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Primal Potential - The Anti-Diet Solution to Mastering Fat Loss Naturally

The Primal Potential Podcast is the anti-diet approach to mastering fat loss NATURALLY. Everyone knows they should eat better and exercise regularly but Primal Potential talks about strategy for the tough stuff - HOW to overcome emotional eating, hormonal imbalances, unhealthy habits and your all-or-nothing dieting mindset. Each week we tackle a mainstream myth or challenge, we talk about weight loss facts, strategies and practical solutions for implementation. This isn't another preachy, weight loss show - we get to the root of FAT LOSS and how you can eat, live and think to optimize your body's ability to burn fat and keep it off! Primal Potential is here to help you lose weight, get healthy and master fat loss NATURALLY.
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Jul 22, 2017

Struggling with sugar cravings? Do you want to make better choices but find yourself repeatedly giving into the pull of your cravings?

One of critical steps we need to take in order to overcome cravings is understanding how our current behavior is actually creating those cravings.

Sure, practice, discipline & self-control play a role, but identifying the ways that your current choices are triggering the return of your cravings is a powerful place to start.

In today's episode we're geeking out on a couple aspects of the science of cravings so you can begin to create your own personal sugar solution.

http://primalpotential.com/364-science-of-cravings/

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055: Probiotics for Health & Fat Loss

The Carb Cycle

195: The Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss

Jul 20, 2017

The other day I had a powerful interaction with someone in my Primal Potential Masters Club. She loves food (I do too) and she's struggling with a feeling of "missing out" if & when she's trying to eat less.

How do you love food & still lose weight? I promise it's possible...

She knows she is probably eating too much but the idea of eating less creates a real uneasiness for her.

She called it fear. Whatever it is for you, it can feel like tension, deprivation, fear of missing out or lack. Today we're going to dive into solutions for those fears.

Big shout out to this super special client for being open to me sharing some of our exchange.

**This episode is explicit for language and content beginning around the 25+ minute mark**

http://primalpotential.com/363-loving-food-losing-weight/

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Jul 18, 2017

I've shared with you that one of my mantras is "travel light" and it has been a game changer for me. This weekend, however, I realized that I've really dropped the ball on living that mantra, especially as it relates to my interactions with other people.

First, let me revisit (more for me than for you) what "travel light" means to me.

I don't get flustered over the small stuff.
I'm grateful.
I find the good in everything.
I choose to focus on opportunities to move forward.
I am more powerful than my setbacks & circumstances.
I know that joy is a choice & I choose it daily.

Essentially, "travel light" reminds me to refuse to be burdened by anything. Let it go. Set it down. Travel light.

I really believe that often times, extra physical weight we carry is a physical manifestation of extra emotional weight we're carrying.

More than that, most of the emotional baggage we carry with us is optional. We can & should set it down. We only carry it with us because we don't realize that we can & should let it go.

http://primalpotential.com/362-travel-light/

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Jul 15, 2017

You can make progress towards your goals AND indulge. You can enjoy summer or holiday treats without guilt. You can enjoy food AND results.

It's time to let go of the idea of perfection and stop creating drama and guilt over enjoying food.

With that said, summer time & holiday seasons can be a challenging time to embrace improvements and avoid going overboard.

In today's episode we're talking about 5 strategies to create summer success without perfection. These strategies are about YOU and can easily be applied to holidays or any time you feel like you're in a funk and you want to make more progress.

http://primalpotential.com/361-create-summer-success/

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Jul 13, 2017

In today's episode I share a conversation with one of my Masters Club clients. When I asked her about the most significant changes she's made in her life, she shared how she's now certain that she is in control of her life. She's in control of her food choices, her physique, her career, finances and much more.

Our discussion centers around a few follow-up questions: did you always feel like you had that control? And: how did you create it? How has that sense of control impacted how you take care of your body?

Specifically, we talked about how she transitioned to feeling limited because of her circumstances to feeling empowered regardless of her circumstances. 

Then we got talking about her struggles. She isn't seeing the physical progress she knows she is capable of and she feels like she needs more standards for herself when it comes to food. We quickly got to the root of the problem: eating too much of the "right" things. She's improved the quality of what she's eating, but the quantity is probably a bit much for her goals.

Together, we established a strategy for paying more attention to how much she's eating versus how much she needs to eat.

