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Are you tired of not knowing what to do in the gym? Frustrated with trying to eat ”right” but not sure what eating right actually is? Annoyed that you are trying but you’re not seeing results? I get it! Hi, I’m Rachel. Wife, mom of 6, and Registered Dietitian. For years I regularly exercised and ate healthy, but I never felt or looked how I thought I should for the amount of effort I put it. Ever felt that way? Then, after having my 3rd baby, I just couldn’t get the extra fat off my midsecti ...
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A mom’s guide to food freedom, through nutrition and food education. Nutrition shouldn’t be as complicated as we make it out to be. In fact, years ago, before the industrial revolution, nutrition was simpler and people were eating much healthier. What changed? Society’s need for convenience and instant gratification led to packaged foods with a million ingredients. Now brands are marketing their products as “healthy”, “light”, “organic”, “keto”, and “diet”, yet we are still confused about wh ...
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Hayley Hubbard and Jessica Diamond

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Hayley Hubbard, mom to three, and wife to a country music star, and Jessica Diamond, registered dietitian nutritionist and mom to one are here to make parenthood a little easier and a lot less lonely. Parenting is hard. And the thousands of decisions we’re forced to make everyday can feel daunting. Should I listen to my pediatrician, my mother, this website? Will other moms judge me for doing it this way? While we’ve never had access to so much information, it’s never been harder to find the ...
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Feeling hungry and angry? Perhaps, you went out and it's been quite a few hours since you last ate and you are getting more irritable, anxious and angry. Maybe, you don't even recognize your hunger cues, as you've tuned them out long ago, after years of dieting and following certain meal plans. Or, maybe, you feel hungry at odd times, like just bef…
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Today we are going there on the podcast! Listen to this interview with Dr. Kristin Johnson of the Stop Peeing Your Pants Podcast. Dr. Johnson is a pelvic floor physical therapist and we talk alllll things TMI today. If you have ever struggled with urinary incontinence (and soo many of us moms have!) then this interview will be so helpful! -Rachel H…
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Welcome to the BEST OF Guests Series, where I give you some of my most popular guest interviews from past episodes! In this episode I interview Holistic Pregnancy & Nutrition Specialist, Taryn, from Aubergine and Olive. We chat about prenatal and postpartum nutrition, and also dive into choosing a more holistic pregnancy while still involving your …
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The first 1000 days (from conception to the child's second birthday) is a unique window of opportunity to shape a child's future health. Ensuring proper nutrition during this period is critical for influencing optimal growth, development, and the success of long-term health and prevention of disease. Prior to conception, the health of the male sper…
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Will using plant-based meat alternatives be healthier than eating beef or other meat burgers? Are the veggie ground round products overly processed and filled with chemicals? These questions are derived from a listener question about using veggie ground round in her family's meals. We delve into some of the pros and cons of plant-based alternatives…
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Weight loss-or actually fat loss- can seem really complicated. You see this all the time, diets that tell you don't eat after a certain time, eat only these things but not these, eat this together with this and never with that, and the list goes on and on. The same goes for exercise. You need a complicated workout routine with your heart rate in a …
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Welcome to the BEST OF Guests Series, where I give you some of my most popular guest interviews from past episodes! In this episode I chat with Holistic Dietitian, Ashley Tippens. We go over common nutrition misconceptions that we see on social media, and how to make healthy and sustainable changes that prioritize nutrient-dense foods. We also talk…
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Longevity seems to be a hot topic. The 'blue zones' are five distinct areas in the world , where people live long with vitality and good quality of life. The Mediterranean diet is one of the most well researched diets to demonstrate a pattern of eating and lifestyle that offers many elements for health, including lower risk of cardiovascular diseas…
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It can seem really counter-productive to take a week off of training to recover, but it isn't. In this refreshing episode, you'll learn: 1. What a recovery week is 2. Why they are important for progress 3. How often to do a recovery week 4. Two recovery week plans I hope that this helps you! -Rachel If you need more help, book a discovery call with…
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Restrict, reduce, decrease, limit and avoid are just some of the familiar words you may hear when someone is describing a "diet". The keto, paleo, intermittent fasting, low fat, low carb and caveman diets, are some of the common and popular diets that people are following these days, thanks to social media and many 'gurus' in the coaching space. Do…
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We all (hopefully) know protein is important for muscle growth. But when you eat it matters too! Listen to this super practical episode on protein and protein timing so you can maximize your muscle growth. If you need more help with this, book a discovery call to chat with me about getting you to your fat loss and muscle gain goals. You can do that…
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Welcome to the BEST OF Guests Series, where I give you some of my most popular guest interviews from past episodes! You can be eating the healthiest foods in the world, but if you aren't optimizing your digestion, you'll still see health issues like bloating, heart burn and weight gain. This goes beyond chewing slowly and eating undistracted. In th…
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Does shopping around the perimeter guarantee a healthier grocery cart? What do those food labels with 'gluten-free' mean? Are foods with more than 5 ingredients really that unhealthy? Today, we bust some common misconceptions about diet and nutrition with our special guest, dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix. There's lots of great nuggets in this one! For m…
