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Your weekly serving of expert, evidence-based health and nutrition advice. Leanne Ward is a world-renowned dietitian, nutritionist and health coach with over 10 years of nutrition experience and over 600,000 followers on Instagram and TikTok (@the_fitness_dietitian & @leanne_ward_nutrition). Leanne’s focus is gut health, emotional eating and sustainable fat loss. Leanne also interviews expert guests to give you the most accurate, up to date health and nutrition information available. Subscribe to never miss an episode.

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Your weekly serving of expert, evidence-based health and nutrition advice. Leanne Ward is a world-renowned dietitian, nutritionist and health coach with over 10 years of nutrition experience and over 600,000 followers on Instagram and TikTok (@the_fitness_dietitian & @leanne_ward_nutrition). Leanne’s focus is gut health, emotional eating and sustainable fat loss. Leanne also interviews expert guests to give you the most accurate, up to date health and nutrition information available. Subscribe to never miss an episode.

    Eat to Win with performance chef, Hannah Grant

    Eat to Win with performance chef, Hannah Grant

    On today’s podcast, I am joined by special guest, performance chef, Hannah Grant. Hannah is the team chef on the pro cycling tour and, just recently, filmed the gripping Amazon Prime series Eat Race Win.   On today’s podcast, Hannah and I start by discussing what made her want to become a chef and how she made the leap from chef to performance-based chef. We then talk about the concept “food is your fuel, your conditioning agent and your recovery” before moving onto how she creates delicious recipes for some of the world’s top athletes. She tells our listeners her top tips for creating delicious yet healthy meals at home and how to make veggies taste better. We chat about how she comes up with unique recipes for her athletes with different tastes, allergies and intolerances and requirements. Finally, we end the podcast with her connection to another special podcast guest, Dr Stacy Sims and how they work together to benefit their athletes.  To follow Hannah on Instagram, head to @dailystews on Instagram or, to check out Hannah's cookbooks, head to her website and use the code “leanneward” for a discount.  Please subscribe and leave me a review  If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Women’s Health, Thyroid, Hormones & Metabolism with Dietitian, Lacey Dunn

    Women’s Health, Thyroid, Hormones & Metabolism with Dietitian, Lacey Dunn

    Today I chat with women’s health, thyroid & metabolism expert, Lacey Dunn.  Lacey is a dietitian with a masters degree in Nutrition and a bachelors degree in dietetics. She is also a certified personal trainer and a functional medicine nutrition specialist in training.  Lacey helps clients through an evidenced based yet functional medicine lens that focuses on her clients lifestyle, history, and specific health needs. She works with them to help her clients reclaim their health and happiness, and feel like their best self.  On today’s podcast, Lacey and I chat all things women's' health, thyroid, hormones & metabolism. We start by chatting about how Lacey got into body building and what made her want to specialise in women’s health issues. We then talk about some signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances and common trends she sees regarding thyroid imbalances and hormone health.Lacey tells us the best ways to test for thyroid and hormonal problems and how the contraception pills can affect testing. She gives us the run down on cortisol and how it affects overall health and wellbeing and how can we test for it. We also discuss how nutrition affects cortisol. Next Lacey chats to our listeners about thyroid health and the impacts of nutrition on our thyroid. We quickly discuss supplements for thyroid health and finally, how we can boost and support our metabolic healthIf you would like to learn more about the topics discussed in this podcast, follow Lacey on her Instagram, @faithandfit or take a look at her website or podcast UpliftFit Nutrition Podcast. Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 32 min
    Becoming a Bikini Competitor. What to Expect and Whether it's Worth it, with PT Sophie Allen

    Becoming a Bikini Competitor. What to Expect and Whether it's Worth it, with PT Sophie Allen

    Today I chat with qualified personal trainer Soph Allen. Soph is an experienced coach specialising in female transformations. She founded Train With Soph, a health and fitness coaching platform and app that delivers custom training and nutrition programs, educational and mindset content for women. She’s also a social media personality, known for keeping it real on Instagram and YouTube.  I’ve got Soph on today’s podcast to chat about her experiences with competing. I, like many others, have always considered doing a bikini or fitness competition, but never have. Soph has competed and is a wealth of knowledge on the subject. So today we talk about what competing is, the differences between the federations and divisions, why someone might want to compete, what goes into a comp prep, how peak week looks, what stage day looks like, why having abs isn’t actually healthy, the hardest parts about comp prep and the pro and cons of competing.When listening to this episode just keep in mind that I think achieving the levels of leanness required for bikini/fitness competitions is not healthy for most and should only be done for a very short period of time under the guidance of multiple professionals. This episode is intended to be an unbiased discussion about Soph’s experiences with competing.If you would like to learn more about Soph check out her Instagram and YouTube.Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Fundamentals of Fermenting Food with Microbiologist, Kaitlynn Fenley

