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The Big Fat Life Podcast

Stories of inspiration, of success and failure, of overcoming, of hard work, of sweat and tears, of perseverance, of trying hard again and again, of learning, of becoming healthy, of making an extra step, of running an extra mile, of showing up, told by the heroes in the weight loss community. If you want to learn, understand, get an extra push, this is your home base to get started and keep coming back to draw on the contagious energy of I CAN DO IT! I AM ENOUGH! I WILL OVERCOME! I WILL SUCCEED!

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300 LBS WEIGHT LOSS WITH DUSTY HALL

Dusty Hall shares his story of being 534 lbs and struggling to find an answer.  After many failed diets, Dusty made a big decision and a promise to his wife that led him to reach his weight loss goals. https://www.instagram.com/dusty_lost_300lbs/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCceZq77V9IcWkLXGtwDfkfA sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

1hr 17mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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MOM, BAKER, CHEF AND HER MAJOR WEIGHT LOSS STORY

Jackie Lopez is a mother of 2, a baker and a self described "eternal fat girl".  She has lost over 100 lbs and talks about going Keto, cooking every day for a family of 4 all while staying consistent in her weight loss journey.   https://www.instagram.com/ketoquickstop/ sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

47mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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140 LBS DOWN WITH A WHOLE LOT OF PATIENCE - JENNI GAYDEN

Jenni Gayden was over 300lbs with no plan on how to lose it.  It wasn't until after a competition at her husband's office led her to try that she realized that with some commitment and a bit of patience, sustainable weight loss was possible. https://www.instagram.com/cupcakesrolls2weightlossgoals/ https://cupcakesandrollstoweightlossgoals.home.blog/ sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

36mins

19 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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MAINTAINING WEIGHT LOSS DURING THE HOLIDAYS. A BFL HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Welcome back to some old friends to talk about maintaining weight loss during the holiday season.   LIST OF PRIOR EPISODES 8. DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATION-Porro 10. GORMY GOES KETO- Gormy 13. COUPLES WITH DIFFERENT DIETS-Alisa 19. 100 POUND WEIGHT LOSS: ONE GIRL'S JOURNEY-Kaela 26. NOT REALLY HUNGRY - WEIGHT LOSS WITH FOUR CORE HABITS-Tanya 27. 300 LBS DOWN AND CONTROLLING BIPOLAR DISORDER-Ethan 28. 300LBS LOST AND FOUND. LESSONS LEARNED-Willie IG & FB BIGFATLIFEPODCAST

22mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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NOT REALLY HUNGRY - WEIGHT LOSS WITH FOUR CORE HABITS

Tanya Blankenship NOTREALLYHUNGRY.COM Talks about her being over 245lbs and a size 16 and finding a path that is sustainable for her weight loss.  Her podcast is called Not Really Hungry. https://www.instagram.com/tanya_notreallyhungry/ sponsor:  HEALTHYBYBRIANNA.COM  Enter referral "BIG FAT LIFE" to get a 30% discount INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

51mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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300 LBS DOWN AND CONTROLLING BIPOLAR DISORDER

Ethan Morris talks about being over 650 lbs and battling with Bipolar Disorder and how his diet has helped to conquer both! https://www.instagram.com/depressed2determined/ sponsor:  HEALTHYBYBRIANNA.COM  Enter referral "BIG FAT LIFE" to get a 30% discount INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

43mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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LOSS AND GAIN ON A WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

Greg Hoel lost almost 100lbs in a year and a half. But, as he describes it, he did it the wrong way.  And after work and life stress, excess food became his coping mechanism and he saw the weight creep back on.  This is a story for anyone who has tried and stumbled on their weight loss journey and is ready to take control again. https://www.instagram.com/ghoel44/ sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

40mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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HACKING THE KETO DIET: MARK SILBERG LOST OVER 100LBS

Mark Silberg talks to the Big Fat Life about losing over 100 pounds on a ketogenic diet.  We discuss how he started and how he followed this diet through researching recipes and keeping it simple. https://www.instagram.com/hackmyketo/ sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

57mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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300 LBS LOST AND FOUND. LESSONS LEARNED BY WILLIE GILLIS

Willie Gillis (What I Live For podcast host) talks about losing 300 lbs and then not know what to do next.  After gaining some of it back, he attacked his real issue and is now seeing real results. https://www.instagram.com/williegillis/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-i-live-for/id1438368212 sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

38mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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100 Pound Weight Loss: One girl's journey

Kaela Mckenna (23 yrs old) was 269 lbs when she found out that she was pre-diabetic.   She was killing herself.  But it was love that helped her to be the person that she always knew she could be and it was determination that started her on her incredible weight loss journey.   https://www.instagram.com/mckenna__fitness/ sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

44mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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THE OTHER SIDE OF SUFFERING IS GREATNESS: 120 LBS DOWN WITH WILSON VELASQUEZ

