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  • Today we’re joined by my friend Justin Janoska to take a deep dive into many of the problems with the fitness industry and the obsession around calorie counting, tracking macros, flexible dieting, and the surface level behaviors that can often be rooted in deep-seeded pain, shame, regret, and lack of self love and acceptance. This certainly isn’t to say that these tools can’t be used as positive modalities towards weight loss goals, but there’s definitely a fine line as we’ll discuss.

    Justin Janoska is a clinician and the founder of The Autoimmune Revolution - an emerging company that guides women in their healing journey to reverse their autoimmune disease and reproductive disorder naturally with specific attention on Hashimoto’s, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, PCOS, and Endometriosis.

    This is a little beyond the scope of what I’d normally talk about on the show but I feel it’s my responsibility to shed some light on if you’re serious about making a life change and genuinely want to understand many of the driving factors for why we do what we do. Despite Justin working primarily with women, I assure you that this discussion is gender-neutral as there are plenty of men I know dealing with body dysmorphia, a negative relationship with food, and underlying psychological and emotional trauma predisposing them to gut issues, inability to lose weight, and perpetual stress and dissatisfaction in their lives, who they are, and what they stand for and against.

    If any of the information in this conversation resonates with you, then make sure to check out Justin's new book, The Flexible Dieting Disaster and follow him and his programs. All of the links are in the show notes below or at www.bslnutrition.com/episode84. And, of course, do me a huge favor and please leave a positive rating and review in iTunes so that I can get more eyes and ears on our content, continue to bring on the most knowledgable guests, and help more people in the process.

    Lastly, if you want to talk about working with me personally, I’d love to chat, just schedule your free nutrition strategy call over at www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

    http://www.bslnutrition.com/episode84

  • (musical lyrics) - Flintstones, meet the Flintstones

    They’re the modern stone-age family

    From the town of Bedrock

    They're a page right out of history…

    Meet modern-day Fred Flintstone, Dr. Bill Schindler, a trained archaeologist and primitive technologist who travels the world documenting traditional foodways and works to draw inspiration from the deep archaeological record, rich ethnographic record, and modern culinary world to create food solutions that are relevant, meaningful and accessible. Bill is a strong advocate of traditional foodways and is constantly seeking new ways to incorporate lessons learned from his research into the diets of modern humans.

    In this interview, Dr. Bill Schindler takes us on a journey through the dietary and physical evolution of humankind and the foods and food technology that helped us become the intelligent and resourceful humans that we are today. We discuss the ways in which food and food processing have impacted our physical form and function, our digestion, absorption, and assimilation of nutrients and the cultural and lifestyle differences between ancestral cultures and modern American dietary habits.

    Dr. Bill Schindler is the director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and the co-star of both the National Geographic series, The Great Human Race and Curiosity Stream’s, The Modern Stone Age Family. Dr. Bill's outlook on food has revolutionized the way in which he and his family eat and he attributes much of the health his wife and three children enjoy to the nutrient-dense hunted, gathered, and fermented foods that comprise a significant portion of their diets. He makes a difference in the lives of people around the world by sharing his powerful approach through speaking, coaching, workshops and retreats. Check out www.drbillschindler.com for more information.

    I’m so excited to be able to share this enlightening interview with you, so if this is your first time listening or you’ve been hanging out with me over the last couple, first off, thank you, and secondly, you’re in for a treat.

    If you enjoy listening to this show then do me a huge favor and please leave a positive rating and review in iTunes so that I can get more eyes and ears on our content, continue to bring on the most knowledgable guests, and help more people in the process. This show has really been years of hard work and effort and every positive star and rating just reinforces my drive to continue this journey with you. AND, if you want to talk about working with me personally, I’d love to chat, just schedule your free nutrition strategy call over at www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

    http://www.bslnutrition.com/episode83

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  • To you or me, it could be classified as indigestion, bloating, or gas… but to my 4 yr old son, it’s simply a tummy ache. Often overlooked and seen as yet another inconsequential symptom of eating or drinking too much of the wrong things, at the wrong times, or maybe another stomach bug trying to invade.

    As my mother used to say, I had “a sensitive stomach”…, but it was actually a sign.

