Diet Starts Tomorrow
Welcome to Diet Starts Tomorrow, a podcast hosted by Betches co-founders Aleen Dreksler and Sami Sage, featuring all things wellness, weight loss, mental health, and fitness from the no-bullsh*t perspective of real women who understand the struggle. In a world where “wellness” looks perfect on Instagram but feels anything but in real life, this podcast explores the psychological and emotional side of wellbeing as a whole. Listen as they take you on a wellness journey where they discuss their own experiences with weight loss, which fitness routines are actually attainable for the working Betch, staying healthy while still having fun, and how to handle weekend socializing when your friends are forcing you to binge drink and throw caution to the wind. For more DST, follow us on Instagram @dietstartstomorrow.View Promo Codes
Aleen Dreksler is a cofounder and Chief Executive Officer at Betches. She hosts the @Betches, Diet Starts Tomorrow, and Betches Moms podcasts.
Sami Sage is a cofounder and Chief Creative Officer at Betches. She’s the host of the @Betches, Betches Sup, Morning Announcements, and Diet Starts Tomorrow podcasts and in her spare time likes to scroll on her phone and stare at her dogs, Bruce Bader Ginsburg and Larry David.
Where to Start
Is Smoking Weed Often Self-Care Or Toxic Behavior?
This week, Sami and Aleen unpack their relationship with weed. Sami discusses starting to smoke more during the pandemic, realizing she might be using weed as a coping mechanism, and trying to cut back from smoking. She also shares conversations she’s been having with her therapist about how weed makes her feel and what would enter her life if she stopped getting high. Then, Aleen tells us about her craziest, worst edible experience and what it was like going to a restaurant extremely high. Next, they discuss how weed affects their anxiety, the munchies, and having sex high. Lastly, they play a weed inspired rapid fire, WYR game.
How To Deal With Getting Weighed At The Doctor
In this Thursday’s episode, Sami and Aleen share a listener non scale win about eating breakfast before going to the doctor and not getting anxious about being weighed. Then, Aleen shares a NSW of her own: she took a glucose tolerance test to see if she has gestational diabetes and they weighed her and she didn’t let the number on the scale get to her. Instead, she came home and ate a delicious meal. Sami shares her NSW about letting herself intuitively enjoy a Starbucks green tea that she used to only drink when she was restricting. Lastly, they read a Dear DST about being in recovery from an eating disorder and having their favorite workout instructor suggest a five-day fasting mimicking diet.
How To Heal Your Body Shame Ft. Rachel Otis
This week Sami and Aleen are joined by somatic therapist, fat body activist, yogi, and writer, Rachel Otis. They discuss being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, existing in a fat body, and finding somatic therapy. Then, Rachel explains what it’s like being chronically ill, how to find the right medicine for your body, and why visual representation is so important. They also unpack how to work through shame, achieve body neutrality, and why one size fits all doesn’t work for therapy or for fashion. Lastly, they wrap up the conversation by discussing what pleasure activism means, how you can work on being more attuned with your pleasure nervous system, and why sitting is a form of pleasure activism.
Listening to Sami and Aleen is like talking with old friends. They’re super relatable and discuss subjects related to diet and wellness that I’ve had my own thoughts/questions about… I feel like my mindset around diet culture has grown and matured with them through the years. You guys are the best!
Thank you Sami and Aleen for your vulnerability in sharing on DST. Appreciate being part [of] your journey with intuitive eating. It’s very relatable and helps me get in touch with my own feelings about diet culture and other anxieties that I feel. Feels like I’m talking to two good friends!
I never thought I would come close to being on this journey of having a healthy relationship with food and my body- literally so thankful for what both Aleen and Sami bring to this anti-diet table!! Thank you ladies keep doing you!!
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Betches Co-Founders Aleen Dreksler, Jordana Abraham, and Sami Sage are taking you on the journey of how Betches came to be and inside the minds of the women who created it. From their awkward middle school years to founding Betches and beyond, get to know the women who've been making us laugh since 2011.