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Value Driven Life

By Chris McMahon
Hi, I'm Chris, a nutrition and fitness expert who loves caffeine and Audible. I created this podcast to take my experience and expertise to help you uncomplicate health and fitness and move forward to help you gain control of your nutrition, find balance, and lose weight without rigid dieting.
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Ep 45: How To Eat Enough Protein While Losing Weight

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Ep 46 How To Use Calorie Cycling
In this episode, I explain how someone can use calorie cycling while losing weight.   This episode is sponsored by Legion.  To get 20% off your first order, use the promo code CHRISM at checkout.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
03:26
September 27, 2022
Ep 45: How To Eat Enough Protein While Losing Weight
In this episode, I explain how to eat enough protein while in a calorie deficit.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
03:15
September 22, 2022
Ep 44 Allison Tenney: Understanding Fitness Intersectionality & Personal Growth
I got the chance to sit down and talk with Strength and Conditioning coach Allison Tenney for what I view as a much-needed conversation on intersectionality and personal growth.  We touch on many topics, such as mental health, fitness, and family.  Get ready to listen and take notes because this is a deep episode.  Allison has a fantastic event called the Ignited Leadership Summit on November 11-13th, 2022, in Austin, Texas.    Because Allison is a fan of the show and a kindhearted person, she is giving any listener $100.00 off tickets if you use the promo code 100OFF at checkout.  Learn more about Allison:  Instagram  The Den Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
55:00
September 20, 2022
Ep 43: Why You Should NOT Cut Your Calories & What You Can Do Instead
In this episode, I break down why you shouldn't cut your calories and what to focus on instead.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
02:57
September 13, 2022
Ep 42: How To Break Cheat Meal Mentality
In this episode, I teach you how to break away from the cheat meal mindset and how to find balance in your diet.  This episode is sponsored by Legion!  Use promo code CHRISM to save 20% off your first order or get double loyalty points.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
03:32
September 07, 2022
Ep 41 Annie Brees: A Better Understanding Of Self-Compassion, Boundaries, and Weight Loss
I got the chance to sit with the co-founder of Balance365, Annie Brees, for a deep conversation on self-love, defining boundaries, and weight loss.  This conversation has so many gold nuggets for coaches and anyone looking to make a nutrition/fitness change.  To learn more about Annie:  Free Training On Night Time Snacking Balance365 courses Instagram Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
50:25
September 06, 2022
Ep 40: How Many Days A Week Should You Train?
In this episode, I explain a few ways you can split up your training sessions.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
03:27
September 01, 2022
Ep 39 Beth Feraco: How To Hold Yourself Accountable
I got to sit down and talk with Beth Feraco about all things accountability, weight loss, and sobriety.  It is quite a powerful conversation and there are so many golden nuggets along the way, so grab a pen and paper.  Find Beth here:  Instagram  Coaching  Cut The Crap Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
41:59
August 30, 2022
Ep 38: Should Kids Track Their Calories?
In this episode, I attempt to answer a question I received during a Q&A on Instagram.   Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
04:23
August 25, 2022
Ep 37 Jonny Landels: Ditching Diet Culture and Embracing Self-compassion
This week I sit down and talk with health coach Jonny Landels for an in-depth conversation surrounding traps diet culture, developing self compassion, and the power of eating skills.  Find Jonny here:  Instagram  Next Step Nutrition  Jonny's Podcast  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
49:24
August 23, 2022
Ep 36 Gareth Nock: Health & Fitness For Busy Parents
I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with health and fitness coach Gareth Nock. This special conversation revolved around fatherhood, making time for your wellness, and Gareth's journey through the fitness industry.    Find Gareth here:  Instagram The Nock Academy Gareth's Podcast  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
55:05
August 18, 2022
Ep 35: What is Zone 2 cardio?
I take a few minutes to explain what Zone 2 cardio is and why it is so important.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
04:08
August 16, 2022
Ep 34: What to eat if you're hungry before bed
I cover what you might want to try eating if you are hungry before bed.  This episode is sponsored by Legion.  Use the promo code ChrisM to receive 20% off your first order.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
03:47
August 11, 2022
Ep 33 Dan Feldman: How To Get Away From Food Fear & Cutting Through Social Media BS
I sat down to talk with a registered dietitian, Dan Feldman, to learn more about how to get past the food fear social media can create.  This episode has a few significant points that can show you how to stop majoring in the minor and focus on what truly matters for your particular nutrition/fitness goals.  Fan Dan here:  Instagram Coaching services Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
52:09
August 09, 2022
Ep 32: How To Gain Weight
I cover how to gain weight. It has to do with calories and what your particular goal is.  Here is the Precision Nutrition Calculator.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
03:06
August 04, 2022
Ep 31 Nick Sorrell: How To Take The Big Leap
I sit down to talk with creator, consultant, & coach Nick Sorrell.  This was such a fun conversation with a ton of takeaways on how not to stop, and how to keep going - how to take the leap.   Find Nick here:  Instagram  Nick's epic newsletter  Coaching Find Chris here:   Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.    
