Here’s the notes for episode #306 of Well-Fed Women. Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher to subscribe! To leave a review for the podcast (HORRAY!), go to: In this episode, Noelle and Stefani discuss physical manifestations of stress, postpartum hormones, and sugar cravings vs. intuitive eating. Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at 10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.


[24:52] Physical Manifestations of Stress [40:23] Postpartum Hormones [50:30] Sugar Cravings vs. Intuitive Eating


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