HOW I'M LIVIN' WITH CHEF BABETTE! GUEST - RACHEL WOOD
EP 006 WWPN: How I'm Livin' with Chef Babette! GUEST-Rachel Wood, a client of IFPA-certified fitness trainer and co-host Marci Kenon, lost 100+ pounds before they met. Rachel shares about the unhealthful manner in which she dropped an enormous amount of weight in a fairly short period of time. Rachel says she still suffers health consequences from that dark period.
Rachel then transitioned from the Standard America Diet (SAD) to a vegan lifestyle after reading "Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow" by Matthew Kenney, Sarma Melngailis and Jen Karetnick.
Please tune into the story of this great overcomer and one of the most focused and determined people co-host Marci Kenon has met.
00:39-02.08 Rachel introduced.
02:40-06:30 Rachel shares why she hesitates to boast about her weight loss of 140-180 pounds. Getting healthy, transitioning from the Standard American Diet to a vegan lifestyle and losing 40 lbs "effortlessly."
07:30-11:00 Impact of trip to Italy and an orgy of live foods and healthy oils on Rachel's decision to become a vegan.
12:15-14:59 Rachel commits to a vegan diet for six months after reading "Raw Food/ Real World."
15:00-15:30 Rachel talks "carbon footprint" from meat production.
16:10-17:55 Rachel, an avid cyclist, takes a hill she once avoided. "If you don't push yourself, you can't surprise yourself," she says.
18:00-22:40 Rachel's Five Tips for Success to Reach Health and Fitness Goals:
1) Never give up!
2) Crash dieting is the worst. This is a part of your life.
3) Do things that challenge you in your fitness routine.
4) Always get back up if you fall off the wagon.
5) WATER-it is EVERYTHING!
6) BONUS-Never eat something with more than five ingredients!
24:03-25:10 "The journey is going to suck--at times. That's ok. It's hard when you have so much fat and very little muscle. It hurts because you are building muscle. That pain is progress. Then it's going to be wonderful for a long time. Then it's going to suck again...That's just like life-right?"
25:37- 29:10 Rachel shoots from the hip about her hips. She tore the ball off of her femur when she was 12. She developed avascular necrosis-bone death. The ball of her femur died and collapsed on itself. She had no ball or socket by the time she was 25 years old.
Years of movement restrictions led to mental blocks about running and skipping...
Rachel talks about trying to build muscles that had atrophied for 15 years of non-use.
Now she has to to run to build her bone density or her femur will collapse. It is currently paper thin.
Rachel couldn't skip before because she had a three-inch leg differential.
30:58-34:55 Rachel believes obesity starts at birth..."It's the building blocks for your life. If you don't want to eat it yourself, you don't feed it to your kids. It's like building a faulty foundation....The obesity epidemic in our children is massive....We've never been in this situation.
"The amount of sugar we feed our children is ridiculous. We are not setting our children up for life. We are setting our children up for death. It starts as soon as the child is conceived."
Rachel shares about a published study. What happens when 45 cocaine-addicted rats are introduced to sugar water? When given the choice, which will they choose?
"We are hardwiring our kids to be addicted for life."
Chef Babette: You set your kid to go to school that day and to be functional after feeding them poison for breakfast. It's pitiful.
Rachel: One of the kids I nanny was a perfect angel...He ate hummus. He ate vegetables. He ate everything that was healthy that you put in front of him. Until they gave him a cupcake. From that day forward, he's a nightmare...Even behaviorally, everything changed. He was a perfect angel before they gave him that cupcake (laughter). Everything changed.
35:00-36:15 Chef Babette talks about her days in "nutritional darkness" as a mother feeding her daughter...
37:10-37:55 Rachel: I grew up in the heart of processed food (Bellevue, NE next door to Omaha, NE home to ConAgra Foods until 2015). I was the poster child for processed food. At 18 years old, I looked like death. I had sallow skin. I had acne. And I was 340 pounds (5'10) at 17 years old.
38:05-38:45 Marci: Rachel is considering becoming a certified personal fitness trainer!