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EP116: What Makes a Successful Personal Trainer?


There is more to helping others make a lifestyle change than knowing how to do a squat properly.


The fitness industry has had, for the most part, a military-type, physically-based, just-follow-the-instructions kind of mentality but as my guest, Nick Olsen points out clients must also have their emotional and mental needs addressed before they can make a permanent change. Nick is a personal trainer and a certified life and business coach. He attributes his success to being able to help people at an emotional level and his business savvy.

In his new book and e-course, The Road to Success as a Personal Trainer, Nick helps personal trainers create a successful business through a client-focused business model.

Check out Drew’s simple, 60-day Jump Start to Keto program it includes meal plans, workouts and more. If you like this podcast subscribe & review it on iTunes | Stitcher. Don’t miss Season 2 of the Fit2Fat2Fit show on Lifetime starting in January 2018!


Key Takeaways:

  • [06:19] Nick came from an unhealthy family environment.
  • [10:50] Helping facilitate change in people’s lives is what Nick is passionate about.
  • [14:56] Many Personal Trainers are set up to fail because they focus solely on the physical.
  • [19:23] Nick’s e-course includes the mental and emotional side of fitness and goal setting.
  • [30:30] What makes a successful personal trainer?
  • [38:08] Don’t compromise what is important to you for money. #successredefined

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EP115: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Fasting


How to use fasting to lower Type 2 Diabetes and obesity risks.


Fasting is a term which is on the cover of just about every fitness magazine these days, but the corresponding article offers very little information about what fasting really is and what the benefits are. Drew believes facts are better than fluff so he reached out to the world’s leading fasting expert and author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, Dr. Jason Fung. Dr. Fung works with patients who have type 2 diabetes and obesity-related issues. During this episode, Dr. Fung shares the history of fasting, how to make fasting a part of a healthy lifestyle and some facts and figures commonly omitted by the fitness industry.

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Key Takeaways:

  • [04:24] Fasting has always been part of the human experience.
  • [11:55] It’s the hormones, not the calories that add weight.
  • [17:18] What happens to the body during fasting?
  • [19:31] Emerging trends in wellness.
  • [27:35] Common protocols of fasting.
  • [35:59] How to personalize your own fasting program.
  • [43:50] How much weight can you lose during a fast?

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EP114: Break the Cycle of Food Addiction Forever


A low-carb lifestyle could be the secret to unlocking how to turn your physical and mental health around.


This week, Dr. Mihaela Telecan joins Drew to discuss how a low carbohydrate diet was her solution to a healthier life. Dr. Telecan went through a process of self-experimentation to arrive at the understanding that whole, unprocessed foods increased her physical and mental performance. Dr. Telecan offers well-researched resources to understanding the science behind how carbohydrates are used within the human body, how to break the vicious cycle of cravings brought on by sugar and carbohydrates and how to break food addiction forever.

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Key Takeaways:

  • [05:58] Mihaela enjoys the science behind optimizing health and performance.
  • [17:29] Mihaela healing journey started when she became a raw vegan but it messed with her digestion.
  • [18:57] GAPS protocol includes natural treatment for mental and physical ailments.
  • [33:06] The Make Peace with Fat book includes a Metabolic Reset Protocol.
  • [39:16] The secret to breaking your addiction to food.

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EP113: Can a Ketogenic Diet Help Kill Cancer Cells? with Dr. Adrienne Scheck


Promising new studies are uncovering the power of food.


It is common knowledge eating a ketogenic diet has health benefits and can help a person achieve their weight loss goals but what about the other benefits of reducing glucose for ketones? Drew welcomes Dr. Adrienne Scheck to the podcast to talk about her research studies which are linking a strict ketonic diet to starving cancer cells in the brain. Dr. Scheck is the Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Neuro-Oncology research at Barrow Neurological Institute. She shares her passion to increase cancer survival rates and to enlist more doctors in adopting a keto diet for their patients.

