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Rob & Devon Dionne have been in the health and fitness world for over a decade. Devon is a Holistic Nutrition Counselor and GYROTONIC® Instructor. Rob is a certified personal trainer with NASM, holding advanced certification, CES, PES, MMA, and Weight Loss Specialist. He's also a level 1 Crossfit Instructor. This husband and wife team redefine what it means to be healthy in this fast paced, hectic world we live in. The Open Sky Fitness Podcast is perfect for men and women who are trying to get back in shape after neglecting their health after years of focusing on their jobs or building a family. Remember what it was like when you were 20 years old? Diet and exercise wasn't a thing. If you worked out for a few days or stopped eating cheese burgers for a week, you'd drop ten pounds. Too bad we can't live in that reality forever. Welcome to life after 30. Rob & Devon would like to help you find the right path for this moment in your life. We don't believe in going on a diet. We don't believe there's only one way to achieving the body you want. We do believe in creating a lifestyle that allows you to have the best of both worlds...eating delicious food and being healthy at the same time. It is possible. Just listen to our show and you'll see! If you have questions you'd like us to answer on our show or via email, feel free to contact Rob. If you'd just like to write us a letter and give us your feedback, we'd love that too. Send everything to Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com Thanks for listening! Enjoy the show.
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Aug 7, 2018

You can't outrun sugar and the negative effects that come with it. If you're getting fit, losing the weight, and losing those fat cells but still following and eating the lethal sugar recipe, the danger is that the toxins and chemicals created from these foods are much more susceptible actually impacting your vital organs. - Sherry Strong

 

Today, we have a truly special podcast episode for you with Nutritionist Strategist, Food Philosopher, Chef, Creator of Sweet Freedom, and Author of Return To Food, Sherry Strong. In this episode, Sherry will share her own food struggles, what steps you can take to overcome sugar addiction, the 4 Quadrants of Hyper Nourishment: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Physical plus why The Biggest Loser is The Biggest Eating Disorder.

Before we jump into the interview, Devon and I answered a question from our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook - How can I acquire clients as a brand new trainer?

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Breaking Free From Sugar Addiction

 

"We confuse a full belly with a nourished belly. You can actually have an empty belly and not be hungry because your body is nourished; you can also have a full belly but your body is still hungry because it's saying, 'feed me more nourishing foods; I'm not getting what I need.' " - Sherry Strong

 

In order to be prepared to break free of your sugar addiction, you first need to prepare yourself with the right habits, tools, and resources. You can't just go cold turkey. Some easy ways to prepare yourself for this big moment can include:

  • Take care of the environment: not just the earth but yourself and your home life setting environment as well
  • Be conscious of what foods you buy
  • Slow down and take it one step at a time
  • Be kind to yourself and others
  • Spend time in nature by walking around etc.
  • Build a positive, growth mindset

One Meal At A Time: Sherry Strong At TEDxTokyo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8u3q8hZtfo

 

Sweet Freedom 7 Day Challenge

 

Sugar is a DRUG

Did you know that sugar lights up the brains dopamine receptors 8 times more than cocaine?

No wonder we are addicted to the stuff!

But for many people, the idea of completely giving up sugar seems nearly impossible.

This is why we have created the 7 Day Eat Less Sugar Challenge.

In this challenge, we will teach you the tools and principles you need to dramatically reduce your sugar consumption to a much more healthy level.

Consider this course as your first step towards Sweet Freedom!

About The 7 Day Challenge

The Challenge takes place over 7 days with a tested and proven strategic process. Each day we give you a new tool and strategy to help you dramatically reduce your overall sugar consumption.

Many of us realize we are eating too much sugar, but the thought of going cold turkey seems too much. This challenge is designed to get you eating less sugar on a more consistent basis.

 

Return to Food: The Life-Changing Anti-Diet

Read Return to Food: The Life-Changing Anti-Diet

Chances are if you are feeling flat, fat and tired, or are experiencing chronic illness, you are not eating real food. If you want to bounce out of bed feeling fit and fabulous you must find out what is and isn't real food. This book challenges prescriptive approaches to diet, eating, and food, with a revolutionary philosophical approach based on science and studying the healthiest, longest living people on the planet. This approach has seen thousands of people develop a more pleasurable, healthier, and more sustainable eating lifestyle.
 
 

About Sherry Strong

Sherry StrongSherry Strong is a Food Philosopher and Nutritional Strategist. She is a Chef, Nutritionist, the Curator & Co-Founder of the World Wellness Project, former; Victorian Chair of Nutrition Australia, Melbourne President of Slow Food, TEDxTokyo 2009 speaker and was a highly commended faculty member of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Vancouver Campus. Her recent presentation at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Association Conference in Toronto commanded a standing ovation and continued praise.

