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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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May 28, 2018

We've been talking a lot lately about this idea of your personal brand and rebranding yourself in a way that raises your performance to a higher standard. In episode 480 I introduced the idea for a Primal Potential rebrand and in episodes 481, 484 and 485 I shared some of my Masters Club clients rebrands.

Those episodes generated a TON of enthusiasm & excitement as well as a bunch of questions. In today's episode, we're answering those questions including:

Elizabeth, what's your brand? What motivates you?

We'll also tackle on some seemingly unrelated questions about working out, the microbiome and how frequently we indulge.

https://primalpotential.com/486/

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May 24, 2018

This episode is explicit. This is a real conversation with a client who has struggled with body shame, self-criticism and simply being unkind to herself. While working on a personal rebrand, we have a candid conversation about where she has held her treatment of others to a different standard than the one she has for herself. It's not right. More than that, it's taking joy from her life and causing her pain. Most importantly: it's self-inflicted which means she can create a change right now.

If you are sensitive to strong language, this isn't the right episode for you. If you're ready for a bit of fire and truth, take a listen!

https://primalpotential.com/485/

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May 21, 2018

Last week, I had a powerful call with one of my Primal Potential Masters Club friends. We were talking about how she wanted to rebrand herself. We're doing this to give us a great sense of certainty & direction that will help in all our many moments of decision making.

Hotel behemoth MGM recently decided to rebrand themselves. In their video, they clarify their new brand: "We're not in the hotel business. We're in the holy sh*t business".

Having that clarity in their brand makes all their decisions easier. As they decide what should be in their lobby, what the guest rooms should look like, what their restaurants should serve and which books they should act, they will be guided by their brand: we are in the holy sh*t business.

So, those of us in the Primal Potential Masters Club are doing the same. Today, I'm sharing with you one of those conversations. I know you're going to love it!

https://primalpotential.com/484/

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Watch that MGM commercial - it's going to fire you up!

Episode 480: Transformation Is Now

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May 17, 2018

What are the narratives you escape to that have nothing to do with what you're trying to achieve and where you're trying to go? In today's episode, we're pointing out where you're giving your energy & thought that simply isn't relevant. It's either attaching you to a problem or past pattern or it's keeping you from stepping into the solution.

If you're struggling to get out of your head, out of your way and make consistent progress towards your goals, you don't want to miss today's short episode!

https://primalpotential.com/483/

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May 14, 2018

We have more bacterial cells than human cells. We have more bacterial DNA than human DNA. There is no question that our microbiome has a massive impact on every single aspect of health. If there is an issue with your bacterial diversity or quantity, it will have an impact on your health.

The bacteria, viruses and fungi that make up your microbiome play a massive role in digestion, metabolism and body composition, but that's not all. They are a major player in immunity, mood, cognitive ability, heart health, inflammation and more.

In today's episode we're looking deep into the impact of the microbiome and what we can do about it!

https://primalpotential.com/482/

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Episode 055: Probiotics for Health & Fat Loss

Episode 432: How Your Microbiome Can Help You Burn Fat

Q&A 7: Cholesterol Is Not the Culprit

075: How Much Fat Is Too Much Fat?

325: Which Fats To Avoid & Why

424: Dietary Fat & Blood Lipid Concerns

Episode 048: Leverage Your Genes To Fit In Your Genes

046: Water Filters & Hydration

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May 10, 2018

As I shared in episode 480, I'm working to help my Master's Club clients create new personal brands. It's an amazingly fun project & today I'm sharing a bit of it with you! One of my clients felt that she needed more control. The thing is, we already have all the control we need. There is, however, a difference between having control and taking control.

Listen to the episode for more!

https://primalpotential.com/481/

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The MGM commercial

Episode 480: Transformation Is Now

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May 7, 2018

It's not about becoming someone different. It's about, in any moment, choosing to BE different. Choosing something different. Transformation is later. It's not after weight loss. It's not down the road. It's a choice you make in every moment.

I don't want to give a long intro to this episode. Simply, you need to hear it. Make the time. It matters.

https://primalpotential.com/480/

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May 3, 2018

Today, I'm talking to you. Not a group of you, just you. You are capable of infinitely more than you think you are.

In every situation, you are response-able. You are able, in any moment, to choose a strong, positive response.

