Are you struggling to lose weight? Is it because you have a slow metabolism? Find out in today's episode where Rachael discusses: What exactly is metabolism? Does having a slow metabolism cause weight gain? Is it more difficult to lose weight if you have a hypothyroid? How can you increase your metabolism? and lots more. Rachael also discusses the role of the thyroid and thyroid hormones in metabolism and discusses whether hypothyroidism could be causing your struggles to lose weight. Listen to last week's episode - click here Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe on Spotify

Does eating processed meat really cause cancer? And does poor diet really kill more people worldwide than smoking does? BTN Academy's Tom Bainbridge and Ditch the Diet's Rachael Watson discuss this weeks news headlines and dig deep to find out the truth. Does consuming red meat cause cancer? Does eating processed foods cause bowel cancer? Can an unhealthy diet really cause you to become more unwell than smoking can? Find out in this episode of The Ditch the Diet Podcast. Links mentioned in the pod: https://news.sky.com/story/poor-diet-a-bigger-killer-than-smoking-and-accounts-for-more-than-a-fifth-of-deaths-worldwide-11683686?fbclid=IwAR1St4ZV8LNaZ7xj3o2h0KRBY0IwmYdVxy9EpL6Z1gI42wd4nKMeStB7y5I https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/17/even-moderate-intake-of-red-meat-raises-cancer-risk-study-finds Listen to Tom's previous appearances on the podcast: The Keto Diet - is it any good for weight loss? Environmentally Friendly Weight Loss Join the FREE coaching program here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tddapril2019/ We hope you will now understand how to unpick the news headline surrounding 'does processed meat cause cancer'. Let us know your feedback: rach@ditchthedietacademy.com

Click here to buy 'The Kindness Method' as described in this episode. Join Rachael together with guest Shahroo Izadi - Behavioural Change Specialist as they discuss how to make or break a habit and make long-lasting change in your life. Some information about Shahroo from her website (source: https://www.shahrooizadi.co.uk) "Having studied Psychosocial Sciences and Psychology, my first experience of working in the field was as an Assistant Psychologist at a NHS substance misuse service in North West London. I was lucky enough to be supervised by the Vice Chair of the Faculty of Addictions at the British Psychological Society. During the full-time placement, I learned an enormous amount about how drug addiction is assessed and treated in the UK. Learning how best to support clients with entrenched addictive behaviours was fascinating to me. I went on to work as a frontline substance misuse practitioner, and eventually became a Criminal

Let's talk about the keto diet. In this week’s episode, Rachael welcomes back Tom Bainbridge, an Academy Manager at the BTN Academy co-host of the Ben Coomber Radio Podcast. Join them as they talk about everything that you need to know about the keto diet and if it's good for weight loss. Find out about what it really is, what are its short term and long term effects in weight loss and nutrition, and more! Listen to the previous episode with Tom: https://ditchthedietacademy.com/31-environmentally-friendly- weight-loss-with-tom-bainbridge/ To learn more about BTN Academy and their courses visit them here: Website: https://btn.academy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BTNAcademy.Nutrition.Education/ Instagram: @btnacademy To find out more about Tom, you can follow him here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tom.bainbridge.16 Instagram: @tombainbridge1990 To get in touch with Rachael and find out about the Ditch the Diet Academy: Visit her website: www.ditchthedietacademy.com Or send her an e-mail: rach@ditchthedietacademy.com

In this week's episode, Rachael is joined by Dr Hannah Short, an accredited specialist in female hormonal health (menopause & PMS), NHS General Practitioner and medical writer. Join them and discover more about female hormone health, more specifically, menopause. Learn about its symptoms, the traditional treatment, the effect of healthy eating to its symptoms, and many more. Listen as Dr Hannah Short answers some of the most commonly asked questions about menopause. To learn more about Dr Short: Website: https://www.drhannahshort.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrHannahShort/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drhannahshort Get in touch with Rachael: Join the Academy: https://www.ditchthedietacademy.com/dtd-academy Email: rach@ditchthedietacademy.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ditchthedietacademy Instagram: @ditchthedietacademy Listen to related episodes of the podcast: How to Manage Menopause and Stress  

