Episode 284: Taking The Stress Out Of Getting Your Family To Eat Healthy with Megan Hadley

Episode 284: Taking The Stress Out Of Getting Your Family To Eat Healthy with Megan Hadley

Do you ever stress about what you are feeding your family?  As a mom, I think we have all been there wondering if they are getting the nutrition they need and if we are presenting healthy eating in the right way to our kids.  Fear no more!  Megan Hadley joins us in this episode of Redefining Balance for Working Moms podcast to give us practical tips to take away the stress and give us all a little more confidence in the kitchen.

About Our Guests

Megan Hadley, MS, RDN, and LDN is a nutrition therapist and owner of Simple Nutrition, a nutrition counseling clinic in Greensboro, NC. She believes that all bodies are good bodies and that from cake to kale, all foods are good foods.  After helping hundreds of clients recover from diet culture, Megan knows that when women begin to ‘fork the food rules’ and focus on more of what really matters to them, they thrive in all areas of their life.

When she’s not working, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves cooking, traveling, long naps, good wine, and french fries. Megan finds her strength, both personally and professionally, rooted in her deep faith in Christ, as she knows she was created to live a life of abundance and to help other women believe and discover that, as well.

Website:  www.simplenutritioncounseling.com

Tips From The Show

    • An overview of the most stressful parts of feeding our families
    • How our own thoughts regarding food and our bodies can impact our approach to feeding our families
    • What is the concept of ‘Division of Responsibility’ and how can it help remove some of the stress (and mom guilt)? 
    • How to promote a healthy relationship with food and body in our children 

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Episode 274: Strategies to Reach Your Health Goals With Lindsay Young

Episode 274: Strategies to Reach Your Health Goals With Lindsay Young

If you have health goals on the top of your list as we begin the new year, you won’t want to miss this episode with Lindsay Young, a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach, and Certified Strength & Conditioning.

We are talking about the mindset of reaching your goals along with what to focus on to get the best results for your health.

Plus, at the end, I’m sharing some of the changes coming for Your Life Rocks in 2021.

About Our Guest

Lindsay Young is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist living in Boise, ID with her hunky hubby and 3 kids. She specializes in helping ambitious women develop a simple nutrition and lifestyle plan to create optimal health and energy so that they can confidently rock a body they love. Lindsay’s approach to wellness focuses on real health in a real-life context, helping her clients develop a modern approach to a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable and joyful, in their homes and out in the real world.

Email:  lindsay@lindsayliveswell.com
Website   www.lindsayliveswell.com
Social Media Links
www.instagram.com/lindsay.lives.well
www.facebook.com/lindsayliveswell

Action Items and Tips From the Show

What to do when you are setting the same goals over and over again:

  • Know that there is something for you on the other side for you.  
  • Believe that you can actually achieve the goal
  • What are you really wanting?  Change the perspective of your goal.  Instead of going for a weight loss goal, maybe it is better for you to focus on body measurements.

If you don’t have a weight loss goal, what should you focus on for your health?

  • There are three main things to focus on:
    • Blood Sugar
      • Get your blood work done so you know where you are at.
    • Inflammation
      • Avoid refined grains and sugars
    • Gut Health
      • Focus on diversity of fruits and vegetables
      • Take a daily probiotic or eat fermented food

Find your motivation for your health goal

  • Find the right strategy for you.  Not everyone is the same.
  • Find accountability for your goals.
  • Focus on your habits (good habits are a key to reaching your goal)

Make the next 90-days your best with the Life Balance Method

The Life Balance Method is a 12-week program designed to help working Christian moms create the systems they need to calm the chaos in their lives and move closer to their goals.  Join us!

