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Welcome to “Real SOULutions” where we are all about trading in the trivial for the worthwhile, through unfiltered and authentic conversations. We don’t pretend to have it all figured out ourselves, but what you’ll find is an outlet for soul restoration, true wellness, and practical solutions, to live out your best life, in your relationships, career, health, and personal development. Each episode, we will be bringing you a special guest or message from us, about real-life barriers standing i ...
 
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Today, we are talking about one of the most requested topics that I get on Instagram, which is PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Let’s talk about the different types, symptoms, and solutions for PCOS. Sign Up for my FREE webinar, "Free Normal Again: the exact method to balancing your hormones naturally": http://bit.ly/2ZvZsr1 Join Hormone Healin…
 
We’ve all probably experienced fatigue, tiredness, and exhaustion. Every once in a while, it's kind of normal to have those off days. But if we're having those multiple days, then that can be a sign that something's off. And today, we're going to talk through some of the culprits of fatigue and how to fight it back. Join Hormone Healing Academy: ht…
 
Today, let’s talk about regulating your period and menstrual cycle. In the past, being someone who's worked with a lot of athletes and as a dietitian, this is one of the main issues we commonly encounter. I've helped a lot of women get their periods back, and I even helped myself get my period back way back in the day. Let's just get into how we ca…
 
What can I do for my hormonal acne? This is a common message I get in my DMs on Instagram. So, let's talk about the causes of it and what we can do to help it. Free Hormone Meal Plan: https://bit.ly/3gNyMtD In This Episode of Real SOULutions: 02:16 – Sarah’s acne experience 03:00 – Post birth control experience 04:26 – What happens if you had acne …
 
Today, we're talking all about the fertility awareness method and how you can prevent getting pregnant more naturally. It’s the most frequently asked question I get on DMs on Instagram all the time and I totally understand that because I've been there too. Let’s get into it! Notes: https://freshfitnhealthy.com/fertility-awareness-method/ ‎ Free Hor…
 
We are back with the part four of this four-part cycle syncing series. We've already covered parts one, two and three of the cycle, and today we're on the fourth phase of the cycle. So, let’s dive into it! FREE hormone meal plan: https://bit.ly/3gNyMtD FREE hormone balancing training: http://tap.bio/@freshfitnhealthy In This Episode of Real SOULuti…
 
We are back with part 3 of our four-part cycle syncing series! We have already covered the menstrual phase and the follicular phase. Today, we’re going to go through the third phase which is the Ovulatory Phase. Miss part ONE of this 4-part series? Listen here. Miss part TWO of this 4-part series? Listen here. In This Episode of RealSOULutions: 02:…
 
Last week, we started talking about the phase one of our cycle syncing series. Today, we are getting into the phase two of our cycle. This phase is called the follicular phase. So, let’s jump into it! Join us inside of Hormone Healing Academy! https://www.sarahgracemeck.com/hormonehealing In This Episode of RealSOULutions: 02:30 – What happens duri…
 
Today, we are going to go through our cycle as a woman, and the four phases of the cycle! We are going to learn how we can be empowered on the four phases of our cycle, how to take control and practice “cycle syncing.” This is a four-part episode, and today, we are going to do part one which is the menstrual phase. Gra your free hormone supporting …
 
Welcome back to another episode of Real SOULutions! Today, we are breaking down seed cycling. Have you heard of it? Have you tried to do it before? Let's just get into all the details of this! Don't forget to get my free hormone balancing meal plan right here! http://bit.ly/3gNyMtD In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:26 – Who is seed cycling for…
 
Today, we are going to talk about a very controversial topic on Restrictions. If you feel like being healthy and wanting to honor your body with health and fitness, but also don’t want to be mentally unhealthy with all these crazy rules; Should I restrict? Should I set boundaries? Should I follow this whole food freedom, anti-dieting, anti-weight w…
 
Today we talk about birth control and getting off of it. I’ll share some of the steps to take for it; what to expect; the kinds of timeline; and all the different things about it. See my hormone balancing meal plan right here! --> https://freshfitnhealthy.clickfunnels.com/freemealplan In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:04 – Being informed on Bi…
 
Are you ready for the holidays? Today we are going to talk about the 5 things we need to get rid of in this holiday season for health and happy hormones. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:40 - Let go of the shame 05:25 - Let go of guilt 11:20 - Give up on judgement 15:00 - Give up on unhealthy restrictions 23:50 - Get rid of perfectionism or t…
 
Today, I wanted to talk about hormonal and non-hormonal birth control because I have been getting tons of questions about them. In this episode, we will breakdown all the things about hormonal and non-hormonal birth control. In this episode of RealSOULutions: 02:14 – Some of the side effects of hormonal birth control 02:53 – The birth control pill …
 
This week, I hosted a free live class on hormone healing and how to balance your hormones more naturally. Watch the full replay here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/9/k3g6nt1 I wanted to give a spark notes version of how to balance your hormones naturally for those who didn’t get to watch the class for an hour online. I just wanted to share …
 
