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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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Dec 31, 2016

I know just about everyone & their mother is talking about how to set goals. Except me.

I actually think we've made goals way too important.

The magic isn't in the goal. The magic is in the work you do each day.

We all need to focus more on the work we can do TODAY to help us get what we want instead of perfecting the art of goal setting.

I'm not suggesting that goals aren't helpful - they might be for some people.

No matter what though, the magic is in the work. In the process. In what you do, not in what you want to achieve.

Today I want to help you get what you want in any month, week, day or year, and I want to put the focus where the focus needs to be - knowing what you want and staying focused on the work that will help you get it!

http://primalpotential.com/277-get-what-you-want/

How to Get What You Want in 2017

  1. Define ONE THING that will make the most difference (it doesn't have to be a big thing, but it does need to be tied to a primary thing that is holding you back)
  2. Identify "the work" you can do on a daily basis that will help you get the one thing you want. These are the steps, choices, actions & inactions that exist as opportunities TODAY.
  3. Be honest with yourself by acknowledging what thoughts, circumstances or actions could get in the way
  4. Evaluate your progress every few days by asking, "Am I doing the work? Is it helping? What could I do differently today?"
  5. Have a positive attitude about it!

"His goal attracts him because he doesn't let anything enter his soul that might oppose the goal" ~ Siddhartha

Resources:

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

To join the winter 2017 Fat Loss Fast Track, click here.

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Dec 29, 2016

This year has been a major one for me. It's been full of challenges & lessons, ups & downs, wins and setbacks. In today's podcast, I'm sharing with you the top lessons I've learned in 2016 and what I'm carrying with me into the New Year.

I had a few breakthrough moments that I've shared with many of my clients and today I want to share them with you.

Some are about weight loss, some are about emotions and others are about money. We're covering a lot of ground today! Don't miss it!

Want to know my fave books of 2016? I'll share those, too!

http://primalpotential.com/276-top-lessons-from-2016/

EB's Top Lessons from 2016

It's been a really powerful year. Today's episode is short and I think you'll really want to take a listen to hear how these few lessons have transformed my peace of mind, improved my health and saved me time & money!

  1. Set it down
  2. Travel light
  3. Do things that scare you

My favorite books of the year!

Try Paleo Power Meals - use the coupon code ebprimal20 to save 20% (If you haven't listened to my episode where I review my experience with them, check out #273 here)

My top songs of the year (these were most frequently played on my Spotify playlist)

Resources:

To join the winter 2017 Fat Loss Fast Track, click here.

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Dec 27, 2016

I get so many emails from people who feel like they are stuck.

Do you want to do the work but you aren't doing it?

Had you made a lot of progress but it has stalled?

Today I want to help you identify how you can start from stuck.

This is a powerful tool you can use on any day, for any challenge and in any moment.

If you implement the strategies in today's episode, you will never feel stuck again.

http://primalpotential.com/275-start-from-stuck/

Resources:

To join the winter 2017 Fat Loss Fast Track, click here.

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Dec 24, 2016

One of the final episodes of the Primal Potential podcast for 2016! I get super fired up debunking this notion that some people are "all or nothing". No, you aren't.

However, you won't exceed your expectations so if that's the story you keep telling yourself, that's the path you'll continue to choose.

You control the narrative, the narrative doesn't control you.

As I explain in today's episode, maybe you always sleep on the left side of the bed. Does that make you a "left side of the bed person"? No, of course not.

You're 100% capable of sleeping on the right side of the bed or on the floor. It's just that you've made the decision, the choice, to sleep on the left side of the bed a lot.

That pattern has nothing to do with what you're capable of today.

However, if you tell yourself that you can only sleep on the left side of the bed, guess what? You'll be right every time.

You won't exceed your expectations so if they aren't getting you where you want to go, it's time to change them.

This is an episode you won't want to miss!

http://primalpotential.com/274-exceed-your-expectations/

Dec 22, 2016

I had been really resistant to try any kind of paleo meal delivery service for a couple of reasons: they seemed really expensive and difficult to customize. I felt like it wasn't worth the price to buy a package of meals most of which included components I wouldn't personally eat (potato, sweet potato, fruit, etc).

