The Model Health Show

You probably know a thing or two about how to lose fat, but have you ever stopped to consider how fat loss actually works? Burning body fat is a complex, fascinating physiological process that involves multiple organs and systems in the body. Today, I’m going to take you through the process of how losing fat occurs in the human body. 

On this episode of The Model Health Show, I’m taking you behind the scenes of fat loss. We’re going to discuss how fat burning actually happens in the body, and the science and evolution of fat storage. You’re also going to learn about specific nutrients and foods that can help you optimize your body composition.  

This information is here for you to gain a deeper understanding of how fat loss occurs, and to empower you to make informed decisions when it comes to your nutrition. You’re going to gain a deeper understanding of the role and function of fat, and how to use this knowledge to your advantage. I hope this information brings you immense value and insight to help you reach your goals. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How body fat functions as part of the endocrine system.
  • The link between your metabolism and body fat. 
  • What you need to know about the quantity and function of fat cells in the body.
  • How fat cells actually enable human survival and evolution. 
  • What fat cells are designed to do. 
  • The three types of storage fats, and how they operate.
  • What conditions and risk factors are associated with carrying extra visceral fat. 
  • The link between intramuscular fat and insulin sensitivity. 
  • What brown adipose tissue is, and how it impacts the metabolism. 
  • In which parts of the body brown fat typically accumulates.
  • What actually gives brown fat its color. 
  • An important distinction between beige fat and brown fat.
  • Why the body’s usage of energy is like a currency system.
  • The hierarchy in which your body utilizes fat. 
  • How lipolysis and lipogenesis occur. 
  • An analogy of fat loss, and how fat can move in and out of the body. 
  • What hormone-sensitive lipase is.   
  • The percentage of your body weight that is comprised of mitochondria.
  • How the thyroid gland is involved with fat loss.
  • The complex process in which fat is dissolved. 
  • How shifting your macronutrient ratios can aid in fat loss. 
  • Specific foods and nutrients that can increase your body’s fat burning process.

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One component of health and wellness that is often overlooked is our work. In fact, studies show that higher incomes are a proven determinant of better health. Having career satisfaction and the means to support your family can influence a multitude of health factors, including your lifespan. 

I truly believe that each and every one of us holds the innate power and capacity to create work that fulfills us, serves our communities, and allows us to live comfortably. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about entrepreneurship, my friend John Lee Dumas is one of the best resources I can share with you. In his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success, John is spelling out his clear-cut, actionable framework to creating fulfilling and profitable work. 

On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’ll learn about identifying your big idea, the power of mentorship, taking action, and why career satisfaction is a key factor for health and wellness. John is sharing proven and practical strategies you can use to focus on a vision, tap into your greatness, and reach your goals. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How career and finances can influence your health outcomes.
  • What inspired John to write The Common Path to Uncommon Success.
  • The very first step to finding success. 
  • Why career fulfillment can help you reach your health goals. 
  • How John started a successful podcast and set himself apart from his competitors.
  • Why most people fail when trying to identify their big idea.
  • The importance of discovering and serving a core niche. 
  • Why passion alone is not enough for a sustainable career idea. 
  • How to find the perfect mentors to help you reach your goals. 
  • What the true motivation is behind writing a book. 
  • The value of getting involved in a mastermind. 
  • Why your content production plan is terrible. 
  • The link between perfectionism and fear.
  • What it means to choose your hard.  

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Metabolic and inflammatory conditions are running rampant in the US. Conditions like obesity, heart disease, and insulin resistance seem to become more prevalent year after year. While the statistics are staggering, it’s important to note that oftentimes the most simple, natural, and innate strategies for healing are also the most effective.

On a biological level, fasting in sync with the circadian rhythm is part of how humans evolved. But with the advent of 24-hour drive thrus, delivery services, and our overall constant access to food, we’ve become far removed from the concept of fasting. On the other hand, many people have come to associate fasting with restriction and deprivation. Today’s guest, Dr. Will Cole is here to change the narrative on what fasting means and how it can function as a tool to better your life.

