The Zoey Adventuress Show: Carbs Are Friends AND Food

The Zoey Adventuress Show: Carbs Are Friends AND Food


Okay, why is his name Looden? Leuven. Leuven! Okay so his name is Leuven because first we
adopted a cat and we named her Stella after the beer. Yes, yes, okay. And then we got him and we were trying to
keep with the theme of the Stella beer thing. And the first Stella brewery was in Leuven,
Belgium. Oh, that’s cool, okay. So we named him Leuven. Yeah we have Joey, his name is Joey like Joey
from friends because he doesn’t share food. And then um chicken. Chicken, she was the littlest she like looked
like a baby chick when we got her so I was just, and I always wanted an animal named
chicken. That’s a funny life goal to have like one
day I’m gunna have an animal named chicken. I think he is actually just a human baby. Yeah. Trapped in a dog’s body. Yeah, well wouldn’t that be the greatest thing
ever being a human trapped in a dog’s body. You just get pet all day…You just get to
do this…Yeah…Your biggest struggle in life is when you get left for a couple hours…And
you have no sense of time. Hello everybody I’m Zoey, this is The Zoey
Adventuress Show and I am here with Caitlin Barth. Hello! Should I introduce myself? Sure, yeah! Okay! I am Caitlin Barth I own Macros and Metcons
Nutrition Coaching and I am a crossfit coach and I sometimes serve food to people. Caitlin and I met well…We met on the internet…Yeah,
it was a weird story. So, we started working together before we
actually met in real life. Yes. Like significantly before. I think that I found you on Instagram…You
reached out to me I remember it, you reached out to me in January of last year. 2018. Yes and you just had questions about like
veganism and crossfit and then you reached out to me again in like October and you were
like “alright let’s do this.” I was, um, I think I had just moved to San
Diego and so then I was ready to kind of buckle down and get going. So, in my fitness journey I think I’m currently
down like 18 pounds. Jeez. Uh, 14 of which have been while working with
you. Woowoo! And we worked together from November until
August? before actually meeting in person? Yeah, the remote thing is wild because like,
I don’t know, now that I know you I feel like I have such a better handle on like how to
coach you and stuff. But it’s weird too because when we met it
was like…Like I know so much about you. It was as if we had kind of known each other
but we hadn’t even like heard each other’s voices external to social media. There’s this, this thing where you have to
like build trust with people and I think that’s, that’s a big reason why like I don’t care
who you are I don’t care if I’ve met you, I don’t care if I know you, if you reach out
to me and ask me nutrition questions like I’m going to answer them to the best of my
ability as quickly as I can because you never know when that person’s going to be ready
to pull the trigger and you know, again it’s like about building that trust. If I was just some asshole and like wouldn’t
answer the questions like you would never trust me to be your nutrition coach. Right. That’s what I’ve just tried to live by like
in running my own business in general is like I’m happy to give people like macro splits. Macro splits? Can you explain what that means? Yeah, so I do, so Macros and Metcons is my
business. Macros is short for macronutrients, and retcon
is short for metabolic conditioning, it’s a way to uh get your heart rate up, get your
metabolism going essentially and a way to condition yourself. So macros, macro split..so macronutrients
there are three of them and its essentially what food is made up of so all food and drink
have calories attached to them uh and then on a further level from the calories all food
has macros. So macros are proteins, carbohydrates, and
fats and a split essentially is how you split them up. So, it could be percentage wise, a really
common one is 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates, and 30% fat, that’s kind of just like a basic
one. I mean it makes sense to me because I’ve been
doing it for a while. I, I didn’t really know what to expect when
we started working together I was just like, “what is macro counting?” Right, yeah. Only to find out later that it’s very specific,
targeted calorie counting essentially. But I have tried a lot of things leading up
to finally working with you and none of them made me ever lose any weight so. That’s good, it works, this works. Now here we are. What do you have to say about people who are
scared of carbs. Oh man, carbs are great. Like, carbs and fats are just like the most
wonderful things really in life. They’re so great. Carbohydrates it could be donuts, it could
be…cookies…cookies, like it’s all the fun foods, right? I’ve like, you know, stuck my flag in the
macro hill because ultimately if you are counting your macros, it doesn’t really matter what
