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Welcome to Drama Free Healthy Living with Jess Cording, a registered dietitian, health coach, and author. We'll talk about easy ways to upgrade your life, streamline your wellness routine, and explore health and diet trends.

Drama-Free Healthy Living With Jess Cording Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, INHC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Welcome to Drama Free Healthy Living with Jess Cording, a registered dietitian, health coach, and author. We'll talk about easy ways to upgrade your life, streamline your wellness routine, and explore health and diet trends.

    Episode 138: Pilates Instructor and Educator Linda Farrell

    Episode 138: Pilates Instructor and Educator Linda Farrell

    I've often talked about how much I love Pilates. While I don't teach a lot right now I still have my own practice that's been so helpful for my mental and physical health. I’m thrilled to be bringing you a conversation with Linda Farrell, who trained not just me but hundreds of other instructors. In this episode, we talk about how she found this amazing exercise regimen and how it can help you support your mind and body. We also get an eagle-eye view of how life has brought her to this workout trend personally.  
    This will also give you perspectives on not only Pilates, but also how simple actions like changing your thoughts, seeing your food for what it truly is can also bring healthy living to your life. We also delve into how including pilates into your routine alongside positive thoughts, meditation, therapy and selecting the right ones to follow on social media can help you think, live, eat and love.  
    To learn more about Linda and try her classes, visit her website: 
    And connect with her on social media: 
    Facebook: LindaFit Pilates
    Instagram @lindafit.pilates
    Twitter @lindafit.pilates

    • 48 min
    Episode 137: Little Game Changers: Hanger Management

    Episode 137: Little Game Changers: Hanger Management

    Have you ever experienced moments of hunger and anger combined, known affectionately as hanger?    In this episode of my Little Game Changers podcast series, I’m sharing tips on how you can eat to support stable blood sugar and your emotional and physical well-being, while also enjoying foods which satisfy you and your cravings. I hope you come away with some helpful suggestions on how to best fill your plate with foods that fuel your body healthfully!
    Want to learn more about other game changers I depend on for healthy living? Check out my book The Little Book of Game Changers: 50 Healthy Habits for Managing Stress & Anxiety  and reach out to me via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and JessicaCordingNutrition.com.

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    • 17 min
    Episode 136: Seemore Meats & Veggies Founder Cara Nicoletti

    Episode 136: Seemore Meats & Veggies Founder Cara Nicoletti

    I love having conversations with people who create things and bring about change, so I’m especially happy to share my interview with Cara Nicoletti! Cara is the Founder & CEO of Seemore Meats & Veggies, a women-owned meat company that makes sausages with fresh veggies and humanely raised meat.  
    Cara is a fourth generation butcher, winner of The Food Network’s Chopped, television host of VICE Munchies’ The Hangover Show and Open Fire, and author of literary cookbook, Voracious. She grew up working at her family’s butcher shop in Boston, and took up the family trade working in top restaurants and butcher shops around New York. After a decade in the field, Cara grew dismayed at the environmental impacts of meat-eating and began to experiment with her unique veggie-forward sausages, which quickly gained traction and sparked the idea for Seemore Meats & Veggies. Since the brand’s launch in February 2020, Seemore Meats & Veggies’ sausages have appeared on The Today Show and Access Hollywood, and have been featured in publications such as Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Vogue, and RealSimple.
    There are so many awesome takeaways from my conversation with Cara, but here are some which stand out:
    When launching a brand – especially if you’re doing so during a pandemic as Cara did – make sure you’re working with people and investors you enjoy interacting with every day; Breaking into a male-dominated industry isn’t easy, but when you’re committed to seeing your product succeed, there’s nothing you cannot achieve; When it comes to self-care, finding an activity that allows for total distraction can be a game changer; Healthy living is about not feeling guilty about something that makes you feel good, and above all, doing what your body and brain are asking you for.  
    Curious to learn more about Cara and Seemore Meats & Veggies? Check out Seemore Meats & Veggies (https://eatseemore.com/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/eatseemore/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eatseemore/).

