Primal Potential

By Primal Potential with Elizabeth Benton

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The Primal Potential Podcast is about transformation, not information. So many of us KNOW what we need to do to achieve our goals but we aren't DOING it. There's a continuous gap between our INTENTIONS and our ACTIONS. Primal Potential is a TOOL to help you create massive change in your life and ENJOY the journey!

Episode Date
781: 5am Miracle with Jeff Sanders
43:02

I wasn't always a morning person. In fact, I used to stay up late and wake up at the last minute, still feeling exhausted. I felt like there was never enough time and I was always behind.

Since that's changed, I feel like mornings are magical and our guest today is going to take us through the how's and the why's of magic mornings!

Jul 02, 2020
780: 7 Strategies for Times of Stress or Struggle
37:07

We all go through stressful times or seasons of struggle and today I've got you covered with 7 strategies to employ in those seasons!

Jun 29, 2020
779: Questions That Create Breakthroughs
28:10

On today's Q&A episode of the podcast I'm turning your questions into powerful questions that will help you create breakthroughs. We're tacking temptation, organization, mom-guilt, depression, nutrition and more!

Jun 27, 2020
778: It's Not Your Circumstances, It's Your Story
16:56

It's not your circumstances that are in the way; it's your story. You might be telling the story of your past but it's time to shift into the story of your potential.

Jun 25, 2020
777: Tools You Can Use to Change Your Life
37:16

Rachel Luna is a cancer survivor, an Iraqi war veteran and a woman who is changing the world. In this episode we're discussing tools you can use TODAY to change your outlook and your life!

Jun 22, 2020
776: Waiting for the Mood to Match the Motive
26:25

Are you waiting for your mood to match your motive? Waiting to not be stressed? Waiting to not be sad? Are you waiting to feel focused or motivated? If so, you're creating an artificial holding pattern and today's episode WILL help!

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Jun 20, 2020
775: Make Your Brain Work Better
54:15

Today we have author and brain optimization expert John Assaraf. If you know your brain is powerful but you aren't sure how to harness that power, today's episode is for you!

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Jun 18, 2020
774: Why Diets Don't Work
30:31

If you're someone who has been on every diet in the world, you've lost weight and put it back on or you feel like nothing "sticks", this is the episode for you!

Jun 15, 2020
773: Why Change Feels Hard
33:18

Today we're diving into some awesome listener questions and the theme seems to be why change feels hard. What do we do when consistency feels so hard? What do we do when follow through or getting started seem so hard?

https://primalpotential.com/transform/

Jun 13, 2020
BONUS: Inside the 12 WT
55:38

If you've wondered about what you might be able to create and achieve through the tools we develop in the 12 Weeks to Transformation, today you'll hear Tracey share how it changed her mindset, her finances, her marriage, her health and more!

Jun 12, 2020
772: Does Your Goal Have Your Yes
19:00

Does your goal have you yes? Or, does it have your "sometimes"? Your "maybe"? Your "if I feel like it"? If your goal doesn't have your unconditional yes, you're going to find this episode super helpful!

https://primalpotential.com/transform/

Jun 11, 2020
20 Questions About the 12 Weeks to Transformation
14:33

Do you have questions about the 12 Weeks to Transformation? I've got answers!

Jun 10, 2020
3 Ways to Get Unstuck
36:13

Bonus episode diving into 3 ways to get unstuck, transform results and create permanent progress!

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Jun 09, 2020
771: No Drama Llama
23:43

I always ask my 12 Weeks to Transformation clients if there's been a tool or strategy that has helped them more than any other or if there's a change they've made that was the biggest difference maker.

This week, 2 of my clients shared the same answer, applied to different goals:

Identifying and eliminating DRAMA. In one case, it was drama around food. In the other, it was drama around simple decisions (which could include food).

Today, I want you to hear how these two clients have identified and removed drama and the change it made in their lives.

primalpotential.com/transform/

Jun 08, 2020
770: Is Life Derailing You?
41:31

Is life derailing you? Does it feel that way sometimes? In today's Q&A episode of the podcast we're diving into that & so much more including what to do when we don't do the thing we KNOW makes us feel better!

https://primalpotential.com/transform/

Jun 06, 2020
769: Are You Doing What It Takes?
23:13

Are you doing what it takes to reach your goal or does it just look like it? It’s easy to get lured into the trappings of progress without ever making any. If you aren’t getting the results you want, don’t miss this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/text/

Jun 04, 2020
768: Quitting, Drifting & Disengaging
24:30

The only reason change took me so long is that I kept quitting. I kept disengaging, drifting and giving up. That was the #1 concern of today's guest and you're going to hear how what she's doing to overcome that pattern.

https://primalpotential.com/transform/

Jun 01, 2020
767: Going Off the Rails
32:21

Have you ever felt like you've gone off the rails? Or like you always go off the rails? Do you have the desire to stay ON the rails?

Today we're answering your questions...so many great ones including:

How can I maintain momentum for change when life gets in the way?

How can I have some sugar in my life without always going completely off the rails?

What powerful questions did you ask or powerful thoughts did you think when losing weight?

I struggle with understanding the true difference between internal and external goals.

What if I don’t know WHAT my purpose / passion / calling is?

https://primalpotential.com/transform/

May 30, 2020
766: The Best Education is Experience
26:50

Where are you educated beyond your willingness to be consistent? If you've invested more time & energy into learning than into taking action, this is absolutely YOUR episode!

https://primalpotential.com/transform/

May 28, 2020
765: Right Project, Wrong Tools
25:03

Trying to do the right project with the wrong tools will make you frustrated and slow. That's how today's guest felt not long ago. However, she'll share her story of finding the right tools and how that changed everything from her finances to her health, attitude, anxiety and so much more!

https://primalpotential.com/transform/

May 25, 2020
764: Responding to Stuck-ness & Frustration
25:43

Today I'm answering your questions on everything from emotional eating to self-sabotage and finding a way to make yourself a priority.

https://primalpotential.com/transform/

May 23, 2020
763: Recency Bias
21:13

We tend to emphasize the most recent data and use it as a baseline for how things will continue to happen in the future. Unfortunately, this recency bias leads us to make decisions based on the assumption that things will continue as they have, indefinitely.

May 21, 2020
762: Get It Together
24:38

Are you ready to get it together? To regroup and reset amidst all this chaos? Me too. Let's go.

https://primalpotential.com/transform

May 18, 2020
761: Tools for Overcoming Temptation (Listener Q&A with EB and Sarah)
37:14

Sometimes it's the temptation that keeps us from achieving the change we want to see in ourselves. At the end of the day, it boils down to the question: "Is it worth it?!" We're talking about tools for overcoming temptation in today's Q&A episode!

May 16, 2020
760: Past is Not Prologue
16:01

Do you lead with your past? How things have been? Where you’ve dropped the ball? The things you’ve tried before? In today’s motivational minis ode, we hammer home the fact that past cannot be prologue.

 https://primalpotential.com/760/

May 14, 2020
762: The Story Behind Our Daughter’s Name
15:59

I’ve known for years that when I had a daughter, I would name her Dagny. I also knew a lot of people wouldn’t get it or approve, and that’s perfectly fitting. Today, you’ll find out why and I bet you’ll be inspired, too.

 https://primalpotential.com/762/

May 13, 2020
759: How to Step Out of Insecurity
44:10

This episode is a MUST LISTEN for anyone who struggles with insecurity or all-or-nothing thinking. My interview with Mallory Campbell is FULL of strategies and perspectives to take your life to the next level!

 https://primalpotential.com/759/ 

May 11, 2020
5 Lessons for Stress & Loss
37:07
May 09, 2020
758: Accountability, Motivation & Having a Plan
31:29
May 09, 2020
757: HOW TO Get Out of Your Own Way
25:45

When I ask, “What stands between you and your goals?” I quickly realize that whether known or unknown, it’s ourselves. We are the thing in the way. Today, we’ll talk about a 2-part approach you can implement today to end your pattern of getting in the way of the life and goals you want.

 https://primalpotential.com/757/

May 07, 2020
756: All-Or-Nothing Is A Lie
19:27

Do you ever fall into “all or nothing” thinking? Screw it, I blew it, I’ll start tomorrow? That’s less about the “error” in your choice and far more about the dishonesty in your own thoughts!

 https://primalpotential.com/756/

May 04, 2020
755: Where You’re Struggling Most
37:28

A lot of times, when talking about the struggles you're facing, it all comes down to your PRACTICE. The best way is to work on your practice and to know WHERE exactly you're struggling most! We talk about this topic more in this Saturday's episode.

https://primalpotential.com/755/

May 02, 2020
754: Is Your Normal Subnormal
13:38

A few months ago, I shared a story that motivated the hell out of me. It motivated so many of you, too, that it was immediately a highly requested podcast episode! Don’t miss this one!

https://primalpotential.com/754/

Apr 30, 2020
753: Projecting Your Inner Turbulence
28:54

Today’s episode is inspired by a quote: “Real maturity is noticing your own inner turbulence and pausing before you project how you feel onto what is happening around you.” Yung Pueblo

https://primalpotential.com/753/

Apr 27, 2020
752: Your Questions About Hormones
29:10

Welcome to another Q&A episode with Elizabeth and Sarah! This Saturday it's all about the topic of hormones. Join us in an interesting discussion!

 https://primalpotential.com/752/

Apr 25, 2020
751: The Power of How You See Yourself
24:26

For years, athletes and performers have developed “alter egos” to enhance their performance and steer clear of difficulties. Superman had an alter ego - Clark Kent. In today’s episode, we’re talking bout how you can realize new possibilities and get better results by developing an alter ego.

Apr 23, 2020
BONUS: Motivation, Consistency & Commitment
23:19

Do you ever feel like change is hard because you aren't motivated? Or that if you could just stay motivated, everything would be easier? Oh man, I've SO got you with this episode! Don't miss it!

Apr 22, 2020
750: You Need This If…
28:56

Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body and about half of us are deficient.

 https://primalpotential.com/750/

Apr 20, 2020
749: Creating Clarity and Knowing What You Really Want
31:16

Knowing what you really want is the first step to creating change. The question is HOW?! We're discussing this topic and more in today's Q&A episode!

https://primalpotential.com/749/

Apr 18, 2020
748: Meet Primal Potential’s New COO
42:19

At the end of 2019, Primal Potential brought on a new COO to help us take Primal Potential to a new level in our ability to make a difference. Today, you’ll hear from our COO about how we want to help you and what we are looking forward to in the months ahead!

https://primalpotential.com/748/ 

Apr 16, 2020
Inventing A New Life
19:49
Apr 14, 2020
747: Where Has Your “Inner Bitch” Been Loud
39:31

If you struggle with motivation, following through or getting yourself out of a funk, you cannot miss today’s episode with Amy Ledin!

 https://primalpotential.com/747/ ‎

Apr 13, 2020
746: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
41:34

Welcome to another episode of our special Q&A! This Saturday we continue to dive into the feedback we receive from our listeners. It's necessary to learn how to process everything - including all the good, the bad, and the ugly - that we are faced with. It helps us shift our mindset and welcome new perspectives!

 https://primalpotential.com/746/

Apr 11, 2020
745: Thinking a Little More Magical
35:21

We all are committed to stories from our pasts or our fears that are limiting us in one way or another. Today, with the help of Taylor Simpson, we’re tearing all that down and making life more magical.

 https://primalpotential.com/745/

Apr 09, 2020
744: Are You Defaulting to the Stressful Version?
13:39

A few months ago, one of my mentors, Chris Harder, shared a story about looking at the stressful version of a situation. We’ve all been there, and it makes life so much harder than it needs to be.

 https://primalpotential.com/744/ ‎

Apr 06, 2020
743: Investing in Yourself - Q&A with EB and Sarah
34:29

In this Saturday's episode, we're talking about what investing in yourself truly means. Does it automatically mean money?! We're finding out in today's Q&A episode.

 https://primalpotential.com/743/

Apr 04, 2020
742: Metabolism, Mood & the Microbiome
43:38

Whether we’re talking about mood, anxiety, stress management, cravings, hunger, weight gain, infertility, thyroid dysfunction or any other hormonal issue, we’re talking about the microbiome!

 https://primalpotential.com/742/ 

Apr 02, 2020
741: Most Won’t. I Will
39:37

Most won’t. I will. That’s one of the mantras Jeremiah Campbell uses to create success in his life. Here is inspiring story of overcoming and creating.

Mar 30, 2020
740: Your Questions About the 12 WT
32:41

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!

Mar 28, 2020
739: The Key to Consistency
18:05

Consistency is the key to results, but it can be hard to maintain that consistency when you are feeling frustrated, angry, apathetic or exhausted. In today’s episode, we’ve got the ticket to unshakable consistency.

 https://primalpotential.com/739/

Mar 26, 2020
We Lost Our Beautiful Girl
01:08:36

Just last week, I shared the birth story of our precious daughter, Dagny Elizabeth Thompson. I sat out in my office recording, as baby Dagny slept inside with Chris. Every second, I wondered if she had woken up or if she was hungry...I couldn't wait to get back inside and hold her. 

I never imagined that just a week later, we'd be sharing that we lost her. 

Our grief is deep & raw, but we also wanted to share our love and her life with those of you who have followed our journey and prayed for her. Please skip this episode if you are triggered by stories of trauma or infant death. This is certainly not an episode for everyone.

Please continue to pray as we navigate this unimagineable loss. 

We have established the Dagny Elizabeth Thompson Memorial Fund in her honor to support families navigating infant crisis and loss. 

You can learn more & donate at primalpotential.com/dagny/

Mar 24, 2020
738: Why Most People Struggle
25:46

Today is one of my all-time favorite episodes because we’re looking at why change feels so hard & untenable for most people (and how you can be different!) You don’t want to miss this one!

 

https://primalpotential.com/738/

Mar 23, 2020
737: Debt, Savings & Financial Improvement
40:09

Money and finances could be a difficult topic to talk about but it's also one that is very important to dive into. In this Saturday's Q&A episode, we're focusing on the topic of debt, financial freedom, and everything-money!

https://primalpotential.com/737/

Mar 21, 2020
736: A Tool for Immediate Confidence & Certainty
17:21

Have you ever doubted your ability to reach your goal? Have you ever felt like you just don’t have confidence that you’ll get it done? This episode is for you!

https://primalpotential.com/736/

Mar 19, 2020
The Birth Story
53:53

Our sweet daughter has arrived! On this random episode of the podcast, we're telling the story of her arrival!

If this is your first episode of the Primal Potential podcast, skip it and come to another! I promise this show isn't about babies & birth stories! 

https://primalpotential.com/

Mar 18, 2020
735: There’s No Freedom in the Middle
23:35

There’s a song that has been motivating me lately. It has a line that says, “there’s no freedom in the middle” and it’s so true! Today we’re talking about when more IS more.

https://primalpotential.com/735/

 

 

Mar 16, 2020
734: Ditch the Drama!
41:33

In this episode we're diving into the topic of drama and ways to ditch it! Join us for an exciting Q&A episode! 

https://primalpotential.com/734/

Mar 14, 2020
733: Hard (Valuable) Life Lessons from the Trenches
31:43

In today’s episode, we’re taking a closer look at a few hard (and very valuable) life lessons I learned during my recent home renovation.

 https://primalpotential.com/733/

Mar 12, 2020
732: Improving in the Face of Complexity
26:13

It's one thing to improve, it's another thing to improve when life feels hard & complex. Fortunately, there's one strategy that makes it easier!

https://primalpotential.com/732

 

Mar 09, 2020
731: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
30:09

A new month means another episode of our special Q&A where we go over all kinds of feedback and criticism from our listeners - the good, the bad, and the ugly. We do this so we could tackle the importance of processing the critical and unkind things we sometimes "hear". It's going to be a meaningful episode!

This Saturday's winner gets a box of Energy+! https://www.myamareglobal.com/30968/EnergyPlus

Be the winner of our next giveaway by leaving a review of the podcast on our Apple Podcasts page, leaving a review of Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon, and/or following and tagging us on Facebook and Instagram and letting us know about your favorite episode of the show!

 

Mar 07, 2020
730: Why I Don't Want to be Motivated
18:46

I don't want to be motivated. I want to be committed. Today's episode talks about a paradigm shift that will instantly improve your results.

https://primalpotential.com/730/

 

Mar 05, 2020
729: Stop Being So Realistic!
17:00

If you want growth & change for your life, stop being realistic! Big things almost REQUIRE you to be unrealistic. Now is the time!

Today's episode will fire you up! Don't miss it!

https://primalpotential.com/729/

 

Mar 02, 2020
728: Staying “On Track”
28:30

Welcome to today's Q&A episode! It's going to be a conversation about the KEY to staying "on track" through all the ups and downs.

This episode's giveaway winner gets a box of Energy+!

Questions we're answering in the episode:

  • Why do I feel like I'm "missing out" when I make healthy food choices? How do I get past this feeling? I want to comfortably say no to the fish and chips and be excited about the healthy lean protein/salad option.
  • How to eat now that I am trying to maintain low levels of estrogen?
  • What do you snack on or have for on the go food? Any thoughts about trying to lose weight and breastfeed? Tips on how to address sugar cravings in the middle of the night while breast feeding?
  • How to stay on track and not let the ups and downs of reality derail you?

We're giving away a box of Energy+ in today's episode! Stay tuned for the winner.

Be the winner of our next giveaway! Here's how:

Got any questions for us? You can send us your questions here!

Feb 29, 2020
727: 5 Things I’m Doing to be Healthier After Baby
28:48

Today I'm sharing 5 specific shifts I'm making to optimize my health, energy and mindset after baby! Don't worry though, this isn't an episode just for moms! As I committed to these changes in my own life, I realized how helpful and powerful they are regardless of your age, gender or family style!

https://primalpotential.com/727/

Links Mentioned In Today's Episode

Cook Once Eat all Week

Predominantly Paleo Cowboy Chili

Free Audible Trial

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

The Book of Awakening

Think & Grow Rich

The Third Door

Atomic Habits

Chasing Cupcakes

EB's Fave Protein Shake

EB's Probiotics for Mental Health

EB's Probiotics for Digestive Health

EB's Energy Drink

Want to learn more about working with me as your coach? Get on the wait list for the Spring 2020 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Feb 27, 2020
726: This ONE Thing Will Make Change Easier
13:46

This minisode will share ONE thing that will make any & all changes easier. Take a listen and make sure to answer the question at the end!

https://primalpotential.com/726/

Today's episode features a story from Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening.

Hop on the Wait List for our Spring 2020 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Feb 24, 2020
725: Carrying Emotional Burdens
39:18

In today's Q&A listeners episode, we're opening a conversation on emotional burdens and how they're an important part of the journey.

This episode's winner gets a Vanilla GBX protein! https://www.myamareglobal.com/30968/GBXProtein

Here's the list of the questions from our listeners that we're discussing this Saturday:

  • Can you talk about making "big" decisions? For example, when EB decided to invest in the business Mastermind group, what were the thoughts and processes? I know you have touched on this somewhat in various podcasts, but I'd love for you to take us back to the moment you signed on.
  • How to keep doing what you need to do for yourself when you’re living in perpetual stress (a sick parent, an alcoholic husband, a wayward child, etc)?
  • How can we trust that everything will be okay?
  • I lost weight and then gained it all back. I feel embarrassed and although I know I did it once so I can do it again it feels so much harder. I’m really struggling with body image issues which also makes things harder because of the negative self-talk.
  • How not to carry an emotional burden, when bad or unfair things have happened to you? Or is it okay to feel/react on those occasions? This might sound really stupid, but hopefully, you'll understand what I'm after. Like if someone just treats you really bad, and it genuinely hurts, and you know that you should not react, but it feels unhumanly Teflon-like not to react or feel bad. Can you just have/live the emotions, and still stay on course/be okay? This is one of my biggest struggles.

We have the winner for today's giveaway at the end of the episode! They get a Vanilla GBX protein: https://www.myamareglobal.com/30968/GBXProtein

Be the winner of our next giveaway by leaving a review of the podcast on our Apple Podcasts page, or leaving a review of Chasing Cupcakes, or by following or tagging us on Instagram or Facebook and tell us about your favorite episode of the show.

Send us your questions here! We'd love to answer them in our next Q&A episodes.

Feb 22, 2020
724: What Everyone Needs to Know about Their Thyroid
39:52

There are some health strategies that help EVERYTHING - whether you want to lose weight, have more energy, support your thyroid or balance your hormones, this episode is for you!

We don't need to get hung up on every little detail, complex strategies or competing health goals. The reality is that there are a few big rocks that influence everything!

Today we'll be talking about stress, nutrition, toxic exposure and bacterial imbalance - regardless of your health goals, you'll want to listen to today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/724/

Mentioned on Today's Show:

The probiotic I take for mental & emotional health

The probiotic I take for digestion & immune health

Butcher Box

The Hormones & Fat Loss Miniseries begins with episode 011

Feb 20, 2020
723: Busyness Leads to Bad Decisions
27:24

Today we're taking a look at some powerful research supporting the fact that busyness leads to bad decisions and, most importantly, what we can do about it.

https://primalpotential.com/723/

Here's the article referenced in today's episode.

“When we get caught up in a time scarcity trap of busyness, a panicked firefighting mode, we might only have the capacity to focus on the most immediate, often low-value tasks right in front of us rather than the big project or the long-range strategic thinking that would help keep us out of the tunnel in the first place.”

Want to get on the Wait List for our Spring 2020 12 Weeks to Transformation? Click here to learn more about it!

Check out Episode 587: Busy Is Bullshit

Feb 17, 2020
722: Discipline - Why It Feels So Elusive (And What You Can Do About It)
31:53

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!

There are three simple ways to win: leave a review on our Apple Podcasts page, or leave a review of Chasing Cupcakes, or you can even follow and tag me on Instagram or Facebook and share with us your favorite episode of the show.

You can send us your questions here!

Feb 15, 2020
721: Love (of Money) In Action
01:07:44

Money is a weird topic. I love to talk about it because I think it makes it more accessible for everyone. Others get super squirrely when it comes up. On today's episode, we want to bust through some money myths and misunderstanding and explore how creating financial abundance is for EVERYONE.

On today's episode I have Brett Thomas, a former sales executive who left the security of a 25-year career to work for himself and make a bigger impact in the world.

We'll also tak with Pat Hintze who quickly realized that working for someone else would limit him. He has worked for himself for over 20 years and the ways it allows him to serve his family & community have far exceeded his expectations.

Lastly, you'll hear again from Brooke Thomas, who believes that we have to generate to be generous.

https://primalpotential.com/721/

Feb 13, 2020
720: Creating Traction for Action
32:35

Thanks to the recommendation of a friend & business partner of mine, I read "Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business" back in November/December.

While the book is clearly geared towards business, there's so much in it that can help all of us create traction for continuous action in our own lives! On today's podcast you'll hear me discuss a few of the ideas and strategies that will help you gain momentum and make growth easier!

If you aren't a reader, listen to this book on Audible! If you go through this link, you can get your first month AND your first book free!

Feb 10, 2020
719: Getting Past Your Limiting Beliefs
23:47

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!

Got any questions for us? You can submit them here.

Feb 08, 2020
718: Going Deeper to Make Action Easier
35:44

If you've ever felt like you have big goals but you lack the motivation to consistently act on them, you'll love today's episode with business, life & performance coach Lindsey Mango! Among many strategies, we talk about how you might need to go a little deeper to find that thing that keeps you going, even when you don't feel like it!

Learn more about Lindsey's programs!

Follow Lindsey on Instagram

Feb 06, 2020
717: EB's Business Coach Shares Top Success Strategies
40:41

I have my own personal business coach on the show today! Austin Netzley, best-selling author and founder of 2x, is on the show sharing top success strategies that apply to life, health and achievement in every arena!

https://primalpotential.com/717/

Learn more about 2x.

Feb 03, 2020
716: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
27:18

Today we have another episode of our special Q&A! We have a number of great feedback from listeners that we're tackling in this episode, as well as a few not-so-good ones that are a bit hard to face.

Nevertheless, it's going to be an interesting episode diving into deeper and more open conversations on important topics!

This Saturday's winner gets an Audible giftcard! We announce who wins at the end of the episode - make sure to stay tuned for that! audibletrial.com/primalpotential

https://primalpotential.com/716/

Feb 01, 2020
715: A Beautifully Simple Success Maxim
18:25

Success isn't that complicated. We often create complication where simplicity is available. Today we're diving into a simple success maxim. Don't miss it!

https://primalpotential.com/715/

 

Jan 30, 2020
714: How To Become An Action Person
28:12

2020 Is a year of ACTION! Today we're diving into tools, tips and strategies for becoming a person of action!

https://primalpotential.com/714/

 

Jan 27, 2020
713: The Path To Yes
36:50

Today's episode is a mix of conversations on mindset, motivation, and self-awareness! These factors are the paths to YES and it's important that you focus on them. Join us as we tackle this on this Q&A episode!

Here's the link we mentioned in the episode to get a free 30-day trial of Audible and your 1st book free: audibletrial.com/primalpotential

Today's winner gets a box of EnergyPlus!

We're answering these questions in today's episode:

  • How do you get your fasting blood sugar so low?
  • What choices can I make to be a positive me?
  • Consistency is something that I battle with. I start strong but then the motivation fades. What can I do to maintain that motivation?
  • What are the examples of identity journaling questions?
  • Why do I keep repeating the same old habits?
  • How do I keep my daily intake low in carbs but still take in 21g of fiber???

Win our next giveaways by leaving a review of the Primal Potential podcast on our Apple Podcasts page, leaving a review of  Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon, and/or tagging us on Facebook and Instagram and share with us your favorite episode of the program!

The winner of today's giveaway gets a box of EnergyPlus!

