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By David Flowers
A Health & Fitness podcast for everyday people, brought to you by personal trainer David Flowers.
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#17 That GUT Feeling Ft. Dr Gabrielle Fundaro


#17 That GUT Feeling Ft. Dr Gabrielle Fundaro


#40 Training With Pain
In this episode I talk about the complexity of 'pain',  provide some basic concepts about pain and most importantly help people feel less fearful of lifting weights that have been ingrained in society by the fear mongering ballbags!
August 31, 2020
#39 Can I booze and still lose?
In this episode I talk about alcohol and fat loss. Probably one of the most common questions I get as a personal trainer, can I drink on this diet? Or how can I drink and not screw up my diet? 
July 9, 2020
#38 Why does my husband lose weight easy and I don't? A wife's frustration to dieting
In this episode I talk about the differences between men and women dieting. I discuss how it is more difficult for women than it is for me men to lose weight. The approach they would both need to take to get the job done and I also go into two case studies for a male & female avatar. 
June 18, 2020
#37 How Do You Get Away With Eating That? Ft. Dean Guedo
In this episode I was joined by Dean Guedo who is a personal trainer and nutrition coach from Canada. Do you ever wonder how people can eat what they want and never gain any weight? In this episode we discussed 'high energy flux' and delved into Dean's research in this area in which he has studied different populations where there is zero prevalence of obesity. This was a brilliant conversation!
May 20, 2020
#36 Cardio For The Average Joe
In this episode I talk about the conditioning (cardio) practices that I use with my clients. The measures I take to get a better understanding of a clients conditioning levels, how I select the right amount of conditioning and lots of examples of the conditiong methods I use. Enjoy!
May 7, 2020
#35 Mental Health Matters Ft. Lucy Hendricks
This week I was joined by coach Lucy Hendricks. We discussed mental health in fitness. How mental health can impact your ability to go to the gym, the unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves and how being physical active isn’t just about motivation and discipline. Lucy also went in her struggles with mental health and shared some insightful stories. 
April 30, 2020
#34 All Things Sleep Ft. Nick Lambe
This week I was joined by Nick Lambe aka the 'Online Sleep Coach'. In his coaching experience, he didn't come across more of a missing link than sleep. Whether the goal was overall health, weight loss or improved performance, sleep was the key to success. This prompted him to learn everything he possibly could about sleep. From tens of books to hundreds of research studies to picking the brains of the top sleep professionals in the field to studying cognitive behavioral therapy, he has compiled a comprehensive approach to optimizing sleep. He utilizes his knowledge of sleep as well as many other facets of health and wellness combined with the principles of coaching and behavior change to help enhance the most important pillar to success. In this episode we discussed all things sleep, from it's impacts on performance, appetite, metabolism and much more. 
April 24, 2020
#33 Elevating Females In Fitness Ft. Katie St.Clair
In this episode I was joined by Katie St. Clair who is a Strength & Conditioning coach out of Charleston, SC (U.S.). She has been training general population and athletes for over 20 years.  In this episode we discussed female fitness 'influencers' who provide little advice or value. Marketing giants that target women with ridiculous equipment and workouts focused solely on what they look like and not how well they can move or perform.  Katie is extremely passionate about promoting the role of females in the fitness industry and hopes to empower as many women as possible.  She has recently created the 'Female Fitness Alliance' and hopes to create a community of health & fitness professionals who want to elevate the industry and ultimately elevate women's role within the industry. 
April 13, 2020
#32 Life Behind Four Walls - A Covid-19 Special Ft. Kyle Dobbs
Welcome to a special Covid-19 edition podcast - talking about all things home training with Kyle Dobbs of Rebel Performance. Kyle is a world class coach who works with a variety of athletes in the US. Today we discuss home training and how to make the most of it during this period stuck at home. We  go into the  'why's' behind things to give you a better idea of how to train to keep some muscle, power and fitness around during these time of confinement. 
March 25, 2020
#31 Change From The Inside Out Ft. Gabrielle Fundaro & Shannon Beer
I welcome back two previous guests Gabrielle Fundaro & Shannon Beer. In this episode we talk about intuitive eating and the importance of weight neutral approaches to help combat peoples unhealthy behaviours and relationships with food. Gabrielle and Shannon are working hard to 'bridge the gap' between diet culture and non diet culture. A fantastic discussion talking about effective coaching strategies for client evolution. 
