Episode 17 - Fed and Fit with Cassy Joy Garcia June 28 2016, 0 Comments
"To be an overnight success, you must be an EVERY DAY HUSTLER" - Cassy Joy Garcia
Cassy Joy Garcia is a woman of many talents: professional chef, blogger, podcast aficionado, nutritional consultant and expert, soon to be NY Times best selling author, health and fitness connoisseur, beauty and cosmetics guru, and an absolute JOY to be around!
We thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with her and we know you will as well. Cassy takes us through her personal health and fitness journey, from her humble beginnings as a self-proclaimed "gym bunny," which involved countless hours on the elliptical and following fad diets, to the wellness wizard she is today.
The death by cardio and calorie-cutting mentality left her constantly in pain, chronically inflamed, perpetually fatigued, and in her own words, just down-right "sick". Not until stumbling upon the Paleo diet and adopting a more balanced fitness regimen did Cassy start to find relief from her sickness. Little did she know this would eventually radically change her life and career.
Cassy took to the internet and world of blogging to chronicle her experience. Her research and expertise began guiding others in search of a healthier lifestyle. Her journey on the interwebs started with the inaugural post Go Ugly Early on FedandFit.com, which at the time only had 21 followers. Since that first post, Fed and Fit has blossomed into a full-scale business with thousands of followers and fans.
Cassy's passion and purpose in life is to "empower healthy lifestyle transformations through clear nutrition science and delicious Paleo-friendly foods." So, in this episode of the Too Fit Podcast, we dive into all things Paleo and much more including:
What exactly is Paleo
Biggest obstacles to eating Paleo and how to overcome them
The problems associated with conventional dairy
What dairy products are actually considered healthy
Cassy's 5 go-to cookware options (plus a bonus option)
Rules of thumb for avoiding gluten at the grocery store
Organically growing a business in the age of internet and connectivity
Tips for starting a blog and strategies on how to scale
Optimizing health, fitness, diet, and life on your own terms
Cassy will be releasing her first book Fed & Fit this summer (2016) nationwide in Barnes and Noble as well as Costco. Fed & Fit will include a "28 day food and fitness plan to jump-start your life, in addition to over 175 squeaky clean recipes." She will be embarking on a nationwide book tour following the release date. See the full schedule here, and order your personal copy of Fed & Fit here.
This was an information packed conversation with tons of laughter (as usual). So grab a pen and paper and take some notes before heading out the door on your next grocery trip.
P.S. A big thanks to our friends at Bedlam Crossfit in San Antonio, TX for allowing the three of us to come crash their box. If you're ever in the area, check these guys out. You will not be disappointed!Show Notes and Other Mentions