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Jun 30, 2018

 

FFR115 Dr Lane Sebring Hormones 101 Part 1

Dr. Lane Sebring has been practicing medicine for over 18 years. He specializes in primary care and anti-aging medicine that is rooted in nutrition and lifestyle changes. He advocates the Paleo Diet as well as alternative ways to heal the human body without the use of strong drugs or harmful antibiotics. He believes the human body wants to heal and conventional treatments are healing it in a way the body does not recognize.

In this episode, Dr. Lane Sebring shares his extensive knowledge and experience regarding hormonal treatments. He explains what hormones are, why he compares them to drugs, and discusses what happens when your body’s hormones are imbalanced and what you can do to treat them. He also explains bioidentical hormone therapy and why it’s different from steroids.

 

"Chronic diseases are 100% man made. None of that existed back when we were hunter-gatherers.” - Dr. Lane Sebring

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How impactful are hormones to our daily lives?
  • The common hormones that cause problems.
  • What happens when you're low on specific hormones?
  • The experts you should consult with when it comes to hormones.
  • What bioidenticals can do for your body.
  • His advice to those who are afraid of injectable hormones.
  • Why Hunter-Gatherers lived longer than we thought.
  • How hormones are passed through food.
  • The difference between steroids and bio-identical hormones.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Very few doctors know how to adjust the thyroid for their patients.
  • You never see a wild animal overweight. They eat and live according to how their bodies are designed to eat and live, unlike people today.
  • If we treat our body right, ageing should not be something to dread.

 

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Jun 29, 2018

Leah Segedie is what you would call a food activist. Her mission is all about making sure people are able to choose what’s good for them and for their children especially when it comes to GMOs and conventional farming. Before her food activism, she was like most Americans today: obese and on the verge of developing many diseases. She found motivation in her child but little did she know that her little weight loss journey would become a force to be reckoned in the form of a shift towards organic food products.

Today, Leah tells us her weight loss journey and her struggles along the way, what she did to make the journey seem shorter, and how she helped other women have not just a smaller number on the scale but also have a sense of empowerment they can use in their daily life.

 

“It doesn't matter who you are, you probably care how big your butt is.” Lea Segedie

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Leah was once a size 24 and she barely fit a theater seat and had to book for two in flights. What inspired her to be healthy was her first born. She asked herself “what future do I want for my son?” and her answer was health.
  • Small goals were easier to cope than large ones. Leah targeted and celebrated losing 5 pounds at a time than trying to go for big numbers all at once.
  • She spent a good time with Weight Watchers for a while until she finally got hold of the routine and went off on her own.
  • For exercise, she enjoyed Taebo the most since not only was it fun but she was able to learn self-defense which felt empowering.
  • Her focus for the people she helps is not just for weight loss but a total lifestyle change which is a transformation that lasts for long-term.
  • Her community involved a lot of expert pediatricians, fitness professionals, and nutritionists so the people involved got all the love and help they needed.
  • She conducted a 7-week boot camp which was basically a workshop that makes people choose healthier decisions which eventually leads to a lifestyle overhaul. The women collectively lost 3,500 pounds in weight after the program.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There is more power to be found in helping others than simply trying to fix yourself.
  • Nothing easy is worth doing.
  • The right kind of motivation is the kind that looks at the bigger picture instead of looking at the smaller pieces.

 

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Jun 29, 2018

Millions of people across the country deal with significant hormonal imbalances - many struggle with health issues without knowing or fully understanding the root cause of why they feel depleted, have rapidly gained a significant amount of weight, feel sluggish or have trouble sleeping. Many of you are already aware that I struggle with massive hormonal imbalances and the health-related issues involved with these imbalances.

 

On today’s episode, I’m sharing how my hormonal imbalances began manifesting themselves and the hormonal hell that I endured for many years before finally deciding to take control over my hormonal health. I’ll share the symptoms I initially began experiencing, the strategies I tried to correct my health issues before finding the right doctors, and the emotional and mental impact these imbalances have had on my life. I’ll also share how I finally learned what caused my hormonal imbalances and what I’m doing to help balance my hormones and enable me to look and feel healthy, happy, and truly satisfied with my health.

