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 and her co-host Jenna D'Apice talk about all things nutrition, share actionable strategies for ditching your weight loss diet, and 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.

Overwhelmed? Drowning? Out-of-sort? Let's chat about Anxiety.
Aug 1 2022
Overwhelmed? Drowning? Out-of-sort? Let's chat about Anxiety.
We firmly believe that speaking to a trained mental health professional is 100% wellness and 0% wankery.  So in the spirit of wellness,  this is the first of many conversations we will have on the podcast about mental health.  We need to give our emotional health the same importance we give physical wellbeing.Lyndi, Jenna and millions of other people around the world have been diagnosed with clinical anxiety. It's nothing to be ashamed of, but it is something we can work with and learn from everyday.  Lyndi has learnt a lot along her journey with anxiety and every conversation about treatment options or medication further removes the stigmas around asking for help. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression or any other mental health condition (or even if you are just feeling ‘out-of-sorts’ emotionally), it doesn’t hurt to simply ‘have a chat’ with a professional. You can start with your GP, who can refer you to an awesome Psychiatrist or psychologist. Or you can find a counsellor you like. The hardest is part is reaching out for support and help. You’ll have to be brave but I promise, it is so worth it. For more information, check out the awesome peeps at Beyond Blue, or if you think you might need more specialised eating disorder help please reach out to the Butterfly Foundation.Stop the all-or-nothing thinking and learn to Keep It Real.Step-by-step guidance to stop binge eating with 25+ videos, resources,  workbook + recipe ideas.I'll personally help you implement the strategies with ongoing 1-1 support so this won't just be another failed attempt.No more feeling guilty. No more losing weight only to regain it.  No more hiding food or eating in secret.  What is Back to Basics?500+ deliciously simple, healthy recipesFlexible, intuitive weekly meal plannerCustomisable weekly shopping list and easily shop ingredients from the appMindset videos to help with cravings, overeating and moreMeal prep like a pro with easy-to-follow videos5, 10 and 20 minute at-home workoutsTry it free today!
The worst health advice on the internet
Jul 25 2022
The worst health advice on the internet
With all the pseudoscience and wacky nutrition nonsense, it’s hard to know what to eat anymore. Huge amounts of nutrition information isn’t always a good thing.. and with the internet era comes a whole new wave of information. When every Instagrammer with an interest in avocados feels comfortable handing out health advice (even when it’s completely wrong)... we have a problem. When Netflix releases a new documentary every 6 months that makes us scared of a different food group... we have a problem. As a dietitian and nutritionist, Lyndi comes across bad health advice all the time. So we thought it was time to sort the wellness from the wankery and run through  the worst health advice on the internet – along with some important things to learn along with way.Stop the all-or-nothing thinking and learn to Keep It Real.Step-by-step guidance to stop binge eating with 25+ videos, resources,  workbook + recipe ideas.I'll personally help you implement the strategies with ongoing 1-1 support so this won't just be another failed attempt.No more feeling guilty. No more losing weight only to regain it.  No more hiding food or eating in secret.  What is Back to Basics?500+ deliciously simple, healthy recipesFlexible, intuitive weekly meal plannerCustomisable weekly shopping list and easily shop ingredients from the appMindset videos to help with cravings, overeating and moreMeal prep like a pro with easy-to-follow videos5, 10 and 20 minute at-home workoutsTry it free today!
15 ways I learned to love my body
Jun 29 2022
15 ways I learned to love my body
Lyndi used to hate her body. Like really hate her body.But no matter what she weighed, it was never good enough.  Every time she overate, felt guilty and loathed her body even more. Eventually she realised, her weight was never the problem. The problem was a lack of self-acceptance. So how do you go from hating your body to loving it? It doesn’t happen overnight, or even after a week of nights. If you’ve been hating your body for years, it’s going to take some time to repair that relationship. But here are her top tips to accepting and respecting your body.Ps. after you've listened to the juicy episode, perhaps you'd like to read a little more about it, check out Lyndi's blog post herePps. Want to be linked to the blog post Jenna mentioned about when Lyndi tracked her period for 9 months? Have a read of how it transformed her health here.Stop the all-or-nothing thinking and learn to Keep It Real.Step-by-step guidance to stop binge eating with 25+ videos, resources,  workbook + recipe ideas.I'll personally help you implement the strategies with ongoing 1-1 support so this won't just be another failed attempt.No more feeling guilty. No more losing weight only to regain it.  No more hiding food or eating in secret.  What is Back to Basics?500+ deliciously simple, healthy recipesFlexible, intuitive weekly meal plannerCustomisable weekly shopping list and easily shop ingredients from the appMindset videos to help with cravings, overeating and moreMeal prep like a pro with easy-to-follow videos5, 10 and 20 minute at-home workoutsTry it free today!
I have to "finish everything off my plate". Wellness or Wankery?
Jun 13 2022
I have to "finish everything off my plate". Wellness or Wankery?
