JONNO PROUDFOOT PODCAST

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Charles McAllister - Mastering Wealth: Unveiling the Secrets of Financial Success
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Charles brings his extensive knowledge and experience as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) to the discussion. The conversation explores the significance of terminology in the financial services sector, emphasizing the need for regulatory standards and clarity. We discuss the qualifications and expertise of financial advisors, distinguishing between financial advisors, financial planners, wealth managers, and brokers.

The podcast highlights the crucial role of financial planning in creating a roadmap for long-term financial success. Charles and I address common misconceptions about saving and investing, emphasizing the need to stay ahead of inflation and strive for real returns. We provide valuable insights on identifying individual needs, setting goals, and developing comprehensive plans to protect and grow wealth.

Fees and their impact on investment performance also take center stage in the conversation. Charles shares insights on the work done in South Africa to raise awareness about the impact of fees on long-term savings and retirement funds. We encourage listeners to be proactive in understanding and questioning the fees associated with their investments to maximize their financial outcomes.

In the continuation of the podcast, Charles and I dive into fascinating discussions surrounding investment opportunities in South Africa and the importance of offshore exposure for wealth diversification. We explore various avenues for gaining exposure to international markets, including feeder funds and asset swaps. The conversation also touches on the significance of remitting money out of South Africa and the evolving regulations around exchange control.

The discussion further delves into the rent versus buy dilemma in the South African property market. Charles and I weigh the pros and cons of investing in property and provide insights into the differences between Johannesburg and Cape Town in terms of yield and capital appreciation.

Charles McAllister and I continue to unravel the complexities of financial planning, debunk myths, and inspire listeners to achieve their financial goals.

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Sam Paddock - From Entrepreneurship to Meaningful Work: A Journey of Growth
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Sam shares profound insights into his entrepreneurial voyage and the emotional rollercoaster that accompanied the exit. He opens up about the significance of finding deeper meaning and purpose in work beyond financial gains, stressing that it should be about personal growth, overcoming challenges, and creating value in the world.

Sam’s experience as the CEO of GetSmarter offers valuable lessons in leadership, resilience, and adaptability. He reflects on the transformational moments that shaped his understanding of self-worth, realizing that defining oneself solely through external markers like money or achieving a specific weight goal can be limiting.

One of the key highlights is the concept of a personal manifesto. Sam passionately discusses the power of writing down one’s values, goals, and aspirations as a means of self-reflection and accountability. He shares how this practice not only guides his own life but also played a pivotal role in shaping GetSmarter’s strategy and direction.

Moreover, the conversation delves into the idea of being “ruthless” in certain situations while maintaining a commitment to fostering a world built on generosity and harmony. Sam elaborates on the importance of embracing conflict when necessary and how it can be a catalyst for growth and transformation.

Sam attributes his drive and work ethic to the inspiring examples set by his industrious parents, who instilled in him the value of hard work and dedication. He candidly shares how early experiences and personal growth have shaped his motivations and behaviors as a leader and entrepreneur.

Towards the end of our discussion, Sam expresses his admiration for my holistic coaching approach, which encompasses more than just dietary or nutritional guidance. He commends my efforts to uplift individuals by improving their self-esteem and overall well-being, and eagerly looks forward to supporting and witnessing the positive impact I will continue to make on others.

In conclusion, this chat provides an insightful and motivational exploration of Sam Paddock’s entrepreneurial journey, offering valuable lessons in leadership, self-discovery, and the pursuit of meaningful work. Sam’s wisdom and my thoughtful questions create an engaging and thought-provoking experience, inspiring us to find purpose and fulfillment in our own lives.

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John Sanei - Conversations on the Future: Exploring with Visionary Insights
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In this episode, I and John explore the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies on our lives and society as a whole. We delve into the future and discuss the implications of AI advancements on parenting, education, and our understanding of critical thinking.

Drawing from our expertise, John and I challenge conventional thinking and encourage listeners to embrace adaptability and a growth mindset in the face of technological progress. We explore the changing landscape of education, the role of universities, and the shifting perspectives on skills like essay writing in an AI-driven world.

Ethical considerations also come into play as we tackle the debates surrounding AI-generated art and plagiarism. Our insightful discussion prompts reflection and raises important questions about the intersection of technology, ethics, and human creativity.

Join me and John Sanei on this remarkable podcast journey as we navigate the evolving realm of technology and inspire listeners to embrace the opportunities and challenges presented by the future. Get ready to expand your horizons, challenge your assumptions, and embark on a captivating exploration of the world shaped by innovation and possibilities.

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Owen Middleton - Wildrunner's Trailblazing Adventures: Unleashing the Spirit of Trail Running
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As a trail runner and adventurer myself, Owen shares his passion for exploring the natural beauty of South Africa and beyond through trail running events that push the boundaries of endurance and create unforgettable experiences.

