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Really Healthy

Really Healthy is a show about how to find real health in the real world. It highlights fun, doable ways to improve your health through small and simple changes. There are no tricks, gimmicks or products to buy. The hosts, Scott Mitchell and Melanie Douglass discuss the hottest health trends, tackle tough questions, play games for a few laughs and issue weekly health challenges that you and your family can implement for lasting better health. Scott, former NFL and University of Utah quarterback, was once a contestant on The Biggest Loser. He lost 126 pounds, but it all came back and now he is determined to find a way to keep it off while still living his busy life. Melanie, a registered dietician and personal trainer for 20+ years (and busy mother of four!) is here to help Scott (and all o
July 22, 2019

Moving Forward With Scott and Melanie

This episode has a big announcement about the show from Really Healthy podcast. We are taking a break. We also talk about carbonated beverages and whether they are good for you or not. We also tackle a question about full body workouts or split days....   (15:55)
July 22, 2019

Check in With Scott: I Found Something That Works

This episode contains a big announcement from Scott Mitchell and Melanie Douglass. Really Healthy is going on hold but Scott has found something that is working for him and that helps him feel healthy. He is going back to the way he ate on The Biggest...   (08:17)
July 15, 2019

ARCHIVE: Sugar Addiction and Cheat Days

Is it possible to have a sugar addiction? Yes, in fact, it is. Melanie Douglass, RD, shares her tips and tricks to give up sugar and kick that addiction because let's be honest it is a nice treat but you don't NEED sugar in your diet. Scott shares his...   (25:41)
July 8, 2019

Check in With Scott: Making Friends With The Kitchen

Scott realized making friends with the kitchen and cooking healthy food was essential for his journey to get healthier. He is telling listeners the steps he took to fall in love with the kitchen and get organized about living a healthy lifestyle.   (08:33)
July 8, 2019

Debunking Food Myths

Have you heard that gluten free treats are better for you? How about carbs make you fat? Melanie Douglass, registered dietitian is debunking the most common food myths and some of them turn out to be true.   (16:28)
July 1, 2019

Check In With Scott: Journals From The Biggest Loser Part 2

Last week Scott Mitchell read some of his journal entries from The Biggest Loser. We didn't get to all of the juicy ones so this week he is sharing more of the thoughts and feelings he was having while going through the biggest change of his life.   (08:28)
July 1, 2019

Move Over Keto, Here Are The Next Diet Trends

Keto may be the most recent diet you've seen take over your social media feed but Melanie Douglass, registered dietitian, is helping you stay ahead of the trends with these diets she predicts will soon be getting lots of attention. Pescatarian,...   (16:35)
June 24, 2019

Check In With Scott: Journals From The Biggest Loser

As most of you know, Scott Mitchell went on The Biggest Loser. He kept very detailed journals not only of what he was eating but of what he was feeling while on The Biggest Loser. Scott shares a few personal pages from the journal.   (08:26)
June 24, 2019

How To Pick The Right Fitness App And Foods That Save Your Memory

MyFitnessPal is probably the most common fitness app or food tracker on the market but registered dietitian, Melanie Douglass has a warning when it comes to tracking your food. People make two common mistakes with fitness apps. One is that they...   (16:42)
June 17, 2019

Flexible Dieting, Counting Macros and Training Your Tastebuds

Have you heard of anyone say "if it fits in your macros?" Counting Macros is just another way of dieting in which you count your intake of the three macronutrients - carbs, fats and protein. The diet aims to not eliminate any specific nutrient (like...   (16:54)
June 17, 2019

Check In With Scott: Taking Time Off From Exercise

Scott took a week off from exercising. He also admits that he has been hating the gym. Melanie tells Scott that taking a break can be great for your mental health when you are not enjoying exercise. It can even help with muscle development if that is...   (08:03)
June 10, 2019

Check In With Scott: "I've Hit A Wall"

