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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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Mar 6, 2018

My travel habits used to be a complete nightmare. I'd binge in airports, overeat on roadtrips and justify every indulgence because I was out of my normal routine.

All the while, I'd make myself empty (yet well intentioned) promises about how "on point" I'd be when I returned home.

I'd return home from vacations, business trips or road trips feeling exhausted, defeated and tremendously disappointed in myself.

I was both physically & emotionally heavier than when I had left.

Because of this habit, I feared travel. I felt like it was impossible to make progress towards my goals, impossible to avoid derailing, when I was away from home.

But, I successfully transformed my travel habits & in today's episode I'm going to share with you the steps I took to create the change.

https://primalpotential.com/462/

Resources:

Get on the wait list for the Spring 2018 Fat Loss Fast Track!

Avoiding Travel Trainwrecks Part 1

Artisana Coconut Butter Travel Packets

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Mar 3, 2018

I used to fear travel. For me, based on my past experiences, travel was a time for overeating, overindulging, and making all sorts of pledges about how I'll "get serious" when I return home.

I'd return exhausted, frustrated, feeling bad about my body and completely overwhelmed by all the changes I wanted to make.

In the past few years, I have transformed my travel habits.

Over the next two episodes I'll share how I made those changes (without restriction, deprivation or missing out) and I'll also address some of your biggest travel fears & frustrations.

Thanks to everyone who shared questions and struggles for this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/461/

Resources:

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

Here are the products I mentioned I travel with from Thrive Market. If you give them a try, register through the URL thrivemarket.com/primalpotential so you can save an extra 25% and get free shipping on your 1st order. You'll also get a free 30-day trial membership!

Artisana Coconut Butter Travel Packs

Phat Fudge

EPIC Bars: Bison Almond Cranberry

Mar 1, 2018

Why is it that we hold others to higher standards than those to which we hold ourselves?

Why is it unacceptable for others to break promises to us but we let ourselves off the hook for it every day?

Is it not a little hypocritical to demand change from others before demanding it of ourselves?

Today's episode is short and powerful. I hope you'll take a listen and then take action.

https://primalpotential.com/460

Resources:

Join the Wait List for the Spring 2018 Fat Loss Fast Track

What is Breaking Barriers

Check out Thrive Market!

Curious about Butcher Box?

Shop through Butcher Box

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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

Join the Fat Loss Fast Track Spring 2018 wait list!

Ready to change your mindset and make massive change? Enroll in Breaking Barriers - the self-guided e-course on overcoming self-limiting beliefs and getting out of your own way!

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

Register for Thrive Market via thrivemarket.com/primalpotential to save an additional 25% and get free shipping on your first order (and a free 30-day trial membership!)

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

To give Thrive Market a try, use the URL thrivemarket.com/primalpotential to save an additional 25% on your first order, get free shipping on that initial order and get a free 30-day trial membership!

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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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Jan 30, 2018

You can convince yourself of nearly anything. In fact, everything you believe, you've convinced yourself of through your thoughts, attention & actions.

In today's episode, we're exploring how you can turn this into an unstoppable force to help you create change & crush your goals. It's a short episode you won't want to miss!

https://primalpotential.com/447/

Resources:

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

How to subscribe to Primal Potential Daily Bites

Here's a link to those NUCO Coconut Wraps. I purchase them from Thrive Market because that's where I get the best prices. If you want to give Thrive Market a try, go through the URL thrivemarket.com/primalpotential so you can save 25% and get free shipping on your 1st order, plus a free 30-day trial membership!

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Jan 27, 2018

Does bulletproof coffee help you burn fat? Should you be drinking it? Does it matter how you make it?

Should you use coconut oil or MCT oil? Does it matter?

What if your butter isn't grassfed?

What kind of coffee should you use? Does it matter?

Is it breakfast? Can you have food with it?

These are the questions we're tackling in today's episode! Don't miss it!

https://primalpotential.com/446/

Resources:

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

Below are the products I use to make my bulletproof coffee. I purchase them from Thrive Market because that's where I get the best prices. If you want to give Thrive Market a try, go through the URL thrivemarket.com/primalpotential so you can save 25% and get free shipping on your 1st order, plus a free 30-day trial membership!

Use that link to create your account and then you can check out some of these items:

Grass Fed Ghee from Organic Valley

Spectrum Essentials Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

MCT Oil

Kicking Horse Coffee

Devocion Coffee

Dos and Don'ts of Bulletproof Coffee

Aquasana Water Filter

Episode 046 on Water Filtration

Jan 25, 2018

One of my Fat Loss Fast Track clients shared an article that inspired me like crazy. In today's episode, I'm sharing it with you and I hope that it not only challenges you, but I hope it leads you to put in place some actions that will change your life, your opportunities and your potential.

https://primalpotential.com/445/

Resources

Business Insider Article

Ben Franklin's Virtue Chart

441: Do You Feel Stuck?

