Curious & Curiouser Podcast Episode, Episode 60: Diet Culture, Ketogenic Diet, Weight Bias in Medicine, & Diversity in the Wellness Industry

In today’s episode of the podcast, Tracey and I are welcoming back Liz Winters of Sprout Wellness to discuss the ketogenic diet and how her approach to nutrition has changed since her appearance on the show last year.

Specifically, this conversation explores why the ketogenic diet might not be great for women long-term, metabolic flexibility, why it’s important that your body is able to access both carbohydrates and fats for energy, and how Liz helps her clients make more conscious, intentional choices around food.

This episode also includes a discussion about what’s missing from the larger conversation about wellness (i.e. mental health, accessibility, day-to-day stressors) and why it’s important that we start talking about these things if we want to see real change happen.

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Highlights from the episode:

  • What’s new in Liz’s nutrition business in the past year & her focus on working with women, especially to support them pre- and postpartum
  • What is the ketogenic diet? What are Liz’s thoughts on this dietary approach for women?
  • Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, & metabolic flexibility
  • Using carbohydrates vs fats as an energy source
  • Tracey’s experience with a ketogenic diet
  • Diet and control culture
  • How Liz helps her clients make more conscious, intentional decisions about food
  • Moralizing food, curiosity vs. judgment
  • Is it ok to desire weight loss? Can you love yourself and want to lose weight?
  • Why I won’t ever diet again
  • Why the way we were eating in the past might not work for us now
  • Is there one optimal diet?
  • Weight bias in the medical community
  • Why BMI is useless as an indicator of health
  • Mental health and day-to-day stressors as they affect digestive and overall health
  • Accessibility and diversity in the health and wellness industry
  • The importance of smaller changes over time
  • My Plate vs Food Pyramid
  • What are macronutrients and micronutrients?
  • And more!

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