Recently, the World Health Organization decreed that bacon & processed meats contain carcinogens and classified both in the same risk category as tobacco and asbestos. Of course, this has raised a lot of questions and triggered alarm in bacon lovers across the world. But is it true? Does bacon cause cancer? There's a lot more to this story and I want to take the time today to go through some of the fine points and establish the bottom line.
I'm bracing myself! I know many of you aren't going to like what I have to say on this episode! The reason I think there will be resistance is because we live in a quick fix culture. We want what we want and we want it now. We don't want to wait. We don't care about the long term, we'll deal with that later, we just want to get results as fast as possible. This miiiiiight not be the best approach to fat loss. I can tell you from my own experience and my experience with clients that it is absolutely not!
In fact, I think there are two approaches to weight loss (and one usually doesn't work). You can either be playing the short term game or the long term game. The short term game is about speed. It's fueled by impatience which often backfires.
I've been getting a lot of emails about digestive issues ranging from bloating & gas to chronic constipation and intense pain. There are a lot of factors that go into healthy digestion and I hope to tackle most of them on the show. Today, however, we're tackling some common digestive problems that contribute to bloating, gas, indigestion, constipation and diarrhea. We'll overview the digestive process and identify at what stages things frequently go wrong and what we can do about it.
Another day, another random show! Answering a hodge podge of listener questions on a wide variety of topics including pre-workout nutrition, MCT oil and acne, fasting, disordered eating and negativity!
Travel can throw people off. It can easily become a free-for-all that takes you far away from your goals. But here's the thing: if you want to make good choices while you're traveling, it's totally possible when you master a few travel strategies for weight loss. I want to help you enjoy food, enjoy your trip and come home feeling great about yourself and your body. In today's episode we're talking about strategies for airports, hotels and restaurants.
Yes, we want results. We want to make progress yet we find ourselves repeatedly making choices that move us away from our goals. There are two primary reasons we make these not-so-helpful choices: fear of missing out and negativity. In today's episode we'll talk about how to overcome both and how fear of missing out is really not what you think it is.
All the straight talk! All the tough love! All the energy and passion! Yep, real talk about self-sabotage, being a quitter, and the unhelpful thoughts and feelings we often have that hold us back.
Yes, we're going there today. We're talking about the links between children, food, hyperactivity and autism. I absolutely acknowledge that there are many factors: genetics, environment to name a couple, but there is an undeniable link between health, behavior and food. We're going to look at some of the research and risk factors contributing to children's health challenges.
Sometimes eating out can be a curve ball when you're trying to lose weight, right? Today we're going to make that easier! Eating out for weight loss is totally possible. You can make fat loss friendly choices just about anywhere. In today's episode we'll go through different restaurant genres and talk about good/better/best choices.
Of course it goes without saying that making fat loss friendly choices at home is super important too! And I'm not one for spending a ton of time in the kitchen. I try to share with you guys my favorite quick-and-easy-but-totally-delicious meals and recipes every couple of weeks. If you aren't already, hop onto Primal's free VIP email list!
On today's podcast we're tackling a bunch of different listener questions, including a few on how to make healthy choices at restaurants so you can enjoy social situations and still make progress towards your goals. Plus, we'll talk about alcohol, plateaus, family members bringing tempting food into the house, smoothies in the morning and much more!
And hey! Do you have a question? I wanna take a stab at it! Take a second to get on the free VIP email list and I'm always super happy to answer any and all of your questions or put you in touch with a resource that can give you the information you're looking for!
Today we're taking a deep dive into the link between sugar and depression! We'll take a look not only at sugar's impact on cravings but also how carbs and sugar impact focus, attention, mood and much more. We'll understand why individuals who struggle with mood swings, anxiety or depression might really benefit from cutting back significantly on sugar.
I absolutely love working my 1:1 clients. Yes, I have studied nutrition and biochemistry for years. I have worked in the industry. I have had my own transformation. But working so closely with other people as they work through their own challenges, struggles, victories and transformations has been one of the most educational experiences of my life. Today I wanted to share 6 fat loss lessons I've learned from working with my 1:1 coaching clients. These men and women have taught me some very powerful things about life and fat loss and I am excited to share those lessons with you today! Beyond that, I want to continue to share critical nutrition strategies for fat loss, workouts, recipes & more to help you reach your goals! So hurry up and get yourself on the free VIP email list already! Just pop in your name and email address and let's be friends!
In today's episode we're tackling listener questions related to how to stop bingeing, why you aren't seeing results and the struggle to think positive. If you have questions, challenges or need a push in the right direction, make sure to get on the free VIP email list so you have direct access to my inbox! I answer every question!
