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Your weekly serving of expert, evidence-based health and nutrition advice.

Leanne Ward is a world-renowned dietitian, nutritionist and health coach with over 10 years of nutrition experience and over 300000 followers on her Instagram (@the_fitness_dietitian) and 400000 on her TikTok (leanne_ward_nutrition).

Leanne’s focus is gut health, emotional eating and sustainable fat loss. Leanne also interviews expert guests to give you the most accurate, up to date health and nutrition information available.

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Your weekly serving of expert, evidence-based health and nutrition advice.

Leanne Ward is a world-renowned dietitian, nutritionist and health coach with over 10 years of nutrition experience and over 300000 followers on her Instagram (@the_fitness_dietitian) and 400000 on her TikTok (leanne_ward_nutrition).

Leanne’s focus is gut health, emotional eating and sustainable fat loss. Leanne also interviews expert guests to give you the most accurate, up to date health and nutrition information available.

Subscribe to never miss an episode.

    123. Time Restricted Eating Combined With HIIT - The Latest Research Showing the Amazing Health Benefits, with Professor John Hawley

    123. Time Restricted Eating Combined With HIIT - The Latest Research Showing the Amazing Health Benefits, with Professor John Hawley

    In this episode, I chat with Professor John Hawley about the new research supporting the health benefits of time restricted eating and high intensity interval training (HIIT).  
    Professor Hawley is currently Head of the Exercise & Nutrition Research Program, and Director of the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. 
    John’s research program primarily focuses on the interaction of exercise training and diet on human health outcomes, with a specific emphasis on lifestyle interventions to combat obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
    John is internationally recognised in his field of expertise, having published 300 articles in prestigious journal such as Cell, Science and Cell Metabolism.
    In this episode John and I discuss the latest emerging research relating to the effects of time restricted eating and HIIT on health outcomes and obesity in women. 

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    • 42 min
    122. Leanne’s Top 10 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight (Despite Your Best Efforts)

    122. Leanne’s Top 10 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight (Despite Your Best Efforts)

    Given that we are heading into the silly season (and summer down here in Australia), this episode is just unfiltered Leanne giving you my top 10 reasons why, despite your best efforts, you (most likely) aren't losing weight.  

    Mealami

    Today’s episode is brought to you by my favourite meal prep bags Mealami.  
    Mealami are great believers of eating well to look after your health and wellbeing. Their insulated meal pre bags are functional, innovative and highly fashionable and I am so happy to partner with them to offer you a 10% discount if you use my code “LEANNE10”.  
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    • 44 min
    121. Your Gut Health Update Straight From the Lab, with Dr Megan Rossi

    121. Your Gut Health Update Straight From the Lab, with Dr Megan Rossi

    In this episode I chat with Dr Megan Rossi, a practicing dietitian and nutritionist with a PhD in gut health. Megan is also a leading research fellow at King’s College London, where she is currently investigating nutrition-based therapies in gut health. Finally, Megan the founder of The Gut Health Clinic, where she leads a team of gut-specialist dietitians who see clients all over the world. 
    In this episode, Megan gives us a gut health update straight from the lab.
    We chat about:
    why gut health is so important;
    new and exciting research from the lab;
    updates in the area of leaky gut and managing SIBO;
    personalised nutrition and genetic testing; and
    all about sweeteners.
    To end the podcast, Megan and I answer some quick listener questions around antibiotics, coffee, dairy, food intolerance test kits and covid.
    You can learn more from Megan on her Instagram or her website.

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    • 45 min
    120. Healthy Habits Suck with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Dayna Lee-Bagley

    120. Healthy Habits Suck with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Dayna Lee-Bagley

    In this episode I chat with Dr. Dayna Lee-Bagley about how and why healthy habits suck.  
    Dr Dayna is a registered clinical psychologist in Canada and has 15 years hospital experience as a clinical health psychologist. She has since opened her own virtual health psychology clinic offering clinical interventions, training for healthcare providers, and educational courses on health related topics.
    In the episode, Dr Dayna and l chat about habits and why, for some of us, healthy habits suck. We talk about:
    the importance of habits;
    why we have a hard time being consistent with habits;
    the difference between the caveman brain and the executive brain (our frontal lobe);
    the ACT technique;
    negative self-talk;
    and how to make our habits actually stick.
    If you would like to learn more, check out Dr Dayna's websites https://drleebaggley.com/, her Instagram or her Facebook.