In this episode, Owen takes listeners on a journey into the origins of Wildrunner and how it all started with a vision to introduce more people to the joy of trail running. He shares his personal experience as a competitive trail runner and the realization that there was a need for races that bridged the gap between traditional road running and the challenging mountain races that seemed daunting to many. With the Trail series as its anchor, Wildrunner began to offer races that provided an entry point for newcomers to experience the thrill and beauty of trail running.

Owen’s passion for the natural beauty of South Africa and his desire to share it with others shines through as he recalls the early days of organizing races and the overwhelming response from participants. From the initial race in Silver Mine East to expanding into different provinces and even venturing into neighboring countries like Lesotho and Namibia, Wildrunner’s Trailblazing Adventures quickly became a platform for people to connect with the essence of adventure and explore the incredible landscapes that surround them.

Throughout the episode, Owen and I discuss the growth of Wildrunner, the challenges we faced, and the rewards of creating a community of trail runners. We reflect on the importance of safety and logistics in organizing races, ensuring that participants can experience the thrill and reward of trail running without unnecessary complications. Owen’s passion for adventure and his commitment to providing a platform for others to embrace their adventurous spirit is evident in every aspect of Wildrunner’s events.

Join me and Owen as we delve into the world of trail running, sharing stories of our own experiences and inspiring listeners to embrace the natural beauty of the world and embark on their own trail running adventures.

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Dr Jen Unwin - Mind Over Matter: Exploring the Psychology of Chronic Illness and Wellbeing
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With Dr. Unwin’s expertise and extensive experience in working with the NHS to help patients manage chronic illness and achieve wellbeing, as well as her collaboration with her GP husband Dr. David Unwin in supporting patients with lifestyle changes, this podcast offers a refreshing perspective on managing chronic illnesses and promoting healthy behaviors.

Dr. Jen Unwin and I delve into the topic of low-carb diets and their impact on diabetes management. We address the controversies and challenges faced by proponents of low-carb diets while highlighting the extensive data we have collected on various health markers, debunking concerns about negative effects on heart health and kidney function.

We also explore the psychological aspect of food addiction and its connection to low self-worth, body image issues, and struggles with weight. We acknowledge the unique challenges of food addiction and stress the importance of forming a healthy relationship with food while being mindful of addictive foods.

Moreover, the conversation takes an intriguing turn as we discuss the role of trauma in food addiction and weight management. We delve into the connection between trauma and sustainable weight loss efforts, emphasizing the need for a holistic approach that addresses both food addiction and mental well-being.

Overall, get valuable insights, practical tools, and hope for individuals struggling with chronic illnesses and food addiction. Dr. Jen Unwin’s expertise as a consultant clinical health psychologist, her collaboration with Dr. David Unwin, and her extensive work with the NHS make this podcast episode relatable and inspiring, allowing listeners to gain a deeper understanding of how to improve their own health and wellbeing.

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Dr Rob Cywes - Unveiling the Depths: Addressing the Root Cause of Obesity & Carb Addiction for Sustainable Health
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Drawing from his extensive experience, Dr. Cywes sheds light on the root causes of obesity and the importance of addressing them for long-lasting results.

In this thought-provoking conversation, Dr. Cywes and I explore the consequences of solely treating the symptoms of obesity without understanding the emotional and psychological factors that contribute to weight gain. He emphasizes the need for effective emotion management strategies and highlights the role of sugar in creating a dangerous cycle of carbohydrate abuse and addiction.

Prepare to challenge conventional medical practices as Dr. Cywes shares his transformation from a surgeon to a holistic practitioner, incorporating life coaching and psychological support in his approach. Through captivating anecdotes and personal insights, he uncovers the profound impact of carbohydrate addiction on individuals’ lives and stresses the critical role of comprehensive lifestyle changes.

Join me, your host, as I engage Dr. Cywes in a captivating continuation of the podcast. Together, we delve into the long-term sustainability of various eating plans and the importance of transforming one’s lifestyle to maintain positive results. We highlight the common misconception of achieving short-term goals without considering the long-term consequences. Dr. Cywes introduces the concept of “carb creep,” where individuals unknowingly reintroduce carbohydrates into their diet, leading to potential setbacks in their weight loss journey.

Moreover, Dr. Cywes and I address the distorted thinking patterns of addicts and how addiction can manifest in different forms, not limited to carbohydrate addiction. We explore the profound impact of cooking on individuals’ lives, satisfying their human needs for contribution, significance, certainty, variety, love, and connection. Cooking becomes a powerful tool for self-affirmation and breaking free from external validation.

The conversation deepens as Dr. Cywes discusses addiction management as a transformative process, emphasizing the importance of internalizing self-affirmation and focusing on personal efforts rather than outcomes. Drawing on the work of Renee Brown, he poses powerful questions that challenge us to reflect on whether we believe we and others are doing our best each day. He highlights the value of expanding our toolkit and acquiring new skills for personal growth and self-improvement.

The discussion also explores the complexities faced by competitive individuals who struggle to let go of certain goals. Dr. Cywes emphasizes finding a balance between setting challenging goals and being kind to oneself, fostering a sense of self-affirmation and fulfillment.

