It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with my guest today, Amanda Foti! Amanda is a registered dietitian from New York with a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. She’s also the Director at Healthie — a comprehensive platform for nutritional and wellness care. But, most excitingly (for me), she’s also an entrepreneur who got the start-up itch.
Today’s conversation is all about how we can eat better as mission-minded entrepreneurs. And it’s a really interesting one too! Amanda uniquely contextualized nutrition and nutritional optimization for the world of entrepreneurs. We also got into the types of foods that she recommends for her clients in terms of maximizing energy and shifting our habits, and, had a really fascinating conversation around the psychology of eating (why is it that we pick the foods that we do? And what are the influences on the types of foods that we naturally select for our bodies?)
As an entrepreneur, it is key to eat healthily and maintain optimal nutrition! You’ll want to tune in for this one.
[2:06] About my guest today, Amanda Foti.
[3:32] Welcoming Amanda to the podcast!
[3:55] Amanda takes us through her personal journey and how she got to where she is today.
[8:52] Amanda’s ‘musts’ for staying healthy in the start-up world.
[12:13] Amanda dives into the topic of the psychology of eating.
[17:00] How the Healthie platform helps both practitioners and consumers.
[23:57] Was Amanda always an entrepreneur? How did she develop her entrepreneurial sense?
[25:35] Amanda’s key nutritional habits you should have in place in the new year!
[29:35] How to manage indulgences with priorities and a positive vs. negative mindset.
[33:56] The importance of connecting your desired outcome to something bigger to achieve success.
[34:58] How Amanda eats and maintains her health.
[38:01] How Amanda defines health.
[41:59] Amanda’s key performance indicators!
[47:11] Where to follow-up with Amanda online.
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More About Amanda Foti
Amanda Foti is a Registered Dietitian and a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She has broad experience managing disease with nutrition and lifestyle in the clinical setting. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy in relation to emotional eating and weight management counseling.
Her counseling approach is all about being realistic and providing personalized guidance for what your body needs. She works closely with people to help them live a healthier lifestyle by finding their perfect balance to live a life that is both healthy and enjoyable.
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CALL TO ACTION
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“[It’s really important] to set your intentions … [and understand] your motivation, because if you don’t have those two things then any diet, any plan, [or] any attempt to try and feel better physically, will just not go well.” — Amanda Foti
“Focus on what you’re adding to your diet, vs. taking away.” — Amanda Foti
“If you develop a negative association with being active or eating healthy, then you’re not setting yourself up for success long-term. So, I always tell my clients: whatever it is, be positive about it.” — Amanda Foti
“[A] positive shift in mindset is so incredibly powerful to actually sticking with [a healthy lifestyle.]” — Amanda Foti
“I’m really, really family-focused. If I’m not working, or working out, or focused on things that I have to do for me, it’s 100% spent with family.” — Amanda Foti