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Listen in on this fun live coaching session with my recurring client, Rachel. We discuss non-scale victories, how behavior change is the key to long-term results, and more in this behind-the-scenes look into coaching. If a practical, whole-woman approach to fat loss and muscle gain resonates with you, book a discovery call to find out more about wo…
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Life is busy and families find it difficult to connect over a meal with the schedules of the week. Today, we discuss the importance of eating together for family meals, for child development, physical, linguistic, social, psychological and nutritional health. Tune in for five reasons and ways to find time to eat together. Other episodes mentioned i…
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Hi ladies, Are you guilty of not using this approach to your workouts? Today's episode is a CRITICAL tip if you want to see consistent muscle gain results. I hope this helps you! If you want to uplevel your fitness through a custom nutrition and strength training plan, book a discovery call with me and we can talk about how to get you started. You …
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Welcome to the BEST OF Guests Series, where I give you some of my most popular guest interviews from past episodes! Have you every considered homeschooling? Maybe you're on the fence or never really considered it. Either way, I encourage you to listen to this episode with Amanda Schenkenberger, who is a homeschool mother of 4, and homeschool coach.…
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Should you avoid all carbs? What's the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates? What about prebiotics for gut health? How can we include more 'resistant starches' in our day to day eating? We discuss all of these questions as well as other simple and complex information about carbohydrates. With this comprehensive conversation, we discu…
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Do you need to track your calories to lose fat? How do you do it? This 2 part series is diving into why you may (or may not) want to track your calories and how to do it the RIGHT way so that it actually works. Need more help? Here's how to work with me: https://www.effectivefitnessforwomen.com/work-with-me -Rachel Show notes: https://www.myfitness…
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Going to the grocery store can feel like a trip that breaks the bank. Without enough planning and making a list of essential staples that are needed, it's easy to go over budget for food shopping. In response to a listener question, we discuss 12 actionable strategies to save money on groceries. We also refer back to: Ep 8 Grocery Tour Ep 78 Budget…
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Do you need to track your calories to lose fat? How do you do it? This 2 part series is diving into why you may (or may not) want to track your calories and how to do it the RIGHT way so that it actually works. Need more help? Here's how to work with me: https://www.effectivefitnessforwomen.com/work-with-me -Rachel Show notes: https://www.myfitness…
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Welcome to the BEST OF Guests Series, where I give you some of my most popular guest interviews from past episodes! I didn't realize the real dangers of artificial food dyes until I listened to a TedTalk with Dr. Rebecca Bevans. That's when I knew I had to have her on this podcast. In this episode, Dr. Bevans goes into detail about her journey cutt…
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Heartburn is a common health condition that most people experience at least one time in their lives. Acid reflux aka heartburn, can turn in to GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) which is a chronic and persistent condition from ongoing heartburn. About 20% of the population require medication to help relieve their severe symptoms of acid reflux…
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Want to optimize your fat loss efforts? Then you need to listen to this episode. Today I'm talking about a sneaky bad habit that can literally physically inhibit your fat loss efforts. Hint: It isn't nutrition or exercise-related! -Rachel Show Notes: https://www.webmd.com/diet/sleep-and-weight-loss https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537038/#:~:t…
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Rob surprised Sandra by making cauliflower rice in the food processor and adding it to a stir fry. She couldn't identify, or guess what it was. Today, we discuss what it is, why people use it, and what the health benefits are of including cauliflower with meals throughout the week. Enjoying the show? Consider leaving a 5 star review, and/or sharing…
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Welcome to the BEST OF Guests Series, where I give you some of my most popular guest interviews from past episodes! Want to improve your gut health but don't know where to start? In this episode I chat with Gut Health Practitioner, Geta Barbu, who gives us great tips for grocery shopping with our gut health in mind. I love tangible tips and takeawa…
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"What's for dinner?".....the most common question heard in households around the country during the 'witching hour' (after school/work 4-6pm) most days :) Having a plan for the week and the supplies can really help ease the stress and provide some foundational structure for variety and balance. There's benefits to having a plan and, as many people …
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Are you ever confused about how hard to push yourself in the gym? How to tell if you are hitting your "max" in a lift? But at the same time worried about getting hurt? I feel ya! It IS hard to figure that out sometimes, so I've recorded this episode to show you the method that I personally use to make sure I'm pushing myself enough, but not too muc…
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Should I do HiiT, crossfit, zumba, yoga, or weight lifting? These are some questions women have about what kind of exercise is best for them. "What is the best exercise for me?" is a question we received from a listener, a 46 yr old mom with two teenagers, who works full-time. What IS the best exercise and how often should people work out? Rob and …
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You tell yourself: "Ok, this is it! I'm getting this fat off this year!" And then....well, nothing much happens. Maybe go to the gym for a few weeks, cut out sugar for a while, but then things revert back to how they've always been. What happened? Or really, what DIDN'T happen? Goals. Realistic, strategic goals. And not just goals; daily and weekly…
