Is the ‘size zero’ diet trend killing our guts?

I would say “yes.”

And today on the A Gutsy Girl podcast show, Episode 21, Noelle Tarr (aka Coconuts and Kettlebells) and I sit down to discuss it all.

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Meet my Internet friend, Noelle Tarr!

Noelle is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association®, and a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA®) Certified Personal Trainer.

She’s the founder of, the author of the best-selling cookbook, Coconuts and Kettlebells. She’s the host of the top-ranked women’s health and fitness podcast, Well-Fed Women, and the creator an innovative personalized home workout program, Strong From Home.

Noelle is also a wife, mom of two incredible toddlers, and boxer dog mom. As a marine-corps wife, she’s lived all up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and current reside in the gorgeous area of Northern Virginia.

Size Zero Diet Trends (killing our guts?)

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Resources Mentioned

  1. Noelle’s Instagram
  2. Why I Don’t Want Six-Pack Abs
  3. Well-Fed Women podcast
  4. Noelle’s website
  5. Milk Sugar {All About Lactose}
  6. No More Fight or Flight Digestion {Is How We Eat as Important as What We Eat?}
  7. Your Digestive System
  8. What Happens When You Do Not Eat Enough
  9. What I Really Think About Workouts and Gut Healing

Don’t Miss These Thoughts

  1. Noelle’s personal story, and something many people don’t know about her
  2. What am I doing to myself? Who am I doing this for?
  3. It’s not calories in, calories out. It’s how can I manage inflammation?
  4. The #1 gut symptom Noelle sees in her practice from women who have chronically dieted
  5. When you are under-eating, you are also under-eating nutrients.
  6. Noelle’s “diet culture” definition
  7. By the way, food does not have morality.
  8. Eating too little is a stressor.
  9. What is the “Shame Cycle?” It’s also found in Noelle’s book, Coconuts and Kettlebells
  10. Noelle’s advice for getting out of the diet culture cycle.
  11. Health is not a body size.
  12. Noelle’s top 3 convictions around gut health and gut healing.
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More from A Gutsy Girl

1. Welcome to A Gutsy Girl Podcast
2. Hang out on Instagram
3. BFF’s on YouTube
4. Free resource: The Master Gutsy Spreadsheet
5. Rated-G Email Club

Wrap Up

Time to wrap this up. As always, a huge goal for this show is to connect with even more people. Feel free to send an email to our team at We want to hear questions, comments, show ideas, etc.

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By the way, if you want to hear me discuss more about my downward spiral to gut he#$ due to a vicious (and highly damaging) dieting cycle, I talk about it more in the first episode.