Healthy Living

Episode 17: Making Nutrition FUN and Exploring the Health Benefits of Fiber with Nicole Hoskens, Registered Dietitian

March 4, 2024

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I'm Melyssa with a WHY — lifestyle medicine coach! I'm here to help you forget the fads and create a healthy lifestyle that lasts!

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In this episode, Melyssa Allen welcomes Nicole Hoskens, a registered dietitian and fitness instructor. They discuss tangible tips for how to make nutrition enjoyable and sustainable to kickoff March – National Nutrition Month! Nicole shares insights on the importance of fiber, whole foods, and fun ways to incorporate healthy eating into everyday life. The conversation covers easy strategies to increase fiber intake through vegetables and fruits, the use of frozen and canned options for convenience, and creative meal prep ideas. Nicole also discusses making nutritious foods delicious using fresh herbs and antioxidants, and introduces healthier cocktail options for those who enjoy alcoholic beverages. The episode concludes with practical advice on starting to apply these healthy lifestyle tips, focusing on experimenting in the kitchen and learning from cooking trials. Nicole’s social media channels are mentioned as resources for listeners to find more nutritional hacks and recipes.

Melyssa Allen & Nicole Hoskens discuss the health benefits of adding fiber to your dietary lifestyle to kickoff National Nutrition Month!

00:00 Introduction to Healthy Living
00:37 Meet the Guest: Nicole Hoskens
01:11 Nicole’s Journey in Nutrition and Fitness
02:28 The Importance of Fiber in Diet
04:39 Making Nutritious Foods Delicious
06:59 Healthy Cocktails and Mindful Alcohol Consumption
09:14 Practical Tips to Increase Fiber Intake
12:37 Making Healthy Living Fun and Realistic
15:21 Connect with Nicole
16:20 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

Nicole Hoskens is a dietitian & fitness instructor with a Masters in Sports Nutrition & Exercise Science. She has worked with various populations from professional athletes, ICU patients, college students, and postpartum women. Nicole’s goal is to empower you to make living a healthy lifestyle & reaching your goals something you ENJOY!

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