44 – 5 Tips for New Year Nutrition and The HealthySelf Reset with BeingBrigid

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In this episode I catch up with Brigid Titgemeier, functional dietitian nutritionist at the Center for Functional Medicine and nutrition blogger at BeingBrigid.com. Brigid received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio in Dietetics and her master’s of science in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University. She has also contributed to numerous articles in the mainstream media on health and nutrition topics in publications such as the US News and World Report and Huffington Post. Previously, we sat down in episode 22 of Pursuing Health to discuss her personal story and what ignited her passion for helping others achieve optimal health through nutrition. In this episode, we team up to talk about our top 5 tips for nutrition success that will last well into the New Year. We also talk about our HealthySelf Reset, a free 4-week nutrition program that starts January 16th and includes whole foods recipes that are gluten, dairy, and added sugar free as well as shopping lists, meal plans, and workouts to help you start 2017 on the right foot.

In this episode, we discuss our top 5 tips for nutrition success:

  1. Have fun! Instead of thinking about what you can’t eat, focus on trying new foods and recipes.
  2. Eat fiber-rich, nutrient-dense foods. Aim for lots of color and variety by incorporating plenty of vegetables and fruits.
  3. Set yourself up for success. Plan ahead with weekly meal prep, and surround yourself with like-minded people.
  4. Eat mindfully. Sit down and put away those cell phones and computers when you eat!
  5. Avoid added and artificial sugars. Beware, they can be sneaky!

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Additionally, we talk about how the HealthySelf Reset came about and the program we’ve put together that includes:

  • Weekly shopping lists, sample menus and recipes from BeingBrigid.com. Recipes feature nutrient-dense whole foods that are free of added sugar, gluten and dairy
  • Exclusive discount codes to our favorite food companies
  • Access to our private Facebook group
  • Curated resource list for additional exploration
  • A four week workout program for all fitness levels – no equipment needed
  • Access to 28 days of TRAIN with JF for free

You can connect with Brigid on her blog and her social media accounts: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn.

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If you or someone you know has an inspiring story about using lifestyle to overcome disease, please share by emailing info@juliefoucher.com. I will continue to feature stories like this in the future.
Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.

2016’s Most Popular Pursuing Health Podcast Episodes

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As we narrow in on 2017 and a new group of Pursuing Health podcast guests, it’s time to take a look back at 2016’s most popular episodes. Leading the most listened to podcasts of this year are CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman and CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro. Pat Sherwood and James Hobart provide insight from their extensive experience on the CrossFit Seminar Staff as well as with CrossFit Media and CrossFit Games competition, respectively. My first live episode, which was recorded at the 2016 CrossFit Games with Bob Harper, avid CrossFit fan and host of The Biggest Loser, rounds out the top 5 most listened to episodes. If you or someone you know has a unique story of using lifestyle to overcome a health challenge, please send me your information at info@juliefoucher.com and I’ll consider featuring you on an episode in 2017!

 

 

3. Bob Harper on CrossFit, The Biggest Loser, and prioritizing health


43 – Jason Wachob: Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen and Inspiration To Live Your Best Life

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“True health, true success, true happiness, it’s not going to be any books, it’s not going to be any guru. It’s unique to you. Fortunately or unfortunately you’re the only person who knows what that looks like. At the end of the day, you’re the only one that knows. The answers are within.” – 
Jason Wachob

Jason Wachob is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen and the author of WELLTH: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume. mindbodygreen is the leading independent media brand dedicated to wellness with 10 million unique monthly visitors. By highlighting the mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and environmental pillars of wellness, mindbodygreen seeks to achieve the best life for all of us, one person at a time. Jason received his BA in history from Columbia University where he played varsity basketball. He has also been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Goop, and Vogue.

I first met Jason at mindbodygreen’s annual Revitalize Summit, which brought together athletes, actors, physicians, and influencers who are united by a passion wellness, and I was inspired to talk with him further about his personal journey and perspective.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Jason’s upbringing, undergraduate experience at Columbia playing basketball, and his first occupations on Wall Street
  • The beginning of his career as an entrepreneur in the holistic food industry
  • How flying, stress, and an old basketball injury led to a back issue and the need for surgery.
  • His perspective on yoga, sleep, stress, nutrition, environment and the power of wellness.
  • Redefining success
  • How MindBodyGreen came to be
  • Eastern vs. Western Medicine
  • Different approaches to nutrition and health
  • Balance in health and wellness
  • MindBodyGreen and the Revitalize Summit
  • His experience watching his father in law start CrossFit at age 70
  • Three things Jason does on a regular basis that have the biggest positive impact on his health
  • One thing he struggles to implement that could have a big impact on Jason’s health
  • What a healthy life looks like to him

You can learn more about Jason at mindbodygreen.com or by following him on Twitter and Instagram.

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Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.


TRAIN On The Go This Holiday Season

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As we near the height of the holiday season and the stresses of travel or juggling extra obligations, it is all too easy to fall out of our normal workout routines. It’s important to stay active amidst this chaos, and that’s exactly why I partnered with Beyond the Whiteboard to create TRAIN On The Go. One- or two-week programs feature workouts that can be done anywhere with no equipment. Pre-programmed timers keep you on track from warm-up to cool-down and all sessions can be done in less than 30 minutes, leaving with you with time to shower and make the party on time!

To check it out, head to Beyond The Whiteboard and scroll to the bottom of the page under “Athlete Plans.”

Be sure to tag #TRAINOTG so I can share your holiday workout posts.

Cheers to prioritizing our fitness this holiday season!

-Julie