You’re going to learn about metabolic flexibility and intuitive fasting, and how they can help you improve your energy levels, burn fat, reduce inflammation, and more. Best of all, you’re going to learn how to get more in tune with your body and improve your quality of life in a natural, intuitive way. So listen in, and let Dr. Will Cole show you how. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What metabolic flexibility is, and why it’s essential to human health. 
  • How our ever-changing world has created a genetic-epigenetic mismatch. 
  • The power of giving your body a break to repair and renew. 
  • How eating around the clock is causing an epidemic of gut health problems.
  • An important distinction between calorie restriction and fasting.
  • The main reason why most diets fail.
  • How to get more sustainable, longer lasting energy.
  • Why Renaissance doctor Paracelsus called fasting “the physician within.” 
  • What the heart of functional medicine is.
  • The importance of experimenting with and adjusting your ways of eating.
  • Why intuitive fasting is a vital tool. 
  • How gut health factors into overall health. 
  • What you need to know about inflammation.
  • The definition of autophagy, and how to support its function.
  • What TRF stands for. 
  • A template for easing into fasting, and how to make it innate. 
  • The link between weight loss and getting healthier.   

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“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho 

No one enjoys failing, but failure is an inherent part of being human, trying new things, and growing. If the fear of failure stops you from chasing your dreams, that’s a problem. So how do we reframe the way we think about failure, and use it as a tool to ultimately achieve more? 

Today’s guest, Laila Ali, has a refreshing perspective on failure, following your heart, and creating your own unique path to health and success. On this episode of The Model Health Show, she’s sharing her journey to becoming a four-time undefeated boxing champion and advocate for health and wellness. 

This episode includes compelling anecdotes about following your dreams, overcoming the fear of failure, and setting aside time each day to take care of yourself. Laila’s story is a powerful testament to what you can accomplish if you are driven, focused, and committed. I hope this episode serves as a reminder of how innately and uniquely powerful you are. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Laila became passionate about boxing.
  • Why Laila’s father actually discouraged her from becoming a professional boxer.
  • The importance of following your heart, even when others disagree.
  • Why not fearing failure is a superpower.
  • How reframing what failure means can help you reach your goals. 
  • What it’s like to find your own identity as the child of a famous athlete.
  • The power of setting boundaries and having the confidence to find your own path.
  • How getting involved in boxing helped Laila appreciate health on a holistic scale.
  • What it means to understand your level of exposure.
  • How getting your health under control can change future generations.
  • Why pursuing health is an individualized quest. 
  • The three pillars of Laila’s lifestyle. 
  • How Laila got interested in cooking.
  • Why you need to be cognizant of what you commit to, and the power of saying no. 
  • What Laila’s workout routine looks like. 
  • The value of scheduling time to take care of yourself. 

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One of the most important conversations we can be having at this time in human history is how to prioritize our mental health. And while it’s generally accepted that mental health struggles are something that we fall victim to, we actually have an immense amount of power and authority over our minds. Neuroscience is such a fascinating, ever-evolving topic, and it’s one that is deeply empowering.

Today’s guest, Dr. Caroline Leaf, is a cognitive neuroscientist, a bestselling author, and an expert in all things mind and mental health. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Leaf is sharing incredible insights from her new book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. You’ll learn important distinctions between the mind and the brain, how to heal from mental trauma, and five steps to build a better brain. 

We’re also discussing mental health and its implications on preventable diseases, how to cope with negative emotions, and so much more. This is one of my favorite episodes to date, and I hope this message resonates with you and reminds you how powerful you truly are. So click play, take good notes, and enjoy the show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Dr. Leaf got into the neuroscience field.
  • Powerful stories of how the brain can heal from trauma.
  • The problem with making mental health struggles part of your identity.
  • How most preventable diseases are driven by the mind. 
  • Why identifying with a toxic label can influence your cognitive ability.
  • The difference between being depressed and experiencing depression.
  • How antidepressants work, and the effects of their advent.
  • What iatrogenic problems are. 
  • The difference between the brain and the mind. 
  • How your thoughts resonate into your cells.
  • What you need to understand about negative emotions. 
  • The importance of deep thinking.
  • How neurogenesis occurs in your sleep, and what those cells are for. 
  • What brain building is, and how often you should do it.
  • How your conscious mind and unconscious mind communicate.
  • 5 steps to manage your mind. 
  • How many days it actually takes to form a new habit.
  • One of the most important roles your telomeres have. 

 

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