    The Fundamentals of Fermenting Food with Microbiologist, Kaitlynn Fenley

    Today's episode is a masterclass on microbes as I chat with microbiologist, Kaitlynn Fenley about fermenting food and evidenced-based gut health.  Kaitlynn specialises in food microbiology and food safety. She has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Louisiana State University and serves as the CEO and head of food safety for her own fermentation company, Cultured Guru.  The mission of Cultured Guru is to make microbiome health accessible to all by educating people about microorganisms, food science, and microbial fermentation. In today's episode, Kaitlynn and I start off by talking about what exactly good gut health means and why she’s so passionate about it. We chat about the things our listeners can do to achieve good gut health and learn to nourish their gut microorganisms from a nutrition and lifestyle perspective. We also quickly touch on probiotics.  Kaitlynn then explains to us what exactly fermentation science is and what fermented foods are. We talk about food safety with fermented foods and some tips she has to ferment your own foods safely at home.  If you’d like to know more about Kaitlynn, please follow her on her Instagram, @cultured.guru, head to her website or sign up to her waitlist for the Cultured Guru’s School of Fermentation program here.Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 51 min
    Nutrition for Performance Athletes/Intense Training Sessions with Accredited Nutritionist and Sports Dietitian, Taylor Ryan

    Nutrition for Performance Athletes/Intense Training Sessions with Accredited Nutritionist and Sports Dietitian, Taylor Ryan

    On today’s podcast I chat with accredited nutritionist and sports dietitian, Taylor Ryan.  Taylor’s experience is within the sports performance realm, where she has predominately worked with strength and conditioning athletes from recreational to elite standards (particularly within the CrossFit, powerlifting and weightlifting fields).  Taylor’s passion for performance-based sports nutrition developed from her personal experience in Olympic weightlifting where she competed nationally.  Taylor’s personal experiences as a weightlifter and CrossFit coach have led her to understand first-hand the pivotal role that nutrition plays in performance enhancement, body composition, injury prevention and management.  Taylor and I start off the podcast by discussing how she came to be working in the space of nutrition for CrossFit and what she enjoys about it. We then talk about the nutritional requirements of CrossFit athletes and also everyday gym goers.  We chat about carbohydrate consumption before, during and after exercise and the evidence around carbohydrate absorption in the body. We quickly discuss keto and low carbohydrate diets for athletes, intermittent fasting for active adults, carbohydrate and calorie cycling for rest days vs. training days and the holy grail of sports nutrition; how much protein we need.  We then talk about our last macronutrient, fat, why it’s important in our diet and what happens when we cut our fat intake too low.  Finally, we talk about supplements for CrossFit athletes and Taylors preference for measuring body composition and tracking progress with her clients and athletes.You can follow Taylor on her Instagram, @the_sportsdietitian or find her on her website.Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 53 min
    Getting Comfortable with Discomfort & Changing for the Better with Clinical Health Psychologist, Dr Marissa Alert

    Getting Comfortable with Discomfort & Changing for the Better with Clinical Health Psychologist, Dr Marissa Alert

    I’m excited you’re here today for an incredible episode with our special guest Dr Marissa Alert. Dr Alert is a licensed clinical psychologist and speaker. She is passionate about helping people improve their health habits, lose weight, manage stress, and overcome barriers to live a life that’s in line with their values.  Dr Alert is an associate director and clinical product expert at Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions and she spends her time developing digital programs to help individuals better manage chronic medical conditions, including diabetes and obesity.  Whether it’s delivering corporate wellness webinars or leading in-person sessions, Dr Alert loves connecting with people to help them move from where they are to where they want to be.Today's episode begins with Dr Alert and I discussing why change is so hard and why so many people can’t stick to their healthy behaviours despite the best of intentions. We talk about facing the same problems over and over and how to break out of these patterns and also we talk about overcoming self-sabotage.  Next we discuss how to get comfortable with discomfort, how to sit with our feelings rather than eating them and how else we can manage emotional eating.  We then we talk about more difficult emotions such as grief and loss and Dr Alert gives us some wonderful and practical tips to dealing with difficult emotions.  Finally, we end the podcast talking about the changes a lot of people have experienced due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and we focus on some positive things that are within our control to end on a lovely positive note.If you would like to learn more about Dr Alert follow her on Instagram at @dr.malert.Please subscribe and leave me a review If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

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4.9 out of 5
411 Ratings

411 Ratings

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I’m new to podcasts and have really enjoyed several of leanne’s podcasts. In particular ones about change, weight loss, dealing with self sabotage, dealing with difficult emotions. Thank you I have subscribed and will definitely be listening to more.

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I only recently found out about Leanne’s podcast through TikTok. I have learned so much and I was able to change some of my eating habits. She has given me a new perspective on food and loosing weight. I love this podcast.

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Invaluable Education

I absolutely love Leanne’s podcasts and many I’ve listened to more then once because the amount of Information is just amazing and love learning while walking.
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