Scott Mitchell, former NFL quarterback and contestant on The Biggest Loser, has hit a wall in his struggle to lose weight. He is hating the gym and keto isn't going well anymore. Melanie Douglass, registered dietitian and personal trainer, gives him...   (08:17)
June 10, 2019

Weight Training: Breaking Down The Basics and When You Will See Results

Weight training is great for everyone. Weight training should be included in any exercise plan. It is very metabolically active and increases bone density and confidence. Sometimes people give up on weight training because they are not seeing results....   (16:08)
June 3, 2019

Check in With Scott: All The Aspects Of Health

This week Scott Mitchell has been thinking about all the aspects that make up overall health. Mental health. Physical health. Spiritual health. He wonders which type of health is most important. Melanie talks about balance but what it all comes down...   (08:31)
June 3, 2019

When Is Too Much Variety In Your Diet a Bad Thing

Dietitians often advise people to eat a variety of foods and colors because that rule helps people get their fruits and vegetables in while also not restricting cravings too much but it is important to think of variety over the span of a week or...   (16:14)
May 27, 2019

What In The World Is Biohacking? And Should You Try It? Maybe.

Biohacking is a buzzword in the health and fitness industry right now thanks to trends in Silicon Valley, but what is biohacking? Melanie Douglass, registered dietitian and certified personal trainer explains that it is pretty much just finding a way...   (16:48)
May 27, 2019

Check in With Scott: When Seeing Yourself In Pictures Is Demoralizing

This week Scott Mitchell struggled with self love and body image after seeing himself on camera and being surprised and demoralized by the way he looked. Have you ever had a picture or video send you into a tailspin when you had been feeling good?...   (07:55)
May 20, 2019

ARCHIVE: Feeling Bored With Your Health Journey? Tools To Reignite.

Scott is making great progress but he is finding himself getting bored with his journey to get Really Healthy. Melanie says it is normal to feel bored it just means it is time to change things up. Is chocolate milk really the best post-workout snack?...   (24:08)
May 13, 2019

Scott Is Convinced To Try Yoga, And You Should Be Too

Amy Davis, 500 hour RYT (registered yoga instructor) joined Scott Mitchell to talk all of the aspects of yoga. Yoga is so much more than stretching, in fact there are six limbs of yoga. Amy and Scott talk about the different types of yoga and the...   (24:42)
May 6, 2019

AUDIO: Sugar Addiction and Cheat Days

Is it possible to have a sugar addiction? Yes, in fact, it is. Melanie Douglass, RD, shares her tips and tricks to give up sugar and kick that addiction because let's be honest it is a nice treat but you don't NEED sugar in your diet. Scott shares his...   (25:41)
April 29, 2019

AUDIO: Diet Pills, Detoxes and Scott Spent How Much On Fast Food?!?

We recently got a question about diet pills. Melanie discusses why quick fixes don't work. The best way to get healthy is by eating whole foods and moving your body. Social Media influencers are EVERYWHERE, but Melanie has a warning,...   (24:45)
April 26, 2019

BONUS: What Does Fitness Look Like And The Word You Should Leave Out Of Health

What does fitness look like? Does a healthy person have a certain look? Melanie says health looks different for everyone and it is important for everyone to realize the difference between fitness, health and sport. What is healthy for you may look...   (09:30)
April 22, 2019

AUDIO: What Happened To Breakfast? Getting On Track After Vacation

Breakfast used to be called the most important meal of the day but when the intermittent fasting trend started it kind of disappeared. Breakfast is still important if it works for you. It's ok to have breakfast and it's also ok to skip it depending on...   (25:44)
April 15, 2019

AUDIO: Shara Park Shares The Small Changes She Made To Live Healthier and Happier

KSL TV's Shara Park sat down with Melanie for a conversation about the small changes she made to lose 22 pounds and why she was in no rush. The inspiring conversation will leave you empowered to do the things that work for you to live a healthier and...   (24:57)
April 8, 2019

AUDIO: Full Fat Dairy, Fitness Inspiration and Fitcon

Full fat dairy...is it back? Melanie said if you eat dairy go for the full fat versions, but dairy is not and essential part of anyone's diet. Scott talks about how he has finally found motivation and is starting the love his fitness routine more and...   (24:45)
April 1, 2019

AUDIO: Should You Take Supplements? Which Ones?

