On episode 013 of the #AskLiveLeanTV show, we’re answering 9 of your questions, including how do you safely get Vitamin D from sunlight?
Welcome back to another episode of #AskLiveLeanTV.
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At the time of filming, we were nine months pregnant and only had three or four more weeks left.
Everywhere Jessica goes, people think she is about to pop.
That means we have the hospital bag packed and the baby car seat is ready to go.
We are ready to get this baby out and start the next phase of our life.
Jessica is also excited and ready to get her abs back.
All right let’s go.
We are answering 9 questions on today’s episode.
@jro_sanders on Instagram asks:
I’m over 300 pounds, but I’m lucky that I have no health issues (i.e. no diabetes, etc). I’m now just starting to have joint discomfort and am getting desperate as it’s been a 20+ year war. I have PCOS, so weight loss is extremely difficult and my story is a long one.
I am very tempted to join Team Live Lean, but I’m worried that I’m too heavy for the exercises you might recommend. When you are a certain size, a lot of stuff is intimidating. I currently swim, do the elliptical, and lift weights. My question is, am I beyond you being able to help? Can you share your best tips on how to make a workout easier for overweight beginners? I admire both of you so much and love following you on social media. You have great chemistry and delivery. Keep up the great work.
Check out the full post: How To Make A Workout Easier For Overweight Beginners
Tiff @TheFemGeek on Twitter asks:
I just started working out, so I’m mainly training on the bike at home. Would your daily meal plans be good for me? What is your best nutrition tip?
Check out the full post: Our Simplified Best Nutrition Tip Is ______
Karla Gaytan @karlagaytan42 on Twitter asks:
What tools do you recommend we invest in to aid in a Live Lean lifestyle? For example, a food scale, activity tracker, etc.? What are your 8 essential kitchen items and home gym equipment for beginners?
Check out the full post: 8 Essential Kitchen Items And Home Gym Equipment For Beginners
@jro_sanders on Instagram asks:
On a non-fitness note: favorite movies? 😀
While we were answering your previous question, we got really deep into trying to motivate you, by saying:
Then it’s a hard transition into, what are your favorite movies? 😂
We love these questions though.
This show is not just all about fitness and health.
To keep it interesting, we want to answer a broad range of questions, since it allows you to get to know us better.
It also makes things more interesting for us, since we can talk about other things besides fitness and health.
To us, fitness is not an obsessive all or nothing lifestyle.
Jessica and I live a full and dynamic great life, that doesn’t just include eating healthy and going to the gym.
For example, we ate pizza last night.
We just finished watching all the Jurassic Park movies.
Last night we watched Jurassic World from 2015.
Even though I used to love dinosaurs growing up, both of us would not list the Jurassic Park movies as our favorites.
One of my favorite movies would be “Pursuit Of Happiness” with Will Smith.
It has such a great message.
One of my favorite romantic comedy movies, that I’ve seen a lot, is “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days” with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.
I have a little bit of a man crush on Matthew McConaughey.
Jessica thinks it’s cute that a rom-com is one of my favorites.
The “American Pie” movie series is also one of my favorites.
Although I also love movies where they blow up stuff, I wouldn’t say any of them are my favorite.
I would watch dude flicks all the time, but we don’t because Jessica doesn’t like them.
Jessica says this is one of the reasons why she loves me.
“I Am Legend” is also good, but it’s not my favorite.
I like all Will Smith movies.
Jessica said her favorite movie is “Despicable Me”.
She said she watched it 30 times.
She loves the minions.
There you go.
@thegentlemanmma145 on Instagram asks:
Hey Brad and Jess! I’ve been having trouble trying to lean down. I eat clean, I’m in a deficit, I lift weights, and I do MMA training, but I can’t seem to get away from the 14% body fat range. My weight goes up and down a lot. I really want to get to 10% body fat by the end of July. Do you have any tips to lose those last few pounds of stubborn fat? I know they’re the hardest to get rid of, so I’d appreciate any tips and feedback. Thanks guys!
Check out the full post: Why You Can’t Lose Those Last Few Pounds Of Stubborn Fat
@ciscoballs on Twitter asks:
Can you explain paleo? I know the rules, but can you explain why the paleo diet does not include oats, beans, and dairy? Can oats, beans and dairy still be very healthy?
Check out the full post: Why The Paleo Diet Does Not Include Oats, Beans, And Dairy
Eddie Vedder @muffin2loose on Twitter asks:
Which is best for getting shredded? Lifting heavy and running 3-5 miles, or circuit training like CrossFit and sprint training? What is the best workout to get shredded?
Check out the full post: What Is The Best Workout To Get Shredded?
MohAli @FreeSudani on Twitter asks:
What are your thoughts on sunscreen? How do you safely get Vitamin D from sunlight?
I did a video a little while back called Avoid These Toxic Skincare Ingredients.
In this post, I give you a list of the parabens and xenoestrogens you should look out for.
Unfortunately many of the popular sunscreens include these parabens and xenoestrogens in their ingredients list.
I personally don’t use sunscreens that include parabens and xenoestrogens.
For me, I like to go in the sun for 15-20 minutes without sunscreen, since vitamin D is made in the skin when it’s exposed to the sunlight.
After that, I’ll go back inside.
If I am staying outside longer than that, I’ll then add a healthy paraben free organic sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
The best natural sunscreen is to moderate or reduce the amount of sun exposure you have at one time.
You can reduce sun exposure by:
This will allow you to exposure yourself to sunlight in little amounts instead of being in the sun for five hours at a time.
If you’re concerned with the chemicals, look for an organic sunscreen.
However, if you are used to conventional sunscreens that are smooth and easy to rub into your skin, be aware.
In the past, I’ve tried to use organic sunscreens that were sticky and hard to rub into my skin.
I remember the sunscreen turning my face into a white creamy ghost.
Since I don’t have a good brand to recommend at this time, you’ll have to do your research on finding a good organic sunscreen.
Also, don’t forget to wear a hat.
Jessica wears a hat a lot when she goes out into the sun.
Especially when she takes our dog Bruno for hour long walks every day.
@LilianaSuriel1 on Twitter asks:
How did you and Jess become experts in fitness? How did you start your fitness journey as personal trainers? What resources did you use? Thanks.
Check out the full post: How We Started Our Fitness Journey As Personal Trainers
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.