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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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Nov 9, 2017

Is it possible to enjoy your vacation, enjoy your food and make progress towards your goals at the same time?

Yup, I do believe it is.

As I prepare for a bunch of vacations and family holiday celebrations, I thought I'd share with you some general holiday & vacation strategies that go beyond "eat less, move more and only eat what you love".

In today's episode we're talking about finding the intersection between pleasure and happiness while you travel or celebrate as well as specific strategies for blending progress & celebration.

http://primalpotential.com/412/

Resources

Want to be a part of the Primal Potential community? Join the Fat Loss Fast Track Wait List or consider joining Breaking Barriers!

What Is Breaking Barriers

Primal Potential 050: Do You Treat Weekends Like Vacation

Primal Potential 260: Anti-Diet Holiday Strategies

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When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership!

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Resources

Want to be a part of the Primal Potential community? Join the Fat Loss Fast Track Wait List or consider joining Breaking Barriers!

What Is Breaking Barriers

Primal Potential 050: Do You Treat Weekends Like Vacation

Primal Potential 260: Anti-Diet Holiday Strategies

Ready to try Thrive Market?

When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership!

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Nov 7, 2017

This past weekend was undeniably one of the best of my life. ASCEND, the annual Primal Potential transformation weekend event, was a massive success.

I was changed. People who attended were changed. Relationships were formed & breakthroughs happened left & right.

I am still processing everything that happened.

In today's episode I'm sharing my 5 major mindset takeaways from the weekend.

For those of you who weren't able to make it, make sure you stay tuned to find out when & where the next transformation weekend will be!

http://primalpotential.com/411/

Resources

Want to be a part of the Primal Potential community? Join the Fat Loss Fast Track Wait List or consider joining Breaking Barriers!

What Is Breaking Barriers

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When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership!

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Nov 4, 2017

Oooooh boy do I have a great episode for you today! Since I am spending today in Boston with my ASCEND 2017 attendees, I thought I'd let you in on a little of the fun by sharing an audio from ASCEND 2016!

Today's podcast is one of the lectures from ASCEND 2016 on the power of simplicity.

This podcast is about doing less to get more.

It's about embracing a simple change instead of battling for a complex one.

It's about breaking away from the mindset that we need to do 4,000 things to create success and embracing the mindset that we need to just do 4 things and do them 4,000 times.

Enjoy this look inside last year's ASCEND event!

http://primalpotential.com/410/

Resources

404: Simple Decision Making Criteria

Breaking Barriers - Overcome Emotional Eating & Self-Sabotage

What Is Breaking Barriers

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Nov 2, 2017

There's a huge difference between choices that bring you pleasure and choices that make you happy. Ultimately, we want to work towards choices that bring both!

In today's episode I'm talking about an interaction with a Fat Loss Fast Track client who told me that binges make her happy.

Since I've had the opportunity to hear her describe those binges, I know it's not true. I know they make her feel frustrated, defeated, out of control and hopeless.

However, the foods she binges on definitely bring her momentary pleasure.

How can we find the intersection of both? It comes not just to what we eat, but also to why, when and how much we eat.

That's what we're diving into in today's episode. Don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/409/

Resources

Fat Loss Fast Track Wait List

404: Simple Decision Making Criteria

Breaking Barriers - Overcome Emotional Eating & Self-Sabotage

What Is Breaking Barriers

When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership!

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Oct 31, 2017

Today was such a fun episode! It is part 2 of a 2 part listener Q&A episode! We had so much fun in episode 407 talking about parenting, raising healthy kids, staying engaged when you reach maintenance & vegan options for a fat loss breakfast. We also touched on inspiring others, strategies for women in menopause and my tiny house project.

Today we're kicking off talking about fitness & exercise and then we dive into my aspirations for Primal, staying postive when life gets crazy & my advice for someone who wants a career in the health & weight loss space.

http://primalpotential.com/408/

Resources

404: Simple Decision Making Criteria

Breaking Barriers - Overcome Emotional Eating & Self-Sabotage

What Is Breaking Barriers
In today's episode I mentioned that I created a list of my favorite products from Thrive Market. You can download it here.

