Today I’m chatting with Marisa Chaela from MissFitAndNerdy, an ACE certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She graduated from MIT in 2017 and has since been using her platform on YouTube and Instagram to inspire thousands of people to build their own healthy lifestyles. She is passionate about experimenting with diets and encouraging others to question diet dogma and carve their own paths to find what works best for their bodies. A former victim of diet culture, Marisa is on a mission to help women free themselves of the “1200 calorie” diet mentality and discover their inner strength with resistance training.
In this episode, Marisa discusses common myths in the bodybuilding world, how much protein you really need, and how to figure out the macros that work best for your body. Marisa shares her experience with different diet experiments she’s tried including keto, carnivore, and more. We talk about whether or not metabolic damage is real, how to reverse diet, common fat loss mistakes, and the best workout split for your goals. Marisa talks about what it’s like to be a full time YouTuber, dealing with judgments from people on the Internet, and how she manages her time. She also shares more about her journey with Topical Steroid Withdrawal, what it’s like to deal with chronic illness, the diet and lifestyle changes she’s made to help detox, how stress connects to illness, and much more.
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If you’re ready to finally take control of your health, Christina’s online course, The Paleo Women Lifestyle Program, is exactly what you need. This course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to optimize your health as a woman, no matter your age or where you are in your health journey. This course has hours of video lectures, audio lectures, and PDFs that cover nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, balancing hormones, self-love, cooking and grocery shopping, and more. You can learn more / sign up at bit.ly/paleowomenlifestyle.
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