WHAT THE HELL DO I EAT?

WHAT THE HELL DO I EAT? Podcast

Nutrition served without the side of BS.Hosted by Monica Fenwick and Nadia Felsch, two proudly imperfect Nutritionists - qualified by tertiary education, not social media.Each episode we’re here to sift through the headlines and myths, to provide you with the tools to cut through it all. To question what you see, hear and read, in order to make the best decisions for you. To live a healthy life not determined by social media influencers, crappy products and diet culture.We want to change the conversation about food and so-called health.We want to normalise food and health that isn’t about dieting.We’re here to give you the tools to call BS and enjoy your own healthy path.If you’ve been on a diet (or twenty) and failed, if you’re stressed and confused about what to eat, if your body image is a concern and if you’re totally sick of the crap out there in the world of Nutrition - we are so with you.New episode each Monday so you can start your week differently.

#18 How To Spot Nutribollocks Online
Nutribollocks = "spurious nutrition advice with little to no scientific evidence, frequently used on social media to make a profit; promotes disordered eating."- Dr Joshua WolrichWe're all confused when it comes to nutrition advice. How can we best consider the validity of qualified and unqualified individuals online sprouting health recommendations. In this episode we break down the questions to consider for yourself when engaging with this content and hope to provide you with the tools to cut through it a...

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#17 The Sweet Truth About Sugar
It's been called addictive, poisonous, toxic and the cause of every issue. What's true? Can you eat fruit? And do you have to be so concerned about your sugar intake?In this episode we break down just what sugar is, how the body deals with it, answer your key questions about this controversial molecule and explore the infamous research that claims sugar is more addictive than cocaine.Remember to join our community here and together let's change the conversation around food.You can also follow us on Instagra...

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#17 The Sweet Truth About Sugar
It's been called addictive, poisonous, toxic and the cause of every issue. What's true? Can you eat fruit? And do you have to be so concerned about your sugar intake?In this episode we break down just what sugar is, how the body deals with it, answer your key questions about this controversial molecule and explore the infamous research that claims sugar is more addictive than cocaine.Remember to join our community here and together let's change the conversation around food.You can also follow us on Instagra...

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#16 Under The Influence
We asked and you told.Business is booming for health influencers and what influence is that having on us all? Furthermore, why do we keep tuning in?Especially when so many of us say that it directly makes us feel worse about ourselves!In this episode we explore real-life stories of the influence of health influencers, their appeal (which we understand), the deal with celery juice, abs and "healing" as well as our take on our impact.Remember to join our community here and together let's change the conversati...

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#16 Under The Influence
We asked and you told.Business is booming for health influencers and what influence is that having on us all? Furthermore, why do we keep tuning in?Especially when so many of us say that it directly makes us feel worse about ourselves!In this episode we explore real-life stories of the influence of health influencers, their appeal (which we understand), the deal with celery juice, abs and "healing" as well as our take on our impact.Remember to join our community here and together let's change the conversati...

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#15 Health Buzzwords Explained
Clean Eating, Detox, Alkaline, Anti-Inflammatory, Gut Healing Foods.What's the deal with all of these buzzwords and do you need to worry about them?We explore all of these and more in this episode.Remember to join our community here and together let's change the conversation around food.You can also follow us on Instagram - @whatdoieat.thepodcastMonica - @monicafenwicknutritionNadia - @nadiafelschFull show notes on our website....

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#14 Keto & Paleo - What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
From influencers to chefs and even your neighbour Becky, everyone's raving about the healing and weight-loss benefits of these diets, though what are the health implications?What do we need to consider? And is there even any sound evidence to support them?In this episode we explore what these diets fundamentally are, why they were developed and how Becky comes across them. As well as the nutritional implications and other ramifications to consider.Remember to join our community here and together let's chang...

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#13 Can Body Positivity Help You?
What on earth does this idea even represent? Is it reserved only for those who love their bodies? And how can any of it help you take care of yourself?In this episode, Mon and Nadia share what the term means to them, they explore how not being body positive can lead to worse outcomes and they are joined by a VERY special guest - Amy Sheppard and ask her a question she's never been asked before.Remember to join our community here and together let's change the conversation around food.You can also follow us o...

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#12 What The Hell Is Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive Eating has been called a whole heap of things including "just another diet" and that it's anti-health.In this episode Mon interviews Nadia as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and we explore exactly what Intuitive Eating is and isn't, why it doesn't promise weight loss (and why that's a good thing) and how to spot the fake versions of it.As well as exploring the foundational principles of Intuitive Eating, Nadia also lets us in on why the process of unconditional permission to eat doesn't re...

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BONUS #3 What Made Us Cray This Week
Something light to balance out the heaviness of this week's episode.Mon and Nadia share what made them cray this week. Cleansing carrots included.Don't miss the diet culture BS madness in this latest bonus.Hint* it's everywhere!...

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#11 Is Healthy Weight Loss Possible?
Everyone talks about it.There's countless diets, plans, professionals and products promoting it.And there's this anti-diet movement.Where does weight loss fit in to all of this?And more importantly, can weight loss be healthy?In this episode, Monica assesses her wardrobe, we type 'weight loss' into Google, share Becky's weight loss story and also the five questions we think you should ask yourself if you want to lose weight.And yes, we answer the question in short-form too.Remember to join our community her...

