No Wellness Wankery

Lyndi Cohen

Struggling to lose the last few kilos? Sick of hating your body or trying diets that don’t work? Wondering how to stop thinking about food all the time? The wellness world is full of dodgy ‘health’ advice.

Dietitian and nutritionist Lyndi Cohen (aka The Nude Nutritionist) helps you eliminate those pesky diet rules so you can be healthy, without the wellness wankery. In this podcast, Lyndi talks all things nutrition, shares actionable strategies for ditching your weight loss diet, and will inspire you to finally make peace with your body.

From intuitive eating principles, self-care strategies, and doing our part in changing our society's definition of health, to what to do when you're constantly worried about gaining weight - we cover it all.

Come join us and thousands of others on their journey to food freedom, be healthy and feel amazing! Have a question or topic you’d like us to cover? Email hello@lyndicohen.com.

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Episodes

124: Overcoming fame's dark side: Kate DeAraugo on addiction, food noise and body image challenges
4d ago
124: Overcoming fame's dark side: Kate DeAraugo on addiction, food noise and body image challenges
Feel exhausted for not being able to live up to the society’s standards?Join us for an inspiring conversation with Kate DeAraugo, the 2005 Australian Idol winner, as she opens up about her ongoing journey to find balance and self-compassion in life.Kate shares her remarkable path from fame to personal challenges. Starting with childhood struggles with disordered eating and battling substance addiction in the public eye, she reveals how motherhood became a turning point, shifting her focus from self-obsession to nurturing.We also delve into topics like food addiction and medications such as Ozempic for managing eating disorders. While they can provide temporary relief, we discuss the challenges that arise when you stop using them.And if you haven't already, tune in to Kate's podcast "Why Do I Feel This Way," where she candidly discusses her life experiences, offering hope and a supportive space for others.Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Get my Free 5 Day Course to help you stop binge and emotional eating.  Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
122: Can AI help us treat eating disorders? How to change your social media habits to help your recovery - with lead researcher Dr Gemma Sharp
Jul 7 2024
122: Can AI help us treat eating disorders? How to change your social media habits to help your recovery - with lead researcher Dr Gemma Sharp
Ever wondered about the impact of social media on our body image and its role in fuelling eating disorders?In this episode, we're joined by Gemma Sharp, Associate Professor and leader of Body Image & Eating Disorders Research at Monash University in Melbourne. Gemma shares crucial insights into sub-threshold disordered eating and prevention efforts, essential for gaining a deeper understanding of mental health. We'll explore how these issues have intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss the promising potential of AI in transforming treatment.Gemma, a registered clinical psychologist, is widely recognised for her contributions to national and state eating disorder strategies and clinical guidelines for cosmetic procedures. Her research spans across Australia, Japan, and the UK, focusing on body image, eating disorders, and innovative therapeutic interventions such as digital technologies and AI, which we'll delve into.With numerous accolades, including recognition as one of ABC Radio National's Top 5 Under 40 Scientists and a TED talk speaker, Gemma brings a wealth of expertise to our discussion on dismantling beauty standards and recognizing signs of disordered eating.We're thrilled to have Dr. Gemma Sharp here to explore these important topics with us.Gemma and her team at Monash University are leading a brand new international Consortium for Research in Eating Disorders (CoRe-ED), which aims to bring together all voices to improve eating disorder research and care globally. See more details here. You can join the consortium online launch on Wednesday 25th September 2024 (register here) where Gemma and her team will be inviting people around the world to join the consortium. There are no membership fees to join. Gemma's team are committed to keeping the consortium accessible to everyone who is keen to be involved. Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Get my Free 5 Day Course to help you stop binge and emotional eating.  Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
121: How to build unstoppable confidence and live your best carefree life - with Shelly Horton
Jun 30 2024
121: How to build unstoppable confidence and live your best carefree life - with Shelly Horton
Want to feel more confident and learn how to deal with online negativity? This episode is your guide, featuring the incredible Shelley Horton, who shares her confidence-transforming strategy. Shelley talks about facing harsh online criticism about her appearance, opens up about her journey with body image and how dressing in a way that made her feel good helped her confidence. From overcoming setbacks, like being kept off-air because of her size, to embracing "dopamine dressing," Shelley's story is truly inspiring.Improving how you present yourself can really change things, especially in business. Shelley gives practical tips for building self-confidence based on her experiences and emphasises the importance of being kind to yourself along the way. Whether you're a business owner, professional, or in a trade, Shelley's Speak with Impact Workshop is perfect for sharpening your on-camera skills and communication.Get ready to laugh and be inspired to ignite your confidence. This is an episode you won't want to miss. Speaking of confidence... learn to recreate looks with items you already own and fall in love with your body with my Confidence Cure  Course 💗Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Get my Free 5 Day Course to help you stop binge and emotional eating.  Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
