Ingredients for Life #77: Listener Progress Reports

This week, Romy and Michael talk about Michael’s injury and upcoming surgery, and respond to an email from Facebook listener Patty, and a voicemail from listener Christine.

Ingredients for Life #76: Weightloss Journeys: Gail’s Story

This week, Romy and Michael talk with Gail about the path she’s taken for weight loss and healthier eating habits, including working with Romy, following Weight Watchers plans, and how her progress has inspired her to want to help fight the increasing trends of childhood obesity.

Ingredients for Life #75: Weightloss Journeys: Grace’s Story

This week, Romy and Michael talk with Grace about her history as a competitive athlete, her later struggles with injury and weight gain and her progress back towards fitness and weight loss.

Ingredients for Life #74: Paleo Diet in Action

Ashley is a former intern of Romy’s who is now a doctor herself. She’d been a practicing vegeterian until recently, when a cousin challenged her to try read about The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet by Robb Wolf, and reading that book completely changed her outlook on a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle.

Ingredients for Life #73: Goal Setting Self-Sabotage?

Discussion: Are the ways you set your fitness and weight loss goals actually sabotaging you before you being?

Romy talks about how to word your goals, in thought and in writing, so that they are measurable and accountable so they will work for you instead of against you.

Ingredients for Life #72: Body Perception, Clothing Sizes and Serving Sizes

This week, Romy and Michael talk about how it seems like more and more people are less and less aware of their true body size and body composition, and discuss several factors that might be influencing this shift.

Do men lie about their actual weight as frequently as women do?

Ingredients for Life #71: Timing Meals and Workouts

This week, Romy and Michael talk about how meal timing affects physical performance, and Romy grills Mike on his food logging absent-mindedness.

Romy gives some tips on what to eat and the best things to eat before a workout, and how to balance the proteins and carbs before and after to get the best results.

Ingredients for Life #70: Lifestyle Challenges: Bonnie’s Update

This week, Bonnie returns with an update on her progress since she was a guest on the show a year ago.

2011 has presented a new physical challenge for her, and the steps she’s taking to continue to manage this and help herself by helping her doctors understand better what’s going on with her.

Ingredients for Life #69: Encouraging Success with Realistic Goals

This week, Romy and Michael talk about how many people may be self-sabotaging their lifestyle changes by setting unrealistic goals, such as losing a large amount of weight in a short period of time.

The best way to achieve sustained progress is to make small changes and give them enough time to become habit, then move on to the next set of small changes.

Ingredients for Life #68: Maintaining Metabolism

This week, Romy, Michael and Lorrie talk about the importance of the mind-body connection, and some of the things you can do to focus your mind on the goal you want to achieve, be it muscle gain, fat loss, or some combination of both.