'can I lose weight with intuitive eating' is sometimes, "Can I change my set point?" This episode answers: How do I know if I'm at my set point now, and Can I change my set point. Enjoy the episode. Research Article mentioned in episode Check out my Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids Program today. January 2022 Cohort A…
 
On today's episode I answer the question about whether you can lose weight with Intuitive Eating. Is there a way to eat true to your innate cues while also dialing the scale back a bit? In order to answer this question, we have to look at our biology and how our bodies are intended to work. Today's episode is a shallow dive into a deep pool of unde…
 
Episode 17 - How do I navigate Halloween candy with my kids? So what do we do now with all this Halloween candy? If you are feeling anxious about having all this candy in the house, or are creating a plan to have it all destroyed as quickly as possible, then this episode is for you. The topic of sweets can be stressful because of the bad rap sugar …
 
What is the difference between guilt and shame? Why is it important in healing our relationship with our body? Today on the show I have a very special guest, Vanessa Preston, who is a Mental Health Social Worker and Nutritionist with over 14 years of assessment and therapeutic experience. She specializes in working with people who have experienced …
 
Today on the show I interview Sabrina Rogers who is a licensed mental health counselor, intuitive eating and body image expert, and recovering perfectionist. After healing her own disordered eating and body image issues, she's helping professional women make the shift to intuitive eating and body acceptance. Sabrina answers the question of whether …
 
This week I was working with a client who is deconstructing her relationship with exercise, and I decided to guide her through a meditation I use in my Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids program. This guided meditation/visualization is intended to help my clients notice any resistance they may have to exercise and also to help them find meaningful reason…
 
As you know by now, as my genetics would have it, I am in a thin body. What if I told you I had a sore knee, went to a specialist for treatment, and they told me, "sorry, I can't treat your knee until you lose some weight". You would likely think, "wow... that's silly, you need to see a different specialist." What if I told you I went to several sp…
 
Hey friend, After the interview with Laura in Episode 12, I decided to make a BONUS episode. I have learned to keep the recording going because sometimes there are gold nuggets of truth and solid content after the formal interview that apply so well to the content. This was certainly the case with Laura and so I've added for you today a BONUS episo…
 
In Episode 10 - we discussed 3 reasons why complimenting someone on their weight loss is unhelpful. Today we will discuss the last 2 points. #4: You don't actually know why someone has lost weight. #5: This reinforces and perpetuates a fatphobic culture. On the show today, I have a very special guest, Laura Spaetzel, who is a social worker/psychoth…
 
Should we use fitness trackers? What is your relationship like with your tracker? Do you use it to decide if you worked hard enough or not? Could your tracker have more control over you than you think? Today on the show I have a special guest, Kim Hagle of Radiant Vitality Wellness, who gives us great insight into the pros and cons of using tracker…
 
Spoiler Alert: Don't. We live in a body obsessed culture that attributes thin as a compliment, and fat as an insult. If you've ever heard someone say an outfit makes them look fat, and their friend stop them and say, "oh no, honey, you don't look fat, you look beautiful" (reinforcing the idea that you can't be fat and beautiful), you've just witnes…
 
"Eat your carrots", "One more bite", "If you don't eat dinner you won't get dessert". What if we didn't have so many rules for our kids? Would they eat? Would they get the nourishment they need if we didn't force them to bite into their vegetables? I've experimented with Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility and come to realize that there is a …
 
"Pregnancy kind of feels like a crash course in Intuitive Eating....pregnancy makes you even more hyper aware of your bodies cues" - Katie Valley I had the privilege of interviewing my friend and colleague in the field of Intuitive Eating, Katie Valley of Katie Valley Wellness. Katie and I took the same professional mentorship program together and …
 
Today I am answering the question about motivation & why you don't need a trainer to get it. One of the big secrets within the fitness industry (and one that even trainers are often blind to) is the fact that when clients are chasing body ideals, they will always be returning customers. They will think they are unmotivated and need your program to …
 
Today on the show I have the privilege to interview my rock climbing buddy and sister in the field of non-diet training, Stefanie Bender. Stef is an ex-diet culture personal trainer, and has a passion for power lifting. After hitting rock bottom in 2020 with her physical and mental health, Stefanie found intuitive eating and health at every size. F…
 
In today's episode, I talk about why it's not necessary to teach our children healthy vs. unhealthy foods, but rather to listen to their bodies. Kids are WAY more intuitive then you think, and that's because they were born that way, just like you. Do I believe that some foods keep your blood sugar more regulated than others, yes. Do I believe some …
 
I get this question....never. Nobody is asking this question because nobody uses the word 'DIETING' anymore. But the reality is that we live in a culture that is obsessed with restricting food, controlling food, or avoiding food to lose weight. Sounds a lot like dieting when it's put that way, right? What if there was another way? What if we could …
 
I get it, being a mom is BUSY work. I have a 3 and 5 year old, trust me, I know! But what if exercise could look different? What if we shifted our mindset a little bit to include the movement we are already doing. What if we made the self-care act of moving our bodies a priority like we do showering or going to appointments? Listen to todays episod…
 
If you aren't aiming for weight loss, what other goals could you aim for, and how could a non-diet trainer help? Perhaps you might have goals like: more flexibility, lower blood pressure, higher aerobic capacity (less winded), better mobility/balance, or more strength! Oftentimes my clients think they want weight loss only to realize that it's actu…
 
Hello everyone and welcome to the first episode of The Non-Diet Mom Show! My name is Jolyn Martin and I’m from Kitchener, ON. I am a mom of 2 and passionate about helping other moms heal their relationship with food, body and exercise. Shortly after starting my career in the fitness industry, I started to notice the dangerous and toxic effects of c…
 
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