Running Lean

Running Lean

Get leaner and get stronger so you can run faster and run longer than you ever thought possible.


June 2, 2023 47 mins

Your mindset is one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal. But most people do not spend any time at all working on improving their mindset. This is crazy to me because without the right mindset, losing weight and keeping it off becomes nearly impossible. So today, I’m going to lay out a whole bunch of mindset principles you absolutely need to know if you want to lose weight and keep it off.

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Most people will agree that exercise should be included in any weight loss plan. Unfortunately, most people think that exercise should be the ONLY component of their weight loss plan. I know that if you’re listening to this podcast you’re probably a runner and you think you’ve got the exercise thing down pat. But running alone (or just running more) isn’t the answer when it comes to getting lean and strong and keeping the weight of...

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If you’re a runner and you want to lose weight, you have to get your nutrition game on point. The thinking that just running more is going to solve the weight problem for you is outdated and just doesn’t work. My hope is that by the end of this episode, you’ll have a much clearer understanding of just how important nutrition is for weight loss, even if you’re a runner…especially if you’re a runner.

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May 12, 2023 25 mins

At some point in your weight loss journey, you will experience a setback. This is normal and nothing to be ashamed of. But most people just do not handle setbacks very well. They get down on themselves, they feel gross feelings like guilt and shame, and most of the time they just give up. Do not do this! Instead, you have to learn how to handle setbacks properly. So in this episode of the podcast, I break it all down for you and ex...

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May 5, 2023 31 mins

There’s a real crisis happening in our world today, one that’s been decades in the making. And I find it somewhat disturbing that no one is really talking about it. But if left unchecked, if we allow this crisis to continue as-is, it could lead to the end of human life - at least as we know it today. In this episode of the podcast, I’m talking about the comfort crisis and how our insatiable quest for comfort might just lead to our ...

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April 28, 2023 29 mins

One of the most important concepts you need to learn if you want to take back control of eating is the desire scale. This is a tool we have recently started using in The Coaching Project and it’s been so well-received that I thought I’d share it with you here today! When you’re trying to lose weight, sticking to your food plan makes or breaks your progress. So in this episode, I explain the desire scale, what it is, how it works, a...

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April 21, 2023 40 mins

There are more diets out there in the world right now (and more conflicting information about those diets) than I even care to think about. And there is one thing I’ve noticed that comes up again and again - the fact that diets don’t work. Why? Why don’t diets work? Today I’m going to dive into the five biggest reasons why diets don’t work and give you a few options for what you should focus on instead.

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April 14, 2023 25 mins

Most people think that losing weight equals suffering. If you want to lose weight you have to stop eating all “delicious” foods forever and you will suffer every single day. If this is what you think losing weight looks like, then it’s no wonder most people quit. Can losing weight be fun? Armed with the right mindset, I think it can absolutely be fun.

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April 7, 2023 20 mins

One of the biggest problems people talk about when they can’t seem to take action toward a goal is feeling like they are stuck. That’s what I’m here to share with you today. This episode of the podcast is all about getting unstuck. I’ll share some ideas for getting yourself out of stuck mode and into action mode so you can keep making progress toward all your health and fitness goals.

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March 31, 2023 30 mins

If you want different results you have to do things differently, right? But doing things differently requires some work, it’s an uncomfortable process, and honestly, this is why most people refuse to change. So today I’m going to give you some tips on getting started with habit change. Because if you can just get started you can start making progress. Change won't happen if you never start, so let's get started shall we?

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March 24, 2023 28 mins

One of the most confusing topics in the health and fitness world today is…what should I eat? So today I’ll explain why what’s out there in the media is so confusing and what you should do instead. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a much better understanding of the complexity of the question, “What should I eat?”, and have a few simple steps you can take right away to help you get started on your own weight loss journey.

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March 17, 2023 24 mins

One of the biggest fears you face when you set out to better yourself is the fear of being criticized. Today, I’m taking a comprehensive look at the fear of being judged and criticized and how dealing with criticism might be one of the most important things you do on your journey to becoming your best self.

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March 10, 2023 25 mins

Failure, or rather the fear of failure, is perhaps the biggest reason why you do not achieve the important things you want for yourself. People are so afraid of failure that oftentimes, they never even try. Instead of fearing failure and giving up, you need to reframe what failure means for you. So in this episode of the Running Lean podcast, I’ll explain exactly how reframing failure can help you reach your weight loss and running...

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March 3, 2023 29 mins

If you ask people why they can’t seem to reach a particular goal, they will come up with all kinds of reasons, excuses, and stories, and they’ll almost never say “fear of success”. In this episode, I’ll explain what fear of success is and how overcoming your fear of success can be the key to achieving your weight loss goals.

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When it comes to proper hydration, most runners are all over the place. I get it, it’s a little confusing…how much should you drink, how often, should you only drink water, what about electrolytes, is Gatorade the best option, etc. So today I want to end the confusion for you. I want to give you a very clear understanding of what hydration actually means and how to do it properly. That’s why I’m calling this one, “The Ultimate Guid...

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February 17, 2023 27 mins

If you’ve ever struggled to lose weight and keep it off, then this episode is for you. Despite all of the different weight loss methods and their relative effectiveness, there is ONE master principle you MUST follow if you want to achieve long-term weight loss success. This one principle will also enable you to achieve success in every other aspect of your life, not just in terms of your health and fitness.

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There’s a lot of conflicting information out there in the world today about proper nutrition, the best ways to lose weight, what types of exercise are best for weight loss, and on and on. But I think we can all agree on one thing: if you want to lose weight, you have to burn fat. There are lots of ways to reduce body fat and today I’m going over the 3 proven ways to get your body burning fat so you can lose weight and improve your ...

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Have you ever felt hungry? I know stupid question, of course, you have. But did you know that not all hunger is “real” hunger? Today I’m going to break it all down for you and help you understand the different types of hunger so that you can take back control of how often and how much you eat. Understanding the different types of hunger is key to you being able to lose weight and keep it off for good.

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January 27, 2023 23 mins

When you think about “endurance”, what comes to mind? Since you’re most likely a runner, your mind probably conjures up images of slogging out miles and miles on the roads or trails. But there’s another side of endurance, one that doesn’t get discussed much. Today, I’ll explain exactly what the other side of endurance is and why it’s so important to you becoming your most badass self.

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January 20, 2023 25 mins

There’s a bit of a debate going on out there in the running community around whether or not runners should be lifting heavy weights. So in this episode of the Running Lean podcast, I’ll definitively answer the question, “Should runners lift heavy weights?”

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