#51 - Eating When Your Stomach Growls, Find Out What’s Really in Your Food, Eat Smoothies, DON’T drink them, and MORE! w/ Nutrition Coach Katie Abbott
Hey Guys! Welcome back to another episode of Waist Away: The Intermittent Fasting Podcast! Katie Abbott is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and she is passionate about helping her clients explore their bio-individuality and to determine their path to the best version of themselves. She helps her clients do everything from wean off their blood pressure meds, to lose weight, increase energy, heal their gut, learn mindful eating, and more. If you want to check out the video version click the link down below and subscribe to stay up to date with all of our videos!
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Tell us a little more about yourself and what you are passionate about, how did you get started as a Health Coach?
Something I notice you are passionate about is Mindful Eating, and a lot of the listener questions that we have for you today fall under this category. How would you describe mindful eating to someone who isn’t familiar with this term?
You also talk about Intuitive eating on your site, is this the same thing?
Tell us about a day in the life of Katie, what do you eat on a typical day…will you walk us through your eating habits and schedule from the time you wake up until you go to bed?
What is the best way for our listeners to get in contact with you?
Q1 - 16:04
My biggest problem when I am eating is that I become a food zombie, I eat so fast and without paying attention! I notice that if I am eating with other people I am always the first to finish. Eating fast also causes me to eat more, but I am having the worst time trying to slow down. I am really busy, and I don’t want to waste a huge portion of my life sitting there and eating, even though I know I need to. Do you have any advice for this?
- Frankie in Corpus Christi
Q2 - 18:00
My daughter and I have this tradition where every Friday night, we have a movie night and watch a movie that she picks, and eat a whole bunch of popcorn and snacks. I really love this time with her, and the snacks have become part of our tradition. The problem is that I’ve noticed I can eat a massive bowl of popcorn without even realizing it. What’s the saying…once you pop you can’t stop? Anyways, I don’t want to give up this tradition with my daughter, but I also don’t want to feel like total crap at the end of the movie! How can I still enjoy this time without eating a huge bowl of everything but the kitchen sink?
- Sarah in Delaware
Q3 - 20:00
I recently heard a podcast where they were talking about ‘The Big Four’…making sure you are getting some protein, fat, fiber, and greens with each meal. I have a pretty good idea of what good proteins, fats, and greens are, but am a little stuck on the fiber. Do you agree with this concept of the Big Four, and if so, what are some good sources of Fiber that are easy and I can be sure to include with my meals?
- Rebecca in New Hope
Q4 - 21:47
I have been doing Intermittent Fasting for about a month and I am starting to notice an increase in my energy, and a few pounds lost. The one thing that I really don’t like about it is when I push myself to a longer fasting window, I get super hangry towards the end. On several occasions, I have got so hangry that I completely binge out when I eat the first meal of the day. I know that this is not a healthy way to do Intermittent Fasting…starving myself and then binging out. How can I find the balance of letting my stomach growl and get hungry before I eat, but then be mindful of what and how I eat when I open my eating window?
-Melanie in Chesapeake
Q5 - 23:39
I’ve read so many recipes and articles lately about power smoothies, and almost every recipe says to use a scoop of “Your Favorite Protein Powder” or “Protein Powder of Your Choice”…my issue is I have never bought protein powder so I have no clue what kind I like, or what kind would be best for me. I hear people talk about plant based protein, collagen, soy, whey, etc. Can you break down the differences in the different types of protein so that I know where to start?
-Alex in Manassas
Q6 - 26:40
I love to cook for my family, and I always feel like food is healthier when I control exactly what is in it and what is added. The problem with cooking is that lately I’ve noticed that I am not even hungry when it comes time to eat. I realized that I am doing so much taste testing, trying every ingredient and trying the food every step of the process that I am eating way more than I realize. I like to try it to see how it tastes before I feed it, but I don’t want to keep tacking on these extra calories. What do you recommend?
-Tara in Tennessee
Q7 - 27:49
I love the Hunger Scale that you included in your book, it is way more simple to understand than some of the other ones that I’ve seen. You say that we shouldn’t go past a four or five when we are eating, which is extremely stuffed. How can I recognize when I am getting too stuffed and should stop eating, what signs should I look for in my body?
- Jamie in NC
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