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  • If you're interested in learning how to lose weight in the most effective and sustainable way possible, then definitely check out my podcast with Brad Dieter, Ph.D.

    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 lot about physical activity for weight loss, nutrition for weight loss, total caloric intake, metabolism, set point theory, intermittent fasting, the ketogenic diet and so much more. You guys are definitely going to enjoy this interview.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - How Brad got into the health and wellness space [4:11]

    - The idea of set point theory and what it means for you [8:00]

    - Different adaptive mechanisms our bodies use to regulate weight [14:07]

    - What your body fat percentage really indicates [15:04]

    - The connection between resting metabolic rate and weight loss [16:44]

    - Why longterm diets are NOT beneficial [18:42]

    - What dieting provides you vs. what exercise provides [21:23]

    - The concept of NEAT and how to incorporate it more into your daily life [24:21]

    - Brad's Eat to Perform coaching program and how it's different from other weight-loss programs [32:06]

    - Brad's take on intermittent fasting [38:24]

    - The TRUTH about the ketogenic diet

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    You can check out Brad's article on set point theory here.

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  • If you've struggled with cardiovascular issues or generally want to learn how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle, then check out my interview with Jack Wolfson, DO.

    Dr. Wolfson is a holistic cardiologist who was sick and tired of seeing a revolving door of patients failing to get well from conventional pills and procedures. As a result, Dr. Wolfson opened up Wolfson Integrative Cardiology where he uses a combination of in-depth testing and targeted nutrition to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease naturally. Rather than treating symptoms, Dr. Wolfson focuses on the whole person and getting to the root cause of their heart problems.

    "It will be the public, the individual people that really call on their physicians to come up with something different. And when enough people are asking their healthcare provider about probiotics, digestive enzymes, about taking a multivitamin, about exercise recovery powders, the doctors are going to have to realize that they either change or they’re going to be left behind."

    Additionally, Dr. Wolfson is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Paleo Cardiologist, a book focused on practical solutions for heart health.

    In this week's awesome podcast, Dr. Wolfson and I go into depth about what it means to not just eat paleo, but also live a paleo lifestyle, his position on the pharmaceutical industry, lifestyle and supplement tips for improved heart health, the importance of cholesterol and so much more. Dr. Wolfson absolutely practices what he preaches and I think a lot of the information in this podcast will really change your views on what you can do to prevent or treat cardiovascular disease.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - How his father's failing health changed his entire perspective on cardiovascular health and treatment [3:59]

    - The need for doctors to change their approach to health and wellness [7:49]

    - Why he is such a big proponent of a paleo diet and living a paleo lifestyle [11:37]

    - His take on eating excess healthy fats [14:06]

    - The truth about saturated fats and cholesterol [17:05]

    - The best predictors of cardiovascular health and it's not total cholesterol [19:48]

    - What it means to find the perfect paleo cholesterol [23:42]

    - Why the Wolfson family hangs out naked in their backyard on the weekends [24:47]

    - The best form of exercise for heart health [33:16]

    - Why marathoners and other endurance athletes are more likely to experience cardiovascular problems [34:37]

    - Dr. Wolfson's top 5 foundational supplements [37:03]

    - Negative implications of statin use that everyone NEEDS to know [42:00]

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    You can purchase a copy of The Paleo Cardiologist on Dr. Wolfson's website or on Amazon.

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  • From joint flexibility to better sleep and nutrition, you can actually hack your way to optimal health. Find out how by checking out my podcast with Dr. Brent Myers.

    Brent is a chiropractic sports physician and owner of Myers Chiropractic & Functional Health in Asheville, North Carolina. In his practice, Brent combines chiropractic care, manual therapy techniques like ART, FAKRT, and Graston, and patient-specific rehab to improve patient outcomes.

    Additionally, Brent utilizes a wide range of functional medicine treatments to further enhance his patients overall level of health. These include supplements, lab testing, and other "life hacks."

    During our awesome podcast, Brent and I focus a lot on these "life hacks." We talk about hacks for sleep, nutrition, kids nutrition, supplementation, joint health and more. Brent also shares a number of his favorite apps you can utilize to improve your health and help you be your best self. It's definitely an interview you won't want to miss.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - How Brent sets his day up for success and the importance of "me time" [4:23]

    - The struggles of balancing work and home life [9:06]

    - Hacks for optimizing your energy later in the day [10:56]

    - The cheapest drink to get your body going in the morning [13:13]

    - Hacks for getting kids to eat healthy food and is must-have breakfast [14:47]

    - Brent's top 5 supplements for kids [18:24]

    - The best ways to maintain joint health as we get older [21:25]

    - Why it's beneficial to hold long, static stretches [23:55]

    - Techniques for people who don't have time to stretch at the gym [25:59]

    - The best stretches you can do if you sit at a desk all day [26:34]

    - Why just 5 minutes of meditation is worthwhile [31:19]

    - Hacks for optimizing sleep, even if you travel [32:30]

    - The most important things to look at when tracking sleep [34:14]

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    Here is a list of apps/products we discussed in our podcast:

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  • Are you struggling with weight gain, digestive issues, food sensitivities, or sleep problems? Find out how you can reclaim your health by checking out my podcast with Shawna Curry.

