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Debbie Potts is the host of 'The Low Athlete Podcast', author, speaker and coach. Transform the WHOLE you from the inside out with The WHOLESTIC Method elements. In this podcast, you will gain the knowledge how to burn fat, optimize health (mitochondria!) and improve athletic performance. If you want to be a peak performer in LIFE and SPORTS, then listen in each week to our conversations on all topics to optimize your health and longevity.

Do you want to improve your athletic performance AND the aging process at the same time? Debbie will discuss the elements of with "The WHOLESTIC Method" program:
1. Nutrition
2. Exercise
3. Sleep
4. Stress
5. Movement & Mobility
6. Digestion & Gut Health (Immunity!)
7. Hydration
8. Happiness, Play & Gratitude

Life is not a Race… it is a journey. Learn from Debbie’s mistakes in over training and being addicted to busyness for too many years. Now she is on a mission to help others living life as a race to avoid burn out and break down at a cellular level.

You will learn how to become metabolically flexible fat burner, optimize your health, and improve your performance for athletics- or just the challenges of daily life! More is not better... The GOLDILOCKS Effect is real! Learn from Debbie's mistakes, experiences and education. Stop over training, under recovering and living each day as a race.

You will learn when you should slow down to push the 'pause-reset' button to re-calibrate daily! We discuss external stressors and hidden internal stressors that are impacting your ability to burn fat, performance gains and longevity.

Men and women are different but also that we are all bio-individuals with different genetic make up, stressors and lifestyles- so there is NOT once size fits all approach to anything!

Join the journey and transform the WHOLE you from the inside out with "The WHOLESTIC Method' elements and Coach Debbie Potts. Debbie is committed to following her purpose, passion and mission to helping transform the WHOLE you from the inside out with "The WHOLESTIC Method".

Read all about Debbie's journey in her book 'LIFE IS NOT A RACE' and in her 'The WHOLESTIC Method Manual" on Amazon. Contact Debbie to learn about her "health detective" services on www.debbiepotts.net


Debbie is a certified Kion Coach, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P) - as well as much more!

Learn more about Debbie on www.debbiepotts.net.

Debbie Potts
Health Coach, Author, Speaker & Podcaster
Host of The Low Carb Athlete Podcast
The WHOLESTIC Method Coaching Program
FNTP, FDN-P, NASM CPT, CHEK HLC, Kion Coach
BURN FAT. OPTIMIZE HEALTH. IMPROVE PERFORMANCE.

The Low Carb Athlete Podcast Debbie Potts

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    • 4.7 • 40 Ratings

Debbie Potts is the host of 'The Low Athlete Podcast', author, speaker and coach. Transform the WHOLE you from the inside out with The WHOLESTIC Method elements. In this podcast, you will gain the knowledge how to burn fat, optimize health (mitochondria!) and improve athletic performance. If you want to be a peak performer in LIFE and SPORTS, then listen in each week to our conversations on all topics to optimize your health and longevity.

Do you want to improve your athletic performance AND the aging process at the same time? Debbie will discuss the elements of with "The WHOLESTIC Method" program:
1. Nutrition
2. Exercise
3. Sleep
4. Stress
5. Movement & Mobility
6. Digestion & Gut Health (Immunity!)
7. Hydration
8. Happiness, Play & Gratitude

Life is not a Race… it is a journey. Learn from Debbie’s mistakes in over training and being addicted to busyness for too many years. Now she is on a mission to help others living life as a race to avoid burn out and break down at a cellular level.

You will learn how to become metabolically flexible fat burner, optimize your health, and improve your performance for athletics- or just the challenges of daily life! More is not better... The GOLDILOCKS Effect is real! Learn from Debbie's mistakes, experiences and education. Stop over training, under recovering and living each day as a race.

You will learn when you should slow down to push the 'pause-reset' button to re-calibrate daily! We discuss external stressors and hidden internal stressors that are impacting your ability to burn fat, performance gains and longevity.

Men and women are different but also that we are all bio-individuals with different genetic make up, stressors and lifestyles- so there is NOT once size fits all approach to anything!

Join the journey and transform the WHOLE you from the inside out with "The WHOLESTIC Method' elements and Coach Debbie Potts. Debbie is committed to following her purpose, passion and mission to helping transform the WHOLE you from the inside out with "The WHOLESTIC Method".

Read all about Debbie's journey in her book 'LIFE IS NOT A RACE' and in her 'The WHOLESTIC Method Manual" on Amazon. Contact Debbie to learn about her "health detective" services on www.debbiepotts.net


Debbie is a certified Kion Coach, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P) - as well as much more!