When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership!

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Oct 28, 2017

Today was such a fun episode! It is part 1 of a 2 part listener Q&A episode and we kick off with a powerful question about how I'll raise my (future) children to be healthy & health-conscious without making food a huge issue in the family.

We talk about how to inspire others, how to support others on their own health journeys, what advice I'd give to a menopausal women with 20 pounds to lose, fat loss breakfast options for vegans & much more!

Plus, I answer some personal questions about the tiny home I'm building & some other fun stuff!

In part 2 (episode 408) we'll kick off with a bunch of questions about workout strategy, getting started with exercise & my own fitness journey. We'll also dive into questions about mindset, procrastination and how to know if your physique goals are realistic for you body.

http://primalpotential.com/407/

Resources

404: Simple Decision Making Criteria

Breaking Barriers - Overcome Emotional Eating & Self-Sabotage

What Is Breaking Barriers

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Oct 26, 2017

Do you ever find yourself rationalizing a choice you know you shouldn't make? Do you catch yourself justifying an excuse? Talking yourself into why it's okay to wait another day or break a promise you made to yourself?

That's what we're talking about today.

We're talking about first recognizing the way you most commonly rationalize, justify or make excuses.

Then we're talking about 3 different ways you can responsd in a resourceful way that gradually eliminates the habit of rationalizing, justifying or making excuses.

http://primalpotential.com/406/

Resources

404: Simple Decision Making Criteria

Breaking Barriers - Overcome Emotional Eating & Self-Sabotage

What Is Breaking Barriers

The Thrive Market product I mentioned in today's episode is Great Lakes Gelatin.

In today's episode I mentioned that I created a list of my favorite products from Thrive Market. You can download it here.

When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership!

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Oct 24, 2017

"If you don't believe in affirmations, go into your child's bathroom and write 'I am a loser' on their mirror."

I posted this quote on Instagram the other day (with the disclaimer "please don't actually do this, whether you believe in affirmations or not").

The email responses that came from that post told me loud & clear: we need to talk about the way we talk to & about ourselves.

That's what today's episode is all about - how and why we need to change the way we talk to & about ourselves.

Lots of people know their negativity isn't helping, but they feel like they can't stop it.

Today I introduce 3 powerful strategies to help you make the single change that could make the most difference in your progress & overall happiness:

  • The neutral redirect
  • The empowering redirect
  • The positive redirect

Don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/405/

Resources

In today's episode I mentioned that I created a list of my favorite products from Thrive Market. You can download it here.

When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership!

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Oct 21, 2017

I believe with all my heart that if you master what we're talking about in today's episode, you can crush any goal you set for yourself.

Today's episode is about getting rid of all the drama & all the stories you use to talk  yourself into choices that prevent you from reaching your goals.

Today's episode is about distinguishing between what is really happening & the story you tell yourself about what is happening.

Today we are looking at a couple basic yet powerful ideas:

What is really happening without your story?

Implementing simple decision making criteria.

Oftentimes, we distract and exhaust ourselves with complicated stories about our past or our fears of the future and we get far away from what is really happening and the simple choice that needs to be made.

Today we are cutting through all the drama and getting to the basics of the decision at hand & how you can master challenging moments.

If you listen to any episode, listen to this one!

http://primalpotential.com/404/

Resources

In today's episode I mentioned that I created a list of my favorite products from Thrive Market. You can download it here.

When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership!

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Oct 19, 2017

Today we are talking about how we mess up our body's natural ability to regulate hunger & satiety, or feelings of fullness.

Our body is actually designed to keep us from gaining too much weight through a series of hormonal signals.

However, we have the ability to impair those hormonal signals by overeating or eating too much sugar, starch & processed foods.

Fortunately for all of us, we can fix our hunger & satiety mechanisms and when we do, fat loss gets so much easier.

