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The Funsized Podcast

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Welcome to The Funsized Podcast where your host, Kierstin Cifelli, talks about about nutrition, fitness, health and wellness for females under 5'3"This podcast will always give you a dose of realness, practicality and empowerment you truly need to develop the highest version of you and be proud to b… read more

90 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

88. 8 Holiday Hacks to Prevent Fat Gain

November 23rd, 2021


Let me guess...

  • You feel like you totally over-do it during the holidays every. damn. year.
  • You're afraid of all your hard work being erased

87. How to Calculate Your Macros [Funsized Edition]

October 23rd, 2021


So you want to start counting macros - BUT WHERE DO YOU START?!?

Tune into the episode to learn how to calculate your macros according to my proven …

86. 2 Year Anniversary of being recovered from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

September 8th, 2021


On September 5th, I celebrated 2 years of being recovered from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea!

Instead of period talk or the "All-In" process, I use this episode to reflect on my experience.

Do I feel like I did the "right" …

85. The Funsized Formula [LAUNCH]

August 26th, 2021


Wouldn't it feel nice to know --for certain--that all the time and energy you put into living a healthier lifestyle...

...ACTUALLY aligns well with

84. What Muscle Soreness Really Means

August 17th, 2021


Ever wonder why you feel super sore 1-2 days after a modest workout?

Or better yet... have you ever wondered why you DIDN'T feel sore after a tough workout?!

Truth is... muscle soreness doesn't tell you whether or not …

83. Overcoming Hyperthyroidism, Fad Diets, & The Fear of Eating More With Sydnee Weinberg

August 10th, 2021


Guest: Sydnee Weinberg is a 5' 1.5" (ya'll know how important that half is!) is an all around FIERCE AF badass nutrition coach for women to ditch …

82. Living a Colorful Life with Your [Petite] Pal, Jordyn Rush

August 3rd, 2021


Jordyn Rush is "just a gal trying to make the internet a little brighter" - according to her Instagram bio.

Standing at a solid 4'10", sharing …

81. Mini Cut Month 2 (Wrap up!)

July 26th, 2021


For more about this "Mini Cut", Listen to 'part 1' in episode 79 and check out my story highlights "cut month 1& 2" on my Instagram: @funsized.nutrition

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80. How Fitness Helped Me Find Femininity

July 13th, 2021


Who would have thought that something like going to the gym, building muscle, and looking stronger — which embodies a masculine energy — could help …

79. Mini Cut Month 1

June 30th, 2021


Hey, I'm back & ready to fill you in on how I'm feeling after the first month of my "Mini" Cut!


For more about what I'm doing and how it's going, Check out my story highlight "Cut Month 1" on my Instagram:

78. Why the numbers matter more for petite women [who want to shed body fat]

May 25th, 2021


You may be wondering why eating the *right* number of calories & macros is so important for women under 5'3"

The answer is: Because smaller figures do not possess a very large margin of error!

Once you embrace the …

77. What does "Petite" actually mean? (with Tasha Harris)

May 18th, 2021


If you listen to this podcast you’re probably under 5’3” and you’ve probably been told that you’re petite... But what does petite actually mean?

Does …

76. How Height Affects Metabolism... #SHORTGIRLPROBLEMS

May 11th, 2021


While there are many things that play a role in determining the speed of your metabolism... one of them is height. 

That's because the more lean …

75. When You FEEL Good, You LOOK Good — with LaTasha (Chloe Debre)

May 4th, 2021


Ever feel like you've got TOO many things going on that you don't even bother getting dressed?

...You're running so many roles (wife, mother, …

74. My Honest 3-month Review of FLO PMS-relief Gummy Vitamins

April 27th, 2021


Have you seen those ring-shaped FLO gummy vitamins floating around social media claiming to reduce PMS symptoms???⁠

IDK 'bout you but my PMS symptoms got me feeling CRAY. ⁠⁠

And at my one of my weakest moments a few …

73. Petiteness Isn’t A Flaw That We Need To "Fix" By Appearing Taller (with Stephania & Tracy)

April 20th, 2021


How does it feel when someone suggests a styling tip to make you appear "taller" or longer"?

