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The Fit Farming Food Mom, Connie Nightingale

The Fit Farming Food Mom, Connie Nightingale

By Connie Nightingale
I started this podcast to be an inspiration to others. I am a mother of two, Certified Nutritionist, ISSA certified personal trainer, former bodybuilding competitor, endurance athlete and coach. I’m doing my best to live as healthy as possible even with a few setbacks. I also have Hashimoto’s autoimmune disease. Being diagnosed with the disease has helped me discover so much about health! I believe that the first step to healing and repair of our body starts with clean food and a great mindset! I hope to bring on valuable people that can help contribute to you cracking your own health code!
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*Breather Episode* Habits and Making Changes
Today I'm catching my wind with a short breather episode. For today I touch on habits, making small changes that add up over time and working on controlling the things you can control, because we live in a world with a lot of outside factors. Some times it seems like making changes can be really hard, but when they become a habit it becomes instinctual.  For clean beauty products please visit  For labs you can visit my website  For Lab work suggestions feel free to message me from the website, I would be happy to steer you in the right direction.
May 10, 2021
Meredith Paci - Surgical Menopause and Pre and Post Menopausal Weight Loss Considerations
Today I am Excited to welcome Meredith Paci to the show. Meredith and I met through some other knowledgable coaches in the field and I knew right away that I loved what she has to say and so much of it resonated with my own beliefs. Meredith is a Coach for the well known Team Scooby Prep and a functional health enthusiast. She is also a nationally qualified bikini competitor. Meredith holds NCI Certifications for Nutrition and Hormones but her knowledge goes far beyond that because much like so many of my other guests, she was faced with health complications that led her down the knowledge quest she is on today. Meredith can be found on or on instagram @merepaci_scoobyprep For the listeners of todays episode I will be giving away a FREE Life and Apples Wellness planner. All you have to do is screenshot this episode, Share in your IG Stories and Tag myself @Conniebegonnie and @lifeandapples to be entered to win!  I can be found @ for all of your coaching and program needs as well as a ton of great tips and recipes. 
May 3, 2021
Mind Pump Media's Adam Schafer on The Business of Fitness, Mindset, Coaching and Balance
Today I am so Excited to have Adam Schafer on the podcast, Adam is one of the hosts from the biggest fitness podcast in the nation Mind Pump. Today we talk about The business of fitness, coaching, mindset and training in an all encompassing talk with Adam. Adam had a lot of adversity to overcome as a child. He lost his father to suicide at the age of seven and bounced around to nine different homes by the time he was seventeen. Adam was bullied in school which ultimately led to him being home-schooled. In the midst of his childhood turmoil one constant in Adam’s life was his love for sports. He was a natural athlete who loved snowboarding, water skiing, basketball and anything else sports related. Adam’s love for sports led him down the path of learning about fitness and nutrition. Adam got started with his career in fitness in 2001. His first entrepreneurial venture was as a child of ten so it seemed natural for Adam to become an entrepreneur in fitness. As a part of his ongoing quest to learn and grow in his career Adam has obtained certifications from top fitness training institutions including the International Fitness Professionals Association, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Council on Strength and Fitness, and the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. Adam also prioritizes his own fitness and worked diligently to become an IFBB Men's Physique Pro which allows him to compete as a professional bodybuilder. Early in his career Adam discovered that he loved to train and teach others. He has worked with over 1000 people as a trainer and fitness expert and deeply values the lessons he has learned from clients. In addition to training clients one-on-one Adam has also led boot camps, provided nutrition consulting, and helped other trainers improve their sales and leadership skills. Adam has found a way to train and teach even more people through Mind Pump. Adam found that combining his passion and expertise with that of Sal, Justin, and Doug gives him the opportunity to make a big impact on the fitness industry. He hopes to change it for the better and bridge the gap between wellness and performance. Through Mind Pump, Adam wants to offer a media outlet that provides fitness and health education in the most entertaining way possible. Adam can be found @ As always I can be found at IG @Conniebegonnie and
April 26, 2021
*Breather Episode* What You Think, You Manifest
Today I want to talk about something that has been weighing on my mind deeply and that's the way we talk to ourselves. It’s been scientifically proven that what you tell your brain manifests in your body over and over again. Today on the show I talk about body dysmorphia, overtraining, pushing too hard for your goals, thinking “it won’t happen to you” And also the examples that we’re setting for our children with our own habits.
April 19, 2021
Robbie Bent The Powerful Benefits of Breathwork
Robbie Bent, is building Inward, a company in the mental health space combining physical spaces (ice baths + saunas) and the largest library of breathwork content in the world.  Inward is building a cutting edge community for improving mental health in a fun and accessible way.  He also runs a Clubhouse Show on Psychedelic Medicines, has done 4 Vipassana retreats and is an avid kitesurfer.   You can learn more about him HERE:  and follow him on twitter @robbiebent1.
April 12, 2021
Dr. Ted Naiman, MD - The Protein Energy Ratio
Ted Naiman is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in the department of Primary Care at a leading major medical center in Seattle. His research and medical practice are focused on the practical implementation of diet and exercise for health optimization. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and utilizes engineering principles when dealing with complex systems such as human health and nutrition. Check out Ted's Book " The PE Diet" available for download or hard copy  as always I can be found at
April 5, 2021
Jeff Black - Heart Rate Variability & Why it Matters
Today I am very excited to have Jeff Black on the show. Jeff found his passion for health and fitness through his own journey with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (O.I.) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, often from little or no apparent cause. The disease affects roughly 25,000 people in the U.S. Depending on the severity of the disease, and those afflicted may have just a few or as many as several hundred fractures in a lifetime. By the time he was fourteen years old, Jeff had endured eighteen surgeries on his legs to allow him to walk. His journey into health and fitness began the moment a physical therapist handed him a weight to help make his upper body stronger to utilize his wheelchair and crutches better. From that moment, he was hooked on the empowerment working out gave him, and he knew his life would never be the same. He knew at a young age that if he gave his all, he could accomplish anything. Walking, without any aids, would be his first accomplishment. Since then, Jeff has continued to defy the odds by competing in bodybuilding since 2006. Each year, he steadily improves his physique and conditioning, having placed in the top 5 in all his local and regional shows with his highest placing nationally in 2017 Junior Nationals, having earned 2nd in his weight class. In 2013, Jeff linked up with Jason Theobald, who has remained Jeff's coach and developed into mentoring Jeff. Jeff understands that when a person has belief, passion, and grit, anything can be realized and accomplished. When those three collide,  great things happen, and Jeff tries to create this for each of his clients. Passion for their goals. Belief in themselves. Grit to accomplish anything. Jeff prides himself on his top-notch customer communication and care. These two are critical to accomplishing and achieving the best you, no matter your goal. Currently, Jeff is a personal trainer and fitness coach with clients both online and in personal training sessions. With over 15 years of experience, he has enjoyed working with his clients on their journey to improve their well-being with healthy dieting, nutrition, and fitness training. Jeff owns a gym in Hermitage, TN, called Iron House Strength and Conditioning where his goal is to create a facility that is a "fitness factory" appealing to everyone. Diversity is the cornerstone of this facility, a place where all are welcomed and encouraged. Jeff believes that health and fitness are the most important things people should strive to control to live fulfilling lives. As Jeff always tells his clients, "To make a healthy change not only physically, but mentally as well, you must be relentless to making this happen for you. Empower yourself and become you unapologetically. It is time to look at yourself in the mirror and be your hero.” Jeff has a student heart and a real passion for pursuing continued knowledge, education, and wisdom through various and opposing points to understand key concepts to create an impact in his community and with the community at large. EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS: B.S., Bachelor of Science, University of Phoenix ISSA – Certified Personal Trainer NCI - Hormone Specialist Certified Elite Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Academy Certified NCI – Gut Health Master Class for Continued Education USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Urban Active’s 2008 Trainer of the Year Jeff can be found on Instagram @jeffunbreakableblack or Also check out his podcast The Excellence Cartel ( It is one of my faves) I can be found on IG @conniebegonnie and at​
March 29, 2021
Danny Vega MS " Winners Don't Lose, They Learn"
Today I would love to welcome Danny Vega to the show, he has his Masters of science in human performance from the University of Florida, where he worked with national championship men’s basketball teams along with women’s basketball tennis and golf programs. He has been out of collegiate strength and conditioning for almost a decade, but has continued to compete in sports such as CrossFit powerlifting half marathons and now rowing.  In 2016 he discovered the ketogenic lifestyle and he’s never looked back he found so many benefits within a week of switching that he knew it would be his new way of life. Inflammation and injuries from years of playing on turf and beating himself up with heavy lifting were gone, he regained control over his hunger and found mental clarity and increased productivity. Today Danny and I talk about all things health, such as muscle building, eating healthy with family, mindset, and so much more! I’m so excited for you to hear it all so let’s get to the show! Danny can be found @danny.vega in instagram or at
March 22, 2021
Meghann Hempel on OCD, Depression Eating Disorders and Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal
 Meghann is a recovering fitness and food addict, and a TBI survivor. She is a mother, a certified health coach and certified personal trainer and also a certified firefighter, advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and a licensed aesthetician. Through her journey of disordered eating, the struggles of anxiety, OCD, and depression, and overcoming the only available treatment method presented to her at the time (prescribed medications) She was able to heal and transform her life with the Ketogenic Lifestyle.  Getting through the challenges associated with psychiatric drug withdrawal and being set free from Big Pharma has been one of her greatest blessings and accomplishments. She a firm believer we have the ability to heal ourselves through food, wellness, and lifestyle changes.  Through this experience she came to realize her life's mission is to help others who may suffer with similar afflictions. Her deepest pains, struggles and hardships have become her driving force to overcome the challenges life has thrown at her and she hopes to empower others to do the same.  "With an abundance of life experience, I have a diverse wealth of knowledge and wisdom I want to share with the world.” Meghann Can be found on IG @meghann.alice 
March 15, 2021
The Sex Episode, Everything You Need to Know With Sonia Spil
Today is an episode where we talk all about sex with Sonia Spil. Sonia Spil is a online nutrition coach and hormone specialist. Having going through a plethora of issues stemming from fertility to SIBO, Thyroid disorders and eating disorders, she has used her personal experiences alongside years of addition education in functional medicine to bring some power results in helping women optimize their hormones to see the results they want. Supporting each client more than just nutritional goals, but educating client on making realistic lifestyle changes that support long term goals, that stem so much further than just looking good naked. Restoring sex drives, optimizing gut health, and rebuilding a strong metabolism without fad diets and juice cleanse by optimaizing hormones and healing the body.
