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Episode #187: Self Mastery in Body and Mind

Are you ready to take your mindset and awareness of body behavior to the next level? Are you ready to challenge your patterns of habit and optimize them to coming from a place of love? If so, you’ll LOVE this podcast, a piece of a recording from the Body Buddies World Masterclass in April. Each month, Kristy Jo hosts a Facebook Live training for members to train on topics, answer questions, boost morale, and get members excited about their health journey! Join Today for just $8/month: www.BodyBuddiesWorld.com Body Buddies World Membership is the PERFECT way to get accountable, stay connected, and get answers to your questions while completing any Body Buddies program or coaching. 38% off Coaching Calls with Kristy Jo up to 2x/month!  Post questions in the group anytime to get support from the community of members. You will feel a new motivation and surge of “I can do...

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Are You Addicted to Food?

Do you find yourself eating whenever something difficult happens in your life? Do you call yourself an ‘Emotional Eater’ or a ‘Compulsive Eater?’ Are you frustrated with the lack of control you feel? If so, you are not alone. In this episode of the Body Buddies Podcast, I will help you understand what you may not know about addiction vs. habit reprogramming, as well as the psychological hacks to start getting in front of your patterns of behavior. I will teach you about the E.T.E.B. Chain, the mechanism by which all habits and behavior are produced. This knowledge will give you the power to take into your life and start being more aware of the subconscious elements that drive you, but give you the upper-hand to start breaking through your habits or addictions! It’s beyond powerful, which is why I am SO excited to give this information to you. The...

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Episode #185: Navigating Your Inner Dialogue

When you’re working to improve your body’s aesthetics and/or health, it can be very frustrating when things are not going according to plan. Maybe that is in your choices and lack of follow-through, or maybe that is due to unforeseen events in your life. No matter what is getting you off track it is important to find solutions (and quickly) so you can beat the debilitating momentum that comes from one more day, and one more day, and one more day of begin off track. However, within the midst of those efforts, the quality of your inner dialogue is critical. The more you work on improving your thoughts, the better you will become at managing your emotions. After all, emotions ride on the tailcoats of thoughts. In this episode of the Body Buddies podcast, Kristy Jo will help you learn through her own authentic and vulnerable sharing of life as...

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Leaky Gut and the Microbiome

What is Leaky Gut and the Microbiome?  Latest research reveals we are doing ourselves a disservice by not looking at the root cause of illness and disease. How could that be? Due to the connection between the ecosystem in the gut and all the bacteria housed there, researchers are finding the direct correlation between how we eat, autoimmune conditions, mental health conditions, and nearly every one of these “mystery illnesses” that continue to pop up. Talking about the chemicals in our food and how they are changing our biology is a topic that many don’t want to hear; in fact, they believe I am quite controversial when I talk about this. However, that mental construct, carefully crafted through cultural paradigms and media programming, is doing no one any good. Instead, it’s making us sicker and sicker and raising our mortality rates, insurance premiums, and dissatisfaction with life with each passing...

Why Grass-Fed Beef Is Superior to Conventional Beef (STOP Buying It)

“Beef. It’s what’s for dinner . . . ” (here’s what they didn’t tell us). . . Without a doubt, grass-fed beef is growing in popularity due to not only taste, but proper education. In 2013, retail sales of grass-fed beef clocked in at over $400 million, which was staggering compared to only $5 million in sales in 1998.   Eating beef once per day in at the main meal (dinner) is what we were told for years during the American advertising campaign, paid for by the Beef Checkoff Program. While I agree this was a successful campaign when it comes to profits of the cattle industry, I do not agree with the slogan. Here at Body Buddies and the Power Foods Lifestyle, my job as a Mind and Body Strategist is to help you learn not only some important science, but to navigate your thoughts and application of behavior appropriately for your...

The BEST Low Carb Cupcake Recipe | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Almond Flour and Coconut Flour

Have you ever wanted a rich, moist, chocolate cupcake that didn’t have gluten, dairy, or sugar in it? I know I have, so I set out to create the perfect chocolate cupcake that would help all of my Body Buds who are doing excellent with their Power Foods Lifestyle to enjoy a sweet treat without obliterating their progress on Valentine’s Day.  Does everyone need to go gluten- and dairy-free? Not necessarily. But as you go through the PFL Academy and start your journey with the Power Foods Lifestyle, you will learn there are many principles that will be right for some populations, and not for others.  That is the key to a TRUE lifestyle like the PFL–one that is highly adaptable to the individual and their needs. You can learn all about how the PFL meets this criteria and is the  most revolutionary nutritional method to help you by watching my...

Eat Sugary, Processed Foods Like THIS To Lose Weight

Do you love sugary, processed, non-strategic foods? Did you know you can still eat and enjoy them? After all, if you are trying to follow a diet with someone else’s rules that just aren’t working for you, I can almost guarantee you will not stick with it. How do I know that? Because I failed at so many diets in my life. I did great for a week or two–you know, I have a distant memory of making it a month on one approach, but time and time again I broke. I gave in. I binged, and it turned into a repetitive downward spiral, ending in heavier  eating sessions. Thank goodness I finally realized that I needed a completely new way of looking, and thinking, about  food to succeed! Now that I have achieved that through some very awesome principles, I’d like to share them with you. Do you agree...

Tiers of the Power Foods Lifestyle | Ditch the All-Or-Nothing Thinking!

Do you have all-or-nothing thinking when it comes to Dieting and Nutrition? Are you guilty of jumping on the latest bandwagon for nutrition and dieting, done well for a time, then felt completely disappointed in yourself as life happened and you weren’t able to finish strong? If so, you’re not alone. A recent study found that only 20% of people who start a diet make it to the one week mark, and of those people, only 20% make it to the 3-month mark. Is there any wonder there is SUCH a big business for diets, nutritional dogmas, weight loss products, and supplements? I cringe and shake my head as I observe what’s happening in our society. Simultaneously, my heart fills with gratitude that I was able to exit the pool of frustration I personally was swimming in, and “dry off.” Now, I’m being the “lifeguard” trying to pull YOU out...

Where Does Spirituality Fit In Your Health Improvement?

Have you ever wondered how to deepen your purpose, and the meaning behind caring for your body with proper nutrition and fitness? Have you ever felt there was a part of you that was missing? Have you wondered how you can find more enjoyment in everything you do? If so, you’re not alone. Feelings of emptiness, lack of motivation, and overall ‘blah’ seem to be a constant companion to so many who I am blessed to interact with at Body Buddies. In this blog post, I would like to consider together the benefits of bringing more spirituality into everything we do–from nutrition and fitness to our every day work and hobbies. I believe that a careful analysis of your life and the effort to incorporate my challenge at the end of this post will be the first domino in a chain reaction of positive events in your life. I can...

How to Cook The Perfect Chicken Breast

Have you wanted the exact formula for how to cook the perfect chicken breast? If so, look no further! I have finally discovered the most ideal way to prepare chicken breast for maximum flavor, moisture, and ease of preparation in the Power Foods Lifestyle! The Problem With Chicken If you have ever tried to cook chicken and been left with dry, brittle chicken that makes you smack you tongue in your mouth just searching for moisture, you’re not alone! If you’ve ever set your oven too high and burned all the way through the edges while leaving the center  a disturbing color of fleshy pink, you’re also not alone! Chicken can be very difficult to prepare, but as one of the most staple Power Proteins in the Power Foods Lifestyle, it is important you learn how to prepare this healthy food with quality care in a repeatable fashion. Importance of...