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The Primal Potential Podcast is about transformation, not information. So many of us KNOW what we need to do to achieve our goals but we aren't DOING it. There's a continuous gap between our INTENTIONS and our ACTIONS. Primal Potential is a TOOL to help you create massive change in your life and ENJOY the journey!
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Mar 18, 2017

I am as surprised to write this as you might be to read this: I just completed a 5-day fast.

Essentially, for 5 days, I had nothing but water and coffee. During the first full 24 hours I had a couple of very low sugar kombuchas but yeah...crazy, right?

In episodes 300 and 307 I talked about why I did it and why I feel strongly that it's dramatically different (emotionally & metabolically) from a crash diet but today I want to share the experience and talk about the primary lessons I learned from this 5 day fast and how I think it will influence my diet & mindset moving forward.

Resources:

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Mar 16, 2017

The other day, while dealing with multiple airport delays, I realized I have a super power. I believe this super power is what is largely responsible for me not ditching all healthy habits I fought so hard to build when my life got turned upside down with health & personal issues.

That super power is a work in progress but it is changing my life more and more every day.

In today's episode I'm sharing with you the power of being non-reactive as a way to improve your choices and become a happier, healthier, more stable person.

http://primalpotential.com/309-be-less-reactive/

Resources:

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Mar 14, 2017

What is holding you back?

Is it confusion? Circumstances? Frustration? Lack of clarity on what you could or should be doing?

Fear of failure?

Today I'm talking about the most common things holding people back & how you can break through each one - today.

http://primalpotential.com/308-what-is-holding-you-back/

Resources:

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

284: The Year Of You

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Mar 11, 2017

In episode 300, I announced an upcoming extended fast & talked about the hormonal & metabolic science behind fasting.

Today, I'm tackling your questions and comments to help you determine if fasting is right for you & what type of fast makes the most sense.

http://primalpotential.com/307-fasting-right-for-you/

If you want to learn more about fasting, don't miss this episode and also check out The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jimmy Moore & Dr. Jason Fung as well as all the resources below!

If you want to join us (or just cyber-stalk our week long fast), click the button below to get on our email list. We also have a private Facebook group!

Resources:

The Complete Guide to Fasting 

On Air With Ella Episode 090 - Fasting with Jimmy Moore

On Air With Ella Episode 093 - Fasting Prep & QA Part 1

On Air With Ella Episode 093 - Fasting Part 2

Is Fasting Right For Me - Quick Guide

Our Personal Fasting Plan

Primal Potential on Fasting - Episode 037

Understanding Insulin

Mar 9, 2017

I love everything about this episode! Today I'm sharing a conversation I had with one of my Fat Loss Fast Track veterans about getting back to a period of progress after a lull or setback.

We chat about specific tactics and strategies to bounce back and create momentum when you don't feel like you're in a great place.

We chat about food drama, hunger, and creating motivation.

This episode is packed full of real talk & practical strategies - don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/306-getting-back-place-progress/

Resources:

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

284: The Year Of You

300: Extended Fasting - Myths & Facts

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Mar 7, 2017

In today's episode I want to talk to you as if you were one of my coaching clients. I want to help YOU create YOUR fat loss foundation.

Today is all about learning to not get distracted by other peoples' journeys or strategies and instead focusing on your own work.

Do you know which basic habits drive results for you?

Are you consistent with them?

Those are the only two questions that matter for most people.

Once you've consistently mastered the basics habits that drive results for you, then & only then move on to intensity or advanced strategies.

And no matter where you are on your journey, keep your eyes on your own work!

http://primalpotential.com/305-creating-fat-loss-foundation/

Resources:

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Journaling - #1 Fat Loss Strategy

What Makes Breakfast A Fat Burning Meal

Breakfast Q&A 115

Fasting Versus Fed

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Mar 4, 2017

Ready for a little fire this morning? I want to help you crush your comfort zone. I've shared that I'm taking steps each day to make myself uncomfortable for the sake of growth and moving to the next level & I want to help you do the same.

