Mary-Catherine, the owner of Defy Nutrition, has been featured in numerous media outlets. She has also served as a guest blogger as well as a podcast guest. Mary-Catherine also provides both virtual and in-person workshops on a variety of topics, including well-balanced plates, nutrition for performance, emotional eating, and more!
“The biggest barrier is that we find comfort in this very strict lifestyle. We’re either doing it or we’re not doing it. And from a young age, we assign moral values to food.” (Listen here)
In this episode, we talk about “how food can affect your mood and mental health. Mary-Catherine is a rockstar registered dietitian, military spouse & entrepreneur with a heart for helping people conquer their food challenges.”
When we think about our work day, the last thing we think about is what we ate for lunch. In fact, when you ask your spouse about their day, normally it’s not even brought up at all. Mary-Catherine, MPH RD LDN is on the podcast today sharing how to fuel your body for success so you can be the best entrepreneur you can be.
“Speaking of holiday eating, today we are featuring Mary-Catherine from Defy Nutrition on the blog! What better time than now to tackle some nutrition based goals or get back on track after savoring all the holiday treats?”
Have you embraced breaking the rules? “When we instead advocate for food freedom and what I call ‘living in the gray,’ we see greater, more sustainable success and people are generally happier because they don’t feel like a prisoner to conventional dieting.”
“Kicking off our new series we have Mary-Catherine of Defy Nutrition joining us. We talk through stress eating, living outside of the all or nothing mindset, and so much more. She also lets listeners know about her new nutrition program Defy Holiday Food Guilt“
“LaBossiere is a registered dietitian and an active duty military spouse, who started her career working in obesity and diabetes clinical research in Boston, while earning her Master’s degree in Public Health. Then, she transitioned to working in behavioral health, where she learned the role of nutrition in managing mental health. ‘That’s when I became truly inspired to become an emotional eating expert,’ said LaBossiere.”
“Mary-Catherine LaBossiere, a registered dietitian and owner of Defy Nutrition, where she helps individuals repair their relationship with food and develop sustainable, healthier nutrition habits. Listen to the episode and learn about our relationship with food, emotional eating, and strategies to live a healthier life.”
Mary-Catherine was a finalist for The Rosie Network’s Military Spouse Owned Business award. This award is designed to recognize a Military Spouse who has the vision to see what might be, is willing to take the risks that traditionally accompany any new endeavor, and possess the management skills to create a successful business enterprise.
Have you considered purchasing at-home gym equipment? “We asked registered dietitian Mary-Catherine LaBossiere, MPH, RD, LDN, for her tips on choosing under-desk fitness equipment.”
“Have you experienced a deployment? Did you find yourself losing or gaining weight? Mary-Catherine with Defy Nutrition shares with us why we may gain or lose weight while spouse is deployed on the blog!”
From 4 Substitutes You Can Use for Coconut Milk:
“Since dairy is the primary source of calcium in our diets, soy milk can be a great plant-based way to work toward our daily calcium goals without having to drink [dairy] milk.” – LaBossiere
Stars and Stripes has continued to partner with the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE) for the third edition of the Military Spouse Entrepreneur Guide. The digital edition features an exclusive Military Spouse Business Directory – including Defy Nutrition (listed under our former name, Busy Babes Nutrition) on page 28!
In this episode we go over:
“We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready to move and you probably have quite a few groceries left. I mean, when do you really stop buying groceries? After all, you have to feed yourself, your spouse, and likely some kids or fur babies.”
Mary-Catherine LaBossiere is not trying to sell you another diet program or a quick way to lose a few pounds. In her own words, “I want to reset nutrition mindsets and challenge the ‘rules’ about food and how we eat.”
Mary-Catherine talks with health coach, Ashleigh Magee, about how to make “fall back” meals, the dangers of when the packaging makes food look “healthy,” organic food and when you should splurge on it, the benefits of fiber, intermittent fasting, and much more.
As a pop-up live for the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE), Mary-Catherine talks about how to manage emotional eating during times of high stress. You can also check out AMSE’s member spotlight feature article on our coach, Mary-Catherine!
Shopping for the best plant-based sausages may be confusing, considering there are so many different options available. To narrow down your search, we tapped several dietitians to break down what to look for when choosing plant-based sausages.
MSOF’s Health and Fitness Program is designed to connect special operations family members to a variety of health and fitness expertise. It is a space to ask a questions to experts who understand the challenges unique to special operations.
“Instead of waiting for dinner with a grumbling stomach, allow yourself to munch on some appetizers,” says (Stockman) LaBossiere. “Crunchy veggies are a great low-calorie option that can satisfy hunger pangs quickly.”
Using food to respond to emotions is common. In fact, over 1 in 3 people report emotional eating – and this number has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Mary-Catherine’s guest blog post for Pride + Grit.