Eating smarter is always popular in January, so we’re excited to share another bonus episode with you this week. This time, it’s Whitney’s conversation with wellness author and podcaster Shawn Stevenson from February 2021. Shawn was diagnosed with a debilitating disease in his early 20s. Doctors gave him pain meds and told him to lay in bed. His athletic career was over. That is, until he disrupted his diet. Today our guest is Shawn Stevenson, the host of the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast in the U.S., The Model Health Show. He’s the author of Sleep Smarter, and now most recently Eat Smarter, which at the time we spoke, was one of the top ten selling books on Amazon. Shawn’s passion for empowering individuals to take control of their health and wellness is apparent to all who connect with him. Diagnosed with a debilitating degenerative bone disease at just 20 years old, Shawn found himself overweight, in constant pain and severely depressed. Determined to change his circumstances, he began a transformational journey discovering just how much influence we can have on our bodies through nutritional and behavioral levers. Now, motivated to help others discover the power of nutrition, Shawn provides actionable steps to help people embark on their own wellness journey.