229: How to stop yo-yo dieting – with Jovanka Ciares (PART ONE)

By April 19, 2022The Simplifiers Podcast

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Are you ready to stop yo-yo dieting once and for all? Lord knows, it doesn’t work but we get woo-ed by the bright, shiny object syndrome of magic pills and “5 steps to the body you desire” nonsense that’s shoved down our throats especially in these months leading up to summer. Enough. Let’s make a choice to try something different.

My special guest today is author Jovanka Ciares and she’s simplifying how to stop yo-yo dieting and instead, reclaim your wellness. She shares age-old practices from around the world that help us all lead a healthy, happy and beautiful life, regardless of our age, gender, ethnicity, income or social status. So, if you’re tired of bouncing from one doctor’s office to the next and packing on more prescription pills and pounds around the midsection than ever before… Jovanka shares a better way to create your own wellness journey that works specifically for you and your body.

Here’s how. 

My special guest today is author + nutrition educator Jovanka Ciares and she’s simplifying how to stop yo-yo dieting.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • How she defines what “wellness” is, especially in this day and age when fast food and instant gratification is slowly killing us all
  • Have you noticed? Why people of color are rarely represented in the billion-dollar industry of health and wellness and how to make a positive change here
  • What are some practical ways we can incorporate more plant-based whole foods into our meals, especially when we’re limited on time
  • Why herbs are an important, secret weapon to healing and to a healthy lifestyle – as part of what she calls the Reclaiming Wellness Method
  • …and ultimately, when people are ready to stop yo-yo dieting, she talks about the role that music and community plays in all of this.

We are continuing on this month with our focus on discernment helping you ultimately to MAKE A CHOICE. How we treat our physical body, what we ingest, how we let stress affect our day-to-day living… all of it is a choice. And I think today’s conversation is another data point to show you and I that there is a different, more simpler and ultimately, BETTER way to live.

If we simply choose. We all have a choice.

I hope that today’s episode will help bring you clarity as you decide how to get into a better relationship with your own body. And I hope it’ll empower you to take the leap, once and for all. Do yourself a favor and go ahead and hit that subscribe button now in your podcast player, so you don’t miss a thing.

I’ll say it again… The world doesn’t want you to know the simple fact that you’ve got everything you need right now in order to leap. You’re fully supported and while it may be super scary looking over the edge of the unknown… I’m here to whisper in your ear, “your inner circle has got you. Make a choice, do the thing!”

Q: Are you ready to stop yo-yo dieting? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!


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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and to help you stop yo-yo dieting and instead, reclaim your wellness? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Jovanka Ciares

Jovanka Ciares – She is the author of Reclaiming Wellness and several other books. A certified wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator, and coach, she offers lectures and workshops around the world.

She studied nutrition with bestselling author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, at his Center for Nutrition Studies (in partnership with Cornell University) and herbalism / plant medicine with Tieraona Low Dog, MD. A native of Puerto Rico, she lives in Los Angeles.

Where Jovanka hangs out online:

Website: jovankaciares.com

Facebook: @jovankaciares

Twitter: @jovankaciares

Instagram: @jovankaciares

YouTube: @jovankaciares

Jovanka’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

…you’ll just have to wait and see in PART TWO of this conversation!

Jovanka Ciares

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