From the moment you were born, you intuitively knew how much food your body needed to get enough energy. You cried when you were hungry and stopped eating when you were satisfied. You did not need a meal plan to tell you the best way to eat for your blood type or a diet book to guide your eating. You were born understanding how to best fuel your body so that you thrived, grew strong and healthy. But for many of us, we have lost this.Being told to always finish everything on your plate, silly diet rules or learning to eat according to the clock, all damage our ability to eat intuitively. This week's listener question came from Jess, and we unpack how we can get retrain our thinking about clearing out plates and become in tune with our hunger again.Stop the all-or-nothing thinking and learn to Keep It Real.Step-by-step guidance to stop binge eating with 25+ videos, resources,  workbook + recipe ideas.I'll personally help you implement the strategies with ongoing 1-1 support so this won't just be another failed attempt.No more feeling guilty. No more losing weight only to regain it.  No more hiding food or eating in secret.  What is Back to Basics?500+ deliciously simple, healthy recipesFlexible, intuitive weekly meal plannerCustomisable weekly shopping list and easily shop ingredients from the appMindset videos to help with cravings, overeating and moreMeal prep like a pro with easy-to-follow videos5, 10 and 20 minute at-home workoutsTry it free today!
‘Bouncing back’ after baby, and other BS
Jun 8 2022
‘Bouncing back’ after baby, and other BS
The beautiful, the brutal and the downright ugly. Before Lyndi physically birthed a tiny boy she was blissfuly ignorant about the realities of motherhood. Of course as a dietitian by profession, she was aware of the nutritional requirements for breastfeeding but only now having experienced it herself does she truly understand the insatiable omnipresent hunger. The rude shock of childbirth and its groundswell of hormones and emotions, instantaneously gave way to the even ruder one of being charged with the round-the-clock task of keeping a human baby alive.Lyndi opens up about grieving her old life and finding routine in her new one. About the normal struggles of resisting the temptation to diet, making time for yourself and most importantly the impact it can have on your self esteem and mental health.... to own a bra that fits you. Stop the all-or-nothing thinking and learn to Keep It Real.Step-by-step guidance to stop binge eating with 25+ videos, resources,  workbook + recipe ideas.I'll personally help you implement the strategies with ongoing 1-1 support so this won't just be another failed attempt.No more feeling guilty. No more losing weight only to regain it.  No more hiding food or eating in secret.  What is Back to Basics?500+ deliciously simple, healthy recipesFlexible, intuitive weekly meal plannerCustomisable weekly shopping list and easily shop ingredients from the appMindset videos to help with cravings, overeating and moreMeal prep like a pro with easy-to-follow videos5, 10 and 20 minute at-home workoutsTry it free today!
Am I on a diet or eating intuitively? Wellness or Wankery?
May 23 2022
Am I on a diet or eating intuitively? Wellness or Wankery?
Diets don’t work – 96% of them fail long-term. So why are more people on a diet than ever? Welcome to a brave new ‘wellness’ world where diets are dressed up and paraded as a ‘healthy lifestyle choice’ or ‘a way of eating’. This sly rebrand tricks you into thinking you’re doing the “right thing” for your body. But diets, like the Atkins Diet, Cabbage Soup Diet and Lemon Detox Diet to name a few I’ve tried over the years, were much less damaging when they said what they were on the tin (though still plenty harmful.)But it appears even diet companies are realising that diets don't work and are rebranding to try and entice us back in.  So how do we know if we are eating intuitively or really just on another diet. Not across intuitive eating? Well, you know instinctively know when you are tired and when you need the bathroom. But did you know that a very similar mechanism can help you regulate your weight without you even trying? You may even be familiar with this system. It is called appetite. Getting back in tune with it can teach you how to stop yo yo dieting for good.As more and more diet companies try and commercialise the principles of intuitive eating, we need to know the clear warning signs to look out for!Stop the all-or-nothing thinking and learn to Keep It Real.Step-by-step guidance to stop binge eating with 25+ videos, resources,  workbook + recipe ideas.I'll personally help you implement the strategies with ongoing 1-1 support so this won't just be another failed attempt.No more feeling guilty. No more losing weight only to regain it.  No more hiding food or eating in secret.  What is Back to Basics?500+ deliciously simple, healthy recipesFlexible, intuitive weekly meal plannerCustomisable weekly shopping list and easily shop ingredients from the appMindset videos to help with cravings, overeating and moreMeal prep like a pro with easy-to-follow videos5, 10 and 20 minute at-home workoutsTry it free today!
How much am I allowed to eat? Wellness or Wankery?
May 16 2022
How much am I allowed to eat? Wellness or Wankery?
23 almonds. 2 cheese slices. ½ cup pasta. 21 grapes. A virtuous way of eating, or a gazillion reasons to have an untrusting relationship with food? Portion control. It’s something we’ve been taught. A system that can help us eat correctly. A way to lose weight. A means for exercising willpower. But the clue to its insidious inflicted misery is in the second half of the name. Control. Portion control creates shame and guilt about what we eat. It makes food a moral issue. It amplifies our fear of gaining weight, generates stress and takes up a lot of mental energy. And along the way, we forget how to eat normally.How can you build a meaningful life when you’re busy counting almonds in the name of achieving the “correct” body?Stop the all-or-nothing thinking and learn to Keep It Real.Step-by-step guidance to stop binge eating with 25+ videos, resources,  workbook + recipe ideas.I'll personally help you implement the strategies with ongoing 1-1 support so this won't just be another failed attempt.No more feeling guilty. No more losing weight only to regain it.  No more hiding food or eating in secret.  What is Back to Basics?500+ deliciously simple, healthy recipesFlexible, intuitive weekly meal plannerCustomisable weekly shopping list and easily shop ingredients from the appMindset videos to help with cravings, overeating and moreMeal prep like a pro with easy-to-follow videos5, 10 and 20 minute at-home workoutsTry it free today!