    A sign that my body was giving me and that your body gives you, if necessary. An expression of imbalance. A consequence of disagreement within your body and its current physiological and biochemical terrain, whether it be good, bad or ugly.

    The digestive system, the GI tract, the gut, our 2nd brain, our tummy… Call it what you will, but the gut, or the literal tube connecting mouth to anus, in concert with a number of synergistic organs - like the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas - as well as symbiotic organisms - well over 300 trillion, in fact - is an unequivocally crucial part of our health and daily function.

    Today, I’m super excited to share with you gut health expert, John Brisson, as we share elements of our own personal journeys - his far more traumatic and significant than my own - yet both crucial in igniting our passion for all things digestive system as an integral part of any effective health and healing plan.

    In this interview we cover a myriad of topics related to the gut, beginning with a nasty bacterial infection in the stomach, called H. Pylori, why it was so significant in our own respective healing journeys and the number of downstream effects related to H. pylori symptoms, including low stomach acid and nutrient malabsorption. As we move down in the digestive canal, we’ll discuss the prevalence of gut disease, including Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as a breakdown in bacterial population control leading to maladies like candida and SIBO. Lastly, we’ll briefly discuss the mind, body, gut connection and maintaining a healthy relationship with food as well as a couple of ways to support your gut with supplementation.

    As you’ll hear right away, John is an extremely smart and biochemically literate clinician, so hang in there if you get lost in some of the technical jargon as I think I’m able to bring things back to basics as much as possible and will guarantee that you walk away from this interview with some solid clinical pearls to help you start to improve your gut health today.

    Make sure to check out the show notes for all of the relevant links as well as a special supplement link for you to purchase your practitioner grade products at a 20% discount.

    And if you enjoy listening to this show then do me a huge favor and please leave a positive rating and review on iTunes so that I can get more eyes and ears on our content, continue to bring on the most knowledgable guests, and help more people in the process. This show has really been years of hard work and effort and every positive star and rating just reinforces my drive to continue this journey with you. AND, if you want to talk about working with me personally, I’d love to chat, just schedule your free nutrition strategy call over at www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

    www.bslnutrition.com/episode82

  • Client conversation with BSL Nutrition Client, Tim.

    In this candid conversation, we discuss:

    - Shift Work

    - Blood Sugar Regulation

    - Body Type and Carb Tolerance

    - Ditching High Fat Diet to Improve Blood Labs

    The Energy Recharge Solution: 8-week coaching program

    I have a brand new program called The Energy Recharge Solution starting on November 4th and I'd love to work with you.

    I've been working on this system for the last 2-years...and I call it the Pure Science, Proven Results Process. in which I teach you the fundamental habits necessary to create massive change in the 4 pillars that matter most for optimized energy and long-term fat loss - Nutrition, Movement, Lifestyle and Mindset.

    We're building an amazing reference library of success stories of high-achieving men (and a few brave women) from all walks of life.

    This will be an online 8-week coaching program led by me and the purpose is to give you the no B.S. tools to literally recharge your internal battery so that you can focus on what really matters most your in life, like your family and functioning at your best all day, every day.

    Naturally, this is for men and women who are results-oriented and ready to take serious action and not for those unwilling to invest in their success.

    If you’d like to join us then go ahead a schedule an introductory call with me so I can tell you more about the program and we can see if it’s a good fit,

    Just head over to: www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

  • With the myriad of nutrition and training philosophies out there to choose from, social media influencers, and Dr. Google, it’s no wonder that we’re no closer to having an answer to how to effectively lose weight, and keep it off.

    Frankly, I’m just not sure we ever will…

    Because there’s always the need to dive deeper into the real question at hand, which is “What will work for me?”

    And, of course, the answer is, “it depends”.

    It’s clear at this point that there’s no ONE way, rather, WHICH way of doing things is going to work for you at this point in your life?

    That’s why it’s so important to find a coach that understands the nuances of training and nutrition so that they can adjust their methodology to fit you, your current lifestyle, your nutritional knowledge, your training experience, your readiness for change, and commitment level.

