Ep. 103: An Inside Look at the Fed & Fit Project Online!

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On today's episode, listener Alyssa joins us to give an inside look at the Fed & Fit Project Online!


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Episode 103 Transcription

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Cassy Joy: Welcome back to another episode of the Fed and Fit podcast. I am your hostess, Cassy Joy Garcia. And today is a very special episode. I’ve been looking forward to this particular episode for weeks. Because, I’m joined by one of our Fed and Fit Project members. Her name is Alyssa. She is from Seattle, Washington. And a really fun fact about her; she got married in college. Which is so cool! When you know, you know.

Alyssa: You totally know. {laughs}

Cassy Joy: {laughs} Love it! She’s got 2 kiddos, a 5 and a 3.5-year-old, and she really is just as smart and as sweet as can be. And I’m just honored to have you on the show today, Alyssa. Thank you for joining us.

Alyssa: Thank you for having me, Cassy. I’m excited to be here.

Cassy Joy: Yeah, girl! This is going to be fun. So, Alyssa is, at this point I’m going to go ahead and call you a veteran Project member. {laughs}

Alyssa: {laughs} Well thanks.

Cassy Joy: Oh, yeah. Thank you. When did you join the project?

Alyssa: I officially joined in February. With the February month.

Cassy Joy: Ok, got it. With the February group. So she joined in February, and she’s been really submerged in the material, in the community group, and everything. And just been doing such a great job. And we really wanted to bring somebody on so you could hear about the project from her eyes. So I’ve just got some questions for her, but I’m excited to learn from her. And that’s kind of the fun part about the Project, and the community. Everybody has their own takeaways that they pull from stuff. And there’s always something you could learn at every turn and every corner.

So, to kick things off, I would love to hear straight from Alyssa; why did you decide to join the Fed and Fit Project? Oh, and I guess should introduce. For new listeners here, who are not familiar. The Fed and Fit Project online is the food and fitness program online that mirrors what’s found in the Fed and Fit book. The printed book that you can find in Barnes and Noble, and Amazon, and Costco, and all those wonderful places. But the Project really comes alive online through video, through daily email support. Gosh, through a community forum, and tons of resources. And we open up enrollment for about a week every month to get started for the next group on the first Monday of every month. So that’s kind of some background information.

But I’d love to hear from Alyssa; why did you officially decide to join the Project back in February?

Alyssa: Sure. So I decided to join because I really wanted the community aspect. A couple of years ago, I started off with a different sort of challenge, and really figured out how to eat more of a paleo template. And I like to think of it more as just really nutrient-dense foods. Foods that make me feel the best. So, I spent a couple of years really trying to figure out that for myself and my family. But I have not been good about the fitness aspect. Since having kids 5 years ago, I feel like my time has been more limited, and I’ve just had every excuse possible to not do some work in that aspect. So I really wanted to dial in my fitness and my hydration, actually. And I knew the community component was going to be really beneficial. I think we’re all on social media. I guess I can’t speak for everyone, but for myself, more than I’d like to be. And just being able to log in, but also have very encouraging things that you’re saying. Things that are aligned with what you’re trying to accomplish I think was really helpful. So, accountability and community are probably the two biggest things.

Cassy Joy: That’s awesome. I didn’t even think about that piece of it. Because it’s true. The Project online; we have an online community forum that’s hosted on The Project portal itself. But we also have a Facebook one; because so many folks are on Facebook, anyways. I just wanted to make it as easy as possible, but I didn’t even think about that. Because the group, the Facebook group in particular. We can share photos, really encourage each other. There really is nothing but really wonderful things on there. Some folks will log in and talk about maybe something that they’re struggling with, and it’s a really beautiful safe space to kind of voice some of those things that you might be struggling with. Because there are other people that can help offer encouragement, and maybe some insight. I didn’t even think about that. That’s awesome.

So, there’s a lot that goes on in the Project. There’s the daily emails. We tackle different topics. We have all kinds of different worksheets, trying to figure out your daily sleep number, daily water intake. So on and so forth. Did you have a favorite activity within the Project itself?

Alyssa: First of all, I loved the daily emails. That component of it is super encouraging. There’s just so much content across the different four pillars. Even if you read through the first part of the book, and have looked at the recipes. I just think having it in those little bite-sized pieces each day really helped me tackle little tasks.