Sherry’s written & illustrated a book called ‘A Return To Food – how going back is the way forward’ which is she presents the philosophies that form the foundation for her 8 week Online Program which teaches people to develop a healthy relationship with food, their body and the environment for a ‘body & life that works’.

She is also the founder of the Jiivala Holistic Culinary Academy & Mentorship Program for Holistic Entrepreneurs which is presently transitioning to a 3-month online program culminating in a retreat with Sherry Strong on Bowen Island.

Sherry also runs public and private workshops and seminars as well as exclusive coaching and lifestyle makeovers on Bowen Island. Contact Sherry directly for rates and details for her personalized programs.

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:40 Check out last week's show: OSF 212 -Detoxes & Cleanses: Are They Worth It?

3:00 Listen to last week's #TBT episode - Are Steroids Worth The Risk?

3:30 Clean up your diet with our 7 Day Paleo Reset

8:00 Questions from the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook - How can I acquire clients as a brand new trainer?

16:00 Introduction to Sherry Strong

22:00 What happens when you give babies refined sugars in their formula.

22:50 The struggles she and her mother have both faced due to high amounts of sugar in their diets.

24:00 The changes that we need to make as a society as far as nutrition and our addictions to sugar.

25:50 Why exercise is not enough; you have to change your diet too.

30:00 What she did to begin turning her life around and eat better.

31:00 Her philosophical approach to teaching people about how humans are supposed to eat to be healthy according to nature, not doctors.

36:00 The difference between listening to your inner voice of addiction and your body's need for nourishment.

36:50 The 4 Quadrants of Hyper Nourishment: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Physical

39:30 Why The Biggest Loser = The Biggest Eating Disorder

44:00 What we're designed to eat and how to break down our bad behaviors.

45:00 Nature's Principle - How nature tells us what and how much to eat for better health.

55:00 How to be consistent, slow down, and take healthy eating one step at a time by being.

1:02:00 Why sugar is such a problem for us and why it's so addictive.

1:10:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:12:30 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

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Our 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

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Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

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To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

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Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 213 - Sugar Addiction: How to Overcome It with Sherry Strong! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jul 12, 2018

There’s a lot of social pressure that makes us feel like we have to look a certain way or a be a certain size to be accepted by others. Fortunately, there are amazing people like Christy Harrison of the Food Psych Podcast who are saying that “No, health is not a size,” and they’re teaching us how we can love our bodies and make peace with food.

Like Christy’s personal story, it can be a long, difficult journey to accepting yourself and healing your relationship with food, but you should never give up. There’s always time and awesome sources out there to help you on your health and wellness journey.

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Sign up for either the next Sky Fit Challenge

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Jul 5, 2018

From time to time, we all face different struggles whether it be with exercise or food. This week, Rob and Devon share their top 5 tips to stay motivated to workout while special guest, Nutritionist Julie Daniluk explains how people with inflammation and autoimmune diseases can still eat delicious foods by eating powerful anti-inflammatory foods.

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Julie has had a personal relationship with the healing power of anti-inflammatory foods ever since she was a little girl. After her mother switched her from artificial and high sugared foods to natural foods, an immediate change was noticed in her behavior and energy levels.

However, this wasn’t Julie’s only encounter with food affecting her body in a negative way. After returning back to sugar and experiencing a horrible bout of food poisoning, Julie learned once and for all to listen to her body and began eating anti-inflammatory foods to heal it back to normal health.

Continuing with these foods, Julie’s health is at its best and she works hard to help other people also listen and understand their bodies for a healthier lifestyle and to appreciate the healing power of food

Jun 21, 2018

The Cholesterol Hoax - When it comes to breaking down cholesterol and nutrition myths, Dr. Jonny Bowden is a wealth of great information. Dr. Bowden has written numerous works including his latest book with M.D. Masley StevenSmart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now.

In this #TBT episode, Devon and I also discussed how to get on track with eating healthy and how to schedule time for yourself to focus on your health.

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Jun 14, 2018

Say 'hello' to Nicolette Hahn Niman from BN Ranch and author of Defending Beef and Righteous Pork Chop, who talks about sustainable cattle farming: Rob starts the podcast by answering a listener’s question about how to put on muscle mass when you are training for endurance.

Then, he and Nicolette get into the myths around cattle farming and why it has gotten such a bad rap. She shows the benefits of raising cattle in the proper manner as well as discusses the differences between factory and sustainable farming.

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May 22, 2018

The constituents taken by food directly from the biological environment may have different effects from those formulated through technic, logic processing. Either way, the health benefits are likely to be determined by your total diet.- 'Food synergy: an operational concept for understanding nutrition' from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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Many of the members in our and participants in the have been very curious to know more about vitamin supplements so we have decided to put together this episode with all of the up-to-date information that's currently out there!

