The Well & Simple Podcast
By Marissa Szabo
The Well & Simple PodcastJun 24, 2021
Some thoughts on bariatric surgery for teens
Marissa offers some thoughts and questions about a recent story on weight loss surgery for adolescents.
The Sleep Episode
If you have difficulties with sleeping this is the episode for you! Marissa is joined by Katelyn Anderson, a clinical therapist and founder of Equip Sleeping Company, and they discuss the importance of sufficient quality sleep, some strategies for supporting better sleep, and Equip's forthcoming sleep-supporting product, the Cozy Case!
Equip Sleeping Co Website (and Free Sleep Guide): https://equipsleepingco.com/
Equip Sleeping Co on Instagram: @equipsleepingco
Cozy Case Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/equipsleepingco/cozy-case
Equip Sleeping So on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgcyoJ2omXVEP8pypjkA6qw
In this episode, Marissa responds to concerns about Covid weight gain and fear mongering to sell supplements. And she says "fart" at least once.
BMI is Bullsh*t
In this episode Marissa tackles the truth behind the BMI.
Please note that nothing in this episode is to be construed as medical advice and you should always consult with the appropriate medical provider for health issues.
Kind of a rectangle but not
In this episode, Marissa illustrates just how ludicrous women's clothing sizing is and ruins yet another wellness trend: apple cider vinegar.
You Don't Get to Have It Both Ways
In this episode Marissa shares her take on the Khloe Kardashian photo fiasco and what's missing from those conversations and she busts the gallon of water per day myth
Donuts, Cereal, & Herbalife, Oh My!
In this episode, Marissa tackles some of the current events and trends in nutrition today: the Krispy Kreme donut promotion scandal, Nature's Cereal, and the new Herbalife shake shops popping up all over.
I'm not responding to "ya bruh"
In this week's episode, Marissa discusses reactions to body positivity and anti-fatphobia on social media and busts the myths of the low-carb diets
No cutesy title, I'm just mad
CW: medical fatphobia, medical malpractice, and cancer diagnosis.
Imagine fighting tooth and nail through the dumpster fire of the US healthcare system for months dealing with doctors not taking your symptoms seriously, and then, when you finally get in to see a specialist you so desperately need to see, he dismisses your symptoms and makes a cruel joke about your weight. This isn't made up. This really happened. And it happens all the time to fat patients. Listen to this episode to learn more about medical fatphobia and how it is so dangerous.
Your bullsh*tometer should be spiking right now
In this episode, Marissa addresses the many, many issues with the latest Goop-endorsed bogus fad diet: Intuitive Fasting
One Pot of Espresso, Please
This week Marissa talks about the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, low-calorie diets, and food addiction.
Eggs Aren't Indiscriminately Murdering People
The one in which Marissa forgets the word "methodology" for an entire episode and covers the latest headlines including, murderous eggs, a new weight loss drug, and ultra-processed foods
Let's not villainize the strawberry
In this episode, Marissa and special guest Amanda Goedde call BS on "clean eating," discuss food deserts, rethink the definition of "health," and laugh over unfortunate digestive mishaps.
Follow Amanda on IG at @amanda_goedde
It's not an opportunity; It's an MLM
MLMs are popping up everywhere offering everything from shampoo to legal services to weight loss programs. The industry's value is approaching $200 billion with its promises of the #bossbabe lifestyle - set your own hours, work from home, make money while on vacation, etc. etc. But the backlash to these companies has been growing in recent years and with good reason - it's estimated that only around 1% of multilevel marketing (or networking marketing) distributors actually make a profit. In this episode, Marissa is joined by Haley O'Bryan, a therapist, anti-MLM content creator, and recent graduate student whose research focused on MLMs, to discuss the impacts these companies have on distributors and customers and their concerns with this model of operating.
Follow Haley at @counselorhaley on Instagram and Twitter!
I'm no clairvoyant, but I thought it would be fun to get in on predicting what the big wellness trends are going to be in 2021. Crazy new cleanse? A new fitness class? WILL PARSNIPS BE THE NEW SUPERFOOD? Tune in to find out.
Under the Influence of Influencers
The New Year is coming and there are influencers online posting all kinds of claims, most of which don't hold water. Check out what Marissa has to say about the latest making the rounds this week.
Weight does not equal health
In this episode, Marissa starts to dig into the problems that are created when we assume that our weight demonstrates our health.
The views and opinions expressed in this episode are my own and are not intended to be construed as or used in place of medical advice.
And Also: On Fatphobia and Loving Yourself with Special Guest Samantha Mendonca
This week, Marissa is joined by Samantha Mendonca, a sex educator, movement instructor, and activist. Together they discuss fatphobia and the ways that it shows up in the wellness industry and in ourselves as well as her approach to learning to work through it and learning to love yourself.
Find Samantha and her amazing offerings/programs here: https://www.darkmatterhealing.com/
New Year, Same Crap
It's December! And that means that we are about to be bombarded advertisements and solicitations for all kinds of diets, detoxes, cleanses, and fitness programs. UGH. In this episode, Marissa shares what she believes are some of the biggest red flags you should be on the look out for this New Year to avoid falling into someone's wellness trap.
Holiday Eating Episode
It's that time of year - yes, the holidays, but also the time of year when we are literally being suffocated by the diet industry. From the ads for new programs to just the way we approach holiday eating, it's everywhere. In this episode, Marissa covers some of the most common issues that arise from this diet-centric environment this time of year, what you need to know about them, and what to do instead.
Disclaimer: Marissa is not a physician, clinical nutritionist, registered dietician, or psychiatrist specializing in eating disorders or disordered eating and, as such, nothing in this episode should be construed as professional advice on how to address these conditions. If you are concerned that you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, please seek professional attention.
In this episode, Marissa talks about a recent study on weight loss making headlines and what you need to know before making any changes to your life based on these headlines.
There are no bad foods
In this episode, Marissa digs into what we mean by "moralizing foods" and how doing this can cause some significant problems. Content warning for dieting, disordered eating, and binging.
One size fits nobody
In this episode, Marissa is joined by special guest, Michelle Farrell, who is a certified personal trainer, certified nutrition coach, and the co-owner of Straight Up Strong. They discuss the issues with diets, MLMs in the wellness sphere, and body positivity. TW: fatphobia, weight loss, diets
Straight Up Strong: https://www.straightupstrong.com/
Michelle on IG: https://www.instagram.com/_michelle_farrell/
Bodies are supposed to jiggle
In this week's episode I am joined by movement leader on the North Shore, Amanda Goedde, to discuss body image, the power of words, and how fitness fails to be inclusive and crosses into toxicity.
Be sure to follow Amanda on Instagram at @amanda_goedde
The Truth about Diets
A lot of people say that diets don't work. The truth is that they do exactly what they're designed to do. In this episode, I cover what you need to know about the true nature of diets and how I became anti-diet.
***Please note that nothing in the Well & Simple podcast is to be construed as or used in place of professional medical advice. If you believe that you or someone you care about it suffering from and eating disorder, please seek professional assistance.
Welcome to the Well & Simple Podcast!
Just a quick trailer to let you know what's coming your way! My guests and I will be talking about what garbage diets are and talking real talk about nutrition and fitness.