Learn more about Debbie on www.debbiepotts.net.

Debbie Potts
Health Coach, Author, Speaker & Podcaster
Host of The Low Carb Athlete Podcast
The WHOLESTIC Method Coaching Program
FNTP, FDN-P, NASM CPT, CHEK HLC, Kion Coach
BURN FAT. OPTIMIZE HEALTH. IMPROVE PERFORMANCE.

    Episode #403 FUEL, TRAIN & PERFORM as a Low Carb Athlete in 2021

    Episode #403 FUEL, TRAIN & PERFORM as a Low Carb Athlete in 2021

    Today my friend Stephanie Holbrook from KETO ENDURANCE co-hosts my podcast today to discuss how to TRAIN, FUEL and PERFORM as a LOW CARB ATHLETE.
    Just in time to help you plan you 2021 training and race plan- Stephanie and I review fat burning concepts and more.  Make sure you watch the video version so you can follow the slides I added into our podcast!  More to come.  Please let us know your questions for our next podcast chat!
     
    Review key definitions: What is keto endurance What is metabolic flexibility What is metabolic efficiency What is fat adapted How to get started on becoming fat adapted athlete Going low carb for 4-6 weeks – process of gaining metabolic flexibility What to eat Stephanie -carnivore for endurance athletes approach Debbie- keto paleo carnivore real food sustainability approach Phases in an annual training plan for endurance athletes -fat burning metabolism N = 1 as there is no one size fits all just a template to start then  tweak How to get started with keto endurance training plan -Coach Stephanie How to get started on feeling your best and living your best life with a health investigation comprehensive individualized DRESS plan to repair, rebuild, restore back to optimal if you are struggling getting your desired results to burn fat, optimize health and improve performance Grab your special low carb athlete offer here... from Coach Stephanie Holbrook at KetoEndurance.co
    Train Harder and Move Faster through Keto Adaptation.
    Debbie Potts
    Health & Fitness Coach, Author, & Speaker
    Host of ‘The Low Carb Athlete’ Health Building Podcast
    ‘The WHOLESTIC Method’ Coaching Program
    FNTP, FDNP, NASM CPT, CHEK HLC, Kion Coach
    BURN FAT. OPTIMIZE HEALTH. IMPROVE PERFORMANCE.
    https://linktr.ee/Debbiepotts
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode #402 with Connie the Fit Farming Mom

    Episode #402 with Connie the Fit Farming Mom

    Today my guest is a fellow podcaster, coach and athlete who has struggled as myself with burnout and breakdown of her body systems.  We chat about our experiences with chronic stress, METABOLIC CHAOS®, as we say in FDNP, or the old term – “Adrenal Fatigue” or for me “Adrenal Exhaustion” …technically dysfunction to our HPA Axis (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis).
    Based on my experience with “Adrenal Exhaustion” signs and symptoms starting the obviously show up in February 2013, my purpose and mission is to help driven individuals avoid going through what I went through the past eight years!  I shared my personal story in my book LIFE IS NOT A RACE to help create awareness of being addicted to busy-ness and living with the philosophy that “more is better’ – when sometimes that less is more! 
    You could be like me and doing all the “Right” things in life to stay fit, strong, and healthy- but only to find yourself overindulging in LIFE itself.  I was burning the candle at both ends for MANY years until my red warning flags were too obvious to ignore anymore.  I was doing fasted workouts, I was doing strength training, I was doing yoga, I was doing low carb keto type of eating and I was feeling happy everyday!  Anything too much does accumulate and overfills our “beaker of stress”.  Too much of anything can lead to “METABOLIC CHAO®”! 
    The struggle is real, and you are not alone! 
    My friend Connie has experienced unexplained fatigue, weight gain and burnout -and today she shares her story and journey. 
    Connie Nightingale is a certified nutritionist, personal trainer, former bodybuilding athlete busy mom and the Host of The Fit Farming Food Mom podcast.
    Knowing that the body is part of one beautifully functioning whole, Connie uniquely targets the mental, physical, and nutritional elements of healthy living. It has been said many times over that “Abs start in the kitchen.” While this is true, Connie knows that mental wellness, gut health, and physical energy start in the kitchen too.
    This is why Connie tailors individualized eating plans for her customers’ specific goals and desired outcomes. Her journey towards holistic health has changed her from the inside out and she is ready to help you do the same. Connie’s expertise ranges from nutritional guidance, one-on-one personal training, lifestyle coaching, fitness photography, mindset reframing, and bodybuilding competition coaching.
    Her goal is to teach each client how to empower themselves towards future self-sufficiency by guiding them to crack their very own health code. 
    Contact Connie on her website here
    Enjoy the show!  Let me know if you have any questions for either of us. 
    We are here to help you avoid digging yourself into a hole and experiencing H.I.D.D.E.N. internal sources of CHRONIC Stress that accumulate from living life as a race for too long! 
    Suddenly you will find your hormones, immune system, digestion, detoxification, energy system and nervous systems are all out of whack as we lose balance or homeostasis in our body systems.  CHRONIC stress can break you down and burn out your body systems – trust me.  I experienced it firsthand starting back in 2013. 
    Join my journey and my mission to help other ambitious, high performing individuals get their body and vibrant self back again by finding out what is actually going on “under the hood” by running functional lab tests and investigate the WHOLE picture!  I help you put your missing pieces of your METABOLIC CHAOS® puzzle together to restore your health and vitality! 
    Do you want to feel your best self this year and live your best life? 
    Message me if you do!
    Debbie Potts
    Health & Fitness Coach, Author, & Speaker
    Host of ‘The Low Carb Athlete’ Health Building Podcast
    ‘The WHOLESTIC Method’ Coaching Program
    FNTP, FDNP,