Please know that these are just our recommendations and suggestions. Before making a decision about which vitamins and supplements you should or shouldn't take, always check in with your doctor first.

 

"You should always get as many nutrients as possible from your foods. To do that, you should focus on eating nutrient-dense, whole foods. Whole foods include grass-fed meats, grass-fed and pasture-raised dairy, and organic vegetables. Those foods are going to give you the most nutrients and bang for your buck vs. something like a bagel which has a ton of calories and no nutrients. However, there are instances and things happening in the world today that don't allow people from getting all the nutrients from food or they're facing other health issues and supplementation at this point is a good idea for them." - Devon Dionne

 

What You Should Discuss With Your Doctor

Before you take vitamin supplementation, you should meet with your doctor and do the proper testing if necessary to find out what you're deficient in when it comes to vitamins and minerals.

Here's what you should look out for or ask your doctor about:

  • Find a good, functional or integrative medicine doctor
  • Hormone panels
  • Vitamin panels
  • B12 testing
  • Inflammatory testing
  • cholesterol testing
  • sugar testing
  • vitamin d
  • homocysteine levels
  • Gluten sensitivity testing (Cyrex Array 3 test)

 

 

Suggested Vitamin Supplementation

 

"Really be your own advocate of what supplements you're taking and find companies that you trust. In 2015, it was discovered that 4 out of 5 of the top herb supplement brands that big name stores like Target, GNC, Walmart, and Walgreens were selling didn't contain any of the herbs they claimed their products had." - Rob and Devon Dionne

 

Some of the vitamin supplements that Devon uses and suggests include:

  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin K2
  • Vitamin A (maybe)
    • Can cause problems if you're low in Vitamin D
  • B 12 (especially if you're a vegetarian)
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin C
  • Fish oil
  • Probiotics

 

Vitamin Supplement Brands We Recommend

Here are several brands that Devon uses and highly recommends:

  • Pure
  • Bio-Pure
  • Twin Labs
  • Life Extension
  • Garden of Life
  • Designs by Health
  • Thorn
  • Nordic Naturals

 

 

Being Cautious: Vitamins & Supplements to Avoid

 

"The reality about multivitamins and even pre-natal pills is that they have a lot of Vitamin A, E, calcium and other supplements that we don't recommend you take unless you're deficient. Some people think that more is better when it comes to vitamins and supplements but it's actually the exact opposite. More is not better and it can possibly lead to issues over time." - Devon Dionne

 

These are vitamins and supplements that we should be cautious about or avoid.

  • Vitamin E
  • Folic acid
  • Beta-keratin
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Selenium
  • Iodine

 

Natural Foods That Have Vitamins & Minerals

If you are able to consume natural foods that already have plenty of vitamins and minerals, then you shouldn't consider vitamin supplementation. To have a healthy body, we highly suggest eating these whole foods. Plus, you'll receive more nutrients from them than you would with lab created supplements:

  • Calcium - sardines, milk, yogurt, tofu
  • Folate and folic acid - spinach, lentils, beef liver
  • Iron - oysters, turkey, pumpkin seeds, arugula, meat
  • Omega 3 - salmon, sardines, flax seeds, walnuts
  • Vitamin A - sweet potatoes, spinach, carrots, cantaloupe, tomatoes
  • B6 - chickpeas, salmon, chicken breast
  • B12 - clams, beef liver, trout
  • Vitamin D - yogurt, salmon, tuna
  • Vitamin E - peanut butter, almonds, sunflower seeds

 

 

 

 Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

Simply go to openskyfitness.com/paleoreset. We have a website page in the works, but you can sign up to join us via this link. 

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

 

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 201 with Wade Lightheart: Bodybuilder Nutrition - Optimize Your Digestion

8:00 Why we love our sponsor, ButcherBox, so much and how it can make eating healthy so much easier and cheaper.

5:40 About taking vitamins and supplementation

6:00 Why supplementation isn't a replacement for eating whole foods.

8:00 Obstacles people face and why taking vitamins and supplementation is a good idea in some cases plus why Devon took a holistic approach to eating whole foods and taking a variety of supplements to defeat her Lyme disease.

9:30 Why you should focus on whole foods first and then vitamins and supplements afterward.

10:00 The relationship between foods and vitamins during the digestion process.

12:00 Nutrients created in a lab vs. nutrients in whole, real foods.

13:15 Vitamin B19 - folate in natural foods vs. folic acid in supplements, the pros and cons of supplementation,  and which foods naturally have folate.

14:30 When supplementation is a great idea - gut issues, lack of vitamins in natural foods because of soil depletion.

