Behind the Body

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Podcast by Andrea Cutuk and Anna Daltro

Behind the Body

Welcome to Behind The Body, the podcast that's like having a personal health and fitness coach, two hilarious (at least they think so) BFFs, and a supportive community all rolled into one. Hosted by Andrea and Anna, Behind The Body is a podcast all about helping women of all ages achieve their health, fitness, and lifestyle goals in a fun, honest, and relatable way. Each episode gives you a refreshing take on health and fitness that's not all protein shakes and chicken breasts. Instead, based on their own unique experiences, Andrea and Anna discuss approaching health and fitness in a realistic and achievable way without sacrificing the things you love.  They'll dive into the real struggles women face when it comes to diet and exercise, how to create healthy habits that will stick, self-perception and confidence, and how to set realistic goals that don't leave you feeling discouraged. They'll cut through all the social media "fitfluencer" and diet trend BS, and you'll get practical tips and advice that actually work, as well as inspiring stories from women who have overcome (or still trying to overcome) their own health and fitness challenges.      

Latest episodes

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15 May 2024

Crop Tops and Bikinis at 40+? Hell Yes!

Have you been told that hitting a certain age means it's time to cover up and dress more conservatively? Are you feeling the pressure and judgment from society as you embrace aging? Let's unpack the ineffective societal expectations placed on women as they approach their 40s and the impact it's having on their confidence and self-expression. Join us as we explore breaking free from these limiting beliefs and embracing aging confidently and authentically. 👯 😻 🥳

The key moments in this episode are:

00:00:06 - Embracing the Aging Process

00:01:45 - Overcoming Age-Related Anxieties

00:07:24 - Achieving Goals Regardless of Age

00:11:50 - Challenging Societal Norms

00:14:19 - Dealing with judgment and societal expectations

00:17:00 - Embracing self-confidence and body positivity

00:21:55 - Society's pressure on women's aging and appearance

00:24:40 - Awareness of physical aging and self-image

00:26:32 - Metabolism and Aging

00:27:13 - Hormonal Changes and Aging

00:28:16 - Aging Gracefully

00:29:18 - Looking Ahead

Like, subscribe, and connect with us on social! 

👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behindthebod/

👋 Anna’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/annadaltro

👋 Andrea’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/andrea_cutuk

👋 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/behindthebod

👋 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@behindthebody 

🤩 Additional Resources:

www.healthandfitco.com

https://www.amazon.com/shop/andrea_cutuk

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01 May 2024

Back and Better Than Ever! Behind the Body Returns for Season 2

Hey there, friends! We've missed you and are SO happy to be back! In this episode, we packed in personal updates and insights on all the things we've been up to over the last 6 months, including work stuff, diets, fitness, competing, and getting older! We both celebrated birthdays in February and feel like we are aging like fine wine (with the need for a little more Botox than before).

This is the season of transformation and empowerment, and we're bringing the heat. Buckle up for raw and unfiltered topics in our upcoming episodes of Behind the Body, and stay tuned to join us on this journey to discovering your most radiant self. You won't want to miss it!

The key moments in this episode are:

00:00:06 - The Return of "Behind the Body" 

00:02:39 - Reflections on Season One 

00:07:25 - Embracing Authenticity in Season Two 

00:09:05 - The Challenges of Prepping for Competitions 

00:13:31 - Taking Risks in Competition 

00:14:43 - Overcoming Setbacks and Growth 

00:17:57 - Learning from Defeat 

00:20:41 - Finding Strength in Adversity 

00:24:51 - Embracing the Process and Humility 

00:30:04 - Turning 40 and Achieving Fitness Goals 

00:36:22 - Becoming a U.S. Citizen 

00:42:03 - Empowering Women through Fashion 

00:43:27 - Launching a Nutrition Course 

00:46:20 - Understanding Macros and Calories 

00:48:40 - Embracing a Healthy Lifestyle 

00:53:17 - Finding Motivation to Exercise 

00:54:49 - Embracing Aging and Fitness 

00:58:23 - Embracing Body Confidence 

00:59:33 - The Importance of Transformation  

01:01:34 - Self-Negotiation and Prioritization 


Like, subscribe, and connect with us on social! 

👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behindthebod/
👋 Anna’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/annadaltro
👋 Andrea’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/andrea_cutuk
👋 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/behindthebod
👋 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@behindthebody

 
Master Your Macros course & free resources: www.healthandfitco.com

 

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15 November 2023

Holiday Survival Guide: How to Maintain Progress Towards Health & Fitness Goals

Are you ready to navigate the holiday season without compromising your health and fitness goals? Join Andrea and Anna as we share practical tips and strategies to enjoy the festivities while staying on track. But what happens when temptation takes over, and you find yourself face-to-face with a plate of irresistible holiday treats...? Find out on this episode of Behind the Body how to enjoy all of the holiday's pleasures.

 

In this episode, we will:

  • Discover strategies to ENJOY and navigate the holiday season while still reaching your health and fitness goals.

  • Find out how to balance indulgence and maintain a healthy lifestyle during the festive season.

  • Learn practical tips for managing social events effectively and maintaining your well-being during the holidays.

  • Explore ways to stay active and keep moving amidst the holiday festivities.

  • Discover the benefits of practicing mindful drinking and strategies for moderating alcohol consumption during the holidays.

 

The key moments in this episode are:


00:00:03 - Introduction to the Holiday Season

00:01:01 - Balancing Health and Enjoyment

00:03:10 - Keeping Food on Track

00:06:35 - Mindful Indulgence

00:09:11 - Post-Event Recovery

00:14:39 - The Impact of Alcohol on Health

00:16:43 - Mitigating Alcohol Consumption

00:19:07 - Managing Hangovers

00:20:31 - Staying on Track During the Holidays

00:22:43 - Balancing Indulgence and Health

 Like, subscribe, and connect with us on social! 
👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behindthebod/
👋 Anna’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/annadaltro
👋 Andrea’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/andrea_cutuk
👋 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/behindthebod
👋 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@behindthebody

 
Additional Resources: www.healthandfitco.com

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09 November 2023

Breaking the Stigma: Understanding the Biology and Psychology of Eating Disorders

Behind the Body hosts, Andrea and Anna sit down with licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Mini to discuss the prevalence of eating disorders, the biological characteristics that cause them, the characteristics that can define them, and the treatment options available. This episode and Dr. Mini's expertise offer a powerful glimpse into the complex realities of these disorders. By implementing the insights shared, our hope is that you, or someone you know who suffers from an eating disorder, can experience a profound shift in your mindset and behaviors, paving the way for sustainable recovery and a healthier, happier life.

 

In this episode, we will:

  • Discover the complexities of eating disorders and gain a deeper understanding of their impact on individuals' lives.

  • Explore the powerful connection between social media and body image and how it can influence self-perception.

  • Uncover the nuances of Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a lesser-known but significant mental health condition, and understand its effects on body image.

  • Learn about personalized treatment options for eating disorders that prioritize individual needs and experiences, fostering a more effective recovery journey.

  • Understand the profound impact of exercise on mental health and how it can be harnessed as a tool for both physical and emotional well-being.

 

The key moments in this episode are:


00:00:06 - Introduction

00:01:15 - Anna's Personal Experience with Eating Disorders

00:04:12 - Importance of Bringing Awareness

00:05:32 - Types of Eating Disorders

00:09:28 - Understanding Anorexia

00:15:20 - The Influence of Media on Eating Disorders

00:16:38 - Anorexia and Bulimia

00:19:43 - Binge Eating Disorder

00:21:53 - Severity and Treatment

00:24:10 - Shame and Impulsivity

00:30:34 - Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

00:32:51 - Specifiers and Insight Levels in BDD

00:35:35 - Diagnostic Criteria and Treatment for BDD

00:38:45 - Impact of BDD on Mental Health

00:41:21 - The Role of Education and Habit Change in BDD Treatment

00:45:36 - The Importance of Education and Understanding

00:46:17 - Shifting the Mindset Towards Health

00:46:54 - Individualized Approach to Health

00:48:06 - Connecting with Dr. Minnie

 

Like, subscribe, and connect with us on social! 
👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behindthebod/
👋 Anna’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/annadaltro
👋 Andrea’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/andrea_cutuk
👋 Mini’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.mini_kaur
👋 Ask Dr. Mini IG: https://www.instagram.com/drmini.co
👋 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/behindthebod
👋 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@behindthebody
 