    In this conversation with Coach Ryan Faehnle, we discuss just that: The nuances of training and why, as a coach, having a big toolbox may be one of the most crucial elements to long-term client success.

    Ryan Faehnle is an online nutrition, strength coach, and consultant for individuals and sports organizations who prides himself on being a well-versed coach with a very big toolbox (he paid me to say this) who uses his complex understanding of all things strength training and nutrition, anatomy and behavior-change, to create easy to implement and results-oriented progress with his numerous clientele.

    Additional show notes and links at: www.bslnutrition.com/episode81

  • I’m pleased to welcome on the show Sam Miller from sammillerscience.com. Sam is a super-smart guy that has a unique ability to translate complex concepts into relatable and easy to understand frameworks for the coaches and individuals that he mentors.

    Today we’re talking about the fat loss fallacy that creating a calorie deficit is all that is needed for weight loss. Now, you’ve heard me harp on this approach before but Sam and I take it one step further by really diving into the nuances of why calories can be utilized so differently for each individual and what other factors have a potentially equal or greater influence on our physique goals.

    Additionally, we talk about the concept of nutritional periodization, or realistically manipulating the variables of a nutrition plan, and often in line with their training intensities, throughout the year for people in a way that is sustainable and enjoyable for them that will lead to long-term success AND improve their health.

    Additional show notes and links at: www.bslnutrition.com/episode80

  • In this brief interview, I catch up with my client Greg to discuss his weight loss progress over the past 8 months after hitting a serious plateau before hiring me as his coach.

    We discuss:

    > Eating too much fat (living in pseudo paleo, primal, keto land) without being aware of his overall calorie intake, despite eating "healthy" foods

    > How adding in carbs has been liberating for his personal and professional life

    > Why "cheat meals" were not serving him

    > What were his major "ah-ha's" over the past 8 months that have helped him transform his physique

    The Energy Recharge Solution: 8-week coaching program

    I have a brand new program called The Energy Recharge Solution starting on November 4th and I'd love to work with you.

    I've been working on this system for the last 2-years...and I call it the Pure Science, Proven Results Process. in which I teach you the fundamental habits necessary to create massive change in the 4 pillars that matter most for optimized energy and long-term fat loss - Nutrition, Movement, Lifestyle and Mindset.

    We're building an amazing reference library of success stories of high-achieving men (and a few brave women) from all walks of life.

    This will be an online 8-week coaching program led by me and the purpose is to give you the no B.S. tools to literally recharge your internal battery so that you can focus on what really matters most your in life, like your family and functioning at your best all day, every day.

    Naturally, this is for men and women who are results-oriented and ready to take serious action and not for those unwilling to invest in their success.

    If you’d like to join us then go ahead a schedule an introductory call with me so I can tell you more about the program and we can see if it’s a good fit,

    Just head over to: www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

    Looking forward to speaking with you.

  • There are 3 factors more important to your success in life than anything else; more important than IQ, social or emotional intelligence…

    They are…

    The belief you have in yourself, the belief others have in you, and the ability to turn stress, hurt, tragedy and pain into fuel for growth. All three of these factors are enhanced by other people.

    Jade Teta, naturopathic doctor, metabolism expert, and weight loss psychology expert believes that in order to make a meaningful difference in this world, we need other people to succeed, and they need us. We need connection, engagement, and support. These are the imperatives that any Next Level Human lives by; to learn, to teach, and to love.

    “We humans want to do something of substance. We want to live meaningful lives that matter, That is what we crave. We want people to see us. We want acknowledgment. We want to be heard and be held…”

    Dr. Jade Teta is an integrative physician, author and sought-after expert in the realm of metabolism and self-development. He was a previous guest on Episode 29, one of my most popular episodes where we discussed all things metabolism and weight loss.

    Dr. Teta has recently started a new company, Jade Teta, LLC, that combines his fitness knowledge with his expertise in self-development and mindset change in addition to a couple of new books, Next Level Tribe and Next Level Human, which is much of what we discuss on the show today.

