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Low Carb Athlete Podcasting and WHOLESTIC Coaching
Episode 3591st September 2020 • LIVETHEFUEL • Scott W. Mulvaney
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Owner, trainer, and coach of a unique “Health Detective” coaching services with unique "The WHOLESTIC Method" eight elements to guide clients repair, rebuild and restore their WHOLE health back to improve vitality and balance. Debbie shared her personal story in her book "Life is not a Race… it is a Journey" and created "The WHOLESTIC Method Manual and Workbook”. She hosts “The Low Carb Athlete” Health Building weekly podcast to help athletes of all levels improve their fat loss, optimize health (mitochondria), and reach peak performance gains. Debbie shares her show on Mondays with health guests on Mondays then shares her own thoughts on Wednesday (Health Building) and Fridays (Athletic Performance Gains).

Debbie walks the talk and practices watch she preaches. After being a top personal trainer for twenty-five years plus years- she continues her education constantly: NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), USAT Triathlon Coach, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Kion (Superhuman) Coach, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), DNA Fit coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). She took her health into her own hands and combined therapy, labs, and lifestyle changes to transform her own life to heal, reclaim energy and reboot her own system. Be a part of the journey to transform the WHOLE you from the inside out with The WHOLESTIC Method Coaching program. There isn’t a one size fits all approach to healing, rebuilding, and restoring the WHOLE you as we are all unique bio-individuals.

QUOTE:Life is not a race... It is a Journey. Slow down. Pause. Reset and Recalibrate. Reboot the WHOLE you from the inside out.

Debbie’s focuses on coaching the WHOLE individual from the inside out with elements of “The WHOLESTIC Method” program. Her services include: Personal training, Nutritional Therapy evaluation, assessments, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner services, Chronic Stress Treatment, Detox, and Digestion Reset Fat loss programs. She teaches groups and individuals to become fat-adapted with her three-phase program in the 30-day Total Transformation Program. “The WHOLESTIC Method” coaching program includes lifestyle elements, Nutritional Therapy, FDN-lab testing, DNA Fit reports, and more.

Debbie was a top age-group triathlete and runner for many years until she broke herself with chronic fatigue and “METABOLIC CHAOS”. Now, she is following her purpose, passion, and mission to help others avoid going through the exhaustion, weight gain, and hormonal cascade that she experienced starting back in 2013. Debbie coaches groups and individual clients in person as well as online to reclaiming their optimal health for performance and longevity. Whether you are training for running, trail running, cycling and triathlon events to thrive and enhance performance via becoming a low-carb fat-adapted metabolically efficient athlete.

Specialties: Health Detective Coaching, Total Transformation Fat Loss Coaching, Personal training, NASM-CPT, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, CHEK HLC, Superhuman Coach, Kion Coach, DNA Fit coach, Pilates Mat, Yoga, Rehab Training, Metabolic Efficiency Testing, Triathlon, and Run Coaching for athletes of all levels. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.

Strive to be your BEST self… Self-Care with The WHOLESTIC Method program!


Top 3 Hot Point Takeaways:

  1. Life is not a race... It is a Journey.
  2. Slow down. Pause. Reset and Recalibrate.
  3. Reboot the WHOLE you from the inside out.


Today’s Resource Links from the Podcast:



Facebook: Debbie Potts, LOW CARB ATHLETE




LIFE IS NOT A RACE book on Amazon:

The WHOLESTIC Method Manual & Workbook on Amazon:





Our Mentioned Influencers:

Founder of #NSNG aka No Sugar No Grains, Vinnie Tortorich at

Multi-Author Michael Pollan at


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Timestamped Show Notes:

00:30 - Introduction

07:45 - I think what my passion and purpose, to answer your question, is that I went from being an elite athlete to, fatigued, tired, depressed, gained 30 pounds overnight, just lost everything I had as an athlete and I felt like it was overnight. But it wasn't and so that's kind of my purpose now. Educating that what happened to me could happen to you. Let's stop it now before you ignore it five years later, and end up me years later, still can't do that.

13:45 - That's what I did when I wrote my book, it was more for my own therapy session. But what were my red flags that happened for probably the 10 years before my breakdown? That happened in March 2013 that led me to that day it worked up so I wasn't aware of it so I had to go back in time till like high school and go back. Where are these things happening that I was so oblivious to? So that is kind of a task I give everyone I work with is like let's go back and see what are your stressors you know, what are things that are triggers for you that activate that stress response and you know, we know we know that acute stress is good beneficial, but when it comes like non-stop but just never turns off that when it gets to be trouble for our bodies.

20:00 - So what would you say if I just filled you with macronutrients with vitamins and minerals and everything you need, instead of a pill. You know, get it from your food and it's hard, I take ton of supplements, but it's hard to get that from your food. But ideally, it's food. I read Michael Pollan's book forever go, and he has the best thing like food. You can read the ingredients list that your great grandmother had in her house

30:00 - When I have people on my show. It's like, what's your Why? What's your drive and, you know, follow your passion, your purpose, and I feel like my purpose of going through eight years of health imbalances that I had, is so I help other people avoid going through what I have had and so it's finding out why so for me to help other people what I've decided is, you know, I can't solicit people but just you want them to come to you when they're ready for help because being a functional practitioner now and focusing that as my main business is health coaching, being health detective is really investigating with functional labs and nutritional therapy and quarterly now together to create an individualized protocol to transform, rebuild, repair the whole you.

39:30 - I learned years ago that it does a lot of that stuff doesn't get through your stomach acid so if it doesn't like I use a megaspore for base probiotic that can actually bypass acidic that's supposed to prevent you know the bad things were going through and so it certain things might not even get into your small intestine, large intestine, so it is quality, a lot of that stuff.

44:30 - I went over my hormone panel and my hormones right down at the bottom of the line that you should, and I was like, oh, man, I'm pretty good. That means I could be better and don't settle for just how you are now that you could even be so much more energetic and happier and thriving. We all can be so much more. So why do we just settle for this, there's so much more we can do.

50:00 - I just did labs as it just went through and I did this other lab and I keep testing people, you know, encouraging people to do lab testing. Because I didn't know as I said, what my microbiome is about. I did a pathogen test, and it's not good. So I might feel like I'm thriving and my immune system is super strong. But I know some people that got coronavirus, and we're sick for two weeks and they're active, they're fit, they're not overweight, but why did they get really sick from it?

58:41 - Final Words


Our Final Words of the Show:

I just think take ownership of your health for your body. You've got one body, you know, you do it for your car, you take your car in for repair, oil, lube change, you get new tires, getting alignment, etc. So why don't we invest the amount of money we do on our cars to our own bodies? I don't get it.


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