The Well & Simple Podcast

Marissa Szabo

Hosted by Marissa Szabo, a certified nutrition coach, this podcast takes a no-BS approach to covering nutrition and fitness. The fact is, diets are garbage and there are a lot of ways the health & wellness industry is actually super toxic. Marissa, along with her guests, will be laying it all out for you.

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Welcome to the Well & Simple Podcast!
Trailer 26 sec

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Marissa offers some thoughts and questions about a recent story on weight loss surgery for adolescents.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Jun 24

39 min 58 sec

If you have difficulties with sleeping this is the episode for you! Marissa is joined by Katelyn Anderson, a clinical therapist and founder of Equip Sleeping Company, and they discuss the importance of sufficient quality sleep, some strategies for supporting better sleep, and Equip's forthcoming sleep-supporting product, the Cozy Case!  Important Links! Equip Sleeping Co Website (and Free Sleep Guide): https://equipsleepingco.com/ Equip Sleeping Co on Instagram: @equipsleepingco Cozy Case Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/equipsleepingco/cozy-case Equip Sleeping So on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgcyoJ2omXVEP8pypjkA6qw --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Jun 9

38 min 43 sec

In this episode, Marissa responds to concerns about Covid weight gain and fear mongering to sell supplements. And she says "fart" at least once. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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May 26

23 min 29 sec

In this episode Marissa tackles the truth behind the BMI.  Please note that nothing in this episode is to be construed as medical advice and you should always consult with the appropriate medical provider for health issues.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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May 12

33 min 39 sec

In this episode, Marissa illustrates just how ludicrous women's clothing sizing is and ruins yet another wellness trend: apple cider vinegar. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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May 5

28 min 20 sec

In this episode Marissa shares her take on the Khloe Kardashian photo fiasco and what's missing from those conversations and she busts the gallon of water per day myth --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Apr 14

26 min 13 sec

In this episode, Marissa tackles some of the current events and trends in nutrition today: the Krispy Kreme donut promotion scandal, Nature's Cereal, and the new Herbalife shake shops popping up all over.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Mar 31

25 min 36 sec

In this week's episode, Marissa discusses reactions to body positivity and anti-fatphobia on social media and busts the myths of the low-carb diets --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Mar 17

42 min 11 sec

CW: medical fatphobia, medical malpractice, and cancer diagnosis.  Imagine fighting tooth and nail through the dumpster fire of the US healthcare system for months dealing with doctors not taking your symptoms seriously, and then, when you finally get in to see a specialist you so desperately need to see, he dismisses your symptoms and makes a cruel joke about your weight. This isn't made up. This really happened. And it happens all the time to fat patients. Listen to this episode to learn more about medical fatphobia and how it is so dangerous.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Mar 12

16 min 41 sec

In this episode, Marissa addresses the many, many issues with the latest Goop-endorsed bogus fad diet: Intuitive Fasting --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Mar 3

29 min 35 sec

This week Marissa talks about the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, low-calorie diets, and food addiction.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

Feb 24

46 min 27 sec

The one in which Marissa forgets the word "methodology" for an entire episode and covers the latest headlines including, murderous eggs, a new weight loss drug, and ultra-processed foods --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Feb 17

43 min 19 sec

In this episode, Marissa and special guest Amanda Goedde call BS on "clean eating," discuss food deserts, rethink the definition of "health," and laugh over unfortunate digestive mishaps.  Follow Amanda on IG at @amanda_goedde --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Feb 10

1 hr 7 min

MLMs are popping up everywhere offering everything from shampoo to legal services to weight loss programs. The industry's value is approaching $200 billion with its promises of the #bossbabe lifestyle - set your own hours, work from home, make money while on vacation, etc. etc. But the backlash to these companies has been growing in recent years and with good reason - it's estimated that only around 1% of multilevel marketing (or networking marketing) distributors actually make a profit. In this episode, Marissa is joined by Haley O'Bryan, a therapist, anti-MLM content creator, and recent graduate student whose research focused on MLMs, to discuss the impacts these companies have on distributors and customers and their concerns with this model of operating.  Follow Haley at @counselorhaley on Instagram and Twitter!   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Feb 3