I changed my mind when I found Paleo Power Meals. Today I'm sharing my 2-3 week experiment with Paleo Power Meals - the pros, the cons, what I loved and what I didn't and how I plan to make this work for me moving forward.

**I have not been compensated in any way for this review. I paid in full for my meals and only reached out to them after 3 weeks of orders to request a coupon code for my listeners, which they gave. If you want to try Paleo Power Meals, use the coupon code ebprimal20 to save 20%**

Please note: there is no transcript for this episode.

http://primalpotential.com/273-paleo-meal-delivery/

Dec 20, 2016

'Tis the season for temptation! I've got two practical strategies today to help you make it easier to turn down temptation without willpower or feelings of deprivation!

Some people argue that if you let enough time pass, the temptation will subside.

Sometimes that works, often it doesn't.

I believe the two factors we need to take control of are attention & resistance.

In today's episode I'll go through what it means to leverage resistance & attention to turn down temptation.

http://primalpotential.com/272-turn-down-temptation/

Dec 17, 2016

What if you could lose weight for the last time?

What if this next time you get results, you keep them...forever?

Think about how much weight you've lost & regained. How much money you've spent doing the same work over and over while not enjoying the process?

Not only is it possible, you can do it now. You can lose weight for the last time, end the struggle, earn the results and keep them without hating every second of it or feeling like you're missing out.

In today's episode I'm taking you inside of my recent webinars where I'll share specific strategies to help you lose weight for the last time without dieting, without being miserable and while implementing strategies to make it easier than ever.

If it sounds gimmicky...it's not. Take a listen. I'm sharing how you can do less, skip the tricks, ditch the deprivation and earn lasting results.

http://primalpotential.com/271-lose-weight-last-time/

Dec 15, 2016

What if you decided that the thing you're struggling with, the obstacle in your way, the valid excuse in your life, the true barrier isn't actually a burden at all. What if you decided that it's a chance, it's an opportunity for you to step up, show up for yourself and prove just how damn strong you are?

That's the challenge I gave to Sarah, my FLFT client on today's episode.

Sarah is a working mom. Not only does she have 4 kids, she works 24-hour shifts as a flight paramedic.

She shares a real, valid challenge in today's episode and we completely turn it on it's head and decide it's a chance. A really exciting chance. Don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/270-its-a-chance

Dec 13, 2016

At first glance, this question, "tools or weapons?" doesn't make much sense.

But, after a conversation with Faith, we recognized that she has the ability to use her choices & her thought as either tools or weapons.

She can beat herself up for a choice, effectively using it as a weapon against herself.

Or, she can learn from that choice and create a more informed strategy for next time, using it as a tool.

She can use her thoughts of guilt, frustration and regret about putting weight back on as a weapon against herself or she can use them as a tool to empower & encourage her.

So - your thoughts and your choices - are you using them as weapons or tools?

There's so much other great stuff in this episode including thoughts on:

Are you making this too hard?
Faith's advice to anyone who is struggling to get started
The value in the struggle might be greater than the struggle in the success
How to become more mindful of your choices
This is a value-packed episode! Don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/269-using-tools-or-weapons/

Are You Using Your Thoughts & Choices As Weapons Or Tools?

Here are some of the highlights from today's episode:

  • Is that thought or behavior a weapon or a tool?
  • It's not as hard as you're making it
  • There is likely more value in your struggles and setbacks than you'll ever find in your success - look for the lessons!
  • Why you should let go of "good food" "bad food" associations
  • Why you're probably not as "all or nothing" as you think you are (and tell yourself you are)

Final words from Faith:

Do the next thing that makes you feel better. Then do the next little thing & keep doing it until you don't feel so bad anymore.

Resources:

Join the FREE "Lose Weight For the Last Time" webinar series!  We'll be talking consistency, all-or-nothing, attitude, perspective & sustainable strategy! Don't miss it! I'll take your questions and we'll have a blast!

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

Dec 10, 2016

Awareness. It's an obvious, common-sense kind of word but I'm not sure we totally understand it.

When people talk about how tracking or journaling makes them more aware, that's great, but does it actually improve the choices you make?

Or do you just have a greater acceptance of the choices?

These are the questions I ask Diane, one of my Fat Loss Fast Track clients, in today's episode.