March 8, 2021
Brian Gryn Getting Started With Intermittent Fasting
Today I'm Excited to welcome Brian Gryn to the show. Brian Gryn is an intermittent fasting expert, wellness coach, author, human movement specialist, and personal trainer. Brian is leading the way in the Intermittent Fasting community as the author of The Simple Intermittent Fasting Journal along with the creator of Intermittent Fasting Certification Course. What began as a personal exploration into fasting has turned into a thriving business, helping middle-aged men make intermittent fasting simple, doable and a complete lifestyle change.   Now he is spreading the power of intermittent fasting worldwide with Intermittent Fasting Certified Coaches. To make intermittent fasting a lifestyle change go to - To learn more about how I can help you go to - As always, I can be found at or on instagram @conniebegonnie
March 1, 2021
*Breather Episode* A Few Simple Macro Counting Tips
Today I am taking a break from the long winded episodes to take a little breather. So something that has been weighing on my mind, Macro counting. To count or not to count. In then end Its all about what can work for you, but with that being said I think its Important to count macros at least one time in your life so you can understand more about what you are consuming. In this episode you will find a few tips to help get you stated macro counting, and also some of my other thoughts revolving around calories. Questions? Reach out to me @conniebegonnie on Instagram, or find me at
February 22, 2021
Aimee Carlson " The Toxin Terminator" Creating a Toxin Free Home
Aimee Carlson is a lifetime entrepreneur, owning and operating a multi-location national franchise, to a professional network marketer, best-selling author, podcast host of The Toxin Terminator and certified Toxicity and Detox Specialist. Aimee is helping people restore and renew their health by removing hidden toxins from their homes and their lives. She has spent the last 7 years renewing her own health naturally after working in the automotive industry for many of her adult years knowing her toxic exposure was high there. She suffered from migraines, headaches and numerous reproductive problems that led her to have a full hysterectomy at the age of 37 and fighting menopause symptoms from that time forward. There were so many doctor visits, numerous medications, and yet no solutions and it was truly an accidental opportunity that she found solutions that allowed her body to heal. It is now her lifetime purpose and passion to help others find there is a way to live without chronic disease and truly renew their health, focus and energy. Free Offerings: Free Toxic Risk Assessment- Find out what your toxic risk exposure is through this series of questions that will take you less than 5 minutes to complete. At the end, you will get your score and what your risk exposure is as well as an opportunity to jump on a call FREE with me to discuss your results, any questions you might have and I'll help you figure out your best steps forward. She Can be found on IG @Thetoxinterminator or   as always I can be found at IG @Conniebegonnie. and for clean beauty products visit Apps for household products : Think Dirty
February 15, 2021
Ben Azadi FDN-P Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life
So happy to welcome Ben Azadi to the show today. We have an amazing conversation about many things but most of all our thoughts.  In 2008, Ben Azadi went through a personal health transformation of shredding 80 pounds of pure fat. Ever since, Ben Azadi, FDN-P, has been on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle. Ben is the author of three best-selling books, The Perfect Health Booklet, The Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet, and The Power of Sleep. Ben has been the go-to source for intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet. He is known as 'The Health Detective' because he investigates dysfunction, and he educates, not medicates, to bring the body back to normal function.  Ben is the founder of Keto Kamp; a global brand bringing awareness to ancient healing strategies such as the keto diet and fasting. Ben is the host of a top 15 podcast, The Keto Kamp Podcast; and the fast growing Keto Kamp YouTube channel with over 115,000 subscribers. Website: Instagram: @thebenazadi Facebook: YouTube: As Always I can be found on Instagram @ConnieBegonnie or
February 8, 2021
Dr. Bill Schindler, Eat Like a Human
Dr. Bill Schindler is the founder and director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and the co-star of the National Geographic series, The Great Human Race and Curiosity Stream’s, The Modern Stone Age Family.  A food archaeologist, primitive technologist, hunter, forager and chef, Bill is a strong advocate of traditional foodways and is constantly seeking new ways to incorporate lessons learned from his research into the diets of modern humans.   His work combines research from our ancient dietary past, global traditional foodways, and modern culinary arts to create food solutions that are relevant, meaningful and accessible in today’s world.   He believes that only by fully reconnecting with our food can we as a species learn to eat like humans again. He can be found @   as always I can be found at
February 1, 2021
Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy Cancer Prevention
Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. is a prominent leader in the Integrative & Functional Medicine medical field (taking the best of all sciences, including conventional, homeopathic, eastern medicine, and the new modern medicine). She is the Medical Director of two amazing clinics “The Cancer Center For Healing” & “Center For New Medicine”. The combined (30,000 S.F.) clinics have become the largest Integrative Medical Clinic in North America and visited by patients from all over the world with 47,000 patients and growing. 
The Center For New Medicine focuses on a precise personalized approach to health care that includes prevention, early detection of cancer, and internal medicine; along with, yearly physicals, auto-immune disease, natural hormone replacement, chronic issues, and everyone’s favorite Aesthetics. Dr. Connealy feels we must treat “the whole person”, the patient with the disease, and not the disease of the patient while determining the “origin of the illness”. Dr. Connealy created the Cancer Center For Healing because of the epidemic spreading of Cancer. Patients receive scientifically based treatments and receive integrative protocols. She has created an acute awareness for the need to focus on cancer prevention, providing unique testing to determine the early stages of cancer, years before a scan reveals, or is recognized. Through sophisticated cancer testing, Biofield or Bio-Energetic testing, including RGCC testing, and comprehensive blood panels, she, and her skilled team, create personalized treatment plans for early to late-stage cancer patients. She has discovered that many factors contribute to the disease process; therefore, many modalities must be used to reverse it and spending the proper time with each patient to allow for the reversal of the disease. Dr. Connealy and her team of practitioners, make this happen each day at her multi-disciplined “state of the art” clinic while providing quality of life treatments. Some of our treatments and services may be billable to major PPO Plans. Dr. Connealy is the author of two books, “The Cancer Revolution” published in 2017, and before that the “Be Perfectly Healthy” book in 2009 and has revolutionized the landscape of medicine. In 2017, she was named one of the top 50 functional & integrative doctors in the country. Dr. Connealy began a TV Series as host of “Dr. Detective TV” airing on the JUL-TV Television Network, which began in 2018. She writes for many publications including Townsend Letter a prominent medical magazine as well as articles for Ben Greenfield, Josh Axe and Master of Health. She serves on the board for Dr. Josh Axe, ACAM, and ACIM Connect. Dr. Connealy has over 30 years of experience and has taken numerous advanced courses, including homeopathic, nutritional, and lifestyle approaches, while studying disease, chronic illness, and Alternative or Integrative/Functional Medicine cancer treatments. Also, Dr. Connealy imparts her wisdom in educating medical practitioners from all over the world, as well as public speaking engagements, webinars, and podcasts that include: The Truth About Cancer with Ty & Charlene Bollinger, The Get Well show with Lynne McTaggart, various podcast series with Jonathan Otto and Sarah Otto, Cancer The Integrative Perspective with Nathan Crane, and Dr. Mercola. She offers the most scientifically and technologically advanced equipment and protocols at her clinic located in (Southern California) Irvine. To learn more visit: ConnealyMD. Com
January 25, 2021
Dr. Stephanie Rimka “The Brain and Body Revolution”
Today I'm excited to welcome Dr. Stephanie Rimka to the show. To talk all about how we are an energy being and how some things can disrupt that. Dr. Stephanie Rimka, BA, DC, BCN is a holistic brain optimization specialist focusing on integrated neurotherapies to identify and address the root cause of mental illness, learning disorders, and chronic illness. She has dedicated over 25 years to learning the best practices in functional medicine from masters in their fields. Dr. Rimka is active in private practice seeing clients 1:1, teaching online group courses in her E-Learning Center, leading healing group retreats internationally, teaching continuing education certifications to GA doctors, advising on a Scientific Advisory Board, and, most importantly, raising her teenage son Bennett. Dr. Rimka is the winner of the People’s Choice Award 2020 for Best Mental Health Practice in Buckhead via Atlanta best Media Group. She graduated from Albion College, Albion MI 1995 (BA); Life University, Atlanta, GA, 2000 (DC); BCIA certified (BCN); Wahls Protocol certified; Scientific Advisory Board Member for New U Life Corporation, a Health and Wellness Supplement company; CEU certified Chiropractic instructor through the state of GA. Her website is:
January 18, 2021
The Dietitians Dilemma , Michelle Hurn
What would you do if your health was restored by doing the opposite of everything you were taught? Well today I have Michelle Hurn on the podcast. “When my health was restored, I could no longer be silent” Michelle Hurn is a registered and licensed dietitian with eleven years of experience as a clinical, acute care dietitian, lead dietitian in psychiatric care, and outpatient dietitian. Michelle is an avid endurance athlete, she has qualified for the Boston Marathon 12 times, and on November 7th 2020, she recently won her first ultra marathon covering 44.63 miles in a 6 hour timed race. While practicing inpatient and outpatient care in the hospital setting, Michelle discovered a disheartening connecting between the high carbohydrate, low fat, “sugar in moderation,” nutrition guidelines she was required to teach, and the rapidly declining health of her patients. Today Michelle shares her story and talks about her new book “The Dietitians Dilemma” if you wanna find her on Instagram you can find her at @runeaymeatrepeat or her website As always I can be found at and on Instagram @conniebegonnie
