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A Dad’s 75 Hard Transformation Story

In today’s episode of The Dad Edge, we interview Justin Holland, popularly known as Juice, who completed the 75 Hard challenge with us in The Dad Edge Alliance.

Juice started 75 Hard on November 1st with a starting weight of 344 pounds. He chose November specifically because it’s the toughest time to begin a challenge like this. It’s the holiday season, and Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year were all standing in the way of his success.

Juice thought if he could go through this, he could go through anything. He has now dropped down to 290 pounds!

What You’ll Learn

Juice’s story

Juice is a father to two girls and a boy. He’s a special member of the mastermind because he keeps all the other dads motivated by the progress pictures he posts every week.Even though it wasn’t a necessity to make those pictures public, Juice wanted to make himself more accountable and motivate others to push themselves further.What he learned from the challenge:

  • Drinking a gallon of water every day will reduce your hunger. Sometimes you’re hungry because you’re dehydrated.
  • Eating healthy becomes a lifestyle after you complete the challenge. You’re not forced to do it anymore.
  • You get immense mental clarity and toughness from 75 Hard. The physical transformation is just a bonus.
  • You become much more patient and emotionally resilient.

Talking about patience

Juice talked about an incident where he was disappointed his daughter about something. But rather than blaming or punishing her, he and his wife Jill talked the situation out with her. This helped them build a better relationship and everyone walked away from the conversation happy and satisfied.

Juice’s plans for the future

Juice plans to take a break and start with the next phase of 75 Hard in mid-Feb. The reason he decided to take a break is that he wants to test the skills he has learned in the real world and come back stronger.

 


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The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet for Men with Fraser Bayley

The plant-based lifestyle seems to be everywhere lately, but is it really possible to maintain our bodies without animal protein? Won’t we feel tired and hungry all the time? What about our libido and testosterone levels?

Today’s discussion will reveal the surprising benefits of a plant-based lifestyle for men. Our guest is Fraser Bayley. He has founded Veg Up with his wife, Lauren, and together they help people cut through the confusion to achieve peak performance, an amazing body, and insane mental clarity on a plant-based diet.

You will hear how a plant-based diet can radically change your bloodwork, your energy levels, and your psychological wellbeing. You will also learn how being the healthiest dad you can be will make you more available for your kids while setting an example that will prime them for a healthy adult life.

Fraser Bayley

Fraser was a former butcher back in Auckland, New Zealand before he left the industry to study Nutrition, Human Structure & Function and Personal Training at the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology.

Coming from a former life of severe mental health issues, Fraser has spent the past 15 years deeply immersed in psychology & the human mind. Being an INFJ on the Myers-Briggs personality test, he seeks to understand the human mind as much as possible! These concepts are heavily woven into how he teaches their students all around the world.

He enjoys nomadic living & travel in their RV, hiking & outdoors, reading & learning from people from all walks of life.

What You’ll Learn

  • Where do men get protein on a plant-based diet?
  • It’s not what you consume, but what you absorb. Are you absorbing all the protein and nutrients in your current diet?
  • We’re meant to believe we need more protein that we really do.
  • You can play with your macro-nutrients if you get the same number of calories per day.
  • How to bridge your way through the transition to a plant-based diet
  • What vegging up does for libido and sexual performance
  • Hormone profiles and cholesterol levels before and after 90-days on a plant-based diet
  • Plant-based diet can help you train harder.
  • Micronutrient density drives energy levels and recovery.
  • Each person is different with the plant-based foods that work well for them.
  • Being in shape doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have quality of life.
  •  Before
    • Always tired
    • Moods all over the place
    • Anxiety
    • Needed a lot of caffeine
    • Acne
    • Visually in shape, but do not feel good
  •  After
    • Increased Energy
    • Mental clarityhttps://www.veguplife.com/
    • Blood glucose control
    • Emotional regulation
    • Less stress
    • Clear skin
  • How to begin becoming more plant-based? Start adding instead of eliminating.
    • Add more green vegetables
    • Try more plant proteins and find out what you like
    • Include more colors. Colors are micronutrients. Think of the rainbow.
    • Eat living foods (sprouts)
    • Add fermented foods (sauerkraut)