The vitamin and supplement isle is long at most grocery or health food stores, but which ones do you actually need? Melanie shares her thoughts on supplements and the ones she thinks you should take. How many days can you keep leftovers? And Scott...   (25:01)
March 25, 2019

AUDIO: Are Your Hormones To Blame? We Ask A Specialist.

Chris Jones, doctor of internal medicine specializing in metabolic disorders from Intermountain Healthcare, joined us to talk about the impact hormones can have on weight loss and metabolism. Melanie starts by asking if hormones can really be to...   (24:57)
March 18, 2019

AUDIO: Is The Weight Loss "Whoosh" Effect Real? Are Eggs Good For Me? Subtitle (None)

Scott talks about what a typical day of eating looks like on keto and the changes he made to see bigger results. Melanie debunks the "whoosh effect" which some people claim is when you lose a lot of weight in a couple days after weight loss has...   (24:37)
March 11, 2019

AUDIO: Are Treats REALLY OK? and Melanie's Food Journal

Melanie shares her food journal. She shares a good day and a not so good day thanks to her kids bringing home giants cookies. Next she answers the question if treats are really OK when you're trying to get healthy. Utah is in a cookie craze right now...   (25:08)
March 4, 2019

AUDIO: Making Exercise Less Painful, More Enjoyable and A Simple Change With Big Results

This week Scott confesses that exercise hurts and isn't very enjoyable to him as of late. Melanie has a solution for him and you. Crank up the music. Melanie talks about studies that have correlated music to working harder during your exercise. She...   (25:54)
February 25, 2019

AUDIO: Right (and Wrong) Ways To Set Health Goals... And The Foods You Should Ditch

Yes, there is a right and wrong way to set goals for yourself. You are much more likely to accomplish your health goals if they are measurable and if you simply write them down. Melanie has more practical solutions to all of the trending health...   (24:48)
February 18, 2019

AUDIO: Meal Prep Hacks & Finding a Fitness Buddy

Scott shares his BIG win for the week and answers your questions about where he is on his nutrition and fitness journey. Melanie shares her meal prep hacks to simplify your weekly meal prep...One of her tips is just don't do it. Finding a fitness...   (24:29)
February 14, 2019

BONUS: Ten Things to Love About Food

Melanie is here with another bonus episode. She starts off a "get real" talk about food and weight gain. Next, she moves onto her list of ten things to love about food. When it comes to loving food the first step is to know that you control food. It...   (12:17)
February 11, 2019

Special Guest: Ketogenic Specialist and Registered Dietician, Tara Finnerty

This week's episode is audio only. Melanie is gone this week and Scott is joined by Tara Finnerty a ketogenic specialist and registered dietician. Finnerty began her ketogenic research while working at Primary Children's Hospital using the diet to...   (24:35)
February 4, 2019

AUDIO: Game Changing Healthy Foods and the Celery Juice Trend

Melanie is sharing her "game changing healthy foods." These are convenient, tasty, healthier options of your favorite foods. We even have a new kind of pasta on the list. Scott and Melanie also discuss the celery juice and whether or not buying all...   (24:58)
January 31, 2019

BONUS: Melanie's Life-Changing Mindful Eating Experience

We talked about it in a previous episode so we are circling back. Melanie promised to tell a story about her experience with intuitive or mindful eating while she was eating halibut. Melanie encourages everyone to try mindful eating. It started when...   (04:57)
January 28, 2019

AUDIO: Truths About Artificial Sweeteners and Scott's Conversation With A Carrot Cake

