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Self-Care for Dads

When we become fathers, we have be in charge of caring for our families. We must step up and provide for them, protect them, and lead them. Fatherhood is an opportunity to become our best selves, but we can’t show up if we don’t invest in our physical, mental, and intellectual wellbeing.

Today we have everyday dad and Dad Edge Alliance member Eric Martinez on the show. He is the founder of Be Well Dad and is dedicated to helping men become their best selves, enabling them to give more to their families and lead on a confident and competent level.

Eric’s been with his wife for sixteen years and is the dad of a five-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter. He talks about how he and his wife overcome the most difficult obstacles, how he got out of his dad bod rut by losing 40 pounds, and how he steps off the hamster wheel of busyness to make time for self-care.

“Fatherhood is an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to show up in the best way you can. It’s an opportunity to influence the next generation of human beings.”—Eric Martinez

 

What You’ll Learn

  • Often spouses think their marriage problems are because of the other person when it’s themselves.
  • As challenges arise you must work as a team with your spouse.
  • There is nothing you can do better on your own.
  • How to make a decision as a family on how you will approach life
  • The family unit is bigger than all problems.
  • How to deal with emotionally sensitive children
  • Validating your kids’ feelings
  • How to support a spouse who suffers from mental illness
  • How CBD helped Eric and his wife mentally and physically
  • What he did to lose 40 pounds
  • The false narratives we create around being busy
  • What fitness will do for your sex life

MENTIONED EPISODES

Communication Mastery for Fathers with Chris Voss

Running Your Family as a Team with Marc Roberge from O.A.R.


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Optimizing Male Hormones for Fat Loss, Energy, and Libido with Alex Van Houten

Optimizing Male Hormones for Fat Loss, Energy, and Libido with Alex Van Houten


Behold the dadbod. How did we get this way? The stubborn belly fat that doesn’t go away no matter how hard we work. The muscle mass that’s harder to maintain than it used to be. We don’t have the same energy and stamina we used to. Maybe things have even cooled off in the bedroom.

Alex Van Houten is the founder of Defining Dadbod. He’s going to talk about how our chemistry changes after we become fathers and how to define the dadbod by optimizing our male hormones for fat loss, energy, and libido.

Men want to feel good being naked. @DefiningDadBod #men #dads #fathers #fitness #menshealth Click To Tweet

Alex Van Houten and Defining Dadbod

Alex Van Houten was on track to become an orthopedic surgeon, but he noticed both the patients and doctors didn’t like the business. That was when he veered toward the prevention side of health and became a personal trainer. In his work, Alex often dealt with menopausal women and became interested in hormones and how they affect energy levels, body composition, and libido.

The changes women go through are complex, but men also go through distinct changes. When Alex became a dad he experienced himself what the male body goes through. He looked into it and discovered that there are scientific reasons for the infamous ‘dadbod,’ but men’s challenges with hormones don’t get the same attention as women’s.

Alex aims to change that with Defining Dadbod.

'When I became a father, it was the first time I struggled with health and fitness.' – Alex Van Houten @definingdadbod #dadbod #menshealth #testosterone #libido Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • Why our bodies are not as responsive to diet and exercise as we age
  • The changes that occur for a dad after a baby is born
  • Why after a baby men have the lowest testosterone in their lives
  • The symptoms of low testosterone
  • The hormone pyramid
  • The affects of insulin on your testosterone
  • The affects of cortisol on testosterone
  • The 2 lifestyle changes and 2 nutrition changes that will being optimizing your hormones now
  • What kind of carbs to eat
  • How caffeine affects hormone levels and body composition
  • How to choose high-quality supplements and which ones you need
  • How to choose a high-quality protein supplement
  • Why guys should not eat soy
  • How as little as 9 drinks a week might be shrinking your testicles
  • The type of training that produces testosterone

 

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Most of us are overfed and undernourished. @DefiningDadBod #dadbod #dadlife #fatherhood #selfcare Click To Tweet

MENTIONED EPISODE: How to Approach Your Wife When You’re in Crisis


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