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We dig deep on topics that are often difficult to publish in mainstream media and discover what health, happiness and success really looks like.

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We dig deep on topics that are often difficult to publish in mainstream media and discover what health, happiness and success really looks like.

    Overcoming Binge Eating With Dietitian Nina Mills

    Overcoming Binge Eating With Dietitian Nina Mills

    Binge eating is a problem many of my clients present with and want to eliminate. 
    Someone struggling with binge eating will often experience guilt, loss of control, failure and have a belief that the answer lies in having better control and willpower!
    In reality treatment for binge eating has nothing to do with willpower or failure. Binge eating is a normal physiological response to restriction. 
    In this episode I chat with fellow dietitian Nina Mills about what binge eating is and how we overcome it! A spoiler, it's not another diet!
    Nina Mills is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and founder of the private practice Feel Good Eating based in Melbourne, Australia. 
    With practice values rooted in social justice and a client-centred, weight-inclusive approach to nutrition and dietetics she has gone on to do extensive additional training in the Non-Diet Approach, Health At Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, eating disorders and the areas of body image and eating competence.
    In her practice, she offers in person and virtual nutrition counselling and online programs for clients with eating and body concerns. Nina uses the principles of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size to help people reconnect with their bodies, make food choices from a place of self-care and ultimately feel good eating.
    To find out more about Nina Visit her website or follow her on Instagram @feelgoodeating or Facebook!
     
    Below are the links Nina refers to in the podcast:
    Diet Culture and Diet Mentality Blog Post 
    How Do You Encourage a Loved One To Seek Help If You Suspect An Eating Disorder
     
    More information on my services: I help women with HA recover their periods, overcome food fear, inappropriate exercise behaviours, body dysmorphia and poor body image and help them to eat intuitively. I also help women who have had HA become pregnant.
    My 1:1 coaching program is my most personalised service I offer for women who prefer 1:1 support.
    My Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery Small Group Coaching Program contains my proven framwork that has successfully supported many of my clients regain thier periods, make peace with food and discover food freedom. This was created as is an affordable alternative to my 1:1 coaching that still offers 1:1 attention, support and the accountability you need to break through fears and adopting healthy behavior changes.
    Together with a maximum of 5 other women just like you, you’ll take courageous and supported action together to:
    Get clear on what you need to do in order to get your period back
    Break through your health-limiting food rules and beliefs that are holding you back!
    Feel understood, fully supported and be held accountable to take courageous action!
    Understand the menstrual cycle, your hormones and be able to track signs of recovery!
    Have the knowledge, skills and resources to recover your period and fall pregnant naturally!
    Free yourself from guilt and anxiety around eating and establish more intuitive patterns and behaviours
    Uncover the power of love and gratitude for your body and reconnect with your intuitive hunger and fullness cues
    Overcome obsessive exercise behaviours and / or emotional and binge eating
    Allow your body to thrive, now out of its stressed and energy saving mode!
    Feel proud of all your have achieved and overcome, now feeling free!
     
    Also Included:
    Individual attention during each call, in addition to the group coaching and education
    Access to a private Facebook group for the duration of the course, to connect with others on the same journey
    Suggested optional reading, workbook activities and personal challenges to complete between calls
    Next Small Group Course Dates: 20th April 2020. Limited spots available.
    Apply now through my website or book a free discovery call to give me the opportunity to learn more about you, your biggest struggles and di

    • 51 min
    Gut Health and Digestive Disorders in Eating Disorders and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Joanna Baker.

    Gut Health and Digestive Disorders in Eating Disorders and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Joanna Baker.

