Chalene Johnson is a NYT-bestselling author, motivational speaker, and podcast host. After experiencing a host of health issues, Chalene began looking for answers to heal her body. That led her to create the 131 Method – a nutritional program that's turning the diet industry upside down. Listen as Chalene explains why traditional diets don't work and how the 131 Method is different, including why it's key to create your own personalized eating plan. Chalene also shares why we're meant to cycle foods and how her revolutionary approach to nutrition can help you boost your metabolism and lose stubborn weight for good. Plus, you don't want to miss the incredible collection of video recipes that Chalene is giving away for free!


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Main Points From Today’s Episode

  1. After being told she needed to lose weight for a video series, Chalene began eating very little and exercising more. Not only did her metabolism become damaged in the process, Chalene also started experiencing a host of health issues.
  2. Chalene’s health scare led her to take time off to look for answers and heal her body. Throughout her healing journey, Chalene learned that no one thing works for every person.
  3. Chalene’s 131 Method teaches people how to create their own approach. A diet isn’t all or nothing – it’s a journey.


Episode Play-By-Play

[1:30] Chalene Johnson’s career briefing

[3:10] Listener shout-out

[4:58] How long Chalene has been involved in the area of health and fitness

[6:30] The inspiration behind Chalene’s first business

[8:06] What made Chalene successful?

[8:50] Feeling like an imposter

[9:15] How Chalene became more involved with nutrition

[11:20] Why Chalene started having body weight issues

[12:30] Being told she needed to lose weight

[14:45] Eating very little and exercising too much destroyed Chalene’s metabolism.

[16:17] Chalene’s health issues

[18:00] Chalene took time off to look for answers and heal her body.

[18:28] Chalene learned that no one thing works for all of us.

[19:30] We’re meant to cycle foods.

[21:19] The types of foods you eat have an effect on your hunger levels.

[21:55] Chalene tested the 131 Method on thousands of people to perfect the plan.

[23:33] Chalene teaches people to create their own method.

[25:45] A diet isn’t all or nothing – it’s a journey.

[26:31] Get Chalene Johnson’s free collection of video recipes!

[28:55] JJ and Chalene share common interests.

[30:01] The true cause of weight gain isn’t calories, it’s food intolerance. Discover the sneaky 7 foods in The Virgin Diet!

[30:40] Listener’s question: How do I know if gluten and dairy are causing issues for me?

[31:22] Pull out the foods that are most likely to cause food intolerance and then go back and connect the dots to see how you feel.

[32:30] Different types of testing


 Mentioned in this episode:

131 Method, by Chalene Johnson

The Virgin Diet

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