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Resources Mentioned in the Show:

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Episode 267: Working Mom Guide To A Healthy Holiday Season with Lindsay Young

Episode 267: Working Mom Guide To A Healthy Holiday Season with Lindsay Young

The holiday season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean we have to ignore our health until January.  And I’m not just talking about weight.  Now more than ever we need to be focusing on our overall health, immunity levels, how we deal with stress, and (of course) our weight.  To help us with some real strategies for the season is Lindsay Young from LindsayLivesWell.com

 

About Our Guest

Lindsay Young is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist living in Boise, ID with her hunky hubby and 3 kids. She specializes in helping ambitious women develop a simple nutrition and lifestyle plan to create optimal health and energy so that they can confidently rock a body they love. Lindsay’s approach to wellness focuses on real health in a real-life context, helping her clients develop a modern approach to a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable and joyful, in their homes and out in the real world.

Tips From The Show

Regardless of your health goals, it’s easy to fall off track over the holiday season.  Below are 8 strategies from Lindsay to help you stay on track!

  1. Ask God for help.  It’s so simple, yet we so often forget.
  2. Ditch the sugar and find healthy substitutes.  Sugar has many negative effects outside of weight gain.  There are so many ways to enjoy yummy treats without sugar.  Be sure to be following Lindsay on Instagram for inspiration.
  3. Do a time audit to see where you can fit in time to focus on your goals.
  4. Simplify your food
  5. Make your home your safe haven from temptations
  6. Look at the inputs and what you are allowing to influence your actions
  7. Remember that everything counts.  Each positive choice adds up
  8. Look at your calendar for some perspective.  You may have control over your ability to stay focused on your health goals more than you thought.

It's time for Holiday Sanity!

Grab your free course to learn the four-step planning process for a stress-less Holiday season.

Have you subscribed to the show yet?  Don't miss a single upcoming episode because when you subscribe, you will automatically get it the show in your app.  If you don't have a podcast app, not to worry.  You can download the Your Life Rocks app and get the shows right in the palm of your hand.  Otherwise, click here to subscribe on iTunes or here for Android.

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Learn More About Our Guest

Go to Lindsay’s website to find all the great resources she has for you: https://www.lindsayliveswell.com/

Episode 262: 4 Pillars Of Health For Our Kids

Episode 262: 4 Pillars Of Health For Our Kids

Ok, we know that this is a hard year for everyone, but it is especially hard on our kiddos. As a mom, it breaks my heart to watch my kids struggle and so I invited Dr. Melissa to come on the show to empower us to lead our kids in their health to help them thrive.  We are not just talking about physical health, but mental and spiritual health too.

 

About Our Guest

Dr. Melissa Choi is a board-certified family and obesity medicine physician. She grew up in
Minnesota spent her college and medical school years in Rhode Island and returned to
Minnesota with her husband 11 years ago. They have 3 daughters under the age of 10. When
she is not caring for patients, she enjoys trying new recipes in her kitchen, going on bike rides
with her family, and having meaningful conversations with friends and neighbors over coffee.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

4 Pillars of Health: Sleep, Diet, Exercise, Mental/Spiritual Health

Sleep:
● Deprivation can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, difficulty
concentrating, irritability, obesity
● Children with adequate sleep have a healthier immune system, improved concentration
and mental health

Diet:
● Healthy food choices
● Limiting processed foods, which can increase inflammation and decrease immune
system
● Whole foods (e.g. fruits, vegetables, things not in packages)
● Drinking water and milk (avoid juice, soda, sugar drinks)
● Healthy snacks but not too close to dinner

Exercise/Screen Time:
● Physical activity at least 60 minutes per day
● Do things as a family: bike rides, tennis, ice skating, sledding
● Invite a friend to go on a bike ride
● No more than 2 hours of screen time per day
● Limit areas where screens are (e.g. not in bedrooms, not at the dinner table)
● Challenge to balance screen-time with remote learning or hybrid learning
○ Take breaks when using computer/tablets for long periods of time
○ Have kids do as much work off screens (e.g. worksheets, etc.) as possible

Mental and Spiritual Health:
● Taking time connecting as a family, praying together
● Reading their bible, talking about it as a family
● Reaching out to neighbors, playing with friends socially distanced
● Helping others in our community

Looking for more tips and inspiration designed for working Christian moms?

