One Step At a Time – Coffee Talk

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Thank you all for leaving your comments and questions. I didn’t get to reply to all of you because I talk too much 🙂 but I will go back to the previous coffee talk post and reply to your comments there. If you have new questions or topics you would like me to talk about next week – and I hope you do 🙂 please leave me your comments here.

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83 comments on “One Step At a Time – Coffee Talk”

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    I have a simple question….do you use a sunless tanner??? Thanks in advance for answering!!!

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      I do not. I tan easily and we do get a lot of sun here in LA.

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        Thanks Zuzka!! Your skin tone is beautiful!!!

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    Hey Z and warriors
    I’ve been trying to do push ups like you … You know where you keep your elbows quite close to your body, but I’m not strong enough yet I don’t think. I can do full push ups , just my elbows go wider than yours do- when you do them, you keep your elbows really close to your body . Am I doing something wrong, is it your camera angle or your strength ? Do you have any tips ? When I try and do a push up like you… I can’t …
    Thanks for reading x

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      The reason why you want to keep your elbows closer to your body is to engage the muscles in your upper back. This technique gives you more strength and support for your push ups. Sometimes all you have to do is to tap the muscles in your arm pits and your upper back to hep with activating those muscles. When you’re doing push ups, focus on feeling the tension of the muscles in your armpits and upper back.

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        Hi Z, thank you so much for your reply and advice !! Have a great day / eve x x

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      Private  |  Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

      Hi India! Just keep trying it will come. I can do them pretty good now after a long time in Zgym but there was definitely a time when it seemed so hard and I couldn’t do it. I really feel it in my shoulders too so when they got stronger it helped. Keep trying it every time and you will be amazed at how fast it will come. Good luck!!

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        Thanks for your reply 🙂 x

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    Private  |  Michigan, USA

    Awesome coffe talk!!!😃 Really enjoyed it while I drank my Moodbooster tea ☕️

    I do have one request as a topic. And I know you did an article on it in the past and even personally replied that you approve of intermittent fasting. But I was wondering if you could briefly discuss it. If there is any new information on it or just the basics of what works for you when you fast. I’ve been eating (healthy) between 1 and 6 only the last few weeks and I’ve felt great improvements in my energy, cravings, and portion control. I’ve realized I don’t NEED as many meals and snacks as I thought I used to and also it helps me make better choices with my diet. I’m leaning out and am really enjoying the results.

    Also I love how you’ve been adding foam rolling and would like to see a 5-10 minute cool down with foam rollers and massage balls for flexibility. I bought some balls but having trouble finding the right way to use them full body with out it feeling awkward.

    Thank you for the great talk!
    Xoxo

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      The short foam rolling and massage ball routine is a great idea. I will put it on my to do list for the ZGYM. I will talk about intermittent fasting next time in the coffee talk. There are more people who have been wondering about IF.

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    Hi zuzka! Love being at zgym member and loving your coffee talks. I know you were working on a prenatal workout program previously. Do you have an anticipated launch date for that?

    On a different note, I know that you did keto before. Did you feel like you noticed a big difference in your body? Or was the difference minimal to where the quality of life (i.e. Being able to eat fruit, etc) outweighed the small body change?

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      It’s still on our to do list. We did shoot it when Ashley was pregnant, but didn’t finish with post production. It will be available eventually. When I did keto, I didn’t do it long enough for me to see any body change, but I did experience the clarity my mind was able to achieve. That’s what I like about keto the most. When you start doing Keto your mind suddenly becomes really sharp and you feel like until now you’ve been living with a fog over your brain. It feels like you just got some extra brain super power 🙂 Also I’m never hungry when I’m on keto. I have to actually remind myself to eat.

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    Hi Zuzka!

    I’ve noticed that a lot of your recipes include a lot of cheese and dairy in general. I’ve always been under the impression from other fitness gurus that you should limit your dairy in order to improve your health. Seems like there’s a lot of negative flak towards dairy and just wanted your opinion on how it affects your body and weight loss progress.

    Thanks!

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      There’s not one diet that would work for everyone. We’re each different and our bodies react differently to different foods. Some people have dairy allergies or dairy intolerance. Some people digest dairy perfectly fine and thrive on it – I’m one of those people. Everyone has to find what works for them. Also, the only reason I stay lean while also eating a lot of fat is because I don’t include too many carbs. My body is forced to take the energy from fat and protein.

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    I love you Zuzka! Your workouts have changed my body sooo much for the better! I love your blog and recipes too! Thank you!

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    Private  |  GA, United States

    Thank you so much for answering my question! When I heard that, I had to press pause and yell (excitedly 😉 ) for my husband to come in, too! I’m thinking I got too discouraged too quickly with erythritol and gave up too quickly. So I’m all excited now about experimenting again! I’ll bet it’s probably the case of “something else doing it”. There’s just so many variables that it totally makes sense. I needed that encouragement! My husband still uses it a lot, and has noted that sometimes he feels bloated, but sometimes not — so it’s likely that there’s some other ingredient that’s doing it for him, too (he has his suspicions with some dairy).

    Thanks, again!! I don’t have much of a sweet tooth (I’m more of a “savory snack” person), but I DO like sweets on occasion —
    and it would be great to sub out sugar completely in home cooking!!

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Thank you again for leaving your question 🙂 good luck with the experiments. Try using it in a recipe that doesn’t have dairy in it…

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    I really enjoyed your coffee talk and all the topics you covered. Thank you for also clarifying how often you do your postural therapy. Now that I’m doing them more frequently (working on an injury), I realize that many of the moves I can do throughout the day and that they don’t have to be in a sequence.

    Can you please comment on your next coffee talk about how your body changes when you go through grief or an emotional trauma? When my dog Van Gogh died I remember not wanting to work out and sometimes crying while I was working out with you but my body image would drastically change; one day I would feel small and shrivelled and the next day, bloated and “fat”. What do you do when you have these periods? are there certain foods you would recommend (or avoid) for stress and regulating hormones during emotional times?
    For myself, I just kept up with the workouts and positive self talk and tried to be kind to myself.

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Awww, that must have been hard. I understand that kind of grief. I will talk about that in one of my upcoming coffee talks.

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    Hi Zuzka!! I have a ton of ideas on the topic of how life style, our emotional and mental state affect our body chemistry! I don’t have a clear question at the moment just frustration with sitting in a cubical for 8 hours a day which has definitly taken a toll on my posture. I’ve been following you since I’ve been 23, I’m now 30 :)…..BUT I’m super excited to know when the 2017 Summer Shred Series is coming???!!! 🙂

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    Private  |  TX

    Yaayy! Last but not least 🙂 Thanks so much for answering my question about changes in body shape. I agree there’s a lot going on under the hood, and hormones, yeesh, they play a huge role. I tend to respond really well to workout programs, and I always see progress extremely fast (~1 week), plus I am able to build muscle easily. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s always meant that I have to be careful with the kinds of workouts I do and what muscles I focus on. My diet is really good because I compete in sports, and I have to maintain proper nutrition for that – plenty of high quality protein, a lot of fruits and veggies, nuts, good fats, and high antioxidant foods.

    Looking forward to your next coffee talk on lifestyle impacts on health!!

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