50:41
August 02, 2022
EP 30: Should You Track Calories Burnt While Training?
It's not a great idea to track calories burnt while training, but I dive in on what you can track instead.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
02:09
July 28, 2022
Ep 29 - Jennifer Campbell: Understanding The Messy Middle and Building Self-Trust
I sit down to talk with Co-found & CEO of Balance365, Jennifer Campbell. Together we discuss navigating the messy middle of weight loss and how Jennifer learned to build self-awareness and grow through her discomforts.  We talked about my guest appearance on the Balance365 podcast, and you can hear it here:  https://www.balance365.com/episode202/ Find Jennifer here:  Instagram  Balance365   Balance365 Podcast  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
57:12
July 26, 2022
Ep 28 The One About Starvation Mode
I sit down to do a little myth-busting surrounding the concept of Starvation Mode and weight loss.  Here is the episode I mentioned on the concept of Mindless Snacking.   Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
22:44
July 21, 2022
Ep 27 - Dr. Adrian Chavez: How To Advocate For Your Health
In this episode, I sit down to talk with Dr. Adrian Chavez about how someone can become an advocate for their own health.  He does a fantastic job of explaining what to look for in a diet, why you don't need to "eat clean" to be healthy, and which social media accounts to avoid.   Where to find Dr. Chavez:  Instagram The Fundamentals of Health Course  Where to find Chris:  Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
55:12
July 19, 2022
Ep 26 How To Track Your Progress In The Gym
In this episode, I explain how to track your progress in the gym properly.  Newbie Gains Episode This episode is sponsored by Legion.  To receive 20% off your first order or double loyalty points, use the promo code ChrisM Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
06:59
July 14, 2022
EP 25: Susan Niebergall - Why It's Never Too Late To Get Started
In this episode, I sit down and talk with weight loss coach and author, Susan Niebergall. We have a very candidate conversation about values, diet choices, and why fitness is a never-ending journey.  This is a special episode, and I hope you enjoy every minute of it.  You can find Susan here:  Instagram Join The Inner Circle Grab a copy of her book!  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
53:41
July 12, 2022
Ep 24 - Setting Minimums
It becomes harder to make better decisions when someone has a stressful day/week/month/year that's why setting minimums are so important.  This episode is sponsored by Legion. Use the promo code ChrisM to save 20% off your first order or double loyalty points. 🥳 Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
05:32
July 07, 2022
Ep 23: Sam Forget - Developing A Flexible Mindset While Undergoing A Transformation
I sit down to talk with transformation coach Sam Forget. This one gets deep as we uncover what it means to exist in the messy middle as a nutrition coach and how to start your journey towards a wellness transformation.  Find Sam here:  Website  Instagram  Find Chris here:  Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
52:12
July 05, 2022
EP 22 - When Should You Have A Protein Shake?
I dive into the best time and reasons to have a protein shake.  Use my promo code CHRISM to receive 20% off your first order of any Legion supplement.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
07:27
June 30, 2022
EP 21 Derek Stanley: The Cheat Code For Progress - RPE & Patience
I got the chance to sit down and talk with Trainer & Nutrition Coach Derek Stanley about all things autoregulation and weight loss progress.  We were able to cram a lot into 46 minutes and novice and advanced nutrition/weight lifters will benefit from it.  Here's the article I mentioned all about starvation mode.  Find Derek here:  Instagram Website  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
47:09
June 28, 2022
Ep 20: What should you eat before a workout?
I break down the options you can use for pre-workout nutrition.   Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
06:36
June 23, 2022
Ep 19 - Stephanie Roth-Goldberg: Why Being Intuitive Plays A Major Role In Your Health
I got the chance to sit down with the Embodied Psychotherapist, Stephanie Roth-Goldberg to talk about all things diet culture and how someone can begin becoming more intuitive in their health & fitness.  This episode of Value-Driven Life was sponsored by Legion.  Use the promo code ChrisM to save 20% off your first order. 🥳 To learn more about Stephanie:  Instagram  Website   Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
55:52
June 21, 2022
Ep 18: How To Make More Time
I cover one of my favorite ways to help clients make more time for the things they want to do.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
05:32
June 16, 2022
Ep 17: Jordan Lips - How To Get Back On Track
I got the chance to sit down and talk with coach Jordan Lips about the topic of motivation and getting back on track.  It was a great conversation and we got deep in the weeds on the concepts of failure, personal growth, and making progress.   You can find out more about Jordan here:  Instagram Website  Podcast  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
55:21
June 14, 2022
EP 16: Which is the best type of cardio for fat loss?
