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So what is #ForkingWellness? Registered Nutritionist, Sophie Bertrand (@sophieshealthykitchen) and Registered Dietitian, Bari Stricoff (@barithedietitian) sit down to have a chat about health, nutrition, and all things wellness. But, this is not your typical nutrition podcast... Instead, it's a real-life, non-scripted conversation aimed at making health and and nutrition approachable, by helping you to redefine what wellness looks like for you! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out i ...
 
Your weekly serving of expert, evidence-based health and nutrition advice. Leanne Ward is a world-renowned dietitian, nutritionist and health coach with over 10 years of nutrition experience and over 300000 followers on her Instagram (@the_fitness_dietitian) and 380000 on her TikTok (leanne_ward_nutrition). Leanne’s focus is gut health, emotional eating and sustainable fat loss. Leanne also interviews expert guests to give you the most accurate, up to date health and nutrition information av ...
 
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This week we sit down and discuss how the fork we make money as nutritionists. We both have very different roles in the nutrition industry and we go through how we got here, what our typical day looks like and how we have managed to support ourselves financially based on our career choice in the field of health and nutrition. Things we discuss: •Ou…
 
Mental health has quite rightly been spoken about a lot in the last few years and even more so through 2020 when the pandemic made it extremely difficult for a lot of people to cope from a psychological point of view. With emerging researching identifying that so many factors can effect our mentality, this week we speak about one of those factors t…
 
Are you someone who struggles to commit to something even if you know if may enhance your wellbeing? We are sure at some point you have all found it difficult to stick to a healthy habit (us included)! We speak to Dr Heather Mckee who breaks down why this is and how we can start to change for the better. Heather has carried out fascinating research…
 
In today's episode, I speak to registered dietitian, Cindy Dabrowska who specialised in endometriosis. Cindy is the founder of 'The Supportive Endo RD' and her passion is supporting "Endo Warriors" who, much like herself, have said "enough is enough” to debilitating, life-altering symptoms of endometriosis. Cindy has supported countless women in he…
 
We are excited to introduce you to Elle Coales ANutr, yoga teach and part of our Forking Wellness team! Elle talks us through her practice, how she has combined her qualifications and the benefits that yoga can have on our health. Things we discuss: Stretching Doing a yoga class vs being a dedicated yogi The mental health benefits How to easily imp…
 
This week, I am thrilled to welcome back Dr Rachel Goldman, a psychologist who specialises in behaviour change, weight management and corporate wellbeing. Dr Rachel joined me on episodes 38 and 39 of the Leanne Ward Nutrition Podcast to chat about the topics of eating behaviours, self-sabotage, happiness and confidence. Due to popular demand, I’ve …
 
Let's catch up! You guys know we love a good casual chat and as much as we enjoy bringing educational content to you every week, we also like to keep it real and check in sometimes. We update you all with how we are on a personal level and discuss all things Forking Wellness plans, work, pregnancy, therapy and more! We would like to thank this week…
 
Today, instead of having an expert guest on, you guys get me! I will be your expert and I am addressing a topic I get a tonne of questions about: Self-Sabotage! In today's episode, I take you through what self-sabotage is and my 10 top tips to conquer it. If you would like to learn more about self-sabotage and emotional eating, check out my new, on…
 
We talk a lot about intuitive eating on this podcast but this week we go a little deeper and talk about how the non diet approach may be misconstrued particularly on social media. Christy Harrison is an anti-diet dietitian in the US and has an incredible insight in regards to the intuitive eating practice. Things we discuss: Thin privilege The mess…
 
On this week’s episode, I am excited to be joined by certified personal trainer, Liz King. Liz brings with her a wealth of knowledge on not only fitness but also how to listen to your body, train for your goals and take care of your mental health too. This episode is titled 'Fitness Facts and Fiction', and we dive deep into some topics such as how …
 
Whether or not you are thinking about getting pregnant, making sure you are supporting your body for optimal fertility is important. So many women don't think about how diet can affect their fertility until the moment they decide to get pregnant and even then it may not occur to them. Men, you are not off the hook on this topic because it takes two…
 
My special guest for this episode is dietitian, Elaina Efird and we are talking all things metabolic health. Elaina is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, certified eating disorder dietitian and sports dietitian who specialises in metabolic health. Elaina has been trained in multiple areas of dietetics and uses the metabolic testing and body comp…
 
Did you know that sleep is a KEY pillar to our health? We are obsessed with the research behind a good nights sleep so we are so excited to chat with sleep expert Sophie Bostock PhD about how and why we can or may need to improve our overall health by empowering ourselves with the knowledge we need to support such an important element of our health…
 
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney-based mental health activist, Zachery Dereniowski found himself at breaking point. He had undergone ACL knee surgery, medical school was challenging, his long-term relationship had just ended and he was unable to return home to Canada to see his family. With the hope of giving people a voice and the con…
 
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Want more calm in your life? This episode is for you! We are chatting to Stress Management Consultant Alice Law about why managing different types of stress is an essential part of pursuing a happier and healthier life. Alice talks through a variety of incredible tools and coping mechanisms that can help us all manage stressf…
 