Additional Resources: www.healthandfitco.com

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01 November 2023

Avoid These 5 Unhealthy Weight Loss Methods

In this thought-provoking episode of Behind the Body, Andrea and Anna shed light on how common dieting methods you might be doing can be unhealthy and actually derail your weight loss progress. We discuss the harmful effects of restrictive eating, dysfunctional behaviors and the toll they can take on your physical and mental health. Discover why finding a balance and prioritizing overall well-being is essential for sustainable weight loss. Don't fall into the trap of quick fixes. Join us as we explore the truth behind common weight loss methods and learn how to prioritize your health and happiness and find long-term success.

 

In this episode, we will:

  • Discover the dangers of unhealthy weight loss methods and the impact they can have on your overall health and well-being.

  • Learn sustainable weight loss strategies focusing on long-term success rather than quick fixes to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

  • Understand the negative effects of extreme dieting and how it can lead to a cycle of weight gain and loss, impacting your mental and physical health.

  • Explore the importance of overall well-being in your weight loss journey, beyond just the numbers on the scale, to find true happiness and balance.

  • Find out how achieving sustainable and balanced weight loss can improve not only your physical health but also your mental and emotional well-being.

 

The key moments in this episode are:00:00:03 - Introduction

00:01:07 - Extreme Measures for Quick Results

00:04:06 - Losing Muscle

00:09:01 - Nutrient Deficiency

00:15:33 - The Dangers of Unsustainable Weight Loss Methods

00:16:01 - Gradual Calorie Reduction for Sustainable Results

00:19:21 - Understanding the Body's Response to Extreme Diets

00:21:49 - The Dangers of Dysfunctional Eating Behaviors

00:31:19 - The Negative Effects of Extreme Weight Loss

00:32:37 - Changing Mindset and Falling in Love with the Process

00:33:59 - The Importance of Taking Time for Self-Care

00:34:41 - Additional Resources and Conclusion

 

Like, subscribe, and connect with us on social! 

👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behindthebod/

👋 Anna’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/annadaltro

👋 Andrea’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/andrea_cutuk

👋 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/behindthebod

👋 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@behindthebody

 

Additional Resources: www.healthandfitco.com

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25 October 2023

Genetic Advantage or Hard Work? The Secrets to Achieving Your Dream Body

Curious to know how genetics, environment, and hard work contribute to achieving your dream physique? We unpack the interplay of these factors in this week's episode of Behind the Body. Discover why genetics is just the starting point, and how creating a supportive environment can propel you towards your fitness goals. Ready to take control of your journey? Get inspired and empowered by watching this episode now!

In this episode, we will:

- Unlock your physical potential through the power of positive thinking and mindset.

- Understand the role of genetics and how hard work can help you overcome limitations.

- Create a supportive environment that fosters success and encourages healthy habits.

- Harness the mental aspect of fitness to boost motivation and achieve your desired physique.

- Discover effective strategies for overcoming genetic limitations and reaching your goals.


The key moments in this episode are:

00:02:25 - Three Factors of Success 

00:05:28 - Personal Experiences 

00:09:42 - The Role of Environment 

00:12:21 - Challenges and Lessons 

00:16:16 - The Struggles of Staying in Shape in a New Relationship 

00:17:43 - The Power of Individual Decision-Making 

00:18:27 - Strategies for Resisting Temptation 

00:20:48 - Taking Control of Genetic Limitations 

00:24:46 - The Role of Environment and Accountability 

00:32:08 - Overconsumption of News and Negativity 

00:32:58 - Keys to Success: Genetics, Environment, and Hard Work 

00:34:35 - Choose Your Environment Wisely 

00:35:13 - Overcoming Genetic Limitations 

00:36:24 - Working Hard for Self-Confidence 


Like, subscribe, and connect with us on social! 

👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behindthebod/
👋 Anna’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/annadaltro
👋 Andrea’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/andrea_cutuk
👋 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/behindthebod
👋 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@behindthebody

www.healthandfitco.com 

Shop Andrea’s Amazon store for health & fitness food & equipment:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/andrea_cutuk

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