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FitFluential Radio - The Intersection of Health, Wellness and Fitness

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Sep 22, 2017

Pina is a naturopathic doctor who combines the latest scientific research with natural methods to help the body recover on its own. Her mission is to help her patients reach their best health potential through holistic and non-disruptive procedures, promoting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. She’s the author of The Little Book of Healthy Beauty where she shares her knowledge on how to be beautiful from the inside out.

Today, Pina talks about her definition of healthy beauty, the keys to health, longevity, and beauty, and why she says meditation is as important as your diet.

 

"It's super exciting just to see that empowerment; that they've taken care of themselves.” Pina LoGiudice

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is "healthy beauty"
  • The 6 master keys to health, longevity, and glowing beauty.
  • Why we have the ability to change our genes.
  • What is autophagy and how does it link to aging?
  • Tips on how to improve sleep and sleeping habits.
  • The benefits of starting and ending your day with meditation.
  • What are "AGEs" and how do they contribute to aging?
  • Tips on eliminating foods that harm your body.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You could be exercising like a lunatic but if you're not getting any sleep you're not going to be healthier.
  • It's not just what you eat but how you prepare your food that affects how you look.

 

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Sep 20, 2017

Lyn Genet is the author of The Metabolism Plan, a book described by fans as a “health bible” and a “personalized anti-diet book.” You can say this book embodies Lyn’s holistic mindset and extensive background in nutrition. Because of her mindset on health and wellness, Lyn has garnered the attention of prominent names from Dr. Oz and Women’s Running to Huffington Post and CBS.

Today, Lyn is here to talk about her book, why she says it’s different from other “diet” books, and gives us a taste of what we’ll find out when we read it.

 

"Chronic low grade inflammation is the basis for obesity, premature aging, and literally every single disease.” Lyn Genet

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The reason behind writing The Metabolism Plan.
  • Why healthy foods and exercise can sometimes cause problems.
  • What happens to your body when it doesn't like the healthy food you just ate?
  • How much is "too much" exercise?
  • Why does it get harder for our body to respond to exercise the more we do it?
  • What happens to our enzymes by the time we reach 35?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what works for you allows you to create the optimal program for your body.
  • There's always a reason why and you need the tools to decipher what your body is telling you.

 

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Sep 18, 2017

Dr. Izabella Wentz is a pharmacist with a passion to spreading awareness of lifestyle interventions as well as the root causes of thyroid diseases. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling books “Hashimoto’s Protocol” and “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.” Interestingly, she was never really interested in the thyroid gland in school or even after graduation.

It wasn’t until Izabella was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s herself in 2009 – after 10 years of confusing symptoms – when she decided to try to find ways to treat her disease. She never wanted to give up and just let the disease take control of her life, that there had to be a way to make herself feel better.

In today’s episode, Izabella tells us all about what Hashimoto’s disease is, the usual prescriptions that don’t really work, and the type of interventions she recommends to her patients.

 

"Whether we're 25, 35, or 65, we shouldn't feel horrible. We shouldn't feel exhausted.” - Dr. Izabella Wentz

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How she started her journey into better health and fitness.
  • How her life was before she found out she had Hashimoto's.
  • The usual drugs prescribed that only offer band aid solutions.
  • Why she doesn't recommend working with an endocrinologist when you have Hashimoto's.
  • Does she have patients who are able to solve their thyroid issues without a synthetic hormone?
  • When should we take thyroid hormones?
  • Why is Hashimoto's so common? What is it that really causes Hashimoto's?
  • Will you always have Hashimoto's once you're diagnosed?
  • Is Hashimoto's more prevalent in the US and Western culture than other countries?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's easier to prevent damage to the thyroid gland than to regrow a thyroid.
  • The ones that heal and thrive are the ones who take charge of their own health.
  • We should have an open mind in figuring out what's best for your body.

 

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Sep 15, 2017

Michelle Norris is the CEO, Founder, and Owner of Paleofx. Paleo Fx is an organization dedicated to creating the world’s best holistic health and wellness event, inspire and empower people all over the world to find optimal health, and have a forum where they can turn ancestral health practices into real world application that serves to improve health and wellbeing.

Before Paleofx, Michelle was your typical corporate warrior, a trained chef who struggled with health issues conventional medicine mostly failed to heal. Her struggles with the traditional medical orthodox made her figure out a way to improve the system and tackle health. She would soon become one of the Paleo community’s most outspoken evangelists, which lead her to eventually start Paleo Fx and reach out to those looking for an answer to their health and nutritional needs.

