BIO: Lisa Goldenthal is an expert concierge lifestyle coach, creating customized meal and exercise plans for clients to combat sleep deprivation, stress, and unhealthy eating. Lisa recently launched The WholeCEO Podcast, where she sits down with industry leaders to discuss their insider secrets to being unstoppable.
STORY: Lisa, for a long time, assumed that she could eat anything she wanted over the weekend and burn it by working out during the week. But, this was a horrible plan that never worked. Tired of her unsuccessful plan, Lisa discovered her Boss Weight Loss system that works like magic.
LEARNING: You are what you eat, and your body is your best investment ever. Have a flexible, structured, and consistent weight loss plan.
“Your health is your wealth, and health and time are your diminishing assets.”
Lisa G. is the best-selling author of The Boss Weight Loss and creator of the original Skinny Jeans Workout that sold over 100,000 units in Target and Walmart. She has been featured in Life & Style Magazine, KTLA 5, CBS News, Thrive Global, and Web MD and has 20+ years transforming clients’ lives, including Cheryl Tiegs and Paul Zane Pilzer.
Lisa is recognized as an expert concierge lifestyle coach, creating customized meal and exercise plans for clients to combat sleep deprivation, stress, and unhealthy eating. She gets results for high-impact CEOs, Senior Executives, Busy Entrepreneurs, and Boss Moms by holding them to the highest level of accountability to get in shape while increasing productivity and energy levels. She inspires clients to go from stuck to unstoppable in all areas of life-wellness, weight loss, business, and mindset!
Lisa recently launched The WholeCEO Podcast, where she sits down with industry leaders in business, wellness, fitness, and mindset to discuss their insider secrets to being unstoppable, wrapped around their own personal journeys to dreaming bigger and never giving up…no matter what.
Worst investment ever
The not-so-clever weight loss plan
Lisa used to take her health for granted. She used to think that she could eat anything she wanted and then work out.
Lisa would drink and party like a rock star on the weekends and then eat healthily and work out during the week. And so she spent her whole life going on crazy diets, but they did not work long term.
Coming up with a permanent solution
Lisa went through so much pain trying to find a weight loss plan that would finally work. People were starting to make snide comments about her weight, especially since she was a workout person.
These comments made Lisa hit rock bottom, and it was at her lowest that she discovered her Boss Weight Loss system.
Your body is your best investment ever
Think of your body as your best investment ever, and never forget that you are what you eat. You cannot be eating and drinking like a rock star every weekend and expecting to stay healthy just because on Monday; you will quit.
Allow for some flexibility in your weight loss plan
Have a plan that allows a little flexibility because life is not so black and white. Always have some wiggle room in your plan.
Have a structure and a consistent weight loss plan
Instead of trying to starve yourself, start with a moderate weight loss plan that is consistent and has rules or structure.
Baby steps are the way to go. Pick one thing that you think you can consistently do, whether it is intermittent fasting, proper hydration, drinking water daily, cutting down carbs and sugar, etc., and focus on that one thing.
No. 1 goal for the next 12 months
Lisa’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to impact a million people to live longer, have a better quality of life, have a better lifestyle, be healthier, have a stronger immune system, and realize that their health is their wealth.
“Invest in your health. It will pay back in dividends more than you can count on with the stock market.”
Andrew Stotz 00:01
Hello fellow risk takers and welcome to my worst investment ever stories of loss to keep you winning. In our community. We know that to win an investing, you must take risk, but to win big, you've got to reduce it. And I bet you're exposed to investment risk right now to reduce it, go to my worst investment ever.com and download the risk reduction checklist I've made specifically for you. Based on the lessons I've learned from all my guests. Fellow risk takers, this is your worst podcast host Andrew Stotz, from a stocks Academy, and I'm here with featured guests. Lisa golden tall. Lisa, are you ready to rock?