You can send us your questions here!

Jan 25, 2020
712: Accumulated Yesterdays & Fearful Tomorrows
31:03

Worry gets in the way. We give too much time and energy to what Dale Carnegie refers to as accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. In today's episode, we're talking about actionable steps to change that.

https://primalpotential.com/712/

I HIGHLY recommend the book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. You can even listen to it on Audible! In fact, if you're new to audible, use this link to get a free 30-day trial AND your first book free!

Jan 23, 2020
711: Warning Signs for Your Health & Fitness
22:25

If we begin to assess and respond to warning signs of impending health problems, we can create a buffer against many health challenges. The key is, we have to know what these warning signs are and where we stand.

https://primalpotential.com/711/

 

Jan 20, 2020
710: Using Food for Emotional Needs
38:55

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!

Got questions for us? Send them here!

Jan 18, 2020
709: Eat For Your Cycle with Dr. Beth Westie
36:25

Ladies! Whether you are pre-menopausal or post-menopausal, we ALL have a monthly hormonal cycle. When you eat for your cycle, you feel better! Increase your energy, improve focus, decrease hunger & cravings just by making a few small adjustments based on where you are in your monthly cycle.

Jan 16, 2020
708: Creating a Life You LOVE
40:50

I'm so excited to have Brooke Thomas back on the show! Too many people are "fine". Things are "okay". People are living a fine life, even a good life, but not a life they love.

Oftentimes, setting a bigger vision feels weird. We're unsure of ourselves and make decisions based on how others might respond to the moves we make. That means living small!

In this converation with Brooke Thomas, we talk about how to create clarity for your life and how to respond to yourself as you start going through the fears, doubts and dramas.

Be on the lookout for Brooke's new podcast - the Live Out Loud Show launches this week and as soon as it's life, we'll link to it here!

https://primalpotential.com/708/

 

Jan 13, 2020
707: Avoidance Isn't Refuge
26:13

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!

Jan 11, 2020
706: Make This A Year of ACTION
30:59

Taking action isn't the same as creating a solution. Respond to a problem isn't the same as solving it. Are you exhausting yourself with fruitless effort? I want us all to commit to making this a year of ACTION instead of a year of learning. Let's make this a year of CHANGE. If you need a little fire about taking action, this is the episode for you!

https://primalpotential.com/706/

Order a Signed Copy of Chasing Cupcakes - only 100 available! You'll also get a copy of our Identity Journal!

Order an unsigned copy or get your copy on Kindle or Audible! If you shop through audibletrial.com/primalpotential you can get your 1st month with Audible AND your first book free!

Join the Free Primal Potential FB group!

Jan 09, 2020
705: Creating & Improving Your Growth Mindset
30:47

Creating change and taking your life to the next level absolutely requires that you have a growth mindset and not a fixed mindset.

https://primalpotential.com/705/

Growth Mindset Books Mentioned in Today's Episode

Mindset by Carol Dweck

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

Chasing Cupcakes by Elizabeth Benton

Jan 06, 2020
704: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
01:01:41

As we usher in the new year, we're doing something new in today's episode! This Saturday we're diving into the great feedback we have received as well as the more critical or personal ones, that can be tough to process. By doing this once a month, we hope to welcome deeper and more open conversations on perspective, communication, and the ability to let things go.

It's also our goal to take you with us on the nitty-gritty of the podcast - from the thought process to the decision-making - and WHY we do what we do!

Join us as we tackle these interesting topics in today's episode!

We announce this week's lucky winner of Energy+ at the end of the episode! Make sure to stay tuned for that.

Be the winner of our next giveaway by leaving a review of the Primal Potential podcast on our Apple Podcasts page, letting us know about what you think of Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon, and/or by tagging us on Facebook and Instagram to share your favorite episode of the program!

Jan 04, 2020
702: Getting Your Mind Right for 2020
39:42

Let's get your mind right for 2020! Create clarity and momentum with this workshop-style episode full of questions! Get a pen & let's get started!

https://primalpotential.com/702/

To learn more about & register for the Winter 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here!

Jan 02, 2020
BONUS: New Year Wake Up Call
17:56

We're jumping into the New Year with a bonus episode to help you wake up to possibility and potential!

Jan 01, 2020
701: 4 Keys to Creating Change
36:52

Let's gear up for a new year and a new decade by diving into 4 essential keys to creating change in your life!

https://primalpotential.com/701/

To learn more about and register for the 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here!

Dec 30, 2019
700: Internal Versus External Motivation
38:25

It's time for a Q&A episode! Today it's all about the motivation that comes from the inside and the motivation that is generated from external factors. How do they differ and why is it important to focus on striving to have the motivation that comes from the inside? We have the answers in this episode!

For the 700th episode, we're having 7 giveaways! We're giving away 2 Fabletics gift cards, 2 bottles of digestive enzymes, 2 bottles of probiotics, and 1 signed copy of Chasing Cupcakes! All winners will be chosen from listeners who will leave a review of the Primal Potential podcast on our Apple Podcasts page AND listeners who will tag Elizabeth on Facebook and Instagram to share their favorite episode of the program!

Announcement of winners is on January 7th and 9th!

Registration for the 12 Weeks to Transformation - Winter is closing in a few days! Join the waitlist now!

Here's the list of the questions we're answering in this Saturday episode:

  • Love your podcast! What episode do you recommend someone starting out to listen to first?
  • How do I start to generate the motivation inside me instead of depending on it from outside?
  • How to get yourself to actually, consistently do the work needed?
  • How do I give up what I want today for the long term goal?
  • I struggle with time management with 4 young kiddos that I stay home full time with and trying to start my own business. I guess time management advice.

We're having 7 giveaways to celebrate the 700th episode! We're giving away 2 Fabletics gift cards, 2 bottles of digestive enzymes, 2 bottles of probiotics, and 1 signed copy of Chasing Cupcakes! All winners will be chosen from listeners who will leave a review of the Primal Potential podcast on our Apple Podcasts page AND listeners who will tag Elizabeth on Facebook and Instagram to share their favorite episode of the program!

Announcement of winners is on January 7th and 9th!

Registration for the 12 Weeks to Transformation - Winter is closing in a couple of days! Join the waitlist now!

Dec 28, 2019
699: How She Did It - Being More Honest with Yourself
43:20

In today's "How They Did It" interview, you'll hear from a pediatrician with a full life - she's a working mom who is also working on herself - and she opens up about how being more honest with yourself is the key to creating change in any area of your life! 

To learn more about or register for the Winter 2020 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here

https://primalpotential.com/699/

Dec 26, 2019
698: My Biggest Lessons In 2019
35:02

2019 was a huge year for me - so many massive changes in my life and while they weren't all easy, I'm walking away having learned some of the biggest lessons of my life! Today, I'm sharing those lessons with you!

https://primalpotential.com/698/

To register for or learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here

Dec 23, 2019
697: All Things Mindset!
37:44

Mindset plays a huge role in transformation. It is where it all STARTS. In today's Q&A episode we're covering important questions that come up when talking about mindset!

Here's the list of questions we're tackling today:

  • How to turn my positive intentions into reality?
  • What can I do or practice when I catch myself getting stuck in my own head?
  • How do you change your mindset to where you don’t let the external and internal chatter trigger you?
  • Can you talk about self-sabotage?
  • The problem I have is that my boss at work keeps finding fault with my work and I think and worry about this constantly. I go over and over it in my head and dread going to work. I would value your advice on this, please.
  • Why does my mind hate my body?

Today's giveaway winner receives Fabletics gift card! They just added outerwear and I love all of it. So whether it’s bras, socks, leggings, tops, sweatshirts or really awesome winter coats and jackets, I am a huge fan! I actually want to get a couple of their puffy vests. fabletics.com/primalpotential

Welcome 2020 by joining the 12 Weeks to Transformation - Winter! Registration is officially open!

  1. We have giveaways every Saturday! There are three simple ways to win: leave a review on our Apple Podcasts page, or leave a review of Chasing Cupcakes, or you can even follow and tag me on Instagram or Facebook and tell me about your favorite episode of the show.
Dec 21, 2019
696: Creating Success WITHOUT Motivation
28:14

You can create MASSIVE success without motivation. It's true. Today, we'll talk about how.

https://primalpotential.com/696/

To register for & learn more about the Winter 2020 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here.

Dec 19, 2019
695: How She Did It - Making Affirmations & Journaling Work For You
25:21

In today's edition of "How They Did It" you'll hear a client describe how, specifically, she made journaling and affirmations work for her so she could get out of all-or-nothing thinking and create success!

https://primalpotential.com/695/

To learn more about and register for the Winter 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here

Dec 16, 2019
694: Getting Out of Your Own Way
34:50

"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!

 

Dec 14, 2019
693: How She Did It
28:58

In this episode of our upcoming "How They Did It" series, you'll hear from one of my clients who is successfully closing the gap between knowing and doing while ditching the drama along the way! She shares the mindset shifts she's made and the tools that are working for her to create change.

https://primalpotential.com/693/

To learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation, click here.

Dec 12, 2019
692: A Fire-y Message on Fear, Doubt & Limiting Beliefs
20:09

If you need a little kick in the pants, fire you up kind of talk about fear, doubt and limiting beliefs, this is for you!

https://primalpotential.com/692/

Dec 09, 2019
691: Overcoming Comparison & Judgement
36:00

It's time for a Q&A episode! We are answering your questions about comparison, judgement and so much more!

Here's the list of the questions we're diving into today:

  • How do I stop widening the gap? Even when I know inaction is the issue but I do it anyway. (To understand this question, please listen to episode 683 of the podcast)
  • How would you describe your best day?
  • How do I learn to not care what other people think, or not compare myself with someone else's journey?
  • Any specific dietary suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am so confused by ALL the information available- I just shut it down due to overload. I would like some practical, reasonable approaches, especially for any snacks, etc.
  • I’ve lost weight through a program and am now trying to succeed on my own. How do I successfully transition and not backslide?

We're giving away a box of turmeric latte from Four Sigmatic! We announce the winner at the end of the episode so watch out for that! To learn more about Four Sigmatic and to get a coupon code, check them out here.

Get on the wait list and learn more about our Winter 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Be the next winner of our giveaway! It's very easy - just leave a review on our Apple Podcasts page, or leave a review of Chasing Cupcakes, or you can even tag me on Instagram or Facebook and share with me your favorite episode of the show! See you around!

 

Dec 07, 2019
690: What Are You Still Carrying?
31:43

If you want to create change in your life, you've got to let go of some stuff that's weighing you down. What are you still carrying?

https://primalpotential.com/690/

Dec 05, 2019
689: A New View on Deprivation & Missing Out
23:41

If you struggle with feelings of deprivation or missing out, this episode is a MUST for you!

https://primalpotential.com/689/

Dec 02, 2019
688: Problem Solving Versus Problem Creating
27:14

In today's Q&A episode we are talking about the difference between solving the problem and further creating new ones. How to focus on coming up with solutions rather than paying attention to how you feel about the problem? Tune in for the answer!

We answer these questions in today's episode:

Any tips for problem solving (instead of problem creating)?

What the differences are between MCT oil and coconut oil. Are they the same thing? I tried your bullet proof tea the other day, making it with a tablespoon of butter and of coconut oil and found it to be somewhat greasy. Am I using the right amounts?

What is happiness?

I’ve lost weight before but I couldn’t really see the change. The clothes were a smaller size and people said “you look great “ but I couldn’t see it. Do you have suggestions for how to change that kind perspective?

I'm feeling borderline depressed and unmotivated to do anything.  I feel like I spend all my time planning, prepping, and cleaning for my household, with very little gratitude and appreciation.  And half the time I feel like I'm just wasting my time and energy on things that only matter to me. I know what I need to do. I know what I want to do.  But why should I do them if it doesn't matter to anyone else? How can I stay motivated when no one else around me is or even cares?

I signed up for your Breaking Barriers course in June, it is now November and I have yet to complete it, not because I am too busy, but I forget to make it a priority and I get lazy.    So my question .... do you think I would do better in the twelve weeks to transformation group? I think I may need more accountability.

https://primalpotential.com/688/

Nov 30, 2019
687: The Key to Unlocking What You Really Need
27:08

Set yourself free from frustration, overwhelm, anger and the like by unlocking the need behind the thought or feeling!

https://primalpotential.com/687/

Nov 28, 2019
686: Are You Lacking This Supernutrient?
39:23

Food, water & sleep are essential for life, right? So is LIGHT. It's a true supernutrient and most of us aren't doing enough about it!

https://primalpotential.com/686/

Learn more about the Joovv light! (Use the coupon code PRIMAL)

Get your blueblocker glasses!

Nov 25, 2019
685: Motivation without Obsession?
36:19

Staying motivated without getting obsessed with it? Is that even possible? Is obession bad? Can it be helpful? We have the answer for you in today's Q&A episode!

Here's the list of questions we're answering today:

  • Staying motivated without getting obsessed —how do you do it?
  • You've mentioned on the podcast that you have quit drinking coffee during your pregnancy, and I wondered if you could share a bit about what led you to that decision.  I just learned that I'm pregnant with my second child, and while I did not give up coffee entirely during my first pregnancy, I think it might be beneficial this time around. I do love my morning coffee and would love some evidence to motivate me on those mornings when a cup of coffee is tempting.  Morning sickness hasn't hit me yet, so I'm sure will also affect my coffee consumption. Also, did you quit cold turkey when you learned you were pregnant or did you gradually taper off?
  • How soon can we find out if we have made it into the 12 Weeks to Transformation?
  • How do I give up drinking regular alcohol when it's such a big part of mine and my husband's life and is how we spend our time bonding, as we have three kids and don't do much else but work and look after the kids.
  • What is the best plan if I miss day(s) journaling?
  • How do I get off of being the victim over my health? I blame everything that is wrong with my weight on believed “malfunctioning body” when it fact is my lack of consistency that has brought me here.

If you have a question or topic for our Saturday Q&A shows, please share it here.

The free challenge mentioned in today's episode kicks off on November 25th! You can participate by joining the Primal Potential Facebook Group or getting on the 12 Week Transformation Waitlist. We'd love to have you in both!

The registration for the 12 Week to Transformation - Winter starts on December 11th so make sure to stay tuned for that. If you aren't on the wait list, join now!

Nov 23, 2019
684: An Open Letter About the Holidays
29:31

Finding your bliss point and not making the holidays about your stress, your body or your choices.

https://primalpotential.com/684/

Nov 21, 2019
683: Are You In "The Gap"?
17:56

If you have ever felt frustrated by your lack of progress or overwhelmed by all the things you "should" be doing, this episode is for you! You might have created "the gap" that is responsible for those feelings!

https://primalpotential.com/683/

Nov 18, 2019
682: Not Satisfied After Eating?
40:07

Have you ever felt like you want to keep eating even when you know you've given your body enough fuel? This is an interesting question from a listener that we're covering in this Saturday's episode!

Here are the questions we're tackling in today's episode:

  • I am at the point where I want to make some career changes. I am currently studying to get my real estate license and I will be working with a great team once I am licensed. The company that I currently work for is not supportive of anything I do outside lab hours (in terms of part-time work) and they are not flexible to allow me to spend time on real estate. My goal is to be self-employed, although I feel the transition is not going to be easy with my current job. Are you still involved with real estate? I would like to hear more about your story of how you started your own businesses and transitioned to being self-employed.
  • I miss your “workouts I love” at the end of your episodes! My question is, what kinds of workouts can we do where we have some flexibility to chat?
  • How did you find your mentor?
  • Do you only coach people on weight loss and is the 12 Weeks to Transformation only about weight loss?
  • At 55 and no career to speak of (long story), can I still make something of myself or find my purpose?
  • Often times after I eat I just don’t feel satisfied. I know that I have fueled my body in a good way because I feel energized and not hungry but I just don’t feel satisfied (if that makes any sense) and I desire other foods that cause me to stray from my plan. Any thoughts?

Make sure to tune in through the end of the episode for the announcement of today's winner of a bottle of digestive enzymes.

Participate in the free challenge we talked about in the episode by signing in the 12 Week Transformation Waitlist or by joining the Primal Potential Facebook Group.

Got questions for us? Submit it here.

 

Nov 16, 2019
681: Big Lessons from My 2019 Mastermind
35:48

I just wrapped up the final meeting of the business mastermind I'm in and today I wanted to share a few of the most powerful things I took away from my time with this epic group of humans.

https://primalpotential.com/681/

Nov 14, 2019
680: Getting Motivated, Staying Motivated, Building Motivation
33:46

Today we're talking about critical skills for growth and success: getting motivated, staying motivated and building motivation.

https://primalpotential.com/680/

Nov 11, 2019
679: Creating Energy During Periods of Mental Exhaustion
41:51

Have you ever felt mentally exhausted? One of our listeners wrote in for today's listener Q&A episode wondering how to find energy on those mentally exhausted days. We're also diving into questions including:

  • Where did I lose my self worth?!
  • How do I sort out my life?
  • I have experimented with fasting and IF for quite some time and find abstinence easier than moderation. I find a lifestyle of only eating once a day quite sustainable but am not losing fat. I was wondering, does the golden rules of carbs mean that, if I break my fast at dinner that I should treat it as a fat loss breakfast i.e. little to no carbs after the long fast?
  • How do I deal with the "blah" days when that's all I seem to be having lately?
  • How to get motivated after repeated failure?

If you want to learn more about the free 7 day challenge we have going on, drop your name and email address in here.

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! If you want to take advantage of their epic deal allowing you to get 2 pairs of leggings for $24, shop through this link!

Nov 09, 2019
678: Take Responsibility!
21:16

You need to take responsibility for your choices, your attitude, your goals and progress. It's long past time to stop blaming your circumstances!

https://primalpotential.com/678/

Nov 07, 2019
677: Is This Pattern Preventing Your Progress?
27:33

You are very likely slowing or preventing your progress due to this pattern you don't even notice!

Today's episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. Save 15% on their seasonal mushroom chocolate bars by using the code primal!

The wait list is now open for the Winter 2020 12 Weeks to Transformation! Get on it now for tips and coaching before registration opens!

Nov 04, 2019
676: What Book Impacted Me Most This Year?
32:30

It's another listener Q&A episode and I'm in love with the question that asked what book(s) impacted me most this year!

We also dive into questions including:

  • How do I become more action oriented and not just a dreamer?
  • Why do my addictions transfer? When I have my eating habits squared away, my finances really get out of control. When I rein in my finances, my addiction to exercise spikes! Frustrating!
  • How do you let go of loved ones?
  • What do you do if you have food sensitivities? I can’t eat eggs or avocados (and a few other things) right now.

If you want to get on the wait list for the Winter 2020 12 Weeks to Transformation, you can do so here!

Today's show sponsor is Four Sigmatic! If you haven't grabbed their mushroom chocolate, get it before it's gone and use the coupon code PRIMAL to save 15%!

Nov 02, 2019
675: 5 Keys to Financial Freedom
40:35

Financial freedom IS an option for every single one of us, no matter your age, income, family status or education. It is for YOU.

https://primalpotential.com/675/

Oct 31, 2019
674: 10 Rules for Success
40:53

What are the rules for success? What are the few factors that differentiate between living in the struggle and breaking free from it? Today, we explore!

https://primalpotential.com/674/

Oct 28, 2019
673: Are There Some Things We Just Need to Accept?
31:25

Can we change everything about ourselves or are there some things we just need to accept? This is one of many topics we're diving into today on this Q&A episode of the podcast!

  • I know that if you think you're an emotional eater that is what you'll live like. But: what if that's what you really are? And what about being stubborn? Is that a characteristic that is really you or what? Can you really change everything you want or is it that sometimes you need to just accept that that is who you are?
  • How do I push myself to get to my goal?
  • Are values and standards the same thing?
  • My knees hurt, I'm 80 lbs over weight, but my doctor told me I should exercise. I'm working 2 jobs and am in graduate school full time, I'm barely getting my 7 hours of sleep a it is. What can I do?
  • I was wondering if you had any suggestions for adult acne? Can it be cured through one's diet?

Today we're giving away a bottle of Mood+! You can enter to win our weekly prizes in any or all of the following 3 ways:

  • Leave a rating and review of the Primal Potential podcast in Apple Podcasts
  • Leave a review of Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon
  • Tag me on IG or FB with your fave Primal Potential episode or something you've learned from the show!
Oct 26, 2019
672: How to Make the Next 10 Years Exponentially Better Than the Last
51:09

The next 10 years can be exponentially better than the last 10 years. We can choose huge change, especially when it feels like we can't. There are options outside of the barriers! Today, we're exploring possibility, vision and clarity with author, wife, mom and coach, Megan Valentine.

https://primalpotential.com/672/

Oct 24, 2019
671: Upgrade Your Mindset
43:03

If you want to improve your life, hit that goal, or simply become a better version of yourself, you have to upgrade your mindset. That's what we're diving into today with entrepreneur and trail-blazer Bec Sadek!

https://primalpotential.com/671/

Oct 21, 2019
670: Supplements, Side Hustles, Fear & Freedom
50:28

Sarah and I love Saturday shows! We spend the entire episode answering your question! If you have questions or topics for the Saturday show, you can submit them here.

Here are the questions we're tackling on today's show. Be sure to listen in case you are winner of our weekly giveaway!

What is the best probiotic?

What supplements do you take, Elizabeth?

If you start taking probiotics, how long until you notice a difference?

I saw that you have two side hustles. What are they are how do you make the time?

Why in the world did you say "yes" to network marketing?

You always say that you aren’t a sales person – how will you make it work for you?

How do you get over your fear of people rolling their eyes or saying no?

I’ve heard you talk about building a team. What does that mean? What does it look like to be on your team?

https://primalpotential.com/670/

Here's the private FB group we mentioned in the episode if you want to learn more about my mental wellness side hustle!

Here's a link to the brain-focused probiotic product we discussed

To see more about Elizabeth's day-to-day, follow her on Instagram!

Oct 19, 2019
669: Managing Misunderstanding
40:32

Misunderstanding is one of the primary issues behind stress, drama and unhappiness. However, understanding people (and yourself) requires a lot of practice and intentionality!

https://primalpotential.com/669

Oct 17, 2019
668: The Difference Between the Hard Road & The Easy Road
28:39

Does creating change in your life feel super hard? Like an uphill battle? That just tells me you're choosing the hard road when there is another way!

https://primalpotential.com/668/

Oct 14, 2019
667: Transforming Relationships?
32:46

How can you transform a relationship for the sake of accountability? That's what one listener is asking on today's Q&A!

https://primalpotential.com/667/

Oct 12, 2019
666: It is Time to Level Up
27:14

If you're ready to level up and get serious about creating the results you want, this is your episode!

https://primalpotential.com/666/

Oct 10, 2019
665: Creating SYSTEMS
39:12

Have you heard the acronym for systems? "Save yourself time, energy & money". I shared that a few weeks ago and got tons of questions: what systems? How? When? Where do I start with creating systems?

https://primalpotential.com/665/

 

Oct 07, 2019
664: How to Manage Stress
38:48

How do you manage stress? What are the most effective ways? Today we're tackling that & other listener questions including the best way to find a boyfriend! Here are the specific questions and topics we're diving into today:

  • How do you manage stress?
  • How can I stop getting discouraged by how slow this process is?
  • What is the best way to meet a boyfriend?
  • Why is it that you can be disciplined and motivated on some things but not others, even when you really want to meet that goal?
  • I realized I don’t really have any systems and I think it adds a lot of stress to my days! My question (maybe for a Saturday show) how do you go about setting up/creating systems??
  • How can I stop leaning on wine to deal with stress?
  • Calories v. Hormones: which is truly most important for fat loss?
  • Just out of curiosity, are you a believer in Christ?

If you have a question for us to tackle on the podcast, you can submit it here!

Here's the Mood product we discussed on the podcast.

If you don't have Chasing Cupcakes, you can get it here.

Oct 05, 2019
663: On the Difference Between Failure and Success
18:32

There's a difference between failure and success but it's probably not what you think! Today we're diving into it! Don't miss this motivational minisode!

https://primalpotential.com/663/

Oct 03, 2019
662: Insulin & Your Health
33:05

We talk about insulin a lot with regards to blood sugar and diabetes. We even talk about it with regards to weight. However, we don't talk about it enough in terms of it's impact on our organs, cancer, brain health and longevity. We're changing that today!

https://primalpotential.com/662/

Sep 30, 2019
661: Communication, Confidence & Assumptions
43:13

I am so excited to tackle today's Q&A especially because there's one about making assumptions and DESERVING the life you want!

https://primalpotential.com/661/

Here are the questions we're tackling today:

  • How can I stop personalising everything and making assumptions? It’s at a point where I think I can read the minds of others and know what negative thoughts they’re thinking about me.
  • How can I access my inner confidence to be more assertive in my communication and every day life? I avoid conflict and fear making the other person/people and myself uncomfortable so I end up saying/doing nothing.
  • What probiotics /supplements will help with depression?
  • How do I change the beliefs formed at childhood that are preventing me from success now?
  • Is it possible to work on all my goals? I dont want to put any of them off but they often conflict and I give in to overwhelm.
  • How can I feel like I deserve all that I want in my life?

Today's episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic! To learn more about them and to see my favorites, click here.

Sep 28, 2019
660: How to Change - Getting Out of Your Own Way
39:14

You know what to change but knowing how to change (and getting yourself to do it) is an entirely different thing!

https://primalpotential.com/660/

 

Sep 26, 2019
BONUS Episode: The Climb
36:30

'The Climb' is a bonus episode I just couldn't wait to share with you! Initially, I planned for this to be a December episode. However, as soon as the conversation started, I knew I had to release it now!

