I’m here with my friend, Justin Nault, on how to lose weight by eating more and exercising less. And I know that might sound like a crazy idea, but he has done this with thousands of people, and I really wanted to have him on to dispel some of the common myths that I think are doing a lot of damage, especially for women. And especially after my own experience, I am now eating almost twice as much as I used to, and am in much better shape. And we talk a lot about this in a lot of different areas, but he shares his story of how he got into health while having a very successful music career, and the shocking things he discovered in his biochemical research.
We also use our time to dive into why sugar doesn’t cause obesity and diabetes and what’s actually going on, why vegetable oils are chemical waste and can actually break your metabolism, how the liver turns over every eight weeks and how to use this to your advantage and why eating less food is not the way to lose weight and get healthy as I’ve learned myself.
He also talks about protein and what the protein to energy ratio is and how to use it to improve your metabolism. He gives guidelines for protein, protein powder, and nutrient density in food and why all food cravings come from micronutrient deficiencies and how to fix this. It was a very informative episode, I really enjoyed recording this one, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Episode Highlights With Justin Nault
- His amazing story of how he got into health from a successful music career
- How his niece was born with a condition that led to his biochemistry research
- The most shocking things he discovered in his research early on
- Why sugar doesn’t cause obesity and diabetes and what’s actually going on
- The body isn’t a bank account, it’s a chemistry lab
- Why vegetable oils are chemical waste and they can break the metabolism
- The liver turns over cells every 8 weeks and how to use this to your advantage
- Why eating less food is not the way to lose weight and get healthy
- You likely are not eating anywhere near enough food and protein
- The protein to energy ratio and how to use it to improve your metabolism
- Why it’s impossible to get healthy from a place of self hate
- His practical tools to make the shift into self love, reverse dieting and nourishing the body
- Why there is no evidence that red meat causes cancer but why this misconception exists
- The difference between caloric restriction and caloric abstinence and how fasting can be a helpful tool
- His super clear explanations of fasting and dry fasting
- Guidelines for protein powder and nutrient density
- Why all food cravings come from micronutrient deficiencies and how to fix them
- His beautiful parting words of advice and book recommendations
- The one single change he would recommend everyone start with
Resources We Mention
- Clovis – His website
- The Clovis Culture Podcast
- Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez
- Eat Like The Animals: What Nature Teaches Us About the Science of Healthy Eating by David Raubenheimer and Stephen Simpson
- Reality Transurfing by Vadim Zeland
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- 352: How Protein Improves Metabolism and Health With Billy Bosch From Iconic Protein
- 345: How to Use Circadian Fasting to Improve Health & Slow Aging With Dr. Amy Shah
- 538: Dr. Satchin Panda on Time Restricted Eating to Reduce Body Fat and Metabolic Syndrome
- Guide to Healthy Protein Sources
- Why You Should Never Eat Vegetable Oil or Margarine
- NativePath Collagen Review
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Discussion (2 Comments)
I was really interested in this episode because my mom has struggled with being over weight for a large portion of her life. Now that she is getting older, 62, she’s been developing issues over the last few years because of her weight, mostly hip and knee issues. She mostly eats healthy and rides her bike at home for 20 min every day and is active with yard/house work, but doing things less because it’s hard it hurts now. She’s always eaten small meals multiple times a day and that never helped.
My question is- she’s 5′ 4″ and about 240lbs, holding a lot in her hips and legs, she pulled her back, so she is having a hard time walking longer distances, if she starts at 190 grams if protein (1g per pound of 1st goal weight), will it still be beneficial if she can’t exercise or walk distances?
Thank you so much, I’m really worried about her and she is too, she’s willing to try almost anything at this point!
Kudos to your mom for investing in her health! It sounds like she is still getting some exercise by riding her bike and getting things done around the house/yard. Unfortunately, we can’t give specific medical advice and it would be good to consult with a qualified nutritionist here for a specific healthy eating plan.