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Join Monica Reinagel, author of "Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet," as she serves up simple, painless ways to upgrade your eating habits. Sorting through conflicting information and busting popular myths, Monica takes the stress out of eating so you can enjoy food, instead of fighting it. Before you know it, you'll be eating healthier and feeling more fabulous!
 
Learn how to create a healthy mindset, sustainable habits, and a lifestyle that you love (and that loves you back). Brock and Monica are seasoned pros with decades of nutrition and fitness expertise and coaching experience. Together, they turn the tricky business of behaviour change into an approachable even enjoyable project. Whatever your age, your level, or your goals, this podcast will get you moving steadily toward success.
 
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If your barista scowls at you when you order a latte with almond milk because almond growing consumes massive amounts of water, it's time to arm yourself with the facts! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://ww…
 
It's hard to keep believing that change is possible when all the evidence seems to point to the contrary. And that's why it's so important to collect some evidence that a different choice is possible. Takeaways: You can’t lie to yourself - you need evidence to convince your brain that this is true, possible and worth doing. Evidence can come intern…
 
Researchers have identified three distinct neural pathways that control our desire to eat. Two rely on our desire to avoid discomfort. The third is all about pleasure. Understanding these three neurological triggers may help tame an out of control appetite. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newslett…
 
Losing weight slowly takes patience. But if it results in more fat loss, less muscle loss, and keeps your metabolism from slowing, it might be worth it. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtyti…
 
The benefits of teaching young kids to cook go beyond setting them up for a lifetime of healthy eating—cooking can also help them learn science, technology, engineering, and math. Nutrition Diva chats with Lesya Mervena, co-founder of the I Cook After School program. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to th…
 
You have probably heard the term 'grit' thrown around but what does it actually mean? Our guest on this episode boils it down to “getting back up, one more time.” In this episode, Monica interviews guest Rebecca Louise, of the It Takes Grit podcast about why we feel stuck what it takes to get unstuck. Rebecca has helped millions of people improve t…
 
If you don't drink cow's milk, there are plenty of non-dairy alternatives to choose from. But should you choose milk made from soy, rice, almond, oat, or hemp? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickand…
 
Pro-resolving mediators (or PRMs) have been touted as essential to quality fish oil supplements. But what does the research (or lack thereof) really tell us? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddi…
 
Don't believe everything you hear about stress-busting foods. Nutrition Diva sorts fact from fiction to help you boost your mood and beat stress belly. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytip…
 
Everybody seems to be looking for info on monk fruit and whole food sweeteners. But are these sugar alternatives really better for you? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fit…
 
Years ago, Teflon was all the rage. Now, the chemical originally used to make it has been banned. Is nonstick silicone cookware really safer or just another time bomb waiting to explode? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. …
 
In this episode, we discuss why our past failures (or successes) don't predict our future successes (or failures). Then, more importantly, we get into how to dismantle that idea so you can clear a path for future change and growth. There is a tension between using our past to our advantage while also not getting stuck in it. And striking that balan…
 
Organic. Humane. Gluten-free. What's are the most important factors to consider when you choose a food brand? There's no simple answer, but getting clarity on your priorities can help. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Li…
 
Studies show mineral water may reduce heart disease. Should you make mineral water part of your diet? What's the best brand for you? What should you avoid? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirt…
 
This is an approach we developed to help people in our Weighless program create sustainable weight loss but this process can be applied to any change that you want to make in your life. In this episode, we explain how it works. Key Takeaways: You really need all three of these to make change sustainable. All the awareness in the world doesn't creat…
 
Is glucose syrup bad? One reference claims it's a concentrated source of sugar containing four times as many calories per tablespoon. But that data's wrong. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddir…
 
Exercising for longer periods can stimulate your appetite. Endurance athlete and coach Brock Armstrong joins me with tips on how to avoid unwanted weight gain when training for endurance sports. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and T…
 
More people are having their gallbladders removed than ever before—and at a younger age. How does losing your gallbladder affect your diet for the rest of your life? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.qu…
 
Online sources claim that powdered milk is dangerous because it contains oxidized cholesterol. Should you keep this relatively non-perishable staple in your emergency food stores? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: …
 
According to the conventional calorie math, the subjects in this over-feeding study should have gained more than a dozen pounds. Is it impossible to overeat protein? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.qu…
 
How should your nutrition and fitness change as you get older? What types of foods and exercises are most important for older adults? Nutrition Diva's guest is healthy aging expert Dr. Christine Rosenbloom. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Fa…
 
Sugar-free sweeteners would seem to be a good choice for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes, but the latest research suggests exactly the opposite. Nutrition Diva breaks down why. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:…
 
It’s exhausting to carry around a goal that we never get any closer to. To have a problem that we can’t solve–or that won’t stay solved. To make the same resolution over and over again. When you identify something that you want to change - and then don't take action or make progress - you start to pay a sort of psychic tax. Not only do you still ha…
 
"Eat carbs in the evening to lose weight!" "Avoid carbs in the evening to keep blood sugar in check!" Research into carb backloading is a mixed bag. What should you do? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www…
 
What are the challenges facing our nation's farmers, ranchers, and fishermen, how will they affect our access to fresh food, and what can we do about it? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtyt…
 
Here are some simple steps to help you get the right items and amounts at the grocery store so you can stop wasting food and save on unnecessary trips. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytip…
 
We're told to listen to our bodies. But feelings of hunger aren't always a reliable guide as to whether your body needs food. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healt…
 
Well beyond a number on the scale or an amount in your bank account, your objective keeps you moving forward in your journey of change. Questions we answer during this episode: Why can’t I just have a plan and do it? Why is a goal or objective so important? What is the difference between a goal and an objective? What do I do if I have tried to hit …
 
Registered dietitian Liz Shaw is the author of the new Air Fryer Cookbook for Dummies and joins us to share her best tips and advice on getting the most out of your air fryer. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: http…
 
A study suggests that eating too much fiber could interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. What does this mean for women and couples trying to conceive? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickan…
 
Is there any reason to avoid foods that are common allergens even if you're not allergic to them? Just how common are the most common food allergies? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.…
 
The eight things you need to make any change become lasting and sustainable, in our opinion, are: A reason, Curiosity, An objective, A Plan, Support, Practice, Failure, and Forever. We'll look at each of these in more depth in future episodes but for now, this is what you need to know. 1. A Compelling and Personal Reason - not the what and how but …
 
A new study finds that drinking milk is associated with a significant increase in breast cancer risk. How much should you worry? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/wo…
 
How do diet and nutrition affect your ability to resist infection? Nutrition Diva explains why cranking immune-boosting nutrients to 11 doesn't work. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.…
 
Are you ready in case of an emergency? Nutrition Diva breaks down what should (and shouldn't) be in your emergency food supply kit, including what to have on hand during a viral outbreak or pandemic. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook …
 
Turmeric is trending! But if all you've ever had is the ground powder, it's time you experienced the real thing. Grab some fresh turmeric root and read on to find out what to do with this exotic ingredient. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/fresh-turmeric-root-uses Check out all the Quick and Dirt…
 
Coffee flour is a new ingredient making the rounds. Nutrition Diva has the scoop on what it is, how to use it, and whether the nutrition benefits live up to the hype. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/coffee-flour | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVER…
 
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