July 28, 2021

Improving Self Image, Relationship With Food + More

Today on The Clean Body Podcast, host Lauren Kelly talks to Ashley Nickelsen, the founder of B.T.R. Bar, about overcoming body shame, improving self-image, understanding ingredients on food labels, and learning to build a relationship of joy with food.


During this the episode, you'll learn about:

  • Childhood bully's impacts on self image
  • Learning to love your body rather than shame your body
  • Orthorexia: When healthy eating becomes a disorder
  • The truth about natural flavors
  • Healthy vs. unhealthy ingredients often found in pre-packaged foods:Sunflower vs. soy lecithin Brown rice sugarPalm sugar and palm oilMaltodextrinCoconut sugarDate syrupSteviaMonk Fruit
  • What time of day to use specific adaptogens (Reishi, ashwagandha, maca, and more) 
  • The problem and benefits associated with plant-based foods
  • Keto foods and why they're not all healthy

About Ashley Nickelsen

Ashley Nickelsen, a serial snacker since birth, is the Founder & Chief Snack Officer of B.T.R. Bar. Ashley started the company in honor of her parents, determined to pass on their legacy and inspire the world to be BOLD, TENACIOUS & RESILIENT. Five years ago, both of Ashley's parents were diagnosed with rare forms of cancer. As their caretaker, working full-time, Ashley was constantly on-the-go, inhaling protein bars and bites high in sugar with ingredients she couldn't pronounce. With a background in nutrition & food studies, Ashley craved a snack with a better ingredient profile that also served a functional purpose. And that's how B.T.R. Bar was born. 

As a former marathon runner and NASM personal trainer, Ashley, in her spare time, enjoys running (for fun, now), strength training, and going for long walks with her husband and dog, Bubba, along the San Francisco Bay.

About B.T.R. Bar

B.T.R. Bar Cinnamon Cookie Dough ENERGY Bars are vegan, keto & paleo protein bars boosted with 7+ superfoods & adaptogens for energy. Powered by plants, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free with no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no stevia, no junk ever, this perfect bar makes the best healthy snack for the whole family. Registered Dietitian approved to make you feel extra good about every delicious bite!

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