Don't miss today's conversation!

http://primalpotential.com/360-taking-control-life/

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Jul 11, 2017

Wednesday July 12th is Primal Potential's 3rd anniversary. Pretty crazy, right? The very most important thing to say today is THANK YOU.

Primal Potential wouldn't exist without you & it exists for you. In today's episode I'm sharing some ideas I have for making this community even more fun & transformative for you.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making Primal Potential what it is and everything it will become. I am beyond grateful for you!

If you want to help me celebrate, it would mean the world to me if you'd take a second to leave a rating & review of the podcast on iTunes (Apple Music) or wherever your listen.

http://primalpotential.com/359-3rd-anniversary/

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Jul 8, 2017

Excuses, procrastination & not trusting yourself stem from one problem: communication.

We all understand the importance of honest & productive communication with others, but we don't spend much time improving the way we communicate with ourselves. This is a problem.

To overcome excuses, to begin to trust yourself and to get to a point where what you say you'll do actually means something, improve the way you communicate with yourself.

Today we'll talk about how.

http://primalpotential.com/358-tackling-excuses-procrastination/

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Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Emotional Eating & Self Limiting Beliefs

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Jul 6, 2017

The other day on my daily blog I invited you to "ask me anything" and today I'm sharing my answers. Some of the questions are personal in nature - everything from my goals & recent progress to whether or not I have a boyfriend. Others are playful and some are certainly tactical.

I consider you guys family and I love when we can get to know each other better. Today, you'll hear a little bit more about my own journey, my life as well as my thoughts on things like sugar addiction, perfection and working out.

http://primalpotential.com/357-elizabeth-answers-questions/

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Food Addiction

Temptation & Fighting Against Yourself

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Emotional Eating & Self Limiting Beliefs

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Jul 4, 2017

Do you feel like you're a bit complacent? You want more results but you're just not pushing yourself to get those results?

On today's episode I'm talking with one of my clients who has lost 70 lbs and wants to lose more. When I asked about his current challenges & struggles he said, "I've become complacent."

He finds himself rationalizing choices because one treat or indulgence won't really make a big difference in the long run.

Part of this is human nature. Our motivation, if not constantly cultivated, ebbs & flows. Plus, with 70 lbs of weight lost, it's easy to focus on how much you've accomplished and use that to justify throttling back on the effort.

And, we can rationalize & justify pretty much everything.

The problem is: that's not what this client wants. He doesn't want to throttle back. He doesn't want to rationalize & justify. He wants to overcome the complacency. Today, we talk about how.

http://primalpotential.com/356-complacency-rationalization/

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Jul 1, 2017

This might be one of my favorite episodes ever. Here's what happened: I got an email from a client who was really struggling. In the heat of a moment of frustration, she wanted to eat.

She was simultaneously making choices that weren't aligned with her goals AND mad at herself that she was still fighting these battles with food.

While bemoaning the ongoing struggle, she chose to turn to food.

She was feeling emotional, overwhelmed and held captive by temptation & surrender.

We went back & forth over email and voice note and when it was all said & done, I asked if I could share our exchange on the podcast. Fortunately for everyone who listens, she said yes.

Don't miss this one.

http://primalpotential.com/355-intensity-of-temptation/

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Jun 29, 2017

Are there foods that you feel have more power than you do? Like once you stop with that certain thing, you just can't stop? Do you ever feel like you're addicted to sugar?

I've certainly been there and so has one of my clients, with whom I'm chatting on today's episode.

After losing 100 pounds, she convinced herself that she had been addicted to certain foods and she didn't have the power or self-control to include them in her life. For a time, that perspective really served her. It helped her keep the weight off and consistently make quality food choices.

However, things changed and she realized she wanted to trust that she has far more control than any food, at any time. She wanted to find her own power and move beyond the idea that food was more powerful than she was.

Today we chat about finding your power, overcoming fear and a different approach to the idea of food addiction.

http://primalpotential.com/354-tackling-food-addiction/

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Jun 27, 2017

Who hasn't seen the sensational headlines over the past couple weeks? Everything from "Coconut Oil Isn't Healthy. It Never Was Healthy" to "The World Just Fell Out of Love with Coconut Oil".

