[Podcast] Ep29: Ben Greenfield, All Around Badass

In this episode I have a rapid-fire conversation with nutrition and fitness expert Ben Greenfield who is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life”. In 2008, Ben was voted as NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the year and in 2013 was named by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. We discuss all kinds of health related topics listed below.

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Topics of Conversation:

– Where the Standard American Diet came from (i.e. the “Food Pyramid”), why it’s so wrong, and what you can do about it

– Ben’s “Superhuman Food Pyramid”

– The spectrum of healthy and unhealthy foods on the pyramid

– Why we don’t need glucose (i.e. carbohydrates) for energy

– Why eating fat is good for you

– Why Gatorade and sports drinks are bad for you

– Top 3 Recommendations for those out of shape who want to get healthier but don’t know where to start (they aren’t what you may think)

– Why being cold helps you burn calories (“Cold Thermogenesis”)

– Top 3 Recommendations to avoid EMF in your office (Electromagnetic Fields)

If you prefer to read the interview, click here to view the transcript.

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Useful Links:

– Ben Greenfield Fitness

– The Superhuman Food Pyramid

“Grain Brain” by Dr. David Perlmutter

“Wheat Belly” by William Davis

Ben’s Quick & Dirty Tips

How to Detox Your Home (and office)

– Negative Ion Generator

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Kristin Martinand the show was executive produced by Kanen FlowersWe are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

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Zack Arnold (ACE) is an award-winning Hollywood film editor (Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Unsolved, Glee), a documentary director, father of 2, and the creator of the Optimize Yourself program. Zack helps ambitious creative professionals and entrepreneurs overcome procrastination, depression, and creative burnout so they can get sh*t done and achieve the most meaningful goals in their lives...without sacrificing their sanity in the process. If you’re interested in learning how to better manage your time, your energy, and develop ninja-like focus, download Zack’s “Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Creativity (And Avoiding Burnout).”