January 11, 2021
Aaron Day - Fat For Weight Loss, Easy Keto Cooking
Today I'm excited to have Aaron Day on the podcast.  We cover a lot of subjects in this podcast, including what randomly got him started with his keto journey, and his experience with being a ketogenic endurance athlete. Not only did Aaron kind of stumble on the keto way of eating, but it lead him down a path he didn't expect, finding a passion for cooking and healthy living.  Aaron is an Accredited Nutritional Therapist, Dietary Supplements Advisor, Advanced Sports Exercise Nutritional Adviser and Clinical Weightloss Practitioner. He is ketogenic food blogger, recipe developer, food photographer, and videographer, with an emphasis on Quick and Simple Keto Meals, Flexible Recipes (Suited for families) and Keto Comfort Food. Aaron can be found at or Follow him on social media @fatforweightloss As always I can be found on instagram @conniebegonnie or
January 4, 2021
Dr. Cate Shanahan - Polyunsaturated Fat and the Reason it is Keeping Us Sick and Fat
Today I have Dr. Cate Shanahan on the Pod to talk all about polyunsaturated fats, PUFAs for short. This is a jam packed episode talking about epigenetics, our medical system and how one mans thoughts turned the whole world into fat-a-phobiacs! We dive into why PUFAs are keeping us sick and interfering with our ability to burn fat.  Cate Shanahan is a board-certified family medicine MD who has become a globally recognized metabolic health expert by changing the nutrition conversation. If you’ve heard that vegetable oils are slow poison, and that bone broth is part of a healthy diet, that's thanks to Dr. Cate’s influential books, blogs, and work with the LA Lakers and other legendary sports franchises. Her 2020 Book The FATBURN Fix is a NY Times Bestseller and her 2008 self published classic Deep Nutrition was updated in 2017 with McMillan and is available in a dozen languages. . . Website  for PUFA free foods of all kinds. . . to introduce the idea that you need to get healthy fats into your life before trying too hard to cut sugar and how to decide between two of the most awesome books on nutrition. . . smart supplementation . .  As always I can be found at or on Instagram @ConnieBegonnie
December 28, 2020
Dr. Ben Bikman, Why We Get Sick - Insulin Resistance, What is it and How Does it Affect Our Health.
Today I am excited to be welcoming Dr. Ben Bikman on to the show. We talk about all things insulin resistance and why it pertains to our systemic health. Benjamin Bikman earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. Currently, his professional focus as a scientist and associate professor (Brigham Young University) is to better understand the role of elevated insulin in regulating obesity and diabetes, including the relevance of ketones in mitochondrial function. Dr. Ben is also the author of " Why We Get Sick" a book that talks about the ramifications of insulin resistance. the book can be found on Amazon: Here is some other helpful links If you want to look further into insulin resistance:   Here is the link to his shake that he developed get 2 bags free: as always I can be found at and @conniebegonnie on Instagram
December 21, 2020
Mollie McGlocklin, Sleep is a Skill - Improving your Circadian Rhythm and Why Sleep is so Important
Today I am so excited to welcome Mollie McGlocklin on the show. We talk about all things sleep, including improving your Circadian Rhythm and Things that impact your sleep.  Mollie is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes people’s sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. The company was born from “scratching her own itch” after a lifetime of poor sleep habits culminated into a mega-challenging bout of insomnia for months without end. With a background in, she went down the rabbit hole to solve her sleep disturbances without sleeping aids. She became fascinated with chronobiology, and by extension, its practical applications to restore a state of homeostasis not only to her sleep but also to her life as a whole. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep. Mollie can be found: Website: Sleep Reset Course: FREE Downloadable PDF “The Optimized Bedroom” & Weekly Sleep Newsletter: Sleep Is A Skill Podcast: LinkedIn: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: YouTube: Skype: mollie.mcglocklin Email: Free Downloadable PDF “The Optimized Bedroom”: If you want to try continuous Glucose monitoring the link  is live! It allows listeners to skip the 38,000+ person waitlist and join the Levels Early Access Program now (though order processing time is still a few weeks currently). The price of the one month program is $399 and includes a telehealth consultation with a physician in your state (brief medical form via the above link) + 2 sensors shipped to your door + Levels software.
December 14, 2020
Mary Ruddick, The GAPS Diet, Gut Microbiome and How it Impacts Mental Health and Chronic Health Conditions
Today we have an awesome show where we talk about the Mary's story of coming back from chronic illness and thriving and what prompted her to become a researcher on nutrition. We talk about how the microbiome impacts mental health and chronic illness and how it also influences cravings!!! Mary Ruddick is a seasoned medical nutritionist who specializes in immune and nervous system disorders.  She is the Director of Nutrition for, Enable Your Healing, and the Back to Joy Program, and she currently travels the globe studying traditional diets and seeing patients onlive via her private practice.  She has been featured with the book, "Beat Autoimmune " and she can be found on several productions from GundryMD, the Food Lies podcast, and MeatRx. She Can be found here: Instagram handle:  @maryruddickcnc (whom she makes recipes for) has a new GAPS-approved soup called "The Green Machine."  If any listeners would like that or any of their other soups, they can get a discount on their order with the code:  MaryRuddick20.
December 7, 2020
Siim Land, Cellular Autophagy and Good Stressors
Today I welcome Siim Land to the Show. Siim is an author, speaker and consultant from Estonia. He's written several books about optimizing health, performance and longevity. He also has a bachelor's degree in anthropology Metabolic Autophagy book Stronger by Stress book The Immunity Fix book
November 30, 2020
Debbie Potts, Chronic Stress Impacts The Whole You
Owner, trainer, and coach of a unique “Health Detective” coaching service, called "The WHOLESTIC Method"  which is eight elements to guide clients to repair, rebuild and restore their WHOLE health back, and improve vitality and balance. Debbie helps driven and ambitious people, who are trying to do all the “right” things, investigate what is actually going on “under the hood” to get their body and vibrant self-back. Debbie shared her personal story in her book "Life is not a Race... it is a Journey" and created "The WHOLESTIC Method Manual and Workbook”. She hosts “The Low Carb Athlete” podcast to help athletes of all levels improve ability to burn fat, optimize their health from the inside out and achieve their peak performance gains. Debbie shares her show on Mondays with health guests on Mondays then shares her own thoughts on “Wellness Wednesdays” (Health Building) and “Fitness Fridays” (AthleticPerformance Gains).Debbie walks the talk and practices watch she preaches.After being a top personal trainer for twenty-five years plus years-she continues her education constantly: NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), USAT Triathlon coach, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Kion (Superhuman) Coach, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), DNA Fit coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN) 
November 23, 2020
Logan Delgado Aka " Goody Beats"
 Logan Delgado aka " Goody Beats is a proud husband and father of two Beautiful girls. He a total of 70 pounds with the help of the ketogenic diet. He has now dedicated his life to helping inspiring others to reach the best shape of their life. He also creates a YouTube channel with over hundreds of videos on how to start the ketogenic diet, workout tips, routines, meal prep and healthy recipes videos and is the co owner of KetoCoach a blood ketone meter that tests your blood to confirm if you are in ketosis or not. His goal is to remind people that it is never too late to become what you might have been. Find Logan on instagram @goodybeats and check his new Keto Coach App
November 16, 2020
Deciding on What Magnesium Supplement is Good For You With Dr. Barb Woegerer
Today I'm excited to welcome Dr. Barb Woegerer on to the podcast. Dr. Barb Woegerer is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Dr. Barb is passionate about empowering individuals to take control of their own health. Her primary focus is to explore the underlying root cause and provide individualized patient centered care. She utilizes evidence based therapies and provides patients with the knowledge and tools needed to succeed. Her clinical focus is in women’s health, stress management, and inflammatory conditions.  Dr. Barb also spends a great deal of time educating individuals on the importance of magnesium and why we all need to add this mineral to our health toolbox. You can find her on Instagram at @drbarbwoegerer where she has shared a wealth of information on magnesium and inflammation!
November 9, 2020
What Do Healthy Glucose Levels Look Like? With Dr. Casey Means Co. Founder of Levels Health
Casey Means, MD is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Means’s perspective has been recently featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Hill, Metabolism, Endocrine Today, Endocrine Web, Well + Good, and Dr. Michael Greger’s (author of How to Not Die) video series. In 2020, she has been a guest on The Diet Doctor, Optimal Performance Podcast, Biohacker Babes, The Neuro Experience, Veggie Doctor Radio, and many others speaking about the important of metabolic health. She is an award-winning biomedical researcher, with past research positions at the NIH, Stanford School of Medicine, and NYU. Handles/contact info for her and Levels: Personal: Twitter & IG: @drcaseyskitchen Levels: Twitter & IG: @levels is now live – this will allow listeners to skip the 38,000+ person waitlist and join the Levels Early Access Program now (though order processing time is still a few weeks currently). The price of the one month program is $399 and includes a telehealth consultation with a physician in your state (brief medical form via the above link) + 2 sensors shipped to your door + Levels software.
