100 episodes

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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 49 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 #469 Mark Allen on Coaching, Fueling and Longevity!

    Episode #469 Mark Allen on Coaching, Fueling and Longevity!

     
    No triathlete has gained the recognition or success that Mark Allen has. After competing and losing in the IRONMAN Triathlon World Championships in his first six attempts he emerged victorious in 1989, winning the most difficult one-day sporting event in the world. It would be the first of six IRONMAN World Championship victories for Allen, the last coming in 1995 at age 37, making him the oldest champion ever at that time. He also excelled at the Olympic distance, winning the sport's inaugural Olympic Distance World Championships in 1989 in Avignon, France. He went undefeated in ten trips to the Nice International Triathlon, and from 1988-1990 he put together a winning streak of twenty-one consecutive victories.
     
    Over the course of a fifteen-year racing career, which ended in 1996, Mark maintained a 90% average in top-three finishes. He was named “Triathlete of the Year” six times by Triathlete Magazine, and in 1997 Outside magazine tabbed him “The World's Fittest Man”. His most recent sports accolade came in November of 2012 when he was voted “The Greatest Endurance Athlete Of All Time” in a worldwide poll conducted by ESPN.
     
    Since retiring from competition Mark shares his stories of Ironman racing with corporate audiences worldwide, has a triathlon coaching service used in over fifty countries through MarkAllenCoaching.com, and is an award-winning author along with Brant Secunda for their ground-breaking book Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You.
     
    Mark’s most recent book The Art of Competition was released in August of 2014. The book’s core is comprised of ninety quotes he wrote that give a very thought provoking look at competition, overcoming challenge and achieving personal excellence. Each is paired with a stunning photo from nature and displayed in two page spreads. For more go to: www.markallenspeaking.com www.markallencoaching.com www.fitsoul-fitbody.com
     
    We have a conversation on:
    What has Mark been up to the past few years   Tri Dot Coaching program Endurance Athletes -coaching the aging athlete and  female athletes Tips how to be a fit and healthy endurance athlete- training for this year and future self (longevity)   Thoughts on fueling and recovery  
    The Mark Allen Edition link in TriDot:
    https://tridot.com/mark-allen-edition/
     
    Premium Coaching Plan with Mark Allen:
    https://tridot.com/mark-allen-premium/
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode #468 Coach Debbie Potts on The WHOLESTIC Method 30-day Reset

    Episode #468 Coach Debbie Potts on The WHOLESTIC Method 30-day Reset

    Are you an ambitious, driven, high charging athlete, struggling to get the desired results even when doing all the "right" things? Are you feeling fat, exhausted and sluggish each day? Are you ready to get your body and VIBRANT self back again? Read more about my THE WHOLESTIC METHOD 30-day group program or my VIP comprehensive coaching program for an individualized transformational journey!
    Dates here https://debbiepotts.net/30-day-fat-loss/
    Life is not a race... it is a journey. Enjoy the ride!
    We will dive in to not only WHAT to eat, but WHEN, HOW, and WHY as well as the other elements of what Debbie calls "The WHOLESTIC Method".
    We are talking about how to match your fueling with your training, as well as mapping out the hormone cycle with fasting, nutrition and training for the FEMALE athlete!
    Are you ready to start your transformation journey and N = 1 experiment?
    The struggle is real and I understand the challenges as well as frustrations in finding the right answers to feeling and looking your best -especially when you think you are doing everything "right".
    Doctors may tell you that your lab results are "normal" and there is nothing is wrong with you - but you know that you are off and not performing your best in life or sports. Let's investigate what is actually going on under the hood by looking at the WHOLE picture and put a personalized program together for the unique YOU!
    Learn how to BURN FAT, Optimize HEALTH and improve your PERFORMANCE with "The WHOLESTIC Method" coaching program.
    Coach Debbie Potts interviews guests to discuss tricks and tips to transform the WHOLE you from the inside out to be fit and healthy on the inside and out while you improve fat loss, performance and longevity! Self love is self care.
    Let's strive to thrive and not survive the day...its your choice.
    Train for your races this year but learn how to train the FUTURE you 20-30-40 years from now! Fat Loss, Performance & Longevity is our focus on The Low Carb Athlete Podcast!  
    A few ideas for your reset and reboot program…
    Get Kion – Kion amino acids (drink or caps), Kion sleep drink, Kion LMNT electrolyte- packets for hydration at work and on the go HVMN Ketone IQ – brain focus while at work or when fasting plus helps endurance and recovery Ketone IQ from HVMN here Save 10% off with our podcast code LOWCARBATHLETE Paleo Valley beef jerky sticks and more favorites Use coupon code LOWCARBATHLETE for 15% Store Link here Bubs Collagen and MCT oil for coffee in morning instead of sweeteners Here is the link Discount Code : LOWCARBATHLETE valid for 20% off bubsnaturals.com Nutrisense CGM Monitor here:  30-90 days (14-day CGM) so you can spread it out and learn about body/food/stressors Head to https://debbiepotts.net/30-day-fat-loss/

