#170: When Keto Stops Working, Low Energy, & Getting Off The Pill With PCOS

#170: When Keto Stops Working, Low Energy, & Getting Off The Pill With PCOS

Hi loves,

It’s episode 170!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

To leave a review for the podcast (OR JOIN IN ON THE APPLE WARS!!) go to: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review. We would appreciate hearing from you more than we could possibly say!

This week, Noelle and I discuss when Keto stops working, low energy, and getting off the pill with PCOS.

Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com.

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10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.

Topics

[19:52] When Keto Stops Working
[36:46] Low Energy
[49:00] Getting Off The Pill With PCOS

Links!

Noelle’s website: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

Chondroitin sulfates

Thorne B Complex

BioKult Probiotic

Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil

 

 

 

Thrive Market                        

This podcast is supported by Thrive Market! As a special offer to our community, Thrive Market is offering $60 of FREE organic groceries + FREE shipping and a 30 day trial membership. To take advantage of this special deal, go to thrivemarket.com/wellfedwomen Keep in mind that Thrive Market’s prices are already 25-50% below retail because they cut out the middleman, so this is an extraordinary deal.

Thrive Market is an online marketplace with all the top premium healthy and organic products that you get from your grocery store but without the premium prices. It’s like the Costco of Whole Foods except you shop in your PJs from home and your bill ends up being up to 50% less! The best part is you can trust Thrive Market’s options will be sourced from the best of the best ingredients and you can shop based on your own dietary needs.

 

Prep Dish                                        

If you’re looking for a simple and easy solution for meal planning, Prep Dish is everything you need, and more. Prep Dish is a subscription-based meal planning service with both paleo and gluten-free options.
When you sign up for PrepDish, you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. After only 1-3 hours of prepping on the weekend, you’ll have all of your meals ready for the entire week. This is especially helpful for folks who work full time or are balancing multiple kids and school and many different schedules. We personally love Prep Dish because everything is planned out. All you need to do is go to grocery store, pick up the food on the meal plan and then follow the instructions. Allison, the woman behind Prep Dish is an RD and professional chef, and her meals and recipes are so easy to follow and super delicious!

As a special offer for our community, Allison, the founder of PrepDish, is offering 2 weeks of free meal plans. To get your two weeks for free, go to prepdish.com/wellfed. When you sign up the cost will be zero’d out and you’ll get your two weeks of free meal plans! You’ve got nothing to loose!

 

 

Coconuts & Kettlebells, THE BOOK: Coming Soon!

Coconuts & Kettlebells, THE BOOK: Coming Soon!

Hey loves!

For those of you who follow me on social media, or listen to the podcast, you probably know this already… BUT I HAVE SUPER EXCITING NEWS!

Noelle and I have been working intently for years on a book — and it’s coming out this August! On August 7th, to be precise.  You can pre-order it on Amazon here! In the meantime, I’ll just tell you briefly what it’s all about. I am just so excited to share with you something I love so much, and a product that I think will be a great tool for women and may even revolutionize the way we do nutrition.

The low down on C&K

Over the course of our time working in the health and nutrition space, Noelle and I both came to realize that there’s something off about the way we do nutrition. And the off-ness we discern isn’t just confined to calorie counters and juice cleanses, but applies to most major health gurus that everyone follows, even the best of the best of the paleosphere.

These gurus have two major problems: 1) they typically apply one-size-fits-all solutions, and 2) they fail to understand the relevance of psychological factors for physiological health and making sustainable improvements.

1) One-size-fits-all solutions are the most popular kind of solution out there. This is because they are simultaneously easy and profitable. They’re easy because the health gurus who extol them get to pick one area of health or slice of literature and know it really well, and they are profitable because one-size-fits-all solutions sell. In these conditions, health gurus win, and many other people lose.

One-size-fits-all solutions are appealing. Consider the ketosis craze. Everyone loves the idea that just this one simple trick will help you lose weight and maybe solve all your other health problems, too. Or think about diet books that promise you eliminating these seven foods will be your path to health, happiness, and freedom. Or books that say paleo will fix you. It is really nice to relax into the simplicity of such ideas. And it is easy to believe the hype–with all the before and after stories–and think that your turn is going to be next. If you do this one surprising thing, and if you do it really well, all your problems will melt away.

The problem is that this just isn’t true. The people who promise you solutions are either A) the ones who have had the greatest success with this particular solution, such as ketosis, or B) have sold out, because their marketing lessons have taught them that magic bullets sell better than careful plans.

Noelle and I are here to call BS. Health isn’t one-size-fits-all. This isn’t true for macronutrients or micronutrients or exercise or sleep or stress. Everything is specific to your own body and your own needs. Of course there are some general guidelines that are probably helpful for the majority of people: reduce stress, sleep more, focus on eating “real” foods (though, I’d argue, even real food can get fuzzy for people dealing with disordered eating and body image issues).