Let's learn about fermented foods! Today's podcast episode is the first one to be recorded in person! This week, we welcome Janice Clyne from Nourished By Nature, a food scientist and biochemist with a massive obsession with fermented food. Listen as they talk all things about fermented foods, its importance in relation to gut health, and more. To learn more about Janice: Contact: https://www.blognourishedbynature.com/contact.html Recipes: https://www.blognourishedbynature.com/recipes.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.nourishedbynature.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/www.nourishedbynature.co.uk/ To learn more about Ditch the Diet Academy, visit here: https://ditchthedietacademy.com/dtd-academy/ Get in touch with Rachael: Email: rach@ditchthedietacademy.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ditchthedietacademy Instagram: @ditchthedietacademy For more episodes on gut health try these: Achieving Great Gut Health with Dr Alan Desmond Struggling with IBS? Listen to this All about kefir  

Does yoyo dieting make you fatter? How do they affect your health and mindset in the long-term? Join Rachael alongside Dr Aria, Doctor in Clinical Psychology, while they talk about the subject of sustainable weight loss and long-term health. Listen as they discuss: How to step off the diet treadmill and get the healthy body you want whilst staying mentally and physically fit. Why counting ANYTHING (calories, macros, syns, points) will not work for you long-term (so the data tells us) Three questions you should ask yourself before making a change to your diet or exercise regime How to stop yoyo dieting and start living right now (and still lose weight along the way) How you can have your cake AND eat it without feeling guilty and lots more

In this week's episode of the Ditch the Diet Podcast, Rachael is joined by Consultant Gastroenterologist, Dr. Alan Desmond. Find out the impact of having a healthy gut to your overall health. Listen as they talk about: * What are the advantages of having a plant-based diet * How quickly can your gut microbiome change if you change your diet? * How the is gut linked with the immune system

In today's episode of The Ditch the Diet Podcast, Rachael speaks with world-renowned Personal Development coach and serial best-selling author Michael Heppell about what it takes to 'be brilliant' - EVERY DAY. How to fill the gap between what you WANT and GETTING what you want - if you know what you need to do, but you're not sure how to do it. Michael discusses strategies you can implement into your life to make sure you never have a bad day again, whilst realising that things are not always sunshine and rainbows. A refreshing outlook on life that is bound to leave you feeling energised and ready to achieve your goals! Start Michael's free 90 Day course here: https://www.michaelheppell.com Find Michael's books on Amazon - click here Find out more about and join The Ditch the Diet Academy here: https://www.ditchthedietacademy.com/dtd-academy    

In today's episode, Rachael talks about self-sabotage and why we do it! Have you started a diet in January, yet failed to see it through already? Listen as Rachael answers the popular question: "I know what I should be doing, but I can't seem to stick to it! Why is that? And what can I do to stop self-sabotaging!?" Towards the end of today's episode, Rachael discusses strategies for tackling self-sabotage and explains how to get exactly what you want.

Around six or seven months ago, when Rachael wasn't feeling very well and did not have the energy to cook (which is not like her at all!), she went on Google and searched for a recipe box company where she discovered Mindful Chef. It wasn't something that she thought she'll use for more than a week but she still orders at least twice a month! In this episode of the Ditch the Diet Podcast, Rachael is joined by Giles and Myles, founders of the UK's #1 Healthy Recipe Bo Company Mindful Chef. Join them as they  talk about what Mindful Chef is, how the idea of the business came about, how they come up with their recipe, and what makes them different from other reciped box companies. Sign up and get started with The Mindful Chef here: https://www.mindfulchef.com/ Use voucher/coupon code: rach@ditchthedietacademy.com for

Listen as Rachael talks to Dr Rangan Chatterjee about our modern health epidemic - stress. In this week’s episode, Rachael talks to Dr Rangan Chatterjee, author of the book “The 4 Pillar Plan” and the newly released “The Stress Solution”. Join them and find out What is the definition of stress?Why it is important to address stress?What are micro and macro stress doses?How eating the right foods can reduce stress levelsTips to help you to reduce the stress in your life (that you can implement right now)! …and many more!  To learn more about Dr Chatterjee and his book, the following Website: https://drchatterjee.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrChatterjee/ Instagram: @drchatterjee To learn more about Ditch the Diet Academy, visit here: https://ditchthedietacademy.com/dtd-academy/ Get in touch with Rachael: Email: rach@ditchthedietacademy.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ditchthedietacademy Instagram: @ditchthedietacademy