Michelle is with us today to share the mission and vision behind Paleofx, how the body reacts to the food we eat, and why she’s not a fan of nursing homes.

 

"We buy in to the theory, that we are supposed to grow old and slowly disintegrate. And that's bullshit.” - Michelle Norris

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she first started pursuing health and fitness.
  • What is a "SAD" diet?
  • Why she doesn’t believe getting older means getting weaker and unhealthier.
  • How our can compensate for what's wrong on the inside.
  • How she started Paleofx and what it is all about.
  • What's important to most who follow a Paleo lifestyle.
  • Why they structured Paleofx to have a business model.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Your body is amazing. It can do incredible things. You just gotta give it what it needs.
  • We're meant to live and be healthy until the moment we die.
  • The more you clean up your diet, the more your body hates the junk you put in.

 

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Sep 13, 2017

Keri Gans’ became a dietitian after she realized working in the fashion industry didn’t give her a sense of passion. She believed that looking good on the outside is nothing if you’re breaking down on the inside. Her philosophy in general nutrition is simple: she just doesn’t believe in good or bad foods. She does believe there are foods out there that can be better for you, and in foods that we should consume more of.

Keri’s belief is the principle behind her successful book The Small Change Diet where she challenges the all-or-nothing approach to current diet trends and tells her audience that there shouldn’t be any “shoulds” when it comes to being healthy. She believes there is a place for every food in a well-balanced diet, and deprivation is definitely not in her category.

Keri joins us today to discuss her concept of what a good diet really is, why she hates the term “cheat meals,” the importance of motivation, and what she normally tells people when they ask her for diet advice.

 

" With healthy eating, believe it or not, it also means not always eating healthy.” Keri Gans

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What interested her in pursuing a healthy lifestyle?
  • Why she thinks there shouldn't be any "shoulds" when it comes to diet and exercise.
  • The importance of how you feel when you do something good for your body.
  • Why Keri doesn't provide "meal plans" to clients.
  • The importance of building a healthy lifestyle gradually.
  • Why having a personal motivation is necessary to try to improve your health.
  • Her dietary recommendations for most people to get started.
  • Why Keri doesn't like the term "cheat meal"
  • What she tells people when they ask her if they should go on a specific diet.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's crazy to totally eliminate a certain food from your diet. What’s not crazy is having a normal relationship with food.
  • You can't outrun a bad diet, that's something that cannot happen.

 

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Sep 11, 2017

Dr. Lane Sebring is known as the Paleo Doctor. He is considered an expert in the ketogenic lifestyle, ketosis, anti-aging medicine, and personalized and holistic medical treatment. Dr. Sebring has been practicing medicine in Wimberley, Texas for over 18 years. He is the founding physician of the Sebring Clinic and the primary developer of the Paleo Pharmacy.

He is also known as the first physician to base his entire medical practice around the concept of the Paleo diet. He says he moved in the “Paleo” direction because he disapproves of the way industrial medicine was designed to “treat symptoms of the herd,” and not the causal-based problems of the individual.

Dr. Sebring joins me to share what the ketogenic diet can do for the human body, why he thinks the ketogenic diet complements the Paleo diet, and why being in ketosis is one of the best things you can do for your body.

 

"Ketones are a magnificent fuel that's far superior to anything you can find around you to eat.” Dr. Lane Sebring

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The link between osteoporosis, height, human health, and grains.
  • Can the Paleo diet reverse "permanent" diseases?
  • How long has the concept of the paleo diet been around?
  • How does Dr. Sebring define the ketogenic diet?
  • How does ketosis work?
  • Who are the "Hunter-Gatherers" and were they often in ketosis?
  • Why are ketones called the "Missing Piece to Paleo?"
  • What are exogenous ketones and what they can do for you?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Grains aren't really food for anything on the planet. Grains don't want to be eaten.
  • We aren't as healthy as we're supposed to be.
  • A calorie isn't simply "just a calorie," but it still counts.

 

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Sep 8, 2017

Robyn Openshaw is popularly known as the Green Smoothie Girl because of how she helped popularized the concept of green smoothies more than a decade ago. Robyn is an accomplished author of over 15 books, a former psychotherapist, a university professor, and a single mom to four children. She now strives to teach a lifestyle that isn’t just merely about having a healthy diet, but a lifestyle that allows you to become filled with positive energy and high vibrational frequencies.

The topic of vibrational frequencies may seem “woo-woo,” but Robyn is confident in the fundamentals of the research and how simple dietary changes can help prove this rather novel concept of health and wellness. In fact, four years after she learned what vibrational frequencies were all about, everything she learned in grad school and during her early practice were deficient.