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Key Takeaways:

  • [06:13] Uncovering the connection between the Ketogenic diet, chemotherapy and cancer cells.
  • [11:52] Mice who were fed a ketogenic diet in addition to chemo showed promise.
  • [18:17] A human brain cancer patient documented her results after consuming a strict keto diet.
  • [26:41] Dr. Scheck’s team found the keto diet had multiple alternative benefits and applications.
  • [32:45] Getting more doctors and patients to adopt the keto diet is a struggle.
  • [39:34] Dr. Scheck’s personal and professional goal is to see cancer survival rates increase.

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EP112: Embracing the Power of Humor and Feeling Your Feelings


As a coping mechanism, comedy is pretty darn effective.


Have you ever made a joke to diffuse a stressful situation? Humor is a powerful tool that can be used to provide relief, both physically and emotionally. Drew’s guest, JP Sears honed his comedy skills as a child and now uses his gift to help people find their own humor as a Certified Holistic Spiritual and Emotional Coach. During his 16 years of coaching, he has developed a blend of humor, meditation and reflection to help heal those who reach to him.

If you have ever seen a JP Sears video you may not believe he has a serious, spiritual side. But as he demonstrates during this agreeable interview, he does.

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Key Takeaways:

  • [06:17] Death threats led JP to delete a video from social media.
  • [09:32] JP used comedy as a way to gain security during an unstable upbringing.
  • [21:08] Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.
  • [23:42] Where do the creative ideas for JP’s videos come from?
  • [32:07] JP’s emotional and spiritual coaching includes mediation and the three F’s.
  • [43:09] JP employs Paleo and intermittent fasting for his nutritional needs.
  • [46:33] What it’s like to be in an acceptance-based relationship.
  • [51:20] JP’s workout is a non-structured, functional fitness routine.

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EP111: Do You Binge Eat and Feel Guilty? — It Is Time to Break the Cycle

Processed food companies spend millions to keep you addicted.

When is the last time you binged on healthy foods? If you are having trouble thinking of a time, it’s because healthy foods were not created to be addictive. Processed foods, however, have been concocted to keep you craving more and more. In addition, corporations are spending big money to make you believe that ‘once you pop, you can’t stop’.

Dr.Glenn Livingston Ph.D. joins Drew to talk about his psychological research in the area of binge eating and overeating, his book, Never Binge Again and mental strategies you can apply to stave off lizard brain. Dr. Livingston successfully stopped his own binge eating and has helped countless others to move beyond their food addictions.

If you like this podcast subscribe & review it on iTunes | Stitcher. Don’t miss Season 2 of the Fit2Fat2Fit show on Lifetime starting in January 2018!

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[04:14] Dr. Livingston shares his own binge eating experience.

[11:30] The food industry spends billions to stimulate a human’s pleasure center.

[16:21] It takes more than willpower to get rid of lizard brain.

[21:30] Effective self-talk should be based on rules, not guidelines.

[29:17] How to build moderation into a diet.

[33:57] Using food to get high and emotional eating.

[43:48] Feeling guilty is your mind’s way of giving you permission to binge more.

 

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Keto Kookie — Use this link for 15% off your order or add ‘Fit2Fat2Fit’ when you check out. 

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Never Binge Again

Rational 

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit on A&E

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook 

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: [email protected]

 

EP110: Is It Possible to Maintain a Healthy Sex Life as We Age?

How women and men can sustain proper hormone levels long-term.

 

Drew welcomes Dr. Richard Gaines back to the podcast to discuss sexual health, the process of aging caused by hormone depletion and his GAINSWave therapeutic treatment. GAINSWave therapy uses sound waves to activate the growth of new blood vessels and repair existing ones for increased blood stimulation enabling the penis to function normally. Drew and Dr. Gaines also address what happens to both female and male bodies when the aging process starts and how hormones can be replaced in the system naturally.

If you like this podcast subscribe & review it on iTunes | Stitcher. And don’t miss Season 2 of the Fit2Fat2Fit show on Lifetime starting in January 2018!

 

Key Takeaways:

[04:04] The history and cause of erectile dysfunction.

[10:20] Extracorporeal shockwave therapy has been approved by medical societies around the world but not in the US.

[19:16] As humans age, we lose hormones which leads to age-related diseases.