Hunger diminishes, satiety returns and cravings fade away.

If you have ever felt like you feel hungry shortly after eating or it takes a lot to feel full, this episode should be really helpful to you!

Don't miss it!

http://primalpotential.com/403/

Resources

Free E-Book - Hormones & Fat Loss

058: Understanding Fat Loss & The Insulin Effect

179: 3 Fat Loss Hormones

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Oct 17, 2017

"If you get tired of walking up a hill, run. Momentum makes it easier." ~ Ramit Sethi

While I know this & adamantly agree with it, reading it in a success tips email from Ramit Sethi was like hearing it & being moved by it for the first time.

Today's episode is all about changing strategy to create momentum. Using effort & intensity to make the journey easier, not harder.

If you've ever felt like you're tired of trying or not making enough progress, you can't miss today's episode!

http://primalpotential.com/402/

Resources:

Here's the full email from Ramit

Curious about my skin care routine? In today's episode I detailed the Fatco products I use.

Fatco Cleansing Oil

Fatco Myrrhaculous Face Cream

Buy them (and save big) from Thrive Market here

Buy them via Amazon (and pay more) here

When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership!

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Oct 14, 2017

Your negative self-talk & committment to your past problems is old news. It is draining you, whether you realize it or not, and it's keeping you from the progress & success you are capable of.

It's time to retire all your negativity & complaining and replace those limiting, prescriptive thoughts with inquiries that lead to action.

Minisode of tough love!

http://primalpotential.com/401/

Oct 12, 2017

Should you be taking a supplement? Do you need one? How do you know what you need? How do you know what quality supplements are?

In today's episode we're tackling a series of questions to help you decide if you need a supplement, which one you need and if it's improving your health (or you're wasting your money).

Before you buy dietary supplements, listen to this episode!

For other episodes I've done on specific supplements & nutrients, check out the links below in the Resources section.

http://primalpotential.com/400/

Resources:

031: The Truth About Omega 3s

327: Vitamins, Supplements & Shakes

055: Probiotics For Health & Fat Loss

Activated Charcoal Supplements

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

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Oct 10, 2017

A couple years ago I regularly did "random episodes" answering listener questions & sharing my own personal hacks & strategies.

In today's episode, I'm doing both. I'm sharing a personal detoxification strategy and answering a bunch of listener questions including:

Does eating this particular food take me out of fat burning mode?
What's the best thing I should eat to make sure I stay in fat burning mode?
Does exercising after eating sugar prevent fat storage?
I also answer some mindset related questions from listeners who are frustrated that they aren't taking action to reach their goals. They want to lose weight, they want to eat better & they know what it matters so much, but they're still failing to take action & make it happen.

I hope you enjoy the episode & if you have questions you'd like me to answer in an upcoming episode, leave them in the comments below!

http://primalpotential.com/399/

Resources:

Carbohydrate Spillover

Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

Activated Charcoal Supplements

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

Oct 7, 2017

I hope today's episode lights a fire in you! We are talking about how to break out of the pattern of complacency & really fight for your best life.

It's not always easy but it's 100% possible and begins with the choices you make today!

If you need to understand how to create momentum, motivation & dig into a change that feels too huge to conquer, this episode is for you!

http://primalpotential.com/398/

Resources:

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

How To Make 2016 Amazing

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

The products I mentioned in today's episode include:

Wild Planet Canned Salmon

Bone broth & stock

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

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Oct 5, 2017

On today's episode we're talking about boundaries and standards we set for ourselves. These are rules and restrictions but rather reminders that help us make each day as good as it can be. They are reminders that point us in the direction of choices that make us feel our very best.

I shared a new boundary I recently created for myself: I don't indulge alone. I shared how I worked through my mental resistance to this change and the big ways I think it's going to improve my life and my mindset.

Lastly, I talk about my honest answer to a great question from a listener. She asked, "How do you balance making progress towards your goals with being at peace with your choices & your body?"