I'm sharing this with you today, in this way, so you have this as a tool in your toolbox when you need it most.

Enjoy!

https://primalpotential.com/479/

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Want more motivation? Episode 284: The Year Of You

Cinco De Mayo Meal

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Apr 30, 2018

Today I'm answering YOUR questions! I really see this as OUR show and one of my primary objectives is to give you want you need. I want to help you overcome your challenges and excuses. I want to help you make progress towards your goals. One of the ways I can do that is by addressing what's on your mind and what's going on in your life.

In today's episode, I'm answering questions you've sent in, including:

  • How do you stay motivated after you've made considerable progess?
  • What are your fears?
  • Do you need to eat every 2-3 hours to maintain blood sugar?
  • I really struggle with moderation. Is it possible to change that mindset or is that just the way I am?
  • Do you ever have a bad day? What does that look like?
  • What are your personal tools for persevering in a negative environment?

Don't miss this episode! Make sure to let me know if you have questions!

https://primalpotential.com/478/

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5 Mindset Shifts That Changed My Life Part 1

5 Mindset Shifts That Changed My Life Part 2

5 Mindset Shifts That Changed My Life Part 3

5 Mindset Shifts That Changed My Life Part 4

5 Mindset Shifts That Changed My Life Part 5

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Apr 26, 2018

Today I'm answering YOUR questions! I really see this as OUR show and one of my primary objectives is to give you want you need. I want to help you overcome your challenges and excuses. I want to help you make progress towards your goals. One of the ways I can do that is by addressing what's on your mind and what's going on in your life.

In today's episode, I'm answering questions you've sent in, including:

  • What's my love language?
  • What are my go-to snacks?
  • What are my pet peeves?
  • What's my approach to pre and post workout nutrition?
  • What are the 3-5 changes I'd make immediately if I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?

If you have questions you'd like me to weigh in on or topics you want my take on, go ahead and leave them in the comments or shoot me an email! I'll be doing a part 2 episode soon!

https://primalpotential.com/477/

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The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Lumberjack Coffee Co

046: Water - What You Need To Know for Health & Fat Loss

Jessie Mundell - To Birth & Beyond

Brazil Nuts from Thrive Market*

Episode 476: Food as Medicine - Brazil Nuts

Almonds from Thrive Market*

Cashews from Thrive Market*

Artisana Coconut Butter from Thrive Market*

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Apr 23, 2018

"Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food"

~ Hippocrates

Today we're taking a look at another food that can deliver medicinal benefis. Brazil nuts, largely because of their high selenium content, have a huge impact on thyroid health & inflammation. Beyond that, they can improve sperm production & motility, increase HDL cholesterol and combat depression!

Guess what? Brazil nuts aren't actually nuts! They are seeds from a larger nut. I had no idea!! The nut looks a lot like a coconut and inside are encapsulated seeds - the things we consider brazil nuts!

Tune in to hear who should eat some brazil nuts, who shouldn't, what you want to look for when you're buying them and how many is too many!

https://primalpotential.com/476/

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450: Food As Medicine - Coconut

458: Food As Medicine - Turmeric

466: Food As Medicine - Sulfur

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Apr 19, 2018

I don't watch much television but I really enjoy Showtime's Billions.

On a recent episode, Wendy Rhoades, an in-house psychiatrist for a prominent hedge fund, is counseling a one of the firm's executives.

The executive is struggling because the firm profited from a major disaster. It was a moral struggle and a question of right and wrong.

Wendy was clear & direct. She said, when you're here, "mind the truth that makes you money".

I paused the show and wrote it down.

We find ourselves in all sorts of true moments. We want the cookies. A second glass of wine would taste amazing. We're tired. All true, right?

There are truths that take us in all directions. Truths that keep is where we are. Truths that move us forward. Truths that take us further from our goals.

In today's episode we're riffing off that idea from Billions: mind the truth that moves you forward.

Don't miss this motivational minisode!

https://primalpotential.com/475/

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Breaking Barriers

What is Breaking Barriers?

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Apr 16, 2018

Want to know how to eat carbs without getting fat? Today's episode is all about what happens when you eat carbs and strategies for eating them in a way that reduces the chances they'll be converted to & stored as fat. Plus, we'll talk about the common mistakes that create an internal environment where even small amounts of carbs you consume are converted to & stored as fat.

