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Primal Potential

1,094 episodes - English - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.3K ratings

The Primal Potential Podcast is about transformation, not information. So many of us KNOW what we need to do to achieve our goals but we aren't DOING it. There's a continuous gap between our INTENTIONS and our ACTIONS. Primal Potential is a TOOL to help you create massive change in your life and ENJOY the journey!

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1011: 8 Changes I Made to Boost My Fertility

August 15, 2022 07:00 - 36 minutes - 50.1 MB

I've been told, by at least a half dozen doctors, that I'd probably never get pregnant naturally. And yet, I've managed to get pregnant very quickly (and naturally) 3x at nearly 36, 37 and 38 years old. There were a handful of things I did (especially this last time prior to conceiving the twins) that I feel confident improved my fertility and I'm breaking them all down, in detail, on today's episode!  Mentioned In Today's Episode:  The Fertile Feast It Starts with the Egg Mira Ferti...

1010: The Golden Rules of Carbs and Fat Loss

August 13, 2022 07:00 - 39 minutes - 53.5 MB

For the next handful of weeks, Saturday shows will be "best of" shows, featuring listener favorite episodes as well as some of my favorites, too! We never want to get too far from the basics! 

1009: You Can't Take Miles Off The Car - One Client's Weight Loss Success Story

August 08, 2022 07:00 - 42 minutes - 58.7 MB

This is one of my favorite episodes! You're going to hear from one of my clients who created a MASSIVE breakthrough in health, weight and mindset after decades of yo-yo dieting. She'll share what made this time different and advice she has for those struggling to execute.  To work with me inside The Consistency Course, click here! 

1008: Listener Favorite Episode - Have Many Reasons

August 06, 2022 07:00 - 25 minutes - 35 MB

For the next handful of weeks, Saturday shows are going to feature some of my favorite episodes and your favorites too! This week is BOTH! Whether you've heard it before or not, this one deserves a re-listen! 

1007: The Actual Formula for Consistency

August 01, 2022 07:00 - 34 minutes - 47.7 MB

Do you think there is an actual formula for consistency, where you can see which variable needs to be adjusted in order for you to succeed? I think there is and we're diving into it today! Plus, I'm sharing 5 things I do when I'm struggling with consistency.  If you want to join The Consistency Course, click here! 

1006: Why Do I Constantly Obsess Over This?

July 30, 2022 07:00 - 25 minutes - 35.2 MB

Diving into your amazing questions today - we're covering thoughts around food, when something seems to be all you can think about, how I started my business and my favorite ways to measure health (that don't include the scale).  Mentioned In Today's Episode:  Relief+(use the code BENTON at checkout to save $10 on your first order)

1005: Is This Difference Holding You Back?

July 25, 2022 07:00 - 18 minutes - 25 MB

I recently had a tough conversation with someone in which I shared, "There's a big difference between fighting to be healthy and just trying not to be too unhealthy." This person believed they were trying to be healthy. But, in reality, they were just trying not to be too unhealthy and the difference was massive.  These two paths won't take you to the same destination.  Plus, this isn't just true in health. It's true in marriage, business, money, fitness and more.  This episode might...

1004: Is This Mistake Why You Aren't Making Progress?

July 23, 2022 07:00 - 26 minutes - 36.4 MB

I had an awesome convo with one of my clients this week and we identified a common mistake she was (unknowingly) making that was getting in the way of her progress. We're chatting through it today along with your great questions about the "I deserve it" mentality, putting others first (and not making yourself a priority), knowing where to start when there's a lot on your plate and more!  Mentioned In Today's Episode:  The Consistency Course Probiotics - the code BENTON at checkout will...

1003: If You Have Gone "Backwards" or Lost Ground

July 18, 2022 07:00 - 24 minutes - 34.3 MB

Have you ever made progress toward a goal and then felt like you went backwards? Gained weight after weight loss? Lost fitness or endurance after illness or injury? Accumulated debt after reducing it? Today we are talking tools and responses to any kind of setback! I'm obsessed with this topic! 

