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Welcome to The Ask Abbey Podcast! Ask Abbey is a Podcast, Blog, YouTube Channel and E-Book designed to be your one stop shop for all things health, fitness, beauty and lifestyle related. I do the heavy lifting for you- I research wellness topics, test …


#30: The Things No One Told Me About Health & Fitness That I Wish I Knew Sooner
Sep 17 • 27 min
Welcome back to The Ask Abbey Podcast! In today’s episode I’m reflecting on when I first started my health & fitness journey and all of the things I was clueless about. Let’s just say I stumbled my way through those first few years… like hard….
#29: Logan Osberg- On How to #selfcare When You Don’t Have the Time, Energy, or Money
Sep 10 • 30 min
Welcome back to the Ask Abbey Podcast! On this episode we’re sitting down with my best friend of 11 years- Logan Osberg. Logan is #selfcare obsessed and is sharing all of her favorite ways to unwind, pamper, and stay in touch with what her mind and …
#28: Getting Real About My Battle With Anxiety- Mental Health, Therapy, Medication, Coping Skills
Sep 3 • 35 min
Welcome back to the Ask Abbey Podcast! In this episode, I’m finally sharing my personal story about my struggles with anxiety. But instead of taking the cliche “it’ll get better” route, I decided to be completely honest and share the details of what…
#27: What to Do When You’re in a Workout Rut, Taking Breaks From Health & Fitness, How to Measure a Good Workout
Aug 29 • 22 min
Welcome back to the Ask Abbey Podcast! In this episode I’m chatting through something I’ve been experiencing lately: feeling like you’re in a health and fitness rut. I explain what to do when you’re just not motivated to eat healthy or hit the gym, …
#26: Emily Yung- On Fitness Motivation, Body Image, Weight Loss, And Her Healthy Lifestyle Journey
Aug 27 • 30 min
Welcome back to the Ask Abbey Podcast! On today’s episode we are chatting all things health and fitness with another very special guest, my sister Emily! Many of you know that Emily was my guinea pig in creating The Healthy Lifestyle…
#25: Food Combining: Is This Finally The Answer To Weight Loss and Your Dream Body?
Aug 20 • 23 min
Welcome back to the Ask Abbey Podcast! On today’s episode we are discussing the latest fad diet to hit the health & fitness space… food combining. You’ll learn the ins & outs of food combining like what it is, how you implement it into you…
#24: Lori Yung- On How To Brighten, Lighten, Tighten & Protect Your Skin With the Ultimate Skincare Queen
Aug 13 • 34 min
Welcome back to the Ask Abbey Podcast! In this episode we have a very special and much anticipated guest. She’s essentially the ultimate skincare queen of all time… my mom, Lori Yung! Lori is currently a representat…
#23: How Stress Causes Weight Gain, Elevated Cortisol Levels, Overtraining, High Intensity Exercise
Aug 6 • 20 min
In this episode of Ask Abbey we’re talking all about stress. Like what happens when you’re stressed for long term periods of time, why stress may be preventing you from losing weight, the type of stress response undereating triggers in your body, an…
#22: Plant Based Protein vs. Animal Protein, Vegan Diets, Protein Requirements, Body Composition
Jul 30 • 20 min
In this episode of Ask Abbey, I’m diving into the realm of plant based, vegan diets. I explain my experience with eating a primarily plant based diet- from what happened to my hunger levels, digestion, physique and more. I discuss the science of how…
#21: How to Feel More Confident, Making a Change When You’re Unhappy With Your Body, My Personal Insecurities
Jul 23 • 22 min
In this episode of the Ask Abbey Podcast, I’m discussing a topic that is really personal and important to me: self confidence and dealing with insecurities. In true Ask Abbey fashion, I’m being 100% honest and sharing some of my deepest insecurities…
#20: The #1 Best Weight Loss Method, Quick Weight Loss, Popular Dieting Trends, Low Calorie Diets
Jul 16 • 21 min
In this episode of Ask Abbey I explain the proven and most effective way to lose weight (and keep off that weight) for the long term. I chat through a big issue that popular fad diets have in common, and get into details about why they…
#19: Getting Back on Track After a Holiday/Vacation- Flexible Dieting Mindset, Restrictive Eating, Fitness Motivation
Jul 9 • 18 min
Feeling sluggish, tired, bloated, hungover, demotivated, etc. after the holiday weekend? Press play! On this episode of Ask Abbey I chat through my top tips on how to jump back into your healthy lifestyle after a major holiday weekend or vacation. I…
#18: Alcohol & Weight Loss- How to Have a Social Life While Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Jul 2 • 21 min
In this episode of Ask Abbey I’m chatting through a widely misunderstood topic as it relates to weight loss- alcohol. I explain the exact reasons that alcohol consumption may be preventing you from losing weight or improving the composition o…
#17- 6 Recipes to Eat to Lose Weight & Stay Lean (Why Your Current Diet Isn’t Working Part 2)
Jun 25 • 29 min
This episode of Ask Abbey is a follow up to Episode #15: How To Set Up Your Diet Based on Your Hormones & Why Your Current Diet Isn’t working. Now that we know exactly which macronutrient our body uses for fuel at rest, we can chat through speci…