In today's bonus episode, you're goimg to hear from one of my 12 Weeks to Transformation clients about how she created a massive shift in her life that has her feeling 100 times happier and far more hopeful.

In it, she shares that prior to the 12 WT, she felt she was trying to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in flip flops - totally unprepared and unsuccessful.

Now, she feels prepared for 'the climb'. She feels like the 12 WT equipped her with boots, a plan, a strategy, a backpack, etc.

Don't miss today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/bonus-the-climb/

Sep 24, 2019
659: How to Turn What You Know Into What You Do
40:21

Tips to help you shift from knowing, planning and hoping into consistent, result-producing action!

https://primalpotential.com/659/

 

To register for the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here

Sep 23, 2019
658: How to Get Out of Your Head & Make Better Decisions
42:17

Today we're talking how to get out of your head, slow down and make better decisions! All your listener questions today! Don't miss it!

If you're here to join the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation, click here

https://primalpotential.com/658/

Here's the list of questions we're tackling today:

  • How do you get out of your head? I'm struggling with being present and making good decisions.
  • How do you keep yourself accountable when you lose motivation?
  • I’m happily married. Having a problem finding myself after my kids have gone. I have let myself go and hard to find my joy again. I miss my kids being here at home with us. They gave me life.
  • I’m currently on weight watchers and losing consistently, but what supplements do you recommend for chronic fatigue and depression? I have already seen my doctor about medical alternatives as well.
  • My husband is on a dash diet for high blood pressure and also needs to loss weight. But fatty meats are so high in sodium. What would you suggest for his food consumption?

Today's giveaway winner gets a free year's subscription to Simple Habits - the meditation app I'm loving. You can try it for free OR save 30% on your subscription by visiting them here.

Sep 21, 2019
657: Maintaining Priorities Amidst Changing Circumstances
37:30

Today you're going to hear from one of my clients who has lost over 100 pounds - you'll hear about how she learned to maintain her priorities even as her circumstances changed.

https://primalpotential.com/657/

Sep 19, 2019
656: 3 Rules for Success
40:07

If you have any change you want to create, don't miss these 3 rules for success!

https://primalpotential.com/656/

Sep 16, 2019
655: Eating Your Feelings, Fear of Failure...
31:59

Today we're talking fear of failure, fear of trying again and creating change after failure. It's another Q&A episode with EB and Sarah! Here are the questions we're tackling in today's episode:

  • How do you get motivated if you haven't had much positive stuff in your life?
  • How does being older impact one's ability to create change?
  • Am I the only one to feel afraid to try something new after failing?
  • If you had to summarize your coaching style, how would you describe it?
  • I’m loving the audible version of Chasing Cupcakes - would love to get a print version so that I can journal through the questions - is there a .pdf accompaniment to the audible version of the book?
  • How do I stop eating my feelings?
  • Why am I afraid of being alone?

Looking to register for the 12 Weeks to Transformation? Let's go! Now is the time!

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! Shop now and save big through fabletics.com/primalpotential/

 

Sep 14, 2019
654: Small Steps to TOTAL Transformation
48:26

Today you will hear from a dear friend and client who created total transformation in every area of her life with exclusively SMALL steps!

Big change does not require big steps!

https://primalpotential.com/654/

If you want to learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation and get on the wait list to register, click here!

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! Shop via fabletics.com/primalpotential to get 2 pairs of leggings for $24!

Sep 12, 2019
653: 3 Thoughts on Raising a Daughter
33:22

Raising a daughter - such a huge opportunity and responsibility! Today I'm sharing the 3 primary thoughts I have as I begin this adventure!

https://primalpotential.com/653/

Mentioned in today's episode: Primal Potential Episode 624

To learn more about how I'm removing my health and financial limits, you can join this private FB group where I share more about it, answer questions and post videos.

Don't miss our 3 New Rules for Success webinar! Mark your calendars for Wednesday September 11th @ 8pm EST! Click here to get registered - it's totally free!

Today's episode is brought to you by Thrive Market! You can get a free 30-day trial membership and save 20% on your first order by shopping through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential

Sep 09, 2019
652: In A Rut? Feeling Stuck?
32:36

Are you in a rut? Today we're tackling ruts and other awesome listener questions. If you have a question or topic for the show, you can submit it here.

Here are the questions addressed in today's episode:

  • Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
  • How do I get myself out of a rut? This rut seems to come and go often in my life.
  • How do I become better at setting limits?
  • How can I keep my determination heightened?
  • How can I overcome the pull of pleasure that comes from indulging?

If you want to learn more about the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation, make sure you're on the wait list!

We have a totally free webinar coming up on Wednesday Sept 11th at 8pm ET on the 3 new rules for success. Make sure you're registered!

Sep 07, 2019
651: 10 Things You Need to Know About Improving Your Health
34:24

Today we're diving into 10 things you NEED to know about improving your health! These are huge areas of optimization that most people don't even know of!

https://primalpotential.com/651/

If you want to learn more about my parternship with WITH mental wellness creating health & healing via the microbiome, you can join this private Facebook group.

To get on the wait list for the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation and to learn more about the 12 WT process, click here or the button below.

Sep 05, 2019
650: Coming from a Place of Possibility
34:40

Possibility. We need to explore that more. What is possible? How much remains unknown because we quit, stopped trying or were inconsistent? Where, how or who could you be if you did your best?

Today on the show I'm talking to one of my current 12 Weeks to Transformation clients and we have an amazing conversation about choosing to be limitless - about choosing to remove the limits we have accepted or imposed.

If you want to start living for what is possible, make sure you're on the wait list for the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation!

https://primalpotential.com/650/

Mentioned in this Episode: 

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Sep 02, 2019
649: Making the "Leap" From Knowing to Doing
33:09

It's another Q&A episode! We love answering your questions and you can send us yours here! Here are the questions we are tackling today:

  • How do you stop preferring junk food over real food?
  • I struggle between 2-4pm. I'm not hungry but I just want to eat. Any suggestions?
  • Can insulin sensitivity cause problems with the menstrual cycle?
  • Is there any hope that I will get off this hamster wheel of wanting to change but not doing anything about it?
  • How do I make the leap from knowing to doing the things I know?
  • I have been hit with adrenal fatigue, empty nest syndrome, and menopause all at once. I am having a very difficult time finding my new purpose in all of this?

To learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation or working with me, get on the wait list!

Mentioned In Today's Episode:

Episode 630 - Those Who Don't or Won't Change

Today's episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. Check out my favorite products and save 15% on yours!

Aug 31, 2019
648: Practicing Presence
36:18

Presence. Mindfulness. Let me ask you: how often are your mind & body in the same place? Today we are talking about improving your life through presence. In every moment is potential. In every moment is opportunity. In every moment is feeling. But, if you're replaying yesterday or worrying about tomorrow, you miss it.

Easier said than done, right? Our minds are busy. Are lives are full. How can we be more present when so much is competing for our attention? That's what we're diving into today.

https://primalpotential.com/648/

 

Aug 29, 2019
647: Over It and On With It
46:51

 

If you aren't listening to "Over It & On With It" by Christine Hassler, you should be! Christine is on the show today and we're talking about discerning between thought & intuition and releasing your past stories. It's a fascinating conversation about wanting & attachment and she really brings clarity to the topic with the recommendation of high involvement, high intention but low attachment.

To connect with Christine and her work, visit her website and connect with her on Instagram!

More About Christine:

Christine Hassler is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, master coach, podcast and TV host who is committed to guiding people and organizations into their highest potential. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about . . . but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination.

Her thirst for personal development continued as she dived into self-help books, attended seminars and retreats, got trained in NLP and eventually pursued her master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis in Consciousness, Health and Healing from the University of Santa Monica. As a student and eventually faculty member, the principles of USM are foundational to Christine’s life and work.

Christine knows we are always consistently growing and evolving. There is no “there” and we are never “done”. However, with the right tools and teachers, the journey is a lot easier! This is why Christine has her own coach and always will.

Are you looking for Nutrition Fundamentals? You can purchase it here! 

If you aren't on the wait list for the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation, now is your chance! There are still 4 more weeks of FREE weekly group coaching! Don't miss it!

Aug 26, 2019
646: Restriction, Deprivation & Over-Indulgence
34:00

Where is your middle between restriction and over-indulgence? Today we are tackling that and more listener questions/topics including:

  • Is real change even possible when you live in a household with people with the same weaknesses so you are unable to support each other?
  • I am struggling with balance and not falling back into dichotomous thought of severe restriction versus gluttony.
  • I am continuing to read your book chasing cupcakes and due to the plethora of questions I have anxious and overwhelming thoughts as to not only answering them but also understanding what they mean.
  • What are you doing to manage your Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
  • I am continuing to read your book chasing cupcakes and due to the plethora of questions I have anxious and overwhelming thoughts as to not only answering them but also understanding what they mean.

On today's episode we're giving away digestive enzymes and probiotics! Make sure you listen to see if you're the winner and enter to win next week's giveaway! 

Looking to participate in the free group coaching? Here's your link to get on the list! 

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Looking for Nutrition Fundamentals? Here it is!

Aug 24, 2019
645: 7 Reminders For When You're Struggling
28:44

If you're struggling with life, with mindset or just struggling to achieve a goal that means a lot to you, today's episode is just for you! We're diving deeper into the 7 reminders below.

7 Reminders For Times of Struggling

  1. Yes, there will always be reasons why you don't want to do the work or it feels hard. There are also reasons why you do want to do the work. You choose which you give the most energy to.
  2. You are not stuck. You might have stopped, but that's different. There are tons of options available to you.
  3. Growth and achievement feel way better than frustration and struggle. Keep pushing.
  4. You can make this a memory.
  5. Life is too short to be miserable.
  6. Focus on overcoming what gets in the way each day.
  7. You can ask for help.

If you want to learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation or have access to 5 weeks of free group coaching, make sure you're on the wait list!

https://primalpotential.com/645/

Today's episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic! To see my fave products and to save on your purchase, check this out!

Aug 22, 2019
644: Tough Love or Emotion-Free Objectivity?
22:55

Do you need tough love? Does that even work? Should you be more gentle with yourself? Should you be more emotional or less emotional about your goals?

These are the powerful and important questions we're diving into in today's episode!

Hop on the wait list for the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation

https://primalpotential.com/644/

Aug 19, 2019
643: Food Guilt, Family & Other Listener Questions
32:28

I love Saturday shows! Today we're talking food guilt, food sensitivity, family meals and so much more!

Here are the specific questions from today's episode: 

  • I'm stressed out about my husband's disorganization! How do I overcome my reaction to it?
  • Are the podcast episode notes available for early episodes? I am only on EP 021 and cannot find them on the app or online/website.
  • I struggle with guilty eating. Not feeling guilty for what I eat but feeling guilty for NOT eating. Example: every Sunday my parents cook spaghetti and meat balls and dessert and my mother is a self proclaimed food pusher. Between the Italian in them and the catholic guilt, I feel guilty they take all this time and money to make a nice meal and it’s not really something that loves me back.
  • What do you recommend to someone who has lots of food sensitivities?
  • I've hit a plateau - what advice do you have?
  • Is it detrimental to constantly argue with yourself for positive thoughts?
  • How did you grow your Primal Potential audience?

https://primalpotential.com/643/

Hop on the wait list for the Fall 12 WT

Aug 17, 2019
642: Are You Playing Small & Limiting Yourself?
12:58

Are you playing small? On today's episode I share with you a quote I first heard from Tim Ferriss:

"The more labels you apply to yourself, the stupider you become."

I'll amend it slightly to say:

The more labels you apply to yourself, the smaller your life becomes.

Labels limit you. I hear them every day.

I'm an emotional eater. I'm an all-or-nothing person. I'm anxious. I'm a spender. I'm not an athlete.

The reality is, you can choose to show up however you want to TODAY. You are not limited by yourself but you will be limited by the labels you cling to.

If you want to step beyond these limits and into your potential, don't miss today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/642/

Aug 15, 2019
641: The Need To Relax & Release
32:10

A couple weeks ago, I had a powerful conversation about my own need to relax and release. It was a real paradigm-shifting moment for me that came out of a conversation I had with pre & postnatal expert Jessie Mundell.

Though the context of our conversation was related to my experience in pregnancy, the lesson I took away from it is so widely applicable to absolutely everyone who listens to this show.

Sometimes, what matters more than strength is the ability to relax and release. Sometimes, the most important skill we need to develop is the one that allows us to be mentally, physically and emotionally relaxed.

I know for sure that you're going to LOVE this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/641/

You can listen to my entire conversation with Jessie here.

Connect with Jessie on Instagram

Learn more about Jessie's programs here

Aug 12, 2019
640: Debt, Funks & Not Getting Results
49:32

It's another listener Q&A episode! I absolutely love diving into your questions, concerns and challenges so keep them coming! And don't forget that you can enter to win our Saturday show prizes by:

  • leaving a review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts
  • leaving a review of Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon
  • Sharing a favorite episode or major takeaway from the podcast on FB or Instagram

Here are the questions we're tackling in today's episode:

  • How did you get out of debt?
  • How do you deal with overwhelming thought of I must change everything at one time?
  • I have made changes to my diet. I am eating healthy, exercising and I still can't lose weight. What or where should I start first? I am 47, should I start with blood work to check my hormones?
  • I wish I could join the 12 week transformation class now but it’s in progress right now. I really would like to get started now. What would you recommend I do? Do you have any other program/coaching that I could start?
  • How the HECK do I get out of my slump I've been in for all my life? It's just gradually gotten worse and my accountability has declined, and my husband is supportive but he's not a motivator. How do I keep my accountability and motivation up high?

Want to learn more about working with me in the 12 Weeks to Transformation? Get on the wait list for our Fall session! Registration opens soon!

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics and today's winner is getting a $20 Fabletics gift card! Today I bought myself the Ultra High Waisted Solid PureLuxe Pants. Hellllllo functional and comfortable, especially during my pregnancy! When you shop through fabletics.com/primalpotential you'll get 2 pairs of leggings for $24!

Aug 10, 2019
639: How To Set Yourself Free
23:20

If you are ready to set yourself free from the struggle, from the frustrations and from the past patterns, today's episode is for you. This episode is inspired by ASCEND - Primal Potential's annual weekend workshop.

Too often, people choose to continue creating their struggle and they overlook how simple (though not always easy) it can be to set themselves free. I want to help you change that, starting today.

https://primalpotential.com/639/

There are just 10 tickets left for ASCEND and you can get yours here. ASCEND is November 8-10 in downtown Portland, OR - there is a discounted hotel room block - please email Sarah@primalpotential.com for that information.

If you are looking to get on the wait list for our Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation, here's the link.

The book I mentioned in today's episode is The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

If you live in the New England area and want to give Paleo Power Meals a try, use the code ebprimal20 to save 20% on your first order!

Aug 08, 2019
638: Creating Focus & Clearing Overwhelm
20:01

Do you lack focus? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the things you could do or should do? You absolutely MUST listen to today's short motivational minisode! It will help you re-focus, re-engage and accelerate your progress!

https://primalpotential.com/638/

Aug 05, 2019
637: How to Get Past the Past
39:15

It's another Q&A episode today! Today we're tackling a ton of topics with a special emphasis on breaking out of past patterns and getting past the past! Don't miss this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/637/

If you want to get on the wait list for the fall 12 Weeks to Transformation, click here!

Today's episode is brought to you by Thrive Market! Shop via this link for a free 30-day trial membership and big savings on your first order!

Aug 03, 2019
636: How To Get Change to "Sink In"
26:40

How do you get these changes to "sink in"? There's so much you want and there's so much you know - you're spending a ton of time and energy on the goals you have, but the action-steps just aren't consistently there.

This came up the other day on one of my 12 Weeks to Transformation coaching webinars and I wanted to dive into it on today's show.

If you want to learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation, hop on the wait list for our Fall session! Registration opens up in early September.

Other Episodes on Getting Change to Sink In

Episode 548: 3 Strategies to Get Out Of Your Own Way

610: Inconsistency - A New Perspective

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Aug 01, 2019
635: THIS Could Be Behind Your Hormonal Challenges
32:07

In the last few weeks, I have been asked at least once a day to talk more about the link between gut health & hormones. I recently announced that I am pregnant and I've shared that I KNOW a big part of the reason I was able to get pregnant naturally is because I focused on improving my gut health in the months before conceiving.

If you've followed my story, you know it involves a number of hormonal imbalances. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) when I was 16 years old. In my mid-twenties, a fertility specialist told me I'd need medical interventions to get pregnant. In my early thirties I was diagnosed with hashimotos thyroiditis, an auto-immune thyroid condition. When I froze my eggs in 2017, I was again told that it was highly unlikely that I could get pregnant without intervention.

And yet, I did. In fact, we conceived the very first month we began to try.

But don't fret - today's episode isn't about fertility (entirely). Our gut health impacts our hormones. Thyroid hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, insulin...gut health impacts menopause, energy, body composition and so much more.

That's what we're looking at today.

https://primalpotential.com/635/

Jul 29, 2019
634: Feeling "Blah"
46:35

These listener Q&As are some of my favorites! Today Sarah and I are diving into so much stuff including:

  • Feeling blah and losing your zest for life
  • High cholesterol
  • What my first courses looked like and how they have changed
  • Dealing with "bad supervisors" or difficult people
  • Maintaining your "ideal" body size
  • Daily coaching audios
  • Knowing what your gut needs
  • Self-doubt & insecurity

I also recommend Chasing Cupcakes in today's episode - if you haven't read it, I'd love for you to give it a go and let me know what you think!

To get on the wait list for the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation, click here!

Jul 27, 2019
633: Obesagens, Endocrine Disruptors & Other Chemical Concerns
37:33

It's been a while since we've talked about endocrine disruptors, obesagens and other chemical concerns that might play a role in your weight struggle, hormonal issues and other health challenges.

I've done a few episodes on the past, but this came up for me again as I was clearing out my kitchen for it's renovation. Our kitchen collection has grown since my boyfriend moved in and people come by with plastic party-ware that gets left behind.

I am not here to say that making changes to your food wrap, dishware and cookware is an option for everyone or a priority for all. However, I do think it's an important conversation to have, especially for those of us who are putting time and money into hormone issues, weight issues or any other health challenge. 

https://primalpotential.com/633/

What are endocrine disruptors?

Most importantly, listen to today's episode in full. In short. they are exogenous chemicals that interfere with any hormone action. That could include blood sugar balance, thyroid function, fertility, fat burning and so much more.

What I've bought for my own kitchen:

Skillets, pots & bakeware from Le Creuset (in Indigo)

For less expensive options, choose stainless steel or cast iron. Glass is also a good bakeware option.

Weck for glass storage containers

Bee's Wrap reusable food wrap

As I add baby gear to the mix, I'll be sure to share my choices and why I made them.

For past episodes on this topic, check out episode 145 of the Primal Potential podcast

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! One of the great things we can do for our health is MOVE MORE and feeling great in your clothes is a great way to increase your motivation to get going. Nearly all my workout gear is Fabletics! Give them a try today and when you shop through this link, you'll get 2 pairs of leggings for just $24!

Jul 25, 2019
632: I Challenge You
25:40

Today I've got a challenge for you. It's a challenge you can do EVERY day with little effort, starting today and it has the power to change everything! Do not miss today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/632/

Jul 22, 2019
631: Patience, Momentum & Other Listener Questions
47:01

It's another Saturday show! Sarah and I are answering your questions today!

https://primalpotential.com/631/

Jul 20, 2019
630: Those Who Won't Or Don't Change
28:04

What's the solution for those who don't change? For those who won't change? Have you ever felt like you just can't get yourself to do the work? I've been giving a lot of thought to the best way to help clients who, despite really wanting to, don't change. Today's episode is all about that strategy. Tune in! It might surprise you!

https://primalpotential.com/630/

Want to Learn More about Gut Health?

Here's a presentation Brooke Thomas and I gave on gut health and it's impact on mood states. Though we do talk about a business opportunity, please know you can simply buy gut health products as a customer. To learn more about specific recommendations I'd make to someone who was struggling to create change because of an apathetic mood state, email me directly and we'll talk more about it.

Jul 18, 2019
629: Forward Momentum & Infinite Possibility
27:01

Forward momentum and infinite possiblity. Two phrases and inspire that hell out of me. In today's episode I want to share with you some of the biggest lessons I've learned over 5 years building Primal Potential and 5 years improving myself.

As I was outlining my thoughts for today's episode and reflecting back on the hard moments and the times that everything felt hopeless and stuck, I took a break to watch The Biggest Little Farm on my Delta flight from Boston to LA. Immediately, I saw the connection.

At one point, one of the main characters says,

The beautiful complexity of our land is alive with infinite possibility.

Oh man. Yes. The complexity of my life is alive with infinite possibility and it's true for you, too.

We have to CHOOSE forward momentum. We have to choose infinite possibility.

Sure, there are other options. We can stay in the problem. We can stay in our frustrations. We can focus on things we can't change. But the fact remains that your life DOES have infinite possibility. Are you charging forward?

I hope you'll tune in to today's episode.

https://primalpotential.com/629/

ASCEND TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! There are only 80 total tickets so do not wait!

Jul 15, 2019
628: My Biggest Announcement Yet
51:09

Today on the podcast I'll share the biggest announcement yet. Yesterday marked Primal Potential's 5 year anniversary and boy, things have JUST begun. I'm not sharing the news here on the show notes, you'll have to tune in to the episode for this quite different Q&A!

https://primalpotential.com/628/

Don't forget that we do giveaways every single Saturday! To be eligible to win,

  • Leave a rating & review of the Primal Potential podcast on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or)
  • Review Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon (or)
  • Share your favorite episode of the Primal Potential podcast or something you've learned from a recent episode on FB or IG and be sure to tag me

Today's winner is Astyles - that's her username on Apple Podcasts. Email sarah@primalpotential.com with your mailing address and we'll be sending you coffee from Four Sigmatic, Coconut Butter from Thrive Market and our very favorite Digestive Enzymes!

Today's episode is brought to you by Thrive Market! Shop through my link to get a free 30-day trial membership AND an extra 25% off your first order!

Jul 13, 2019
627: Your Choices Are Only As Good As You Are
26:27

If you want to double your progress, triple your growth. Your health, your choices, your relationships and your life are only as good as you are.

I made a poster for my office that says, "If you want to double your business, triple your growth. Your business is only as good are you."

The other day, someone emailed me to say that they don't know what I mean by this. How does one grow? How do you triple your growth? How can you double your progress with anything related to personal growth?

Today I'm diving into this idea, what it means to me, how I practice it in different areas of my life and how you can, too!

https://primalpotential.com/627/

Resources:

Get on the wait list for ASCEND!

Join our Primal Potential FB group

Follow EB on IG

Jul 11, 2019
626: Focused and FIRE
20:23

Are you focused ENOUGH? Are you focused on the things that will make a difference?

Most of you know I have a 5 month old labrador puppy named Rumi. He is a HANDFUL. On a recent drive to visit family, I was listening to dog psychologist Cesar Milan and was fascinated when he shared that dogs in 3rd world countries don't have the behavioral problems we see in more affluent countries.

Why? 

Because they are hungry. 

And that got me thinking about focus and boredom. If you aren't focused on something - if you live your life kinda bored, going through the motions, THAT'S when we see maladaptive behaviors like overspending and overeating.

Drama.

In today's episode, we're going there. We're talking about it. We're talking about getting out of the rut and becoming HUNGRY for something more in your life! It's time to get focused and creating meaningful change in your life! Stop waiting!

(Are you here looking for the info to join me Monday July 8th at 6pm ET to talk about options, opportunities and the gut/brain axis? You're in the right place! Here's the link to join me!)

Resources:

Today's episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Check out their incredible product of foods, personal care and home care products! Make sure you shop through the thrivemarket.com/primalpotential so you get 25% off your first order and a free 30-day trial membership! My recent staples are Primal Kitchen's Chipotle Lime Mayo and Lemon Turmeric Dressing!

Spicy Summer Slaw Recipe

Follow EB on IG

Join our free Primal Potential FB group! 

Get on the wait list for the FALL 12 Weeks to Transformation

Jul 08, 2019
625: Are the Wrong Questions Holding You Back?
25:05

I've pointed out to a few clients this week that they are asking the wrong questions. They are solving for the right thing. Most recently, a client said, "I can't figure out why I'm so inconsistent".

Wrong question. You're solving for the wrong thing.

When you ask why you're so inconsistent, you're looking for evidence to support the problem. What you should be asking is, "How can I be more consistent today?"

In today's listener Q&A episode, we're diving into your questions and a few times, we're exploring how the question can be shifted to be way more empowering and effective.

Questions Tackled In Today's Episode:

Is there an update on EB's experimentation with CBD? How is that going? Has she noticed any changes?

What does EB indulge in that IS worth it??

I don’t drink coffee, but can I do bulletproof hot tea?

What are good ways to keep a mindset focused on consistent effort over time?

How do I change a lifetimes worth of habits?

How do I get control of my mindless eating so I can lose weight for good?

How do I break free from analysis paralysis?

Resources:

Episode 493 on CBD

Dos and Don'ts of Bulletproof Coffee

Episode 621 - Breaking Barriers

Squatty Potty

Today's episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic! Head over to foursigmatic.com and use the coupon code primal to save 15% I LOVE their Turmeric Latte!

 

Jul 06, 2019
624: Creating Personal Freedom & Independence
52:14

You don't have to struggle. We can ALL create personal freedom and independence from struggles, setbacks and limitations. In fact, we must!

In today's episode, we're talking stepping beyond the things you think are in your way. We're talking about opening your mind to explore new options and going beyond your comfort zone into possibility.

