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3 Ways to Break A Weight Loss Plateau

Have you hit a weight loss plateau and you don’t know what to do about it? Ahhhh the frustration is REAL! You’ve probably worked really hard so you’re frustrated that the scale is NOT budging! You’ve been doing great on tracking your macros and tracking your calories. You might have just tried to eat healthier foods and say ‘no’ to fast food as well as soda. Perhaps you’ve started hitting the gym more. The good news is, you’ve been doing great– but there IS a reason why your body will plateau. And it’s NOT that it ‘hates you.’ You need to apply a SCIENTIFIC and STRATEGIC approach to your efforts. As I teach in the Power Foods Lifestyle, your body does not work like a bank account where the goal is to starve and deprive it while working out as hard as you can. There will come a tap-out point where your body is...

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“Transformation” with Brittney Becker (Episode 189)

Transformation is a word often looked at by society as one of completely magical changing. However, here at Body Buddies, we know that transformation is created one meal, one workout, and one day at a time. It requires a shift in internal dialogue, emotional processing, and intentional external behavior. This process of remapping the brain is extraordinary when one sees it happen in another’s life (or their own!). Far too many think it’s “impossible” and too hard for them. That’s why I asked Brittney Becker, mother, wife, and rockstar Body Buddy to come on the podcast to talk about her transformation. She will share with you insights into balance, shifting beliefs about herself, and how to make it all happen while being a mom of many children! You will love learning in this podcast with Kristy Jo and Brittney. Tune in now and share with another mother who is on...

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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...

Trishia Fights Symptoms of MS with the Power Foods Lifestyle

“I was so tired, to the point it took everything I had to get out of bed, my feet hurt at first, and my hands were swollen it hurt to bend my fingers. It started to progress. My legs began to have severe shooting, sharp and burning pain, my fatigue was worsening.” Receiving letters like the following are the sole reason that I continue to do what I do here at Body Buddies. My eyes are filled with tears and gratitude to Trishia for sharing her story, and I hope this will inspire even one person to stand up for their health (and their life). *This letter is shared with permission. Dear Kristy Jo, I started reading your book, The Power Foods Lifestyle, back in August 2017. A friend recommended you to me. I was not well at all in health, and I was emotionally sick. It started back in...

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Hypothyroidism and Weight Loss: A Case Study

Do you have Hypothyroidism, and are experiencing weight gain, brain fog, fatigue, and  wishing you could feel like YOU again? Many people find it  increasingly difficult to lose weight while experiencing Hypothyroidism. This condition extends to include those with partial thyroid removal, full thyroid removal, and Hashimoto’s. However, with the right nutrition strategy using REAL food and proper portions, combinations, and timing, I’m seeing women  everywhere losing weight and feeling GREAT!! It’s so exciting!!! I’d like to share with you the story of Cheryl, 48, from California. The Power Foods Lifestyle helped her lose 25 pounds in 8 weeks.  My jaw literally dropped when I got her transformation photos after she had been living the Power Foods Lifestyle. Before the Power Foods Lifestyle, she didn’t feel healthy, had endometriosis, had no energy, and felt so overwhelmed that something needed to change. She used to do 3 meals a day with...

Body Buddies 8-Week Challenge CHAMPIONS CIRCLE (Summer 2017 Group)

You can’t help but be motivated by seeing these photos and reading the stories of powerhouse women who did the Body Buddies 8-week Challenge! CHALLENGE WINNER Name: Cheryl Coulter Scale Weight: released 25 lb. (averaging 3.125 lb./week) Did you read the entire book? Yes, prior to the Challenge. Please share how have you grown and changed through the 8-week Challenge: “The PFL saved me, I have several health issues and my weight was out of control and growing! Between cross fit and PFL, I and feeling so alive and energetic!” What was the most important principle you learned or of which you improved in your mastery? “I have learned how to shop and read labels and what foods are best to consume or avoid with my thyroid issues! Reading labels! Eating and fixing foods from scratch and how to eat in restaurants by portion control.” What was the biggest body differences you experienced? (Digestion? Skin? Energy?...

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Episode #155: How To Increase Your Accountability & Follow Through

So you might be busy, flying from one thing to the next, and not have a sustainable way to track your efforts in nutrition and fitness. Everyone tells you to just track your macros in MyFitnessPal, but that is VERY time-consuming, and borderline obsessive to do every day, you think. So what do you do? Do you succumb to less-than-stellar nutrition and fitness efforts and just wing it? Or do you learn a NEW method of keeping yourself accountable that keeps you focused, non-obsessive, and striving to reach behavior objectives, not results objectives? Duh… the latter. Check out this Body Buddies Podcast Episode where Kristy Jo walks you through the use of her 8-week Accountability Workbook to help you increase your accountability and your follow-through! 🙂 This workbook was designed or Kristy Jo’s unique needs, and has now helped hundreds of people who LOVE the way it’s lined out! Join...

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Eat This, Not That When Going Gluten-Free

Dear Body Buds, If you have an auto immune disease or a gluten sensitivity, going gluten-free can be a big part of your feeling good. Several of the cases I see in those who come into my coaching program where I recommend they go gluten-free include the following: Celiac Disease Hypothyroidism Hyperthyroidism Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Type 1 Diabetes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Chronic Pain Arthritis Taking traditional eating and shifting it into a new method of eating can be difficult initially, but I promise it gets easier as you just keep going. Keep trying. Keep learning. Keep practicing. What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley that needs to be avoided. This means even avoiding foods that could have been cross contaminated like in the case of brown rice and oats. Unless you are buying a certified gluten-free product, you cannot be assured that...

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Why Going Gluten-Free Doesn’t Mean You’ll Lose Weight

Dear Body Buds, Have you heard about the trendy topic of going gluten-free and how people are “losing all this weight?” I’d like to shed some light on this topic, and offer some insight into why going gluten-free doesn’t automatically mean you’ll lose weight. While gluten has only been found to impact those with auto immune disease and Celiac Disease, a recent study found that around 30% of US adults were trying to cut gluten out of their diet. What is Gluten? Gluten is a general name for proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape kind of like a glue–it holds it all together. When water comes in contact with flour, the gluten proteins form a sticky layer which is why your foods like bagels, rolls, and breads stick together so nicely and don’t crumble. Carbohydrates and Blood Sugar Getting rid of the gluten in...