Master Your Health Podcast

 

Hosted by Amanda Meixner & Christopher Rocchio

New Episodes!

The Master Your Health Podcast is about more than just physical fitness and conscious eating. We aim to optimize, so we want to share the best knowledge and practices on a range of topics that we feel can help you build a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

Episode 32: Calories & Macros 101

There are three basic components to every diet: carbs, protein, and fat. These macro nutrients that make up our food can be tracked and consumed strategically in order to optimize performance and hit goals (although it’s not necessary for success). In this episode we dive into why tracking calories and macros can be helpful for some, how to calculate the correct amounts for you, when to adjust, and more.

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Episode 31: Reverse Dieting: Is It Right for You?

If you have stubborn body fat that won’t budge, have recently lost a lot of weight and hit a plateau, or are in the bodybuilding community, reverse dieting may be an effective means to help you accomplish your goals. In this blitz episode we discuss all things reverse dieting including what exactly it is and why it can work for certain people. We also break down multiple health benefits of effective reverse dieting, including restored metabolic health and increased energy levels/metabolism.

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Episode 30: 16 Science-Backed Tips for Sustainable Fat Loss

When it comes to working towards long-term fat loss, it can be frustrating if you don’t have the tools and knowledge to set yourself up for success. In this episode, we dive into all things fat loss including common obstacles that can inhibit it, and healthy ways to achieve and optimize fat loss goals. We also cover what the difference is between weight loss vs fat loss, how stress plays a role, and so much more that will help give you an edge when it comes to losing fat safely and feeling your best.  

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Episode 29: Artificial Sweeteners — Are They Safe?

You’re probably familiar with the bright, multi-colored packets of sweetener placed on the table at restaurants, but do you actually know what they are? Oftentimes these packets are filled with artificial sweeteners that can have a wide range of pros and cons, depending on which you choose. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the research behind 8 non nutritive artificial sweeteners that the FDA has deemed, “generally recognized as safe” and analyze both sides of the argument so that you can make the best decisions for you, in addition to sharing tips on for sugar cravings and ways to sweeten your food more naturally.

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Episode 28: Things Preventing You From Reaching Your Goals

Everyone has different goals for themselves in life, whether they’re fitness/health related or not, and that’s a great thing! However when it comes to accomplishing goals there are many obstacles that can get in the way and delay progress. The good news is that there are also plenty of strategies to help combat these obstacles and set yourself up for success so that you can focus on what you want to achieve. In this episode we share 11 things that could be getting in the way of your goals, from everything to chronic stress, sleep, self-sabotage, and more.

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Episode 27: Common Food Additives – Should You Avoid Them?

While of course living an 80/20 or even 90/10 lifestyle leaves room for the occasional processed treat that may contain a few additives, it is important to know what is in the food that you eat on a regular basis and how it can affect you. When you take the time to thoroughly read all of the ingredients on a food label, how many of the words that you see are familiar, or that you can even pronounce? In this episode, we break down some of the most common food additives, how the scientific community classifies them, and what you should know about how they can affect the human body.

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Episode 26: The Science Behind Sprinting for Fat Loss

There are so many great ways to exercise, but sprinting is one of the best when it comes to bang-for-buck and optimizing the time you spend working out. Sprinting is an alternative that can help you maintain a solid level of fitness, even if you don’t have access to a gym- plus there are a ton of health benefits from it. In this episode, we discuss the many health benefits of sprinting, why it’s so efficient, specific details on how you can incorporate it in your routine, and more.

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Episode 25: Science-Backed Ways to Support Your Immune System

Whether you’re sick or not, having proper immune support and health is imperative to putting you in a better place to handle stress, sickness, or anything that life throws your way. There is a lot going on in the world right now, and while we certainly don’t have the answers or a cure for Coronavirus, we do have science based studies that show there are ways to help reduce cortisol levels and stimulate your immune system. In this episode we take a deep dive into all things immune-related and share our best research-backed tips to help you stay healthy and feel your best!

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Episode 24: How to Make New Habits Actually Stick with Sohee Lee, MS, CSCS*D, CISSN

Creating new habits and breaking old ones can be a difficult journey, especially if you don’t have the right tools and information to support you along the way. Sohee Lee, who has an M.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University, is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Sports Nutritionist, is a pro when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and tips for successfully creating new habits and breaking old ones. In this episode, Sohee shares about her experience with nutrition and fitness, why learning to manage your habits plays such an important role in reaching goals, tips to make new habits last long-term, and so much more.

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Episode 23: Breaking Down Hormonal Health with Dr. Carrie Jones

Hormones play such an important role when it comes to overall health and quality of life, but how much do we really know about them? Dr. Carrie Jones is a Naturopathic Physician with a Master’s in Public Health who has over 12 years of experience in the field of functional and integrative medicine. we dive into what hormone imbalances actually mean, how they can affect the body, which lifestyle changes can help prevent them, and so much more.

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