I welcome Ted Ryce to the podcast today! Ted is a high-performance coach who has worked with celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, Robert Downey Jr., Ricky Martin, and a dozen CEOs of multimillion-dollar companies. We talk in this interview about various topics such as what happens when we start to help clients, what Ted does specifically regarding training and dieting, and even how death has impacted his life.
Ted also touches upon his nomadic lifestyle and why, even though he loves the United States, he does not plan on returning to the States any time soon. He discusses how he had at one point wanted to be a neuroscientist and how that has connected to what he does now, what a protein-sparing modified fast is, why intermittent fasting doesn't always work, how chronic stress negatively affects our health, and more.
As is tradition on the podcast, Ted also answers some rapid-fire questions such as what his favorite exercise is, what his current fitness goals are, what losing people to death has taught him about life, what he hopes his legacy will be, and more. This interview was really enjoyable for me especially since Ted and I sort of work with the same target clientele, and I really appreciate his being so transparent and vulnerable. If you enjoy this episode, I would really appreciate it if you would subscribe to the podcast so that you never miss an episode, and I would also be grateful if you were to leave a five-star review wherever you listen!
1:30 – Dan reveals that today's guest is Ted Ryce.
4:10 – Ted tells us why he doesn't want to return to the United States.
6:38 – Discover what led Ted to live a somewhat nomadic lifestyle.
8:53 – Dan explains why he has gotten better results from online training.
10:17 – Ted argues that results are driven by behavioral change.
13:07 – Dan argues that excess body fat has a negative effect on the brain.
16:25 – Why do people use food and alcohol as rewards?
17:57 – Dan thanks Ted for having introduced him to Sterling Hawkins.
19:27 – Dan talks about how we need to reparent ourselves as adults.
20:27 – Ted elaborates upon the importance of our environments and cultures.
23:10 – Ted shares his thoughts on the food industry's advertisement.
26:14 – Would you be your own lawyer or your own dentist?
28:57 – What are the beginning stages of Ted's process with his clients?
30:59 – Ted explains what a protein-sparing modified fast is.
33:40 – Ted gives examples of life situations that can affect how we eat.
35:42 – Despite common misconception, flexibility is more difficult than a strict diet.
37:24 – Discover what calorie-banking is.
40:06 – Ted offers us an example of a client who banks his calories.
42:56 – We are encouraged to be intentional when we track calories.
46:20 – How does Ted have his clients move toward flexibility?
47:29 – Ted asserts that fat loss is easy while keeping it off is difficult.
50:30 – Ted describes his usual protocol with his clients.
53:30 – Our first goal, Ted states, should be to establish a consistent routine.
54:48 – What are the top lessons that Ted has learned from doing this?
56:09 – We need to do what we can to avoid burnout.
59:04 – Ted refers to the book Flow.
1:01:38 – Ted reveals what his favorite exercise is.
1:03:18 – What are Ted's current fitness goals?
1:04:31 – What has death taught Ted about life?
1:06:20 – Ted discloses his father's biggest regrets at the end of his life.
1:09:13 – Ted reveals what a legendary life means to him.
1:10:22 – What legacy does Ted want to leave behind?
1:11:41 – Ted shares where we can learn more about him.
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