In today's minisode I share my perspective that discomfort needs to be the starting line, not the finish line.

I challenge you to find your limits by doing things that make you uncomfortable.

If discomfort, fear, judgement or embarrassment are the price of admission to my very best life, I'm willing to pay. Today.

I hope you are too.

http://primalpotential.com/304-crush-comfort-zone/

Resources:

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Mar 2, 2017

We all want consistent results. Of course we do! Unfortunately, we often invest more energy in hoping for outcomes than in maximizing our effort & consistency.

In today's episode, I'm sharing a conversation with one of my Fat Loss Fast Track clients where we talk about effort versus outcomes.

When I asked her what she wanted, she said she wanted more consistent results. I quickly redirected her to a focus on consistency in her effort and the application of what she knows.

While she agreed with me, she also shared that she forgets. Day to day, she forgets to redirect her focus from outcomes to effort. Fair point!

We took the conversation to how she can keep effort & consistency in the forefront of her mind.

We also have a great conversation about getting bored with food, feeling guilty when you indulge and living a to-do list instead of living a life. This is a powerful, jam-packed, practical episode! Don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/303-effort-versus-outcome/

Resources:

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Feb 28, 2017

The other day I sent out an email explaining how I have declared 2017 a year of "push" towards my physical goals.

In less than 24 hours I received over 700 responses to that email and most of you were inspired to push in your own lives. Many people had questions about patience versus surrender - about how to know if you're copping out and making excuses or if you really need to be patient for a season.

I've decided to address all your questions and comments in today's episode, especially things like how to know if you should be in a period of push or patience? When do you push? Towards what? And how?

I'll also address the one (so far) negative response that came in from the email.

I can't thank you guys enough for all the love, support and encouragement. I can't wait to share my journey with you!

http://primalpotential.com/302-push-or-patience/

Resources:

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Feb 25, 2017


Today we're tackling "the gap" - the space between where you are and where you want to be or between what you intend to do and what you actually do.

In that gap are your excuses.

This is a bit of a workshop episode on eliminating excuses. Once you do that, you close the gap between your ideal and your reality.

It's time to stop accepting and believing your excuses. It's time to eliminate them.

http://primalpotential.com/301-workshop-eliminating-excuses/

Resources:

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Feb 23, 2017

Get ready for some serious myth-busting today!

Is it true that you should eat every few hours to keep your metabolism from slowing down?

If you fast, are you setting yourself up to lose muscle?

On today's episode we're tackling those questions and announcing a special Primal Potential & On Air with Ella adventure!

We'll be talking about fasting, extended fasting and the health & hormonal response created by extended fasting protocols.

AND, we'll be inviting you on a special fasting adventure with us!

http://primalpotential.com/300-extended-fasting/

Extended Fasting

Tune in to hear Ella & Elizabeth discuss the following:

  • concerns about crash dieting
  • the physiological response to fasting
  • who should not fast
  • who might want to consider an extended fast
  • anti-aging benefits of fasting
  • body composition impact of fasting
  • our upcoming fasting adventure

Resources:

The Complete Guide to Fasting 

On Air With Ella Episode 090 - Fasting with Jimmy Moore

On Air With Ella Episode 093 - Fasting Prep & QA Part 1

On Air With Ella Episode 093 - Fasting Part 2

Is Fasting Right For Me - Quick Guide

Primal Potential on Fasting - Episode 037

Understanding Insulin

Feb 21, 2017

Have you ever felt like you either enjoy the full spectrum of food or you're missing out? That it's either one or the other and there's no middle ground?

I've been there! But enjoying food without regret is absolutely possible!

Today I'm sharing a conversation with one of my clients who is learning to do just that. She comes from an Italian family where food & drink was not just fuel but a way of life! Plus, she owns a bar so she's around food & drinks pretty much all day!

