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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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Apr 27, 2017

Are vitamins and supplements worth it? Are they important? Do they make a difference? And how do you know which ones are good and which ones aren't?

Rarely does a day go by when I don't get some variation of these questions.

I've been on both sides of this conversation. Prior to starting Primal Potential I worked for a dietary supplement company and worked to both formulate & market protein powders, vitamins, minerals and other products.

I've also been a confused consumer, desperate to get healthy and eager to take any potion or product that would help.

Hopefully I'll simplify this discussion dramatically in today's episode! If you've got a million questions about supplements or a cabinet full of them, today is for you!

http://primalpotential.com/327-vitamins-supplements-shakes/

Resources:

Episode 055: Probiotics for Fat Loss & Health

The Truth About Omega 3s

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

Summer Fat Loss Fast Track Wait List

Apr 25, 2017

Tough love alert! 

The #1 most valuable, high impact thing you can do to improve your body & your health is improve your mindset.

I can't tell you how much people dismiss this truth and instead only want to focus on diet & exercise strategy.

Guys, our minds create our lives. Our thoughts drive our decisions. When you improve your mind, you make every other change in life exponentially easier.

In today's episode I'm sharing a few things, mindset related, that really hit me hard this week because I want you to accept this reality:

If you want to change your body or your health, change your mind. It changes everything.

http://primalpotential.com/326-blow-your-mind/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

Summer Fat Loss Fast Track Wait List

How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)

Apr 22, 2017

Dietary fat can be your best friend in health & fat loss or your worst enemy. Today's we're exploring which fats to avoid & why.

I certainly had a ton of misconceptions about healthy & unhealthy fats for a long time.

I thought that unsaturated fats were ideal and vegetable oils were perfectly healthy.

I thought that butter & saturated fats were best avoided.

I've done a ton of episodes on dietary fat (many are linked below under "Resources") but today we're focusing on which fats to avoid.

Don't miss the convo!

http://primalpotential.com/325-dietary-fats-to-avoid/

Resources:

124: Fat Loss Basics - Dietary Fat

075: How Much Fat Is Too Much

006: Eat More Fat

Q&A 7: Cholesterol Is Not The Culprit

053: Soy Story - Soy's Impact on Fat Loss

031: The Truth About Omega 3s

Perfecting Paleo

Eat the Yolks

Summer Fat Loss Fast Track Wait List

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)

Apr 20, 2017

I am a simple girl. I think health & fat loss isn’t complicated.

It’s not easy, but it’s also not complicated.

Today I want to talk to you about the simple path to fat loss.

We know the simple things to do, we just don’t do them consistently.

And then, we get distracted by all the complicated tips and tricks and tactics that make companies billions of dollars every year.

We bail on those strategies, bury our heads in ice cream and Doritos and then go back to searching.

If we could commit to keeping it simple and staying consistent with one simple adjustment at a time, we’d see how uncomplicated health and fat loss can be.

http://primalpotential.com/324-simple-path-fat-loss/

Resources:

Summer Fat Loss Fast Track Wait List

My #1 Fat Loss Recommendation

How To Track Without Counting Calories

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)

Apr 18, 2017

Lots of people want to know how much they should eat. When it comes to protein, fat & carbs, everyone wants to know: how much should you eat? How much is too much? What is the target you should look to hit?

In fact, a google search of "how much protein should I eat" or the same question related to fat or carbs will yield millions of results & opinions.

Today, I'm tackling that question and providing tools to help you find your own answers.

The biggest take away of the episode is this: stop looking for someone else’s answers and start consistently doing the work to create your own.

In today's show I'll be helping you find and create your own answers so you can stop relying on everyone else's opinion.

http://primalpotential.com/323-how-much-should-you-eat/

Resources:

Summer Fat Loss Fast Track Wait List

My #1 Fat Loss Recommendation

How To Track Without Counting Calories

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)

Apr 15, 2017

Here's what I think: the expectancy effect, when applied, can change your life.

Lately I've been getting a lot of emails from people who are struggling. Their emails say things like, "I can't get motivated" or "I do alright for a couple days but then I blow it" and "my weekends are out of control".

All of these emails have one thing in common: low expectations.

There is a behavioral theory called the expectancy effect. It has been studied, scientifically, in depth. It basically says this:

Low expectations deliver low performance. Higher expectations deliver higher performance.

If you aren't satisfied with your performance, check your expectations.

You are likely forecasting failure, frustration or inconsistency.

We don't just do this with ourselves - we do it with colleagues, children, romantic partners and strangers on the street.

Leverage the expectancy effect & you can change your life!

http://primalpotential.com/322-the-expectancy-effect/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)

Apr 13, 2017

Are you settling for "good enough" or not making further progress because you are "better than before"?

This is something I see all the time when people make progress. Maybe they lose weight, improve their health or start making better choices.

They haven't reached their goal, but their effort drops off because they begin to justify excuses & indulgences based on the improvements they've made so far.

That's a red flag.

By all means, celebrate your progress and improvements but don't ever use them as reasons or rationale for making choices that prevent you from making progress.

http://primalpotential.com/321-are-you-settling/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)

Apr 11, 2017

What if, instead of pursuing health as the path to happiness, we pursue happiness as the path to health?

What if we decide that we aren't going to fight against ourselves anymore but rather be militantly on our own side?

You cannot hate your way to a body you love.

You cannot sustain a battle against yourself.

I want you to joyfully pursue a life you love instead of trying to escape the only one you'll ever have.

http://primalpotential.com/320-path-to-health/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)

 

Apr 8, 2017

I was on the phone with a client-friend the other day. We were chatting about her goals and what changes she needs to make in order to feel better about her life & her progress.

She said, "I need to stop telling myself that everything is a special occasion".