November 2, 2020
First Episode of Season 2! The Top 5 Things I Learned in the Last Season
Holy smokes! What a first season! I learned so much and I hope you did too. Today I am going to talk a little about the top 5 things I learned in the first season, however it is hard to break it down to 5 because I learned so much more! I did my best so check it out and see what you think. Feel free to tag me on IG and let me know what one of the things you learned in the last year as well! of course find me and give me a follow on instagram @conniebegonnie and feel free to check out my website 
October 26, 2020
Sally K. Norton MPH - Everything You Need to Know About Oxalates
With over 30 years in the health and wellness field, Sally K. Norton is a consultant, writer,educator, and speakerwho specializes in helping peopleovercomepainand fatigueby avoiding or limiting plant foods that contain anaturalchemical called oxalate.For over 30 years, she struggled her ownseemingly unanswerable health puzzle: “Why would a person who knows how to build health have so many health difficulties that she cannot overcome?” When she finally discovered the cause and the path out of misery, she committed to teaching and reaching out to others stuck in a similar frustrating situation.Sally holdsa nutrition degree from Cornell University and a Master’s ofPublic Healthdegree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sheworked in the field of Integrative Medicineat UNC Medical School as Project Manager of an NIH-Funded project for expanding medical education to include more awareness of holistic and alternative healing arts.Sally has published popular articles in academic and popular journals, and appeared In numerous interviews (including with Dr. Joseph Mercola) discussing the widespread but little-known harmful effects of oxalates in our food.Sally has published a cookbook of low-oxalate recipes available on her website, Her book explaining the dire health effects of eating too much oxalate and how to overcome them will be published in 2021. Sally K. Norton, MPH Website: IG: @sknorton  FB: BeFreeToThrive Twitter: BetterLowO
October 19, 2020
John Gorman Reverse Dieting , Post Contest Hormones and Post Show Rebound
Today I’m excited to have John Gorman on the podcast. John Gorman (BA, MA, CPT), is the owner of Team Gorman, a company that works with a wide variety of people ranging from professional bodybuilders, crossfit athletes, powerlifters, high school wrestlers, the mom of 3 kids looking to get into shape, athletes trying out for the NFL, and more. John is the host of the Elite Physique University podcast, owner of The Phat Muscle Project supplement line, owner of 2 Anytime Fitness locations, owner of the Physique Summit Conference, a 3x best-selling author, and proud family man and father to his two boys. You can reach John by following him on Instagram @team_gorman.
October 12, 2020
Renee Jones “When You Face Your Stuff, You No Longer Need to Stuff Your Face”
After 40 years on a diet, yo-yoing up and down the scale, Renée Jones had learned every diet – and every cheat – before finally stopping the comfort eating and self-sabotage to lose “those last 30 pounds” yet AGAIN in 2012 – and has not gained it back. Then she dug a bit deeper and found more freedom from the baggage she’d dragged with her for decades. Now she helps others do the same. Renée has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Clinical Residency to guide her international counseling and coaching practice of traditional and contemporary models as well as relaxation and horse-assisted methods. Her book, What’s Really Eating You: Overcome the Triggers of Comfort Eating, is an Amazon best seller, and her TEDx talk helps her reach people around the world.
October 5, 2020
Elle Russ - Is Your Thyroid To Blame?
Elle Russ is the author of Confident As Fu*k and the best-selling book, The Paleo Thyroid Solution - which has helped thousands of people around the world reclaim their health. Elle is also a TV/Film writer and the host of two podcasts: The Primal Blueprint Podcast & Kick Ass Life Podcast. You can learn more about her at WEB-LINKS for ELLE: Elle’s Website Elle on INSTAGRAM TWITTER: FACEBOOK: LINKEDIN LINKS TO ELLE’s BOOKS Confident As Fu*k The Paleo Thyroid Solution:
September 28, 2020
Finding Myself Again While Training for a 120 Mile GrandFondo
Hello Friends! Today I take over the mic and talk about yesterdays GrandFondo I did. The Race was 120 miles and 7100 feet of elevation gain. It is up there on the one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. To hear about the mental and physical aspects of this journey to the Fondo, be sure to tune in! My website as always is where you can find recipes and tons of wonderful information.
September 21, 2020
Austin Stout Adrenal Insufficiency and Stress Management
Contest Prep and Health Coach/ NPC Bodybuilder Austin Stout (B.S., CPT) is a coach and educator within the physique enhancement arena. Through his company Integrated Muscle and Health, Austin has worked with hundreds of competitors and non-competitors of all ages as well as with athletes outside of the physique arena.  He has also spoke at several educational seminars and provides regular educational content on his platforms.  He is the co-host of two popular educational podcasts as well. The Optimal Physique Development Podcast (OPD) and the Mind Body Broadcast.  Facebook: Youtube: IG: Austinst8 As always I can be found at
September 14, 2020
Ketone Aid Ketone Esters vs. Ketone Salts , Exogenous Ketones and Cognitive Function and How the Average Joe Can Implement Them for Better Mental and Physical Performance
Today I am so excited to have Frank Llosa, CEO of Ketone Aid. KetoneAid was founded by Mr. Frank LLosa, a serial entrepreneur who has an incredible track record of success in a number of fields from real estate, to highly technical photography for National Geographic, to one of the first cloud-based storage systems available to the public. Today Frank and I talk all about exogenous key tones and Keytone salts and the difference between the two. Also what you could expect from implementing exogenous ketones into your daily routine. We talk about effects on sleep performance and mental acuity. Check out KetoneAid on the web at or find them on social media @Ketoneaid
September 7, 2020
Dr. David Minkoff on Essential Amino Acids and Protein Absorbtion
Dr. Minkoff is an alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, tv and radio show guest. He also authors two weekly newsletters, the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter and the Optimum Health Report. Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He is board certified in pediatrics and has completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California in San Diego, which included research in developing new medicines to fight viral disease. As a clinical faculty member at the University, he also served as co-director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Palomar Medical Center. He can be found at and  As always I can be reached at or find me on instagram @conniebegonnie
August 31, 2020
Sean Sakinofsky Cyclist and Ketogenic Athlete
Today I am excited to have Sean Sako on the podcast. Sean SAKO is a unique individual who has based his life around cycling. He is someone who has truly embraced cycling, not just as a sport but a lifestyle. Over the years he has been identified as a leader in style on the bike, founding an apparel brand. He is also on the forefront of adopting what he refers to as a truly sustainable energy source for cycling, that being his choice of macro nutrition, which is primarily fat and is known as the KetoGenic diet. He has proven its profound benefits with ultra endurance events which have involved traveling over 200km and even spending up to 9hrs on the bike without the need for refueling. He well known for being an inspiration and a motivator. A practitioner of minimalism and find peace in solitude. With the above being said he has also gained respect amongst some of the leading brands in cycling @sean_sako meticulous attention to detail which he refers to an obsession for his equipment is his rational for aligning himself with the brands in which he chose. They did not choose him. His authentic approach to marketing and brand exposure has given rise to the LWCC. Please join Sean and his various guests on Wednesdays and Fridays for podcasts via the @lonewolfcyclingclub - And his own personal page @sean_sako - inspirational endeavors on the bike that you can achieve as well!
August 24, 2020
Drew Manning From Fit2Fat2Fit
Today I am so excited to Have Drew Manning on the show. He talks about his journey with intentionally gaining 75 pounds in order to understand what his clients are going through in their own weight loss journeys. Drew Manning is the NY Times Best Selling Author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit and is best known for his experiment that went viral online. He's been featured on shows like Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and many more. His experiment has become a hit TV show, called Fit to Fat to Fit, airing on A&E & Lifetime. His new book Complete Keto is available now! Just find him on any social media platform or online at Fit2Fat2Fit.
August 17, 2020
Kaan Celebi- ACL Academy - ACL injuries and Knee Pain
Today I have Kaan Celebi on the show to talk all about the knee joint. Kaan Celebi is a dual board certified sports and orthopedic physical therapist, specializing in knee injuries with a special interest in ACL care. He is the founder of the ACL Academy, an international based virtual coaching platform. Here he works with athletes across the globe dealing with ACL injuries both conservatively and post operatively helping them reclaim their life and get back to the sports they love. Instagram: ACL_academy Email: Phone: (833) RehabMe. As always , hit me up on IG @conniebegonnie or at
August 10, 2020
Maggie Fleming Optimizing Your Life Through Self Development.