Where did this come from? Is there new research we need to consider? In today's episode we're looking at this coconut oil controversy, where it came from, the science that is referenced and how you can find what works best for your body.

http://primalpotential.com/353-coconut-oil-controversy/

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325: Dietary Fats To Avoid & Why

075: Dietary Fat & Cholesterol

Dr. Chris Masterjohn's Podcast On Saturated Fat Research

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Jun 24, 2017

One of the primary reasons we haven't reached our goals is that we doubt ourselves. It's not the doubt itself that is the problem, but it's the inaction & inconsistency that stems from doubt.

In today's episode I'm talking about why we doubt and how to leave all your past failures, frustrations and missed opportunities behind you so you can create a dramatically different outcome than anything you've had before.

We talk through legitimate hurdles to success like projecting past failures onto future attempts, valuing information over implementation and much more.

http://primalpotential.com/352-overcoming-doubt/

If you'd rather watch this episode as a presentation instead of listen, follow this link:

http://primalpotential.com/sum17replay

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Jun 22, 2017

I could have called this episode so many different things. I could have called it "Lifestyle Transformation After Baby". I could have called it "When You Should NOT Workout". I could have called it "Learning To Be Calm As A Fat Loss Strategy". I should probably just keep it simple and call it awesome.

In today's episode I'm talking with one of my Fat Loss Fast Track clients who has lost 90 pounds, 40 of which has been in the last few months of her Fat Loss Fast Track experiences.

At first, we talk a lot about what has worked well for her. We talk about how learning to be less reactive and more calm has helped her weight loss but also her happiness.

Then we start to talk about exercise, sleep and when to push yourself.

Not only is she inspiring, she's incredibly wise and I know you're going to get so much out of her story!

http://primalpotential.com/351-lost-90-pounds/

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Jun 20, 2017

Too often, we scramble for solutions without taking the time to really define and understand the problem. That leads to lots of effort with little results. We either solving the wrong problem or implementing the wrong solution, or both. It's a waste of time & a fast track to frustration.

Today's episode features a candid conversation with one of my Masters Club clients. Prior to her time in the Fat Loss Fast Track, she was always on a diet. She felt like her only weight loss strategy was "eat less" and she was exhausted by it.

Though she developed a solid strategy that worked for her, she struggled to make consistent positive choices after having a baby and juggling life, marriage & motherhood.

Through the course of our convo we define the problem, toss around potential solutions and determine a course of action to help her learn more about what works for her and get back to feeling her very best.

http://primalpotential.com/350-identifying-the-real-problem/

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Jun 17, 2017

I'm so excited to have one of my Fat Loss Fast Track clients on the show today. She's in the trenches of creating lasting change and refining what works best for her body & lifestyle.

After feeling great about her first 12 weeks in the Fat Loss Fast Track, she struggled with enthusiasm, engagement & consistency in the second 12-weeks.

She talks candidly about cycles of success and how she's fighting back to recreate momentum.

I think it's powerful to see & hear what strategies work for people and how they overcome obstacles. Today's episode is a great example.

http://primalpotential.com/349-success-cycles/

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Jun 15, 2017

Be careful. Your lies will become your truth. The messages we send to ourselves via our thoughts & words become our reality. They are powerful.

Your thoughts & words are not only descriptive but also prescriptive. They are instructions to your subconscious & they inform your behavior.

If you're saying that you're out of control and have no motivation, that will become your truth, whether you want it to or not.

If you struggle with doubt or negativity, don't miss today's episode!

http://primalpotential.com/348-lies-become-truth/

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Jun 13, 2017

I had a busy weekend, full of lessons, many of which came from my first time on a bike in God knows how many years.

Saturday, I ate lots of treats (for me) and several alcoholic beverages. Sunday, I ate really clean & biked around Martha's Vineyard.

On both days, I was reminded of powerful lessons that help me break through my mental barriers, make progress towards my goals and take great care of myself.

In today's episode, I'm sharing 5 of those real-life lessons with you! I hope you enjoy them!

http://primalpotential.com/347-5-life-lessons-for-success-fat-loss/

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Jun 10, 2017

You might not see it this way, but chances are, you're creating chaos in your life.

Often, we turn to food & alcohol in response to stress, emotion, tension or anxiety. Food allows us to escape, avoid & numb whatever is bothering us.

Then, we turn our attention to an attempt to NOT eat or drink in response to these feelings.

However, that's like trying to lower a fever with ice instead of addressing & resolving what's causing the fever.

