Fitness In Post

Let's face it: When you routinely work 16 hours a day in front of a computer, one of the greatest challenges is maintaining a healthy diet. On Monday morning you resolve to do better this week, but as the deadlines pile on and the time begins to disappear, your willpower quickly erodes and you'll grab whatever you can quickly to keep moving. If you're lucky it's Chinese or Thai provided by your office assistant, and if you're not so lucky, it's a bowl of cereal and Oreo's (I've been there myself...I'm not judging). And if you truly want to eat healthy either at the office cafeteria or by ordering out yourself, it's going to cost you a second mortgage.

But what if you could start creating a workflow for your daily meals no different than your creative workflows? In this episode I chat with returning guest Allison Schaaf, the creator of Prep Dish. In episode 66 Allison and I talked about the basic fundamentals of bulk meal preparation, and in this episode we do an even deeper dive into how you can really optimize your process for creating a week's worth of food in just a few hours every weekend.

Click here for 2 free Prep Dish meal plans

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Topics of Conversation:

  • How Allison came to create Prep Dish
  • Batching your cooking to save time and maximize efficiency
  • Taking away the intimidation factor of cooking as a beginner
  • Wading through the crowded marketplace of cooking services
  • Allison's tips for developing a cooking workflow
  • How switching from plastic to glass food storage can make your food taste better
  • Where to start if you've never cooked before
  • Viewing cooking as meditative instead of a chore
  • Using recipes to develop your ability to improvise with your food
  • How to get your kids to eat healthier
  • Allison's journey from personal chef to online entrepreneur
  • Defeating the overwhelming task of starting an online business

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PrepDish

FiP Ep66: How To Systematize Meal Planning

Guest Bio:

Chef Allison Schaaf, MS, RD, LD (Twitter: @prepdish) is a food, nutrition & culinary expert and founder of Prep Dish, a subscription-based gluten-free and paleo meal plan service. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University, a Masters in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, and became a Registered Dietitian at New England Medical Center. When she isn’t cooking, Allison fully embraces life as an Austinite. She is an avid yogi and enjoys hiking, standup paddle boarding and regular walks around Lady Bird Lake. Allison is also an avid traveler and draws culinary inspiration from each trip; recent adventures include Africa, Japan and South America, Spain and frequent trips to Colorado, California and her home state of Kansas

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Direct download: FiP_ep112_AllisonSchaaf.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:13pm PDT

No matter how passionate, energetic, and dedicated you are to your creative profession, you will inevitably reach a point of exhaustion and burnout. It happens to the best of us including me.

In today’s episode I have a conversation with post-production guru Michael Kammes that runs the gamut from tech all the way to really in-depth and honest conversations about mental health. If you’ve ever found yourself at a point in your life where you’re just spinning your wheels and walking into work every day wondering if it’s the right choice for you, Michael’s story is very inspiring. He is one of the most passionate and dedicated to post-production technology that I’ve ever met, but even Michael hit a wall at one point, but instead of giving in he decided to step back, hit the reset button, and make some major changes in his life. I hope his story inspires you to make some positive changes as well.

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Topics of Conversation:

  • Michael's journey to becoming a tech guru
  • How to enable creativity through technical knowledge
  • The frustration of losing enthusiasm for your work
  • Michael's history with ADD and Depression
  • Dealing with the pros and cons of medication
  • Using activity as a healthy outlet for frustration
  • Feeling satisfied with your work by giving 100%
  • How Michael reset his life over the course of two weeks and changed his health and outlook for the better
  • The importance of sharing our stories to give the tools of health and wellness to allow creativity to flourish
  • Being effective rather than just being efficient
  • Cherishing your ability to do the work that you love

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Michael Kammes

5 Things Series

FiP Ep14: Let's Talk About Mental Illness

Guest Bio:

Michael Kammes is the Director of Technology at Key Code Media, and host of the tech series "5 THINGS". He works on the technical and consulting side of post production, and has been a keynote speaker at conventions, technology retreats, symposiums, and colleges.

His post audio experience encompasses serving as a film and television Dialogue Editor, SFX Editor, ADR Recordist & Editor, Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor.

Plus, he just really, really, digs Post.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Direct download: FiP_ep111_MichaelKammes.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:01pm PDT

As a creative professional you most likely fuel yourself on a daily basis with caffeine and afternoon sugar rushes, you fend off brain fog and the inevitable afternoon nap, and you'll spend however long it takes to make your latest project perfect (whether you're getting paid or not). But how is your modern lifestyle not only affecting your general health but also your brain health?

In this episode I have an in-depth conversation with Dr. Dave Jenkins, co-founder of The More Model. With experience in both the traditional medical fields as well as functional and integrative medicine, Dr. Jenkins specializes specifically in brain health and how we can optimize our brain function and fight back against the diseases of modern civilization.

Whether you're interested in how sleep affects your cognitive function, how nutrition and poor choices are literally "rotting your brain," or how movement plays a pivotal role in brain health, cognitive performance, and longevity, this conversation covers it all.

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Topics of Conversation:

  • Dave's trajectory to studying the brain and developing the "MORE" model
  • Understanding functional medicine's purpose
  • The difference between functional medicine and integrative medicine
  • Treating patients with a focus on causes rather than symptoms
  • Neuroplasticity and the search for a cure for Alzheimers
  • How consistent caffeine and sugar intake can damage your brain
  • Focusing on inflammation in your body and brain instead of just counting calories
  • How to recognize signs of mental degeneration early 
  • Prioritizing sleep in order to harness the power of your glymphatic system
  • Facilitating a healthy circadian rhythm by avoiding blue light after sunset
  • Dave's tips for having a nutritionally whole diet (Eat your broccoli sprouts!)
  • Finding ways to motivate movement in your daily routines

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The MORE Model

Contact Dave at: drdave@themoremodel.com

FiP Ep63: Overcoming Sugar Addiction

FiP Ep71: How Movement Makes Your Smarter

FiP Ep83: How Being Sedentary is Killing You (According to NASA)

Guest Bio:

Dr. Dave Jenkins, founder of "The More Model" is a Functional Medicine Physician and Coach who helps clients reverse disease and achieve ultimate health and longevity. This includes a special interest in brain fog, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Direct download: FiP_ep110_DaveJenkins.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:44pm PDT

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