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Feb 24, 2016

February 24, 2016 Podcast: A Potent New Fat Loss Workout, Why Ben Eats Bread, 5 Things You Must Know About Nutrition & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page.


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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick.

Is Foam Rolling Bad For Your IT Band?

Ali says: She recently read an article titled "Ilio-tibial Band: Please do not use a foam roller!" and she wants to get your opinion on this?

In my response, I recommend: -Rumble Roller

Natural Remedies For Corns

Meg says: She's an active ironman triathlete and has corns but she feels like she's way too young for them. What causes them and what should she do about them? Is there any other way to get rid of them except surgery?

In my response, I recommend: -Seat Saver cream by Hammer Nutrition (use 15% discount code 80244)

Can You Eat Avocado Seeds (Or Brown Avocados)?

Erin says: She heard avocado seeds are good for you, should she put them in her smoothie? What do you know about avocado seeds and why would that be beneficial? She's also heard you talk about avocado oxidation. Is this when they turn brown? Should she be removing the brown before eating them?

5 Things You Must Know About Nutrition

Justeen says: If you were to give a 20 minute class on nutrition to people who know nothing about it, what would be the main points?

In my response, I recommend: -Calories In And Calories Out Are Independent Variables -Everyone Does Not Respond To Calories Equally -Digestibility vs. Nutrient Density -Your Neighbor's Diet May Not Work For You -You Probably Eat Too Often

-We finish this episode with a tip from Jordan Harbinger at the Art of Charm podcast!: nonverbal communication skills versus just using your body to be charming. -----------------------------------------------------

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