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Sep 18, 2018

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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Sep 17, 2018

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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Sep 16, 2018

Mark Crabtree is a trainer and founder of Ignite Fitness Inc. Mark has plenty of certifications under his belt including being a certified athletic trainer for professional athletes. He drew his fitness inspiration from Arnold Schwarzenegger, which made him want to get stronger and get bigger muscles. He decided to learn more about training and rehab when his doctor said a previous shoulder injury, which he got from training, was fine yet he still felt pain. He has since become the kind of trainer athletes don’t want to see, as frequent visits meant something’s wrong with their body.

Today, Mark gives his insight on the difference between training a professional athlete vs a typical fitness enthusiast, why he believes in Minimum Effective Dose, and his tips on how to maintain the body people worked hard to get.

"Doing less but doing it more effectively actually speeds up results and gets you there significantly quicker.” Mark Crabtree

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between pros and amateur athletes is the preparation they do before their activity. Most pros require some taping or some extra cushioning in vital areas especially when it comes to contact sports.
  • Typical fitness enthusiasts may also choose to do what pros do before their training to help prevent injury.
  • Your fitness philosophy, what you think, is important matters when knowing what kind of training you should be focusing on.
  • The minimum effective dose helps you get to your goals and still live your life outside the gym.
  • Most people like to go for a run first before they start lifting. Running is an advanced exercise which is hard for the body if you're a beginner.
  • When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, change a few things slowly and gradually transition into what you can sustain for long term.
  • Most workouts Mark advocates take less than 30 minutes after warmup, something most people don't think works but actually does.
  • People are drawn to go back to the way they always ate, but they have to adjust to their new normal if they want to keep their gains.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fitness is a journey, not a short 12-week thing.
  • The middle of the road process is the fastest way to get where you want to be.
  • Fitness is supposed to make your life better and more enjoyable.

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Sep 15, 2018

Last episode, Dai Manuel gave us a slice of his life discussing his experience being an obese kid with a BMI of 40 at the age of 14. He told us what he did to change his life, the kind of hard work he pursued to become a healthier and fit person, and his advice on the kind of lifestyle people should strive to achieve. He also believes nutrition should make up a bigger part of the school curriculum to help prevent or at least reduce child obesity.

In part 2 of our episode, Dai talks about the difference between knowledge and wisdom when it comes to fitness, his Five Pillars, why he wrote The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto, his opinion on social media, and how you should always hang out with people who strive to be better.

 

“I don't train as hard as I used to but I train smarter than I used to.” Dai Manuel

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Dai absorbed knowledge like a sponge when he was a kid but he ended up quantifying his health too much. Dai now believes it’s all about how you feel, function, and should be focused on quality over quantity.
  • His book allows the reader to envision their life like a home. The foundation is health and the pillars supporting it are fitness, faith, finances, family, and fun.
  • He wrote his book because people overcomplicate life and his book teaches people to look at life from a simpler perspective.
  • Dai believes "Fitness is the extension from which you can directly improve your health."
  • When it comes to social media, it’s one thing to show your idea thru your actions and it’s another to simply shout the message.
  • When it comes to information, the one who shares their idea should be mindful of two things: How to project the information and how people would interpret them.
  • Social media should be used to lead, not to push.
  • Dai believes in the idea of mindfulness and says at least five minutes of mindfulness should be done by everyone. Just 30 minutes of mindfulness a day “is an investment that's gonna pay dividends for a long time.”
  • People should take time to be present in the now, to pause and think things through. They should learn to respond and not react.

Key Takeaways:

  • When you hang around with the wrong people, you too will be like them. Likewise, if you hang around with the right people, you too will be like them.
  • The gym is prepping us for all the hours outside the gym.

 

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Sep 14, 2018

Leah Segedie is a food activist who spearheaded the non-GMO movement. She organizes social media events to helps spread information about the food supply, issues impacting public health, the big corporations who are slowly joining their side, and the corporations who are still stubborn.