So with that, I guess my favorite activity out of that; those emails were really the encouragement to have variety on your plate with what you’re eating. With the types of food, and the meats that you're purchasing; different types of cuts. Different fruits and vegetables, and really trying to diversify your plate more. I’m a creature of habit, and it’s easy to just eat the same things. So we really took that on as a challenge. My kids, especially. They have loved going to the store. They know that each week when we go to the store we get to pick out one new vegetable and one new fruit. And I might try different cuts of meat, and things like that. But from their perspective, they get to scan the produce section and find out what new thing we’re going to pick out that week. And they just think it’s so cool. And then we go home, and we have no idea what it is half the time.

Cassy Joy: {laughs}

Alyssa: And we have to look up how to prepare it. We kind of talk a little bit about where it’s grown, and traditional preparations for it, and enjoy it. And sometimes they like it, sometimes they don’t. But they definitely try everything, because they’re just so excited about it. So that’s’ been really fun for our family. That’s probably been my favorite.

Cassy Joy: That is so cool! I love that so much. I remember; what did you say? I think I saw, maybe it was the Facebook group or something. One of the fruit and vegetables that you tried. It was something really unique.

Alyssa: What was it. We did papaya, we did yucca root. I could be mispronouncing it. What else have we done? We’ve done guava. We got a taro root, which their excited about, because they love Moana, and it’s one of the songs. We have yet to prepare that.

Cassy Joy: Oh! {laughs}

Alyssa: But yeah, we’ve just been grabbing different things. Star fruit; they loved star fruit. The flavor and the shape. So we’ve just been trying different things.

Cassy Joy: That’s so great. And I’m glad you brought that up. That’s kind of what we really want to do, because it can be overwhelming when you're looking at, say the four pillars, being mindset, rest, hydration, nutrition, and fitness. When you look at those all at once, kind of like how they are laid out in the book, it can be really overwhelming. It’s over 100 page of content that’s just; it seems like you have to digest it all almost in one sitting. But with the project, it was a really fun way to divide it up into daily emails to be able to say; talk about the importance of varying the micronutrients in your diet, but talking about how to do that. Vary your plate, and then here’s a really fun challenge, is to go and get; speaking to what Alyssa is talking about. Going and trying to challenge yourself to get a new fruit and a new vegetable, and maybe some kind of a new protein once a week.

Anyway that’s so cool. I’m really glad you enjoyed that. What maybe was one of your favorite, not necessarily Project activity, but part of the Project. One of the mechanisms; because there are a bunch of them that we used, for the Project itself.

Alyssa: Sure. So my favorite; well this is tough one. Because I don’t know if it’s necessarily my favorite thing; but the most beneficial thing, the thing that I really was looking forward to and enjoyed was the journaling. It’s definitely kind of a labor of love. And I think at first, I’m more of a perfectionist type A person, so I want to document everything. Ounces; all the things with food and everything. And I know through your email, and also I think one of the live calls, it was very much, “Don’t be so worried about being particular about documenting everything down.” Because once you get that way, you start to get overly; it gets to be all-consuming. But I’d really say the journaling aspect has been my favorite part of the program, because it’s very reflective. And I don’t think it needs to be super labor-intensive. As long as, at the end of your day, you sit down and say, “How was my day? How did I feel?” And if you felt great, just say “I felt great,” right?

Cassy Joy: Mm-hmm.

Alyssa: And maybe what did you do, and just a couple of quick bullets. And then on the days when you’re like, “Hmm, I didn’t feel so great.” You kind of think through, “What did I eat? How did I eat? When?” You know. And I kind of do more deep dive on those days to try to pinpoint the root cause. But just having these lessons learned. I was joking, I think with you over email about how I have pages. I do have pages of lessons learned; over 20 so far, and counting. Of just the little things that are helpful, and things I want to avoid, and what works for our family. So journaling has definitely been awesome.