So we’ve written a book and made a plan that helps you figure out what’s right for you. No more shooting in the dark with tips and tricks offered by people who show off their sick packs in their instagram photos. Instead, we show you how to figure out which foods best support your health. We help you decide which macronutrient ratio is best for you. We help you learn which exercises are best for you. And more.

2) So far as psychological health is concerned, Noelle and I both know first-hand that food is complicated. Pretty much all of us have some sort of emotional relationship with it (and that can be a positive one, too; I’m just saying, we all have relationships with food). One of the problems we noticed in the health sphere is that most “diets” are too restrictive. The dieting mentality is all about what you avoid. Avoid carbs or fat. Avoid “toxins.” Avoid grains and dairy. Avoid eating too many calories. Avoid eating snacks. Avoid fruit.

Over the last few years Noelle and I have seen so many people just practically lose it — or at least fall off the wagon — because the elimination diets they are following are too strict. It causes them to become restrictive, obsessive, and eventually develop a negative relationship with food.

We wanted to provide a plan that feels as good for you psychologically as it does physically. To that end, we support you with material that teaches you how to have a healthy mindset and love your body. We have already created an elimination trial diet that maximizes the gains you receive from the elimination while simultaneously maximizing your feelings of happiness and freedom. You can snack. You can eat fruit (as much as you like!). You can eat fat. You can eat as many calories as you feel you need or want.  And you can still arrive at the kinds of solutions that health gurus talk about–increased energy, easier weight maintenance, better sleep, radiant skin, reduced symptoms.

So all in all, this is Coconuts and Kettlebells. And we love it and believe in it fiercely. It’s got  literally everything you need in it to be healthy and love your food for arguably the rest of your life! There is information on food, tips for how to figure out which macronutrient ratio is best for you, a 28 day elimination phase called the 4×4 (eliminate four food groups for four weeks), two meal plans — one tailored to carb lovers and one tailored to fat lovers, more than 70 recipes most of which have full size photos, and a personalized fitness plan.

See? It’s actually everything.

We can’t wait! It is available for pre-order now. And, you will also receive a kick-ass bonus if you pre-order: a free chapter on all things weight loss (which is not included in the book), bonus exercise material, and a whole slew of wonderful discounts from our partners. We’d also be really grateful if you pre-ordered the book since this will get us one step closer to  being bestsellers and therefore able to reach so many more people.

You’re lovely and thank you for being a part of this amazing journey!!!

Here are pre order links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-A-Million

Indiebound

iBooks

Google

#169: Increasing Estrogen Levels, Taking Medications, & Traveling Woes

#169: Increasing Estrogen Levels, Taking Medications, & Traveling Woes

Hi friends,

It’s episode 169!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

To leave a review for the podcast (OR JOIN IN ON THE APPLE WARS!!) go to: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review. We would appreciate hearing from you more than we could possibly say!

This week, Noelle and I discuss increasing estrogen levels, taking medications, and traveling woes.

Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com.

Subscribe: iTunes | RSS

Listen right now here:

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10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.

Topics

[22:38] Increasing Estrogen Levels
[37:33] Taking Medications
[53:58] Traveling Woes

Links!

Noelle’s website: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

Clear Skin Unlocked

Magnesium Threonate

 

 

Thrive Market                        

This podcast is supported by Thrive Market! As a special offer to our community, Thrive Market is offering $60 of FREE organic groceries + FREE shipping and a 30 day trial membership. To take advantage of this special deal, go to thrivemarket.com/wellfedwomen Keep in mind that Thrive Market’s prices are already 25-50% below retail because they cut out the middleman, so this is an extraordinary deal.

Thrive Market is an online marketplace with all the top premium healthy and organic products that you get from your grocery store but without the premium prices. It’s like the Costco of Whole Foods except you shop in your PJs from home and your bill ends up being up to 50% less! The best part is you can trust Thrive Market’s options will be sourced from the best of the best ingredients and you can shop based on your own dietary needs.

 

Prep Dish                                        

If you’re looking for a simple and easy solution for meal planning, Prep Dish is everything you need, and more. Prep Dish is a subscription-based meal planning service with both paleo and gluten-free options.
When you sign up for PrepDish, you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. After only 1-3 hours of prepping on the weekend, you’ll have all of your meals ready for the entire week. This is especially helpful for folks who work full time or are balancing multiple kids and school and many different schedules. We personally love Prep Dish because everything is planned out. All you need to do is go to grocery store, pick up the food on the meal plan and then follow the instructions. Allison, the woman behind Prep Dish is an RD and professional chef, and her meals and recipes are so easy to follow and super delicious!

As a special offer for our community, Allison, the founder of PrepDish, is offering 2 weeks of free meal plans. To get your two weeks for free, go to prepdish.com/wellfed. When you sign up the cost will be zero’d out and you’ll get your two weeks of free meal plans! You’ve got nothing to loose!

