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The Full Plate is a podcast for women managing it all. Through conversation and story, we examine areas of life that affect our well-being and discuss how to be and bring the change we seek.

The Full Plate Erica Ballard

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

The Full Plate is a podcast for women managing it all. Through conversation and story, we examine areas of life that affect our well-being and discuss how to be and bring the change we seek.

    What I Learned From Eliza Kingsford (Pt. 3)

    What I Learned From Eliza Kingsford (Pt. 3)

    I talk about health and wellness all the time. And still, I walked away from my conversation with Eliza Kingsford with so many a’has and nuggets. In this episode, I share my seven takeaways from Part 1 and Part 2 of my conversation with Eliza. 
    Send me a message on Instagram or LinkedIn with your takeaways. And the podcast will return on July 7 for the next conversation. I hope the time off allows the space to take in what Eliza shared. If you have any feedback on the new format, I’d also love to hear that!
    Takeaways from Eliza Kingsford
    0:58 - #1: The lack of duality in health and well-being
    3:18 - #2: Nutrition is simple; the human element is not
    5:46 - #3: Nutrition and movement are just a sliver of the pie
    7:35 - #4: We need to be more curious
    10:46 - #5: You have to feel safe before you can lose weight
    14:35 - #6: Mindfulness is an excellent place to start for employee wellness
    17:19 - #7: We have to start having a different conversation around health
    About The Full Plate
    The Full Plate is a podcast hosted by Erica Ballard for women managing it all. Through conversation and story, we examine areas of life that affect our well-being and discuss how to be and bring the change we seek.
    Erica Ballard is the CEO of retainHER. retainHER provides the data insights companies need to retain, recruit and advance women. Unlike other workplace solutions that focus solely on workplace behaviors, retainHER addresses the whole company and person. 
    Erica also runs a successful life and career coaching practice. Before this work, she spent ten years in the public health sector. Erica has an MS from Tufts University School of Medicine. She resides in Denver with her husband, daughter, and pup.
    Connect with Erica on Instagram and LinkedIn. 
    Credits
    Podcast edited and mixed by 51 features. Connect at andrew {at} 51features {dot} com.

    • 21 min
    Changing the Conversation on Women's Bodies w/ Eliza Kingsford (Pt. 2)

    Changing the Conversation on Women's Bodies w/ Eliza Kingsford (Pt. 2)

    It’s time for women to stop blaming themselves. The conversation on dieting, and even body positivity, can be detrimental to helping you gain the health you deserve. If you want to get to the truth of how to love your body, this episode has the answers. Eliza Kingsford returns to ask us deep questions. What is in alignment for me? How do I move into a place of safety? How can I address my physical health and my mental and emotional as well? 
    One major takeaway in this episode: If the goal is to feel good, you are to feel good in the process. Keep that in mind as you listen.
    Eliza also shares:
    How companies can create safety Natural healing methods that are effective, efficient, and free Why we have to change what we value Eliza’s work is at the intersection of the science of nutrition and the psychology of eating. She’s the author of Brain-Powered Weight Loss and is a licensed psychotherapist. 
    The Full Plate Courses
    2:14 - How to get into safety
    9:13 - Why it’s a good thing to be challenged moving downstream
    12:20 - I don't fit in with the diet culture or the body positivity culture
    20:36 - Refocusing the conversation from all-in to the systemic
    27:52 - How companies can address health issues efficiently and productively
    32:17 - Eliza's passion and all her free resources
    Who is Eliza?
    Eliza Kingsford, MA, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in weight management, food addiction, body image, and eating disorders. In addition, she’s a mind/body practitioner and author of Brain-Powered Weight Loss.
    In 2017, she founded Empowered Wellness, a nationally recognized health and wellness company teaching teens and young adults to accept themselves from the inside out. A certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and lifelong athlete, Kingsford has been passionate about combining psychological intervention, nutrition, and exercise since she began her graduate studies at the University of Colorado more than a decade ago. She lives in Boulder, CO. You can connect with her on Instagram.
    Podcast sponsored by retainHER
    Do you wonder why there aren’t more women in our leadership? And what has to change to shift this? If so, it might be time to schedule a call with retainHER. Our unique solution captures the data necessary to understand what is holding women back at work and the changes needed to remedy those issues at the company and individual levels. So schedule a call today to learn more about how we can help your organization bring more women into leadership.
    About The Full Plate
    The Full Plate is a podcast for women managing it all, hosted by Erica Ballard. Through conversation and story, we examine areas of life that affect our well-being and discuss how to be and bring the change we seek.
    Erica Ballard is the CEO of retainHER. retainHER provides the data insights companies need to retain, recruit and advance women. Unlike other workplace solutions that focus solely on workplace behaviors, retainHER addresses the whole company and person. 
    Erica also runs a successful life and career coaching practice. Before this work, she spent ten years in the public health sector. Erica has an MS from Tufts University School of Medicine. She resides in Denver with her husband, daughter, and pup.
    Connect with Erica on Instagram and LinkedIn. 
    Credits
    Podcast edited and mixed by 51 features. Connect at andrew {at} 51features {dot} com.