Wilson Velasquez was 320 lbs , tired and lazy.  But after being rejected from a girl and being told that he wouldn't fit on some roller coaster rides, he made a change that has completely redefined his life. https://www.instagram.com/wjvfitness/ Books mentioned by Wilson: https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Hurt-Me-Master-Your/dp/1544512287 https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005BRS8Z6&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_j.HoEbKQSM0VW sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

40mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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FROM 280 TO 175: SUSTAINING WEIGHT LOSS WITH CHRIS PHILLIPS

At his heaviest, Chris Phillips found himself weighing 280 lbs.  Crash diet after crash diet, he found himself losing and gaining over and again.  After "putting 2 and 2 together", he figured it out and has being hovering between 175 to 180lbs for 3 plus years. https://www.instagram.com/fat_boy_runs99/ sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

35mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY CONTINUES WITH HEALTHY BY BRIANNA

Weight loss journeys have peaks and valleys.  Mine is no different.  So when I recently found myself gaining a few pounds back, friend and nutritionist Brianna Koleva offered some help.  We talk about the plan she laid out for me and some of the science behind it.  I lost 16.5 lbs in 8 weeks.. so she's on to something! If you are interested in getting help from Brianna, you can go to  sponsor:  HEALTHYBYBRIANNA.COM  Enter referral "BIG FAT LIFE" to get a 30% discount https://www.instagram.com/healthybybrianna/ INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

50mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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LOSING 100 LBS with BUSY AS THE BEE

She is a mother, a wife, works a full time interior design job and suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis.  One would expect that she wouldn't have time for much else, but Brandee Sheldrake underwent a dramatic transformation when she lost 100 Lbs in 18 months without depriving herself from her favorite foods.  Now she blogs about that and shares her favorite recipes on https://www.busyasthebee.com/ The Hive Community on the site is for women only, if you are interested in joining the "HIVE": Go to https://www.busyasthebeehive.com/TheHiveSignup and the first 25 women that enter "BIGFATLIFE" in the coupon window will receive 10% off on the first month. Low Carb Pork Egg roll in a bowl recipe -https://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/pork-egg-roll-in-a-bowl-crack-slaw-paleo-low-carb-whole30/ sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

53mins

25 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Over 100 lbs Lost: Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting with David Herrera

David Herrera has a formula:  Keto diet/intermittent fasting/gym.  Combine that with being consistent and his result is losing over 100lbs.  We talk about how he did this, what he has learned, his love for baseball and and the energy he brings coaching a team of Special Olympians. https://www.instagram.com/keto__d/ sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

41mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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MAINTAINING A 100 POUND WEIGHT LOSS WITH NIKKI HYNES

Nikki Hynes started her weight loss journey over 10 years ago when she didnt like the reflection she saw in the mirror.  Unhealthy, overweight (more than 250lbs), and not feeling herself, she started a journey to lose and maintain over 100lbs. https://www.instagram.com/bronc787/ Listen to my guest appearance on The Nikki Hynes Podcast  https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ZCEsC7OxLZeibcGQCNRf7 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nikki-hynes-podcast/id1478412989 Book: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Hard-Food-Easy-Emotional/dp/0895260573/ref=nodl_ INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD sponsor:  HEALTHYBYBRIANNA.COM  Enter referral "BIG FAT LIFE" to get a 30% discount

50mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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100 LBS DOWN AFTER FEELING HOPELESS - BETTER KETO BY JESS

Jessica Smart was on the brink of giving up.  100 lbs over weight, low energy and feeling like her body was broken, she was out of options.  Until someone gave her something that changed everything.  https://www.instagram.com/betterketobyjess/ GET KETO NAT:   bigfatlifepodcast.challenge.com sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

1hr 12mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Sweating Till Happy - Valerie Hawkins

She's fought her way through cancer, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, PCOS, divorce and obesity.  And she keeps winning her battles.  100 workouts in 100 days?  Been there, done that.   Bottom line:  Valerie Hawkins is Unstoppable  https://www.instagram.com/sweating_until_happy_/ https://open.spotify.com/show/5cMBErYX1tXZH0lffoRylF?si=dqKhzJbuQ72j_x48Ra6a0g sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

56mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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50 LBS DOWN: LOSING WEIGHT BY CUTTING OUT THE JUNK

As a former D1 football player, Tim Woods was used to being in elite, athletic shape.  But years later, after swelling up to nearly 300lbs and suffering a back injury, Woods found himself at a cross road and decided to lose weight.   https://www.instagram.com/timwoods_28/ sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife book mentioned in this episode is "Discipline Equals Freedom" by Jocko Willink INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

34mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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100 LBS DOWN: LOSING WEIGHT THE SIMPLE WAY

Gary Cantrell (Host of the Gary Cantrell Podcast) started his weight loss journey when he was almost 400lbs.  Now he's more than 100lbs down and he did it in the simplest of ways.  Eating less.  He breaks down exactly what that means and more. https://www.instagram.com/garycantrell/ sponsor:  audibletrial.com/bigfatlife INSTAGRAM: @BIGFATLIFEPODCAST FACEBOOK: BIG FAT LIFE PODCAST TWITTER:  @BIGFATLIFEPOD

41mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #20