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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.

    Your Exercise Questions Answered, with Performance Coach, Jacob Falla

    Your Exercise Questions Answered, with Performance Coach, Jacob Falla

    Today's episode is part 2 of the 2 part, exercise centric series with Jacob Falla, founding director of Oxidate Performance.  If this is the first episode you've tuned in to, I strongly recommend you go back and give the pervious episode (also with Jacob) a listen. While you're at it, take a look at the other 70+ episodes in my back catalouge. Jacob is a performance coach who’s been in the health & fitness industry for 10 years. After spending most of his life as an elite level athlete, he now specialises in athlete development. Jacob has a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Exercise Science, a Diploma of Sports Development and is a strength and conditioning level 1 coach and personal trainer. Jacob's passion is unlocking people's true potential and helping them to achieve their optimum level of performance.  Today’s episode is all about having your exercise centric questions answered by an exercise expert. So sit back, listen up and let Jacob educate you on all things exercise.I hope you enjoy this episode and you can follow Jacob on his Instagram which is @oxidate_performance, his website which is or listen to his own podcast which is called "The High Performers Platform".  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!  

    • 42 min
    Exercise for Every Age Group, with Performance Coach, Jacob Falla

    Exercise for Every Age Group, with Performance Coach, Jacob Falla

    In today’s episode, I'm joined by Jacob Falla, founding director of Oxidate Performance.  Jacob is a performance coach who’s been in the health & fitness industry for 10 years. After spending most of his life as an elite level athlete, he now specialises in athlete development. Jacob has a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Exercise Science, a Diploma of Sports Development and is a strength and conditioning level 1 coach and personal trainer. Jacob's passion is unlocking people's true potential and helping them to achieve their optimum level of performance.  I’ve asked Jacob to come on my podcast today to chat all things exercise. This is part 1 of a 2 part series with Jacob and, in this episode, Jacob and I examine what types of exercise are best for different age groups, from teenagers right through to octogenarians.  Also, to end the podcast, Jacob and I chat about his top tips to help you guys get back on track with exercise after a tough year with COVID/ remote working and lockdowns.  I hope you enjoy this episode and you can follow Jacob on his Instagram which is @oxidate_performance, his website which is or listen to his own podcast which is called "The High Performers Platform".  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!  

    • 44 min
    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Women’s Health Dietitian, Lacey Dunn

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Women’s Health Dietitian, Lacey Dunn

    Today I am excited to bring you the second part of my chat with women’s health & polycystic ovary syndrome expert, dietitian Lacey Dunn.  Lacey has a Master’s in Nutrition, a Bachelor’s in Dietetics, is 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.  Todays episode is the second part of my chat with Lacey and we talk all things polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). We start by chatting about what PCOS is and how to get diagnosed. We then discuss the different types of PCOS and how their management styles might differ. We talk about natural and holistic ways to heal PCOS with an evidenced based approach of course. We focus on diet and lifestyle strategies for PCOS and which supplements Lacey uses for PCOS. Finally, we compare PCOS fact with PCOS fiction and end with the link between gut health and PCOS.  If 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!  

    • 26 min
    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

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50 Ratings

Zahraa Majed ,

Best podcast ever! :)

Honestly, one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. I literally wait for each episode each week. Thank you Leanne for all your hard work on that!

Reiturbide ,

A Few Kind Words

I firstly want to thank Leanne for the time and effort she has put into this podcast. Your hard work and devotion to this podcast does not go unnoticed. As a recent nutrition graduate from the University of Western Ontario, I appreciate evidenced based information. With the expansion of social media in the past decade it is hard for the general population to know what’s true and what’s not in terms of health and nutrition. So thank you for constantly debunking the fads and myths that circle the internet. You are a true inspiration to many!

MHEAM ,

Newbie listener and already hooked

I started listening when the fitness dietician Leanne Ward invited Dr. Stacy Sims as a guest on the show. The information presented on this pod cast is so applicable, but even better, it’s evidence based (with relevant populations!!!) with a “how to” implement component. It’s more than just info here, these are life skills for health.

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