[25:28] Stimulating hormone production and taking bio-identical hormones.

[29:46] Women’s hormonal needs are much more complicated.

 

Sponsors:

GAINSWave — Use this link or text DREW to 313131 to get $150 off your first GW treatment. 

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

GAINSWave

Blog post on GAINSWave

Intermittent Fasting Jumpstart

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit on A&E

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook 

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: [email protected]

EP109: The Science Behind the Health Benefits of THC and CBD

Why the once illegal drug, cannabis, is on it’s way to becoming a mainstream cure.

Have you ever wondered why using cannabis as medicine became taboo? Have you tried weed but don’t like its psychoactive effects? Drew welcomes Jambo Superfoods CEO, Johg Ananda for a detailed discussion about the differences of THC and CBD, the legality of the products in the US and how the proper dosage is the key to using it on a daily basis. Drew shares his experiences of using the products and Johg explains the benefit of blending psychedelics with meditation.

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Key Takeaways:

[05:35] Johg found by integrating cannabis into his spiritual meditation journey made him a more effective leader.

[12:01] Cannabis, THC, and CBD and their uses, explained.

[23:10] Is ingesting THC or CBD illegal?

[28:15] Drew shares his experiences with Jambo products.

[35:43] A monopoly was built against our ability to create our own medicines.

[38:55] The Sacred Savasana yoga ceremony includes a mix of psychedelics and meditation.

 

Sponsors:

Keto Kookies – Use this link for 15% off of your order.

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jambo Superfoods

Jambo Superfoods on Facebook

Healthy Surprise

Give Me the Dirt

@johgananda on Instagram

Intermittent Fasting Jumpstart

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit on A&E

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook 

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: [email protected]

EP108: Red Light Therapy Can Boost Testosterone and Rejuvenate Cells

Light waves are absorbed by the body naturally.

Justin Strahan joins Drew to describe the many uses of red light therapy. Justin is a Co-Founder and Head of Research and Development for Joovv, a company that sells full body red light therapy devices you can use at home. Justin explains the medicinal uses of red light therapy for eye health, testosterone production, thyroid regulation, anti-aging and how Joovv products differ from other red light therapy products on the market.

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Key Takeaways:

[04:57] Melissa Strahan started using red light therapy daily for its health benefits.

[10:47] Justin researched the science behind how cells absorb the photons given off by light waves.

[13:24] How different colors affect our bodies in different ways.

[17:53] How to effectively add Joovv into a daily routine.

[23:48] The technology is proven to boost testosterone production and to regulate the thyroid.

[27:08] The different products available through Joovv and how other brands may differ.

[33:38] Justin answers common safety-related questions about the therapy.

 

Sponsors:

Organifi – Use the code ‘Fit2fat2fit’ for 20% your entire order

Dry Farm Wines – A keto friendly wine – Get a free bottle of wine for a penny with your first order 

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Joovv

Intermittent Fasting Jumpstart

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit on A&E

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook 

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: [email protected]

 

EP107: Indulgent Keto Kookies


The one thing missing from a keto diet is sweets, well not anymore.


Drew welcomes the Founders of Keto Kookie to the show to discuss their amazing keto friendly, kookie creations. Both Victor and Kris started applying the keto philosophy to their lifestyles for different reasons, Victor realized the weight loss he’d been seeking and Kris enjoyed the mental clarity the keto diet afforded him. The only thing missing was a sweet that was keto friendly. The two entrepreneurs commandeered a family kitchen and got to work creating a low carb treat for others who want to stay in ketosis but also miss cookies.

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Key Takeaways:

[03:54] Victor and Kris share their backstory and their passions.

[10:28] Keto revitalized Kris and helped Victor to keep the weight off.

[15:08] Keto Kookie’s humble beginnings.

[22:26] 16 Kookies a day for 7 days and Victor and Kris lost weight.

[30:31] Dr. Dom D’Agostino has supported the growth of Keto Kookie.

[38:24] The Power of NowTools of Titans, and Habit Stacking are books that motivate Victor and Kris.


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Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: [email protected]

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