Thinking of becoming a Ditch the Diet member? So what's it really like to be a member of Ditch the Diet? Find out in today's bonus episode featuring member Kate Mantle 😊 Listen on iTunes or Spotify for free: Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-id1274428922… Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5HvMqlyyMvnvGi9Lh06e0R… This short 15-minute episode might just change your mind about joining before we close to new members on Friday!🚪 Find out what Kate had tried before, why she thinks they failed and what was different about Ditch the Diet. The Academy closes this Friday for the remainder of 2018, reopening in January. You can still join here: https://www.ditchthedietacademy.com/dtd-academy

Join Rachael for an 'Inspiring Stories' episode as she speaks to Mental Health Campaigner, author and public speaker Hope Virgo about her recovery from anorexia, and her mission to improve access to services for those suffering from eating disorders. Hope discusses her #DumpTheScales campaign in which she raised a petition to call on the Government to review eating disorder guidelines so that more people can get access to the services and help that they need. Hope also tells her story, including her struggles with anorexia, her recovery and also her relapse in 2016. Please sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/eating-disorders-are-not-just-about-weight-dumpthescales Hope's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Hopevirgoauthor/ Hope's website: www.hopevirgo.com

How to change your life. In this week's episode of The Ditch the Diet Podcast, Rachael talks about the reasons why she had to make the decision to drop out of university earlier this month, and the impact that it has had on her life. In particular, Rachael talks about: The decline in her mental health that resulted in her decision The ability to listen to your gut when making big decisions in your life What to do if you know something isn't making you happy How to go about making big decisions that will change your life in a big way To learn more about the Ditch the Diet Academy, go to: https://www.ditchthedietacademy.com/dtd-academy Follow The Ditch the Diet Academy on social media: Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Download your free 'How to Quit Yo Yo Dieting' Ebook here: www.ditchthedietacademy.com Listen to last week's episode of the podcast

Is a Plant-Based Diet Better for You? Listen to Part 1 - Click Here In this week’s episode, Rachael talks to the Plant Power Doctor, Dr Gemma Newman. Listen as Rachael and Gemma talk about: The health benefits of eating a more plant-based diet Do you need to eat a fully plant-based diet (vegan) to get these health benefits? The connection between a plant-based diet and reduced risk of CVD, Type 2 Diabetes, autoimmune disease, lowered blood pressure. How eating a plant-based diet could improve IBS symptoms, improve inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and increase your longevity. How to dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease The benefits of eating soy products (and why you shouldn’t fear them) How eating a plant-based diet could reduce your risk of cancer, and why Should we eat meat replacement products? Are they healthy? How to get

Is a Vegan Diet Better for You? In this week’s episode, Rachael talks to the Plant Power Doctor, Dr Gemma Newman. Listen as Rachael and Gemma talk about: The health benefits of eating a more plant-based diet Do you need to eat a fully plant-based diet (vegan) to get these health benefits? The connection between a plant-based diet and reduced risk of CVD, Type 2 Diabetes, autoimmune disease, lowered blood pressure. How eating a plant-based diet could improve IBS symptoms, improve inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and increase your longevity. How to dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease The benefits of eating soy products (and why you shouldn’t fear them) How eating a plant-based diet could reduce your risk of cancer, and why Should we eat meat replacement products? Are they healthy? How to get enough Vitamin B12, Folate and Omega

In this episode of The Ditch the Diet Podcast, Rachael speaks about mindfulness to lifestyle and family wellbeing coach Dani Binnington from Healthy Whole Me (www.healthywholeme.com). Listen as Rachael and Dani discuss: Dani's journey from being diagnosed with Breast Cancer in her early 30's back to health and how she used mindfulness to help with the health anxiety that came with this. What exactly is mindfulness? Can anyone practise or do you need to be a 'type' of person? How to practise in your everyday life, even whilst washing the dishes! Mindful walking and mindful eating practice. The impact of stress on your health and lifestyle (and small things you can do to help you find relief). How to find relief from overwhelming situations and experiences. Find out more about Dani on her blog: www.healthywholeme.com Dani's Instagram: www.instagram.com/healthywholeme Listen to the previous episode of the Ditch the Diet Podcast by clicking here.

