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Ashley Drummonds is the founder and host of The Phoenix Rising Podcast. This podcast is here to help educate, inspire and empower you to become your best self using the tools of Holistic Nutrition, Functional Fitness and Mindset focused topics. In every episode you will learn how to be healthier through holistic nutrition, how to build a strong body with strength training and functional fitness, and how to live an empowered life as your most authentic self using mindset tools, meditation and real life coaching techniques. Ashley Drummonds is a Certified Nutritionist, Certified in Women's Integrative Health, has over 15 years as a Personal Trainer & Life Coach helping hundreds of men and women transform their lives, and is the founder of a nationally recognized Shark Tank Nutrition Brand. Ashley is on a mission to help you become your strongest, healthiest, and most authentic self.

Learn more at www.AshleyDrummonds.com

Phoenix Rising with Ashley Drummonds Ashley Drummonds

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    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Ashley Drummonds is the founder and host of The Phoenix Rising Podcast. This podcast is here to help educate, inspire and empower you to become your best self using the tools of Holistic Nutrition, Functional Fitness and Mindset focused topics. In every episode you will learn how to be healthier through holistic nutrition, how to build a strong body with strength training and functional fitness, and how to live an empowered life as your most authentic self using mindset tools, meditation and real life coaching techniques. Ashley Drummonds is a Certified Nutritionist, Certified in Women's Integrative Health, has over 15 years as a Personal Trainer & Life Coach helping hundreds of men and women transform their lives, and is the founder of a nationally recognized Shark Tank Nutrition Brand. Ashley is on a mission to help you become your strongest, healthiest, and most authentic self.

Learn more at www.AshleyDrummonds.com

    Intermittent Fasting, Fasted Cardio, & Calorie Deficits - What’s The Best Way To Boost Fat Loss?

    Intermittent Fasting, Fasted Cardio, & Calorie Deficits - What’s The Best Way To Boost Fat Loss?

    “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances. That determines what you become.” - Unknown
     
    What is Intermittent Fasting? IF is essentially going long periods of time without eating. The point behind this and why its become so popular is because for some people it can help regular blood sugar, manage body weight, and help control triglycerides. Here’s the thing and the simple truth…any time you’re skipping meals and in an extreme calorie deficit…you will lose weight. 
     
    Does it work? Some people can do well with IF. Some. Most of the people who seem to respond to IF better than others are men….not all men, but mostly men. For women, there have been numerous studies on how IF actually can disrupt female hormones causing early menopause, stopping periods, lowering libido, metabolism disruptions, and even mood. 
     
    It’s not just women though, men have also experienced issues with IF disrupting the male hormones. 
     
    While men tend to do better with Intermittent Fasting, I still am not a fan of ever skipping meals or under fueling your body because of the additional stress it places on your body which besides the HP Axis starts to get into issues with blood sugar balance and cortisol imbalances too…P.s. Adding extra stress can also cause early aging too…so stop.
     
    We then get into fasted cardio….here’s the thing with fasted cardio….take everything I told you about what fasting can do to your body by adding extra stress on to it and then now take additional stress (yes exercise is stress….the body doesn’t recognize good or bad it just sees extra stress or work load on the body) and now you’ve not only are depriving your body of the nutrients it needs to get through a workout, but you’re also requiring it to increase production of cortisol to give you enough energy to get through the workout…which cortisol increases fat storage. 
     
    Ok, Ashley so then what is the best way to lose fat without losing lean muscle? 
     
    Well, its balanced deficits based on your macros and daily expenditure. Go find any fit, lean, athletic looking man or woman anywhere and ask them how many meals they skip or how often they fast….and I would bet money they say none. They are eating all the time fueling their body. Ask people who look the way you want to look what they are doing. This goes for anything in life….ask people who are where you want to be what they are doing and how to get there…quit taking advice from people who’s life doesn’t look at all like how you want yours to look.
     
