Ask Me Anything! Let's talk splurges, carbs, supplements, fasted workouts, BMI, and more! [Ep. 59]
We're going to cover A LOT of ground on today's episode, because I'm answering YOUR questions! This week we're addressing some unanswered questions from the alcohol episode, plus:
Oh, this is a good conversation you can't miss!
Macro Series: All About Alcohol - Should you drink or not? [Ep. 58]
To wrap up the macro series, we're taking a closer look at alcohol. You may be wondering "Is alcohol a macronutrient?" Technically, perhaps. Practically, probably not. But it's fair to say that we all need to know more about alcohol, and its physical/spiritual effects in our bodies.
On this episode, you'll learn:
We're also discussing my own recommendations about drinking for those I coach. Lastly, we want to see what the Bible says about drinking... is it bad, is it ok? What does God think?
Macro Series: All About Carbs - Here's what you need to know. [Ep. 57]
Carbs, carbs, carbs!! People are always "trying to cut carbs", but is this actually a good idea? On this episode, we're taking a closer look at carbohydrates and learning all about this amazing macronutrient. I'm teaching you:
It's time to clear up the carb debate! You're going to get concise instructions on how YOU should be consuming your carbs without obsession!
Macro Series: All About Fats - Are you eating them wrong? [Ep. 56]
FAT. This tiny word bears many negative feelings. We’re always trying to manipulate the fat in our diets to impact how fat we are. But at some point, we need to realize that fat is not evil, whether it's in the food that we eat or on our bodies. We just need a better, more educated perspective on fat.
On this episode, you'll learn all about:
After listening, you'll know how much and what types of fat you should be eating and why!
The Macro Series: All About Protein [Ep. 55]
This is the first episode in a series dedicated to learning all about MACRONUTRIENTS! Let's look at protein first, since protein should be the foundation, the star, of every single meal we eat. On this episode, you'll learn:
While I'm not a fan of tedious macro-counting, you'll see why I think it is helpful to pay attention to the grams of protein we eat.
One major struggle that many of us face daily is a "less is better" mindset about food. Learning about protein and working on eating MORE protein is the perfect place to start healing and transforming our thinking around food.
Strong Mom Series: Battling Depression and Anxiety (with special guest Sara Sery) [Ep. 54]
We need to talk about depression and anxiety, whether it's postpartum or chronic. On this final episode in the Strong Mom Series, Scott and I are sharing our own personal struggles with mental illness. And boy, do we get vulnerable! We're sharing the true ugliness of how it manifests within us...from baby-shaking to 7 hour-long panic attacks.
Also, on this episode I'm talking with Sara Sery, who has a Master's degree in counseling and leads the clients in her coaching program through transforming their motherhood into one of joy and growth. Sara and I chat about:
This is a must-listen if you think you might suffer from depression or anxiety, or you know someone who does and you want to know what it looks like on the inside.
Strong Mom Series: What to Eat While You're Pregnant and Breastfeeding [Ep. 53]
Let's talk all about nutrition during pregnancy and while you're breastfeeding! To continue our Strong Mom Series, today we're doing a deep-dive into how you should be eating during this intense season of your life.
You're going to learn all about what to eat and not eat while pregnant/breastfeeding, but also how to handle:
This is your one stop shop for all your food-related questions for pregnancy and beyond!
Strong Mom Series: All About Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness & Exercise [Ep. 52]
Our Strong Mom Series continues with a comprehensive look at fitness and exercise during pregnancy and postpartum. This is the only guide you'll need!! On this episode, we're looking at the exercise strategies that you should do and what you should avoid for a strong and healthy pregnancy experience.
You're going to learn about:
Strong Mom Series: All About (Peri-) Menopause [Ep. 51]
Let's kick off Season Two with a full series dedicated to mom-body specific issues! On this episode, let's scroll forward and take a closer look at what's going on in our bodies during (peri-)menopause. Not just for older women! Whether you're in your 20's, 30's, 40's or 50's, this information is extremely beneficial. The habits you create when you're younger greatly determine what your menopause experience will be like.
I'll be explaining exactly what peri-menopause is, the hormonal changes, and the typical symptoms. And then, of course, we'll talk about how you can use exercise and good nutrition to make the experience far less dramatic. Lots of information and plenty of practical action steps.
confessions of a strength & nutrition coach: Becoming an 'imperfectionist' [ep. 50]
It's the 50th episode!! And in honor of this milestone, I thought I'd get vulnerable and air my dirty laundry with you. Fitting, right?
On this episode, I'm confessing all the imperfections in my own eating and exercise habits. I'm sharing all the splurges, all the skipped workouts, the struggles to stay motivated, and even the continuing battle with my own body image.
I want you to see that even a fitness and nutrition professional doesn't do this perfectly. In fact, I don't even believe that "perfection" even exists, this side of eternity.
You're going to learn:
Feel the pressure lift. Understand that even with your fitness and nutrition, grace should abound. Learn how to become an "imperfectionist", and you will always do well.
Megan P. Dahlman, CSCS, PN1
I'm a trainer, a nutrition coach, and a Christian mom. And I'm changing the conversation about fitness & nutrition!