 

“Addressing your hormones and getting them adjusted, if needed, so you are in proper balance will change everything in your life.” - Kelly Olexa

 

In Today’s Segment of The Kelly O Show:

 

  • Why testosterone is important for both men and women.
  • How my hormonal imbalance symptoms began manifesting themselves.
  • Debunking the myths about aging.
  • How birth control pills can impact your hormonal health.
  • How body temperature changes may indicate hormonal imbalances.
  • Why sudden changes in your weight may indicate hormonal imbalances.
  • The importance of getting bloodwork to help you identify the imbalances in your hormones.
  • The impact that hormonal imbalances can have on your emotional and mental health.
  • How balancing your hormones can impact your romantic life and relationships.

 

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Jun 28, 2018

 Mindset, Yoga, Mental Health with Travis Eliot

If you’ve ever thought about trying yoga, or if you’ve tried it once in the past, then you’re probably aware of how intense a yoga class can be. Unfortunately, many men – and some women – often decide that yoga “isn’t for them” after only one or two classes, or worse, before trying it at all! Today’s guest, Travis Eliot, is a powerhouse yoga instructor. He is one of the most talked about experts in the yoga community and LA Yoga Magazine calls his style “dynamic, transforming, and full of heart.”

Travis’ classes are a perfect blend of physical demand and perfectly meditative. His signature class, Holistic Yoga Flow, is taught at numerous fitness centers throughout the Santa Monica and Los Angeles region.

Travis is the creator of The Ultimate Yogi, a 12-disc DVD yoga fitness program, the CEO of Inner Domain Media and has been featured in numerous fitness publications and media including Access Hollywood, Mantra Magazine, The Huffington Post, MSN, and many more. Additionally, he is an embassador for Manduka yoga mats and also frequently teaches yoga workshops nationally and internationally. His primary goal is to make yoga and fitness as accessible as possible to the growing yoga audience.

On today’s show, he shares his story on how he became interested in yoga, why he is so passionate about helping others get in shape – mentally and physically – and why he believes yoga isn’t just about fitness, it’s a holistic experience.

 

“Regardless of what situation you are in, learn there are ways to move through the ups & downs with steadiness, balance, and equanimity.” – Travis Eliot

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How Travis got started in yoga.
  • How helpful does he believe yoga and meditation are for young children?
  • What does “equanimity” mean to him?
  • What is the difference between achievement and fulfillment?
  • Why he believes yoga and meditation practices teach you to look beyond external circumstances and how to maintain balance within.
  • What is “power yoga?”

 

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Key Takeaways:

  • If you don’t like yoga, don’t give up. The key is finding the style and teacher that you can resonate and connect with.
  • Yoga is more than just fitness. You will notice it’s effects not only in your body, but also in your mind and in other areas of your life.

 

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Jun 27, 2018

KatyRose Nogales is an athlete who likes to constantly challenge herself and others as a form of accountability and motivation. She writes about her fitness journey to show all of her readers that in being fit and strong, there are no magic pills or quick fitness programs; only discipline and dedication. A proud FitFluential Ambassador, KatyRose contributes to FitFluential through blogs that keep the audience inspired in their journey towards their fitness goals.

On today’s episode, KatyRose shares her thoughts on moms who want to find their fitness but can’t seem to find the right motivation and time for it. She explains how you can become fit even without a gym membership or equipment, why it’s important to have accountability, and why self-love should always be a priority. She also describes her fitness routine as well as shares tips for beginners who want to jumpstart their fitness journey.

 

“Keep fitness simple. Just do something, and if you mess up, start over the next day." - KatyRose Nogales

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she became interested in fitness.
  • Are kids today still physically active?
  • Why do women who have kids stop prioritizing themselves?
  • Her advice to moms who think they don't have time for fitness.
  • What's her fitness routine like?
  • The importance of having the right mindset first thing in the morning.
  • What it means to have accountability in your fitness.
  • Her "baby steps" tips for moms.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Start small and be your own fitness trainer.
  • Set a goal. Start something and write about it.

