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Lifestyle Nutrition, Healthy Habits and Body Building with DJ White - FAM #034: Eating and training for competition and life

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Welcome!  My guest today is DJ White, who is the founder and CEO of P&P Journeys in Minnesota.  DJ is a Pilates instructor, personal trainer, wellness coach, corrective exercise specialist, power lifter, and champion body builder.  At age 40, DJ won the Regional Ms. Muscle Mania competition and has been featured by ESPN in a special about natural bodybuilding.  Her goal is to strengthen clients from the inside out—mentally, physically, and spiritually.  Her training involves lifestyle nutrition, establishing healthy habits, and physical training.  DJ believes that as you become a stronger person, your results extend into all aspects of life.  Join me to hear DJ’s fascinating story!
DJ originally began bodybuilding as a way to beat the stress in her life.  She was a "computer geek” with poor nutrition habits.  She hired a personal trainer to “get healthy,” and the trainer invited her to begin training for a bodybuilding show.  DJ went on to become a champion bodybuilder in her 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s!
Listen as DJ shares her experiences and information about the following topics:

Does age affect metabolism?  Yes!  Our bodies change with age, and we need to listen to them carefully.
The training goal for bodybuilders is focused one---to get lean.  The necessary nutrition is not healthy for the long-term because it’s so fat-restrictive, and our bodies need a certain amount of fat for proper function.
Mindset is extremely important!  Not cheating and not compromising makes you a champion before you even compete!
DJ had a regimented meal/snack schedule while training for competition. 
Most people never get to experience the level of commitment, focus, and empowerment that are necessary for bodybuilding success.
DJ has specific advice about “carb cycling” and “carb depletion” for bodybuilders.
Beginner bodybuilders should begin training 16-24 weeks out from competition, depending on their percentage of body fat.
DJ explains “refeeding,” which refer to the “splurge” meals during a very restrictive diet.  For her, a splurge means extra cardio workouts.
DJ discusses eating before bedtime. She gives advice about whether or not you should eat, what should you eat, and why?

DJ also talks about supplements, and which ones you should take while in training.  She shares the best way to lose fat and build muscle.  DJ has tons of valuable information to share for aspiring bodybuilders, and for anyone who wants to get healthier.  I hope you’ll join us to learn more!
Now it’s your turn!
WHAT changes have you made in your diet? 
HOW have those changes affected your health? 
WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle? 
WHO do you want to hear from?
Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.  
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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!

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