Overall, this thought-provoking podcast featuring Dr. Rob Cywes offers a fresh perspective on the obesity epidemic, carb addiction, and the path to sustainable health. Prepare to be inspired as Dr. Cywes shares his transformative journey, and I, your engaging host, guide the conversation towards embracing comprehensive lifestyle changes, understanding the complexities of addiction management, and embarking on a fulfilling and sustainable weight management journey.

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Dr Joan Ifland - Cracking the Code: Unveiling Processed Food Addiction!
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In this captivating conversation, Dr. Joan Ifland sheds light on the insidious nature of processed food addiction and its parallels with tobacco addiction. I will delve into the strategic targeting of children by the processed food industry and how it perpetuates addiction.

Together, we will unravel the addictive properties of various ingredients such as sugar, gluten, flour, salt, dairy, fats, caffeine, and food additives. Dr. Joan Ifland will help me understand how these elements affect our cravings and self-control.

Furthermore, we’ll discuss the concept of the Addiction Reset community, also known as the Rat Park, where individuals find support and experience oxytocin release to manage cravings and regain control. Dr. Joan Ifland will share valuable insights into the training programs and engaging activities that promote fun and kindness, which are crucial for strengthening self-control.

As I explore the different “neighborhoods” in the brain, with the craving neighborhood seen as dangerous, Dr. Joan Ifland will provide strategies to shift from craving to a well-trained, controlled, and happy neighborhood. These techniques involve using cues and safe environments to produce neurotransmitters and regain control of our thoughts.

In this podcast, we will also delve into the transformative Reset Weeks, a powerful part of the Addiction Reset community. Dr. Joan Ifland will describe the fulfilling activities like walks, swimming, boating, games, puzzles, and karaoke, which help foster self-control and create a profound sense of fulfillment.

Together, we will challenge the notion of moderation in addiction and cravings, as we explore the evidence that abstaining from addictive behaviors may be the most effective approach to break free from the harmful cycle.

Dr. Joan Ifland will emphasize the influence of culture and the processed food industry on dietary recommendations. We will also discuss the importance of surrounding ourselves with a tribe of individuals who do not consume processed foods. The concept of mirror neurons and their impact on our eating habits will be explored.

Ultimately, our goal is to inspire you to lead a purposeful life focused on helping others and reducing suffering. I advocate for prioritizing fulfilling experiences over consumption-driven lifestyles, providing you with a new perspective on the role of food in your life.

Get ready for an amazing and awe-inspiring journey that will challenge your perception of food addiction and empower you to take control of your health. Join me as I embark on this transformative journey with Dr. Joan Ifland and gain valuable insights into making informed choices about what you eat.

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Oscar Chalupsky - Overcoming Challenges, Embracing Victory: A Remarkable Journey of Resilience and Triumph
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Oscar shares his incredible journey and the valuable experiences he gained throughout his career. It all started when a friend diagnosed him with pancreatic cancer, and he discovered the banting (keto) diet, initially met with skepticism but eventually embraced, leading to significant improvements in his performance. He opens up about his fierce rivalry with Grant Kenny, a formidable Australian competitor, and how defeating him in the Molokai race became a turning point in his career.

Reflecting on the various challenges he faced, including being banned from races, Oscar shares how he persevered by continuing to train and compete. He even ventured into golf for a while before making a triumphant return to surf-ski racing, clinching his twelfth world championship title at the remarkable age of 49. Oscar attributes his longevity in the sport to his unwavering focus on technique, willingness to experiment with different diets, and adaptability to the changing needs of his body.

Throughout the podcast, Oscar discusses his personal battle with cancer, sharing the pain he endured before receiving a diagnosis and the initial disbelief that followed. He candidly talks about the challenges during chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, including the side effects and impact on his immune system. Despite the hardships, Oscar maintains an inspiring positive attitude, following a ketogenic diet, practicing regular fasting, and staying active. He emphasizes the significance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and admires others fighting against cancer.

The conversation delves into various topics such as CrossFit, bone marrow cancer, and the importance of resistance training for bone strength. Oscar shares his mindset of having a winning attitude, instilled in him by his father’s incentive to win a race at a young age, driving him towards success in all aspects of life. He highlights the value of having a coach and adhering to strict regimes to achieve greatness. Oscar reflects on his career choices, including working in insurance and starting his own companies, while prioritizing personal development through books, tapes, and motivational resources. He mentions influential figures like Tom Hopkins and recommends captivating reads like “Unbroken” and “Seabiscuit.”

The podcast also touches on health, fitness, and mental well-being. Oscar shares his disagreement with vegetarianism and veganism, drawing examples from books about survival and extreme physical feats. He explains how the ketogenic diet enables him to eat less while still performing at a high level in races and endurance events. Oscar emphasizes the importance of social support, motivation, and goal-setting for maintaining good mental health and achieving fitness goals. He encourages listeners to seek reliable information and avoid being swayed by misleading claims about nutrition. The detrimental effects of orange juice are discussed, and the significance of a healthy support system comprising family and friends is highlighted.

