“When you start eating food without labels, you no longer need to count calories.” – Amanda Kraft
Have you ever struggled with weight loss?
We have too. When Chris and I first met over 14 years ago, one of the first conversations we had was about how we both felt overweight and needed help to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Together we embarked on a journey to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle, and have lost a combined 175 pounds.
On this episode of The Elevated Life®, we’re sharing the hidden ways we’ve discovered to get control of our weight and health that go way beyond counting calories and macros.
Tune in to learn:
How weight is tied in with childhood and past traumas.
All of the diets we tried out – and why none of them worked for longer than 6 weeks.
Why a plant-based diet helped us sustain our weight loss long-term.
The steps you can take to work towards a healthier lifestyle and loving your body.
Here are some highlights from this episode:
02:26 – Like money, our weight is tied to our identity.
03:04 – Chris shares his struggles with weight loss when he was younger.
04:21 – The moment when Chris realized he wanted to conquer his health and fitness.
06:07 – How events of our childhood imprint on our psyche and affect our beliefs
07:22 – How Brit’s mindset affected her weight
08:41 – Looking at exercise as enjoyment rather than punishment
09:50 – How images in media affects our perception of ourselves
10:51 – Why the things we do to trick our body don’t work
13:04 – “You saw my soul, not my physical vessel.”
14:06 – We tried all the diets – keto, South Beach, paleo, etc.
15:50 – Why most diets don’t make you feel full
17:00 – How we took our cheat meals to the limit
18:24 – The difference between dieting and nutrition
19:00 – Our friend at Crossfit inspires us to look deeper at nutrition
22:05 – Looking at where our food comes from and how that shapes our decisions
23:40 – On January 1, 2013 we adopted an alkaline-based diet
26:55 – After a month of raw vegetables, our energy levels skyrocketed.
28:34 – “This is the first time in my life I don’t hate my body.”
31:27 – “Everything we do evolves.”
32:17 – Chris realizes how much he’d missed out on by not eating vegetables.
35:03 – An important moment: we threw out our scale.
35:42 – Brit talks about intuitive eating and muscle testing.
38:25 – Chris shares his desire to bulk up after high school.
42:47 – Why empaths are prone to weight gain
45:22 – Ask yourself: what do my habits need to be to sustain my body for the rest of my life?
47:26 – “Food is fuel. It’s energy for this vehicle that your soul is rolling around in.”
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Intuitively, we all know this. Health is the foundation for everything else.
Just think about the last time you were sick. Did you feel like doing anything else?
But when you were healthy and energetic, it probably felt like the world was your oyster.
In another TEL masterclass, we shared the ins and outs of Whole Food Plant-Based Dieting and how to deal with some of the setback and speed bumps along that transition.
This year, we’re revealing, on a much deeper level, the exact way we lose weight, keep it off, and maintain our health.
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Why 90+% of all diets fail long term
The common mistake you’re probably doing that is wrecking your body and ruining your weight loss
The Step-by-Step System We Used to Lose 175 lbs
The exact calculations for your optimal calorie level and how eating severely below that is hazardous and counterproductive
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