100 episodes

Once upon a time, your experiences and beliefs lead to the relationship you have with food today. Your host, Elise Museles, eating psychology and nutrition expert, calls that your food story: Your thoughts about food and the words you say to yourself about food, either aloud, or privately inside your mind.

If you’ve ever felt stressed, overwhelmed, or frustrated by eating and diet culture, and if you’re looking for a safe space to have honest conversations—you’re in the right place! Tune in each week for raw and real discussions as doctors, nutritionists, life coaches, and change-makers share their personal stories of struggle to strength and how they emerged happier and healthier today. Get ready to feel connected, empowered, and inspired as we rewrite our food stories together, one episode at a time!

Once Upon A Food Story Elise Museles

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 76 Ratings

Once upon a time, your experiences and beliefs lead to the relationship you have with food today. Your host, Elise Museles, eating psychology and nutrition expert, calls that your food story: Your thoughts about food and the words you say to yourself about food, either aloud, or privately inside your mind.

If you’ve ever felt stressed, overwhelmed, or frustrated by eating and diet culture, and if you’re looking for a safe space to have honest conversations—you’re in the right place! Tune in each week for raw and real discussions as doctors, nutritionists, life coaches, and change-makers share their personal stories of struggle to strength and how they emerged happier and healthier today. Get ready to feel connected, empowered, and inspired as we rewrite our food stories together, one episode at a time!

    Top Takeaways from 100 Episodes

    Top Takeaways from 100 Episodes

    It’s the 100th episode! To celebrate, I’m sharing my five biggest takeaways from past episodes. I narrowed it down, but I could’ve given you hundreds of life-changing lessons from all these incredible conversations.

    I started Once Upon a Food Story with the idea that if I could share other people’s food stories, then I could help you tap into your own. Even though there is a lot of guilt and shame around our eating challenges, when we are open about our stories, we all feel less alone. 
    I love when my guest says, "I’ve never talked about this publicly before". That’s when I know that I’m doing my part to change the collective conversation and normalize talking about our shared food and body struggles.
    In this episode, you’ll learn: 
    Ways you can feel like a million bucks without spending a fortune Exactly how your environment plays a big role in your food story Tips for better mental wellbeing, even when life feels out of control An understanding of how we impact one another’s food story How to live in the moment and not let your past define you So you might be wondering, what’s next? I’ve been interviewing new guests already with eye-opening conversations about intuitive movement, Ayurveda and chocolate, nutrition and spirituality, modern breathwork, fun cooking hacks, and other topics to change the way you eat, think, and live. Stay tuned!
    I’m also hosting a free, 3-day virtual retreat: Stress Less. Live Free from September 27-29. You’ll walk away with more clarity, ease, and a heightened intuitive sense of what feels nourishing to your mind, body, and mood. Join me! You can register here.
    Feel free to email me at hello@elisemuseles.com to share your dream guests, topics, or any other ideas you might have. 
    Thanks for being a part of the Once Upon a Food Story Family. Here’s to the next 100 episodes!
    Learn more about Elise Museles: 
    Stress Less, Live Free Virtual Retreat (It’s FREE) Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live Website: elisemuseles.com Instagram: @elisemuseles Facebook: @elisemuseles

    • 23 min
    How to Thrive During Menopause with Amanda Thebe

    How to Thrive During Menopause with Amanda Thebe

    Women around the world often think about menopause with a sense of dread and shame. But did you know that your nutrition, fitness routine, and approach to mental health actually has a big impact on reducing menopausal symptoms?
    Amanda Thebe, Canada’s leading menopause coach and educator and author of “Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too!” believes that supporting your health through exercise, good sleep, nourishing food, and education can help bring make menopause (and perimenopause) a positive time in women’s lives. 
    Amanda shares her own journey with menopause and perimenopause as wrought with debilitating symptoms and confusion about what was happening with her body. Through her personal experience and 30 years in the health and fitness industry, Amanda is on a mission to reshape the way women think about menopause and give them the tools to not just survive but actually thrive.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    The truth about hormone-related weight gain A sensible approach to eating, occasional treats included The pros and cons of hormone replacement How to ask for support when you need it Ways to be discerning with products and marketing  Why movement can change your life After listening, you’ll feel empowered to create a new narrative around this natural stage of our lives.. and rethink the typical doom and gloom we associate with menopause!
    Podcast Partner: We are proud to partner with Matcha Kari for this week’s episode. Visit matcha.com, and use code ELISE for 25% off your order. 
    If Once Upon a Food Story has inspired you to change how you think about food, your body, and your life, please take a minute to rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen. Reviews help listeners find the show and enable us to have more amazing guests on too.
    Learn more about Amanda Thebe:
    Website: amandathebe.com Book: Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too Podcast: With All Due Respect! with Amanda Thebe Instagram: @amanda.thebe Facebook: @amandathebe Learn more about Elise Museles: 
    Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live Website: elisemuseles.com Instagram: @elisemuseles Facebook: @elisemuseles