15:00 The problems with soil depletion and its effect on the natural vitamins found in animals and organic foods.

17:00 The effects of importing foods from other countries, GMOs, and cross-breeding fruits and vegetables.

18:30 Why water depletion can affect our bodies and the benefits we used to receive from natural water including magnesium.

20:50 How low-calorie diets can keep you from receiving the vitamins and you need and why that's a good moment to do supplementation.

21:10 Why you want to do vitamins and supplements as you age or are taking more medicines. Plus benefits to taking them if you work out constantly, are stressed out or are around a lot of toxins.

21:50 What's the deal with brands labeling their packaged foods as being formulated or fortified with an assortment of vitamins and minerals?

26:20 What supplements Devon uses and why she recommends Magnesium as well as Vitamins D3, K2, C and possibly A.

27:00 Why we might be taking different vitamins and supplements in the future than we are now.

37:50 What vitamins we should be cautious about or avoid.

44:25 Multivitamins - are they actually beneficial? What about pre-natal?

46:00 Watch out for certain bodybuilding supplements and protein shakes plus which ones we recommend taking.

52:00 The warnings you need to know about combining vitamins and medication.

54:00  What foods can you eat that will give you the same benefits as vitamins and supplements?

57:20 Any other problems with supplements that we should know about.

59:40 Trusted sources you can look into about different vitamins and supplements.

1:00:00 Vitamins and supplement brands that Devon uses that are also trusted by integrative and functional medicine doctors.

1:01:40 What you should look out for or ask your doctor about.

1:06:50 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:06:55 Sign up starting June 18 for our next Sky Fit Challenge!

1:08:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below**

Download Templates

Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

 

Support This Podcast

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Do you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast)? Click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

Thanks for listening/reading episode 202! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

May 17, 2018

Our society’s methods for losing weight are bonkers. Starvation diets, low-fat diets — none of them really work on an extended basis, and some of them could be making us sicker.

Our #TBT guest this week is Jonathan Bailor who spent 10 years doing intensively researching the diets we try and why they tend to fail.

Click here for the original show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

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May 8, 2018

This week, we brought back original OSF Podcast cast members, Alek Lev and Jeff Meacham back for the 200th episode! Now that Devon and I are expecting a baby girl soon, we wanted to talk to Jeff and Alek (who both have two children) about how they look after and raise their family.

 

Click here for the full show notes!

Please leave us a review at openskyfitness.com/review 

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Sign up for the next 7 Day Paleo Reset!

 

Specifically, we'll be discussing the following in this episode:

  • How Open Sky Fitness got its start with Rob, Jeff, and Alek.
  • Generational Nutrition: how Jeff and Alek connect with food now compared to in the past when their parents made the rules.
  • The struggles they still face from time to time with nutrition.
  • What life is now like as parents and raising children.
  • How they juggle their own health and their family's health
  • What they do to share their own health philosophies and encourage healthy habits with their children.
  • Sleep training hacks and other parenting tips.
May 1, 2018

"The beauty of Keto from a lifestyle, intuitive, instinctive eating perspective is that you're much more in tune with what your body actually needs. When you eat carbohydrates, your insulin spikes and your glucose levels are all over the place not to mention your brain is triggered to eat more food even if your body doesn't necessarily need more food. Whereas with Keto, you're much more in line with your body and you have a much more stable baseline for your glucose and insulin so you know when you're hungry and you know when you're full and you're able to intuitively self-regulate how much you eat." - Robert Sikes 

 

In this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we had Natural, Pro Ketogenic Body Builder, Founder of Keto Savage, Creator of The Keto Brick, Author of Keto-Adapted Performance Manualand the Host of the Keto Savage Podcast, Robert Sikes to talk about the Ketogenic diet, meal prepping, and how he's overcome various life obstacles. His mission is to help you apply the Keto Diet to your in lifestyle to help you achieve your health goals. He has been following the Ketogenic Diet continuously for the last 3 years both during the bodybuilding season and in the offseason.

Solutions to Mindless Food Cravings

We also received a question from our Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group: What do you do if you're bored and you find yourself mindlessly craving bad foods? We received so many different great answers from our community members and that's one of the best parts about being a part of this group; we all reach out to support one another whether we have a question, we're struggling with something, or we want to share a milestone achievement.

Some of the answers to the question, What do you do if you're bored and you find yourself mindlessly craving bad foods? include:

  • Meditation
  • Pre-cut veggies
  • Apple slices with almond butter
  • Waiting later in the day to eat lunch
  • Drinking water to fill up your stomach
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Kombucha with spirulina
  • Go for a walk, stretch, or do something physical
  • Have something bitter rather than sweet such as dandelion tea or ginger tea
  • Seltzer water

 

What Does the Ketogenic Diet Work?

