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I recently decided to do a little nutrition experiment on myself. I trained for a marathon while following a zero-carb diet, and then I ran that marathon without carb-loading and without the use of any fuel at all. In this episode of the Running Lean podcast, I answer all of those questions and share the results of my experiment training for and then running a marathon without the use of carbohydrates as fuel.
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Whether your goal is to finish a marathon without bonking or lose weight and keep it off for good, you have to become an emotional adult to get there. Becoming an emotional adult is one of the most powerful skills you can learn, and it’s key to becoming the most badass version of yourself yet.
I coach a lot of runners on nutrition, weight loss, and overall health and fitness, and I see the same self-sabotaging behavior over and over again. Why do you do these things to yourself? Why can’t you ever seem to make any significant progress toward your big goals? Why do you always seem to sabotage your own success?
Why is what we eat so complicated? What does this mean for us? And most importantly, what can we do about it? In this episode, I share many of the reasons why our relationship with food is so complicated. My hope is that by the end of this podcast, you’ll have a deeper understanding of this issue and be able to make more informed decisions about your own dietary choices.
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I hear a lot of runners talk about strength training, and honestly, not all of what they say makes sense. So in this episode of the Running Lean podcast, I bust a bunch of these myths and misconceptions runners have around strength training. I also outline the many benefits that strength training actually provides, especially for endurance athletes.
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I’ve seen a lot of social media posts and comments lately where people are sharing their frustration around the scale. In this episode of the podcast, I dole out a little tough love and explain exactly what scale drama is, how it impacts your life, and how to eliminate all that scale drama for good.
Making lasting changes like permanently losing weight is not an easy thing to do. It requires you to do more than just change a behavior. Any kind of meaningful, lasting change requires three key things, and you have to have all three or it just won’t work. In this episode of the podcast, I’m going to share the three requirements for making lasting change and show you where you can find all three in one place.
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Overtraining is something that a lot of runners experience but very few actually know that it’s happening. The problem is that if you keep it up it can result in overtraining, which leads to all sorts of health issues like poor performance, burnout, even injury. Today on the podcast, I’ll go over the warning signs and dangers of overtraining and offer some solid strategies for what you can do to avoid it.
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Today on the podcast, I’m going to break down my experience running the David Goggins 4x4x48 Challenge. I’ll share some things I did right, some things I could have done better, and how this whole challenge has changed me. Whether or not you would ever consider doing an event like this, I think you’ll get something out of this episode.
Whether you want to run faster or farther, dial in your nutrition, or lose those winter lbs - you need motivation to make it happen! But most people severely lack motivation! They are motivation-deficient. And this lack of motivation keeps them stuck where they are, never making any progress toward their goals. In this episode of the podcast, I’m sharing my “secret sauce” of self-motivation.
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In order to become a healthy human, you need to change your habits. The problem isn't knowing which habits are bad or good, it’s knowing how to make those good habits stick. In this episode of the podcast, I’ve got five very simple and very practical steps to making healthy habits stick.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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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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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