120: Navigating depression, food struggles and anxiety: Julie Goodwin's journey to healing
Jun 23 2024
120: Navigating depression, food struggles and anxiety: Julie Goodwin's journey to healing
On this week's episode, Julie Goodwin, the first-ever winner of MasterChef Australia, bravely shares her personal journey through depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma.Julie’s candid revelations from her new memoir, "Your Time Starts Now," offer a raw and honest look at her struggles and the healing power of vulnerability.Learn how writing and promoting her book took Julie on an emotional journey and how she found unexpected solace in connecting with readers who had similar experiences.Reflecting on growing up in a household where diet culture influenced every meal, Julie discusses the impact of 80s dieting trends, how they shaped her food habits, and her efforts to foster a healthier approach for her children.Our conversation also explores evolving relationships with alcohol and the moment of clarity when it no longer served its purpose.But what does it take to heal from trauma and addiction truly? Tune in to find out.Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Get my Free 5 Day Course to help you stop binge and emotional eating.  Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
119: The hidden struggles behind fitness competitions: Melissa's story of overcoming extreme dieting and binge eating
Jun 16 2024
119: The hidden struggles behind fitness competitions: Melissa's story of overcoming extreme dieting and binge eating
Curious about what really happens behind the scenes of fitness competitions? Join us as we chat with Melissa Bakhurst, who bravely shares her journey through the world of bodybuilding and bikini contests. Initially hitting the gym for mental health, Melissa got caught up in competition pressures, facing extreme weight shifts and food struggles.Discover the hidden challenges of maintaining a toned body and the mental toll it takes. Melissa shares the unhealthy norms in the competition world, from craving a simple slice of bread after strict diets to the struggles that follow events. She highlights the risks of extreme dieting and emphasises the importance of balance for true health.We also explore breaking free from the diet mindset, with Melissa discussing her journey with intuitive eating and overcoming food guilt.This episode is a must-listen for anyone working on their relationship with food and body image, offering valuable insights and a reminder to prioritise well-being over appearance.Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Get my Free 5 Day Course to help you stop binge and emotional eating.  Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
115: Why am I good all day and lose control in secret? Here's how to stop raiding the pantry at night.
May 19 2024
115: Why am I good all day and lose control in secret? Here's how to stop raiding the pantry at night.
Ever find yourself in a battle with the snack drawer after a day of 'perfect' eating? It’s like your self-control vanishes the second you're home alone. Leaving you stuck in the frustrating cycle of being disciplined during the day, and over-eating at night. If this rings a bell- stick around as we're diving into the effective strategies that'll revolutionise your relationship with both your pantry and your plate.I'll introduce you to the "three packet principle," and offer practical advice on breaking free from the "last supper mentality" - guiding you toward a more mindful, intentional relationship with food, without the guilt and self-loathing.Want to learn how to go from a compulsive to a mindful eater? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide.Grab your copy of my best-selling book Your Weight Is Not The Problem.Watch my YouTube video on Why you CAN’T stop snacking » 7 strategies to stop overeating.Want to ditch the diet culture for good? Get my Back to Basics app today - try it FREE for 7 days here. The customisable app helps you create a healthier relationship with food—no rigid rules or diet plans required!Get my Free 5 Day Course to help you stop binge and emotional eating.Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
113: "I want to be skinny!" How to navigate bad body image days
May 5 2024
113: "I want to be skinny!" How to navigate bad body image days
Does "I wish I was skinny. I HATE how my body looks" sound familiar?Wanting to be skinny is something Lyndi & Natalia know too well. We live in a world that tells us the most impressive thing a woman can be is thin. It's no wonder we are constantly trying to lose weight. But this isn't actually helping us be healthier, more confident or happier. When you wake up and hate how you look, your knee-jerk reaction might be to go on a diet or cancel plans. But neither of these things helps in the long term.So how do you navigate these bad body image days? Let's unpack what to do when your body image and self-esteem spiral in 8 simple steps.  Crank up my Body Confidence ❤️ Feel Good Playlist ❤️ on Spotify and get my FREE toolkit for building a healthier body image. Check out my YouTube video on 15 Ways I learned to love my body - and how you can too. Reclaim getting dressed so it gives you joy, instead of sucking confidence with my Confidence Cure Style Series.Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
