Margot Freitag is a coach who helps people transition to a plant-based diet successfully and sustainably. Growing up in Northwest Ontario (cue “Helpless” by Neil Young), she suffered from asthma, and made constant trips to the ER throughout her childhood.
As a teen, she became a yoyo dieter, trying every variation she stumbled across in an attempt to lose weight: the apple-only diet, the “don't eat for a week” diet, low carb, etc. One plan she tried allowed her to eat cheese but not carrots, because sugar. (Sigh…)
As luck would have it, her nutrition instructor in massage school was none other than superstar dietitian Brenda Davis (who kindly appeared on this podcast's 18th episode to talk about defeating diabetes and debunking paleo). From Brenda, Margot learned that dairy was not her friend.
In fact, within three days of ditching milk and cheese, both she and her then-4-year-old son were symptom-free. The puffers were quickly relegated to the junk drawer, out of sight and out of mind.
In addition to her journey, we also explore her work as a health coach. She shares the three biggest dysfunctional mindsets that her clients are invited to change to pave the way to success, as well as some of her methods to get them to do so.
Also, we chat about how she gets clients to work with her two Spanish Mustangs to discover and shift their limiting beliefs and ineffective strategies.
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Margot's website: TaigaWholeHealth.com
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