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Feel Better. Live Free. with Ruth Soukup is the revolutionary health & wellness podcast brought to you by Thinlicious®, created to help midlife women create FREEDOM in our lives through healing our bodies from the inside out, while questioning the outdated mainstream narratives surrounding health and weight loss that haven't worked.

Our mission is to help you find FREEDOM. The freedom to look and feel your best. The freedom to NOT be controlled by food addictions ever again. And the freedom to confidently pursue all your big goals and dreams because your health and weight issues are no longer holding you back.

Each week we’ll talk openly and honestly about what it means to live your best life as a woman in your 40’s, 50’s, and beyond, talking openly and honestly about the highs and lows of weight loss, wellness, cultivating a healthy mindset, and pretty much everything in between.

It’s a place where you'll discover actionable strategies for losing weight and getting healthy, unconventional health breakthroughs that no one else is talking about, and the powerful mindset shifts you’ll need to find lifelong wellness and true happiness (with a whole lot of tough love along the way.)

Basically, this is the podcast to listen to if you're looking for answers to these type of questions:

-Why is it so hard for women over 40 to lose weight?
-How can I improve my mindset and get healthy for life?
-What supplements should I be taking?
-How can I improve my immune system?
-How do I overcome resistance and finally get motivated?
-Why am I so tired all the time?
-What's the healthiest way to lose weight?
-Should I go on Ozempic?
-What does it mean to be metabolically flexible?
-How does stress affect weight loss?
-What is gut health, and why does it matter?
-Could I have a thyroid issue?
-What can you eat to reduce inflammation?
-What are the biggest health mistakes to avoid?
-How can you lose weight without dieting?

Feel Better. Live Free. | Health & Wellness for Midlife Women Ruth Soukup

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 79 Ratings

Feel Better. Live Free. with Ruth Soukup is the revolutionary health & wellness podcast brought to you by Thinlicious®, created to help midlife women create FREEDOM in our lives through healing our bodies from the inside out, while questioning the outdated mainstream narratives surrounding health and weight loss that haven't worked.

Our mission is to help you find FREEDOM. The freedom to look and feel your best. The freedom to NOT be controlled by food addictions ever again. And the freedom to confidently pursue all your big goals and dreams because your health and weight issues are no longer holding you back.

Each week we’ll talk openly and honestly about what it means to live your best life as a woman in your 40’s, 50’s, and beyond, talking openly and honestly about the highs and lows of weight loss, wellness, cultivating a healthy mindset, and pretty much everything in between.

It’s a place where you'll discover actionable strategies for losing weight and getting healthy, unconventional health breakthroughs that no one else is talking about, and the powerful mindset shifts you’ll need to find lifelong wellness and true happiness (with a whole lot of tough love along the way.)

Basically, this is the podcast to listen to if you're looking for answers to these type of questions:

-Why is it so hard for women over 40 to lose weight?
-How can I improve my mindset and get healthy for life?
-What supplements should I be taking?
-How can I improve my immune system?
-How do I overcome resistance and finally get motivated?
-Why am I so tired all the time?
-What's the healthiest way to lose weight?
-Should I go on Ozempic?
-What does it mean to be metabolically flexible?
-How does stress affect weight loss?
-What is gut health, and why does it matter?
-Could I have a thyroid issue?
-What can you eat to reduce inflammation?
-What are the biggest health mistakes to avoid?
-How can you lose weight without dieting?

    4 Reasons You're Still Not Losing Weight (Even When You're Doing Everything Right).

    4 Reasons You're Still Not Losing Weight (Even When You're Doing Everything Right).

    There's nothing more frustrating than feeling like you're doing all the right things to lose weight and get healthy, only to see the scale just not budge.
    Believe me, I get it.
    After all, it's one thing to KNOW you're not really eating as well as you could be, or that you blew it over the weekend, or that you're just not trying all that hard.
    But it's a whole different level of frustration when you actually ARE putting in the effort, and yet the scale doesn't reflect it.
    And while on some level we probably know that getting healthy for life isn't JUST about the number on the scale, it's still tends to be the thing we focus on—the number that we use to measure whether we're actually making progress toward our goal.

     So why is it that some of us seem to have SO much success so quickly, while others have to fight for every single pound? 
    And is there anything you can do to make it easier?

    That's exactly what we're going to talk about in today's episode—the big reasons you may be struggling to lose weight, even when you're doing everything right, and a few things you can try.

    • 27 min
    Yes, I actually DO eat carbs. Here's why that matters.

    Yes, I actually DO eat carbs. Here's why that matters.

    Raise your hand if the biggest reason you haven't actually changed the way you eat is that you're afraid you'll have to give up all the food you love forever.
    But what if I told you that's not actually true?
    And what if I told you that the whole point of HEALING YOUR BODY from the inside out—the very thing I talk about over and over again on this podcast, is to get you to a place where you actually feel FREE.
    TRULY free.
    Free to indulge if and when you really want to, but not beholden to food addictions.
    Free to enjoy the best of EVERYTHING life has to offer, without going back into that shame spiral.
    Free to look and feel your absolute best all the time, and to actually trust the signals your body is giving you?
    Free to think about something OTHER than food all the time.
    Because it occurred to me recently that as much time as I spend on this podcast talking about the problem and the solution, I don't actually spend a lot of time talking about what it actually LOOKS like to finally be free. 
    What it actually looks like, day to day, to know your body has been healed, that you've reversed your insulin resistance and balanced your hormones and restored your gut health, and that your metabolism is actually working the way it should.
    And maybe if I talked about that more, taking the steps to actually get to that point wouldn't feel quite so scary.
    So today, let's talk about it.

