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The 5 AM Miracle

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Every Monday morning Jeff Sanders is here to help you dominate your day before breakfast and apply the best productivity strategies for high achievers! Discover how to bounce out of bed with enthusiasm, create powerful lifelong habits, and tackle your grandest goals with extraordinary energy. The 5 AM Miracle is a practical self-improvement podcast that features interviews with authors, speakers, and highly successful people from around the world. This weekly podcast focuses on productivity, healthy habits, and personal development. For more information visit JeffSanders.com.

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Every Monday morning Jeff Sanders is here to help you dominate your day before breakfast and apply the best productivity strategies for high achievers! Discover how to bounce out of bed with enthusiasm, create powerful lifelong habits, and tackle your grandest goals with extraordinary energy. The 5 AM Miracle is a practical self-improvement podcast that features interviews with authors, speakers, and highly successful people from around the world. This weekly podcast focuses on productivity, healthy habits, and personal development. For more information visit JeffSanders.com.

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Can’t listen to any podcasts but the most recent

By sballgurl13 - Sep 11 2019
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Hi! I loved the most recent episode and I want to listen to so many more but I can’t :( I already loved the first one I listened to so much and the motivation needed for conquering my weeks and projects. But I just want to listen to more 😭😭 please let me know if there’s a fix to this.

A must listen to podcast

By DrZacharyElliott - May 28 2019
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Jeff provides you the reasons and the tools to wake up earlier and seize the day.

iTunes Ratings

575 Ratings
Average Ratings
495
51
11
7
11

Can’t listen to any podcasts but the most recent

By sballgurl13 - Sep 11 2019
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Hi! I loved the most recent episode and I want to listen to so many more but I can’t :( I already loved the first one I listened to so much and the motivation needed for conquering my weeks and projects. But I just want to listen to more 😭😭 please let me know if there’s a fix to this.

A must listen to podcast

By DrZacharyElliott - May 28 2019
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Jeff provides you the reasons and the tools to wake up earlier and seize the day.
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The 5 AM Miracle

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Every Monday morning Jeff Sanders is here to help you dominate your day before breakfast and apply the best productivity strategies for high achievers! Discover how to bounce out of bed with enthusiasm, create powerful lifelong habits, and tackle your grandest goals with extraordinary energy. The 5 AM Miracle is a practical self-improvement podcast that features interviews with authors, speakers, and highly successful people from around the world. This weekly podcast focuses on productivity, healthy habits, and personal development. For more information visit JeffSanders.com.

Rank #1: Back to the Basics: How to Wake Up Early

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#175 - This may be the most common question on this show, but how can someone truly wake up at 5:00 am? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle I get back to the basics of the podcast and discuss the fundamentals of waking up early consistently.

In the Tip of the Week segment I share my updated checklist for my FBOTs (focused blocks of time), plus a new app to block distracting websites.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Organifi Green Juice ==> Save 20% with the Coupon Code: SANDERS
  2. FreshBooks [Online Invoicing Made Easy]
  3. Mornings 101 Series [Great way to get started with early mornings]
  4. Freedom [Block distracting sites on any device]
  5. Focus@Will [Productivity music designed by neuroscientists]
My FBOT Checklist (Focused Blocks of Time)
  1. Get a snack and a drink (usually bananas/Clif Bars and water/coffee/tea)
  2. Bathroom break (can't forget this one!)
  3. Put the FBOT sign on the door (this is for my wife Tessa, my favorite co-worker)
  4. Turn OFF iPhone and hide it (without hiding it I will habitually check my phone)
  5. Light the candle (I just like to burn things)
  6. Set the timer (I use Nice Timer on my mac)
  7. Turn on Freedom (block distracting sites on any device)
  8. Turn on Focus@Will (productivity music designed by neuroscientists)
  9. Put on Headphones (over-the-ear headphones are best for cutting distractions)
  10. Go!
Oct 31 2016
24 mins
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Rank #2: 7 Keys to Your Most Productive Day Ever

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#300 - Recently, I decided to restructure my calendar.

I tweaked it, optimized it, adjusted it, and then realized that all of the tweaking was only producing tiny improvements. I then decided to scrap my calendar and redo the whole thing from scratch.

