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
What Having A Disability Taught Me About Body Neutrality Ft. Kelsey Lindell
Sami and Aleen are joined this week by fitness influencer and Well+Good’s first ever disabled trainer of the month, Kelsey Lindell. They discuss being born with a disability, going from skipping gym class to becoming a fitness instructor, and being raised in a conservative environment. They talk about how ableism and capitalism are connected, protecting people’s rights, and why the term body neutrality is more powerful than body positivity. Plus, they cover some of the recent controversy taking place at the Tokyo Olympics. Finally, they discuss the fitness industry’s lack of experience working with people with disabilities, how to talk to someone with a disability, and why you should always listen to your body.
Freezing Your Eggs, Pregnancy, & Deciding To Have Babies
On this week’s DST Back For Seconds, Sami and Aleen discuss fertility, freezing your eggs, and deciding whether or not to have babies. They also discuss genetic testing, getting off brith control, and what it really means to feel “ready” to have a baby. Next, Sami shares the in-depth process of freezing her eggs, including ultrasounds and implanting embryos. Lastly, they discuss getting weighed at the doctor, being nervous at the doctor, and why it’s normal to be scared to give birth.
Why You Should Seriously Throw Out Your Scale
On this Thursday’s episode, Sami and Aleen share updates on their life: Sami has an upcoming trip to LA and Aleen has an upcoming trip to the hospital to have her baby. Then, they read a Listener Non-Scale Win about finally working up the confidence to take photos in a bathing suit and afterwards not being too judgmental about the pics. Sami shares she met new people for the first time since being in her bigger body and she didn’t let herself get too in her head about the interaction. Then, Aleen talks about her experience taking a family photo in a bathing suit in her pregnant body. Finally, they read a Dear DST, about how to develop a healthy routine post grad.
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.