    Shawna is a registered nurse, professional coach, and fitness instructor. She is also an Amazon bestselling author. Her book, Healthy by Choice: Your Blueprint for Vital Living, hit the #4 spot on the bestseller list just 48 hours after launching.

    Shawna's journey into health and wellness stems from her own struggles with food sensitivities, inflammation, sleep problems, and multiple sports injuries. She felt broken and helpless. Using a combination of her education, experience in the health and fitness world, and some experimentation, Shawna was able to overcome her health challenges.

    Now, through her company Your Lifestyle Strategy, she inspires others to take charge of their own health by providing total health solutions that promoting all aspects of healthy living, including fitness, sleep, nutrition, self-help, and overall lifestyle strategies.

    During my awesome podcast with Shawna, we talk about why she decided to become a registered nurse, the core components of a healthy diet, major flaws in our hospital system, her new book, and much more. Shawna is just a wealth of knowledge and you will learn a ton of incredible tips for helping make smart nutrition simple.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - What propelled Shawna to pursue a nursing degree [2:31]

    - The blame game when patients aren't willing to make a change [6:11]

    - Shawna's 10 core components of optimal nutrition [12:18]

    - The biggest nutrition component that people struggle with [14:55]

    - The worst and best breakfast you can eat in the morning [17:32]

    - Inherent flaws in our healthcare system [19:33]

    - The concept of fueling for your activity level [22:57]

    - Why it's best to eat seasonally [27:24]

    - Shawna's theory about the root cause of food sensitivities [29:28]

    - The optimal diet you can start implementing TODAY [33:03]

    - Shawna's 7 core pillars of health [36:27]

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    Also, don't forget to check out Shawna's book Healthy by Choice: Your Blueprint for Vital Living on Amazon. In it, she goes into more depth about the 7 pillars of health and reveals easy lifestyle changes you can make without needing to rely on gimmicky, fad diets.

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  • There is so much conflicting information regarding dieting. On the one hand, you've got diets touting the benefits of extreme restriction. On the other hand, you've got diets touting the benefits of no restriction, but an emphasis on calories and macros.

    The fact is, so much of our diet culture is centered on fear-mongering. And that can ultimately lead to confusion and inaction. If nutrition is something you're struggling with, then please check out my podcast with Jason Phillips.

    "I think the word diet is synonymous with a list of things we can’t have. And if your thought process around the way you’re going to eat for the rest of your life is predicated on restriction, that’s an issue and it’s one that’s not going to end well." - Jason Phillips

    Jason is nutrition coach and founder of iN³ Nutrition and the Nutritional Coaching Institute. Additionally, he is a former model and professional athlete. Jason is also the author of the eBook Macros Explained, your ultimate guide to macronutrient prescription for health, performance, and aesthetics.

    Over the course of Jason's career, he's helped tens of thousands of individuals, from the general population to CrossFit Games athletes, reach their personal best through nutrition counseling, macronutrient coaching, and motivational mentorship.

    Jason is a walking, talking billboard of what it means to represent good nutrition and nutrition coaching. During our awesome podcast we chop it up about his experience overcoming anorexia, how he found his passion for one-on-one coaching, the triangle of awareness, reverse dieting, CrossFit nutrition, ketogenic diets and so much more. This is definitely a podcast filled with incredibly useful information that you can start to implement right away.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - What propelled Jason into the nutritional coaching space [5:17]

    - How Jason was able to overcome full-blown anorexia and his changing relationship with food [10:53]

    - The complicated nature of our diet culture [15:08]

    - Why Jason doesn't prescribe to a particular nutritional philosophy [18:33]

    - How Jason built a successful one-on-one coaching business [21:06]

    - The triangle of awareness and the need to restore caloric maintenance [24:39]

    - Biofeedback and why it's so incredibly important for success [38:53]

    - The importance of mindfulness when it comes to food consumption [40:46]

    - Periodization for athletes, particularly those involved in CrossFit [43:40]

    - The worst diet for CrossFitters [48:56]

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  • If you're experiencing bloating, digestive discomfort, brain fog and/or fatigue, then definitely check out my podcast with"Gluten Free Guru" Jennifer Hugo, MS, CHC.