Carbs aren't bad. That's just not true. The flip side of that is that they are not an essential fuel source, despite what you might have heard. They are, however, quite yummy and can be enjoyed in a way that doesn't lead to weight gain. We're clearing all this up in today's episode so don't miss it!

https://primalpotential.com/474/

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Q&A 2: What's Your Carb Tolerance

170: 3 Ways To Improve Your Carb Tolerance

199: 3 Stages of Carb Intolerance

009: Carb Spillover

378: Is High Protein Metabolically High Carb?

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Apr 12, 2018

Do you ever read something that makes you immediately level up your actions or effort? I sure do and I love it when that happens!

I'm no longer intrigued by things that sound nice. I'm only intrigued by things I can act on immediately. I'm intrigued by things that help me improve what I do & how I act. My mind is full of ideas. I think we need to know less but do more. 

Today's episode is about something that moved me to action and immediately increased my effort. It's an Instagram post from CrossFit athlete Dan Bailey. After injury and surgery, here's what he had to say: 

"Currently a little over 3 weeks out from surgery after rupturing my quad tendon. Still pretty swollen but it’s getting better every week.

Progress isn’t measured in lbs and kilos but centimeters of knee flexion and reduction in swelling (that and setting a goal to bench 4 wheels). Everyday starts with a POD attitude (performance on demand @tosh.crookedbutterfly) meaning, this is the best your going to feel today, even though your knee looks like a softball, that doesn’t really matter, performance is still demanded, so what can you do mentally, physically and spiritually to increase your work capacity? I’d be lying if I said this is what happens everyday but it’s what I shoot for."

What can you do mentally, physically & spiritually to increase your work capacity?

This challenged me and made my day better. Today's episode will do the same for you. Take a listen! 

https://primalpotential.com/473/

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Breaking Barriers

Episode 284: The Year of You

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Apr 9, 2018

If you want to change your body, you have to change your mind. Your thoughts and perspectives drive your choices & too many people are trying to white-knuckle improved choices without making the adjustment that truly drives change: changing your mind. In today's episode we're talking about making a shift away from a serious detractor from success: searching for solutions outside yourself. It's a distraction and your journey becomes about everything and everyone other than YOU.

https://primalpotential.com/472/

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Episode 391: Motivation Masterclass

Episode 464: The Most Important Thing

Episode 284: The Year Of You

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Apr 5, 2018

We live in the information age. Anyone with an opinion can share it with the world and that has led to some major nutrition misunderstandings. Some of these keep us from losing weight, make change harder or keep us from taking action. We're clearing them up today!

We're tackling a whole bunch of topics including:

  • Why eating every few hours isn't needed to "keep your metabolism going"
  • Why urinary ketones might not reflect ketosis
  • Misleading information about muscle loss when fasting

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https://primalpotential.com/471/

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Episode 469: Is Extended Fasting Healthy?

Episode 470: Anti-Aging Strategies for Fat Loss

Keto Mojo Blood Ketone Monitor

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Apr 2, 2018

It's another book club episode! Today we're diving into anti-aging strategies for fat loss & health inside Naomi Whittel's book Glow 15. If you want to feel better, have more energy, look younger, live longer and burn fat, listen to this episode and then go grab the book!

https://primalpotential.com/470/

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Glow 15 by Naomi Whittel

Episode 466: Food As Medicine - Sulfur

Episode 469: Is Extended Fasting Healthy

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Episode 137: Always Hungry

Episode 195: Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss

Apr 2, 2018

It's another book club episode! Today we're diving into anti-aging strategies for fat loss & health inside Naomi Whittel's book Glow 15. If you want to feel better, have more energy, look younger, live longer and burn fat, listen to this episode and then go grab the book!

https://primalpotential.com/470/

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Glow 15 by Naomi Whittel

Episode 466: Food As Medicine - Sulfur

Episode 469: Is Extended Fasting Healthy

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Episode 137: Always Hungry

Episode 195: Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss

Mar 29, 2018

Is extended fasting healthy? Will it put you in starvation mode, lower your metabolism and make you burn muscle? What are the benefits of extended fasting? Who should do it? Who shouldn't? What are the benefits? How do you do it? What can you eat? What can't you eat? How long should a fast be? Is 1 day enough? How long do I have to fast to get benefits?