Today, Leah tells us her passion for her movement, why she thinks Millennials are the perfect audience when it comes to food activism, and why she thinks this movement and shifting of marketing perspective all boils down to money.

 

“If you give your money to something you enjoy and passionate about, that's the future you're creating.” Leah Segedie

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When you are motivated by a bigger picture, you’re more likely to have a better and long-term success.
  • You go to have those kind of big picture understandings of the world to see when you throw down and you let things slide; what is important and what is not important.
  • Forging strong relationships with people is necessary to help get through the tough times.
  • Leah’s movement is not about taking companies down but about changing the grocery aisle. She envisions a world where a clueless mother will be picking healthy food items for her kids by default.
  • She insists companies will go where people are headed and the trend is towards organic and non-GMO goods. If companies can find profit in that area, they will have a marketing shift. It’s all about where the money is for them.
  • As her movement progresses, the future is healthier for children today and for years to come.
  • Millennials are centered on what's important to them and they purchase things based on that. They are much more open minded and if they consider buying healthier food, expect big corporations to follow for decades to come.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Today is the age where anybody with a great idea can win out over a corporation with billions of dollars of resources.

 

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Sep 13, 2018

Gina Badalaty a health blogger and mother of two kids with autism. She is the founder of Embracing Imperfect, a website dedicated to reaching out to moms who are confused on how to raise children with specific disabilities and special needs. She enjoys writing about health and food topics concerning how processed food is made, the dangers of commonly used ingredients, and how food affects our brain, especially a baby’s brain.

 

Gina joins me today to share her insights and ideas regarding what’s it like to be a health advocate and a mom of two kids with autism. She discusses the time she realized how food affects the brain and the steps she took to improve her children’s lives through diet. She also explains why some foods should not be consumed even if they’re labeled “organic” or “natural,” describes how she deals with stress, and why sometimes you can use it as motivation inside the gym.

 

“Every single thing you eat and drink is really important - not just to your body, but to your brain and how it functions.” - Gina Badalaty

 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

 

  • When Gina got her passion for fitness.
  • The dietary changes she made for her family.
  • Why she's not fond of dairy especially in America.
  • The specific foods she added to their diet.
  • Her philosophy on dairy, gluten, and soy.
  • How she handles stress eating and what she does in the gym afterward.

 

Gina Badalaty’s Advice to Transform Your Family’s Life:

 

  1. Test and experiment with how your body responds to different foods.
  2. Identify your dietary limits.
  3. Listen to your body and make adjustments along the way.
  4. There's a world of other foods that are delicious and don't contain ingredients that will harm your body.
  5. Remember: What you eat today affects how you perform at the gym, and how you feel afterward.

 

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Sep 11, 2018

Gina Aliotti is a multi-awarded professional bodybuilder and competitor and is the co-founder of Devotion Nutrition, a company that helps people stay devoted to their fitness lifestyle through high-quality food products and supplements. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit Instructor, Yoga Instructor, and a marathon runner. In between her work as a personal trainer and a business owner, Gina spends her free time with her husband and two children while practicing self-care.

In this episode, Gina focuses on the subject of getting fit despite a busy lifestyle. She discusses the many ways fitness has elevated the non-fitness aspect of her life and how it enabled her to make smarter and healthier choices. She shares tips on how to incorporate fitness into a busy schedule and explains why consistency trumps intensity no matter what.

 

“Fitness does not take much, but what it does take is consistency.” - Gina Aliotti

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How she became interested in fitness.
  • Her professional career and how it improved other parts of her life.
  • Why being too busy is no longer an excuse to not be fit.
  • The importance of the mental side of fitness?
  • What can being accountable do for you from a fitness viewpoint?
  • The common misunderstandings about getting fit
  • Knowing when fitness becomes a lifestyle.
  • Tips on how to make more time for fitness.
  • Why being part of a fitness community is a must.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You can improve your fitness greatly, even if you start with just five minutes a day.
  • Consistency in fitness over time is what's going to give you the most incredible results.
  • Learn what your "why" is - what will keep you going - because it makes you feel good.

