I've been hearing a lot of things like:
“Oh, I don’t want to lose any weight, I just want to tone my muscles” or
“I want to lose some weight and get toned”
What does that mean? What does it not mean? Let's talk about how to look toned. The reality is this: there's no such thing as "toning your muscles". That doesn't exist. It's crap.
Now, I know what you mean. I get it. You want to look fit, lean and not flabby. You want more muscle definition. When we talk about how to look toned, that's what we're talking about.
I want to help you find what works for you. I get so irritated when people act like there are black and white answers for fat loss, fitness, etc. There aren't! It's actually easier than that! Your body has all the answers you just have to know how to find them. How to pay attention when your body is SHOWING you what works for you and what doesn't.
Should you avoid nightshades and FODMAPs? You probably want to know what they are first, right? I've been getting lots of questions about what they are, how they impact health and if they should be avoided. In today's Q&A episode we're defining them, explaing how they act in the body, establishing who should take caution and how everyone can reduce any potential negative impact of nightshades and FODMAPs.
This girl. Guys. Seriously. Allison Hagendorf is an absolutely incredible example of loving food, enjoying food and having a great body at the same time. In today's episode we get super practical (and pretty funny) about HOW to move away from the all-or-nothing approach and how to learn to enjoy your favorite things while losing fat and getting a body you absolutely love. We talk about food obsession, navigating social situations, how and when to indulge, nutrition & fitness myths and we laugh a lot along the way!
Another fun, short episode answering listener questions! We're taking a short look at 4-5 questions focusing on what's "not enough carbs", getting adequate nutrients from food, kombucha for breakfast, bulletproof coffee & my own personal workout plan.
It used to be so easy for me to say to myself, "Alright! I'm really doing it this time! No more excuses! This is it for real! I'm ready!!" But it never happened like that. It just didn't. I became a master of talking myself into whatever choice felt good at the time. I'd say, "It's just this one thing, it can't possibly hurt" or, "I'll be extra strict tomorrow" or "I'll workout later and be sure to burn it off". I knew exactly what debates and arguments worked best. Those types of internal debates are what I refer to as "anchors". They hold you back. They pull you down. They drag you off course. Identifying these anchors and understanding how you justify exceptions is absolutely critical in learning how to stop making excuses. Because really, these excuses, these internal debates are the exact reason you haven't got the results you want. It's the "why" behind your inconsistency. In today's episode we're getting super practical (and personal) about how to stop making excuses by identifying how you justify and excuse choices that won't help you reach your goals.
I've talked about coconut oil and medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) in a handful of episodes today but I wanted to take a broader look at the very diverse and powerful benefits of coconut oil. I've previously focused on the benefits of coconut oil as it relates to energy and weight loss but it's so much more than that! Today we're diving into cholesterol, antibacterial properties, hormones and more!
Today's episode is HEAVY but I think it will be extremely valuable. We're going through 13 lessons about fat loss and life that I feel we'll be extremely helpful in your pursuit of your goals. And honestly, these 13 lessons about fat loss are super applicable to EVERY aspect of your life! These will help you conquer goals related to health, fitness, careers, relationships, finances and so much more. I'd love for you to send your thoughts and feedback! Let me know what you think and let me know what you'd add!
We're getting awfully personal in today's episode! Yep, we're tackling loose skin after weight loss and what you can do about it. We'll talk about how often loose skin is a true problem, when it's actually NOT loose skin but actually just stubborn body fat and we'll get into practical strategies for improving the structural integrity and elasticity of your skin via diet, lifestyle and (maybe) supplementation. We'll wrap up with my own personal experience with loose skin, my skin removal surgery and alllllll the intimate details!
Last week I aired an episode discussing 10 reasons you need magnesium for fat loss and health. It was a pretty awesome show and it generated a ton of great questions! The volume and quality of questions clearly indicated the need for a second show! In today's Q&A episode we're answering those questions and diving into deep detail about how magnesium works in the body. Specifically, we're going to talk about magnesium for PMS and how it impacts cravings (especially those for chocolate) and headaches. We're also going to talk about how magnesium impacts workout performance and how & why athletes have different magnesium needs. Lastly, we'll dive into more about supplements, topicals and epsom salts.
I recently wrote a blog post about why you haven't made progress yet and it generated a lot of discussion and a whole bunch of practical questions. In today's episode, we're diving a little deeper into that blog post to answer questions and provide support in finding out why you haven't done it yet. Why you haven't lost weight. Why you haven't changed your eating habits. Why you haven't been consistent. And more importantly, we'll help you take the steps you need to make those changes and start consistently getting results!
Heather Robertson, a working mom of 3, lost 170 lbs after a lifetime of struggling with her weight. She is now a fat loss coach, podcaster and blogger at Half Size Me and we teamed up to address some of the most common fat loss challenges and how we tackle them. We talk about how she taught herself moderation, how she maintains motivation, dealing with food pushers and much more!
Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the human body and the majority of us don't get enough of it. It is absolutely required for more than 300 reactions in the body. Without adequate magnesium, every single aspect of your health is impaired. In today's episode we'll cover 10 reasons you need magnesium for fat loss, for health, for energy and much more.