Shawn Stevenson is back! You remember him from one of our most popular episodes ever. As a mom I always knew sleep was important, but it wasn’t until I met Shawn that I realized just how crucial it is for our health. Shawn has revolutionized the field of sleep hygiene and sleep health. His book Sleep Smarter convinced me to prioritize sleep above everything else. His new book Eat Smarter goes deep on on the science behind what we actually know about food.
Shawn’s research lines up with what I found in my own health journey (I have now lost about 90 pounds over the last couple of years). I think this episode is so helpful, so practical, and really dispels some of the myths especially for women when it comes to diet and nutrition. I have researched these topics for 14 years and I still learned a ton from this interview!
Over to Shawn!
Episode Highlights: Eat Smarter With Shawn Stevenson
- The epidemics happening in America that too few are talking about
- Why we need to stop counting calories and transform the way we think about nutrition
- The cultural roots of the obsession with weight loss and dieting in the U.S.
- How to understand the digestive process and how food leads to energy (or not)
- Ways to improve your digestive efficiency
- Whether there is such a thing as “fat bacteria”
- The role of protein in a healthy diet
- Whether low carb is good for you
- How to stop negative associations with food or body size
- The amount of veggies we should really eat every day
- Realistic and doable changes to try now (even in the middle of a stressful pandemic)
- And more!
Resources We Mention
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