Today on the podcast I’m sharing why I recently cut out caffeine, sugar, and start eating a shit ton of beans.

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  1. Joanna says:

    I am curious to see what happens to you. I have inflammatory bowel disease and cannot eat beans at all. Tried to introduce them a few times and almost came out of remission eating lentils. Not worth it for me to test it now. As much as hummus is delicious, there a lot of other dips that are better so it’s no hard miss for me.

  2. Liza says:

    Thanks! Love your podcasts. Your abs are more defined from the beans because they are a carbohydrates and the glycogen fills your muscles making them pop. So although you are only having 1/2 serving of beans each time at the end of the day you are eating more carbs then you normally do. Carbs are not the enemy when you are lifting weights as you are proving. Coffee is very individual as there are fast metabolizers and slow ones. You obviously are a fast one if you detoxed from just one cup a day yikes. Like anything I think there are great benefits from cycling coffee. Many athletes do that so that they don’t adapt to it and they can get the benefits from it when they reintroduce it. The paleo autoimmune approach also removes it too. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    1. juli says:

      so interesting!! thanks for sharing all that Liza!! i definitely eat a good amount of carbs already so i’m still pretty surprised with the physical change!

  3. emma says:

    Your comparison of Epstein’s suspicious death to your car saga literally made me laugh out loud. I’m still laughing about it, which I appreciate with everything going on. You are the best ❤️

    1. juli says:

      omg i don’t even remember what i said hahahaha that is the problem about sharing a podcast where you just talk to yourself lol

  4. Dana Leigh Lyons says:

    Thank you for bringing some light + laughter to my weekend, Juli!

    1. juli says:

      thanks for listening Dana!

  5. Montana G says:

    I loved this episode! If you’re someone looking to add more beans/plants/high fiber to your diet do exactly what Julie said and introduce a little at a time, your gut microbiome will adjust to tolerate it in 2 days-2 weeks depending on your body.
    I think that’s the cool thing about humans is that EVERY ONE has a different dietnthey thrive on, and as long as you’re eating mostly whole foods and low sugar you’ll end up just fine. (: For example, I personally thrive best on a plant-based diet (I’m an endurance athlete and my body loves carbs lol) but some people thrive on keto, paleo, full vegan, etc. I think it depends on your lifestyle and body type, which can change throughout the years.

  6. karen says:

    Thanks for sharing this topic on your podcast! I’ve been a long time follower of your blog, like waaaaay back since 2010? You are my go-to source for recipes and Denver local eateries (just stopped by Ohana Island Kitchen today!). I’ve experienced a lot of the same issues as you (chronic acne, inflammation, hair loss, and discovering my ideal physique under the CrossFit-bulk I put on circa 2007- 2016) and it wasn’t until I tried to *unsuccessfully* conceive that I learned I have endometriosis, which is also the cause of much of my aforementioned issues. Anyway, just wanted to share in case you haven’t been screened for edno. I’ve thought about DMing you on IG for a while but figured you get a million of those!

  7. Megan says:

    Hi Juli,
    Thanks so much for this podcast! I have hashimotos and PCOS and very interested in trying the bean protocol. After having access to both Karen and Younique’s e-courses do you have a recommendation of which one would be more beneficial for following the protocol if I could only purchase one? Thanks!

    1. juli says:

      i prefer unique just because you can also add on calls with her!

  8. Penny says:

    Great podcast! Where can we find the protocol plan?

  9. Linden Hogan says:

    what did she suggest for when the beans are causing constipation? Sorry to bring up the poop topic lol — but do you have any tips to help keep things moving?

    1. juli says:

      i’m not sure. i would reach out to her directly and see what she says!!