740: Your Questions About the 12 WT

Welcome to another Q&A episode! We receive a lot of questions about the 12 Weeks to Transformation. From the topic of goals, how it works, what you can get out of it, and everything else – this Saturday we’re answering these questions!

We’re giving away the latest version of our Identity Journal!

Here’s the list of questions we’re discussing today:

  • I don’t have a lot of extra time – how much time will I need to set aside for the 12 WT?
  • Is the 12 WT just about weight loss?
  • Do you give us a plan to follow?
  • How does it work? What can I expect?
  • How much of it is individualized?
  • What if I don’t have any particular goal in mind? Do I need that kind of clarity in order to take advantage of the challenges?

We have the winner of our Identity Journal at the end of the episode! Stay tuned.

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Send us your question here!

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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What’s Holding You Back?

It’s easy to focus on things you want to do. And while it’s easy to list them off, it can quickly become overwhelming. So many good intentions, so little energy to act on them all.

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I’d like to propose a different approach.

As I drove to the gym this morning, I was listening to Cal Fussman interview Tim Ferriss in his June 30th podcast episode.

Tim was talking about his writing philosophy and how he tries to remove words that add to drag.

When you’re writing, extra words, redundant phrases and unnecessary explanations can absolutely bog down a story.

Cutting out what slows things down is not only a great way to approach writing, but also a powerful way to approach life.

In your life, what adds to drag? What slows you down? What slows down your progress? What choices or patterns are keeping you from reaching your goals or living a life you love?

I’ll give a few examples from my own life.

Not getting enough sleep.

Drinking alcohol frequently or in excess.

Sugar & starch

Negativity or complaining

Procrastination

Comparison

Clutter

How about you? Don’t just read these words. Use them. Make a list.

From there, come up with a strategy to remove what adds to drag TODAY.

You don’t have to make a pledge or commitment for the next month. Simply focus on today.

What will you tackle today?

Incomplete Truths & Well Intended Lies

In episode 496 of the podcast I answer a question that was sent to me on Instagram. Someone asked, “How did you get to the point of not telling stories, not binging and becoming consistent?”

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Here’s the thing: I still tell stories. I still make excuses. But, there’s a difference in my response to them now.

I refuse to accept incomplete truths and well-intended lies.

It hasn’t always been that way. In fact, for most of my life, my days were merely a sequence of lies and incomplete truths strung together.

This one thing won’t hurt.

I’ll binge today so it’s out of my system and I’ll be super strict tomorrow.

Well, I’ve already screwed up today so I might as well go all in.

I’ve been so good, I deserve this.

All of those statements, and so many more, are incredibly incomplete truths.

They serve only one purpose: justify what I want in a moment.

Here’s the beautiful thing for all of us: if we can talk ourselves into what we want in any moment, we can also talk ourselves out of it. We just aren’t choosing that side of the equation.

I wouldn’t say “I’ll binge today and get it out of my system” for any reason other than to justify the choice to overeat.

It’s absolutely not true that eating well and taking great care of myself is a valid reason not eat well or not take great care of myself. It is a well-intended lie. It’s not malicious, it’s simply permissive.

Those stories, excuses and lies were deeply engrained. While I haven’t eliminated those thoughts, I’ve completely changed my response to them.

I demand the full truth from myself.

I routinely ask queustions like:

What else is true?

Is this the complete truth?

Am I trying to justify something?

Will I be proud of this later?

If this was someone else’s logic, would I agree with it?

If you find yourself in a pattern of incomplete truths, excuses, exceptions or well-intended lies, carve out some time to listen to episode 496 today.