    Jennifer is a clinical nutritionist, wellness coach, yoga instructor, and the founder of Gluten Free School, a community where gluten-sensitive women discover simple, savvy, and empowering steps to get healthy.

    "I started to realize that there was a real need for people to not only feel like they were normal despite them having all these health issues and issues with food per se but also, how do you do it practically? How do you live this way and not feel like a prisoner or just like you’re being punished? How do you go out and feel like a normal person?" - Jennifer Hugo

    Additionally, Jennifer is the author of the best-selling book The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper: How to Eat Healthy without Breaking the Bank and creator of the Gluten-Free Sugar Cleanse, aimed at helping women feel amazing and energized by ditching their sugar habit.

    Jennifer's journey into nutrition began when she was in her 20s and experienced a slew of health issues, including constant headaches, gas, bloating, stomach pain, skin rashes, and fatigue. She went to doctor after doctor, but nobody had any answers for her. It wasn't until she sought help from a nutritionist that she was able to discover the root cause of her problems -- leaky gut and food sensitivities to gluten, dairy, eggs, cruciferous vegetables, and cashews.

    During my awesome podcast, Jennifer and I dive deep into various causes of gut imbalances, the obsession people have right now with elimination diets, logical starting points when someone suspects they have a food sensitivity, seemingly simple steps you can take to optimize your health and more.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - Why she started Gluten Free School [2:51]

    - Our overfocus on excessive elimination diets and what to do instead [11:13]

    - Why you should keep a food journal and track symptoms [15:27]

    - The macronutrient you're likely not getting enough of [17:52]

    - How your gut health ultimately affects your skin [26:20]

    - "Health" foods that could be exacerbating gut imbalances [29:39]

    - Simple steps you can take to optimize your gut and overall health [35:26]

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  • When it comes to losing weight, improving energy, or simply getting healthier, restrictive diets aren't necessarily the best option. In fact, according to Amy Pamensky, they can often lead to feelings of defeat, frustration, and disappointment.

    Amy is known as the Spiritual Nutrition. She helps women who are tired of dieting get out of nutritional overwhelm so that they can live better, be more comfortable with their bodies, and enjoy food again.

    As a clinical nutritionist consultant and holistic nutrition coach, Amy works with clients to create long-term food and lifestyle changes. Her approach to nutrition is realistic and balanced. She focuses on a combination of high-quality nutrients, eating psychology, and spirituality to provide a comprehensive mind-body approach for healing.

    Amy is the founder of Nourished Balance, where she offers nutrition coaching, nutrition advice, recipes, and workplace wellness programs. Also, Amy recently launched Spiritual Nutritionist, which includes group coaching, workshops, and wellness retreats.

    During my awesome podcast with Amy, we talk about what it means to be a spiritual nutritionist, her own personal struggles with digestive problems, the realm of eating psychology, body image, and more. I really enjoyed this interview and I know you will, too.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - Amy's own struggles that led her to become a spiritual nutritionist [3:49]

    - The importance of mind-body connection [10:53]

    - Two spectrums of perception that people have with food [14:01]

    - How to determine if you're eating because of emotional reasons [15:35]

    - The importance of not basing our identity off of a specific type of diet [17:55]

    - Tools to help women feel more comfortable with their body [19:26]

    - Amy's biggest failures [30:01]

    - Why you need to set time for yourself in the morning [36:21]

    - The three pillars of becoming fully nourished [40:02]

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  • When you think of high-level athletes like Olympic weightlifters, NBA players, or NFL players, you probably assume that they eat a large amount of meat or other animal products to fuel their workout. But more and more athletes are trading in steak for tofu and tempeh. If you're curious why or are simply interested in learning more about becoming vegan, then definitely check out my podcast with vegan fitness coach, author, and speaker Karina Inkster.

    A vegan for 15+ years, Karina is your go-to, no-BS professional fitness nut who is passionate about both the moral and physical benefits of switching to a plant-based diet. She refers to herself as providing a friendly kick in the butt that inspires people to live their best, healthiest, most plant-strong life.

    Karina is the founder of Healthy Living Academy, an online training program that offers vegan fitness and nutrition coaching to clients all around the world. She is also the author of two books: Vegan Vitality: Your Complete Guide to an Active, Healthy, Plant-Based Lifestyle and Foam Rolling: 50 Exercises for Massage, Injury Prevention, and Core Strength.

    Additionally, Karina is the founder of The Vancouver Women's Weight Lifting Group. She also holds a Master's degree in gerontology, specializing in health and aging.