FREE CLASS! --> https://bit.ly/hormonehealthclass Today, I just want to share some fun facts about our hormones and cycle that you may not know. Let’s get into some fun facts when it comes to hormone balance. In this episode of Real Solutions: 04:02 – PMS is not normal, even though it is common. 05:14 – Your cycle is considered the fifth vital sign…
 
Grab a seat in my upcoming LIVE class! https://event.webinarjam.com/register/5/o8ly3sn Today, I’m going to talk about all the different factors that can affect Hormones. Whether it’s because of birth control or something else, many different things affect our hormone levels. They all lead us to not feeling our best; from skin issues, to sleep issue…
 
This week’s special guest is Holley Samuel, we will hear about her journey and explore all the different things when it comes to starting your own dietitian business. In this episode of Real Solutions: 02:51 – What is Holley’s story? 06:11 – What made Holley want to start her own business? 11:47 – What were Holley’s biggest hesitancies? 16:15 – Wha…
 
Today we are talking about gut health, our mood and stress, how they affect our hormones, and how they are all interconnected. Find out more in this podcast. In this episode of Real Solutions: 02:05 – The Gut-Brain Axis 05:30 – Unhealthy digestion is a potential source of both inflammation and hormone disruption 09:20 – How does our gut affect estr…
 
Did you know that not enough stress is not a good thing? Today, we are talking about good stress versus bad stress. We also talk about how too much stress can lead to fatigue and burnout, and how to fix both ends of the spectrum and extremes if you find yourself in either one. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:05 – Chronic stress 04:18 – Not a…
 
Today, we’re going to talk about calorie counting. What are calories? When is it good to be counting them? When is it not so good to be counting them? Why be so obsessive over it? And how to get away from it if your mindset and mental health is suffering from it? In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:00 – Counting calories is not necessarily a bad…
 
Someone told me they’d love to hear about my student-athlete experience in college. So, today’s podcast is going to be about my decision of walking away from being a D-1 athlete and why did that have to happen. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:47 – A little backtrack as a D-1 athlete. 04:04 – When things started to unravel and I found myself …
 
Thinking of following the next diet to lose weight? Or do you need to buy those detox products? Listen to this podcast first. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:30 - Are you doing these basics consistently? 03:30 - What should you have on your plate? 04:40 - Do you have routines and rhythms set in place? 05:00 - How much water should you drink …
 
Still thinking about stopping birth control? I am now about four months out from stopping the birth control pills or the hormonal birth control. Today I will share updates on where I’m at with everything. All Notes: https://freshfitnhealthy.com/birthcontrol3/ Free Balance Hormones Naturally Guide: https://www.sarahgracemeck.com/birthcontrol In this…
 
Did you ever have a problem with eating too much broccoli? No right? But when it comes to foods like cookies, chips, ice cream, junk foods, it’s really hard to stop, isn’t it? Today we will talk about why it is hard to moderate certain foods. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 04:08 – Why do we buy junk foods? 07:50 – How do Processed Foods make i…
 
How do you find that middle ground of eating healthy? What is it like to have nutrition privilege? We are here today with Savina Rego, an Accredited Practising Dietitian from Perth Western Australia, known online as The Savvy Dietitian, to answer these questions. Full Notes: https://freshfitnhealthy.com/nutritionprivilege/ In this Podcast: 02:27 – …
 
We do things out of habit. Eating usually is on autopilot. Have you ever felt bored and then find yourself suddenly reaching out for a bag of chips? Or do you find yourself eating ice cream when you are stressed? Today we will talk about how "the pause" can help you stop mindless and over-eating. Full notes here: https://freshfitnhealthy.com/mindle…
 
Today's topic is a little heated - the great nutrition divide. Where do you stand? Find out where I stand on this in the podcast. https://freshfitnhealthy.com/dietculture/ In this episode of Real SOULutions: 03:00 - My goal with the clients I help 05:10 - Not everyone is me, and not everyone has the same past as me 08:15 - Is restriction bad? 12:00…
 
Do you love how your body looks like? How is your relationship with food? Today we are with Sarah Liz King and we'll be talking about healing your relationship with food, exercise and your body image. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 03:10 - Who is Sarah and what's her story? 05:30 - How did Sarah's path to recovery look like? 09:50 - How do you…
 
We have Brandon back on because we made the one year mark in our wedding! We'll talk about the biggest thing that we realized in this one year of marriage and how we are still working on it now. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:00 - How knowing your enneagram type can help in your relationship 03:15 - A summary of enneagram numbers and their …
 
Part TWO of my post birth control journey. Are you struggling while on birth control? You are not alone. This is not in your head and it's not all about trial and error. You can trust your gut and it's possible to feel like yourself again. See part ONE here: https://freshfitnhealthy.com/birthcontrol/ In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:30 - My f…
 
Do you ever start feeling you have to pick? Mental health or physical transformation?We've got good news, losing fat while also maintaining a healthy relationship with food IS possible, and today, I'm talking about exactly how with Fitness Dietitian Leanne Ward. See all notes: https://freshfitnhealthy.com/losefat-leanneward/ In this episode of Real…
 