Lisa Goldenthal 00:39
Let's do this. I'm so excited, Andrew to be here. Thanks
Andrew Stotz 00:42
for having me, is my pleasure. And I'm really excited to tell the audience about you. And just for ladies and gentlemen, you know, this morning has been a busy morning and I've got a lot of going on I exercise and I started to get a little bit tired. I thought I'm gonna sit down and do this interview sitting down but I decided based upon the fact that I'm interviewing Lisa, that I'm going to stand up and bring my energy. So let me introduce you to the audience. Lisa is the best selling author of the boss weight loss and creator of the original skinny jeans workout that sold over 100,000 units in target and Walmart. She has been featured in life and style magazine, KTLA five, CBS News, thrive global and Web MD and has 20 plus years of experience transforming clients lives including Cheryl Tiegs, one of my idols when I was young and Paul Zane pilzer. Lisa is recognized as an expert concierge lifestyle coach, creating customized meal and exercise plans for clients to combat sleep deprivation, stress and unhealthy eating. Whoo, I'm sure you have a large audience for that. She gets results for a high impact CEOs and senior executives, busy entrepreneurs. And boss, moms, by holding them to the highest level of accountability get in shape, while increasing productivity and energy levels. She inspires clients to go from stuck to stoppable in all areas of life. That's wellness, weight loss, business, and mindset. Lisa recently launched the whole CEO podcast where she sits down with industry leaders in business wellness, fitness and mindset to discuss their insider secrets to being on stoppable wrapped around their own personal journeys to dreaming bigger and never giving up no matter what Lisa, take a moment and tell me further tidbits about your life.
Lisa Goldenthal 02:46
Oh my gosh, Andrew, thank you for that fabulous introduction. I just really think that that says it all. I don't want to go on and on and on anymore. About Me, it's just that I'm super passionate about making a difference. And people are stuck. They've been complaining with this quarantine 15, the COVID-19 needing social distance from the fridge. And I want to help people become even more successful by investing in their own health.
Andrew Stotz 03:15
Fantastic. And you know, it's so hard because when you are at home alone, you're locked up, you know, you're cooped up, it's so easy to just go into that fridge, it's so easy to just sit on that sofa. I just you know, curious for the listeners out there. You know what, what one piece of advice would you give them that could help them to get through those days and make those days better?
Lisa Goldenthal 03:40
Oh, thank you for that question. I love that. Um, my biggest success tip for being unstoppable in weight loss and fitness having a strong immune system. If you could only do one thing. I would say intermittent fasting is my favorite secret.
Andrew Stotz 03:59
Interesting, interesting. And, you know, I just I do when the virus came, the first thing I did, I live with my 82 year old mother. And I want to make sure that you know, I'm healthy to make sure that I take care of her. And the first thing I did was I did a five day fast, which means only water I took vitamins, and of course espresso Alright, I gotta have some coffee. I mean, I'm not trying to kill myself. But I I know that there's definitely some good research out about how you can reset your immune system with a prolonged fast now you don't want to go too long. I think the amount was something like two to three days that you could reset the immune system. So not only does it have weight loss benefits, but it also and I would even say the weight loss benefits are a little bit iffy because sometimes you can bounce back and eat a lot if you take a long period of time. But I just did another five day fast last week. And so that just is Water and vitamins, of course, you should do that under medical supervision, or at least keep track of all of your vitals as best you can. But I'm a big fan. So I love that anything else you'd add about the intermittent fasting that you have even what you're
Lisa Goldenthal 05:13
talking about is straight up fasting. And that's really good for your health. But there's been a lot of studies and a lot of research. In fact, there was a guy who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2016, a Japanese doctor a shoe me on all the health benefits that you get when you don't eat. So during times, when you don't eat, you're like recycling dead cells and regenerating cells, you're putting yourself into a fat burning state. But what I do with my clients is we do 16 eight, so it's not really fasting. I call it that, because people recognize it is that but it's really a lifestyle change. It's just a meal timing. So if I can give you guys just one tip, it's like the old thinking of that you have to eat small meals several times a day to keep your metabolism going is not necessarily true. And it's a myth. So I'd like to bust that myth right here. And now, intermittent fasting works for weight loss, it works for getting into a fat burning state instead of a sugar burning state, which who wouldn't want to be a fat burner. And it can help turn back the hands of time. And it is my personal secret fountain of youth because it's elevating your HGH, yourhome human growth hormone levels at the same time.
Andrew Stotz 06:33
And you make an important distinction, because what I did was just a prolonged fast versus what you're talking about is intermittent. And I would say, from a health perspective, intermittent fasting is probably better because of the fact that you can maintain it consistently over time. And you don't have a bounce back effect, which I know that you have if you do what I did. So for the listeners out there, follow Lisa, not me.
Lisa Goldenthal 06:58
All right. They're both good. But that was just my one ninja tip I wanted to leave your audience with Love it. Love it.
Andrew Stotz 07:06
So now it's time to share your worst investment ever. And since no one ever goes into their worst investment thinking it will be. Tell us a bit about the circumstances leading up to it, then tell us your story.
