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Primal Potential

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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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 27, 2018

Last week I was interviewed about the role of mindset - the way we think and make decisions - in our quest to create change. 

I talked about the most common mistakes I see that hold people back and some simple strategies to overcome them. Plus, I talk about my journey, my childhood and how I created massive change and improvement in my own life. 

When the full interview becomes available, I'll be sure to share on Instagram where you can find it. For now, this episode is a great one! 

https://primalpotential.com/459

Resources

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What is Breaking Barriers?

Feb 24, 2018

I am beyond excited for this 2nd episode in the Food As Medicine series of the podcast! Today we are talking about turmeric and it's active components, curcuminoids.

Curcumin has long been used to fight inflammation but it does so much more than that! We'll explore the role of turmeric in cell health, inflammation, skin health, depression, cognitive function and more!

We'll differentiate between turmeric root and turmeric powder, talk about how to identify a quality supplement and I'll even share a few recipes.

https://primalpotential.com/458/

Resources:

Get on the wait list for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track!

Food As Medicine - Coconut

Tomato & Turmeric Shot

Blend 1 tsp of tomato paste with 1 cup hot water and 1/4 inch peeled turmeric root

Tomato & Turmeric Root Soup

Puree the following ingredients:

2 cups water

1 clove roasted garlic

1 inch peeled turmeric root

1 6 oz can tomato paste

Here's the tomato paste I get from Thrive Market. If you register through the link thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you can save 25% on your first order and get free shipping and a free 30-day trial membership!

Other turmeric products from Thrive Market:

Golden Milk

Adaptogen Blend

Feb 22, 2018

We've become too passive in our own lives. We go with the flow instead of stepping up to be in charge of the journey.

Today's episode is a call to be warrior in your own life. It's a call to stop being a victim of your circumstances, to stop acting as if stepping into your potential is a burden or a chore - it is the purpose of your life and the path to a much more fulfilling version of yourself.

Here's to becoming a warrior!

https://primalpotential.com/457/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Emotional Eating

The Emperor's Handbook - Marcus Aurelius

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

21 Day Sugar Detox Salmon Cakes Recipe

Butcher Box

Thrive Market

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Feb 20, 2018

Two completely random things inspired me this week. They reminded me of how I'm probably the least likely person on the planet to end up with a podcast about fat loss.

My journey has been hard. It's been full of struggle. And yet, I'm here.

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song" ~ Mike Posner

I hope you'll take a listen to this inspired episode about my heart, my mission and my passion.

https://primalpotential.com/456/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers

Feb 17, 2018

For the past couple weeks, I've been challenging myself to eat more raw vegetables. I wanted to see if there was an impact on my digestion and my energy levels. There has been.

In today's episode I'm going to talk about the pros & cons of raw vegetables, which ones you should eat raw and which ones are best prepared cooked (from a nutritional standpoint).

I'm going to share the changes I've made recently, specifically how I'm incorporating raw vegetables and what benefits I've noticed.

I hope you enjoy the episode!

https://primalpotential.com/455/

Resources:

Cabbage Salad Bowl

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Phat Fudge via Thrive Market

Phat Fudge via Amazon

Vitamix Blender

Feb 15, 2018

What does meditation have to do with weight loss? Anything?

I say with strong conviction: a lot!

First and foremost, meditation decreases cortisol levels. Chronically elevated cortisol levels impair decision making, increase hunger, increase cravings, impair sleep and blunt insulin responsiveness.

But: meditation takes time. It's hard. Most people suck at it. Those are the most common objections I hear.

If you've ever had those frustrations or if you've wondered about meditation, you will want to hear this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/454/

Resources:

Primal Potential Episode 453: The Impact of Stress

Learn more about Transcendental Meditation or find an instructor near you

Guided meditation with Tara Brach

Headspace

Insight Timer

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Feb 13, 2018

Two of the biggest threats to your metabolism & overall health are chronic stress and overeating. Interestingly, chronic stress drives overeating and overeating creates additional stress. It's what's known as a "feed forward" cycle.

In today's episode we're talking about how stress (physical and emotional) drives appetite and cravings while impairing your ability to make sound decisions.

Most importantly, we'll be talking about dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to not only reduce the chronic stressors in your life but also improve your response to them.

https://primalpotential.com/453/

Resources:

The wait list for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track is now open!

Joovv Light

Life Flo Magnesium Oil

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Feb 10, 2018

Earlier in the week, I shared a post on Instagram that got a lot of people talking. It said: create a life you don't need to escape from.

I dove deeper into this idea that you need to create a life you don't want or need to escape from on the blog, but many people requested that I go even deeper on the podcast, and that's what we're doing today!


https://primalpotential.com/452/

Resources:

Join the wait list for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track

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On The Blog: I Refuse...

Feb 8, 2018

The other night, I was sitting on the couch around 8pm and all I could think about was that I wanted some chocolate.

I was actively talking myself into it, making a case for it, justifying it (successfully) and planning what I would get & where I would get it.

Suddenly, I realized that just like I could talk myself into wanting chocolate, I could talk myself into not wanting it.

I didn't have to rely on self-discipline or willpower, but I could simply make a case for why I didn't want it.

In today's episode I'll show you exactly how I did that and how you can use this approach - willpower & self-discipline not required!

https://primalpotential.com/451/

Resources:

Subscribe to the Primal Potential Daily Bites Alexa Skill!

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To save on coconut products through Thrive Market, make sure you register through the URL thrivemarket.com/primalpotential - that way you'll save an additional 25% on your first order plus get free shipping and a 30-day trial membership!

Thrive Market: Spectrum Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

Thrive Market: Artisana Coconut Butter Packets

Thrive Market: Coconut Milk

Feb 6, 2018

I'm excited to kick off a new series on the podcast: Food As Medicine!

Every couple of weeks I'll be featuring one food or ingredient and sharing it's medicinal benefits!

This series is in no way meant to replace Western medicine but there is absolutely room for both approaches!

In today's episode, we're talking about the medicinal benefits of coconut. Don't miss it!

https://primalpotential.com/450/

Resources:

Subscribe to the Primal Potential Daily Bites Alexa Skill!

Episode 446: Bulletproof Coffee & MCTs

Coconut Oil & C Diff

Coconut Oil & Staph

Fatty Acids As Antimicrobials

Fatty Acids & Breast Milk

Fatty Acids & Candida

MCTs & Mastitis

A Review Of MCT Mechanisms

Feb 3, 2018

Tough love episode coming at you! It's time to raise the bar, expect more from yourself and finally get beyond that struggle you've been working on for far too long!

https://primalpotential.com/449/

Resources:

Wait List for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track is now open!

How to subscribe to Primal Potential Daily Bites

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Feb 1, 2018

Instead of differentiating between food & drink, what if you saw them both as fuel?

That glass of wine is fuel. Does your body need fuel?

What happens when you give your body excess fuel?

It has to be stored.

In today's episode I'm taking you inside my inbox to hear a response to a listener who is differentiating between her food choices and her drinking choices.

https://primalpotential.com/448/

Resources:

The wait list for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track is now open! 

Episode 445 - Using Values To Create Change

Episode 329: A Case Against Counting Calories

Episode 062: 4 reasons Calorie Counting Doesn't Work

How to subscribe to Primal Potential Daily Bites

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