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Best of My 2021 Micro Podcasts

March 5, 2022 in Podcast


This week I am highlighting my three most downloaded micro podcasts for 2021! These three shows each can play a role in helping you optimize your health! Here they are: 1. Which Foods to Focus on 2. Ideal Fat Burning Workout Regimen 3. My Fat Burner Blueprint Thanks again for being a loyal listener and I hope you enjoy!

0 (1s): Hello, and welcome to the get lean and eat clean podcast. My name is Brian grin. I'm a certified health coach, trainer and author. And this podcast is for middle-aged men and women looking to optimize their health and get their bodies back to what it once was 10 to 15 years ago. I will give you simple, actionable items to get long-term sustainable results. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show. Right. Welcome to the get lean eat clean podcast. My name is Brian grin. I hope you had a great weekend happy Tuesday, and I'm really excited to bring you today's episode because I decided to bring you the top three micro shows most downloaded micro shows of 2021. 0 (49s): Now, the great thing about this is, is I think all three of these are really relevant and they all are big pieces of the puzzle when it comes to living optimally. Now, number one was my ideal fat burning workout regimen. And with this, I'm going to go through, you know, what type of cardio should you do? How much did you work out? What types of lifts should you do and so on and so forth. So I'm excited to sort of rebroadcast that next is which foods to focus on and that's nose to tail nutrient dense foods. And I'm going to go through a list of, you know, foods that you can write down, print about, bring them to the, bring him to the store or order it online and really to get the most out of your day and feel energy day in, day out. 0 (1m 36s): And then number three, which is pretty cool is my fat burner blueprint, which was one of the most downloaded episodes. And I love it because really I can talk till I'm blue in the face regarding, you know, how to live optimally and have energy and sleep well and so on and so forth. But if you don't have a plan to implement it, it really is going to go to waste. So the fact that the first two episodes here are going to talk about burning fat when working out and which foods to focus on are huge principles of health. But what I love is number three, my fat burner blueprint implementation is just as important because we got it. 0 (2m 17s): We got to set goals. We got to know where we're starting from in order to know where we're going. So I'm excited to bring you all three of these today. And at the end, obviously with the fat-burner blueprint, this is something that you want to look into, feel free to reach out. It's not for everybody, but I would love to hear from you. And if you've got questions, we can see if it's a right fit for you. So anyways, I'm excited to bring you my top three most downloaded Microsoft's for 2021 and enjoy, thanks so much eating nutrient dense foods. And I try to find these pillars of health that are like the low-hanging fruits, the things that you do that make the biggest impact in other areas of your life. 0 (3m 4s): And I just find that if you can focus on the sourcing of your food and the nutrient density of your food and eating it day in, day out, I think that that is going to be one of the biggest pillars of health that's going to affect not only how you perform in the gym, but also in the bed and you know, how you sleep your stress levels and also being able to, you know, go periods of time without eating. You know, I always, if you listen, obviously I always talk about fasting and, you know, that's become sort of a hot topic trend. And you know, the thing about it is if you're eating crappy foods, fast things, not going to be easy. 0 (3m 46s): And a lot of other things aren't going to fall in place. So I figured today, I'd say, you know what, it's the end of the year? You know, we have all this stuff going on with, you know, COVID and things like that. Why not focus on what we can control, which is our health and to the best of our ability. And let's do that by eating nutrient dense foods. So I figured I would, you know, take a page out of, you know, Brad has a sort of a carnivore score chart on his website. I can definitely leave a link for that. And I'm going to use that as a basis of it, along with sort of my, my thoughts on a few different foods. 0 (4m 27s): But, you know, I used to not eat meat. I used to just have fish and vegetables, which is not, I'm not saying that's right or wrong to each their own. So you want to, you know, if you want to eat that way, that's great. I, I, I, I feel like I thrived on it to some degree, but after a while, I, I felt like I was having a tough time getting enough protein. That was the big thing. And you could only have so much fish or pea protein or things like that. And what I started the Lord was that the most bioavailable forms of protein come in in meats. 0 (5m 6s): And so I wanted to find places that had, you know, grass fed grass finished meats, because yes, it can be a little bit more expensive, but I always say, if I'm going to spend money on something, it's going to be on my health. And it's, we had the foods that I'm putting in my body, because that's what, that's what makes you run. And if you don't, if you're not running well, then you know, everything else, you could throw everything else out the window. So I don't like to spend a lot of money on, on many different things, but on my health and on the foods that I'm putting in my body and for my family's bodies, my dogs and my, my wife, we, we really try to focus on quality nutrient dense foods. 