If you feel limited by your health, your body, your finances, career or anything else, there are options. There are things you haven't considered.

It's time to set yourself free!

If today's episode speaks to you and you'd like to learn more about the microbiome, gut health and a side-hustle that can serve others and set you free, I'd love for you to join me and Brooke Thomas on Monday July 8th at 6pm ET. To register, use this link

Resources:

Join us Monday July 8th at 6pm ET to talk about the opportunity discussed on today's episode

Your Gut Health is Impacting Everything - Episode 596

Brooke's episode on Mental Health - Episode 589

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

 

Jul 04, 2019
623: What Is Holding You Back?
26:32

Is fear holding you back? Past patterns? Doubt? FOMO? Money? No matter what it is, it's time to step out of the tangle of fear thinking!

Too many people are remaining behind the walls of their fears. They are keeping their lives small by choosing to stop everytime they bump into fear of judgement, fear of failure, fear of loss or fear of missing out.

Is there a chance that is what is holding you back? Today's episode is a must-listen!

https://primalpotential.com/623/

Resources

Join the Summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

The Essential Rumi

Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening

Chasing Cupcakes

Today's episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic! Use the coupon code primal to save 15%! Make sure to give the turmeric latte a try! It's one of my favorites!

Join the Primal Potential FB Group

Jul 01, 2019
622: Creating Success After Struggle
39:07

You can create success after struggle. Don't let fear of failure or past experiences get in your way! Dozens of people have reached out to me this week expressing doubt in themselves.

They don't want to invest in the 12 Weeks to Transformation only to give up or drift again.

They're questioning whether or not this can be different.

When I ask people what they want or need, they almost always lead with the past, the story and the struggle.

On today's Q&A episode of the podcast we're answering all your questions along that theme: quitting, drifting, fear...all of it!

https://primalpotential.com/622/

Creating Success After Struggle

Let's do it together! Registration is now open for the 12 Weeks to Transformation!

If you have questions about the 12 Weeks to Transformation, listen to these episodes:

Episode 620: It's Not Your Plan, It's Your Perspective

Episode 621: The Most Important Thing If You Want to Change

Join the free Primal Potential FB group

Jun 29, 2019
621: The Most Important Message If You Want to Change Your Life
01:08:44

If you want to change your life, this is where I'd love for you to start. In today's episode, not only am I sharing how I overcame my own 3 biggest barriers, I'm also sharing some powerful mindsets that will allow you to create transformation in any and every area of your life.

If you feel like you really want to change and you're frustrated by your constant excuses, you need to listen to this.

If you feel like you swing wildly between "all" and "nothing", you need to listen to this.

If you doubt your ability to do the work and maintain your progress, this is the very episode you need to begin with.

https://primalpotential.com/621/

Ready to Change Your Life?

I'd love to invite you to join me in our summer 12 Weeks to Transformation! Registration is open now and we kick off on Sunday July 7th.

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If you have questions or you want to talk it through, be sure to let me know! I'm always just a quick message away!

Jun 26, 2019
620: It's Not Your Plan, It's Your Perspective
01:09:43

It's not your plan that's the problem, it's your perspective. You don't need a new plan, you need a new perspective.

Last Thursday, I opened up our Summer 12 Weeks to Transformation to the wait list and we had an awesome live webinar about getting out of your own way.

Prior to the webinar, I sent out a survey to everyone on the list and asked them two questions:

  1. What is keeping you from reaching your goals?
  2. What could I do to help you?

In the webinar, we talked about the most common barriers. We talked about money. We talked about fear. We talked about inconsistency.

Today, I'm sharing part of that free training with you AND I'm opening up registration for our summer 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Resources:

Join the 12 Weeks to Transformation

Watch the video replay of today's training

Follow EB on IG 

Join our free Primal Potential FB group

Jun 25, 2019
619: How to Go to the Next Level
37:00

Are you ready to go to the next level? Are you tired of struggling? Today you're going to hear from one of my 12 Weeks to Transformation clients about how even though she had lost weight, she was still really unhappy. She didn't feel like she was in control of her life.

Instead of settling for the struggle and making herself a victim of it, she USED the struggle and the tools within the 12 Weeks to Transformation to go to the next level.

She's happier than ever. She's lost weight. She feels empowered. As you'll hear her say, she's transformed her life over the last 10 months. She's getting up earlier, she's working out more, she's drinking less, spending less, saving more, losing weight and taking great care of herself while enjoying the journey.

You don't want to miss today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/619/

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join the free Primal Potential FB group

Follow EB on IG

Jun 24, 2019
618: Does Your Life Feel Like Groundhog Day?
45:54

Does your life feel like Groundhog Day? Like every day is pretty much the same as the last and you're just going through the motions, not living the life you want?

I've been there and I'll say this: I refuse to live that way anymore. Life is too short. Our potential - YOUR potential - is just too huge to settle for the same-old life you don't love.

https://primalpotential.com/618/

Today is another listener Q&A episode and Sarah and I are diving into your questions! Here are some of the topics we're tackling:

  • That groundhog day feeling - I tell myself to slay the day but every day feels just like the one before and I can't shake the feeling!
  • How do you differentiate between an addiction and a bad habit?
  • What's the most transformative non-fiction book you've read?
  • At 57 years old, is there still hope?
  • What is the best way to burn fat around my hips, butt and thighs?
  • How does contentment come into play when you have big goals?
  • What is your mantra?

 

Today's Resources:

The Science of Fat Burning - Stubborn Fat - episode 063

Join our Free Facebook Group

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

Jun 22, 2019
617: Living Your Life or Creating It?
45:41

Are you living your life or are you choosing it? Are you just going through the motions or are you being intentional about creating exactly what you want in every area of your life?

Today you're going to hear directly from one of my 12 Weeks to Transformation clients about how she has become militantly on her own side. She's decided to get out of her own way and step into her potential while loving herself and her journey.

She didn't bully herself into transformation. In fact, she was gentle. She was patient. Understanding. And also: drama free and determined.

If you're wondering if you can do it, the answer is YES and today's episode will help!

https://primalpotential.com/617/

Resources:

Episode 559: Identity Journaling

Learn more about the 12 WT

To Go Beyond Living Your Life & Start Creating It...

I'd suggest getting started with the Change Maker series of the podcast.

Part 1 Awareness:

Part 2: Alignment

Part 3: Advancement

Part 4: Adjustment

Join the free Primal Potential Facebook group!

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

Jun 20, 2019
616: From Depressed & Lost to Happier Than Ever
41:25

I am so excited to introduce you to one of my 12 Weeks to Transformation clients. Before we started working together, she shared that she was depressed and feeing lost in life. She wanted to lose weight, yes, but generally, she just wanted to be happier and healthier.

As she shares her story, she'l share the ONE THING she had to change in order to lose weight, take control of her finances and become happier than she's ever been.

If you're ready to learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation, don't wait! Now is the time! I would be happy to talk to you about your fears or worries! In fact, Thursday June 20th at 8pm ET I'm going live for a totally free workshop on overcoming past patterns and breaking free from habits that no longer serve you. This workshop is exclusively for people who are on the wait list, so that's absolutely your first step. Please note that I will be on there LIVE so I'll be happy to answer any questions you have!

https://primalpotential.com/616/

Resources:

Episode 559: Identity Journaling

Learn more about the 12 WT

If You're Feeling Depressed...

Here are some episodes and blogs you might want to check out. I also strongly encourage you to seek support from a licensed mental health professional! Here's a great place to start.

Sugar & Depression

490: Pain, Joy, Depression & Progress

Join the free Primal Potential Facebook group!

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

Jun 17, 2019
615: Growth without the Grind?
38:17

You know "the grind"? That feeling like you're always working on something, that "effort" is "hard" or you're just not enjoying the journey? It's all hustle, all pursuit, no pleasure?

I've certainly been there. In today's listener Q&A episode, we're answering a bunch of questions including several about how to balance growth & progress with contentment and really enjoying life and the journey of each day.

This is such a critically important topic and I hope you'll take a listen!

https://primalpotential.com/615/

Questions in Today's Growth without the Grind Episode:

  • How do I balance what I want most with what I want now? I kind of just want to chill out and get out of the grind.
  • Are there any foods you never allow yourself to eat? (I reference this episode on Soy Story)
  • What do you think about something like the 21-Day Fix from Beach Body where you eat specific portions from specific-sized containers?
  • I have persistent cravings. I want to get healthier and I want to enjoy the food I'm eating, but how do I fight these cravings?
  • How do you learn to be content with what you have?

 

Resources:

Join us in the free Primal Potential FB group

Soy Story Episode

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

Jun 15, 2019
614: Stop Complicating, Start Simplifying
30:02

Stop complicating things. It's holding you back, slowing you down and overwhelming you.

Today we're talking about practicing simplicity in your thoughts and actions - I promise you it will fast track your progress! Whether you're thinking about changing what you eat, improving your health or fitness, losing weight, starting a business, paying off debt or enhancing your relationship, complexity is the enemy of progress!

In today's episode we'll talk about a new paradigm around progress and I'll help you catch yourself when you're adding unnecessary complexity and help you get to your simple, effective path to progress.


https://primalpotential.com/614

Stop Complicating, Start Simplifying

People complicate things to justify their inaction and support their excuses.

Complexity is the enemy of execution.

Stop adding more when less will do.

"Knowledge is about piling up facts. Wisdom lies in simplification" Martin Fischer

Eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may speak.

What have you added to the facts?

Identify the essential & eliminate the rest.

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for our Summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics. You can see some of my favorites here and make sure you shop through this link to snag that awesome deal - 2 pairs of leggings for just $24!

Related episodes include:

Episode 438: Simplify

Episode 533: Simplify & Improve Your Decision Making

The 80/20 Rule for Weight Loss

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

Jun 13, 2019
613: No More Missing Out on Vacation
48:26

Do you struggle with not wanting to miss out? Do vacations, travel or evenings out get you worried about that line between deprivation and over-indulgence?

Travel used to be a total train wreck for me. I was constantly worried about food. I worried about eating too much. I stressed about not enjoying things enough and feeling like I was on the sidelines, deprived.

I really saw it as either/or - either I indulge and feel frustrated with myself, or I don't and I feel like I'm missing out and deprived.

Last week, I took a vacation in Bermuda. I shared a lot of pictures in my Instagram stories and posted daily recaps in our private (free) Primal Potential FB group. Today, I'm sharing the mindsets and strategies I employed to ensure that I didn't ever miss out AND I felt amazing every single day! You never have to feel like you're missing out again AND you don't have to return feeling like you "blew it".

https://primalpotential.com/613/

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the summer 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Join us in the free Primal Potential FB group!

Past episodes on vacation & travel include: 

Episode 177 - Travel & Weight Loss

Episode 461 - Avoid Travel Train Wrecks Part 1

Episode 462 - Avoid Travel Train Wrecks Part 2

Episode 534 - Binge Eating & The Holidays

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

Don't forget to enter to win our weekly Saturday show giveaways! Every Saturday, we pick a winner from someone who has shared the podcast on social media (and tagged us) or left a review of the podcast in iTunes or a review of Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon

Jun 10, 2019
612: Are Protein Smoothies Worth It?
39:37

It's another listener question & coaching episode! Today we're tackling protein smoothies - are they worth it? Should you drink them? Are they a waste of money or calories?

On all of our Saturday shows we do a GIVEAWAY! Today's winner is @karmachow! Email sarah@primapotential.com with 613 winner in the subject line! You win one of my favorite things: Artisana Coconut Butter travel packets from our sponsor - Thrive Market!

If you're new to Thrive Market, be sure to shop through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential so you get a free 30-day trial membership AND 20% off your first order!

There will be a new winner every single week, announced on the Saturday episode of the podcast! The following are ways you can win:

Curious about protein smoothies? Here's one of my fave smoothie recipes that mimicks the "Shamrock Shake" from McDonalds! Lately, the most common way I make my shakes are the two variations below:

Choc/PB

  • 1/2 can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
  • 2 tsp sunflower butter
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (here's the one I use)
  • pinch of pink himalayan sea salt
  • water as needed for desired thickness

Vanilla/Berry

  • 2 cups unsweetened nut milk of choice (I usually do cashew) - water is fine, too
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (here's the one I use)
  • pinch of pink himalayan sea salt
  • water as needed for desired thickness

If you have a question for a future episode, submit them here.

Resources:

Make sure you're on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Chasing Cupcakes

Jun 08, 2019
611: Creating Big Change & Refusing to Settle
41:57

If you want to make big change in your life but you aren't sure how - this is your show. If you're going through the motions & want to break free, tune in!

Today I'm talking with Rob Murgatroyd about his decision to refuse the status quo and his unwillingness to settle for anything less than a life he loved. We're exploring how he walked about from a successful chiropractic practice and embraced uncertainty so he could create the life of his dreams instead of settling for a routine he was no longer enjoying.

Rob is so full of powerful truths and empowering mindsets. He serves up some tough love, reminding us that we can certainly continue to tell the story of why we can't do something but we're also free to stop telling that story and start to focus on how and why we can.

https://primalpotential.com/611/

Want to connect with Rob? Check out his Work Hard Play Hard mastermind here.

Tips for Creating Big Change

Ask yourself these questions: 

What would it look like if this was easy?

What would it look like if this was fun?

What would it look like if this was elegant?

Learn more about morning pages for starting the day with intention & opportunity.

One of Rob's tools for creating big change in his life is to use the mantra "I belong here". While I love that mantra and think it's an awesome tool for stepping up and creating confidence, what I love most is what he said next. He said that he says it over and over (for weeks and months) "until it starts to feel real..." That's the ticket. We create these new stories and we repeat them until they feel real. Whether the story is, "I make great choices" or "I am a creative energetic problem solver" or "I belong here" - you repeat it and repeat it until it starts to feel real. (Tune in for more on this)

Resources:

Chasing Cupcakes for questions

Today's episode is brought to you by Thrive Market! Make sure to check them out and when you register via this link, you get a free 30-day trial and 20% off your first order!

Want to connect with Rob? Check out his Work Hard Play Hard mastermind here.

Jun 06, 2019
610: Inconsistency - A New Perspective
15:01

If you're struggling with inconsistency, this episode is for you. This new perspective on the cost of inconsistency will reframe all your future choices! Today we're taking something you've probably heard before and taking it someplace new and powerful.

We all understand that consistency is something that accumulates in value over time and that inconsistency reflects a short term perspective rather than a long term one, but today, we're putting it in a whole new light that makes the price paid for your lack of consistency MUCH more real!

I'm taking you inside the 12 Weeks to Transformation with this one and I can't wait to hear what you think!

Don't forget that I'm doing free video coaching for everyone on the 12 Weeks to Transformation wait list over the next couple weeks so get on the wait list now!

Today's episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic - you can use the coupon code PRIMAL to save 15% off your next order! 

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation & get on the wait list!  Registration opens up for our next 12 Weeks to Transformation in just a few weeks and between now and then, I'll be sharing FREE weekly coaching with everyone on the wait list to help you determine if my style is a good fit for you and if the 12 WT will help you crush your goals so make sure you're on that wait list!

Have a question, challenge, struggle or topic request? Share it with us here!

Connect with Elizabeth on Instagram! 

Want more episodes like this? Listen to episode 548 for more tough love, straight talk and tips to create progress and momentum!

Jun 03, 2019
609: How To Get Motivated & Stay That Way
34:29

How can you get motivated? More importantly: how can you stay motivated? Get more motivated?

Saturday shows are listener question & coaching episodes and today's show definitely has a theme of motivation!

We also pick a winner for a free giveaway every Saturday!

You can enter to win by leaving a rating & review of the podcast on iTunes, leaving a review of Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon or posting a favorite episode of the Primal Potential podcast on Instagram or Facebook.

Today's winner is Joannew12 - please email sarah@primalpotential.com to claim your prize from Four Sigmatic.

Four Sigmatic is the sponsor of today's show! Check them out here and use the coupon code PRIMAL to save 15%!

Questions Addressed in Today's Episode:

Does it matter if you use decaf coffee for bulletproof coffee?

How do I get motivated? I do I keep my motivation alive and strong?

How do I commit to lifestyle change without being overwhelmed?

What steps does it take to become motivated and believe you can win this battle?

Beyond willpower, how can I change?

If you have a question, you can submit it here.

Resources:

Make sure you're on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Chasing Cupcakes

Dos and Don'ts of Bulletproof Coffee

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

Eat the Yolks by Liz Wolfe

Jun 01, 2019
608: 3 Tools for Any Change
31:10

Here's the great news about change: while there are thousands of tools, tactics and approaches, you don't need to collect all of them to win. You don't need 75,000 strategies. You don't need to know more. You certainly don't need to know anything. Creating change requires just a small handful of tools that you actually use.

That right there is one of the keys - don't delude yourself into thinking that utility requires novelty - that something new is more valuable than something familiar that you just haven't implemented consistently.

In today's episode I'm sharing with you the 3 most common tools I've been using with my 12 WT clients to help them create change in their lives. I think you're going to love them! You don't want to miss today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/608/

3 Tools for Any Change:

  1. Move from a problem focus to a solution focus
  2. Leave the past out of the present
  3. Less drama means more success

Resources Mentioned in Today's Episode:

Get on the wait list for the Summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Chasing Cupcakes

Episode 579 - Change Maker Part 1 - Awareness

Episode 548 - Other Tools for Change

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! Shop through fabletics.com/primalpotential to get 2 pairs of leggings for just $24! The new bra I just bought is the Megan Medium Impact Sports Bra. You can see some of my other favorites here.

May 30, 2019
607: How to Recover Faster From Any Setback
20:37

If you want to hit any goal in your life, you have to know how to recover faster from setbacks & frustrations.

The other day, I had a big setback and I was emotional about it. I cried. I got mad. I spent hours focused on how I didn't understand another person's behavior or thought process.

Then, I had a bit of an "aha" moment. I came to the realization of a powerful perspective shift that I now think of as my "drama shut off" valve and I'm sharing it with you on today's episode!

Today's episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic - you can use the coupon code PRIMAL to save 15% off your next order! 

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation & get on the wait list!  Registration opens up for our next 12 Weeks to Transformation in just a few weeks and between now and then, I'll be sharing FREE weekly coaching with everyone on the wait list to help you determine if my style is a good fit for you and if the 12 WT will help you crush your goals so make sure you're on that wait list!

Have a question, challenge, struggle or topic request? Share it with us here!

Connect with Elizabeth on Instagram! 

Want more episodes like this? Listen to episode 548 for more tough love, straight talk and tips to create progress and momentum!

May 27, 2019
606: How to Let Go of Past Patterns & Negative Thoughts
37:56

Today we are tackling how to let go of negative thoughts, past patterns and limiting beliefs. It's another listener Q&A episode AND we're announcing the winners of our 4 prizes in celebration of our 600th episode!

Don't forget! We'll be doing a giveaway on every Saturday show! To be eligible to win, leave a review of the Primal Potential podcast on iTunes or a review of Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon or post on FB or Instagram (and tag @elizabethbenton or PrimalPotentialPodcast) about your favorite episode of the podcast!

Questions tackled in today's episode include:

Old thoughts of the past keep popping up in my head. I'm ready to create change but I don't know how to let go! Please help!

What kind of coffee do you drink? Spoiler! Four Sigmatic! You can check it out here and use the code primal to save 15%!

I had no idea that there are different strains of probiotics and that they function differently. Can you talk more about this? (Listen to episode 596 for more on probiotics!)

Why do I do things I know are bad for me? (Listen to Change Maker Part 1 - episode 579)

How do I stay focused over the long term? (Spoiler: you don't)

What's the best way to cope with late-40s body changes? Listen to episode 538!

Why are you so awesome?

To get on the wait list for the summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here.

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram!

May 25, 2019
605: Tough Love on Excuses & Overwhelm
19:54

Need a little tough love to overcome your excuses and break out of a pattern of feeling overwhelmed or frustrated? Today's motivational minisode is serving up a dose of the truth:

You don't need to change your circumstances. You need to change the way you interact with them.

Too many people are talking themselves into their problems and their past patterns. As they do that, they're talking themselves OUT of their potential and today it's time to STOP!

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation & get on the wait list!  Registration opens up for our next 12 Weeks to Transformation in just a few weeks and between now and then, I'll be sharing FREE weekly coaching with everyone on the wait list to help you determine if my style is a good fit for you and if the 12 WT will help you crush your goals so make sure you're on that wait list!

Have a question, challenge, struggle or topic request? Share it with us here!

Connect with Elizabeth on Instagram! 

Want more episodes like this? Listen to episode 548 for more tough love, straight talk and tips to create progress and momentum!

Join our Primal Potential Facebook Community!

More Tough Love Episodes

401 - Self Talk

449 - Raise the Bar

May 23, 2019
604: Slay All Day
53:41

Slay all day. I'm coining a new term: slay day. We are all capable of creating a Beyonce-style level 10 day, any day!

It's time to get out of the middle and win the day we're in!

Last week, I reached out to my friend Terri-Lynn and I asked if she'd be down to have a conversation about this "slay day" concept - what it takes to totally CRUSH the day you're in, and repeat that as a pattern.

If you want to build momentum and enjoy the journey, listen in to this conversation with me and Terri-Lynn! (You can follow Terri-Lynn on Instagram here or check out her website!)

Want to Slay All Day?

Consider these elements:

  • Communication
  • Connection
  • Nutrition
  • Movement
  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Self-Care
  • Thoughts/Perspective
  • Fun
  • Hydration

Resources:

Follow Terri-Lynn on IG

Get on the wait list for our next 12 Weeks to Transformation! I'd love to work with you!

New to Thrive Market? Check them out and register via the link thrivemarket.com/primalpotential

Join our Primal Potential Facebook group

May 20, 2019
603: Positive Affirmations, Journaling and HOW to Create Change
33:31

What's the deal with positive affirmations? Do they even work? And is journaling REALLY effective in helping you make better choices? How do I change my relationship with food? We're diving into these questions and more in today's episode of the podcast! Don't miss it!

https://primalpotential.com/603/

Questions Addressed on Today's Episode

  • How to break patterns from childhood
  • How is journaling useful and what is it used for?
  • Can you share more info around affirmations and journaling?
  • Do you have a must read book list?
  • What is your driving force?
  • I'd love for you to talk about how to manage stress without overeating or drinking too much
  • How do I live in the moment?
  • What is your favorite chapter in Chasing Cupcakes?
  • How do I improve my relationship with food?
  • How do I change my beliefs in myself?

Resources:

Learn more about your summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Shout out to today's show sponsor - Fabletics! When you register via fabletics.com/primalpotential you get an epic deal on leggings - 2 for $24!

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

Episodes mentioned in today's podcast: 

559: Identity Journaling

206: Journaling

Change Maker Part 1

Change Maker Part 2

Change Maker Part 3

Change Maker Part 4

Episode 577: Money Mindset 

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! Be sure to register via fabletics.com/primalpotential to get this killer 2 for $24 deal on leggings!

May 18, 2019
602: How to Hold Yourself Accountable
34:37

Need to hold yourself accountable? Looking to get better at following through and staying consistent? Today's episode has the tools you need!

"Masterminds" have become super trendy in the past few years - it seems like everyone in business is starting or joining a mastermind. Undoubtedly, they can be great tools for growth.

Because of their popularity, there are a lot of components that have been identified that make masterminds work. Fortunately, we can take these components and incorporate them into our own lives, even if we aren't part of a mastermind or group!

Today, we'll explore those components and look at how you can use them in your own life or with a family member or friend!

The book mentioned in today's episode is Meet & Grow Rich by Joe Vitale & Bill Hibbler

Steps to Hold Yourself Accountable

In today's episode we explore questions, strategies and tools to assist you in building accountability. They include:

  • What do you want to gain?
  • What is your singular focus?
  • Ask yourself questions instead of giving yourself advice (Chasing Cupcakes is a great tool for questions to ask yourself)
  • Be confrontational without being emotional
  • How can you help you?
  • How can I help you?
  • Inner Counsel Meeting from Meet & Grow Rich

What will you put into practice from today's episode?

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join us in the Primal Potential Facebook group!

May 16, 2019
601: The Struggles I'm Still Overcoming
42:43

What does "no mud no lotus" mean to you? To me, it's a reminder that all the dark times & moments in my life can take me to a new, brighter, higher level - if I choose to let them.

My life hasn't been easy. In fact, I've been deeply unhappy and hopeless for most of it. It stings a little share that. Because I'm so open about my struggles with depression and obesity, I get a lot of questions about how I came out of the struggles.

There are also a lot of people who assume that the struggles are behind me and it must be "easy" now.

In the spirit of this "no mud no lotus" theme, today I want to share with you some parts of my past struggles that I'm still practicing overcoming. We're talking about fear of judgement from others as well as judging others. We're talking about drama and the perspective of abundance versus the perspective of lack.

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join us in the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

May 13, 2019
600: Loving Yourself & Creating Change In Your Life
50:13

I get a lot of questions about loving yourself. Does loving yourself mean accepting where you're at? Being "okay" with all your choices?

Today we're going there and answering your amazing questions. If you have questions you'd like us to address on the show, feel free to share them here or in the comments below.

As you might have noticed, it's also episode 600 of the show! We're giving away some epic prizes (to three individual winners) and you can enter below.

First, you need to share a screenshot of your favorite episode and/or one of your primary lessons from the Primal Potential podcast. If shared on Instagram, you need to tag @elizabethbenton. If shared on Facebook, your post must tag PrimalPotentialPodcast.

https://primalpotential.com/600/

Questions addressed in this episode include:

  • How to get back to self care after tragedy or loss?
  • What's the best way to respond when people ask what I've been doing to lose the weight? I hate the attention and want a simple answer.
  • How do I change my relationship with food?
  • Have you done any episodes on loving yourself?
  • How does lack of commitment add to drama?
  • How do I figure out what is wrong with my gut and sort it out?

