Dieting is pretty common in most cultures and it seems there’s always a new fad diet to try out. But, could these diets actually be doing more harm than good? Registered Dietitian, Laura Schoenfeld, talks about how under-eating impacts our hormone levels and overall health.
Laura Schoenfeld is a Registered Dietitian trained in Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy with a nutrition philosophy developed from a combination of ancestral diets, principles of biochemistry, current research, and clinical experience. Laura’s passion is for helping overstressed, over-trained, and undernourished women get back to better physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
In this episode, we talk about why you don’t need a perfect diet to have good health, how the social media wellness industry is impacting women’s approach to eating, common signs and symptoms of under-nutrition, the risks of switching to a “real food” diet, the relationship between eating well and having a healthy cycle and balanced hormones, and so much more!
- Why you need to forget about labels and pay attention to what makes you feel good to find a diet that’s right for you
- Laura’s philosophy that your diet doesn’t have to be perfect to have good health
- The conflicting information about diets and health available online
- Why it’s so important for women to learn to listen to and trust their bodies
- Laura’s thoughts on the social media wellness industry and messages being sent by wellness celebrities
- The negative impact of social media on women’s relationships with food and dieting
- How following too many food rules can lead to under-eating
- The risks many women don’t consider when switching to a “real food” diet
- How to overcome food fixation
- The close relationship between eating and a healthy cycle and balanced hormones
- Common symptoms that can signal you’re under-nourished