So many questions about extended fasting and we're tackling them today! Plus, I'll be sharing details of my recent 7 day fast including why I did it, how I felt, what benefits I experienced, if I'd do it again and how I broke my fast.

If you're curious, interested or even skeptical, make sure to check out this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/469/

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The Complete Guide To Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung & Jimmy Moore

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EPIC Bone Broth

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Mar 26, 2018

The other night I hosted a free, live webinar to share 3 specific changes you can make TODAY to make creating change in your life easier. The reality is, we're making it too hard. Maybe we don't even realize there's an easier way, but there is. If you take the time to listen, I have no doubt you'll make faster progress and it will feel like less of a struggle or fight against yourself.

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Mar 22, 2018

One of my favorite parts of my 12 week coaching groups is when I get to chat on the phone with people, talk about where they are at and collaborate on creating solutions.

Last week I had a powerful conversation about how our thoughts & words are like a compass - the point us in a given direction. We can really accelerate our progress when we consider the direction in which a given thought or declaration points us.

In this conversation, my client shared that she was often writing in her journal, "The day is already off to a bad start."

Given that all declarations are directional and that declaration is a compass - which direction does that declaration point to?

Certainly not the way she wants to go...

I think you're really going to enjoy this conversation!

https://primalpotential.com/467/

Mar 19, 2018

Ready for another Food As Medicine episode? I'm really psyched for this one because I'm VERY passionate about sulfur-rich veggies like brussels sprouts & broccoli. I have no doubt that they have transformed my health.

Today we are talking about everything from skin health to metabolism, detoxification, hormones, arthritis & asthma. Plus, we'll go into how you can make these veggies super delicious if you're not usually a big veggie fan.

https://primalpotential.com/466/

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Food as Medicine: Coconut

Food as Medicine: Turmeric

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EB's Cabbage Salad Bowl

Previous episode: Carbohydrate Spillover

Previous episode: Carbohydrate Tolerance

Q&A 7: Cholesterol Is Not The Culprit

075: Cholesterol Myths

 

Mar 15, 2018

There is no circumstance that takes away your ever-present super power: the power of choice.

No matter how much time you have, how much stress you're under, how upset you are or how inconsistent your past has been, you still hold the transformative power of choice.

It's always with you.

In today's episode we're talking about a major barrier to change: elevating your circumstances, diminishing yourself and convincing yourself that you are small & powerless in the face of things that happen to and around you.

It's just not true. Today, we're taking your power back. Today, you'll refuse to diminish yourself and step into your power.

https://primalpotential.com/465/

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Episode 447: The Power of Convincing

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Mar 12, 2018

The other day I listened to Dan Heath share a story about college professors. It really moved me & inspired this episode. Here's a quick summary of the story he told.

A group of college professors were asked what one or two things they'd want their students to remember 10 years later. Of all the things they'd teach, what was most important that they carry with them, understand or know how to do years into the future?

The professors all shared their answers.

Then, they were asked what percentage of their syllabus was dedicated to teaching that thing.

Very little, it turned out. Not nearly enough.

I thought about that question. If there was ONE SINGLE THING I could impress upon you guys with my podcast, one single skill, habit or mindset that I could guarantee you mastered and carried with you, what would it be?

Today, I'm sharing that thing with you.

I'm also promising to talk about & teach this thing much more regularly.

Enjoy the episode! If you have questions or there are parts of it you want me to go more deeply into, make sure to leave a comment!

https://primalpotential.com/464/

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The Power of Moments by Chip & Dan Heath

Mar 8, 2018

Just because you could lose more weight or you want to lose more weight, doesn't mean you're a failure if you aren't seeing results. 

We need to stop being ashamed of maintenance or plateaus. 

We need to see them as critical parts of the process that shouldn't be fought or rushed. 
One of the best ways to ensure the change you've worked hard to create is permanent is to prove your ability to maintain it. Periods of maintenance can & should happen along the path to progress. 

Furthermore, it's beyond okay if weight loss isn't your objective at all times. You can have other priorities while you hold the line. 

I am super fired up to share today's episode with you. You've got to take a listen! 

https://primalpotential.com/463/

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