RELATED EPISODES:

Healthy Habits for Marriage, Fatherhood, and Fitness

Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit and Back Again with Drew Manning

Real AF Self-Discipline with Andy Frisella


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Mindset-Driven Fitness with Marc Hildebrand

Without challenges, we cannot grow. One of our biggest challenges as fathers is to make sure we don’t neglect our health. But learning how to take care of our bodies is the foundation that sets us up for success in all other areas of our lives.

Marc Hildebrand is a husband, father, and LAPD sergeant. He is the creator of First Responder Fitness and provides mindset, fitness, and nutrition solutions for those in the unpredictable career of being a first responder. After losing 100 pounds, he tells us from firsthand experience how to balance work, family, and fitness.

He talks about how outer success is a reflection of our inner growth, and that is why mindset-driven fitness is the only way to get lasting results on your health goals for this year and the rest of your life.

What You’ll Learn

  • Most dads feel like they have to choose between work, family, and fitness, but they can have it all.
  • The right questions bring the right answers. Ask yourself a solutions-based questions. “How might I make it possible to do what I need to do?”
  • How Marc lost 100 pounds
  • Lasting fitness is more about mindset than tactics.
  • The people you surround yourself with lift you up.
  • Your outer success is a reflection of your inner growth.
  • You can’t be a good role model if you’re not taking care of yourself.
  • Cop tactics for parenting—Slow down your speech and lower your voice to calm kids. Ask yourself, “How can I be most effective right now?”
  • You being under control will ripple to those around you.
  • The simplest things men can do to get tiny wins
  • Thank about what you put into your brain.
  • Start the morning with content that will put you into the right mindset.
  • Pick up a book or subscribe to a podcast that inspires you.
  • How to bring your family into your health and fitness lifestyle
  • Don’t push your wife and kids to join you, but model it for them.
  • Show your kids that you are constantly working. Dad is always willing to learn.
  • The 80/20 rule—20% of your actions produce 80% of your results.
  • What tasks are not bringing your results? Eliminate them.
  • Go all in on the 20% activities

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How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

How to Become a Patient Father in 37 Minutes


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Atomic Habits for Dads with James Clear

Are you having trouble breaking bad habits and committing to good ones?

Today’s guest says the problem isn’t you, it’s your system.

James Clear is the NY Times Bestselling Author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.

James talks about how building a system of small habits will compound over time for huge results.

He’ll also teach us how to design our environment so that we’ll stick to good habits without even thinking about it.

Most importantly, James will tell us how we can apply atomic habits to our relationships with our spouses and children.

Whether you want to quit drinking, lose weight, excel in your business, or build deeper connection with your family, get ready to reshape your life for success!

“Most of your results in life are a lagging measure of your habits.”—James Clear

James Clear

James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. His website receives millions of visitors each month and hundreds of thousands subscribe to his popular email newsletter at jamesclear.com.

He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. The Habits Academy is the premier training platform for individuals and organizations that are interested in building better habits in life and work.

“The shape of your environment is one of the most overlooked drivers of your habits and behavior.”—James Clear