    Additional show notes and links at: www.bslnutrition.com/episode79

  • Today on the show I interview one of my long-time nutrition mentors, Bob Rakowski. “Dr. Bob” as he’s affectionately known, is a Chiropractor, Kinesiologist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Biological Terrain Instructor, and the clinic director of the Natural Medicine Center in Houston Texas. In addition to running a busy practice, Dr. Rakowski has lectured internationally for over 24 years on various topics in Natural and Lifestyle Medicine.

    He has appeared on numerous television programs and international radio talk shows. He is a recognized expert in functional endocrinology and in-office diagnostic procedures to assess nutrition status. His clinical experience ranges from treating elite professional athletes to critically ill patients with a variety of cancers and autoimmune diseases.

    In this episode, we discuss the numerous impacts of our lifestyle on our immune system, including sleep, hydration, nutrient deficiencies, as well as stress management.

    Additional show notes and links at: www.bslnutrition.com/episode78

  • Today on the show we're talking about The Wild Diet with the Fat-Burning Man, Abel James. Abel James is a New York Times bestselling author. He's a musician and virtual reality producer and host of the hit podcast, Fat-Burning Man. His new book of irreverent poetry is called Designer Babies Still Get Scabies and that will be available July 27th of this year, 2019. Man, what an honor it was to have the Fat-Burning Man on the show today.

    In this episode, we talk about The Wild Diet and how to lose 20 pounds in 40 days. One of Abel’s main tenets of health is that it’s imperative to start to eat more ancestrally or eat more wild in terms of foods that Mother Nature provides and why those are beneficial from a fat loss standpoint.

    From an ancestral perspective, we talk about how to build out your plate, how to utilize the Wild Diet for different body types, what sort of lifestyle factors are also part of the Wild Diet. How it's not just relegated to the nutrition that we take in, but also the lifestyle that we're living and how that impacts how our body stores body fat. Additionally, we talk about stress management, eating seasonally, and a lot about the misinformation, the marketing and the propaganda that is so irreverent today in the fitness, nutrition industry.

    As always, you're going to love this episode. Abel James is a wealth of knowledge. He's been in this business for quite some time, and if you haven't already, or if you're not already familiar with The Fat-Burning Man Show, you guys need to head over and check it out.

    Enjoy!

    Additional show notes and links at: www.bslnutrition.com/episode77

  • Inside each of us, there's a delicate dynamic and profound communication system between our brain, our digestive system, and hormones that work to synchronize the chemical processes that regulate how we store body fat. This is basically our body's inner thermostat, which stimulates or suppresses your appetite by raising or lowering your metabolic rate, which is your body's food to fuel process, in response to how much fat it thinks you should have. The problem is, there are a myriad of factors at play that, for all intents and purposes, wreak havoc with this thermostatic mechanism.

    Today I catch up with Jonathan Baylor. Johnathan is the Founder of Wellness Engineering and the world's fastest growing permanent weight loss and diabesity treatment company, called Sane Solution. He authored the New York Times Bestseller, The Calorie Myth and The Set Point Diet, has registered over 26 patents, and has spoken at Fortune 100 companies and TED Conferences for over a decade. His work has been endorsed and implemented by top doctors from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, and UCLA.

    In this episode, we'll discuss The Set Point Diet and how our metabolism adjusts in response to both weight loss and weight gain. We talk about the eat less and exercise more approach and why it is guaranteed to fail. We talk about the hidden factors that determine your weight. This has to do with your brain, your gut, and your hormones, and, as I said, the relationship between those. Then we'll dive into the Sane, S-A-N-E, approach to regulating your metabolism. That stands for Satiety, Aggression, Nutrition, and Efficiency, and we'll talk about the nutrition and lifestyle factors that those apply with. Then lastly, but possibly most importantly, we'll talk about how to develop a weight loss mindset that revolves around self-love. How to navigate the shame cycle and how to stop saying "what the hell," so you can positively impact your body set point for longterm permanent weight loss.

    You can find the show notes at http://www.bslnutrition.com/episode76.

    Do me a huge favor and, if you love the content that we are putting out here at The Smart Nutrition Made Simple Show, then leave a positive rating and review and share this with someone who needs to know that they matter, that it's not their fault and that you love them.

