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Primal Potential

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!

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609: How To Get Motivated & Stay That Way

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


1 Jun 2019

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489: The Most Important Nutrition Strategy

There are hundreds of fat loss strategies. Many of them are nutrition strategies. There are also mindset strategies, lifestyle strategies and fitness strategies. In today's episode, we're taking a tactical look at the most important & effective nutrition strategy for both fat loss and energy. This strategy will not only support your fat loss goals but also your overall health, your body's inflammatory response, your hunger, cravings, mood and energy levels. Don't miss this one. https://primalpotential.com/489/ Resources: Get on the wait list for the Fall 2018 12 Weeks To Transformation Episode 316: Wired To Eat Episode 195: Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss Robb Wolf: Wired To Eat The blood glucose monitor I use Follow me on Instagram New to Thrive Market? Register via thrivemarket.com/primalpotential to save 25% on your first order and get free shipping! You'll also get a free 30-day trial membership.


7 Jun 2018

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271: How To Lose Weight For The Last Time

What if you could lose weight for the last time? What if this next time you get results, you keep them...forever? Think about how much weight you've lost & regained. How much money you've spent doing the same work over and over while not enjoying the process? Not only is it possible, you can do it now. You can lose weight for the last time, end the struggle, earn the results and keep them without hating every second of it or feeling like you're missing out. In today's episode I'm taking you inside of my recent webinars where I'll share specific strategies to help you lose weight for the last time without dieting, without being miserable and while implementing strategies to make it easier than ever. If it sounds gimmicky...it's not. Take a listen. I'm sharing how you can do less, skip the tricks, ditch the deprivation and earn lasting results. http://primalpotential.com/271-lose-weight-last-time/

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17 Dec 2016

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405: 3 Strategies For Massive Change

"If you don't believe in affirmations, go into your child's bathroom and write 'I am a loser' on their mirror." I posted this quote on Instagram the other day (with the disclaimer "please don't actually do this, whether you believe in affirmations or not"). The email responses that came from that post told me loud & clear: we need to talk about the way we talk to & about ourselves. That's what today's episode is all about - how and why we need to change the way we talk to & about ourselves. Lots of people know their negativity isn't helping, but they feel like they can't stop it. Today I introduce 3 powerful strategies to help you make the single change that could make the most difference in your progress & overall happiness: The neutral redirect The empowering redirect The positive redirect Don't miss it! http://primalpotential.com/405/ Resources In today's episode I mentioned that I created a list of my favorite products from Thrive Market. You can download it here. When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership! How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)


24 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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474: Carb Spillover

Want to know how to eat carbs without getting fat? Today's episode is all about what happens when you eat carbs and strategies for eating them in a way that reduces the chances they'll be converted to & stored as fat. Plus, we'll talk about the common mistakes that create an internal environment where even small amounts of carbs you consume are converted to & stored as fat. Carbs aren't bad. That's just not true. The flip side of that is that they are not an essential fuel source, despite what you might have heard. They are, however, quite yummy and can be enjoyed in a way that doesn't lead to weight gain. We're clearing all this up in today's episode so don't miss it! https://primalpotential.com/474/ Resources: Q&A 2: What's Your Carb Tolerance 170: 3 Ways To Improve Your Carb Tolerance 199: 3 Stages of Carb Intolerance 009: Carb Spillover 378: Is High Protein Metabolically High Carb? Follow Me On Instagram Are you on the free VIP email list?! Click here to join for recipes, motivation and strategies for taking your life & health to the next level!


16 Apr 2018

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403: When Hunger & Satiety Signals Break

Today we are talking about how we mess up our body's natural ability to regulate hunger & satiety, or feelings of fullness. Our body is actually designed to keep us from gaining too much weight through a series of hormonal signals. However, we have the ability to impair those hormonal signals by overeating or eating too much sugar, starch & processed foods. Fortunately for all of us, we can fix our hunger & satiety mechanisms and when we do, fat loss gets so much easier. Hunger diminishes, satiety returns and cravings fade away. If you have ever felt like you feel hungry shortly after eating or it takes a lot to feel full, this episode should be really helpful to you! Don't miss it! http://primalpotential.com/403/ Resources Free E-Book - Hormones & Fat Loss 058: Understanding Fat Loss & The Insulin Effect 179: 3 Fat Loss Hormones How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)


19 Oct 2017

Rank #6

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253: How To Build More Self Control