The end result is a bold approach to doing just a few things, in the right way, that produce the best results.

In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I discuss 7 keys to your most productive day ever.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode
  1. My Wall Street [Get 30 Days of Free Access to the App]
  2. Sun Basket [Get up to $60 off]
  3. Freshbooks [Try it FREE for 30 Days]
  4. Gusto [Payroll, benefits, and HR: Get 3 months free after your first payroll]
  5. The 5 AM Miracle [Book by Jeff Sanders]
  6. The Free-Time Formula [Book by Jeff Sanders]
Aug 05 2019
37 mins
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Rank #3: 7 Productive Habits to Complete Before 7:00 AM

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#151 - Do you consistently prioritize your most productive habits every morning? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I share 7 productive habits to complete before 7:00 am.

Now, I am assuming that you are already waking up at 5:00 am (or earlier). The good news is that you don't have to wake up at sunrise to be productive, but you will need an intentional plan to dominate your day before breakfast.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Free 30-day Trial of Nozbe PRO [When you upgrade, use coupon code “5AM” for 10% off]
  2. Win a FREE pair of Jabra Headphones [New winner chosen every month!]
  3. Mornings 101 Series [Begin your day the right way]
  4. AeroPress [An affordable (and portable) method to make smooth and tasty coffee]
May 16 2016
21 mins
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Rank #4: Mornings 101: How to Become an Early Riser

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There's no better time to dominate your day than before breakfast. In the Mornings 101 series I will show you how to become an early riser, bounce out of bed with enthusiasm, achieve your own 5 AM Miracle, and much more!

I'm a huge fan of waking up early for many reasons, including making time for my biggest goals, optimizing the hours of the day when my brain is most alert, and having time to myself before the rest of the world wakes up.

If you are preparing to make the move from a night owl to an early riser, these simple steps can get you started today.
Jun 25 2015
7 mins
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Rank #5: How to Stop a Bad Habit for Good

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#210 - We all have them (and presumably we don't want them anymore), so what do we do about them? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I discuss how to stop bad habits for good.

In the Tip of the Week segment I discuss a new online community for early risers and productive people.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Vote for The 5 AM Miracle in the 2017 Podcast Awards! [People's Choice and Health categories]
  2. The 5 AM Miracle Audiobook [Get 7 Free Bonuses!]
  3. Organifi Complete Protein ==> Save 20% with Coupon Code: SANDERS
  4. Early Risers Hub [Get connected to a community of productive people]
Jul 03 2017
25 mins
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Rank #6: 10 Guaranteed Methods to Ruin Your Morning Routine

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#046 - Is your morning perfect in every way? Yeah, neither is mine. In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I discuss how to absolutely ruin your morning routine with some very common tendencies.

My mornings used to be a bit crazy. It took multiple reinventions of my rituals to reach a place where I could be incredibly productive and have extraordinary energy every day.

Today I will share some of the most common mistakes people make and how you can avoid these to create your own nearly-perfect morning.

Behind the Scenes

This week I share how to avoid chasing perfection with a simple and effective strategy called “80% of Perfect.”

Tip of the Week

This week's tip is a recommendation for a great podcast that I discovered a few weeks ago.Featured Content

In this week's episode, I discuss:
  1. 10 effective strategies to destroy your morning rituals.
  2. The Top 7 qualities of great morning rituals.
  3. Where you can get a free copy of my morning ritual blueprint.
Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. The Best Daily Rituals for High Energy and Rockin’ Productivity Podcast [episode #39]
  2. How to Kill the Snooze Button Forever [blog post]
May 12 2014
30 mins
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Rank #7: Losing 100 Pounds to Run 100 Miles: An Interview with Jeffrey Binney

