Are you struggling with your relationship with your body and food?
Most women at midlife are. Negative body image doesn’t go away when you hit menopause and we don’t magically start craving carrots instead of chips. In fact, as your body changes – you gain weight, hair thins, skin starts to wrinkle… body image and eating habits can get worse.
Today’s show is going to help you feel good about your body and eat right to feel energized and healthy and even help heal the planet. You’re also going to learn about how to eat to support your body during menopause and maintain a healthy weight.
I’m talking with chef, cooking teacher, and cookbook author Alexander Gershberg about transitioning to a plant-based diet and psychologist and registered dietitian Dr. Supartra Tovar about how to let go of diet culture and tune into yourself instead.
I’ll also be sharing information about my new Rock Your Midlife Community. You can learn more about it and sign up HERE: https://themidlifewhisperer.com/community/
More About My Guests
Alexander Gershberg is a chef, cooking teacher and cookbook author. Since 2011 his mission has been to inspire the world to eat more healthily and for healthy food to be more sexy. His first cookbook Vegan for Friends was published in Dutch in May 2017. His second cookbook Energy, also in Dutch, was published in November 2019 and named best vegan cookbook of the year in the Netherlands. His third book Plantbased was published in Dutch in January 2022 and will be available in English in January 2023. Alexander was born in Russia, grew up in Israel and he has been based in Amsterdam since 2006. Alexander has developed a unique cooking style inspired by his native cultures together with a healthy approach to cooking and nutrition. His dishes are colourful, original and very varied in his use of different flavours, ingredients and cooking techniques. The result is always intriguing, surprising, “feel good” nourishing and very delicious. The ingredients Alexander uses are 100% vegan and organic, preferring locally grown vegetables and whole foods rather than processed and commercially refined foods. Alexander believes that by eating in this way, people will be happier, healthier and live more in harmony with other people and their environment.
Dr. Supatra Tovar
Dr. Supatra Tovar (PSY31949) is one of the few clinical psychologists in the country who is also a registered dietitian and fitness expert. Dr. Tovar’s unique background and integrated specializations allow her to provide holistic mind-body treatment for trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and more. Dr. Tovar obtained her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, her Masters in nutritional science from Cal State LA, and holds a certification in Pilates from Body Arts and Sciences International. She works in private practice in Pasadena and has created ANEW – Advanced Nutrition and Emotional Wellness, an educational website dedicated to improving mind, body, and spirit.