She shares how tracking & affirmations are the tools that have helped her the most and I said asked her point blank: "did these actually improve your choices? Did it change anything for you?"

We get into a powerful conversation about awareness and the power that comes from being able to create a personalized strategy that reduces your reliance on willpower.

Don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/268-awareness-develop-simple-strategy

Awareness - How to Develop The Simple Strategy That Improves Choices (Without Willpower)

Here are some of the highlights from today's episode:

  • How awareness allows you to create a strategy that reduces the need for willpower
  • A gradual process for improving habits (without an all-or-nothing approach)
  • How to overcome the tension created by confronting temptation
  • Why I don't think you should ever look at a food choice as "sabotage"

Resources:

Join the FREE "Lose Weight For the Last Time" webinar series!  We'll be talking consistency, all-or-nothing, attitude, perspective & sustainable strategy! Don't miss it! I'll take your questions and we'll have a blast!

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

 

Dec 8, 2016

Do you listen to the podcast or read blogs & articles but struggle to translate the ideas and strategies into actions of your own?

Are you losing & gaining the same 5-20 lbs over and over?

Do you know what to eat and how to exercise but fail to consistently implement?

That was Marcelle's story and she is sharing her success strategies as well as candidly discussing where she still struggles and what she can do about it.

She describes how she routinely got swept up by the chaos of life, failing to take care of herself. Most importantly, she shares how she was able to take a step back and create space between what's happening around her and the choices she makes in response to the chaos.

She shares some powerful analogies describing how she's overcome some of her biggest challenges. Don't miss her story!

http://primalpotential.com/267-when-you-know-it-but-dont-do-it-then-what/

When You Know It But Don't Do It (Then What?)

Here are some of the highlights from today's episode:

  • Why Marcelle felt like she needed content and strategies metered out so she wouldn't binge-listen and fail to implement
  • How she's breaking through the cycle of feeling like she's always compensating for "damage done"
  • How she feels about tough love and reminders that things often don't happen to us but rather we do them to ourselves
  • The value of creating a protective bubble
  • Journaling, affirmations and other helpful success strategies
  • Keeping your head up and not feeling like a victim
  • Strategies for identifying when you need to do the work the most
  • Is food truly soothing or is it a distraction? What's the difference?

Resources:

Join the FREE "Lose Weight For the Last Time" webinar series!  We'll be talking consistency, all-or-nothing, attitude, perspective & sustainable strategy! Don't miss it! I'll take your questions and we'll have a blast!

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

Dec 6, 2016

What if you didn't attach emotion to food?

What if your days weren't "good" if you made good food choices and "bad" if you made bad food choices?

What if you never felt guilty about a food choice or skipped workout?

What would that mean?

Would it mean that you stop trying?

I really doubt it.

I think it means that you've found freedom. And, when you find freedom, food choices get so much easier and life gets better.

You are in control. Food isn't in control.

That's exactly what happened for Amanda and she's sharing her story today.

http://primalpotential.com/266-food-guilt/

Ending Food Guilt & Creating Freedom

Amanda had already lost 80 lbs but still wasn't happy.

She had food guilt. Workout guilt. Ongoing shame & judgement that was completely exhausting.

However, she found freedom.

She removed all the emotional baggage she had attached to her food & fitness choices.

When she was able to do that, everything got easier: her food choices, her workout consistency, her role as a mom & a wife.

But she's not totally in the clear. Now that she hasn't hitched her happiness to the number on the tag in her jeans, she's trying to define what she wants.

In today's episode we talk about how Amanda found freedom, what it meant for her, and how she can figure out what she's after now and how to get there.

To register for the free "Lose Weight For the Last Time" webinar series, click here

 

Dec 3, 2016

The other day I was reading an article from an author I love, Ryan Holiday. He shared a powerful collection of 29 tips from successful people. He curated the thoughts & wisdom from a couple dozen individuals with what he calls "strategic minds".

As I read it I found myself thinking about how these 29 tips & lessons apply to improving our health, attitude, consistency & motivation.

I began to write in my journal about these lessons and their application to my life and then thought, "I need to share these on the podcast!"

