I’m lying in a hospital bed after my cement truck accident in Hawaii. While I survived, the doctor comes into the room and tells me that something didn’t:
“Kymberlee, I’m sorry to tell you this, but you’ve lost your taste and smell forever.”
When I get released, I’m craving everything you can imagine. I want to smell and taste it all, especially chocolate chip cookies. But I can’t, and my friend says to me, “Why don’t you just eat rice cakes from now on? Doesn’t matter what you eat.”
So that’s what I do, for years and years. I kind of give up on the pleasure of food and eating.
But then I start dating a guy who happens to be a chef. He comes over to my house and is horrified at the contents of my fridge: Red Bull, PowerBars, and vodka. That’s all that’s in there! That was my diet at the time.
In the months and years to follow, he completely transforms my relationship with food. Instead of eating to survive, I learn to appreciate food again…
But not just any food. I notice how my body feels when I eat certain <i>kinds</i> of food and realize that what I put into my body matters. I start eating healthy food because I feel it nourishing my body in a way food hadn’t before.
My special guest today, Michael Kuech, also had a health scare that precipitated a change in his experience with food. Now, he has an entire business based on what you put on your plate.
In this episode of the Storytelling School Podcast, we talk about food as a risk factor, why healthy eating can be easier (and more fun) than you think, and the emotional connectivity of the foods you choose.
If you’re curious to know:
How can you enjoy eating healthy as a measure to restore or keep your health story on the right track? What simple thing can you do right now to start rewriting your current eating story into a more healthy one? And how soon will you be able to tell the difference in your body and how you feel?
Then tune in to hear about the doctor visit that changed everything, the woman whose wedding ring wouldn’t fit, and much more!
What you will learn in this episode:
What you will learn in this episode:
- How stories you tell yourself can influence your eating habits
- Why adding a healthy eating story into your daily life can be quick, easy, and fun
- What you can do to break down your emotional connectivity to what you eat
Who is Michael Kuech?
Michael Kuech is a sought-after speaker who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24. While recovering, his then-girlfriend Kristel helped boost his immunity with superfoods and a plant-based eating plan. Together, they started their B corp company Your Super–a company with a mission to improve people’s health with the power of super plants.
Your Super went from just the two of them in Kristel’s kitchen to an international community of over a million health-conscious enthusiasts that has sold products worth over $200 million. They work with small farmers to provide the cleanest superfood mixes, plant-based proteins, and organic snacks for everyday health, detoxing, immunity, hormone health, and gut support.
Michael has been featured on shows and in publications like The Doctors, Good Day L.A., CheddarTV, People, Well+ Good, Real Simple, Parade, InStyle, and more. Recently, he and Kristel were married and just welcomed their first mini-plant lover, a baby boy they named Leo. And when not residing in Los Angeles, they go wherever their farmers have an extra hammock.
Links & Resources
- Your Super
- Your Super Life: 100+ Delicious, Plant-Based Recipes Made with Nature’s Most Powerful Superfoods by Kristel de Groot & Michael Kuech
- @kristelandmichael on Instagram
- @yoursuperfoods on Instagram
- Michael’s TEDx Talk – “One Big Threat to Humanity Is What’s On Our Plates”
- @storytellingschool on Instagram
- @storytellingSchool on Facebook
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