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055 No more starting over on Mondays | Melissa Costello

We’re in this diet mindset that keeps us stuck in the vicious circle instead of living more from a place of what is nourishing, what’s going to fuel me, what feels good for me
— Melissa Costello -

I feel so privileged that I get to connect with and interview people like the talented and inspirational Melissa Costello.  She shares her difficult journey with body image that has her supporting so many people in her work as a Transformational Eating Coach, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Spiritual Psychologist, Plant-Based Chef, Speaker and Author.  Melissa shares that eating well does not exclude a challenge with body image and inappropriate relationship with food.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Melissa Costello

We spoke about 

  • A difficult body image journey

  • The rise of chronic illness

  • Healing the relationship with food

  • The many benefits of clean eating

  • Finding balance and consistency in our relationship with food

  • One meal at a time mindset

  • Types of reasons why people eat

  • Melissa’s tips for Living Fabulously

Value Quotes 

“When I started to transform my diet, all my childhood illnesses went away”

“I thought that the healthier I ate and the more that I controlled my food, that would bring my body to a place that I felt good about”

“I basically healed my relationship to food and my body because I really saw the connection of how my eating was linked to my body image”

“As much as eating healthy and eating clean is important a lot of people struggle with the consistency”

“We’re overwhelmed, overloaded, people are not getting enough sleep”

“We are constantly being bogged down by electronics, phones and all these distractions and people aren’t getting the quality of time alone or the quality of sleep that they need”

“It’s become a world of convenience and what is convenient is not always healthy”

“I’ve finally felt that sense of freedom where I can really enjoy my body and feel good”

“Clean eating is not eating from a bag, box or a can but eating food as close to nature as you can”

“We’re in this diet mindset that keeps us stuck in the vicious circle instead of living more from a place of what is nourishing, what’s going to fuel me, what feels good for me”

“What I found for myself in my journey is that the healthier I ate, the better I felt and the more I wanted to do it”

“Each choice we make is either going to compound the problem or create solutions for us”

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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links  

You can find Melissa Costello at:

Website: www.karmachow.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/karmachow

Do you find yourself in the tug-o-war mindset of “I want something sweet”? Take this FREE quiz with steps to reclaim your shape and get back your va-va-va-voom! Head to www.livingfabulously.com/hello-vitality

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051 Sleep will make you feel and function at your best | Andrea Beaman

Just like the eyes get tired, the internal organs get tired as well
— Andrea Beaman -

Her passion as a natural foods chef, holistic health coach, herbalist and an educator is palpable and I’m delighted that Andrea Beaman and I share a mutual love for educating people to reclaim their health and vitality. We explore the impact of stress and the link to sleep with how we feel and function.

Andrea dispels several myths that people hold about thyroid function. You may be surprised at the interconnectedness of the thyroid with aspects like weight gain, emotional health and energy. It will likely be different to what you have been told!

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Andrea Beaman

We spoke about 

  • Andrea’s wake-up call with her own health

  • The huge responsibility of the thyroid gland in the body

  • Impact of stress on the function of the thyroid

  • When the thyroid comes to the rescue

  • The link between sleep, stress and the endocrine system

  • Impacts of inadequate sleep on all systems in the body

  • The role of sleep in a clear focused brain

  • The emotional connections to thyroid function

  • The nature of recurring illnesses

  • How you can love and take care of yourself to your best ability

  • Get adequate rest and nourish yourself deeply

Value Quotes 

“I’m grateful for my illness because it really woke me up”

“The thyroid is not a solo operator. It lives on the endocrine system with it’s brother and sister glands”

“People will blame weight gain on the thyroid but weight gain is probably more due to stress”

“When you are under a tremendous amount of chronic stress all the time. It physically exhausts the body. The body goes into a state of depletion… there is only so much energy that it has”

“I would not suggest that people be on their electronic equipment after 8 o’clock at night especially if they are having trouble sleeping”

“If we do not get the sleep that we need all of the metabolic processes are disrupted”

“If you do not get adequate sleep your digestive system does not function well. You will actually crave more sugar and fat the next day”

“Just like the eyes get tired, the internal organs get tired as well”

“If the heart is not at ease or at rest then it will keep the mind up at night”

“When the body becomes physically depleted the emotions are on edge”

“The thyroid is connected to our fifth chakra and the fifth chakra is your ability to communicate and express yourself gracefully and effectively”

“The immune system doesn’t attack the body for no reason.  The human body is brilliantly designed”

“So that’s where Hashimoto’s will come in and Graves… those autoimmune conditions… on the spiritual and emotional levels”

“Human beings are multi-faceted creatures. So we’re living in a physical body but right beneath that is an emotional body and connecting everything is a spiritual body”

“If you’re having recurring illnesses that keep popping up over and over again. Stop looking at the physical and go deeper. Go deeper into the emotional body, go deeper into the spiritual body and see what you can learn from this…”

“Allow loving supportive relationships to nourish you on that emotional and spiritual level”

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them.

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links 

You can find Andrea Beaman at:

Website: www.andreabeaman.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Andrea.Beaman1/

Dr Bruce Lipton | The Biology of Belief

Website: www.brucelipton.com

Seminar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjj0xVM4x1I

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