Have you ever stopped to think about WHY this seems to be the norm of every single style recommendation?

Truth is, I didn’t.

72. 3 Ways to Improve Your Body Image TODAY

April 6th, 2021


Wanna know the one thing all my clients have in common (besides being under 5'3")?? 

They want to feel better. 

What that means exactly is different for each girl. But I think that we can all agree that it means having …

71. From Extreme to Reverse Dieting (with my bestie Candice Smith)

March 23rd, 2021


Just two 5-foot-nothing personal trainers talking about their experiences with extreme dieting for bikini competitions and using reverse dieting to …

70. Cali & Dana Curvy Petite Jeans & More!

March 16th, 2021


The struggle to find clothes as a short girl is REAL AF. But what happens if you're curvy too? Are you just SOL?!
Not👏🏻 Any👏🏿 More👏🏽
Because Cali …

69. Ditch The Debbie Downer

March 9th, 2021


Ever feel like you're walking around with a constant rain cloud over head?

Things suck and you can't see to see the light?

Listen, girl, we have the power to disarm the Debbie Downer — whether that be ditching that …

68. Petite Strength-Training // How to Choose the Right Weight to Lift

March 2nd, 2021


Whether you’re just getting started with weight lifting, recently getting back into it, OR you’ve been lifting for years, at some point, you've probably wondered "how much is enough for me to lift — without hurting …

67. Carbs: A Petite's Secret Weapon

February 16th, 2021


How carbs can be used to lose body fat & keep you feeling full, happy, & healthy!

For more information about my refeed meal strategy check out …

66. Petite Ave — Personal Shopping for Women Under 5'5''

February 9th, 2021


Tired of spending money on alterations or wearing clothing that's too long? 


We thought so. Vanessa Youshaei is here to help.  


Like most …

65. Life After Recovering from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

February 2nd, 2021


Just a short update about my training, diet, and body after being fully recovered from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea for 16 months.

***FYI: This is not a …

64. Where to get your Petite Leggings! with Lucy Scott Brown founder of LACUNAFIT

January 26th, 2021


Wanna know the #1 fitness question that pops into my inbox?
It's "Where do you get leggings that fit short girls?"
And my answer forever was... "Good questions, still searching for it but right now I just get 3/4 length …

63. 10 Ways to Get Over your Workout SLUMP

January 19th, 2021


 Does your workout regime (if you even have one right now) feel stale? 


It seems like the world is in one giant workout rut (Thank you, Corona. Really gotta hand it to you for ROYALLY f*n this one up.) 


Maybe you’re …

62. 6 Home Workout Mistakes That Sabotage Your Success

January 7th, 2021


Hey shorty… Are you toning up yet? Or do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels with ineffective at-home workouts?
It’s not your fault this sh*t …

61. Food Freedom & Fertility with RD Lindsey Lusson

December 22nd, 2020


Are you missing your period? Are you eating enough to be fertile?

On today’s show I’m joined by Registered Dietitian, Lindsey Lusson, who …

60. Losing 46 pounds & 46 inches in 6 months

December 15th, 2020


Amanda Bassett, 5'0", 35 yo lost 46 pounds & 46 inches in 6 months! Listen to this episode to hear how she did it, what kept her motivated, and what she did when sh*t got tough. 


Key takeaways from Amanda: "Today …

59. How to Boost Your Metabolism Via NEAT

December 8th, 2020


There are 3 main ways our bodies burn calories: BMR, NEAT, and actual planned exercise.
The biggest portion of how we burn calories is via BMR(basal …

58. Turkey Day Do's and Don't's

November 24th, 2020


The stress of keeping up with fitness through the holidays is REAL and the anxiety over all the food is no joke. 

So if you’re wondering how to …

57. 3 Tips for Eating & Exercising When Sick

November 17th, 2020


Woke up feeling under the weather? 

Wondering if you should still workout? 

Is it okay to eat that grilled cheese & tomato soup?

