Have you ever found yourself stuck on a weight loss plateau, or found yourself stuck at a certain weight, despite your best efforts? Well, you’re not alone! In this episode, we explore the factors that can cause weight loss plateaus and offer valuable insights on how to overcome them.
Whether you have experienced a plateau or are simply curious about the science behind it, this episode is packed with information that will empower you on your journey to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
For women over 40, weight loss resistance can be even more challenging due to various cellular factors. but don’t lose hope! I’m discussing strategies and processes that can help you break through those stubborn plateaus and achieve the results you desire. Remember, you have the power to take control of your health and well-being!
I also explore the concept of refeeding and the benefits of incorporating restorative activities like yoga, stretching, and Pilates into your fitness regimen. Sometimes, we need to break free from restrictive eating and intense exercise routines to help our bodies understand that we’re no longer in a starvation state. Find out how these practices can support your weight loss journey and promote overall well-being.
Moreover, discover how sleep deprivation can affect your body’s metabolism and learn simple steps to improve your sleep routine.
As always, I strive to make complex science accessible and applicable to daily life, so you can expect a blend of expertise, relatability, and a dash of sass. Together, we will navigate the challenges that come with this second season of life – menopause – and tap into our deepest desires.
[00:02:16] Weight loss resistance vs yo-yo ability.
[00:04:07] My weight loss journey.
[00:06:59] Weight gain and frustration.
[00:10:34] Genetic changes and weight loss.
[00:13:49] Starvation and pre-diabetes.
[00:19:05] Starvation response and hormones.
[00:22:27] Insulin resistance and metabolism.
[00:25:07] Fuel partitioning in biology.
[00:28:05] Glucose conversion and fat storage.
[00:31:09] Doubling down on exercise.
[00:34:02] Weight loss resistance and plateaus.
[00:38:52] Fix weight loss resistance with proper methods.
“The first thing you have to understand is that the body is designed to conserve our bodies, particularly female bodies, because nature cares about our capacity to be able to reproduce and procreate.” – Betty Murray
“The take-home message is we have to protect our sleep. We have to get quality sleep. We have to make sure that we protect it and that we’re getting enough. And that means seven to eight hours. I know you may be able to operate on five or six, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting adequate sleep.” – Betty Murray