According to Robert, the Ketogenic Diet is a natural process in your body that converts fat, oxidation, fasting techniques via a process called Ketosis that allows your body to burns fat and produces ketones to power the brain and other bodily functions. Essentially it's just an alternative fuel source that burns glucose as our main source of energy.

 

Keto Savage Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=L1bHS20rKw0

 

What Foods Are Included in Keto?

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or cannot tolerate some foods such as dairy, there are various different foods that belong the Ketogenic Diet including:

  • Saturated Fats
    • Grass-fed steak or bacon for example
  • Eggs
  • Avocados
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Salmon
  • Canned sardines with olive oil

 

Common Keto Diet Mistakes

"Once you understand the basic principles of Keto and you're careful about the ingredients in food, it's pretty simple to adapt it to your life." - Robert Sikes

 

Some common mistakes that Robert sees people make include:

  • Sometimes they don't take necessary sodium and potassium supplements when they start the Keto diet in order to help with the Keto flu.
  • People are focusing on counting net carbs more than total carbs and it should be the opposite.
  • Companies are selling these "Keto bars" that just have a ton of processed carbs and people should actually avoid eating them.
  • Those on the Keto Diet should supplement with vitamin D and creatine.

 

Robert's Homemade Fat Bomb, The Keto Brick

Tired of not being able to carry around fat bombs because so many have to stay refrigerated until ready to be eaten, Robert came up with his own homemade fat bomb which he calls, The Keto Brick.

The Keto Brick includes 1,000 calories with 90 grams of fat, 31 grams of protein, and 16 grams of carbs of which 12 are fiber and is made up of natural ingredients so that it has a chocolate mocha taste to it:

cacao butter,  MCT oil powder, sea salt, and vegetable-based protein powder.

  • Raw Organic Cacao Butter
  • Vegetable-Based Protein
  • Pure MCT Powder
  • Ground Flaxseed
  • Raw Organic Caco Nibs
  • Ground Coffee Beans
  • Pink Himalayan Salt

 

Do You Want a Keto Brick?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dADsrfrdy1o

 

About Robert Sikes

Robert Orion Sikes is a lifetime natural competitive bodybuilder, nutrition and training consultant, and life enthusiast. He has experimented with some variation of all popular performance diets to find what is and isn’t effective. To influence his work, he has read hundreds of medical research papers, consumed hours of podcast audio, and tested these methods on numerous clients. He has battled with eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and total frustration as a result of bad information about mainstream dieting methods. He has won his class in every natural bodybuilding competition he has entered. He is working towards his pro-card in 2017 while on a ketogenic diet. Robert received his bachelor's degree at the University of Arkansas for business management in 2014. His first competition was in 2012. His clientele includes professional natural bodybuilders, CEO’s, the Gold’s Gym Spokane membership pool, and recreational athletes who want to push their bodies to the limit and harness the power of ketones.

 

 

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As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

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Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

 

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

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What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 198 - Food Combining: Does It Actually Work?

2:40 About our guest this week: Robert Sikes of Keto Savage

4:00 A question from our Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group: What do you do if you're bored and you find yourself mindlessly craving bad foods?

11:00 What's the 411 on our 7 Day Paleo Reset? Find out how to join the next round!

13:00 Introduction to Robert Sikes

 

15:30 What the Ketogenic Diet is in a nutshell?

17:00 Robert's background story and why he began to be interested in bodybuilding.

22:30 What struggles he has faced including OCD and what images he used to put in his mind while lifting.

25:30 How his former thought processes about success affected his personal relationships and how that changed once he moved to Washington state and met his future fiancée, Crystal.

32:30 The most common, standard preparation for bodybuilding competitions in terms of nutrition and why he doesn't follow it.

34:20 How he discovered the Keto prep was something that was working for him.

36:30 Even though he wasn't fully following the Keto diet, should people fully follow the Keto diet for full results?

37:10 What is the macronutrient profile for the Ketogenic Diet?

38:20 How many calories does he consume in the offseason and for prepping before competitions.

41:10 Does the average person need to be so strict with the Ketogenic diet to live the kind of lifestyle that he has?

42:00 Is there a way to live a Keto lifestyle without having to consume dairy?

 

44:40 What are common mistakes that people make when they go on the Keto diet?

 

45:40 Will processed oils like canola oil or soybean oil affect your results or just blood markers?

46:30 Does he have any problems when he eats out? How he makes eating out at restaurants more Keto-friendly for himself.

47:45 His favorite homemade 'fat bomb,' The Keto Brick.

 

49:20 Supplements - what should be taken?

51:40 How he works with clients to help them learn how to cook food.