In this solo …

56. Funsized Success Story with Nadia

November 3rd, 2020


We all have this fear of 'giving up food' when starting a health/fitness program. ⁠ ⁠ 

Couple that with being a short girl... UGH! it just sounds like hell on earth.⁠ #shortgirlproblems⁠ 

But it doesn't have to be like …

55. Consistency is the Solution to Most of Your Fitness Probs

October 27th, 2020


"The key to progress, while effective, is extremely boring. ⁠It is, simply, consistency.⁠"

say's Beth Skwarecki in her article 'Consistency is the …

54. How to Make Getting Fit More FUN!

October 20th, 2020


The process of losing weight can feel pretty far from fun sometimes. In this episode I give you 6 ways to make getting fit more FUN!

Watch my IG TV series and Contact me on Instagram @funsized.nutrition

Apply for my …

53. Funsized Success Story with Anonymous

October 13th, 2020


This 5'3" client has been working with me for 1 whole year!

When she first started working with me she told me she wanted to GO SLOW and she was fine …

52. Optimizing Exercise Around Your Period

October 6th, 2020


Learn how you can use your cycle to optimize performance and strength and overall happiness!
In this episode, host (Kier) and guest (Jaime Glassman), talk about their experience with exercise throughout their cycles, …

51. Check-in Call with Funsized Client, Nadia

September 29th, 2020


In my 1:1 nutrition and fitness coaching program for women under 5'3", I check in with my clients once a week via email AND we also hop on a video call about every other week to touch base really just talk about all the …

50. Nutrition Q&A

September 22nd, 2020


Celebrating episode 50 with a Question & Answer episode! 

Questions of the day:

  1. What are some carbs to add on higher carb days or on days …

49. Pregnancy, Moving, and a New Puppy During a Pandemic

September 15th, 2020


With all that excitement comes some stress and uncomfortable moments. In this episode, I interview my funsized sister from another mister, Jess Uthe …

48. My 1 Year Anniversary of Getting My Period Back!!!🎉

September 6th, 2020


September 6th, 2019 will always be a day to remember for me and a day to celebrate how amazing and incredible my body is for bouncing back to healthy! In this episode I share a few thoughts on how I’m feeling as I …

47. The Short and Sweet on Sugar

September 1st, 2020


Do you have to eliminate sugar to lose body fat? 

In this episode, I’ll explain what sugar does for a female under 5’3” and how you can have your cake while eating it to. After all, you can’t spell funsized without the …

46. Condiments for Petites?

August 25th, 2020


Is it okay?  How much can I use? 

In this episode, learn how to use condiments and read nutrition labels when you're funsized!

See the blog:

Learn …

45. Shifting to Spark Motivation

August 18th, 2020


Sometimes, you don't feel 100% motivated or creative or what-ever else it is you feel you need to be. And sometimes, you just need to take a break to recharge.

Recently, I have been feeling some resistance and a lack of …

44. Petite MISTAKE: Inconsistent Steps

August 11th, 2020


Do you wear a step tracker? How many steps are you averaging? Did you know if you use this device a certain way you could make weight loss a lot …

43. The 6 Healthy Habits of Lean Petites

August 4th, 2020


Every heard of the 7 habits of highly effective people? Well this is my version for lean petites! For more information about my coaching go to or message me on Instagram @funsized.nutrition …

42. Is the Pandemic Turning Americans Against the Gym?

July 28th, 2020


Are we in the middle of a fitness revolution? Are there other options to be fit outside of the gym? On this solo episode, I talk about my experience …

41. Cheat Day MISTAKE for Petite Weight Loss

July 21st, 2020


You might have heard that throwing a cheat day has weight loss benefits but it could be a recipe for disaster for women under 5’3”. In this solo …

40. MISTAKE: Calorie Calculators for Active Petites

July 15th, 2020


It seems odd yet somewhat believable when calorie calculators tell active short girls to eat 1000 calories per day. But as a short girl myself, let …

39. 10 Ways to Prevent Stress-Eating

July 9th, 2020


Emotional eating and stress eating is very common! Especially now with these 2020 shenanigans. In this episode I talk about MY experience with stress-eating and how I overcome it and help my clients overcome it too. For …

38. Getting Back to a HAPPIER Weight

July 2nd, 2020


An update in my personal health and fitness journey. Check out my 6 months progress picture on my Instagram @funsized.nutrition


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37. Funsized Success Story with Sheena Hua