1002: My Top Tools for Stress & Worry

July 16, 2022 07:00 - 34 minutes - 47.5 MB

Someone asked me how I "avoid" the worry spiral, and I'm sharing my top tools for those moments of stress and worry that confront me often.  Plus, we're diving into the idea of your mental model (and if it's working for you), daily goals, an update on the twins and more! 

1001: This Health Metric is One You Want to Track

July 11, 2022 07:00 - 28 minutes - 38.5 MB

About 6 months ago, I started tracking a health metric I hadn't tracked before. It's a technical one, so today we're breaking it down and talking all things heart rate variability! 

1000: The Official Episode 1000

July 09, 2022 07:00 - 45 minutes - 62.9 MB

Even though we technically hit this major milestone awhile ago, it's still cool to "officially" be in the 1000s of episode numbers! We made it! I couldn't have done it without you. We're all over the place today, even touching on some criticism the show received recently. Enjoy this one and thanks for making Primal Potential possible!  Mentioned In Today's Episode Ignite (use code BENTON at checkout to save $10 on your first order) Change Makers Journal

999: Getting Started Guide - Money Matters

July 04, 2022 07:00 - 45 minutes - 62.6 MB

I believe that one of the most pervasive forms of "laziness" is not taking action because you "don't know" how to start or what to do. Today, as it relates to more money and additional streams of income, we're tackling that 'issue'. 

Update on My Surgery

July 02, 2022 12:41 - 31 minutes - 15.7 MB

What a week it's been! We unexpectedly ended up at Johns Hopkins this week to have surgery on the twins in utero. I didn't record a Saturday episode before we left and I didn't bring a microphone in our frantic rush to pack and get to Baltimore, but I jumped on my phone to give you an update. Back to our normal programming on Monday. Love you guys! 

997: Setting Standards That Will Make Success Easier

June 27, 2022 07:00 - 26 minutes - 36 MB

A few months back, I shared one of my personal standards for making money decisions. A listener wrote in and asked if I'd share some of my standards around health, wealth and relationships. So, today I'm sharing what my standards are, how they help and how I apply them on a regular basis. 

BONUS: Are Your Hormones Jacked Up?

June 25, 2022 16:30 - 33 minutes - 46.4 MB

Hormones run the show. Sure, what we eat matters a lot. How much we eat matters a lot. Our stress, sleep and movement matter a lot.  But hormones run the show. They drive appetite, cravings, fat storage (and location of fat storage), mood, irritability, workout recovery, libido and so, so much more.  Often, optimizing your hormones can mean fewer cravings, fat loss, increased motivation, decreased depression and anxiety, better sleep, fewer headaches and overall better quality of life.  ...

996: On Excuses (And Overcoming Yours)

June 25, 2022 07:00 - 29 minutes - 40 MB

I've been going back and forth with some clients over the excuses that hold them back from consistency and I'm excited to share some of my perspectives on how to overcome those thoughts and barriers. Plus, as always, we're diving into your great questions!  The brand new hormone is now live! Listen to the BONUS EPISODE I just released called "Bonus: Are Your Hormones Jacked Up?" to get all the details and click here to order. Remember, if this is your first order, use the code BENTON to sa...

995: The Intention/Intervention Gap

June 20, 2022 07:00 - 20 minutes - 28.7 MB

You have clear intentions, goals and aspirations, but you aren't executing in a way that's getting you where you want to go (at least not at the pace you want). Today we're diving into 2 approaches that will help you eliminate the gap between what you want and doing what it takes to get you there. 

Big Bonus: How to Unlearn the Habits of Inconsistency

June 19, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 83.7 MB

I'm touching on some of the key teachings from a webinar I did the other night on creating consistency for the serial starter. I think you're going to LOVE this! Chock full of strategies and new approaches!  To learn more about The Consistency Course or to get on the wait list if it's full, visit:  

994: Feel Like Food Always Wins?