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Jan 23, 2018

The most dangerous excuses are true. The reason they keep winning out over your goals & intentions might be because you realize they are true so you don’t fight against them. You equate “true” and “right”.

Just because something is true doesn’t mean it’s the most true thing or the only true thing.

We’ve got to stop making assumptions & choosing the most convenient truth.

When it comes to making choices & pursuing our goals, we often don’t tell ourselves the whole truth. We don’t even consider the whole truth.

It’s time to slow down, work to be less impulsive, less reactive and consider the whole picture.

In today's episode we're exploring how you can start doing that today.

https://primalpotential.com/444/

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441: Do You Feel Stuck?

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Jan 20, 2018

Earlier in the week I got an email asking, "Why aren't beans paleo?"

It's a great question & one we're diving into in today's episode.

We'll talk about macronutrients - are beans really a good source of protein? Do they have a lot of carbs?

We'll talk about micronutrients - can your body actually absorb & utilize the iron & zinc you see listed on the nutrition label?

We'll also talk about other components in beans and how they interact with our bodies at the cellular level.

If you're a bean eater, this is a must-hear episode!

https://primalpotential.com/443/

Resources

Dr. Loren Cordain on beans

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Jan 18, 2018

Our lives are busy. We all have a lot going on. And, unfortunately, that often means we aren't achieving our most important goals.

When we aren't intentional about the highest priorities in our lives, we can easily become victims of our circumstances, feeling that there isn't enough time or energy to do what we should be doing.

That needs to change. That can change.

Creating change doesn't require that your life be stress free and your days be wide open.

It just requires that we not let the things that matter most be at the mercy of the things that matter least.

If something has disproportionate importance, it needs disproportionate priority.

In today's episode we're talking about how to make this philosophy a reality that is reflected in your choices & your actions and we're talking about the ideas in the book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan.

https://primalpotential.com/442/

Resources

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

441: Do You Feel Stuck?

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Jan 16, 2018

At times, we all feel stuck. Or unhappy. Or both.

In today's episode I'm talking about the danger of participating in our own problems instead of participating in the solutions.

When we complain, blame, rehash the past, gossip, explain & justify, we are participating in the problem, not the solution.

When we participate in the problem, our energy, attention, time & effort are going to proving that we are right and that our struggle is real instead of going towards getting it right, regardless of the details.

This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite episodes of the podcast so far. You've got to hear this one!

https://primalpotential.com/441/

Resources

Episode 116: 5 Meals Under $1.99

Episode 066: Healthy Eating On A Budget

Give Thrive Market a try to get past the problem of access to affordable, healthy food!

If you go through the URL thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you can save an additional 25% of your first order with free shipping & a free 30-day trial membership!

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Jan 13, 2018

I know how frustrating & confusing it can be to hear conflicting information about what you should eat and why.

Lots of people feeling stuck & paralyzed by indecision because they don't know who or what to believe.

In today's episode I want to help you clear through the confusion and find your best approach to health, fat loss, energy, longevity and your best, healthiest life.

I've tackled this topic on a few other podcasts which are linked below under "Resources".

I hope you enjoy the episode! Share it with a friend who is confused about nutrition!

https://primalpotential.com/440/

Resources

353: The Coconut Oil Controversy

371: What The Health

389: Primal Vs Keto

21 Day Sugar Detox Salmon Cake Recipe

Want to give Thrive Market a try? Head to thrivemarket.com/primalpotential and you'll save an additional 25% on your first order plus you'll score free shipping and a free 30-day trial membership! My go-tos over there are:

Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo

Wild Caught Canned Salmon

Organic Walnuts

Nuco Coconut Wraps

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Jan 11, 2018

For most people, eating out is a struggle when they're trying to lose weight.

Maybe you feel like your options are limited or if you make a "healthy" choice, you're making a sacrifice and won't enjoy it.

Sure, we all know that we could get a salad or a burger without the bun and if that's the extent of the options we think we have, of course we feel limited!

There are so many other creative ways to enjoy eating out, love your food and feel great after you eat it!

Today's episode is a short one but hopefully it will give you some great new ideas for the next time you eat out!

https://primalpotential.com/439/

Resources

091: Eating Out For Weight Loss

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Jan 9, 2018

We are so used to overthinking, overconsuming, overanalyzing and coming up with long term strategic plans that we've forgotten how to simplify.

I had a listener email me recently saying that she wants to stop dieting. She wants to get healthy. She doesn't want to over-restrict or count anything, she just wants to eat more real food and less processed foods.

Then she said, "I have no idea where to start".

That is evidence of how far we've strayed from simplicity.

Where she starts is, quite simply: how can I execute that today? What can I do today to eat more whole foods? What can I do today to eat fewer processed foods?

But simplicity is not just about food.

We've lost simplicity in our belongings. In our thoughts. In our actions.

And today, we begin to get it back. Don't miss this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/438/

Resources

Episode 410: More Simple, More Results

Episode 397: Bright Lines & Setting Standards

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Here's the salt lamp I talked about on the show!

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