Cassy Joy: That’s awesome. That’s awesome. I think I put it somewhere in the book, but it was the whole idea of, there’s no one-size fits all diet plan or lifestyle plan. So it’s like; who do you look to help you design it? And my joke was, “you’re hired.” You holding the book! You're the person to design it. Because nobody knows you like you do. So how do you do that? How do you really figure out what is right for you? And it’s through that journaling, and through what Alyssa is talking about. She said it perfectly; at the end of the day, yes there is a way that you can journal a bunch of details throughout the day just to really get you started. But at the end of the day, just to her point, you write down a couple of high-level lessons learned; “How did you feel? What do you think made you feel that great, or what do you think made you feel not that great?”

And that activity does 2 things. It A), it allows you to do exactly what she’s saying. It allows you to determine, “Oh, I felt great today. And I also remember that I drank a whole bunch of water.” Right? So you kind of get to make that correlation, as maybe the amount of water that I drank, which was more than average, is helping me feel this great. So you get to draw that kind of very direct correlation. But the second thing it does is it pulls this, “I feel good,” or “I don’t feel good” out of an emotional place and onto pen and paper. And not everybody struggles with this, but some people do. We start to worry if we’re passing or failing at our healthy lifestyle. And when we worry if we’re passing or failing, based on these arbitrary stepping on a scale and weighing ourselves, or doing whatever it is we think we need to do. Looking in the mirror, and who knows what we actually see based on what we think we see. All of these emotions wrapped up in healthy living. It takes it out of our emotional space, and puts it on paper into actionable steps that makes it easier to deal with and easier to understand. And we can just be ok with feeling however we’re feeling. Does that make sense; did I say that close?

Alyssa: Yeah, it totally makes sense. And I just think the practice of being more mindful about your own body and your own lifestyle and your own situation, and the things going on. It’s so important, right? Because even the stuff I’ve jotted down in February and March; I mean, that could be totally different a couple of years from now.

Cassy Joy: Totally.

Alyssa: I’m going to be older, my kids will be in; you know, it’s just a different stage of life. So I think constantly being reflective and just thinking; “What works? What doesn’t work?”

One thing I did want to bring up was this whole mantra of progress, not perfection. Which we talk about in the community group, and it’s in one of the daily emails early on. That really stuck with me. Because like I mentioned before; I am totally a perfectionist. I want everything to be right, and if it’s not a certain way then I feel like I’m not in it. And there was one email where it was like, “Even if you think you're not in it, you are in it.” Like stop.

Cassy Joy: {laughs}

Alyssa: You’re in it. Just keep reading these daily emails, finding ways to fine-tune and tweak, journal out. If something doesn’t go right, chalk it up as a lesson learned and learn from it, right? I just think that’s been a really good perspective to have. It’s just something that’s been really encouraging to me, and it’s really helped me with fitness I think the most. And food, too. But I did feel like; I’ve been kind of progressing over the last couple of years with food, but just have not been good about dialing in my hydration and focusing on the fitness aspect. And for me, I work part time, and I have two little ones. Time is precious. It is with everyone, but I think spending time being active, you kind of have mommy guilt sometimes about that. Like, “Oh, I’m not spending time with my kids.” Or if I choose to go to a yoga class, that’s an hour I’m choosing in the evening not to spend with them. And I’m already working. And it can be kind of hard. But at the end of the day, I have to remind myself. I want my family to be healthy, I want them to see these healthy habits. I want them to be excited. And as they’re older, I want them to want to come with me, you know?

Cassy Joy: Mm-hmm.

Alyssa: My kids, they take a yoga class at their school. They have a yoga instructor who comes, and they just think it’s so cool that we both have yoga on the same day. And they show me their new poses. And I talk about the poses that I did. So it’s like, I kind of got past that whole mommy guilt. They’re like, “Are we going to the gym today?” And they get all excited. It’s such a good investment. You know. It’s been really great. So I really appreciated that.

Cassy Joy: Oh, that’s wonderful. That’s so heartwarming to hear. Good for you! I have nothing more to add to that. That is beautiful. {laughs} Oh I love it so much.