 

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Sep 10, 2018

Josh Henkin has more than twenty years of experience in the fitness industry. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Master RKC, and the founder of Ultimate Sandbag Training who promotes what he calls Dynamic Variable Resistance Training or DVRT. DVRT gives you the flexibility and versatility that fills the void in strength training. His main tool in fitness is the sandbag, which trains your body in ways conventional strength training can’t. His expertise and innovative approach to fitness has made him a favorite author in various websites and publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, and Breaking Muscle.

In this episode, Josh explores the term mobility, what it is, and its importance when it comes to overall fitness. He provides concrete examples of what happens when you neglect mobility training and its benefits to both newbies and veteran fitness enthusiasts. He also shares tips and advice on what you can do right now to improve your own mobility.

 

"Mobility is basically trying to connect your body more efficiently.” Josh Henkin

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is mobility and why is it important?
  • The difference between Yoga, stretching, and mobility.
  • Why mobility is a misunderstood concept.
  • What does mobility do for you?
  • The benefits of having an Ultimate Sandbag.
  • Why people don't realize they can fix their pains through mobility.
  • Is mobility mainstream yet?
  • Basic moves or exercises people could start with right away.
  • Their goal in training for certifications.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Core stability will open up the door for so many things.
  • If you're hurt, your desire to train isn't going to be there.
  • Mobility doesn't have to be boring or stagnant.

 

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Sep 9, 2018

Brian and Carrie Grasso are the type of personal trainers who help clients have the right mindset to accomplish their goals. Brian has worked alongside professional athletes in the fitness industry for over 20 years and realized most of the work involved mental and emotional stability. Carrie, on the other hand, quit being a personal trainer just three weeks in, finding out personal training has a lot more to do with counselling than actual training. They are now accomplished mindset coaches and considered experts in their field. Their business focus is due to the void in the fitness industry regarding the intricacies of mindsets.

In today’s episode, Brian and Carrie share how they found the path to linking mindset and fitness and why reality doesn’t exist the way we think it does. They explain the limits we put on ourselves and the importance of recognizing the negativities in our lives rather than pushing them away.

 

"Influence is the silent killer people do not recognize; they do not recognize how much influence plays a role in every part of their lives." – Brian Grasso

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why Carrie cautions those who have a tendency to flip negatives to positives.
  • The usual excuses people say about changing themselves.
  • Why internal dialogue is the primary limit.
  • Is the human brain conditioned to be negative?
  • The limiting factor the motivational industry doesn't understand.
  • The four stages of learning that everyone goes through.
  • The recurring theme in most entrepreneurs and how it affects the mindset.
  • What does it mean to "invest with your wallet?”
  • How much more challenging is it to start a completely different life for someone in their 30's and beyond?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Everyone is only really limited by their own self.
  • Reality doesn't exist, our perception of reality exists.
  • We don’t always know what we don’t know.

 

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Sep 8, 2018

Whitney Jones is a mother of two boys, 4-time fitness Olympian, 12-time Arnold Classic athlete, competition choreographer and trainer. She is also the owner of the Pro Physiques gym, the largest fitness gym in Arizona. She’s always been into sports and getting strong and this persisted all the way to college. Her active lifestyle was paused after graduation due to working 60-hour weeks at an advertising agency, but resumed after she got married and had a family. She realized that being a workaholic just wasn’t her definition of what life was about. She eventually decided to pursue her desire to become fit and her interest in teaching others.

In today’s episode, Whitney opens up about what it’s like to be a female bodybuilder and competitor, and her thoughts on her many critics and online haters. She also shares her story on what her life was like before she became who she is now, how her methods are different than most trainers, and tips for those who want to get fit and lean the safe way.

