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The word “craving” has a lot of meanings in our language. To sum it all up, it can range from a small internal whisper, to a deep, burning desire for something. We can crave achievement, love, drugs, food, and so much more. In fact, cravings are at an all-time high today. There are more things than ever to crave, more access to them, and more things designed to keep you coming back.

Today we’re going to dissect what cravings actually are. You’re going to understand the science of cravings and be able to see them in a whole new way. You’re also going to find that cravings are not so black and white as many health experts have made them out to be. There can be 50 shades of grey for cravings (please don’t take that analogy too far like my mind just did) and this powerhouse episode is all about learning how to traverse them. Cravings will come and cravings will go, but there’s a special message inside of each of them. So, click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What cravings actually are.
  • The intelligent system in our bodies that controls our appetite and cravings.
  • Why your hypothalamus is the master gland in your body.
  • Which hormones regulate your hunger and satiety.
  • How cravings are related to homeostasis (balance in your body).
  • Which neurotransmitter has a significant role in cravings and reward.
  • The surprising way that serotonin relates to cravings.
  • How the function of our hunger and cravings can be influenced while we're in the womb.
  • The key differences between hunger and cravings.
  • How cravings and habits are related.
  • The biggest nutritional cause of cravings.
  • Why there are different forms of the same nutrients.
  • Which breakfast food will lead to increased cravings throughout the day.
  • How food scientist figured out how to make you crave more of their product.
  • What cravings for salty foods could be signaling.
  • Where to find the most important electrolytes in foods.
  • The #1 macronutrient that helps reduce cravings.
  • Whether or not we should give in to our cravings (this is important!).
  • The surprising ways that chocolate affects our appetite.
  • How sleep deprivation influences hunger.
  • How to reduce cravings and improve sleep by exercising at a specific time.
  • What cardio compensation is.
  • How exercise influences our brain and appetite.
  • What type of exercise stimulates appetite and what type of exercise reduces it.
  • The truth about stress eating and how stress impacts our cravings.

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For many of us, we believe that our past = our future. We often carry a subconscious belief that no matter what we do, things will always be just more of the same.

Even as we grow older, there’s a tendency to replay just slightly different versions of the same year over and over again. But, as Robin Sharma said, we want to catch ourselves in the act of this craziness and, “don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”

So, how do we actually break the mold and change the course and direction of our lives if we want to? How do we change our experience of life as a whole, and live a life of more health, happiness, and fulfillment? Well, as you’ll discover today, it all intrinsically happens when you alter what’s happening inside of you, not outside of you. When you learn how to alter your traits, you learn how to live an altered reality.

You may have lived your life as a victim for some time. You might have felt weak and incapable in a life with so many burdens and obstacles. But by altering your traits, you can (from the inside out) live life with more strength, power, and perseverance than you could’ve ever dreamed possible. That’s because it was the old you who was doing the dreaming, and not the upgraded version of yourself who’s ready and waiting dormant inside each and every cell in your body.
Now the questions is: how to we actually develop altered traits? For that, I’d like to introduce you to world renowned psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Goleman.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The difference between genetic traits and personality traits.
  • How our environment can change our traits.
  • How meditation can influence heart health.
  • What emotional intelligence really means.
  • Which capacity reigns supreme in IQ versus EQ.
  • Whether or not you're emotional intelligence can be changed.
  • What it means to have cognitive control.
  • What mirror neurons are and how they were accidentally discovered.
  • How conventional psychology can fall short in helping people to be healthy and happy.
  • Why meditation is like going to the gym for your brain.
  • What it means to have wholesome traits of being.
  • How having a sense of purpose influences your health and well-being.
  • What mindfulness is.
  • How multitasking affects our performance.
  • The type of meditation that grows your level of compassion.
  • The 3 kinds of empathy.
  • How "olympic level meditators" have brains that are different from the average person.
  • What an amygdala hijack is and why we need to better manage our amygdala today.
  • How meditation influences brain aging.
  • What some of the proven, valuable benefits of meditation are.

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I love the quote from Marianne Williamson that says, “With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.”