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Cassy Joy: Ok, well we’ve already kind of started talking about some of them, but what are maybe some of your other; oh, and I guess for background information. The reason why we keep talking about lessons learned. The ultimate destination of the Project isn’t just to do a restrictive protocol for 28 days, or 3 months. There are two different paths folks can choose when they sign up. They can kind of rip the Band-Aid off in 28 days, or they can more gradually adjust within 3 months. And what that first phase of the Project is called is the feel-good reset. And all it’s meant to do is exactly what it says. It’s meant to help you get to a place where you feel really good so that from there; and you document lessons learned along the way. And that’s still a work in progress, right? And it’s about progress, not perfection. Even though it reads like something you could be perfect at, we really want you to approach it as an, “I can design this and tweak this to work for me.” But get you to feeling as good at a baseline as possible.

And then from there, we go on to build the Perfect You Plan; the PYP. And the Perfect You Plan is really just a compilation of all of your lessons learned. And in the PYP, when we start introducing new foods. Let’s say you’ve finished the Project, and you really want to test out corn, right? Because I live in San Antonio, Texas; this is always going to be my go-to example. Because we just; there are corn tortillas everywhere! If you want to test corn, you would try that out and you would document how your feeling. And that would be, chalk it up to another lessons learned.

So, that would be your Perfect You Plan, is a compilation of all of these lessons learned about yourself. So what have been some of your favorite lessons learned that you’ve gathered from the Project?

Alyssa: Oh goodness. I have a lot. {laughs}

Cassy Joy: {laughs}

Alyssa: I would say; for me. And I’ve kind of known this for a while, but it kind of reinforced it. I absolutely need to spend the time on the weekend; or at least once a week, thinking through my week ahead. When do we have work lunches? When do we need to have different meals ready? And really meal planning; I just feel like that’s been. If I sit down and say, “Ok, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. What’s my plan?” And granted, plans change, and it’s fine. But if I sit down, and I think through, “What are we going to do this week?” And then I write my grocery list, and I go to the store, and I buy it. Or I have my list for the first part of the week, and I have my list for the middle of the week. Then I buy the food, and it’s fine. It’s in my fridge, it’s good to go. I have my plan. I know when I need to do things. And I follow my plan. And my choices are so much more healthful. I really think that’s been a good lesson learned for me.

I do love the leafy greens at breakfast; totally on the lemony kale kick in the morning. I love it. I feel great. I just feel like that jolt of nutrients in the morning has been really good for me. Let’s see, what else? I can’t stop treats in our house. I can; I mean, really. But I have to be very limited in what I do. If I just say, “Oh, such and such is having a good sale on all these paleo treat foods.” Or different snacky items. Even plantain chips, which are so benign. But if I have a lot of convenience stuff like that around, I find that I just make excuses to eat it. And I really do feel better when I have fresh foods on my plate instead of, you know, processed foods. Even if they're processed in a good way, and they’re cooked in coconut oil, or avocado oil, or whatever. I can’t really stock that.

Tea in the evening, herbal tea if I’m feeling like I want something sweet. Half the time, I’m just dehydrated because as I mentioned; hydration, I need to be better about it. So for me, I do really well when I am drinking my daily water number in ounces. And then if I’m craving something sweet at night, there’s an herbal tea, it’s called rooibos chai. It’s a caffeine free chai tea. And it is so good. And it’s kind of spicy. And it makes me almost feel like I’m having a cup of coffee or something. But I try not to drink coffee after noon. So for me, that’s been awesome at night before bed. Gosh, I could just go on. There are probably more. But those have been the big ones.

Oh, and then on the fitness side, that was the pillar I really wanted to focus on. I found a couple of friends of mine go to the same gym. And it’s a family friendly gym. It actually includes an hour and a half of childcare included every day in the membership.

Cassy Joy: Nice!

Alyssa: So you really have no excuse. So I started; I joined the gym. Our family did. And I’ve made a point to just try a bunch of different classes to see what I like. I encourage my friends to come with me, and they were all on board because they were already going. And their kids go, as well. So my kids call it little gym, and they think it’s the coolest thing, that they get to go to the gym and play with their friends while mommy works out.

So I would say accountability and finding a friend who wants to go with you. At first, at least, while you’re establishing the habit. Was really helpful for me. And then trying a bunch of different types of workouts and classes and finding what you like was another kind of thing that stuck with me. I ended up finding that I love yoga. And so yoga has been so awesome for me. I’ve been going a couple of days a week now, pretty consistently. To the point where when my friends can’t go, I’m going. Because I just love it.