 

""I do not live my life for anyone else; even if I really put effort into appeasing everyone, I'm not going to. I don't care." – Whitney Jones

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What made her decide to turn her interest in fitness into a business?
  • How experiencing long-term bed rest made her appreciate being active.
  • Her opinion on critics and online trolls? How does she handle her haters?
  • Why women shouldn't feel bad if they want to invest time in fitness.
  • How being fit can positively affect your daily life.
  • The common issues she encounters with clients.
  • Why investing in a personal trainer is worth the money?
  • The two things women often get wrong when it comes to fitness.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The only way you can control the hate is by controlling how you react to it.
  • At the end of the day, you have to, individually, be okay with the decisions you make, good or bad. Maximize what you can do now.
  • If you are losing weight at a faster rate than is normal, you will not maintain it and you will kick yourself later for not doing it the right way.

 

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Sep 7, 2018

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 6, 2018

Amanda Tress is a mother, a personal trainer, and a digital marketing consultant. She is passionate in helping her clients improve their level of fitness through safe and sustainable means. For more than a decade, Amanda has helped her clients not just lose weight and get stronger, but also have an optimistic mindset towards life and the kind of confidence that will make them look forward to the future. One of her most powerful tools is her FASTer Way to Fat Loss program, a kind of program that promotes a healthy and fit lifestyle through fasting and optimized nutrition for women.

In today’s episode, Amanda explains where she got the idea behind her program and what makes it different from other “diets.” She also explains why her program can help you get leaner muscle and why it’s not as restrictive as people might think.

 

"Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it is simply an eating schedule.” – Amanda Tress

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How she developed the program and how long it took.
  • Why it’s the best fitness program for women.
  • How her program helped clients with other issues aside from weight loss.
  • The link between being in a fasted state and insulin response.
  • Why it's beneficial for the body to experience a long fasting period.
  • The typical way she conducts a fasting routine.
  • What is the 16:8 Protocol?

 

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Key Takeaways:

  • Our muscles don't get bigger or smaller in the gym; it's really in the kitchen.
  • Fasting actually helps develop lean muscle.
  • Focus on eating enough of the right nutrients and carb for thyroid function.

 

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Aug 22, 2018

Dr. Barry Sears is considered the founder of what we refer to as anti-inflammatory nutrition, a diet that is meant to control hormonal and inflammatory responses through specific food and recipes. As a result of his dietary research, he coined the term “Zone Diet,” where the Zone is the state of the body where both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory responses are balanced. He has authored more than forty scientific publications and holds fourteen U.S. Patents in the areas of hormonal regulation and intravenous drug delivery systems.

In this episode, Dr. Barry Sears introduces to us the concept of the Zone Diet and what makes it different from other programs. He explains the science behind the Zone Diet, what inflammation and resolution is and why it’s critical to control both. He also shares why he thinks conventional medicine is not sustainable and why we’re looking at medicine from an obscure viewpoint.

 

“The way we practice medicine today is totally unsustainable. No question about it.” Dr. Barry Sears

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What led him to author the Zone Diet?
  • What exactly is inflammation?
  • How does low-level inflammation lead to disease?
  • What is idiopathic medicine?
  • Parts of the body most prone to inflammation.
  • What is the Zone Diet all about?
  • Common anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • What he would say to those who depend too much on drugs.
  • The type of fat you should be eating.
  • Why we still need to restrict calories regardless of any diet.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Our body needs inflammation; the problem lies in not being able to turn it off when needed.
  • More people in America die each year from taking anti-inflammatory drugs than dying from AIDS.
  • The more we treat food like a drug, the less drugs we need to treat the residual symptoms.

 

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Aug 16, 2018

Emily Allen is a nutrition coach and owner of Health by Emily, a business that serves to help others lose weight in the healthiest way possible. Like some of her clients, Emily also had body image and health struggles - specifically, she was clinically obese. When she had health issues that doctors said correlate to her weight, she knew something had to change. She did her research, watched documentaries, and studied the science of food and how the body responds to it. Through her determination, she was able to quickly lose over sixty pounds of weight and has since been her own health advocate.