Not only has she lost 30 pounds, she's teaching herself how to enjoy food, life, alcohol and still feel great about herself and her goals. Don't miss her story!

http://primalpotential.com/299-enjoying-food-without-regret/

Resources:

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Feb 18, 2017

Many of us spend an absurd amount of time thinking. We want to understand our behavior.

We want to craft a perfect plan.

We ask a million questions about our choices, decisions and lack of motivation.

It's time to turn thinking into doing so we can use our precious energy in a way that gets results.

Todays episode is just that: how to turn thinking into doing. Let's go!

http://primalpotential.com/298-turn-thinking-into-doing/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Feb 16, 2017

I'm pumped for today's episode! I'm sharing a coaching conversation I had with one of my Fat Loss Fast Track clients and we're covering everything from parenting to perspective and her progress in creating a sustainable anti-diet approach to fat loss.

I think there's a lot you can relate to her in her story - she's a working mom & wife who has struggled with her weight for decades. She has lost weight and put it all back on, but she's made a shift in her approach to health & food.

We have a really candid conversation about stress, setting an example, and not manufacturing drama by engaging in problems that aren't hers to bear.

I'm super grateful that she was willing to share this story with all of you and I know it will be a great encouragement and challenge to each of you!

http://primalpotential.com/297-parenting-perspective-progress/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Feb 14, 2017

One of the fastest ways to accelerate your progress & increase your results is by training your brain to focus more consistently on what you want most instead of on what you want now.

This is the key to becoming stronger than your temptations & excuses.

In today's episode I'll talk about a 5-minute daily exercise to help you train your brain and I'll share a snippet of a conversation I recently had with a client on this topic. Don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/296-training-your-brain/

Feb 11, 2017

Whether or not you've ever heard of billionaire business tycoon Ray Dalio, you can absolutely learn from his philosophies on life & success.

In 2010 he published his own principles & operating systems for wealth, happiness and goal achievement. In today's episode we're mining the billion dollar life lessons contained within.

Without exception, these principles are game changers!

If you're goal is health, fitness, fat loss, financial or anything in between, you won't want to miss today's episode!

http://primalpotential.com/295-life-lessons-from-ray-dalio/

Resources:

Principles by Ray Dalio

Breaking Barriers

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Feb 9, 2017

The other day I was in the middle of a hard workout and I thought of a lesson I learned from one of my past trainers (and great friend), Nathan Keil.

See, I used to use the transition from one exercise to another as a build in pause or rest. Whether it was 5 seconds or a minute, it was a built-in rest.

One day, during a particularly intense workout, Nathan said, "go immediately to the first rep of the next movement. No rest. No pause. Get to the next rep as fast as possible".

Even if I just did one rep of the next thing, the point was to break the habit of that pause.

After my workout, I realized just how applicable this is to life.

Let's say you eat something you wish you hadn't or don't feel too proud of. Isn't it so common to hem and haw about how to get back on track? How to bounce back? We use the transition as pause.

We overthink and overcomplicate.

What if we just got to the next great choice as fast as possible? No thinking, no planning, no strategizing. Just get to the next great choice as fast as possible.

Don't miss today's short episode to figure out how you can bounce back faster and take your performance to the next level.

http://primalpotential.com/294-how-to-bounce-back/

Resources:

Create Your Bounce Back Strategy 

Breaking Barriers

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Feb 7, 2017

I think we can all relate to periods of focus & determination as well as periods of avoidance and not doing the work.

The transition between those two periods begins with drifting. It might start as a slow drift but we gradually turn our attention away from our focus & our goals.

So how do you stop drifting?

Even when you aren't enthusiastically doing the work, how can you avoid the drift that precedes a period of avoidance?

Don't miss today's episode to learn more about how YOU drift and how you can learn to stay!

"Those who stay will become champions"

http://primalpotential.com/293-how-to-stop-drifting/

Resources:

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Breaking Barriers

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Feb 4, 2017

In today's podcast I pose a question for you to consider: how are you complicit in your problem?