This week’s episode is with Dr Sanjay Juneja, a triple board certified haematologist and medical oncologist. Sanjay has a passion for education and learned quickly, through his training, that the biggest battle with cancer is often not the cancer itself, but the intimidation that comes with the unknown. Sanjay started providing educational content …
 
We welcome back a wonderful friend of ours Katie Forbes, Mindset Success Coach and all round positive person! Our last episode with her discussed how we could stay positive through lockdown, and being that we have all been forced to grow, cope and get on with things in the last year, we thought we would being her back to talk about her new journey …
 
This week’s episode is with Sophie Mahoney. Sophie is an accredited practising dietitian who has worked in the health industry for over 10 year, 3 of those years as a dietitian. Sophie has her own online consulting business specialising in gut and mental health, and has just launched an online program helping people optimise their diet to improve t…
 
This weeks podcast is all about skin health and we had so much fun firing all your top skin care questions to Dermatology Doctor Aamna Adel. We are both obsessed with looking after our skin so we were so into this episode! Aamna is very passionate about her work and has incredibly valuable knowledge to offer. Make sure you are subscribed as we love…
 
Today I talk with Instagram and TikTok superstar, and student doctor, Sarah Rav. Sarah is a final year student doctor and runs her social media pages with over 2 million followers talking all things health, fitness and wellness. Today, Sarah talks to us openly about her battle with anorexia nervosa which nearly took her life but she’s battled hard …
 
We are excited to be chatting to NHS Doctor Frankie Spence about how she encourages wellness in her community and to her patients. Frankie discuss the different pillars of health and the importance of considering many different aspects of them in order to best support your overall wellbeing. Things we discuss: Pillars of health The impact of being …
 
Sophie Bertrand is registered nutritionist with a bachelor of psychology, a masters in clinical nutrition, and is the founder of Sophie’s Healthy Kitchen, co-host of the Forking Wellness Podcast and co-author of recently released nutrition book ‘Forking Wellness’. Sophie has worked with leading brands in the food industry and also works with client…
 
We previously shared an episode on our thoughts in regards to the 'what I eat in a day trend' and we wanted to go a step further... We brought on Registered Associate Nutritionist Toni who is also part of our Forking Wellness team, to prove our point when it comes to the trend. We actually do share what we all eat in a day to show exactly why it is…
 
There are so many different fields of nutrition and this week we chat with Registered Sports Nutritionist Sarah Jackson to discuss why sports nutrition can often be quite but specific depending on the person and your lifestyle. From protein to fasted workouts to sports supplements, Sarah breaks down the misconceptions around fuelling fitness! Thing…
 
This weeks trending podcast features my friend & one of Australia’s leading dietitian’s Susie Burrell. Susie is a dietitian by trade, but also holds an honour’s degree in psychology as well as a master’s degree in coaching psychology from Sydney University. Susie was the Channel 7 Sunrise dietitian for 10 years and she writes frequently for a range…
 
2020 was a lot for us all to get our head round and it was extremely tough for some people to deal with mentally. With 2021 looking a little like the normal, fun, free and social life we all once knew, we wanted to discuss what feelings this has bought up for both of us personally and address any concerns our audience might be going through too. We…
 
This week is part 2 of the 2 part Q&A series where I answer a whole heap of listener questions. If you missed part 1, please go back and have a listen to episode 79. In this episode, I answer another 8 listener questions on a range of nutrition topics. I mention my new YouTube channel at the end of this episode. Definitely check it out here. There …
 
With Eating Disorder Awareness Week falling between 1st-7th March, we thought this would be the perfect episode to launch. We have the pleasure of speaking with Registered Eating Disorder Dietitian Hala El-Shafie who is incredibly experienced in this area. She works with clients to help them recover from all kinds of eating disorders and in this ep…
 
We speak a lot about Intuitive Eating (IE) on Forking Wellness and this week we speak to Nicole Groman, RD about her practice in regards to the intuitive eating approach. Nicole talks about her own journey, why she practices a non diet approach and what the fork food freedom really is! Things we discuss: Why Intuitive Eating is just 'eating' Why 'c…
 
We know that food plays a role when it comes to supporting our mental health but how easy is it to manipulate... is it as easy as just eating a 'good mood food'? We delve into the research behind the association and discuss sustainable ways in which we can support our wellbeing and improve our mood using food! Things we discuss: The role of omega 3…
 
We have spoken a lot on this podcast about intuitive eating but we thought it was time to officially introduce intuitive movement. We speak to Tally Rye, who highlights the fact that, like we often have rules around food, many of us tend to have rules around movement too which in turn can make something that is very beneficial for our health, becom…
 
This week's episode is a Q&A with myself! I get asked similar things all the time on social media so I put it to you guys, on my Instagram stories, to ask me some questions to answer on the podcast. I have chosen the top 7 questions I think would benefit so many of you and will be answering them today in a Q&A series! I mention my new YouTube chann…
 
This week we chat to comedian Jared Freid who not only makes us laugh but talks about his own experience in regards to body image, dieting and weight. He talks about his weight loss struggles, why one size doesn't fit all and why we all constantly feel 'judged' based on our size. It is also super interesting to hear about these topics from a male p…
 