I don't think any of us would argue that having more self control would be a positive change in our lives. But, easier said than done, right? In today's podcast I'm helping you understand effective and ineffective ways to build more self control and I'm also sharing a willpower challenge that will help you make this a more concrete, tangible objective. http://primalpotential.com/253-building-more-self-control/ How To Build More Self-Control "If you conquer yourself, you can conquer the world" Paulo Coelho If you rule over yourself, there is no door that won't open for you. Today I'm sharing a 7-day willpower challenge and explaining how we can be smart about our attempt to build more self-control. Here are a few key points from today's episode: Self control builds self-esteem, not the other way around! If you want more self-esteem, build more self-control. Will power gets stronger with use. Repeat decisions require less and less energy Are you creating a willpower deficit? Identify opportunities to operate from a place of strength as opposed to constant willpower depletion. Resources: Interested in the Fat Loss Fast Track? The fall group is currently closed but you can get on the wait list for our first group of 2017! Wanna Help? If you find the Primal Potential podcast help, it would mean the world to me if you'd take a minute to leave a rating & review! That helps show platforms display my podcast to new listeners! Thank you so much for your support! I can't tell you how valuable it is!


5 Nov 2016

Rank #7

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440: Clearing Up Conflicting Nutrition Advice

I know how frustrating & confusing it can be to hear conflicting information about what you should eat and why. Lots of people feeling stuck & paralyzed by indecision because they don't know who or what to believe. In today's episode I want to help you clear through the confusion and find your best approach to health, fat loss, energy, longevity and your best, healthiest life. I've tackled this topic on a few other podcasts which are linked below under "Resources". I hope you enjoy the episode! Share it with a friend who is confused about nutrition! https://primalpotential.com/440/ Resources 353: The Coconut Oil Controversy 371: What The Health 389: Primal Vs Keto 21 Day Sugar Detox Salmon Cake Recipe Want to give Thrive Market a try? Head to thrivemarket.com/primalpotential and you'll save an additional 25% on your first order plus you'll score free shipping and a free 30-day trial membership! My go-tos over there are: Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo Wild Caught Canned Salmon Organic Walnuts Nuco Coconut Wraps How to leave a rating & review What Is Breaking Barriers How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)


13 Jan 2018

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621: The Most Important Message If You Want to Change Your Life

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. [button link="https://primalpotential.com/ready/" type="big" color="teal" newwindow="yes"] Join Now![/button] 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!

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26 Jun 2019

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588: Carb Sensitivity & Sugar Addiction

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/


13 Apr 2019

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596: Your Gut Health is Impacting EVERYTHING

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


2 May 2019

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441: Why You Are Stuck

At times, we all feel stuck. Or unhappy. Or both. In today's episode I'm talking about the danger of participating in our own problems instead of participating in the solutions. When we complain, blame, rehash the past, gossip, explain & justify, we are participating in the problem, not the solution. When we participate in the problem, our energy, attention, time & effort are going to proving that we are right and that our struggle is real instead of going towards getting it right, regardless of the details. This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite episodes of the podcast so far. You've got to hear this one! https://primalpotential.com/441/ Resources Episode 116: 5 Meals Under $1.99 Episode 066: Healthy Eating On A Budget Give Thrive Market a try to get past the problem of access to affordable, healthy food! If you go through the URL thrivemarket.com/primalpotential you can save an additional 25% of your first order with free shipping & a free 30-day trial membership! How to leave a rating & review What Is Breaking Barriers How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)


16 Jan 2018

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457: Becoming A Warrior

We've become too passive in our own lives. We go with the flow instead of stepping up to be in charge of the journey. Today's episode is a call to be warrior in your own life. It's a call to stop being a victim of your circumstances, to stop acting as if stepping into your potential is a burden or a chore - it is the purpose of your life and the path to a much more fulfilling version of yourself. Here's to becoming a warrior! https://primalpotential.com/457/ Resources: Breaking Barriers - Overcoming Emotional Eating The Emperor's Handbook - Marcus Aurelius Meditations - Marcus Aurelius 21 Day Sugar Detox Salmon Cakes Recipe Butcher Box Thrive Market Follow me on Instagram


22 Feb 2018

Rank #13

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463: Maintenance, Plateaus & Shame

Just because you could lose more weight or you want to lose more weight, doesn't mean you're a failure if you aren't seeing results.  We need to stop being ashamed of maintenance or plateaus.  We need to see them as critical parts of the process that shouldn't be fought or rushed.  One of the best ways to ensure the change you've worked hard to create is permanent is to prove your ability to maintain it. Periods of maintenance can & should happen along the path to progress.  Furthermore, it's beyond okay if weight loss isn't your objective at all times. You can have other priorities while you hold the line.  I am super fired up to share today's episode with you. You've got to take a listen!  https://primalpotential.com/463/ Resources:  Join the wait list for the Spring 2018 Fat Loss Fast Track Follow me on Instagram


8 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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453: Change THIS For Fat Loss & Longevity

