The Model Health Show

There are many pervasive myths in the health and fitness space. It’s no wonder so many folks are confused about fat loss, building muscle, and how to eat in a way that supports their goals. This is why it’s critical that you obtain your information from a science-backed resource, and that’s exactly what I have for you on today’s show. 

On this episode of The Model Health Show, our guest is Alan Aragon. Alan is an influential nutrition researcher and educator who has over thirty years of experience in the fitness industry. In this interview, he’s sharing so many valuable insights. We’re going to discuss some of the most persistent myths in the fitness world, the truth about aging healthily, nutrition for far loss, and so much more. 

You’re going to learn what the science says about fasted training for weight loss and exactly what it takes to build muscle at every age. We’ll discuss the nuances of weight loss medications, including when they are appropriate, the importance of dialing in your hunger cues, and exactly how to build a meal that is satiating. Alan is a wealth of knowledge on health and fitness – and I know you’re going to enjoy this conversation.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to decide if you should train fasted or fed. 
  • Why muscle is the metabolic engine of the body. 
  • The truth about building muscle later in life. 
  • How muscle mass naturally decreases over the human lifespan & how to avoid it.
  • What progressive resistance training is. 
  • Why sedentary behavior has skyrocketed in our culture. 
  • What collateral fattening is, and how to avoid it. 
  • Why weight loss drugs are a double-edged sword. 
  • The truth about research on obesity medications. 
  • Why hunger cues are a critical piece of overall health. 
  • How to find greater satiety with your meals. 
  • Which foods rate highest on the satiety index of foods. 
  • Why we have to take a bio-individual approach to nutrition.
  • The minimum effective dose of weight training to age healthfully. 
  • How to train to failure. 
  • The importance of staying interested and motivated in your training. 
  • Which basic components of nutrition are the most impactful for muscle gain. 

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