112: 5 Lessons on intuitive eating from an ex-dieter - Brooke Palamo's real story
Apr 28 2024
112: 5 Lessons on intuitive eating from an ex-dieter - Brooke Palamo's real story
Sick and tired of constantly dieting, only to find that keeping the weight off feels like an impossible task?   This is an all too familiar concept to many people. Including today's special guest,  Brooke Palamo. From trying every diet under the sun, battling with the scale and societal pressures, to finding true joy and freedom in food and movement - Brooke shares her inspiring journey.   After having faced many challenges, she didn't just overcome the hurdles; she turned them into stepping stones toward a new way of living. Imagine learning a new language, where instead of counting calories and feeling guilt over every bite, you listen to your body and no longer feel controlled by food. That's the magic of intuitive eating. And Brooke is living proof that it's not only possible but life-changing.  Join us as Brooke shares the valuable lessons learned from her dieting and post-pregnancy journey, where old habits clashed with new revelations. Proving that the road to recovery is never a straight line. Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Get my Free 5 Day Course to help you stop binge and emotional eating.  Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
111: Why celebrities are going booze-free and how you can too
Apr 21 2024
111: Why celebrities are going booze-free and how you can too
Do you drink to feel better, only to end up feeling more anxious and tired? Alcohol has many consequences on our health. And as of recent years, more people are ditching booze and embracing the sober life. Including big names like Adele, Lucy Hale, Miley Cyrus, Kyle Richards, and Blake Lively. In this juicy episode, we dive deep into the world of the 'sober curious'. Unveiling the secrets behind why some of your favourite celebs are saying "no thanks" to booze. And spilling the tea on their sober journey - from the health perks to the battle against societal pressures.Their stories, much like my own, delve into the personal growth glow-up that comes from building a healthier relationship with alcohol. Ready to be inspired? Tune in and let's get real about going alcohol-free—it's cooler than you think!Still not sure if this is for you? Take my free quiz to see what type of drinker you are.And if you're ready to build a healthier relationship with alcohol - jump over to the Booze Break website and listen to the first episode for FREE. Whether it’s forever or just right now. It's just a booze break - not a life sentence. Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
109: Why can't I stop overeating at night? I'm worried about my weight
Apr 6 2024
109: Why can't I stop overeating at night? I'm worried about my weight
Ever wondered why you can't stop eating at night? Can you relate to the feeling of late-evening pantry raids after a not-so-peachy day. You might eat a biscuit, then five minutes later a slice of cheese. Followed by a handful of grapes… and half a Mars bar. Then go back to the biscuits for (probably) 6 more. …Trying to fill that hole, that gap, that needed to be fed. If you are nodding along, thinking, "Mmm-Hmm, this is me," just know you're not alone. I’ve been there, done that, plenty of times myself. Together, we'll uncover WHY those (unhelpful) daytime diets might set us up for evening binges and HOW a shift towards balanced, intentional eating to build healthier habits to kick emotional eating to the curb.Say hello to a world where complex carbs, proteins, healthy fats, and fiber are your BFFs in the fight against the late-night munchies, and where you can FINALLY feel in control around food.The second half of today's chat we peel back the layers of emotional eating - with experiences from my own journey. If you've ever found solace in a cookie (or half the packet..) we're going to break down those patterns and learn how to find comfort beyond the pantry and let go of the food-guilt (HOORAY!)Register for my FREE webinar here: https://lyndicohen.easywebinar.live/event-registrationWant to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
108: Nat's Real Story "I never thought I was thin enough"
Mar 30 2024
108: Nat's Real Story "I never thought I was thin enough"
"You're constantly striving for more, you want to be thinner, you want to look better. And it's just like this toxic path that never really ends and it never gets you anywhere. I should have asked for help..."On this week's episode I am joined by real story guest Natalia Szala. And this week's is a bit of a special one, as Nat is also my colleague and friend. When we get together to film we'll often hash back to all of our previous dieting years, sometimes having those "holy moly, you did that too!" moments together. And today we are sharing these all with you too! Diving into our own battles with food, from the sneaky (and deceptive!) comfort of solo binge-eating sessions. To the quiet struggles so often hidden behind social media's "flawless" bodies.We're peeling back the layers to let you know you'e not alone. Nat and I dig into the whole external validation thing... Where what's oh-so often praised as 'discipline' can actually be reinforcing harmful habits. And we shed light on the necessity of confronting the roots of disordered eating. So you can live a life without obsessing over food!Want to ditch the diet culture for good? Get my Back to Basics app today - try it FREE for 7 days here. The customisable app helps you create a healthier relationship with food—no rigid rules or diet plans required!Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Get my Free 5 Day Course to help you stop binge and emotional eating.  Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