In closing, Oscar shares his social media handles and expresses his genuine desire to inspire and assist others through his experiences with cancer and healthy living. His remarkable journey, resilience, and dedication to excellence serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of perseverance and the relentless pursuit of victory.

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Ben Violet - Unconventional Strides: Conquering a 100 Mile Ultra-Marathon in Flip Flops!
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Ben has gained attention for his long-distance running feats, including completing a 24-hour ultra-marathon, all while wearing flip flops or sandals.

Let’s start with how Ben and I met several years ago when he expressed interest in nutrition and joined programs at Real Meal Revolution. As we delve into Ben’s passion for trail running and his unconventional choice of footwear, you’ll be amazed by the pictures of him running through the Alps in sandals.

Discover Ben’s journey as a runner and the pivotal moment he decided to transition to minimal footwear. Traditional running shoes with excessive support and cushioning didn’t work for him, leading him to explore the concept of minimal running. Through minimalist footwear, Ben learned to be more efficient and no longer relied on heavily padded shoes.

We also dive into the impact of shoes with excessive shock absorption on running form, emphasizing the need to find the right balance between cushioning and minimalism based on individual weight and running style.

Listen in as Ben shares his positive experience with sandals, particularly the Hurachi Sandal and Panta Sandals, for trail running. He explains that sandals provide adequate foot protection while allowing for a wide platform and a more natural running experience. Concerns about discomfort are addressed, with Ben highlighting that the feet need time to adjust.

Discover the benefits of running in sandals, such as increased connection with the environment and the ability to run through water without discomfort. Ben’s choice of sandals is primarily driven by the need for sufficient foot protection during trail running, where traditional shoes have fallen short.

Our conversation also touches on the importance of grip in trail running and the different considerations for footwear in various terrains.

But that’s not all; we also delve into our personal experiences with the ketogenic diet and its impact on sports performance. Both of us share our keto journeys, from weight loss to becoming unexpected mentors in the health and wellness space.

We explore the challenges of striking a balance between low-carb intake and the energy demands of high-intensity activities like trail running. We discuss the significance of Dr. Phil Maffetone’s approach to sports performance and nutrition, particularly in the context of low-intensity training.

Learn how we experimented with various carb sources and the effectiveness of simple sugars like applesauce or gummy candies in providing quick energy boosts during intense efforts.

Curious about ketosis during races? We share our insights on staying in ketosis while maintaining stable blood sugar levels during intense physical activities.

Join this enlightening conversation that offers personal anecdotes and valuable insights into the power of minimalist footwear, the ketogenic diet, and optimizing sports performance. It’s a podcast episode you don’t want to miss!

Ben’s most recent accomplishments (always in sandals) :

  • GR49 Fastest Known Time – 108 km, 4300 m elevation in 20h28 – a trail that connects the Mediterranean to the famous Verdon Gorges via rocky shepherd trails.
  • 3rd place at 24h Non-Stop d’Eppeville – his first-ever 24h race!
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Bruce Fordyce - Fueling Triumph: Unveiling the Incredible Stories and Strategies Behind Athletes' Nutrition
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With an impressive track record of 30 Comrades Marathons, nine victories, and five course records, Bruce’s story transcends athletic achievements. He shares a pivotal moment during the 1981 Comrades Marathon, where he protested against apartheid by wearing a black armband. Despite facing backlash, Bruce’s victory garnered admiration from Nelson Mandela on Robben Island.

In this episode, Bruce sheds light on the struggles faced by athletes during apartheid and the untapped potential of talented individuals denied the opportunity to compete. He explores his training philosophy, emphasizing the importance of a strong base and speed work. Bruce’s unique nutrition approach, including tapering and focused carbohydrate loading, stems from his mentor, Dr. Ron Hill.

Bruce’s captivating storytelling takes me through exhilarating victories, grueling challenges, and the power of mindset and visualization in his training. He candidly discusses his personal struggles with weight gain and health issues, sharing the transformative impact of the “banting” diet.

Throughout, Bruce radiates infectious energy and enthusiasm, reminding me to find joy in the journey, even amid setbacks. This must-listen episode inspires seasoned athletes, running enthusiasts, and anyone seeking motivation to overcome obstacles and lead a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Join me on this incredible journey as Bruce Fordyce shares invaluable lessons from a lifetime of running, resilience, and personal growth. Prepare to be forever changed by his achievements and wisdom.

To learn more about Bruce’s coaching, visit: FordyceFusion

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Prof Tim Noakes - Carbohydrates or Fats for Exercise Performance: Revolutionizing Science and Nutrition
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Professor Noakes, with his extensive expertise and two PhDs, challenges established beliefs in various sports and makes significant contributions to the field of nutrition.

In this episode, Professor Noakes shares his journey of challenging the conventional belief that muscle glycogen is the primary determinant of exercise performance. He recounts the obstacles he faced when submitting an article to a physiology journal that was rejected due to its personal nature. Undeterred, he delves into the existing literature and uncovers that the idea of muscle glycogen as the sole cause of fatigue was based on outdated experiments from 1967. Through his meticulous research, Professor Noakes discovers the overlooked role of blood glucose in exercise performance, revolutionizing our understanding of the subject.