    • 39 min
    Redefining Weight Loss and Health w/ Eliza Kingsford (Pt. 1)

    Redefining Weight Loss and Health w/ Eliza Kingsford (Pt. 1)

    The Full Plate returns! What I thought would be a short break turned into a few years. During that time, I opened and closed a business, had a miscarriage, had a baby, and opened a brand new business that focuses on retaining, recruiting, and promoting women in the workplace. So it’s been a wild few years. But my heart called me to bring this podcast back. And return to my roots.
    I’m honored to bring my dear friend, Eliza Kingsford, to the show to talk about wellness in a way that’s not talked about (but is so essential). Eliza’s work is at the intersection of the science of nutrition and the psychology of eating. She’s the author of Brain-Powered Weight Loss and is a licensed psychotherapist. 
    In part one of our conversation, we discuss why nutrition is simple, but the human element is the missing piece. Eliza gets to the root of weight loss, dieting, and health in a way that will give you practical steps to take. If you’ve struggled with the question, “Why don’t I do better when I know better?” this episode will provide you with the clarity to move forward.
    Additionally, Eliza and I explore:
    What does life look like when you stop dieting. Why embracing diets keeps us safe but not fulfilled. Why understanding safety is the key to healthy living. The following two episodes are for you if you're ready to get off the yo-yo diet roller-coaster, stop obsessing about food, and learn how to eat with peace, ease, and even joy.
    The Full Plate Courses
    3:18 - What is simple (and not simple) about nutrition
    6:10 - We are doing health wrong, here’s how
    12:11 - The hard work is the easy part. So why aren’t I making progress?
    16:39 - What is left if you remove dieting?
    22:42 - The core truth of all dieting
    Who is Eliza?
    Eliza Kingsford, MA, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in weight management, food addiction, body image, and eating disorders. In addition, she’s a mind/body practitioner and author of Brain-Powered Weight Loss.
    In 2017, she founded Empowered Wellness, a nationally recognized health and wellness company teaching teens and young adults to accept themselves from the inside out. A certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and lifelong athlete, Kingsford has been passionate about combining psychological intervention, nutrition, and exercise since she began her graduate studies at the University of Colorado more than a decade ago. She lives in Boulder, CO. You can connect with her on Instagram.
    Podcast sponsored by retainHER
    Do you wonder why there aren’t more women in our leadership? And what has to change to shift this? If so, it might be time to schedule a call with retainHER. Our unique solution captures the data necessary to understand what is holding women back at work and the changes needed to remedy those issues at the company and individual levels. So schedule a call today to learn more about how we can help your organization bring more women into leadership.
    About The Full Plate
    The Full Plate is a podcast for women managing it all, hosted by Erica Ballard. Through conversation and story, we examine areas of life that affect our well-being and discuss how to be and bring the change we seek.
    Erica Ballard is the CEO of retainHER. retainHER provides the data insights companies need to retain, recruit and advance women. Unlike other workplace solutions that focus solely on workplace behaviors, retainHER addresses the whole company and person. 
    Erica also runs a successful life and career coaching practice. Before this work, she spent ten years in the public health sector. Erica has an MS from Tufts University School of Medicine. She resides in Denver with her husband, daughter, and pup.
    Connect with Erica on Instagram and LinkedIn. 
    Credits
    Podcast edited and mixed by 51 features. Connect at andrew {at} 51features {dot} com.

