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If you are a busy professional or entrepreneur who would do anything to lose weight, and yet finds it impossible to stick to a diet, to eat less, or just what you know you should, this podcast is for you. Listen in to learn how to stop overeating, lose weight for the last time and create a relationship with food that you love. All without diet deprivation and self-sabotage. Listen in to discover how to… - take time out for you – without taking anything away from your work or relationships - ...
 
Is it best that our food is Local and Organic or Big and Conventional? Our view is “Both, and..” We don’t come to the table with a bias, except that good farming like good food comes in all shapes and sizes. Farm to Table Talk explores issues and the growing interest in the story of how and where the food on our tables is produced, processed and marketed. The host, Rodger Wasson is a food and agriculture veteran. Although he was the first of his family to leave the grain and livestock farm a ...
 
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If food insecure populations can’t make it to food markets, bring it to them. With this idea and a grant from the California Department of Agriculture for a Farmers Market Food Truck, this is a dream come true in West Sacramento. Sara Bernal is the program manager for the West Sacramento Urban Farm Program and now with a vehicle the size of a tradi…
 
Discover how you can use the Mindset Model to help you understand how your thoughts and feelings are causing you to overeat. Learn what causes you to feel unhappy about your weight and what you can do about it. And identify the truths keep you stuck from making progress on your weight loss journey. About Clair: CLAIR MACKENZIE IS A LIFE & WEIGHT CO…
 
Food waste presents its own serious crisis. As awareness has risen about the impact of climate change on our environment, we are learning the significant role that food waste plays. In America, 40% of the food supply, from farm to table, is wasted. This excess food ends up in landfills where it creates methane gas, a major contributor to the warmin…
 
Weight loss results are about so much more than the number on the scale. Often when the number on the scale isn’t coming down, or not coming down quickly enough we think that our weight loss efforts aren’t working, worth it, or paying off… but nothing could be further than the truth. Learn all about the non-metric results of changing your relations…
 
Before he became the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson envisioned a country of ‘citizen farmers’ who would be engaged in government. Jefferson would have been pleased with citizens like Iowa farmer Francis Thicke and Vermont farmer Dave Chapman who climb off their tractors to Zoom with the Secretary of Agriculture about needed …
 
Listen in to this episode to hear about the challenges we can expect when we choose, or are forced, to make changes in our life. Learn what it is that makes change challenging and feel difficult at times and discover how we can make change easier and appreciate the journey. There are many parallels to be drawn between the challenge of change as it …
 
If more of us pledged our head to clearer thinking, our heart to greater loyalty, our hands to larger service and our health to better living it would be better for us, our clubs, our community, our country and our world. That’s been the 4-H pledge for generations, although our “world” is a welcome additional beneficiary. 4-H is not just for farm k…
 
Louis Bromfield planted seeds of the food revolution and reminds us to “Never forget that agriculture is the oldest of the honorable professions and that always the good farmer is the fundamental citizen of any community, state or nation.” We are reintroduced to the wisdom and vision of Louis Bromfield in the recently published book, “The Planter o…
 
On-farm agriculture operations have been excluded from federal labor law since 1935. California filled this gap by creating its own law in 1975, the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (“ALRA”) that gave union organizers the right to physically access the farm property in order to solicit support for unionization. Growers challenged this re…
 
On this episode I talk about letting go of the default negative thoughts and beliefs that you have about yourself. We spend so much time doing and so little time being. We don’t stop to question the incessant chatter, the dialogue we have running in the back of our mind. We might notice the day feels difficult, or we feel a bit ‘down in the dumps’,…
 
Except for the air we breathe, nothing is more important to life on earth than water. Humans can live up to 60 days without food but only a few days without water. So water is life and the worsening climate is severely impacting life as we know it. In California alone it is estimated that nearly a million acres of previously productive farmland wil…
 
On this episode I chat to my husband about his diabetes diagnosis and management. More people than ever have diabetes. In the US 14.3% of people have Type 2 diabetes and 38% are pre diabetic. That’s more than half of the population. Many people do not realise the catastrophic effect diabetes has on the entire body. In the US Diabetes is the leading…
 
Not all farmers are old.. Millennials are coming back to family farms and ranches in impressive numbers. After college and trying other adventures many are deciding that their passion and what seems best for their families is to be back in rural areas where they bring enthusiasm and a renewed commitment to grow livestock and crops in a way that is …
 
So today I am talking to you about everything to do with eating when you’re not preparing your own meals to have at home. So I am talking about eating in restaurants as a part of a social occasion, dining in others homes, eating on the go when traveling, work entertaining – all the things that you’ve maybe not had to think about for a long while. I…
 