  • Today we talk with by buddy Taylor Robbins about how he found his purpose as a man, as a father, as a husband, by identifying with his spirituality and how that really helped him create more balance in his life, less stress, and more stability - mentally, physically, emotionally and financially.

    “Nothing about us is connected to any circumstance because a man is still a man and has a certain purpose even if he’s not a dad or a husband. So there is something more innate about us that we need to find and connect with.”

    Taylor has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years, and he started as a personal trainer and a strength coach, and transitioned into owning his own nutrition consulting company. And more recently, he's been consulting for gyms as well as being a full-time general manager for a gym in San Diego. But he loves every element of health and nutrition and fitness, and as you'll hear, he's very wise and knowledgeable about the industry and about himself and his journey.

    We'll dive into some of the useful bio-hacks revolving around testosterone replacement, when and if it's appropriate to be used. We talk about why strength training is a crucial element of any body transformation program, and why most people, frankly, are just doing it wrong. Lastly, we talk about why managing our insulin levels effectively is not only the key to better body composition, but improved longevity and quality of life.

    I think, as always, you guys are going to enjoy this episode. It was really a phenomenal conversation that I learned a lot from, and Taylor definitely challenged me to think a little bit deeper about my own purpose, about why I'm doing what I'm doing, and about who I am. Who is Ben at the end of the day without this podcast, without my physique, without my family, without my job? Just who I am and what my purpose is. So hopefully he will challenge you to think the same.

    Show Notes & Resources:

    http://www.bslnutrition.com/episode75/

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    And If any of this resonates with you and you’d like to talk about how we can work together to improve your health, wealth, and personal relationships by taking control of your nutrition and fitness, then let’s chat, just email me: ben@bslnutrition.com or sign up for a free strategy call here: http://www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

  • We have more information at our fingertips than ever before in human history…

    Yet we find ourselves more confused, sicker, fatter, and more depressed than any generation before.

    Why is this?

    Because there’s simply too much noise.

    Too much distraction.

    Not enough action.

    In order to live a happy life, to be “successful”, do we really need to KNOW more?

    I say it’s not about the information, rather the intention…

    You have to identify WHAT you actually want and create a path for how you’re going to get there.

    In this episode with coach Doreen Korba, we dive into an incredible 5-step process to help you create what you want in your life by mastering your mindset.

    “We have the power to believe anything we want to believe. Make your beliefs serve you. Don’t let them prevent you.”

    We'll discuss 5 crucial elements to help you identify your goals as well as daily action steps to ensure you're building the foundation for personal and professional growth, including:

    Identifying what it is you actually want! What is your why? Taking an inventory of your thoughts: what are we saying to ourselves when no one's around? What are the stories we tell ourselves vs. the facts and how are they actually aligned? How to set proper expectations for yourself and the process.

    Doreen Korba is a personal coach, motivational speaker and writer focused on what she calls, Mindset Magic. Taking control over one's thoughts and setting yourself up for success is what she's best known for. As a clinically trained psychologist with a Master's Degree in Counseling and 15-year running Global Marketing organizations, Doreen combines her business skills with her personal journey through grief to help others uncover their highest potential, return to the best version of themselves and live a life full of joy.

    Connect with Doreen:

    Website: https://www.stillmama.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachkorba

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachkorba

    Show Notes & Resources:

    http://www.bslnutrition.com/episode74/

    The 5-Day Fasting Mimicking Diet + Detox Plan:

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    Work 1-1 with Ben

    http://www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

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    Just click on the “Create an Account” link below the sign in button.

    Once you’ve registered for your account, you can view all of the products that I personally use and recommend to my private clients.

    Join the BSL Nutrition Community:

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    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe to The Smart Nutrition Made Simple Podcast.

    While you’re there, leave a rating and review. It’s the best way that we can help more people ultimately make Smart Nutrition SIMPLE!

    And If any of this resonates with you and you’d like to talk about how we can work together to improve your health, wealth, and personal relationships by taking control of your nutrition and fitness, then let’s chat, just email me: ben@bslnutrition.com or sign up for a free strategy call here: http://www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

  • In this episode we discuss herbal supplements and why and How to choose quality products, including what to look for on the labels as well as some of the shady and unethical practices currently being employed in the industry.

