Encore Episode: My Struggle with Yo-Yo Diets & Childhood Obesity

Summary: Turn trauma into triumph, eliminate processed foods and work to heal yourself.
Air Date: 6/19/19
Duration: 27:39
Host: Dr. Ward Bond
Guest Bio: Shanna Ferrigno, National Speaker & Author
Shanna FerrignoShanna Ferrigno has been a health and fitness educator for the past decade, she has helped balance thousands of people’s lifestyle coach. Traveling throughout the world, Shanna motivates her audiences everywhere she goes to take on the challenge of healthy living.

Daughter of the famed bodybuilder and actor, Lou Ferrigno, they created a very successful company known as Ferrigno FIT. A lifestyle brand that celebrates positive, healthy living with behavioral science, education, and entertainment to build personalized transformation programs aimed at helping individuals achieve their fitness goals.

From the journey of being an overweight kid to becoming a fitness and lifestyle coach, Shanna accumulated a lot of stories and experiences from clients to help them overcome their struggles with diet and exercise. After reflecting on these topics (as well as her own from childhood) Shanna was inspired and motivated to write The Reset Plan: Lose the Secrets, Lose the Excuses, Lose the Weight.

Shanna delves into the psychological triggers of weight loss from guilt and shame to loneliness and other emotions that can set person up for addiction and a constant battle with losing weight. Shanna helps her audiences recognize those triggers and helps them “RESET” cognitive patterns for successful weight loss and healing.

Shanna’s workshops and fitness programs in health, nutrition, and weight loss are brought to you with style, grace, and lots of humor her audiences everywhere adore.
  • Book Title: The Reset Plan: Lose the Secrets, Lose the Excuses, Lose the Weight
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Encore Episode: My Struggle with Yo-Yo Diets & Childhood Obesity
Fitness coach Shanna Ferrigno struggled with childhood obesity. Her father, Lou, was a body builder and actor. His return to bodybuilding competitions during her youth turned her family into a business.

While eating clean food, Lou was emotionally unavailable during his training. Shanna missed the connection with her father. She turned to processed foods for consolation because healthy foods were associated with her dad’s distance.

Getting educated on ingredients in processed food helped Shanna change her mindset. If your great-grandmother didn’t eat it, eliminate it from your diet.

Shanna believes in turning trauma into triumph. 

Listen as Shanna joins Dr. Bond to share how she overcame childhood obesity and escaped yo-yo diets to reset her life.

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