    • 29 min
    63: Clearing My Plate to Make Room for More

    63: Clearing My Plate to Make Room for More

    Hi, Friends! For the last several weeks, I’ve been dreaming of something bigger and better for this podcast. Something that will dispel the lies that have been holding you back. Something that will truly provide the clarity and confidence you need in order to take meaningful steps towards better health. But in order to make this dream a reality, I need to take a beat.
    So, this is the last episode of The Full Plate for a couple of months. Next time we show up in your feed, we’ll be serving up some really awesome stuff. I can’t wait. 
    THANK YOU for listening faithfully over the last year. I’m so excited to share what we’re working on. In the meantime, I hope you’ll stay in touch with me over on Instagram @ericaballardhealth. 

    • 2 min
    62: Progressing Your Performance in the Gym with Abe Maynard

    62: Progressing Your Performance in the Gym with Abe Maynard

    Are you hitting the gym and wondering how to progress your workouts? Abe Maynard can help with that. Abe is a personal trainer and coach based in Los Angeles, where he works with with prominent entrepreneurs, business leaders, and entertainers. He helps each of his clients reach their own potential through fitness by keeping workouts simple, safe and effective. Listen in for Abe’s wisdom when it comes to safely and effectively progressing your performance in the gym.
    In this episode, we cover:
    Why it’s so important to lay a physical foundation and a mental foundation for your fitness What we mean when we talk about mobility How to work basic bodyweight movements into your everyday life How coaches can help you stay safe and motivated in the gym How food impacts your results in the gym  If you enjoyed our conversation and want to learn more from Abe, check out www.abemaynard.com or get in touch on Instagram @abemaynard. And don’t forget to check in with me on Instagram at @ericaballardhealth. I'd love to hear from you! 

    • 46 min
    61: The Truth About the Meat You Eat with Darby Simpson

    61: The Truth About the Meat You Eat with Darby Simpson

    Are you ready for an honest conversation about meat? This is such an important topic, so listen in as we unpack the reasons why meat has been vilified, why conventional meat is so bad for you, and how regenerative farming can transform not only our health - but our planet too.
    Today’s guest is Darby Simpson, former mechanical engineer turned full-time livestock farmer from Central Indiana. Darby is passionate about repairing the environment through regenerative farming practices and changing the conversation around meat as a part of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. In this conversation, he shares thought-provoking and data-packed information that will help us think about how we approach meat in our daily lives.
    Why meat has become so controversial in the diet and nutrition space Why pasture raised meats are more nutrient dense than conventionally raised meats How farming practices impact the environment What questions we should be asking our local farmers Which labels to be weary of at the supermarket I hope this conversation causes you to dig a little deeper and think about how our food choices impact not just our health of our bodies - but the health of our planet. To stay in touch with Darby, check out www.simpsonfamilyfarm.com or www.darbysimpson.com. You can also check out Darby’s recommended resource www.pastureproject.org for more information on this topic.
    If you enjoyed this episode, give me a shout on Instagram at @ericaballardhealth and leave a 5-star review on iTunes.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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50 Ratings

50 Ratings

morgan mcgill ,

New favorite

I am so thankful for this podcast! As a newish Indy citizen, this podcast makes me feel connected and in the know! Erica is funny and her choice of guests is prime. I love a podcast where I can learn something and laugh at the same time, so this checks all the boxes for me! Thanks Erica! :)

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