    • 47 min
    How to F the Shoulds and Do the Wants with Tricia Huffman

    How to F the Shoulds and Do the Wants with Tricia Huffman

    Have you ever thought about how the word “should” is running your life? Like, I should work harder. I should be thinner. I should go workout. I should be more motivated. I should . . . fill in the blank.
    Tricia Huffman, aka Your Joyologist and author of F the Shoulds. Do the Wants: Get Clear On Who You Are, What You Want, and Why You Want It, believes that this one word holds us back, steals our joy, and even makes us question our self-worth! 
    After becoming more aware of how the “shoulds” were not only part of her vocabulary, but also a part of her thoughts and beliefs, Tricia completely eliminated the word from her life. When she shifted the “shoulds” into “wants”, Tricia was able to make decisions that better reflect who she is and wants to be. 
    Now, she’s on a mission to empower you to claim your joy by living life the way you want to live, rather than conforming to some model you think you “should” be following.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    How to become aware of the way “should” impacts your life The sneaky ways the “shoulds” show up in your food story Strategies for releasing guilt and shame  A unique approach to respond to negative self talk A single question to reframe the “shoulds”  How to claim joy every day After listening, you’ll feel empowered to take action right away by simply paying attention to this one word!
    Podcast Partner: We are proud to partner with Nature Made for this week’s episode. Visit naturemade.com for more information, or find the whole line of supplements in your favorite retailer. 
    A few of my go-to Nature Made supplements include:
    Time release B-100 complex Ashwagandha capsules Extra Strength Magnesium  If Once Upon a Food Story has inspired you to change how you think about food, your body, and your life, please take a minute to rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen. Reviews help listeners find the show and enable us to have more amazing guests on too.
    Learn more about Tricia Huffman:
    F the Shoulds. Do the Wants: Get Clear On Who You Are, What You Want, and Why You Want It. Website: yourjoyologist.com Podcast: Claim It! Instagram: @_triciahuffman Facebook: @Tricia Huffman Learn more about Elise Museles: 
    Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live Website: elisemuseles.com Instagram: @elisemuseles Facebook: @elisemuseles

    • 43 min
    How to Eat for Better Sex with Lisa Davis, MPH

    How to Eat for Better Sex with Lisa Davis, MPH

    Have you ever thought about how what you eat can impact your sexual health?
    We don’t often think about how our diet affects us in this way or even how other lifestyle factors can strengthen (or weaken) our sex life!
    Lisa Davis, a lively media personality with over 25 years in radio and television and the author of “Clean Eating, Dirty Sex: Sensual Superfoods and Aphrodisiac Practices for Ultimate Sexual Health and Connection,” believes that what’s happening in the kitchen can make a difference with what’s going in the bedroom!
    While Lisa shares how to integrate sexually-enhancing meals and nutrients into your routine, she doesn’t believe in rigid rules or unnecessary restrictions. In fact, Lisa is on a mission to help people stress less around food to feel better physically, emotionally, and sexually.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Which foods and nutrients promote a healthy sex life Ideas for connection and healthy boundaries with your partner Ways trauma can create blocks around sex  How to integrate more pleasure in all areas of your life A simple strategy for mindful eating How to use movement to improve your sexual health After listening, you’ll feel empowered to make lifestyle changes in the kitchen and in the bedroom.
    Podcast Partner: We are proud to partner with Matcha Kari for this week’s episode. Visit matcha.com, and use code ELISE for 25% off your order. 
    If Once Upon a Food Story has inspired you to change how you think about food, your body, and your life, please take a minute to rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen. Reviews help listeners find the show and enable us to have more amazing guests on too.
    Learn more about Lisa Davis:
    Website: lisadavismph.com Book: Clean Eating, Dirty Sex: Sensual Superfoods and Aphrodisiac Practices for Ultimate Sexual Health and Connection Podcasts: Health Power | Active Allyship. . . it’s more than a #hashtag! Instagram: @lisadavismph Facebook: @Lisa Davis Learn more about Elise Museles: 
    Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live Website: elisemuseles.com Instagram: @elisemuseles Facebook: @elisemuseles

    • 45 min
    Rewrite Your Food, Fashion, and Beauty Story with Lauren Dimet Waters