53:30 What nutrition habits his family has compared to what he wants to eat with Keto.

42:50 What are some examples of what people can eat while following a Ketogenic diet.

50:00 His relationship with his family and what they think about the Keto diet.

1:10:00 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:10:50 Reminder that you're invited to sign up for our next FREE 7 Day Paleo Reset!

1:11:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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Apr 24, 2018

On this week’s podcast, we’ll be going over the popular debate going on about food combinations and whether or not this theory actually works.

Many people believe that combining certain foods can help ease digestion. They think that food can have different digestive timings and you have to pay attention to that so that it does not hinder the digestion process.

On the other hand, Devon and I have some different theories. We’ll be looking at both sides of the debate and go over the following:

  • What various sources say about food combining and whether they think it’s legit or not.
  • Different “food combining rules” – what we agree and disagree with.
  • How certain food combinations actually help with nutrition absorption.
  • When the best time to eat fruit is and when you shouldn’t eat it.
  • What studies have found out about food combination principles and balanced nutrition for weight loss.
  • Food combing and autoimmune disease.
  • Why there’s no need for the alkaline diet.
  • What other factors are beneficial to absorbing nutrition besides food combinations

 

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Apr 19, 2018

In this #TBT episode, we're sharing our episode on convenient foods and meal prep hacks! This is the perfect episode for you if you live a super crazy lifestyle, want to cook healthier for yourself and your family, or just want some healthy snack substitute ideas. 

While we were manually renovating some apartments, we were incredibly busy and so these hacks really helped us stay healthy and keep up with our nutrition goals. 

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Apr 10, 2018

Grains and legumes can be super tricky to add to your diet. First of all, based on your dietary needs, you may or no may not be able to consume them. Then, there is a right way and a wrong way to include them in your meals. It takes time, preparation, and organizing your life around it, but have no fear because we'll cover all of that for you in this episode.

In addition, Devon researched the healthiest cultures around the world and not only how they prepare their grains and legumes, but what other foods make up the majority of their diet and what kind of lifestyle they live that aides them in living to be over 100 years old.

Specifically, we'll talk about the following places:

  • Icaria
  • Okinawa
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Iceland

If you do have an autoimmune disease, IBS, SIBO, Celiac disease, or Crohn's disease don't include grains, pseudo grains, or legumes to your diet at any cost. 

 

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Mar 29, 2018

Learn about the origins of the Paleo diet and Dr. Cordain's research; what are some of the myths about Paleo vs. the true facts; and most of all, how Paleo compares to other diets such as a Plant-based diet or the low-carb Ketogenic Diet. I could’ve gone on an on talking about the Paleo Diet with Dr. Cordain in this interview!

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Mar 27, 2018

Probiotics, Enzymes, hydrochloric acid (HCl) and why they're important for our digestive system. - Naturally through foods or with supplementation.

On this week's episode, we are giving our full attention to the digestive system and teaching you all that you need to know about it and how to take care of it. By the end of this episode, you will be fully equipped with the knowledge of how different foods can negatively affect your gut and what you can do to both heal and support your gut back to good health.

By taking a close look at probiotics, enzymes, and hydrochloric acid (HCl), we will cover the following areas:

  • Diet - nutritious foods that will support your natural gut microbiome
  • Finding the root cause of your gut problem
  • Supplements that will help your body heal

 

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Mar 15, 2018

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On this #TBT episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast we look back at our interview with Paleo Chef, Mary Shenouda.

Mary shares her views on the Paleo diet and how it can evolve to work for anyone. We find out how changing your diet can literally save your life, how eating bacon can help you drop 30 pounds and why actors are douche bags.

If you’d like to check out what Mary is up to, go to her website, www.PaleoChef.com or follow @paleochef on Instagram and Twitter. If your interested in picking up an awesome cookbook, check out Summer Eats.

Mar 13, 2018

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On this episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we're giving our full attention to one of the three macronutrients along with carbohydrates and fats: PROTEIN. No matter your stance on nutrition (whether you're Paleo, Keto, or Vegetarian), we can all agree on one thing - You should never drastically lower your intake of proteins.

In this episode, we'll discuss the following topics and teach you all you need to know about the following proteins:

  • How much protein you should consume every day.
  • What proteins are made up of and why we need them to help keep our body functioning. 
  • Foods that have the highest content of protein and which ones are the best sources.
  • Differences in protein supplements - Protein Concentrate vs. Protein Isolate.

We'll also uncover several different sources of protein including:

  • Meat
  • Plants
  • Whey
  • Casein
  • Supplements
  • Branch chain amino acids
  • Egg 
  • Collagen
  • Insect 
Mar 8, 2018

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About this #TBT episode:

Rob and Devon talked with their friend and Ketogenic Diet expert, Kristen Mancinelli. Not only is she highly knowledgeable about Ketogenic, but Kristen also has a solid background in Paleo and has written about both diets in various publications.