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join us in the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Episodes on loving yourself:

Chasing Cupcakes (not an episode, but an epic stepping stone to treating yourself better!)
599 - Get off the Hamster Wheel
589 - Mental Wellness & Making Your Own Rules
586 - Personal Growth as the Drug of Choice
576 - How to Change Yourself

Episodes on gut health:

Episode 055 - Probiotics and Body Weight
Episode 432 - How Your Microbiome Can Help You Burn Fat
Episode 482 - Microbiome & Your Health
Episode 504 - Avoid, Minimize, Indulge
Episode 596: Your Gut Health is Impacting Everything

Here's to Loving Yourself! Every choice is a chance!

May 11, 2019
599: Get Off the Hamster Wheel
34:22

It's time to get off the hamster wheel of change. Great intentions, intermittent execution, frustration, repeat.

Do you suck at keeping promises you make to yourself even when your word to others is gold? Today we're getting to the heart of change. Here's the scoop:

It comes from the inside, not from the outside.

Today I'm getting real about how to get off the hamster wheel of change and create a strategy that delivers results!

EB's Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join the Primal Potential facebook group

Join the free VIP email list!

Support Thrive Market and save big money on healthy food & lifestyle staples!

May 09, 2019
598: Struggling Despite Being Motivated
23:05

Are you struggling even though you're super motivated? The other day, inside the Primal Potential facebook group, I asked folks what mindset topics I could help with.

Many of them surrounded this idea of struggle.

Struggling to get yourself to keep the promises you make to yourself or feeling like it's just super hard to stay the course.

In today's episode, I'm going to talk about how reframing the idea of "struggle" can be the very thing that makes all of this so much easier!

https://primalpotential.com/598/

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join the Primal Potential facebook group

Join the free VIP email list!

May 06, 2019
597: Should You Drink Kombucha?
34:29

Should you drink kombucha? In this Q&A episode we're answering your questions about probiotics, kombucha, menopause, why diet's don't work & much more!

We love tackling your questions and topics and you can submit them here.

The questions we answer in today's episode include:

Can you suggest a good brand of probiotics?

Should I drink kombucha? Does it even help?

What are your thoughts on being proactive for menopause?

Is it worth listening to all primal potential episodes from the start or better to start at the end and work backwards?

Why haven’t diets worked for me?

I'm eating better but I'm still eating too much. Have you done episodes on overeating? Do you have any tips?

I want to get up early but I just can't.

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Gut Health Resources:

Episode 055 - Probiotics and Body Weight
Episode 432 - How Your Microbiome Can Help You Burn Fat
Episode 482 - Microbiome & Your Health
Episode 504 - Avoid, Minimize, Indulge

Episodes on Overeating Include: 

Episode 548

Episode 527

Episode 209

May 04, 2019
596: Your Gut Health is Impacting EVERYTHING
45:55

Your gut health is impacting everything. What happens in the gut does NOT stay in the gut. It impacts stress, anxiety, body composition and more!

For too long, we've thought about the microbiome as exclusive to digestion, absorption, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas. That's just not true.

What happens in the microbiome influences every single aspect of your mental health, your hormones, your body weight, immune system, metabolism and everything in between!

If you have questions, please feel free to let me know!

Do NOT miss today's episode!

Probiotic strains that target brain health & mood include but aren't limited to: 

lactobacillus helveticus R0052 - inflammation in the brain and depression

bifidobacterium longum R0175 - anxiety

lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011 - stress and stress resilience

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Gut Health Resources:

Episode 055 - Probiotics and Body Weight
Episode 432 - How Your Microbiome Can Help You Burn Fat
Episode 482 - Microbiome & Your Health
Episode 504 - Avoid, Minimize, Indulge

May 02, 2019
595: How to Slow Down When You Think You Can't
47:02

I think you need to slow down. I know I need to slow down. However, those of us who most need to slow things down are usually the ones who think there's just no way.

This is one of my favorite podcast episodes of the year because we're talking about the tendency to rush through our days and our lives with an operating system of "too much at once".

In today's episode, I'm sharing my incredible conversation with Sandy Vo about how to slow down, especially when you don't think you can.

You know how when your computer starts to run slow, you close down all the programs that are open & running in the background when you're not using them? You can do that with your thoughts. What thoughts are open and running in the background, draining your energy and darkening your mood? You can turn them off. Turning them off doesn't mean deleting them anymore than closing Skype when it's not running means that it's gone forever.

If you are ready to create more space in your life and in your mind, you want to carve out time for this episode! DM me on Instagram and let me know your favorite part!

Connect with Sandy Vo

Learn about Sandy & Ladies Aligned

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Apr 29, 2019
594: Personal Power - Practical Ways to Step Into It
41:25

It's another listener Q&A episode and today Sarah and I are diving into your personal power and practical strategies to help you step into it!

For each of the questions we're covering in today's episode, we return to your personal power - your ever present ability to create improvement and make change!

Questions covered in today's episode include:

  • I'm looking for an accurate answer as to whether or not I can consistently get results with bulletproof coffee for breakfast, meat & veggies for dinner and carb refeed every 5th day.
  • How can I get comfortable with my changing body?
  • I go off the rails when I'm on vacation. Have you done episodes on vacation or travel? Do you have any go-to snacks for travel?
  • How do I consistently make myself a priority?
  • How do I stay focused?
  • How can I channel the success of getting out of debt to win with weight loss?

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! Shop today and get two incredible pairs of leggings for just $24! Make sure you register through fabletics.com/primalpotential to take advantage of that killer deal! You can check out my faves from Fabletics here.

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Travel episodes include: 

Episode 461

Episode 462

Apr 27, 2019
593: Building Emotional Resilience
43:13

Building emotional resilience is one of the most powerful steps toward happiness, confidence, peace of mind and consistency but it certainly requires intentionality and practice.

In today's episode we're talking about how to go about creating this barrier to emotional volatility and how to enforce personal boundaries while practicing emotional resilience.

https://primalpotential.com/593/

Emotional Resilience Questions

Was insult intended?

Do I know for sure?

What assumptions have I made?

Am I focused on the problem or the solution?

Am I judging someone?

Am I placing my standards and values on someone else?

What is the difference between what actually happened (the facts) and what I added to the story (assumptions/intent/feelings)?

What have I added to the facts?

What else could this mean?

Have I added insult where none was intended?

What if I decided to not take this so seriously?

What's my role in this?

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Apr 25, 2019
592: What Are Your Core Values?
41:45

What are your core values? Do you show up with honesty & kindness for others but not for yourself?

Do you feel like you're a great leader in you work or for your family but you aren't leading yourself?

Today I'm talking with leadership expert Kareen Walsh about how to become a more effective leader of yourself and you won't want to miss it!

One of my favorite parts of the conversation is when Kareen reminds us all to give ourselves permission to show up as the version of ourselves we want to be TODAY.

She talks us through what we can do when we know our core values, or we know what we want them to be, but we aren't making choices accordingly.

https://primalpotential.com/592/

Connect with Kareen

Kareen's 8-Week Business Masterclass

Lead with Value

Follow Kareen on Instagram

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Apr 22, 2019
591: 73 Questions
40:53

You know Vogue's 73 questions? I'm answering them today! I actually don't think I answered all 73 but we got most of them plus a bunch of your great ones!

The 73 questions include:

  • What did you do for the first 30 minutes of your day?
  • What's a typical lazy day?
  • What was the last emoji you used?
  • What's it like living on Cape Cod?
  • If it wasn't Cape Cod, where would it be?
  • Who's career do you admire & respect the most?
  • What's the most overused phrase right now?
  • What drives you the most crazy right now?

Listen to today's episode for the rest! Plus, my answer to listener questions including:

I lack long-term motivation. I am confused why some days I want progression and other days I don't care. Is my WHY too weak?

How do I stop mindlessly eating?

How can we motivate those we love to lose weight and get healthy?

Resources:

Get on board for the free e-series about mental & emotional spring cleaning! It kicks off Monday May 6th!

The wait list is now open for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Change Maker Part 1: Awareness

You can submit questions and topics for the show here.

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram!

Apr 20, 2019
590: Big Wins - Are Your Little Wins in the Way?
15:06

Are you keeping yourself from big wins in the areas of your goals because you settle for little wins? Are you taking the perspective of "good enough" or "better than before"? You might be holding yourself back in a big way!

I started thinking about this as my Winter 12 WT clients went through their good/better/best challenge and then just a few days later I heard Chris Harder talking about not letting easy money keep you from big money.

In today's motivational minisode, we're diving into an honest look at how we hold ourselves back and what we can do to break free from the confines of our comfort zone and small wins.

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Connect with Elizabeth on Instagram

Apr 18, 2019
589: Mental Wellness & Creating Your Own Rules
51:02

Mental wellness drives physical wellness. Without a strong mental game, it's just a house of cards. You don't want to miss today's episode! I'm interviewing one of the most positive, enthusiastic women I know: Brooke Thomas.

When I asked her what she's most passionate about sharing, she told me her incredible story that led her to the realization that mental wellness trumps physical wellness.

We dive into strategies for when you feel stuck or burdened by the life you designed. It's a powerful conversation about creating the life you want, slowing down to speed up and not settling for less than what you're capable of.

https://primalpotential.com/589/

Connect with Brooke: 

Follow Brooke on Instagram

Connect with Brooke on Facebook

Learn more about her Live Out Loud programs

Work with Elizabeth

Hop on the Wait List for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

 

Apr 15, 2019
588: Carb Sensitivity & Sugar Addiction
41:17

What is carb sensitivity? How do you know if you're carb sensitive? In today's episode, we're answering listener questions about carbs, sugar addiction, the best foods when you're on a budget and much more!

Questions tackled in today's episode include:

  • How can you tell the difference between being sluggish from something you ate and not getting quality sleep. I'm struggling with knowing if I'm getting enough/quality sleep.
  • I've listened to your episode on Identity Journaling but after I answer the questions,I'm not sure where to go with it. What do I do with my answers to the questions?
  • If I take your advice and ask myself, "What is possible?", what do I do with the answer?
  • What I struggle with most, I identify as "sugar addiction". I know that I would be healthier if I never ate refined sugar, but it's a mind game where I feel deprived instead of feeling elated that I'm choosing to do good things for myself. I just don't know how to get out of my own head.

  • I have no willpower. I listen to your podcasts and although they are so good, nothing is helping me. I lose 2-3lbs and then go on a blitz of eating poorly. At 58years old, I don’t think anything will help me.

  • How can you tell if you are sensitive to carbs or not?

  • What are the best nutritious foods available for a person currently living pay check to paycheck?

Resources for Carb Sensitivity

Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf

Primal Potential Episode 316 on Wired to Eat

Carb Sensitivity Program by Dr. Natasha Turner

Primal Potential Q&A 2: What's Your Carb Tolerance

Get on the Wait List for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Resources for Eating on a Budget

Thrive Market

21 Day Sugar Detox Salmon Cake Recipe

Episode 066: Eating Healthy on a Budget

Episode 116: 5 Meals Under $1.99

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

https://primalpotential.com/588/

 

Apr 13, 2019
587: Busy is Bullsh*t
27:51

You aren't too busy to take care of yourself or to prioritize your health.

Sure, you might be able to tell yourself and others that's the reason you aren't making progress or doing the work, but it doesn't make it true. It's just a convenient story - a permission slip you write yourself for being inconsistent.

The reality is - taking great care of yourself increases your bandwidth, it doesn't decrease it. It gives you more energy, more focus, more determination, clarity and efficiency.

I love the Zen saying about meditation. "If you don't have time to meditate for an hour each day, meditate for two hours." If you think you're too busy, you need to adjust both your schedule and your perspective!

There are so many other elements to this permissive lie and we're exploring them all on today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/587/

A Few Tips If You're "Busy"

  • Stop using "busy"
  • Ask yourself if you're creating a life you love or just keeping yourself busy
  • Are you getting the results you want?
  • Create more space
    • Talk more slowly
    • Think more slowly
    • Move more slowly
    • Meditate
    • Eliminate obligations that you aren't passionate about

Resources

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group! 

Watch the 4-Part Change Maker Series

Part 1: Awareness

Part 2: Alignment

Part 3: Advancement

Part 4: Adjustment

Follow me on Instagram

Apr 11, 2019
586: Personal Growth as a Drug of Choice
52:15

Get ready to expand your perspective about personal growth! Get ready to get excited about it and more enthusiastic in your pursuit of it!

Today, we have Tara Romano on the show! Tara and I met a few months ago and when I saw her Instagram post where she said that personal growth is her drug of choice, I just had to have her on the show.

Personal growth is a gift, not a burden. It's something you do FOR yourself, not TO yourself. It's not a sacrifice.

In today's episode, we dive into both personal growth, the gift of it and overcoming insecurity and comparison.

Some of Tara's personal affirmations include:

  • Interupt the pattern
  • It's not that serious
  • Stop making up so many stories
  • I'm a perfect work in progress
  • I'm a magnet for all I desire
  • My life is perfect as it is and I'm capable of making any changes as I desire
  • All I need is always taken care of. I am safe.

Resources:

Learn about Tara and her fitness empire, Tone & Tease

Follow Tara on Instagram

Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening

"The glassblower knows, while in the heat of beginning, any shape is possible. Once hardened, the only way to change is to break."

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group! 

Are you on the wait list for ASCEND?! More details coming soon!

Apr 08, 2019
585: Getting Yourself to Follow Through
41:55

Need to get yourself to follow through on the promises you make to yourself? I've gotcha! Today's episode will give you the mindset & strategy for success!

https://primalpotential.com/585/

Questions Answered in Today's Episode

  1. Why do I keep holding myself back?
  2. How to stay focused on the process today and not go down the rabbit hole of worrying about the future or how long change will take?
  3. Who's your favorite band?
  4. I am quite OCD, so why is it I have trouble following through with my goals?
  5. My inconsistency is driving my frustrations. What is the key to overcoming this?
  6. What should I do when I feel mentally blocked?
  7. I need to take action. What can I do to get out of "learning mode"?
  8. When does the next 12 Weeks to Transformation start and how much of a daily commitment does it take?

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes!

Got a question or topic for the podcast? Send it to us here!

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Apr 06, 2019
584: Fear of Failure & FOMO
34:40

Fear of failure and fear of missing out (FOMO) reflect incomplete truths - emotional corners of the truth - and we can overcome them! I've been having a lot of conversations with clients about fear and today we're breaking it down so we can set ourselves free!

https://primalpotential.com/584/

Questions from Today's Episode:

  • What's possible?
  • What stories do you tell yourself (or excuses do you sell yourself) that talk you out of your potential?
  • What else is true?

Fear is a liar because you are in control! You create your results! Fear of failure is a liar because you have the power of choice! You don't have to fear failure because you control it with your own actions! The fear is a distraction!

Instead of submitting to the fear, challenge it with those questions. Instead of limiting yourself to the boundaries of your fears, choose to press on in spite of any fears.

"The fears you don't face become your limits." ~ Robin Sharma

Primal Potential Episode 577: Money Mindset

Join the free Primal Potential FB group!

Apr 05, 2019
583: Your Bad Mood Tool When You're in a Funk
34:15

Being in a funk sucks but you don't have to submit to your bad mood! In fact, getting yourself out of a funk is a skill you must build if you want to be consistent. Today's episode has the strategy for you! You are not a victim of your bad mood but being in a funk can threaten your progress UNLESS you know how to pull yourself out.

You are in control of your own funk-extraction!

This is actually one of the weekly challenges from the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation spring group and I'm excited to share it with you!

https://primalpotential.com/583/

Questions from Today's Episode:

  • How can you help yourself today?
  • What are you able and willing to do today to help yourself?
  • What do you want more of?
  • What do you want less of?
  • What's hard?
  • What's in the way?
  • What are you focused on when things feel hard?
  • What's in your power to change?

Don't settle for the funk. Don't allow it. Recover the person you were intended to be!

Register for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Primal Potential Episode 553: Chaos without Crisis

Join the free Primal Potential FB group!

Apr 04, 2019
582: Change Maker Part 4
31:25

The barriers to adjustment are defensiveness and avoidance. To create change, you have set those aside and get clear on what you want & if it's working. Today is part 4 of our 4-part change maker series where we're exploring the 4 pillars of creating change:

Awareness

Alignment

Advancement

Adjustment

https://primalpotential.com/582/

The Path to Effective Adjustment:

Clarity + Consistent Assessment

Clarity: What do you want? What is the outcome you're seeking? What is the result you want to get or the change you want to create?

Consistent Assessement: How will you know it's working? What factors drive results? When & how will you monitor your progress without defensiveness?

Register for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Apr 03, 2019
581: Change Maker Part 3
35:04

We are working our way through the 4 pillars for creating lasting change and today we're diving into the third: advancement.

Are you advancing your position? What action can you take now and next to move in the direction you want?

https://primalpotential.com/581/

Since these 4 pillars of being a change maker build on eachother, make sure you've listened to the first 4 parts!

Creating Advancement:

  • What can you do now or next to advance your position?
  • What's your next best choice?
  • What am I able and willing to do today to make progress?

Change Maker Part 1: Awareness

Change Maker Part 2: Alignment

Resources:

Register for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation - registration closes Friday and we kickoff Sunday April 7th! 

Join the free Primal Potential FB group!

Apr 02, 2019
580: Change Maker Part 2
46:22

Do positive affirmations really work or are they just wishful thinking? Simple answer: it depends on you.

Yesterday, we kicked off this Change Maker series on the podcast with Part 1 on awareness. Today, we're tackling the second pillar of change: alignment.

Alignment is about making sure that your intentions (what you want) and your attention (what you're focused on) are in sync. When they aren't in sync, you will experience excuses & inconsistency.

While there are many tools we use within the 12 Weeks to Transformation to create alignment, one of the simplest and most effective (when done right) include positive affirmations. In fact, I just did an episode about how affirmations related to money have been changing the game for me lately.

https://primalpotential.com/580/

Here are a couple of my favorite affirmations and you can hear more in episode 577.

Fear is a liar because I am in control.

I create the results I want.

Resources:

Join the Spring 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Change Maker Part 1: Awareness

Learn more about affirmations and limiting beliefs by listening to episode 577 and episode 571.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Learn more about the practice of Identity Journaling

Positive Affirmations for Weight Loss

 

Apr 01, 2019
579: Change Maker Part 1
45:23

You cannot and will not make sustainable change without awareness. There is no denying that the most critical cornerstone of change is increased awareness.

In today's episode we're talking about what awareness actually means, how we can increase it and what behaviors and patterns reduce it.

No matter what change you want to create in your life, this is the most critical pattern to establish!

To learn more about the 12 WT or to register for the spring session, click here

Mar 31, 2019
578: EB Weighs in on Popular Diets
46:13

In today's listener Q&A episode, we're diving into popular diets like keto & OMAD (one meal a day) as well as questions about eating well on a budget, managing times of stress and much more!

If you have a question, challenge or topic suggestion, send it to us here.

Questions Addressed in Today's Episode:

  • What are your thoughts on OMAD (one meal a day)?
  • I get on these streaks of great self-care and then something happens in my life - chaos or crisis - how can I train myself to embrace this lifestyle even when things are hard?
  • Is it wrong to feel like you need outside help to change?
  • One of the excuses I always give myself is that I can't afford to eat healthy. The thing is, it feels true, not like an excuse. Do you have any tips?
  • What are your top 2-3 perspective shifts or mindset changes that have improved your life?
  • You get up very early. What time do you go to bed and how much sleep do you try to get?
  • Does the 12 WT center around weight loss or can it apply to any goal in life?
  • How do you feel about the keto diet?
  • I'm good at abstinence but as soon as I have one treat, I go off the rails. How can I get to the point where I can have one treat without blowing it?
  • When is your cookbook coming out?
  • How to I get back on track after a binge streak?

Resources:

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Change Maker Series:

Part 1 Awareness: https://primalpotential.com/awareness/

Part 2 Alignment: https://primalpotential.com/mindset-for-success/

Part 3 Advancement: https://primalpotential.com/change-maker-advancement/

Part 4 Adjustment: https://primalpotential.com/adjust-your-goals/

Join the Primal Potential FB group!

Episodes on ketogenic diets

Episode 033: Is A Ketogenic Diet Right for You?

Episode 389: Primal vs Keto

Episode 388: Keto Reset Diet with Mark Sisson

Other episodes mentioned in today's show

Episode 559: Identity Journaling

Episode 571: Limiting Beliefs

Episode 116: 5 Meals Under $1.99

Episode 066: Eating Healthy on a Budget

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Mar 30, 2019
577: Why Changing Your Money Mindset Matters
44:02

If you think your money mindset doesn't impact EVERY area of your life, you're wrong. In today's episodes, I'm sharing how and why I had to dramatically upgrade my money mindset and how it set me free from fear, worry, anxiety and pressure.

If you are someone who stresses out, works yourself up and talks yourself into what might go wrong, you must listen to this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/577/

My Money Mindset Affirmations

Fear is a liar because I am in control.

I create the results I want.

Money comes to me from unexpected places every day.

There is nothing to fear.

I have more than enough money for all I need and desire, with more than enough for extreme generosity.

Because I serve without limit, money comes to me without limit.

Every dollar I spend comes back to me exponentially.

I create abundance. I seek abundance. I believe in abundance.

My actions create wealth.

Money is not a problem, it's a solution.

Money Mindset Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

Think & Grow Rich

The Biology of Belief

Learn more about ALIGNMENT and creating a mindset that works for you

Watch this presentation on creating awareness

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

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Mar 28, 2019
576: How to Change Your Habits
49:48

Trying to figure out how to change your life? Maybe you just want to change your habits, your motivation or your crappy attitude. I've got 4 tools for you!

If you feel overwhelmed with things you want to change, if you're not sure where to start or if you're feeling like change is hard and an uphill battle, we're going to clear that up today.What I've found to be undeniably true is that there are a VERY small handful of tools that apply to just about every problem or obstacle in our lives.

By mastering these few tools, you will make your life easier and your journey to self-improvement far more manageable and enjoyable!

https://primalpotential.com/576/

If you want to learn more about the Spring 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here

How To Change Your Habits - 4 Pillars for a Joyful Journey

These four tools will dramatically simplify your answer to the questions:

  • How do I change my habits?
  • How do I change my mindset?
  • How do I change my beliefs about myself?
  • How do I change my attitude?
  • How can I stop struggling?
  • How can I make change easier?

I've got you covered, my friend, with these 4 pillars.

Awareness

Alignment

Advancement

Adjustment

We also talk about how registration is now open for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation. We kick off April 7th but you can get your identity journal sent out today by registering.

However, I expressed a major caveat on today's podcast - if you aren't willing to watch the entire Q&A and truly understand the process, my coaching style and the elements of our 12 Weeks to Transformation, it's probably not for you.

Resources:

Episode 559 on Identity Journaling

Episode 571 on Limiting Beliefs

Join me tonight (and throughout this week) to learn how to apply these 4 pillars for lasting, joyful change!

Join the free Primal Potential Facebook group! 

Follow me on Instagram!

 

Mar 25, 2019
575: Tips for Overcoming Procrastination
43:05

Need some tips for overcoming procrastination? How about battling that feeling over overwhelm or frustration?

It's another Q&A episode where Sarah and I dive into your questions and challenges!

Today's topics include:

  • Sustaining and amplifying motivation
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Becoming better in any area of your life
  • Identifying negative triggers
  • Helping children develop a healthy relationship to food
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the journey ahead of you

If you have questions or topics you'd like to hear on the show, you can submit them here.

Join the free 4-night seminar on creating change! 

Mar 23, 2019
574: How To Create Personal Transformation
21:28

The idea of personal transformation can seem daunting - impossible, even. Fortunately, it's far simpler than you might think!

In today's episode, we're exploring the simplest, happiest, most sustainable path to personal transformation and we're doing so by way of a poem that one of my 12 Weeks to Transformation clients wrote and is allowing me to share.

https://primalpotential.com/574/

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

Listen to episode 559 on the power of Identity Journaling

Join the free Primal Potential FB group

Follow me on Instagram

Mar 21, 2019
573: The Powerful Alternative to Being Goal Oriented
44:16

Being goal oriented might not be the most effective way to achieve your goals. In fact, I don't think it is! In today's episode, we're talking about the difference between goal oriented and growth oriented and how the latter is likely a far more powerful, lasting approach to creating change.

Being growth oriented doesn't mean you don't care about your goals and it certainly doesn't mean you won't reach them. It means that you'll enjoy the journey more and you'll optimize who you are instead of merely trying to manipulate what you choose.

https://primalpotential.com/573/

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Join me Wednesday March 20th at 8pm ET to learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation and find out if it's the right move for you! Register here. 

Episode 559: The Most Powerful Way to Journal

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Got questions for the podcast? Submit them here!

Mar 18, 2019
572: Mindset Coaching
31:08

I am so pumped that we've added this third podcast episode each week because it allows me to do something we both appreciate: mindset coaching. Even though the questions are about weight loss, overwhelm, inconsistency or motivation, the solution is often the same: mindset.

In today's episode (and likely all subsequent Q&As) we're taking your challenges, struggles and questions and using them as mindset coaching moments.

How can you create a solution? Where are there limiting beliefs at play? In what ways are you lying to yourself or only considering one small part of the story?

If you have questions or challenges that you'd like my $0.02 on, you can submit them here.