0 (5m 46s): So hopefully this will maybe motivate you to do the same, because a lot of times I think we just go about this in an aimless, you know, go about aimlessly, you know, ordering in foods where where's that food coming from, you know, and I know, you know, I don't, I'm not asking you to go crazy and I'm not saying you can't order and food, but a lot of times we're just not, we're not putting in the research or doing our own due diligence to find out where's that food coming from. And, and I think it's important. I really do. I think this is something that can really make an impact on your health, because I talk about it a lot with my clients. And so let's talk about, you know, some of the things first that could be missing if you're just doing plant-based and if you want to do plant-based, I'm not against that by all means, but you might have to supplement, you might have to find ways to get around because you're going to miss out on certain nutrients that you're not going to get from animal foods. 0 (6m 45s): And because as I go through sort of the chart of what's the most nutrient dense foods on our planet, a lot of it is going to go under, you know, these animal foods. So know you're gonna miss out on the vitamin B family, a lot, the vitamin B12, you're gonna miss out on creatine, vitamin D three DHA. You're gonna miss out on some heme iron, along with something called taurine. You know, these are just a few of the things that you're gonna miss out on. If you're not having perhaps eggs, fish, and meat, and there's definitely ways you can get around it. But I would just try to focus on if, if, if you're not restricted by eating fish or meat or things like that, then here would be a good sharp to sort of follow. 0 (7m 33s): And this would be sort of the hierarchy of what would be the most nutrient dense foods all the way down to maybe things that you don't need to eat as much. But I would definitely focus in on getting no grass fed grass finished liver. And I know that might sound crazy, but I will say this I've been eating liver for the last couple of years and my wife makes it, and it's great. Some people eat raw level, Vera liver. I don't, I have not yet, but maybe, maybe down the line, but it's really off the charts. When it comes to nutrient dense foods, you can even get these liver crisps. I can't the name, the name of the brand is, is I'm forgetting right now off the top of my head. 0 (8m 17s): But if you just Google liver crisps, what a great way to snack if you're going to snack. And I know I'm not against I'm I'm against snacking, so, or you can add them to a meal, like, I'll just say, for example, I know this sounds maybe a little bit crazy, but you know, everyone grabs chips, chips, and dip or chips and guac, but are you, you? What I, I like to use is these liver chips, and you can put them with, with other things and you're getting a great nutrient dense food, and you're not having just corn, corn chips. So that's a, that's a great hack to try as well. Oysters are actually high in nutrient dense foods, also salmon row as well. 0 (9m 4s): And so if you think about eating knows the tail, which is something that I've been focusing a little bit more on, I don't eat every Oregon, but you know, liver, heart, kidney, things like that. Also you want to get quality ones, grass fed grass finished along with I've had some individuals on my podcast, the company pluck. They actually have a, if you, if you just Google plucker, you look up on my, on the podcast and they have a thing you can sprinkle on your foods. That is an Oregon based seasoning, which is really cool because you don't even really know. And I've been putting that in my eggs. 0 (9m 45s): And so check that out. But if you don't want to eat, you can try some Oregon supplementations. My buddy, Brad Kearns and ancestral supplements partnered on a, on a product called mofo male optimization formula. And that's something that I take. So you don't, if you don't want to eat, Oregon's perhaps maybe a little bit of supplementation with them, wouldn't be a bad thing. And then from there, this is something that talks about with Brad, with, cause a lot of people might use the excuse that perhaps it's too expensive to, you know, to do these, you know, these grass fed grass finished, perhaps like rib-eye is a favorite one, a favorite one of mine, great protein content in there along with some saturated fat, which we all know is good. 0 (10m 33s): And that's a whole other episode. But if you don't want to necessarily spend the money on a nice grass fed grass, finished ribeye, check out the smash family. And this is something I talked to Brad about, which is sardines, mackerel, anchovies, salmon, and hearing. You might not like them all. And if you listen to my podcast, I implement these into my, my first meal, which is a lighter meal around probably two, three o'clock. And I'll usually do lately. I've been doing mackerel with hearing macarole is, and you can get this actually this brand I've been getting at whole foods. They make a good quality mackerel. 