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February 19, 2021 40 min

In this episode of the Running Lean Podcast, I’ll be covering a few beverages that seem to be at the forefront of runner’s minds these days. Namely alcohol, coffee, and water. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a much better understanding of what’s good and what’s bad about these beverages and how they will absolutely affect your running performance.

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There are a lot of myths and misconceptions floating around out there around the topic of carbohydrates and running performance. Today on the podcast, I hope to clear up some of the biggest misunderstandings, myths, and misconceptions of low-carb running. By the end of this episode, I want you to be able to make an informed decision about which approach is best for you and your personal health and fitness goals.

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February 5, 2021 35 min

Stress is not something that can be avoided, it’s just a fact of modern life. Stress can make us sick, stress can lead to a host of chronic diseases, and stress can make us fat. In this episode of the podcast, I’ll be taking a look at stress from several different angles, I’ll explain how stress is making us fat, and I’ll provide some options for how you can reduce stress in your life.

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In this episode, I share my thoughts on what’s going on, why some people can easily make healthy eating a way of life, and why others can’t. I’ll also offer some practical tips to help you start to make the shift from the temporary “diet” mentality to the permanent “way of life” mentality.

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January 22, 2021 41 min

In this episode of the podcast, I answer some of the biggest questions runners ask about carbs, like what are good carbs and bad carbs? I’ll be covering the quality of carbs, the number of carbs, and the timing of your carbs, all of which play important roles in long-distance running and weight loss goals.

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January 15, 2021 49 min

I think we can all agree that in order to lose weight, you have to be able to burn fat. In this episode of the Running Lean podcast, I’m talking about foods that will definitely give your metabolism a boost and help you become that lean, fat-burning machine.

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I get a lot of questions over in the Running Lean Community Facebook Group about fat-adaptation. So today on the podcast, I’m taking a deep dive into the topic of fat-adaptation for runners. My goal is that by the end of this episode, you will have a solid understanding of fat-adaptation and why it’s such a powerful tool to help you improve not just your running, but your overall health and fitness.

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January 1, 2021 49 min

Self-sabotage is when you say you want to lose 30 lbs but you find yourself eating chocolate cake every day. What is happening here? By eating the cake, you are completely undermining what you say you really want for yourself! Why do we do this? In this episode of the podcast, you’ll discover how and why you self-sabotage and learn a few simple strategies for how to overcome self-sabotage.

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December 25, 2020 40 min

Contrary to what I see plastered all over social media, I don’t think 2020 was that bad of a year, at least it wasn’t for me. In fact, I think 2020 has been my best year yet! In this episode of the podcast, I’m looking back at 2020 and the valuable lessons I learned, and what I’ll be focusing on as I move forward into 2021.

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December 18, 2020 36 min

Last weekend I ran the Sloppy Hog 50k. What makes this particular event unique though, is that I did the whole thing without using any fuel at all. In this episode of the podcast, I’m going to break it all down for you and tell you exactly how I did it, and perhaps even more importantly, why I did it.

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December 11, 2020 39 min

Whether you’re trying to stick to your food plan, or your training schedule when it’s cold and dark outside, you need motivation to make it happen. In this episode of the podcast, I’ll explain where motivation really comes from and offer some tips on how to create unstoppable motivation so you can stick to your plan and hit your goals!

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December 4, 2020 26 min

The Running Lean Manifesto is a set of guiding principles that, when you practice them each day, you can create the life you’ve always wanted for yourself. In this episode of the podcast, I share my thoughts about what it means to live your life in such a way that you become an example of what’s possible for others.

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November 27, 2020 32 min

If you want anything different than what you already have, you have to look at what’s creating those results, and it’s always your own thoughts, feelings, and actions. Losing weight and keeping it off requires that you learn how to think, feel, and act with purpose. Today, I’m going to explain how all of this works so you can start applying this to your own life and start getting the results that you really want.

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November 20, 2020 40 min

The holidays are a time to gather with loved ones, give thanks for all that we have, and of course, eat and drink ourselves into oblivion...right? OK, maybe that’s just me! In this episode of the podcast, I’m going to offer some practical tips to help you handle the holidays so you don’t roll into 2021 hating yourself and looking like Frosty the Snowman.

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November 13, 2020 27 min

If you’re anything like me and you’ve struggled with your weight, then you probably know what it feels like to kind of hate yourself. When you feel this crappy about yourself, it is going to be almost impossible for you to lose weight, you just can’t do it. In this episode, I’m talking about how to break out of this negative mindset. The answer is to love yourself unconditionally, and I’m going to explain how to do it.

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The way you make big changes is by consistently doing new things – showing up day after day with drive, determination, and perseverance. In other words…creating new habits. Breaking old habits and creating new ones just might be the single most important thing you can do for yourself. It’s the only way you can make […]

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October 30, 2020 31 min

I think we’d all agree that running is hard. But for a lot of us, running can also be a very stressful, anxiety-inducing activity. In this episode, I’m talking about running simply for the love of running, without any other hidden agenda. I believe you should run because you love it. Because if you don't love it, what’s the point?

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October 23, 2020 26 min

The only thing standing between you and your goals is the discomfort of getting them. In this episode of the podcast, I explore what it means to embrace discomfort and why it’s such an important factor in achieving everything meaningful in your life.

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October 16, 2020 26 min

I used to treat my body like a garbage dump. Then one day I made a decision to change everything. In this episode of the podcast, I explain what it means to thrive in your body and why it has become one of my most important guiding principles.

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October 9, 2020 24 min

Do you really want to settle for a life that can only be described as dull, ordinary, or dreary? You can choose to live a dull and dreary life, or you can choose to live a big, bold, beautiful VIBRANT life. In this episode of the podcast, I’m talking about choosing to live vibrantly and why it’s such a powerful principle to live by.

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