Podcast Episode 138: Losing 110lbs, Overcoming Adrenal Burnout, and Making Your Health a Priority as a Busy Mom

How can you incorporate a clean keto diet approach to supporting and balancing your hormones as well as losing weight? Nutritionist and mompreneur Lesya Holzapfel shares her tips and strategies, especially for busy moms.


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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Overcoming sugar addiction and going sugar-free
  • Strategies for hormone regulation
  • Addressing  adrenal burnout
  • The keto diet and doing it the right way
  • Keto carb cycling
  • The scale weight
  • Mindset work


Key Takeaways:

  • The premise of the keto diet is to help people understand the effect of eating too many carbs, especially highly processed, refined carbs, and too much sugar. It helps regulate your hormones and helps your body transition to only burning glucose for fuel to fat for fuel, and allowing you the flexibility to do both later on.
  • Two important things to take into account when it comes to weight loss are sleep and stress.
  • It’s never a good idea to measure your weight when you’re on your period. 
  • The scale doesn’t always give us the full picture when it comes to our weight loss journey. It doesn’t take into account water and sodium retention and hormonal fluctuations.


Action Steps:

  • Have a morning routine that sets up your whole day for success.
  • Practice meditation.
  • Keep a journal.
  • Don’t take scale weight at face value.
  • Don’t listen to your negative thoughts.
  • Know your WHY.
  • Surround yourself with people that can support you and get plugged into a community


Lesya said:

“My mindset was ‘What’s the lowest hanging fruit?’…So I looked at my food, and I looked at ‘What is it that I’m eating now that’s disrupting my gut?”


“I realized that the only way to beat sugar addiction is to quit sugar… You have to give it up.”


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Links to things I talk about in the show:

  • Save 20% off Energybits Spirulina and Chlorella at energybits.com. Use the code HEALTHYHORMONES.
  • Save 15% off ALL Organifi products at organifishop.com. Check out the NEW Organifi Harmony Women’s Hormone Balancing Blend. Use the code HEALTHYHORMONES.
  • Check out CANPREV products across Canadian Health Food Stores and online at Natures-Source.ca – I personally LOVE their MYCO10 and Collagen powder. They’re great to add to smoothies and elixirs. Also, check out their product ADRENAL CHILL for supporting the adrenal glands and helping your body better adapt to stress.
  • Head to your local health food store and check out some amazing products from Garden of Life. Two products mentioned on today’s episode – Garden of Life Plant Iron and Herbs and their vegan vitamin D3 spray.
  • Holosync: https://www.centerpointe.com/


Where you can find Lesya Holzapfel:

Lesya’s Website (BSB Tribe)

Lesya’s Instagram (@eatbefitexplore)

BSB Tribe’s Instagram (@bsbtribe)

Lesya’s Podcast (Fit Moms Squad Podcast)

Lesya’s Facebook


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Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast Private Community on Facebook


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