Ep 43 – Optimizing Blended Family Meals with Leks Vucko: Part 2

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Hi, Step-parents!

I am so excited to bring to you Part 2 of my conversation with the fabulous Leks Vucko in this week’s episode. Leks is a health and fitness coach and what I love about her work is that she brings a lot of mindset and emotional awareness to her work and how she talks about health. 

Last week she gave us the low-down on the complicated and confusing health & fitness industry, the do’s and don’ts of eating healthy and how to nourish your body. And she breaks down the body’s response to foods. 

She once and for all answers all of your burning questions and puts to rest the myths.

I’m incredibly excited for Part 2 of this amazing conversation. So, without further ado, I introduce to you Leks Vucko. 

About Leks Vucko:

After 20 years in the health and fitness industry, Leks has created a unique program where she helps high-performing business owners who, although successful, are feeling on the verge of burnout and are not sure how to get back on track. 

Her unique program taps into biohacking, physical health, mental strength, etc. and helps her clients feel focused, impactful, and successful reaching their peak performance daily to build their business and thrive on energy and passion. Day in and day out for years to come. 

Her passion comes from her own experience with training, mindset and burnout. That passion is to help others become the best version of themselves no matter where their starting point may be. 

Topics Covered:

– How food codes the body 
– Best advice for making healthier changes to your eating habits
– What sabotages your ability to stick to healthy eating habits 
– Common misconceptions preventing many from eating healthy
– Fasting Do’s and Don’ts

This episode at a glance:

>>[2:12] The science of why you’re hungrier and consume larger portions of processed foods
and why it matters where our food comes from and how that source was treated
>>[6:05] 6 inner work strategies to improve your eating habits
>>[7:48] The power of learning how to sit with difficult emotions
>>[8:25] Make it difficult – a powerful strategy to prevent breaking good eating habits
>>[9:20] Check out Episode 11: 7 Key Components of a Stepparenting Sanity Routine
for health-based strategies to process those emotions
>>[10:00] How to combat 2 common misconceptions around healthy eating
>>[12:31] Thinking of food as an investment in your health
>>[16:01] How to fast in a way that’s supportive and kind to your body

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Thank you so much for tuning into this episode. I hope you got a ton of value from this one, I know I did.  

Conversation Takeaways:

I love how frankly and boldly Leks speaks about all things nutrition and healthy habits. I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly feeling inspired to take action on adopting some of the strategies that Leks shared with us.  

I suggest you listen to last week’s and this week’s episode again and think about what little tweaks or changes you can start to make to improve your health and the health of your family. And maybe it simply starts with just noticing which choices you’re currently making. 

Remember every journey starts with just one small step.  

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Content, so, please, drop me a line!

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I’m always happy to hear from you and would love to hear any questions that you might have or any topics you would like to hear me discuss on the show. Thank you again, my friends, and I hope you have a fantastic week. 

Until next time, be well.

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Related Episodes:

Optimizing Blended Family Meals with Leks Vucko: Part 1

7 Key Components of a Stepparenting Sanity Routine

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