Today I have Maggie Fleming on the podcast. Maggie Fleming is a Life Optimization Coach and self-development optimist in Austin, TX. She has truly lived many lives and is incredibly obsessed with helping others become their highest selves. She has reached financial freedom, become a landlord, affected many lives, and owned multiple businesses at a young age! She’s passionate about teaching others how to create a fulfilling and successful life, and has aspirations to impact millions of lives! Maggie can be found at: As always I welcome feedback from YOU! Shoot me a message at or on Instagram @conniebegonnie 
August 3, 2020
Momming and Mindfulness with Joree Rose LMFT
Momming and mindfulness, that’s today’s discussion with guest Joree Rose. Joree Rose, MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, mindfulness and meditation teacher, coach, author, speaker, and she also leads mindfulness retreats around the world. Joree has helped thousands of people to live happier and more fulfilling lives through living with greater awareness and compassion, allowing them to decrease their stress, anxiety and shed unhealthy habits, patterns and mindsets. Joree is host of the podcast ‘Journey Forward with Joree Rose’ and has authored 2 mindfulness books, Squirmy Learns to be Mindful and Mindfulness, It’s Elementary, and has been featured in,, Business Insider, KTLA News, and more! To learn more, or work with Joree, visit Follow her on IG: @joreerose Follow her on FB: @joreerose33 As always I can be found at and on Instagram @conniebegonnie
July 27, 2020
Josh Clemente Founder of Levels Health on CGM and Bloodsugar
Today I have Josh Clemente on the show. He is the founder of a ground breaking continuous glucose monitoring platform called Levels Health that is going to revolutionize diet, exercise and overall heath! Josh Talks about his story and what got him hooked on how blood glucose affects how we feel and function and all so the long term benefits of blood sugar regulation. Josh, is also an engineer and CrossFit Level 2 trainer. He was previously a SpaceX Lead Life Support Systems engineer developing equipment that sustains astronauts on trips to the International Space Station. He has also spent time designing and building Hyperloop technology and leading engineering for a company providing vehicle-based rescue systems for SWAT teams. Josh enjoys the outdoors, functional fitness training, coffee, podcasts, and restoring motorcycles. Josh can be found at where you can find their Blog that is full of so much great information. He is also available on Instagram and Twitter @unlocklevels.  As always I can be found at or on instagram @connieegonnie 
July 20, 2020
Laurie Seely - Candida Overgrowth and IBS Treatment From a Functional Medicine Approach
Laurie Seely is a Functional Medicine Health Coach, a lover of Essential Oils, a mom to a beautiful little girl, and a professional opera singer, formerly in the chorus at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She suffered for years with IBS and all the horrible, embarrassing symptoms that came along with it, including a raging candida overgrowth. With help from her health coach and the School of Applied Functional Medicine, Laurie learned how to kill Candida and heal her gut. She is a health detective! Now she teaches people how to kill Candida and repair their gut through workshops, group programs, essential oils, a little homeopathy, and 1-on-1 coaching. Many of her clients find surprising side effects such as extra energy, clearer skin, fewer wrinkles, better digestion, less need for medications, lower blood sugar, and clearer thinking! Website: Instagram: @lauriegutsy Facebook: Facebook Group: Candida, IBS, and Heavy Metals Education: 7 Steps to Kill Candida and Repair Your Gut Checklist As always I can be found at for free recipes and tips for your healthy life.
July 13, 2020
Dr. Tro Kalayjian - Is Low Carb Conducive For Athletes and The Anatomy of Hunger and Satiety
I'm so fortunate to have Dr. Tro Kalayjian on the show today. Dr. Tro was able to lose 150 lbs and find his health again after a lifetime of obesity and struggle with his weight. He has dedicated his life to helping people lose weight and get healthy again and is on a mission to help others understand how to reach their goals and understand their hunger signals.  Dr. Tro is a board-certified Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Physician. Dr. Tro received his medical degree from Touro Medical College and completed his Internal Medicine Residency in the Yale New Haven Health System at Greenwich Hospital, serving as Chief Medical Resident during his time there. He has been involved in multiple research projects and Dr. Tro's therapeutic focus includes diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, metabolic syndrome and PCOS. Dr. Tro's approach begins with intensive lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, improved sleep hygiene, as well as stress management and mental health. I'm so excited to have him on today and If you need more information please check him out at and in instagram @doctortro He also has a really great Podcast If you want to learn more its called The Low Carb MD Podcast. Here is a link  As always I welcome feedback from YOU! I love to know if I am bring valuable information and guests to the show and I want to answer those burning questions that have been weighing on your mind.  Shoot me a message on my website or shoot me a DM in Instagram @conniebegonnie 
July 6, 2020
Chris Ruden - We Can’t Control What Happens In Life, But We Can Control How We Respond
Today I have Chris Ruden on the show! Chris is an elite Powerlifter, entrepreneur, model and motivational speaker– despite his congenital birth defect leaving him with only 2 fingers on his left hand and a shorter left arm. 19 years into battling his physical situation, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. But for Chris, losing is not an option. Today he talks all about mindset and mental fitness and tells his story and it’s a good one! He can be found on all social media just type in his name or at As always I can be found at
June 29, 2020
Stop Trying To Fit Into Things You Have Outgrown Disordered Eating and Body Image with Renae Saager
Today I’m so fortunate to have Renae Saager on the podcast she talks about her journey with binge eating bulimia body image and alcoholism. She talks about her journey involving rehab and learning new tools and ways of thinking that completely turned her life around. Renae owns a gym and as a personal trainer as well as a life coach. She can be found on Instagram at Renae Saager and at as always I can be found at
June 22, 2020
Dave’s 7 Principals of Phenomenal Health with Dave Sherwin
Dave Sherwin, PN1 is a certified fitness nutrition coach, podcaster and supplement industry insider. He has used simple, repeatable principles to achieve some remarkable health achievements, including a 405 LB deadlift at age 52, finishing in the top 25% of all competitors in the Olympic Distance National triathlon championships at age 48, completing a Spartan Beast (13 miles, 26 obstacles) in 4 hours, and he has a single digit golf handicap. His passion is helping grownups navigate real world business and life challenges to achieve their best health and wellness at any age. Dave can be found on social media under Dirobi supplements and at
June 15, 2020
Jim Goetz CSCS on Sleep, Home Workout Hacks, IV therapy’s and More
Today I have Jim Goetz on the podcast to talk on various subjects to achieve our best self. Jim Goetz has passed both the chiropractic and physiotherapy National Board exams, and pursues a passion in the optimization of human performance. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and holds numerous other certifications in human performance fields. Jim's expertise is in the advancement of human performance and utilizes biohacking to do so. Jim Goetz has an extensive background in the field of strength and conditioning. He has coached a variety of athletes in strength and conditioning, ranging from high school national wrestling champions, NCAA Division I football, NFL, MLB, MLS, USA Gymnastics, Olympic Athletes, NCAA Womens basketball, professional boxing and, NPC mens bodybuilding and NPC womens figure. “By living as a champion in all aspects of life, one may win this title as opposed to haphazardly chasing down this idea. In order to accomplish this we must give 110% in all we do- No excuses, no exceptions. While being a champion in all aspects of life is not easy and it is far easier to complete tasks the wrong way; it's best to do things the right way as these habits breed success”. Jim has published numerous articles ranging from ADHD to the advancements of understanding nutrition and how the human physiology was designed to utilize them and hosts the Functionised Podcast. Jim believes the most accepted theories are not always the prime methods for which the human body was designed to function. “It is only through questioning and extensive research that we may find the right answers to which may at times be paradoxical”. Jim Goetz strives for extraordinary in everything he does. But he realizes extraordinary is achieved not by achieving extraordinary feats but by doing the ordinary, day in and day out, better than everyone else. Through cutting edge research and focused care, Jim strives each day to help bring the performance of individuals to levels never before thought possible. Jim can be found at: Functionised Integrative Therapeutics Instagram: @Functionised Facebook: @Functionised As always I can be found at and on social media under Connie Nightingale health and fitness or on Instagram @conniebegonnie
June 8, 2020
Joe De Sena - The Spartan Way
Today I have Joe De Sena on the podcast. Joe has demonstrated his drive for being an entrepreneur since he was in his preteens. He has built multiple multi-million dollar businesses and after that, he decided he was going to set his sights on getting 100 million people off their couches by creating a Spartan lifestyle. Joe is a best-selling author, host of the spartan up podcast and now operates spartan races with more than 1 million annual global participants and more than 270 events across more than 40 countries. I would definitely say he has met his goal to get people off the couch and get them moving , so today I have Joe on the podcast to talk about the spartan way. Ways you can get kick started on making leaps and bounds towards achieving your goals. Joe can be found at on social media just look up his name. As always I can be found at On instagram @conniebegonnie Or on Facebook at Connie Nightingale health and fitness
June 1, 2020
Gretchen Tseng FNTP - Breast Implant Illness
Today I’m am lucky to have Gretchen Tseng FNTP on the podcast to talk about her journey with breast implant illness. There are more and more women being diagnosed with BII and the numbers continue to climb. Gretchen shares her story today form the symptoms to the ex plant surgery’s and some of the resources she used in her journey. Gretchen can be found in Instagram at fitquest_nutrition and as always I can be found on instagram @conniebegonnie and at
May 25, 2020
Roxie Beckles - Setting Attainable Time Bound Goals
Today I’m so lucky to have Roxie Beckles on the podcast! Roxie is an IFBB pro body builder and a fitness coach that has in the fitness business since 1997. She works primarily with women and has a wonderful message to share. She enjoys helping women transform their bodies, find their voices, and rewrite their stories, Through a smarter approach to fitness. Roxie can be found at
May 18, 2020
Eric cafferty - Strength Training. When Does Form Matter?