    In this episode I talk to fellow dietitian Joanna Baker who specializes in gut health to uncover the cross over between gut health and digestive function with Eating disorders and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA).
    It is common for people with HA and Eating disorders to struggle with digestion function and in this episode we explain why and the best way to treat and manage your symtoms and overall health.
    Joanna also talks about the importance of gut health and your gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is like a community of healthy bacteria in your gut. We all have about 1-2kg of gut bacteria and this has a big influence of mental health, emotional health, body weight, chronic disease and immunity.
    People who eat 30 or more different plants foods per week have a much more diverse gut microbiome than those that have 10 or less. Plant foods contain prebiotics which contain the fuel and nourishment for your gut bacteria. When they are fed well they will grow and thrive. Different types of bacteria are picky eaters so the more variety in the food you eat, especially plant foods the better!
    Joanna Baker is a dietitian and registered nurse who loves food. Her own struggles with gut health have led her to work exclusively in food intolerance and IBS. She loves to help people enjoy food and keep their gut happy at the same time.
    To find out more about Joanna check out her link below:
    Website 
    Facebook
    Low FODMAP Australia Facebook group
    Instagram
    In this episode Joanna refers to gut hypnotherapy research and the qualitative study about how people with IBS feel about themselves. This can be found below.
    The American Gut Project re: Gut microbiome and plant foods here 
    More information on my services: I help women with HA recover their periods, overcome food fear, inappropriate exercise behaviours, body dysmorphia and poor body image and help them to eat intuitively. I also help women who have had HA become pregnant.
    My 1:1 coaching program is my most personalised service I offer for women who prefer 1:1 support.
    My Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery Small Group Coaching Program contains my proven framwork that has successfully supported many of my clients regain thier periods, make peace with food and discover food freedom. This was created as is an affordable alternative to my 1:1 coaching that still offers 1:1 attention, support and the accountability you need to break through fears and adopting healthy behavior changes.
    Together with a maximum of 5 other women just like you, you’ll take courageous and supported action together to:
    Get clear on what you need to do in order to get your period back
    Break through your health-limiting food rules and beliefs that are holding you back!
    Feel understood, fully supported and be held accountable to take courageous action!
    Understand the menstrual cycle, your hormones and be able to track signs of recovery!
    Have the knowledge, skills and resources to recover your period and fall pregnant naturally!
    Free yourself from guilt and anxiety around eating and establish more intuitive patterns and behaviours
    Uncover the power of love and gratitude for your body and reconnect with your intuitive hunger and fullness cues
    Overcome obsessive exercise behaviours and / or emotional and binge eating
    Allow your body to thrive, now out of its stressed and energy saving mode!
    Feel proud of all your have achieved and overcome, now feeling free!
     
    Also Included:
    Individual attention during each call, in addition to the group coaching and education
    Access to a private Facebook group for the duration of the course, to connect with others on the same journey
    Suggested optional reading, workbook activities and personal challenges to complete between calls
    Next Small Group Course Dates: 20th April 2020. Limited spots available.
    Apply now through my website or book a free discovery call to give me the opportunity to l

    • 1 hr 4 min
    PCOS, How It Is Different To Hypothalamic Amenorrhea And Management With Julie Duffy Dillon

    PCOS, How It Is Different To Hypothalamic Amenorrhea And Management With Julie Duffy Dillon

    Julie Duffy Dillon is a Fat Positive Dietitian, PCOS Specialist, and Food Behavior Expert who partners with people along their Food Peace journey. 
    In this episode I talk to Julie about PCOS and how she supports women with this condition without restrictive weight loss diets.
    Julie shares with us some of the common struggles women with PCOS experince such as confusion, hunger, weight gain, their relationship with food, poor body image, stress and anxiety and difficulty in falling pregnant and HOW she helps them.
    We also talk about the difference between Hypothalamic Amenorrhea in terms of treatment/management and diagnosis. 
    For more on Julie visit her website, Instagram (@foodpeacedietitian) or Podcast - Love Food
     
