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147: Move, Smile, Think, Restore, and Dazzle with B.O.S.S. Food Co. Raw Superfood Bar Creator, Andrea Spirov

BOSS Food Company was founded by Andrea Spirov in a quest to fix her health in 2015. Andrea underwent a complete health transformation changing her diet, lifestyle & circumstances in hopes to solve her health crisis. The result? A superfood bar was born! BOSS Food Company came to fruition in a tiny, shared commercial kitchen in Houston, Texas. With bowls, measuring cups & several pinches of passion, Andrea & her team created five different types of bars. As they hoped, BOSS bars fit...


146: Current Ritzfit Deals, plus Tierney Reviews Purity Coffee

In the episode - All live Ritzfit members-only deals introduced. Plus 👇 Some do very well well with coffee while some others not so much. Tierney unfortunately, is one of many individuals who struggle with coffee from a gut and caffeine sensitivity standpoint. We interviewed the creator of Purity Coffee, Andrew Salisbury in ep. 138 of TNDP, which in my opinion was one of our best interviews yet. At the time of the interview, Tierney had not tried the coffee, which is why we are...


145: Mike Pastor Reflects on his Travels to Europe and Southeast Asia - Food, Culture, Self-Discovery, Mindset Shifts

Mike Pastor reflects on his travels to Europe and Southeast Asia. Food and culture are different in a variety of positive and negative ways. It's truly how your own self perceives it. Enjoy this very entertaining episode of The No Diet Podcast! Show Schedule Get out and experience culture and food in different countries! He picks up on his travels flying into Treviso, Italy. (3:49)His border patrol experience traveling via train from Italy to France. (7:20)How there is growth you have to...


144: Watermelon Road Dried Fruit Jerky with Creator, Jamie Melzer

When you eat well, you feel well. And vice versa. That’s why at Watermelon Road happy and healthy always go hand in hand. They take great pride in ensuring each of their products are both satisfying AND nutritious. So whether you’re deciding between one of their sweet or savory snacks, you never need to worry about taking a wrong turn. Their unique snacks start with the highest quality fruits and vegetables lightly seasoned with organic herbs and spices. They then gently dehydrate them...


143: Who Else Wants Cricket Products? With Seek Food Co-Founder, Robyn Shapiro

Seek was created as a solution. Co-founder Robyn Shapiro always had a close connection to food; her first entry into the business was at the ripe age of 15 when she froze fruit in the middle of the hot Summer and corralled her friends to join her to sell it in Boston's Harvard Square. Years later, motivated by a broken system around Westerners' increasing and unsustainable desire for meat, Robyn was convinced that crickets provided a fresh solution as they provide comparable amounts of...


142: Within Without Chewy Granola with Creator, Brittany Chibe

In this edition of TNDP - Tierney rolls solo without Ritz; she interviews Brittany Chibe, the creator of Within Without, a grain-free chewy granola snack without any artificial ingredients. In this episode: 2:25 - Brittany stumbles across paleo to heal an injury & concept of using “Food as medicine” 4:37 - Bringing within without to the retail space & outside of the kitchen 5:20- Rebranding from paleo scavenger to within without 8:25 - Tierney's experience with the product 9:30 -...


141: Reflections Vol. 3 - Tierney and Ritz on Becoming Better Interviewers, Plus Peeling Back Another 5 Episodes of TNPD

In this episode of The No Diet Podcast Tierney and I vow to get better at interviewing. Listening back to multiple episodes has caused me to re-evaluate the way we approach interviews and ask better questions. Admitting our weaknesses is a part of our growth in becoming the team we ultimately want to be. It starts with me (Ritz) first. As always in the reflections series, we peel back the label and provide our behind the mic thoughts on the episode and creator of the product. Enjoy:) The...


140: The Wonderful World of Tonic Herbs, with Superfeast Founder, Mason Taylor - Part 2

Ritzfit Nation - This is the second installment of our interview with Mason Taylor. If you missed part 1 (ep. 139) then make sure you go back and listen to it. In that episode, we run through all 17 Superfeast tonic herbs in less than 20 minutes. This episode covers 3 main topics: 1. Why Mason believes there's a time and a place for mushroom products to be grown on grain and why he chooses NOT to grow on grain. 2. Why are mushroom supplements so hot right now? 3. Is it ok for babies,...


139: 17 High Demand Tonic Herbs! Which One is Best for You? Featuring Superfeast Founder, Mason Taylor - Part 1

Mason Taylor runs a powerful tonic herb brand called Superfeast. Superfeast offers powdered extracts of tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms (which are technically tonic herbs but this seems to confuse everyone, so we’ll keep ‘em separated for clarity). What is a ‘powdered extract,’ you ask? Great question. A powdered extract is basically the end result of taking a bunch of herbs and boiling and/or tincturing them for a while. The powder comes about after the resultant extract is dried and...


138: Everything You Need to Know About Coffee, with Purity Coffee's Founder, Andrew Salisbury

They're on a quest to improve people’s health…through coffee. Toxins in food and the environment, to stress and lack of work-life balance, can make us sick–and often we don’t know why. With so much conflicting information out there about what we should be eating to achieve better health, the decision process can be confusing and overwhelming. It often causes people to just throw up their hands and give up. Habit change is hard. And even when we do make changes, we often don’t know...


