THTP Season 6 Ep. #4 | Adlyn Farizah: Debunking Healthy Eating

By Halal Trip | 03, Aug, 2023

We talked to Adlyn Farizah, a food nutritionist, to debunk the myths regarding eating healthy and the importance of having a properly balanced diet. We’ll also be having an in-depth discussion regarding emotional eating, healthy meal planning, the importance of a positive relationship with food, understanding individual dietary needs, and using meal prep and planning strategies to support healthy eating without sacrificing family meals or budget. Join us in this episode as we discover more about healthy eating and a positive relationship with food.

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What to Listen For

  • Adlyn’s personal mission to educate and empower people on how to eat rather than dictating what to eat.
  • Difference Between Nutritionists and Dietitians in working with food
  • What does "eating healthy" mean and its importance both physically and mentally.
  • A positive relationship with food means understanding what the body needs while enjoying various foods.
  • Negative relationships with food include obsessing over only "healthy" foods or not caring about the impact of food on health.
  • Emotional eating involves eating for reasons beyond physical hunger, often related to emotions or habits.
  • Holistic well-being considers physical, social, emotional, cultural, and spiritual aspects, and they are interconnected.
  • Emotional well-being affects physical well-being and vice versa, so improving one aspect can positively impact others.
  • How misconceptions about healthy eating shape diets and even mislead people regarding habits connected to food.
  • A common myth is that there is a one-size-fits-all diet. Individual dietary needs vary based on body type and health goals. For some, six meals a day may work well, while others may prefer three main meals.
  • Basic strategies, tips, and tricks needed for planning and preparing healthy meals.
  • How to plan, prep, and strategize based on staple foods that suit individual preferences and dietary needs. Achieving better meals that support health goals.
  • Consider including seasonal fruits and vegetables in your diet for a budget-friendly and rich-in-nutrition option.
  • Adding healthy components without subtracting or sacrificing family meals, when family meals differ from personal dietary choices.
  • Overcoming challenges like cravings and emotional eating by developing a positive relationship with food.
  • Unpacking and unlearning unhealthy behaviors and thoughts related to food is important.
  • Understanding healthy snacking by incorporating balanced options with protein, healthy fats, and fiber.
  • Dietary restrictions can be managed with plant-based proteins and other alternatives like tofu and tempeh, without sacrificing nutrition intake.
  • Doing prior meal prep and having healthy snacks readily available can help maintain healthy eating habits.
  • The "My Healthy Plate" guideline can be used to structure meals with a balance of fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, and proteins.
  • Using healthier cooking methods like steaming and roasting can improve meal preparation.
  • Seeing a nutritionist or dietitian can provide personalized guidance and understanding of one's body and nutritional needs.
  • Tracking calorie intake can be helpful, but it's essential to focus on how the body feels and avoid extreme calorie deficits or surpluses.


Selected Links From the Episode

Adlyn Farizah (@youcaneatwithme)



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