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038: 2017 Nutrition Balance with Erin Sparrold
6th January 2017 • LIVETHEFUEL • Scott W. Mulvaney
00:00:00 00:51:27

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Nutrition Powered Co-Host for 2017:

Over the years we have been bombarded with fear-based messaging around nutrition and misinformation about body image. It's around this time of year people decide to make fitness goals but begin on a foundation of this wrong information. Leading to poor results coupled with failed goals. Starting with your nutrition will help give your body the balance it needs to begin building your health and wellness. Helping us understand nutrition in 2017 is today's Co-Host Erin Sparrold. Erin has over 20 years experience in the nutrition field, and is the Nutrition guru at Mind of the Athlete.

On This Episode You Will Hear:

  • [spp-timestamp time="01:28"] Erin originally majored in Political Science because she wanted to go on and work with the Government and become a Legislator. After taking a few courses in Political Science she realized it was not her thing. She felt she wasn't assertive enough to be in the political world. Erin, being an athlete throughout College, always had a fascination with nutrition.
  • [spp-timestamp time="02:34"] Competition changes your nutritional focus from your regular, non-athletic lifestyle nutrition. Erin has been at Mind of the Athlete for two years.
  • [spp-timestamp time="05:49"] The pressures of Body Image.
  • [spp-timestamp time="07:10"] The Secret Life of Fat by Dr. Sylvia Tara PhD and the dietary effects on women. When you have a women that has become too lean, it can have a negative impact on her hormonal cycling and her health.
  • [spp-timestamp time="09:52"] Progesterone is one of the hormones in our bodies that stimulates and regulates various functions. There is so much fear based messaging around nutrition, but people do not understand the power nutrition has to building health and wellness.
  • [spp-timestamp time="11:19"] Get yourself off of the magazine diet. There is so much misinformation in them.
  • [spp-timestamp time="12:49"] Visiting a professional vs getting your information out of a magazine. Trying to sort through the noise.
  • [spp-timestamp time="14:50"] Don't knock it until you try it. Remove what is bad in your diet. Let your body balance and clean up then try to reintroducing it and see how your body reacts.
  • [spp-timestamp time="18:09"] Behavior and food are really intertwined.
  • [spp-timestamp time="21:49"] When you cut excess sugars out of your life, your energy curves start smoothing out. Your body is such a powerful machine, it will communicate with you.
  • [spp-timestamp time="22:35"] Listening to your body. Learning how to nurture and take care of your body. Make the empowered choice to take care of your body.
  • [spp-timestamp time="25:42"] The benefits of consuming healthy fats.
  • [spp-timestamp time="27:39"] The Egg. One of the most perfect foods.
  • [spp-timestamp time="29:08"] Using scales creates a really unhealthy relationship with your body.
  • [spp-timestamp time="29:32"] Intermittent fasting and inflammatory weight.
  • [spp-timestamp time="30:51"] Toxins that surround us and cleansing the right way.
  • [spp-timestamp time="32:54"] Our bodies are really good at detoxifying ourselves. The unfortunate thing is we are exposed to so many more toxins now, our bodies can get overwhelmed. We cannot separate ourselves from our environment.
  • [spp-timestamp time="35:41"] There is no standardized protocol for a cleanse. You do not want to be fully starving your body during a cleanse.
  • [spp-timestamp time="37:05"] Lack of education. Always go for Nutrient density
  • [spp-timestamp time="38:37 "] NSNG and Ketogenic
  • [spp-timestamp time="41:00"] Metabolic Efficiency Training
  • [spp-timestamp time="43:03"] Carbohydrates. Nutrient dense carbohydrates.
  • [spp-timestamp time="44:54"] Nutrient quality. UnDenatured Protein
  • [spp-timestamp time="48:08"] Final Words

[spp-tweet tweet="2017 #Nutrition #Balance with @MindOfAthlete @ErinSparrold on LIVETHEFUEL"]


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Final Words on Balance

Right now Erin and Dr. Megan Cannon of Mind of the Athlete are working hard to bring about some change in how people approach their bodies and their health. They are starting a program and launching a group that is meeting at Mind of the Athlete, starting January 9th 2017 called BALANCE. It is all about approaching your body image and your nutrition from a healthy place to build health. More than focusing on trying to lose weight. A lot of people miss the boat trying to make the number on the scale smaller. They make themselves much less healthy. Sometimes they just don't know how to do it well.

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