137: [Q&A] What's With All the Fillers in Protein Powders?

In today's Q&A episode of The No Diet Podcast - Our caller, Jen, asks about the filler ingredients found in protein powders. She has a problem with companies calling themselves clean, yet they still include these pesky ingredients in their products. We couldn't agree more! In the episode - Tyler Jean and Ritz talk fillers, stabilizers, stevia, heavy metals, and of course their personal recommendations. Interested in asking your own question for the podcast? Visit


136: [Q&A] How Do Some Tortilla Chip Brands Get Away With Labeling "Cooked in Corn Oil OR Sunflower Oil?"

Today's question comes from Glenn who is curious about a label who saw in the grocery store. He saw a tortilla chip brand who labeled their chips as being baked in Corn oil OR Sunflower Oil. Glenn wants to know why and how companies are allowed to do this, and what exactly does it mean? I love this question! It's all new to me as well, Glenn. To help me answer the question - I have brought to the show Tyler Jean, the newest member of the Ritzfit Qualitative Ingredient Forensic Team! Take...


135: Health Nuts Eat Sprouted Nuts with Springbound Snacks Creator, Brad Searle

When Brad Searle was looking for a tastier and healthier alternative to the raw and roasted nuts he saw on the shelf, he felt hopeless. Would he ever find nuts that tasted great, didn't upset his stomach and didn't break the bank? The answer was yes! Brad remembered the sprouted nuts Mama Searle made for him and his family. Every trip home from college, he took bags of these amazing snacks with him to share with friends (or not!). And so the idea for Springbound Snacks was born! After many...


134: Crafted Fermentations with Drew Anderson, the Co-Founder of Cleveland Kraut

Over beers one evening, brothers-in-law, Drew and Luke discovered that they both had been making and experimenting with their own sauerkraut recipes. They each had their own affinity for the fermented food. Luke’s quest for quality kraut came from a desire to reconnect with his family heritage – German and Slavik on his father’s side and was inspired by the way his Oma made her sauerkraut. Cravings for his hometown ethnic foods motivated Drew to make his own sausage, pierogis and...


133: Gettin' High on Cacao with Firefly Chocolate Founder, Jonas Ketterle

After first encountering sipping chocolate in Oaxaca Mexico in 2012, Jonas founded the bean to bar dark chocolate company, Firefly Chocolate, in 2014, with the mission of inspiring awe and wonder through cacao. Always with a focus on health, he initially launched 85% dark chocolate in a variety of flavors, sweetened with low glycemic coconut sugar. He also pioneered a bio-regional wild harvested chocolate bar, celebrating bay nuts, a food used by the native peoples of the SF Bay...


131: The Evolution of Wise Ape Tea with Founder, Joe Scola

Joe Scola, Founder of Wise Ape Tea returns to The No Diet Podcats to chat about his two brand new tea blends. Last year we introduced Wise Ape's flagship product called Chocolate Hustle, which is a powerful blend of roasted yerba mate tea with hints of chocolate and mint, combined with adaptogenic super-herbs to support your brain naturally. This unique elixir is designed to heighten your focus, energy, and clarity. Check out ep. 14 of The No Diet Podcast for everything Chocolate...


130: The Egg Industry is Confusing. Which Brands do we Trust?

We're back with our highly engaged Q&A episodes. Today's question comes from friend and past guest of the podcast, Dr. Nicole Mcmanus. Nicole asks how to get eggs she can trust. She feels she lives in an area that makes it tough; she understands that there is some confusion when it comes to the labeling on egg cartons. I had to go to my power source for this one; Enter the Cornucopia Institute... The Cornucopia Institute, through research and investigations on agricultural and food...


129: Tyler Jean - Student of Naturopathic Medicine and Brand New Member of the Ritzfit Ingredient Team!

Tyler Jean is an aspiring Naturopathic Doctor, who attends the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. His journey in medicine began in college when he fell in love with food. Tyler had always been a firm believer in educating others about their health. He believes that practitioners have the unique opportunity to be a teacher and a mentor that encourages others to take self-responsibility for their health and empower their patients and the general public with...


128: Choosing Healthy Snack Bars vs. Gimmicky Junk Food

The No Diet Podcast Show Notes Ep. 128 – The Great Snack Bar Debate! Who is the Cornucopia Institute? (1:50)Raising the Bar: Choosing Healthy Snack Bars vs. Gimmicky Junk Food. What were the major findings? (2:45)The importance of seeking out the USDA organic label in picking your snack bar. (8:35)How to find the healthiest snack bar for you and your family. (10:04)Why those commercial bars you love may not be the best choice. (16:20) Related Links/Products Mentioned Cornucopia Institute...


127: Tierney Ties the Knot, Don't Hate Someone for What They Eat, Plus the Ritzfit Pili Nut Deal!

Nutritional diversity means more to Ritzfit than simply eating diversely. It means to love one another regardless of how we choose to eat. Share your experiences with food and nutrition with zero *ucks given! For example, if you don't like someone because they eat meat then do us all a favor and click the unsubscribe button. Same goes for people who don't like people because they eat vegetables. With so much negativity surrounding us - food and nutrition should be the last thing that...