0 (11m 15s): Actually Patagonia is a brand. You think all Patagonia, they only make clothes, but they actually, they sourced some good mackerel. And I think they also do oysters as well, but either way, check out that brand, you can get them at whole foods and they're not really that expensive. And you combine that with hearing, you know, some good, good quality hearing. And I like that as a meal. So it might be a little crazy for some people, but you know, sometimes you want to get a little bit out of your comfort zone, maybe on this stuff, try it, you try it long enough and might just start enjoying it. 0 (11m 55s): So those are some wild. Those are some oil cold water fish that aren't crazy expensive and can go a long way. And you get a great source of threes from that as well. Next would be like shellfish. So shellfish, you know, oysters plus clams, crab, lobster, mussels, octopus, scallops. You know, this is something I don't, I don't put a ton of my diet, but occasionally some scallops from time to time and maybe some oysters. So if you like shellfish, you got a lot of omega-3 fats from this as well. And obviously you want to get sustainably caught, raised oysters and clams and things like that. 0 (12m 39s): And this, this, this is something that, you know, as far as, you know, being expensive, I guess if you, you know, lobster can be expensive. So this is probably not something maybe you're going to have all the time, but from time to time, this might be a good option. Then you get into, you know, eggs. I mean, you know, healthy fats, Coleen, you get show, you know, your amino acids, your B vitamins. So, you know, eggs, good pasture-raised eggs. I just went to our local, there's this local farm, although it's 45 minutes away, but I get raw milk. And then I buy their eggs. You can get regular eggs. 0 (13m 19s): You can get, you can do duck goose, quail ostrich. The nice thing about those is, you know, you're not going to find those aren't in mass production. So you're going to have good quality and healthier animals. So you want to make sure you get local certified humane and pasture raised eggs. And obviously, you know, this is something that's not overly expensive to be implemented. You know, I like to have, you know, just, you know, sometimes people eat them raw. They put them in their shakes, which you could do. Or if you like to sort of scramble them up and maybe put a little bit of this, that pluck that I mentioned to you before, where you're getting some Oregon meat based seasoning in there as well. 0 (13m 60s): There was something I talked to, the name is just fleeting to me right now. You know, when you do all these interviews, sometimes the things blend together, but there's a good one. So I like to do eggs and meat leftover meat sometimes. And that was the next thing I was going to mention was red meat. The nutritional profile, the fatty acid profile is, is pretty solid when it comes to electric. Let's just use the ribeye for an example. You're going to get your, A's your, B's your DS, your easier Ks, as far as your vitamins, calcium chromium, cobalt, copper, iron magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, sodium zinc. 0 (14m 45s): So you're getting these essential minerals that you're not going to get from a lot of foods. And actually I'll just throw a shout out to who I had on the podcast once before, this is a great book by Dr. Judy Choi. I'll just put it up here. If you're watching on YouTube carnivores cure and I'm not necessarily promoting a pure carnivore diet and she does, and that it's great, but I will just say in general, this book is great, whether you're doing carnival or you're not, so it's called carnival cure. And I actually liked to get Dr. Troy back on the podcast. That would be great. So yeah, so ribeye, I can go down the line on that, but that would be a great place to start. 0 (15m 31s): And then you can do, you know, your bone broths, your lamb chops, things like that. You know, and I mentioned obviously, beef liver, you're getting all the beat, you know, you're getting B12, Coleen, Biotene, iron copper, zinc, folate. Okay. And so I would say that would be a great place to start. And if you're wondering, what about chicken, Turkey, or pork that I would say sort of the next level down, but you know, if you're getting local a hundred percent grass fed pasture raised poultry, and you know, maybe some heritage bred pork that is fine. I'm not, I don't eat a lot of pork and chicken, but it has a solid nutrient dense profile. 0 (16m 12s): Maybe not quite up there with the Oregon meats and, and the red meats, but it's definitely up there. It's definitely up there. And after that, you know, I would probably say if you could do some raw organic high-fat dairy, if you want to add that, if you, if, if dairy doesn't bother you, give it a try, if it does, and obviously you want to avoid, but you want to avoid all the low and non-fat dairies. Okay. And all the conventional pasteurizing of them, which is tough to avoid. Cause that's everywhere. If you could find some raw cheeses and some raw milk, I rec I love it. I've been buying it for the last month or so. 0 (16m 55s): And once you, once you go, once you go raw, you're not going back to the normal milk. I can tell you that, but it's not always accessible for everyone. If you're going to go dairy, I would definitely go the full fat route. And then after that, you can add in plant foods, I'm not totally against adding in plant foods as long as you're not sensitive to them. So, you know, obviously, you know, fiber is something that you, you know, for some people they can handle it. Some people can not, but you know, fiber can go a long way and you're going to get those from a lot of your plant foods. I like to have avocado from time to time, maybe some fermented foods, you know, Keefer, kimchi. 