Today, Emily shares her struggles with body image, weight gain, and stress. She describes what her life was like before she walked the path to fitness and the events in her life that made her go in that direction. She explains the type of fitness she advocates and why you don’t have to avoid processed food to have a fit lifestyle. She also shares her opinion with regards to stress and fertility as well as how she manages her Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

 

“You can't just go gung-ho and clear out the pantry and replace them with foods no one in the family even likes.” - Emily Allen

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What made her realize she needed to become fit?
  • How to revolutionize the healthcare industry.
  • Her definition of "processed" food?
  • Her opinion on stress and how it relates to fertility.
  • Her bout with PCOS and how she manages it.  

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Existing doctors need to be educated on new information about health.
  • When you make fitness changes, you have to make them doable.


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Aug 15, 2018

Heidi Schauster is a nutrition therapist with over 20 years of experience specializing in eating disorders and emotional eating problems. She is also the author of Nourish, a book that aims to guide readers in transforming their eating habits into something positive and self-loving. In addition to nutrition counseling, she provides consultations and lectures in schools and professional groups on the topic of disordered eating.

 

Heidi joins me today to discuss the concept of disordered eating and how it continues to physically and emotionally damage teens and adults alike. She explains the causes of eating disorders as well as why not everyone who has an issue with food has an eating disorder. She also describes how a person can shift from a negative outlook on food to a positive one, and why punishing yourself because of bad eating habits will only make things worse.

 

 

“There's a danger in trying to eat perfectly.” - Heidi Schauster

 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

 

  • When Heidi became interested in fitness and being healthy.
  • Her thoughts on those who just want to lose weight.
  • How she defines disordered eating.
  • Her advice when it comes to people who are ashamed of their own body.
  • Why you shouldn't see comfort food and nourishing food as two different things.
  • What can act as hurdles in overcoming a bad habit?
  • The first step in becoming a healthier version of yourself.
  • The importance of having variety in our diet.


Key Takeaways:

 

  1. Sometimes even health coaches contribute to the damage.
  2. Weight loss doesn't have to be the focus of movement, but it's definitely connected.
  3. We don't always have a diagnosable eating disorder that fits all the criteria.
  4. The more you understand yourself, the easier it is for you to become healthy.
  5. We want comfort, but we also want nourishment and they aren't really separated.

 

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Aug 14, 2018

Chris Freytag is the founder of Get Healthy U, a business that caters to the fitness struggles of middle-aged women and older. She has over twenty years of experience in the fitness industry and has helped hundreds of women get their health back together past their prime. She is a certified personal trainer, health coach, and group fitness instructor as well as author of seven books and dozens of fitness DVDs. Her goal is to help women understand that fitness is accessible beyond forty.

In this episode, Chris shares her experience working with women who think they’re too old to be fit. She explains why programs that promote “quick and easy” ways are not ideal and why being patient with results matters when you’re over forty. She also describes what her fitness programs are like and what makes them unique compared to what the fitness industry is promoting today.

 

"Trust the process, go for the small wins, and allow yourself to make mistakes.” Chris Freytag

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she first became interested in fitness.
  • The age where you can tell who's working out and who’s not.
  • Why self-care is important if you want to take care of others.
  • Why she says motion is lotion.
  • How to set your goals realistically when you're over 40 or 50.
  • The questions you should ask yourself to start being fit.
  • The effects of being stressed out and why it gets worse as you age.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • 80% of fitness is what you put into your body.
  • The health journey as we get older is about habits.
  • Fitness is not so much about weight loss, but feeling good.
  • Don't expect immediate results when you're over 40.

 

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Aug 13, 2018

In part 2 of our series, Jenny Mire explained the definition of emotional eating and its ramifications for our overall health. She provided scenarios where emotional eating is considered manageable and situations where it becomes an eating disorder. She also explains why it mostly affects women and offered tips to stop emotional eating even before it starts.

