One of my favorite parts of my 12 week coaching groups is when I get to chat on the phone with people, talk about where they are at and collaborate on creating solutions.
Last week I had a powerful conversation about how our thoughts & words are like a compass - the point us in a given direction. We can really accelerate our progress when we consider the direction in which a given thought or declaration points us.
In this conversation, my client shared that she was often writing in her journal, "The day is already off to a bad start."
Given that all declarations are directional and that declaration is a compass - which direction does that declaration point to?
Certainly not the way she wants to go...
I think you're really going to enjoy this conversation!
Ready for another Food As Medicine episode? I'm really psyched for this one because I'm VERY passionate about sulfur-rich veggies like brussels sprouts & broccoli. I have no doubt that they have transformed my health.
Today we are talking about everything from skin health to metabolism, detoxification, hormones, arthritis & asthma. Plus, we'll go into how you can make these veggies super delicious if you're not usually a big veggie fan.
There is no circumstance that takes away your ever-present super power: the power of choice.
No matter how much time you have, how much stress you're under, how upset you are or how inconsistent your past has been, you still hold the transformative power of choice.
It's always with you.
In today's episode we're talking about a major barrier to change: elevating your circumstances, diminishing yourself and convincing yourself that you are small & powerless in the face of things that happen to and around you.
It's just not true. Today, we're taking your power back. Today, you'll refuse to diminish yourself and step into your power.
The other day I listened to Dan Heath share a story about college professors. It really moved me & inspired this episode. Here's a quick summary of the story he told.
A group of college professors were asked what one or two things they'd want their students to remember 10 years later. Of all the things they'd teach, what was most important that they carry with them, understand or know how to do years into the future?
The professors all shared their answers.
Then, they were asked what percentage of their syllabus was dedicated to teaching that thing.
Very little, it turned out. Not nearly enough.
I thought about that question. If there was ONE SINGLE THING I could impress upon you guys with my podcast, one single skill, habit or mindset that I could guarantee you mastered and carried with you, what would it be?
Today, I'm sharing that thing with you.
I'm also promising to talk about & teach this thing much more regularly.
Enjoy the episode! If you have questions or there are parts of it you want me to go more deeply into, make sure to leave a comment!
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The Power of Moments by Chip & Dan Heath
Just because you could lose more weight or you want to lose more weight, doesn't mean you're a failure if you aren't seeing results.
We need to stop being ashamed of maintenance or plateaus.
We need to see them as critical parts of the process that shouldn't be fought or rushed.
One of the best ways to ensure the change you've worked hard to create is permanent is to prove your ability to maintain it. Periods of maintenance can & should happen along the path to progress.
Furthermore, it's beyond okay if weight loss isn't your objective at all times. You can have other priorities while you hold the line.
I am super fired up to share today's episode with you. You've got to take a listen!
My travel habits used to be a complete nightmare. I'd binge in airports, overeat on roadtrips and justify every indulgence because I was out of my normal routine.
All the while, I'd make myself empty (yet well intentioned) promises about how "on point" I'd be when I returned home.
I'd return home from vacations, business trips or road trips feeling exhausted, defeated and tremendously disappointed in myself.
I was both physically & emotionally heavier than when I had left.
Because of this habit, I feared travel. I felt like it was impossible to make progress towards my goals, impossible to avoid derailing, when I was away from home.
But, I successfully transformed my travel habits & in today's episode I'm going to share with you the steps I took to create the change.
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I used to fear travel. For me, based on my past experiences, travel was a time for overeating, overindulging, and making all sorts of pledges about how I'll "get serious" when I return home.
I'd return exhausted, frustrated, feeling bad about my body and completely overwhelmed by all the changes I wanted to make.
In the past few years, I have transformed my travel habits.
Over the next two episodes I'll share how I made those changes (without restriction, deprivation or missing out) and I'll also address some of your biggest travel fears & frustrations.
Thanks to everyone who shared questions and struggles for this episode!
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Why is it that we hold others to higher standards than those to which we hold ourselves?
Why is it unacceptable for others to break promises to us but we let ourselves off the hook for it every day?
Is it not a little hypocritical to demand change from others before demanding it of ourselves?
Today's episode is short and powerful. I hope you'll take a listen and then take action.
Last week I was interviewed about the role of mindset - the way we think and make decisions - in our quest to create change.
I talked about the most common mistakes I see that hold people back and some simple strategies to overcome them. Plus, I talk about my journey, my childhood and how I created massive change and improvement in my own life.
When the full interview becomes available, I'll be sure to share on Instagram where you can find it. For now, this episode is a great one!
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I am beyond excited for this 2nd episode in the Food As Medicine series of the podcast! Today we are talking about turmeric and it's active components, curcuminoids.
Curcumin has long been used to fight inflammation but it does so much more than that! We'll explore the role of turmeric in cell health, inflammation, skin health, depression, cognitive function and more!
We'll differentiate between turmeric root and turmeric powder, talk about how to identify a quality supplement and I'll even share a few recipes.
Tomato & Turmeric Shot
Blend 1 tsp of tomato paste with 1 cup hot water and 1/4 inch peeled turmeric root
Tomato & Turmeric Root Soup
Puree the following ingredients:
2 cups water
1 clove roasted garlic
1 inch peeled turmeric root
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We've become too passive in our own lives. We go with the flow instead of stepping up to be in charge of the journey.