0 (17m 41s): And what did I just have that, oh, sauerkraut was fermented sauerkraut. So these are things you can can add in maybe to help just mix it up. And, you know, you don't want to just be bored with what you're eating all the time. And if you're wondering about fruit, I would say, you know, stick with local, locally grown in season fruits, if you could do. I know a lot of people knock on fruit dos, which is mainly what's in fruit and the high content it can be in. But I think if you stick to just having it in season and, and, and having, you know, mainly like the berries, which are a little bit lower on the glycemic chart and, and they have high-end die accident properties, I think that's not bad. 0 (18m 26s): They add in from time and time. And if you want to add in some sweet potato or squash squash, those are, you know, those are not bad to add in every once in a while as well. So yeah, I mean, I occasionally have nut butters as well. I'm not sensitive to nuts. Some people are, so that, that's something you just want to take into consideration Brad, just to plug him again. We talked a little bit about his nut butter that he came out with. That's something that's like a splurge for me. So if you want to splurge on some nut butters from time to time, I wouldn't go crazy with, and it's just because you gotta be, if you're sensitive to oxalates, just be careful with that. You don't want to have too many almonds just cause the high oxalate levels as well as spinach, but you know, those are some people can handle. 0 (19m 14s): Some people can not. So I would say that that is the hierarchy I could, you know, say that, you know, if you focus on nutrient dense foods, you're gonna snack less because you're, you're feeding the body what it wants, really. And if we talk about, you know, having, you know, two, maybe three solid nutrient dense foods, and that could be, you know, if you're having to, for example, a lot of times for me, it's going to be hearing and mackerel for my first meal. And then maybe with some, maybe with some eggs and then the second meal will be some type of wild-caught or grass fed grass finished meat in the evening. 0 (19m 57s): And if I want to add a little bit of vegetables on top of that, I'll do that. And I think that again, that's what works for me, but I think if you focus, like I mentioned on these nutrient dense foods, if you could start implementing some organs into your life, you're going to realize that you're really missing out and missing the boat on, on having some of the best foods on the planet. So as long as you get them and source them, and you know, some of the companies that I like to use force a nature and us wellness meats has some great, great meats as well. And Oregon's as well. 0 (20m 37s): There's a ton of great companies that have popped up over, you know, where I would say the last probably three to five years. So let me know if you have any questions, hopefully this will help you get started to a great path for 2020 to 2022 and live a healthy plentiful life. So look out for my interview and my dual syndicated podcast with Brad Kearns. Also, I'm going to have a chance I'm going to have a new challenge coming out as well. So look out for that and feel free to share this with anyone who you think might be looking to upgrade their health. 0 (21m 18s): Thanks so much for listening and enjoy the rest of your day today. I'm gonna talk about a topic that I think is really relevant for a lot of different people. I get questions all the time. Well, how much cardio should I do? Should I be lifting weights and how many times per week? And I think it all depends on your lifestyle, your goals, but I'm going to try to just lay out what would be ideal for efficiency, for fat burning and, and yeah, and hopefully you can implement some of this into your routine if you haven't already, because I'm actually start going to start doing that as well. I do a lot of this, but sometimes we can always add more or take out. 0 (21m 59s): And what you're going to notice from, you know, building a consistent program is it's not about this crazy two hour workouts. That just cause a lot of stress and take a lot of time. I believe that the industry, and I'm seeing this with just a lot of people that I'm interviewing and with my buddy, Brad Kearns talks a lot about with his guests is these micro workouts where you don't need to go to the gym or be gone for an hour and a half and come back dripped and sweat. You can do these quick, quick level workouts, these quick micro workouts and be a lot more efficient and get a lot more bang for your buck. 0 (22m 43s): So I think a consistent program is a combination of lifting sprinting occasionally and also mobility work. And so I'm going to talk about that today and you don't need these overly stressful exercise regimens to, to get results. And I can tell you that just because I've implemented the X three workouts into my program, and also my fat burner blueprint and people are getting great results, putting on muscle, getting stronger, you know, not having issues with their joints and not being sore all the time. So one of the things that you want to keep in mind when you're doing any type of cardio or robotic exercise is, is heart rate. 0 (23m 32s): And obviously there's a lot of heart rate monitors out there. You can get one easily, but you want to keep that in mind because when you get to a certain point with heart rate, there could be like a black hole. They call it where you're exercising almost too intensely. And it's, it's actually doing you more harm than good, so too intense for too long. But if you find sort of that sweet spot and you use that as your, your sort of your baseline, when you're doing aerobic exercise, that can go a long way. Now, how do you find that sweet spot? Well, Dr. Phil Maffetone, he's a coach advisor to a, a ton of great triathletes in the world and the author of the big book of endurance training and racing he recommends. 