    • 32 min
    Episode 135: Announcing my new book, The Farewell Tour

    Episode 135: Announcing my new book, The Farewell Tour

    Caregivers. Literally the word reflects how they “give”-but what about what they need to take? If you’ve ever been in a caregiving role, you know the self-care struggle is real.   
    After months of waiting to share this with you, I am thrilled to announce my upcoming book, The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver’s Guide to Stress Management, Sane Nutrition, and Better Sleep (Viva Editions, October 2022). 
    Inspired by my family’s experience caring for my father after his diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer (an experience which he, a music industry veteran, called his “farewell tour”), I have created a book intended to providing a healthier life for caregivers—Those who serve and assist ailing loved ones, the elderly, special needs children, and others who require ongoing care.  
    In this episode I hint at some of the self-care tips and tricks you’ll find in the book as well as info about the other wellness experts, music artists, and industry professionals who shared their insight for this book. I also share a few personal perspectives and stories on the creation and evolution of this text and what I have learned in my own caregiver journey. 
    Click here to preorder. 

    • 18 min
    Episode 134: Science Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling AuthorMax Lugavere

    Episode 134: Science Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling AuthorMax Lugavere

    I am so excited to be able to share this episode with you. I’m chatting with Max Lugavere, a health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, now published in 10 languages around the globe. Max’s sophomore book, also a best-seller, is called The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary. Max is also the host of a leading health and wellness podcast, titled The Genius Life.  
    Max appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others. In addition to all of these accomplishments, Max is also the author of Genius Kitchen which focuses on how to stock your kitchen to set yourself up for success.
    I appreciate Max’s work and his down-to-Earth and actionable tips, and I know you will too.  Here here some of my favorite takeaways from our conversation:
    Whether we’re talking about brain health, gut health or overall body health, whole, fresh foods are the gateway to a healthy living; The healthiest foods in the supermarket are the ones you’ll find in the perimeter of the store (and just so happen to be the ones which don't make any food health claims); Willpower is not an unlimited resource, so stock your kitchen with foods that healthfully nourish your body rather than those which are designed to be irresistible;  What you eat can influence how much you eat, so focus on quality rather than just on quantity; Healthy living is showing up and doing the best you can every day.   
    Want to learn more about Max and the work he does? You can connect with him via his website (https://www.maxlugavere.com/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/maxlugavere/?hl=en),  Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MaxLugavere/), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw-1kRP-tFmU7Byesum5XaQ), his podcast The Genius Life (https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast-1), and of course his latest book Genius Kitchen (https://geniuskitchenbook.com/).

    • 56 min
    Episode 133: Freshly CEO Anna Fabrega

    Episode 133: Freshly CEO Anna Fabrega

    In this episode I chat with Anna Fabrega, the CEO of Freshly. I also answer a listener question about how much protein you need. 
    I’m so excited to share this episode with you because we’re talking about one of my favorite topics: making healthiery eating more accessible. 
    We talk about debunking the myths of healthy eating being costly and providing food without comfort or taste. Fabrega shares her thoughts oon making healthy eating more than doable, but also enjoyable and affordable.  In this podcast interview, we discuss the company’s mission to not only will we break down the barriers between affordability and healthy eating, as we alsobut we will get a behind the scenes view about the process of how Freshly creates delicious healthier foods. helps its consumers
    She also shares and what lessons she has learned in her career and through the COVID-19 pandemic about health and work-life balance. that you can implement into this new chapter in your daily life. We will also invest some time into what “healthy eating” truly is and how it connects to your self care and health overall. 
    To learn more about Freshly, check out their website (freshly.com) or follow them on social media.
    Instagram: @freshly
    Facebook: @freshly
    Twitter: @freshly

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Kathleen Gage ,

Nice cross section of experts

Wow! Such a nice cross section of experts on the show. Jessica covers a wide array of topics as they pertain to health and fitness. Great job.

Qwertyuiozp ,

Real-life advice delivered in a relatable way

I like this podcast because the topics are varied (something for everyone!) and the way that Jess chats with her guests and pops in with her own experiences makes it seem like I’m just hanging with some friends having a conversation. Jess comes across as very caring and empathetic.

SusanHarper ,

Fitness trackers with a personal touch !

Great information very relatable. Using a fitness tracker solely without being mindful of the various pitfalls may take you beyond where you intended leaving more negative consequences then positive.
Jess Cording covers the subject incredibly well, love how she weaves her personal experiences throughout the podcast.

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