Mindset Coaching Questions:

  • How do I stop quitting?
  • How do I stay motivated?
  • How do I overcome my "all or nothing" attitude?
  • I want to be happy with my body again. I'm overweight and pretending to be happy. Can you help?
  • If you have always failed to keep the weight off or failed to be successful at work (or really anything) and you feel like there's no point in trying, how do you get back on your feet to try again?
  • How do I become a better mother & wife and at the same time, lose weight and take great care of myself?
  • One of the things that ruins my motivation when I get going is work and other obligations. I am sure you have an episode in the podcast or have sent an email but how do I prioritize my personal health goals in the midst of work and grad school?

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation and get on the wait list here

Register for the March 20th live information session!

Podcast episodes mentioned in this episode: 

Episode 548: 3 Strategies to Create Change

Episode 559: Identity Journaling

Episode 572: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

Join the Primal Potential Facebook Group!

Follow me on Instagram

Mar 16, 2019
571: Limiting Beliefs
53:29

Are your limiting beliefs holding your back? Here's the reality: your life is a reflection of your beliefs and I think it's time to upgrade!

I am 100% convinced that the primary reason people are inconsistent and continue to struggle with the same change for years is that they are focused on changing their choices while neglecting to change their beliefs. For example, if you fundamentally believe and continue to make a case for the fact that you're an emotional eater, your choices will align with your belief.

Here's the reality about all beliefs, including limiting beliefs:

"Your body is a barometer of your belief system." ~ Pam Grout

Your life reflects your belief system. Your limiting beliefs will limit your choices and your ability to grow!

It's time to edit your beliefs and upgrade your identity! In today's episode we're diving into the impact that our belief system has on our choices, identifying the beliefs that hold you back and talking about how we can fundamentally change what you believe about yourself and your life.

https://primalpotential.com/571/

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation and get on the wait list!

Join me Wednesday March 20th at 8pm to chat about your goals and how we can crush them (and enjoy the journey) during our Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation.

Join the free Primal Potential Facebook group!

Want to hear that 12 WT client testimonial from today's episode? Click here.

Episodes mentioned in today's podcast:

559 - The Most Powerful Way to Journal

548: 3 Strategies to Get Out of Your Own Way

Books mentioned in today's episode:

Atomic Habits

Think & Grow Rich

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

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My favorite picks from Fabletics

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Mar 14, 2019
570: Drama Queen - How Drama is Slowing Your Progress
52:06

Whether you think you're a drama queen or you're sure you're not, you MUST listen to today's podcast! Drama is draining and every single one of us has room for improvment in our creation of and response to drama. Drama takes the form of assumptions, gossip, worry, rumination over the past and so much more. In case you're still convinced that you're not a drama queen, let's take a minute to get on the same page.

Cy Wakeman defines drama as emotional waste and describes drama as mentally wasteful thought processes and unproductive behaviors that keep you from your potential.

Drama includes:

  1. Lack of ownership, accountability or committment
  2. Blaming circumstances or other people for your lack of results
  3. Arguing with circumstances that are non-negotiable
  4. Resistance to change
  5. Spreading gossip
  6. Projecting (and believing) made up stories instead of focusing on facts
  7. Defensiveness to feedback
  8. Dealing with hurt feelings

Questions for the Drama Queen:

Is this mine or someone else's?

Am I doing something productive about it?

Is this my business or someone else's business?

Am I trying to control someone else's thoughts or behaviors?

What actually happened without my story?

What do I know for sure?

What's my part in this?

What are my ideas for resolving the issue?

Am I grounded in reality?

What am I doing today to resolve this?

Other powerful ideas from "No Ego" and today's episode:

"Venting is your ego's way of avoiding self-reflection."

"Your ego is brilliant at finding insult where none is intended."

Drama is draining!

https://primalpotential.com/570/

Resources:

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

Check out No Ego by Cy Wakeman

Previous book club episodes:

Episode 137: Always Hungry

Episode 388: Keto Reset Diet

Episode 540: Younger by Dr. Sara Gottfried

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Mar 11, 2019
569: Facing Your Fears
55:57

Growth and change will both require facing your fears. Progress demands that you face your fears.

Personally, I believe that fear is a doorway. Whether we're talking about fear of failure, fear of judgement, fear of missing out or any other fear, it is a doorway.

Do you go through the doorway of the fear or do you remain on the other side, letting fear stop you and allowing it to limit your life, your growth, your happiness and your relationships?

In today's listener Q&A episode, I'm introducing the newest Primal Potential team member and we are sharing honestly how this transition has required both of us to face our fears and step through the doorway of fear.

We're also answering your questions about:

  • overcoming emotional eating and the story of the struggle
  • leaving your job to start a new business
  • whether or not there are truly foods that make it more difficult to remain in control
  • adding vegetables to protein shakes
  • which veggies are best raw versus cooked
  •  

One of the major things I did recently to face my own fears was make three significant financial investments in Primal Potential.

  1. I hired a new team member (you meet her on today's episode)
  2. I joined a $30,000 business mastermind
  3. I hired a business coach

Talk about facing your fears! These kinds of major financial investments have always been scary to me. However - here's what they did for me: they forced me to level up. They demanded a next-level committment and performance from me. They were big and scary enough to help me think bigger and work smarter.

How are you facing your fears? What will you do about it today? If you're ready to face your fears and make some changes, think about joining me for our next 12 Weeks to Transformation!

https://primalpotential.com/569

Resources:

Learn more about our next 12 Weeks to Transformation! Registration opens soon and you can learn more by hopping on the wait list!

Are you part of the Primal Potential Facebook group?

Learn more about Sarah's company: Seasouled

Share your questions or challenges to the Primal Potential inbox!

Check out our last listener Q&A episode from Primal Potential episode 567

Follow me on Instagram

Mar 09, 2019
568: Personal Growth
40:31

Recently, I shared in one of the Primal Potential VIP emails a personal growth mantra that inspires the heck out of me:

If you want to double your income, triple your growth.

To me, this doesn't mean triple the growth of your business, it means triple your personal growth.

I believe this has much broader appeal.

If you want to double your rate of progress in any area of life, triple your personal growth.

If you want to 2x the quality of your relationships, triple your personal growth.

Without fail, one of the ways that I create personal growth every single day is via the circle of achievers inside the 12 Weeks to Transformation and the Primal Potential Masters Club. In fact, that might be one of the most powerful ways I create daily personal growth.

Recently, of my 12 WT clients shared someone that helped me grow tremendously, and we're exploring it as a personal growth strategy in today's episode. This is one you can apply immediately and with incredible results.

Resources:

Learn more about the spring 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Are you in the Primal Potential Facebook group? Join us there to discuss today's episode, create motivation, help each other grow and so much more!

Listen to episode 521 to hear more about how you can get out of debt no matter how much you make (and learn about my sister Debi's journey to becoming debt free!)

Listen to episode 548 for more tools that will help you overcome frustration, accelerate progress and facilitate personal growth.

Follow me on Instagram!

https://primalpotential.com/568/

Mar 07, 2019
567: Your Questions About Mindset & Fat Loss
35:35

I'm answering your questions today! If you have questions, please feel free to submit them here and listen to today's episode about an exciting improvment I'm making to the way I answer your questions!

I'd love for you to join me in our brand new Primal Potential Facebook group! It's totally free and amazing way to stay motivated and engaged! It's also a great place to get your questions answered!

Here are some of the mindset and fat loss questions I'm answering on today's show:

I have a question about support. I don’t have a big social circle and the few that are in it, aren’t focused on weight loss or mindset. I’m loving the new community for this!!!! I was wondering if you have suggestions on how to meet like minded people in my area. I’ve tried the gym but find everyone politely says hello and then goes on about their routine in silence. Would a different kind of gym help? Any other avenues you think I should explore?

You share so many great things-but what have been the TOP couple ideas/perspective shifts that created a pivot or tipping point in your life?

Knowing what you know now, if you were to take up 100 pounds overweight tomorrow, and knew you could "perfectly" lose the weight, what are the top 5 things you would adjust immediately.

I would love more ideas about how to recognize automatic thoughts, because I'm a weirdo who doesn't think in actual sentences? Or maybe, I'm just so accustomed to having the thoughts that they don't register as sentences in my head (habits). Like I KNOW I do the whole "screw it, Ill start tomorrow" or "this treat doesn’t really matter" etc... But those do not come up as words in my mind, more like my mind skips the whole thought and goes straight to the feeling. How to reverse engineer this?

Is there normally an "aha" moment that turns us around and takes us down the easy road? Or is it just lots of practice and consistency and eventually it will start working?

Resources:

Episode 513: Fitness & Fat Loss

Episode 195: The Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Work with me in the next 12 Weeks to Transformation!

https://primalpotential.com/567/

Mar 04, 2019
566: How to Let Go of What's Holding You Back
01:04:44

You need to learn how to let go. I need to learn how to let go.

This is, without question, one of my favorite episodes of the Primal Potential podcast. This is one of these most powerful episodes of the podcast.

For you to benefit from this episode as much as possible, there are a few things I want you to consider before we begin.

  • Do you need to learn how to let go of your excuses?
  • Do you need to learn how to let go of your past?
  • Do you need to learn how to let go of your anger? Your fear? Your feelings of rejection?
  • Do you need to learn how to let go of a particular habit or behavior?

What are you ready to let go of?

On today's episode, you'll hear an incredibly raw, real and powerful conversation with relational alchemist, Stef Sifandos. Through his programs and his coaching, he helps people create transformation through connection. He's one of the most clear-minded and genuine humans I've ever met and I'm honored to share our conversation with you!

 https://primalpotential.com/566

How To Let Go - Questions to Ask:

  • What sets you off?
  • What situations in your life are creating an exaggerated reaction?
  • How do you feel when you react that way?
  • When was the last time you felt that way?
  • Who are you without that thought?
  • Are you willing to let go?
  • What else is true?
  • What else is possible?
  • How can you practice a different reaction today?

For more questions that will help you create change, check out Chasing Cupcakes!

Resources:

Learn more about Stef Sifandos! His website features incredible articles as well as all the ways you can work with him.

Follow Stef on Instagram

Work with me in our next 12 Weeks to Transformation!

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Feb 28, 2019
565: Sneaking Food & Eating Differently Alone
46:11

I used to be the queen of sneaking food. It started when I was a kid, but let's be clear - sneaking food is NOT just a kid thing.

  • Do you hurry to finish something before someone can see you eat it?
  • Do you ever hide wrappers or other food evidence in the trash?
  • Do you wait for people to leave before you indulge?
  • Do you eat differently alone then you do when there are a lot of people around?

First, let's be super clear: there is ZERO shame in this. Sure, you can choose shame as a response, but that's not going to help.

Awareness is POWER. It's an opportunity to create change!

In today's episode we're looking at some of the risks of sneaking food and also strategies to step into a healthier pattern of behavior.

  • Sneaking food can isolate you.
  • It prevents connection
  • It fosters insecurity

Today is an opportunity to begin to reframe your relationship with food! I hope you love this episode and it forever changes your thoughts about sneaking food!

Don't forget to join the new Primal Potential Facebook group!

https://primalpotential.com/565/

Also, here's the listener win I shared on today's episode!

Hi Elizabeth,

I’ve been a listener for the past year and since listening have lost 30 pounds, got pregnant, kept the wait off during my pregnancy and have since gotten back to my prepregnancy weight while breastfeeding. This was something in previous pregnancies (Mom of 3 here) I told myself I couldn’t do.

BUT that’s not my win. My win is a question I ask before every choice “Is this what I want to choose everyday?” If the answer is no. I don’t choose it. Another way I’ll ask “Does this fit my exception or my rule?”. If the answer is exceptions, I ask “is this exception worth it” and if it’s not a hell yeah, it’s a no.

This has been really helpful for me and I thought I’d share in case it might help someone else.

Resources:

Laura Lea Goldberg on Instagram - check her out!

Thrive Market now carries pili nuts and pili nut butter! When you register via thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you'll get a free 30-day trial AND 25% off your first order! Pili nuts have incredible texture and flavor! They're high fat and low carb and contain all 8 essential amino acids! If you give them a try, let me know what you think!

Hop on the wait list and learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation!

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Feb 25, 2019
564: Chronic Stress Risks and Solutions
56:17

If you have accepted chronic stress as a way of life, this episode is for you. Chronic stress isn't just a quality of life issue, it's a health issue. Remaining under chronic stress decreases your ability to burn fat while increasing your likelihood of storing it. Chronic stress impairs your metabolism and your immune system. It creates systemic hormonal chaos.

Stress is not meant to be chronic. If you are experiencing ongoing stress, day in and day out, it's time to create a change - for the sake of your health.

Just as important to note: stress isn't just mental or emotional. In today's episode, we talk about toxins, thoughts and trauma - the three types of stress that contribute to living in a state of chronic stress.

In today's episode we'll talk with Dr. Beth Westie about types of stress, the dangers of chronic stress and what you can do to reduce your exposure to stressors while improving your response to others you might not be able to easily avoid.

We'll also talk about the strategies we each use in our own lives to respond more intelligently to periods of stress and individual stressors.

Funny site note: when Dr. Beth and I hopped on video for the interview, we were both wearing Klassy Network blue blocker glasses! These are actually one of the ways we minimize exposure to toxins from blue light! You can save 10% on your Klassy glasses with the coupon code primal - I'd love to see a pic of you in your new glasses! Such a crazy coincidence that we were both wearing them AND talking about stress strategies!

Chronic Stress - Types of Stress

  1. Toxins - this can include environmental toxins, toxins in products you use, toxins in food or water, etc
  2. Thoughts - worry, stress, negativity, complaining, gossip, etc
  3. Trauma - illness, injury, infection, recovery, over-exercising, emotional trauma

Resources:

Connect with Dr. Beth Westie on Facebook or Instagram

Listen to Dr. Beth's Westies Podcast

Want to check out Klassy Network blue blocker glasses? We're obsessed! Use the coupon code primal to save 10%!

Learn more about Transcendental Meditation and how it's improved my life!

Want to work with me to create LASTING change in your life? Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Follow me on Instagram

https://primalpotential.com/564/

Feb 21, 2019
563: Motivation for When You Feel Stuck
17:09

We all have moments when we feel stuck.

However, just because you feel stuck doesn't mean you are stuck.

The other day, I posted this on Instagram and it really resonated, so I figured it was high time to do a motivational minisode to help you out in those moments you feel stuck.

You aren't stuck. You stopped. There's a difference.

https://primalpotential.com/563/

5 Reminders To Free Yourself When You Feel Stuck

  1. Don't let how you feel about the problem overshadow what you can do to create the solution.
  2. Feeling stuck is vague and general. In specificity you will find your superpowers.
  3. Are you letting the problem lead? Stop following the struggle.
  4. You will feel more free when you let go of "life overgrowth".
  5. Put someone else in your shoes.

To learn more about working with me in the 12 Weeks to Transformation, click here!

Bonus: Check out this amazing list of 11 TED talks you need to watch when you feel stuck in a rut.

Related episodes include:

512: When You Can't Seem to Make the Struggle End

441: Why You Feel Stuck

If your excuses are why you feel stuck, check out my free strategy guide and audio on overcoming excuses!

Feb 18, 2019
562: Living Together, Eating Differently & Navigating Relationships
59:36

If you're living together but have different health goals and priorities, how do you navigate it?

That's one of the most common questions I get about my relationships. My boyfriend and I are now living together but we have very different lifestyles and personalities. Though we are in no way relationship experts, today we're answering your questions about love, food, weight, personality differences and much more.

Curious about what questions we answer on the episode? Here are a few of them. If you have questions we didn't answer, shoot me a message on Instagram or comment in the show notes and we'll absolutely answer them! The episode got kind of long so we didn't get to all that were submitted but I've put the answers to questions we didn't get to on the show notes page at the link below. There you can find the answers to questions about if we have plans to get married, if we want kids and what our love lanuages are, plus more! 

https://primalpotential.com/562/

Feb 14, 2019
561: How to Set Goals that Hit the Right Target
44:42

Most of my clients set goals for themselves. Most of them are going about it the wrong way.

Why do you think so many people who set a goal of weight loss end up regaining the weight? Why do so many people who get out of debt shortly reaccumulate it?

My friends, as you set goals for yourself, I want you to keep in mind that there is a massive difference between external goals and internal targets.

In today's episode, we're going to talk about a different way to set goals and go about achieving them in a way that ensures you get what you want most! We're taking a deep dive into the idea that the goal is more about feeling than doing. I'm going to help you understand what it means for the GOAL to be the FEELING you're after and how to prioritize the way you want to BE over the things you ought to DO.

This simple shift in the way you set goals and the way you think about goals will improve your consistency and make sure you don't waste precious time and energy pursuing an external target when your real goal is an internal shift.

https://primalpotential.com/561/

Set Goals by Setting Clear Intentions:

How do you want to feel?

How do you NOT want to feel?

What choices, actions or thoughts contribute to how you do want to feel?

What choices, actions or thoughts contribute to how you don't want to feel?

What can you do about it today?

What's the difference between the things you want to do and the way you want to be?

What can you do about it today?

When you're in a moment of struggle or negative emotion: what feeling are you looking to obtain?

How can you create that?

Resources:

Want to work with me this spring? Hop on the wait list to get sneak peaks inside the Winter 12 Weeks to Transformation and prepare to work with me this spring!

For more on the difference between external goals and internal targets, read chapter 8 of Chasing Cupcakes! If you've already read it, it would be a MASSIVE help if you'd sign in to Amazon & leave a rating & review! If you're new to Audible, you can get Chasing Cupcakes for free (or any audiobook you choose) AND a free 1-month trial if you register via audibletrial.com/primalpotential/

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Mentioned in this episode:

EB's Cabbage Salad Bowl

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Feb 11, 2019
560: HOW To Think Differently
43:35

Change feels hard. I get it. Often, it feels hard because we're going about it the wrong way.

Our tendency is to focus on changing our actions and our choices. What this approach overlooks is the simple fact that our thoughts drive our choices.

Conscious or subsconscious, a series of thoughts predede our choices and talk us into or out of whatever decision we make.

If you don't change your thoughts, it will continue to be mighty hard to change your choices.

Of course that begs the question: HOW?

Most of us feel like our thoughts arise so quickly & automatically that they're nearly impossible to change. It sounds nice in theory "just think differently!" but how do we turn that into a daily practice?

That is the entire focus of today's practical episode with modern mindfulness expert and host of the Mind Love podcast, Melissa Monte. Don't miss this one!

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In today's episode I mentioned that you can download my Hormones & Fat Loss Guide for free. Click here to get your copy!

Resources:

Melissa Monte & Mind Love podcast

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation & get on the wait list for the Spring 2019 group!

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My travel staples include:

Artisana Coconut Butter Travel Packets

Epic Bars

Macadamia nuts

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Feb 07, 2019
559: The Most Powerful Way to Journal
54:44

For years, I've been a huge fan of journaling. Recently, I've made a shift in the way I journal that has completely changed the game. It's made me happier, more present, more confident and more productive. A few of my Masters Club members have begun journaling this way, too, and today you'll hear from both of us.

How are we journaling? What does it look like? How did we start?

One of the reasons people struggle to change is that they aren't paying attention. I can relate to that!

At 350+ pounds, living paycheck to paycheck, I didn’t want to pay attention.

I didn’t want to see my body.

I didn’t want to acknowledge my food choices.

I didn’t want to acknowledge my inconsistency

I didn’t want to look too closely at anything - my bank account, how much debt I had, the state of my marriage, what I looked like naked.

None of it. And, not suprisingly, nothing good was happening.

When we don't pay attention, we drift.

We never drift someplace amazing.

I am certain this type of journaling will help you create change. It's not about accountability, it's about action.

https://primalpotential.com/559/

I think it's so powerful that I'm going to create an identity journal for the next 12 Weeks to Transformation! You can get on the wait list here.

Random side note: In today's episode I mentioned that you can download my Hormones & Fat Loss Guide for free. Click here to get your copy!

Resources:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation & get on the wait list for the Spring 2019 group!

Episode 480: Transformation is Now

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Feb 04, 2019
558: Two Shifts That Will Set You Free
49:20

The answer isn't always the truth.

Today we're talking about two different but very deceptive thought patterns that keep people from creating change in their lives.

One is the mindset of "I know", where you dismiss information, strategies and tools you're already familiar with instead of grabbing the opportunity presented by the reminder to take action on them. It really doesn't matter if you "you know", what matters is whether or not you're doing those things.

The second is the mindset of "I don't know" - a pattern of letting yourself off the hook and letting uncertainty be a stopping point. It should be a starting point.

If there is a gap between when you know and what you do, this episode is one you can't miss!

If you want to listen to Chasing Cupcakes for free, new Audible customers can register via this link to get a free Audible trial membership plus a free book!

If you want to share this gift with others, feel free to send them to: http://www.audibletrial.com/primalpotential

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Resources:

The Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation kicks off Sunday April 7th and registration will open up to the wait list in mid-March. Click here to jump on the wait list!

To learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation, take a listen to episodes 546 and 550 of the Primal Potential podcast.

Save the date! ASCEND 2019 will be in Portland, Oregon November 8-10th, 2019. To be the first to hear about tickets and event information, make sure you're on the wait list!

Be prepared (and save money) with Thrive Market! Register via thrivemarket.com/primalpotential for a free trial membership AND an extra 25% off your first order! Here is what I ordered for my upcoming travels:

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Jan 31, 2019
557: Rationalize or Rational Lies?
39:01

Do you rationalize choices that hold you back?

Is it possible that you're actually telling rational lies?

Just because it's your answer doesn't mean it's the truth.

In today's episode, we're looking at rational lies, times when we rationalize and how to break the patterns that keep us from living the lives we want.

https://primalpotential.com/557/

Resources:

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes

Ready to do this work? Get started with Breaking Barriers!

Check out Fabletics and get excited to move more!

Here are some of my Fabletics favorites!

Related Episodes include:

Episode 348: Your Lies Become Your Truth

Episode 358: Tackling Excuses 

In today's episode I mentioned tuna salad! Here's how I make it:

  • Tuna
  • Pickles (I like dill)
  • Tomato
  • Celery salt or celery seed
  • Primal Kitchen Spicy Dijon Mustard from Thrive Market
  • I eat it out of a bowl but it's also great on a Nuco Coconut Wrap (I get them from Thrive Market)

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Jan 28, 2019
556: Standing on the Shoulders of Your Story
45:30

First we make our stories, then our stories make us.

We are story tellers. You are a master story teller. Whether you're conscious of it or not, you make about stories about everything that happens around you, about every choice you make, every single day.

When I say "stories" that DOESN'T mean you made something up.

Your story is the meaning you attach to your experiences.

Your story can take you to new heights or it can overwhelm you and lead to you to isolate yourself and feel defeated.

In today's episode, we're taking a look at the stories you tell yourself and how you can stand on the shoulders of your story and allow it to take you to new heights!

Today's episode features pieces of a powerful conversation I had with story-expert Marlo Ellis - founder and visionary behind The Uncommon Woman.

Don't miss this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/556/

Resources:

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes! If you aren't much of a reader, I've got you! Listen to me read the book on Audible!

Marlo Ellis & The Uncommon Woman

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Jan 24, 2019
555: Why It STILL Feels So Hard
25:44

I used to think in terms of what I didn't want. I didn't want to be so overweight. I didn't want to overeat so frequently. I didn't want to feel so out of control. I didn't want to be unhappy, lonely or isolated. I didn't want to have so much debt. You get the picture.

If I had to choose a sound effect to represent how I felt at that point in my life, it would have been a groan.

Ugh. Exasperation. Frustration. Resignation. Irritation. Disappointment.

At least once a day, someone asks me how much weight I've lost or how much debt I paid off. Totally fair questions and I'm happy to answer them (except I don't own a scale and don't worry about my present body weight.)

Here's the thing though - what I've gained is so much more interesting.

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This shift from "less" to "more" is what we're diving into today. It's not just a more peaceful perspective, we'll talk about why it's a more effective one, too!

Resources:

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes!

Related Episodes 

Episode 552 - The Backstory of Chasing Cupcakes

Episode 547 - 10 Ideas Worth Spreading

Episode 550 - My Coaching Methodology

Episode 532 - Finding Your Way to Win

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Jan 21, 2019
554: I'm Fixing This Health Mistake I Made
35:36

I've been thinking a lot about the life & business I want to create in 2019. I shared a lot of those details in episode 549 of the podcast. I missed out on a LOT of my life. There are decades, relationships and experiences that I can't get back. In saying "yes" to food, saying "no" to happiness and relationships, I destroyed a lot of relationships and experiences. I don't want to live that way naymore. In fact, I refuse to live that way.

But here's the very important thing: it's not just about physical health. Often, that gets all the priority. What we eat. Our body composition. Our exercise routine.

Today we are talking about another very, very, very important component and the shift I'm making in my own life.

https://primalpotential.com/554/

Resources:

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes!

Related Episodes 

Episode 552 - The Backstory of Chasing Cupcakes

Episode 454 - How Transcendental Meditation is Helping Me

Episode 206 - All About Journaling

Episode 550 - My Coaching Methodology

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Jan 17, 2019
553: Chaos Without Crisis
44:16

I used to use stress, pressure, chaos and crisis as reasons to not take care of myself. As soon as life got hard, I'd stop trying. I'd stop making good food choices, I'd stop going to the gym, I'd stop being financially responsible. I'd check out. 

I'll be the first to admit that it's not always easy to do the right things when it feels like you're in crisis mode, but there are a few things I knew for sure: 

  • Take care of yourself makes the chaos dramatically more manageable
  • Not taking care of yourself makes it dramatically more difficult to manage
  • It is possible to make great choices when life is hard
    It is worth it

Last week was straight CHAOS for me. I closed on a new property and there were innumerable hoops to jump through at the last minute. I moved into it. I moved out of my tiny house the same day. My boyfriend moved in with me. A new tenant moved into the tiny house. My 98-year-old grandmother was in the hospital and required surgery. My first book launched. The 12 WT launched. Plus, I had my normal workload, which is quite heavy to begin with. 

