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The question of "what to eat" can feel endlessly confusing, especially when we contend with our own deeply ingrained beliefs and stories around food. Blame social media, the headline news, and let's not get started on family influences. Passed down from generations of women and men to their daughters, it's no wonder women are so baffled about how to stay healthy the older we get. As a nutritionist and healthy eating chef, combined with her own personal and professional experience, Heather Carey has been connected to years of stories related to diets, weight loss, food fads, staying healthy, cooking well, and eating well. Beliefs around food start the day we try our first vegetables as babies and get solidified through our families, cultures, and messages we receive throughout our lifetime. We have the power to call out our food beliefs so we can finally make peace with what we eat and get on with enjoying the real food and lives we deserve. Listen in to find out how to have your own happy ending to your real food story. Connect with Heather at heather@heathercarey.com or visit her website at www.heathercarey.com or www.greenpalettekitchen.com

Real Food Stories Heather Carey

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

The question of "what to eat" can feel endlessly confusing, especially when we contend with our own deeply ingrained beliefs and stories around food. Blame social media, the headline news, and let's not get started on family influences. Passed down from generations of women and men to their daughters, it's no wonder women are so baffled about how to stay healthy the older we get. As a nutritionist and healthy eating chef, combined with her own personal and professional experience, Heather Carey has been connected to years of stories related to diets, weight loss, food fads, staying healthy, cooking well, and eating well. Beliefs around food start the day we try our first vegetables as babies and get solidified through our families, cultures, and messages we receive throughout our lifetime. We have the power to call out our food beliefs so we can finally make peace with what we eat and get on with enjoying the real food and lives we deserve. Listen in to find out how to have your own happy ending to your real food story. Connect with Heather at heather@heathercarey.com or visit her website at www.heathercarey.com or www.greenpalettekitchen.com

    The Power of Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals, and the Importance of Food

    The Power of Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals, and the Importance of Food

    It might surprise you to learn that one of the secrets to good health lies in the tiny but mighty micronutrients—vitamins and minerals—that we often overlook or don't take the time to think about when we are making everyday food choices. Join me as I unpack the essential roles of these nutrients in our diet, distinguish between macronutrients and micronutrients, and explore why getting your vitamins from food, not supplements, is crucial for your health. In this episode: I shed ligh...

    • 45 min
    85. Crazy Fat Diets: The Seed Oil Debate, Carnivore and Keto

    85. Crazy Fat Diets: The Seed Oil Debate, Carnivore and Keto

    Can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to macronutrients and seed oils? You might be surprised to learn that not all fats are created equal, and some of the most vilified oils right now (because fads change so much) might actually be good for you. Tune in as we dissect the crucial roles of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in our diets, and unravel the web of misinformation that often surrounds them. We'll break down why eliminating these essential nutrients is just plain crazy...

    • 21 min
    84. Why Fats Matter: Separating Fat from Fiction

    84. Why Fats Matter: Separating Fat from Fiction

    What if everything you thought you knew about fats was wrong? Get ready to rethink your dietary habits as we unravel the myths surrounding dietary fats and reveal the truth behind the fat-free craze of the 1980s. Discover how the move to eliminate fats led to an unexpected rise in sugar consumption and why these changes didn’t bring the health benefits they promised. Learn from the historical shift and understand the real nutritional trade-offs that come with removing fats from our diets.In t...

    • 33 min
    83. Do Carbs Really Have a Dark Side?

    83. Do Carbs Really Have a Dark Side?

    Ever found yourself questioning the true impact of carbohydrates on your health, or weight gain? Do you blame carbs and feel that you are addicted to them? In this episode I help to debunk some of the biggest myths around carbs, the questions that I get asked the most from clients, and how you can rest easy when you know what carbs are good to eat, and why. I cover the debate around fruit, insulin resistance, carb addiction and the impact carbohydrates have on weight. We'll navigat...

    • 34 min
    82. Here's What to Love About Carbs

    82. Here's What to Love About Carbs

    (This is part 1 of my podcast series on carbs!)Ever feel like carbohydrates are the dietary villain you just can't escape? Let me shatter the myths and shine a light on the truth about these vital nutrients in our latest Real Food Stories podcast episode. As we dissect the world of carbs, you'll come away understanding their crucial role in our bodily functions, particularly for brain health, and the importance of differentiating between simple, complex, and fibrous carbs. With a particular f...

    • 25 min
    The Thing About Protein in Midlife

    The Thing About Protein in Midlife

    Why are we so confused about protein? How much, when, where, the types of protein are questions that leave us baffled. This episode strips down the jargon of nutrition to its bare bones, offering a way out of diet myths. As we age, our bodies don't just change; they converse with us, demanding different nutrients—proteins being paramount among them. During midlife, we focus on the critical role of high-quality proteins to prevent muscle loss, maintain bone density, and keep our hearts be...

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Jojo2773 ,

Engaging host

Engaging host! It was helpful to check in beforehand to develop rapport and feel comfortable before the interview. Heather was easy to talk to and the conversation flowed organically. Thanks for the opportunity to be a guest on your podcast!

GinaSheri ,

A great resource for an overall healthy lifestyle!

Love Heather’s show. She gets to the point and helps to usher in a realistic approach to eating healthy and living a healthier more balanced life through food and nutrition. GinaG

sherirg ,

Perimenopause & menopause

If you're in search of comprehensive and straightforward advice on menopause, perimenopause, Heather's podcasts are an invaluable resource. I've been dealing with perimenopause for three years and have explored various treatments, from functional medicine to bioidentical hormones. However, Heather goes beyond these steps, offering not just targeted advice but also practical, daily health and nutrition information that cuts through the overwhelming hype that is out there on all areas of health and nutrition. Her insights have been incredibly beneficial to me, and she even provides excellent resources to assist you as you navigate these life transitions.

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