In today's episode we're talking with Mary The Paleo Chef! Mary Shenouda is one of my personal coaches and friends. We talk about phat fudge, the benefits of starting your day off with healthy fats, why calorie counting doesn't work, if food intolerances are actually a good thing and her personal approach to health and healthy food.
Today we're tackling another episode of the Random Show - answering a variety of listener questions on a random assortment of topics including overcoming your fear of failure, hot flashes, snacking, trouble sleeping and the best way to track your food and hormonal biofeedback.
In today's episode we're answering listener questions about whether or not it is possible to follow a primal lifestyle as a vegetarian. Can you be a primal vegetarian? What does that look like? What should eat? What are the risks? We talk about major misconceptions about animal protein and the role of protein in a primal diet as well as nutrient deficiency risks of vegetarian diets.
In today's episode we're tackling how to eat healthy on a budget. Eating for fat loss or "going paleo/primal" does not have to be more expensive than the Standard American Diet. Can it be? Sure. But you can have a huge grocery budget on the Standard American Diet or you can have a small one. Similiarly, you can have a huge grocery budget on a Primal diet or you can have a small one. There are ways. You get what you look for. You can absolutely eat healthy on a budget. In this episode, we'll show you how.
In today's episode we're talking about one of the major keys to lasting success in any arena, especially fat loss: accountability. We talk about what it looks like when you don't have accountability, the wrong ways to go about it and how I can help you stay accountable. Plus, it's the one year anniversary of Primal Potential! Holy Toledo! My heartfelt thanks for your support and your love.
Just because it is derived from a whole food does not mean it is good for fat loss. Heck, just because something is a whole food doesn't mean it is good for fat loss! I'll be super straight forward about this: dried fruit is not a fat loss food. In fact, in many cases it contains more sugar than a candy bar and it does not and will not trigger our satiety signals.
In today's episode we're talking about the most common mistake people make when measuring fat loss or progress toward any goal: business, fitness, weight loss, you name it. Then we establish a new way to approach measuring progress and give practical recommendations for benchmarking your progress.
Today's Q&A is another "random show"! Short answers to a handful of questions including how to handle menopause and fat loss, whether or not superfood supplements are worth it, overcoming scale frustration and staying on track when life gets crazy.
Today we’re going to be tackling a super common question and that is about how to beat stubborn belly fat. Most people find that the midsection fat is the hardest to lose. We’re much more quick to lose weight in our face, chest, arms and legs but that belly fat is pretty dang stubborn. And it is. But there are strategies to burn that belly fat and we’re going to dive into them today.
In today's episode we're busting the major myth that calorie counting leads to fat loss. Calorie counting doesn't work unless you understand what you're looking at. The way most people go about calorie counting is completely misleading and will not lead to fat loss or health. We talk about what a calorie actually is and all the reasons that calories are not created equal.
In today's episode we're tackling a common challenge that many people face: spending lots of time & energy planning and talking themselves up but then failing to take action. How do you start? How do you create that initial activation energy? How do you bridge the gap between knowing what to do and actually doing it? We're going to tackle how to go about getting started with fat loss.
In today's episode we're talking in detail about high fructose corn syrup. We talk about how and why cutting this one ingredient from your diet can lead to massive weight loss and health improvements like heart health, hypertension, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver and much more. We talk about what foods contain HFCS and how fructose is metabolized much differently than glucose and other sugars.
In today's episode I'm sharing a personal story about how our focus determines how we feel. We limit our potential and we hold ourselves back by focusing on our limitations. We wonder why we're stressed, frustrated and sad and don't ever realize it is a CHOICE based on how we place our focus.
In today's episode we're answering a listener question about what strategies can be helpful when trying to choose your goals in the face of temptation. We are programmed to seek instant gratification over long-term progress and well being.
In today's episode we're talking about soda and sugar-sweetened beverages. We talk about the composition of soda and how it is designed to make us want more and more and we talk about the impact of that much sugar on our health and fat loss.
In today's episode we take a closer look at the master fat loss hormone: insulin. We talk about how it turns off fat burning, how the impacts health, energy, hunger and cravings and how to know if you've developed insulin resistance as well as how to improve it.
So many of us embrace the wrong approach to fat loss. We are enticed by detoxes, quick fixes, food lists, meals plans, etc and we don't ever really think about our anchor - what holds us back, what weighs us down and impedes our progress. The quick fix and food-centric approach often doesn't address the root of the problem and therefore isn't a viable solution!
In this episode we talk about how comparing ourselves to others can really impede progress. It can lead to paralysis and inaction or it can stroke our ego and prevent us from really striving for our full potential. We fall into this comparison trap when we compare our eating habits, our consistency, our bodies and our workouts to other people and really, nothing good can come from it!
In today's episode we talk about what probiotics are and how they significantly impact fat loss, health, longevity, hunger, hormone balance and much more. We address how we unknowingly destroy our micro biome, and how we can restore it via diet and lifestyle. We wrap up talking about probiotic fortified foods & supplements and how you can make good choices.
In today's episode we are answering questions from individuals who feel like they are doing everything right but not getting results. We go into the top 10 reasons people don't get results.
In today's episode we talk about why fat loss is currently so hard and how to make fat loss easy. yes, it can be easy. It can even be effortless. And the "how" is not complicated or hard. This is as close to a magic bullet as you will ever get. It is fool proof.
In today's episode we take a close look at soy, soy products, how they're processed and why they might be mis-labeled as a health food. We tackle their impact on nutrient absorption, hormone balance and more.
In today's show we're tackling random listener questions including: is soy healthy? Why choose almonds over peanuts? Is a banana bad for breakfast? And more!
So many people struggle with hunger. They feel like they can't be successful in weight loss because they are constantly battling hunger. Some hunger is real. Some hunger is not. Today we're talking about how to know which you're experiencing and how to overcome it effortlessly.
In today's episode we're talking about the very common trap of treating weekends, holidays, dinners out or random Tuesday mornings like vacation. We create an exception, eat what we want and then beat ourselves up while getting frustrated with our lack of progress.