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Running Lean

Get leaner and get stronger so you can run faster and run longer than you ever thought possible.

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153. 5 Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight This Holiday Season
It’s officially the Holiday Season and that means it’s time to gain a bunch of weight over the next 30 days and start the new year feeling like crap, right? I know it seems kinda crazy when I say that out loud, but the truth is, that’s the way most people do it. In this episode, I offer a better approach to this time of year and I have 5 tips to avoid gaining weight this holiday season. The post 153. 5 Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight This Holiday Season appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
34:25 12/02/2022
152. Struggling, Suffering, and Giving In
When it comes to eating healthy and losing weight, people think you have 3 choices: Struggle, suffer, or give in. Today on the podcast, I explain how you’re not stuck with struggling, suffering, and giving in, and how you can make healthy eating actually enjoyable and maybe even fun! The post 152. Struggling, Suffering, and Giving In appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
25:30 11/25/2022
151. The Importance of Play
I think we can all agree that children need to play. Play is crucial for their brain development and their mental and emotional growth. But what about us adults? Should play be abandoned once we reach adulthood? In this episode of the podcast, I’ll be taking a deep dive into the importance of play and hopefully inspire you to integrate more play into your day-to-day life. The post 151. The Importance of Play appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
24:21 11/18/2022
150. Do You Have an Addictive Personality?
A lot of people find it very hard to change their diet. Why do they do it? Why can’t they change? They will say it’s because they have an “addictive personality.” Today I want to unpack this delicate topic and help you understand whether or not you have an addictive personality, and what you can do about it. The post 150. Do You Have an Addictive Personality? appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
22:47 11/11/2022
149. Keto vs. Fat-Adapted – Which is Better?
There seems to be a bit of confusion out there in the endurance world when it comes to the terms “keto” and “fat-adapted.” So today on the podcast, I want to clear up all of this confusion and help answer the question, “keto vs. fat-adapted, which is better?” The post 149. Keto vs. Fat-Adapted – Which is Better? appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
24:57 11/04/2022
148. Determining Your Carbohydrate Tolerance
There’s a time and place for carbs in your diet, but you need to understand how carbs affect you before you start piling all those sweet potatoes onto your plate. In this episode, I explain the importance of determining your carbohydrate tolerance so that you can lose weight, improve your endurance, and achieve all of your health and fitness goals. The post 148. Determining Your Carbohydrate Tolerance appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
32:14 10/28/2022
147. Bucking Conventional Wisdom
Most of the people in this country eat a pretty terrible diet. So if you want to be different, meaning you want to be the healthiest human possible, you’re going to have to do things differently from most people. In this episode, I break down what’s considered “normal”, what’s not, and how bucking conventional wisdom might be the best possible thing you can do for yourself. The post 147. Bucking Conventional Wisdom appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
20:39 10/21/2022
146. Slow Down and Stay in the Flow
Many runners who set out to achieve big goals will get it into their heads that things should just be happening faster. They should be losing weight faster, their running should be improving more quickly, and those strength sessions at the gym should be paying off by now. In this episode, I talk about what happens when you believe everything should be happening faster, and what it looks like when you slow down and stay in the flow instead. The post 146. Slow Down and Stay in the Flow appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
23:26 10/14/2022
145. All or Nothing is Not Always Best
I’ve been hearing a lot of stories lately from people in the low-carb athlete community who tend to adhere to an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to diet and exercise. So in this episode of the podcast, I’ll explain why all or nothing is not always best, especially when it comes to nutrition and exercise for the fat-adapted athlete. The post 145. All or Nothing is Not Always Best appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
32:59 10/07/2022
144. Handling Stress Like a Badass
One of the most prevalent health issues facing us today is stress. The good news is that stress can be managed quite well. The bad news is that most people do a pretty terrible job of managing stress! In this episode, I’ll explain what stress actually is, how it might be affecting you positively or negatively, and what you can do to start handling stress like a badass. The post 144. Handling Stress Like a Badass appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
