Episode 93 - Summer Series #2

Welcome to the Fitlandia Summer Series. Christa is prioritizing her self-care and taking a bit of a twist on the show by gathering the greatest insights and wisdom from her week in Fitlandia, delivering it to you as you continue your health, wellness and weight loss journey. 

Looking for some inspiration to keep on truckin’ with your quest to get healthy and make it stick? In this week’s episode, Christa continues her Summer Series with a week in review in Fitlandia. She’s announcing the next Mind Zoning®®® Academy topic, a special offer for the July 30 Days to Thriving program, and an update on her journey to get fitter by 46 than she was at 26. Everything you need to create a mindset toward fitness is in this episode!  Highlight’s from today’s show are below:

 

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Episode 60 - Get Over the Fear of Jumping Into Keto with Leanne Vogel

We have an exciting show for you today as we help you get over the fear of jumping into the ketogenic diet with the Queen of Keto herself, Leanne Vogel!

Leanne started studying nutrition in 2007 to help her better understand her body and how it worked with the foods she was putting into it. Originally going to school to help herself, she discovered after graduation that she had learned too much not to help other people and that’s when her blog, “Healthful Pursuit” was born.

Being a super athlete, Leanne noticed after years of not having her menstrual cycle that she wasn’t performing at her best and was continually struggling to put on muscle. This sparked her interest in regulating her cycle, but after starting hormone replacement therapy she discovered it was stunting her training even more. She went to a naturopath begging for help and that’s where she was introduced to a ketogenic diet.

Desperate for a change, Leanne who was a vegan and whole-foods...

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Episode 59 - I'm Not Perfect. I'm Not Your Guru

Warning, I curse in this one.

I’m so proud of this episode where I am 100% open and vulnerable about my personal fitness journey. I’m not perfect. I’m not your guru, but gosh darn it if I don’t work my a** off to keep myself and YOU moving forward.

Listen to my real journey about my everyday struggles and how I keep moving forward with my own goals!

Welcome back to the Fitlandia Podcast! We are excited to share more of Christa’s fitness journey to motivate and inspire our wonderful listeners! As Christa shares with us about her vulnerability and everyday struggles, she demonstrates how she keeps moving forward towards her own goals despite criticism from friends and family, as well as the temptations of the upcoming holiday season.

Since launching her fitness company, Christa says she has received a lot of interesting criticism and judgment from people who have witnessed her health transformation. Although unintentional, many of her friends and family...

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Episode 41 – Become Ultra Healthy with JP Sears of Awaken with JP

Christa intros JP Sears to the show and jumps right into some nutritional controversy with the American Heart Association’s assertion that coconut oil isn’t healthy. Christa wanted to get JP’s take on the situation since the topic was all over social media.

Here’s what JP had to say:

“From the bottom of my heart, I would dare say, virtually anything the American Heart Association says deserves to be flushed down the toilet.”

Because of the corporate agenda and funding into research, these studies aren’t for the greater good of people, but instead putting dollars into their pockets. Christa concurs. She points out that there is conflicting info in the industry and JP uses the example of the days when margarine was touted as being healthy.

The Power of Meditation

Christa reminds newcomers to the show that Fitlandia is on a mission to end dieting by first helping people change their thought-patterns using Mind Zoning®. Because these...

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Is Coconut Oil Healthy?

Oh boy! When I saw the USA Today article titled, “Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy,” I thought to myself, “Here we go again. Yet another food industry or big pharma-sponsored research study meant to keep flooding their pockets at the expense of our health.” Yes, I realize these are strong words and I stand by them.

First, a little history on my education, experience and position with regards to scientific research studies. During my Functional Nutrition training we had an entire class dedicated to this very topic called, “Intro to Research and Evidence-Based Practice for Nutritional Therapy.” Through this class I came to learn three very important things:

  1. Studies are open to interpretation.
  2. Science can not “prove” anything. It can only “disprove” ideas. Click here for more misconceptions about science.
  3. Private corporations pay for up to 75% of all studies.

In a nutshell, look to see...