    More information on my services: I help women with HA recover their periods, overcome food fear, inappropriate exercise behaviours, body dysmorphia and poor body image and help them to eat intuitively. I also help women who have had HA become pregnant. My 1:1 coaching program is my most personalised service I offer for women who prefer 1:1 support. I also offer a small group coaching program that still offers 1:1 attention, support and the accountability you need to break through fears and adopting healthy behavior changes. Apply now through my website or book a free discovery call to give me the opportunity to learn more about you, your biggest struggles and discuss ways I can support you. I would love if you would connect with me over on Instagram (@amyleegiannotti)
     

    • 59 min
    Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED - S) and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Dr Nicky Keay

    Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED - S) and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Dr Nicky Keay

    Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) is the result of insufficient energy intake and/or excessive energy expenditure. Consequences of this low-energy condition can alter many physiological systems, including metabolism, menstrual function, bone health, immunity, protein synthesis, and cardiovascular and psychological health.
    The RED-S concept has been adapted from a previously identified syndrome, the female athlete triad, which affects active women with low-energy availability, menstrual dysfunction and low bone mineral density. 
    New research suggests there may be a parallel syndrome in undernourished male athletes with resulting hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and impairment of bone health. Therefore RED-S is a more comprehensive model depicting a low-energy status in physically active women or men.
    Today I have invited Sports Doctor Nicola Keay to explore the topic of RED-S deeper, look at the various influences exercise has on appetite, eating behaviour,  its lesser known outcomes, diagnosis or redflags and treatment
    Nicky studied medicine at Cambridge University, with clinical attachments including sports medicine clinics in Australia and University of Geneva. After gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, Nicky trained in Endocrinology. As a Research Fellow at St Thomas’ Hospital, she was part of the international medical team which developed an anti-doping test for growth hormone. With sport medicine grants, Nicky researched and published on the training effects on the Endocrine system. Recent publications include competitive male cyclists and relative energy deficiency in sports (RED-S). Nicky is currently researching the risk of RED-S in dancers and athletes.
    Nicky wrote the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine educational website Health4Performance on RED-S, is the medical advisor to the Scottish Ballet, part of the multidisciplinary team at EN:SPIRE clinic for dancers and athletes and Chief Medical Officer of Forth Edge, providing medical interpretation of blood tests to athletes.
    Nicky shares her personal story and that even as an early medical doctor she did not realise she had a serious problem.
    To learn more about Nicky you can check out her website or follow her on Instagram @nickykeayfitness
    More information on my services: I help women with HA recover their periods, overcome food fear, inappropriate exercise behaviours, body dysmorphia and poor body image and help them to eat intuitively. I also help women who have had HA become pregnant. My 1:1 coaching program is my most personalised service I offer for women who prefer 1:1 support. I also offer a small group coaching program that still offers 1:1 attention, support and the accountability you need to break through fears and adopting healthy behavior changes. Apply now through my website or book a free discovery call to give me the opportunity to learn more about you, your biggest struggles and discuss ways I can support you. I would love if you would connect with me over on Instagram (@amyleegiannotti)

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Exercise In The Recovery Of Eating Disorders And Hypothalamic Amenorrhea With Exercise Physiologist Sarah King

    Exercise In The Recovery Of Eating Disorders And Hypothalamic Amenorrhea With Exercise Physiologist Sarah King

    I believe you cannot heal your relationship with food without addressing your relationship with exercise.
    When it comes to the treatment of disordered eating, eating disorders and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (the loss of period) addressing one's relationship with exercise and behaviors cannot be ignored.
    Often dieting and compulsive exercise are looked at separately but often the drivers of the behaviours share the same beliefs. For example fear of gaining weight and/or needing a sense of control.
    Exercise has an endless list of health benefits but sometimes the way we go about it, exercise can be health limiting. 
    Today I am excited to invite Sarah King to the Podcast to share her personal experience with disordered eating and hypothalamic amenorrhea and how that changed the way she works with her clients now and the role of exercise in recovery.
    Sarah King is an accredited exercise physiologist, speaker, and health coach, specialising in helping women and girls overcome disordered eating, get their period back, and heal their relationship with food and exercise. Through her own personal journey of overcoming an eating disorder and hypothalamic amenorrhea, she discovered her passion for helping others live their happiest healthiest lives free from body image hang-ups, food rules, or rigid exercise routines.
    To learn more about Sarah you can check out her website or follow her on Instagram - @sarahlizling !
     