When does form matter? Is progressive overload important? How about intuitive training? HRV tracking? These are all topics discussed in today’s episode with Eric Cafferty. Eric is in the end stages of receiving his masters degree in Human Movement, however his knowledge extends well beyond that. Eric is the owner of the Mecca Gym in Meridan Idaho and they are known for turning out not only people with great physiques, but elite powerlifting and bodybuilding athletes. They are known for their training practices and keeping their athletes healthy. They offer physician supervised personal training and are leading the way developing an elite personal trainer & physician protocol. Today I’m lucky to have Eric on the show to talk about all things training, including “When does form matter?” If you are in the fitness space this is a must listen episode that covers strength training. Eric can be found on: IG: @ericcafferty & @themeccagym FB: Eric Cafferty & The Mecca Gym Website: As always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie and at
May 11, 2020
Robert Sikes aka Keto Savage - Keto Contest Prep and Building Muscle in Ketosis
Today I’m lucky to have Robert Sikes on the podcast. Robert is a lifetime natural pro bodybuilder, and the owner of Keto Savage. Robert is living proof that you can build muscle in a state of ketosis. He walks us through what a prep and what a peak week looks like, and how changing to a ketogenic diet help solve a lot of his bodybuilding diet problems. If you’re into fitness this is one you won’t want to miss. You learned that you can have less cravings feel fuller and more satisfied while in contest prep. Robert can be found at and on basically every social media platform just Google the word keto Savage and you’ll find him. His website is full of wonderful recipes and information so check it out. As always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie or at I absolutely Love getting feedback on my podcast and would appreciate any messages questions comments or concerns that you have. Thanks for tuning in!
May 4, 2020
Tim Desmond - Self Compassion and Mindfulness
Who do you want to be? How do you want to live your life? Today I have Tim Desmond on the podcast and he is going to share with us ways to change our thinking. Tim Desmond is a psychotherapist, author, Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Antioch University New England, and student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He is the founder of Peer Collective, a new service whose mission is to radically increase access to mental health support through online peer counseling. He is also co-founder of Morning Sun Mindfulness Center where he lives in Alstead, NH, and teaches mindfulness and self-compassion practices audiences around the world. His publications include Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (W.W.Norton, 2015), The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook (W.W.Norton, 2017), and How to Stay Human in a Fucked Up World (HarperOne, 2019). I love feedback so send me an Email or a DM on instagram @conniebegonnie or find me at
April 27, 2020
Danielle Hamilton FNTP - Navigating PCOS
Danielle Hamilton is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner that specializes in blood sugar regulation, hormones and fasting. Dani reversed her own PCOS, Insulin Resistance, seasonal allergies, chronic sinusitis, cystic acne, and asthma with a holistic lifestyle and individualized real food diet plan. Dani teaches her followers how to use diet and lifestyle to assist with the prevention and reversal of chronic disease. She is the host of the Unlock the Sugar Shackles Podcast where she unpacks confusing subjects like blood sugar & hormones in an easy-to-digest manner so listeners can start taking action toward achieving their health goals right away. Dani is also the founder of the #SugarFree30 program which is a 5-part, holistic program that focuses on balancing blood sugar and reversing insulin resistance (which is one of the root causes of PCOS). The program is free to join and information about the program can be found on Dani's website As always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie and at
April 20, 2020
Energy Drinks, Fat-Burners and Stimulants, Oh My! With Gabrielle Fundaro Phd
Today I have Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro, CISSN, CHC on the podcast and we talk about stimulants! She combines her knowledge of nutrition and motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate behavior change in clients pursuing healthy lifestyles and performance goals. Dr. Fundaro is a former Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Georgia Gwinnett College and holds a PhD in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech as well as a BS in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education from Radford University. As an ACE-certified Health Coach with both Monash Low-FODMAP and ISSN Sport Nutritionist certifications, Dr. Fundaro provides client-centered telehealth services through her personal coaching and consulting business, Vitamin PhD Nutrition, as well as 1-on-1 e-mail coaching through Renaissance Periodization. She believes in the importance of flexible dietary approaches in addition to regular, enjoyable physical activity and cognitive exercises as part of a sustainable lifestyle free from the chronic dieting mindset. When working with individuals experiencing gastric distress, Dr. Fundaro applies a practical, personalized, and evidence-based approach to modify diet and lifestyle factors which can contribute to improved digestive comfort. She has taught a variety of courses related to nutrition for performance and health, physiology, and macronutrient metabolism. Her motivational interviewing experience stems from years of appreciative advising to help undergraduate students identify their unique strengths and obstacles in the pursuit of their academic goals. In addition to her teaching and mentoring experience, she has enjoyed the opportunity to share evidence-based recommendations in international seminars, podcasts, and contributions to magazines such as Shape, Oxygen, Reader’s Digest, and InStyle. She is currently completing requirements towards the Registered Dietitian credential as a participant in the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway of the Dietetic Internship Program of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with her dogs, and training for powerlifting.
April 13, 2020
The Gut Brain Connection with Dr. Hannah Layden
Today I’m so excited to have Dr. Hannah Layden on the show to talk about the gut brain connection. She is a neurologically based pediatric chiropractor who focuses on children and individuals who struggle with learning, socialization, behavioral and developmental challenges. Along with chiropractic practice, their practice also offers a program called FOCUS. Its a 4 pillar program. Chiropractic and gut health are the first two pillars. They till the soil for healing and growth. Our other 2 pillars further the healing and appropriate development along brain developmental hierarchies. If you are local, our office website and FB If you are not local, check out and our online program Here is FREE gift As always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie or shoot me an email at
April 6, 2020
Sorting Through The Nonsense of High Performance Athletic Goals with Pro Athlete Brad Kearns
Today I have a huge treat on the show for you, this guy has amazing insight and wisdom to drop about listening to your body and tuning in to what it’s telling you, not to mention I love his personality and his ability to get real with you in a way that makes you snap to attention like “Man I never thought of it that way!” Today I have Brad Kearns on the podcast. Brad was a professional triathlete for 9 years and won over 30 events world wide, and it still an elite professional speed-golfer that is in the top 20 in the world. He currently holds a Guinness World Record for the fastest single hole of golf ever played! Brad is an author of multiple books and the host of the “Get Over Yourself” podcast that I highly recommend it! His podcast definitely struck some chords with me! He has several cookbooks coming out so look for them on the horizon, I’m definitely going to check them out because it sounds like we have a lot in common especially when it comes to food, but that would be a whole new rabbit hole so we didn’t dive into that on this episode. Anyways , today we dive into some topics that in the athletic world don’t t get enough attention. Is your Type A, all or nothing training hurting you instead of helping? When’s it time to start tuning in to those aches and pains or that little sore throat you get when your putting in your heart and soul to get ready for an event? He talks about that little sore throat and I was like “woah! I have had that!” We talk about sorting through the nonsense of high performance athletic goals and finding what it is that you are truly wanting to get out of your training experiences. Buckle up friends he is gunna rock your world! Here is.... Brad Kearns People can find Brad at or listen to Get Over Yourself podcast Carnivore listeners can check out his new cookbook Carnivore Cooking For Cool Dudes I as always can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie or I would Love to hear from you
March 30, 2020
Recognize Your Potential with Dr. Jen Welter, first female NFL football coach
Dr. Jen “Coach” Welter is an amazing example of following your passion. She is also a prime example of what hard work, grit, and determination can get you. “Coach Jen” is most commonly known for being the first female to coach in the NFL where she was an inside linebackers coach in 2015. She has been playing football since college and was the first female to play running back in men’s pro football. She has more accolades than you can count on your fingers in pro football, also her PhD in psychology and most recently released her book “Play Big” Lessons in being limitless from the first woman to coach in the NFL. Jen talks about not giving up on your goals no matter how many people say you can’t do something, and also how it’s diversity that makes us special and it’s also what makes a great team. She also talks about how some days aren’t always easy but sticking with them is where Champions are made. Her words are so inspiring and motivating. Enjoy the show! Jen can be found at Instagram @ welter47 and on Twitter at jwelter47 and don’t forget to find her book on Amazon “Play Big” As always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie and if you have any thoughts or feedback or ideas on other podcasts I can be reached at I would love to hear from you
March 23, 2020
Myths and misinformation that have been perpetuated by the medical/food industries - Dr. Ken Berry
Today on the podcast I have Ken D Berry, MD. He is a Board-Certified Family Physician practicing in a small town in rural America. After practicing more than a decade, and seeing more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Berry has seen the best and the worst that is American medical practice. This is what prompted him to write the book “Lies My Dr. Told Me” today we talk about what prompted him to change his ways, we talk about his approach to healthcare now that he has learned the power of food, and what he thinks is the “Proper Human Diet” Dr. Berry can be found on Instagram His website And his YouTube Channel and Facebook at As always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie Or shoot me an email I love feedback or I’m happy to answer any questions to the best of my capabilities
March 16, 2020
“Eat Densely, Move Intensely” Brian Sanders creator of the Food Lies documentary
Today I’m so excited to have Brian Sanders on the show! He is the filmmaker behind the feature-length documentary Food Lies and host of the Peak Human podcast. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mechanical Engineering but then found a passion for health and fitness. Brian is currently working as a Health Coach and is the co-founder of the health, media, and technology company SAPIEN. Brian and I talk about his documentary Food Lies, and we both express our thoughts on what it takes to nourish our bodies. It’s always awesome talking to like-minded people and I love hearing their opinions on things so I will save that for the podcast I hope you have the opportunity to listen! Brian can be found at: Please check him out on YouTube @ Food Lies As always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie For inquiries or comments on the show I can be contacted at or Please don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review. That’s the easiest way I can keep making sure the podcast is published every week. Thanks for listening!
