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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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Feb 17, 2018

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!

https://primalpotential.com/455/

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Cabbage Salad Bowl

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Feb 15, 2018

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!

https://primalpotential.com/454/

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Primal Potential Episode 453: The Impact of Stress

Learn more about Transcendental Meditation or find an instructor near you

Guided meditation with Tara Brach

Headspace

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Feb 13, 2018

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.

https://primalpotential.com/453/

Resources:

The wait list for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track is now open!

Joovv Light

Life Flo Magnesium Oil

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Feb 10, 2018

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!


https://primalpotential.com/452/

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On The Blog: I Refuse...

Feb 8, 2018

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!

https://primalpotential.com/451/

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Feb 6, 2018

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!

https://primalpotential.com/450/

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Episode 446: Bulletproof Coffee & MCTs

Coconut Oil & C Diff

Coconut Oil & Staph

Fatty Acids As Antimicrobials

Fatty Acids & Breast Milk

Fatty Acids & Candida

MCTs & Mastitis

A Review Of MCT Mechanisms

Feb 3, 2018

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!

https://primalpotential.com/449/

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Feb 1, 2018

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.

https://primalpotential.com/448/

Resources:

The wait list for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track is now open! 

Episode 445 - Using Values To Create Change

Episode 329: A Case Against Counting Calories

Episode 062: 4 reasons Calorie Counting Doesn't Work

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Jan 30, 2018

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!

https://primalpotential.com/447/

Resources:

The wait list for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track is now open! 

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Jan 27, 2018

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!

https://primalpotential.com/446/

Resources:

The wait list for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track is now open! 

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Grass Fed Ghee from Organic Valley

Spectrum Essentials Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

MCT Oil

Kicking Horse Coffee

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Dos and Don'ts of Bulletproof Coffee

Aquasana Water Filter

Episode 046 on Water Filtration

Jan 25, 2018

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.

https://primalpotential.com/445/

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Business Insider Article

Ben Franklin's Virtue Chart

441: Do You Feel Stuck?

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Jan 23, 2018

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.

https://primalpotential.com/444/

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441: Do You Feel Stuck?

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Jan 20, 2018

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!

https://primalpotential.com/443/

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Dr. Loren Cordain on beans

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Jan 18, 2018

Our lives are busy. We all have a lot going on. And, unfortunately, that often means we aren't achieving our most important goals.

When we aren't intentional about the highest priorities in our lives, we can easily become victims of our circumstances, feeling that there isn't enough time or energy to do what we should be doing.

That needs to change. That can change.

Creating change doesn't require that your life be stress free and your days be wide open.

It just requires that we not let the things that matter most be at the mercy of the things that matter least.

If something has disproportionate importance, it needs disproportionate priority.

In today's episode we're talking about how to make this philosophy a reality that is reflected in your choices & your actions and we're talking about the ideas in the book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan.

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The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

441: Do You Feel Stuck?

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Jan 16, 2018

At times, we all feel stuck. Or unhappy. Or both.

In today's episode I'm talking about the danger of participating in our own problems instead of participating in the solutions.

When we complain, blame, rehash the past, gossip, explain & justify, we are participating in the problem, not the solution.

When we participate in the problem, our energy, attention, time & effort are going to proving that we are right and that our struggle is real instead of going towards getting it right, regardless of the details.

This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite episodes of the podcast so far. You've got to hear this one!

https://primalpotential.com/441/

Resources

Episode 116: 5 Meals Under $1.99

Episode 066: Healthy Eating On A Budget

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Jan 13, 2018

I know how frustrating & confusing it can be to hear conflicting information about what you should eat and why.

Lots of people feeling stuck & paralyzed by indecision because they don't know who or what to believe.

In today's episode I want to help you clear through the confusion and find your best approach to health, fat loss, energy, longevity and your best, healthiest life.

I've tackled this topic on a few other podcasts which are linked below under "Resources".

I hope you enjoy the episode! Share it with a friend who is confused about nutrition!

https://primalpotential.com/440/

Resources

353: The Coconut Oil Controversy

371: What The Health

389: Primal Vs Keto

21 Day Sugar Detox Salmon Cake Recipe

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Jan 11, 2018

For most people, eating out is a struggle when they're trying to lose weight.

Maybe you feel like your options are limited or if you make a "healthy" choice, you're making a sacrifice and won't enjoy it.

Sure, we all know that we could get a salad or a burger without the bun and if that's the extent of the options we think we have, of course we feel limited!

There are so many other creative ways to enjoy eating out, love your food and feel great after you eat it!

Today's episode is a short one but hopefully it will give you some great new ideas for the next time you eat out!

https://primalpotential.com/439/

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091: Eating Out For Weight Loss

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Jan 9, 2018

We are so used to overthinking, overconsuming, overanalyzing and coming up with long term strategic plans that we've forgotten how to simplify.

I had a listener email me recently saying that she wants to stop dieting. She wants to get healthy. She doesn't want to over-restrict or count anything, she just wants to eat more real food and less processed foods.

Then she said, "I have no idea where to start".

That is evidence of how far we've strayed from simplicity.

Where she starts is, quite simply: how can I execute that today? What can I do today to eat more whole foods? What can I do today to eat fewer processed foods?

But simplicity is not just about food.

