episode #292

The Art Of Balancing Your Blood Sugar as a Woman with Kelly Leveque


The one and only Kelly Leveque joins me today on BETTER! and I couldn’t be more excited to share this conversation with you. Kelly is a certified functional nutritionist, wellness expert, and best-selling author and a mother of 2 young boys (with a little one on the way!). In this episode we dive into the magic of functional medicine, the differences between men and women’s lives & routines, and Kelly gives a masterclass on blood-glucose and how to balance your own. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did, get ready to take some notes!


  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 9:00 – How Kelly landed in the field of nutrition
  • 18:54 – The magic of nutrition and functional medicine
  • 25:01 – Understanding the challenges of conventional medicine
  • 32:09 – Why choose functional medicine and nutrition?
  • 35:37 – The ever-changing cycles of life and motherhood
  • 38:03 – Morning routines are different for women
  • 39:35 – A word from our sponsors
  • 43:40 – Never compare yourself to men
  • 46:00 – What is blood sugar & how does it work?
  • 1:07:12 – How fasting is different between men and women & why protein is important
  • 1:20:33 – Understanding the differences between women and men
  • 1:23:03 – Daily steps to balance your satiety
  • 1:33:15 – How to raise healthy kids using your nutrition & health knowledge
  • 1:49:23 – How to introduce veggies and other foods to your child
  • 2:00:22 – Outro

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I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

My health is MY job – I’ll be damned if I rely on luck, ‘good genes’ or a cocktail of drugs that over promise and under deliver.

The Betty Body is my first book-baby, and a collection of what I’ve learned after thousands of clinical hours, hundreds of conversations with the world’s top experts, and most importantly…

This book is an outline of what took ME from “rock-bottom health” at 38, to being my own version of a Betty in my perimenopausal mid 40’s. A woman who is physically strong, full of energy, enjoys mental clarity, great sex and a joyful family life. Is it all roses? Of course not. But I have the stamina and tools to deal with the push and pull of life so that it doesn’t turn into chronic stress.

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