Ep. 143: Chef AJ Shares the REAL Secrets of Weight Loss
Rip sings, dances, and raps with the legendary Chef AJ as they celebrate the 10th anniversary and re-release of her book, “Unprocessed - Revitalize Your Health with Whole Foods.”
Chef AJ shares:
Memories of meeting the Esselstyns for the first time
Her early TV appearances on Johnny Carson and the Gong Show as a comedian
How she accidentally created a daily YouTube talk show at the start of the pandemic that is now nearing 1000 daily live episodes!
Her own difficult health journey that is both gut-wrenching and inspiring for anyone seeking lasting change
Creating sustainable weight loss and why every day should be a "treat day"
Why calorie density unlocks the key to a healthy weight
Her favorite kitchen utensils and meals
Through humor, stories, and her gorgeous recipes, she knows how to educate about sustainable weight loss in a way that is both simple and yet so profound.
10:45 Chef AJ’s Pandemic Pivot into a YouTube Star
13:40 Want to hear AJ's phone message?
15:10 What was it like to appear on Johnny Carson and the Gong Show?
18:50 Why Chef AJ prefers “plant-exclusive” over “plant-based”
20:38 The 10th Anniversary of Unprocessed is now available! What's new?
25:30 Chef AJ’s emotional backstory
31:20 Does she *really *love to cook?
34:14 Her Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss and Calorie Density Explanation
44:35 Rip and Chef AJ talk about The C’s of Ultimate Weight Loss Success
46:20 Finding the Why that Makes You Cry
50:22 Consistency - “You don’t need a cheat day because every day is a treat day.”
53:05 Compliance or adherence
54:45 Community - finding a buddy or a coach
1:01:10 What are Chef AJ’s must-haves for the kitchen?
1:04:00 What Chef AJ eats in a day
1:20:00 Her personal favorite recipes
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