    In this week's podcast, Karina and I really dive deep into nutrition and the benefits of eating a vegan diet, not just for athletes and fitness buffs, but for the general population as a whole. We talk a lot about the importance of mindset, what it takes to be a "good" vegan, tips for people interested in becoming vegan, quick fix vegan recipes and more.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - The importance of making sure your nutrition fuels your fitness [2:33]

    - Steps you can take to level out your nutrition and the idea of the "junk food vegan"[4:25]

    - Why you have to think of veganism in terms of abundance as opposed to deprivation [7:00]

    - Simple tips for making the transition to a vegan diet [11:37]

    - How to determine your protein needs and how to fuel them on a vegan diet [13:32]

    - The best way to structure your meals throughout the day to reach protein goals [20:27]

    - Why having a designated food prep day is extremely helpful [21:54]

    - Quick fix breakfast meals you can whip up before a workout [24:38]

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    Click here if you'd like to watch Karina's video for how to make overnight oats.

    You can also click here for Karina's Tofu Scramble recipe and here for her FREE list of 350 vegan grocery items.

  • You don't have to go on a restrictive diet in order to get leaner, stronger or perform better. According to Matt Walrath, the real key to sustainable nutrition and incredible results revolves around macros.

    Matt Walrath is a CrossFit athlete and owner of Beyond Macros, a nutrition coaching company aimed at helping CrossFitters, triathletes and weightlifters improve performance through macronutrient-based nutrition coaching.

    Through Matt's unique approach to fitness that focuses on realistic and sustainable lifestyle changes, he's been able to crack the code on how to help clients lose weight and keep it off.

    During my awesome podcast with Matt, we talk about the importance of macronutrients, how to best utilize macros to get the fitness and body composition results you want, his favorite pre- and post-workout meals and much more. You're going to learn a ton of great nutrition tips from this interview. I hope you enjoy!

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - Why macro counting is better and more sustainable than meal plans [2:35]

    - The best entry-level place to start in determining your macros [6:53]

    - Why Matt doesn't recommend a particular amount of meals per day [7:57]

    - How much protein you should aim to get each day [10:07]

    - Carbohydrates and how too few carbs leads to "Mom Brain" [13:33]

    - Why low-carb isn't always a good option and how to best incorporate carbs when working out [16:02]

    - The benefits of eating before and after you train [18:45]

    - Matt's favorite pre- and post-workout meals/snacks [21:46]

    How Matt views fats [26:11]

    - The most frequent problems Matt sees with clients and how to fix them [33:27]

    - Nutrition tips for people who travel [36:11]

    - How to get your grocery bill down to $6 a day [38:38]

    - Matt's macro coaching program [44:08]

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  • When trying to get healthy, often times movement or physical activity is the lowest barrier to entry and where most people find comfort getting started. However, beginning a training program is still a challenge. What should you be focusing on? What exercises are best for you? How can you prevent injury? You'll get those answers and more in this week's podcast with Charlie Weingroff.

    Charlie is one of the top performance experts in the world. He is a doctor of physical therapy, certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Charlie is also a member of the Nike executive performance council and serves as the physical performance lead and head strength and conditioning coach for the Canadian Men's National Basketball team.

    Additionally, Charlie is the former strength coach for the Philadelphia 76ers and the former lead physical therapist for Marine Corps Special Operations Command.

    Currently, works as a physical therapist and strength coach at Drive 495 in Manhattan and Fit For Life in New Jersey. Although, he often travels to consult and treat people around the globe.

    Charlie's Training=Rehab DVDs and seminar series are recognized as selling close to 2,000 copies thus far. In addition to his DVD set, Charlie is a former powerlifter and has experience working with both the general population as well as elite professionals and Olympic athletes.

    I'm super excited to have Charlie on the show. We talked about training and rehab and the synergy between the two. We also discuss if you should start with weight training or cardio and how intense that training should be. If you're planning to start a new training program this is going to be particularly beneficial for you. And if you're a trainer you will definitely learn some really great approaches to help your clients improve their strength while also preventing injury.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - Charlie's 6 buckets of rehab techniques [9:12]

    - The disconnect between ending physical therapy and ongoing conditioning [12:32]

    - The most efficient way to approach exercise in order to prevent injury [18:59]

    - How to determine your readiness for exercise [21:40]

    - The "Easy Effort Method" and why training until failure isn't always best [27:33]

    - Why rest is so critically important in the healing process [43:25]

    - Charlie's T=R programs and his latest DVD T=R3 [45:42]

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    You can also purchase Charlie's T=R DVDs by clicking here.

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  • If you've ever been curious about the benefits of medical marijuana or Cannabidiol (CBD) and what it can do for you, check out my podcast with Bryan Hardy.

    Bryan is a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach who specializes in helping busy professions revitalize their gut and hormones in order to help combat anxiety and depression, experience joy and improve performance. He is also an avid biohacker and host of the Redefining Reality Podcast.

    Using what many would say are "unconventional" methods of treatment, Bryan is able to help clients -- both in person and online -- address the root cause of their health challenges and create sustainable lifestyle changes.