You can read Holiday's article here but don't miss the podcast where I talk about what we can do TODAY to apply these powerful lessons to our own food, fitness & lifestyle choices.

http://primalpotential.com/tips-from-successful-people/

Resources:

Join the FREE "Lose Weight For the Last Time" webinar series!  We'll be talking consistency, all-or-nothing, attitude, perspective & sustainable strategy! Don't miss it! I'll take your questions and we'll have a blast!

Ryan Holiday's full article on 29 lessons from strategic minds

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

Dec 1, 2016

Today I'm going to share my own personal success strategies. These are the specific strategies that brought me out of a really dark place. I weighed over 350 lbs, I was completely miserable and felt like food had WAY more control over my life than I did.

Interestingly, these strategies have nothing to do with food. I'm not talking about strategies like a fat loss breakfast or having my carbs at night.

These strategies do, however, drive my food choices. While they aren't directly related to food, they shape how I think about food and how I make decisions when I'm tired, emotional, hungry or tempted.

But wait! There's more! If you're listening to this before December 13th 2016, I'm hosting a totally free 2-part webinar series to help you lose weight for the last time - create consistency and put an end to the exhausting "all or nothing" thinking cycle. You can grab your spot here.

The webinars are Tuesday and Wednesday December 13th & 14th at 8:30pm ET. They're completely free, they're live and I'll happily take your questions! Come hang out with me!

http://primalpotential.com/264-ebs-top-4-personal-success-strategies/

Nov 29, 2016

If I could help you figure out how to stop giving up, giving in and making excuses, I know your whole world would change. Life would be easier, you would be happier and you'd absolutely crush your goals. I have no doubt.

Let's do that today. Seriously. Today is your day.

This episode is going to outline a specific strategy that will show you just how to stop giving up, how to put your excuses aside and learn how to stop talking yourself into surrender & delay.

http://primalpotential.com/263-stop-giving-giving-making-excuses/

Resources:

Why Quantity Should Be Your Priority (Medium article)

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

Nov 26, 2016

What's the deal with bone broth? Is it the latest in a long line of nutrition fads?

Are there real benefits of bone broth?

How is it different from stock? Is there any difference between buying it online and making it myself?

What will bone broth do for me?

I'm answering all those questions and more on today's episode of the Primal Potential podcast! Don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/262-benefits-of-bone-broth-recipes/

Benefits of Bone Broth (And Recipes)

What is bone broth?
As the name suggests, bone broth is a broth made from the bones of an animal. Much of the bone broth you’ll find in a grocery store is from cows but you can also make or buy it from chickens or fish. I prefer mine from chickens.

Why is it good for you?
In addition to being incredibly rich in vitamins & minerals, bone broth is an exceptional source of collagen. Collagen is a protein found in the connective tissue of animals (and humans) which provides a wide variety of benefits from skin health to joint health & more.

It’s important to remember that there are different types of collagen and the different types have different roles. Also, the animals I mentioned – cows, chickens & fish – tend to predominantly provide a certain type of collagen.

Collagen found in broth from cows’ bones is primarily types 1 & 3 which are best for the health & strength of your skin & nails.

Collagen found in broth from chickens is rich in type 2 collagen and provides amazing benefits for joints & gut health.

Super cool factoid about collagen from fish: it appears to increase our own collagen production! Pretty cool, right?

How do you make it?
You guys know I’m a pretty simple person. I like simple, no-fuss recipes.

I buy the highest quality chicken I can find (this really matters when boiling bones) and I throw the feet & backbone section in a crockpot, submerge it with water, add onions, carrots, salt & apple cider vinegar and let it slow cook for 24 hours. There are absolutely more complex recipes but I’m a simple girl.

A word on “high quality chicken” – I buy organic, free range chicken from a local farmers’ market where the chickens not treated with hormones or antibiotics.
You can also buy bone broth. Please know, however, that much of the commercially produced bone broth contains MSG and I’d recommend you stay away from that. Buy bone broth without MSG or make your own.
(For anyone who is local to Winston Salem, North Carolina, definitely check out Caldero Bone Broth. Her chickens are happy, healthy & her bone broth is outstanding.