    Additionally, we chat about our clinical nutrition degrees and the transition from student clinician to a real-world practitioner, including what it means to be a good coach and how our view of nutrition has changed over the years.

    Lastly, because Brianna travels so frequently to lecture, I thought it would be helpful for her to drop some clinical pearls on travel nutrition and supplementation recommendations which I’m confident you’ll find helpful.

    Brianna is a graduate from Monmouth University and the Universidad de Cadiz, where she received her B.A. in Spanish, while also receiving two minors, in Communications and Health Studies. Brianna continued on to graduate school and received her Masters of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. She is also a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN), a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and a Holistic Lifestyle Coach from the C.H.E.K Institute. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Natural Health, pursuing her doctorate in Holistic Nutrition.

    Brianna is currently the Global Educator at Vitality Works, a private label nutraceutical and herbal company and has had her own private practice for over 5 years.

    Brianna has been working as a Clinical Nutritionist, specializing in alternative health, functional medicine and dietary supplements, working with a vast array of clients and businesses to educate and improve their health and dietary needs. She believes in taking a holistic and root cause approach to wellness, while also placing importance on finding balance, getting back to the basics and making lasting lifestyle changes.

    Connect with Brianna:

    Website

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Show Notes & Resources:

    http://www.bslnutrition.com/episode72/

    The 5-Day Fasting Mimicking Diet + Detox Plan:

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    Work 1-1 with Ben

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    LINK:https://wellevate.me/benjamin-brown

    Just click on the “Create an Account” link below the sign in button.

    Once you’ve registered for your account, you can view all of the products that I personally use and recommend to my private clients.

    Join the BSL Nutrition Community:

    BSL Nutrition Facebook Community

    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe to The Smart Nutrition Made Simple Podcast.

    While you’re there, leave a rating and review. It’s the best way that we can help more people ultimately make Smart Nutrition SIMPLE!

    And If any of this resonates with you and you’d like to talk about how we can work together to improve your health, wealth, and personal relationships by taking control of your nutrition and fitness, then let’s chat, just email me: ben@bslnutrition.com or sign up for a free strategy call here: http://www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

  • If you’re a man and you’re not waking up with an erection every morning, then there’s something wrong.

    This “morning glory” is indeed a natural and vital sign of good health - and the absence of suggests that your testosterone levels could be low.

    But that’s not the only sign of “Low T”…

    Low energy malaise poor concentration decreased muscle mass increased body fat low libido can

    All of these can be signs and symptoms of low testosterone.

    In this interview with men’s hormone expert and naturopathic medical doctor, Michael Moeller, we talk about the implications of low testosterone; symptoms, contributors, risks associated, and treatment options. Additionally, we go deeper into the individualization necessary to determine “optimal”dosing, including frequency of injections, the role of estrogen in the process, and the potential contra-indications of using aromatase inhibitors.

    “Guys who have lower testosterone have an increased chance for alzheimer’s, increased chance for heart disease, increased chance for diabetes, increased chance for prostate cancer, overall increased chance of death. So we need to do what we can to nurture those levels and on my end I meet the patient where they're at. “

    Additionally, we discuss:

    Which blood tests to run to identify optimal hormone balance Growth hormone and the role of peptides in body composition improvements (as well as feelings of wellbeing)

    Connect with Dr. Moeller:

    Website

    YouTube

    Podcast in iTunes

    Facebook

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    Show Notes & Resources:

    http://www.bslnutrition.com/episode72/

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    Once you’ve registered for your account, you can view all of the products that I personally use and recommend to my private clients.

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    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe to The Smart Nutrition Made Simple Podcast if you haven’t done so already.

    While you’re there, leave a rating and review. It’s the best way that we can help more people ultimately make Smart Nutrition SIMPLE!

    And If any of this resonates with you and you’d like to talk about how we can work together to improve your health, wealth, and personal relationships by taking control of your nutrition and fitness, then let’s chat, just email me: ben@bslnutrition.com or sign up for a free strategy call here: http://www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

  • Find out more about the Complete Essentials: https://bslnutritionshop.com

    Welcome to this solo round of the Smart Nutrition Made Simple show.