    • 45 min
    Episode #401: How to End your Carb Confusion with Dr. Westman and Amy Berger

    Episode #401: How to End your Carb Confusion with Dr. Westman and Amy Berger

    In today's podcast, I am grateful for having the opportunity to interview Dr. Westman and Amy Berger on another amazing new book out this season!
    You can watch the video interview here:  https://youtu.be/xMSYX69dldg
    Move from carb confusion to carb confidence!
    Overwhelmed by the avalanche of information out there about diets and health? Tired of spending time and money following complicated and expensive plans and protocols that don’t deliver the results you want? Would a strict ketogenic diet be best for you? But what if you can’t imagine life without fruit or bread? Why won’t someone just make all this diet stuff simple?

    They have! Eric Westman, MD, has over twenty years of experience as an internal medicine doctor and obesity medicine specialist. He’s helped patients at his Keto Medicine Clinic at Duke University lose over 26,000 pounds and reverse conditions like type 2 diabetes, PCOS, high blood pressure, and more. In End Your Carb Confusion, he shares his time-tested and science-backed strategy with YOU! 

    If you’ve spent years doing “all the right things” but you’re still dealing with excess weight, diabetes, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, skin problems, or other issues, End Your Carb Confusion is the GPS you need to help you navigate your way from frustrated and disappointed to empowered and successful. Find the level of carbohydrate intake that’s right for you now, and then learn how to switch gears to a higher- or lower-carb diet when the time is right. Dr. Westman gives you the information you need to start reclaiming your health today—no complicated and confusing scientific gobbledygook, only exactly what you need to understand how you got to where you are (hint—it’s not your fault!) and, more important, how to get to where you want to be.

    You shouldn’t need a PhD, a private chef, and a million dollars to lose weight and get healthy. The simple, straightforward plan laid out in End Your Carb Confusion fits into any lifestyle, whether you shop at an organic co-op or a discount chain and will help you reach your goals whether you prefer gourmet meals or fast food. No matter where you’re starting from, End Your Carb Confusion can lead you to your destination—a renewed body, mind, and spirit
    The Low Carb Athlete:  Health Building Podcast Questions
    Why is there a need to end our carb confusion?  What are common questions of people doing keto that get confused on carbohydrates that you address in your new book? What was your motivation to write another book- and together? “if you are already been eating less and moving more…” not getting your desired results and actually gaining weight – try a different approach.  Hormones involved in weight gain/weight loss Metabolic syndrome- even if not overweight Carb sensitivity or insensitivities Insulin Resistance Define the basics –and symptoms if we are experiencing this… The role of insulin and impacts on weight, immune system and longevity Talk about the fact (science) that we don’t have a  “Carb deficiency” Complex carbs, fruits, fructose, glucose… confusion   Solutions – adapt for life phases Biomarkers and Functional lab testing – clues towards internal chronic stressors and chronic inflammation Adapt the low carb food program for your life!
    Amy Berger:
    Amy Berger, MS, CNS, is a U.S. Air Force veteran and Certified Nutrition Specialist who specializes in helping people do “Keto Without the Crazy.”™ She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, diabetes, thyroid function, and more. She has presented internationally on these issues and is the author of The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitiv

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BONUS: Kelsey Hess & Debbie Potts on the Kion Fasting Challenge

    BONUS: Kelsey Hess & Debbie Potts on the Kion Fasting Challenge

    Are you ready to get a jumpstart on 2021 and say goodbye to 2020?
    What is one of the best ways to press the “RESET” and “REBOOT” button?
    FASTING!
    Watch our podcast video here on YouTube
    Not necessarily a five-day water only fast… but you could if you are ready for it.  BUT we are doing the Kion 5-day fast as a time to press reset and reboot (plus a little detox and recalibration of the body systems – and mindset!)
    Read more in my blog posts here and here
    Today Kelsey Hess and I discuss the different types of fasting as well as fasting benefits and stressors.
    Review Fasting benefits Review different kinds of fasting Fasting for athletes Fasting for women Fasting for female stressed athletes! What we are doing for our “fast” What "breaking a fast" actually means The three most common fasting methods and their guidelines How does coffee, tea, healthy fats, sweeteners, supplements, and other common foods affect fasting How to prepare for a fast How to break a fast Tips for making fasting easier  Kelsey is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that specializes in women's health and thyroid disorders. Her first foray into health originated in a decade of researching and experimenting to overcome her own hormone imbalances and manage Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
    She's worked closely with Ben Greenfield developing a certification course for health practitioners, diving deep into topics ranging from brain health to gut health, detoxification, hormones, fitness, athletic recovery, spiritual growth, and more.
    Today, she manages educational and marketing content for Kion, a supplement and lifestyle company co-founded by Ben Greenfield, based in Boulder, Colorado. As a former engineer, her passion involves breaking down complex scientific topics in the health industry into simple ideas and solutions anyone can understand. -Kelsey Hess | Content & Brand Manager
    At Kion, we believe in bio-individuality: that each person's health needs are unique. The perfect diet, fitness plan, or fasting practice simply doesn't exist because we all have different genetics, activity levels, health conditions, and more. 
    In his article on fasting and women, Mark Sisson sums up this dichotomy quite nicely:
    “As it stands right now, I’d be inclined to agree that pre-menopausal (and perhaps peri-menopausal) women are more likely to have poor—or at least different—experiences with intermittent fasting (at least as a weight loss tool). That said, it appears to be a potentially gender-neutral therapeutic tool for chemotherapy, cancer, and age-related neurodegeneration patients.”
    While the science is limited, from these studies we can at least start to make an argument that women have a different (sometimes more negative) response to fasting than men.
    So... why is that?
    https://getkion.com/blogs/all/fasting-for-women-1 https://getkion.com/blogs/all/fasting-for-women-2 https://getkion.com/blogs/all/breaking-a-fast-mindfully/ https://getkion.com/blogs/all/make-fasting-easier/ https://getkion.com/blogs/all/does-coffee-break-a-fast/ https://getkion.com/blogs/all/health-benefits-of-fasting/ https://getkion.com/blogs/all/what-breaks-a-fast Bone Broth Benefits as per Boundless Immune Chapter pg.361
    Bonafide Provisions Bone Broth Benefits: 
    The LOWCARBATHLETE code is valid for 20% off orders of $75 or more and it is only valid for one use per customer
    IMMUNITY:  The collagen and amino acids in bone broth help strengthen and repair our gut lining, which is home to over 70% of our immune system.
    JOINT HEALTH:  Gelatin and collagen help strengthen the skeletal system, rebuild connective tissue, ease joint pain, and reduce inflammation.
    SKIN, HAIR & NAILS:  Collagen provides the building blocks for healthy skin, hair, and nails
    BRAIN FUNCTION:  Research calls our gut our "second brain." When you support your g

    • 53 min
    Episode #400 with Dr. Anna on how to Get Keto Green 16 in 2021!

    Episode #400 with Dr. Anna on how to Get Keto Green 16 in 2021!