    Bryan's journey into health began when his appendix ruptured, leading to widespread infection, including candida overgrowth, parasites, and bowel obstructions. Additionally, Bryan suffered from bouts of anxiety, depression, adrenal fatigue and low testosterone. It's from these things he learned from his own challenges that motivated him to educate, coach and empower others to take control of their health, body, and mind.

    During our podcast, Bryan and I talk a lot about cannabinoids and other natural plants that have therapeutic healing powers. We also dive deep into alternative treatments for inflammation and anxiety and the importance of deep tissue massage and fascial stretch therapy. It's a really fascinating interview that you won't want to miss.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - The anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoids/CBD [6:03]

    - What Bryan tells people who are apprehensive about trying CBD [12:05]

    - The optimal form of CBD and most beneficial dosage depending on your needs [14:06]

    - The importance of having a balanced ratio of THC and CBD [16:16]

    - Why CBD is particularly beneficial for those suffering from anxiety [19:57]

    - The importance of fascia and how it affects both our mental and physical health [25:21]

    - Why you should consider getting a deep tissue massage [30:16]

    - Bryan's biggest nutrition needle movers [34:43]

    - The meal Bryan would eat if he could only eat one meal for the rest of his life [45:32]

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  • Fitness and delicious food don't need to be mutually exclusive. If you're curious about how you can lose weight, build muscle or get healthier while still enjoying satisfying, yummy food, then definitely check out my podcast with self-proclaimed food lover Ben Johnson.

    Ben is a writer, fitness coach, entrepreneur and founder of BenTrained.com. As a coach, Ben uses science-based strategies to help his clients enjoy great food while also experiencing better fitness results.

    In addition to his coaching, Ben is a published cookbook author. His book For the Health of It: The Beginner's Guide to Recipe Creation provides readers with the tools to create healthy versions of their favorite foods.

    Ben's interest in the fitness and nutrition industry stems from being a "former chubster" as a child, and he's not ashamed of it. Thanks to his own experiences battling weight problems and his passion for food, Ben has been able to help others fight the chub and start the journey towards better health.

    Ben is extremely wise for his age and just doing great things in the fitness industry. During our awesome interview, we talk about the fundamentals of good nutrition and how food doesn't have to be painfully tasteless and bland in order for you to be fit or lose weight. We also dive deep into the impact of social media in the fitness industry and how it affects our perception of ourselves. It's a really great interview that I think will resonate with everyone.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - How he designs his coaching programs to get the BEST results [10:33]

    - What macros are and why they are incredibly important [13:36]

    - The biggest misconception people have about identifying macros [17:24]

    - Why you should track your food and how to make food tracking fun [20:15]

    - Ben's recommended ratios of protein, carbs and fat [24:06]

    - How you can be fit and still eat delicious food [26:42]

    - Why flexibility in your diet is NECESSARY for success [30:11]

    - The need to cut yourself some slack when it comes to nutrition [31:10]

    - How to spice up your protein so that it tastes DELICIOUS [33:38]

    - The 80/20 rule of nutrition [38:23]

    - Ben's take on social media and the importance of embracing authenticity and vulnerability [44:40]

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    You can download Ben's free macronutrient cheat sheet here.

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  • The power of doing the work and loving yourself is far more important for weight loss and body change than the foods we put in our mouths, according to Krista Scott-Dixon, Ph.D. If you've experienced trouble losing weight, improving body composition or just generally are interested in discovering tips for boosting your health and happiness, then definitely check out my podcast with Krista.

    Krista is the Director of Curriculum at Precision Nutrition, one of the top online nutrition coaching and coach certification programs in the world. She is also the creator of the PN Coaching Program and it's offshoot ProCoach and co-author of the PN Level 1 certification textbook The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition Certification Manual. In her 20+ year career teaching a coaching, she's helped thousands of students and clients change their lives for the better.

    Additionally, Krista is published widely in both academic and popular presses and is a sought-after speaker on the topics of nutrition, emotional well-being and behavioral change. Her latest book, Why Me Want Eat: Fixing Your Food F*ckedupitude, tackles the subject of disordered eating in an informal, simple and humorous way.

    Krista's journey into the world of fitness is an unconventional one. A self-proclaimed unathletic person, Krista was often picked last for teams and used to hide out in the locker room to avoid gym class. Then, in college, she had her 'aha' moment when she gained 50 pounds. It was then that she realized she had to do something different and began educating herself about nutrition and weight training.

    Prior to joining Precision Nutrition, Krista was a researcher and faculty member at York University in Toronto.

    As if that's not enough, Krista is also the creator of the groundbreaking women's weight training website, Stumptuous.com.