I was determined to not only get through the week, but to enjoy it and to take impeccable care of myself through it all. In today's podcast, I'm sharing my own strategies for navigating chaos without crisis and without putting self-care on the back burner. 

https://primalpotential.com/553/

Resources:

Buy Chasing Cupcakes!

You always hear me rave about Artisana Coconut Butter travel packs and they will be a travel staple for me more than ever this year! I buy them through Thrive Market because a) they are cheaper and b) I love to support a company that makes living well more accessible and affordable! If you're new to Thrive Market, register via thrivemarket.com/primalpotential to save an extra 20% off your first order!

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Jan 14, 2019
552: Chasing Cupcakes
43:59

At long, long last, my first book - Chasing Cupcakes - is finally available! 

It would have been easy to write a book about nutrition, hormones or fat loss, but that's not the book I wanted to write. I wanted to write a book that hadn't already been written. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of amazing books about nutrition, hormones and fat loss. Besides, that wasn't the book I needed when I was deep in my own personal struggle with obesity, binge eating, excuses, exceptions, doubt, delay and debt.

In the thick of my decades-long struggle, I knew exactly what to do. I could have talked for hours, if not days, about all the changes I could make to lose weight, get healthy, pay off my debt and everything in between. I didn't need more information.

For me, the problem was that I wasn't doing all the things I knew to do. I knew how to lose weight, in theory, but what I didn't know was how to get myself to do the work. I didn't know how to end the excuses and exceptions. I knew how to get out of debt - I had thousands of strategies and action-plans. What I didn't know was how to consistently get myself to do the work.

That's the book I needed. So, that's the book I wrote.

Today, I'm excited to share with you the story behind Chasing Cupcakes and to answer all your questions about the book and the writing process! I have been waiting for this moment for so long and I hope you love the book as much as I do!

https://primalpotential.com/552/

Resources:

Buy Chasing Cupcakes!

Related Episodes Include:

Episode 204: My Mom is on the Show! 

Episode 211: Thin People & Food Issues (My Sister is on the Show)

You always hear me rave about Artisana Coconut Butter travel packs and they will be a travel staple for me more than ever this year! I buy them through Thrive Market because a) they are cheaper and b) I love to support a company that makes living well more accessible and affordable! If you're new to Thrive Market, register via thrivemarket.com/primalpotential to save an extra 20% off your first order!

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Jan 10, 2019
551: My Food Philosophy
32:05

What is my food philosophy? What is yours? Do you have one? Are you living like it?

I talk a lot about food and share a lot of the way I eat and the way I don't eat, but today I want to share with you exactly what my food philosophy is.

It's not about macros. It's not about calories. It's not even about fat loss. You might be surprised by a few things and I'm so excited to share it with you!

https://primalpotential.com/551/

Before we dive into the episode: today I shared an opportunity for you to take a sneak peak inside the winter 12 Weeks to Transformation! While the podcast is mostly about information and strategy, the 12 WT is all about action. It's about getting off the sidelines, into the game, and returning to action every day. In addition to weekly challenges, a guided daily journal, a private Facebook group and weekly live Q&As, I also share short daily coaching audio messages to help you return to your intentions each day, no matter what's going on in your life. Want to experience 5 days of those short coaching messages? Share your email address here and you'll get coaching messages right to your inbox for the next 5 days!

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My Food Philosophy Includes:

  • Food choices hinge on whether or not I'm hungry (whether or not my body needs fuel)
  • Food isn't good or bad - take the emotion & drama out of it
  • Don't major in the minors
  • Eat real food
  • How I feel is greater than how I look
  • Short term strategies deliver short term results - no interest in anything short term
  • Pay close attention to how my choices make me feel and how my body responds
  • I rely on my body for my answers more than anyone else's opinion

Resources:

Want to join the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation? Secure your spot here! 

Still want to learn more about the 12 WT process? Listen to episode 546 of the Primal Potential Podcast

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Jan 07, 2019
550: My Coaching Methodology & Process
45:25

Today I'm sharing my coaching method with you. This isn't just how I work with clients, it's how I coach myself. I'm not on a diet and I don't "put" my clients on a diet.

I'm not into guilt, drama, negativity, sacrifice or an obsession with a "goal weight".

Today I'll share with you my thoughts on paying attention, aligning your thoughts with what you want, creating change via evolution, not revolution, improving your outlook and constantly adjusting.

If you are ready to do things differently and create permanent change (while enjoying the process), this is your episode.

https://primalpotential.com/550/

Before we dive into the episode: today I shared an opportunity for you to take a sneak peak inside the winter 12 Weeks to Transformation! While the podcast is mostly about information and strategy, the 12 WT is all about action. It's about getting off the sidelines, into the game, and returning to action every day. In addition to weekly challenges, a guided daily journal, a private Facebook group and weekly live Q&As, I also share short daily coaching audio messages to help you return to your intentions each day, no matter what's going on in your life. Want to experience 5 days of those short coaching messages? Share your email address here and you'll get coaching messages right to your inbox for the next 5 days!

> Get 5 days of coaching messages delivered right to your inbox <<<<

Resources:

Want to join the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation? Secure your spot here! 

Still want to learn more about the 12 WT process? Listen to episode 546 of the Primal Potential Podcast

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Jan 03, 2019
549: Workshop For Creating Success in 2019
51:27

It's the final episode of 2018 and today I'm sharing my process of reflecting on the past year and creating priorities and plans for the one to come. A year-end review is something I've come to love and enjoy at the end of every year. In fact, I've been doing a month-end review for the last several months and I absolutely plan to continue.

Join me today to not only hear the structure I follow in these reviews, but also for my reflection on 2018 and my personal and professional plans for the new year!

https://primalpotential.com/549/

Before we dive into the episode: today I shared an opportunity for you to take a sneak peak inside the winter 12 Weeks to Transformation! While the podcast is mostly about information and strategy, the 12 WT is all about action. It's about getting off the sidelines, into the game, and returning to action every day. In addition to weekly challenges, a guided daily journal, a private Facebook group and weekly live Q&As, I also share short daily coaching audio messages to help you return to your intentions each day, no matter what's going on in your life. Want to experience 5 days of those short coaching messages? Share your email address here and you'll get coaching messages right to your inbox for the next 5 days!

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Questions from Today's Episode: 

  • Reflecting on the past:
    • What am I proud of?
    • What should I be celebrating?
    • What did I accomplish or achieve?
    • What went well?
    • What did I learn?
    • What improvements did I make?
    • What relationships did I strengthen?
  • Reflecting on what's to come:
    • What do I want that I don't yet have?
    • What can I let go of that's no longer serving me?
    • What's been holding me back?
    • What is most important to me? Am I acting like it?
    • How can I think bigger?
    • If I wasn't "playing it safe", what would I want for my life?
    • If everything was possible, what would I go after?
    • What needs to change?
    • How can I make it more fun?
    • How can I use this to build relationships & add connection?
    • How will I keep these ideas top of mind for the weeks and months to come?

Resources:

Want to join the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation? Secure your spot here! 

Still want to learn more about the 12 WT process? Listen to episode 546 of the Primal Potential Podcast

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Dec 31, 2018
548: 3 Strategies to Get Out of Your Own Way
23:24

You know what to do but you aren't consistently doing it. You're super clear on the problem, but you aren't holding yourself accountable to taking action on creating the solution.

You think about it all the time. You wish things were different. Maybe you're frustrated or sometimes feel disappointed in yourself and your choices.

I have those conversations every single day. This week in particular, I had about dozens of phone calls with current clients and there were 3 strategies that kept coming up again and again. These are strategies to help you get out of your way that make change dramatically (and immediately) easier!

If you feel like you're usually the primary thing holding you back - this episode is totally for you!

Time is running out to register to work with me - every single day - for 12 weeks to kick off 2019. To learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation program, click here. To register, follow this link.

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Resources:

Find out if the 12 Weeks to Transformation is right for you

Grab your spot in the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

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Dec 27, 2018
547: 10 Ideas Worth Spreading
36:13

We are so quick to spread ideas that are negative. We're quick to share about the problems in our lives or the things that upset us, and while I think being open is valuable, I also think it's high time to start spreading some ideas that make us better - that make us happier and healthier while improving all the relationships in our lives (especially the relationships we have with ourselves). How's that for a big 'ol run-on sentence?

In today's episode, I'm sharing 10 powerful thoughts I strongly believe are ideas worth spreading and I hope we'll do just that! I hope we'll practice them, we'll embrace them and we'll share them with people we love by way of our own example.

Do you have an idea you believe is worth spreading? Share it with me by tagging me on Instagram with a picture of this episode playing on your device and tell me what idea you believe is worth spreading!

Here's to creating change, one moment at a time, by embracing these 10 ideas worth spreading!

https://primalpotential.com/547/

Resources:

Register for the Winter 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Here's a link to that Instagram post about attitudes in the gym!

Looking to try the Balsamic dressing I mentioned? Make sure you register via this link to save extra! 

Episode 543 - Judgement & Insecurity

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Dec 24, 2018
546: Don't Get It Twisted
42:26

Not long ago, someone asked me if I'd provide transcripts for the 12 WT weekly challenge webinars. Then, I got a similar question about the format of the 12 Weeks to Transformation. My answer to both requests was the same...

"Is the information in the 12 Weeks to Transformation all videos? If so, is there any way to have a transcript of the content? I don't retain information very well when it is presented verbally. I do much better with the written word."

Here's the deal, my friend. We aren't here to learn. We're here to change. There's a really big difference in those two approaches and many people follow the familiar "learning" path, failing to realize that it's not the same as the "changing" path. 

We're diving into that in today's episode of the podcast and I'll be sharing how I coach clients through the changing process (not the learning process) in my 12 Weeks to Transformation groups. 

https://primalpotential.com/546/

Resources:

Register for the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Watch the webinar mentioned on today's episode

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Dec 20, 2018
545: Insecurity & Judgement Part 2
47:16

Episode 543 of the podcast was one of the most popular ones to date! By popular demand, we're doing a follow-up episode to talk about how we can improve our responses to what we perceive as judgement from others.

If you want to build self confidence, improve your relationships or simply be a happier version of yourself, this episode is for you. We'll be tackling listener questions about judgement from family members and talking through how we can happily & healthily respond to people who think and act much differently than we do.

https://primalpotential.com/545/

 

Dec 17, 2018
544: 3 Big Changes I Just Started Making
36:15

There are 3 things I've just begun practicing to improve both my health and my happiness. In today's episode, I'm sharing them with you and giving some examples of what the practice looks like in my daily life.

I'm already convinced that these will improve my relationships AND increase my productivity and success!

I'd love to know if any (or all) of these 3 resonate with you OR if there are other changes you're working to incorporate into your life and how I can help!

https://primalpotential.com/544/

Resources:

Get on the wait list for the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join the December 13th 12 WT information webinar!

My favorite mocktail is really simple and you can adjust the ingredients to suit your personal preferences:

  • Sparkling water (plain or flavored, you choose)
  • A splash of apple cider vinegar
  • A sprig of rosemary
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Handful of whole cranberries

You can find mocktail ideas here as well

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Dec 13, 2018
543: Insecurity & Fear Of Judgement
55:43

Insecurity. Fear of what others think. We're going there today, not to have a theoretical discussion, but to talk about strategies and perspectives that will help each one of us stop letting those feelings limit our lives.

It's a choice. We feel those feelings, think those thoughts and face those fears but we don't need to submit to them.

If you have follow-up questions or comments on this topic, I strongly encourage you to DM me on Instagram, email me or comment on the show notes page so we can continue this conversation and start living more fully!

https://primalpotential.com/543/

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Want to learn more about what the 12 WT is and how it works? Listen to episode 515 of the podcast for all the details including who it's for, who it's not for, how much it costs, what's included and more!

Want to give the Thrive Market clean wine line a try? Shop via thrivemarket.com/primalwine to try it out and be sure to let me know what you think!

Episode 538: If You're Over 30...

Episode 540: Younger

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Dec 10, 2018
542: Real Food Keto
01:05:37

Today I have the great pleasure of talking with Jimmy Moore and his wife Christine (a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) about their newest book, Real Food Keto.

First and foremost, this episode is about far more than ketogenic diets. Even if you aren't a ketogenic eater, you want to listen to this episode.

I was so excited to see a book come on the market that focuses on real food and nutrient density. Sure, there are lots of bars and shakes out there. There are an increasing number of keto cookies and brownies and paleo desserts. In fact, there are so many of these type of things that a lot of people are losing sight of HEALTH.

For the sake of health, longevity, mood, energy and overall wellness, our food choices must be about more than impact on our waist line and overall flavor. Nutrient density matters.

I could rant about this for days and weeks, but instead, let's dive into the conversation with Jimmy & Christine. We have a thoughtful conversation about dietary individuality, myths surrounding ketogenic diets and the critical importance of nutrient density.

If you have questions about this book or want to dive deeper into any of the topics, be sure to leave a comment and let me know!
https://primalpotential.com/542/

You can get Real Food Keto on Amazon here.

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Want to learn more about what the 12 WT is and how it works? Listen to episode 515 of the podcast for all the details including who it's for, who it's not for, how much it costs, what's included and more!

Predominantly Paleo's Paleo Cowboy Chili

More about Jimmy & Christine Moore

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Dec 06, 2018
541: Let Go of the Problem
36:03

Have you ever heard of the first rule of holes?

I'm happy to share it with you. The first rule of holes is: stop digging.

If you want to create a change in your life, the first thing you have to do is change the way you think. If you want to create a solution in your life, you have to stop arguing for, justifying and reinforcing the problem.

In today's episode, we'll talk through examples and strategies. Don't miss it! If you have follow up questions, be sure to leave a comment here on the show notes page, email me or direct message me on instagram! 

https://primalpotential.com/541/

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Want to learn more about what the 12 WT is and how it works? Listen to episode 515 of the podcast for all the details including who it's for, who it's not for, how much it costs, what's included and more!

Episode 539: How I Coach Myself Through Temptation & Apathy

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Here is the wild-caught canned salmon I like from Thrive Market and here's the coconut flour I use as part of the salmon cakes recipe

You can't go wrong with Diane Sanfilippo's recipe for salmon cakes

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Dec 03, 2018
540: Younger - How to Age Brilliantly
40:51

Fact: We all get older.

Myth: Getting older means increased body fat, decreased energy, memory issues, joint pain and chronic illness.

You can age well. You can get or stay lean. You can maintain energy and cognitive function.


Fact: We all have genes.

Myth: Genes determine how you age.

We can control the expression of our genes. We can turn gene expression on or off, up or down, by the way we eat, sleep, move and stress.


It's been a long time since we've done a book review episode but that's exactly what we're doing today! I highly recommend Dr. Sara Gottfried's newest book: Younger.

I'll be sharing some of the highlights from the book along with what changes I'll be making in my own life as a result of reading it.

https://primalpotential.com/540/

Resources:

Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes and Reverse Aging by Dr. Sara Gottfried

Get on the wait list for the winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

Episode 048: Understanding Epigenetics

Episode 538: If You're Over Age 30...

Learn more about the Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss

Salmon Cakes - 21 Day Sugar Detox

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Nov 29, 2018
539: Coaching Myself Through Temptation & Apathy
27:08

I'm not immune to temptation or moments of apathy. I absolutely have moments, days and even weeks where I think thoughts like, "Who cares? What's the point?"

I absolutely have moments (and days) when I want to eat all the things that aren't nailed down.

I'm not different from most people in that regard. However, I might be a little different in how I respond to them.

In today's episode, I'm sharing a simple and powerful strategy I use to win the hard moments in my life.

If you struggle with temptation, apathy or mentally checking out, this is a great episode for you!

https://primalpotential.com/539/

Resources:

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Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

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Nov 26, 2018
538: If You're Over 30, You Must Listen
42:30

I hope everyone listens to this episode! My friend: once you go beyond the wonderful age of 30, you will lose muscle mass unless you intentionally and consistently work to maintain or increase it.

This rate of muscle loss can range from 3-8% per decade! Think about that! You could have 16% less muscle mass by the age of 50!

Why does this matter?

Contrary to popular belief, this isn't just a cosmetic issue related to body composition. It's not just about strength, balance and mobility.

We need to take action to prevent muscle loss and faciliate muscle building in order to stay healthy, prevent diabetes, have a healthy metabolism and much, more more.

Sarcopenia, or age-related muscle wasting, is both reversible and preventable. Today we will explore the systemic impact of sarcopenia on your health and discuss what you can do about it! Don't miss this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/538/

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Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation on episode 515 of the podcast

Past episodes on fitness:

513: Elements of Fitness for Fat Loss

160: Fat to Fit Part 3 - Fitness

215: 6 Ways to Get More from Your Workout

035: Fitness for Fat Loss

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Nov 22, 2018
537: An Anti-Anxiety Approach to the Holidays
35:23

What's your bliss point? That's the conversation I want to have with you as we go into the holiday season.

For me, feeling amazing during the holidays has as much to do with my mindset as it does to do with my choices. Probably even more. I used to go into the holidays with a ton of anxiety. I was worried about the food that would be available. I worried about overeating and I worried about restriction and missing out.

It didn't work. I wasn't happy. I wasn't enjoying myself.

Now, I think about my bliss point. The intersection of enjoyment and feeling amazing.

This is actually a common marketing term!

A bliss point is the amount of consumption that maximizes a customer's satisfaction for a particular good or service. For example, the bliss point of ice cream might be one small bowl and the bliss point for travel might be one trip a month. A customer who exceeds their bliss point may feel stressed, unsatisfied or regretful. Bliss point is purely related to a customer's needs and wants as opposed to budget. It has implications for product design, customer experience, diversification and pricing. (Simplicable.com)

As you go into a holiday, a family meal or even a weekend or evening out - what is the intersection of feeling great about your choices and fully enjoying yourself?

https://primalpotential.com/537

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Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

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416: Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

534: Binge Eating & The Holidays

What I'm Enjoying for Thanksgiving 2018

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Nov 19, 2018
536: This Week My Whole Perspective Changed
23:57

This week, my whole perspective changed. I won't sugar coat it: I've been stressed out. I'm been anxious. I've been indulging thoughts of fear and worry. Then, something really powerful and unexpected it happened. It blew my mind and I think it will really floor you, too. It changed my whole perspective and I hope I never, ever forget this lesson!

If you've been stressed, worried, anxious or unsure, please don't miss this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/536/

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Check out Fabletics!

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Nov 15, 2018
535: The Random Show - Starting A Business, Procrastination & Your Body
34:11

I love when you ask questions and suggest topics for the podcast. You know why? Because that's the whole point of the Primal Potential podcast! The entire goal is to help you help yourself! This is your podcast and my sole objective is to help you help yourself live a happier, healthier life! If you have questions or are struggling, be sure to let me know so we can begin to work through them on the show!

Just the other day on Instagram, I asked what questions or topics you'd like to hear about on the podcast. A ton of of you submitted questions and I've divided them into two episodes.

In episode 534 we talked about binge eating, the holidays, travel and resisting negativity. Today, we're taking a hard right turn. I'm answering your questions about starting a business, overcoming procrastination, recovering from workouts and, though seemingly random, what's behind acid reflux and what (surprising) thing you can do to make it better.

https://primalpotential.com/535/

Resources:

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Past episodes on sleep:

Episode 016: Hack Your Sleep for Health & Fat Loss

Episode 181: Sleep, Hormones & Fat Loss

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Nov 12, 2018
534: Binge Eating & The Holidays
01:00:55

I love when you ask questions and suggest topics for the podcast. You know why? Because that's the whole point of the Primal Potential podcast! The entire goal is to help you help yourself! This is your podcast and my sole objective is to help you help yourself live a happier, healthier life! If you have questions or are struggling, be sure to let me know so we can begin to work through them on the show!

Just the other day on Instagram, I asked what questions or topics you'd like to hear about on the podcast. A ton of of you submitted questions and I've divided them into two episodes.

Today we're talking about travel, binge eating and the holidays. In episode 535 we'll be less on the emotional side and more on the practical side, addressing questions about nutrition, hormones, stomach acid, money and more!

Make sure to let me know if there's something I can do to help you!

https://primalpotential.com/534/

Resources:

Get on the wait list for the winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

Cauliflower Recipe Mashup

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Nov 08, 2018
533: Simplify & Improve Your Decision Making
28:16

Too many of us stay busy doing things that don't really matter. We live in a self-created vortex of tasks and work, rarely pausing to consider:

  • Is this necessary?
  • Is it working?
  • Is it improving my life?
  • Is the return on this worth the time and energy it requires?

I read something the other day that I'm certain will improve my relationships, my work-life and my health. Not surprisingly, it wasn't about relationships or health; it was about real estate.

When rennovating homes, most people spend money where it doesn't need to be spent. They aren't disciplined in how they deploy their funds. To counteract this tendency, they're taught to break down potential home improvements into the following categories:

  1. Necessary and increases value
  2. Unnecessary and increases value
  3. Necessary and does not increase value
  4. Unnecessary and does not increase value

In today's episode of the podcast, we're talking about the application of this practice to our task lists, our communication and our goals.

I hope you enjoy it!

https://primalpotential.com/533/

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Nov 05, 2018
532: Finding Your Power to Win
20:03

If I challenged you to complete a broad jump - to leap forward as far as you can - where would you place your feet before jumping? If your feet are spread too wide, you lose power. You can't initate a powerful leap if your feet are spread wider than your hips. Similarly, you can't jump as far if your feet are too close together. It's pretty common for fitness coaches and trainers to correct someone's stance. If your feet aren't in the right place, you can't perform well.

The same thing is true in life. Your power stance, in life, isn't about where you put your feet but rather where you put your attention. If your attention is on the past or the future, you're losing power to take full advantage of the moment you're in.

If you want to immediately become a more powerful change agent in your own life, listen to today's episode.

https://primalpotential.com/532/

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Keto Burrito Bowl

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Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Breaking Barriers

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Nov 01, 2018
531: Dealing With Doubt
26:04

Are you dealing with doubt? Is your doubt keeping you from trying? Is your doubt keeping you from consistency? When we doubt our ability to create or maintain change, we're looking at it wrong. We're overlooking who we become in the process. When you focus on winning the day you're in, you become a person capable of more than you're capable of now. If doubt keeps you from doing your best, this episode is for you!

https://primalpotential.com/531/

Resources:

Join the wait list for the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

Episode 255: Dealing with Doubt, Frustration & Inaction

Episode 352: Overcoming Doubt & Creating Consistency

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Oct 29, 2018
530: 3 Ingredients for Massive Change
31:03

If you want to create change, knowing what to do isn't enough, yet, you need to know what to do. If you want to create change, you need to have the right attitude, but attitude alone isn't enough.

In today's episode, we're talking about 3 critical ingredients needed to create massive change in your life:

  1. Knowledge
  2. Effort
  3. Attitude


Please don't merely acknowledge these elements. Assess yourself. In what area are you strongest? In what area do you need improvement? What will you do about it today?

Don't miss today's deep dive into developing this solid framework for massive change!

https://primalpotential.com/530/

Resources:

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Fat Loss Basics podcast series runs from episodes 121 to 126 

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Oct 25, 2018
529: Emotional Sobriety
32:52

Recently, a few of my 12 Weeks to Transformation clients asked if I'd be willing to do a podcast on the idea of emotional sobriety. Of course I said yes! One of the most insidious barriers to change is going through your life making decisions in moments when your under the influence of emotion.

If you continue to let emotions dominate your decision making progress, you'll continue to struggle.

In today's episode we talk about recognizing when you're under the influence of emotion, increasing your emotional resilience and a practice for minimizing the choices you make when your rational mind is clouded by emotion.

I think you're going to really enjoy this show! Take a listen!

https://primalpotential.com/529/

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Jump on the wait list for the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

EB's Cabbage Salad Bowl

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Oct 22, 2018
528: Listener Q&A on Success & Progress
55:00

The Primal Potential podcast is your podcast. This show is your show. It's not a platform for me to talk about things I think are important - it's a platform for me to help you help yourself. That's why today is a listener Q&A on all things success and progress!

Over on Instagram, I asked what you want to hear about and the questions came pouring in! Today we're talking about everything from staying motivated after progress, if dairy can included in a fat loss friendly way of eating, morning routines, hormones, sex and more!

If you have questions that I didn't address on the episode, I want to hear them! Either DM me on Instagram, send me an email or leave a comment here on the show notes page!

https://primalpotential.com/528/

Resources:

Join the wait list for the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Fabletics! You asked about some of my favorite looks from Fabletics and I've shared them on today's episode! If you want to give Fabletics a try or stock up on amazing holiday gifts for the fitness enthusiast in your life, register through fabletics.com/primalpotential to take advantage of their 2 for $24 deal!

For more on dairy and fat loss, check out episodes 025 and 128

For more on morning routines, take a listen to episode 099

If you're looking to learn more about hormones, start with episodes 011 through 014

Episode 495: The End of All or Nothing Thinking

EB's Cabbage Salad Bowl Recipe

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Oct 18, 2018
527: Metabolic Effects of Overeating (And Binging)
33:13

What is the metabolic effect of overeating or binging? While we can mentally and emotionally reset, our body isn't so quick to reset just because it's a new day.

I don't know about you, but I used to convince myself that each new day was a reset. While that is absolutely true for each day (and even each moment) in our minds, we can't deny that there are lasting metabolic and hormonal effects to overeating and binging.

In today's episode we're going to talk about prolonged fat loss impairment, chronic stress and hormonal imbalances that result from overeating and binging.