    • 22 min
    Oprah, Ozempic, and the REAL Weight Loss Revolution

    Oprah, Ozempic, and the REAL Weight Loss Revolution

    Fair warning, friends, I’m coming in hot today, and this episode might get a little bit spicy.
    In fact, I seriously considered calling this episode, "Why Oprah is full of [you know what!]," but I thought that might not make it past the censors.
    Yep, I really just said that.  I told you it was gonna be spicy!
    Because I don't know about you, but I recently watched Oprah’s big weight loss special and I have a LOT of thoughts.
    In case you missed it, let me fill you in: The special was called, "Shame, Blame, and the Weight Loss Revolution," and for lack of a better word, it was literally just an hour-long infomercial for Ozempic and other weight loss drugs.
    Her "revolution" was that Ozempic is awesome, and that everyone--including KIDS apparently--should take it without hesitation, nevermind the fact that it's ridiculously expensive, comes with a ton of scary side effects, and you have to keep taking it for LIFE or you'll gain all your weight back.
    Suffice to say, I was not a fan.  Honestly, the whole thing made me feel sick, knowing just how many women love and adore Oprah, and trust her to give them what they think is good advice.
    Because this was not good advice.  And today, I want to talk about why.

    • 27 min
    The 5 Surprising Things I Love About My 40s

    The 5 Surprising Things I Love About My 40s

    Is 40 really the new 20? 
    Okay maybe not, but as I get ready to celebrate my 46th birthday this week, I contend that there IS definitely a whole lot of life left after 40. 
    In fact, I think I'd even go so far as to say this is my favorite decade so far! 
    And so in celebration of my birthday and hopefully aging gracefully, I thought today I’d share a few of my favorite things about life in my 40s—the things that honestly have surprised me.
     And whether you're in your 40's, 50's, or beyond, I’ll be curious to know whether you agree.
    So, without further ado–here are the five surprising things I LOVE about being in my 40s.

    • 24 min
    The #1 Fat Burning Hormone (and How to Activate It)

    The #1 Fat Burning Hormone (and How to Activate It)

    If you’ve been listening to this podcast for any amount of time, you've probably heard me mention hormones at least once or twice (or maybe a lot more than that.)
    Maybe you've heard me say things like weight loss isn't really about calories, it's about hormones, and that if you really want to lose weight, you've got to stop focusing on the same old tired advice to "eat less and exercise more," and instead get your hormones to start functioning the way they were MEANT to function.
    And it’s true that hormonal health plays a massive role in pretty much every aspect of our overall health and wellbeing, from our energy levels, to our mood, to our ability to lose weight and keep it off.
    But even if you've heard me talk about hormones in a general sense, you might still be wondering what they actually are, how they work, and how you can get your own hormones to start working FOR you, rather than against you.

    And that's why in today’s episode, I wanted to take a deep dive into hormones—and more specifically the #1 hormone you need to be worried about if you're trying to lose weight and get healthy, along with some practical steps you can take to start activating your body's intrinsic fat-burning power.

    • 32 min
    Are You a Health Rebel? Here’s How to Know

    Are You a Health Rebel? Here’s How to Know

    What does it actually mean to be a Health Rebel?
    If you’ve been listening to this podcast for a little while, or if you get our weekly email newsletter, you’ve probably heard me use that term before. 
    But have you ever wondered what it actually means?
    Or, more importantly, whether it actually applies to you?
    ARE you a Health Rebel?  
    That’s exactly what today’s episode is going to help you find out.

    • 35 min

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Big fan

I’ve followed you for years- I didn’t realize this podcast was out here. I’m glad to have you in my ear again and a special big THANK YOU for the big pharma and food episode. Thank you thank you! I’m a 52 and a life coach for moms and getting the message out on my platform yet your audience is a wee bit bigger (wink wink) and I LOVE that you’re doing what you do! Thank you!! 🙏🏽 Susie Pettit

Ceanhe ,

Great info and inspiration

I’ve been following Ruth for over a year with the Thinlicious program. It has worked well for me! But there are times that “life” gets in the way, and distractions can take me off course. Ruth always has an encouraging word and ways to get back on track. Not just ideology, but actual practical suggestions! Keep a notepad with you, because you’re going to want to remember what she and her guests talk about.

Rudd 44 ,

Cherry picking info to present a narrative

Consider me UNSUBSCRIBED! The info on the pharmaceutical industry is totally cherry picked. As for the opioid crisses which is real, there is no mention of JACO and their role. For hospitals to meet credential requirements pain management was part of the criteria for qualification, trust me you wouldn’t want to be a patient in a non credentialed hospital. It became standard of care to ask patients to rate their pain and make the pain go away, unfortunately this in hind sight caused patients to be introduced a med that could be addictive and cause problems. Addiction is a medical disease, but the intent was not to get people addicted. As well obesity is a disease, don’t know a doctor in the world or drug company that says take ozempic and eat twinkies. It’s always a team approach. I do think that the telemedicine companies that advertise for these type of med is wrong. I could go on but you get the point…btw lookup the SUNSHINE ACT. You will see that perks to physicians have been eliminated or significantly decreased over the past 15+ years.

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