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403: When Hunger & Satiety Signals Break

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Today we are talking about how we mess up our body's natural ability to regulate hunger & satiety, or feelings of fullness. Our body is actually designed to keep us from gaining too much weight through a series of hormonal signals. However, we have the ability to impair those hormonal signals by overeating or eating too much sugar, starch & processed foods. Fortunately for all of us, we can fix ...Read More

Why Bother?

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Okay guys, it's time for some real talk about those days when you wonder why you even bother trying to eat healthy or reach your goals. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here. I'm nearing the end of this egg harvesting/freezing process. I'm pumping myself so full of a variety of hormones I can barely see straight. When I went in for my ultrasound ...Read More

395: Low Carb, High Insulin? The Insulin Index Part 2

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Insulin is the master fat loss hormone. Optimizing insulin production and release means fat loss, energy, satiety and the absence of cravings. Not optimizing insulin means fat storage, difficulty burning fat, fatigue, mood swings, cravings and more. In episode 394 we introduced the insulin index and explained how insulin can be impacted even when blood sugar is not. Today we're getting tactical & specific - reviewing which foods might have ...Read More

I Can Do Hard Things

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Those of you who have followed me or the Primal Potential podcast for a long time know that "I can do hard things" is one of my mantras. Lately, it's practically an unending chant. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here. I spent too much of my life talking myself out of things - talking myself out of living fully. I spent more time ...Read More

394: What Is The Insulin Index?

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Today we are talking about the insulin index. We talk a lot about the way carbohydrates drive insulin and how our control over insulin really determines our energy, hunger, cravings and ability to burn fat. However, there are many more factors at play than just carbohydrate when we're talking about insulin. In fact, there are some foods that don't have much of an impact on blood sugar but do drive ...Read More

393: Don’t Believe Everything You Think

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One of the most destructive ways to hold yourself back & stay stuck in fear and excuses is to believe every thought you think. Do not believe everything you think. In today's impromptu episode, I'm sharing a particularly challenging experience I had this past weekend & how it showed me a huge opportunity to stop believing my thoughts. My thoughts were creating fear and making a tough situation nearly impossible. ...Read More

389: Primal Vs. Keto

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What's the difference between primal and keto? How do I know if I'm in ketosis? Do I have to be in ketosis to burn fat? We're tackling these questions and a whole lot more in today's episode. In episode 387 I laid the foundation for our week of discussion around ketogenic diets. I defined ketosis, ketones and talked a little bit about "clean keto" versus all those keto plans touting ...Read More

388: The Keto Reset Diet with Mark Sisson

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Today we have best selling author Mark Sisson on the show! Mark's book The Primal Blueprint was a game changer for me when I was initially adopting a primal way of eating. On today's episode we're talking about his newest book, The Keto Reset Diet and how he thinks phases of what I'll call "clean keto" are the next level of primal in terms of anti-aging, fat loss, performance, satiety ...Read More

387: How To Become A Better Fat Burner

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You can become a better fat burner. If you are overweight, if you have regular cravings or feel like you're hungry all the time, I'd bet that your body isn't very good at burning your stored body fat. We can change that. In today's episode we're talking about how you train your body to either be carbohydrate dependent or an efficient fat burner. If your body can't efficiently access your ...Read More

Keto Reset?

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Today was a big day for me! I interviewed Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint, for the podcast! He has a new book coming out in October called The Keto Reset Diet. His team sent me a copy in advance of our chat today and I fell in love with the balanced approach to doing keto right (as opposed to all the crazy marketing-hyped fad diet approaches to doing ...Read More