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#093 - Ready for a huge dose of inspiration? This week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast features an interview with Jeffrey Binney, a comedian, actor, and now documentary filmmaker. We discuss his new film, Once is Enough, a story that follows Jeffrey’s own weight loss and ultramarathon aspirations.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Join The 5 AM Miracle Community [on Facebook]
  2. Jeffrey Binney [his website]
  3. Once is Enough [Jeffrey's documentary film]
  4. @JeffreyBinney [Jeffrey on Twitter]
  5. @JeffreyBinney [Jeffrey on Instagram]
  6. Leadville [100-mile mountain ultramarathon]
  7. Finding Ultra [amazing book by Rich Roll]
  8. The North Face 50-Mile Endurance Challenge [San Francisco, CA]
  9. Never Wipe Your A** with a Squirrel [book by Jason Robillard]
Apr 06 2015
42 mins
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Rank #8: 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero with Ruth Soukup

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#201 - How does your bank account look today? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I chat with Ruth Soukup, founder of Living Well, Spending Less, about how to improve your spending habits.

In the Tip of the Week segment I share a great app for the whole family to manage all of your household chores, errands, groceries, and more!

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Sanebox [Get a $20 credit to clean up your inbox in minutes]
  2. Harry's Razors [Get their Trial Set for FREE — just pay $3 for shipping]
  3. The Rockin' Productivity Academy [Get a FREE video to Double Your Productivity in 24 Hours]
  4. Ruth Soukup [Founder of Living Well, Spending Less]
  5. 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Less [Ruth's No-Spending Challenge]
  6. Living Well Shop [Planners, Goals Worksheets, and more!]
  7. Elite Blog Academy [Refine. Grow. Monetize. Build.]
  8. Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul [Book by Ruth Soukup]
  9. YNAB [You Need a Budget]
  10. Quicken [Budgeting Software]
  11. Eat That Frog [Book by Brian Tracy]
  12. Sleep Cycle app [Download on iOS or Android]
  13. Our Home App [Download for free on iOS or Android]
May 01 2017
29 mins
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Rank #9: Powerful Personal Growth: An Interview with Jeff Brown

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#091 - Are you ready for a big boost to your personal growth? This week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast features an interview with Jeff Brown, host of the Read to Lead Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Vote for The 5 AM Miracle in the 2015 Podcast Awards [Best Produced category — voting ends Tuesday, March 24th]
  2. Clammr iOS app [Bites-sized, 18-second audio clips]
  3. Read to Lead Podcast [hosted by Jeff Brown]
  4. WAY-FM [Christian music radio station]
  5. Dan Miller [author of 48 Days to the Work You Love]
  6. Audible.com [audiobooks]
  7. Seth Godin [author of over a dozen books]
  8. Hal Elrod [author of The Miracle Morning]
Mar 23 2015
39 mins
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Rank #10: 7 Essential Elements of Productivity, Part 1

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#188 - What does productivity look like when you break it down to its core? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I break down the first 3 components of the 7 Essential Elements of Productivity.

In the Tip of the Week segment I share 2 inspiring documentaries to help you get to the gym — right now!

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Blue Apron [Get 3 FREE Meals + FREE Shipping]
  2. FreshBooks [Online Invoicing Made Easy]
  3. The 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast [Book by Jeff Sanders]
  4. 7 Essential Elements of Productivity [My 7-part blog series]
  5. Eddie Strongman [Documentary]
  6. CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession [Documentary]
Jan 30 2017
19 mins
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Rank #11: How to Guarantee Time for Fitness with Diana Fitts

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#205 - How can you ensure you always have time for exercising? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I chat with Diana Fitts, author of Better Running Goals, on how to guarantee time for fitness.

In the Tip of the Week segment I share a phenomenal new cookbook from my friend and accountability partner, Matt Frazier.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. The 5 AM Miracle Audiobook [Get it now on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes!]
  2. Harry's Razors [Get their Trial Set for FREE — just pay $3 for shipping]
  3. Diana Fitts [Blogger at BetterThanAlive.com]
  4. Better Running Goals [Book by Diana Fitts]
  5. Free Runner's Goal Setting Workbook [From Diana Fitts]
  6. No Meat Athlete Cookbook [By Matt Frazier, guest on episode #016]
May 29 2017
38 mins
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Rank #12: Running at Sunrise: How to Train for Your First Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5k

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#035 - It's almost time for running season. Are you ready? This week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle features a thorough discussion on how to train for your first big race, from a 5K all the way up to a full marathon.