March 9, 2020
Your “why” doesn’t have to remain the same. It is always making a metamorphosis
Just talking a little bit today about my “Whys” and how I constantly like to revisit them from time to time. I find that finding your Y can be an Intercal part to your journey and it is something that we constantly need to be reevaluating. Any thoughts questions comments are always welcome and the easiest way you can get in touch with me is Instagram at@conniebegonnie
March 3, 2020
Exploring other options besides the typical “Calorie Counting” with Karen Martel
Today I have on a Karen Martel from Karen Martel Nutrition on the show! Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and women’s weight loss expert. Founder of the OnTrack women’s transformational weight loss program. Host of the popular women’s health podcast and video cast The Other Side of Weight Loss. As well host of the 2018 Women’s Empowerment Summit. After struggling with her own health issues, Karen was determined to bring her knowledge to others with a bold new approach to women’s health and weight management. Karen's passion lies in helping women breakthrough weight loss resistance and find their personal weight loss code through nutrition, breaking through emotional blocks, hormone optimization, and managing stress. Karen is a health leader and researcher determined to revolutionize nutrition for modern women. Karen has been on several top-rated health podcasts. You can check out some of her past interviews below. Livin la Vida Low Carb with Jimmy Moore Primal Blueprint Keto for Women Women’s Wellness Radio Women’s Empowerment Summit The Low Carb Leader Power The Hustle The Primal Alternative Breaking Up with YoYo Dieting The Awesome Health Podcast Myers Detox True Detox part 1 True Detox part 2 The Wealth Project Thrive Busy Women’s Food and Weight Loss Series Female Health Unlocked The Quest for the Best Health Junkie Master Class Connect with Karen Website: Facebook: Instagram: @karenmartelnutrition As always I can be found @conniebegonnie on Instagram and at Connie Nightingale Health and Fitness on Facebook or at
February 24, 2020
“Sometimes in Order To Go Forward You Must Take a Step Back” with Jerry Ward
Today in light of my recent hip surgery, I have someone on the show that is no stranger to injury and has also helped clients through times of injury as well. Jerry Ward is a former national level Bodybuilding competitor, former pro wrestler, former bio-molecular nutrition counselor (DC1 and world sports nutrition) NPC mid Atlantic judge (head judge), he also is a fitness YouTuber and owns Bios3training as well as GIFD Labs. Today we’re going to talk about injury! Jerry can be found at and on Instagram @jerrywardii and as always I can be found @conniebegonnie and
February 19, 2020
Shay Marquetta aka Bikini Buff and Connie Real talk about a contest prep and dysfunctional behaviors
Today I had the pleasure of having my friend and fellow competitor Shay Marquetta join me on the show and we talk all about dysfunctional behaviors that people have especially when it comes to contest prep. We talk about People using contest prep as an “excuse” to diet and also the negative behaviors that can develop after contest. Shay can be found online on Facebook under Shay Marquetta and on Instagram @bikinibuff and as always I can be found @conniebegonnie
February 12, 2020
Hormonal Birth Control, PED’s and The Big Picture to Hormonal Manipulation with Victoria Felkar
Today I have on the show Victoria Felkar. As an interdisciplinary researcher and instructor, she works across the fields of kinesiology, medicine, critical studies and the humanities. She studies health, hormones, and the body, and is currently pursuing a doctorate. Her research explores women's health and female hormone manipulation within sport and medicine. For the past decade, she has also been a practitioner, consultant, author, and educator within the world of strength and fitness. Over the years, she has worked with a wide range of individuals and organizations, including top-level athletes, special populations, health professionals, and strength coaches, and lectured at events worldwide. Her specialties include athlete-centered coaching methods, functional health and performance enhancement education. Today I have the opportunity to talk with Victoria about Hormonal Birth Control, Performance Enhancing Drugs and hormones and I cant be more thrilled to have her on the show today. Victoria can be found online at and also wanted to include a link to the menstrual cycle diaries that can be found here: Menstrual Cycle Diary — VICTORIA FELKAR Menstrual Cycle Diary — VICTORIA FELKAR As always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie and would love to hear your feedback thoughts and opinions. Enjoy the show!
February 3, 2020
Easy ways to meal prep and portion control
Today I’m going to talk a little bit about easy ways to meal prep and portion control. It’s so much easier to stay on track when you have food waiting for you in your refrigerator. Today I’m going to talk about eating a balanced meal with protein carbohydrates and fat, and also portions. And if you have any questions at all I would love to help you I can be found on Instagram at @conniebegonnie and my website I absolutely love helping people reach their goals and I’m a great problem solver! Do you have an issue or want to find ways to make better choices? I can help!
January 20, 2020
“ Pour Some Sugar on Me” Everything You Need To Know about Sugar with Dr. Robert Pastore Ph.D. CNS
In today’s episode we talk all about sugar! It’s effects on the liver, insulin, the gut microbiome and so much more! Today’s Guest Dr. Robert Pastore Ph.D completed his graduate education at Eastern Michigan University, majoring in human nutrition with extensive study of biochemistry and genomics, and received the outstanding graduate student award for academic excellence. He holds a PhD from Rutgers University, School of Health Professions in biomedical informatics, nanomedicine and clinical informatics, and received the award of excellence for his outstanding academic performance. He is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society for Nutrition, the American College of Nutrition, the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Chi Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Dr. Pastore is also on the Rutgers University School of Health Professions Alumni Association Executive Board. Dr. Pastore has had the distinction of counseling some of the world’s greatest professional athletes and sports teams from the MLB, NFL, NHL and the world of endurance sports. Dr. Pastore consults for professional sports and health care companies. He can be found at and on Instagram @drrobertpastore and as always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie and my website
January 13, 2020
Setting Yourself Up for Success with New Years Resolutions
In this episode I talk a little bit about things to avoid when making a New Year’s resolution, and how to set yourself up for success with the goals that you make. I touch on MLM schemes and some different diets and also gym intimidation. I can be found in Instagram @conniebegonnie and my website
January 5, 2020
Red Flags and Things to Consider When Hiring a Contest Prep Coach with USA Physique
Today I’m excited to bring on the show Chet and Natalie Nichols and they are here to talk with me today about red flags and things to consider when hiring a contest prep coach. Chet is an IFBB Pro, Physique Coach, Prep Coach, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist and NPC Regional Judge. Natalie is an IFBB Pro, Physique Coach, Prep Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and NPC Regional Judge. Both specialize in personalized Online Training with Physique Competitors, Powerlifters and General Fitness Enthusiast. Services include Workout Programming, Nutrition Plans, Contest Prep, Offseason Improvement, Posing, Competition Critique, Weight Loss, Muscle gain, Body Recomposition, etc. All programs are customized and clients are monitored on a weekly and daily basis. Chet and Natalie live in Meridian, ID and trains at The Mecca Gym Twitter: @usaphysique FB: @usaphysique IG: @usaphysique Competitor Guidance FB Group: Website:
December 23, 2019
Boone Bartlome on his spinal cord injury and the attitude that has helped him achieve his goals
Boone was just a normal high school athlete playing a regular football game when his life changed in the blink of an eye. He was 16 years old and a junior in high school and while playing football he broke c4 and c5 vertebrae in his neck which resulted in a spinal cord injury and left him paralyzed from the neck down. His injury has not stopped Boone from setting goals for himself. He recently just graduated from Boise State, and is improving himself for the better daily. It’s clear, while talking to Boone that his attitude towards life,his positive mindset and his great sense of humor is going to be taking him places! I so enjoyed my talk today on the podcast and I’m sure you will too! If you wanna share in his journey find him on Instagram @boone_bartlome and on Facebook at Boone Bartlome and as always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie enjoy the show!