 

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Jun 23, 2018

He may not like the term, but most people describe Jay Cardiello as a celebrity trainer. His career started when he got into a sports-related accident involving a long jump and his tailbone. When he was confined for recovery for over a year, he had an epiphany and he realized how much more he can give to the world instead of thinking how much he can get from the world. He wrote a letter to every known sports coach at the time, willing to learn their ways and gain experience. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers eventually asked him to be an apprentice and spent 10 years coaching professional and athletics.

After his coaching stint, he got asked to work for several magazines as an editor and even had a TV show called “My Diet Is Better Than Yours." He create his own company called “Off The Scale”, a health program focused towards the prevention and reversal of chronic illnesses. He says he is most proud of diving deep into behavioral modification as a way to transition into a healthy lifestyle.

Today, Jay shares his opinions on diets and why he thinks they don’t work, why he believes behavioral changes are better than any diet or workout program, and he explains why he thinks people have made health and fitness complicated despite being a simple idea.

 

" I have the no-diet plan; food is a habit not the root cause.” Jay Cardiello

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Workouts are easy, but it's the things you do outside the gym that matters. You have to get the nasty habits broken or you'll have problems later.
  • People are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
  • Programs are good when you pass the obstacles and become successful with them, but there needs to be education about food and lifestyle.
  • People in the fitness industry think we can change our whole life in 30 days. That's not true.
  • You're the author of your life, make sure you lived because each breath could be your last.
  • Know what you want and why you want it and find a way to do on a daily basis to achieve that.
  • Health and fitness is pretty simple, but people made it complicated so people would seem educated. The industry has made it complicated that it’s now sexy.
  • Meditation is when you shut the lights off in your mind the way you prepare your body and mind before you sleep.
  • Your greatest strengths are within arms' length.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We all live right before we're about to die. Never give yourself the opportunity to ask “what if?”
  • There's no lock that has the same combination. Everyone is different. A healthy lifestyle is not a one-size fits all approach.
  • The mindsets are not: "I have to be the best out there," but instead: "I have to give the most out there."

 

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Jun 22, 2018

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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Jun 21, 2018

 

"Sugar is inflammation and inflammation is the stem of all diseases.” Maria Emmerich

 

 

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Jun 20, 2018

FFR094 Stop the Negative Self-Talk. How Changing the Way We View Ourselves Can Change Our Bodies and Also Our LIVES. Fit Bottomed Girls REAL TALK with Jennipher Walters and Kristin Seymour of Fit Bottomed Girls

Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour are the owners of Fit Bottomed Girls, a body positive company that strives to let both men and women know they are more than what the number on the scale says about them. Jennipher is an ACE-certified personal trainer and health coach and has written numerous online publications, championing self-love and positive thinking. Kristen is a triathlete, a USAT Level 1 triathlon coach, and a certified TRX instructor. Both women were named as one of The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatist in 2016 and 2017.

On today’s episode, Jenn and Kristen share their experience growing up as women with insecurities about their weight and how they used their struggles to empower themselves. They describe how their life was like before they found their fitness, the moments in their life that inspired them to change, and how they eventually founded their company. They also provide advice to those who are uncomfortable in their own skin and why the weight scale shouldn’t make up a large part of your life.

 

“It's okay to not be happy when you can't button your pants, but it doesn't change your value as a person." - Jennipher Walters

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What made them pursue a fitness lifestyle?
  • How they changed their lives for the better.
  • How they plan on helping women embrace their own bodies.
  • The line between healthy eating and an eating disorder.
  • What should we feed ourselves emotionally every day?
  • Their thoughts on weighing yourself.
  • Their advice to those struggling with self-love and insecurities.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The number on the scale should not impact how you live your life.
  • We have a responsibility to pay attention to how we're raising our kids.
  • Don't cover yourself in shame. Don't struggle with your own body alone.
  • Fitness should not be a struggle, but an interesting journey.