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Episode 26 - How to Milk Your Own Nuts

This week we are in the Fitlandia Kitchen with Lizz Hampton, CEO of GOODNUSS, a ground breaking milk-innovation company. Today, Lizz is going to show us step-by-step how to make our own nut milk. (Watch here).

The commercial nut milk we buy in stores is typically watered down and pumped with fillers. Instead of getting the nutrients that are naturally derived, synthetic vitamins and preservatives are added by the nut milk manufacturers. While these additives help keep the price down, it is at the higher cost of a product with little to no nutritional value. The only way to guarantee we’re getting all the nutrients out of nut milk is to cold press it ourselves.

“If we really want nutrients, we have to drink something that actually has nuts in it,” Lizz explains. “The average commercial nut milk product contains less than 2% nuts.”

In stores, many nut milks have carrageenan, which has been linked to ulcerative colitis and connective tissue disorders....

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Episode 4 - Nutritional Ketosis With Dr. Jerome Craig

Today Christa welcomes expert practitioner Dr. Jerome Craig to discuss nutritional Ketosis. Before jumping into the topic Dr. Craig discusses his profession and what it means to be a functional medicine practitioner. He explains functional medicine as getting to the root cause of something. Instead of treating a condition, he looks for the root cause which can range from nutrition, lifestyle, genetics, and more.

Nutritional Ketosis

Dr. Jerome Craig defines Nutritional Ketosis as switching yourself from being a sugar burner (which most of us are) to a fat burner. He says many people misunderstand this as being low-carb or high-fat, (and while those are true to some extent) he says nutritional ketosis is more about switching to a state where you’re burning fat as your primary fuel and creating ketones that will fuel the brain and the body.

Many of us lean on carbs as a primary fuel because they’re accessible and fast, but nutritional ketosis is about switching our body...

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When to Detox

When to Detox

Detoxing has become very popular in recent years. There are now probably as many detox diets as there are Gumbo recipes. Almost as important as how to detox is when to detox as there is often a lot of confusion about when to do this. After the holidays is a very popular time for detox diets. This is understandable because at no other time of the year do we feel so ready for a change as after the holidays. All that heavy eating, meat, pie, pastries galore leave many of us feeling the need to lighten the load. A cleaner eating diet is not a bad idea after the holidays but a detox diet is actually out of sync with our body’s natural rhythms. Clean eating can mean different things but after the holidays it really is nothing more than consuming whatever whole foods make you feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

In the winter months we move less, spend less time outdoors and although we do not actually hibernate I like to think of this time of year as our period of...

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Best Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly Vegetables

Best Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly Vegetables

Looking for veggies with less than 3g of carbs per serving? Check out our list of low-carb, keto-friendly vegetables here!

Recently, I started a ketogenic diet with my good friend and long-time Fitlandia supporter, Dr. Jerome Craig. (Listen to our podcast episode here). He’s one of our Expert Practitioners contributing to our website, but he’s also my personal doctor, helping me with sleep and hormonal issues over the last few years.

When he invited me to join his 7-week Ketogenic Intermittent Fasting Group Program, I jumped at the chance. After all, I love experimenting with new dietary programs out of shear fascination with how my body will be impacted by them. And, because I’m still battling my sleep issues I thought, “It couldn’t hurt.”

What shocked me was that for someone as knowledgeable about macros (fats, carbs and proteins) and a die-hard food-journaler (yes, I made that word up!), I knew very...

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Afraid to Detox? 5 Ways to Overcome the Fear and Jump In

Afraid to Detox? 5 Ways to Overcome the Fear and Jump In

Folks new to detoxing come up with many negative responses when they hear about their friends “detoxing." It’s human nature. We’re still programmed in the old dieting ways to think it’s about starvation or that it’s so hard. In fact, here are the most common comments I see. Do these resonate with you?

  • “I’m too much of a chocoholic.”
  • “There’s no way I could go a month without booze.”
  • “My family will never eat what I make.”
  • “I don’t have time.”
  • “The rules are overwhelming.”
  • “I don’t know what to eat.”
  • “I won’t be able to enjoy social events.”

The list goes on and on, but the common response always elicits a sense of fear and negativity. But these statements just aren’t true! These are mental programs our mind has learned over time and recalls to keep the status quo. You see, your...

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