What she meant was, "I need to stop making everything special also mean overindulging and/or drinking".

And that's different.

It's not about telling yourself "Hey! Not everything is a special occasion!"

It's about practicing a new belief system: more food doesn't make an event more special.

In fact, if often takes away more than it adds!

Don't miss today's short episode!

http://primalpotential.com/319-not-more-special/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

HeadSpace

Tara Brach

Apr 6, 2017

You are where you are because of how you think.

We're all very quick to focus on behavioral changes we want, but all behavior, all choices, are driven by thoughts.

If you want to behave differently, if you want to choose differently, you've got to focus on thinking differently.

Today's short podcast episode will help you do just that!

http://primalpotential.com/318-think-differently/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

Apr 4, 2017

If you keep turning to food, despite your goals to lose weight or get healthy, it's time to consider: what are you REALLY hungry for?

I've said for years that transformation is far more about tackling WHY we eat and not as much about WHAT we eat. In fact, that's why I created Breaking Barriers.

But today we're diving deeper into what is often missing: lack of connection & relationship with yourself (first and foremost) and also with others.

http://primalpotential.com/317-what-are-you-really-hungry-for/

Resources:

Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Eating

What Is Breaking Barriers

Wired To Eat

Apr 1, 2017

Just a couple weeks ago, Robb Wolf, a leading Paleo health expert, released his new book, Wired to Eat.

I loved it.

Today I'm sharing my primary takeaways from the book with you.

One of the things I loved the most is that Wolf acknowledges we can't approach food from a one-size-fits-all standpoint. We all have different tolerances & sensitivities and he uses this book to help you identify what does, and doesn't, work for you.

What I loved even more than that is his focus on non-food factors that significantly influence our metabolism, body fat, appetite and overall health like sleep, light exposure, stress and loving relationships.

I think the book is a powerful one and I hope you enjoy the takeaways I'm sharing in today's episode!

http://primalpotential.com/316-wired-to-eat/

Resources:

017 - Sleep for Fat Loss

Hyperpalatability - Is Fake Flavor Making You Fat Part 1

Is Fake Flavor Making You Fat Part 2

Probiotics & Your Microbiome

Wired To Eat

Mar 30, 2017

Today you'll meet one of my male clients as he shares the hard work he did to set his ego aside and pursue growth beyond his comfort zone.

He joined the Fat Loss Fast Track once he decided to stop focusing on what was wrong & all his past failures. He wasn't comfortable with the idea of journaling or taking a look at his emotional eating patterns but he did it anyway.

He realized he had been quite comfortable in his patterns but deeply unhappy. He made the choice to get uncomfortable so he could become happy.

His story is a powerful one. Don't miss it! I have no doubt that he can encourage you to find growth beyond your comfort zone.

http://primalpotential.com/315-beyond-your-comfort-zone/

Resources:

Ready to join the Fat Loss Fast Track?

Breaking Barriers - Overcome Emotional Eating & Self-Limiting Beliefs

Mar 28, 2017

One of the first questions I ask people when they get on the free Primal Potential VIP email list is "What are you struggling with & how can I help?"

Recently, a common answer has been, "How can I stop bingeing?"

However you define binge eating or simply eating to a point of regret & frustration, today I'm sharing 3.5 strategies (yup, there's a half strategy in there) to help you improve your food behaviors and take more control.

http://primalpotential.com/314-stop-bingeing/

Resources:

Ready to join the Fat Loss Fast Track?

148: Inside A Binge

197: Overeating &  Your Metabolism

151: How To Stop Overeating

Mar 25, 2017

The other night I hosted a live webinar. I focused on why most of us fail. It's not about food. It's not about exercise. We're projecting our past choices, experiences & disappointments onto our present & future behavior.

We are in our own way. We are limiting our potential based on our pasts.

I want to help you overcome limiting beliefs, see doubt & fear as a lie and plow forward creating a life you love.

http://primalpotential.com/313-overcome-limiting-beliefs/

I also talk in today's episode about the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track, which kicks off on Sunday April 2nd. You can register here. 

If you want to watch the full webinar with pictures and slides, click here.

 

Resources:

Ready to join the Fat Loss Fast Track?

Mar 23, 2017

Guys, I had a fat loss breakthrough. I've shared that 2017 is my a push year for my fat loss goals and I was totally dialed in with food & fitness. Unfortunately, I was overlooking a few critical factors that could make or break my success.

I believe strongly that understanding & optimizing blood sugar and insulin is critical for lasting fat loss. I have been so focused on eating and working out in a way that does so. However, I hadn't considered how non-food factors might be impacting my blood sugar.

In today's episode, I'm sharing my fat loss breakthrough and what I'll be doing to understand how stress, sleep, workouts and food sensitivities are impacting my blood sugar and insulin responses.

Resources:

Ready to join the Fat Loss Fast Track?

Episode 058 - Fat Loss & The Insulin Effect

Episode 195 - The Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss

Episode 170 - Improve Your Carb Tolerance

Episode 121 - Fat Loss Basics Part 1 - Calories & Hormones

E-Course - Carb Strategies for Sustainable Fat Loss

Mar 21, 2017

Today's episode will show you how you how to increase your potential. Today. It will explain how you can crack your whole world wide open and you don't have to wait to do so.

I've had an interesting series of experiences lately that have opened my eyes to how I hold myself back in completely unnecessary ways, based on fear & assumptions.

If you want to instantly increase your possibilities & potential, don't miss today's episode!

http://primalpotential.com/311-how-to-increase-your-potential/

Resources:

Ready to join the Fat Loss Fast Track?

The table story on the blog - how I made myself proud (and you can, too)

Check out the new Daily Motivations Podcast here.

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.

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