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Episode 123: Fitness 101: Types of Exercise and Their Benefits

Oct 12, 2021

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Do you ever walk into the gym feeling unsure and self conscious, so you just hop on the treadmill to avoid any possible embarrassment?

Do you feel like when you workout you're just spinning your wheels, not getting the results you're looking for?

Do you wish you knew how to optimize your sweat sessions to get the most burn for your buck without injuring yourself?

In today's episode I'm going to help you gain more understanding of the different types of workouts to choose from, their benefits, and...

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Episode 122: Starch... Superfood or Super Villain?

Oct 05, 2021

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When you hear the word starch, what do you think of? Pasta, bread, white rice? Weight gain? Blood sugar spikes?

Starch has gotten a bad rap, and in some instances for good reason. The starch in processed carbs breaks down into glucose and does spike blood sugar and contributes to diseases like diabetes and obesity. 

But just like not all carbs are created equal, not all starch is created equal.

Resistant starch is starch that acts like soluble fiber in that it isn't digested in the small intestine by...

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Episode 121: "Fat Burning Foods"... Fact or Fantasy??

Sep 28, 2021

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Raise your hand if you've found yourself foregoing your morning coffee for a cup of hot lemon water or a giant glass of celery juice.

Or if you've ever kept that cup of joe, but added spoonfuls of coconut oil to it.

Or if you've put yourself through the gag-inducing shot of apple cider vinegar before your meals...

All in the name of dropping a few stubborn pounds.

The question is, do these diet tricks belong in the giant book of weight loss hoaxes? Or is there scientific merit to any of these...

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Episode 120: Should You Be Eating for Your Metabolic Type?

Sep 21, 2021

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Have you ever heard of the body type diet or the metabolic type diet?

Or maybe you've heard the terms 'ectomorphs', 'endomorphs', or 'mesomorphs' thrown around on social media or in your local gym. 

If so, you may have some questions like one of our awesome podcast listeners did, such as: what's the actual science behind it? And is it a useful thing to know and rely on in a better health journey?

So the truth is, in the 40's a psychologist by the name of Doctor William Sheldon came up with the 3...

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Episode 119: Breakfast... To Eat Or Not To Eat??

Sep 14, 2021

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There's a lot of conversation (and confusion) about the first meal of the day... breakfast.

For a long time you were told never to skip it.

Now you're told to cut it out completely.

Some argue you need it to rev your metabolism for the day.

Others would say a longer fast means more fat is burned. 

What's the truth?? 

Well if you know me, you probably know my answer is going to be somewhere in the middle and I'm going to say it differs from person to person (I know, I know, I can hear the groan of...

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Episode 118: How Do I Know When I'm Hungry/Full??

Sep 06, 2021

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At some point in your life, you've probably heard this piece of weight loss advice: "just eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full."

Hell, I've given that advice many times over to my clients.

Sounds simple enough right?

But what about when it's not?

What if you have a hard time differentiating between true hunger and boredom?

What if 'full' has always meant 'stuffed' for you and you're not sure what you're supposed to feel like after a meal?

I've had many clients in this boat. From...

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Episode 117: Does Fruit Make You Fat? Science Says...

Aug 31, 2021

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I can't count how many times in my career I've uttered the words, "No one is fat because of eating bananas."

I actually remember the first time I said it.

I had a client who ate virtually every meal out, who regularly drank 4-5 artificially sweetened ice teas at one sitting, and who was just getting into a workout routine.

They had a solid 60 pounds to lose and when I told them to eat a banana to fuel their workout their response was, "Don't bananas have a lot of sugar??"

Honestly, it hurt my...

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Episode 116: Go with the 'Flow': Following Your Cycle for Better Health and Weight Loss

Aug 17, 2021

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This is probably the most embarrassing story I could tell you, and believe me I never thought I would tell a soul, let alone put it out into the world in a podcast episode. But I really think we need to talk about it. 

Warning: if you're squeamish (especially about period stories), skip to the 'advice' section of the blog. 

It was about a month ago, it was day one of my cycle and I was hurting... bad. I've had cramps that have made me yack before, but nothing came close to what I was experiencing...

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Episode 115: The Mediterranean Diet: Where Science and Common Sense Meet

Aug 10, 2021

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I see people arguing over nutrition research all the time. This study says keto is the best, this study says paleo’s the best, this study says vegan’s the best. But here’s the thing, research and the experts behind it can be skewed, biased, and outdated. 

How many times have we proven old diets wrong that were once strongly supported by hundreds of studies (the era of ‘fat makes you fat’ comes to mind)?

Look at the fact that most researchers don’t want to use women to test their...

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Episode 114: How We Heal from Trauma (With or Without a Therapist)

Aug 03, 2021

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The last 2 weeks we've talked about how trauma affects the brain (giving you an external locus of control, reduced impulse control, and impaired memory) and how trauma affects the body (reduced metabolism, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, just to name a few). 

And after hearing all that, you may be feeling a bit hopeless, wondering if your past trauma is going to define and limit the possibilities for your future. 

It isn't. Not if you're willing to do the work. 

Now before you click away thinking 'the...

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