Sam Lodge is the gal behind the nutritional website Be Well and Wander. Sam is a nutritional therapist, who decided to combine her two passions: empowering women to be in control of their health and getting to travel the world while doing it! She helps women learn some pretty cool stuff about their bodies and how to become besties with it. She knows that there is no one-size fits all ticket to perfect health, but she gives women tools to make the best choices for their bodies. I was absolutely fan girling throughout our whole conversation because, you guys, this is really important stuff to be talking about. In this episode Sam talks about cycle syncing, listening to your body, and creating sustainable routines.
The idea of cycle syncing was first introduced to Sam when she got off of birth control and started having horrible symptoms including acne, weight gain, and body odor. She was told that there was nothing to be done to combat her symptoms so she joined the conversation that was starting among women in similar situations about using diet and lifestyle to reverse hormonal imbalance. Sam is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to this stuff and I can’t wait for you to hear all of the different tools she provides to help other women so just that!
LISTENING TO YOUR BODY
One of my favorite things that Sam says in this episode is this: Symptoms are like a foreign language that we have not been taught how to speak. Sam says that her work as a nutritional therapist is to work as an interpreter and give women tools to understand their symptoms and what their bodies are telling them. Sam explains how learning to listen to your body can bring yourself back into balance and harmony. I love it when she says, it was really empowering to see that I could take control of my body for myself and that I didn’t need to be on the pill every day. The sad reality is that the birth control pill covers up symptoms so that women aren’t aware of them. In this episode Sam talks all about things women can do to stay healthy on the pill and explains how you can actually give your body what it needs and treat your symptoms without it.
CREATING SUSTAINABLE ROUTINES
I love it when Sam says that one of the first things she tells her clients ins the 80/20 rule : you eat well 80% of the time so you can enjoy 20% of the time (because who wants to live to 100 without cake in their lives?!) Sam shares, life is meant to be enjoyed. If you can build healthy habits, you take out the mental effort from being healthy. I completely agree with Sam that slowly building longterm solutions leads to sustainable change. You can start with changing up just one thing. Sam also has the great reminder to focus on the things that make you feel good! She says, figure out what works for you and from there try to be really intentional about what you want your life to look like.
This episode is jam packed with amazing tools for you to apply to your health. I hope you feel like this episode is just the beginning of more understanding of our complex and wonderful bodies!
THE RESOURCE THAT STARTED IT ALL FOR SAM:
The Women Code by Alisa Vitti