    • 56 min
    Episode #467 Coach Debbie Potts on Fueling & Training Tips

    Episode #467 Coach Debbie Potts on Fueling & Training Tips

    Are you struggling with chronic fatigue, weight gain, poor recovery and sleeping through the night?
    Are you trying to do all the "right" things for your fueling, training and performance plan but still are not getting the desired results??
    Let's talk. 
    N = 1 experiment and finding your right balance of nutrition, exercise, sleep, stressors, movement, digestion, gut health, hydration and gratitude practice is a challenge sometimes!
    Watch Coach Debbie's video presentation here to see the slides

    • 50 min
    Episode #466 with the Low Carb Ultra Runner Zach Bitter

    Episode #466 with the Low Carb Ultra Runner Zach Bitter

    With The Low Carb Ultra Runner, Zach Bitter Zach Bitter is a professional endurance athlete with multiple World & American Record performances, a coach for endurance athletes from Olympic distance to ultramarathon and the podcast host of Human Performance Outliers Podcast. He offers a wide variety of coaching packages that range from personalized planning to premade plans. The personalized plans take into account your unique lifestyle characteristics, including current and previous fitness, schedule, timeline and stressors. The premade plans follow his coaching philosophy and include distances from 5 kilometres up to 100 miles, base training plans and a newly added strength athletes endurance guide.
    During our discussion, you will discover how Zach got into low-carb fueling, the positive mindset needed to push forward in the long-distance races, the transition from a high cab athlete to a low-carb athlete and the benefits of burning fats to an athlete. You will also learn what carbs mean to an endurance athlete, the right carbohydrates to consume, and the best nutritional therapy for pre-workouts and post-workouts.
    Tune in to learn more!
     
    Episode resources Human Performance Outliers Podcast — Zach Bitter
    2018 Tunnel Hill 100 Results
     
    Timestamps:
    [05:00] Why Zach got into the low-carb fueling
    [10:07] The positive mindset of pushing forward in the long-distance races
    [15:41] The transition from a high carb athlete to a low carb athlete
    [27:00] Testing nutritional ketosis
    [32:24] The benefits of burning fats to the endurance athlete
    [39:27] What carbohydrates mean to the endurance athlete
    [43:00] Mixing nutrition and exercises
    [48:22] The best carbohydrates to consume
    [53:06] Nutritional therapy for pre-workouts and post-workouts
    [54:55] The role of protein in recovery
    [01:07:17] Strategic carb timing for female athletes
     
    Notable quotes “Giving yourself a break along the road can help you push forward in the long distance races.” “There is so much that goes into figuring out what works best for you because you are unique and that is why we need coaching.” “Strategic carb timing is different for men and women athletes.”  
    Connect with us: Zach Bitter Website: Zach Bitter
    LinkedIn: Zach Bitter | LinkedIn
    Facebook: Zach Bitter | Facebook
    YouTube: Zach Bitter - YouTube
    Instagram: Zach Bitter (@zachbitter) • Instagram
     
    Debbie Potts Website: https://debbiepotts.net/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thewholesticmethod/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lowcarbathlete/
    Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thelowcarbathlete
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewholeathlete
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lowcarbathlete
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC__1aTDqHjrbAOHcfne7kuQ
     
    ***Thank you for listening to The Low Carb Athlete Podcast. We focus on discussing content to help you burn fats, improve health, increase performance in life and sport and transform the whole you from the inside out with The WHOLESTIC Method. Please consider leaving a review and sharing the podcast with your friends! Also, don't forget to follow us on social platforms***

