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Four Pillar Fitness

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My name is Phil Hueston, and I am not your average pretty trainer. I've spent 20 years in the fitness profession and made enough mistakes to know I don't know squat. After working with high-level athletes, busy moms and dads, kids of all ages and even Autistic and special needs clients, I've learned… read more

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Happy Hour with Lyle McDonald - "We're all just trying to fix ourselves."

Back when the internet was powered by mice on steroids sprinting on wheels, Lyle McDonald was writing and arguing about nutrition and fitness.

In 2004, he wrote the original "A Guide to Flexible Dieting," which outlined a way to lose weight and get lean without rigid rules around food and without going insane.

He has authored 12 others, including "The Stubborn Fat Loss Solution" and "The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook."

He runs a very large and very lively Facebook group and has been known to start a few arguments.

In fact, in Lyle's own words, "you either love me or hate me. I'm very polarizing."

Lyle shares with us his views on nutrition, women's fitness, the state of the fitness profession and his incredible journey with Bipolar 2 Disorder.

You won't want to miss:

> Why being polarizing may actually lead you to success!

> Why people don't fail on diets, diets fail people!

> The 3 words Lyle likes to hear most.

> Why it's good that women's attitudes toward dieting, lifting and fitness are getting a little more like men's!

> Lyle sharing his amazing and often harrowing adventures with Bipolar 2 Disorder!

> The dangers of fitness professionals ignoring mental illness, mood disorders and stress/anxiety in their day to day interactions with clients.

And much more.

Whether you love Lyle or hate him, he's virtually impossible to ignore. Give this one a listen. I think you might learn a few things. I know I did.

As always, if you have questions, comments or thoughts feel free to reach out through the podcast page, on Twitter @philhueston or Instagram @coachphilhueston.


Links to Lyle's and other books mentioned in the podcast:

The Guide to Flexible Dieting, The Stubborn Fat Solution, The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook and The Women's Book, Vol. 1, A Guide to Nutrition, Fat Loss and Muscle Gain can all be found on Lyle's store by clicking here: Lyle McDonald Book Store

For the others, click the links below:

Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham

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