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May 22, 2018

Binge eating has NOTHING to do with food.
It has everything to do with HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THE FOOD.

Ready to F*ck Your Diet?
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May 15, 2018

Don't hire me.
Don't hire anyone.

This is why this episode can cost me my job (sort of!)
There is so much you need to figure out and get a handle on before you start focusing on fat loss.


Have you heard about the F*ck Your Diet
email series? You can sign up here!

May 8, 2018

There's SO MUCH BS to sift through out there in the online space- ESPECIALLY when it comes to dieting.

One day, we're reading articles demonizing something and the next day, another click bait article comes out saying we need more of that one thing. It's maddening, isn't it!?

We have to skim the fat (no pun intended) and stick to the big rocks of what is actually important.

Something interesting happens when we focus on the big rocks- all of the noise fades away. We don't click on every.damn.thing. on the internet. We don't implement this new crazy idea that we think is the MISSING PEICE every time the wind blows. Doesn't that sound nice?? IT IS!

Break through the noise- focus on the big rocks.
I got your back, girlfriend.

Questions?
hello@christinamontalvo.com

May 1, 2018

Here's the biggest, darkest secret of weight loss: there is no secret.

The answer, in its most clinical form, is a math problem- and its right in front of our faces every day.

The truth is- you CAN eat anything that you want. No, not if you have a food allergy, this isn't about that. But guess what? I was my heaviest when I was dieting and eliminating foods from my diet. MY HEAVIEST.

Does it take some time and work and patience to fine-tune your newfound liberty around foods so that it can work for you? YES. But, you won't feel so crazy, you won't feel so anxious, and you won't be on a damn diet anymore white-knuckling your way to some proverbial happy ending that you've made up in your head.

You can eat anything you want and have the body you want- I promise.

Questions? Email me: hello@christinamontalvo.com

Apr 27, 2018

I used to think that I was the healthiest lifestyle queen out there. I worked out with tons of intensity every day of the week for years. And then it occurred to me- what good is this if I just go back home and park my ass on the couch for the rest of the day?

Don't get me wrong- exercise and intentional movement NEEDS to stay in your life in my opinion- but- is it really the end all be all? What implications does the REST of our day have on our quality of life?

Questions? Email me! Hello@christinamontalvo.co

Apr 19, 2018

I posted a pretty controversial article on Facebook that got me a lot of flack- me?! Get flack?! SHOCKING, I know! ;) 

I want to hash out a few things about sugar in this episode- so, whether or not you're on the anti-sugar train or not, you're going to want to tune into this one!

Apr 17, 2018

Maybe all of your workouts are doing you more harm than good?
Let's find out!

Share this short(er) episode with women who are wasting their time doing MORE MORE MORE MORE in the gym and wondering how the hell it's not yet!

Questions?
hello@christinamontalvo.com

Apr 13, 2018

Back in 2014, I felt a pain in my neck that left me on the couch unable to move for 4 days. It eventually went away. A few weeks later, I noticed that I was numb on the left side of my upper back, and the numbness ran down a portion of my left arm and into my pinky.

Being the genius that I am, I ignored it for as long as I could. After one workout in particular, my left hand was completely paralyzed for almost 30 minutes. That scared me enough to see a doctor. After an MRI, they found 3 slipped discs in my neck, and 3 more in my lower back. They also found that I had a 30 degree curvature of my spine in one direction, and a 17 degree curve in the other direction. I was sentenced for a life-long journey of back discomfort and pain management.

I was able to rehab myself back underneath a barbell, competed in several Crossfit competitions and made it to the platform of a powerlifting meet.

In December 2017, I endured 5 consecutive weeks of back pain that left me unable to put my own socks, pants, or shoes on without writhing pain. My doctor told me that my next steps would be back surgery. I walked out of her office with pain medication and no game plan.

Until I came across Dr. Jocelyn Wallace, who single-handedly helped rehab my back. No pain medication, no sentence of a surgery, no gloom-and-doom threat of never touching a barbell again.

This episode ROCKED MY WORLD! If you have a body, this episode is for you.

Listen to it 1,000 times if you have to- take notes. Listen with the intention to learn and absorb.

You can follow Jocelyn on IG at athletically_you

Get your party pants on people- your pain free life awaits you!

