The Model Health Show

Most people know that obesity is a prevalent and pressing issue in our country today. A smaller subset of folks understand the gravity of this issue and the fact that weight issues lead to a higher susceptibility to COVID-19. Even fewer understand how obesity actually occurs or what can realistically be done to optimize our body fat ratios.

That’s why on today’s show, I’m taking you behind the scenes of body fat. We’re going to talk about how our body fat works and the various categories of fat. You’re going to hear about how excess body fat is created, and most importantly, what we can do to have a healthy amount of body fat. Specifically, we’re going to dive into realistic and clinically proven tools you can use to promote a healthy weight. 

This episode of The Model Health Show is packed with the science on body fat, insulin resistance, and metabolic health. We’re going to talk about our susceptibility to COVID-19 and why it’s more important than ever to get our communities healthier. I believe that the power to create change is in our hands, and change begins with knowledge. So listen, take good notes, and enjoy the show!  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What body fat is and its function within the body.
  • The three types of storage fat and their roles.
  • Which type of fat is closely tied to insulin resistance.
  • What epicardial adipose tissue is. 
  • How much fat cells can expand, and what makes them grow.
  • The link between body fat and environmental toxins. 
  • How inflammation and fat cells are connected. 
  • The three top risk factors for hospitalization from COVID-19. 
  • What immunometabolism is. 
  • Why poor metabolic health impacts energy production. 
  • How childhood obesity rates have increased over recent decades.
  • The number one contributing factor to our high rates of obesity.
  • What it means to eat an insulin-optimizing diet. 
  • Why strength training and cardiovascular exercise are a powerful combination.
  • How sleep deprivation impacts weight loss. 

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