107: What is causing my bloating? Is it IBS? Featuring Chloe McLeod
Mar 23 2024
107: What is causing my bloating? Is it IBS? Featuring Chloe McLeod
Ever been stuck wondering where bloating ends, IBS begins, and your body's hunger signals fit in?This week I'm bringing back the expertise and my go-to gal for all things gut health Chloe McLeod @chloe_mcleod_dietitian who is the founder of dietitian Telehealth services @verdenutritionco (oh-so convenient). As we unravel the complexities of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which affects around 20% of Australians, Chloe decodes the sneaky signs of nutritional inadequacy that could be mistaken for IBS. Together, we examine the importance of recognising menstrual irregularities, exercise performance, and resilience to sickness as potential indicators of dietary deficiencies.The journey to gut health doesn't end with identifying the problems; it's about finding solutions that make you feel fabulous once again!Chloe spills the beans on leveling up our gut tolerance and why it's key for a kickass gut microbiome. She's your go-to guru for tackling IBS, serving up savvy strategies and pro tips for finding gut nirvana without giving up the joy of eating the foods you love! Want healthy recipes that ACTUALLY taste good (and are nutritionist approved)? Well okay then! Try my Back to Basics app for FREE.Worried your dodgy diet habits or binge eating might be contributing to your pesky gut issues? My FREE 5 Day Course (Webinar included!) will provide you with practical strategies I have used to feel more in control around food.Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Get my Free 5 Day Course to help you stop binge and emotional eating.  Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
106: Do I need to fear carbs?
Mar 17 2024
106: Do I need to fear carbs?
Have you ever found yourself in a carb conundrum.. Staring down a plate of pasta while your diet plan screams "NO"?  I, Lyndi Cohen, certainly have. And I'm ready to spill the beans on the love-hate relationship we have with carbohydrates. Listen up, as this week's episode we dive head-first into the murky waters of diet culture, starting with my own story involving a Hens party, an Italian restaurant and my low-carb misadventures. Not a match-made-in-heaven you could say! Let me take you on a journey through the ups and downs of my diet obsession and how I found my way to intuitive eating. A liberating approach where I've learned to listen to my body's natural hunger cues. WITHOUT the guilt.Waving a big Bye-Bye to the crappy low-carb craze, this episode is all about setting the record straight on carbohydrates. From energy slumps to the social minefield of mealtime choices, we'll bust the myths that have unfairly demonised this essential (and super delicious!) nutrient. I'll reveal the pesky side effects of cutting carbs . Which may shock you! By the end of our chat, you'll see carbohydrates in a whole new light – as your body's best bud and preferred energy source. NOT the bad guy! So, get-set for a conversation that’s all about embracing the guilt-free, healthy life you deserve. With a side of that freshly baked Sourdough bread!Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com
105: Featuring Sports Dietitian Chloe McLeod: What's the best way to eat to support my workouts?
Mar 10 2024
105: Featuring Sports Dietitian Chloe McLeod: What's the best way to eat to support my workouts?
Have you ever wondered what's the key to a turbo-charged workout that leaves you feeling energised? Well listen up!In this episode  we'll uncover the truth with advanced sports Dietitian Chloe McLeod, who shares why fuelling your body with the right balance of carbs and protein can set your fitness up for success. And who doesn't want that! Here's the thing. Forget about hitting the gym on an empty stomach—Chloe debunks the myths of low-carb diets and fasting exercises, and teaches us how to unlock the power of nutrition in your workout routine.  From Running, to Yoga, to HIIT, to Pilates  what to eat right before a workout can help you fly through it (not literally though)!  Learn the "uh-ohs" of underfuelling, and how a well-prepared body can lead to more effective workouts, consistent habits, and better weight management. It really can be that simple!Skip the energy crashes (and triple-shot coffees to compensate) and enjoy the journey to a fitter and healthier you. As a special thank you to our listeners - I'm giving away 20 of my most popular budget-friendly recipes for FREE. Want to work on incorporating all the nutritious, health-promoting foods you’ve learned to avoid or fear? Try my Back to Basics App today - it’s packed with hundreds of easy and nutritious recipes, as well as workouts, mindfulness exercises and MORE - all to help you find peace with food, and enjoy satisfying, delicious meals at home. Try it free for 7 days here!Want to feel more in control around food? Check out my Stop Struggling With Food Guide, currently on sale for 40% off.You’ll also find 50 of my favourite recipes to get you inspired! Looking for more support to feel in control around food? I'd love to support you in my Binge Free Academy. Come follow me on the gram at @nude_nutritionist (no nude pics, sorry).Want to share some feedback or have an idea for an episode, I'd LOVE to hear from you - hit me up at hello@lyndicohen.com