“The way that you look and the way that you see yourself are not one and the same.” – Jamie Dana
In this episode I talk with Jamie, a health counselor and foodist success story.
Jamie and I have similar backgrounds and a lot in common. We both had mothers who raised us on packaged diet foods and jazzercise videos. And we both had powerful “a-ha” moments at the farmers market that changed how we approached our healthstyle forever.
Jamie tells her story about how she was able to introduce healthier foods into her and her family’s lives, and the impact it has made on their outlook of the world.
Her tips on how she turned her kids into more adventurous eaters and look at food completely differently are invaluable.
We also discuss what processed foods do to your brain, how tiny steps lead to huge successes and how living in line with your core values can bring rewards that are so much larger than what you could ever have imagined.
Jamie reminds us that eating well is not complicated and that how you feel on the inside changes how you look on the outside. She is now an avid supporter of the farmers market, lives a happy and healthy life and no longer gives dieting a second thought.
Prepare to be inspired as you listen to Jamie’s journey of how she was able to find and commit to a healthstyle that both her and her family love.
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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco
The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat by Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D.
Weighty Matters – Yoni Freedhoff
Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink
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