    This is an incredibly uplifting conversation chalk full of amazing information. We talk about the coaching process, establishing awareness with those looking to create change in their life, the power of action and the importance of loving your body. I guarantee you will come out of this podcast with a new understanding of what it truly takes to accomplish your goals, whether it's weight loss, improved health or something else.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - The best predictor of success in any program [4:28]

    - Why compassion is so vitally important for the process of change [6:54]

    - 3 simple changes you can make TODAY to lose weight [12:36]

    - The main drivers for people to want to lose weight [19:27]

    - Why the weight-loss process is more important than the end goal [23:39]

    - Tools to measure self-love [26:56]

    - The most important question every coach should ask his/her clients [29:57]

    - The power of community [39:16]

    - Why every gym should consider having a dog [41:27]

    - Krista's latest book and how being f*cked up doesn't determine you [45:11]

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  • If you're interested in learning how to build and maintain muscle while simultaneously losing fat, then definitely check out my podcast with Jim Brown.

    Jim is an elite athlete and former bodybuilder who's been in the industry for more than 20 years. Over the course of his career, Jim has developed an expertise in every aspect of body transformation, including hormone optimization, nutrition and resistance training.

    Jim is the co-author of The Metabolic Blowtorch Diet and Testosterone Therapy Bible. He is also the creator of Forged Training and Co-Owner of Optimized Life Nutrition with Jay Campbell (who I interviewed a few months ago on the Smart Nutrition Made Simple Show) and Joshua Smith.

    During this podcast, Jim and I really dive deep into his nutritional journey as both a natural and regular bodybuilder. We also talk about ways to clean out our nutrition, how to tailor your diet based on your body type and simple tricks to help people stay on track with a healthy lifestyle. Whether you're a bodybuilder or average gym-goer, you will learn some amazing information from this interview.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - How Jim got into the fitness industry [3:39]

    - Jim's biggest tip for minimizing muscle loss while getting lean [6:42]

    - How not to sacrifice your lifestyle to maintain a certain body fat level [11:22]

    - The number one way to know if you're burning more body fat [14:14]

    - How everyone can benefit from trying intermittent fasting [17:41]

    - Why Jim is a big proponent of a whole foods diet [20:03]

    - One of the biggest weight-loss saboteurs that many of us are eating [22:33]

    - The concept of an insulin controlled lifestyle and how you can benefit from it [24:30]

    - The best way to structure your peri-workout nutrition to maximize results [29:33]

    - General nutritional recommendations for different body types [32:29]

    - Why Jim doesn't leave the house without a cooler full of snacks [34:27]

    - When drinking alcohol becomes an issue [38:42]

    - How you can become more proactive in your healthcare [44:03]

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  • Are you living a life of purpose? It's a difficult question to answer, and one that takes a significant amount of introspection. If your answer isn't a resounding yes or if you're interested in discovering the secrets to lifelong happiness and well-being, then definitely check out my podcast with Dai Manuel.

    Dai is a certified lifestyle mentor, executive performance coach, motivational speaker, former COO of Fitness Town Inc., award-winning blogger and author of the Whole Life Fitness Manifesto. He is also the proud dad of two daughters and a devoted husband.

    After personally struggling with childhood obesity, Dai has made it his life's mission to live a healthier, more active lifestyle and help others do the same. Through his coaching programs, Dai blends mindfulness, personal development, and purposeful workouts to empower individuals to create a life of awesomeness.

    Dai is truly the epitome of health, fitness, passion, and purpose. During our uplifting interview, we really dive deep into empowerment and leading a FUN-ctionally fit life through education, encouragement, and community. We also talk about his daily struggles of being a dad with young kids. I think this podcast will really resonate with everyone and I hope that it motivates you to make whatever changes are necessary to optimize your health and happiness.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - Dai's life by design moment that prompted him to live out of a suitcase with his family for more than 2 years [2:05]

    - Why Dai decided to move his family to Bali [6:31]

    - How you can leverage 2% of each day to improve your body, mind, and spirit [8:38]

    - Dai's pillars for finding a life of purpose [10:23]

    - How Dai leads by example for his children [15:25]

    - Dai's 3 coaching programs, one of which is completely free [16:37]

    - The importance of cultivating a sense of community and positive interaction [18:57]

    - Struggles and transformative experiences Dai had that shaped him into the coach and mentor he is today [22:34]

    - How Dai's daughters are handling their nomad lifestyle [30:50]

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  • Are you experiencing joint pain, weight gain and/or lack of energy as you're getting older? Find out how to become a healthier, fitter, younger you by checking out my podcast with Erin Nielsen.

    Erin is a licensed physical therapist, certified health coach and Pilates instructor who's made it her mission to find the fountain of youth. Erin believes that no matter your age you can naturally reset your body to burn fat, look youthful and get your energy back by tackling the root causes of deteriorating youth and health.