0 (24m 21s): And a lot of this is science-based that you should be working out at, at, or below a heart rate of 180 minus your age. So that for me, that'd be about one 40. So, and that would be your target. So, so even at this very comfortable intensity level, it's, you're working. Trust me, it's not that comfortable, but it's not overly crazy. You're going to stimulate a lot of good. Let's just say, metabolic functions of your body. And also you're going to improve your cardiovascular function, lung capacity, you know, other things, as well as like strengthening your bones and joints and connective tissues. 0 (25m 3s): You're also minimizing the risk of injury. So you want to keep this in mind when you're doing cardio. Now, how can you implement this into your workout routine? Well, I'm going to talk about this. So what would be an ideal workout regimen to follow here's. Let me just give you a sort of a high level one. You want to move frequently every day. This doesn't mean you need to go for a run every day. This means you just need to get up and not have long stretches of inactivity. If you're just sitting at your desk for eight hours. I mean, I'm sure you're going to get up a little bit, but make sure you get up every 30 minutes and move around. I actually kneel at my desk, so I don't like to sit. So keep I get better posture. My hips aren't inflection. 0 (25m 44s): I'm extending my hips. And anyways, but that's another thing. Not a lot of people, Neil, I like to, but I I'm up. You want to get up, go for walks. You know, maybe cycle doesn't have to be long and then you want to implement some mobility work. So when you want to move frequently, avoid like prolonged in activity two, you want to do some mobility work. This could be 10 minutes. I have actually the 21 day challenge, which is coming out soon. You'll be hearing about that. I'm I'm revamping my 21 day intermittent fasting challenge. But anyways, mobility work, I do a 10 minute movement prep. So that video is in there, but you could do a Pilates yoga, any type of mobility of rolling dynamic, rolling stretching. 0 (26m 32s): Brent, Brooke Bush, who I just had on the podcast. Definitely listened to that one. Actually that one's coming out soon. I don't think it has come out yet. No, it came out. Okay. I'm losing track. No, it comes out next week. I, sorry. I'm sorry. Okay. Anyways, he's he has a ton of great programs as far as mobility work and rolling and things like that. So move frequently. Next is you want to lift heavy things. This could be using the X three bar. This could be deadlifts squats, kettlebells. You don't want to do that about two to three times per week, like for like 10 to 30 minutes. So you want to do brief intense resistance exercises. 0 (27m 13s): Okay. Next is. You want to do some type of like a sprint or, or a bike. You could even do this in a pool, but you want to do this like every, maybe once a week or once every 10 days when you're feeling energized. And this is like doing several eight to 22nd bursts. So my good friend, Brad Kearns had Dr. Craig marker on, and he talks about what's called hurt, which is high intensity repeat training. Now the key is you want to keep the intensity up each time. So you want to practice these exercises. Short duration. Intensity is key. 0 (27m 54s): Don't worry about any guilt about not training longer. And the work duration should be between five to 15 seconds. And I have to say, I don't, I have not really implemented this and I'm going to start doing this. I think I'm going to just do it on a, on a bike. I'm not a big biker, but I can do, I can do eight to 22nd sprints for on and off for a minute. So you want to make sure you rest too. So like, let's say you do a ten second sprint. Then you rest for 45 seconds. Then you do it again. And you want to train in every minute on the minute. So you can do 10 minutes and then 50 seconds off, 10 minutes on 50 seconds off. And you want to pick exercises that you're not going to deal with injury, less risk of injury. 0 (28m 39s): So you can sort of maintain your max power. So sprinting would be great, but let's be realistic. We're in our forties, fifties and above, do we really want to be sprinting? And do we have a place to do that at? So, you know, perhaps you could row, you could swim. You could do sled pushes. You could even do kettlebells. If you have some, make sure you have someone teach you the correct form. So you want to do these. So, so just to highlight what I've talked about, ideal workout regimen, move frequently every day, this is going for walks. This is just getting up and making sure that you're not sitting all the time. Then you also want to implement some mobility work. 0 (29m 20s): And I would say doing this every day to every other day is, could be a time a 10 minute, like literally yoga session, next lift, heavy things. So this, this, any type of resistance training, you know, what's heavy for you is not heavy for someone else. It doesn't have to be crazy, but I would do that brief intense resistance trainings at least two to three times per week. And that, that, that session does not need to be two hours. That could be 10 to 15 minutes session. Usually my extra workouts are about 15 minutes. And then you want to find, do that hurt the high intensity repeat training. And like I mentioned, this would be maybe once a week or once every 10 days. 0 (30m 4s): And right there, if you could do those, let's say four things move frequently, mobility, work, lift heavy things, and do hurt. High-intensity repeat training. You are definitely on your, on your way. And if you don't do any of them now maybe start with one and then build into it. So that would be ideal. And when you're doing your cardio workouts, make sure you're doing 180 minus your age. All right. So for me, that's around one 40. So that would be like cycling or hiking or walking and then yeah, so that would be the basis around having an ideal workout regimen. 