 

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Jun 19, 2018

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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Jun 18, 2018

Valerie Waters is a personal trainer in Hollywood and has been sculpting celebrity bodies for over 20 years. She started getting into fitness when she was still in high school and trained for track & field. She fell in love with strength training as she found weight lifting as a form of stress relief, which she said really helped when she was stressed over high school issues.

Her first job was as a gym membership sales agent, but she barely got anything out of it. It wasn’t until she got hired as a personal trainer did her career start to flourish. Even though her experience mostly came from working with people for thousands of hours, she was known to get people into shape. She would eventually land a gig with Cindy Crawford, the first of her long list of celebrity clients.

Today, Valerie shares with us how she got to where she is right now, the difference between celebrities and average clients, her thoughts on how to motivate people to achieve their goals, and why she thinks it’s okay to not be as hardcore as most people are.

 

"All of us can change, it just depends on what your level of commitment is.” Valerie Waters

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Celebrities are like us except they get more motivated when they get a movie offer.
  • She figures out the strategy for busy people. Even if people were pressed with time, so long as the motivation is there it will work.
  • People have to be taught the lifestyle. Food is to be enjoyed and it's okay to be not so hardcore. You just have to be alright with only having a certain level of fitness versus what you could have if you raised it up a notch or two.
  • To get to the next level, doing more of the same thing won't work. You got to take it up a notch.
  • Raise your standards, especially in clean eating. Don't fall off because of M&Ms. It’s alright to get cravings, but you have to fill yourself with clean food as much as possible. So even if you fall from your goals, you won't fall far.
  • Planning your meals can be a great deterrent to snacking. Don't leave your nutrition to chance.
  • Excessive cardio makes them so hungry and ends up ruining their diet.
  • The more you eat clean food the harder it is to eat junk.
  • The body adjusts to new habits and ends up preferring it. It becomes your new standard.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The difference between who gets results and someone who doesn't is the person who's willing to do the work even when they don't feel like it.
  • We change our lives through changing our bodies and it starts with fitness.

 

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Jun 16, 2018

Shelley Hopper is a content creator, copywriter, social media guru, influencer, and a full-time mom among many other things. She is currently the Digital Media Manager of FIT4MOM, the world’s largest fitness program for new mothers that offers prenatal and postnatal fitness classes across the United States. Shelley found her passion for health and fitness eight months after she gave birth - berating herself for not looking like the kind of person she feels like. She has since embarked on a quest to be healthy and fit the while helping other struggling mothers.

In this episode, Shelley describes her fitness journey as well as the story of how she knew it was her passion. She shares incredible stories about the challenges she faced with her body as well as the many forms of treatments she tried. She also shares insight regarding traditional medicine and why people should not be afraid to take a few pills to improve their health.

 

“If you broke your arm and you went to the doctor, they would put a cast on it. You have to look at the brain as the same thing.” Shelley Hopper

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Shelley's fitness journey.
  • What inspired her to chase a healthy lifestyle?
  • How can fitness benefit those with postpartum depression?
  • How anxiety can physically manifest itself.
  • Why you should follow your gut when it comes to your health.
  • Her personal struggles with her body and how she dealt with them.
  • The types of therapy she's uses and her recommendations.
  • Her experience with endometriosis.  

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Don't be ashamed to go to therapy. There is no shame in taking medicine.
  • There's no shame in being a woman and wanting to look fantastic and to have your body back.
  • When you have happiness and joy in your life, you're going to be making a better impact on the world.

 

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If you’re ready to dive deep into current wellness topics, gain access and ask questions to some of the leading experts and practitioners in the health industry, participate in exclusive live fitness trainings and receive delicious recipes that will help you reclaim your health while enjoying foods you love, head over to the FitFluential website to start your journey toward better health.