March 12, 2020
#30 Mind Over Matter Ft. Dan Smith
In this episode I am joined by personal trainer Dan Smith. We discuss the importance of psychology & mindset to creating healthier lifestyle changes to get you closer to your goal.  This was episode was real, powerful and delivered superbly by a coach who lives and breathes helping others.
February 20, 2020
#29 Muslim Scran & Ramadan Ft. Kaif Razzak
First episode back in 2020 and I am joined by my colleague, good friend and fantastic personal trainer Kaif Razzak. In this episode we discuss the Muslim diet, the culture, how we can still achieve our goals eating exactly the same way we always have and in way we enjoy without giving up on all other components that contribute to true health. We also covered Ramadan nutrition and gave some insight into how to approach this religious time of year for many Muslims. 
February 5, 2020
#28 Fuck it, it's Christmas
In the last episode of 2019 I discuss how to approach your health & fitness over Christmas, how we need to come away from the 'fuck it' mentality over this time of year and understand that Christmas is much more than just about food.  
December 23, 2019
#27 Get Lean or Die Tryin
In this episode I discuss peoples approach to exercise.  How getting hot, sweaty and feeling sick doesn't mean you're necessarily working towards your goals. The negative implications that can occur through regular strenuous exercise on other areas contributing to fat loss and ultimately helping people get away from the 'calorie burn' mentality towards workouts. 
December 11, 2019
#26 The Default Diet Ft. Eric Helms
This week I was joined by Eric Helms, who is a coach, author and educator.  In this episode we discussed his concept of the 'default diet' which is something Eric uses with himself and his bodybuilders to help combat the post show drastic weigh re-gain, binge eating tendencies, poor relationships with food and in some cases eating disorders. We spoke about quantitative and qualitative variables, internal and external hunger cues, and delved deep into more understanding about volumetrics of food. So if you're someone who feels like they don't have control with their diet, re-learn how to eat and get a better understanding of how to transition in and out of fat loss to weight maintenance phases this ones for you. 
November 28, 2019
#25 Rapid Fat Loss Ft. Danny Lennon
This week I was joined by Danny Lennon who is a very well known and respected educator in the field of nutrition and founder of Sigma Nutrition. Danny has a masters in nutritional sciences and has worked as a performance nutritionist with a wide variety of clients ranging from mixed martial artists to boxers. Today we spoke about rapid fat loss. We discussed calorie deficits, aggressive calorie deficits and some of the assumptions that come with aggressive dieting, such as their impact on muscle loss, weight regain and dietary adherence.
November 12, 2019
#24 Fat Loss For Females Ft. Lyle McDonald
This week I was joined by Lyle McDonald, who is the author of ' The Women's Book - A Guide to Nutrition, Fat loss and Muscle Gain. We discussed all things female physiology, such as the menstrual cycle and much much more. This episode was brilliant and one I think all women should listen to, not just for the scientific information shared but also the practical. 
October 29, 2019
#23 Falling Off The Diet Wagon Ft. Jacob Schepis
This week I was joined by Jacob Schepis who is personal trainer from Melbourne, Australia. Jacob is the owner of JPS fitness and JPS education which a very well known educational company for personal trainers. We discussed diet adherence, nutritional periodization and the importance of weight maintenance, all of which are very important when it comes to NOT falling off the diet wagon. 
October 15, 2019
#22 Health At Every Size Ft. Jordan Syatt
This week I was joined by Jordan Syatt who is a strength and nutrition coach from the U.S.  Jordan is very popular on social media and his videos and content have exploded over the last few years. We discussed the health at every size movement, Jordan's videos exposing BS weight loss products sold on our high streets and much more. 
October 1, 2019
#21 The Hungry Brain Ft. Stephan Guyenet
This week I was joined by Dr Stephan Guyenet, who holds a PhD in neuroscience, who then went on to study in particular the neuroscience of obesity and eating behaviour. In this episode we spoke about the neuroscience of overeating and how the brain regulates body fatness. He also spoke in detail how our brains circuits work within this us and from a evolutionary standpoint how they're still driving certain behaviours from caloric balance standpoint. This one you will find very interesting! 
September 10, 2019
#20 Too Scared To Lift Part 2
In part 2 of ‘Too Scared To Lift’ David continues to talk about programming for beginners to help them develop the confidence and education to go into the gym and lift weights.
September 6, 2019
#19 Too Scared To Lift Part 1
In this episode David talks about  barriers to participation in resistance training,  programming for beginners to help them develop the confidence and education to go into the gym and lift weights.