0 (30m 46s): And I think that's a great place to start. So if you have any questions, let me know about that. And again, these don't have to be crazy workouts. This is something that you can implement and just make sure you're moving every day and doing something positive for your health. And if you have any questions regarding this, let me know hope you're enjoying these micro podcasts and we will talk soon, have a great day. And what I thought I talked today about is since it is the new year and a lot of people like to set, you know, new year's goals and, and do stuff that they've been, maybe they've been pushing off to the side. 0 (31m 28s): And I wanted to actually touch on my signature program. It's called the fat burner blueprint program. And this was designed pretty much from all my w 20 years of experience in health and wellness and, you know, put it all together into one package for, for my clients. And I usually work typically work with males, you know, 40 years and up, and, you know, middle-aged getting up, they're looking maybe to get their bodies back to what they were maybe in their, in their thirties or even perhaps our twenties, because the thing with weight is it's not like something for the most part and not even just weight, but you know, inches around your waist and body fat percentage. 0 (32m 16s): These are things that creep up over time. It's not something that comes of one year and oh, I just put on all this weight, it can happen. Don't get me wrong. Especially with the quarantine and every anything, you know, where people were staying home and, and, you know, some people took advantage of it and actually got healthier. Some people didn't and, and got worse and, you know, but either way, you know, put on weight 10, 15, 20 years, it takes them to put this weight on. And so I wanted to come up with a program that wasn't short. Usually typically I work with people for about six months and yeah, put a system together, six step system. 0 (32m 59s): And I want to just touch on that today. And whether you, this is something that's intriguing to you or not, that's completely fine. I think the most important thing to take from this is the fact that if you are wanting to reach certain goals, whether it's in health or business or anything, it really helps to have a coach. I have coaches in all areas and not almost all areas of my life to help me get to where I want to go. And there's certain, there's certain areas where we're really good at and B it being self-disciplined. And I'm sure you, you recognize this maybe in business, this is an area that you're really good at, but maybe in health or in, you know, losing inches, this is an area where you might need a coach. 0 (33m 40s): So whether you use myself or someone else out there, I think most importantly, it's, it, it goes, it goes a long way. If you, if you're being held accountable on a daily, weekly basis and it's worth it, it's worth your time, it's worth your money. And whoever you use in any area of your life, don't be ashamed to get a coach because it goes a long way. So anyways, that's my plug on coaching. I am biased, but I do think it makes sense. Cause I use coaches in all areas of my life, like I mentioned. So let me just run through, let me just run through sort of my six step process and you know, and how I go about that. 0 (34m 23s): Now my, my, the steps can go in any order and it, and some areas we focus on more than others. The first step, which usually is the, the, the first way to start is, you know, creating some type of clarity, you know, understanding your baseline, where are you at? And one of the things that I like to utilize utilize is something called a DEXA scan. If this is something you've never done, definitely check it out. There are other ways there's like other ways to measure body fat percentage and bone mass and lean mass and things like that. But I just found this was a quick and easy way and pretty accurate. So definitely check it out if you've never done one before. 0 (35m 3s): There's one not far from where I'm at in my neck of the woods, up north Chicago, but you want to set a baseline. You go on a sort of know where you're at before. You can sort of set those goals to where you want to go. And this is a good way to do that. So one of the other things that I do with a lot of clients is we get crystal clear on personalizing the program, meaning, you know, why do you want to do this? Why are you wanting to make a shift in your body? And we're going to uncover, you know, any unconscious, you know, SAB self-sabotaging patterns that may hinder your progress. And we all have these things that come up and they they've been around for years and years. 