Kristen shared a lot of great information on the Open Sky Fitness podcast this week. Share shared her own experience with the Ketogenic Diet; what it was like to reach the stage of Ketosis; how many carbs a person should take in on a daily basis; and what are the right and wrong foods to eat while on the diet.

We were also able to answer some of our listeners’ questions about the topic such as: Can an athlete or active person follow a Ketogenic Diet? and Can you follow a Ketogenic Diet with a busy schedule and still try to consistently workout? Can carbs be included?

Mar 6, 2018

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This is a very special episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast. Recently, one of the members of our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook, Jen Shipp, shared that she has lost 150 pounds over the last two years and we really wanted to share her story with everyone.

You'll be so inspired by Jen's story and discover why it's not so complicated to live a healthier lifestyle after all and it doesn't have to be as complicated as what big diet brands are selling you. 

Before Jen shares her awesome story, Devon and I discussed the various different types of olive oil and what's the difference between light, pure, virgin, and extra virgin. Plus, you'll find out whether or not what you're buying at the store is the real deal or not.

Mar 1, 2018

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Without even realizing it, our eating habits may have been passed down to us from our grandparents and parents. What we ate as a child and maybe even now can go generations back. Fortunately, we have the awesome opportunity to stop the poor nutrition pattern and transition into making healthier choices.

In this episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, Rob and Devon discuss generational nutrition. Children pay a lot of attention to what their parents do including what they eat and their relationship with food. Today, Rob and Devon explore how parents can be a positive or negative influence on their child’s future eating habits. However, parents also have to ability to improve their family’s health. Learn what simple changes parents can make to help the entire family become healthy and how to teach their child to make good choices.

Feb 15, 2018

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On this #TBT episode, we're discussing the myths about calorie counting by taking a look back at OSF Episode 133 - Should I Count Calories? Why or Why Not?

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Discover whether or not it's really worth it keep track of your calories. Or maybe there's a better way for you to continue your health progress?

Devon and I will take you step by step through the benefits and disadvantages of counting calories. If you have any further questions about it or want to learn what steps you can take to get healthy, feel free to send us a message!

Jan 30, 2018

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Two weeks ago, Devon and I talked about Periodization: Creating A Strategy For Your Next Fitness Challenge in Open Sky Fitness episode 184. In that episode, we focused more the physical fitness aspect of periodization and this week, we’re talking about nutrition and how to eat to get the most out of your Macrocycles, Mesocycles, and Microcycles.

Exercise is one way to get into shape, but you won’t get the results you want without nutrition either. 

If you’re training for a fitness competition, you gotta focus on the amount of macronutrients you intake and it’s the same if you want to get into shape with a periodization plan. To learn more about macronutrients and eating right for a fitness competition, you can learn a lot from last week’s podcast OSF 185 with Paul Revelia: The Building Blocks of a Muscular Physique in which he explains how to become a natural bodybuilder.

There are 5 Phases of completing a Periodization Plan with nutrition:

  • The First Phase – Beginning/Transition Phase: Clean Up Your Diet
  • The Second Phase – Building Up Lean Body Mass: Which Foods to Eat and Which to Avoid
  • The Third Phase – Leaning Out: Greater Focus on Specific, Nutritious Foods
  • The Fourth Phase – The Peaking Mesocycle Phase: Preparing for a Fitness Competition
  • The Fifth Phase – The Recovery Mesocycle Phase: Continuing Your New, Healthy Lifestyle
Jan 18, 2018

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We’ll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we’ve done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won’t just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there’s so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we’ll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

Nov 7, 2017

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When it comes to the fate of the world we live in, we play a huge role. Depending on how we treat our environment today, that will determine how we will live in the future.

Something that we do have control over is how we grow and distribute food via different farming techniques. Unlike industrial farming, sustainable farming gives us food that comes from farming techniques that product the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare.

On this week's episode, Devon and I share how industrial agriculture is harming the earth and how sustainable farming can help us reverse those effects and beyond to grow and flourish as a society.

Be mindful of what you eat; think about where it's coming from and how was it transported to you.

Sep 12, 2017

 

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Check Out Our Elimination Diet

Food Shopping List!

 

"The more strict you are with the elimination diet, the better. If you're not quite sure if something should be on your list of things to eat, then don't eat it during this time period." - Rob Dionne

 

 

 What is an Elimination Diet?