 

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Jun 15, 2018

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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Jun 14, 2018

Our incredibly inspiring guest today is Malik Yoba. Malik is a successful actor, musician, educator, inspirational speaker, author, director, producer, activist, and entrepreneur. Since his younger years, Malik has strongly believed that he has a social and personal responsibility to helping others. This belief has lead him through a life of volunteerism, community activism, service, and entrepreneurship.

In 2013, Malik co-founded Iconic32 – a marketing firm specializing in content strategy, business development strategy and branding, and experiential marketing. He has been recognized or worked with numerous familiar faces and organizations including former president Bill Clinton, the United States Congress, the mayor of New York City, the NYPD, Unicef, McDonald’s Black Achievers, Hail House, and many others. Malik has been accredited in over 30 movies including Blue in the Face, Cool Runnings, and SoulFood, is a veteran of 13 cable network television shows including Alphas, and is currently working on the ABC series Designated Survivor.

 

“You have to look at the beginning so you can understand the DNA that has built the space you find yourself in.” – Malik Yoba

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • What sparked his interest in the health, fitness, and wellness sector.
  • Is working out for him a means of enjoyment or a “means to an end?”
  • How does he mix up his workout routine?
  • What has been his experience in spinning classes and how does he believe it differs from SoulCycling.
  • What does he do to find healthy food alternatives while on the location of a movie or television set?
  • How he feels about his health and fitness level now, and in the future, compared to how he felt when he was 30 years old?
  • Why he’s so passionate about introspection and self-examination.

 

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Key Takeaway:

  • If you feel like you were at your bet when you were younger – there’s something wrong.
  • Introspection and self-examination are just as important as eating well, sleeping, exercising, managing finances, praying and spiritual growth.

 

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Jun 13, 2018

Katrina Pilkington is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, and a busy mother. She is the owner of Fitty Kat, a website that serves as her personal outlet on all things related to fitness, nutrition, and everything in between.

On today’s episode, Katrina describes the moments in her life that encouraged her find her fitness. She shares what her life was like before she started her fitness journey, her motivation to pursue a career in the fitness industry, and how she finds her work-life balance as a mother and fitness instructor. She also explains why many fad diets fail and why she believes losing weight is overrated.

 

“"Fitness is my outlet to feel positive." - Katrina Pilkington

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her definition of a "fad" diet.
  • How fast should you lose weight to keep it off for long-term?
  • Why muscle is much more dense than fat.
  • The common problem her clients face.
  • What she recommends to beginners and casual dieters.
  • Why a cheat day is sometimes necessary.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • A lot of people stress over losing weight, but that stress promotes weight gain.
  • Everyone wants a quick fix. It's ingrained in our everyday life and diets aren't out of the equation.
  • If it took a mother 9 months to gain her baby weight, you have to give her 9 months to lose it.

 

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Jun 10, 2018

Gigi Ashworth holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Communication and Science and a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is also the owner of Gigi Eats Celebrities, a blog she founded to help people cope with their digestive issues and food sensitivities – two conditions she’s suffered for most of her life. Crohn’s, Celiac, Ulcerative Colitis, and a lack of a large intestine, Ashley didn’t let her conditions get her down. Instead, she used them to her advantage to help others who may be in a similar situation.

In this episode, Gigi shares her experience growing up with multiple gut-related issues and how she found a way to cope with them through dietary modifications and exercise. She discusses what it was like to eat food in foreign countries compared to what is available to Americans. She also explains how you can make positive changes to your diet without entirely sacrificing your favorite foods.

 

“Food affects every single thing you do.” - Gigi Ashworth

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she became interested in health and fitness.
  • The gut issues she suffered when she was still in her early teens.
  • How she overcame these issues.
  • Her opinions on doctors and traditional medicine.
  • Is American food generally tainted?
  • How you can improve your diet without removing your favorites.
  • Gut issues that are inherited and caused by what we eat.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you have an unhealthy gut, you're going to feel sick all the time.
  • Don't just go to one doctor and believe what they say. Get a second opinion or at least do your own research.
  • More people have gut issues and they don't even know about it because they don't like to talk about it.