Don't miss today's episode!

http://primalpotential.com/397/

Resources:

ASCEND Boston 

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

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Oct 3, 2017

In episode 388 I had the pleasure of interviewing Mark Sisson to talk about his new book, The Keto Reset Diet. During that interview I decided to give the reset a try, as a way of encouraging my body to be a better fat burning.

Surprisingly, my boyfriend decided to do the reset as well & in the first 12 days he lost 19 pounds.

He was talking about it with some friends when we were out to dinner the other night & the amount of bad (well intentioned but misinformed) advice that got tossed around was staggering.

I'm not one to give unsolicited advice so I didn't jump in or counter any arguments, I just listened. I'm sure my boyfriend knew that my mind was racing, but I'm certainly not going to correct anyone who isn't looking to learn (but rather to share what they're sure they know).

Anyways, in today's episode I thought I'd share the advice that was tossed around and give my two cents where people do come to hear my insights & opinions.

http://primalpotential.com/396/

Resources:

388: Mark Sisson & The Keto Reset Diet 

The Keto Reset Diet by Mark Sisson

387: How To Become A Better Fat Burner

ASCEND Boston 

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

The products I mention in today's episode include:
 
Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo
Nuco Coconut Wraps
Now Foods Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

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Sep 30, 2017

Insulin is the master fat loss hormone. Optimizing insulin production and release means fat loss, energy, satiety and the absence of cravings.

Not optimizing insulin means fat storage, difficulty burning fat, fatigue, mood swings, cravings and more.

In episode 394 we introduced the insulin index and explained how insulin can be impacted even when blood sugar is not.

Today we're getting tactical & specific - reviewing which foods might have zero carbs but still produce a measurable insulin response and what you should do about it.

http://primalpotential.com/395/

Resources:

The formula for insulin load:

insulin load = total carbohydrate – fiber + 0.56 x protein – 0.725 x fructose

Chart of carbohydrate versus Food Insulin Index

Optimising Nutrition on the Food Insulin Index

To understand more about this, listen to the following episodes of the Primal Potential podcast:

Episode 009: Carb Spillover

Episode 058: Understanding Fat Loss

Episode 021: Fruit & Fructose

Why Calorie Counting Doesn't Work

ASCEND Boston 

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

 Here are some of my favorite Primal Kitchen Products:
 
Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil

16.9 oz on Amazon:  $14- $20

16.9 Thrive Market: $9.75

Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo

On Amazon: $11.45

On Thrive Market: $7.45

Primal Kitchen Sea Salt Macadamia Nut Bars (Box of 6)

On Amazon: $17.28

On Thrive Market: $14.95

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Sep 28, 2017

Today we are talking about the insulin index. We talk a lot about the way carbohydrates drive insulin and how our control over insulin really determines our energy, hunger, cravings and ability to burn fat.

However, there are many more factors at play than just carbohydrate when we're talking about insulin.

In fact, there are some foods that don't have much of an impact on blood sugar but do drive an insulin response.

Today is part 1 of a 2 part series where we'll look at all the factors that influence insulin, including some of the tricky ones you wouldn't expect!

http://primalpotential.com/394/

Resources:

The formula for insulin load:

insulin load = total carbohydrate – fiber + 0.56 x protein – 0.725 x fructose

To understand more about this, listen to the following episodes of the Primal Potential podcast:

Episode 009: Carb Spillover

Episode 058: Understanding Fat Loss

Episode 021: Fruit & Fructose

Why Calorie Counting Doesn't Work

ASCEND Boston 

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

Sep 26, 2017

One of the most destructive ways to hold yourself back & stay stuck in fear and excuses is to believe every thought you think.

Do not believe everything you think.

In today's impromptu episode, I'm sharing a particularly challenging experience I had this past weekend & how it showed me a huge opportunity to stop believing my thoughts.

My thoughts were creating fear and making a tough situation nearly impossible.

If you find yourself stuck in delay, doubt, excuses and inconsistencies, this will be a powerful episode for you!

http://primalpotential.com/393/

To join the Fall Fat Loss Fast Track, click here! 

