How to Use the Science of Nutrition to Fuel Your Life – with Kelly LeVeque

Today’s guest is Kelly LeVeque, nutritionist, author, and health and wellness coach. Kelly is a fantastic health and wellness coach because she gets straight to the science of nutrition. Her goal is to help people understand the total body so they can make the best nutritional choices for themselves. Many nutrition coaches get into the field because of health issues of their own, but Kelly chose the nerdy approach. She has always had a fascination with the science of nutrition and her extensive knowledge of the subject reflects that. So listen in to today’s podcast to find out the whys and hows behind the science of nutrition.

Would you rather eat to shut down hunger hormones or fight your body not to eat?

Are you curious about how to turn off 8 hunger hormones in your body? Listen in today as Kelly gives us some real scientific explanations about what makes us hungry, full, and how we burn fat. Did you know that carbohydrates are not actually essential for us to eat? Our bodies can make them! You never need to eat a carbohydrate. I don’t remember learning this in health class! Are you curious as to which foods you should be eating? You’ll want to listen while Kelly explains that our bodies are an ecosystem and when we talk about health and wellness you must understand that we are an ecosystem. Kelly is full of all kinds of scientific health wisdom, so listen in to hear the whys behind nutrition. It turns out that the old adage, you are what you eat is really true.

To eat or not eat the cookie?

Rates of diabetes and heart disease are rising fast in this country and becoming an epidemic. So what exactly leads to diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension? Listen to today’s show to find out how you can prevent these diseases. Kelly gives us all the facts on what we need to know to maintain a healthy level of blood sugar. She also explains what it is that draws us to bread, cookies, and cakes. Kelly explains that if you eat a healthy diet, then your gut can break down the occasional unhealthy meal like pizza much better than the average person. Listen in today to find out what Kelly believes are the foods we should be eating. This episode is full of excellent nutritional information. So, if you are struggling with trying to eat a healthy diet, be sure to listen in to get all the facts.

Is your significant other holding you back from maintaining a healthy diet?

Are you on board with eating healthy, but find that your significant other is not as enthusiastic? Kelly gives some good advice for encouraging your mate to eat a bit healthier. Let’s face it, eating well is really hard to do alone. Kelly’s tips are practical and make sense. If you are ready to leap into a healthy lifestyle but find your partner hesitating, be sure to listen to this episode for tips on how to get your partner on board and eating healthy.

You can have a social life and maintain a healthy diet

Maintaining a social life can seem like a daunting task when you are trying to change your food habits. Kelly insists that we don’t have to become hermits to eat well. It’s even okay to eat a slice of pizza every now and then. The best part about all this is that she backs up her claims with science. Listen in to this episode to find out which drinks you should have on that night out with friends. Are you worried about the sulfites in your wine? Should you be? Find out what Kelly has to say on this matter by listening.

Episode Highlights

  • 2:18 – How Kelly got started in nutrition
  • 12:33 – The science behind the food we eat
  • 18:31 – Do her celebrity clients have real issues too?
  • 20:00 – How she is able to test people
  • 28:13 – Why do we crave cookies?!
  • 33:20 – Kelly’s game-changing nutrition prescription
  • 36:50 – How to stick to a healthy lifestyle (even when you are feeling stressed)
  • 37:51 – A healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t have a social life
  • 43:32 – How to get your sweetheart on board with a healthy lifestyle

Resources Mentioned

1. Favorite book for women?

2. Favorite self-care hack?

3. Best piece of advice and who gave it to you?

  • Most people who don’t worry about income and have money have 5 different independent streams of income, given by the dean of the business school at USC while Kelly was there.

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

5. One piece of advice you’d give your 5 years younger self?

  • Believe in yourself and go for it!

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