Episode 43: How Not To Age with Dr. Michael Greger

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EPISODE 43: 

How Not To Age with Dr. Michael Greger

How Not To Age with Dr. Michael Greger

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This is one of those moments where I am jumping up and down like a giddy teenager. I got to interview Dr. Michael Greger, a physician and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition.

You’ve probably read or heard of his books, How Not to Die and How Not to Diet but today we’re talking about How Not Age. (Ummm, aging is inevitable, right? Maybe not?)

Dr. Greger’s research cuts through all the nutritional noise and nonsense, and he comes equipped with some really surprising knowledge bombs.

Alright, I know you’re with me in the thought; aging is natural… Just embrace it. Should we? According to Dr. Greger, aging could actually be considered a disease just as natural as tuberculosis or the common cold; should we embrace those too?

In the barrage of pills and potions to cure every ailment and tighten every wrinkle, the cold truth is they won’t save you.

The #1 killer in America? The American Diet and, coming in second, tobacco. HEY! That’s good news; that means we can wake up, be accountable and actually do something about it.

When talking about reducing aging and living a longer life, Dr. Greger explains the Blue Zones. Areas around the world have recorded longer longevity. Well, what’s their secret?

The secret is in the sauce—the plant-based sauce, that is. People in these Blue Zones eat a primarily plant-based diet, and that makes all the difference.

I could rattle off a bunch of mind-blowing research-based facts, like, as far as longevity goes, a burger = 2 cigarettes, or the truth is, spinach makes much more of an impact than extra protein, but you have to listen to all the mind-blowing goodness yourself.

Prepare to be triggered. Prepare to question everything you know. And also, prepare yourself to be equipped with the knowledge that could really stop aging in its tracks.

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • Is aging a disease?
  • What are people in the Blue Zones eating that’s making them live longer?
  • What is the number #1 killer in America?
  • Nutritional guidance that can literally stop aging?
  • Misconceptions about your diet, who should you trust?

I’ll be the first to admit, there were some tidbits in this episode that left me uneasy and a little defensive. What surprised you the most and what are you going to do with that info? Let me know on Insta!

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Episode 42: Healthy Habits For ADHD Women

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Healthy Habits For ADHD Women

Healthy Habits For ADHD Women

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Imagine my surprise when I found my name at the center of a heated discussion on Reddit and it wasn't in the Super Healthy Hot Babes forum. No. It was the ADHD Women forum. What??

My tips for a healthy habit loop sat at the top of a thread, and the responses? Women in tears, angry, and ready to throw fists.

Listen, I think they had every reason to feel that way, and I love a push to learn more. *In walks guest and ADHD Expert Brooke Schnittman stage left*.

Brooke is an awesome author, podcast host, entrepreneur and ADHD woman herself.

She blew my mind and really changed how I will approach and understand people with ADHD from now on. And I’m not one to make bold claims (wait, yes, I am), and I think you will too.

So let's get to the nitty gritty. Can ADHD women (or men or children) form healthy habits?

Well yes. But Brooke explains that the need to form habits goes way beyond fitness or health goals, habits become crucial to an ADHD person's very basic needs. Okay, I will eat my words when I say that brushing your teeth isn't a chore.

When it comes down to it, ADHD women rebel at the nearest sign of structure, but the truth is they need it to thrive.

Structure, schedules, routines, microchanges, tools, rewards, medication—these are the mix bag of things ADHD women need to make things happen.

But don’t forget about the superpowers; people with ADHD have these internal processes and hyperfixations that can totally outdo us neurotypicals. It’s a double edged sword.

Tune in to hear how ADHD looks different based on your gender or age, common signs, and the accepted testing formats.

And if you were listening to this episode and thinking, FINALLY SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS ME as you break down to your knees in answered prayer.

Then, hey, this one was for you! Reach out to Brooke, reach out to a coach, find a way to get your life structured, and secure those habits in a way that helps you thrive.

It’s not as easy as brushing your teeth; it’s as HARD as brushing your teeth, but you CAN do it.
 

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • How does the habit loop work for people with ADHD?
  • How does ADHD differ in women compared to men and children?
  • How can people with ADHD structure their lives for better performance?
  • What tools and supports are available to those with ADHD?

Yes, I can say that after this experience, I can see how it may not be easy to brush your teeth or take a shower. There is so much more that goes into it. Do you have ADHD? How do you create healthy habits and support yourself with structure? Let me know on Insta!

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Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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Episode 41: When To Bail On Your Goals

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When To Bail On Your Goals

When To Bail On Your Goals

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Hey you…healthy hot listener.

Before you start blushing and looking over your shoulder… Yes I’m talking to you. *cue the John Hughes movie background music*

But really, our goals our a desired identity. And its less about doing and more about becoming.

Time to step into that new identity and embrace the feeling that we’re after.
Because, after all, feeling good is the whole point.

So I wanna talk about embracing that attitude and feeling good at every step. There are two archetypes of people, Turtles and Tigers.

Turtles are so afraid of stress that they don't take risks, and they tread lightly at every step. Tigers go full speed ahead, no pain - no gain. But hey…stress isn’t bad, and it isn’t good. You have to know the difference.