June 18, 2022 07:00 - 30 minutes - 41.9 MB

You guys are bringing the heat with your questions today! We're diving into all of them, including:  Having great intentions but feeling like food always wins What to do about the voice in your head that always seems to be at odds with your goals What you missed on my webinar the other night Time management Fat loss with half a thyroid Calorie woes Today's winner is getting Energy+, if you want to try it, make sure to enter the code BENTON at checkout to save $10 on your first or...

993: Top Tip For Ending Overwhelm or Feeling Like You "Can't"

June 13, 2022 07:00 - 20 minutes - 28.6 MB

I'll be the first to admit that I often feel overwhelmed or like I don't have enough time or bandwidth to get something done. Today I'm sharing my top tip for not only breaking out of that feeling, but getting to a space of feeling empowered and in control of my outcomes. 

992: Outwork Your Self Doubt

June 11, 2022 07:00 - 31 minutes - 43.1 MB

If you're doubting yourself or your ability to make progress toward a goal you have, don't miss the first part of this episode!  Plus, I'm answering your questions about the biggest challenge I've ever faced, how I 'overcome' it and we're having a great conversation about implementing honesty, maturity and specificity (in your own thinking).  Mentioned In Today's Episode:  The Dagny Foundation Edge (the code BENTON saves you $10 on your first order) Episode I previously did on Edg...

991: Is This Impacting Your Metabolism & Long Term Disease Risk?

June 06, 2022 07:00 - 33 minutes - 46.2 MB

We're going into the science today and looking at a few things you're (likely) doing that are messing with your metabolism, your energy and your chances of developing some pretty serious diseases as you age.  Everyone needs to hear today's episode!  Mentioned In Today's Episode:  Sleep Plus (the code BENTON saves you $10 on your first order) My fave blue light blocking glasses by Klassy

990: My Non Toxic Recommendations

June 04, 2022 07:00 - 33 minutes - 46.4 MB

We're talking about a lot of things today, but starting with some of my non toxic recommendations after last Saturday's controversial topics episode. We're also sharing a bit about being an effective communicator (especially with yourself) and when you haven't been "able" to get past a certain point of progress historically.  Mentioned In Today's Episode (try using the code PRIMAL at checkout - not sure it still works but worth a try!) The Dagny Foundation Get on the wait l...

EB Shares Some Personal Stuff

May 31, 2022 07:00 - 39 minutes - 54.7 MB  

989: My New Most Favorite Quote Ever

May 30, 2022 07:00 - 21 minutes - 29.5 MB

A friend sent me this quote and it has shifted SO MUCH for me. It's shifted my marriage, it's shifted how I respond to frustrating things in my life, it's shifted how I think about food! Please don't miss this episode and please share it with as many people as possible! 

988: EB Tackles Controversial Topics

May 28, 2022 07:00 - 44 minutes - 61 MB

Come what may, we're going there. This episode, especially the 2nd half, might be the most important episode I've ever released.  Mentioned In Today's Episode:  Relief+ (code BENTON saves you $10 on your first order)

987: Changing the Idea You have About Yourself

May 23, 2022 07:00 - 23 minutes - 32.9 MB

Get ready for a breakthrough, served with a few tangible tools to get past what you currently believe about yourself. The season of "I'm such an all or nothing person" and "I'm a perfectionist" are over. This is a must-listen episode for anyone who wants to change any habit or behavior!

986: Chris and EB Talk Money, Family & Business

May 21, 2022 07:00 - 45 minutes - 62.6 MB

Chris is back on the show today and we're giving a little life update and diving into money, family, business and excuses that might be in your way! 

985: Impact Hours & How to Use Them

May 16, 2022 07:00 - 21 minutes - 28.8 MB

Ever feel like you have more things to get done than you have time in which to do them? Tough love truth: you can use your time better. We all can.  Recently, I was inspired by the notion of "impact hours" and "impact activities" and it's helping me in a way I REALLY needed help!  Here's a link to the book I reference in today's show! I hope you enjoy it! 

