Show Notes EP 527 The Worst Way to Lose Weight

  • Mind Pump talks cars (1:42)
    • Justin gets new car
    • Kids should not get nice cars
  • Why we don’t lose weight (11:55)
    • Human body most efficient in storing energy
    • Evolved in environments with little food
      • Had to hunt and search for it
      • Fasted long periods of time
      • Body adapts
    • Obesity epidemic took off in the 70’s
      • What changed was the food
    • Body becomes efficient in the activity level you do
      • 2-3 weeks to adapt to cardio
      • Bodybuilders doing cardio on off-season
      • Survival machine
    • Body to “burn” more calories
      • Support active tissue
        • Wants to conserve energy
        • Resistance training
        • Send signals to body
    • Resistance training best for body
      • Frequency
      • More muscle and less calorie efficient
    • Obese because not moving enough
      • Quality of movement
      • Quality of food intake
    • Someone who wants to lose weight safely
      • Educate
        • Goals
        • Way to get there and why
        • Mental discipline
      • Quality of food
        • Gut health
      • Are you looking for this to be long term or quick fix?
      • Eat less food, than more food
        • Boosting metabolism
      • Set small weekly goals
        • Track
          • Food and movement
          • Become aware
        • Pick one thing you can improve upon
          • Reduce or improve it 
          • Ie. Sugar/Protein
        • Actively seek better choices
          • Based on what your body needs
    • Active people, not losing weight
      • Back off activity level
        • Body efficient
      • Focus on strength training
        • Initial weight gain
    • Don’t consider how important food is
      • Food is fuel
      • Digestive enzymes
    • Glyphosate’s
      • Corporate interest
      • Water soluble
      • Eat organic/Non-GMO foods
    • Language you use
      • I’m going to actively eat…
      • Not I can’t have it

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People Mentioned:

  • Herman Pontzer
  • Dr. Mercola