Professor Noakes presents various studies that demonstrate the correlation between blood glucose levels and performance, effectively debunking the myth that muscle glycogen is the critical factor. Moreover, he highlights the importance of protecting against hypoglycemia during exercise and sheds light on the significance of fat loading as an alternative fuel source for the brain, challenging the concept of carbohydrate loading.

Continuing our exploration, we shift our focus to nutrition and its impact on athletic performance. Professor Noakes shares fascinating insights from his research and personal experiences, emphasizing the concept of fat adaptation and its benefits for endurance athletes. He discusses the significance of weight reduction in sports like running and cycling, citing the example of Chris Froome, who became a world champion after losing 8 kg through a specific diet.

The conversation extends to individual genetic variations and how they can influence dietary needs, unraveling the complexity of nutrition strategies for athletes. We also delve into an intriguing case study involving alcohol and its effects on an athlete’s performance, providing a comprehensive understanding of the topic.

Furthermore, Professor Noakes explores the role of carbohydrates in athletic performance and introduces the idea of metabolic flexibility in both the brain and muscles. He offers practical advice on finding a balance between fat adaptation and carbohydrate intake, empowering athletes to optimize their nutrition strategies for endurance events.

The episode concludes with a discussion on the upcoming World Nutrition Summit, where experts will gather to challenge prevailing beliefs and search for universal truths in the field of nutrition. Don’t miss this insightful discussion with Professor Tim Noakes, a scientific maverick who continues to challenge the status quo, make profound impacts on his field, and inspire listeners to question established paradigms.

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Zander and Mike - Conquering the Roughest Triathlon: A Journey of Endurance and Transformation
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They pushed themselves to the limit, swimming 7.5K from Robin Island to Cape Town, cycling 130 kilometers in the Cape Town cycle tour, and conquering the 106-kilometer, 13-peaks run with 6000 meters of elevation gain.

Driven by a desire to break out of their academic routines and discover their true selves, Zander and Mike embarked on this epic challenge. Their intense training and preparation became a journey of self-discovery, providing them with focus, structure, and a profound sense of purpose.

Although they were not professional athletes, Zander and Mike embraced the opportunity to endure physical pain and push their limits. By committing themselves wholeheartedly to the event, they aimed to become the best versions of themselves, regardless of the outcome.

During the run portion of the 13 Peaks challenge, Mike faced a knee injury but remained determined to finish alongside Zander. Despite the pain, he pushed through, using one-legged leg presses and persevering until the end. Zander, in turn, provided unwavering support and encouragement.

The emotional and physical challenges they encountered throughout the triathlon tested their endurance and resolve. However, they remained committed to completing the journey, knowing that giving up would mean forfeiting their emotional investment and the chance to become their best selves.

Through their incredible story, Zander and Mike share insights into motivation, the transformative power of pushing oneself to the limits, and the privilege of suffering. Their journey serves as an inspiration for listeners to embrace challenges, unlock their true potential, and find purpose in the face of adversity.

This episode also touches on the importance of nutrition and hydration, with Zander and Mike relying on USN’s Epic Pro product for slow-release endurance fuel. They emphasized the simplicity and effectiveness of their nutrition strategy, focusing on replacing what they burned and consuming low GI foods.

Furthermore, the podcast highlights the invaluable support and community that surrounded Zander and Mike throughout their journey. They express deep gratitude for the involvement of friends, loved ones, and even strangers who sent photos and videos of their own physical activities, inspired by the triathlon.

Looking ahead, Zander and Mike plan to continue their athletic pursuits, including preparing training programs for participants in the Iron Man 70.3 in Mossel Bay. They also express interest in exploring trail running and potentially revisiting the 13 Peaks challenge or participating in the UTCT (Ultra-Trail Cape Town) 100 Miles race.

Join Zander and Mike in this captivating podcast episode as they share their remarkable adventure, providing motivation and encouragement for listeners to embrace challenges, discover their true potential, and find purpose in their own lives.

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Dr Helen McCarthy - Retraining Your Appetite : Nourish Your Mind, Transform Your Body
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Dr. McCarthy shares her transformative journey from clinical practice to appetite research, and together, we explore the fascinating connection between psychology and our eating habits. Get ready for practical insights and strategies to retrain your appetite for a healthier lifestyle.

During this episode, I engage Dr. Helen McCarthy in a thought-provoking conversation about appetite retraining and sustainable weight loss. Dr. McCarthy’s expertise shines through as she provides invaluable advice and actionable steps to develop a mindful and intuitive approach to eating.

Throughout our discussion, we dive deep into practical tips and strategies for retraining your appetite. We explore the significance of meal spacing, recognizing satiety cues, and understanding the psychology behind our eating behaviors. Dr. McCarthy’s insights, combined with my curiosity, ensure that listeners gain a comprehensive understanding of how to establish a healthier relationship with food.