Grab the Lifestyle Guide inside the Your Life Rocks app

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Learn More About Our Guest

Instagram: @themomplate

Episode 258: Looking At Health Through A Faith-Based Lens With Jenna Allerson

Episode 258: Looking At Health Through A Faith-Based Lens With Jenna Allerson

We all want to be healthy, but did you know that our health can be closely tied to our faith?

Lately, I have been all about stacking, meaning doing something that will hit multiple areas of life with just one thing.  This is a lifesaver as a working mom. Focusing on my health through the lens of my faith is just one example.  I am joined by Holistic Nutritionist, Jenna Allerson as she shares 5 key ingredients to a healthy lifestyle.

About Our Guest

Jenna Allerson is a faith-based holistic health coach. Jenna believes that a healthy lifestyle should be simple, achievable, and sustainable. She believes that scripture is truly our roadmap to a healthy lifestyle. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, Matt, two sons, Owen and August and her fur baby, Lucy.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

Five key ingredients for a healthy lifestyle
● Jesus/Faith
● Nutrition
● Movement
● Community
● Rest

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Have you subscribed to the show yet?  Don't miss a single upcoming episode because when you subscribe, you will automatically get it the show in your app.  If you don't have a podcast app, not to worry.  You can download the Your Life Rocks app and get the shows right in the palm of your hand.  Otherwise, click here to subscribe on iTunes or here for Android.

Love the show?  It would mean the world if you would leave a rating and review.  It helps other working Christian moms find the show because if you like the show enough to leave a review, iTunes will suggest it to others.  Click here to leave a review in iTunes.  Just click on "Ratings and Reviews", then "Write a Review".

 

Episode 240: Healthy Summer From The Outside In with Lindsay Young

Episode 240: Healthy Summer From The Outside In with Lindsay Young

Summer is just around the corner, so bring on the sun!  Oh, wait…we are supposed to avoid the sun right?  But what about vitamin D?  That’s good for your immune system, right?  As always, the world of being healthy can be confusing.  That is why I am so grateful for the wisdom of our guest, Lindsay Young.  Lindsay is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach (among many other certifications) and a top contributor on this podcast, in our LifeStyle Guide and inside the Life Balance Membership.  Today she is guiding us through the ways we can protect our skin this summer and maintain overall good health as a working mom.

About Our Guest

Lindsay Young is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist living in Boise, ID with her hunky hubby and 3 kids. She specializes in helping ambitious women develop a simple nutrition and lifestyle plan to create optimal health and energy so that they can confidently rock a body they love. Lindsay’s approach to wellness focuses on real health in a real-life context, helping her clients develop a modern approach to a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable and joyful, in their homes and out in the real world.

Here Is What You Will Learn In The Show

– prepping our skin for more sun exposure (dry brushing, hydration, what kinds of food naturally protect our skin from sun damage)

– safe sun exposure and what to look for in a sunscreen

– seasonal foods for spring & summer and how they benefit us this time of year

– general tips for taking care of our body from the outside-in such as chemical absorption, what ingredients to avoid in skincare, and simple starting points for highest priority items to focus on

 

Join Life Balance Membership

Ready to create balance in your life?  Life Balance membership contains the courses to help you build the systems of balance for working Christian moms.  Plus, you’ll have access to our Bible study, Setting Goals in God’s Will, planning tools to help you apply everything that you are learning, podcast bonus material, monthly group coaching, community support and more!  Start your free 7-day trial and get access to everything through the Your Life Rocks app or from your computer.

Have you subscribed to the show yet?  Don't miss a single upcoming episode because when you subscribe, you will automatically get it the show in your app.  If you don't have a podcast app, not to worry.  You can download the Your Life Rocks app and get the shows right in the palm of your hand.  Otherwise, click here to subscribe on iTunes or here for Android.

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Learn More About Our Guest

www.instagram.com/lindsay.lives.well
www.facebook.com/lindsayliveswell