Wellness Beets Episode #41: Healthy New Habits, Scary Grocery Trips, and Easy Food Rules

Come Chat with Us on Social Media. We love hearing from you!

Brittany’s Facebook               Alex’s Facebook

Brittany’s YouTube              Alex’s YouTube

Brittany’s Pinterest               Alex’s  Pinterest

Brittany’s Instagram               Alex’s Instagram


NEWS & UPDATES
Brittany talks about her adventures in Local Eats Project. Join the challenge with your own meals and use #localeatsproject. Alex chats about her and Megan’s (of GingerNewtrition) new Detox Skin Care Guide coming out in just a few days…keep an eye out on Instagram for free content all about that!


NEW HABITS
Since it’s the new year, we talk all about the different ways we set new healthy habits for ourselves.  Brittany talks about her 100 Goals Exercise and how she uses it to build new habits into her daily life throughout the year (and hopefully for a lifetime!). Alex discusses the 12 Monthly Challenge approach she likes and we chit chat about the article Alex got published on the health magazine ANIPOTS!

Resources:
Gretchen Rubin’s work

David Allen’s Getting Things Done

Tim Ferriss 4 Hours Work Week

 

EASY FOOD RULES
Brittany shares her funny (and sad) trip to a regular grocery store in Memphis and how it got her thinking about the food choices we make on a regular basis when we venture out for food.  We talk all about the different online delivery options available and how to make your trips as healthful as possible. Brittany shares her recent post on Avoiding Hidden Sugars in foods and Alex goes through her 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily to Make Better Food Choices.  

We discuss balancing making good choices with enjoying your life and then we get into the details of Alex’s ongoing battle with quitting coffee.

 

We love questions! Send us yours at wellnessbeets@gmail.com

Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, please leave a review for us in iTunes and subscribe to get the latest episodes!

We are super grateful for you helping us get the word out!

 

Wellness Beets Episode #40: Trigger Foods, Eating Disorders, and Inaccurate Nutrition Labels

Come Chat with Us on Social Media. We love hearing from you!

Brittany’s Facebook               Alex’s Facebook

Brittany’s YouTube              Alex’s YouTube

Brittany’s Pinterest               Alex’s  Pinterest

Brittany’s Instagram               Alex’s Instagram

 

NEWS & UPDATES 
Brittany talks about her adventures in Local Eats Project. Join the challenge with your own meals and use #localeatsproject. (And since it’s still the holidays, don’t forget about her Dairy-Free Eggnog video).  Alex chats about her and Megan’s (of GingerNewtrition) new Detox Skin Care Guide coming out January…keep an eye out on Instagram for free content all about that!

 

TRIGGER FOODS AND EATING DISORDERS
We revisit our previous discussion of the 21 Day Sugar Detox and how we do with food challenges.  We end up talking about food deprivation, having treats during the holidays, and how trigger foods can set us off.  We also talk about Brittany’s history of having an eating disorder and how that has changed her approach to food in general.

Resources:
The Nutrient Boot Camp
The Wahl’s Protocol

 

INNACCURATE NUTRITION LABELS
We talk about errors that can often occur when it comes to protein and fiber in packaged foods. Brittany reveals how these values are measured in the food and why problems arise with these testing measures.  She also talks about this interesting rat study: Food Texture Differences affect Energy Metabolism in Rats.  We also mention the importance of going back to the ingredient label.

 

We love questions! Send us yours at wellnessbeets@gmail.com

Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, please leave a review for us in iTunes and subscribe to get the latest episodes!

We are super grateful for you helping us get the word out!

 

Wellness Beets Episode #39: GMO Salmon, Sugar Detox, Stress Management, and Cricket Flour

Come Chat with Us on Social Media. We love hearing from you!

Brittany’s Facebook               Alex’s Facebook

Brittany’s YouTube              Alex’s YouTube

Brittany’s Pinterest               Alex’s  Pinterest

Brittany’s Instagram               Alex’s Instagram

NEWS & UPDATES
Brittany talks about her adventures in Local Eats Project and her most recent Dairy-Free Eggnog video.  Alex chats about her and Megan’s (of GingerNewtrition) new Detox Skin Care Guide coming out January…keep an eye out on Instagram for free content all about that.

 

GMO SALMON
We discuss the new release of GMO salmon and how it is made (crossed an Atlantic Salmon with Pacific-Chinook Salmon with added DNA from an eel-like ocean pout). We also talk about how many retailers are deciding to not carry it, as well as an interesting new movie about the topic that Brittany found out about: Consumed, The Movie.

 

SUGAR DETOX
We talk about Brittany’s repeat experiences with the 21 Day Sugar Detox and how she inspired Alex to cut back on her processed sugar intake as well. We talk briefly about food restriction and how we respond to it.

 

FINDING ENJOYMENT IN STRESS MANAGEMENT 
Brittany talks about the Inquiring Minds podcast interview with Robert Sapolsky and how it prompted her to think about the importance of actually enjoying your stress management tools.  We talk about a rat study and the growth/destruction of neurons in response to stressful exercise, just as an example. Alex talks about the real, physiological outputs in response to doing something that stresses you out.

 

CRICKET FLOUR
We talk about cricket flour as a sustainable protein source, and a source of a novel combination of micronutrients and vitamins (like calcium, iron, B12). We talk about our reactions to eating bugs and how the rest of the world views the role of insects in a regular diet.  Lastly, we talk about products we plan to try and fun ways to get in those crickets.

 

PRODUCTS:
Bitty Foods (cookies)
Exo Bars (coconut nut, peanut butter and jelly)
Cricket flour on Amazon
Six Foods (cricket chips)
Eat A Bug Cookbook (for the very brave!)

 

We love questions! Send us yours at wellnessbeets@gmail.com

Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, please leave a review for us in iTunes and subscribe to get the latest episodes!

We are super grateful for you helping us get the word out!