Wed, 22 August 2012
The powerful and wise mother behind the website Paleo Parents and the book Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipes and Guidebook for Gluten Free Kids (with her husband Matt), Stacy, was my guest.
Stacy Toth is a working mother, the only female in a family of 3 young boys. She co-wrote Eat Like a Dinosaur, a Recipe and Guidebook for Gluten-Free Kids with her husband and stay-at-home-dad, Matt, is the co-host of The Paleo View Podcast and blogs at PaleoParents.com. As a recovered bulimic, former vegetarian of 7 years and survivor of gall bladder removal and 3 cesareans - her passions and blog posts range from the emotional aspects of losing 135lbs to delicious kid-friendly recipes. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, iTunes and Pinterest, too.
In this episode, we talk about what it feels like to be discriminated against as an obese person, how weight loss is psychologically challenging even after the weight has come off, Stacy's experience recovering from bulemia as a teenager, raising physiologically and psychologically healthy children, the impact of weight loss on love and intimacy, and why you might ever want to put photos of yourself in your underwear up on the internet (answer: empathy, courage, and inspiration.)
Wed, 1 August 2012
Jimmy Moore is a popular blogger, writer, and health advocate who publishes several podcast episodes each week and who writes a blog at his website, livinlavidalowcarb.com. He came to a career of health advocacy from a life of obesity, weighing in at about 400 pounds. In 2004, however, after finally making peace with some emotional demons, and finding a diet (Atkins!) that worked for him, he was able to lose 150 pounds in just one year. A year later he began blogging and writing books about his experiences, and in the meantime he has become a truly beloved and prolific figure among many online health communities. Jimmy has come onto the Live Love Eat podcast in order to share in a more philosophical and personal aspect of his work. Jimmy's weight has fluctuated throughout the course of his advocacy career, and he has always been a public figure, so he has had to learn how to navigate those two worlds. On this podcast, we delve into these issues. To read more about Jimmy, his work, low-carb dieting, and the paleo diet, see his website at Livin La Vida Low Carb.