Dr. Helen McCarthy and I share personal anecdotes and stories that resonate with listeners, demystifying the process of appetite retraining and making it accessible to all who seek a healthier approach to eating.

As our conversation progresses, we delve into the concept of stopping eating when you’re full and its positive impact on overall well-being. We highlight the importance of aligning eating habits with natural appetite cues and provide practical strategies for achieving this balance. The anecdotes we share serve as powerful reminders of how we can cultivate a deeper connection with our bodies and honor our hunger and fullness signals.

In the final segment, we focus on reaching and maintaining a goal weight through sustainable appetite retraining, without resorting to traditional diets. Emphasizing gradual habit changes and the role of self-belief in achieving long-term success, our inspiring words aim to guide those seeking a lasting transformation in their relationship with food and their bodies.

Join me as I interview Dr. Helen McCarthy on “Retraining Your Appetite.” Prepare to be captivated by Dr. McCarthy’s expertise, inspired by her stories, and equipped with knowledge and tools to revolutionize the way you think about food and nourish your body. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey toward a healthier and more balanced life.

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Dr Linda Solbrig - The Power of Motivational Interviewing: Transforming Your Weight Loss Journey
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Dr. Solbrig’s passion for making a meaningful impact on issues like obesity, addiction, and mental health led her on a transformative research journey, culminating in her pioneering work on Functional Imagery Training (FIT). In this episode, I explore the depths of motivational interviewing and discover how FIT integrates powerful imagery techniques to supercharge the behavior change process.

Prepare to be inspired as Dr. Solbrig reveals astonishing results from her studies, demonstrating how FIT can amplify weight loss outcomes by a staggering 500% without relying on prescribed diets or exercise regimens. This episode is a must-listen for health professionals seeking innovative strategies and individuals on personal transformation journeys alike.

Beyond weight loss, FIT has the potential to empower individuals to overcome obstacles, tap into their inner strength, and achieve extraordinary results in various areas of their lives. Whether you’re a coach, practitioner, nutritionist, or dietitian, Dr. Solbrig’s training program is open to anyone interested in leveraging motivational interviewing and imagery techniques to support clients in reaching their health and lifestyle goals.

During the interview, we explore the positive effects of lifestyle changes on mental health, particularly depression and anxiety. It becomes clear that by addressing comorbidities and incorporating behavioral interventions, Dr. Solbrig can help clients improve their overall well-being alongside their primary goals. Her training program emphasizes the ripple effect of positive changes, inspiring practitioners to make a lasting impact on their clients’ lives.

If you’re eager to unlock the untapped potential of your mind and achieve unparalleled success in behavior change, this episode is a must-listen. Join me as we embark on a transformative journey with Dr. Solbrig and discover how FIT can revolutionize your approach to motivation, engagement, and achieving remarkable results. For those interested in learning more about her training program, you can find her contact information, including her email and website, in the podcast interview.

To get in touch with Dr. Linda Solbrig, please visit – https://doctorlindasolbrig.com/

or email – linda.solbrig@plymouth.ac.uk

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Prof Jackie Andrade - Unlocking the Mind's Power: How to 5X Your Weight Loss Journey through Functional Imagery Training
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As she talks to me, Dr. Andrade explains that while motivational interviewing can be helpful for weight loss, its effects are typically small, often limited to just one or two sessions. In their study, they introduced a control condition with eight sessions of motivational interviewing.

But the real excitement came with the Functional Imagery Training condition, where participants received up to four hours of functional imagery training with a therapist. To their surprise, the results were exceptional. Participants in this group lost about four and a half kilos in the first six months, significantly more than those in the control group. Even more astonishingly, during the subsequent six months without contact with the researchers, participants in the Functional Imagery Training group continued to lose another two kilos on average, rather than regaining weight.

Dr. Andrade elaborates on how functional imagery training brought about meaningful changes in participants’ lives and fostered a positive mindset towards weight loss. The desire to eat unhealthy foods diminished, making it easier for them to stick to their eating plan. What’s more, participants reported using the imagery techniques to address other areas of their lives effectively.

When asked about the application of this research, Dr. Andrade clarifies that they are not currently seeking to commercialize functional imagery training. However, practitioners can receive private training from Linda Solbrig. Dr. Andrade underscores the significance of proper training to implement these techniques effectively. Moreover, she discusses the potential of functional imagery training in addressing mental health problems, especially anxiety, as many participants experienced spontaneous improvements in other aspects of their lives.

In conclusion, Dr. Andrade’s research showcases the remarkable impact of functional imagery training on weight loss, encompassing not only physical changes but also positive mindset shifts. The study’s findings offer promising insights into effective weight loss interventions and the potential application of functional imagery training in various areas of mental health.

To explore her research, check out the link here – https://scholar.google.com/citations?…

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Dr Peter Brukner - Carb-Defying Champions: Low Carb Sports Performance and Diabetes Reversal
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As our conversation unfolds, Dr. Brukner shares how his beliefs about nutrition underwent a significant shift during his tenure at Liverpool. Inspired by his friend, Tim Noakes, he delved into the world of sports nutrition and discovered the potential benefits of a low-carb, healthy fat diet. Initially skeptical, Dr. Brukner’s research and reading, especially Gary Taubes’ book “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” eventually convinced him of the merits of a low-carb approach.