September 3, 2019
#18 Leaving Behind MyFitnessPal Ft. Shannon Beer
This week I was joined by Shannon Beer who is a MMU certified nutritionist and coach at Flex success.  In this episode we covered some very important topics when it comes down to successful weight management. We discussed the pros and cons of using apps like my fitness pal and the many different nutritional strategies and interventions you can use other than necessarily counting calories, esp during times of hectic work commitments and holidays. Lastly and most importantly we covered the importance of weight maintenance and gave solutions of how people can set up their diet so they can actually maintain their weight loss and keep it off forever. 
August 19, 2019
#17 That GUT Feeling Ft. Dr Gabrielle Fundaro
This week I was joined by Dr Gabrielle Fundaro who is a Renaissance Periodization coach, ISSN Certificed Sports Nutritionist and ACE certified Health Coach. She also holds a PhD in Human Nutrition, foods and Exercise. In this episode we discussed the ever so popular topic of late, gut health. Gabrielle gave a solid account of what it is in layman's terms, not to mention she certainly cleared the many assumptions and myths that surround this area.
August 12, 2019
#16 All Things Obesity Ft. Sophie Medlin
This week I was joined by Dietitian Sophie Medlin, we discussed all things Obesity. Covering what we believe are key drivers to the ever growing Obesity rates in the U.K. We also spoke about the latest 'Cancer Research' campaign, the health and every size movement (HAES), weight stigma and diet culture.
August 6, 2019
#15 The M Word Ft. Matt Duncan
Today I was joined by Matt Duncan a personal trainer from the U.K currently working in Sydney, Australia. We discussed motivation and he shared a great insight into this very popular topic and some incredibly powerful stories of his work with some clients. 
August 1, 2019
#14 Emotional Eating & Sustainable Fat Loss Ft. Steve Taylor
 In this episode David was joined by Steve Taylor who is a registered dietitian from the U.S. They discussed everything you need to know about emotional eating with brilliant tips how to combat this problem. Finally, they explored sustainable fat loss and how important it is to set up an adaptable and enjoyable game plan for long term success. 
July 15, 2019
#13 Beating Body Image
In this episode David discusses body image and shares his experience with this topic. Usually the number 13 represents bad luck, however you will actually be in luck listening to this episode (13) of the 'Fatfix' podcast as this ones not to be missed if you suffer from poor body image. 
July 4, 2019
#12 Fat Loss NOT Health Loss Ft. Luke Leaman
This week David was joined by Luke Leaman of Muscle Nerds. We covered the many mistakes people make when it comes to losing body fat and how many neglect their health chasing their goal. 
June 20, 2019
#11 Fat Loss Culture Ft. Juggy Sidhu
Welcome to series 2, my first guest on the show was Juggy Sidhu also known as the 'Indian Body Coach'. We delved into how important it is to understand a persons a culture when it comes to nutrition, how to deal with social occasions within the Indian community and how you don't have to be a weirdo and take Tupperware to Indian weddings to lose weight.
June 10, 2019
#10 Weight Loss NOT Weight Lost
In this episode David talks about dreaded weight regain and how our bodies will do everything in their power to return back to previous pre diet weight. This ones NOT to be missed.
May 30, 2019
#9 Fuck The Fads
In this episode David talks about fad diets and there contribution to not only poor nutritional health but also mental health too.  This one is seriously not to be missed! 
May 2, 2019
#8 Magic Macros
In this episode David talks about the importance of protein for fat loss and how it is the most important macronutrient. 
April 18, 2019
#7 Keep your shit in check!
In this episode David speaks about the importance of self-monitoring which is next in line in the fat loss priority pyramid.
April 8, 2019
#6 Exercise
In this episode David talks about the benefits of exercise on not only health but on keeping weight off post diet. 
March 29, 2019
#5 Energy Balance
In this episode David discusses the most important factor in dietary practice when it comes to losing body fat. 
March 20, 2019
#4 Adherence
In this episode David talks about one of the most important dietary topics. Starting with 'Adherence', which he believes comes first in the hierarchy of importance for fat loss success.  
March 12, 2019
#3 The Fatloss Foundations
In this episode David runs through 5 topics he believes are vital to understand and get in place before you start focusing on anything else.
March 3, 2019
#2 Lose Weight In Your Head
In this episode David talks about how you probably need to lose the weight in your head before you lose it off your body. You don’t want to miss this!
February 24, 2019
#1 Welcome to the Fatfix Podcast
The Fatfix Podcast is here, in this episode David introduces himself, why he created this podcast and what to expect from it in the future.
February 17, 2019