#16: How to Grow Your Hair Long & Strong- Fixing Breakage & Hard Water Damage
Jun 18 • 25 min
On this episode of Ask Abbey, we’re chatting all things haircare. I talk through my top 5 tips for growing your hair long & strong- from how often I wash my hair, to the exact products I use both in and out of the shower. I also dive into the to…
#15: How to Set Up Your Diet Based on Your Hormones & Why Your Current Diet isn’t Working
Jun 11 • 22 min
On this episode of the Ask Abbey Podcast, I’m get super in depth on a specific topic that impacts every single woman when it comes to weight loss: HORMONES! I explain exactly what happens to our bodies as a result of hormonal fluctuations for catego…
#14: Anti-Aging Tips & Tricks, SPF 101, Why You Need to Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Jun 4 • 19 min
On this episode of Ask Abbey I’m chatting all things anti-aging and skin protection. Say bye to any fine lines, wrinkles & brown spots! I explain why it’s so important to protect your skin from the sun, the types of sunscreen you should be using…
#13: Why the Scale Sucks, Causes of Body Weight Changes, How to Track Progress
May 28 • 21 min
In this episode of Ask Abbey I’m discussing a topic that I hear people talking about all the time- i.e. “I gained/lost 3 pounds overnight.” I’m going to explain why that’s actually not possible & sharing the ONLY way to truly gain a pound of bod…
#12- Intermittent Fasting, Weight Loss, Hormone Imbalance, Dieting Types
May 21 • 24 min
For this episode of Ask Abbey, were jumping into part two of my “Dieting Experiences” Series. This time, I’m discussing the super popular health/fitness topic called intermittent fasting (IF). I discuss what IF is, how to do IF, and both the potenti…
#11: Weight Lifting Tips & Tricks, Looking “Bulky,” Overcoming Gym Anxiety
May 14 • 29 min
On this episode of Ask Abbey, I’m discussing all of my weight lifting tips & tricks. I chat through how to start lifting weights if you’re a beginner, and how to feel comfortable enough to go to the gym & go into that dreaded weight area. I …
#10: How to Find the Motivation (& Stay Motivated) to Hit the Gym & Eat Healthier
May 7 • 24 min
Have you ever killed it in the gym and eaten really healthy for a period of time only to eventually quit? And wondered how you got to that place and why you can’t seem to find the motivation to start back up? Then this is the episode for you! In thi…
#9: How To Set Up Your Weekly Workouts Based on Your Body Type & Your Physique Goals
Apr 30 • 24 min
How to count calories and track macros.
#8: Acne 101- Hormonal Acne, What Causes Breakouts, How I Cleared Up My Skin
Apr 23 • 27 min
On this episode of Ask Abbey, we’re diving back into skincare. But this time we’re talking about 1 specific skincare topic in depth: Acne. Hormonal acne is something I’ve been struggling with for the past 2 years and have done LOADS of research on. It’s…
#7: Counting Calories & Tracking Macros- Pros/Cons, How to Calculate Macros, Diet Recommendations
Apr 16 • 28 min
On this episode of Ask Abbey, I’m kicking of a mini series where I’ll be talking about my experiences with different fads & diets that exist in the fitness industry! Today, I’m talking about counting calories & tracking macros. I’m taking an unbiased view…
#6: Skincare 101- Crucial Skin Care Products, Cleansing, Anti-Aging, Acne Prevention, Skin Foods
Apr 9 • 22 min
On this episode of Ask Abbey, I’m telling you everything you need to know about Skincare- the 101 version. I talk through the types of products that everyone should include in their routine, the specific products I use, skincare order of application…
#5: Fitness Results, Why You’re Not Reaching Your Goals, Body Types, Macros, Workout Routines
Apr 2 • 21 min
Welcome back to Ask Abbey! If you have certain goals when it comes to the appearance of your body (i.e. looking leaner, toned, more muscular, etc.), but you’re not seeing the results you want to see, this is the perfect episode for you! I walk throu…
#4: How to Make Your Makeup Look Flawless- Application Tips & Tricks, Favorite Makeup Products
Mar 26 • 34 min
In this episode of Ask Abbey, I’m walking you through the step by step process of how I apply my makeup. I’m getting super in depth with the application process & all my secrets that are necessary for a flawless face of makeup! If you’re a littl…
#3: How To Approach Healthy Eating in a Balanced Way
Mar 19 • 19 min
For this week’s episode, I’m talking all about how I approach healthy eating in a balanced way. We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s all about balance” when it comes to our diet, right? But how the heck do we actually have balance? This is something tha…
#2: How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle with a 9-5 Job
Mar 12 • 18 min
Welcome back to The Ask Abbey Podcast! In Episode #2 I share my advice on how to fit healthy habits into your life when you work a 9-5 job. I’ve worked at Target Corporation for almost 3 years now and let me tell you… it was a struggle for me to f…
#1: Intro to Ask Abbey - My Background with Health, Fitness & Beauty
Mar 5 • 20 min
Welcome to Ask Abbey! In this intro episode I’m sharing all my secrets & stories about why I finally made moves to jump into the health, fitness & beauty space. I have TONS to share with you all, so get excited for lots of tips and tricks in…