#82 Monica Salafia, MS, RD, CPT

 

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This episode we are joined by guest Nutrition Genius Monica Salafa. Monica is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Group Fitness Instructor in Denver, Colorado. Before her dietetic internship was even over, she hurried out to one of the country’s most active cities so she could kickstart her dietetics career in the fitness industry, bringing Denver gym & fitness studio members credible nutrition information. She works as a full time health coach for an app and has a few side hustles including her private practice, freelance writing & TV work and is an ambassador for a few fitness brands.

We grill Monica on what vegetable she would be, the most important health/fitness things everyone should be doing right now and nutrition myths. Of course there is a healthy dose of laughs and more ranting about  What The Health.

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#81 Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic Diet

Topics covered this episode:

-What the Ketogenic Diet is

-Why this style of eating has become popular

-Pros and cons of being in ketosis

-Should you try it?

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Laura’s Website: TheSassyDietitian.com
Marie’s Website: PearlsofNutrition.com

Show Notes:

Misguided Medicine by Dr. Colin Champ
Social Shout Out: @myweeklyeats

#80 Who To Trust + Orthorexia

Who To Trust + Orthorexia

Topics covered this episode:

Who should you take nutrition advice from?

What to look for in a nutrition clinician

What Orthorexia is

Symptoms of Orthorexia

How to get help if you or someone you know is struggling with Orthorexia

 

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Laura’s Website: TheSassyDietitian.com
Marie’s Website: PearlsofNutrition.com

Show Notes:

Asher Roth I Love College

#79 Holiday How To’s

Holiday How To’s

The Holidays are the best- plenty of time with loved ones, family traditions, and best of all the most delicious food of the year. Amazing, right? Until, the pants-unbuttoning, food-baby, post-meal stomach ache comes around. This holiday season does not have to end like this! Tune in to this month’s episode of Nutrition Genius Radio to see how you can stick to your nutrition goals and remain mindful through the holiday season.

Topics covered this episode:

The green zone on the hunger/fullness scale

Staying active during the holidays

Should you eat dessert?

Accountability around eating and activity

How to stop the out of control spiral

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Laura’s Website: TheSassyDietitian.com
Marie’s Website: PearlsofNutrition.com

Show Notes:

Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work– Ted Talk

Jason Aldean- Back In This Cigarette (ps don’t smoke it’s bad for your health)

Berkeley Hunger/Satiety Scale

Canyon Bakehouse

Bread Srsly

Sassy’s White Cranberry Apple Sangria

Sassy’s Red Cinnamon Pear Sangria

Blake Shelton Sangria

High Rock Distillery

#78 Back for Realzzz Part 2

Hot Topics in Nutrition Continued

Team Nutrition Genius is back this week with a continuation of our comeback episode  to give you more info on some hot nutrition topics in the media and a lot of laughs along the way.

Topics covered this episode:

New happenings with the team

Our favorite book- Deep Nutrition by Dr. Cate Shanahan

Nutritional yeast- what is it, how is it made, and should you take it?

What foods are Sassy and Pearl digging these days?

[Tweet “Hot gas? That sounds like what comes out of my dog’s butt. ” -Sassy]

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Laura’s Website: TheSassyDietitian.com
Marie’s Website: PearlsofNutrition.com

Show Notes:

Chimney Bluffs State Park

Designed to Fit Nutrition

Moms To Be Nutrition Class at Whole Foods Albany with Sassy 

Cookbook for Dogs (no promises on if these recipes are #pearlandsassyapproved)

The Real Food Dietitians

Deep Nutrition

Dr. Cate Shanahan

Weston A Price Foundation- info on nutritional yeast

Suggested brands for nutritional yeast: Bragg, Fronteir, Harmony House, Sari*

*please note this is not an extensive list of all good quality brands. Do your research on the product you are buying. Tips for what to look for are included in the show and in the document on the Weston A Price Foundation site linked above.

Coconut Rolls

Frozen Riced Cauliflower

Shout Out of the Week:

Girls Gone WOD Podcast

#77 Back for Realzzz + Hot Nutrition Topics

Where in the world have Sassy and Pearl Been? + Nutrition in the News

Sooo our bad. Team Nutrition Genius needed to take a little (eek, okay REALLY long) hiatus. We practice what we preach, ya know? We had to prioritize our health even when that means taking a team time out from bringing you all the nutrition nerdyness.