 

 

#168: Hormones and Insomnia, Low-Calorie Ice Cream, & The Link Between Leaky Gut and Inflammation

#168: Hormones and Insomnia, Low-Calorie Ice Cream, & The Link Between Leaky Gut and Inflammation

Hi friends,

It’s episode 168!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

To leave a review for the podcast (OR JOIN IN ON THE APPLE WARS!!) go to: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review. We would appreciate hearing from you more than we could possibly say!

This week, Noelle and I discuss hormones and insomnia, low-calorie ice cream, and the link between leaky gut and inflammation.

Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com.

Subscribe: iTunes | RSS

Listen right now here:

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10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.

Topics

[20:45] Hormones and Insomnia
[41:00] Low-Calorie Ice Cream
[51:58] Link Between Leaky Gut and Inflammation

Links!

Noelle’s website: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

Kettle and Fire Soups

Melatonin

Valerian Root Tea

Rescue Sleep

Halo Top Ice Cream

The Wahls Protocol

Tedx Talk: Minding Your Mitochondria

The Paleo Approach

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness

 

 

 

Thrive Market                        

This podcast is supported by Thrive Market! As a special offer to our community, Thrive Market is offering $60 of FREE organic groceries + FREE shipping and a 30 day trial membership. To take advantage of this special deal, go to thrivemarket.com/wellfedwomen Keep in mind that Thrive Market’s prices are already 25-50% below retail because they cut out the middleman, so this is an extraordinary deal.

Thrive Market is an online marketplace with all the top premium healthy and organic products that you get from your grocery store but without the premium prices. It’s like the Costco of Whole Foods except you shop in your PJs from home and your bill ends up being up to 50% less! The best part is you can trust Thrive Market’s options will be sourced from the best of the best ingredients and you can shop based on your own dietary needs.

Health IQ                                                

Health IQ is an insurance company that helps health conscious people like personal trainers, nutritionists, triathletes, and those living a holistic lifestyle get lower rates on their life insurance. This is similar to how some car insurance companies can provide lower rates to good drivers. 56% of Health IQ customers save between 4-33% on their life insurance. This is huge, as life insurance becomes so important when you have a family and kids, and want to make sure their protected and cared for long-term no matter what happens. Health IQ is the only company that has invested in gathering science and data to prove that health conscious people live longer, and it is the only place you can find the special rates you deserve.

To see if you qualify, go to: healthiq.com/wellfed. 

#167: Entrepreneurship, Chronic Stress & Recovering From Adrenal Dysfunction with Emily Schromm

#167: Entrepreneurship, Chronic Stress & Recovering From Adrenal Dysfunction with Emily Schromm

Hey loves!

It’s episode 167!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

To leave a review for the podcast (OR JOIN IN ON THE APPLE WARS!!) go to: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review. We would appreciate hearing from you more than we could possibly say!

This week, Noelle and Emily Schromm (I just hang out like heyyyy) discuss chronic stress!

Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com.

Subscribe: iTunes | RSS

Listen right now here:

Play in new window | Download

10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.

Topics

[23:13] Entrepreneurship, Chronic Stress, and Recovering from Adrenal Dysfunction

Links!

Noelle’s website: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

Emily Schromm

EmPack

The Body Awareness Project

Meathead Hippie Podcast

Meathead Hippie Episode with Stefani Ruper

Herbal Element Tea

EmPack Nomad Kickstarter

 

 

 

Thrive Market                        

This podcast is supported by Thrive Market! As a special offer to our community, Thrive Market is offering $60 of FREE organic groceries + FREE shipping and a 30 day trial membership. To take advantage of this special deal, go to thrivemarket.com/wellfedwomen Keep in mind that Thrive Market’s prices are already 25-50% below retail because they cut out the middleman, so this is an extraordinary deal.

Thrive Market is an online marketplace with all the top premium healthy and organic products that you get from your grocery store but without the premium prices. It’s like the Costco of Whole Foods except you shop in your PJs from home and your bill ends up being up to 50% less! The best part is you can trust Thrive Market’s options will be sourced from the best of the best ingredients and you can shop based on your own dietary needs.

Health IQ                                                

Health IQ is an insurance company that helps health conscious people like personal trainers, nutritionists, triathletes, and those living a holistic lifestyle get lower rates on their life insurance. This is similar to how some car insurance companies can provide lower rates to good drivers. 56% of Health IQ customers save between 4-33% on their life insurance. This is huge, as life insurance becomes so important when you have a family and kids, and want to make sure their protected and cared for long-term no matter what happens. Health IQ is the only company that has invested in gathering science and data to prove that health conscious people live longer, and it is the only place you can find the special rates you deserve.

To see if you qualify, go to: healthiq.com/wellfed.