    Today I wanted to do a Throwback Thursday re-share an interview I did with my buddy Taylor Robbins on his Svavage Strength podcast.

    In this interview, I share a bunch of clinical pearls on how I work with clients to maximize results, all about the supplement industry including some uncommon knowledge as well as the impetus and importance of taking a quality Essential Amino Acid Powder, like our Complete Essentials.

    More specifically, I’ll touch on:

    1) What my #1 "Stranded Island" supplement would be?

    2) How do we know what supplements are tested for efficacy?

    3) Which supplements are the biggest waste of money?

    4) What are the BEST muscle building supplements?

    5) The importance of essential amino acids and the Complete Essentials product.

    If you want to find out more about our Complete Essentials and how it can benefit you, just head over to BSLnutritionshop.com, or you can find it on amazon by searching BSL Nutrition Complete Essentials and read the awesome reviews OR you can just shoot me an email at ben@bslnutrition.com for any questions that I can answer about all things nutrition and supplementation, our workout product and/or my personalized coaching services.

    With that said, enjoy the show!

  • “LEARNING IS NOT ATTAINED BY CHANCE, IT MUST BE SOUGHT FOR WITH ARDOR AND ATTENDED TO WITH DILIGENCE.” ―ABIGAIL ADAMS

    In the informationally complex world of nutrition and fitness what separates the elite health professionals of the world from the rest?

    Well, I’ll tell you…

    It’s 3 things:

    1. They never stop learning and continually make it a priority to learn from those that are getting great results in their field.

    2. They can confidently admit that there is more than one way to get clients great results and accomplish this by aligning ONLY with what’s best for their client rather than any one particular nutritional dogma.

    3. They practice what they preach. period.

    In this conversation with strength & conditioning coach James Tognarini, we discuss his passion for learning and how its helped him to develop effective and realistic training, nutrition, and supplemental considerations for his clientele, regardless of their limitations or goals.

    “Asking someone who has never stepped in a gym before, has a high-stress job and can barely stay awake halfway through the day to exercise five times a week and cut out carbs completely or what have you is a lot to ask for a lot of people. I think that’s where a lot of failures comes from.”

    Additionally, we discuss:

    - How improving joint limitations can contribute to weight loss

    - Why logging foods can be pivotal for creating accountability

    - Which nutrition decisions may be the most advantageous to long-term results

    - How “dieting” struggles can often be great learning tools

    - Foundational supplementation for help support nutrient deficiencies

    Finally, James and I talk about the value of focusing more intrinsically through meditation and expressing gratitude daily. With a myriad of factors that affect us externally; including poor sleep, nutrition, stress, etc., having the ability to slow things down and manage stress through journaling and breathing exercises could prove to be their most valuable weight loss (and longevity) asset.

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  • What if you were told you only had months to live?

    What would you start doing differently?

    Who would you spend time with?

    How would your priorities shift?

    These are some of the tough questions that Matt Terry was asking himself as he lay in a hospital bed after a somewhat routine appendectomy turned into a cancer scare.

    This former Olympic powerlifter had faced many challenges up to this point in his life, but none could prepare him for this pivotal moment when everything changed; priorities, values, health, and the decision to do whatever it takes to CHOOSE to define his future. No diagnosis would have as much power as his nutrition and lifestyle decisions.

    In this inspiring interview, we take a journey through the life of fitness and nutrition expert, Matt Terry, a co-owner of Body Solutions, a personal training studio in Overland Park Kansas. Matt discusses his transition from animal protein gorging athlete to plant-based living and the steps that he takes daily to maintain his health; physically, mentally, and emotionally.

    I think that you’ll enjoy listening to Matt’s story understanding even as a “fitness professional”, it’s easy to get caught up in illogical, unnecessary, and sometimes harmful eating patterns despite the “belief” that it’s the right thing to do. Rather, if we can take a step back and follow some fundamental principles and practice some intuition, then we’re likely to be much more successful, even though it may take some work.

    “Just eat when it’s daylight. That’s the easiest thing to do. You don’t have to get caught up in fasting windows.”