    Through The Youth Method program, Erin empowers women, particularly those who are 40+, through nutrition, fitness, and mindset to defy aging and reclaim their health.

    Today on the show Erin and I talk in depth about The Youth Method. We also chat about the 4Ps of nutrition, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and Erin's 10/5/3/1 method of gratitude. This is a really inspirational interview that you won't want to miss.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - How her sister's neck injury sparked her interest in physical therapy [1:57]

    - The major health changes Erin noticed when she turned 40 [6:39]

    - Why Erin started The Youth Method [8:10]

    - The best way to eat in order to look younger and feel younger [10:34]

    - Some of Erin's favorite meals, including her go-to healthy dessert recipes [12:44]

    - Foods you should avoid, especially ones that are disguised as health foods [17:21]

    - Erin's biggest exercise mistake and the best workouts to improve longevity [19:35]

    - Examples of Erin's 10-30 minute HIIT workouts [22:05]

    - Why you should consider doing 1 random act of kindness a day [29:05]

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    As a thank you to our listeners, Erin is offering everyone a free copy of her 72 Hour Flat Belly Detox. The detox includes three 10-minute workouts as well as recipes and meal plans.

    Also, check out this link for the Brownie Bites recipe that she mentions in the podcast.

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  • Being a dad is definitely tough. There's the pressure of needing to provide for your family while at the same time providing for yourself. If you're interested in learning how to become a better husband, father, mentor, business owner or really just a productive member of society, definitely check out my podcast with Curtis Jackson.

    Curtis is the co-owner of Jackson Strength in Solana Beach, CA. Jackson Strength is a premier fitness facility specializing in helping youth volleyball and baseball athletes get strong, stay healthy and achieve their athletic dreams.

    Additionally, Curtis is the founder of the Warrior Dad Coaching Program aimed at helping dads reclaim their health, vitality, and athleticism through nutrition, fitness, and mindset training. Curtis is also working on a hunting academy to teach newbie hunters how to kill, gut, skin, butcher, and cook their own meat. (You can find out more about this by contacting Curtis at office@jacksonstrength.com).

    Curtis holds certifications from The National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), The Poliquin International Certification Program, USA Weightlifting and the CHEK Institute.

    During our interview, Curtis and I chop it up about what it means to be a good dad, particularly when it comes to providing good food for his family. We also talk about the process of creating more "oneness" with our food, environment, community, and culture. I hope you enjoy!

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - Why hunting has become such a big part of Curtis' life [12:58]

    - The importance of unplugging and getting out into the wilderness [18:04]

    - Curtis' Warrior Dad Coaching Program [25:00]

    - The most common struggles dads deal with on a daily basis [30:36]

    - Why Curtis chooses to work with dads [32:13]

    - Curtis' biggest strengths and weaknesses when it comes to parenting [40:08]

    - The benefits of intermittent fasting and time-restricted eating [43:40]

    Follow Curtis Jackson Here:

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    Want to learn more about Jackson Strenght? Check out my awesome interview with Curtis' wife Krystal Jackson. During our podcast, we talk about what it means to be a "forever athlete," the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone and more.

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  • Whether you've recently been diagnosed with or are suffering from a chronic illness, this podcast with Dr. Stephen Cabral can help give you the tools to take back your health and possibly even get you off of your medications.

    "If you’re on cholesterol medication if you’re on blood pressure medication if you have Hashimoto's, what’s the end goal? Is the end goal to literally stay medicated for the rest of your life? To me, that doesn't make sense."

    Stephen is a board-certified naturopathic doctor, founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute in Boston and founder of StephenCabral.com.

    Stephen's interest in medicine started when he was diagnosed with a host of "incurable" health issues including Addison's disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Type 2 Diabetes. He saw more than 50 doctors and tried more than 100 treatment protocols without success. Unwilling to accept his fate, Stephen immersed himself in the world of functional medicine. It was then that he found relief from his ailments.

    Following his success with his own health, Stephen decided to go to school to become a naturopathic physician. During his studies, Stephen completed internships around the world where he discovered how to combine ancient Ayurvedic healing practices with state-of-the-art naturopathic and functional medicine to fully rebalance and re-energize the body.

    Now, Stephan uses functional medicine lab testing and personalized wellness plans to help clients rebalance their mind and body to recover from autoimmune, thyroid, fatigue, hormone, weight gain, digestive, mood, skin, and dozens of other hard to treat health conditions. He is living proof that you absolutely can get well again.

