The Love Food Podcast Episode 42 with Nancy Clark RD

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Does exercise control your life? Are you trying to recover your relationship with food, your body, and exercise? Wonder what a healthy relationship with exercise looks like for you?? Join Julie as she chats with sports dietitian Nancy Clark on this important topic. Listen now for places to start.

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Key Points:

  • Julie needs your letters! Send your letter detailing your complicated relationship with Food to LoveFoodPodcast@Gmail.com
  • Many people struggle with balancing exercise and food in a healthy way. All too often it is tied together with weight. This is NOT healthy.
  • Athlete vs compulsive exercise
  • E in Exercise should be for Enjoyment NOT Excruciating
  • Movement for pleasure is health promoting
  • First steps to move toward a healthier direction:
    • Role exercise plays in life: Athlete vs Distraction from life?
    • What would you be doing if not exercising so much or so exhausted from exercising so much?
    • Exercise can be a stress reliever yet enough is enough.
    • Exercise is serving a distracting purpose
    • Consider Yoga: doing for your body not to your body
    • Consider weight lifting as long as keep within limits
  • Convert from compulsive exerciser to athlete. An athlete fuels her body and takes rest day. “Your training today is to do nothing.” <–I LOVE this!
  • 30 minutes five days a week or 150 minutes of exercise recommended to be fit. Can be easy to get too much.
  • “Anyone who exercises for more than an hour a day does it for reasons other than health and fitness.” Ken Cooper
  • What are you running away from??
  • Listen to your body: intuitive eating AND intuitive exercise. Be sure to include pleasure and socialization with exercise. This will nourish the body on many many levels. Healthy exercise includes pleasure.
  • The many reasons to exercise: health, fitness, bone health, heart health, diabetes prevention, etc. Notice to burn off calories is not on this list!!!

    I got a chance to hang out with Nancy Clark RD at this year's FNCE. She is a dietitian celebrity and honored she agreed to be on Love Food!
    I got a chance to hang out with Nancy Clark RD at this year’s FNCE. She is a dietitian celebrity and honored she agreed to be on Love Food!

Show Notes:

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