Robyn joins me to discuss her new book, the concept of vibrational frequencies, what convinced her to believe in the concept, and quick and easy tips on how to increase your vibrational frequencies right now.

 

"A substance of a higher frequency can cause a substance of a lower frequency to increase.” - Robyn Openshaw

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What drove her to write her new book?
  • How to measure electromagnetic vibrational frequencies.
  • Assessing your food choices according to their vibrational frequencies.
  • How does detoxifying and vibrational frequencies relate to one another?
  • Foods high and low in vibrations.
  • How do you make a green smoothie last for more than a day?

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Greens are the highest vibration food available to us.
  • There are quantum reasons to drink green smoothies.
  • Green smoothies fit into any lifestyle.
  • As Einstein said, everything in life is vibration.

 

 

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Sep 6, 2017

Kate Geagan is an award-winning dietitian and nutritionist who has helped millions of people discover and love foods that promote a healthy lifestyle. She is the author of Go Green Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low-Carbon Footprint Diet, a book about eating a diet that not only promotes healthy weight loss, but also helps protect the planet. She also works with forward-thinking companies to empower eaters and build a more sustainable future.

Pioneer, changemaker, speaker, author, and mother; Kate Geagan plays so many roles in her life, it’s amazing how she manages to keep them all in balance. 

Kate joins us today to share her wisdom and experience when it comes to a healthy diet. She explains how a trip to Italy made her choose a career in nutrition, provides insight on the building blocks of every healthy diet, and shares tips on what to fill our cart with the next time we go buy groceries.

 

"The good news is you are not your genes because environment is activation.” Kate Geagan

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is genomics?
  • The original purpose of nutrition.
  • Aside from sustenance, how should we view food?
  • What does Kate say to people who think being on a diet means getting rid of everything that "tastes good"?
  • Her grocery shopping tips when choosing the right foods to eat.
  • Why whole foods are optimal for our body's functions.
  • Kate's five health principles to have a healthy lifestyle.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We want to feel confidence in what we are choosing to put in our bodies.
  • You should be eating your calories and drinking water, tea, and coffee.

 

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Sep 4, 2017

Cathe Friedrich is a recognized name in the world of workout videos. She has been at the top of this business for over 30 years and has at least 200 DVDs under her belt. She’s known to create the type of workouts even veterans in the field would find advanced but the results are always uncanny. She has legions of followers all over social media especially on YouTube where she makes use of live workout streams so even her audience across the globe can workout with her and the team.

Today, Cathe tells us her humble beginnings, how she ended up building a career on dance workouts, valuable advice to women when it comes to weight lifting, and some really good tips for moms who want to become fit again or for the very first time.

 

“The body, once it starts really showing signs of improvement, it needs recovery just as much it needs a push to workout.” Cathe Friedrich

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Cathe wouldn’t be here if she didn’t pursue passion over her college degree.
  • Cathe’s workouts conform and adapt to the times to make sure everyone gets access to her videos.
  • Women shouldn’t be afraid to lift weights. They’re not as genetically capable of bulking as men and even men have a difficult time putting on muscle.
  • True fitness is achieved by doing more than cardio. You have to challenge your muscles with weight.
  • Weight training allows you to build lean muscle tissue that protects you from the likes of osteoporosis and other bone diseases while also improving overall quality of life.
  • When it comes to training, more is definitely not better. Rest makes up a huge part of the training process. Too much will make your body go against you. You'll end up breaking your body and you'll hate exercise.
  • It’s when you recover that your body gets trimmer, leaner, and stronger.
  • Even busy moms can find a time for fitness. Cathe says even five minutes is more than enough if you know what to do.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Small accomplishments are better than no accomplishments at all. That five-minute workout you’ll do is still five minutes more than just sitting around. Let them add up and you’ll be more accountable towards small goals than looking at the big picture that looks intimidating.
  • Cardio alone will just make you become a smaller version of yourself. Aesthetic changes require weight training.
  • Make sure you work hard and recover harder.

 

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Sep 1, 2017

Adam Bornstein is probably the most “zen” guest we’ve ever had in the show. He’s the epitome of what being calm and chill is all about, but interestingly enough, he wasn’t like this when he got into fitness. Like many others, Adam’s first fitness experience is related to doing sports activities in school and he always had a fondness for basketball. Unfortunately, Adam incurred back injuries twice: The first one was treated poorly, and the other took a year and a half to treat.

