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Episode 80: Pivoting Your Perspective Around The Holidays with Caroline Ofenstein

podcast Dec 18, 2020

To watch this episode, please visit Rachel’s YouTube channel.

Listeners can find Caroline Ofenstein at her website, and on Instagram @carolineofenstein_tcm


In this episode, we talk about strategies to enjoy the holidays without guilt, how to confidently attack social pressures, nutritional periodization, easy workouts when you’re short on time, what to consider when January comes, and more!

Top Takeaways:

  • How to enjoy the holidays while keeping your nutrition goals in mind
  • Workout best practices on a holiday
  • If you can’t make it to the gym on the holidays, do this instead!
  • How to mentally set yourself up for success

Today’s Questions:

  • How would you go about sticking to your diet through the holidays?
  • If I'm just trying to maintain right now, do you recommend cycling calories? Like a 5:2 split or adding 1 PSMF day per week to help ‘balance things out’?
  • What are the best ways to squeeze in a workout on a busy holiday?
  • How do you deal with eating foods prepared by other family members when staying at their house?
  • How do you deal with family/friends commenting on your nutrition choices and pushing you to ‘just have a bite, it’s the holidays’?
  • Would it be beneficial to just track calories over the holidays instead of worrying about tracking fats, carbs, and protein?

Show Notes:


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Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami.

Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).


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