Episode 84: From Yoyo To Balance: Lauren’s Wellness Journey

September 18, 2019

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Episode Overview

In today’s episode, Annie interviews Balance365 co-founder Lauren Koski about her path from food obsession and yo-yo dieting to finding peace and balance in her approach to food, fitness, and nutrition. Listen in for the behind-the-scenes story of why she made a change and for her inspiring message.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Lauren’s first diet
  • The intergenerational impacts of dieting
  • What yo yo dieting looked and felt like
  • Binge eating and the diet industry’s “answers”
  • Blizzard gate, Pretzel Gate and all the diets Lauren tried
  • “The Mask of Health” – What it is and what it can mean
  • What made Lauren change her path
  • Moms Done Dieting – Lauren’s first Instagram account
  • Lauren’s message of hope for dieters everywhere
  • The ongoing evolution of mindset after ditching diets



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!