0 (35m 44s): So for one thing, we want to get crystal clear on your personal, why on why you want to improve your health. And I, I encourage us to anybody is to, you really want to get crystal clear on this. And then we want to complete awareness of any unconscious patterns that have been hindered your progress in the past. So this is something that I work on clients with, and you really want to create this clarity because this is, this is the main driver of the program. And once you have this and you have your full baseline assessment with like a DEXA scan, you know, you're sort of ready to start to hit the ground running. And after that, you know, we want to identify a lot of the major culprits and the low-hanging fruits, that to make the biggest impact in your health, as you know, so you can get results quick because although this is a longer program, you know, you do want to get small wins because, you know, that's all, it's all about building momentum. 0 (36m 42s): And so you want to build momentum, get some small wins and, and just keep going from there. And so the benefit is, is, you know, knowing that, you know, you can find these one to three habits that the sort of low hanging fruits that are, that are getting in your way and that you, you know, are sort of, you know, you know, that you have to make these changes and you start with sort of those, and then you build from there. So that would, that's what I call step two in my, in the process. And that's the small changes and big results master plan. And that's what I call it. So after step two, we were going to start looking into what's called like an activity upgrade. 0 (37m 25s): If you have a fitness routine, what are you currently doing? And if you don't, well, let's come up with one. And one of the things that I've implemented into my life and that I've used in this program is the X three bar. And I'm sure if you've listened to any of my podcasts, you'll know that this is something that I've utilized over the last couple of years. And now that I've had such, such great results with it, I use with mostly all my clients, even ones that have a routine already. But when you, when you, when you can implement something, that's, you know, sort of a simple, proven 20 minute workout, you know, customized and done to deliver, you know, max results in the shortest period of time. 0 (38m 8s): You know, that's something that is attractive to a lot of people and especially myself, because it's all about just getting results. And I've find that that is why I wanted to implement something like the X three bar into my program. So the goal is to build overall strength and muscle tone. And to do that, you have to do resistance training under some load. It has to feel heavy and you have to create some type of stimulus there. And that I find that with the variable resistance of the X three bands and the ground plate and the Olympic bar, it's a, it's a good combination and it's safe and effective, especially if you're getting up there and I'm done doing bench press and things like that that have bothered my elbow and shoulder for years. 0 (38m 57s): And when you get into variable resistance, it really makes a difference. So I know that sounds like an infomercial, but it's not. It's just something that I, I feel strongly about and I've, I've implemented and gotten a lot of great results with. So we want to build overall strength and we're gonna do that through an activity upgrade. And that's step three in the fat-burner blueprint. Step four is I, the title is sleep like a superhero game plan. I like to make fun titles. And this one is, you know, getting you into the correct routine around sleep. And this really is the number on priority. Most of my guests, this comes up, I would say the most and having a sleep routine, that's something that's simple, manageable. 0 (39m 43s): And you know, the bottom line is, you know, if you can get quality, sleep, everything else can fall into place. But if you're not getting quality sleep, then all the other, stuff's not really going to mean much. So the goal is to get you feeling energized for the day to get you sleeping throughout the night. And, you know, obviously get you get mental clarity to focus and help you perform whether it's in work or sport or whatever else you're doing. So, you know, we're going to really work around getting not only a sleep routine, but also a morning routine as well. I think they go hand in hand. So that is step number four is really wrapping our arms around a solid sleep routine and a morning routine. 0 (40m 26s): After that, we're going to, we're going to touch on stress management. Now this is something, there are some clients or some individuals need more work on and some don't, and it just sort of, it's, it's a case by case basis, but we're going to try to create some type of simple practice to downregulate your system, decreased stress and connect you to the present moment. This is something I like to focus on a lot being present. It's something actually I write in my journal pretty much every day, because it's so easy with, you know, Instagram and, you know, social media and just the way our lives are to get ahead of ourselves when we can just, you know, you really want to just enjoy that, that present moment. 