December 16, 2019
The GAPS diet, Amy Yardley of Navigate Your Healing and her journey with her autistic son Spencer
AMY Y. IS A WOMAN WHO TRULY WALKS HER TALK. AS A MOTHER OF A CHILD WITH AUTISM, SHE HAS EXPERIENCED LIVING A LIFE IN CRISIS AND WORKING HER WAY THROUGH THAT TO LOVING AND THRIVING IN LIFE. She has helped hundreds of parents through similar challenges and struggles and she has an innate ability to teach and share her expertise in both new and traditional therapeutic modalities. Amy’s quest to understanding her son’s core issues has been one filled with tears of sorrow and tears of joy. Through this, she has created her own community of support and learning – not just for her child but for herself. Amy’s passion is helping people understand the importance of a balanced body and a balanced life and bringing them ideas on how to make that happen. Amy has guest blogged for The Thinking Mom’s Revolution and Fearless Parent and she has authored a chapter in TMR’s soon to be released book on Autism and Puberty. Today Amy talks a little bit about her journey with Spencer her autistic son. The show talks about The gaps diet, the learning curve that came with that and being a parent of an autistic child and what we can do to make small changes in our life that will ultimately lead to better health and well-being. Amy can be found at and on Facebook at navigate your healing. As always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie
December 9, 2019
Introducing Kara Kilian Lazauskas a story about overcoming the odds, eating disorder and self love
Today I’m going to have on the show Kara Kilian Lazauskas. Currently known for her appearance on the Titan games and being an elite athlete with one lung. However that’s not where I know her from. I know of her because of her story, and her openness to share it , good times and bad. This is an awesome story of her journey to self acceptance. She also talks about other current things going on in her life and her research she is doing that is going to be a huge benefit to the fitness industry. Kara is a coach and can be found on IG @kilerk0 and her website is she can also be found on Facebook at Kara Kilian Lazauskas
December 2, 2019
Today we chew on some topics about DIGESTION with Kerri Danielson nutritional wellness practitioner
If you could change something in your life that would lower your risk of chronic disease, help you lose weight, and make you feel happier and more energized, would you do it? What were about to talk about today is your DIGESTION. Today I am inviting on the show, Kerri Danielson She is a functional Nutritional Therapy practitioner and a restorative wellness solutions GI practitioner with a passion for helping people restore their gut health. She talks about how our digestion is a north to south process and how it all starts with stress and our eating habits. I am so excited to Have Kerri on the show and I can’t wait to share with you how your digestion can either trigger or Prevent inflammation. We also discuss the topic of leaky gut and ways to mitigate it and start your healing journey. Today we learned about stomach acid do you have enough? Poor nutrition? Stress? We’re going to dive in to all of these topics that affect our digestion! If you like this episode please don’t forget to share it and leave a review! Sharing is caring! Kerrie’s Instagram is @luv2lift7 and her Email is and as always I can be found on Instagram @conniebegonnie
November 29, 2019
Alyssa Harmon, Exercise Thearapist and an athlete with a story of self acceptance
Alyssa believes, Love can be to anyone and everyone, including yourself. Myself. Self love. Are we more prone to giving love to another or ourself? For me, my goal is to shower others in love, to help them feel needed and important. To show them Gods love. But when did we forget to remember our own souls? Our own bodies? Alyssa’s story, Three years ago I lost a tremendous amount of weight- granted my body adjusted to my activity level of intense running. It was all new. At first I didn’t notice how much of a transformation had been made until I weighed myself on the scale: an unhealthy 104lbs. I had the body I dreamed of. To be “skinny” and to fit into any piece of cute clothing or swimsuit I wanted to. I knew I couldn’t lose anymore weight, so I made sure to replenish myself right after each hard workout with a protein bar and believed this was enough. I even thought sometimes it was “too much “. I let this take over me mentally. It was acceptable. It was the “runner’s” body. I was supposed to look like this. This was the image everyone expected. I even expected it. I began to run faster, run more, becoming obsessed with fast paces, more mileage, and not being mindful of my teammates. But, I began to win, I began to lead my team for every race my junior XC season. This was what I wanted. Fast forward to the present, As a female distance runner it is the “norm” to lose your menstrual cycle. I experienced this for the 3 1/2 years I was a collegiate distance runner. I was aware it wasn’t right, but again I had learned it was common and it was “okay”. To me I didn’t care, I was fine not dealing with Mother Nature every month. Little did I realize that highly restrictive eating, binge eating, pounding my body with miles upon miles, and the loss of a cycle would spiral into the repercussions I now face. I have found I have low levels of SHBG, (sex hormone binding Globulin) a protein whose job is to bind androgen and estrogen together. Because my levels are low, the free testosterone in my body increases: a hormonal imbalance. A reason for levels being low may be due to insulin resistance which is also linked to PCOS(polycystic ovarian syndrome). Symptoms I am experiencing are related to these issues I have developed. Insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes. I have been undergoing blood tests recently and have more to come in the near future. I have had 3 stress fractures including the one I am in the process of healing now in my L5 vertebrae and sacrum. I am only recently accepting these facts about myself. I used to turn my family and friends down each time they mentioned my weight in a negative demeanor. I argued with them and shut down. Unknowingly hurting myself, all because I wanted to look a certain way. I obsessed and became addicted to how I ate and looked. I vividly remember multiple instances where I was alone craving junk food. I ate and ate, felt like shit after, said I’d never do it again because I would gain “30lbs”. I’d do any exercise I could right after to “burn off” any calories I could. But repeatedly it happened. I remember even a few times gagging myself to throw up after eating. I was miserable. This is not how I want to live. I am aware now. I am alive. I am surviving. I have fallen apart at times before, and it is hard not to now. I am overcoming. Eating disorders are REAL. And I am still not finished with this journey. God wants us to be happy in our bodies. They were made in His image. We are on Earth to do His works. We are enough for God our Father. He is guiding me. He can guide you. Find her on Instagram @lyssa.ann and her whole story at she is an incredible individual and I’m so excited to have her on the show. Please as always if you like this episode share it with your friends and give it a rating on iTunes! I can be found on Instagram as well @conniebegonnie
November 25, 2019
My basic thoughts in the morning while I was working out, body image and nothing’s permanent
Totally impromptu episode this morning, as I had my headphones on and I was getting after it in the gym I had some pretty deep thoughts about myself and how I identify as an athlete. Thoughts about how I had gone through such a dark time after the last bodybuilding show I competed in, and how because I was patient with myself things have completely started to turn around. I thought it was pretty deep that we identify ourselves with a stinking trophy, and how are momentarily when I decided I may not get on stage again I felt like everything had been stripped from me, when that was not even close to true! Also how as moms we tend to lose ourselves a little while taking care of everybody else and so we all need to find that release somewhere that can help us be who we really are. Also lots of thoughts about how nothing is permanent! We sometimes tend to get stuck on the small things that drag us into this slump when in reality it’s just a temporary thing that’s going to go away eventually. So we can choose to wallow in self pity... or we can choose to change our attitude about things and tell ourselves nothing is permanent it will change and to keep working towards our goals and our dreams. If I hadn’t of been patient all this time I totally could’ve just stayed in this dark place instead I have encouraged myself every step of the way telling myself things will change by spring I’m going to be a whole different person and etc. and now all of that is starting to manifest! When I look at myself in the mirror I can see how much of a metamorphosis I have gone through mentally and physically and it makes me happy that I stuck with it, even on the really hard days. I hope you enjoy my ramblings on as it is legitimately post workout ramblings... I would love it if you would reach out to me on Instagram with your thoughts @conniebegonnie also please please share my information with all your friends I would love to get it out there that we’re all human and we all have struggles and life is just not perfect and we have to use those imperfections to help ourselves grow. Enjoy the episode.
November 22, 2019
Eating clean, my take on healthy cooking and making it valuable family time
Today on the show I’m going to talk about ways you can make prepping food fit into your schedule. Also how you can make clean eating work for you. Prepping food actually saves you time! You don’t have to spend time after you have worked all day cooking, you can just come home and have it there waiting! Also so awesome to set a great example for you children and our peers! Mindfulness while eating is also very empowering, make that meal , set the table and enjoy family time! It’s so valuable in so many ways! If I can help please find me on IG @conniebegonnie and I would appreciate if you like and share this episode and please review it on iTunes and Apple podcasts because it will help others find it. Thanks so much for tuning in!
November 18, 2019
Paleo Diet , Autoimmune freedom and Fitness Tidbits with special guest Janelle Gallo-Riegger
In today’s episode I’ll be speaking with Janelle Gallo-Riegger. She is an NASM certified personal trainer and an ISSA certified nutritionist that has been in the fitness industry for 22 years and has been competing in bodybuilding for 19 of those years! She is a state national and world body building champion and a fitness model! This is a great resume’ and she does all of this while dealing with autoimmune disease. She has Hashimotos and PCOS and has found healing through an all Paleo lifestyle. I have just loved following Janelle for the last few years and I can’t wait to hear what we come up with on this episode! She provides coaching for not only fitness competitors but for general health and wellness and has so much to offer if you are starting your health journey. She can be found on instagram and Facebook and is a wealth of knowledge and loves to help people so if you need some advice I would not hesitate to get in touch with her. If you have any questions about today’s episode I personally can be found on instagram at @conniebegonnie thanks for tuning in!
November 15, 2019
Setting realistic fitness goals, Social Media sabotage and what is healthy?
Taking a step away from food to talk about what the media, marketing and social media portrays as “Healthy” and things I have learned about myself and what is realistic and what is not. Just making small daily changes. Can grow and manifest into something much bigger. Find me on Instagram @conniebegonnie and shoot me a DM I’d love to hear your take!
November 11, 2019
The “Diet” Box (Why I Don’t Like To Identify Myself as Committed To a Certain “Diet”)
Just a podcast on why I don’t like to identify myself as committed to a certain “diet” I don’t tell people I am Paleo or AIP or vegan or etc. I think as long as we’re doing our best to make good choices about what were eating it doesn’t really matter what diet we adhere to. There are some corporate diets out there that think it’s OK to place people on 1200 cal and I do disagree on that! But if that needs to be the first step in your fitness journey who am I to judge. However, I do think a lot of these corporate plans are setting people up for failure, not sustainable lifetime eating practices. So unless you’re a bodybuilder and contest prep I think 1200 cal should definitely be avoided! Even if you are a bodybuilder, that’s getting pretty low in my opinion trust me,been there, permanently dealing with the metabolic ramifications of that. Although we are all individuals and there’s a lot of factors involved with that! I’m no coach I just know that that’s a pretty low number.... anyway here’s my take on what you can do to make your clean eating journey easier and ways to enjoy your meals without feeling like you’ve been cheated. If you have any questions or would like to add any comments I can be found at @conniebegonnie on instagram
November 4, 2019
My Baby Steps Into Fitness
Just a quick overview of what got me into fitness and a little bit about my bodybuilding journey. My story that shows that one small improvement can lead to another and eventually end up being one of the greatest improvements you’ve made in your life! You can find me on my Instagram @conniebegonnie
October 28, 2019
Episode Numero Uno ( what got me started)
I’m so excited to be sharing this podcast with everybody! It is a breakout podcast so I’m sure there’s going to be some tweaks and stuff involved, but I would love to hear from you if you wanted to know how I accomplish things, goals, mindset, anything that you want to know I am open to sharing! So please send me a message! This first episode is a bit of a backstory just to let you know how I got into the clean eating fitness lifestyle! Please like it share it and rate it! I’d like to get it out there so I can try to be an inspiration to others and help them live their best lives and be inspired to achieve their goals! Find me in Instagram @conniebegonnie
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