Perhaps it was fate, but Adam says his second therapist was the one who urged him to get back into a fit lifestyle. He would endure physically demanding tasks, but he figured it was a lot better than just remaining injury prone and living a sedentary lifestyle forever. He has since had a curiosity for the human body, which is what made him who he is today.

Adam joins us to share his insight on what fitness really means. He talks about the current state of the fitness industry, and why many are joining and more are quitting. He also talks about the kind of successes we should look for in our fitness program and why it’s alright to not be in tip top shape all the time.

 

" It's not about the six pack abs or the big muscles. Those are a byproduct of doing things the right way.” Adam Bornstein

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Is there enough focus on developing a personalized way of fitness in the industry?
  • The psychological aspect of making an effective workout program.
  • How we should view our successes in terms of workout results.
  • Huge mindset shifts Adam has to work on with his clients.
  • Why the human body is not guaranteed to be in top shape all the time.
  • Why the successes you want to see may not be the ones you should be focusing on.
  • Why it's important to find a way to do things you find difficult or impossible to do.
  • His go-to desserts for indulgence

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There's nothing wrong with wanting to look better. The problem is, when those goals become the primary focus it becomes hard to stick to it.
  • If you keep in mind the type of people that you're trying to help, there's always going to be someone who wants to listen or read because you're not creating something that is hypothetical.

 

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Aug 30, 2017

Ted Rubin is a popular social marketing strategist, keynote speaker, and the starter of the term Return On Relationship, a concept that he strongly believes serves as the cornerstone for creating an engaged member database and community comprised of millions of people. Ted never really had a problem with fitness as he was always relatively thin growing up. He wrestled in his youth and is in such a good shape you’d think he was lying if he told you his age.

Ted joins me to share his wisdom on why aging shouldn’t be equivalent to weakness and his personal experience growing up with a keen mindset on fitness. He shares his wrestling coach’s advice, how it shaped his way of life, and his thoughts on Gary Vaynerchuk’s philosophy.

 

“If you always take the stairs and you take them two at a time for the rest of your life, you’ll always be in shape.” – Ted Rubin via his HS wrestling, and lifelong mentor, Coach Ira Gibel

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

 

  • How he works out between normal activities
  • How his coach became a huge inspiration in Ted's health and lifestyle.
  • How being vegan improved his fitness.
  • How he views meat since becoming a vegan
  • What he would do if he was capable of not sleeping.

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If what you accomplished makes you feel good, then you've achieved.
  • When you go home at night, you shouldn't think your workout is over.

 

 

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Ted Rubin and Kelly Olexa will host a Facebook Live event and record a podcast before the end of 2017! Stay tuned into the FitFluential Radio show to learn more details of these upcoming events!

 

 

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Aug 28, 2017

Betina Gozo is a Nike Master Trainer who approaches fitness from a holistic and long term perspective. She got started into fitness way back in high school, when she was simply someone who enjoyed dancing and joining any event related to dancing. As a dancer, she saw herself as a fit woman capable of a lot of physical activities most people find difficult. At least until her friend took her to a bootcamp class which served as a wake-up call to her actual level of fitness.

Instead of letting that experience scare her, Betina sought to take that boot camp class as a challenge. She got stronger, she knew more about what it means to be fit, and ultimately realized she wanted to make other people feel great too, so she pursued a career in personal training. She currently serves as an independent contractor for a variety of commercial modeling campaigns and a full-time personal trainer to her many clients.

Betina joins us to discuss what it means to be fit in a holistic manner. She gives insight on the importance of stretching and mobility and why mobility exercises can vastly improve your workout performance. She also dives in on why muscles get tight and why most people think Yoga and mobility are the same thing.

 

"Holistic training is all about just incorporating other things and not just doing the same thing every single day.” Betina Gozo

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her muscle-string analogy on muscle tightness and stretching.
  • The difference a personal trainer can do for your training.
  • Is mobility defined differently from Yoga?
  • Should you foam roll before or after you train and why?
  • Common injuries her clients don't see coming.
  • How she teachs her clients to look at fitness from a long term perspective?

 

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Key Takeaways:

  • The more you train, the tighter are your muscles going to get, so you need mobility.
  • Focus on loosening tight muscles rather than making loose muscles, looser.

 

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Aug 25, 2017

Dan Solomon is an industry leader in the world of professional bodybuilding media. He is the CEO of Digital Muscle, a fitness media hub that combines webcast programming and broadcasting that features handpicked fitness leaders and celebrities. He’s known for hosting several professional bodybuilding events such as Mr. Olympia, The Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, and the Olympia Press Conference.  He’s also the host of the bodybuilding world’s longest running radio show called the “Pro Bodybuilding Weekly.”