In this episode, Jenny focuses on the topic of self-sabotage. She defines self-sabotage and how it can negatively affect not just our physical health, but also our mental well-being. She shares her story, her struggles, and the many solutions she found that helped her overcome them. She also explains the importance of knowing what your struggles are to keep yourself from self-sabotaging.

 

"Self-sabotage is never, ever worth it.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What self-sabotage is and why you don't realize you're doing it.
  • How does self-sabotage happen?
  • How to you work through self-sabotage and overcome it.
  • Finding your triggers and why you have to let people know about them.
  • What you can tell yourself to prevent self-sabotage.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Even if you can only workout 20 minutes, you're still doing something. It still counts and it’s much better than doing nothing at all.
  • Missing one workout is not the same as missing five workouts.
  • You have to take care of yourself first before you go stress your body out more by exercising.

 

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Aug 12, 2018

In our last episode, Jenny Mire shared her insight on the mental health aspect of fitness and how it’s an everyday occurrence for most women. She shared the reasons why women tend to have anxiety around food, the effects of stress and anxiety on our metabolism, as well as provided some tips on how to improve your mental health.

Today, Jenny explains what emotional eating is and how it can adversely affect our overall health. She shares how emotional eating starts and why women are its usual victims. To combat this health issue, Jenny also offers advice on what we should do to help stop emotional eating even before it starts.

 

"When you're eating because you're physically hungry you know how much you've eaten, you know when you're full, and you know when to stop.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What exactly is emotional eating and why is it detrimental to our health
  • Why emotional eating is more common in women.
  • The signs of emotional eating
  • Is having eating issues a common denominator for a lot of women?
  • What happens when you recognize your food triggers?
  • The importance of having friends as a support system.
  • What she recommends to start addressing emotional eating.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Food as a reward is alright occasionally. When it's a regular occurrence or when you hide it, it becomes a problem.
  • Sometimes you totally will fail and it's okay. Don’t be too hard on yourself. So long as you get back on your track, you’ll be fine.
  • Once you identify your triggers, you turn the table on them.

 

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Aug 11, 2018

Jenny Mire is a certified personal trainer who offers online and in-person training services. She offers more than the usual how-to’s on exercising and diet as she also recognizes the importance of mental health, and identifying your own personal struggles on food addiction and emotional eating. Her expertise on mental health and wellness comes from her own experience knowing what it’s like to feel physically weak, unhealthy, and the anxiety and stress in between.

In this episode, Jenny shares her wisdom on mental health and its importance for overall fitness. She notes the struggles many women have when it comes to having a healthy relationship with food and explains what it’s like to fear food.

 

"If you learn how to do it the right way - and find something you love - you can change your life.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she started getting into fitness
  • The people who inspired her to strength train.
  • What made her want to help women understand mental health?
  • What is mental health in the context of fitness?
  • What it means to have anxiety around food.
  • The effects of stress and anxiety on your metabolism
  • Quick tips on how to improve your mental health.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You don’t have to start young when getting into fitness.
  • Fitness and health shouldn't be a punishment
  • Fitness can change your life in every aspect.

 

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Aug 10, 2018

Nicole D’Alonzo is a tech entrepreneur and the Founder of an audio-first yoga app called 19 Minute Yoga for iOS. Her app’s goal is to make yoga more accessible and provide easy to understand, voice guided instructions and classes that don’t require a local Wi-Fi connection. Aside from being an entrepreneur, Nicole is an experienced speaker and is a well-known a social media strategist for Fortune 500 brands.

In this episode, Nicole shares the wonders of her new yoga app. She talks about the moments in her life that led her to develop the app as well as what makes the app not just unique, but also better than most on the market. She also gives us reasons why yoga is something everyone should do and why it becomes a necessity the busier your life gets.