Are there health concerns?
Yes. We’re boiling bones. This is why I emphasize buying very high quality chicken/beef/fish if you’re making your own. Bones, including human bones, naturally contain both minerals & heavy metals. Though you’re not eating the bones, many of the nutrients are extracted while they simmer. You want to make sure that you’re using bones from grass fed animals who have not been treated with hormones, antibiotics or given feed that has been sprayed with pesticides & herbicides. When in doubt, buy your bone broth. Keep in mind, however, that you can purchase low quality bone broth just like you can make low quality bone broth. The same animal standards apply to products you purchase and you’ll want to stay away from MSG.

5 Reasons to Drink Bone Broth

  1. It is fantastic for your immune system. 
    I mentioned that bone broth is rich in collagen. One of the amino acids that makes up collagen is known as proline. Proline is essential for tissue repair. When you give your body the tools it needs, like proline, for a strong immune system, you will recover more quickly & completely than if you rob your body of these critical tools.
  2. It supports gut health.
    One of the primary components of gut health is the strength & integrity of the lining of your gut. When we eat diets rich in processed foods, that gut lining begins to break down. The breakdown triggers inflammation, gastrointestinal issues and pain. The collagen within bone broth helps to protect & repair the lining of your gut.
  3. It will make you more beautiful.
    I’m talking primarily about skin & nails here. Of course collagen is a major component of our skin (and the source of many cosmetic procedures). Collagen helps with fine lines, wrinkles & even cellulite.
  4. It can increase your own body’s production of collagen.
    When we don’t give our body the nutrients it needs, our own production of collagen can slow. This may lead to premature aging, skin wrinkling, joint pain and inflammation. Fish collagen has been shown to increase endogenous production of collagen in humans!
  5. It can reduce joint pain.
    Collagen is concentrated in our joints. When collagen breaks down, we see more joint pain and inflammation. Increasing your consumption of collagen and increasing your body’s production of collagen can make a major difference in joint pain and inflammation.

Of course it goes without saying that this isn’t a miracle food. There are tons of foods with health benefits & that doesn’t mean you should eat them if you don’t love them. Telling yourself that you MUST choke something down because it’s good for you is a fast track to giving up. You’ve got to eat foods you love that love you back. That means:

  • Eat foods you look forward to eating & totally enjoy
  • Eat foods that make you feel great both while you’re eating it & afterwards (no guilt or regret)
  • Eat foods that give you energy and satiety without any kind of stomach upset or bloating

If this fits the bill, awesome! If not, not a big deal.

For those of you who are ready to make your own, I fashion my “recipe” after Dr. Axe. His recipe is super simple and he taught me the Apple Cider Vinegar trick: adding a little ACV helps to draw the nutrients from the bones!

  • Chicken necks, feet and backbone
  • 4 tbsp ACV
  • 1 onion
  • Carrots

Place everything in your crockpot & cover with water. Cook on low for 24 hours then discard the bones. I sip on a cup or two cups per day.

Here are 4 chicken bone broth recipes from Mark Sisson and 5 beef broth recipes

If you have a pressure cooker, save time with this bone broth recipe from Nom Nom Paleo

Resources:

Glycine and meat consumption - research

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

Nov 24, 2016

What is the one hour strategy? Great question. I came up with it the other day while brainstorming a few ways to help some of my clients.

It is often straight-up hard to create momentum with good choices you feel proud of when you haven't been making them consistently.

Breaking the cycle of choices you don't feel good about and repeatedly making choices you do feel good about, well, that's not always easy.

Enter: the one hour strategy.

http://primalpotential.com/261-one-hour-strategy-create-winning-days/

The One Hour Strategy To Create More Winning Days

The one hour strategy is based on one or all of the following questions:

  • What can I do in the next hour to take care of myself?
  • What's the best way to spend the next hour?
  • What can I do in the next hour to feel proud or more in control?
  • In the next hour, what choices would be my best?

You can implement the one hour strategy in the middle of a tough day, at the start of a day, or towards the end of a day during which you need to feel more balanced, focused or in control.

You can use the one hour strategy once or you can use it every day for the rest of your life.

The one hour strategy can help you focus at work, it can help you overcome temptation, it can increase the consistency of your workouts and help improve your relationships.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Resources:

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

Nov 22, 2016

Is it weird for me to say that I love this episode? Because I REALLY love this episode.

I used to DREAD holidays, vacations, dinners out, birthdays and pretty much any celebration because I had no idea how to enjoy myself and enjoy the food without going way far overboard.

That was exhausting and a lot harder than it needed to be.