31:05 09/30/2022
143. Upgrading Your Model Of the World
One nice thing about human beings is that no two of us are alike. We each have our own unique Model Of the World (MOW) based on our past experiences, belief systems, and upbringings. In this episode, I’m taking a look at how your unique Model Of the World can be harmful or helpful and why you might want to consider upgrading your Model Of the World. The post 143. Upgrading Your Model Of the World appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
20:14 09/23/2022
142. Overcoming Emotional Eating
If you’re like most people and you hear the words, “emotional eating” you probably picture a woman crying in bed eating a half-gallon of ice cream right out of the container. I know that’s what’s depicted in rom-com movies and on TV, but that image is just plain wrong. In this episode, I explain what emotional eating is, what it isn’t, and share what you can do to begin the process of overcoming emotional eating for good. The post 142. Overcoming Emotional Eating appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
32:24 09/16/2022
141. How to Fix Your Metabolism
If you are overweight, chances are it’s a problem of metabolism. Your metabolism is not working properly. By nature, animals (including humans) do not become overweight unless there is some kind of dysfunction happening in the body. So today, it’s all about how to fix your metabolism here on the Running Lean podcast. The post 141. How to Fix Your Metabolism appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
32:23 09/09/2022
140. You Have to Do More to Become More
I know you’ve heard the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results. Today, I get into what it looks like to stop doing the same things over and over again and start doing things differently because you have to do more to become more. The post 140. You Have to Do More to Become More appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
21:06 09/02/2022
139. Eating Healthy Is So Boring!
I’ll bet you’ve thought about eating healthy at one point or another in your life and then thought, nah…that’s going to be way too boring. Today on the podcast, I talk about the big lie - that eating healthy is so boring - and how you might be able to radically improve your health by rethinking how exciting your meals really need to be. The post 139. Eating Healthy Is So Boring! appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
25:30 08/26/2022
138. Is Alcohol Really Working for You?
Have you ever considered how alcohol might be negatively affecting you? Today I want to pose this question: “Is alcohol really working for you, or do you just act like it is?” In this episode, I tackle the big question of whether alcohol is actually working for you or against you. The post 138. Is Alcohol Really Working for You? appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
42:06 08/19/2022
137. The Most Common Weight Loss Mistakes Runners Make
Most runners who set out to lose weight will probably make some mistakes along the way. So a big part of what I do now is to help runners NOT make those mistakes! Today on the podcast I’ll talk about the most common weight loss mistakes runners make, and what you can do to avoid making them. The post 137. The Most Common Weight Loss Mistakes Runners Make appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
36:34 08/12/2022
136. How to Avoid Weight Loss Discomfort
Lots of runners come to me for help losing weight, getting stronger, and running faster. One common question that keeps coming up is, “How do I lose weight without all the discomfort?” So in this episode, I take a look at what it actually takes to reach a weight loss goal and the secret of how to avoid weight loss discomfort. The post 136. How to Avoid Weight Loss Discomfort appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
18:54 08/05/2022
135. The Benefits of Becoming Metabolically Flexible
As a runner, you’ve probably been told that if you want to avoid hitting the wall, you need to consume a whole lot of one main fuel source - sugar. This approach does work for some, but for others it spells metabolic disaster, leading to incessant weight gain, insulin resistance, and a host of other health issues. In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn exactly what metabolic flexibility is, the benefits of becoming metabolically flexible, and how to get started with it. The post 135. The Benefits of Becoming Metabolically Flexible appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
29:58 07/29/2022
134. The Art of Living in Integrity
I coach a lot of runners who honestly want to change. But oftentimes there’s a big disconnect between what they WANT for themselves and what they actually DO. The problem isn’t a lack of desire or an absence of willpower, they’re just not living in integrity. In this episode of the podcast, I explore the art of living in integrity - what living in integrity looks like and how it can absolutely change your life. The post 134. The Art of Living in Integrity appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