I have run about a dozen marathons and few ultramarathons in the last few years. Every race has taught me a little more about what it means to train well for a race and what it means to screw up badly.

Predictably, I almost always realize I didn't trained enough and I didn't train properly. So, today I'm sharing 5 Do's and 5 Don'ts on how to prepare for your first big race.

Tip of the Week

For this week's tip I share 3 essential elements to brew high quality coffee and espresso:
  1. Pristine water
  2. Fresh roasted beans
  3. The right grind
Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Ultramarathon Man [book by Dean Karnazes]
  2. Finding Ultra [book by Rich Roll]
  3. Eat & Run [book by Scott Jurek]
  4. Born to Run [book by Christopher McDougall]
  5. Running on Empty [book by Marshall Ulrich]
  6. How to Train for Your First Half Marathon [blog post]
  7. Heart Rate Training [blog post]
  8. Burst Training Podcast Episode [#28]
  9. Exercise Gear Recommendations [bottom of the page]
Feb 24 2014
36 mins
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Rank #13: “I’m Up. Now What?” The 5 Best Ways to Begin Your Day

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#124 - So you're up at 5:00 am, but now what do you do? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I discuss the 5 best ways to begin your day.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. 7 Benefits of Starting Your Day Bright and Early, Podcast [episode #001]
  2. Pre-Order My NEW Book [Get over $60 worth of FREE gifts]
  3. Mornings 101 Series [6 episodes to help you get up and dominate your day]
  4. Eat That Frog! [book by Brian Tracy]
  5. Inversion: Improve Your Health and Productivity by Hanging Upside Down [episode #112]
Nov 09 2015
20 mins
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Rank #14: 5 Strategies to Conquer Procrastination

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#081 - What's the biggest project on your calendar this week that you haven't started on yet? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I share 5 strategies to conquer procrastination. You don't do that, right? Yeah, me neither.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. The One Thing [book by Gary Keller – Affiliate Link]
  2. The 10-Minute Momentum Method [blog post]
Action Steps
  1. Make a list of your natural tendencies. When you procrastinate, what are you doing?
  2. Write down a solution for each of your tendencies so that the next time one pops up, you're ready.
  3. Reorganize your schedule for tomorrow. Prioritize your most important project first, ahead of everything else.
Jan 12 2015
21 mins
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Rank #15: Time Management Magic with Lee Cockerell

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#203 - Are you ready for a little magic? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I interview Lee Cockerell, an expert in leadership, former Executive at Disney, and author of Time Management Magic.

In the Tip of the Week segment I share a great strategy for kicking off any new fitness routine.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Harry's Razors [Get their Trial Set for FREE — just pay $3 for shipping]
  2. FreshBooks [Free 30-Day Trial]
  3. Download the Free 5 AM Miracle Podcast App! [Available on iOS, Android, and Amazon]
  4. Lee Cockerell [Former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort]
  5. Time Management Magic [Book by Lee Cockerell]
May 15 2017
30 mins
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Rank #16: The Best Daily Rituals for High Energy and Rockin’ Productivity

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#039 - What you do every day matters — a lot. In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I share the best daily rituals for amazing energy and incredible productivity.

Daily rituals matter both in the short-term and even more so over the long-run as the small choices you make compound into huge success.

The daily rituals that I have implemented are both helpful for me and highly actionable for you — right now — today.

Behind the Scenes

This week I introduce a NEW segment in the podcast called Behind the Scenes. Every week I will bring you a personal story that highlights a recent success in my life or something I am struggling with.

In my first Behind-the-Scenes segment, I make a quick announcement about my recent website re-design.