In today's episode I'm sharing anti-diet holiday success strategies so you can enjoy your holiday, enjoy your food and feel great afterwards.

You don't need to ditch your goals to enjoy the holidays and you also don't need to deprive yourself of the special things that are really worth indulging in.

http://primalpotential.com/260-anti-diet-holiday-success-strategies/

Anti-Diet Holiday Success Strategies

In today's episode, I ask you to consider a couple of questions:

  • What would it look like for you to go to a holiday gathering, party or dinner out and feel amazing during and after?
  • What would you need to change to make that your new normal?
  • What's "the middle" for you - that area between deprivation and over-indulgence?
  • Which indulgences are totally worth it?
  • Which indulgences aren't worth it?
  • What's your favorite thing about holidays or gatherings? How can you amplify those elements?
  • Which choices make you feel your worst? How can you make improvements there?
  • When consuming an indulgence, at what point does eating more make you enjoy it less rather than more?
  • What can you do, in preparation for a holiday or vacation, to make yourself feel amazing?

Resources:

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

Nov 19, 2016

Today's episode is an activity I want you to go through with me. I'm going to ask you a series of questions and I want you to write your answers down on paper.

Sometimes, we aren't doing what it takes to make progress because we haven't defined the work we need to do. If that's your problem, I'm going to help you define it today.

Other times, we aren't doing what it takes because of mental or emotional barriers. As I'll share in today's episode, many people's issues aren't food or fitness but rather self-talk, self-discipline or self-doubt.

We'll start with a basic question "Do you know what to eat for your goals?" and take it from there.

If you're looking to overcome your internal barriers, be sure to check out FAQs about Breaking Barriers here or enroll here.

http://primalpotential.com/259-what-to-eat-for-your-goals/

Do You Know What To Eat To Reach Your Goals?

In today's episode, I talk you through a workflow of the following problems so you can determine your next steps toward your goals.

  1. Do you know what to eat for fat loss or to move towards your goals?
  2. Can you identify improvements in what you're currently eating or doing that would generate more progress or consistency?
  3. Are you doing those things?
  4. What would need to change for you to implement those improvements?

Don't miss the full episode where I'll help you determine if your "big rock" is nutrition or if it's mindset.

Resources:

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

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Nov 17, 2016

In episode 257 I talked about the danger of diets. I repeated what I've said a million times before: short term strategies lead to short term solutions.

However, I talked about how there aren't short cuts to lasting success. If you want to not yo-yo diet anymore, if you want to not obsess about food and weight loss for the rest of your life, if you want to feel like you can enjoy indulgences without guilt or regression, there are certain skills you HAVE to build and most diets aren't teaching them.

In today's episode, I'm talking in more detail about those 4 skills and going through specific, real-life examples of how you can begin to build them today.

http://primalpotential.com/258-4-required-skills/

4 Required Skills You Can't Be Successful Without

  1. Thinking before you act & not being owned by your impulses or emotions
  2. Living in the middle (not being only "on" or "off")
  3. Becoming a "now" person (and not putting off your goals until tomorrow, next week or next month)
  4. Paying more attention to your body and your goals than other people or programs

In today's episode I'll explain why these are critical skills required for success but also how you can begin practicing them today.

Nov 15, 2016

I think we can all relate to being attracted by a diet promising rapid results. We want the results and that matters more, in the moment, than whether or not we can sustain them.

I loved what I read in a recent issue of The Harvard Business Review:

The good news is, you're making good time. The bad news is, you're lost.

All too often, we care more about pace than sustainability.

This means that we do the same work over and over, we spend far too much time, money and energy on results we won't sustain.

In today's episode, I'm sharing something that most people aren't talking about.

It's really not about how you lose the weight. It's about whether or not you develop the life skills you'll need to sustain your results.

http://primalpotential.com/257-the-appeal-of-a-new-diet-what-no-one-is-telling-you/

Nov 12, 2016

A couple months ago I shared with you guys that I was taking on a scary-for-me challenge: hot yoga. Specifically, 45 90-minute hot yoga classes in 45 days. The 45 days have now gone by (dang, time flies) and I'm sharing with you my final thoughts.

