Podcast Episode 177: Real Talk on Motherhood, Restrictive Diets, and Finding Balance

Do you find the pursuit of living the best, healthiest life overwhelming? Founder of Physical Kitchness Chrissa Benson shares real-life approaches to prioritize wellness without the fluff. Learn more about how to take care of yourself so you can take better care of your families too.

You can find all the info and links about this episode at https://holisticwellness.ca/episode177.

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Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • Ditching the restrictive diet mentality and learning how to find balance with food
  • Discovering your triggers when it comes to falling off the wagon
  • Becoming more consistent with your daily habits, nutrition, and fitness
  • Managing your health and wellness, and why you should prioritize yourself


Key Takeaways:

  • The restrictive diet mentality is self-sabotaging to so many people. The missing link is the mentality and the balance that so many people want to have, but they don’t know how to get there.
  • With stress eating, we really need to dive into the heart of why we do it, our food triggers, our motivation, etc.
  • The stories we tell ourselves are very important. They can literally make or break our health and wellness journey.


Action Steps:

  • When it comes to getting things done, find the systems that work for you. Figure out what works with your schedule.
  • Get guidance from experts. You can’t just guess about your health.
  • When it comes to stress eating, take the time to figure out why you do it, ask the right questions and realize the deeper root causes for why you’re stressed.


Chrissa said:

“Too many people aren’t taking pause when they’re in those behaviors that are not helpful for them, and they’re not asking themselves the right question… We’re just in this sort of reactive mode all the time.”

“I think we need to be talking about the expectations… Having everything roses and rainbows and butterflies, that’s not the norm. It’s just not. And I think we can build each other up when we’re more vulnerable and say ‘It’s hard. Keep working at it.’”

Thanks for listening!

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Links to things we talk about in the show:

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Where you can find Chrissa:

Chrissa’s Instagram (@physicalkitchness)

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Samantha’s Twitter

Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast Private Community on Facebook


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