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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 ...
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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 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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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.…
 
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…
 
1 year of Forking Wellness! We sit down and discuss why we started this podcast, what we have gained, how we have grown AND our latest project that we are confident will help you through the month of lockdown if you're in the UK. We also reveal why we plan on going vegan for a week! You can download our 30 day journal prompt here! https://sophieshe…
 
This week we have an open conversation about weight loss. With the rise of Intuitive Eating and the HAES movement, weight loss seems to be demonised... We sit down to chat with bariatric dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine, founder of Nic's Nutrition, to discuss her work with her clients, how and why she encourages weight loss and the approaches that sh…
 
This week we sit down with Psychologist and Sex Therapist, Dr Kate Balestrieri to discuss what the fork a healthy sex life actually is! Kate tells us how she got into her line of work, what lifestyle factors affect libido, what to do when your libido doesn't match your partners, how intimacy fits into wellness and how you might be able to spice up …
 
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Dr Tara Swart back to our podcast! We spoke to her a few weeks ago about supporting our mental health and today we sit down and talk about imposter syndrome. Tara has an incredible insight on this topic and we open up about our own experience with this too. Make sure you follow Tara on instagram! https://www.in…
 
This week we sit down with 2 out of the 3 'Quarter Life Crisis' girls to discuss what the fork a quarter life crisis is! Society has led us to believe that we should have achieved certain things at certain points in our life... we 'should' be in a relationship, we 'should' have moved out, we 'should' know where we are going in life, and this usuall…
 
We are so excited about this weeks episode as we had the pleasure of chatting to Alexandra Cane about being your own best friend! Alex is training to be a personal trainer, has just launched her own fitness program and is passionate about empowering other women. In this episode she opens up about her personal wellness journey, how she has learnt to…
 
This week we are joined by the @todaywithrose girls, nutrition professionals who are passionate about supporting the body positivity movement, lifting others up and women supporting women. It is one thing to say we want to improve our body image, but how the fork do we actually do that? We sit down for a straight up discussion and talk about the di…
 
WE WROTE A BOOK!! We are beyond excited to finally share this with you guys! Titled FORKING WELLNESS, we give you all the tools you need to identify your own version of wellness using an evidence based approach. PRE ORDER NOW! On this week's episode we give you a 'tell all' in regards to the process of getting published, what we set out to achieve …
 
We are answering all the questions you've been wanting to know the answers to! You've been asking and we have been listening - here are our top 5 questions that cover the most popular topics you guys have been asking about... Things we discuss: Whether or not we have tried keto Our thoughts on the keto diet as well as the research behind it If it i…
 
This week we sit down and talk about something we believe everyone has experienced at some point - FOOD GUILT! The relationship you have with food can impact so many different areas of your life and we believe that feelings of guilt around food can really leave you miserable... We discuss, what this term means, why we experience it and how to addre…
 
WHAT I EAT IN A DAY! The title that we think defines ‘click bait’ and a popular trend on many social media platforms. Whilst some might find it inspiring, intriguing and helpful, others may find this content triggering… we sit down and discuss the dimensions of this and reveal how we feel about it ourselves as nutrition professionals. We may come a…
 
Binge eating disorder is a serious mental health illness that is often left out when discussing eating disorders, despite being the most common! We sit down to discuss signs, symptoms, diagnosis and how one might deal with binge episodes (what even is a binge?!). Things we discuss: What a binge is What defines binge eating disorder Who is best plac…
 
This week we sit down with Lottie aka @thetummydiaries for a refreshing chat discussing all things Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Lottie has built an incredibly positive social media platform in which she openly and honestly talks about her IBS journey and how she connects with other individuals who suffer with any type of digestive discomfort. Wi…
 
This week we sit down to discuss the new campaign released by the UK Government to tackle obesity in attempt to fight Covid19. We have some very strong opinions surrounding the communication behind this message so sit tight for an in-depth discussion. More info on the campaign can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tackling-…
 
This week we sat with Fitness Coach and good friend of ours Georgie Spurling. Georgie runs her own fitness platform (@gsmethod) and has a very unique way of working with clients. Her refreshing approach to health and fitness really resonates with us and we are sure that you will also find value in her ethos. Things we discuss: Georgie's personal fi…
 
Open your mind to change your life… We are so excited for this week’s episode because we got to sit down with Dr Tara Swart and this conversation just blew us away! Tara is an incredible Doctor and Neuroscientist and we have an interesting discussion about how the way we behave towards ourself can impact our perception of ourself. Tara talks about …
 
This week we are busting myths! As health professionals we consistently hear fake news in the nutrition industry and we wanted to set the record straight. When it comes to health and nutrition, misinformation can be detrimental to your wellbeing so sit with us whilst we discuss the following… Is breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Does…
 
We are back with another Intuitive Eating episode (part 2), as we have had so much interest from you guys on this topic and it is one we love to talk about too! If you are new to intuitive eating, we recommend you go back and listen to our first episode where we cover the basics. In this episode we discuss set point theory - something that is very …
 
Ever wonder what a 30-year wellness journey might look like? Or how a mother's relationship with food can impact a child? Well, in this episode we sit down with Fran (Franny) Stone, Bari's mum to find out! It's no secret that Fran's disordered relationship with food resulted in Bari's dietitian qualifications - but what did that journey look like? …
 
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