Lisa Goldenthal 07:17
Okay, well, I used to take my health for granted. And I used to think that I could eat anything I wanted, because I worked out and I could drink and party like a rock star on the weekends. So it'd be like, I felt like the cat chasing the tail would be like, I'd eat healthy and work out all during the week. And then on the weekend, the cat would slip away. And Monday morning, I'd be like zeroed out again and chasing the cat by the tail. Because it was never true. You can't just eat anything you want. Because you've worked out if you want to be healthy. So I'm literally I used to be a total pig. On the weekends, I would go out with my boyfriend at the time when I lived back east and we would have like a whole entree and we would share an entree and we'd have appetizers and we have drinks and then you know this would continue all weekend party eat party eat. And it just wasn't working for me. And it was painful. It was really painful. Because every time like if we were going away for the weekend or going to the beach and it was going to be summer, I'd have to go on all these crazy diets. And so I spent my whole life going on crazy diets where I'd go, oh my god, I'm going to just eat this protein shake, I'm going to have this cookie diet I would have only fruit before noon. So I tried every crazy diet. And what I found is that diets don't work long term. Because in any diet the first three letters are die. So nobody wants to do that. And deprivation sucks like nobody wants to be in deprivation constantly. So reason that I discovered my boss weight loss system. My six steps for permanent success was because of all the personal pain that I went through eating too much and then dieting and eating too much and then dieting working out like a maniac.
Andrew Stotz 09:15
And I wonder if there was a date was there like a day that you kind of thought this is just this isn't working? Was there a day of awareness or when did it change for you?
Lisa Goldenthal 09:27
It was just became painful for me there's a very painful points in my life where I can remember where I was like in the fitness industry as a fitness industry leader and people would look at me like you're a workout person because I like ate too much for the weekend. I had like one of those like burrito bellies go on or something. And they're like, I don't want to you know, say anything but they would say something, you know, cuz people just are mean that because of them. I'm grateful that I realized that what My plan was all or nothing wasn't working for me. And because I hit rock bottom of some of those painful comments that people would make guys out there, just so you know, never asked a woman if she's expecting if you don't know who she is or not. Because that happens all the time to women I know they tell me. It's like a painful mean thing to say. Because if you don't know, don't ask. But anyhow, having gone through belly bloat, starving myself, painful comments, just snide remarks, I was just like, I've had enough. I'm smart enough, I'm going to figure this out. And I'm going to help other people so that they don't have to go through all that up and down. roller coaster of diet and weight gain. Waking it's painful.
Andrew Stotz 10:53
So how did you? How did you figure it out? Because, you know, I The other thing I would like to know about is the what you're talking about, in some ways is that kind of bingeing on the weekends, you know, like, and then making up for it on the weekdays, it's so hard for me, even, I'm in pretty good shape. But man at nighttime, I just, it's endless that I could eat. Whereas at lunchtime, I'm pretty like, boom, I eat a pretty good meal. I usually take a little nap after lunch. But I'm not like wanting to continue to stuff my face. But at nighttime, it's so hard not to just binge.
Lisa Goldenthal 11:28
Well, it's not uncommon, your story isn't unusual. Food is one of life's greatest pleasure. So we never want to take that away. I mean, it's harder to quit a food problem than heroin or cigarettes or cocaine, because you still have to eat food. So you just need a system that works on somebody to explain it to you so that you can have a plan, you can be good at least 80% of the time, still enjoy your life, and not have to be constantly like zeroing out every Monday, and making resolution every year. That's painful. I'd say most new year's resolutions have to do with health plans, and most people are struggling. And I want to help your audience right now. Because we've all been locked up to close to our fridge. So when you're doing the plans that I do with my clients, and I hope people really close to in the accountability department. Then if you're on a meal plan, and you're on a meal timing, then once eight o'clock is over, let's say you're eating from 12 to eight, not the whole time but your meals during that window, then there is no nighttime eating because you just can't do it because your windows over. Sorry.
Andrew Stotz 12:46
That's great. So let's me ask you, before we move on, I just want to ask you the question of like, what did you learn from this experience? I mean, you're talking about a transformation? How would you summarize what you learn from this experience?
Lisa Goldenthal 13:00
Well, the simple thing for me was, you can eat whatever you want, even though you work out. And I used to think so I worked out a lot. And it's just simply not true. You got to really think of your body as your best investment ever. And you are what you eat. And you just can't be like eating like a rock star drinking like a rock star every weekend, and think that you're going to be healthy, because on Monday, you're gonna quit.