Connecting small farmers to new markets is a universal goal. In Fiji and Australia that is being accomplished due to the efforts of twin sisters, Lisa and Zoe Paisley who have co-founded Aggie Global. They moved to Fiji to start a business and address poverty in rural communities. Farmers struggled with selling their produce while the tourism secto…
 
Listen in to this episode to learn about journaling and how it can help you on journey to create a relationship with food that you love. One of things that distinguishes us humans from other animal species is our ability to observe our own thinking. Our thoughts underpin who we are, what we do, and what we create in our lives. Having the ability to…
 
Billions of pounds of produce are going to waste while millions of Americans are going hungry. Seeing food lines develop all over, some University students decided to do something to change that. They created the Farmlink Project to connect farmers to food banks, delivering millions of pounds of farm fresh produce that would otherwise be wasted to …
 
On this episode I share something a little different. A Lose Weight. Live Life. Academy member recently asked me a question about my personal weight loss mindset changes on one of our live calls. It was a great question and made me think about the changes that occurred over time, and how some of my mindset shifts were intentional and others were no…
 
Consumers have never known more about nutrition and yet, have never been more overweight. For most Americans, maintaining a balanced diet is more difficult than doing their taxes. What are we doing wrong? Jack Bobo has been engaged with the food system from farm to table and is the author of a new book "Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices". He i…
 
On this episode I address why we don’t take better care of ourselves and how we can incorporate self-care into our lives more easily. On the surface it seems crazy that we don’t take better care of ourselves. We intellectually know that our physical and emotional well-being is one of our highest, if not the highest, priorities in our life. And yet …
 
Nutrient density, biodynamic and regenerative are terms of relevance to the health of our planet, our soil, our food and ourselves. It's tricky learning the connections but Dr. Christopher Daugherty ties it all together. "Biodynamic is the art and aspect" of the essential principles of food. Nutrient density is the "level of nutrients per unit" of …
 
On this episode I talk to you about proactive emotional health. Just like physical health, mental health affects us all. And in just the same way that there is a direct relationship between our weight and physical health, there is also a very distinct correlation between weight and our mental health. Listen in to learn about five things you can do …
 
Now is not the new normal. Consumers were forced to change their shopping and dining food practices by the pandemic. As they return to stores and restaurants, they need to be the Hero of their lives. From farmers to restaurants and food markets, helping consumers realize their need to be the Hero from these troubled times, is job One. Suzy Badaracc…
 
On this episode I talk to you about lockdown weight gain. I’m hearing lots of you tell me how you’re starting to feel very uncomfortable about the weight you’ve gained during lockdown because maybe you’re seeing people you’ve not seen for a while or starting to wear more clothes in your wardrobe. Listen in today as I talk you through three ways to …
 
Many people wish they could farm and new farmers are needed. Sounds like a match. It is a well established fact that the average age of farmers is around the age that people are thinking of retirement. So who will be farming in the future, beyond just those who are fortunate enough to be born in to a sustainable family farm? The Center for Land Bas…
 
On this episode I introduce you to the BALANCE Pathway. The B.A.L.A.N.C.E Pathway will transform your physical and emotional well-being. It's your step-by-step approach to balance eating for nourishment with eating for pleasure, to balance your emotional life, and to help you empower your inner mentor and take control of your inner critic. The diff…
 
Families are spending more time cooking at home and local meat provides a better and more affordable alternative. According to Johnathan Hladk the Policy Director for the Center for Rural Affairs, local meat lockers simply do not have the space or equipment to keep up, leaving family farms in the growing direct sales industry without a crucial part…
 
Learn about the many different types of eating that you may be doing. Discover the difference between fuel eating, withdrawal eating and the many variations of emotional eating that you do. There is nothing wrong with any eating pattern done in moderation and in a balanced way. But when your eating patterns creates problems in your life it’s time t…
 
New technologies will play an important role in the future of farming for every size, shape, climate and geographic location. The ideas are popping up fast and increasingly affordable for the full spectrum of global farming systems. Francesco Arlia is the founder and CEO of one of these emerging pioneers, Harvest Harmonics. With dime-sized micro-tr…
 
On this episode I talk about the gift of giving yourself a full 12-months to prioritise and create permanent weight loss in your life. Now I know that when I wanted to lose weight the thought of having to work at it for a full 12-months would have filled me with horror but working on it for 12-months is not the same as waiting for 12-months to feel…
 
Climate smart agriculture will make a difference to farmers, citizens and life on earth. Karen Ross, the Secretary of Food And Agriculture for the California Department of Agriculture is on the front line of meeting the climate challenge as chief administrator of food and agriculture programs for the 5th largest economy in the World. Secretary Ross…
 
On this episode find out ten ways to help yourself get what you want from specials occasions. How many times have you been on a diet and been totally derailed by over indulging when you've had a special occasion? So often it's now about what you eat during the meal out or celebration itself, it's about what happens next. Listen in to this episode f…
 
Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat network that now includes conversations about the food system, on Farm To Table Talk. The Center for Good Food Purchasing uses the power of procurement to create a transparent and equitable food system that prioritizes the health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment. Paula Daniels is the Co-founde…
 
This episode is all about whether there is a right, or a better time, to lose weight. You are invited to be curious about what you may be waiting for and why thinking ‘it’s not the right time’ may be holding you back from living the life that you want. Listen in to discover: whether there is a right, or better time, to focus on weight loss; the dif…
 
It's become popular to bash livestock production and meat consumption for extreme green house gas emissions. What if the data is wrong? In the UK where carbon neutral agriculture is to be accomplished by 2050, new research has found that the 'carbon' case against pig farming is not right. The study conducted by the Institute for Global Food Securit…
 
On this episode explore what’s going on when sometimes eating in a way that enables you to lose weight feels easy, and then at other times it feels incredibly difficult. Find out about dwindling motivation in the absence of weight loss rewards and loss of commitment as you start to feel the benefits of your weight loss that can make losing weight m…
 
The Nobel Prize Committee has just recognized the scientists who discovered CRISPR—genetic scissors that are a tool for rewriting the code of life and potentially a tool in limiting global warming. New science, technology and a range of farming systems from conventional to agroecology, regenerative and organic have roles to play. Science writer And…
 
When dinner or food, or any eating or drinking, is the highlight of your day – then you’re going to want to figure out what’s going on for you. In this episode we explore what to do if you think you have overly positive associations with food and eating compared to other aspects of your life. We consider whether the problem is your life or just how…
 
Do omnivores face a dilemma as Michael Pollan famously proposed in his popular book over a decade ago or is the dilemma a delusion? Farmer Blake Hurst who just completed 10 years as President of the Missouri Farm Bureau has practiced what he’s preached about farmer's need to communicate. A dozen years ago when the Omnivore’s Dilemma brought global …
 
Obesity is a problem of epidemic proportions. It costs us billions each year. And the problem is rapidly worsening. When I was at my heaviest, I estimate I had a BMI of at least 42 putting me in the morbidly obese category. On today’s podcast I share my thoughts about obesity and how it’s a problem created by the modern world in which we live. I ta…
 
COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity and laid bare systemic inequalities that contribute to hunger. One in six Americans—54 million—are food insecure, with the largest increases seen in communities of color. For a country that wastes 30-40 percent of its food supply, how can we understand this rate of food insecurity? Katie Martin is Executive …
 
On this episode I talk to you about weight loss motivation. We explore what motivation is and how to create it. We dive deep into your reasons for wanting to lose weight. And we consider how motivation to help you make the moment-by-moment decisions that serve you throughout your weight loss journey might be more useful to you than motivation to ac…
 
It might be appealing to imagine all food going straight from 'Old McDonald's Farm" to our tables, but it's not realistic. Because of seasons, climates, soils, water (quality and availabilty) research and grower education, most harvested crops need to be cleaned, cooked, canned, frozen or dried to move on up the food chain to tables around the worl…
 
On this episode I talk to you about food planning. Food planning is a tool that will help you see the difference between lower brain and higher brain food related thinking. Whilst food planning in and of itself helps you to eat in way that is going to help you lose weight, or have more nourishing and nutritious meals, the magic of food planning is …
 
A lot of people want to farm and some farmers want to change the way they farm. Emily Newman is helping those folks in her role as Program Manager for Rodale Institute's Organic Crop Consulting Service. They provide one-on-one mentorship and assistance to farmers looking to transition to organic. Consultants meet farmers where they are—each plan is…
 
Self-love is about having an inner acceptance and gentle toughness of knowing that you have your own back. That you are prepared to be your own best friend. That you can be gentle and patient with yourself, as well as being persistent and resilient. When you love yourself first, you love the work in progress that is you instead of chasing ‘the you’…
 
Sisters JoBeth Evans and Maggie Davidson have been farming since they were old enough to feed the cows but just recently (officially) went in business with their parents to form Williams Angus Beef. The girls grew up, graduated from college, got jobs, married farmers, had two kids each and are now reconnecting with their parents. They are practicin…
 
Today's episode is about losing weight during lockdown. My clients have lots of thoughts about losing weight during lockdown. Some of them think that being in lockdown makes weight loss easier, some of them think it makes lockdown more difficult. And recently some of my clients who are doing really well and creating a relationship with food that th…
 
Food fraud and political tensions have heavily impacted Australian farmers exporting products to international markets. Traceability and provenance are essential to fighting food fraud and opening new export markets for farmers, producers, processors and consumers who deserve to know they’re getting exactly what they purchased. Fourth generation Bl…
 
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