In today's episode I will share what I wish I knew when I was younger about emotional reactions that contributed to overeating, binging and obesity.

http://primalpotential.com/346-stop-creating-chaos/

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Jun 8, 2017

The other day I overheard a conversation between two women at the gym. One woman was complaining to the other about her stress incontinence, or, as she described it, leaking urine during her workout.

The other woman shared that she has the same problem and they attributed it to having kids and talked about how there was no solution other than surgery.

That's not true.

In today's episode, I'm talking not only about stress incontinence but about how we ignore problems instead of fixing them. That has got to stop.

We power through workouts without regard to what is happening with our bodies. We do nothing about aches, pains, incontinence, headaches and other symptoms instead of looking to identify & resolve the underlying issue.

Whether you workout or not, whether you experience stress incontinence or not, I strongly recommend you listen to this episode, and to your body.

http://primalpotential.com/345-stress-incontinence-solutions/

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Becoming A Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett 

Find a physiotherapist in your area:

Canadahttp://www.physiotherapy.ca/About-Physiotherapy/Find-a-Therapist-Directory

USA: http://www.womenshealthapta.org/pt-locator/

UKhttp://www.csp.org.uk/your-health/find-physio/physio2u

Australianhttp://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/APAWCM/Controls/FindaPhysio.aspx

New Zealandhttp://physiotherapy.org.nz/about-physiotherapy/find-a-physio/

Jun 6, 2017

A couple weeks ago I went up to Albany, NY to watch one of the CrossFit regional competitions. All of the athletes were highly skilled and wanted to win. However, being highly skilled and wanting to win wasn't enough.

As I watched the competition, I paid close attention to factors that made athletes struggle & falter as well as common factors that set athletes up for success.

In today's podcast, I'm sharing with you 6 critical strategies that will help you crush your goals based on what I observed at the regionals.

We all want something, but that doesn't mean we consistently do the work to stay focused and achieve our desired outcome. Today's episode will help you crush your goals and move from wanting to win to actually winning.

http://primalpotential.com/344-crush-your-goals/

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Jun 3, 2017

Please do not confuse thoughts with emotions. Many people think that it's our emotions, our feelings, that drive our choices.

It's not.

It's our THOUGHTS. Sure, it can be our thoughts about what we feel, or it can just be thoughts without emotional ties.

If you want to change the choices you make, you've first got to understand the thoughts that drive them, both good & bad.

You have to be willing to surrender this hyper focus on tactic. If you aren't consistently making the kinds of choices you want it, it's not because you've yet to find the right program, meal plan or calorie allotment.

It's because of the way you think prior to making a choice.

Today I'm going to help you discover the thoughts that are helping you, the thoughts that are hurting you and what you can do about it.

http://primalpotential.com/343-drives-choices/

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Jun 1, 2017

Can sun exposure increase your metabolism? Can it help you burn fat more efficiently?

The answer is yes. In today's episode we're going into the science of sun, your skin & hormones to look at how moderate sun exposure can minimize cravings, reduce inflammation, increase energy and support your metabolism & ability to burn fat.

I know our society talks about the dangers of the sun and tells us all to put on sunscreen before we talk to the mailbox but here's the reality: sun burn is bad, the sun is not.

There are many health benefits of sun exposure beyond vitamin D and we'll be talking about them today!

http://primalpotential.com/342-sun-exposure-your-hormones/

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May 30, 2017

I had a particularly motivating morning the other day. However, it didn't start out that way. It started out with an onslaught of self-doubt, excuses and self-imposed limitations.

I am not immune to negativity & excuses. I have just as many doubts & excuses as the next person. Sometimes they win. Often, they don't.

In today's motivational minisode I'm sharing my motivational morning and how I work through real limitations without letting them dictate my decisions.

http://primalpotential.com/341-motivational-minisode/

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May 27, 2017

I am so pumped to share a powerful conversation I had with one of my Fat Loss Fast Track clients about body image and the real reasons we want to change our bodies, lives & relationship with food.

On today's episode, Kristi and I talk about how the mental game of nutrition and weight loss has not only changed her body but also her life.

She's brave enough to talk about existing insecurities and what it is that she really wants - why she really wants to lose weight & change her body.

If you have ever had a body image issue, this is an episode you won't want to miss!

Huge thanks to Kristi for her openness and inspiration!

http://primalpotential.com/340-body-image/

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