June 29th, 2020


This 5’0” Canadian cutie talks about her experience during my 1:1 coaching program, how she lost an inch around her waist, toned up her arms, and boosted her confidence (all during the quarantine!) For more information …

36. Over on your Macros... Now What?!

June 25th, 2020


On this short and sweet episode I talk about going over on your macros as if you were one of my one-in-one clients. I help you uncover why it happened, what to avoid, what to do, and how to prevent it from happening …

35. Funsized Success Story with Felicity Smith

June 22nd, 2020


My client, Felicity Smith, talks about her experience in my 1:1 program and how it’s been her one saving grace during the Covid pandemic. Check out her art and connect with her on Instagram,


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34. How to Stay on Track on a Trip

June 18th, 2020


I LOVE traveling, don’t you? But not every trip is a “vacation” from eating healthy. Follow these tips for various travel situations so that you …

33. Standing Tall as a Short Girl - in America, Sports, and Cosplay

June 15th, 2020


Story time!!! On this episode, my guest, Angela Fernando talks about the short girl struggles when she moved from the Philippines to the United States. We talk about our perspective in teen sports, our biggest petite …

32. My Morning Routine

June 11th, 2020


Links of things talked about in this episode:
Jordan’s Skinny Coffee Syrup:
5 min gratitude app or journal:

31. Funsized Success Story with Rachel Kuhl

June 4th, 2020


On this episode, my client, Rachel, talks about her experience in my 1:1 coaching program and how she lost 20lbs for her wedding by counting macros, finally gained the confidence to start wearing crop tops in public, …

30. Mic SWAP! Kierstin gets interviewed on The NXTLVL Show

June 1st, 2020


The boys from The NXTLVL Show (Jon, Mike, and Gabe) interview me about my fitness journey, competing, being petite, niching down, food and more! Check out their podcast on Apple and Spotify (The NXTLVL Show and on …

29. How to Return Back to the Gym

May 28th, 2020


You didn’t lose all your strength girl! But can shouldn’t just pick up where you left off 3 months ago. In this episode I compare returning to the …

28. Q&A [Goal Setting, Body Image, Tracking OCD, Metabolism, and more]

May 22nd, 2020


If you have questions you’d like to ask email or message me on Instagram @funsized.nutrition. For more info on my coaching …

27. Small Macro Adjustments for Small Women

May 14th, 2020


The problem with “diets” and online macro calculators is that they put you in a huge deficit too fast AND they don’t change over time and therefore …

26. How To Appear Taller

April 30th, 2020


6 healthy and natural ways you can appear taller as a female under 5’3”! For more solutions to your short girl problems check out @funsized.nutrition …

25. A Petite Partner’s Perspective

April 27th, 2020


On this episode I interview my 6’1” boyfriend about how he’s learned to understand and accommodate for my small-er needs when it comes to eating food together. If you want more from Justin and I, check out his podcast …

24. For Long-time Macro-counting Petite Females Only

April 23rd, 2020


All others: KEEP OUT! I⁠f you’re under 5’3” and at the point where you’re feeling like you’re pulling your hair out because you don’t know what else …

23. Yoga Off The Mat

April 20th, 2020


Practicing yoga was something I resisted for a long time.... until I went to one of Amber Hennesy’s classes. On this episode, I’m joined by another fun-sized friend, Amber, who also happens to be my favorite Vinyasa …

22. How to Start Tracking Macros like a #girlboss

April 9th, 2020


Ready to make the most of this international lockdown by learning something new that will help you avoid the quarantine-15?!? In this episode I give you the directions for tracking macros that I give to my one on one …

21. What happens if you DON’T stay active

April 2nd, 2020


We all know we should be staying active during the quarantine.... but why? What could happen if we don’t? On this episode, I share my experience of …

20. Movement is Medicine

March 30th, 2020


In this episode I interview kinesiologist Jaime Glassman about her fitness and exercise journey. Listen to this episode to find out why you don’t …

19. How to Increase Motivation at Home

March 26th, 2020


How ironic that Episode 19 is about fitness and health during the Covid-19 pandemic. I swear that was not planned! Anyway... on this episode I talk about my proven framework to increase motivation and discipline …