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode #465 Going Longer with SFuels

    Episode #465 Going Longer with SFuels

    Going Longer With SFuels!
    Leighton Phillips is the Founder of SFuels, which was born to provide the right fuel at the right time for performance athletes and active lifestyles. While training, Leighton found that the market for training drinks and bars was full of sugar, syrup and refined grains. He knew he could produce something better with the nutrition training and the ultra-endurance racing experience he had. SFuels products support training your body to use fat and carbohydrate simultaneously, allowing you to go longer in your training, competitive racing, and everyday active lifestyle.
    During our discussion, you will discover the story behind SFuels, what the SFuels provide for the endurance athlete, how to become a fat-adapted athlete, the right amount of carbs for endurance athletes, matching fueling with exercises, and the best time to take ketones. You will also learn tips to train low and race high and the best way to lose weight. Tune in to learn more!
     
    Resources Mentioned
    The book: Wired to Eat Peter Defty Episodes  
    Timestamps
    [05:26] The right amount of carbs for the endurance athlete
    [06:55] The carb tolerance test
    [19:08] The story behind SFuels
    [25:04] How to become a fat-adapted athlete
    [38:18] Nutrition and exercises
    [41:00] Getting quality carbohydrates
    [45:56] The best way to lose weight
    [48:20] What the SFuels provide for the endurance athlete
    [55:20] Tips to train low and race high
    [01:04:01] The best time to take ketones
    [01:07:02] The best workouts drinks
    [01:15:43] Four tips for efficient fat adapted
     
    Notable quotes
    “When we do low heart rates for too long and we forget to add the Hit training for too long, we lose the ability to go hard.” “Your stress impacts everything. If you don’t sleep, it is going to impact your effort to eat, make good exercise and have a healthy life.” “Nature is food.”  
    Connect with Leighton:
    Leighton Phillips
    Website: SFuels - Go Longer – SFuels LLC (sfuelsgolonger.com)
    Instagram: SFuels (@sfuels.sf) • Instagram photos and videos
    Facebook:  Spike-FREE. | Facebook
    YouTube: SFuels LIVE - YouTube

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode #464 with Autumn Smith of Paleo Valley

    Episode #464 with Autumn Smith of Paleo Valley

    MEET AUTUMN SMITH:  CO-FOUNDER OF PALEOVALLEY + WILD PASTURES | HOST OF OPTIMIZE PALEO PODCAST
    Autumn Smith suffered from debilitating digestive issues and crippling anxiety for most of her life. Specialist after specialist told her nothing could be done, and she was ready to give up. But as one final attempt at a life free of health issues, Autumn decided to harness the power of whole foods. She cleaned up her diet and in just 30 days, her IBS was cured. But that was just the beginning. She also had less anxiety, was mentally sharper, and a bubbly side of her that she forgot existed came back. Since then, Autumn has dedicated her life to helping others harness the power of whole foods to live vibrant lives.
    In 2013, she and her husband Chas launched Paleovalley, a company dedicated to helping people get the essential nutrients they need, without added sugars, grains, and other harmful ingredients. But they didn’t stop there. After learning about the healing powers of grass fed, pasture raised meat - both for our bodies and the planet - Autumn and Chas started their next venture. In 2018, they launched Wild Pastures, a regenerative meat delivery service that sends 100% grass fed pasture raised meat directly to your doorstep.
    Debbie and Autumn chat about how she reclaimed her health using food as medicine after a 10 year struggling with IBS, anxiety, depression and an eating disorder.
    We also dive into various topics as Why is the "meat is bad" narrative dangerous and where did it come from? What is wrong with current animal agriculture? What is regenerative agriculture and what are its benefits? Are there nutritional differences in animal products based on how they are raised? How can we find affordable, high quality meat? Plus they have a Docuseries called Rethink Meat coming soon, a new healthy burger restaurant in Boulder, CO and our products from Paleovalley and Wild Pastures
    Order your Paleovalley products here with our Podcast link:
    Paleo Valley
    Use coupon code LOWCARBATHLETE for 15% off! Homepage here
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    Debbie Potts
    Health & Fitness Coach, Author, & Speaker
    The WHOLESTIC Method’ Coaching Program
    Host of ‘The Low Carb Athlete’ Podcast

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 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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