Driven by curiosity and his own health considerations, Dr. Brukner embarked on a personal N equals one experiment. He conducted a study on the effects of a low-carb, healthy fat diet on his own body. Despite considering himself healthy at the time, he had a family history of type 2 diabetes and remained unaware of underlying metabolic issues like fatty liver, high triglycerides, and high insulin levels.

With determination, Dr. Brukner eliminated sugars and starches from his diet, focusing on consuming fresh, wholesome foods like meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, and eggs. Through this dietary shift, he aimed to improve his overall health and combat his excess weight.

As Dr. Brukner shares the results of his personal experiment, the podcast episode leaves me eager to learn about the impact of a low-carb, healthy fat diet on sports performance and diabetes reversal.

In conclusion, this podcast episode delivers an engaging story of Dr. Brukner’s career, his experiences with the Liverpool Football Club, and his transformative journey towards understanding the potential benefits of a low-carb diet for sports performance and diabetes management.

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Dr Neville Wellington - Reversing Diabetes Unveiled: Expert Insights
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Neville, based in Cape Town, South Africa, runs a diabetes clinic that focuses on low carbohydrate lifestyles, offering valuable insights for managing this condition.

In this enlightening conversation, Neville delves into various aspects of diabetes, including its early signs, relation to cholesterol, and the underlying mechanisms. Gain a deeper understanding of inflammation’s role in diabetes and discover what it truly means to reverse diabetes and the timeline involved.

Join me as we explore the fascinating interplay between compliance and biology when it comes to managing diabetes effectively. Whether you or your loved ones are affected by diabetes, this podcast is a valuable resource to gain knowledge and support healthier lives. Tune in and share the wisdom for a positive impact on those around you.

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Steph Fowler - Unbridling Food Transformation: A Journey with Steph, the Aussie Equestrian
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Join me as I saddle up for a captivating conversation with Steph, the remarkable Aussie Equestrian, as she shares her ups, downs, and profound breakthroughs during our collaboration. If you’ve been struggling to stay on the health bus, Steph’s story will inspire and enlighten you.

Through candid discussions, I explore the depths of Steph’s experiences, revealing the real reasons behind her challenges with diets and health routines. Discover what lies beneath the surface of dissatisfaction and unlock the secrets to achieving lasting well-being.

Prepare for an eye-opening and empowering ride as we unravel the layers and uncover the truth behind Steph’s transformational journey.

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Dr. Jason Fung - The Truth Behind Fasting: Unraveling the Secrets to Optimal Health
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Join me for an exciting interview with the legendary Jason, a Canadian nephrologist and renowned global expert on fasting. As he treated patients with kidney conditions, Jason realized that conventional medical approaches were falling short, particularly with diet and obesity-related chronic issues. Determined to address the root causes, he founded The Fasting Method, offering evidence-based advice on weight loss and blood sugar management through low carbohydrate diets and intermittent fasting.

With his groundbreaking books like “The Obesity Code,” “The Complete Guide to Fasting,” and “The Diabetes Code,” Jason has revolutionized the way we approach health. Now, he unveils his latest work, “The Cancer Code,” furthering our understanding of disease prevention and management.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a visionary in the medical world as we explore the powerful impact of fasting and nutrition on our well-being. Join the conversation and be inspired to take control of your health journey.

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Thomas Sterner - Practicing Better Food Skills: Unlocking the Secrets to a Healthier You
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Discover the life-changing power of focus and discipline in this captivating interview with Thomas Sterner. When facing the darkest moments of my life, I stumbled upon Tom’s book, and it instantly transformed me. Passing it on to a colleague, the positive ripple effect continued, changing her life too.

Join us as Tom and I delve into essential topics:

  • Becoming an expert on focus and discipline
  • Challenging the way we approach and perceive goals
  • The art of active practice versus passive learning
  • Unraveling the stress from weight loss and any goal
  • Embracing failures without judgment
  • Embodying the Beginner’s Mind for profound change
  • Embracing the idea that goals are never truly finished

As an expert Present Moment Functioning Coach, Thomas Sterner has empowered countless individuals worldwide to achieve their goals effortlessly and enjoy the journey. With media outlets like NPR, Fox News, and Forbes seeking his advice, Tom’s wisdom has touched lives globally. He is the bestselling author of “The Practicing Mind; Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life” and “Fully Engaged; Using The Practicing Mind In Daily Life,” both translated into nine languages.

Join me for an enlightening discussion and explore the transformative concepts of focus, discipline, and living fully engaged with Tom Sterner. For more information about Tom, visit his website at https://tomsterner.com/.

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Lee Anne Patrick - From Darkness to Light: Lee Anne Patrick's Transformation Journey
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Lee Anne embarked on her journey with the Real Meal Revolution Coaching Program in late last year. Week after week, she showed unwavering dedication by actively participating in my Weekly Mindset workshops and Dietitian Q&A sessions. As time went on, the transformation became evident – she was shedding excess weight and feeling healthier.