18. Funsized Nutrition meets Fitness Funsized

March 23rd, 2020


At 5’0”, Jessica and Kierstin both call themselves “funsized!” In fact, the entire reason they connected was because they both had “funsized” in their Instagram handles! They discuss the similarities and differences of …

17. Short & Sweet Stories of Fear

March 19th, 2020


The fear of starting something new never really goes away until it’s done. In this solo episode, I open up about some vulnerable moments where I …

16. Training Strong Women with Mark Breedon

March 16th, 2020


On this episode I interview MY current online personal trainer, Mark Breedon. We talk about my experience during his coaching program, common form/grip issues that hinder progress, and how confidence can grow in the …

15. The Female Brain

March 12th, 2020


Ever wonder why your emotions fluctuate so much?? Or why your confidence can be super high one day and hanging by a thread the next? It has more to do than just “that time of the month” because the female brain actually …

14. Funsized Success Story with Meghann Dendler

March 9th, 2020


I interview my former client, Meghann Dendler, about her experience throughout my programs as well as her experiences after working with me. She was my first client who was shorter than me and one of the many that …

13. How to Get a Flatter Belly

March 5th, 2020


In this solo episode I talk about 5 major puzzle pieces that help my clients tighten up and get a flat tummy. Find more helpful tips and information …

12. My Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) Experience

February 27th, 2020


In this solo episode I talk about my personal HA recovery journey, how I got it, how I recovered, and what life looks like for me now. I talk about …

11. High Vibes of Positivity with Melissa Impett

February 20th, 2020


Melissa is a HIGH VIBRATIONAL Life Coach who helps people heal and manifest through self-discovery and re-writing. In this contagiously positive episode, we talk about vibrations, energy, healing from trauma, …

10. Top 3 Diet Mistakes Petite Women are Making (and how to fix them!)

February 17th, 2020


Ever wonder what you’re doing wrong? Or just not doing right? I’ve got you covered. Once I figured out these 3 mistakes I was making, I was able to overcome them and help other petite women do the same!! If you like …

9. Beautycounter

February 13th, 2020


In this solo episode I talk about how I learned about, started using, and became a consultant for Beautycounter products and why you might consider …

8. Low Tox Living with Jessica Erceg

February 10th, 2020


Jessica is Low Toxin Living Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who will take your healthy lifestyle to a whole new level, as she did for …

7. Petite Nutrition & Fitness FAQ

February 6th, 2020


On this episode I answer the top 8 most asked questions by my petite followers(women under 5’3”). I talk about calorie requirements, how to increase …

6. Pretty & Petite Fashion with Sara Ponce

February 3rd, 2020


Women under 5’3” know the struggles of finding clothes that fit and being disappointed with the lack of petite choices and styles. Sara Ponce has created a clothing line specifically to celebrate short women. Not only …

5. What is The IBMS? With Patrick McKinney

January 30th, 2020


The International Bikini Model Search(IBMS) is a model and photographer networking event. I’m joined in this episode by the owner and CEO, Patrick McKinney to give you the total synopsis of the magical events he hosts …

4. Nutrition After Sports with Katie Spada

January 27th, 2020


Katie is a registered dietitian and former synchronized swimmer for Ohio State University. We talk about her struggle to find her identity after retiring from sports and her journey to restore her relationship with food …

3. Personal Trainer Jonathan Alvarez

January 20th, 2020


Special guest Jon Alvarez is a Personal Trainer and online fitness coach. We talk about his fitness journey, why he enjoys coaching, common fitness myths and the difference between simple and easy when it comes to …

2. Tabitha Carcaba with Island Fresh Meals

January 17th, 2020


Tabitha is a former client and dear friend of mine as well as an OCB pro bikini competitor, coach, mom, and director of operations for an organic meal prep company. We talk about her fitness journey from long distance …

1. Why it’s SO hard for petites to lose body fat

January 10th, 2020


Women under 5’3” have it rough when trying to lose body fat and build muscle. #shortgirlproblems 🙇🏻‍♀️ Kierstin talks about why it’s so hard for petite women to be in a calorie deficit and why she helps them eat, …


January 8th, 2020


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