35 min

Wholistic Health And Intuitive Eating with Andrea Nicholson Fall in Love with Fitness

    • Mental Health

There is a massive generalization and many claims on what we should and shouldn’t eat when it comes to diet and fitness. But the truth is, eating is intuitive and based on what works for you as an individual. Intuitive eating is all about being aware of how good you feel and doesn’t feel when you eat certain food. This is, however, so difficult for many of us because we’re so used to feeling bloated, having headaches, and joint pain that we don’t recognize we feel terrible, but when we fix the problem, that is when we realize how good it feels to eat food that works for our body.

Experimenting with foods and listening to your body cues is the way to discover what works for you. Our cues are often found in bowel movement, digestion, and sleep, and anytime the body is giving us signals, there is massive change going on. Intuitive eating is key to tapping into a diet that works for you. What works for somebody else might not work for you. A healthy diet involves conscious decisions, not just going for something for comfort when we feel uncomfortable. Being in tune with our body allows us to reset and get in touch with discomfort and our real needs.

In this episode of Fall in love with Fitness, Andrea Nicholson shares her wake-up call and how she was able to fix her diet and work towards a healthy lifestyle. She also expounds on the importance of diversity in diet, fasting, intuitive eating, microbial gut population diversity, and shifting our diet as our bodies change to enhance our digestive function and feel lively, super focused, healthy, and energetic every time.

“Listen to yourself and always be your best advocate.” Andrea Nicholson

Topics Covered:

00:53 – Andrea’s journey and how she got into the nutrition space

02:16 – Andrea's early diet and her wake-up call

07:08 – How Andrea came to discover a diet that works for her

10:49 – Fixing the function of the digestive system

13:05 – Signs to look out for when shifting things in your nutrition

15:44 – Doing all the right things and still not getting the results! Hear from Andrea?

17:56 – Stepping out of your belief system and re-evaluating your diet

19:47 – What Andrea started changing in her nutrition to get the right results

24:11 – Fasting to reset and get in touch with your real needs

26:00 – Andrea’s typical day around nutrition right now

28:14 – Aspects of wellness that Andrea help address along with nutrition

30:23 – Listening to yourself and being your best advocate

31:12 – How to reach out and connect to Andrea

Key Takeaways


Diversity is key when it comes to the gut microbial population.
You need adequate proteins and fats to stimulate digestive enzymes.
There is a huge benefit in adding variety to the diet
If it’s not working, it might not be right for you
Fasting can be from anything that gives you comfort, not just food, fast to reset.
Food is fuel; it shouldn’t drive you; we’re not designed to eat all the time.

Join me November 25 - December 2, 2023, for the most transformative week of your life at the breathtaking Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, where you will experience the most liberating Exclusive Transformational Wellness Workshop and Retreat on the planet.

To win a $500 Voucher, Subscribe & Leave a Review and email a screenshot of your review to sherry@sherryshaban.com so I know who you are!

There is a massive generalization and many claims on what we should and shouldn’t eat when it comes to diet and fitness. But the truth is, eating is intuitive and based on what works for you as an individual. Intuitive eating is all about being aware of how good you feel and doesn’t feel when you eat certain food. This is, however, so difficult for many of us because we’re so used to feeling bloated, having headaches, and joint pain that we don’t recognize we feel terrible, but when we fix the problem, that is when we realize how good it feels to eat food that works for our body.

Experimenting with foods and listening to your body cues is the way to discover what works for you. Our cues are often found in bowel movement, digestion, and sleep, and anytime the body is giving us signals, there is massive change going on. Intuitive eating is key to tapping into a diet that works for you. What works for somebody else might not work for you. A healthy diet involves conscious decisions, not just going for something for comfort when we feel uncomfortable. Being in tune with our body allows us to reset and get in touch with discomfort and our real needs.

In this episode of Fall in love with Fitness, Andrea Nicholson shares her wake-up call and how she was able to fix her diet and work towards a healthy lifestyle. She also expounds on the importance of diversity in diet, fasting, intuitive eating, microbial gut population diversity, and shifting our diet as our bodies change to enhance our digestive function and feel lively, super focused, healthy, and energetic every time.

“Listen to yourself and always be your best advocate.” Andrea Nicholson

Topics Covered:

00:53 – Andrea’s journey and how she got into the nutrition space

02:16 – Andrea's early diet and her wake-up call

07:08 – How Andrea came to discover a diet that works for her

10:49 – Fixing the function of the digestive system

13:05 – Signs to look out for when shifting things in your nutrition

15:44 – Doing all the right things and still not getting the results! Hear from Andrea?

17:56 – Stepping out of your belief system and re-evaluating your diet

19:47 – What Andrea started changing in her nutrition to get the right results

24:11 – Fasting to reset and get in touch with your real needs

26:00 – Andrea’s typical day around nutrition right now

28:14 – Aspects of wellness that Andrea help address along with nutrition

30:23 – Listening to yourself and being your best advocate

31:12 – How to reach out and connect to Andrea

Key Takeaways


Diversity is key when it comes to the gut microbial population.
You need adequate proteins and fats to stimulate digestive enzymes.
There is a huge benefit in adding variety to the diet
If it’s not working, it might not be right for you
Fasting can be from anything that gives you comfort, not just food, fast to reset.
Food is fuel; it shouldn’t drive you; we’re not designed to eat all the time.

Join me November 25 - December 2, 2023, for the most transformative week of your life at the breathtaking Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, where you will experience the most liberating Exclusive Transformational Wellness Workshop and Retreat on the planet.

To win a $500 Voucher, Subscribe & Leave a Review and email a screenshot of your review to sherry@sherryshaban.com so I know who you are!

35 min