Dan joins us today to give us an idea on what goes on inside the head of a professional bodybuilder and what life is like for them compared to those who lift for fun. He also explains why joining a competition should be in every fitness enthusiasts’ bucket list.

 

"Get out there and give it a try because more times than not, it will change you in an incredibly positive way.” Dan Solomon

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What he tells people who want to get started on becoming a professional bodybuilder.
  • How competing professionally promotes accountability
  • The daunting task of preparing your body for a competition
  • The type of information can you get from the NPC news website?
  • Why women shouldn't worry about putting on muscle.
  • What is the IFBB and what is a pro card?
  • What to expect from the Mr Olympia 2017 competition?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Competing in professional bodybuilding is not easy and there are few that require more sacrifice, but there are also few that are as rewarding.

 

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Aug 23, 2017

Tom Terwilliger is equal parts athlete, entrepreneur, and motivator. He got interested in fitness as early as when he was eight years old. He took up martial arts classes and became one of Bruce Lee’s first American fans. In his early teens, he had what you call the “Bruce Lee” physique: He was skinny but quite lean.

He sought inspiration from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and ended up falling in love with lifting weights and challenging his body’s limits with them. He went on to win Mr. America, and his career only got better as he would live the rest of his life motivating people to become better versions of themselves no matter how old they are.

Today, Tom talks about how he got himself motivated to be fit, what makes a good mindset, his concept of “body rapport,” and why he says you can still look your best in your 50s and beyond.

 

"Once you fall in love with fitness, its effects, and how it makes you feel you never really lose it.” Tom Terwilliger

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why is pain a better motivator than pleasure?
  • The motivation for people in their 40s and 50s is different from the motivation of younger people.
  • How can people in corporate America, particularly those in their late years, get fit?
  • What is "body rapport"?
  • The resistance he gets when he teaches people how important fitness is, and why it’s not just about aesthetics.
  • Why Tom says he looks his best at 55.
  • Why most think getting fit is like going to another planet.

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You are going to age, and you are going to progress in life anyway. Why not choose to empower yourself?
  • Find your compelling why, attach that to being fit.

 

 

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Aug 21, 2017

Vivica Menegaz is the owner of The Nourished Caveman and the creator of “The Healing Foods Method” program. She works with the ketogenic diet for both weight loss and therapeutic purposes, as she believes the ketogenic diet is capable of so many health benefits if done properly.

In part 1 of our interview, Vivica talked about her fitness journey, why she opted to heal herself, and how great the ketogenic diet was for her health issues. Today, Vivica shares how she manages her “cheat days” in Italy, why she’d rather have sugar than dairy or gluten, and what “Paleo” means for her.

 

" Paleo is supposed to be eating like our Paleolithic ancestors.”  - Vivica Menegaz

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What foods does she cheat with in Italy?
  • Why sugar is the lesser evil compared to dairy and gluten.
  • What does Paleo mean for her?
  • Her strong stance against processed and manufactured products.
  • Does how much you eat still matter?
  • The three important pillars in forming a healthy eating habit.
  • Why is ketosis advantageous for weight loss and health?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • What you eat can either make you sick or make you healthy.
  • We shouldn't find a diet that encourages us to gorge.

 

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Aug 18, 2017

Vivica Menegaz is blogger, nutritionist, and well-known ketogenic cookbook author. One of the reasons she loves the ketogenic diet is due to how it let her bounce back from a pre-diabetic state. She didn’t like the advice given by doctors and certainly never accepted her health problems as part of the aging process. She studied nutrition and learned under Dr. Deborah Penner, a person Vivica says pushed her into a career that just happened to be her calling.

In part 1 of our interview, Vivica joins us to talk about how she embarked on her health and fitness journey and  her many struggles. We also discuss why she became adamant about helping herself and the many lessons she learned from her self-taught experience.

 

"It's your own problems and health challenges that lead you to become an expert in certain things.” Vivica Menegaz

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she started eating healthier.
  • How research in nutrition led her to the ketogenic diet.
  • How refusing to go the path her mom and grandma took became her stepping stone.
  • Why she'd rather study thyroid and adrenal as her specialty than female hormones.
  • Are women particularly vulnerable to adrenal and thyroid problems?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Inform yourself, educate yourself, and make your own decisions.