Tip of the Week

This week's tip is a great iPhone app that I use every day in the car to record my ideas with my voice and then email myself the transcription.Here are two Android apps that offer similar features to Say it & Mail it.Featured Content

In this week's episode, I share a few of the best rituals for daily success, including . . .
  1. Why I get up early every day — even on the weekends.
  2. 7 benefits of positive daily rituals.
  3. How the right morning rituals make you more productive all day.
Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. The Weekly Review Checklist [last episode of the podcast]
  2. Daily Rituals Spreadsheet [download the template]
  3. Eat That Frog [book by Brian Tracy]
  4. Water Before Coffee [blog post]
  5. Should I Buy a Vitamix? [blog post]
  6. Inbox Zero [blog post]
Mar 24 2014
41 mins
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Rank #17: How to Design Your Day with Claire Diaz-Ortiz

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#160 - When in doubt, use an acronym. That's what Claire does. In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I chat with Claire Diaz-Ortiz, author of Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life On Purpose.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Win a FREE YEAR of Nozbe PRO [Begin your free trial today]
  2. NEW Jabra Halo Smart Bluetooth Headphones [Great call quality for on-the-go professionals]
  3. Win a FREE pair of Jabra Headphones [New winner chosen every month!]
  4. Claire Diaz-Ortiz [Check out her website and blog]
  5. @Claire [Claire on Twitter]
  6. Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life On Purpose [book by Claire Diaz-Ortiz]
  7. Join The 5 AM Miracle Community [It's free!]
  8. Email [iOS app by EasilyDo]
Jul 18 2016
35 mins
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Rank #18: The Top 10 Energy Boosters for The Chronically Fatigued

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#054 - Ao you want to feel incredibly energized instead of unbelievably tired? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I discuss the top 10 energy boosters that will have you bouncing out of bed with enthusiasm!

These strategies are for all of us, but especially for you if you would qualify yourself as constantly tired, chronically fatigued, or simply never fully rested to the point that you wake up and literally bounce out of bed.

I think you’re really going to like the results.

Tip of the Week

This week I share how to change your outside appearance to influence a small, but powerful transformation.

Featured Content

In this week's episode I discuss 10 strategies to boost your energy. Specifically,
  1. How to structure your sleep to make every hour count.
  2. Why water is better than coffee for long-term energy.
  3. How sunlight can bring you back to the basics better than anything.
Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. Water Before Coffee [blog post]
  2. Why I Never Sit Down and The Magic of a Standing Desk – Podcast [episode #4]
Jul 07 2014
28 mins
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Rank #19: The Simple Secret to Weight Loss with Tanya Zuckerbrot

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#232 - Ready to jump start the new year feeling your best (and weighing less)? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I speak with Tanya Zuckerbrot, author of the popular weight loss book, The F-Factor Diet.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. FreshBooks [Free 30-Day Trial]
  2. LinkedIn Learning [Free 30-Day Trial]
Tanya Zuckerbrot

Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, is a nationally-known dietitian and the creator of the renowned F-Factor Diet, the only dietitian-created program for weight-loss and optimal health that is based on fiber-rich nutrition. Tanya has worked in private practice in Manhattan for more than 20 years and her success was profiled in the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times.

The F-Factor Diet evolved from Tanya’s early work with patients to help lower cholesterol or control diabetes. She discovered that all of her patients improved their clinical conditions – and lost weight without hunger- by following a lifestyle diet that was rich in dietary fiber.

Tanya is the author of two bestselling weight loss books: The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss (2006, G.P Putnam & Sons), and The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories and Fat Disappear the F-Factor Way – with Fiber! (2012, Hyperion).
Dec 04 2017
31 mins
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Rank #20: 9 Productivity Tips You Need to Know

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#242 - What new productivity tip, tool, or strategy have you added to your life recently? In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I share 9 productivity tips I have been using in the last few months.

Resources Mentioned in the Show
  1. The Rockin' Productivity Academy [Get 40% Off VIP with COUPON: 5AM40]
  2. Shift [Manage your Google Accounts with ease — COUPON: Miracle25]
  3. Focus@Will [Start your 2-Week Free Trial]
  4. FreshBooks [Free 30-Day Trial]
  5. G Suite [Google Accounts for you and your team]
  6. MacUpdate [Download and update the best mac apps]
  7. Fax from iPhone [Mobile faxing app on iOS]
  8. Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 [The fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service]
  9. Postbox [The best email application for your mac]
  10. Sucuri Firewall [Complete Website Security, CDN, DDoS Protection, and more]
Apr 09 2018
19 mins
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