Rachael talks to Dr Joshua Wolrich, a medical doctor and NHS surgical trainee about his journey from overweight and unhealthy to achieving a healthy weight whilst changing his relationship with food. As a medical doctor, Joshua's motivation for change was to become a better role model for his patients. Join Rachael and Dr Wolrich as they discuss: Why you should focus on improving your relationship with food instead of thinking about counting calories. How to give yourself permission to eat whatever you like. Is aspartame really bad for you? Does the keto diet work? What about clean eating? Why you will weight more when you eat carbs (but it's not a bad thing) Are diet drinks bad for your health? Will eating croissants make you fat? and LOADS more. Find Dr Wolrich on Instagram here: http://www.instagram.com/unfattening For more details on how to Ditch the Diet,

Happiness is something we think we need to chase, but what if you could be happy RIGHT NOW? So you want to change something, maybe you're not sure what yet, but your gut feeling is telling you that this is NOT it for you. Perhaps you're unhappy in your job, maybe you want to move house or location, or maybe like Claire and I, you want to sell all your shit and go travel the world? Does it look on paper like you should be happy with what you've got? What if you're really not?? No matter how big or small a 'thing' is that you want to change, you can do it. Don't let society or other people tell you how you should live your life. It's absolutely okay to change your mind. And if you wanna do it big and dramatic style, then

Rachael talks about her experience of depression and anxiety in this one-off episode. What is it like to live with anxiety? What is it like to relapse with depression after years of 'feeling fine'? If you are a family member or friend of someone dealing with mental illness, how can you help them? Medication - did it work? What other things can you do apart from medication to help overcome depression and anxiety? You can contact Rachael by email her directly - rach@ditchthedietacademy.com If you need help or support, please talk to someone that you trust or call Samaritans to talk to someone anonymously: Samaritans: 116 123   #worldmentalhealthday #worldmentalhealthday2018

Rachael talks to Dr. Tom O'Bryan, author of "You Can Fix Your Brain". Listen as they discuss how you can make an immediate difference in your brain's vitality, clarity, and energy. Can you improve your memory with just 1 hour's practice per week? Which environmental triggers are impacting brain function? How can I prepare healthy, brain-boosting meals and snacks? Which foods should we be eating more of to improve brain health? And loads more! To learn more about Dr. Tom O’ Bryan and his book, visit his website here: http://thedr.com To learn more about Ditch the Diet Academy, visit here: https://ditchthedietacademy.com/dtd-academy/ Get in touch with Rachael: Email: rachael@ditchthedietacademy.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ditchthedietacademy Instagram: @ditchthedietacademy

In this week’s episode, Rachael welcomes mindset coach Dave Cottrell back to another episode the Podcast. If you feel stuck right now, then this episode is perfect for you! Listen as they talk about how changing the way you think can play a huge role in weight loss and eating disorders, and why they prefer to educate people and encourage behavior change than telling them what food to eat.   Listen to Dave’s weight loss transformation from this episode: https://ditchthedietacademy.com/podcast10/   To learn more about Dave, visit the following links: Website: http://www.mindsetbydave.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindsetbydave/ CoFit Personal Training: https://www.facebook.com/cofitpt/   The Ditch the Diet Academy just finished its launch a week ago and will re-open on October so don’t miss that chance!   Get in touch with Rachael: Email: rachael@ditchthedietacademy.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ditchthedietacademy Instagram: @ditchthedietacademy

In today's episode, Rachael talks about making the transition from Walk the Talk Life to Ditch the Diet. Rachael tells the brief story of how she decided to change the business from Walk the Talk to Ditch the Diet and WHY she did it. Join the waiting list for The Academy here: www.ditchthedietacademy.com Find Ditch the Diet on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/ditchthedietacademy Find Rachael in Instagram here: www.instagram.com/ditchthedietacademy

Look for an honest Slimming World Review? In this week’s episode, Rachael is joined by Daniel Wheeler, a female fat loss expert and who is also known as 'The Big Friendly Nutrition Guy'. Dan has a similar outlook to Rachael when it comes to the diet industry. Listen as they discuss their thoughts and personal experiences with today’s diet industry. Find out why they think slimming clubs and meal replacements are not the solution long term. To learn more about Dan and his business, visit the following links Website: https://the8020lifestyleplan.com/ 8020 Lifestyle Plan Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/the8020lifestyleplan/ Big Friendly Nutrition Guy Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBigFriendlyNutritionGuy Instagram: @danwheeler8020   The find out more about The Ditch the Diet Academy: www.ditchthedietacademy.com  Learn more about Rachael: www.ditchthedietacademy.com Say hello: rachael@ditchthedietacademy.com   The Ditch the Diet Academy launches on the 6th of September! Join the waiting list to learn more about pre-launch special offers, bonuses, and early bird prices:  www.ditchthedietacademy.com