To watch the Mindset & Motivation Master Class, click here!

Resources:

Join the Fall Fat Loss Fast Track

ASCEND Boston 

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

Sep 23, 2017

I absolutely love this episode. A long-time client of mine had a big mindset breakthrough recently & today I'm sharing it with you.

For most of her life, this client has indulged almost every day. Chocolate here, ice cream there, she never wanted to miss out on a treat.

Even though she wanted to lose weight & get healthy, she didn't want to miss out on indulgences - and that's how she say giving them up - missing out.

We talked about a lot of different strategies over many months of work - focusing on what's really worth it & what's not, indulging with less frequency - we tried lots of things.

However, her story remained the same: I love treats and I don't want to miss out on them.

Recently, she decided to change her story. In today's episode I'm sharing her breakthrough as well as my own perspective shift.

If you feel like you're inconsistent and struggle to resist temptation, this episode is for you!

http://primalpotential.com/392/

To join the Fall Fat Loss Fast Track, click here! 

To watch the Mindset & Motivation Master Class, click here!

 

Resources:

Join the Fall Fat Loss Fast Track

ASCEND Boston 

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

Sep 21, 2017

If you want to change what you do, you've got to change how you think.

If you want to change how you act, it begins with your mindset.

In today's episode I'm taking a deep dive into mindset, perspective and the way we choose to make it work for us or against us.


http://primalpotential.com/391/

Resources:

ASCEND Boston 

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership! 

Sep 19, 2017

We are all coaches. The person we coach most often and most influentially is ourself. Unfortunately, many of us keep calling plays that don't work.

In today's episode I'm sharing a coaching call I had with a Fat Loss Fast Track client that's really about about mindset. We talk about lies we tell ourselves, how the little things actually do matter and how you can identify the strategies you keep returning to that simply aren't working.

We also talk about the trap of "improvement" and how we can use "improvement" at the expense of "progress"

Lastly, we talk a bit about this week's live mindset masterclass. Don't miss it! Register now and be there live!

http://primalpotential.com/390/

Resources:

Next week's Motivation & Consistency Masterclass! It's free!

Fall FLFT Wait List

Learn more about the Fat Loss Fast Track

ASCEND Boston 

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

 In today's episode I talked about Jackson's Honest Sweet Potato Chips.
 
Sep 16, 2017

What's the difference between primal and keto? How do I know if I'm in ketosis? Do I have to be in ketosis to burn fat?

We're tackling these questions and a whole lot more in today's episode.

In episode 387 I laid the foundation for our week of discussion around ketogenic diets. I defined ketosis, ketones and talked a little bit about "clean keto" versus all those keto plans touting ketogenic treats & desserts.

In episode 388 I had the great pleasure of interviewing Mark Sisson (author of The Primal Blueprint) and talking about his newest book, The Keto Reset Diet.

Today we're doing a bit of a debrief on those episodes to answer some questions and dive deeper into some of the powerful points we rushed through in episode 388.

If you've got questions about fat burning, ketosis or anything we talked about in episodes 387 or 388, don't miss this episode!

Reminder: next week I'm hosting a free mindset & motivation masterclass. The more we talk about nutrition & consistency, the more I feel the need to tackle mindset and the ability to create motivation because we can know a lot about nutrition strategy but not have the mental muscle to consistently implement it.

I hope you'll join me!

http://primalpotential.com/389/

 

Resources:

The Keto Reset Diet

The mindset side of change cannot be overlooked. If you struggle with the consistency we talk about in today's episode, make sure you sign up for the free mindset masterclass next week!

Mindset Masterclass: http://primalpotential.com/bestrong

Key terms:

Ketosis is a state of metabolic efficiency where you are able to burn stored energy in the form of body fat and ketones & not be dependent on regular high carbohydrate meals to sustain your energy, mood and cognitive focus.

