AA 092: Dana Monsees on Athletics and Eating Disorders, Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue, and the Whole 30

This week I’m chatting with Dana Monsees from RealFoodwithDana.com! Dana is a nutritionist, Whole 30 certified coach, swim coach, blogger, and podcaster. In this episode, Dana and I chat about what it means to be a nutritionist, how giving nutrition advice is different in different states, how to find good health information, and who can give good health information. Dana shares her own personal health journey and her battles with weight, an eating disorder, and adrenal fatigue. She talks about what it was like being an athlete in high school and college and how that affected her health and body image. She also shares her struggles with bulimia, the difficulties figuring out how to eat in the real world as a college student, and health information she wishes she knew earlier on. We discuss how it can take years for the effects of our decisions to take a toll on our health, and how her lifestyle led her into adrenal fatigue. Dana explains what adrenal fatigue is, how to know if you have it, and what she had to do to overcome it. We discuss cortisol resistance, learning to eat more food, and the connection between overtraining and weight gain. She also talks about the Whole 30, the most common mistakes people make on the Whole 30, and more!

You can find Dana at realfoodwithdana.com and on Instagram (@realfoodwithdana). You can also find her podcast, Real Talk with Dana, on iTunes!

Interested in signing up for the Paleo Women Lifestyle Program? In this five-week program, you’ll learn everything you need to reach your health and wellness goals. We’ll talk about why health information is so different for women than for men, the top health mistakes women make, how to balance hormones, how to build balanced meals, cooking and grocery shopping hacks, how to manage stress, exercise, sleeping hacks, and more. This is the ultimate crash course on nutrition! You’ll get audio and video lectures,  weekly PDFs, access to the private Facebook group for constant support, live video coaching calls with Christina, and lifetime access to all materials. The next class begins on January 29th, but signups are only open until January 24th. Head to bit.ly/paleowomenlifestyle to reserve your spot in the next class!

If you have a question you want me to answer or topic you want me to discuss, you can submit it on the website (www.actuallyadultish.com) or email me at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates, and join the Facebook group – Actually Adultish Podcast Nation! Check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com, for recipes, blog posts, and more! For health coaching consultations, email christina@christinaricewellness.com.

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Christina’s latest ebook, #NoSugarNoProblems: A Lovely Collection of Paleo Sweetener-Free Desserts, is now available! This ebook is filled with 30 paleo desserts (with plenty of vegan options) that are free of all sugar and sugar substitutes – cookies, brownies, cupcakes, puddings, milkshakes, cheesecake, cream pie, and more! No sugar, no stevia, no xylitol, no maple syrup, no honey, no erythritol, no bananas, and no dates! This is perfect for anyone who is on the Candida diet, ketogenic, low-carb, diabetic, low-FODMAP, paleo, primal, vegetarian, vegan, or just looking to limit their sugar intake! You can get your copy at addictedtolovely.com under “ebooks” or at bit.ly/nosugarnoproblems. Use the code “actuallyadultish” for 20% off!

Are you a health coach, NTP, nutritionist, or just interested in wellness, and want to turn your passion into a thriving business and work from anywhere?! You NEED to check out my friend Amie Tollefsrud‘s online course, Digital Nomad Nutritionist, to learn how to build up your online nutrition business and finally make your side hustle your full-time gig! This is a 100% self-paced online course that will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to create a thriving business and finally be your own boss. You’ll learn how to distinguish yourself from other health/wellness blogs and websites, set up your website, email list, and blogging strategy, find your niche, expand your email list, grow your social media, build a personal brand without a designer, and much much more! For $100 off the course, head to bit.ly/digitalnomadCR! I cannot recommend this course enough.

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