There is so much misinformation about health and nutrition out there that locks women into punishing themselves and living a life of deprivation. Laurie Christine King or LCK is doing the work to dismantle these myths to effectively help women to be well-fed, free, and generally more badass. With a Bachelor’s in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics, LCK has been in the nutrition and fitness coaching space for over 12 years. We kick this episode off by learning more about how she is handling the lockdown and what she’s doing to meet her clients’ needs. LCK feels that the pressure that many fitness influencers are putting on their followers to achieve their goals during this time is insensitive and does not factor in the increased stress that most people now face. She discusses how her program and content meets people where they’re at, sympathetically and holistically. From there, LCK unpacks some of the myths around popular diets like intermittent fasting and keto, pointing out why these results cannot be universally applied to women. She believes that science has a long-standing tradition of treating women as ‘little men,’ rather than accounting for the complexity of female hormones and menstrual cycles. We then dive into why proper nutrition education is so important for women, particularly during their college years. After this, LCK shares why she is not as strict about food quality as one might expect of someone in the fitness industry. Having been stifled by cleaning eating standards in the past, she now wants to share the full spectrum of what she eats, including the trashy energy drinks she loves. We round the show off with a topic LCK is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about – hypothyroidism. As someone who suffers from the condition, she has worked hard to find what works for her and is eager to teach others as much as she can. LCK is one badass babe with an unmatched bullshit meter, so be sure to tune in today!
Key Points from This Episode:
- Learn more about Chrystal’s company, Rebellia, and what motivated her to start it.
- LCK’s goals, gratitudes, and badassery.
- The four product launches LCK has done since the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.
- Some of the ways that influencers have profited off of the lockdown negatively.
- Why LCK believes that many of the claims about intermittent fasting are far-fetched.
- Learn why many scientific nutritional studies have no bearing on or may even harm women.
- The dangers of oversimplifying nutritional advice without considering all of the variables.
- LCK’s view on sustainable lifestyle changes and not having to have cheat days.
- The importance of proper nutrition and fitness education.
- There needs to be a paradigm shift for long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes.
- Find out the advice that LCK wishes someone had given her in college.
- Battling the bullshit: Learn to sift through the noise and see the truth out there.
- LCK’s take on food quality and why she’s not that strict about it anymore.
- How to find the balance between the things you love and what’s ‘good’ for you.
- Learn about your thyroid, Hashimoto’s disease, hypothyroidism, and some symptoms.
- Some of the factors that have an influence on your thyroid health.
- Why it’s best not to take the hormonal birth control pill if you have a thyroid problem.
- It is your job to take care of your health, not your doctor’s!
- What motivated LCK to learn more about her health and why she wants to pay it forward.
- The quote that LCK lives by and how she applies it to her life.
- Where you can find LCK online and what she’s pouring her energy into.
“Food and exercise should provide freedom and peace of mind rather than all the things that I feel people struggle with.” — Laurie Christine King [0:06:15]
“Women just get dismissed altogether. Because in the science world, they just go, ‘Women are just miniature men.’ And if we study something in men, it’s totally cool, I bet it works for women too.” — Laurie Christine King [0:22:11]
“My job as a coach is to help you build a sustainable life that you don’t need cheat days from.” — Laurie Christine King [0:28:32]
“We have to stop viewing our body as this thing that we just punish and we take from.” — Laurie Christine King [0:36:19]
“Your nutrition should be equal parts eating the foods that you enjoy, but also eating the foods you need.” — Laurie Christine King [0:50:50]
“You cannot put a price tag on feeling good. So, if there’s ever a time to invest in yourself, f$%#ing invest in yourself.” — Laurie Christine King [1:05:58]
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