Questions?
Let's chat! hello@christinamontalvo.com

Apr 11, 2018

File this episode under: things that fire Christina up :)

Ever wonder what the mystical missing piece of the fitness puzzle is? It actually is pretty magical- this one thing will quite literally allow you to workout LESS and get better results.

If you're praying I say some sort of wrap or shake or pill or powder, you're on the super wrong side of the internet and need to leave asap ;) If you're ready to revel in the word and meaning behind INTENSITY (the ONE thing missing from your workouts!) then, buckle up. This episode is for you, sister!


Apr 3, 2018

I asked the women over in the TCP Facebook group

what their goals for April were. And, like I sort of thought- our goal setting skills need work!

If you feel like you always set goals only to almost never achieve them- this episode is for you!

Oh, and I have this super cool and super free download for you to go along with this! You can download it by going here!

Questions? Shoot me an email. hello@christinamontalvo.com

Mar 22, 2018

Amanda Fisher and I are pretty much the same person ;)
A few weeks ago, weight watchers invited teens to join for free.
If you had to take a guess- do you think we're happy about this or not?

If you guessed NOT happy, you're right. But, tune in to hear why! 

You can follow Amanda on IG & Facebook @ amandafishercoaching
or visit her website at amandafishercoaching.com


Mar 19, 2018

WAIT! Seriously, wait. Before you go back to weight watchers, jenny craig, beach body, Atkins, Paleo, Keto, the fast metabolism diet or WHATEVER- you need to listen to this.

Still have girl scout cookies in your house? Maybe not because you ate them all so that you could get back to "being good" and "back on track" with your diet, right?

Trust me- you'll want to listen to this one.


Applications are still open for TriBrid! This is the #1 way to work with my online. I'm looking for women who are sick of wasting their time in the gym, sick of dieting, and sick of beating themselves up over every little thing. Does that sound like you? Fill out an application by going here! 

TriBrid is a 12-week program that focuses on the THREE main pillars of your success- both in and out of the gym: fitness, nutrition, and mindset. I can't wait to work with you!

Questions? Shoot me an email: hello@christinamontalvo.com

Mar 5, 2018

****Content warning: the topics discussed within this episode may be triggering. Please do not listen to this episode if you are at risk of being triggered. The contents within this episode are not meant to treat or diagnose any mental health disorders, including but not limited to eating disorders.

if you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please find more information by contacting your Physician or visiting nationaleatingdisorders.org  


Amanda's story will always be so near and dear to my heart.
This episode is released on her BIRTHDAY and I can't think of a better way to celebrate her being on this earth than by sharing her story. You can read her original blog post by going here.


Q
uestions?
You can email me hello@christinamontalvo.com

Don't forget to come hang out with us over on Facebook here.
And follow me on IG so we can get to know each other! @christina_montalvo

Feb 19, 2018

"My husband thinks I'm sexy!"
UGH!

This conversation was spurred on by Amanda noticing that women keep validating their body image by saying "oh, well my husband loves me."

And I'm with her in that- this phrase DRIVES ME INSANE.

Listen, I'm glad your husband loves you. I'm glad your husband wants to have sex with you and thinks you're sexy, but- you're missing the whole point. 

Do YOU love you?
Do YOU think you're sexy?

Stop using your significant other, your husband, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your WHOEVER to try and make yourself feel better.

"Your confidence, your self-worth, your power should not hinge on anyone else. If you want to feel confident and bring that into the world- that needs to come from the inside- not from the outside."


Feb 8, 2018

This is the follow up episode to my interview with Hannah from episode 41.

I talk about the ONE thing that you're not allowed to do, as far as I'm concerned ;) 

Thoughts?
Send 'em to hello@christinamontalvo.com

Feb 1, 2018

You can follow Hannah on IG at @happyhealthyhans 

Questions?
Shoot me an email!
hello@christinamontalvo.com

Jan 29, 2018

What are the four brain tendencies and what the hell do they have to do with your issues with food?

In short: EVERYTHING.

In today's episode, we talk about the 4 brain tendencies; dive a bit deeper into which "bucket" you need to be focusing on the most when it comes to changing your body. Should you be focused more on your workouts? Or more on your nutrition?

The Four Brain Tendencies was read from Dr. Jade Teta's Instagram. 
You can follow him on IG @jadeteta

Questions?
email me 
hello@christinamontalvo.com

Jan 18, 2018

I'm SO pumped to have Jenn Hand, founder of "The Normal Eaters Club" on the show today for episode 39 of the Podcast, episode 6 of the Food Freedom Series!