 

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Aug 16, 2017

On today’s episode, Kelly chats with nationally recognized celebrity fitness and nutrition expert Obi Obadike – debunking myths and misconceptions around health and fitness supplements, dieting and carbs, working out, and staying motivated in your fitness program.

Obi is a current television co-host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated health and lifestyle series, Lifestyle Magazine, which airs on numerous television networks such as TBH, The Hope Channel, and The Family Channel – among many others. Additionally, in 2015, he was the co-host and co-judge of the fitness and reality competition show called Sweat, Inc. on SpikeTV.

Obi is named as one of the most published fitness experts in the industry over the last 8 years, having published over 100 fitness and nutrition articles. He has been featured on countless mainstream magazine covers such as Women’s Health, Shape Magazine, Muscle & Performance, Men’s Fitness, and many more. Obi has worked with countless celebrities to help them get back into shape, feeling energetic, motivated, and confident through his techniques, including actor Morris Chestnut.

 

“Good health and fitness doesn’t happen overnight.” – Obi Obadike

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Who is Obi Obadike and how did he find his passion for fitness and health?
  • The misleading information and misconceptions surrounding supplement usage.
  • The reduction of interest in bodybuilding competitions in mainstream audiences.
  • Why Obi decided to disassociate himself from the “unnatural” bodybuilding industry and focus on mainstream/natural approaches instead?
  • Why he is so passionate about building muscle naturally.
  • The new book he is co-authoring with Morris Chestnut and the story behind it.
  • Why he hates the word “diet.”
  • Why the nutrition program outlined in the book doesn’t restrict macronutrients.
  • His take on carb and fat restrictions in your diet vs portion control.
  • Why he believes you can eat healthy 4-5 days per week, “cheat” once on Saturday and once on Sunday, and still lose weight.
  • How he handles people that say “It’s easier for celebrities to see results.”
  • How he stays motivated to stay in shape.

 

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Key Takeaway:

There’s not a supplement out there that can get you ripped by itself. Supplements are meant to assist what you are already doing.

 

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Aug 14, 2017

Stacey Krawczyk is a self-proclaimed “farm girl foodie” with a passion for balancing nutrition, living a healthy and active lifestyle, and the regular enjoyment of food. Stacey is a mother of four very active, athletic school age children, and a Registered Dietitian with the Kellogg company. She specializes in nutrition communication and strategy and trends translation, protein nutrition, public speaking, and training.

Stacey is the Nutrition Marketing team leader at the Kellogg company, and joins us today to share her tips, ideas, and insight on nutrition, moderation, and “keeping it real” when it comes to making fitness and nutrition decisions.

 

Links:

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https://www.kelloggsnutrition.com/en_US/whoweare/Team_Stacey.html

 

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Aug 11, 2017

On today’s episode, our host Kelly has an interesting chat with health, wellness, and fitness legend Fred DeVito. Fred is a member of the founding team at Exhale Mind Body Spas, Executive Vice President of Mind Body Training, and he cofounded, co-developed, trains and develops Exhale’ proprietary Core Fusion, Core Fusion Yoga, Core Fusion Sport, and Core Fusion Cardio classes. In addition, he leads several national retreats and workshops each year to discuss various important topics within the health, wellness, and fitness industry.

Before he started at Exhale, he worked as a public school physical education teacher, coach, and personal trainer. Today, he shares his insight, wisdom, and experience throughout his personal and professional journey and explains why he strongly believes in yoga and barre exercises and workouts.

 

“No one has ever died from a flabby butt, but people have died from stress.” – Fred DeVito

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Fred’s history and why he is so passionate about health, fitness, and wellness.
  • How he got started at a very young age testing the barre training methods, how he became hooked, and why.
  • Who is Exhale Mind Body Spa and what they do to help people achieve healthy results.
  • What are Barre workouts?
  • How barre workouts impact longevity and balance in your overall life
  • Why Fred believes if you avoid challenging things, and only do things that are easy, you’re not on the right path for change.
  • By just working on the barre positions – at any stage – you will begin seeing rapid results.
  • Barr exercises work on a variety of whole-body health and fitness components – anti-aging components, muscle and range of motion components, muscle density, metabolic and calorie burning components, and stress reduction components.
  • Why Fred believes it is critical that people look at “the big picture” of their life.

 

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Key Takeaway:

You have to have a lighthearted and long-term mindset.

 

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Aug 9, 2017

In her 20s, Shannon Kaiser had everything a twenty-something could ask for. A steady job, an abundant source of income, a man who wanted to marry her, and lived in a flat that was better than what most her age can afford. Despite all the success, Shannon wasn't happy. Suffering with bouts of depression, struggling with an addiction to pain killers and a diagnosis of clinical depression, Shannon would often times find herself sobbing with sadness and frustration.

