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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/

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