I break down a little research about which form of cardio is best for fat loss.  Also, I butchered the definition of EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption). Here's a better definition. Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
16:53
June 09, 2022
Ep 15 Mike Doehla - Creating New Habits & Ending Food Fear
I sit down to talk with the founder of Stronger U Nutrition, Mike Doehla. We chat about making time for new habits, calories, snacking, and how to help someone develop self-compassion around food choices.  This episode is sponsored by Legion. Use the promo code CHRISM to receive 20% off your first order or double loyalty points. 🥳 To learn more about Mike:  Instagram  Stronger U Nutrition Stronger U Radio Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
01:03:45
June 07, 2022
Ep 14: Good Calories vs. Bad Calories
I break down the idea of good vs. bad calories. Spoiler: They are just a unit of measurement. 😉 Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
07:02
June 02, 2022
Ep 13: How To Lose Weight Without Losing Yourself - Jesse's Story
I sit down to chat with client and childhood friend, Jesse O.  His story touches on many questions I am frequently asked about losing weight, finding motivation, and what happens when you hit your weight loss goal.  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
01:14:58
May 31, 2022
EP 12 - Is Peanut Butter A Good Source Of Protein?
I love peanut butter, and I break down why it might not be the best source of protein and what you can do about it.  This is the Legion Protein I enjoy.  Use my code ChrisM and receive 20% off your first order!  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
09:36
May 26, 2022
Ep 11: Jeb Stuart Johnston - Finding Comfort In Your Discomfort
Jeb and I sit down to discuss the differences between weight neutral & intentional weight loss, how someone can define the messy middle, and Jeb's journey through sobriety to help others create long-lasting behavior change.   Find Jeb here:  Instagram  The Standard Nutrition Food On The Mind  Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
01:02:39
May 24, 2022
EP 10: Newbie Gains and Losses
I take a quick look at the concept of newbie gains and newbie losses.   Find Chris here: Instagram Read the blog Weekly Email Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
21:50
May 19, 2022
EP 9: Allie Henrie RD - Learning To Slow Down
Registered Dietitian Allie Henrie sits down to talk about all things related to mindful eating. Allie explains her journey from calorie counting to a more mindful-based approach to nutrition.  We explore what it means to be mindful while being a business owner, busy parent, and recovering perfectionist. Learn more about Allie here:  Instagram Website  Mindful Eating Course  Find Chris here:  Instagram   Read the blog Weekly Email  Online Coaching If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content.
51:42
May 17, 2022
EP 8: 5 Tips For Staying On Track
I go through 5 tips to help you stay on track with your nutrition and fitness goals.  Leave a 5-star review.  Find me on...  Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/coach.chrismcmahon  Tiktok ► http://tiktok.com/coach.chris.mcmahon If you are interested in working together 1:1, click here.  
23:17
May 12, 2022
EP 7: Motivation vs. Action
I wanted to share how one of my clients is tackling motivation because....motivation isn't reliable.  Free Habit Tracker  Find me on...  Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/coach.chrismcmahon  Tiktok ► http://tiktok.com/coach.chris.mcmahon  ----  If you find my content helpful, please subscribe, and I can keep bringing more helpful nutrition and fitness content. 👍   
14:58
May 10, 2022
EP 6: Is Fasting The Answer?
Fasting is a popular topic, and some believe it is hands down the best way to lose weight and improve overall health. So, the question is, does fasting improve your health, and is it the best way to lose weight? The answer is... it depends on who the person is, their relationship with food, and their goals.  Find me on...  Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/coach.chrismcmahon  Tiktok ► http://tiktok.com/coach.chris.mcmahon  Read the blog: https://chrismcmahonblog.com/2022/04/26/is-fasting-the-answer/
19:50
May 05, 2022
EP 5: Should You Weigh Yourself?
In this episode I chat about the common question of “Should I weigh myself?” and my honest answer is: It depends.  Online BMR calculator Find me on...  The Blog: https://chrismcmahonblog.com/ Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/coach.chrismcmahon  Tiktok ► http://tiktok.com/coach.chris.mcmahon 
26:54
May 03, 2022
EP 4: Weight Loss Is A Numbers Game
I take a moment to dive into the concept of weight loss as a game of numbers.  Instagram: @coach.chrismcmahon  Blog post on Sugar: https://bit.ly/3qpFSum Questions: chris@chris-mcmahon.com 
24:51
March 24, 2022
EP 3: Which Came First? The Cookie or The Egg?
Are you hungry or is it a craving?  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://chrismcmahonblog.com/2022/03/01/which-came-first-the-cookie-or-the-egg/
03:55
March 21, 2022
EP 2: Why Are You Still Trying?
Why are you still trying the diet if it didn't work the first time?  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://chrismcmahonblog.com/2022/02/28/why-are-you-still-trying/ Get a copy of Lean and Strong here:  https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Strong-Eating-Psychology-Workouts/dp/1931046409
02:56
March 21, 2022
EP 1: Sugar Isn’t The Problem
Should you be blaming sugar?  This episode is also available as a blog post: https://bit.ly/3qpFSum Get your FREE stress eating e-book: https://bit.ly/2XvFQpn
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