Andrew Stotz 13:32
Yeah, and if I think about what I take away from your story, you know, and I'm not an expert in this area at all. But what I take away from it, is the idea of building some moderation, you know that to try to build some rules or some structure and some moderation, and that that moderation of good food consistent, you know, following a consistent plan. It sounds like, that's probably the best way to do it, as opposed to trying to starve yourself. And bingeing and all of that stuff. Would you agree with that? Oh, yeah.
Lisa Goldenthal 14:05
You have to have a plan that allows a little flexibility because life isn't like that, you know, you can't just be so black and white with your thinking and so all or nothing. So if I want to have some tequila on the weekend, I will or some chocolate cake, you know, nobody's perfect. I think there's always some wiggle room in your plan. If you have a plan. You just have to have a plan. And intermit vesting is what's working for me it's working for my clients, I have one client lose 40 pounds last year, another 25 I myself, and maintaining a physique that I had in my 20s and it's easy.
Andrew Stotz 14:50
Now before I continue, for the listeners out there, I'm gonna have links in the show notes so that you can find Lisa whether that's on her LinkedIn or listening to the podcast or anything. But I think, you know, you inspire me. And you've got me already thinking about how I can reshape that. And you've got a new fan and follower. So now, let me ask you, based upon what you learn from this transformation story, what one action would you recommend our listeners take to avoid suffering the same fate? There's a lot of people that need that one piece of advice. Oh,
Lisa Goldenthal 15:27
thank you so much for that question. Because I really think that one step is the best way to go baby steps is the way to go. So what I think is that diets don't work. What you eat matters. When you eat matters. Proper nutrition is important. Having a strong immune system is important. Having a great mindset is important. But just think about one baby step that you could take today. If it's important for you to have a strong immune system, and to show up as a better boss, as a better leader capable of being in the top 1%. All of that is possible for you, I help people become even more successful with even more energy levels. Because all of that is wrapped around lifestyle. So if you could pick one part of your lifestyle that you wanted to improve, I would say conquer that one step first. And build upon that because lifestyle change. And habit change is always best accomplished one step at a time. Because all that other crazy stuff of doing it all, every New Year's Eve when you're drinking champagne isn't sustainable, like you're gonna wake up and be like, other run 24 hours, or 20 miles a day. They'll never go. No carbs and sugar for me. That's not sustainable. So what I would say is pick one thing that you think you can consistently do, whether it's intermittent fasting, proper hydration, of drinking half of your body weight, in ounces of water, daily, whether it's cutting down carbs, and sugar and subsiding mostly on vegetables and protein and healthy fat. Pick one thing, one change, and get, see how you feel. And message me if you have any questions. I'm happy to help.
Andrew Stotz 17:26
Great. I love it. So for the listeners out there, what is your one thing, it could be the time of day that you're eating? It could be that what you're eating, it could be going out for a walk each morning. For me, that's kind of my Keystone thing that I just say get out the side and just go and walk no matter what. Pick your one thing and follow what Lisa's telling us. And that is take action on that one thing. Last question. What's your number one goal for the next 12?
Lisa Goldenthal 18:00
Oh, I love that question. I would like to impact a million people to live longer, have a better quality of life, have a better lifestyle, be healthier, have a stronger immune system. And just realize that your health is your wealth, and health and time are your diminishing assets. As we age, we have to really value it even more because so many people spend their whole life building their family and their business. And they don't take the time until it's too late. to balance it out. work life balance and be healthy to
Andrew Stotz 18:42
beautiful health and time. Those are diminishing assets, make the most of them. All right listeners, there you have it another story of loss to keep you winning. Remember to reduce risk in your life by going to my worst investment ever.com right now and downloading that risk reduction checklist. You may even want to see what I say about reducing risk in your health and areas of time in health. See how you measure up. As we conclude lease. I want to thank you again for coming on the show and on behalf of a stocks Academy. I hereby award you alumni status for turning your worst investment ever into your best teaching moment. Do you have any parting words for the audience?
Lisa Goldenthal 19:30
I would just say invest in your health. it'll pay back in dividends more than you can count on with the stock market. Just invest in your own health.
Andrew Stotz 19:43
Beautiful advice and that's a wrap on another great story to help us create grow and protect our well fellow risk takers. This is your worst podcast host Andrew Stotz saying. I'll see you on the upside.
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