 

"When someone says they're not flexible enough to do yoga, it's like saying they're too dirty to take a shower.” Nicole D'Alonzo

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What got her started on her fitness and wellness journey?
  • The transformative effect of Yoga.
  • What her new app is all about.
  • What yoga can do for your body and performance.
  • How you can apply yoga principles to other areas of your life.
  • What drove her to create a Yoga app and how it’s different from other apps.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • When it comes to yoga, we can't think of it as this all or nothing thing because the body needs yoga in some form.
  • You don't have to practice for two hours, you can practice a few minutes several times a week and get the health and performance benefits you need.

 

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Aug 9, 2018

Jay Papasan is the renowned author of the book The One Thing, a compilation of lessons, ideas, and personal stories that helps leaders and future entrepreneurs create strategies and make long-term, innovative decisions. Before this book, Jay as co-authored other works such as the bestselling Millionaire Real Estate series with Gary Keller and Body-For-Life by Bill Phillips. Promoting the beauty of simplicity, his book was created to teach everyone how to make huge changes in their lives and in every area one domino at a time.

In this episode, Jay shares his motivation for co-authoring The One Thing, what sets it apart from other mindset and goal setting books, and some of the takeaways the book imparts its readers. He also shares with us some of his real-life experiences and why he insists on accepting failure as part of being successful.

 

"Anything that's gonna be ultimately successful in the long haul has to be simple.” Jay Papasan

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What moved him to write The One Thing and why it's not just an "ego book."
  • What is the biggest time waster when it comes to personal goals?
  • His thoughts on today's new entrepreneurs.
  • Why he says perfection is overrated.
  • The importance of being honest with yourself and accepting your failures.
  • The real consequence of being good at one thing.
  • His simple example in overcoming a health plateau.
  • His thoughts on the fear of failure.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Our impatience prevents us from setting bigger picture goals and doing the long-term behavior and lifestyle changes.
  • Success in business and health are not mutually exclusive.
  • The times you have the most success in your career are the times you are most focused.

 

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Aug 8, 2018

Ivor Cummins and Dr. Jeffry Gerber are the authors of Eat Rich, Live Long, a book centered around how you can achieve optimal health and weight loss through low-carb and keto diets. Ivor is the owner of The Fat Emperor, a blog that details his thoughts and research about what makes a typical diet healthy and occasionally debunks myths about nutrition. Dr. Jeffry Gerber is a board-certified family physician and the owner of South Suburban Family Medicine, a clinic in Littleton, Colorado. He has been providing personalized healthcare since 1993 and is an advocate of adopting low-carb, high fat, Paleo, and Ancestral diets to treat or prevent common illnesses such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

 

Ivor and Jeffry join us to share their wisdom regarding the many therapeutic benefits of low-carb and keto diets. They discuss what drove them to promote a low-carb lifestyle and what inspired them to co-author a book. They explain the different ways society and traditional medicine demonized fats in favor of industrially processed carbs, why insulin is one of the best health markers, and why healthy vegetable oils and healthy breads are anything but healthy. They also describe what happens to our body when we’re in ketosis and how we benefit from it.

 

“Being in ketosis is putting your body in a positive state biochemically.” - Ivor Cummins

 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

 

  • What inspired them to author their new book.
  • Why they promote a low-carb keto diet.
  • How they define low-carb and how it affects the metabolism.
  • Which carbs are considered unhealthy whole grains?
  • How carbs are metabolized in the body.
  • Why insulin is a good determinant of overall health.
  • Why whole wheat products aren't as healthy as they claim to be.
  • The effects of fasting on the body and how a low-carb diet can help.
  • What is the ketogenic approach to eating and what makes it different from other diets?
  • Their thoughts on "calories in, calories out."
  • Why we shouldn't heat polyunsaturated fats.
  • Is canola oil really good for you?

 

Key Takeaways:

 

  1. There's no reason for anyone to consume processed vegetable oils.
  2. When you go on a hard keto, it's like you're giving yourself a metabolic workout.
  3. Most bad things for your health will drive up insulin and insulin resistance.
  4. If you deprive yourself of sleep, insulin resistance rises dramatically.

 

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