Two of the biggest threats to your metabolism & overall health are chronic stress and overeating. Interestingly, chronic stress drives overeating and overeating creates additional stress. It's what's known as a "feed forward" cycle. In today's episode we're talking about how stress (physical and emotional) drives appetite and cravings while impairing your ability to make sound decisions. Most importantly, we'll be talking about dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to not only reduce the chronic stressors in your life but also improve your response to them. https://primalpotential.com/453/ Resources: The wait list for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track is now open! Joovv Light Life Flo Magnesium Oil To give Thrive Market a try, use the URL thrivemarket.com/primalpotential to save an additional 25% on your first order, get free shipping on that initial order and get a free 30-day trial membership! Subscribe to Primal Potential Daily Bites and listen to the daily messages on your Echo or Dot!


13 Feb 2018

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589: Mental Wellness & Creating Your Own Rules

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


15 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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677: Is This Pattern Preventing Your Progress?

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!


4 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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246: 5 Dietary Changes For Faster Results

If you feel stuck, frustrated, confused or like you aren't seeing the progress you want, don't miss these 5 dietary changes for faster results. The key to today's episode lies in not seeking new information but in measuring your own consistent implementation of what you already know but aren't yet doing. http://primalpotential.com/246-5-dietary-changes-for-faster-results/ 5 Dietary Changes For Faster Results Often, we sift through information evaluating what we know instead of what we're consistently doing. If we know something already, we gloss over it, whether we're consistently doing it or not. Today that stops. As you listen to these 5 dietary changes for faster results, I don't want you thinking of what you know or what you don't, I want you evaluating what you're doing consistently and what you're not. As you hear each strategy, ask yourself the following questions: Am I doing this? Am I doing it consistently? Is there room for improvement? How will I implement those improvements today? How can I practice consistency with that improvement? While there are dozens of dietary changes you could make to accelerate your fat loss progress or improve your body composition, today we're talking about the following: Stay off the hot mess express blood sugar roller coaster (especially in the morning) Slow down on the sweets (the more sweet you eat, the more sweet you crave - this is true whether it's a "healthy" sweet or not) Dial back on dairy (for more on dairy and fat loss, listen to episode 25 and 128) Limit labels - how much of the food you consume has a nutrition facts label and added ingredients? Do an inventory of the % of your intake that comes from something with a label and strive for an improvement. Eat more foods that have no label and eat fewer foods with labels. Stop snacking - snacking is often out of boredom/habit or because your meals aren't satisfying you for long enough. Either improve the composition of your meals so they satisfy you for longer (adding more non-starchy veggies, protein or whole-food fats) or increase awareness of when you're eating when not hungry. Resources Q&A 6: How To Make Breakfast A Fat Burning Meal Episode 115: More on Breakfast Fat Loss Friendly Lunches Fat Loss Friendly Snacks Episode 007: Carb Timing Episode 025: Pros & Cons of Dairy Episode 128: Is Dairy Slowing Your Progress E-Course: Carb Strategies for Sustainable Fat Loss Wanna Help? If you find the Primal Potential podcast help, it would mean the world to me if you'd take a minute to leave a rating & review! That helps show platforms display my podcast to new listeners! Thank you so much for your support! I can't tell you how valuable it is!


20 Oct 2016

Rank #18

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468: 3 Ways To Make Change Easier NOW

The other night I hosted a free, live webinar to share 3 specific changes you can make TODAY to make creating change in your life easier. The reality is, we're making it too hard. Maybe we don't even realize there's an easier way, but there is. If you take the time to listen, I have no doubt you'll make faster progress and it will feel like less of a struggle or fight against yourself. https://primalpotential.com/468/ Resources: Watch the video here Join the Spring 12 weeks to transformation!  Follow EB on Instagram

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26 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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402: Game Changing Reframe On Creating Momentum

"If you get tired of walking up a hill, run. Momentum makes it easier." ~ Ramit Sethi While I know this & adamantly agree with it, reading it in a success tips email from Ramit Sethi was like hearing it & being moved by it for the first time. Today's episode is all about changing strategy to create momentum. Using effort & intensity to make the journey easier, not harder. If you've ever felt like you're tired of trying or not making enough progress, you can't miss today's episode! http://primalpotential.com/402/ Resources: Here's the full email from Ramit Curious about my skin care routine? In today's episode I detailed the Fatco products I use. Fatco Cleansing Oil Fatco Myrrhaculous Face Cream Buy them (and save big) from Thrive Market here Buy them via Amazon (and pay more) here When you sign up for Thrive Market using thrivemarket.com/primalpotential, you'll save 25% & get free shipping on your first order plus a free 30-day trial membership! How To Leave A Rating & Review (thank you!!!)


17 Oct 2017

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