    Garmin Sq 2 Plus 

    This episode is brought to you by Venu Sq 2 – Garmin’s GPS smartwatch with advanced health and fitness features to help you better understand your body. It will spend more time on your wrist and less time charging with up to 11 days of use on a single charge! Use code LEANNE10 at www.garmin.com.au to receive 10% off your very own Venu Sq 2 and start living better with Garmin today.

    Please subscribe and leave me a review  
    If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 45 min
    119. Female Specific Fitness with Trainer, Jen Dugard

    119. Female Specific Fitness with Trainer, Jen Dugard

    In this episode, I interview fitness professional turned educator and mentor, Jen Dugard about the importance of female specific fitness.


    Jen has changed the landscape of how mums are looked after within the fitness industry. In 2016, Jen developed her pre & postnatal accreditation, "Safe Return to Exercise" and has now delivered this accreditation to thousands of trainers across the world.


    In the episode, Jen and I discuss-
    why women need to train differently to men;
    how to vet your trainer to ensure they know how to train women;
    red flags to watch out for from trainers;
    why strength is so important for females;
    why our pelvic floor matters; and
    how we can strengthen our pelvic floor and the best way that busy and overwhelmed mums can commencer exercise.

    If you would like to learn more, check out Jen's websites https://www.jendugard.com and https://mumsafe.com.au, or her Instagram.
    Garmin Sq 2 Plus 

    This episode is brought to you by Venu Sq 2 – Garmin’s GPS smartwatch with advanced health and fitness features to help you better understand your body. It will spend more time on your wrist and less time charging with up to 11 days of use on a single charge! Use code LEANNE10 at www.garmin.com.au to receive 10% off your very own Venu Sq 2 and start living better with Garmin today.

    Please subscribe and leave me a review  
    If you enjoyed this podcast, please tag me and share it in your Instagram stories and leave me a positive rating or review in the purple Apple Podcast app (in the rating & reviews section underneath the episode lists). This really helps my podcast get prioritised by Apple and helps me disseminate evidence based information to the people that need it the most! Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast so you never miss an episode!  

    • 49 min
    118. Starting Your Baby on Solids (Q&A), with Paediatric Dietitian & Nutritionist Anna Ritan

    118. Starting Your Baby on Solids (Q&A), with Paediatric Dietitian & Nutritionist Anna Ritan

    In this episode I welcome back wonderful guest is Anna Ritan, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist, with over 12 years experience, who specialises in paediatric and neonatal nutritional therapy and dietary education. Anna is also the creator of Nourish Little Lives.
    Today’s episode is the second part of a 2 part series with Anna with today being the Q&A section from our listeners. You’ve asked Anna the questions and today she provides the answers.
     
    If you want to know more on this subject, visit Anna's Instagram.  
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
237 Ratings

237 Ratings

Nicole M Gilbert ,

Favorite podcast

I love listening to all the evidence and science based info regarding health and nutrition Leanne shares. Each episode is so informative!!

Arlie K ,

Simply the best!

Leanne and her incredibly knowledgeable guests talk all things wellness and nutrition, but it’s so much more than that! You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that genuinely want to help others. Thanks so much ffor putting out such a spectacular show, Leanne - keep up the great work!

Supur Derek ,

Excellent advice

Seriously the best source I have found for evidence-based nutrition. Whenever I feel myself slacking I go back and listen to episode 1 to get me back on track with the basics. I have recommended to many of my friends who are struggling with dieting. It’s not meant to be race, it’s a lifestyle change. I love the suggestions not to wipe your whole day if you “fail”, just start with the next meal!

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