What are we supposed to eat? My interview with nutritionist Conner Middelmann.


Is anyone confused about what the hell we are supposed to eat? A common question I get asked frequently by my clients is what is actually healthy and how to lose weight. Keto, Paleo, Weight Watchers, calories in/calories out? I confess I am not a nutritionist and I get as confused as everyone else by all the conflicting data!

Remember when we all drank lots of milk to have healthy bones? Until we learned that animal products can increase cancer risk (Forks Over Knives documentary) so we all switched over to Coconut Milk or Almond milk. But then the Keto diet came out saying we should eat animal products all day long to guarantee energy and weight loss. Wait, aren’t we going to die of cancer while we eat all that meat? And are we allowed carbohydrates? The French sure eat some delicious breads and aren’t fat. But the Paleo people say you can’t!

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the changing data and fad dieting. I want to know what to eat and how to stay healthy as much as the next person but I don’t want it to be extreme or crazy. The one piece of data I have read over and over is that dieting has one certain effect. It makes you gain weight in the long term, even if it helps in the short term.

To deal with all this confusion, I sought out a well-known nutritionist with a sensible approach that is based on research. Conner Middelmann comes to the field of nutrition from a very personal place where her food habits had gotten so bad that she suffered from numerous illnesses including cancer. You will love her story of transitioning from the financial industry into nutrition once she realized the importance of what we eat. She first healed herself and now helps hundreds of people feel better, heal illness and forget about useless dieting!

Conner is passionate about what she calls the Modern Mediterranean way of eating. She describes in some detail her approach to nutrition and why is works. People lose weight and feel better without crazy calorie restrictions. She even has a cookbook called ZEST FOR LIFE – The Mediterranean Anti-Cancer Diet.

If you too are confused about food and what to eat, I invite you to listen in and breathe a sigh of relief. If a fad diet or program seems extreme or restrictive, it probably isn’t right. Conner’s approach will feel simple and make sense. There are decades of research on the benefits of the Mediterranean way of eating, as opposed to some of the newer, fad diets.

I think we all know that in order to be healthy, we need a way of eating that is sustainable. It has to be something we can cook easily and understand. I invite you to listen in and hear several stories about common sense eating and healing through food.

You can listen to me talk through this in the podcast by clicking ‘play’ below or in the following places:

iTunes
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You can find Conner in the following places:
recipes-for-disaster.com
Her books on Amazon
Instagram
Twitter

Have a wonderful week!

Shannon Connery, Ph.D.

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