The good news is, like always we are #twinning and our schedules have normalized enough for us to get the show back up and running! Moving forward we plan to continue bringing you Nutrition Genius Radio on a monthly basis. Tune in this week to hear…

Topics covered this episode:

Where in the world have Sassy and Pearl been?

What’s up with the documentary What the Health? Should you believe it?

Is coconut oil going to kill you?

…and more!

Comments? Reviews? Criticism? Head over to iTunes or Stitcher if you like what you hear to leave us a 5 star review and you will be featured on the podcast!

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Laura’s Website: TheSassyDietitian.com
Marie’s Website: PearlsofNutrition.com

Shout Out of the Week

Fellow Dietitian over on Instagram, check her out! @dietitian_brittanyp

Show Notes:

Laura’s new project: Designed to Fit Nutrition

Abbey Sharp: An RDs perspective on What The Health

Robb Wolf’s Take on What The Health

What The Health “facts” 

USA Today Article on Coconut Oil

#76 The Show About Nothing (We’re Back…For Now!)

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Guess who’s back…. back again….

Don’t get too riled up, we aren’t back for good and this podcast contains (very) limited nutrition information.

We have received so many messages about our lack of presence in the podcasting world these past few months it has been overwhelming! We are so grateful to be surrounded by so many people that care about real food and wanted to send a HUGE thank you to those of you that reached out and are still listening. This show is just some updates about what has been going on in our lives that has kept us absent from yours and a little banter, as always. If you are looking for nutrition information or typically skip over the beginning 10 minutes of each episode this show is not for you but if you love a little sass with nutrition sprinkles we’ve got you covered! We shall be back again in the future just in a much more limited context. As always, you can reach us at our websites below.

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Connect with us: 

Laura’s Website: TheSassyDietitian.com
Marie’s Website: pearlsofnutrition.com

#75 Prep Dish with Chef Allison Schaaf, MS, RD, LD

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Prep Dish with Allison Schaaf MS, RD, LD

This week we bring on a fellow RD but this one is a trained chef! Find out how Allison combined her love of food and nutrition to help the world be better at meal planning! Allison started Prep Dish to help any one interested in eating healthy and real foods have an easier time planning, prepping and eating their meals. Don’t wait until 5pm to decide what’s for dinner, use Prep Dish instead! We had a blast chatting with Allison and she even has a special promo for our listeners so tune in to learn more from her!

Allison’s Bio:

Chef Allison Schaaf, MS, RD, LD is a food, nutrition & culinary expert and founder of Prep Dish, a subscription-based gluten-free and paleo meal plan service. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University, a Masters in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, and became a Registered Dietitian at New England Medical Center. When she isn’t cooking, Allison fully embraces life as an Austinite. She is an avid yogi and enjoys hiking, standup paddle boarding and regular walks around Lady Bird Lake. Allison is also an avid traveler and draws culinary inspiration from each trip; recent adventures include Africa, Japan and South America, Spain and frequent trips to Colorado, California and her home state of Kansas.

Topics covered this episode:

What is Prep Dish and who it’s useful for

How to meal plan efficiently and cost effectively

What tools Allison recommends for every kitchen

How much time it really takes to meal plan (and how she can help)!

A promo for our listeners that you don’t want to miss

…and more! Continue reading “#75 Prep Dish with Chef Allison Schaaf, MS, RD, LD”

#74 How to Read a Food Label

foodlabelHow To Read a Food Label

We’ve told you many a time to READ YOUR LABELS. Well, we figured it’s about time we explain what the food label is and how to read it! Tune in this week to find out what we think you should be focusing on on the label and what new changes may eventually happen with the label.

Topics covered this episode:

What is a food label

What are the most important features of the label

What loophole to look out for

How to be a label detective

…and more!

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#73 Should You Supplement?

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The supplement world is enormous and incredibly confusing. Do you need one? What kind? Should you take a multivitamin? Who can you trust? Ahhhh NUTRITION GENIUSES TO THE RESCUE! In this episode we cover…

how to fix your lifestyle

how to decide if you need a supplement

what recommendations you should trust

how to choose supplements wisely

…and more!

Don’t forget to hashtag #AdventuresofSassyandPearl and #NutritionGeniusRadio while you are listening!

5-star review of the week:
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Word o the day: Gambol (adjective): to dance and skip about in play; to frolic
Ex:  We like to gambol on Nutrition Genius Radio, especially in the middle of an episode

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Laura’s Website: TheSassyDietitian.com
Marie’s Website: pearlsofnutrition.com

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