722: Discipline – Why It Feels So Elusive (And What You Can Do About It)

It always helps to figure out first in which area in your life that you could insert DISCIPLINE a little more! Be specific with what outcome you want, work on it every day, and stick with it. The highlight of this Saturday’s Q&A episode is discipline and how you could incorporate it into your life. Join us as we tackle the topic!

Today’s winner gets a bottle of Probiotics!

Here’s the list of questions we’re discussing in this episode:

  • Can you talk about discipline?
  • You always hear that you should be “the dumbest” person in your group in order to elevate and grow. I get the concept. But how do you find that in real life? I have some great long-time friends… that I’m keeping but I keep thinking I should do more and find an additional group? Not easy to do at my age and introvert tendencies.
  • The pictures on my online dating profile are from when I was 30 pounds lighter, which I gained in the last couple of months due to stress and lack of focus. Should I disclose that I’ve gained weight or should I update the pics (which I haven’t been taking pics) or should I pause online dating until I get my shit together?
  • Why can’t I stop eating? I’ve listened to hundreds of EB’s podcasts. I’m in therapy and I’ve lost 80 lbs over 2 years… and I still can’t stop eating/bingeing and keep regaining my weight. I still have 100 lbs to lose.

We announce the winner of Probiotics at the end of the episode!

Here’s the Primal Potential Facebook group mentioned in the episode. We’re excited to have you there!

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You can send us your questions here!

719: Getting Past Your Limiting Beliefs

Acknowledging that you do have limiting beliefs is the very first step toward getting past them. This Saturday we’re talking about the challenge in it and why it’s very important to do!

We’re giving away Klassy Glasses gift card in today’s episode! https://lddy.no/9te8

Here are the questions we’re answering this Saturday:

  • How do I change my limiting beliefs?
  • How can you decrease inflammation in your body?
  • What are the best natural sources of probiotics? What is an appropriate serving to maintain gut health?
  • Why do I continually make poor food choices even when I know better?
  • Does Elizabeth do 1:1 virtual nutrition counseling? I am overwhelmed by all the diet information out there and would be very interested in this.

Today’s giveaway winner gets a Klassy Glasses gift card! You can use the coupon code PRIMAL when you purchase a pair of glasses! https://lddy.no/9te8

Be the winner of our next giveaway! Just don’t forget to leave a review of the Primal Potential podcast on our Apple Podcasts page, let us know what you think about Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram and tag us to share your favorite episode of the program! We’d love to read all of it!

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710: Using Food for Emotional Needs

It’s a listener Q&A episode! We’re focusing on one of those “hard pills to swallow” and that is the fact that emotional eating doesn’t really soothe anything. In this episode we’re discussing the difference between finding a distraction and creating solution.

Today’s giveaway winner gets $20 gift card to Butcher Box!

This Saturday we’re answering these questions:

  • How do I get myself to consistently lean toward more positive, productive, thought processes?
  • How do you stop using food to soothe hurts?
  • How can I save money in a way that doesn’t make me feel stressed?
  • How can I keep myself on a schedule?
  • How do you start a meditation habit?
  • I have heard you mention a few times that you have a goal this year of (I’m summarizing here, please forgive as it’s been a while since I heard you talk about it) creating more meaningful connections, better relationships, and being less task focused when it comes to your boyfriend. Something like this, right? Do you talk about this in more depth anywhere? I can totally relate to this and it is definitely an area in my life that I can improve. Wanting to know and learn more about what you’re doing.

Found out today’s winner of Butcher Box at the end of the episode!

Here’s how you can win our giveaways: leave a review of the Primal Potential podcast on our Apple Podcasts page, let us know about what you think of Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon, and/or tag us on Facebook and Instagram and let us know about your favorite episode of the program!

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707: Avoidance Isn’t Refuge – Listener Q&A

One of the topics we’re focusing on in this Saturday’s Q&A is NUMBERS – the thing you see on the scale, on your bank account, or on anything else that contributes to your life and mindset. How do you face these figures? What does ‘avoidance isn’t refuge’ mean when it comes to these numbers? Join us as we tackle the topic in this episode!

Here’s the complete list of questions we’re answering today:

  • I would love your opinion on tracking body composition and weight. I’m working with a counselor who wants me to avoid numbers altogether, as she thinks I try to over-control these variables. However, I believe that avoiding these numbers is hiding from them. You once said “avoidance isn’t refuge” in the 12WT and it’s always stuck with me. I think it’s important to train myself to be able to face the numbers and have an objective, non-dramatic response to them regardless of what they are. I also think it’s important to have an objective measure of progress so I can re-evaluate whether or not what I’m doing is working. On the other hand, I also feel a reasonable amount of stress at the thought of letting go of numerical measures of progress altogether, so maybe she’s onto something. What are your thoughts?
  • What are some physically actionable activities to ride out cravings?
  • How do I stop self-sabotage and procrastination from keeping me from identifying what I truly want in my life?
  • I’d love to hear tips for facing the plateau- after sustained effort, there is a point where the scale seems stuck- (or broken!) How do you maintain focus to have the positive belief that it will happen with sustained effort?
  • What’s your thoughts on nut consumption? I absolutely love them, so if you are pro-nut, when would Be the best time to eat them and with what?

Today’s giveaway winner gets a bottle of mood+! We announce the winner at the end of the episode!

We have a giveaway every Saturday! Here’s how you can join and win:

Here’s the Primal Potential Facebook page we talked about in the episode.

Do you have any questions that you would like us to answer in the next listener Q&A? You can submit it here!

694: Getting Out of Your Own Way

“How do I get out of my own way?” is a question we often hear! Sometimes, the answer is more about what you’re doing to get in your own way and if you’re willing to create an improvement today. In today’s episode we’re digging deeper into this question and many more!

Registration for the 12 Weeks to Transformation – Winter is finally open! It’s going to be a great way to start 2020!

We’re answering these questions in this week’s Q&A:

  • I’m wondering if you have any lunch ideas and your reasons for choosing the ingredients etc. I often find lunch time the hardest part of my day for making good choices and would love some suggestions.
  • Where do I start?
  • I would like to know how many journals you have. Do you keep separate journals for your food and HEC  tracking, then another for Identity? Another for gratitude? Another for money?
  • Do you cook your salmon cakes before you freeze them?
  • How do I get out of my own way?
  • I was wondering if you could give some advice on how to find a credible Life Coach Certification program. There are so many online to choose from and since you are in this business, I would love to hear your input. By the way, would you mind sharing where you received your life coaching training?

Congratulations to today’s winner of a box of turmeric latte from Four Sigmatic! We made the exciting announcement by the end of the episode – stay tuned for that!

Registration for the 12 Weeks to Transformation – Winter is finally open! It’s going to be a great way to start 2020!