    Rewrite Your Food, Fashion, and Beauty Story with Lauren Dimet Waters

    We are constantly being bombarded with messages about food, fashion, and beauty that make us feel “not enough” – not healthy enough, thin enough, pretty enough, youthful enough, put-together enough. While it is impossible to avoid all the noise, we can control how we respond to it.
    Lauren Dimet Waters, co-founder of the blog Fountain of 30 and host of the podcast Beauty is a Bitch, has been through many chapters with food, fashion, and beauty. Her story is a push and pull between losing weight to meet someone else’s beauty standard and making peace with food and her body. 
    When Lauren finally learned how to feel her best and find her personal style without getting sucked into trends and noise, she made it her mission to inspire thousands of others to do the same.
    Lauren shares how you can still care about food, fashion, and beauty but do so in a way where kindness and compassion are part of the equation. 
    In this episode, you’ll learn: 
    How to tap into your current food story Practical solutions to release stress around food  Mindset shifts to change your inner narrative The way parents can shape your relationship with food – for better or worse Strategies for becoming a more sustainable shopper Tips to quiet all the noise that make us feel not “good enough” After listening, you’ll feel inspired to write the next chapter of your food, fashion, and beauty story!
    Podcast Partner: We are proud to partner with Nature Made for this week’s episode. Visit naturemade.com for more information or find the whole line of supplements in your favorite retailer. 
    A few of my go-to Nature Made supplements include:
    Time release B-100 complex Ashwagandha capsules Extra Strength Magnesium  If Once Upon a Food Story has inspired you to change how you think about food, your body, and your life, please take a minute to rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen. Reviews help listeners find the show and enable us to have more amazing guests on, too.
    Learn more about Lauren Dimet Waters:
    Blog: Fountain of 30 Podcast: Beauty is a Bitch Instagram: @fountainof30 Facebook: @fountainof30 Learn more about Elise Museles: 
    Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live Website: elisemuseles.com Instagram: @elisemuseles Facebook: @elisemuseles

    • 49 min
    How to Create a Healthy Food Story for Your Children with Alex Caspero of Plant-Based Juniors (Encore)

    How to Create a Healthy Food Story for Your Children with Alex Caspero of Plant-Based Juniors (Encore)

    There is so much confusion around nutrition as adults and when it comes to feeding our kids, it can be even more anxiety-provoking! 
    We worry about nutrients, growth and development, if our kids are eating too much of this… or not enough of that. For many families, mealtime can be stressful.
    But it doesn’t have to be that way! You can bring joy back to the family table and teach your children what food is really about: nourishment, energy, connection, and love.
    As a registered dietitian nutritionist and creator of the award-winning website Delish Knowledge, Alexandra Caspero not only helps parents understand the science behind feeding their children the best diet possible, she also explains how to do it to minimize stress and make family meals fun.
    Alex is also the co-founder, with Whitney English, of Plant-Based Juniors, an evidence-based platform that helps parents navigate the world of plant-based prenatal and pediatric nutrition. Together, they’re on a mission to get more plants on the plate and share their easy-to-digest philosophy online and in their book, The Plant-Based Baby and Toddler.
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Easy ways to add in more plants to your family’s meals How to let go of perfection and trust your body during pregnancy Some common myths and concerns about plant-based diets for children A plate model that helps kids get the nutrients they need  Exactly how to deal with the challenges of a picky eaters A non-restrictive way to handle sweets and treats Why a big picture overview of nutrition will help you navigate the day-to-day  
    You’ll feel comfortable and confident making informed decisions to create a healthy (and happy) food story for your children!
     
    Podcast Partner: Nuzest. Use the code elisem20 to receive 20% off!
     
    Learn more about Alex Caspero:
    Delish Knowledge Plant Based Juniors Instagram: @delishknowledge, @plantbasedjuniors Facebook: @deliciousknowledge Twitter: @delishknowledge  
    Learn More about Elise Museles:
    Food Story: Rewrite the Way You, Eat, Think, and Live elisemuseles.com Instagram: @elisemuseles Facebook: @elisemuseles  
    Resources:
    The Plant-Based Baby and Toddler: Your Complete Feeding Guide for 6 Months to 3 Years, Alexandra Caspero and Whitney English Fresh Italian Cooking for the New Generation, Alexandra Caspero

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Llacey S. ,

The best podcast out there!

Sometimes you listen to a podcast and feel inspired. But, other times you listen to a podcast and have your life changed! That’s how powerful this podcast is! Every single episode I have a perspective shift that truly uplevels my life. I love Elise’s personality and her guests are always spot on. I’m so blessed that I found this podcast and I listen to every single episode (sometimes twice!).

Ruth B. McDonald ,

Love it

The information and discussion on this podcast has been a great way to learn more about the impact food can have on my brain and body. I love Elise’s interview style too. It’s relatable and interesting.

_Katie111 ,

Excellent podcast!

As someone who is health-minded and loves learning more about these topics but is turned off by people who are too dogmatic or trying to sell me something, I find Elise to strike the perfect note. Her podcast is informative and really interesting without being too much. I love the variety of guests as well!

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