Intuitive Eating, Breaking the Diet Cycle, and Delicious Recipes - Goodness Me!

Intuitive Eating, Breaking the Diet Cycle, and Delicious Recipes

Introduction (00:00 – 11:22)


Emily is nearing the end of her pregnancy journey! She’s prepping for the birth by taking care of herself with some natural remedies:

  • Drinking Traditional Medicinals Red Raspberry Leaf tea, a uterine tonic that helps with both preparing for labour and for recovering after, and she drinks almost a liter of it a day!
  • Eating six Taste of Nature organic dates a day to increase her chances of going into labour naturally (with a little nut butter to change up the taste)
  • Taking a gentle iron supplement to increase iron stores for the baby.
  • Drinking Traditional Medicinals Dandelion Root Tea helps to relieve the pressure on her digestive system.

Janet also shared a recipe for a hot chocolate she likes to make for breakfast, for a take-along lunch, or just for a treat. It is dark and rich and spicy, high in healthy fats, and keeps you satiated for a long time. Here’s a list of the ingredients she uses to make it a comforting treat:


  • Organic Traditions Raw Cacao Powder
  • Goodness Me! Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Dash of Cayenne
  • Cinnamon
  • NOW Original Stevia Drops
  • Harmony Organic Whipping Cream
  • Optional: collagen powder

First Segment: Trending Topics


Topic (11:22 – 26:54): Intuitive Eating


Despite being one of life’s great pleasures, there’s a lot of guilt tied to the act of eating. It shouldn’t be this way, and intuitive eating might be here to help! “Intuitive eating” is a trend all about following what your body is saying you need, and learning how it reacts after you eat something. It’s about honoring your body’s needs, and it’s a good practice for those who might think their relationship with food needs work. Janet and Emily talk about the positive aspects of intuitive eating, where the guidelines might need some work, and how one can use it to get out of unhealthy dieting and craving cycles!


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Second Segment: Audience Questions

Question (28:00 – 37:12): “I have become obsessed with clean eating, and it’s gotten to the point where I am considering the source of everything. Is this a healthy way to eat? It feels like the fun has gone out of my meals!”

It’s possible that self-styled “clean eating” is driving people to disorders and unhealthy relationship with food. Janet and Emily break down why striving for perfection is unrealistic, and why you have to give yourself some grace when it comes to what you eat. To make “clean” diets work, you need to have a positive, healthy attitude!

How someone understands ‘clean eating’ can be different from another person, and there’s no real firm definition. Before undertaking yourdefinition of clean eating, focus on three ideas to help re-establish a healthy relationship with your food:

  1. Intuitive eating – listen your body and eat foods full of what it’s telling you it needs
  2. Understand how food impacts your body.
  3. Nourish yourself before restricting foods from your diet.

Recipe (37:13 – 39:48): Lemon Walnut Bread

A breakfast bread with enough protein, fat and fibre to keep you satisfied all morning long. Or, enjoy it with soup and salad for lunch, or as a satisfying snack…yummy!

2 loaves of 16 slices each    

  1. Combine the almond flour, lemon juice, salt and honey. Stir to mix together; it will be thick. Cover the bowl and let it sit overnight if you can. If you do not have time to do this, you can proceed to step 2.
  2. Beat together butter, lemon extract or zest. Add eggs, and beat well. Combine with the almond flour mixture and beat again till well mixed.
  3. Stir in the chopped walnuts.
  4. Line two 9x5 inch loaf pans with parchment paper. Pour in the batter, smoothing the top. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes, till a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool. Store in the refrigerator. This keeps well for a week or two.
  6. Slice each loaf into 16 slices. Serve with butter or yogurt cream cheese. You may also toast it if you wish.


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