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Welcome to the BEST OF Sourdough Series, where I give you all my past sourdough episodes back to back! Thinking about getting into sourdough, but don't know where to start? Don't worry- I break it down for you in this episode. Sourdough itself isn't difficult. The hardest part is understanding what to do with the starter! I explain what sourdough s…
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Collagen is abundant in our bodies and it is the 'glue' that keeps the body all together and in tact. Today, we discuss what it is, what the functional benefits are, digestion, absorption, and the main sources of collagen to include in our diet. Check out the new blog article on our website all about collagen - Benefits of Collagen⁠. The book ⁠The …
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You've been working hard in the gym, upping those reps and weights and you've been eating right too, but.....when you get on the scale you are getting some mixed messages. Are you losing your muscle or fat? Why isn't the scale moving the right way? What's up with these body measurements? I have been there, my friend! Today's episode is all about ho…
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With our mission to help spread some evidence-based nutrition information, with a touch of spice and humour, we are trying to help people increase their intake of beans/legumes/lentils/pulses and chick peas. One question Sandra receives from clients is, how do I incorporate more beans into the weekly diet? Hummus, a chick pea bean spread, is a grea…
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Need motivation? This one's going to be juicy. What do you do when you just DON'T want to go to the gym? In this episode I'm talking about 3 effective strategies to get you into the gym even on those days you don't feel like going. Enjoy! -Rachel Need more help? https://www.effectivefitnessforwomen.com/work-with-me…
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Welcome to the BEST OF Sourdough Series, where I give you all my past sourdough episodes back to back! Welcome to part 2 of my chat with Claire Fagin! In part 1 we chatted about how to get started with sourdough baking, but in this episode we answer all of your sourdough questions. Whether you're already into baking sourdough, or you're just thinki…
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Do you hear yourself saying, "just one more bite, and then, you can have dessert." We need to stop this. Stop bartering with food. Trust your kids' own hunger. As adults, we have to tune in to our own internal hunger cues too. This helps with more mindful and intuitive eating. Tune in to our discussion today, all about the hunger scale. We referenc…
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Who loves dry grilled chicken, broccoli, and plain rice? Not me!! Is this what you envision for dinner during a fat loss season? No ma’am! We do flavor over here! Today we are talking about 5 delicious dinner recipes for your fat loss season, to help you and your family stay satisfied so you can reach your fat loss goals. Enjoy! -Rachel Show Notes:…
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We received a question from a listener, who states, " I used to sleep like a log with no issues whatsoever. But, now my hormones are changing, as, I'm in midlife and sleep is becoming more of a problem. I go to sleep and then wake up and can't get back to sleep. Is there anything that I can do? We discuss five strategies to help with getting into a…
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Welcome to the BEST OF Sourdough Series, where I give you all my past sourdough episodes back to back! Time to talk sourdough! If you've ever been interested in baking sourdough bread at home, but didn't know where to start- this episode is for you! Claire Fagin and I talk about the sourdough baking process, how to get starter, what tools you actua…
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With the growing incidence of type 2 diabetes affecting younger and younger people, there's a lot of confusion and questions about what to eat with diabetes, and how to prevent developing diabetes. Talking with "The Diabetes Dietitian" Tara Rood, RD CDCES(Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist) who has been working with people managing diab…
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Hey Friend! Who loves spending 3 hours at the gym to get all your exercises in??? NOPE. That’s a hard pass for me! And you too, I bet. What if there was a way to simplify your time at the gym so that you get the most done in the least amount of time? If you think that sounds good, then today’s episode is just for you! Today’s episode is all about h…
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Is it a smoothie or overnight oats? Some even refer to them as 'smoothie soups', but, whatever you call it, they are tasty, nutritious and a great, balanced way to include a variety of different foods into one meal or snack. Today, we discuss three different recipes of smoothie bowls for yourself and/or family, and what goes into them. Enjoying the…
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Welcome to the BEST OF Sourdough Series, where I give you all my past sourdough episodes back to back! In this episode I interview professional hobbyist, Claire Fagin, who is a floral artist, certified birth doula, sourdough baker, Youtuber & more! We chat about how homeschooling shaped her and helped her find her many passions. We rewrite the answ…
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Taking a page out of the Blue Zones, five different areas around the world, where people live in good health into their older years, we discuss some dietary factors that all of the blue zones share, plus, some other important lifestyle factors. Tune in, as we talk to media dietitian, Liz Weiss, MS, RDN and culinary expert. Check out Liz's article o…
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A while ago I was at my chiropractor’s office. I had been weightlifting for a while and was seeing some really good progress, and while I was there my chiropractor said something to me that changed how I think about myself and my physical fitness on a foundational level. It was super offhand, I bet he doesn’t even remember. I had asked him a questi…
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March is Nutrition month and March 9 is Dietitian's Day in Canada (Mar 13 in the US). After practicing as a Registered Dietitian for over two decades (26 yrs), a common question that I hear is "What's the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?" There are many sources of health and nutrition information these days and lots of so called '…
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