    More information on my services: I help women with HA recover their periods, overcome food fear, inappropriate exercise behaviours, body dysmorphia and poor body image and help them to eat intuitively. I also help women who have had HA become pregnant. My 1:1 coaching program is my most personalised service I offer for women who prefer 1:1 support. I also offer a small group coaching program that still offers 1:1 attention, support and the accountability you need to break through fears and adopting healthy behavior changes. Apply now through my website or book a free discovery call to give me the opportunity to learn more about you, your biggest struggles and discuss ways I can support you.
    I would love if you would connect with me over on Instagram (@amyleegiannotti)
    If you love this episode and think someone else would benefit from listening, please leave a written review, 5 star rating and screen short and share on your socials!
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    • 53 min
    Training, Nutrition and Recovery for Performance and Health with Triathlon Coach Sarah Grove

    Training, Nutrition and Recovery for Performance and Health with Triathlon Coach Sarah Grove

    Exercise can offer an endless list of health benefits from improving heart health, bone strength and even mental health.
    What is less known is the impact of too much exercise, especially when under fuelled.
    In the recreational athletic setting many athletes believe that to improve performance one needs to push past perceived limits, always be training hard and ignore their bodies telling them to stop. This can also be seen in the fitness culture such as gyms with fitness and weight loss challenges. Unfortunately this can create a dangerous recipe for injury and overall health.
    Weight loss is often believed to be a sign of fitness, performance and the “success” of a fitness program. Visible weight loss is also often applauded by peers and coaches. Here lies the danger.
    Amongst female athletes, it is not uncommon for periods to go missing with high volumes of training, inadequate fuelling and low body fat percentages. Although initially for an athlete it can seem convenient there is a lack of understanding about the reasons behind losing your period and the consequences.
    In this episode I chat with Sarah Grove, triathlon coach, triathlete and now mother of 2.
    Sarah and I met in January 2014 when I began my triathlon chapter and hired her as my first coach.Sarah has been in the sport since 2008 and coaching since 2009. Sarah got into the sport due to a running injury, a stress fracture.In 2013 Sarah took some time out of the sport after her Kona Ironman. She was burnt out, had adrenal dysfunction, fell out of love with it and was forced to stop training and stopped coaching. This was mentally very challenging.Sarah got her health back on track, started coaching again in 2015 and returned to racing in 2016. She then took another 2 years off with kids and returned to racing again in 2019.
    In this episode we delve deep into the importance of nutrition, recovery and listening to your body in edurance sports. We look at red signs for overtraining, under fueling, the importance of a well developed, individualised training program that takes into account training history, goals and lifestyle, consistent feedback with your coach and all the lessons Sarah has learned as both an athlete and coach.
    I also share my personal journey though my triathlon chapter,  the lessons I learned and as a Sports Dietitian and IMPORTANT role nutrition plays!
    To connect with Sarah and learn more about her coaching services visit her website or Instagram @completeper4mancecoaching (coaching) or  @triathlete_motivation (training, family, life!).
     
    More info on my services: I help women with HA recover their periods, overcome food fear, inappropriate exercise behaviours, body dysmorphia and poor body image and help them to eat intuitively. I also help women who have had HA become pregnant. My 1:1 coaching program is my most personalised service I offer for women who prefer 1:1 support. I also offer a small group coaching program that still offers 1:1 attention, support and the accountability you need to break through fears and adopting healthy behavior changes. Apply now through my website or book a free discovery call to give me the opportunity to learn more about you, your biggest struggles and discuss ways I can support you.
    https://www.eatingfit.com.au/work-with-me/
    I would love if you would connect with me over on Instagram (@amyleegiannotti)

    • 52 min

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