How are you complicit in creating the conditions of your life that you say you don't want?

We're so quick to point to the things we're doing to make positive changes and we're even quicker to identify how external circumstances hold us back.

But what's your part?

Today I'll be diving into this question and also challenging you to flip the script and identify ways you can be complicit in creating the circumstances and accomplishments you DO want.

http://primalpotential.com/292-how-are-you-complicit-in-your-problem/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Feb 2, 2017

I know that many of you don't have the support of your family & friends as it relates to your health or weight loss goals.

I've been getting an increasing number of emails from folks looking for ways to address family & friends who don't support their goals.

Recently in one of my Fat Loss Fast Track groups there was a conversation about spouses who bring home tempting foods on a regular basis.

Should you try to gain their support? What if you can't? In today's episode we're talking about how to crush your goals even when you don't have the support of your family & friends. Don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/291-family-friends-dont-support-goals/

Resources:

The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday

Breaking Barriers

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Jan 31, 2017

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

Is there such a thing as a fat loss breakfast?

Are there certain foods that turn off your fat burning potential?

Do I have to eat breakfast?

If I put lemon in my water will I stop burning fat?

For how long should breakfast hold me over?

We're answering all these questions and more on today's podcast! Don't miss it! If you want more resources on breakfast and fat loss, check out the links below.

http://primalpotential.com/290-fat-loss-breakfast/

Resources:

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

Episode 115: Breakfast Recipes & QA

Carbohydrate Tolerance

Stages of Carbohydrate Intolerance

What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

Dos and Don'ts of Bulletproof Coffee

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Jan 28, 2017

Today I'm answering your questions on emotional eating. This is one of the biggest barriers to progress.

It's not that we don't know what to eat to reach our goals, it's that in moments of emotion or stress, we act as though we don't care.

We certainly DO care, and overeating or overindulging creates more emotion, stress and frustration.

If there is an area where you struggle, don't miss today's episode!

If you are ready to stop feeling limited by your emotional pain but need help breaking through and taking action, please check out Breaking Barriers!

http://primalpotential.com/289-qa-on-emotional-eating/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Jan 26, 2017

Life is hard. Emotional pain from loss, stress, fear or heartbreak can be overwhelming.

It can also be the reason we don't take care of ourselves or prioritize our goals.

In today's episode I'm talking about perspectives and strategies that will help you make progress through emotional pain. If you struggle with emotion, sadness or fear, don't miss this episode.

If you are ready to stop feeling limited by your emotional pain but need help breaking through and taking action, please check out Breaking Barriers!

http://primalpotential.com/288-progress-through-emotional-pain/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Jan 24, 2017

Yup. I love sports. I think they're incredibly analogous to winning in life. And, I love the New England Patriots.

A few days ago I watched the 2014 documentary "Do Your Job", a look inside the Patriots organization.

The parallels between their practice strategies and what is required for goal achievement in general were amazing.

In today's episode we're talking about goals, fat loss, life, sports & the New England Patriots.

This is probably one of my favorite episodes so don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/287-do-your-job/

Resources:

Paleo Power Meals (use the coupon code ebprimal20 to save 20% on your first order)

Want to hop on the wait list for the spring Fat Loss Fast Track?

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

Jan 21, 2017

In today's motivational minisode I'm sharing a short entry from my journal. I wrote to myself, "When I practice what I preach, my life is pretty amazing. When I do what I know to do, life is easier & I am happier".

Guys, progress isn't a mystery. You don't need to know anything more. If you simply do what you know, not only will you make progress, you'll be happier and less stressed.

You don't have to do everything you know, but if you're willing to be honest with yourself, I am quite certain you can identify 2-3 things that, if done consistently, would make you happier and healthier.

Get to work & do what you know! While you're at it, take a listen to the full motivational minisode!

http://primalpotential.com/286-do-what-you-know/

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