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#10 Becky Joins an 8-week Challenge
Becky's off to Europe in 2 months and she's feeling inspired by those transformational photos circling around.Hello 8-week challenge! In this episode, we uncover Becky's experience as she's advised to remove red meat, gluten, sugar, caffeine and dairy whilst simultaneously reducing her calorie intake and working out more than usual.How could this possibly go wrong?Remember to join our community here and together let's change the conversation around food.Support the show...

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#9 Are Supplements Worth The Money?
There's a lot of them out there and apparently for every condition known!And in this episode we explore collagen, multi-vitamins, probiotics and fat-burning supplements.How Becky might come across them and be drawn to them, how they're sold to us, their validity and also concerns in their use and promotion.Remember to join our community here and together let's change the conversation around food....

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#8 Who Said It?
Welcome to our game show.The rules are simple.One piece of health advice.And one question.Who said it? Qualified or unqualified?We even have sound effects and it might not be as easy as you think!Remember to join our community here and together let's change the conversation around food....

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BONUS #2 What Made Us Cray This Week
We thought you'd miss us and because we like the sound of our own voices so here's bonus ep # 2!Mon and Nadia share what made them cray this week.Don't miss the diet culture BS madness in this latest bonus.Hint* it's everywhere!...

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#7 We Got Blocked!
What do you get when you have two outspoken Nutritionists and a food company providing health advice?Two blocked accounts and a deleted post.This incident prompted us to discuss where the boundaries are with food companies and the health claims they present, where the authority lies, as well as the inherent ethical issues.In this episode we head to the supermarket and experience social media through Becky's eyes. Whether on TV, social platforms or on the label of a food product, it seems that the bigger the...

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#6 When Research is Used and Abused
Anyone and everyone quotes research and evidence as the power behind their Nutrition statements.Though is this really evidence? Can it be relied upon simply because it's referenced? And is all research equal? We hear bold statements such as 'gluten is toxic' and 'sugar is inflammatory' and we're told that there is research behind them.So in this episode we explore whether this research is reliable and how it comes to be cherry-picked for convenience and protection of a stance.We also share our professional ...

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#5 Are There Good and Bad Foods?
Apples are good and pizza is bad right?Is Nutrition really that black and white? And where does the idea of enjoying food fit into being healthy? Can you do it all?What about marketing? Does guilt-free food mean exactly that? And how about "healthier" swap ideas? In this episode we discuss diet culture in disguise, how context is always relevant and often missed, conflicting nutrition messages and what on earth you can do about any of it! We also share how, in our opinion, lack of knowledge is not the probl...

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#4 We Investigate The Influencers
Health influencers are not only big business but they're all around us.And with enormous followings, sometimes in the millions, they can seem legit.But are they? And do they pose any real harm?In this episode, we come to the table having both conducted some health "influencer" investigations. Unknown to each other what the results were before recording, the similarities are considerable and the underpinning messages being sold to as 'advice,' downright horrifying.Listen to us have a laugh and offer you insi...

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#3 If Not Dieting, Then What? Part Two
Diets are par for the course when it comes to nutrition and especially - weight loss.In Part Two of this topic we provide tools to help you move beyond dieting or paths to consider instead.We also address the very real issue of responsibility that lies with the health industry when it comes to dieting, how the size of your body does not denote health, we talk thin privilege and Nadia shares a real-life experience with weight stigma that is only the tip of the iceberg.If you haven't already, go and listen to...

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BONUS #1 Nike Mannequin BS
In this bonus episode we discuss the recent Nike mannequin controversy and complete BS. We highlight the problems this creates in people taking care of themselves and again share that health is not one size and certainly doesn't equal a smaller body.This bonus episode also has a VERY special announcement so listen out for that!...

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#2 If Not Dieting, Then What? Part One
Diets are par for the course when it comes to nutrition and especially - weight loss.In Part One; of two parts on this topic; we define what dieting is, what desires underpin it and explore some of the impacts dieting has on us physically and mentally. Nadia shares insights into diet research, success rates and we start to dive into alternatives to dieting.We also address health and body sizes, as well as the very realistic concern about growing obesity rates and where that fits into dieting.Remember to joi...

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#1 When Did Eating Become So Hard?
To be honest, we're not even sure that we know! In this first episode we explore many of the influences on our food choices. When in time things became so overwhelming and where we see much of the anxiety around what to eat comes from.We also introduce ourselves, how we met and our motivations to start this podcast.Remember to join our community here and together let's change the conversation around food....

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TRAILER: WHAT THE HELL DO I EAT?
Two proudly imperfect tertiary-educated Nutritionists want to share what they know to empower you in a world full of diet culture, thin obsession and ridiculously low standards in media and advertising.We want to normalise food that isn't about dieting.This podcast aims to change the conversation around food and so-called health.We're here to give you the tools to call BS, have a laugh and enjoy your own healthy path....

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