Today's episode is a call to be warrior in your own life. It's a call to stop being a victim of your circumstances, to stop acting as if stepping into your potential is a burden or a chore - it is the purpose of your life and the path to a much more fulfilling version of yourself.
Here's to becoming a warrior!
Two completely random things inspired me this week. They reminded me of how I'm probably the least likely person on the planet to end up with a podcast about fat loss.
My journey has been hard. It's been full of struggle. And yet, I'm here.
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song" ~ Mike Posner
I hope you'll take a listen to this inspired episode about my heart, my mission and my passion.
For the past couple weeks, I've been challenging myself to eat more raw vegetables. I wanted to see if there was an impact on my digestion and my energy levels. There has been.
In today's episode I'm going to talk about the pros & cons of raw vegetables, which ones you should eat raw and which ones are best prepared cooked (from a nutritional standpoint).
I'm going to share the changes I've made recently, specifically how I'm incorporating raw vegetables and what benefits I've noticed.
I hope you enjoy the episode!
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What does meditation have to do with weight loss? Anything?
I say with strong conviction: a lot!
First and foremost, meditation decreases cortisol levels. Chronically elevated cortisol levels impair decision making, increase hunger, increase cravings, impair sleep and blunt insulin responsiveness.
But: meditation takes time. It's hard. Most people suck at it. Those are the most common objections I hear.
If you've ever had those frustrations or if you've wondered about meditation, you will want to hear this episode!
Two of the biggest threats to your metabolism & overall health are chronic stress and overeating. Interestingly, chronic stress drives overeating and overeating creates additional stress. It's what's known as a "feed forward" cycle.
In today's episode we're talking about how stress (physical and emotional) drives appetite and cravings while impairing your ability to make sound decisions.
Most importantly, we'll be talking about dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to not only reduce the chronic stressors in your life but also improve your response to them.
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Earlier in the week, I shared a post on Instagram that got a lot of people talking. It said: create a life you don't need to escape from.
I dove deeper into this idea that you need to create a life you don't want or need to escape from on the blog, but many people requested that I go even deeper on the podcast, and that's what we're doing today!
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The other night, I was sitting on the couch around 8pm and all I could think about was that I wanted some chocolate.
I was actively talking myself into it, making a case for it, justifying it (successfully) and planning what I would get & where I would get it.
Suddenly, I realized that just like I could talk myself into wanting chocolate, I could talk myself into not wanting it.
I didn't have to rely on self-discipline or willpower, but I could simply make a case for why I didn't want it.
In today's episode I'll show you exactly how I did that and how you can use this approach - willpower & self-discipline not required!
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I'm excited to kick off a new series on the podcast: Food As Medicine!
Every couple of weeks I'll be featuring one food or ingredient and sharing it's medicinal benefits!
This series is in no way meant to replace Western medicine but there is absolutely room for both approaches!
In today's episode, we're talking about the medicinal benefits of coconut. Don't miss it!
Tough love episode coming at you! It's time to raise the bar, expect more from yourself and finally get beyond that struggle you've been working on for far too long!
Instead of differentiating between food & drink, what if you saw them both as fuel?
That glass of wine is fuel. Does your body need fuel?
What happens when you give your body excess fuel?
It has to be stored.
In today's episode I'm taking you inside my inbox to hear a response to a listener who is differentiating between her food choices and her drinking choices.
You can convince yourself of nearly anything. In fact, everything you believe, you've convinced yourself of through your thoughts, attention & actions.
In today's episode, we're exploring how you can turn this into an unstoppable force to help you create change & crush your goals. It's a short episode you won't want to miss!
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Does bulletproof coffee help you burn fat? Should you be drinking it? Does it matter how you make it?
Should you use coconut oil or MCT oil? Does it matter?
What if your butter isn't grassfed?
What kind of coffee should you use? Does it matter?
Is it breakfast? Can you have food with it?
These are the questions we're tackling in today's episode! Don't miss it!
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One of my Fat Loss Fast Track clients shared an article that inspired me like crazy. In today's episode, I'm sharing it with you and I hope that it not only challenges you, but I hope it leads you to put in place some actions that will change your life, your opportunities and your potential.
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The most dangerous excuses are true. The reason they keep winning out over your goals & intentions might be because you realize they are true so you don’t fight against them. You equate “true” and “right”.
Just because something is true doesn’t mean it’s the most true thing or the only true thing.
We’ve got to stop making assumptions & choosing the most convenient truth.
When it comes to making choices & pursuing our goals, we often don’t tell ourselves the whole truth. We don’t even consider the whole truth.
It’s time to slow down, work to be less impulsive, less reactive and consider the whole picture.
In today's episode we're exploring how you can start doing that today.
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Earlier in the week I got an email asking, "Why aren't beans paleo?"
It's a great question & one we're diving into in today's episode.
We'll talk about macronutrients - are beans really a good source of protein? Do they have a lot of carbs?
We'll talk about micronutrients - can your body actually absorb & utilize the iron & zinc you see listed on the nutrition label?
We'll also talk about other components in beans and how they interact with our bodies at the cellular level.
If you're a bean eater, this is a must-hear episode!
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