24:07 07/22/2022
133. Being an Example to Those Around You
I believe that each and every one of us has the ability to make a positive impact on this world. My hope is that you listen to this episode and then take action. I want to encourage you to do something today to start being an example to those around you, and then maybe, just maybe they will do the same. The post 133. Being an Example to Those Around You appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
27:40 07/15/2022
132. Ancestral Eating to Improve Health & Fitness
If you want to take control of your health and become the healthiest and most badass version of yourself, you might want to consider following in the footsteps of your ancestors. In this episode, I break it all down for you and explain how ancestral eating can dramatically improve your health and fitness. The post 132. Ancestral Eating to Improve Health & Fitness appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
31:49 07/08/2022
131. Busting the Biggest Nutrition Myths
There are a lot of myths floating around out there in regards to proper human nutrition. Some of these concepts have been around for a very long time and just seem like they hold water but a lot of them just don’t. Today, I’m busting the biggest nutrition myths and providing you with some actionable advice to help you take control of your health and get on the right track. The post 131. Busting the Biggest Nutrition Myths appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
43:00 07/01/2022
130. Taking Your Health Into Your Own Hands
There is a health crisis going on right now in the US. Metabolic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease are at an all-time high. In this episode, I share some surprising reasons why we are experiencing the current health crisis here in this country. I also explain the simple solution - not relying on the powers that be but instead taking your health into your own hands. The post 130. Taking Your Health Into Your Own Hands appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
40:29 06/24/2022
129. Back to Basics: The Importance of Strength Training for Runners
If you’re a runner and you are not engaging in some form of consistent, intentional strength training, you are leaving a LOT on the table. So in this episode, I’ll go over why strength training is so important if you’re a runner, how it can help you lose weight and all the reasons why I believe strength training is one of the most powerful things you can do to improve your overall health and fitness. The post 129. Back to Basics: The Importance of Strength Training for Runners appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
35:49 06/17/2022
128. Discipline Does Not Mean Punishment
For a lot of people, the word discipline has a very negative connotation, and they want nothing to do with discipline in their life. Today, I share why discipline does not mean punishment and explain the surprising benefits of creating a more disciplined life. The post 128. Discipline Does Not Mean Punishment appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
22:08 06/10/2022
127. Back to Basics: Why Runners Get Fat
Runners are not immune to gaining weight and getting fat. In fact, gaining a lot of weight as a runner is a big part of my story and it’s something hear from runners every single day. So it’s not just me, it’s a problem for so many runners. So today’s Back to Basics episode will explain why runners get fat and what you can do about it. The post 127. Back to Basics: Why Runners Get Fat appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
34:46 06/03/2022
126. Are You Eating Like an Athlete?
I’ve been thinking about this podcast topic for a while now and finally just felt ready to share my thoughts with you. This is one of those “tough love” episodes, so fair warning in advance. By the end of this episode I want you to honestly know whether or not you are eating like an athlete, and more importantly, why or why not. The post 126. Are You Eating Like an Athlete? appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
31:58 05/27/2022
125. Do You Feel Like You’re Spiraling Out of Control?
In my coaching practice, I hear this phrase a lot, “I feel like I’m spiraling out of control.” In this episode of the podcast, I explain what it really means when you feel like you’re spiraling out of control and I’ll show you what you need to do to get yourself out of it. The post 125. Do You Feel Like You’re Spiraling Out of Control? appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
25:05 05/20/2022
124. Back to Basics: The Thought Model
Most people don't realize that their thoughts are responsible for every result they are getting or not getting in their lives. Today on the podcast, I’m going to explain the thought model and how it is the most powerful coaching tool I use in my practice, and how you can use it to take back control of your life and your results. The post 124. Back to Basics: The Thought Model appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
40:11 05/13/2022