Just reduce your calories and you’ll lose weight right? It’s that simple? Just burn more calories than you eat and you’ll lose weight they say…if only it were that simple. The reality is that there are WAAAAAAY more factors at play than calories in / calories out when it comes to weight loss. And it gets far more complicated when you start to focus on FAT Loss as opposed to just Weight loss. Complex metabolic responses that affect body composition, body weight and hormone levels when we start altering the amount and sources of calories in our diet. Listen in as Tony, Will and Kinna talk about the nuances of fat loss, bodyweight, calories and metabolism.
In this Episode You’ll Learn
- Simply cutting calories in attempt to lose fat can actually backfire and cause your metabolism to slow down and your body to retain more fat.
- Extended calorie restriction can impact your endocrine system, lowering thyroid hormone secretion and slowing your metabolism.
- How calorie restriction can cause you to lose muscle mass, increase stress hormone levels and age at an accelerated rate.
- Most people that show apparently fantastic results by severely restricting calories usually gain back all the weight they lost plus a few extra pounds once they start to eat normally again.
- How digestive issues play a huge role in how your body responds to the food you eat and how that massively affects body weight and metabolism.
- The role that hormones like insulin and cortisol play in weight loss / weight gain.
- No one approach will work well for everyone due to bio-individuality.
- Many people successfully lose fat on a lower carbohydrate diet, but that doesn’t mean it;s an appropriate or effective plan for everyone.
- How body chemistry imbalances like the Slow Oxidizer Imbalance and the Catabolic Imbalance can contribute to body weight issues.
- How inability to properly digest proteins and fats can make an individual overly reliant on carbohydrates for fuel, leading to higher insulin levels and fat retention.
- How poorly digested food and/or difficult to digest foods can contribute exotoxins to the bloodstream and body tissues. These exotoxins can indirectly increase bodyfat as the fat works as a compensatory reservoir storing toxins to keep the bloodstream clean.
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