I have found that when I understand (accurately) what is happening in my body as a result of my choices, I think through my decisions more carefully. I hope you enjoy the episode!

https://primalpotential.com/527/

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

314: 3.5 Strategies to Overcome Binging

148: Personal - Inside a Binge

338: The Big Lie About Binges

151: How To Stop Overeating

197: Overeating and Your Metabolism

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Oct 15, 2018
526: If I Could Change Your Mind About 3 Things
31:04

If I could wave my magic wand and change your mind in some way, here are the three things I would immediately change...

Before I tell you what they are, let me tell you how this came about. I have a personal coaching practice that helps me help my clients. I routinely ask myself, "What are my clients teaching me? If I could wave my magic wand and give them a skill or perspective that would make their lives easier, what would I give them?"

This keeps me from getting frustrated and helps me focus on what they need and how I'll give it to them.

The other day, in between workouts, my inbox was blowing up with emails from new clients. Since a new 12 Weeks to Transformation recently started, there are a lot of questions, a lot of eagerness and even a lot of desperation. Instead of getting frustrated, I asked myself one of those questions:

If I could wave my magic wand and give these clients something that would help them create change in their lives, what would I give them?


Today's podcast is my answer to that question!

https://primalpotential.com/526/

Oct 11, 2018
525: Create Big Change with this Small Shift
23:06

In each episode between now and the end of the year, I'm determined to help you make progress, one day at a time. Today, we're taking a look at what isn't working for you right now. When we evaluate, without drama or judgement, what's not working and what's holding you back, we step into a tremendous amount of power.

From there, we're going to establish new options. What else could you do? What could you adjust, just for today?

We aren't trying to change everything at all once, but what we're looking to identify today are the destructive choices that happen either most often or have the most significant impact on your life.

If you're ready to make small changes that will create a big impact, don't miss today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/525/

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Palmini with Pesto Recipe

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Oct 08, 2018
524: Ensure You Win the Rest of the Year
37:39

As of October 3rd, there are only 90 days between now and the new year! In today's episode I'm sharing simple strategies that will ensure you win the rest of the year! It doesn't require a plan, it doesn't require perfection. You can start today. You don't need to wait. You have everything you need to start right now.

https://primalpotential.com/524/

Resources:

Episode 206: My #1 Recommendation For Fat Loss

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Oct 04, 2018
523: A Strategy To Win ANY Moment
38:37

As I shared in this past weekend's VIP email, I just finished the manuscript for my first book! I am BEYOND excited! The process of writing was much more challenging than I expected, but it taught me a lot. In today's episode, I'm sharing the #1 lesson I learned while writing and how I plan to apply this lesson in other areas of my life. Plus, I'm showing you how you can use this lesson to win absolutely ANY moment you're in and make change so much easier! Do not miss this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/523/

My favorite quote from this episode:

"The more simple something is, the less likely it is to be disordered." ~ John Bogle

Resources:

Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil

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Hemp Heart Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Enough: True Measures of Money, Business and Life

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Oct 01, 2018
522: Your Questions About Money & Debt
49:55

In episode 521 of the podcast, I shared my personal story of becoming debt free. I go into detail about how I started, the process I followed and how I handled struggles like my then-husband not being totally on-board with the idea. I also had my sister on the show - she is currently paying down her debt and overcoming the hurdles of massive student loans and a modest salary. In today's episode I'm answering all your questions about money and debt including:

  • How to start when you've been ignoring your financial situation
  • How to become debt free when you're barely making ends meet
  • How to stick to a budget
  • How to budget for personal indulgences (new clothes, spa treatments, etc)
  • How to handle a spouse who is a spender when you're a saver
  • How to prioritize weight loss while getting out of debt
  • How to eat healthy on a budget
  • How to save and invest at the same time

Please note that I am not a financial advisor. I am sharing my experience and personal opinions and I do not purport to be a financial expert. I am not. For your own financial advice, please contact a financial expert.

https://primalpotential.com/522

Resources:

Episode 521: Get Out of Debt No Matter How Much You Make

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

DaveRamsey.com

Episode 019: What Getting Out of Debt Taught Me About Weight Loss

Episode 116: Healthy Eating On A Budget

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Sep 27, 2018
521: Get Out of Debt No Matter How Much You Make
53:05

Getting out of debt changed my life. I wasn't always good with my money. I didn't make much and I spent more than I took home. Getting out of debt didn't happen quickly and it wouldn't have happened at all if I continued to make excuses and prioritize pleasure over happiness.

Last week on Instagram, I asked you guys to vote on which topic you'd rather hear about today: fasting or getting out of debt. Those were the two topics about which I got the most questions and "debt" won by a landslide! Thanks so much to everyone who voted and submitted questions!

In today's episode, I'm going to share my personal journey of getting out of debt and answer YOUR questions on all topics money!

https://primalpotential.com/521

Resources:

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

DaveRamsey.com

Episode 019: What Getting Out of Debt Taught Me About Weight Loss

Episode 116: Healthy Eating On A Budget

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Sep 24, 2018
520: Keeping Success Really Simple
40:14

Recently, one of my summer clients shared a bit of her transformation with me - she's lost weight, improved her mood, eliminated her cravings and overcome a sugar addiction. I asked if she'd be willing to share some of the steps she took and she's sharing her journey with us today on the podcast! We talk about how to create change without willpower and keep success simple - really, really simple.

One of the ideas we discuss on the show that I think you're really going to connection with is:

You don't know how bad you feel until you start making yourself feel better. You don't know how much better you can feel until you stop making yourself feel so bad.

https://primalpotential.com/520/

Looking to register for the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation? We kick off September 30th. You can learn more by listening to episode 515.

Resources:

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Sep 20, 2018
519: Win The Day & Manufacture Momentum
14:30

If you ever feel stuck or unsure of how to start making progress, today's motivational minisode is for you! The truth is, you are never stuck and you don't have to figure out a "plan" to begin. There's a simple starting point that is available and acheivable in every single moment!

https://primalpotential.com/519/

Resources

Learn more about the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation

Register for the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation - If you're looking for the link to the veterans group because you've already done your initial 12 weeks, shoot me an email BEFORE September 30th.

Looking for Palmini? If you try it, be sure to let me know what you think!

Palmini with Pesto Recipe

The Motivation Manifesto

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Sep 17, 2018
518: The Difference Between Failure & Success
41:02

"To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail." ~ Charlie Munger

For most of my life, my only approach to fat loss was more restriction and more deprivation. I was so caught up in the misery of the problem that I wasn't being strategic in my approach. I returned to a strategy, over and over again, that didn't work for me.

In today's episode we're going to talk about the common strategies people repeat that don't work as well as alternatives that do work. The goal of today's episode is to help you recognize where you have great intentions but terrible results so you can adjust your approach to one that is both sustainable and effective.

https://primalpotential.com/518/

While you're here...

Register for the Fall 12 Weeks to Transformation! If you've already been through the initial 12 weeks, shoot me an email to get the link to join the Veterans group! We kick off Sunday September 30th! If you have questions about how working with me is different from listening to the podcast, definitely listen to episode 515 where I answer that question and go into all the details!

Sep 13, 2018
517: Your Fat Is More Than Fat
48:31

Your body fat is not inert. It is actually an active, endocrine organ that produces and secretes hormones and inflammatory cytokines. This is one of many reasons that an "eat less, exercise more" approach to fat loss is often ineffective and insufficient.

In today's episode we're talking about an approach to health and fat loss that will not only make you feel better, but will improve your health and your body's ability to release and burn stored fat!

https://primalpotential.com/517/

Resources:

Register for the Fall 2018 12 Weeks to Transformation! (If you're looking to join the veterans group because you've already been through your first 12 weeks, please shoot me an email and I'll get you the link.)

Try Picnik Creamer! If you're new to Thrive Market, register through thrivemarket.com/primalpotential/ before you shop so you save an extra 25% on your first order and get a free 30-day trial membership!

Episode 454: Meditation

Episodes 016 and 181 on the importance of sleep!

Episode 417: Light Therapy

Episode 031: Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Episode 504: Viome

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Sep 10, 2018
516: September Reset
39:56

September is a natural time to check in with yourself and course-correct as needed. Summer is over, the kids are back to school, and the new year is right around the corner. Just this past weekend I sat down with my journal to check-in with myself and my goals. In today's episode I'm sharing the questions I asked myself as well as a webinar from my winter 12 Weeks To Transformation veterans group. In that webinar, we did a quick check of the basics, a quick check of attitude and perspective, and then dove into breaking down one of the major barriers to change: your story about your past and your problems.

I'm sharing this because I know it will be a great tool for you as we go into the last season of this year and also because registration for the fall 12 Weeks to Transformation is now open! You can register at this link or, if you need more information, make sure to listen to episode 515 for all the details! 

https://primalpotential.com/516/

Three Questions In This Episode: 

What do you want?

Who do you want to be?

How do you want to see yourself?

Resources:

Learn more about the Fall 2018 12 Weeks to Transformation

Register for the Fall 2018 12 Weeks to Transformation

Kaepernick Commercial - Hear What You Want

195: Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss

206: My #1 Fat Loss Recommendation (Journaling)

Q&A 6: How To Make Breakfast Fat Loss Friendly

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Sep 06, 2018
515: How To Really Get Results
01:06:53

If you listen to this podcast, you have great intentions. Are those intentions backed up with action? Consistent action? Are you getting results? Would a coach help? How? What's the difference between having me as your coach and listening to the podcast? We are diving deep into all these questions today!

To join the wait list for the fall 12 Weeks To Transformation, click here!


https://primalpotential.com/515/

Resources:

12 Weeks to Transformation Wait List

3 Ways To Make Change Easier (Today)

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Sep 03, 2018
514: It's Not A Destination, It's A Decision
36:47

If you need some motivation and encouragement, you'll want to listen to today's episode! I was recently talking to an OBGYN client who wanted to know my thoughts and ideas on how she could motivate her patients to take action on the nutrition information she gives them.

You might be suprised to hear that I told her that she can't.

Yup, I told her that she can't motivate them with information.

See, information isn't transformation. Instead, I shared with her how I try to motivate and inspire my clients (without using information to do it).

https://primalpotential.com/514/

Looking for the hemp heart crusted spicy chicken fingers recipe? Here it is!

Resources:

Want to be on the wait list for the upcoming Fall 2018 12 Weeks to Transformation? Click here and be sure to let me know if you have questions!

Looking to join me tonight (live) for the Q&A webinar? Here's the link to register!

Learn more about Transformation Is Now on episode 480 

If you want to stock up on the ingredients for the chicken nuggets, check out Thrive Market! That's where I got the hemp hearts, coconut oil, coconut flour and spices! Register via thrivemarket.com/primalpotential and you'll save an additional 25% off your first order and get a free 30-day trial membership!

For more about hemp hearts, listen to episode 506 of the podcast!

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Aug 30, 2018
513: Elements of Fitness For Fat Loss
01:07:08

As I shared in episode 509, I recently completed my CrossFit Level 1 Training. It really got me thinking about how I can make sure I'm not simply going through the motions of exercise, but that I'm really doing the right things for my body and my goals. Too many people 'check the box' by going to the gym, but they aren't increasing their fitness or moving towards their goal of fat loss.

I texted my good friend and former trainer Nathan and asked if he'd help me establish a general framework for my own workouts, within the CrossFit format I love so much. See, in a CrossFit gym, owners/trainers can choose to write their own programming. Some programming is fantastic. Some leaves much to be desired. My fitness isn't in the hands of my gym owner, my fitness is in my hands. After Nathan and I began chatting about this over the phone, I said, "Hey! I think my podcast listeners would love to listen in on this conversation! Are you okay recording this with me?"

He agreed, and that's what we're doing in today's episode.

Terms that come up include: 

Metcon: metabolic conditioning

AMRAP: as many reps as possible

The general structure Nathan recommends for me, based on my goals and my current level of training includes:

  • 1 rest day per week
  • 3 compound movement strength days, focusing on relatively heavy weights, multiple sets of 2-6 reps
  • 4 metcons per week, most in the 6-12 minute range
  • 1-2 single modality workouts, also high intensity (running, rowing, biking, swimming)

https://primalpotential.com/513/

Resources:

Episode 074: CrossFit & Weight Loss

Episode 509: How To Increase Your Fitness

Episode 215: 6 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Workout

Episode 035: Fitness For Fat Loss

Episode 160: Fat To Fit - Fitness

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Aug 27, 2018
512: When You Can't Seem To Make The Struggle Stop
50:17

I have a client who is struggling. She really wants to create change, she wants to end the struggle, but she's not consistently doing the work. In today's episode, I want to get really practical and talk about my coaching philosophy for these kinds of situations. How do you break out of a pattern? How can you end the struggle?

There IS a way out and we're talking about those strategies today. I'll share how I coach my client as well as how I continue to overcome my own struggles.

One of the strategies I talk about in my episode is keeping my home a place that sets me up for success. I don't keep treats and snacks in my house, but here are some of the things I do keep. If you're new to Thrive Market, make sure to register through the link thrivemarket.com/primalpotential so you can save an extra 25% on your first order and get a free 30-day trial membership.

Hemp hearts - these are a new staple for me and I explain what makes them so special in episode 506

Coconut aminos - I use this as a salad dressing base, marinade and I add it to cauliflower rice stirfry

Primal Kitchen Salad dressings - I like the Balsamic the best - I'm not a huge fan of the Greek. These also make great marinades for meat or veggies prior to grilling!

https://primalpotential.com/512/

Resources:

Get on the wait list for the Fall 2018 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Take advantage of the amazing deal to get 2 pairs of high quality, gorgeous leggings for only $24!

Give Thrive Market a try!

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Aug 23, 2018
511: 4 Questions To Ask of Every Diet
39:53

We are stepping up to clear the confusion today. Too many people are losts in the weeds trying to determine which way of eating is best: paleo, primal, keto, intermittent fasting, low fat, high fat, carb cycle...the list is endless.

Fortunately, there are 4 common sense questions we can ask of each of these approaches that will give us answers unique to us. We might answer these questions differently - as we should - but they will help us determine what is best & healthiest for each of us.

I'm also sharing a really exciting annoucement today! I've been a Fabletics customer since 2014 and I was thrilled when they reached out to see if they could give my listeners a special offer! Don't miss my thoughts on their products as well as what I liked, what I didn't like, and what I'm personally looking for in workout gear!

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Aug 20, 2018
510: How (And Why) I Ditched The Drama
31:30

The other day I posted on Instagram about how I moved away from hating my body when I was at my heaviest. I shared that I didn't start declaring that I loved my body, I simply reminded myself that I was capable of changing it. There are two big mistakes I see people making that keep them from creating change in their lives: they are too dramatic and/or they are lying to themselves about how they feel or what they want.

In today's episode we're going to look at cutting out the drama and shifting from self-loathing to more effective ways of thinking. If you need help in the mindset department or you're struggling to create change, you won't want to miss this episode!

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Aug 16, 2018
509: How To Increase Your Fitness
33:43

Here's my $0.02 - too many people are going through the motions, trying to eat better and move more but they aren't getting results. Two steps forward, two steps back or simply checking the box of doing the right thing but not seeing any significant change in their health, body composition or fitness level. I know I've certainly found myself in that trap.

Today I want to talk about what fitness is and, most importantly, how you can increase your fitness and create actual change in your health, physical ability and physique.

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Related episodes include:

074: CrossFit & Weight Loss

507: Don't Major In The Minors

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Aug 13, 2018
508: Never Too Good To Be Better
40:24

In today's episode I want to explore this idea that most of us really don't know how amazing we can feel. Even if you feel you do know, are you consistently creating that reality? Perhaps more importantly - in thinking that you do know, are you limiting further improvements?

So many questions and comments stemmed from an email I sent out the other day and I want to dive into the perspective of self-improvement today. Does it mean we don't appreciate how far we've come? Does it mean we have to be perfectionists or purists? Does it mean there isn't room for indulgence? Does it mean we aren't giving ourselves the benefit of the doubt?

You won't want to miss this motivational episode!

https://primalpotential.com/508/

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Aug 09, 2018
507: Don't Major In The Minors
31:01

I'm excited to say that I recently completed my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer course and passed the accompanying exam. Though I learned a tremendous amount about CrossFit, fitness, movement and my body, I also learned a lot that applies to life & general goal achievement. In today's podcast, I'm going to resist the urge to dive deep into fitness, movement, body mechanics and CrossFit & am instead going to share with you about 8 different lessons that I feel apply brilliantly to life, fat loss, finances and relationships. I'd love to know which of these concepts resonates most with you!

https://primalpotential.com/507/

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Episode 074: Weight Loss & CrossFit

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Aug 06, 2018
506: Food As Medicine
34:34

Today we are talking about hemp hearts! I recently started incorporating these as a substitution for other nuts and seeds do the recommendations in my Viome assessment. Hemp hearts contain all 9 essential amino acids, they don't contain oxalates or phytates (as most nuts and seeds do) and they contain both omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. They're a rich source of minerals and they have a great nutty flavor!

Today we'll talk about their omega profile and what makes it unique as well as considerations for buying hemp seeds and different ways to incorporate them.

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Episode 504: Avoid, Minimize, Indulge

Episode 031: Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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Aug 02, 2018
505: A Great Body Has No Value Without A Great Mind
22:03

Today we're exploring the importance of a creating a great mind so that you can create (and maintain) a great body. However, this isn't just about physique. Great relationships, great careers and great families also require that you develop a strong, healthy mind!

We're so quick to focus on the steps we need to take to create a great body or a strong financial portfolio, but the disciplined pursuit of a great mind doesn't rank as high on the priority list.

It's time to change that! Don't miss today's episode!

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In today's episode I talked about my new love of hemp hearts! As I explained in episode 504, I have to avoid most nuts right now, so hemp hearts are a great alternative because of their nutty flavor! I put them on top of salads and yogurt - they're so good! I get mine from Thrive Market. Here's the brand I buy.

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Jul 30, 2018
504: Avoid, Minimize, Indulge
36:48

I've done a few episodes on the importance of optimizing the microbiome. The microbiome, or collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi & yeast in our bodies, influences the development of disease, metabolism & body weight, sleep, mood, energy and much more.

A few months ago, I decided to turn to Viome to get a personalized look at my own microbiome. In today's episode I'll talk about what Viome offers and what I learned in the process.

To get your personalized recommendations and save $20 on your Viome kit, click here.

Here's a closer look at my personal report. This doesn't include every single view and piece of information, but it will give you a good idea of what your report will look like. 

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The supplements that were recommended for me (based on my unique microbiome) are:

Klaire Labs Ther-Biotic Factor 6

Prebiotin Prebiotic Fiber Powder

DaVinci Laboratories of Vermont Spectra Reds Powder

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Past episodes on the microbiome include:

Episode 432 How The Microbiome Can Help You Burn Fat

Episode 482 How The Microbiome Determines Your Health

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Jul 26, 2018
503: Food As Medicine
51:33

There is no denying the amazing healing potential of the foods we eat. In this "Food As Medicine" series, we're exploring medicinal and healing properties of different foods. Today, we're exploring the health benefits of ginger as well as some great, fat loss friendly ways to incorporate it into your diet! 

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Episode 450: Food As Medicine - Coconut

Episode 458: Food As Medicine - Turmeric

Episode 466: Food As Medicine - Sulfur

Episode 476: Food As Medicine - Brazil Nuts

Episode 144: Apple Cider Vinegar

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Jul 23, 2018
502: How To Embrace The Mundane
25:44

A huge turning point in my health and weight loss journey was getting out of debt. I know that might seem weird, but it's true. The lessons I learned while getting out of debt taught me so much about health, fitness and even starting a business.

For example: the little things do matter when you're getting out. The $2 coffee matters. The little things can get you into big trouble. Alternatively, they can transform your life for the better.

In today's episode, having just celebrated 4 years in business, I'm sharing 4 lessons I learned in business that are actively improving my life every day!

I hope you enjoy them!

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295: Billion Dollar Life Lessons From Ray Dalio

019: What Paying Down Debt Taught Me About Weight Loss

053: Soy Story

Jul 19, 2018
501: Creating A Total Transformation
53:31

At your request, today I'm sharing an incredible client success story. When Louise first found Primal Potential, she felt out of control. Her marriage was in trouble, her finances were on the rocks, she was overweight, stressed out and turning to food & alcohol for comfort.

In the last (almost) two years, she has created transformation in every aspect of her life. She would tell you that her 60 pound weight loss is the least of the changes she's made. She infinitely calmer, happier and more in control. Her marriage has improved, her business has improved and she's enjoying her life more.

I can't wait to share our conversation with you in today's episode!

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Jul 16, 2018
500: Behind The Scenes With Elizabeth
01:17:08

It's our 500th episode! We actually passed this milestone a while back, because I didn't start out naming the Q&A episodes, but this is "officially" episode 500! On top of that, today is Primal Potential's 4th anniversary! The very most important thing on this day is YOU!

From the bottom of my heart - thank you for being a part of the Primal Potential family. There would be no Primal Potential without you. For every email you've sent, for every episode you've listened to & blog you've read - thank you! I cannot to see the changes we make together over the next 500 episodes!

We are really extending the celebration over here! I asked you all what you wanted to hear for the 500 episode and you gave so many great suggestions.

Some of you wanted to hear an update episode with me & my mom. That aired in episode 497. Some of you wanted to hear success stories from clients who have created transformations. One of those aired in episode 498 and another is coming in episode 501. Some of you asked to interview me and that's what we're doing today!

For episode 500, the Primal Potential Masters Club has turned the table and they are asking me about Primal Potential, my struggles and successes and where I want the podcast to go from here!

I hope you and enjoy it & thanks so much for helping me celebrate!

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Jul 12, 2018
499: Overcoming The Source Of Struggle
23:30

Every week, I have a live Q&A webinar with clients in my 12 Weeks to Transformation groups. This past week, there was an obvious theme to the questions that came up: guilt.

In today's episode, we're talking about guilt that stems from the story we create around our choices. We unlock a powerful truth: you create the story. You can always create a new one. You are the master story teller and meaning maker in your life.

As you create these stories are food, alcohol, relationships, workouts or anything else - how do you feel? How do you feel when you believe those thoughts? Do you want to continue to endorse that belief?

In today's episode I'm sharing part of the challenge I gave my clients. I had them do 3 things:

  1. Identify a story that isn’t working and/or doesn’t reflect what you want
  2. Define a new story
  3. Practice the new story daily in both thought and action

This is an episode you won't want to miss!

https://primalpotential.com/499/

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Jul 10, 2018
498: Baby Steps To Massive Change
55:12

We have so much to celebrate this week! We're closing in on our 500th episode and it's also Primal Potential's 4 year anniversary!

Last week I asked you all how you wanted to celebrate the 500th episode and many of you suggested hear from some of my clients who have created success and change. Today we're doing just that!

You're going to hear from Amber - a working mom who has lost 120 pounds in the last 18 months. While that's crazy impressive, the weight loss isn't the primary change she made. In fact, the weight loss is a result of the changes she made to the way she thinks.

She's going to share how she made these changes and some of the biggest mindset tools that are helping her along the way.

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Episode 497 - Family Dynamics and Relationships

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Jul 09, 2018
497: Family Dynamics, Relationships & Food
01:04:17

What a special episode! Today I'm sharing a conversation with both my mom & my sister where we answer a handful of questions from the Primal Potential Masters Club & my summer 12 Weeks to Transformation Veterans. We talked about their perspective on my weight struggles and how our relationships have been challenged by them.

We talked about how we have grown and changed as a family and what they have learned from the podcast.

I am so grateful for this episode and it's definitely one of my favorites!

https://primalpotential.com/497/

Resources:

Episode 204: My Mom Is On The Show!

Episode 211: Me & My Sister

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Jul 05, 2018
496: How To Stop Creating & Accepting Excuses
31:04

The other day, I got a wonderful question via Instagram direct message. Here's what it said:

"You’re younger than I am and you have your stuff figured OUT!!! How did you get to the point where you stopped binging, stopped making excuses and got consistent?"

I still make excuses. I just have a practice of challenging them and demanding of myself the whole truth.

In today's episode, I'm giving some examples of how I do that so I can be stronger than my excuses. Don't miss it!

https://primalpotential.com/496/

Resources:

Problem & Practice Blog

Episode 168 on Journaling

Episode 206 on Journaling

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Jul 02, 2018
495: The End Of All Or Nothing
26:22

All or nothing is about cycles of intensity & avoidance. All or nothing approaches to fat loss overlook the key to success: consistent execution of the basics. We love dramatic approaches that create dramatic results, even if they aren't sustainable. Here's the thing: it's not sexy, it's not glamorous and it's not exciting but it is both effective and sustainable: know your basics and ruthlessly pursue consistency. In today's episode we're talking about what it looks like when we skip the basics and pursue intensity and how to create a much more effective approach.

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Primal Potential Episode 369: Chasing Excellence

Chasing Excellence by Ben Bergeron

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Jun 28, 2018
494: 8 Mantras That Will Help You Win Hard Moments
37:30

The other day, I posted on Instagram that more often than not, it's our internal conditions that need to change, not our external ones. We're so quick to place blame on our external circumstances: we don't have enough time, we don't have enough money. Our work schedule is crazy. We don't have enough support. However, when you realize that your lack of progress & lack of consistency are more about your internal conditions than your external ones, you're in a major place of power.

Your internal conditions include your thoughts, words, attitude & perspective, to name a few. In today's episode, we're diving into the how of this. How, exactly, do we do this work to change our internal conditions? I've got you covered! Tune in!

https://primalpotential.com/494/

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Jun 25, 2018
493: What Is CBD?
37:41