Specifically, I'm sharing what this challenge taught me about all-or-nothing thinking and why there is no "wagon". Yeah, that notion of being on or off "the wagon" has got to go!

http://primalpotential.com/256-there-is-no-wagon/

Anti-Perfection & Why There Is No "Wagon"

I didn't make it to 45 classes in 45 days and I still count it as a massive win.

Yeah, we build this vision of perfection and expectation when we start something new or set a goal. That's normal. What's normal but not helpful is to see anything short of that vision as "failure".

It's not black and white. There are more possible outcomes and more possible ways to win than the way you've pre-defined it.

In fact, I think success will almost NEVER look like you envision it before you start.

Don't sell yourself a destructive story that anything other than your pre-defined vision of success is a failure. That's just not true!

In today's episode we're talking about other ways to find success, to be successful even when it isn't "perfect" and why there is no "wagon". Don't miss the full episode!

Resources:

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

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Nov 10, 2016

For most of my life, I desperately wanted to change but didn't believe I could.

I doubted myself and my ability to change. I was completely overcome by paralyzing self-doubt & negativity.

It was toxic.

In today's episode I want to talk about these things and share my thoughts about how we can overcome self-doubt, disbelief and negativity to take action and improve our lives.

No more waiting. Now's the time.

http://primalpotential.com/255-dealing-with-self-doubt-disbelief-negativity/

Dealing with Self-Doubt, Disbelief & Negativity

You cannot hold someone else to a higher standard of doing right by you than that to which you hold yourself.

The fastest way to overcome self-doubt is to take small, incremental steps in the direction of your goals.

You are only confined by the walls you build - what walls are you building with your thoughts, words, actions or limiting beliefs?

What are you negatively manifesting?

What barriers or obstacles are you building with your thoughts, words or actions?

How can you redirect?

For more on overcoming self-doubt, disbelief or negativity, listen to the full episode!

Resources:

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

Nov 8, 2016

Fear will hold you back. I get emails every single day from listeners looking for how to overcome fear. The fears are different, but the problem is the same.

  • I'm afraid I don't have what it takes
  • I'm afraid that even if I'll lose the weight I'll put it back on
  • Fear of missing out gets me every time
  • What if I have loose skin when I lose the weight?

Fear impedes action and is fueled by thought.

In today's episode I am sharing how to overcome fear and turn "what if" into "what now".

http://primalpotential.com/254-how-to-overcome-fear/

How to Overcome Fear

Fear is a case of too much future & not enough present

Thought fuels fear

Use affirmations to redirect your focus when you're focusing fear

  • I'm not there yet
  • That's not real now
  • What can I do now?
  • What is my next step?

In this moment, you are creating the conditions of your future - is it the future you want or the future you fear?

"Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will." W Clement Stone

Turn your "what ifs" into "what nows"

"Remove the veils so I might see what is really happening here and not be intoxicated by my stories and my fears" Elizabeth Lesser

Don't borrow trouble from tomorrow

Resources:

For more on Breaking Barriers, click here.

In today's episode I mentioned a recipe from Bulletproof Executive for Golden Milk - I misspoke - it was Dr. Mark Hyman's recipe &  you can find it here. (I omitted the stevia.)

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

Nov 5, 2016

I don't think any of us would argue that having more self control would be a positive change in our lives. But, easier said than done, right?

In today's podcast I'm helping you understand effective and ineffective ways to build more self control and I'm also sharing a willpower challenge that will help you make this a more concrete, tangible objective.

http://primalpotential.com/253-building-more-self-control/

How To Build More Self-Control

"If you conquer yourself, you can conquer the world" Paulo Coelho

If you rule over yourself, there is no door that won't open for you.

Today I'm sharing a 7-day willpower challenge and explaining how we can be smart about our attempt to build more self-control.

Here are a few key points from today's episode:

Self control builds self-esteem, not the other way around! If you want more self-esteem, build more self-control.

Will power gets stronger with use. Repeat decisions require less and less energy

Are you creating a willpower deficit? Identify opportunities to operate from a place of strength as opposed to constant willpower depletion.

Resources:

Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017!

Wanna Help?

If you find the Primal Potential podcast help, it would mean the world to me if you'd take a minute to leave a rating & review! That helps show platforms display my podcast to new listeners! Thank you so much for your support! I can't tell you how valuable it is!

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