0 (41m 9s): And as a golfer, this is something that I really like to focus on when I'm playing golf. So a lot of, I personally think a lot of things like principles that go along with golf actually cross into life, and this is one of them. So, you know, we want to create a practice if you don't have one to manage stress and, you know, to feel more calm and obviously peaceful throughout the day, handle stressful in, in with grace and with in a good manner. And, you know, obviously this all leads to feeling happier and healthier. So obviously I'm a big proponent of yoga or some type of meditation. There's so many great apps out there. So we might utilize some tools like that. 0 (41m 49s): And even if it's a 10 minute meditation, which is something that I've been doing with my wife before bed, and it's, it's a great thing to do with a partner, because why not? Why not bring someone else in, you know, I, I, you know, you're always, as I talked about with Brad Kearns, you want to surround yourself with healthy people and with people that are doing, you know, some of the great habits that you're doing. So, you know, doing some meditation with a partner before bed is a great way to implement it into your life. So this is something that we worked on, it's called, you know, I call it stress management and that's step five and the fat burner blueprint. And then the last step, which definitely is not the least step because it's an important one is nutrition and meal timing. 0 (42m 36s): And this is something where, you know, we want to, whatever your relationship with food is in the past, we want to change that relationship. And, you know, having all these guests on my podcast and, you know, one person's carnival or one person's Quito, one person's, you know, vegetarian the other person's, you know, like I mentioned, carnivores or whatever, it's not about pigeonhole yourself into a certain area. It's just about finding what works for you. And, you know, bottom line is eliminating a lot of the processed foods that are, that are just wrecking people's health. So we focus on real foods. We focus on sustained energy and utilizing both energy sources for your body, which, you know, some people are what's called glucose, burnout, sugar burners, and some people just are fat burners. 0 (43m 27s): I'd like for you to be like, we talked to, like I talked about in an interview, that's coming out soon, Ben Azadi we talk about keto flex where you're can be a fat burner for a while, but you can also change your fuel source. And occasionally have your days where you increase carbs and you are a, become a sugar burner. It's important to sort of be both and not just be one or the other. So this is something we get into and, you know, the bottom line is we want to just transform your relationship with food. And while doing this, giving you sustained energy, but also getting you into a fat burning mode and getting those inches down. 0 (44m 9s): So you can't outwork a bad diet. And this is definitely a big part of the program, not only what you're eating, but also when you're eating as well and focusing on meal timing and, you know, having it. So you're not intermittently eating throughout the day. You know, stacking can be a big detriment to a lot of people. And so we focus on meal timing and obviously, you know, I'm a big proponent of fasting. So we eventually get to, once you get somewhat keto and fat adapted, you know, fasting, you'll become a lot easier. So those are the six steps that we do. 0 (44m 49s): And, and the whole goal is to obviously get you where you want to go get you metabolically flexible. And, and so this is something that, yeah, I've, I'm passionate about. I've worked with a bunch of clients with, and it's a newer program, but it's taken, you know, my 20 years of experience and put it into this program. So that's called my fat burner blueprint program. It's not something I talk a lot about, but if you are, if this is something that you are looking to do, definitely just shoot me an email. We can have a discussion or go on my website. You could do like a 15 minute, just a 15 minute call, and we can just talk about your goals and see if it's a match. It's not for everybody. 0 (45m 30s): You can also email me@brianatbrianbrynn.com. That's brian@briangreen.com. And let me know if you have any questions. So that's what I want to touch on today. Part of it was to explain the fat-burner blueprint, cause I get a lot of questions about it, but also was just to emphasize the point of, you know, it's January 4th. And if you don't have a coach for whatever area of life that you're looking to improve, perhaps it's time to look for one. And I really do think that that is the missing piece of the puzzle for a lot of people, not only in health but business or anything else that they want to, you know, build an acumen and is having someone that's been there and that's done that and that can hold you accountable. 0 (46m 17s): And I truly think that'll stop people from, let's just say yo-yo dieting and getting on something for a week and getting off it the next week, because we all need to be held accountable. And that's the, I think the fastest and best way to reach your goals. So hope this helps. And if you've got questions, remember you can email me. Or if you go on Brian green.com, I have a 15 minute sort of a consultation chat, free chat that we can discuss your goals and see if you're right for the program. So that's all for today. So go out there and reach those goals, get an accountability partner or a coach. 0 (46m 57s): And I wish you nothing but health and happiness. So thanks so much for listening and I will talk to you soon. Thanks for listening to the get lean clean podcast. I understand there are millions of other podcasts out there and you've chosen to listen to mine. And I appreciate that. Check out the show notes@briangrin.com for everything that was mentioned in this episode, feel free to subscribe to the podcast and share it with a friend or family member. That's looking to get their body back to what it once was. Thanks again, and have a great day.

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