    Additionally, we discuss:

    Matt’s struggle with weight growing up. The various nutritional dogma’s that Matt subscribed to and why it almost killed him. Why consuming too much protein (stimulating mTOR) may be a bad idea How much protein is enough The value of intermittent fasting, when, and how Time-Restricted Feeding and the Fasting Mimicking Diet How Matt has evolved over the years in his mindset towards nutrition and exercise and how he applies that to his clientele.

    Connect with Matt:

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    The Fasting-Mimicking Diet + Detox Plan

    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe to The Smart Nutrition Made Simple Podcast if you haven’t done so already.

    While you’re there, leave a rating and review. It’s the best way that we can help more people ultimately make Smart Nutrition SIMPLE!

    And If any of this resonates with you and you’d like to talk about how we can work together to improve your health, wealth, and personal relationships by taking control of your nutrition and fitness, then let’s chat, just email me: ben@bslnutrition.com or sign up for a free strategy call here: http://www.bslnutrition.com/levelup

  • Link to FREE Guide: https://go.bslnutrition.com/fmd The Fasting Mimicking Diet + Detox Plan The 5-Day Guide to Boosting your Energy & Jump Start Weight Loss

    You’ve been hearing me speak a lot about the benefits of intermittent fasting, but more specifically, about the 5-day fasting mimicking diet.

    Since I was getting so many questions about it, I’m happy to let you know that I created a Free 5-Day Fasting Mimicking Diet Guide and Detox plan to share with you on the exact strategies that I use for myself and my clients, including:

    How to implement a 5-Day Fasting Plan (Includes Exactly What & When to Eat). The Inflammatory Foods you Must Avoid During the Plan to Quickly Improve Digestion. Why Fasting is the Fastest Way to Improve Energy and Initiate Weight Loss. Which 3 Specific Nutrients to Use to Support Optimal Detoxification. 5 Proven Strategies to Help you Manage Hunger during your fast.

    Download the free guide HERE: https://go.bslnutrition.com/fmd

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    FULL DISCLOSURE: This is NOT the Prolon patented form of the 5-Day Fasting Mimicking Diet developed by Dr. Valter Longo nor does it claim to be. HERE is the link to his version: www.prolonfmd.com

  • If you’re interested in learning how to lose weight in the most effective and sustainable way possible, then you’re going to enjoy this interview with Brad Dieter, Ph.D.

    In our first podcast interview: www.bslnutrition.com/episode50, we talk a lot about physical activity for weight loss, nutrition for weight loss, total caloric intake, metabolism, set point theory, intermittent fasting, the ketogenic diet, etc.

    In this follow-up conversation, we take it to another level as we discuss some of the deeper and likely more relevant aspects of weight loss (and re-gain).

    “Fat loss doesn’t mean you have your macros in order,

    it means you have your life in order…”

    Brad is a trained exercise physiologist, molecular biologist, and biostatistician. He received his B.A. from Washington State University and a Masters of Science in biomechanics and Ph.D. at the University of Idaho. Additionally, Brad completed his post-doctoral fellowship in translational science at Providence Medical Research Center, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital where he studied the intersection between nutrition, exercise, and disease.

    Currently, Brad is a research scientist at the Providence Medical Research Center and co-owner of Eat to Perform, an online nutrition coaching platform. He also sits on several different advisory boards and writes articles on health, nutrition, and supplementation on his website ScienceDrivenNutrition.com.

    During my our awesome podcast, Brad and I talk a more specifically about some of the factors outside of just diet and exercise that can be at the root of why our metabolism is far from just a calculator relying on a calories in, calories out feedback loop, like emotions, sleep, and persistent and chronic stressors that really set the foundation for how and why our body functions the way it does.

    Connect with Brad:

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    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe to The Smart Nutrition Made Simple Podcast if you haven’t done so already.

    While you’re there, leave a rating and review. It’s the best way that we can help more people ultimately make Smart Nutrition SIMPLE!

    And If any of this resonates with you and you’d like to talk about how we can work together to improve your health, wealth, and personal relationships by taking control of your nutrition and fitness, then let’s chat, just email me: ben@bslnutrition.com or sign up for a free strategy call here: http://www.bslnutrition.com/levelup