You can find Jenn on Facebook here.

You can find Jenn's website here.

You can hang out with us over on the Confidence Project Facebook page here. 

Jan 13, 2018

Does starvation mode exist?
Is your body really holding on to extra weight because you're not eating enough? We're talking all about that today.

We also dive deeper into the metabolism.
How eating less isn't necessarily the answer to weight loss,
how feeling hungry doesn't mean you're losing weight, and what to do if you're hungry all of the time. 

To dive deeper into the can-of-worms that encompasses the human body, we also talk about what a reverse diet is, how you know if you need one, and how to reverse diet. 

Questions?
We have a new email address!
hello@christinamontalvo.com 

Don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes as well as join us over on The Confidence Project Facebook page! 

Dec 22, 2017

December 24, 1989, I was found on a doorstep.
The Doctors assumed I was about 2 days old- so, for 28 years, December 22nd has been my birthday- and that, it shall remain.

This is my favorite story- the in depth explanation of my adoption story. 

If you have any questions about adoption, the Safe Haven law, or anything like that- you can leave them over on The Confidence Project Facebook page here, or email me at christina@cmofitness.com :) 

Dec 19, 2017

This is one of my favorite topics surrounding food!
Were you raised to always clean your plate before leaving the dinner table?
Do you feel guilty throwing food away? 
What about if you spend a ton of money at a fancy restaurant? How do you feel about leaving food on your plate there?

This one's a good one! 

Make sure to hop on over to Facebook to join the conversation. 
And! Leave us a review on iTunes, so other people just like you can get in on the good stuff! <3 

Dec 13, 2017

Ever wonder if you should stop eating at a specific time in order to lose weight?

Should you eat carbs after 7pm?

Are you allowed to eat dinner at 10pm?

Listen more to find out.

If you're not hanging out with us over on Facebook yet, jump in here.

Don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes- that way, other people just like you can get in on the good stuff! 

Dec 5, 2017

Ever wonder if you're eating macros?
Or like, how do you eat a macro?

In this episode of the Food Freedom series, we're talking all about macros: what they are, how you know what's a macro, and how this was one of the most liberating experiences of my dieting history. 

If you haven't listened to episode 1 of this series, do that before listening to this one! 

Hang out with us over on Facebook here.
Follow me on IG @christina_montalvo

And don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes to share the love!

Nov 28, 2017

Episode 1 of an undetermined number of the
FOOD FREEDOM series.

There's a lot of bullshit to sift through out there when it comes to food. And exercise. And happiness. And weight loss. And confidence.

So, I'm answering some of the most common misconceptions, some of the most confusing parts about those things within this series. 

This episode is all about calories. Sort of. But also, why we're so confused about all of this. It's NOT complicated- but right now, it SO SO is. 
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Here are some of the episode highlights if you want to skip ahead:

8:00- calories

8:32- studies that are funded and cater to self-serving biases

9:35- adding calories to your diet with Bullet Proof Coffee?

9:55: how to lose fat. Period. Science.

11:24- when and why I was my heaviest

14:32- healthy food isn’t really a thing

15:38- healthy food has nothing to do with weight loss

24:00- what to do if this episode doesn’t resonate with you yet
Stick with me here through this series, and we'll get it ALL sorted out! 
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If you're not part of the conversation over on Facebook, join us here.

Follow me on Instagram: christina_montalvo

Nov 22, 2017

Do you REALLY think you're overweight because of Thanksgiving? Do you TRULY believe you still have 20+ pounds to lose because each year you overeat just on Thanksgiving? This is a year round issue, my friends.

I, for one, am exhausted by the amount of crap all over the place about how to handle the Holidays. Eat this, not that. 
Do this, not that. 

Listen here: you and your loved ones will all die someday. If you want to miss out on experiencing the food around your Thanksgiving table tomorrow, so be it. For me, trying to lose an extra pound or two right now pales in comparison to the importance of enjoying a Holiday, filled with homemade food that was cooked with love, and sharing it around a table with the people who mean the most to me. 

The quest to help as many women as possible end their fight with food is just beginning. There is a lot of work to be done. If you're experiencing anxiety or already anticipating guilt about tomorrow- this one's for you.

Questions? Christina@cmofitness.com

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