Welcome to Diet Starts Tomorrow, a podcast hosted by Betches co-founders Aleen Dreksler and Sami Sage, featuring all things wellness, weight loss, mental health and fitness from the no-bullsh*t perspective of real women who understand the struggle. In a world where “wellness” looks perfect on Instagram but feels anything but in real life, this podcast explores the psychological and emotional side of wellbeing as a whole. Listen as they take you on a wellness journey where they discuss their own experiences with weight loss, which fitness routines are actually attainable for the working Betch, staying healthy while still having fun, and how to handle weekend socializing when your friends are forcing you to binge drink and throw caution to the wind.
How To Deal With A Partner Who Just Doesn’t Get it
On this week’s Dear DST, Sami and Aleen start off with a listener Non Scale Win about overcoming binge eating and yo-yo dieting and starting to embrace their post-baby body. Then they read a Dear DST about how to deal with a partner who is not supportive of intuitive eating. They discuss how difficult that must be and how important it is to be surrounded by supportive people. They also discuss post quarantine weight gain and explain how it’s incredibly normal to fluctuate in weight, especially at a time like this.
You Can Do Hard Things Ft. Angela Manuel Davis
This week Sami and Aleen are joined by former member of the USA Track and Field Team, and now motivational coach, Angela Manuel Davis. They discuss what it was like to grow up in an athletic family, how she identified when she was too burnt out and didn’t want to run anymore, and why it’s important to find your purpose. They discuss the mind and body connection, why inspiration can only last so long, and how to connect your workout to something bigger. Angela shares why doing the same thing over and over again will not change your body and how to find your intention to get stronger. She also breaks down the process of becoming and explains why you have to go through something to get to where you want to go. Lastly, they wrap up the conversation by discussing how you can fight anxiety and depression and change your mood with just a few steps.
Dealing With Weight Gain
On this Thursday’s episode, Sami and Aleen start with a listener NSW about unsubscribing from intense workout class emails and instead focusing on a more enjoyable workout like at-home yoga. They share some Non Scale Wins of their own, Aleen talks about how taking a break from working out can really be reinvigorating, and they discuss why taking the time to go on vacation is so important. Sami shares her experience going up in size, losing her period for 3 months, having high cholesterol for the first time in her life, and she weighs the pros and cons of seeing a dietitian or an intuitive eating specialist. Sami shares she’s joining Aleen in the Peloton fun and getting a Peloton bike. Lastly, they break down some of the emotional and physical challenges that go along with intuitive eating.
How To Go From Self-Conscious To Confident Badass Ft. Tinx
This week Sami and Aleen are joined by the one and only Tinx (Christina Najjar). They discuss how she got the name “Tinx” and went from having an established career in journalism to becoming as she says “the oldest Tik Tokker.” They discuss LA vs. NY beauty standards, why you should stop hating yourself, how she deals with the negative comments, and how she gets brand deals. Tinx breaks down the difference between Instagram vs. Tik Tok image and why she loves the unfiltered, unedited side of Tik Tok. They discuss how and why to develop a routine, why implementing a routine is not “sexy” but necessary to improve your mental health, how important positive self-talk is, and how to actually do it by speaking to yourself in the mirror. They also break down why nobody is thinking about us as much as we are thinking about ourselves, what it’s like being in your 20s, vulnerability hangovers, and how everyone’s at different places in their lives and it’s okay. Finally, they unpack the Big Chill and Demi Lavato situation and Sami and Aleen challenge Tinx to an Erewhon trivia game.
How To Talk To A Friend Struggling With Disordered Eating
On this Dear DST, Aleen and Sami start by sharing some Non Scale Wins. Then, they react to a Dear DST email about what to do if diet culture is stealing your friend from you. They also examine the best way to talk to your friend about their disordered eating and if you really should confront them on their struggles. Finally, they discuss why gaining and losing weight is completely normal and the best way to be a supportive, compassionate friend.
How Being In A Relationship Affects Your Body Image
This week, Sami and Aleen discuss relationships and weight gain. Aleen reveals why she had to return her Peloton treadmill, and together they unpack why feeling like your partner won’t accept you can be such a struggle. The two of them get extremely vulnerable and share raw conversations they’ve recently had with their partners. Then they discuss if being in a relationship or being married makes you feel more confident and what exactly it means to be an energizer bunny. Plus, they answer listeners' DMs about developing a routine again after losing it in a new relationship, walking around the house naked, metabolism changes, and why going through weight fluctuations is a normal part of life.
These ladies nail it with this podcast. They breakdown diet culture and have the conversations we all need to have! It’s like hanging out with your girlfriends.
I love how vulnerable Sami and Aleen are on this podcast. Honest and open to talking about things most of us are way to scared to open up about. I highly recommend they both listen to @juliealedbetter. She has helped heal my diet issues but also allows for loving yourself and at the same time being open to change in the most positive way. Health, nutrition, and movement.
Love this podcast!! Great stuff 😍