During one difficult bout of depression, Shannon believed her heard an inner voice say, “You have everything you need. Follow your heart.”  It was a pivotal moment. . Realizing she wasn’t being true to herself, she was with a man she didn’t want to marry, and had a job that drained the life out of her she radically changed her mindset, quit her day job and now, her life’s purpose is to help others feel alive, the same way she does today.

Today, Shannon inspires us with her journey, and what it truly means to follow your heart. Shannon explains why it’s important to visualize the future version of yourself and offers advice on using our fears to propel us to a higher plane.

 

"Recognizing we're not stuck is monumental in moving us forward.” Shannon Kaiser

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Your mindset is where happiness starts. You can free yourself by the power of your mind.
  • Stress reduction should be the long-term goal of every person regardless of whether they have a busy lifestyle or not.
  • Ask yourself what you can be thankful for instead of brooding over how hard your life is.
  • Think about what one steps you can take right now. It’s always the first step that gets you going farther.
  • The biggest fear would be what if you couldn't make money out of the thing you love. You have to condition yourself to believe in what's possible than be limited by the fear.
  • The chaos in your life can improve the way you live. Go and do what scares you.
  • Keep showing up for yourself and be the best version of yourself in the moment.
  • You got to break up with your issues. Ask yourself what is holding you back. Break up with that issue and cut it out of your system.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It is so incredibly exhausting to be someone you aren't.
  • Fear isn't always bad. You have to recognize it and give it attention. Ignoring fear can sabotage us from moving forward and keep us stuck if we ignore it.

 

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Aug 7, 2017

Jim Emme, the CEO of NOW Foods, joins us on the show today. Jim started his career from humble beginnings – growing up on a farm in Indiana. He holds an undergraduate degree in food science and food chemistry, which initially started his career journey into the food industry.

Jim has been with NOW Foods – one of the leading providers of healthy, organic, and natural food products – for over 20 years. The company is passionate about helping people purchase healthier, natural food products and supplements at an affordable rate. NOW Foods offers a wide array of natural and organic products ranging from dietary supplements, essential oils and diffusers, as well as gluten-free, organic, and non-GMO food products and supplements.

Today, Jim joins us on the show to share his story – his passion – for helping foodies throughout the country find affordable healthy food options.

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Aug 4, 2017

Chris and Heidi Powell are a power couple in the fitness world. Chris and Heidi both worked on ABC’s popular documentary style series called “Extreme Weight Loss”. It’s a show where Chris and Heidi help a select number of unhealthy and overweight individuals become better versions of themselves.

The problem was, they could only help a small group of people at once and receiving 400,000 emails over the course of five years made them feel the need to address this problem. They decided to make an app called the Transform App, which they describe as an app that makes people feel like they are getting both Chris and Heidi in their pocket. It has a lot of features, but its main attraction is how it can be tailored towards each user.

Today, Chris and Heidi tells us all about their new app, its quirks and perks, as well as why it’s their most ambitious project yet.

 

"If your plan is not sustainable, your goal is not attainable.” Chris & Heidi Powell

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why the new app is like a one on one session with an actual trainer.
  • Why they believe there’s no such thing as maintenance.
  • How long it took them to shoot their many videos for the app.
  • The kind of content you’ll get as well as why there’s no excuse not to follow their guide.
  • Do you need to be perfect in your diet and routine?
  • Can you have a healthy diet with fast food?
  • Their advice for motivation and why it's not something that magically happens.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You can eat junk food and still stay on track.
  • Surround yourself with visual “why’s” so you will always be motivated.

 

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Aug 2, 2017

Tina Muir is a pro runner and host of the Run to the Top podcast. She didn’t like running before and once shied away from any sort of running activity. When she did start running, she was initially embarrassed and ran in the dark. She mostly blogs about running but she also blogs about body image and shares it’s normal to have some sort of insecurity since even the most perfect of bodies are owned by people who have hidden struggles.

Today Tina will talk about her fitness journey and the reason she started her blogs especially on the topic of body image.