984: FOMO, Diet Mentality and When Your Partner Isn’t On Board

May 14, 2022 07:00 - 26 minutes - 36.1 MB

The topics today are MONEY! We're talking about self-sabotage, diet trauma, FOMO and what to do when your partner isn't on board with your health changes.  Also, if you want to check out my daily staple protein powder (I'm obsessed) click here and use the code BENTON at checkout to save $10 on your first order! 

983: Financial Flexibility & Freedom Are for YOU

May 09, 2022 07:00 - 26 minutes - 36.7 MB

Last month was Financial Literacy Month and I continue to be shocked by how many people aren't taking daily action to improve their financial situations. Not to mention the number of people who think that financial freedom isn't for them because they are too old, too young, not educated enough or don't have enough time. They're all wrong and it's hurting their health, their futures and so much more. Please, listen to this episode and commit to taking daily action! 

982: Skill Versus Routine

May 07, 2022 07:00 - 25 minutes - 35.1 MB

"What looks like skill is often routine."  If there's some goal you're struggling to puruse, this is an episode for you!  Today we are giving away my favorite probiotic, and if you listen to the episode, you'll understand why I'm such a big fan of this in support of a weight loss goal! Use the code BENTON to save $10 on your first order! 

Bonus: My Life Lessons (Reflecting On Roman's 1st Year)

May 03, 2022 07:00 - 23 minutes - 31.7 MB

Our son Roman turned one yesterday (May 2nd) and there are a few big lessons I'm reflecting on, as well as how perfectly they apply to any and every area of life! 

981: The Difference Between Having A Plan & Being Prepared

May 02, 2022 07:00 - 22 minutes - 30.7 MB

This realization changed the game for my results. It sounds obvious, but so many of us struggle to execute our plans because we aren't prepared for the execution. Beyond that, we fail to realization that preparation isn't an all or nothing thing. There are degrees to preparation, and we have to start to paying attention to what level of preparation is needed in order for us to be successful in a particular area of our lives. 

980: Make A Plan!

April 30, 2022 07:00 - 29 minutes - 40.9 MB

Ever put something off because you feel like you don't have time to work on it today? I get it, there are some days where it feels like there's just no way progress can be made. If you've ever felt this way, I think you're going to love the convo in today's episode.  Mentioned In Today's Episode Edge (the code BENTON saves you $10 on your first order) Change Makers Journal The Dagny Foundation 

979: (My) Fat Loss - Then & Now

April 25, 2022 07:00 - 36 minutes - 50 MB

Today is a listener request episode. What did my fat loss journey look like, in the details, years ago? When I lost weight after I weaned Roman, what did that look like? What was the same? What was different? What did I eat on a typical day? What were my workouts? Supplements? If you are curious about fat loss, I think you'll love this detailed episode! 

978: The Lines You Use To Talk Yourself out of Progress

April 23, 2022 07:00 - 31 minutes - 43.6 MB

We all have that thing we say to ourselves to let ourselves off the hook. One of the big ones we're tackling today is "I don't even care". When I was tired, emotional or stressed, I'd often tell myself this incomplete truth. And in that moment, I didn't care. So what do we do with that? We're exploring it today!  Mentioned In Today's Episode:  Edge Podcast I did all about Edge 

977: 10 Questions To Get More Consistent

April 18, 2022 08:00 - 32 minutes - 45.2 MB

Struggling with consistency? Do not miss these 10+ questions that WILL help you get and stay consistent while reducing the appeal of your most common excuses.

976: The "Disease" of Tomorrow

April 16, 2022 07:00 - 30 minutes - 41.4 MB

I was the QUEEN of saying things like, "I'll start tomorrow" or "I can do it tomorrow" and "I'll do better tomorrow." I meant it, but the pattern was the problem. Today we're diving into this pattern and some ideas for shifting it, along with a few listener questions.  We're testing out a new format today, so please let me know what you think! Mentioned In Today's Episode:  Support The Dagny Foundation Sleep Plus (the code BENTON will save you $10 on your first order) Change Makers...