 

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Jun 9, 2018

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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Jun 8, 2018

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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Jun 6, 2018

Devon Moretti wants you to eat, lift, live, and love yourself. She is a personal trainer who teaches her students female empowerment and confidence in their body even before they reach their fitness goals. She advocates feeling comfortable in your own skin or weight - regardless of how it currently looks. She provides personalized programs for clients who want to work with her as well as those who want to work on their own. When she’s not helping women get stronger and fitter, she also works as a model for hire.

Today, Devon shares her story and how she struggled with her health and fitness growing up. She cites her own life story as an example of how any woman can change themselves for the better as well as the steps necessary to enact change. She explains the importance of self-love outside the realms of fitness and why it’s important not to force yourself to be something you know you’re not. She also shares her insight with regards to the current body-acceptance trend and how we can still improve on it as a society.

 

“"Self-love and self-acceptance are constant practices that don't happen overnight." - Devon Moretti

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How her parents raised her and how she got into fitness.
  • The moment that made her realize she needed to change.
  • How she felt every day when she still had an eating disorder.
  • Why being too strict about your fitness is mentally damaging.
  • Her binge-triggers and how she recovered from it.
  • Why she stopped doing cardio.
  • Her thoughts on body type trends and acceptance.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • When you find what makes you happy, it's a million times easier to stick to it.
  • Stressing over your health and fitness is still stress.
  • We're relying too much on other people's external validations.

 

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Jun 5, 2018

Leanne Vogel is a passionate nutrition and food blogger who found happiness with the ketogenic diet and writing programs, recipes, and books around it. She is also a nutrition educator who offers a friendly approach to the often misunderstood fat-fueled lifestyle. Before this, Leanne was a person who always searched for the right kind of diet. She was a vegan then she switched to Paleo until she settled with the ketogenic diet. She also credits her issue with amenorrhea as to why she decided to not just try the ketogenic diet, but stay with it.

Today, Leanne talks about how she transitioned and settled with the ketogenic lifestyle, her book, and her opinion on diet and lifestyle elitism in the fitness world.

 

"If what you're doing isn't working, change it.” Leanne Vogel

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her life before she found the ketogenic diet.
  • How amenorrhea affected her health and fitness routines.
  • How the ketogenic diet helped treat her ADHD.
  • Her opinion on being elitist around a specific lifestyle today versus a few year ago.
  • How would she describe the ketogenic diet to someone new to the concept?
  • The amazing first time experience of feeding your brain ketones.
  • Her experience on going rogue and eating something that wasn't keto.
  • Why the ketogenic diet is not just a 90-day diet.
  • Examples of food you can eat from Leanne's book.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding what you ate and how it affects your thoughts and feelings is mind-blowing.
  • The Ketogenic diet is actually a lifestyle and not a quick weight loss program.

 

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Jun 4, 2018

Marissa Vicario is a best-selling author, nutrition health coach, speaker, and the founder of Marissa’s Wellbeing and Health (MWAH). MWAH is a company geared towards women looking for solutions to their health problems that go beyond fad diets, juice cleanses, and trendy workouts. She offers health and nutrition coaching as well as fitness programs to help her clients become holistically hot.

In this episode, Marissa describes her journey towards wellness. She shares the story of how she got started, what drove her to chase fitness, and the various sports and activities she joined when she was still in school. She also shares the motivation behind founding MWAH and the challenges she faced when she was just getting started.

 

“Bar workouts are one of those exercises you have to try and it becomes very addictive.” Marissa Vicario

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When did she become interested in leading a fit lifestyle?
  • The workouts she is fond of doing.
  • What are the challenges of starting her own wellness business?
  • What she would have done differently if she had the opportunity.
  • How long she has been in business and how different is it today than when it started.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • More than fitness, exercise makes you feel good and reduces stress
  • Love for fitness can come at any age.
  • You don't have to get everything in line to get started in business.

 

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Jun 3, 2018

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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Jun 1, 2018

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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