 

"Those airbrushed magazines aren't reality, but what is reality is what we are actually feeling even though only a few people will admit it.” Tina Muir

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Tina not only shares her running stories but also her struggles. She says sharing her struggles allow people to relate to her and somehow feel good that they’re not alone.
  • Talked a lot about weight and how she viewed herself. She insists that she's not perfect and those air-brushed magazines aren't reality.
  • We have different shapes and sizes but it's so hard not to compare yourself with other people especially since social media always shows us the best pictures of people who have flaws too.
  • People like to workout because they like to eat.
  • Started with not being able to exercise 6 minutes without stopping now she can do 15 minutes straight because she trained her body that way.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We all have a different approach to health and wellness. We need to stop segregating amongst ourselves.
  • Restricting yourself on food you want might make you feel down and overindulged since you're trying to fill a void.

 

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Jul 31, 2017

Lindsay Manfredi is part of the band COLD, the people behind the riff audio for FitFluential Radio. Kelly met Lindsay in 2008 back when social media was still very new. Lindsay has wanted to be in the entertainment industry since she was 21 years of age and she literally lived the kind of life people associate with a rock band that’s always traveling and performing. She literally drank lots of alcohol and ate fast-food whenever it was available. This was how her days went until she realized she was overweight and had no muscle in her body.

She didn’t want to look like that on stage so she joined a fitness program called CURVES. She has since lost the weight and maintained a fit lifestyle comprised mostly of short workout sessions and meditation.

Today, Lindsay tells us what it’s like to be in a band and adopt a healthy lifestyle at the same time, the equipment she brings along during her road trips, and tells us why meditation is much more important than people give it credit.

"Over exercising is very much an issue as far as like how your body reacts to things.” Lindsay Manfredi

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Lindsay did what it takes to incorporate a healthy lifestyle while playing for her band. She mostly brought portable weights, resistance bands, and a yoga mat.
  • She also says you have to make sure you bring healthy food along the way and best prepare them before you go on a road trip. There are plenty of healthy snacks available in supermarkets or you can snack on some healthy nuts. She also drinks a lot of water every day.
  • Lindsay also reads a lot of books on the road. Among them are books that promote meditation
  • Meditation is an important aspect of fitness. Meditation keeps you grounded.
  • Meditation is the new black. Look into it and try it.
  • You're not what you eat, you're what you think about what you eat.
  • If she has trouble sleeping at night, she would pop in some good meditation music. She says 7-8 hours of sleep a day is necessary to do what she does every day.

Key Takeaways:

  • So many people don't put themselves first because they think it's selfish. If you're not healthy and doing this for yourself then nobody around you is going to be happy.
  • Sometimes it's alright to indulge. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Health and fitness is about maintaining balance and not about punishment.

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Jul 28, 2017

Dr. Mike Roussell knows the nutrition game. On top of being a nutrition expert, Mike is also an author of several books as well as a nutrition adviser for Men’s Health and Shape magazines. He believes in the idea of what he calls the “Psychology of Nutrition” or the mental aspect of eating and dieting. He actually did a research on the eating behaviors of ordinary people, ordinary being people who aren’t really into the whole health and fitness mindset yet. He found out the hardest part of maintaining a diet was not planning or crafting the right nutrition plan rather it was the doing of the nutrition that people find most difficult.

Today, Mike talks about the idea behind the Psychology of Nutrition, the difference between physiological and hedonic hunger, and what food logistics is. He describes the Rate Limiting step of nutrition as well as why he thinks people have a misguided focus on their wellness.

 "The psychology of nutrition is an extremely interesting and untapped area of food and nutrition.” Dr. Mike Roussell

 In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Tracking nutrition in whatever detail you want is fine.
  • People are too obsessed with how many calories they eat that they lack sleep and not exercise. This makes counting calories not matter.
  • Mike describes the Rate Limiting Step of nutrition by comparing it to when you overeat, but you focus on work to rest ratio when the focus should be on the “overeating” part. People need to focus on what's limiting them, what's holding them back.
  • People base their decision on food based on level of wholesomeness instead of nutrition.
  • A lot of gluten-free foods aren't really all that much healthier.
  • Pay attention to hunger and stop eating in front of a screen. It will make you focus on the food you're eating and will help you satiate faster.
  • Physiological hunger is when the body has a need for calories and nutritional sustenance. Reward driven or Hedonic hunger is when your body doesn't need any calories, but you eat because it makes you feel better.
  • Food logistics is knowing how you get the right meals for you at the right times during the day, every day.
  • Good food isn't just going to magically appear in front of you unless you prepare it first.

Key Takeaways:

  • To be successful in nutrition there has to be some gray. There is no "just" in nutrition.
  • People need to listen to their body's signals which we just don't do as much as we should.
  • Pre-planning your meals will make your nutrition more about execution and not figuring out.

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