This week, I welcome back women’s health expert, Dr Libby Quinn, who is making her 2nd appearance on the Leanne Ward Nutrition Podcast. Dr Libby is a clinical psychologist and founder of The Women’s Psychology Clinic, a boutique therapy space for women in northern NSW. Dr Libby draws on her 8 years of university training that includes a bachelor of…
 
This week is a slightly different episode... Sophie opens up about her history with an eating disorder, and explains how it started, when she was diagnosed, where she was treated and how she finally started to recover and live her life in a healthy way. Bari asks the questions we all want to know the answers to when it comes to eating disorder reco…
 
Ladies, let's talk about our cycles! We are excited to discuss periods this week (sorry for any guy listeners) and identify how the different stages of our cycles can affect our mood, productivity levels and more! We often don't think about the different phases of our cycle and so many of us are not even tracking them. Lisa Lister, Author of Code R…
 
Today's episode is part 2 of the 2 part, exercise centric series with Jacob Falla, founding director of Oxidate Performance. If this is the first episode you've tuned in to, I strongly recommend you go back and give the pervious episode (also with Jacob) a listen. While you're at it, take a look at the other 70+ episodes in my back catalouge. Jacob…
 
Healthy can often feel complicated. There is so much conflicting information out there that we are often left confuse in regards to what we actually need to be doing to stay healthy. In this episode we answer some of our most asked questions and cover supplements, how you know what feels healthy to you and how to support your wellbeing without goin…
 
In today’s episode, I'm joined by Jacob Falla, founding director of Oxidate Performance. Jacob is a performance coach who’s been in the health & fitness industry for 10 years. After spending most of his life as an elite level athlete, he now specialises in athlete development. Jacob has a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Exercise Science, a Diploma …
 
HAPPY 2021!! For the first Forking Wellness episode of the year we have decided to tear apart diet culture! This is something we both grew up with and we take a deep dive into the hidden messages that were just EVERYWHERE, that lead us to grow up believing that dieting was normal and being in a smaller body meant we were more worthy (UHHH)!! We dis…
 
WHAT A YEAR! We wanted to bring you a positive episode to end what has been a very uncertain and difficult year for a lot of people - us included! We sit down and discuss the highs and the lows, what we have learnt, what we took away and how we are moving forward with new and improved attitudes! We love our Forking Wellness community and we see and…
 
This week we sit down and analyse food labels and discuss why they're confusing, how they might be helpful and why they might be unhelpful. Most of us have stood in the supermarket aisle and compared two different brands to see what's 'healthiest' or what has less or 'better' ingredients. But is this really doing us any good? It might be. It might …
 
Today I am excited to bring you the second part of my chat with women’s health & polycystic ovary syndrome expert, dietitian Lacey Dunn. Lacey has a Master’s in Nutrition, a Bachelor’s in Dietetics, is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Functional Medicine Nutrition Specialist in training. Lacey helps clients through an evidenced based yet function…
 
Who's ready for Christmas?! It has been one rocky and unpredictable year and we think we could all do with a fun and festive Christmas... However, we must remember that it is just one day, and some individuals experience a lot of anxiety around this time particularly when it comes to their relationship with food. The festive season can be overwhelm…
 
Find yourself returning to the same recipes? Feeling uninspired in the kitchen? Or wondering how you can make the most out of your food shop budget? This episode is for you! We chat to fellow nutrition professional and meal prep guru Molly Cleary, aka @sayyestothefreshh! Molly talks about 'recipe fatigue', using leftovers, meal planning AND how to …
 
This week we sit down with Antonia Braun aka @bilingualnutritionist and learnt so much about Endometriosis. Antonia is a Registered Associate Nutritionist, part of our Forking Wellness team and has been diagnosed with endometriosis herself. She talks us through what it is, what the symptoms are, how it can impact your life and how you can get help.…
 
On today’s podcast, I am joined by special guest, performance chef, Hannah Grant. Hannah is the team chef on the pro cycling tour and, just recently, filmed the gripping Amazon Prime series Eat Race Win. On today’s podcast, Hannah and I start by discussing what made her want to become a chef and how she made the leap from chef to performance-based …
 
We decided it would be a fun challenge to go vegan for a week! Despite both of us eating a predominately plant based diet, Bari loves her eggs and Sophie loves her Greek yoghurt. We discuss the challenges we faced, what we enjoyed, what we learnt and what we want to change about our diets moving forward. Plant based diets have been associated with …
 
Most of us love the idea of a morning routine but sometimes this is easier said than done... We have found great benefit in sticking to a routine and Mimi shares her personal experiences with cultivating a morning ritual to enhance happiness. Things we discuss: Self development Meditation Limiting beliefs Journaling Manifesting your beliefs and pos…
 
Today I chat with women’s health, thyroid & metabolism expert, Lacey Dunn. Lacey is a dietitian with a masters degree in Nutrition and a bachelors degree in dietetics. She is also a certified personal trainer and a functional medicine nutrition specialist in training. Lacey helps clients through an evidenced based yet functional medicine lens that …
 
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