I think early on, accountability was really helpful in that space. And just trying different things. And trying things that are fun. I think that was another point in the Savvy Seven you had brought up; make it fun. Make it something you want to do, and look forward to. And that’s what yoga is for me. My husband and I love to golf, so we golf and that’s another fun family thing that we kind of, you know, can go do. I have yet to find a good I guess other sorts of workouts that I just love, love, love. I think I would like a CrossFit style type workout; more functional. But I haven’t found one. I took a HIIT class, and it pretty much killed me at the gym the other day.

Cassy Joy: {laughing}

Alyssa: Because I haven’t done that sort of thing in a while.

Cassy Joy: Those are tough.

Alyssa: Yeah, they are tough. But yeah. That’s quite a few. I have more, but I would just talk your ear off if I kept going. {laughs}

Cassy Joy: That’s awesome, Alyssa. And kind of what I want to highlight is; we’re sitting here and we’re listening to all of these amazing nuggets of information that Alyssa has figured out about herself. Everything from the rooibos chai at night time instead of a sweet treat, because it’s still sweet, and she doesn’t feel like she’s missing out on something. To the yoga and the golf, and inviting people to go with her to these classes. And having kale for breakfast. And doing meal prep; or being more intentional and not skipping those types of activities. That is such a big picture, right? That we’re getting.

What we really set out to do with the Project was; you know when you pass those people on the street, and you look at them and you think, “Wow. They just look to be so healthy and like they have it all together.” Now, there’s no such thing as anybody that actually has it all together all the time {laughs}. But you see those people that you think, they must be naturally healthy, or they just naturally have this stuff figured out. And at the end of the day, we’re all trying to figure it out. It’s all just this big puzzle of a bunch of pieces that we have found that work for us in so many different areas, in so many different parts of our lives. Everything from the tea, to the greens, to the meal prep, to taking a friend, to yoga, to the hydration. All of these are different puzzle pieces that you were able to put together, and that’s how you get this kind of overview of what is a healthy lifestyle. There’s no one single thing that you can credit. It’s not the fact that they do this certain kind of exercise activity, or just because they stopped eating bread. You know? It’s a summation of a bunch of decisions. And it’s just so cool to hear your lessons learned that spanned all these great places. I mean, you did a fantastic job of keeping notes on everything.

And like you said; to your point, those things are moving pieces, the moving parts. They won’t always be true. And they’re going to constantly evolve. My lessons learned constantly evolve. There are certain things that change by the month, and by the year. Based on my family’s goals. And then your body will change, as well, as time goes on. So, anyways. Props to you, that’s incredible. Thank you for sharing those.

Alyssa: Oh, yeah.

Cassy Joy: Very cool. Well, I would love to kind of get your perspective, as a veteran member of the Project. But who would you say the Project would be best suited for? Let’s say if you're at a dinner party, and you’re trying to tell folks about it. Because I really believe that; the Project is definitely meant to help a certain kind of person. There are certain programs out there that are better suited for other people. So who do you think the Project is best suited to serve?

Alyssa: Yeah. Wow. I honestly think it’s suitable for anyone. But it has to be someone who is willing to put in some work. I mean, I think it’s definitely not one of those things where you have to be perfect. But you have to want to change, and be willing to read the emails, and really think about them and try to apply them. Not that you have to do every activity and every email. But I think have that perspective of, “I want things to be different.” Or, “I want to feel a certain way, and I’m willing to put in some work to do that.” And it’s not going to be perfect, and days aren’t going to be; you know. You’re going to have great days, and you're going to have days where you don’t do well. But it’s ok, as long as you know that you’re willing to put in some effort. Be reflective, and just kind of honor the commitment you’re making to yourself.

I mean, I really do think it’s good for anyone. I think it’s a lot of content, but it’s awesome. And I have all the emails from Path A, and I really appreciate the different path options, actually. I think most programs are, “you have to do it a certain way, and it’s in this time frame.” And people know themselves the best, right? And if you’re a person who, you need time. “I can’t take these 5 things out of my diet. Just gluten itself is going to kill me! Don’t tell me to be grain-free! And dairy free?” It’s like, what? I think that aspect of just slowly planning out people’s diets, for Path B, kind of the 3 month. I’m not sure how long that path is. But the slower kind of elimination aspect, or just Path A. I know I do better when I just jump in and I want to feel good quickly and right away. I think that’s great too.

