In today's episode we're tackling lots of questions about dietary fat including how much fat is too much, whether or not dietary cholesterol raises serum cholesterol and if fat really clogs your arteries. Plus, we'll go into healthy fat sources, how to incorporate fat into your meals and snacks, signs that you need more fat and how to monitor and adjust your fat intake.
In today's episode we're talking about all things CrossFit and weight loss with my own personal trainer and owner of CrossFit Altius, Nathan Keil. Nathan and I chat about how he programs workouts for fat loss and the keys to efficient, safe and effective workouts. We'll get into the specifics of workout timing, movements and myths and he'll even share 25 minutes reviewing what he ate yesterday (kidding, kidding....kinda). Nathan is a true expert in his field and is currently training for the 2016 CrossFit Games. Though he has super human strength and far above average fitness, he's a great teacher, motivator and coach. He shares his insight on who might benefit from a personal trainer and how do you even know if your trainer is any good.
One of the most popular Primal Potential podcast episodes was all about how to create a fat loss breakfast. I think a lot of people have a hard time with lunch, even more than breakfast, because they're often out of the house and eating on-the-go. In today's episode we're talking about paleo lunch ideas, recipes, and basic principles to put together a primal or paleo fat loss friendly lunch no matter where you are or how much time you have! Plus, we'll talk about strategies and ideas for making good choices when lunching out!
Last weekend I attended a conference called Podcast Movement and the opening keynote by Pat Flynn so closely paralleled what I talk about on Primal Potential about sustainable fat loss that I just HAD to share it with you. Pat shared 7 ways to defeat resistance as it relates to pursuing your business dreams and it confirmed for me something I proved to myself years ago: when you master weight loss, you can master anything. In fact, what is required to master any achievement can be transferred to any goal you have in life. Pat outlined 7 strategies and in today's episode I'm going to share with you how they can be applied to fat loss, nutrition and health.
Impatience. It’s a real problem. We make good choices for a day or a few days and then get incredibly frustrated that we aren’t seeing results. That the number on the scale isn’t lower. What the heck? Why am I not losing weight? I did my part! Why isn’t my body responding?? In today’s episode we’re talking about just that: impatience with the process.
In today's episode we're talking about 7 ways to break weight loss plateaus. Nothing is more frustrating than feeling like your hard work isn't reflected by your body or the scale. Fortunately, these 7 strategies make a huge difference. With the experience of the many plateaus I hit during my weight loss and watching my coaching clients ebb and flow, there are a few simple strategies that can take you from stuck to success.
In today's episode we're talking about influencing family and friends when you're trying to adopt healthier habits. We answer listener questions about how to motivate and encourage people we love to make healthier choices and how to handle family and friends who don't support our choices and goals.
I'm sure you realize that your stress levels might be contributing to your trouble losing weight. But I'm not sure you realize what is contributing to your stress levels. Sure, emotional stress is a big problem. But what about physical stress? Processed foods, sugars and toxins create a stress response in your body whether you feel it or not. They cause damage at the cellular and vascular level that you might not recognize or feel for years. In today's episode we talk about stress management for weight loss: the common causes of stress, the symptoms of elevated cortisol, how it impacts your health and fat burning potential and how you can control cortisol via diet and lifestyle.
Fat loss is 90% what you eat. What you eat is 90% mental. If you don't control your thoughts, they will control you. This is very clear when we consider all the times we've really wanted to make good food choices but cave to temptation in the moment. Controlling your thoughts isn't just about positive thinking - in fact, positive thinking often falls far short. This is where power thinking comes into play. In this episode we talk about why positive thinking isn't enough and how power thinking can make a huge difference in your life regardless of your goal.
One of the most common questions I get is, "How can I lose weight after menopause?". So many women feel like their bodies have changed and no longer response to the weight loss strategies that always worked in the past. There's no question that weight loss and weight maintenance are more difficult after menopause, but it is still 100% possible. In this episode we talk about the most important and effective strategies for weight loss after menopause.
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.