Artificial sweeteners have been demonized and glorified over the years. But are artificial sweeteners really that bad... or good for you? Melanie gives her take on artificial sweeteners and gives examples of foods to watch for when avoiding artificial...   (24:06)
January 21, 2019

AUDIO: ARCHIVE: It's Time To Stop Being Afraid of Fat

*This episode was originally published on December 3, 2018 The term fat typically carries negative feelings for people but eating fat is good for you. Stop being afraid of fat, but keep track of the types of fat you eat. Healthy fats in moderation are...   (24:58)
January 14, 2019

AUDIO: Is Keto The Right Diet For You? And Scott Gets Real About Emotional Health

This month Scott is doing keto to find out if it is the right diet for him and he has recruited someone special to help him find success on his keto experiment. Melanie gives the rundown on all things keto (and the potential keto flu). How will you...   (24:38)
January 7, 2019

AUDIO: How To Overcome A Weight-Loss Plateau

You are not alone, weight loss plateaus are common. Scott experienced a weight loss plateau just a few weeks ago. A weight loss plateau is actually good news, it means your body has gotten stronger and adapted to your workout routine and now it's time...   (24:19)
December 31, 2018

AUDIO: Health Is Not Determined By How You Look. A Look At Metabolic Health

This may come as a surprise but your health isn't correlated with how you look. We are talking about metabolic health. How do you determine metabolic health? Your doctor has to. It is tests like blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol. Scott and...   (24:32)
December 24, 2018

AUDIO: ARCHIVE: I Had A Bump In The Road On My Health Journey, Now What?

We are taking the week of Christmas off. But we thought this episode was fitting because the holidays can be a major bump in the road for some.¬†Scott talks about how having surgery threw off his fitness and nutrition this week. Melanie assures...   (29:43)
December 17, 2018

AUDIO: Good News, You CAN Only Work Out On Weekends

Are you a weekend warrior? Good news, you can still reap the benefits if you only work out on weekends, but you have to make them good ones. Melanie explains how to maximize your efforts and fit your work outs into the weekend. Scott has a list of...   (24:32)
December 10, 2018

AUDIO: Intermittent Fasting Is Easier Than It Seems

Scott is having great success with this month's eating plan. He enjoys intermittent fasting and has already lost some weight. Intermittent fasting sounds intimidating but Scott assures listeners it is easier than it seems. Melanie gives a beginners...   (25:30)
December 1, 2018

AUDIO: It's Time To Stop Being Afraid of Fat

The term fat typically carries negative feelings for people but eating fat is good for you. Stop being afraid of fat, but keep track of the types of fat you eat. Healthy fats in moderation are what you should aim for. We go over which fats are...   (24:58)
November 26, 2018

AUDIO: Feeling Bored With Your Health Journey? Tools To Reignite.

Scott is making great progress but he is finding himself getting bored with his journey to get Really Healthy. Melanie says it is normal to feel bored it just means it is time to change things up. Is chocolate milk really the best post-workout snack?...   (24:08)
November 19, 2018

AUDIO: Special Guest: Therapist To Discuss The Mental Side of A Health Journey

David Kozlowski, a licensed marriage and family therapist, joined Scott and Melanie to discuss the mental health side of trying to find a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Scott discusses the emotional struggle he experienced after as he gained weight...   (25:46)
November 12, 2018

AUDIO: Staying Healthy On Thanksgiving ... And Through The Holidays

It's almost here. The most wonderful, food filled time of the year. Today we are talking about ways to stay healthy as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Something to remember: Keep your brain happy as well as your body. It's okay to eat your...   (24:05)
November 5, 2018

AUDIO: Simplifying Nutrition Labels And Handling Illness

Scott has had a small setback. He got sick and traveled across the country ... twice. Melanie guides him through how to stay on track when you get sick. Rest is key. Nutrition labels can sometimes look like a foreign language but we are teaching you a...   (26:15)