196. What Not to Do When Life Gets Chaotic
No matter how hard we try to control all the circumstances of our lives, eventually, things get a little out of control. How you handle yourself during these times of intense stress is extremely important. Everyone’s good at stress management when there’s no stress! But when life gets hectic and feels overwhelming, that’s when you need to double down on self-care. Today, I’m sharing some very helpful advice on what NOT to do when life gets chaotic, and what you should do instead.
195. Taking Control of Your Food Choices
There have been some eye-opening discoveries recently around dietary advice doled out by influencers on social media. It turns out that the food and beverage industry has been paying registered dietitians to promote diet soda, sugar, and supplements on TikTok and Instagram. In this episode, I shine a light on this alarming topic, explain why it’s important to know who’s paying who to say what, and encourage you to take control of your own food choices.
194. VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold, and Running Economy
There are a lot of metrics available to runners these days – pace, distance, time, V02 max, recovery advisor, performance condition, and on and on… The 3 key metrics you want to pay attention to as a runner are: VO2 max, lactate threshold, and running economy. I’ll explain what each of these is, how they affect you as an endurance athlete, and what you can do to improve them.
192. How Do I Break My Addiction to Sugar?
A LOT of people are addicted to, or have a troublesome relationship with, sugar. The problem is that most people don’t know how to break their sugar addiction and never get to a place where they can enjoy sugar in moderation. In this episode, I explain why sugar has such a powerful grip on us as humans and how you can take back control and break your addiction to sugar once and for all.
189. Shifting Your Locus of Control
If you are having a hard time sticking with a health and fitness routine, then you might want to have a look at your locus of control. Locus of control refers to where you believe your control lies – either outside of you or within you. Today I’ll explain what locus of control is and how you can begin shifting your locus of control so you can get better results and live a healthier life.
188. The Cycle of Unstoppable Motivation
Most people tend to be pretty motivated when they start something. But then, over time, that motivation begins to fade. This is the reason why gyms are full in January and empty again in March. So today, I’m taking a look at why that motivation fades and what you can do to keep it going so you CAN actually crush your health and fitness goals.
187. Why Moderating Sugar is so Difficult
I think we all know that eating too much sugar is not good for you. Excess sugar consumption has been linked to all sorts of metabolic dysfunction like high blood pressure, excess weight gain, insulin resistance, and diabetes just to name a few. So the solution is pretty simple – just moderate your sugar intake. But why is this so much easier in theory than in practice? Why is moderating sugar so difficult? Today I take a deep dive into why moderating sugar is so difficult and offer some practical tips to help you take control of your sugar cravings.