Episode 89 - Best of the Fitlandia Podcast : #41 With JP Sears

Does your nutrition dogma get in the way of the wisdom of your body?  Do you rationalize your commitment to a food paradigm instead of honoring when change is called for? Do you have unresolved emotional pain that expresses as self-sabotage when it comes to your wellness? Harness the power of your mind to re-evaluate your perspective with a sense of humor, common sense, and a great deal of gentleness.

Today, enjoy a reboot of an honest, compassionate, and funny conversation between host Christa King of Fitlandia, and guest celebrity JP Sears.

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...

Continue Reading...

Episode 44 - Stories of Transformation with Thubten Comerford

Welcome back to the Fitlandia Podcast! Today we have the pleasure of meeting with Thubten Comerford for another inspiring story of weight loss and transformation.

Thubten Comerford has come a long way from his elementary school days when his mother placed him on the Cambridge Weight Plan and he was constantly being reminded he was bigger than the other kids in his class. Growing up active but not athletic, Thubten always struggled with his weight. Upon entering college, he was in the early stages of substance abuse due to conflicting religious boundaries relating to his decision about coming out about his sexual identity. Thubten describes himself at that time as, “a “hot mess.” With no attention being paid to nutrition, he gained the "freshman 50” during his first year of college. He left school soon after and joined the National Guard and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the military, he went back to his parents’ house for a short time...

Continue Reading...

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...

Continue Reading...

The Best Low Glycemic Load, Vegan Foods

UPDATED to include the best low-carb, keto-friendly veggies!

I had a friend reach out to me the other day asking for the best vegan foods that offer complex carbs and can be good to look for in restaurants and airports as she’s on-the-go, traveling frequently.

I immediately started to think about low glycemic load options that will keep blood sugar spikes at bay. Excessive cravings, weight gain, insulin resistance (leading to type 2 diabetes), and a host of other health issues can be blamed on refined carbs and sugar. I offered to make her a list of the best vegan foods to look for when cooking or eating out. Nuts, legumes, and whole grains are outlined here because I’m focusing on protein replacements in the vegan diet.

More About Glycemic Load

I found the best explanation of the glycemic load (v. glycemic index) on Wikipedia. It’s important to know the main difference between the glycemic load and index is that the load accounts for the...

Continue Reading...

Episode 25 - How to Get More Vegetables on Your Plate and Make Them Taste Great

This week Christa meets with Certified Health and Nutrition Coach, Monica Metz, to discuss how to get more vegetables onto your plate while making them taste great. They’ll be providing some helpful tips and tricks about how to prep your produce and make healthy eating easy for anyone.

Motivated by Health Concerns

As most people would attest to, a plate full of steamed broccoli doesn’t quite get the mouth watering and doesn’t seem to satisfy most. No different than the rest of us, Monica was an occasional salad eater and wasn’t thrilled by filling up her plate with mostly vegetables. After years of struggling with migraines, high cholesterol and a pre-diabetes scare, she started to look into ways to make a change for her and her son.

Monica became curious and starting looking through blogs online. This is when she became mesmerized by raw foods. Not only are raw foods extremely appealing to look at (color is key), but she was also able to follow how...

Continue Reading...

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...

Continue Reading...

Chai Spice Cake - Guest Contributor Shana Groseclose

At Fitlandia, we promote moderation and this vegan chai spice cake will hit the sweet spot for that occasional treat. Our Guest Contributor, Shana Grosclese adapted this recipe from www.veggieandthebeastfeast.com, who adapted it from www.ohladycakes.com. She even veganized Martha Stewart’s ButterCream frosting!  

Let’s hear from Shana herself:

"This super-satisfying cake took me back to my days living in Nepal, where chai tea was on the offering several times/day.  To find a recipe that was already veganized made me especially happy.  Across South Asia, “chai” gets served a number of different ways - black with cardamom, sweet and milky with black pepper, biting with LOADS of fresh ginger.  So adjust the spices to your palette - if it smells delicious, it will be!

For this recipe, I added nutmeg, upped the amount of some spices, simplified the instructions, took the milk out of the icing, the almond...

Continue Reading...
Close

50% Complete

PRE-SALE EVENT

Save nearly 70% off Dr. Kirstin Lauritzen's Autoimmune Breakthrough when you purchase by June 30th for the launch on July 15th!