    Dr. Anna Cabeca comes back on the show to talk about the Keto Green way and the KetoGreen16 program.
    Here is our first podcast on Keto Green in April to watch on The Low Carb Athlete Podcast YouTube channel.
    Read more about Dr. Anna on my blog page here
    Today I asked Dr. Anna Cabeca to come on my show to focus on how we can get started on burning fat, optimizing health and improving performance (in life and sports) for January- as we often start the New Year with New Intentions and New Years Resolutions!
    How to get started on New Years Resolutions? Please review what is Keto Green 16? How can people do the Keto Green 16 in a group? Why do we need to test and not guess – alkalinity, blood glucose, ketones, microbiome, hormones…? Why do pre and post menopausal women need to follow a keto green program vs. carnivore vs. keto – differences How do we balance our hormones as we age up? Your new weekly show…The Girlfriend’s Doctor talk show.  Any common questions as low estrogen, night sweats, under eye thin skin and struggle to burn fat!? Who is Dr. Anna Cabeca?
    “I’ve worked with thousands of women one-on-one to help them understand and improve their health and manage their hormones. I’m committed to supporting women so that they can thrive physically, emotionally, sexually and even spiritually as they go through the natural and inevitable life shift of menopause.  Together, we tackle a host of symptoms:  fatigue, depression, weight gain, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, hair loss and more.  We shine a light on this time of change, sharing truths and finding solutions to restore vitality and joy.”
    Dr. Anna Caveca resources for WOMEN:
    Click here for Keto Calculator Click here for Keto Greens Click here for Maca Greens Click here for Women’s Cream Click here for Women’s Progesterone Hormone Cream Sneak Peek of Keto-Green 16 Making Keto Work for Women Over 40 E-Book Keto-Green 16 Book Keto Recipe E-Book Read my blogs on Dr. Anna and her products:
    https://debbiepotts.net/chronic-stress-your-v-area-and-dr-anna-cabeca/ https://debbiepotts.net/dr-anna-womens-health/ https://debbiepotts.net/womens-hormones-maca/ https://debbiepotts.net/what-are-you-doing-to-improve-your-microbiome-diversity/  

    • 41 min
    Episode #399 with Dorian of Keto Mojo

    Episode #399 with Dorian of Keto Mojo

    Do you use Keto Mojo?
    Do you know the story of the founders of Keto Mojo?
    Let's chat with co-founder Dorian: What is his WHY, passion, purpose and mission.
    “I want to change the way we think about our lifestyle... our diets... our health, I think you know the story, but in 2015, I weighed 210 lbs., was constantly tired, on anti-depressants, and had nearly all the markers for metabolic syndrome. Within six months of following the ketogenic diet, I had lost 47 lbs., came off all medications, and finally got my mojo back and wanted to give back...
    However, Ketone testing was expensive - meters and test strips were produced by a few big players in the bio-tech industry - therefore inaccessible to many in need. This was an industry that needed to be disrupted, and I finally succeeded in creating an FDA approved blood glucose and ketone meter and testing strips that were more accurate and affordable than any other in the market, and Keto-Mojo was born!”
    The founder of KETO MOJO, Dorian, and I recorded a podcast today to discuss…
    Why did you choose to upgrade the meter - what are the benefits Why is data driven technology so important for an athlete... a patient... a doctor? Tell us about The Ketogenic Foundation... What our video version of the podcast here:
    https://bit.ly/372vzlu
    Order your Keto Mojo testing kit here and stop guessing if you are eating the right blend of macronutrients
    Questions we try to dive into on this podcast include:
    the more intense the workout – the longer duration workout – long easy run – glucose and ketones? hit workout – ketones lower and glucose higher fasted workouts metabolic flexibility fat as fuel source carbs as back up engine carb timing keto adapted – fat adapted – what to eat 90-120 minutes before workout? Ketones the highest level? Consistently measuring to learn about the bio individuality When is your body best at burning fat? what about chronic stress immune system and blood sugar regulation Your health coach,
    Debbie Potts
    Health & Fitness Coach, Author, & Speaker
    Host of ‘The Low Carb Athlete’ Health Building Podcast
    ‘The WHOLESTIC Method’ Coaching Program
    FNTP, FDNP, NASM CPT, CHEK HLC, Kion Coach
    BURN FAT. OPTIMIZE HEALTH. IMPROVE PERFORMANCE.
    https://linktr.ee/Debbiepotts
     

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

NickV2020 ,

Life-changing

Debbie is so knowledgeable and a clear expert. We are so lucky to have access to her insight and years of experience through this podcast. Thank you, Debbie, for helping lead me to live a healthier life!

PS. Y’all should also get her book Life is Not A Race... so good!

tkonvalin ,

Great Podcast - LCHF for the Whole Athlete and Person

Great Podcast that covers being Low Carb with a view to the whole athlest and person. I appreciate the balance when speaking on LCHF as often the subject is offered up as back and white but since we are all different univerdal principles apply but the application often differs. For a podcast on my listen to regularly.

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Show!!

Debbie, host of The WHOLE Athlete Podcast, highlights all aspects of fitness , nutrition and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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