How much does confidence really play into our lives? Well, if we take a step back we can see that confidence plays a major role in ALL of the decisions we make. Humans don’t act without an underlying sense of confidence. We have confidence in simple things like our ability to walk out our front door and successfully make it to our job. And we have confidence in bigger things like telling someone you love them for the first time, choosing the right college to attend, or going after the dream career we really want. How much confidence we carry will decide how strongly we approach all these things, or even if we decide do them at all!

Here’s the thing… confidence is a learned behavior. Sure, there are outliers that have a genetically higher tolerance for risk, but for the most part, the most confidence people on the planet built that confidence by doing the work. Now, the question is, what does that work actually entail? How can we all build our confidence so that we are showing up better in our work, in our relationships, and in our health practices? To answer that, I decided to bring on one of the most confident people I know. She’s an undefeated world champion, she’s been successful in everything from boxing, to dancing, to hosting network television, to being a mom (which can be the most demanding thing on confidence of all!). She’s here today on The Model Health Show to share her story, and to share how she was able to build her confidence despite meeting adversity around many corners. Just click play, listen in, and enjoy this conversation with the one and only Laila Ali.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Laila first became interested in boxing (and it’s not what you think!).
  • Why doing work that you love doesn’t really feel like work.
  • The little known outside the ring battles that challenged Laila during her boxing career.
  • Why it can be difficult to uncover what you’re passionate about when you enter a new chapter of your life.
  • What inspired Laila to focus on creating a new career in health & wellness.
  • Why confidence is so important, and how to build it!
  • What Laila’s #1 fear is (yep, it’s the fear that a champion would have!).
  • How valuable failure really is and how it improves our lives.
  • Why Laila doesn’t follow any diet framework 100% (this is important!).

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I remember watching a lecture from Dr. Bruce Lipton along with my wife and mother-in-law many years ago. After it was over, I saw the tears rolling down my mother-in-laws face as she was overwhelmed with emotion.

You see, she had been helping people from all walks of life to better themselves mind, body, and spirit for decades. I’d never meet anyone who was as loved and admired as her before, and I was always intrigued by the love that came from everyone’s mouth when they spoke of her.

She endured so much that most people never saw… and all that she went through enabled her to give at a level most people never experienced until they meet her. And, during that lecture from Dr. Lipton, she realized that what she believed all along was true… If you can help people to heal their minds and beliefs, you can help them to heal their bodies. The solution was always inside. That’s how she was able to help herself, and that’s how she was able to help so many others (myself included).

Dr. Lipton has a tendency to transform people’s paradigms. As a cellular biologist and leading voice in the field of epigenetics, he’s seen firsthand how our thoughts, feelings, and environment can affect the destiny of the 50 trillion plus cells that make each one of us up. Moreover, he’s brought to light that our 50 trillion plus cells function very much like a community. Everyone has jobs, everyone is affected in one way or another by everyone else, and though we’ve been indoctrinated with the theory of “survival of the fittest”, legitimate health and success is really about cooperation.

There’s no function that yourself, as a complete human being, can do that your individual cells cannot do as well. Your cells have reproductive functions, digestive functions, respiration functions, eliminatory functions, and the list goes on. Our cells really are sentient entities that are trying to work together for our good. And, as you’ll discover today, problems arise when the community is led astray by a governing body that’s running the show behind the scenes. It’s not your genes that control your destiny, and it’s not the things that are happening outside of you. It’s the biology of belief. So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to the one and only, Dr. Bruce Lipton!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which drink is clinically proven to help improve your sleep at night.
  • What genetic determinism means.
  • How conventional medicine can inherently train us to be powerless.
  • How the environment can influence the destiny of a cell.
  • What stem cells can teach us human potential.
  • How your brain creates chemistry to match your feelings and beliefs.
  • The important distinction between correlation and causation.
  • What our genes actually do (this is important!).
  • How the field of epigenetics is transforming health and medicine.
  • The percentage of diseases that are controlled by genes (this will surprise you!).
  • How our beliefs influence chronic diseases like cancer.
  • What the placebo effect really is and how effective placebo treatments are.
  • The fascinating way that certain cellular proteins function like television antennas.
  • Where the actual “brain” of the cell is found (and it’s not where you might think!).
  • How our perception impacts the functions of our cells.
  • The different roles that our conscious and subconscious mind plays.
  • How to switch out and upgrade our subconscious programs.

