The Model Health Show

We’re all aware of the calories in, calories out paradigm that boils down weight loss to a basic math formula. But is weight management really that simple? Our bodies are complex, highly intelligent systems that operate based on a multitude of factors. While calorie intake and calorie expenditure are factors that influence weight, they don’t paint the entire picture. Things like your metabolism, your digestion, your hormones, and your gut microbiome all can play a role in how your body processes and utilizes calories. 

On today’s show, I’m sharing five calorie-free things that can actually cause you to gain weight. You’re going to learn about why calories alone cannot dictate your weight, and how things like stress, sleep, and activity level can change the way your body burns calories. We’ll talk about the function of the metabolism, how things like insulin and inflammation can play a role in weight gain, and so much more. 

If you’ve ever counted calories and wondered why you couldn’t lose weight, this episode will be a valuable tool for you to bring your body back into alignment so it can better utilize energy. You’re also going to hear five solutions you can utilize to help your body operate optimally, and in turn, reach an ideal body weight. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The problem with what I learned about calories in college.
  • What epicaloric controllers are.
  • The percentage of American adults that are metabolically unhealthy. 
  • Which factor that’s affecting our weight is the most overlooked.
  • How your stress levels can impact your body composition.
  • The link between cortisol levels and weight circumference.
  • What percentage of physician visits are for stress-related illnesses. 
  • How poor sleep can make you eat more and slow down your metabolic rate.
  • The relationship between sleep and thyroid function.
  • How sleep deprivation can lead to an increase in visceral belly fat.
  • The connection between muscle mass and insulin sensitivity. 
  • How insulin resistance can happen over time.
  • Why having more muscle can make you more resilient. 
  • How chronic inflammation can impact your body weight.
  • The definition of metabolic flexibility. 
  • How hypothalamic inflammation can lead to weight gain. 
  • Why connection is vital for human health.
  • The importance of early morning sunlight exposure.
  • How to incorporate more movement into your routine. 
  • Specific foods you can eat to combat inflammation.

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