975: This Short Story Might Change Your Life

April 11, 2022 08:00 - 10 minutes - 14.5 MB

Today's episode is a short one, and it just might change your life. Please listen, and then immediately share it with someone you love. Don't skip this one. 

974: Revisiting My 'Tiny House' Days + Tips

April 09, 2022 07:00 - 27 minutes - 38.3 MB

We're talking about what YOU want to hear about today! So many great topics from insulin/blood sugar to tips for eating well during RV travel, consistency, 'identity journaling' and how I'm approaching nutrition differently during this twin pregnancy.  Mentioned In Today's Episode:  Support The Dagny Foundation Sleep Plus (the code BENTON will save you $10 on your first order) Change Makers Journal

973: My Top 4 Tools for Creating Consistency When It Feels Hardest

April 04, 2022 08:00 - 34 minutes - 47.6 MB

We all go through seasons where consistency feels harder than normal, or maybe even almost impossible. Maybe you're sick, pregnant, or taking on more stress in your life than normal. During these times, it's so easy to throw in the towel, but that's not the only option! Today I'm sharing my top 4 tools for creating consistency when it feels harder than ever! 

972: My Tips for Autoimmune Thyroid Issues (and your other questions)

April 02, 2022 07:00 - 24 minutes - 33 MB

You guys shared awesome questions today, including how Chris responded to the news of twins (spoiler: it's not an incredible story, haha.) Today we are diving into my take on dealing with autoimmune thyroid issues, why I drink a protein shake daily (and if it's delicious), daily routines, binge eating and tips for vacation.  If you want to check out the protein shake I use daily, click here and be sure to use the code BENTON at checkout to save $10 on your first order. Same code works fo...

971: 10 Things That Keep Me Consistent

March 28, 2022 08:00 - 24 minutes - 33.5 MB

After not being super consistent for many months, I'm so proud of how I've dialed in my consistency and execution in the last couple months. Today, I'm sharing with you the 10 things that really keep me consistent. I'd love to hear which of them resonate most with you! 

970: A Couple HUGE (Personal) Announcements

March 26, 2022 07:00 - 39 minutes - 53.6 MB

I have a few huge announcements - they're personal and I think you're going to want to hear them!  Please support The Dagny Foundation!  Connect with me to chat more about the upcoming Action & Accountability Mastermind! 

969: Nutrition Misinformation & What Is Undisputed

March 21, 2022 08:00 - 20 minutes - 28.1 MB

Do you feel like there's a ton of conflicting information about there about diet for health and weight loss? Is dairy good or bad? Is meat healthy or should it be limited? Are there some things that are undisputed and certain to be good for health, metabolism and fat loss? Today, we answer all that & more!  Mentioned In Today's Episode:  The Carnivore Code by Dr. Paul Saladino 

968: EB's Take On Motivation, Consistency & Accountability

March 19, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 95.2 MB

Today's episode is a replay from a live session I did on Thursday 3/17/2022. I'm sharing my thoughts, tools and strategies for motivation, consistency and accountability, as well as all the details of my upcoming Action & Accountability Mastermind.  If you want to grab a spot in this high-touch mastermind, use this link! Spaces are limited so don't wait. We kick off the first week of April. 

967: Stop Acting Smaller Than Your Patterns

March 14, 2022 08:00 - 23 minutes - 32.8 MB

You are NOT smaller or less powerful than your past patterns.  Your choices, impulses and cravings are NOT bigger than you are.  Today I'm sharing some things that inspire and encourage me from A Course In Miracles Made Easy and I hope it encourages you, too! 

966: Welp...I Didn't Expect THAT to Fire Me Up!

March 12, 2022 08:00 - 34 minutes - 46.8 MB

Oh man...I'm so grateful for the questions and topics you guys send in for our Saturday shows. One of them today...a really great certainly NOT what I thought would get me fired up, but man did it! I can't wait to hear what you think! Today we're talking how fat loss actually happens (sorta), multitasking, restriction, negativity in the world, making friends and more!  Make sure you register for our March 17th 8pm webinar on creating consistency & accountability! And hop...


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