I Needed That

I Needed That

In each episode, Chris Powell (from ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss) puts on a master class in goal setting, nutrition, weight loss and more, while Mathew Blades (Award-Winning Radio Host & Motivational Speaker) offers sweet LOL moments that help others feel less alone.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 67 mins

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • The science behind popular health claims 
  • Why some people are putting urine on their faces 
  • Why fermented foods are easier to digest and their other health benefits
  • Mike's general diet advice and how to eat healthy on a budget 

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Football is Over, Now What? + Finding Your “Why” to Keep Promises

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Examples of realistic boundaries to help you get and stay on track
  • What it means when your dog is dragging their butt on the ground
  • Why knowing your true “why” is so important
  • What Chris learned about himself through bo...
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How to be Happy with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • The elements of happiness and how to be happier
  • The role that rest plays in reducing stress and the importance of exercise as medicine
  • “Perfect” vs. “good enough” and why the ego is stopping us from being happy
  • Advice for when comparison makes y...
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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What foods fill you up, and how can you add volume to your meals?
  • What are trigger foods, and how do they contribute to overconsumption?
  • Chris’s penny-pinching tips and craziest Super Bowl stories
  • The most annoying songs (and why we still like some of them)

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What an “SOS Routine” is and how to make one
  • 4 steps you can take RIGHT NOW to mitigate your pain
  • How to recognize and stop the cycle of self-sabotage
  • The impact pain has on your identity and how to separate the two

Vinny Crispino is back! Last week we laid the groundwork, and ...

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Vinny was a decorated D1 collegiate swimmer at the University of Wyoming, with his eyes set on the big leagues. Eventually, he moved out to California, where a surfing accident changed his life forever. Vinny went from an elite athlete to being disabled in a matter of seconds. What followed was almost four years of frantically searching for answers everywhere he could. After finding no relief, he realized only he would be able to h...

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In today's episode, Mathew and Chris discuss why New Year's promises are better than resolutions, why most people abandon them after about 4 to 6 weeks, and tips to stay consistent with your goals. Whether it’s Chris's promise to stretch or Mathews' promise to hit the gym, the guys are right there with you, fighting through the struggles and celebrating the achievements. Thankfully, there are some things we can all do to set oursel...

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January 1, 2024 53 mins

Today's episode features an interview with Kevin Hines. kevin Hines is a storyteller. He is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. In the Year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his ...

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December 25, 2023 35 mins

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! Today’s episode features the best shows we have aired this year. Listen to the best nuggets of these amazing conversations.

Also in this episode:

  • Mathew and Chris discuss their Spotify Wrapped 2023

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December 15, 2023 8 mins

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Today’s show features Chris and Mathew covering important topics during the holiday season. How do you handle social outings and all the food that is around during this season? Chris gives us some amazing tips! Mathew talks about handling difficult relationships with relatives, what do you do when you have to share space and conversations with people that potentially trigger you?

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Today’s show features an interview with Noah Galloway. Sergeant Noah Galloway, a Birmingham, Alabama native, is the personification of valor and resilience. This Purple Heart awarded, double amputee decided to join the military as a result of the September 11th terror attacks. However, his battles didn’t end in the field when he was forced to adapt to a life with only two limbs after an IED attack during Operation Iraqi Freedom whi...

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Today’s show features an interview with Lexi (fatgirlfedup) and her husband, Danny. They have been accountability partners during their journey of transformation. Lexi has lost 312 pounds through healthy habit stacking. Lexi was diagnosed with calciphylaxis and opens with us about this rare disease and how it has affected her life/transformation. Danny talks about the importance of having an accountability partner during transforma...

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Today’s episode features an interview with Quinlan. Chris met Quinlan via Instagram; he has a powerful transformation story. Quinlan walks us through his story and how he worked through a dismissive struggle: trying to gain weight (vs trying to lose weight). Quinlan was very self-conscious regarding how small he was. Quinlan walks us through roadblocks (internal and external) during his journey, supplements, his workout routine, an...

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November 16, 2023 45 mins

Today’s show recaps our lululemon10k race! Tune in to find out all of the details!

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Today’s show features an interview with Dr. Mary Claire Haver. Dr. Mary Claire Haver is a wife, mom, physician, and entrepreneur who has devoted her adult life to women’s health. As a Board Certified OBGYN in the Houston area, Dr. Haver has delivered thousands of babies, completed thousands of well-woman exams, counseled patients, taught residents, and did everything an academic professor and OBGYN could do. This episode is all abo...

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Today’s show features an interview with Bruce Pitcher. Bruce was one of the contestants of the show: Extreme Weight Loss with Chris as his trainer. Bruce walks us through his timeline, from the moment he joined the show until now. Bruce endured abuse and struggled with depression as well as emotional eating. This interview is vulnerable, raw, and full of emotion. Bruce walks us through how Chris empowered him to become a coach hims...

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Today’s show features Chris and Mathew chatting about LIFE! Some of the topics they cover: Mathew turning 50, the show’s shift into TRANSFORMATION themes and topics, addiction and recovery.

Also in this episode:

  • Mathew asks Chris: How has your life changed since starting this podcast? Both Chris and Mathew share their answers
  • Mathew and Chris play a round of: Name That Tune
  • Chris shares his battle with opioids in depth

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Today’s show features an interview with Professor Marion Nestle. Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she officially retired in September 2017. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from th...

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**Trigger Warning: Suicide is discussed in this episode

Today’s show features an interview with Baj. Baj shares his powerful transformation story with us. Baj started his journey at 14 years old. Baj has gone from weighing almost 300 pounds to becoming a leader and an inspiration to the health and fitness community. Mathew asks Baj his relationship with the word: fat. Baj shares how self-compassion has been instrumental to his tran...

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