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Scientist believe that approximately 50 percent of our happiness is genetically predetermined, while 10 percent is due to life circumstances, and 40 percent is the result of our own personal outlook. Whether or not you believe in genetic determinism, none of us can argue that our personal outlook (and in many ways our life circumstances) are within the power of our own hands to change.

Why, then, is happiness at a deficit today? With so much connection and so much opportunity, why has happiness become the exception and not the rule? There’s a relatively new field of science focusing on positive psychology and the underpinnings of what creates happiness from us. But nothing compares to the education that we get from someone who’s cracked the code on happiness personally. It’s the stories of success that really speak to hearts, and it’s the real world tools that help us to put what we learn into action.

Today you’re going to hear one of the most outstanding stories of how we can achieve happiness and success no matter what our circumstances have looked like. This person is an absolute superstar in so many different domains of personal development. She’s so good at it because she has been through it. I mean, really through it. And by braving her path, she’s figured out a thing or 20 that’s going to make an impact on your life for many years to come. Grateful, honored, and excited to share with you the incredible Lisa Nichols. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why being broke is easier than being broken.
  • Why we need to welcome the things that makes us decide.
  • What it means to have "gifts wrapped in sandpaper."
  • How to stop postponing your happiness.
  • Three "buckets" we can put our experiences in to bring us more fulfillment and success.
  • How having nothing to hide can free you from a lot of stress (and why the truth is sexy!).
  • How to increase our sense of value within ourselves (this is important!).
  • The life-threatening challenges that led Lisa to make one of the toughest decisions of her life.
  • Why shame can be one of the toughest burdens to carry.
  • How Lisa brings her healthy lifestyle with her (and how she changed the culture for the people around her).
  • Why it's important to serve from your or overflow.
  • How good health spills over into other areas of your life in a positive way.
  • Why it's a MUST to "live like you know it".
  • What simple exercise we can do to help flush out the false things we believe about ourselves.

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You can gain just as much weight eating gluten-free cupcakes as you do eating gluten-filled cupcakes.

We don’t want the latest marketing trend to be the demise of your health and fitness goals. Though many gluten-free efforts mean well, as with anything, marketers can really mess things up. They’ll take a good wholesome idea and you turn it into a tactic.

Gluten-free options came into play to enable folks with gluten sensitivities to still enjoy some of their favorite comfort foods. Then more gluten-free options hit the market to meet the demand of people finding out the big potential downsides of eating gluten. The next thing you know there’s a gluten-free label slapped on everything from soups, to salads, to potato chips, and pizza. I think I even saw someone sipping a gluten-free bottle of water the other day.

You’re about to get an in-depth look at the gluten-free phenomenon (and where our initial good intentions may have gotten off track). Plus, we’re covering some of the basics of the If It Fits Your Macros movement that’s hotter than men’s rompers right now.

It’s said that many things come into our lives for a reason, a season, of for a lifetime. When it comes to diet and nutrition we have to be able to roll with the punches and identify which thing is which. Today is all about adding more tools to your superhero utility belt to make the best decisions for yourself and the people you care about. Just click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why reviewing something multiple times can be so powerful.
  • The benefits and potential downside of following IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros).
  • The #1 component of any successful diet (this is important!).
  • How the glycemic index of your meal affects your satiety hormones.
  • Why relationships can go sour because of dieting drama.
  • How micronutrient ratios play into satiation and long-term diet success.
  • How a protein-centric breakfast vs. a carb-centric breakfast can affect your body weight.
  • The interesting impact that removing gluten has on non-celiac test subjects.
  • Why wheat is able to affect our brains so easily.
  • What’s actually in wheat that causes many of the health problems seen today.
  • The 6 big reasons why eating gluten-free can be dangerous.
  • How quickly a fast food diet can negatively impact your gut microbiome.
  • Why resistant starch is a critical part of optimal human nutrition.
  • Why an actual behavior change is foundational for recovering and improving our health.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CST

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