And for me, I’m on Path C, now. But I think for me, I’m going to constantly go back and just look at those emails, and pop around and see, “What can I work on?” I think I got one email, and it was about snacking. Post meal snacks, and pre-meal snacks for working out, and things like that. That one was really helpful. I hadn’t really thought a lot about that. But now that I’m working out more, it was like, “Oh, I can actually apply this and think about it.” So I think, I don’t know if I’m answering your question well.

Cassy Joy: Yeah!

Alyssa: But, I would say it’s really good for anyone. I just think be willing to be flexible, and remember, it’s about progress. And just be reflective, and go with the flow. And put in the work. Because the more that you are true to the program, I think you see the results more clearly. But even if you’re not true to it, and you struggle; as long as you stay in it, and use the community for encouragement or advice or whatever, I think you’ll get to where you need to be eventually. And that’s what I think everyone wants.

Cassy Joy: On, that was beautifully put. Very lovely, Alyssa, you’re so good! I love it. That’s wonderful. And that really is what we aim to do. If anybody is coming in and they’re just looking to better their lifestyle, or get a better handle on an objective way to look at, “What makes me feel my best?” Whether it’s food, fitness, lifestyle habits, or mindset. Get a firm handle on the things that we can do to help ourselves feel our best. People come in at different paces, right? And different levels of commitment. And different states of readiness. To your point, where there might be people who say, yeah, they want to rip the Band-Aid off right away. So they jump into Path A, which is a 28-day format. But they really aren’t ready-ready, you know? And they get maybe 2.5 weeks into it, and I really just want to toss a big warm hug around those folks. Because it’s not a “do it perfectly or bust” kind of program. To your point. As long as you’re in the conversation, and you’re still thinking about it, then it’s a part of the process, and you’re still in it. And making small changes little by little is the way real changes are done for a lot of people. So beautifully put. Very eloquent. Alyssa, I cannot thank you enough for coming on the show today and sharing about your experience.

Alyssa: Thank you for having me! This has been so much fun.

Cassy Joy: Oh my gosh, the fun is all mine! {laughs} She’s such a doll, too. She’s outside, and her kiddos are inside with their grandparents, and they’re visiting family. So thank you so much for carving out so much time for us. It really meant the world.

And to all of you listeners, if you’d like to learn more about the Fed and Fit Project, you can head to www.FedandFitProject.com and learn all about it, learn all about the lingo, the Path A, B, and C stuff we’ve been talking about. See more about the 4 pillars of health. And like I said, we launch a new group the first Monday of every single month, and enrollment is open two weeks before that. So mark your calendars. It’s a really fun group. And I think it’s meant for the people who are just looking for long-term success. This is not a quick fix kind of program, if you couldn’t tell from this conversation. It’s really meant to help empower long-term success and long-term grace. Giving ourselves good grace.

So Alyssa, thanks again. Thanks everybody who listened. We’ll be back again next week.


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  1. Rachel says:

    Hi Cassy!

    First off I just want to say thanks for all you do and for all the positivity you’re always spreading!
    I just recently bought your Fed and Fit book and LOVE it, however, I have been having some issues and wanted to see if you’d have any insight for me. I started the 28 day project last week and on day 5 I started getting stomach pains after eating. Every day since then I get these sharp, cramping pains in my stomach every time I eat. I know this is a majorly loaded question and you’d probably need a lot more information to know why this is happening. I thought it was worth a shot to ask though. Is this anything you’ve seen happen before or have any ideas why it might be occurring? Thanks.

    1. Cassy says:

      Hi Rachel! It is difficult to say without more information (knowing what you’re eating, specifically), but it could be that you’ve introduced a new food group (or included a food group at a new larger quantity) that is difficult to digest. Take a look at cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, brussels, collards, etc.) and see if excluding those helps!

  2. Rachel says:

    Thanks for taking the time to respond. Yeah I knew that would be a tough question to answer without knowing more details. Thanks for the advice, I will give that a try!

    1. Cassy says:

      Keep me posted! <3