    That means you’re still consuming adequate amounts of protein, fats, and carbs, but reducing your caloric intake slightly so that the energy you take in is slightly lower then the energy you are burning. Slightly by the way is maybe 300-ish calories less than what you should be consuming. So if you should be consuming around 2,300/day it means you may be around 1900-2,000ish to be in a slight deficit, but not so much of a deficit that you are at risk of causing too much stress on your body or your body having to burn up lean muscle in order to stay fueled. There is a whole podcast episode I did on helping you figure out what your daily macronutrient needs are that you can listen to to figure out your daily protein, fat and carb needs. 
     
    If you want to work with me 1:1 to come up with a specific nutrition plan that works for your goals then head to my website Ashleydrummonds.com and schedule a short intro call where we will talk about how coaching works, talk about your goals and see if we are a good fit. 



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    Work with me as Your Personal Coach: Schedule a Free 15:00 Consultation to Learn About Working with Me As Your Nutrition, Fitness & Mindset Coach to take your fitness and life to the next level Here: https://ashleydrummonds.com
     
    Connect with me on Instagram @AshleyDrummonds



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    • 47 min
    Are You Blocking The Exact Things You Say You Want In Life?

    Are You Blocking The Exact Things You Say You Want In Life?

    “Perhaps the greatest risk any of us will ever take is to be seen as we really are.”
    ― Cinderella
    Are you blocking the exact things you want in life? Sounds crazy, but the truth is we do this quite often. It’s usually because in order to receive something we usually have to let go of something else and sometimes we end up blocking the thing we say we want from coming in because we are too afraid to let go of everything that is not it. The interesting thing about letting go and letting in is that it’s usually what we are most afraid of that is actually the thing we most deeply desire. It’s the old quote/saying that everything you want is on the other side of fear. It’s so true. Letting go is scary for everyone because letting go requires such intense vulnerability. Vulnerability in not knowing what will happen if you let go, not knowing if its safe, not knowing what is on the other side and totally surrendering to that unknown. At the same time, the only way to let in the life that is waiting for you and the life that you want is through the process of letting go and creating space. The beautiful thing is that what you want also wants you, but the only way to experience it is to be brave enough in vulnerability to let go and allow it to come in. 
    Surrender requires you to trust and call on something much greater than yourself. It’s being willing to open yourself up to other possibilities in life that may look totally different than you expect. One of the reasons a lot of people stay “stuck” in life and never truly reach their full potential is the unwillingness to let go of what is no longer serving them so to help you in your own letting go and letting in process, In this podcast episode we will discuss:
    -How to actually let go
    -How to ask for help in your own process of surrendering and letting go
    -Then how to shift of all of your focus on what you are gaining, not what you are losing in order to move forward into your new life.
     
    Links:
    Work with me as Your Personal Coach: Schedule a Free 15:00 Consultation to Learn About Working with Me As Your Nutrition, Fitness & Mindset Coach to take your fitness and life to the next level Here: https://ashleydrummonds.com
    Connect with me on Instagram @AshleyDrummonds
     
    Links & Resources:
    Get Your Personal Lab Based Nutrition: Ready to take your health and fitness to the next level? Get your custom lab work done with over 40+ biomarkers for optimal health using my partners at Inside Tracker Link: http://shrsl.com/22uo2-20z6-vw28 discount code for 25% off: DrummondsPro25
     
    Get My 8 Week Strong Body & Strong Mind Program: 8 Weeks of Strength training workouts to boost fat loss while building lean muscle that takes less than 20 minutes and a pair of dumbbells. Over 40+ workout tutorial videos to show you exactly how to do each workout. 8 Weeks of Guided Meditation and Mindset Coaching Videos to help you reprogram your mindset to become your strongest and most empowered self. Get the 8 Week Program here: https://www.ashleydrummonds.com/ebooks

    Curious if a Food Sensitivity or Hormonal Imbalance is Impacting Your Health & Well Being? Get the At Home Everlywell test kit where you can choose from food sensitivity, hormones, and vitamin test right in your own home. Each kit is mailed to you then you just sent it right back and your lab results arrive in your inbox within days. Get the test here: https://refer.everlywell.com/ashleydrummondsfitness+e0a44b6c19!a

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Is Your Nutrition Also Supporting Your Mental Health?

    Is Your Nutrition Also Supporting Your Mental Health?