We've lost simplicity in our belongings. In our thoughts. In our actions.

And today, we begin to get it back. Don't miss this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/438/

Resources

Episode 410: More Simple, More Results

Episode 397: Bright Lines & Setting Standards

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Jan 6, 2018

One of you lovely listeners emailed me the other day to request that I do more of my "Inside EB's inbox" episodes where I share my responses to some recent emails!

That's what we're doing today! We're covering a ton of topics from breakfast meal ideas & recipes to what to do when you don't trust yourself and differentiating between needs of the mind (stress relief) and needs of the body (fuel).

So much good stuff in today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/437/

Resources

Breakfast Resources: 

Fat Loss Food Guide

Breakfast Recipe List

Q&A 6 How To Make Breakfast A Fat Burning Meal

290: Fat Loss Breakfast

115: Breakfast Recipes & Questions

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Jan 4, 2018

Let's stop fighting against ourselves & relying on discipline and willpower to create change.

I believe that one of the most simple things we can do to make change easier and dramatically accelerate our rate of progress is: ask better questions.

Tim Ferriss says that if you want uncommon results, ask uncommonly clear questions.

Tony Robbins says that the quality of your life depends on the quality of the questions you ask yourself. I'll add to that "and the honesty with which you answer & frequency with which you ask"!

We are doing that work today! Don't miss it!

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Today's Questions

  1. What can I do to make today better than yesterday?
  2. What can I do to make today an "A+" day?
  3. How can I push myself today?
  4. How will I reduce or refuse distractions?
  5. What is a middle ground between my excuse & my intentions?
  6. What have I been putting off that I can accomplish today?
  7. What choices can I make today that will move me in the direction I want to go?
  8. What will I do today to raise my standards?
  9. What will I practice improving today?
  10. What will I do to step outside of my comfort zone today?
  11. What can I do right now to make myself feel proud?
  12. How am I going to feel after this choice?
  13. What is my best choice in this moment?
  14. What feels hard now but will make tomorrow easier?
  15. If I say "yes" to this, what am I saying "no" to?
  16. Is this an opportunity to be seized or a temptation to be resisted?
  17. What do I really need in this moment?
  18. What do I need to let go of?

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Jan 2, 2018

In his new book, Tribe of Mentors, Tim Ferriss asks 11 questions of some of the brightest minds & top performers in the world. The book is a collection of their answers.

In today's episode, though I certainly don't consider myself one of the brightest minds, I'm answering the 11 questions

I'd love to hear your answers! The 11 questions are below - post in the comments with your answer to one or more of them!

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11 Questions From Tribe of Mentors

  1. What is the book or books you’ve given most as a gift and why? Or what three books have greatly influenced your life?
  2. What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or recent memory)?
  3. How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a favorite failure of yours?
  4. If you could have one gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it – metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions – what would it say and why?
  5. What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?
  6. What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing you love?
  7. In the last 5 years, what new belief, behavior or habit has most improved your life?
  8. What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student to enter the real world? What advice should they ignore?
  9. What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?
  10. In the last 5 years, what have you become better at saying no to (distractions, invitations) What new realizations and or approaches have helped? Any other tips?
  11. When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do? What questions do you ask yourself?

Links to Items Mentioned In Today's Episode

The Obstacle Is The Way
The Motivation Manifesto
Chasing Excellence
Atlas Shrugged
The Power of Moments
Micro-Resilience

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Dec 30, 2017

Though I am not a fan of one-size-fits-all approaches to any goal, there is one resolution I believe everyone should make this year and I'm sharing it in today's episode.

This episode is the last one to air in 2017 but it doesn't matter when you stumble across this gem - it has the power to dramatically accelerate your progress, reduce your excuses & change your life!

https://primalpotential.com/434/

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Dec 28, 2017

Have you ever fallen into the trap of "better"? You know, when your choices aren't your best but you keep justifying them because they are better than what you used to choose?

You're still eating ice cream every night, you aren't making progress, but you feel justified because it's better than your past binges?

I am all for the pursuit of better...until it becomes the trap of better. I'm all for the pursuit of "better" until it keeps you from identifying and acting upon your best.

The trap of better is what we are talking about today! Don't miss it!

https://primalpotential.com/433/

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Dec 26, 2017

We have more bacterial cells and bacterial genes in our bodies than we do human cells and human genes.

Our microbiome influences every single aspect of our health. It has a tremendous influence over our metabolisms, hunger, appetite, fat storage and fat burning.

If we aren't being intentional about optimizing our microbiome, chances are that it's not working in our favor, or, a best, not working for us as well as it could.

In today's episode we're talking about tactics and strategies to minimize damage and maximize benefits.

You don't want to miss this one!

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https://primalpotential.com/432/

Resources

Primal Potential Episode 048 - Epigenetics

Primal Potential Episode 055 - Probiotics

The Microbiome Diet by Raphael Kellman

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Dec 23, 2017

The first rule of holes is: stop digging.

Today's episode is a motivational minisode to help you in those moments when you feel stuck or you find yourself making a series of choices you don't feel good about it. It could be a small moment, like mindlessly grabbing handfuls of Goldfish, or a chain of moments over a day, weekend or week.

This episode will be a great tool to help you implement a simple re-direct and stop digging deeper into a hole you don't want to create.

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