Health is the *ultimate* wealth—but when it comes to topics like nutrition, weight loss, exercise, sleep, and stress management, there’s A LOT of conflicting information out there. What ACTUALLY works? What’s just a waste of time? And why does it feel like you need a master’s degree to figure it out?!
If you’re ready to look & feel your best WITHOUT any confusion, frustration, or stress…you’re in the right place!
Each week, host + nutrition coach Brooke Simonson interviews experts and shares no-nonsense, research-backed tips so that you can *finally* eat healthy long-term, lose weight for good, have the high energy you crave, and feel like a million bucks!
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[Best Of] Protein: Why It's SUPER IMPORTANT To Eat Enough | Dr. Ted Naiman
Episode 92 | Re-sharing this suuuuuper popular episode cause it's just THAT good! Dr. Ted Naiman is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in the department of Primary Care at a leading major medical center in Seattle. His personal research and medical practice are focused on the practical implementation of diet and exercise for health optimization. He is the author of The P:E Diet. In the episode, Dr. Naiman shares why protein is the most important macronutrient to get right, how to set up your meals so that you eat enough protein, his thoughts on diet soda...and more! Enjoy!! P.S.—If you're liking The Health Investment Podcast, be sure to hit "subscribe" so that you never miss an episode :)
[Workshop] What TO Eat To Lose Weight (Cause Dieting Is The Worst!)
Episode 91 | Are you ready to lose weight by focusing on what TO eat rather than dieting, "detoxing," exercising a ton, and other nonsense? If so, this WORKSHOP is for you! That's right—this isn't your normal podcast episode...it's a WORKSHOP!! By the time this episode/workshop ends, you'll know *exactly* how to show your weight loss + nutrition goals who's boss, *exactly* how to set up your plate so that you can reach your goals WITHOUT cutting out carbs/sugar/wine, and *exactly* how to make your new habits sustainable. You'll also have some personalized, handwritten, tangible action steps that you can start implementing ASAP! Pretty cool, right?! Be sure to click through the show notes to download the accompanying cheat sheet and follow along with the presentation slides. Enjoy! P.S.—If you're liking The Health Investment Podcast, be sure to hit "subscribe" so that you never miss an episode :)
Let's Debunk Some Nutrition & Heart Health Myths! | Dr. Anthony Pearson
Episode 90 | Dr. Anthony Pearson is a noninvasive clinical cardiologist who’s board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. Aside from his clinical practice, he’s spent time in academic cardiology, done research and teaching, and published more than 100 papers in major cardiology journals. All of his experiences taught Dr. Pearson to cultivate a healthy skepticism for medical and scientific information that has potential bias. He started his blog—The Skeptical Cardiologist—to examine what we truly know about diet and cardiovascular disease versus what we have been told. In the episode, he shares why fish oil supplements are a waste of money, his thoughts on low-carb and vegan diets for heart and overall health, why it’s beneficial to consume the cholesterol-containing yolks of eggs...and more! Enjoy!! P.S.—If you're liking The Health Investment Podcast, be sure to hit "subscribe" so that you never miss an episode :)
8 Tips For Weight Loss/Maintenance On Vacation (While STILL Having Fun!)
Episode 89 | If you have some type of goal for *lasting* change in your body composition, strength, or overall health, you’re gonna have to change the way you approach all aspects of life—like vacation! After years of vacationing this NEW way—sticking with my typical healthy habits throughout my time away—I can assure you that vacations are MUCH more enjoyable when you continue to do the things that help you look & feel your BEST rather than throwing those habits out the window and just going completely off the rails. I hope these tips help you work towards your weight loss/maintenance goal—AND have fun—on your next vacation! Enjoy!! P.S.—If you're liking The Health Investment Podcast, be sure to hit "subscribe" so that you never miss an episode :)
How To Eat More Intuitively & Make Peace With Food | Elizabeth Dall
Episode 88 | Elizabeth Dall is the owner of awomanofwellness.com and helps women heal their relationship with food and their bodies and experience joy in wellness. She believes every woman has the knowledge of what she truly needs deep within herself and that they can learn to love their bodies, heal their relationship with food, and find joy in exercise and movement. Elizabeth helps by offering online programs & personalized coaching to women searching for food freedom and a desire to live a happy, healthy lifestyle without limitations. In the episode, she shares common misconceptions about intuitive eating, why emotional eating is actually a GOOD thing, tips for eating more mindfully while working from home...and more! Enjoy!! P.S.—If you're liking The Health Investment Podcast, be sure to hit "subscribe" so that you never miss an episode :)
Why Embrace "Niksen," The Dutch Art Of Doing Nothing? | Olga Mecking
Episode 87 | Olga Mecking (she/her) is a writer, journalist, and occasional translator. Originally from Poland, she now lives with her German husband in the Netherlands. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Playboy, The Guardian and the BBC, among many other national and international outlets. Her first traditionally published book, Niksen: Embracing The Dutch Art Of Doing Nothing, has been published in the US by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In the episode, she shares who can benefit from doing nothing (aka “niksen”), how niksen can be more approachable than meditation, why doing nothing can actually boost creativity and productivity...and more! Enjoy!! P.S.—If you're liking The Health Investment Podcast, be sure to hit "subscribe" so that you never miss an episode :)
How I found you
Dr Annie Fenn (Brain Health Kitchen? recommended you and my daughter and I both signed up. I appreciate your very reasonable approach and although I’m only on week one I am impressed with all the support you offer - so far making tiny changes and setting goals feels doable! Thank you.
I recently found you through Anna Vocino’s insta stories. I love pods like these, showing how simple it is to eat healthy... the real healthy way
Practical + Sustainable
This podcast is SO GOOD.
I honestly feel like Brooke is speaking to my exact experiences and challenges. The tips and knowledge shared here are what everyone who wants to get away from “quick fix (doesn’t exist!) diet culture” needs to hear.
Brooke offers simple ideas that you can build on to make life-long sustainable changes. If you’re ready to take control of your health + weight then this podcast is the perfect place to start!