you believe in as far as nutrition. So if it’s a fear of carbs you can have lower
carbs that’s fine. Carbs are great for you but people become
scared of carbs because in Western culture carbohydrate dense foods can be highly processed
and so people think that eating carbohydrates are going to make you fat when in reality
carbs are not going to make you fat. Eating too many calories, period across the
board…My best advice like don’t be afraid of them you don’t have to. You know in the human experience like we should
be able to enjoy fun foods every once in a while. Yess. Sometimes people, I mean, like I, sometimes
I eat an Oreo everyday. Yeah. Sometimes I get on that kick. Right. Where my priority when I’m planning my day
is like, “where do I get my Oreo?” And there are all these belief systems around
nutrition. There are Keto zealots, and carnivore diet
zealots, and vegan zealots, and you know, high carb zealots, whatever like there are
just so many people who stick their flag like I was saying before in a belief system instead
of in the science of nutrition. At the end of the day, nutrition comes down
to how many calories you’re eating versus how many calories you’re expending. I don’t think that my body stays the way that
it is because I’m on a vegan diet. It stays the way that it is because I eat
how much I’m supposed to most of the time. Yeah, on the vegan topic…Yeah…I think
that people’s favorite question in the world is like, “but where do you get your protein?” How do vegans get protein?? We get our protein from food, the same way
everyone else does. As far as like where you get your protein,
like yeah we supplement with protein shakes, we eat tofu, we eat tempeh, those are going
to be…and seitan, those are going to be like the least processed alternative uh protein
products. What uh we tend to run into in the vegan world
essentially is get a lot of shit because we eat processed meat products because they do
have protein in them. I don’t eat a vegan diet because I believe
it’s the best diet for everybody and I believe everybody should eat this way and I believe
it’s going to reduce my risk of cancer and heart disease like sure if that stuff happens,
tight. Having those more processed meat products
like if that’s what kills me, really? Like, at the end of the day…I think people
who get all of their protein from food are magical unicorns and I have a handful of clients
that can do that and I think it’s amazing. What it comes down to is if you want to lose
weight, you need to be in a caloric deficit that is a, that’s a principle. How you get there is your method so whether
that’s counting macros or whether that’s a Keto style diet or a paleo style diet. The principles are still the same, the method
is what changes. You know and yes there are absolutely special
cases of people who have like eating disorders or any sort of, you know, um mental illness
or anything like that who that might not be a good fit for them but that doesn’t mean
that at some point they won’t find what is a good fit for them. If that’s still their goal. The other camp um in nutrition is mental health
and wellness and the Healthy at Every Size Movement and Body Positivity. All of those different movements which are
so so important and I started feeling like oh my god am I doing a bad thing because I
help people lose weight. But ultimately what it comes down to, I had
a talk with um a friend of mine and she was like, “you’re not going to coach everyone.” Like, you don’t have to be everyone’s coach. Like you don’t have to try and fit in every,
all of these boxes um to try and help everyone because you can’t. Right. You cannot help everyone. I had to like just kind of separate myself
and understand that what I do is important and what they do is important and it doesn’t
mean that what either one of us are doing is any less important. Right. Listen, everyone’s doing the best they can. Like, you don’t have to buy all organic, non-GMO,
like blah blah blah, free-range, all this stuff. You don’t have to buy all that stuff all the
time to like, be healthy. Right, yeah I mean it’s like at the end of
the day, what are you putting in your body? Right. Yeah. And how much of it. I’ll promote myself for a minute, I do have
my own YouTube Channel as well that’s full of nutrition information. Um it’s just Caitlin Barth, that’s it. I’ll spell her name for you. It’s pretty tight. It’s not barf. No, it’s not barf despite my instagram handle. Thank you for having me. Yes, thank you for being here. Yeah, that was fun. That was fun. Thank you for watching we will be back in
the next week or maybe two weeks, I don’t really know. Follow Caitlin on her YouTube and ask us any
nutrition questions. And by “us” I mean her. Cheers, do we cheers? Cheers! Yeah. That was so fun.

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