Elizabeth Benton and Shawn Stevenson tackle the major myths about exercise for fat loss and establish the most effective workout strategies for lasting fat loss and optimal hormone balance.
After struggling with my weight for over 20 years, it was the process of paying off $130K in debt that taught me everything I needed to know about weight loss. I had worked in the nutrition & fitness industry for 10 years, studied nutrition in college and grad school but didn't figure it all out until I paid off my debt. These powerful lessons transformed my finances, my body and my health.
Our weight struggles are about much more than what we eat. If weight loss was as easy as choosing healthy foods, we wouldn't have an obesity epidemic. Most of us know how we could improve our diets, but the problem is our MENTAL game. Mindset, motivation, willpower and discipline are usually what keep us from reaching our goals. In today's episode we talk about how to quickly and permanently overcome your emotional eating so you can make LASTING changes and break the hold that food has on your life.
In this episode we're talking about alcohol and fat loss & if you can have both! We talk about how alcohol impacts metabolism, how it can increase your likelihood of being in fat-storage mode but we also talk about becoming aware of how alcohol impacts YOU in a unique way. Does alcohol increase your cravings? Does it make you bloated? Finally, we go into practical implementation strategies for how to enjoy alcohol without trashing your fat loss goals.
In this episode we are talking about the thing that derails our progress: our old, negative thought patterns. Yup, most of us are passive victims of our thoughts about our lack of willpower, our cravings and our bad habits. But we have the CHOICE to change those thought patterns and embrace new, productive, helpful thoughts that will propel us towards our goals and this episode tells you how.
It is not just about the QUANTITY of your sleep. The QUALITY of your sleep might be preventing your weight loss. That's right, when we don't get into those deepest stages of sleep, we are making weight loss an uphill battle. We talk about how sleep deprivation leads to insulin resistance and how stress, light exposure, food & exercise can impair our ability to get good, quality sleep. We also go through concrete steps you can take TODAY to allow your body to get into those deeper phases of sleep.
Today we're answering a question from a listener concerned that eating more fat will raise her cholesterol levels. We talk about the MAJOR myths about cholesterol including how cholesterol is actually a healing substance and the fact that high cholesterol is a sign of chronic damage in the body. We talk about how to identify the REAL source of the problem to avoid what doctors measure as "high cholesterol". We talk about how cutting out dietary fat can actually send your body's production of cholesterol into overdrive and what you need to do to stay healthy & maintain your vascular health.
In this episode we talk about what Primal is, why I chose the Primal approach and define my top 10 Primal Principles for Fat Loss and how they'll help you reach your goals and maintain them for life.
This episode is all about estrogen. Estrogen dominance accelerates weight gain and makes weight loss an uphill battle. We unknowingly feed our estrogen dominance with our diet and lifestyle choices. In this episode we talk about how estrogen becomes a weight loss nightmare for both men and women and we establish concrete steps for reducing your overall estrogen levels, eliminating estrogen dominance, and improving your overall health and weight loss potential naturally.
Sometimes people feel stumped for breakfast ideas once they realize that the bagel, cereal and oatmeal aren't the best options for fat loss. There often isn't time to spend 30 minutes preparing breakfast when you're trying to get out the door. In this episode we talk about healthy, fat loss breakfast options that work when you have time and when you don't. I give tons of recipes & meal ideas and talk about what to go for and what to avoid.
The thyroid hormones tend to take a lot of the blame when it comes to an ability to burn fat or chronic low energy levels. The thyroid hormones are incredibly sensitive to our diet, lifestyle and environment and then can totally derail our fat loss efforts if they are out of balance. In today's episode we talk about the factors required for optimal thyroid function and how we can implement specific nutritional, exercise and lifestyle strategies to optimize our thyroid function naturally!
We are talking everything bulletproof coffee!!! Why I drink it, what it is, why low toxin, high quality coffee is important, what grass fed butter is and why it matters, what MCT is oil is and how it improves your health. We go into how to make bulletproof coffee, where you can buy the ingredients and how it will make you feel!