You almost have to have a detective license these days to get “real” food at the grocery store. Labeling is intentionally misleading to consumers who believe “all-natural” actually means the product is truly all natural. The best place to get food that contains beneficial nutrients is the farmer’s market or the local butcher. Drew’s guest, The Fat Burning Man – Abel James, shares his Wild Diet, which he describes as somewhere in between the paleo and primal eating plans. Drew and Abel take us behind the scenes of their reality TV shows, where we learn how someone can wear a full-size bacon costume and still look at themselves in the mirror every morning.
[4:54] What exactly is the Wild Diet and what makes it different than Paleo?
[8:22] Watch out for these buzz words
[12:30] Being part of the food culture will help you stay healthy
[13:55] The Wild Diet is a mix of Primal and Paleo
[17:21] There are so many benefits to fasting, plus your muscles don’t fall off
[20:19] Eat around the same time as your daily workout
[21:45] Kids should be eating nutritious foods when they are hungry
[24:51] Being a part of the reality series My Diet is Better than Yours
[30:53] Reality TV shows are created from months of footage packed into 45 minutes
[32:40] The Wild Diet book, Swamp Thing and Abel’s other new projects
[34:00] The Lightning Round - The Wood Brothers
[39:09] Small Things from Swamp Thing
Focusing on clients’ needs is something that has always been important to the trainer, Steve Pfiester. Even during his early days of training, he recognized it was necessary to understand all aspects of physical therapy in order to be the best trainer he could be. His recent Fit to Fat to Fit experience is another example of how he gives of himself to benefit his clients, both physically and mentally. After gaining 45 pounds for the show, Steve found himself struggling to perform his own Boot Camp workout. He realized he may have been judgmental before this journey because he could see people’s potential but never understood why they didn’t want to get in shape. Drew and Lynn are joined by Steve’s wife, Bonnie and Tasha Reiss-Cruzz, the client from the Fit to Fat to Fit TV show.
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[4:30] Steve grew up as a chubby kid, but he had a natural affinity towards fitness
[6:30] Bonnie worked out with her Dad as a kid
[8:41] Steve thought he had fallen out of love with Bonnie
[14:44] Should marriage make you happy all the time?
[17:27] It all starts with obedience
[20:31] Being a selfless mom wasn’t enough for Tasha
[24:16] Why did Steve get involved in the Fit to Fat to Fit project?
[28:34] Being self-righteous and judgmental without realizing it
[31:41] Wrestling with knowing someone’s potential
[35:15] Tasha felt like Steve better understood what she was going through
[38:06] Being overweight helped us to change our own boot camp program
[40:10] Steve’s first workout after gaining the weight was brutal
[44:20] Contact Bonnie, Steve and Tasha
[46:24] The Lightning Round
Ongoing training and proper nutrition are key factors in keeping your body in top shape. Even if you don’t desire the life of a cage fighter, you can learn important life and fitness lessons from our guest Rich Franklin. He shares both his training regimen and nutritional goals with us. In preparation for an MMA or UFC fight, he physically works his body for 22 grueling hours a week; and he uses Armor Gel exclusively to keep his body protected from dangerous infections while working out. Rich believes that “Anything worth accomplishing in life is going to be a difficult task” and he shares his positive and encouraging message with people all over the world.
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[3:53] Dishin’ some dirt on Dallas
[6:03] Transitioning from teaching to becoming a full-time fighter
[11:41] Anything worth accomplishing in life is going to be a difficult task
[14:20] How to Be a Loser – TEDxUChicago
[16:30] How does Rich train and eat during retirement?
[20:47] Prepping for a Fight
[23:30] Nothing trumps experience
[26:17] Looking at things from a cellular level – It’s all about nutrition
[30:35] Weight cutting can be as stressful as the fight
[35:02] Death related to weight cutting is causing changes in the UFC
[38:22] Armor Gel uses silver, which inhibits the growth of microorganisms
[42:48] The Lightning Round – The droopy
The first episode of A&E’s Fit to Fat to Fit show was truly an amazing story that brought Drew’s experiment to life. JJ Peterson is the trainer who needed to gain 60 pounds in order to participate. He has been a fitness buff since he was 10 years old. He was obsessed with how the human body functioned and had never been overweight in his life. Ray Stewart is the client who found himself pushing the 400lb mark on the scale. He always felt judged when entering a gym; and felt as though he was on a different planet when he previously participated in a fitness show. The two are now planning their next Spartan race together. Get the behind the scenes juice from today’s podcast.
[3:45] A kidney disease led JJ to love the human body and how it works
[8:34] In hindsight, my previous judgment was misplaced
[12:15] Ray felt judged when he went to a fitness conference or to the gym
[14:32] It’s inspiring to see people doing the best they can
[15:44] JJ’s Fit2Fat2Fit journey was more difficult mentally than it was physically
[18:46] My trainer gaining the weight made a huge impact on my weight loss experience
[23:41] The biggest thing I learned from the Fit2Fat2Fit journey
[25:30] Adding love to my training program since I am more focused on the individual as a whole
[28:28] JJ struggled with his first workout after 120 days without physical exercise
[31:11] It was powerful to see how bad JJ wanted it
[34:09] Ray makes a decision every day to stay on the program
[37:57] Paying it forward
[39:40] We don’t bring crap food into the house
[42:44] Contact information for JJ & Ray
[44:07] The Lightening Round
Dan Partland, Executive Producer of the upcoming Fit to Fat to Fit TV docu-series joins Drew and Lynn to discuss the making of the show. Dan mentions he was surprised to discover the unconscious biases towards super fit people as well as the biases people have about obese people. He also shares how the show may seem gimmicky to those who don’t watch it, but when they see it they will realize the emotional and mental aspects of weight loss from two completely different fitness groups. The show will be as profound as the Fit2Fat2Fit book.
[4:47] Dan’s background in television and documentaries
[9:50] Fiction films are fun to watch but not a lot of fun to make
[11:53] ‘Is the Fit2Fat2Fit show going to be safe?’, was my first thought
[14:51] Finding the right style and tone was important with this show
[19:09] Showing the mental and emotional side of the journey
[19:52] People might think the show is gimmicky if they don’t watch it
[24:20] Everybody involved with making the show was impacted
[30:53] Participants had their own reasons for being part of the show
[32:18] Drew’s book is deeply profound
[35:56] The trainers and the clients were almost like different species
[37:35] The Lightning Round - Dan wouldn’t do a Fit2Fat2Fit experience
Our first simulcast combines a podcasting veteran, Jimmy Moore of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb and a podcast newbie, but soon to be a legend, Drew Manning in a tete-a-tete. The guys discuss ketosis, what it means, how to get there and whether or not it should be used to compete against the Biggest Loser. Then, Jimmy questions Drew about his Fit2fat2fit TV show starting on January 19th on the A&E network; including, why he decided on a TV show and what we can expect to experience by watching it. Lynn and the lightning round will be back next week.
[4:52] Gaining empathy by gaining weight
[7:18] Convenience foods can cause moments of weakness
[10:38] Not all doctors are on board but they should be
[13:02] The correct process to reach ketosis
[18:41] Foods to eat to reach ketosis
[21:12] Does Jimmy splurge on junk food?
[24:03] Is Keto okay for children?
[28:25] Drew’s new show is an emotional docu-series
[35:19] January 19th is the Fit2Fat2Fit show debut on A&E
[36:45] Find the diet that works for you, it’s not a religion
[38:28] Top tips to get started with your plan to reach ketosis
[42:10] If Drew had truly reached ketosis, he would have remembered “Office Space”