 

"A lot of people see diets as something that they have to do for the rest of their lives and that's a really daunting thought for them. However, with the elimination diet, it allows you to figure out everything that you need to eat in order for your body to function properly and it only takes 6-8 weeks." - Rob Dionne

 

On this week's episode, Devon and I are giving you the full 411 on elimination diets. But what even is an elimination diet? For starters, it's actually not much of a diet. It's more of a short reset period during which you can discover which foods you should eat and which ones you should avoid.

In a nutshell, you eliminate any foods that can potentially cause problems with your body and then add them back in one at a time to assess the issues that occur or don't occur.

While  you do an elimination diet, you'll want to make sure your health is good shape: no stress, easy workouts, spend time with friends and family, and get plenty of sleep.

Discover which foods you can digest, ones that cause allergies, or what foods are sensitive to your body.

How Long Does and Elimination Diet Take?

An elimination diet typically takes 6-8 weeks to fully complete, but it may take some people more than 8 weeks. On the bright side, you'll have so much great information about your body by the time you wrap up the diet.

Which Types of Elimination Diets Exist?

There are different kinds of elimination diets that are more strict while others are more easy going. Some elimination diets include:

  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Paleo
  • Whole 30

 

Why Do an Elimination Diet?

 

"You don't have to be unwell to do an elimination diet. You can be totally healthy, but you feel there's  some improvement you can make with your health. If you're having a hard time losing weight, this could be good for you."  - Rob Dionne

 

If you have the following reoccurring symptoms that just don't seem right or normal, it could be a sign of poor nutrition health:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Stomach pain
  • Acid Refulx
  • Foggy mind
  • Irritabilty
  • Chronic migraines
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Uncontrollable weight gain
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Insomnia
  • Exhaustion
  • Can't sleep well
  • IBS
  • Skin problems:
    • Acne
    • Eczema

If you ignore them, they can lead to worse problems like autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's Disease, or a leaky gut.

 

 

How to Start an Elimination Diet

 

"You can spend so much money on blood, genetic, or allergy tests, but the elimination diet is a really simple, inexpensive way to find out what works for you. It's less scientific, but more detailed for the individual." - Devon Dionne

 

Begin an elimination diet by getting rid of any potential foods that can harm your body for 3-5 weeks. If there are any foods that you suspect are giving you health problems, be sure to include those.

It might sound strange, but there can even be different fruits or vegetables like night shades that can also be causing you to have individual health problems. In general, night shades do have a lot of great benefits, but they can also cause health problems for some people.

 

 

Reintroducing Foods Back Into Your Diet

After 3 weeks, you can begin to reintroduce foods one at a time. Choose one food, eat a serving of it and then wait for 3 days to see any side effects before adding that food back into your diet.

If you experience any side effects, that's a sign that your body doesn't like that particular food and we don't recommend you continue to eat them.

Add back in foods that were the most important to you first or foods that provide the most nutrition the quickest:

  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Nightshades
  • Shellfish
  • Dairy
  • Legumes
  • Grain
  • Caffeine

Any Downsides or Risks?

There shouldn't be any downsides or risks, but there can be if you have diabetes. When in doubt,  you should go see a doctor or even a naturopathic doctor who's familiar with elimination diets.

Don't do it with your children because it could affect their growth and development. Also, certain people might have extreme reactions once they've reintroduced these foods back into your diet. Allergies, migraines, and acne for example.

Contact an expert or a dietitian that specializes in elimination diets if you're worried about it.

 

 

Share Your Favorite Healthy Recipes!

 From breakfast to dessert, send us your favorite healthy recipes in the Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group

We thought it would be a fun idea to gather all of our favorite recipes simply for the sake of sharing them with each other. We won't be selling this book of recipes. Rather, we just want to compile a list of them to share with each other.

All you have to do is:

  • Choose your favorite recipes
  • Send it to us in the Facebook group and include:
    • The source where you found the recipe i.e. book, online, magazine
    • A couple of sentences about yourself.
    • Use the hashtag: #OSFcoobook to help us easily find your submission!

 

 

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What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

3:35 Check out last week's episode - OSF 165 - Nagina Abudllah: How Spices Can Kick Start Your Weight Loss

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6:40  Sign up to do one-on-one coaching with either Rob and Devon!

8:20  Today's topic: The Elimination Diet

10:20  Why should someone consider doing an elimination diet?

18:00  How to Start an Elimination Diet

23:10  Elimination Diets for Vegetarians

23:45  A Paleo Approach to the Elimination Diet

30:00  Foods that you should avoid for the elimination diet

36:00  The process of reintroducing foods back into your diet

39:35  Adjusting your lifestyle along with the elimination diet

43:00  Any downsides or risks to the elimination diet?

45:30  Shopping and meal prepping for the elimination diet

47:00  Final tips and advice for the elimination diet

48:50  Closing comments with Rob and Devon

49:55 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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