Welcome to Diet Starts Tomorrow, a podcast hosted by Betches co-founder Aleen Dreksler, featuring all things wellness, body image, mental health, nutrition and fitness from the no-bullsh*t perspective of people who totally 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 health and wellbeing as a whole. Listen as we figure out what it means to achieve balance and live healthfully while also enjoying life, featuring our own experience with weight loss (and gain), staying active when it's literally the last thing you want to do, and how to *actually* like your body. Gasp. No matter your mindset, DST is always with you through thicc and thin.
Stop Looking At Your Body And Start Living In It Ft. Drs. Lindsay & Lexie Kite
This week, Aleen is joined by Dr. Lindsay Kite and Dr. Lexie Kite, co-authors of the book More Than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament and identical twins. They’re also co-directors of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined. Lindsay and Lexie work to help women understand that having a positive body image isn’t just about believing your body looks good, it’s knowing your body IS good—regardless of how it looks. They share lessons on how we can better ourselves, while acknowledging we’re human and will inevitably compare ourselves to others more than we’d like to admit. They also break down their approach of inspiring younger generations to feel the same. Start being nicer to your body by reading their book: https://amzn.to/3qkS9Av and find out more about their online courses at www.morethanabody.org
We All Judge People Ft. Jordan Syatt
Aleen is back with Celebrity Fitness Trainer Jordan Syatt for this week’s Dear DST episode. We kick things off by sharing our Non-Scale Wins of the week and then read some listener emails. Both emails share a common (and very relatable) theme: body image. The first emailer is focused on their post-wedding body image, and the other on the body image of someone they’re dating. Jordan shares that it’s okay to value your health as one of the most important things in any relationship, and judgey-ness isn’t all bad. I mean, we all judge people constantly, right? Right?!!
Low Intensity Cardio Can Be Just As Good As HIIT Ft. Jordan Syatt
Aleen is reunited with one of the most requested DST guests, celebrity trainer and lover of big salads, Jordan Syatt! They start by catching up on everything Jordan’s been up to since he was last on the show in 2019 (where did time go?) including a big relationship change, a cross-country move, and a new fitness hobby. Then they talk about fitness best practices, wellness must-dos & don’ts, and a whole lot more. Plus, they discuss popular fitness myths & the truth behind them, including why Jordan thinks HIIT is not it and why low intensity cardio workouts are still super beneficial for your health. Finally, Aleen and Jordan answers some interesting listener-submitted questions and have a quick convo about Harry Potter.
Sami & Aleen Share How They Manage Their Money
The first DST: Back For Seconds of the year is all about something you don’t discuss publicly: your own personal finances. Sami and Aleen share private details about how they budget in their own households. They reveal what they have planned for their own finances, and offer some tips for how you can start 2022 on the right (financial) foot.
The 4th Annual DST Resolutions Episode
Happy New Year! Sami and Aleen start the year with a brief reflection on 2021 before sharing a bittersweet announcement about the podcast, and discuss what’s in store for DST this coming year. Then they react to the resolutions they set for 2021 - from finding new hobbies to starting a family, we listen to all the resolutions that they met (or more likely… didn’t meet) throughout the year. Finally, they end the show by setting some ‘loose commitments’ for 2022, because let’s be real: ‘resolutions’ is a strong word.
The Final Dear DST of 2021
Sami and Aleen are back for the final episode of Dear DST of 2021. We kick off by sharing our Non-Scale Wins and then dig into listeners' emails, which focus on the importance of getting a second medical opinion and how to set little goals for yourself to avoid doom scrolling on social media. Let’s continue to be the best version of ourselves in the new year and take these WTF moments and turn them into taking control of our problems.
Hope for the future
I absolutely adore this podcast but have been so annoyed that it seemed to take a turn towards “anti diet” lately. I always loved that the pod was about vulnerability and acceptance. Wanting to lose weight and look great but also talk about how hard It is
to resist rounds of drinks and ordering take out. I think a bit of a rebrand is what it needs to get back to what the audience is here for. Why bother even having this podcast if it’s just to shame people who want to look their best?
Not what it used to be
Started listening a couple years ago, but the last few months this podcast has really gone downhill unfortunately. Their interview skills need improvement- it’s like they’re really not listening/no follow up questions, and Sami is just too negative lately. I also think they both need to be a bit more aware of their privilege. They also make it seem like if someone is trying to lose weight that they have an eating disorder. So tired of hearing about intuitive eating. After the last episode with Sean kilby I’m done with this podcast. They basically shamed people for wanting to get healthy and workout. This podcast needs to re-examine what their objective is.
My favorite podcast
Devastated by the news that Sami is leaving. She has helped me so much in self acceptance, while I feel sometimes Aileen is body-hating. These comments about Sami’s weight are despicable and people should be ashamed. Regardless, this podcast is such a breath of fresh air in the wellness space that focuses almost exclusively on unhealthy habits