54 min 24 sec

I'm no clairvoyant, but I thought it would be fun to get in on predicting what the big wellness trends are going to be in 2021. Crazy new cleanse? A new fitness class? WILL PARSNIPS BE THE NEW SUPERFOOD? Tune in to find out. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Jan 27

52 min 26 sec

The New Year is coming and there are influencers online posting all kinds of claims, most of which don't hold water. Check out what Marissa has to say about the latest making the rounds this week.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Dec 2020

32 min 24 sec

In this episode, Marissa starts to dig into the problems that are created when we assume that our weight demonstrates our health. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are my own and are not intended to be construed as or used in place of medical advice.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Dec 2020

27 min 7 sec

This week, Marissa is joined by Samantha Mendonca, a sex educator, movement instructor, and activist. Together they discuss fatphobia and the ways that it shows up in the wellness industry and in ourselves as well as her approach to learning to work through it and learning to love yourself.  Find Samantha and her amazing offerings/programs here: https://www.darkmatterhealing.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Dec 2020

48 min 37 sec

It's December! And that means that we are about to be bombarded advertisements and solicitations for all kinds of diets, detoxes, cleanses, and fitness programs. UGH. In this episode, Marissa shares what she believes are some of the biggest red flags you should be on the look out for this New Year to avoid falling into someone's wellness trap.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Dec 2020

36 min 58 sec

It's that time of year - yes, the holidays, but also the time of year when we are literally being suffocated by the diet industry. From the ads for new programs to just the way we approach holiday eating, it's everywhere. In this episode, Marissa covers some of the most common issues that arise from this diet-centric environment this time of year, what you need to know about them, and what to do instead.  Disclaimer: Marissa is not a physician, clinical nutritionist, registered dietician, or psychiatrist specializing in eating disorders or disordered eating and, as such, nothing in this episode should be construed as professional advice on how to address these conditions. If you are concerned that you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, please seek professional attention.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Nov 2020

36 min 31 sec

In this episode, Marissa talks about a recent study on weight loss making headlines and what you need to know before making any changes to your life based on these headlines.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Nov 2020

25 min 51 sec

In this episode, Marissa digs into what we mean by "moralizing foods" and how doing this can cause some significant problems. Content warning for dieting, disordered eating, and binging.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Nov 2020

22 min 45 sec

In this episode, Marissa is joined by special guest, Michelle Farrell, who is a certified personal trainer, certified nutrition coach, and the co-owner of Straight Up Strong. They discuss the issues with diets, MLMs in the wellness sphere, and body positivity. TW: fatphobia, weight loss, diets Straight Up Strong: https://www.straightupstrong.com/ #FitwithFriends Free Challenge Michelle on IG: https://www.instagram.com/_michelle_farrell/ Diet Decoder Waitlist --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Nov 2020

49 min 25 sec

In this week's episode I am joined by movement leader on the North Shore, Amanda Goedde, to discuss body image, the power of words, and how fitness fails to be inclusive and crosses into toxicity.  Be sure to follow Amanda on Instagram at @amanda_goedde --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Oct 2020

43 min 21 sec

A lot of people say that diets don't work. The truth is that they do exactly what they're designed to do. In this episode, I cover what you need to know about the true nature of diets and how I became anti-diet.  ***Please note that nothing in the Well & Simple podcast is to be construed as or used in place of professional medical advice. If you believe that you or someone you care about it suffering from and eating disorder, please seek professional assistance.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

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Oct 2020

25 min 14 sec

Just a quick trailer to let you know what's coming your way! My guests and I will be talking about what garbage diets are and talking real talk about nutrition and fitness.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marissa-szabo/support

Sep 2020

26 sec