Strengthen is a podcast dedicated to inspiring you to become your strongest self. Founded + Hosted by Gabby Barreto (@gabbymbarreto on IG) this podcast will feature powerful women in fitness, nutrition and wellness to share their stories and expertise to empower you. You’ll learn about their struggles and achievements, how they use their knowledge and experience to lift those around them, plus get the latest on research-backed nutrition, health and fitness trends. Each episode will leave you more motivated, more educated and more empowered to step into your limitless strength.
Gut Health Part 2: Do you REALLY need these influencer backed supplements?
Gut health supplements are literally "trending" on social media. And as a nutritionist I am here to debunk (and debloat) the loads of misinformation, false marketing and overall shams of the diet and supplement industry. In this episode I talk about glutamine supplement, greens powders, and very popular herbal remedies for "gut health" as I dive into its link to thinness, weight loss and diet culture.
Links from this episode:
Bunny Rabbit Wheatgrass Study
How to Heal from Toxic Diet + Fitness Culture
In this episode I discuss three mindsets to have when you are healing from disordered eating/body image from Toxic Diet + Fitness Culture:
1) Healing your relationship with you body from a disordered eating lense isn’t healed by changing your body
2) Healing your relationship with food cannot happen with more restriction
3) Cutting off people, places, things that may be triggered - not permanently, but for some time.
I hope you enjoy the episode- contact me @gabbybarreto on IG or email@example.com for questions.
Toxic Fitness + Diet Culture: It's impact on body image and health
In this episode I discuss what is toxic fitness culture, how in is intertwined with diet culture, how to spot it and how to combat it. Everyday in gym, social media and in our culture, women are pressured to look and be and ideal way, promising that if we looked a certain way this would bring us happiness. But with all my years working with women in the disordered eating and eating disorder space, I have rarely seen this happen amongst this population. With the rising rates of poor body image and eating disorders, this episode discusses the origin of this posed as the objectification theory. Enjoy :)
When active women under eat: what is low energy availability and how eating less and less will harm us.
Dieting and being small is popular, but the consequences of consistently underfueling our bodies comes with some pretty crappy side effects. The obsession with our bodies is more than a mental health concern, it takes a physical toll. In the episode I discuss the impacts to women's bodies from experiencing low energy availability: dysregulation of hormones, impacts to cardiovascular, immune, reproduction and bone health. This is a beginner to nutrition and human physiology friendly podcast and will not dig super deep into science, though terminology is used and explained.
THE intro to gut health you absolutely needed 10 tiktoks ago
Gut health is the buzziest buzz word in the social media world, but as a consumer of content, do you really know what it means? In this episode, I breakdown what gut health even means, how it impacts your overall health, the microbiome, pre/pro/syn/postbiotics and how to navigate these words as you scroll away. While I do use big words like "proliferate" and "histone deacetylase", this *digestible* episode will arm you with facts on facts on facts.
I mention in the beginning it will be a two part episode and in fact, it will. I'll dive deeper into the myths and trends and how to spot the BS out there. I'll also dive deeper into how this stuff actually "works".
Enjoy and DM me @gabbymbarreto with your questions.
3 Fitness + Nutrition Myths That GOT To GO.
In this episode, I told with myself (while my 7th month old plays and eats breakfast LOL) on 2 myths and 1 trend that has to go. I know the last one isn't a myth, but I made the list and then realized that it's not a myth but just an overall harmful practice.
Below are the 3 myths I discussed (all coated in diet culture BS)
1) Your metabolism is "ruined" and you need to reverse diet to heal it (but like restrictive dieting is like way worse for you than just this/doesn't happen to the degree people think and say it does but KKKKKK).
2) You should be synching your workouts and nutrition with your menstrual cycle (STOP it. Like now. Just go and eat and workout).
3) Why "what I eat in a day" videos are toxic.
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