    During our discussion, Stephen and I talk about the origin of dis-ease and what he views as the perfect diet. We also dive deep into the detoxification process and different lab testing methodology people can use to identify toxic overload. I think you're really going to enjoy this podcast and Stephen's message of hope, especially if you're suffering from chronic health problems.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - Stephan's journey from being given no hope of recovery to having a thriving medical practice [7:56]

    - The most important things Stephen learned from his internships abroad [11:26]

    - What are the biggest influencers on health and disease prevention [14:01]

    - How we become dis-eased [15:38]

    - 3 main lab tests everyone should consider taking [16:40]

    - Foundational nutrition principles that really work [25:10]

    - Stephen's take on the ketogenic diet and who will and will not benefit from it [30:12]

    - The steps Stephen takes to help heal his clients [37:52]

    - The ultimate diet you should be eating [41:11]

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  • Whether you're looking to find more balance in your life, improve your health and fitness or grow your own business, this podcast with Vince Del Monte will give you simple steps you can take to accomplish your goals.

    Vince is a fitness guru who has dedicated his life to transforming the lives of skinny, scrawny, wimpy men and women so that they live better, feel better and have more confidence in their bodies. Nicknamed The Skinny Guy Savior, Vince has helped thousands of individuals learn to train harder, not smarter. Utilizing his coaching skills and muscle fiber training workouts, Vince's clients see muscle gains in just a couple weeks rather than months. Additionally, Vince is a WBFF Pro Fitness model, the author of the best-selling muscle building book No-Nonsense Muscle Building: Skinny Guy Secrets to Insane Muscle Gain, and runs an online coaching business where he helps entrepreneurs scale to 6 and 7 figures a year. I had a really fun conversation with Vince where we dissect the 5 M's of Manhood --Muscle, Mindset, Money, Mission, and Marriage -- and how they relate to weight loss, health, fitness, and business. Vince also shares seemingly simple advice for achieving balance, clarity, vision and ultimately success in our lives. I learned a great deal during this podcast and I'm sure you will, too! In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - Why Vince became passionate about helping skinny men build muscle [5:07]

    - How to balance the 5 M's in your life and metrics you can use to measure your success [14:08]

    - The simplest path for turning your vision into a reality [20:52]

    - How you can use the 5 M's approach to weight loss [25:42]

    - The value of investing in a coach [29:14]

    - Why community is so vital to long-term success in reaching your goals [37:51]

    - What it means to live a life by design [43:05]

    - Tips for structuring your day in order to provide a healthy work-life balance [47:56]

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  • Do you suffer from the quintessential "dad bod," have difficulty losing weight, have low muscle tone and/or experience feelings of depression? It's possible that you could have low testosterone. Low-T is becoming increasingly common, currently affecting 4 in every 10 men over the age of 45 according to the Urology Care Foundation. If this sounds like you or someone you know, then check out my podcast with Ali Gilbert.

    Ali is a trainer and fitness expert who specializes in men's health. She is highly sought after for her unique approach to training that includes a combination of nutrition and hormone optimization to improve body composition.

    Ali is a Golf Digest top 50 golf fitness professional and is the founder of the personal online coaching brand Metabolic Golf, where she trains busy professionals who are aiming to improve their golf game through strength, nutrition and lifestyle changes. She is also a partner at Greenwich DX Sports Lab and the director of performance at CLAY Health Club + Spa in Port Chester, NY.

    During our show today Ali and I dive deep into the importance of measuring testosterone levels in men, especially those over 40, why so many men are suffering from low T, how our environment, lifestyle, sleep, nutrition and training affect testosterone and what we can do to overcome some of these obstacles through lifestyle changes. If you're over 40 or simply just interested in understanding more about testosterone and how to improve your hormones through lifestyle, then this podcast will provide you with immense value.

    In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

    - Why Ali became an advocate for men's health [5:15]

    - How our environment and obesity contribute to the low-T epidemic [7:57]

    - Whether or not our body is actually able to detoxify itself [11:27]

    - Telltale signs of low-T [12:28]

    - The relationships between stress and low-T [15:12]

    - Some first steps men can take if they suspect they have low testosterone [17:56]

    - Blood markers of low-T that conventional doctors may be overlooking [20:35]

    - Lifestyle, nutrition and training factors that can help improve testosterone levels [30:12]

    - Subjective and objective tools Ali uses on her clients before each training session [41:22]

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    If you're interested in finding out more about testosterone optimization, check out my podcast with Jay Campbell, the author of TRT Revolution. You'll learn a ton of great information regarding hormone replacement therapy and techniques for improving physique.

    You can also check out my podcast with Dr. Jade Teta who recently wrote a book called Lose Weight Here: The Metabolic Secret to Target Stubborn Fat and Fix Your Problem Areas. During our interview, Dr. Teta shares his revolutionary approach to sustained weight loss and muscle growth through caloric restriction and hormonal balance.