Real Talk Podcast with Katie and Kim Babcock

I write in my book a lot about listing to your intuition when something is telling you something is wrong. I started to feel that recently with the added outside pressure from people telling me that Healthy is the New Skinny can make so much money and do more, but I need to get my followers up first! We all see the body positive trends happening on social media and we can all agree we do more eye rolls these days, instead of feeling genuinely feel inspired.  Social media is causing so many of us to feel disconnected from our true selves as we conform to seek validation from strangers. We have to start to talk about it and that is exactly what we are doing for this week's podcast.

No more bullshit, just real and honest talk about what we are seeing, feeling, and participating in. I called my new friend Kim Babcock, who I connected with after reading a book called "My Son Erik and the Afterlife" and finding my way onto the corresponding blog, Channeling Erik.

Kim is an author, medium, and spiritual coach with amazing insight on how we as women can take our power back. Hope you enjoy our unfiltered conversation and if you have any questions for Kim or myself we will be chatting every week and providing you with a boost of knowledge and positivity as we battle the constant messaging that tells us we are our physical bodies. 

Email questions to: sam@healthyisthenewskinny.com 

#MYFIRSTFIT

Bra shopping is such a big part of who we are as women and the truth is, fit can affect the way we feel about our bodies!

Healthy is the New Skinny has partnered with True & Co. and Natural Models to get real about something we've all experienced...which is bra shopping! 

Throughout history, bras have been marketed to shape our bodies in a way that is aesthetically pleasing to others. But what about what we want? What are we really look for in a bra? More importantly, how have our preconceived notions about bras and bra fittings affected our self-image?

We are opening up the conversation to find out how fit affects the way we think and feel about our bodies to learn how we can break the stigmas associated with something that is so natural. 

We are so excited to begin sharing real stories from women, who like you, have had a love/hate relationship with their past bra experiences. 

Tag #MyFirstFit to join the conversation and share your bra shopping and fit stories with us!

Covergirl for Fernwood Fitness, Australia!

Well, it's not every day you get to be on the cover of a magazine...and I'm so glad it got to be for Fernwood Fitness in Australia (who in my opinion nailed the cover titles)! This is the kind of health magazine covers we need: real content about real health with positive messaging! Click HERE to read to full article!

20 Minute Yoga for Beginners

Ever wanted to try yoga, but were too nervous to give it a shot? We're going back to the basics to bring you this amazing class that you can do in the privacy of your own home. We teamed up with Yoga instructor, Justine Malick from Wanderlust Hollywood to bring our followers a free 20-minute yoga sesh! In this class, Justine takes you through some basic yoga movements for a quick routine that will help you wind down after the craziest of days. Just roll out your mat and press play! 

 

Eating Disorder Facts with Dr. G

We had the privilege of chatting with Dr. Jen Gaudiani, founder and medical director of the Gaudiani Clinic, to have an open discussion on truths surrounding eating disorders and how they relate to body image. 

Check out our video as we discuss eating disorders, social media, and family! Be sure to stay tuned for more videos from Dr. G..

To learn more about Dr. G or for helpful eating disorder resources, visit www.gaudianiclinic.com

 

Dr. Gaudiani is the Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic, a unique outpatient internal medicine clinic in Denver, dedicated to the care of patients 15 years old and up with eating disorders, of all shapes and sizes. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard, her medical degree from Boston University, and did her medicine residency and chief residency at Yale. As one of the leaders of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health for eight years, Dr. Gaudiani left in May of this year to open her clinic. She sits on the board of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), is widely published, and speaks nationally and internationally on the medical complications of eating disorders. Dr. Gaudiani is passionate about the wellbeing and health of patients with eating disorders and disordered eating, and she remains one of very few internal medicine doctors in the country who carries the credential Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. 

RECIPE: Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Soup

We're all about trying new recipes here in our home, so when our good friend and Natural Model, Germaine Nichols mentioned her favorite soup, we new we had to bring her over to try it! 

Here's what you'll need to make Germaine's roasted cauliflower and chickpea soup:
-1 bag of cauliflower
-1 can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans
-1 teaspoon of minced garlic
-1/2 yellow onion
-olive oil
-veggie broth
-chili powder
-sea salt
-pepper
-chili flakes
-"Slap Ya Mama" cajun seasoning
-1 tablespoon of tahini

Here's how to make it:

  • spread cauliflower and 1/2 a can chickpeas on a baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over the top, keeping the chickpeas separate from the cauliflower
  • season with both cauliflower and chickpeas with a generous coating of: chili powder, chili flakes, "Slap Ya Mama" Cajun seasoning, sea salt, and pepper all to taste
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden
  • While the veggies are baking, sautee onions and minced garlic in a pot with olive oil until golden brown
  • add in the rest of the chickpeas into into the pot and stir
  • add 1 carton of veggie broth
  • with a hand mixer, puree chickpeas, onions, garlic, and broth until creamy
  • pull roasted cauliflower pan out of the oven and add into the pot
  • add remaining broth (if any), cauliflower, and 1 tablespoon of tahini and blend
  • serve and top with oven roasted chickpeas!

This recipe pairs perfectly with our roasted broccoli salad. Get the recipe HERE!

Hope you all enjoy!

 

Meshing Around

When I'm traveling and giving presentations on media manipulation and body image, nothing is more uncomfortable than having to walk around in heels all day. As much as I respect a good pant-suit, that will never be me. Instead, I thought I'd mesh around with a look that's professional, comfortable, and representative of me! 

In this look, I'm rocking a mesh smock dress from Zara topped with my favorite blazer from Lucky Brand

I've also styled this look with my favorite rose-gold sneakers from Zara! ($39.90). This look is versatile and can be cute and sporty or professional, just add the blazer! You can even throw a pair of pumps in your bag just in case. It's all about finding what works for you and your personal style so that you can take on whatever the day brings! For me, comfort is always key.