Today I am walking through my entire registered dietitian journey. I have been getting tons of messages on Instagram asking a lot about my journey. If you want to know about it, listen to the podcast. See all notes and things I talk about here: https://freshfitnhealthy.com/dietitian-journey/ In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:20 - A few things …
 
I got so many replies when I asked on my Instagram story, “What do you guys want Brandon and I to talk about?,” and a lot of them had to do with our engagement season. And since we’re not pros in marriage yet, talking about engagement is something that I thought would be a good thing to talk through in order to just share parts of our story! See al…
 
Today I am breaking down macronutrients. We'll talk about its importance, difference between calories and macronutrients and how to make sure you get enough of them. All notes: https://freshfitnhealthy.com/macronutrients/ In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:30 - Why are macronutrients important? 05:30 - Keeping a food journal 10:00 - Proteins, F…
 
Today we are talking about why I finally made the decision to get off birth control. It's been a year in waiting and we will talk about why I made this decision and how I am preparing for it. Full notes here: https://freshfitnhealthy.com/birthcontrol/ In this episode of Real SOULutions: 03:00 - My birth control side effects 07:00 - Trying out essen…
 
Jennifer Anderson is a mom, wife, and registered dietitian. She has two little guys who are 3 and 5 and is happily married. They live in Maryland and in her words, "does mostly stereotypical "boy stuff" (think extreme dirt and rocks) in their free time." When she was a new mom, she learned that feeding kids is sometimes tricky. Her first kid fell o…
 
Do you have a good relationship with food? Or do you need to rehab yourself with food? Find out in today's episode. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:55 - What is plate envy? 02:20 - Do you live for your cheat days? 03:10 - Are you eating to cope with emotions? 04:50 - Do you punish yourself if you don't eat healthy? 06:00 - Do you take limits…
 
Are you out of control around food? I know that a lot of us are stuck at home and many DMs I get on Instagram are about people overeating because they are at home all day. We'll talk about how you can avoid over eating for good in this podcast. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:15 - The question you should ask yourself everytime you go to eat …
 
Do you need more carbs? Find out in this podcast. https://freshfitnhealthy.com/lowcarbdiets/ In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:50 - Do you experience fatigue and brain fog? 02:50 - Crummy workouts 04:00 - Are you brushing your teeth but still have bad breath? 05:30 - Hormonal imbalances 07:50 - What is a smart carb? 10:00 - Why the Keto diet i…
 
How can you boost your metabolism in a healthy and safe way? Today we will be talking all about dieting supplements and metabolism boosters, and how you can find out what's best for you. https://freshfitnhealthy.com/boostmetabolism/ In this episode of Real SOULutions: 02:30 - What are diet supplements? 05:45 - What does "metabolism" mean? 08:00 - T…
 
Today's episode is all about eating disorders because it is Eating Disorders Week. This is dear to my heart because I had an eating disorder in the past. It took me years to get to a healthy place not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. We will talk about the 9 things you could be doing if you or somebody you know is struggling with …
 
Have you ever gone too long without eating, only to feel that you can't stop eating even after you're full? Or have you felt intense craving for just carbs? Or is your appetite never-ending that you're still hungry after eating? It could be that you're not eating the right kinds of meals and snacks to balance your hunger hormones. That's what were …
 
Just listen to your body. We hear this a lot. What's the problem with just listening to your body? Find out in this podcast. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 03:00 - Listening to your in the moment cravings 06:30 - Starting a food journal 07:50 - How do certain foods make you feel? 08:30 - How hungry are you? 10:00 - Sit down and slow down https…
 
Today we have Lacey Dunn, another certified dietitian, a cat lady, and an NASM certified physical trainer. Her goal is to help her clients take back their health into their own hands, reach their body composition goals, improve their health with food, and help them develop a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 03:…
 
How did I break up with hyper focus on nutrition? In this podcast, we talk about how you can create a healthy relationship with food. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:00 - Sarah's background with food 07:00 - Find a professional you actually want to listen to and trust 08:30 - Give your friends and family permission to keep you accountable 09…
 
Often we talk about how often we think it’s either I have to diet, or I just won’t be living and eating healthy. There IS a sweet spot of NOT dieting, and still honoring our bodies through gentle nutrition. Let’s talk about that! In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:30 - Why is dieting really popular? 03:30 - How does Sarah help her clients start…
 
Today we have Tanner Hobbs who is a wife, daughter, business owner and health coach. She played softball in college, and graduated with a business and accounting degree. However, health and fitness became her life passion instead. She is now helping people live out a healthy lifestyle and is now the owner of Chasing Freedom LLC, and has worked with…
 
Today I am so excited to bring in a friend of mine, Karalynne Call. She's a certified nutritionist and mental health advocate. Learn how she started her journey with her family towards a life with less toxins and better health in this podcast. In this episode of Real SOULutions: 01:30 - Karalynne Call's story 04:00 - What were the first things that…
 
Today as we head into the New Year, something just came to me about the difference between a GOAL digger and a GROWTH digger. Find out what the difference is in this podcast. In this episode of REAL SOULutions: 01:40 - Be a growth digger 04:00 - Why shifting your mindset is important 05:00 - The difference between a goal-digger and a growth-digger …
 
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