Most of us are self-indulgently inconsistent. We have a few good days and a few not-so-good days. Unfortunately for us, results come from consistency. Consistency doesn't mean perfection but it does mean executing the big rocks very routinely. We have to stop pursuing novelty at the expense of consistency. In today's episode I'm going to overview 4 strategies for becoming consistent so you can get results for the effort you're putting in!
I've been hearing a lot of things like:
“Oh, I don’t want to lose any weight, I just want to tone my muscles” or
“I want to lose some weight and get toned”
What does that mean? What does it not mean? Let's talk about how to look toned. The reality is this: there's no such thing as "toning your muscles". That doesn't exist. It's crap.
Now, I know what you mean. I get it. You want to look fit, lean and not flabby. You want more muscle definition. When we talk about how to look toned, that's what we're talking about.
I want to help you find what works for you. I get so irritated when people act like there are black and white answers for fat loss, fitness, etc. There aren't! It's actually easier than that! Your body has all the answers you just have to know how to find them. How to pay attention when your body is SHOWING you what works for you and what doesn't.
Should you avoid nightshades and FODMAPs? You probably want to know what they are first, right? I've been getting lots of questions about what they are, how they impact health and if they should be avoided. In today's Q&A episode we're defining them, explaing how they act in the body, establishing who should take caution and how everyone can reduce any potential negative impact of nightshades and FODMAPs.
This girl. Guys. Seriously. Allison Hagendorf is an absolutely incredible example of loving food, enjoying food and having a great body at the same time. In today's episode we get super practical (and pretty funny) about HOW to move away from the all-or-nothing approach and how to learn to enjoy your favorite things while losing fat and getting a body you absolutely love. We talk about food obsession, navigating social situations, how and when to indulge, nutrition & fitness myths and we laugh a lot along the way!
Another fun, short episode answering listener questions! We're taking a short look at 4-5 questions focusing on what's "not enough carbs", getting adequate nutrients from food, kombucha for breakfast, bulletproof coffee & my own personal workout plan.
It used to be so easy for me to say to myself, "Alright! I'm really doing it this time! No more excuses! This is it for real! I'm ready!!" But it never happened like that. It just didn't. I became a master of talking myself into whatever choice felt good at the time. I'd say, "It's just this one thing, it can't possibly hurt" or, "I'll be extra strict tomorrow" or "I'll workout later and be sure to burn it off". I knew exactly what debates and arguments worked best. Those types of internal debates are what I refer to as "anchors". They hold you back. They pull you down. They drag you off course. Identifying these anchors and understanding how you justify exceptions is absolutely critical in learning how to stop making excuses. Because really, these excuses, these internal debates are the exact reason you haven't got the results you want. It's the "why" behind your inconsistency. In today's episode we're getting super practical (and personal) about how to stop making excuses by identifying how you justify and excuse choices that won't help you reach your goals.
I've talked about coconut oil and medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) in a handful of episodes today but I wanted to take a broader look at the very diverse and powerful benefits of coconut oil. I've previously focused on the benefits of coconut oil as it relates to energy and weight loss but it's so much more than that! Today we're diving into cholesterol, antibacterial properties, hormones and more!
Today's episode is HEAVY but I think it will be extremely valuable. We're going through 13 lessons about fat loss and life that I feel we'll be extremely helpful in your pursuit of your goals. And honestly, these 13 lessons about fat loss are super applicable to EVERY aspect of your life! These will help you conquer goals related to health, fitness, careers, relationships, finances and so much more. I'd love for you to send your thoughts and feedback! Let me know what you think and let me know what you'd add!
We're getting awfully personal in today's episode! Yep, we're tackling loose skin after weight loss and what you can do about it. We'll talk about how often loose skin is a true problem, when it's actually NOT loose skin but actually just stubborn body fat and we'll get into practical strategies for improving the structural integrity and elasticity of your skin via diet, lifestyle and (maybe) supplementation. We'll wrap up with my own personal experience with loose skin, my skin removal surgery and alllllll the intimate details!
Last week I aired an episode discussing 10 reasons you need magnesium for fat loss and health. It was a pretty awesome show and it generated a ton of great questions! The volume and quality of questions clearly indicated the need for a second show! In today's Q&A episode we're answering those questions and diving into deep detail about how magnesium works in the body. Specifically, we're going to talk about magnesium for PMS and how it impacts cravings (especially those for chocolate) and headaches. We're also going to talk about how magnesium impacts workout performance and how & why athletes have different magnesium needs. Lastly, we'll dive into more about supplements, topicals and epsom salts.
I recently wrote a blog post about why you haven't made progress yet and it generated a lot of discussion and a whole bunch of practical questions. In today's episode, we're diving a little deeper into that blog post to answer questions and provide support in finding out why you haven't done it yet. Why you haven't lost weight. Why you haven't changed your eating habits. Why you haven't been consistent. And more importantly, we'll help you take the steps you need to make those changes and start consistently getting results!