Ketones are an energy source just like carbs, fat & protein are energy sources. Ketones can be used by your brain, your heart, and your muscles. Ketones are produced by the liver as a byproduct of fat metabolism.

Ketones produced under certain conditions:

  • blood sugar is low
  • insulin is low
  • muscle & liver glycogen stores are low

To understand more about this, listen to the following episodes of the Primal Potential podcast:

Episode 009: Carb Spillover

Episode 058: Understanding Fat Loss

Why Calorie Counting Doesn't Work

Next week's Motivation & Consistency Masterclass! It's free!

Fall FLFT Wait List

Learn more about the Fat Loss Fast Track

ASCEND Boston 

Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

 Here are some of my favorite Primal Kitchen Products:
 
Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil

16.9 oz on Amazon:  $14- $20

16.9 Thrive Market: $9.75

Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo

On Amazon: $11.45

On Thrive Market: $7.45

Primal Kitchen Sea Salt Macadamia Nut Bars (Box of 6)

On Amazon: $17.28

On Thrive Market: $14.95

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Sep 14, 2017

Today we have best selling author Mark Sisson on the show. Mark's book The Primal Blueprint was a game changer for me when I was initially adopting a primal way of eating. Today we're talking about his newest book, The Keto Reset Diet and how he thinks that phases of what I'll call "clean keto" are the next level of primal in terms of anti-aging, fat loss, performance, satiety & energy.

For an introduction to ketogenic diets, ketones and other general concepts, check out episode 387 of the podcast where I talk about this stuff from a high level to lay the foundation for today's episode.

For today, we're talking about why Mark considers keto phases the next level of primal, what kind of carb & protein limitations you'll need for success

Mark said a few super powerful things in the episode that I want to really highlight:

Building a fast metabolism as a health goal is completely flawed. Accelerated metabolic function accelerates again. 

Guys, it's not that we need faster metabolisms. It's quite the opposite. We need more efficient metabolisms and we can create that with our food choices.

He also said, "When I'm keto, I'm barely keto & when I'm not, I'm barely not". 

Do you know what that is? It's consistency. It's getting to a place where there aren't wild fluctuations in the quality & quantity of your diet. That's what we need to focus on more than an inconsistent extreme approach.

I strongly recommend you check out his  new book, The Keto Reset Diet & definitely take a listen to today's episode!

http://primalpotential.com/388-keto-reset-diet-mark-sisson/

Resources:

The Keto Reset Diet

The mindset side of change cannot be overlooked. If you struggle with the consistency we talk about in today's episode, make sure you sign up for the free mindset masterclass next week!

Mindset Masterclass: http://primalpotential.com/bestrong

Key terms:

Ketosis is a state of metabolic efficiency where you are able to burn stored energy in the form of body fat and ketones & not be dependent on regular high carbohydrate meals to sustain your energy, mood and cognitive focus.

Ketones are an energy source just like carbs, fat & protein are energy sources. Ketones can be used by your brain, your heart, and your muscles. Ketones are produced by the liver as a byproduct of fat metabolism.

Ketones produced under certain conditions:

  • blood sugar is low
  • insulin is low
  • muscle & liver glycogen stores are low

To understand more about this, listen to the following episodes of the Primal Potential podcast:

Episode 009: Carb Spillover

Episode 058: Understanding Fat Loss

Why Calorie Counting Doesn't Work

Next week's Motivation & Consistency Masterclass! It's free!

Fall FLFT Wait List

Learn more about the Fat Loss Fast Track

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Have you tried Thrive Market yet?

Bonus: if you go through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll save an additional 25% & get free shipping on your first order. You'll also get a free 30-day membership!

 Here are some of my favorite Primal Kitchen Products:
 
Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil

16.9 oz on Amazon:  $14- $20

16.9 Thrive Market: $9.75

Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo

On Amazon: $11.45

On Thrive Market: $7.45

Primal Kitchen Sea Salt Macadamia Nut Bars (Box of 6)

On Amazon: $17.28

On Thrive Market: $14.95

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