Now, on the cusp of a new chapter in her life, Lee Anne is no longer weighed down by the burden of extra weight and the accompanying negatives. But before she moves forward, she graciously shares her incredible story with me. What a legend! Join us and be motivated by Lee Anne’s journey of triumph and positive change.

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Dom Catto - Breaking Free: Dom's Journey - From Antidepressants to Empowerment, Pregnant in a Pandemic
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Join me in this powerful episode as I sit down with Dom Catto, a Yogi and true inspiration. After nearly two decades of battling depression and anxiety, Dom made a life-changing decision to quit her antidepressants. My journey to healing was multi-faceted, and I openly share how various elements, including diet, medication, supplements, therapy, yoga, and radical self-acceptance, all played significant roles in my transformation.

In this vital conversation, Dom’s insights and experiences provide hope and guidance for anyone facing anxiety or depression. Discover how regaining your power and embracing radical self-acceptance can lead you to live a rich, fulfilling life.

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Dr. Anna Trapido - Unveiling the Rainbow Feast: What is the Real South African Diet
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Indulge in a fascinating culinary journey with food anthropologist Dr. Anna Trapido (PhD) as we unravel the history of the South African diet and challenge the notion of what truly constitutes our ‘traditional’ food.

Anna Trapido, armed with an MA from Cambridge University and a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand, combines her expertise in food anthropology with her culinary skills as a trained chef. Her award-winning book “Hunger for Freedom: The Story of Food in the Life of Nelson Mandela” and her work on EAT-TING will leave you captivated and enlightened.

Tune in to explore the rich tapestry of South African cuisine and discover the cultural heritage intertwined with our everyday meals. Join the conversation as we celebrate the flavors of history and delve into the roots of our nation’s diverse palate.

To listen to more insightful discussions and explore Anna Trapido’s work, visit her profile at https://gga.org/author/anna-trapido/. Prepare to have your taste buds and curiosity tantalized!

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Andrew Ardington - Nourishing Prosperity: How Regenerative Agriculture Unlocks South Africa's Wealth
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Discover the power of regenerative agriculture and its potential to revolutionize the way we eat, farm, and impact the environment. In this captivating episode, join me as I delve into a conversation with Andrew Ardington, the visionary Founder and CEO of Regen Ag South Africa.

Learn how this innovative approach to farming can put carbon back into the earth, conserve water, rejuvenate soil, and restore ecosystems. By simply changing the way we eat and support regenerative food farming, we can pave the way for a wealthier, greener, and more sustainable South Africa. Don’t miss this enlightening discussion that will change the way you see food and its impact on our planet.

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Koen van Seijen - Growing Green: How Regenerative Food Farming is the Next 'Green Energy' for Investors
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The conversation explores the fascinating concept of using farming practices to actively reverse climate change. Koen delves into the potential of regenerative agriculture in restoring ecosystems and mitigating the effects of global warming.

Furthermore, the episode addresses the crucial question of whether it’s possible to consume food that is not only beneficial for personal health but also sustainable for the planet and affordable for all. Koen provides insights into the potential synergy between human well-being and ecological sustainability in the realm of food production.

The urgency of taking proactive steps towards these solutions is emphasized, as the episode highlights the consequences of inaction in the face of pressing environmental challenges.

Prepare to be enlightened as Koen van Seijen and I delve into the possibilities and implications of regenerative agriculture and its impact on our world. Sit back, relax, and let your mind be blown by this thought-provoking podcast episode.

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Robert Cywes - Carb Addiction and COVID Chronicles: Unraveling the USA's Unique Spread
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In this enlightening episode, they address crucial issues, including the unique spread of COVID-19 in the USA compared to the rest of the world and why respirators might not be the ultimate solution. Dr. Cywes sheds light on the pivotal role of red blood cells in understanding the virus’s effects.

The conversation explores the heightened risks faced by diabetics, obese individuals, and those with insulin resistance, and how insulin resistance is closely linked to carbohydrate addiction. Discover the significance of effort-based emotional management and its impact on overall health.

Tune in to learn how to identify if you are carb addicted and gain valuable insights on how to address this issue. Get ready for a podcast that will leave you informed and empowered to take control of your health.

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Prof. Patrick Bouic - Immunity Unlocked: The Gut, Obesity, and the Origins of COVID-19
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Welcome to the debut episode of the Jonno Proudfoot podcast! Join me as I delve into the fascinating world of Immunology and COVID-19 with Prof. Patrick Bouic.

We discuss the workings of the immune system, the concept of herd immunity, and debunk myths about the origins of COVID-19.

Discover why certain health conditions make individuals more vulnerable and learn how to boost immunity.

Get ready to be amazed as we explore the link between gut health and overall well-being.

Plus, gain insights into macroeconomics and the vital connection between food and health policy.

Sit back, relax, and prepare to have your mind blown!