    Summary: 
     "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?"As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others. "There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine…Only do what you feel called in your heart to do, and then give all of yourself to the task. We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present. Choose to be brave enough to open yourself to live fully in each present moment. " -Marianne Williamson
    Your mental health and self care is one of the most loving and important thing you can give to yourself and to others. There is so much emphasis out there on meditation, mindset, and reprogramming your thoughts to help alleviate things like anxiety and depression, but did you know that there are actual ways you can make sure your nutrition is also supporting your mental health? Some of the things we are going to talk about in this episode will be centered around helping alleviate anxiety, low mood, energy crashes, and the feeling of burn out by making sure that you are eating the right nutrition for blood sugar balance, the right macros to make sure you are getting enough carbohydrates for important neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, but also making sure you are getting the right micronutrients to support your mood as well. The benefit to doing your personal blood work and getting nutrition based off of that is that we can identify any specific nutrition deficiencies that may be going on in your body that can contribute to things like anxiety, depression, low mood, energy crashes and sleep disturbances. It’s great to start out by focusing on getting the right daily caloric intake and the right macros, but if you aren’t looking deeper than that you may be missing out on some key things that can make a massive difference in your emotional and mental health and well being. 
     
    Links:
    Work with me as Your Coach: Schedule a Free 15:00 Consultation to Learn About Working with Me As Your Nutrition, Fitness & Mindset Coach to take your fitness and life to the next level Here.
    Connect with me on Instagram @AshleyDrummonds



    Links & Resources:
    Get Your Personal Lab Based Nutrition: Ready to take your health and fitness to the next level? Get your custom lab work done with over 40+ biomarkers for optimal health using my partners at Inside Tracker Link: http://shrsl.com/22uo2-20z6-vw28 discount code for 25% off: DrummondsPro25

    Get My 8 Week Strong Body & Strong Mind Program: 8 Weeks of Strength training workouts to boost fat loss while building lean muscle that takes less than 20 minutes and a pair of dumbbells. Over 40+ workout tutorial videos to show you exactly how to do each workout. 8 Weeks of Guided Meditation and Mindset Coaching Videos to help you reprogram your mindset to become your strongest and most empowered self. Get the 8 Week Program here: https://www.ashleydrummonds.com/ebooks

    • 44 min
    Creating the Life You Want in 2023 by Tapping Into Your True Power

    Creating the Life You Want in 2023 by Tapping Into Your True Power

    In this episode, we are going to talk about the things that hold you back from having the life you want, how to get clear on your vision and the life you want to create, the mindset tools you need to take action, and how to consistently stay on track with your goals.
    To set up a breakthrough strategy call to help you with your fitness, nutrition and mindset goals head to:
    AshleyDrummonds.com

    • 45 min
    How To Find YOUR Daily Macro, Nutrition and Hydration Needs

    How To Find YOUR Daily Macro, Nutrition and Hydration Needs

    In this week's episode I'll be answering questions regarding nutrition, macros, calorie, counting, hydration, and recovery.
    To set up a breakthrough strategy call to help you with your fitness, nutrition and mindset goals head to:
    AshleyDrummonds.com

    • 58 min
    5 Wishes from Your Death Bed

    5 Wishes from Your Death Bed

    Today, we're going to talk about five wishes from your death bed. Hopefully this idea will give you some gut-punch clarity on your life and then light a fire under you to get you going.
    To set up a breakthrough strategy call to help you with your fitness, nutrition and mindset goals head to:
    AshleyDrummonds.com

    • 48 min

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I wrote a previous review on your first few episodes. I had to stop and really think about things - like your words really stop me in my tracks. I don’t know how to explain it but it is physical and emotional for me. You are opening up ways of thinking and seeing things for me. I actually had to stop for a bit because I had to unload all the things I was going through before I could accept more lol. Am I the only one ? I just listened to 31 and I just am in awe at how you just GET IT. You are so real. You are so honest and caring but also brutal - how? You are a Fitness Buddha lol. But more than fitness - you are so much more than that. Thank you for continuing to put out these episodes. Thank you for caring for humans that much to take your time to do this. You are helping so many…it trickles down. When I feel empowered it trickles down to my home life, work life, friends…it just keeps going. I love it! Thank you.

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