Let’s go over Good Grit and Bad Grit.

Good Grit is feeling energized after a tough workout. It’s pushing through a tough project to reach that celebratory relief. It’s investing your cash for a big benefit in the long run. It’s doing the things you want to do, even if they’re hard.

Bad Grit is pain. Its working out through an injury that requires rest. It’s working day and night with no end or reward in sight. It’s spending all your money and digging yourself into a whole. White knuckling your way through life.

Bullying yourself into doing things you don't want to do is not grit. And its not smart.

Leave this conversation today…ready to work hard on those goals. Becoming who you desire so you can feel good every day.

Bad grit? It doesn’t move the needle.
Good grit? Well, that’s what you’re all about, healthy, hot listener.  

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • Goals are not about doing and all about becoming?
  • What is the difference between good grit and bad grit?
  • How to feel good during stress and embrace good grit.

What’s a goal you’re working toward? How have you practiced good grit to get there and what bad grit are you leaving behind? Let me know on Insta!

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Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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Episode 40: Goal: Lessons from One Year of Podcasting and Ten Years of Business

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Goal: Lessons from One Year of Podcasting and Ten Years of Business

Goal: Lessons from One Year of Podcasting and Ten Years of Business

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Cue the kazoo and maybe some celebratory fireworks.
Season 2 is coming to an end. Can you believe we’ve been at this for nearly a year?

And seriously, dry your eyes because season 3 is just around the corner (Helloooo Spring 2024).

But before I go, I am gonna spill the tea on how I ended up spending 10 years in business with Fit Feels Good, a milestone I’ve all but glossed over. [Dude, celebrate those milestones. Big and small. They were once dreams, and look at you—you freaking did it!]

My spiel goes way further back than 10 years, all the way to 2001, when I took my first fitness instructor class, passed (thank you, generous instructor), and failed up with shitty aerobics class after shitty aerobics class.

And as I collected fitness cert, after fitness cert I landed myself as a bootcamp instructor, eventually going rogue and morphing into the very first version of Fit Feels Good. (If you want more, my friend, you’re gonna have to listen to the ep).

So much goodness came from that little bootcamp—even my first book, Healthy as Fuck. I couldn’t be more grateful, but don’t get it twisted; this episode features the highlights. Growth is not linear; it’s plateaus and tiny climbs up a hill and a little step down and back up again.

But through that growth, I learned 5 things that are EVERYTHING in business and life.

1. Be awesome all the time.
2. Thinking with your ego will F$%& you.
3. Let yourself suck and move on.
4. Do different shit.
5. Community is everything.

You can find out why each of those little (okay, not so little) lessons is so important by listening to the full freaking episode!!!

Now, I’m saying see ya later dudes…I’ll see you in the spring. Oh, and one last thing, what do YOU wanna see next season?

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • Oonagh’s journey through the fitness business, the sparknotes version.
  • What made Fit Feels Good successful?
  • 5 top tips and lessons learned over a decade.
  • Season 3… what’s next?

WOO! What a journey! I hope sharing these deets gave you some good insight or just your fill of juicy gossip.
Next up, Season 3…what do you wanna see? Let me know on Insta!

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Episode 39: Goal: Declutter Your Digital Life with Amanda Jefferson

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Goal: Declutter Your Digital Life with Amanda Jefferson

Goal: Declutter Your Digital Life with Amanda Jefferson

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*minimize tab, close tab, close tab…* Ahh, there you are. Sorry, I couldn’t see you through all the chaos that is my computer desktop. Maybe Amanda can help me with that?

In fact, if anyone can, it's definitely her. Trained by Marie Kondo herself, Amanda Jefferson is a KonMari Consultant helping people with her company, Indigo Organizing, declutter their homes and their digital lives!

Marie Kondo is practically a household name, famous for her joy sparking method of organization. Amanda focuses on the practicality of sparking joy and how that looks different for everyone, even her.

One thing she really emphasizes is letting go of the shoulds… Like I should definitely keep this black blazer because everyone should have one. I mean, should they? Why?

So beyond in home organization, Amanda's new service, Done-With-You Digital Organizing, aims to help her clients clear out that common clutter that can cause total mental overload. (Queue me slowly raising my hand in admittance to crazy tabs and no rhyme or reason for any of my files).

Whether your email is out of control, your files have no system, or your photos have been abandoned in oblivion due to the sheer amount of aardvark photos you took at your last family zoo trip…Amanda teaches clients how to get started and how to utilize the tech tools that are available to get organized and stay organized.

Everything has energy, and it’s in your life for a reason… get organized and let those things be of service to you, whether it's for practicality or joy; it’s important.

If you wanna hear more from Amanda, check out her podcast Good Enough-ish and find out about her services with a special discount on the Indigo Organizing website.

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • Your physical AND digital environment are a reflection of your brain.
  • What it means to let go of the ‘shoulds’.
  • The practicality of “Sparking Joy”.
  • Done-With-Digital Organizing, Four 1 hour sessions.
  • Understanding tech so it can help you stay organized and find joy.

We covered a lot of ground. Be honest, do you think your digital life might be as cluttered as mine? What’s sparking joy for you and what should you know you’ve gotta let go of? Let me know on Insta!

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Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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