Atomic Habits

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

“If you can’t find a tribe to join, go out and create it.”—James Clear

What You’ll Learn

  • A significant part of our life is structured and shaped by our habits.
  • Tiny habits are the fundamental unit of a larger system.
  • Why men are so extreme with their habits
  • We dismiss small rewards and always look for a huge, immediate payoff.
  • Our psychology can run counter to what’s best for us.
  • Change your mindset to focus on process and system rather than goals.
  • Good habits make time your ally.
  • Bad habits make time your enemy.
  • Habits have a compound effect.
  • When men reach the point that they are frustrated with the time it’s taking for results, they must remember that the work is not wasted, it’s being stored.
  • The power of the willingness to get better by one percent each day.
  • We often don’t set goals for relationships because it’s difficult to measure if we’re being a better friend, spouse, or parent.
  • How atomic habits can be applied to relationships
  • How have atomic habits served James in his relationship with his wife
  • Creating sacred time and space with your spouse
  • Making a habit of displays of affection
  • Creating habits you and your wife can do together, like a daily gratitude list
  • Use environmental design to cue the habit we are trying to create. Make the good habit the path of least resistance.
  • How to create friction against bad habits
  • Designing your digital and social environment
  • How to make sure you’re taking action on your real priorities
  • What James struggles with when it comes to sticking with habits.
  • An ambitious person has a lot of goals in all aspects of life, and we are forced to choose. When we say to yes to one thing, we so no to everything else
  • The way to choose what goals to pursue is to look at life as a series of seasons. What season are you in now? Business, family, retirement?
  • Prioritizing according to where you are in life doesn’t mean you can’t do it all, you just can’t do it all at the same time.
  • The best way to increase your performance is to cut your priorities in half.
  • How to make decisions when you’re in a stressed or emotional space
  • James’s dad’s mantra: I am free. I don’t have to do anything. I have time and space.
  • Shifting your definition of success–Many standards we measure ourselves against are social ideas that don’t truly mean anything to us. Come up with a standard for yourself.
  • Life lessons he learned from his dad, who played for Minor league baseball. “Trust your preparation.” The win is not in the moment of the game or test, it’s all the practice and lessons that came before it.
  • Greatest lesson James learned about marriage.


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Dad Fitness and Nutrition Bootcamp

The Driven Dad Fitness and Nutrition Bootcamp


Why do many of us fathers neglect our health? There are two main reasons. The number one reason is guilt. We feel bad for taking time away from work and family to spend on ourselves. The second reason is money. We would have to spend more to eat healthier, join a gym, or hire a personal trainer.

But not making our health a priority is the biggest disservice to ourselves and our families.

In this episode, we have a panel discussion with Dr. Adrian Chavez of Your Nutrition Prescription and Chris Hughes from The Driven Dad. They have put together a fully-customized 8-week fitness and nutrition bootcamp for dads. We also talk to members Rashad and Mickey about what made this bootcamp unique and how it has transformed their health and their lives!

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Chris Hughes and The Driven Dad

Chris Hughes helps dads own their health and fitness. He created The Driven Dad to motivate, educate and inspire dads to take control of their mental and physical wellness for themselves, their family, and society.

Dr. Adrian Chavez and Your Nutrition Prescription

Dr. Adrian Chavez has a PhD in Nutrition and is a nutrition and natural health consultant who hosts the Your Nutrition Prescription podcast, which delivers a daily dose of information that will help you to learn more about your body and optimize your health.

'Seeing dads do something that’s going to positively impact multiple generations, that lights me up.'—Dr. Adrian Chavez #dads #men #fathers #health #kids #children #parenting Click To Tweet

The Driven Dad’s Bootcamp

The Driven Dads 8 Week Bootcamp is designed to establish new habits to help you take your health and fitness to the next level.

Dr. Chavez and Chris Hughes will set you up with a plan that is customized for you and coach you towards success.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why optimal health is your duty as a father
  • How to get over the guilt of investing in your nutrition and fitness
  • The role of accountability in the success of your health goals
  • Why you won’t get the best results with your typical personal trainer
  • How being intentional in the gym creates amazing results
  • How to get past all the excuses that keep you in bad health
  • The dangers of neglecting your health to you and your family
  • The vast diversity in individual needs for diet and exercise
  • Why some men need to eat more to reach their health goals
  • The power of a smoothie
  • How to create a healthy lifestyle that you can sustain beyond bootcamp
  • The importance of ‘cheat days’ for dads and how to factor them into your nutrition plan
  • How breaking the chain of bad habits and leading with a healthy lifestyle will affect your kids, your grandkids, and future generations
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Past Episodes:

Anxiety, Depression, and Your Gut

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