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455: How Your Brain Is Making You Fat (And What To Do About It) with Stephan Guyenet

Legendary Life | Transform Your Body, Upgrade Your Health & Live Your Best Life

Ever plowed through a pint of ice cream? Gone back for seconds (or thirds) at a buffet? Then you know how difficult it can be to put the skids on eating. You might curse your lack of willpower, but in this special episode, Ted discusses the brain’s influence on weight loss with neuroscientist Dr. Stephan Guyenet. Also, he reveals who to trust when it comes to health and nutrition information, and proven ways on how to regain control of emotional eating. Listen now!


24 May 2021

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Stephan Guyenet on The Neuroscience of Weight Gain

The Better Movement Podcast

1hr 33mins

8 Mar 2021

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Your Eating Habits Are All in Your Head with Dr. Stephan Guyenet


The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled in less than fifty years.  If we are more informed about potential health consequences than ever before, why are more and more adults choosing unhealthy eating habits that lead to weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease? Dr. Stephan Guyenet, who has spent more than a decade studying the neuroscience of body fatness, argues that most of us aren’t choosing our eating habits at all. His book, The Hungry Brain, dives into the idea that eating behaviors aren’t a result of weakness or poor willpower, but of an evolutionary mismatch between our brain’s ancient programming and our current environment.  Today he sits down with Dotsie and Alexandra to explain how our brains are hardwired to seek the high-calorie, dopamine-releasing foods that our ancestors relied on, and why that works against us in modern society.  You’ll hear what your neurochemistry is influencing your eating habits, why you’re suddenly hungry for dessert after being satiated by dinner, and what you can do to overcome some of these neurological triggers that make it difficult to change the way you eat.  If you’ve ever been frustrated by a craving or your habit of second helpings, don’t miss this episode to hear why, if you want to change your stomach, you need to focus on your head.   What we discuss in this episode: - Dotsie’s experience at the Plant-Based World Conference & Expo - How convenience, cost, and the palatable seduction of food have contributed to higher rates of obesity - Why do we have a greater eating drive than we did only a century ago? Dr. Stephan Guyenet explains how our ability to concentrate dopamine-releasing ingredients is qualitatively similar to the creation of crack cocaine  - The evolutionary mismatch: How our ancestors' drive to survive is working against us today - What genetics have to do with our body composition and our penchant to overeat - Why you should focus on a diet before exercise if you’re hoping to lose weight - Understanding the two systems of our brain and why activities like exercise require overcoming the effort barrier of System 1 and thinking with System 2 - The fat regulatory system, the starvation response, and why “calories in, calories out” is not as simple as counting numbers on a nutrition label - The two things that slow your metabolic rate and what you can do about them - Simple things you can try to overcome your body’s starvation response and limit your habit of overeating  - Follow Dr. Stephan Guyenet on Twitter at @whsource and on his website at StephanGuyenet.com.    Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwitchForGood - Website: switch4good.org


25 Sep 2020

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1122: Two Things I’ve Changed My Mind About - Part 1: Butter by Stephan Guyenet on Nutrition & Diet Advice

Optimal Health Daily

Stephan Guyenet shares why he changed his mind about butter. Episode 1122: Two Things I’ve Changed My Mind About - Part 1: Butter by Stephan Guyenet on Nutrition & Diet Advice Stephan Guyenet earned a BS in biochemistry at the University of Virginia, pursued a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Washington, then continued doing research as a postdoctoral fellow. He's spent a total of 12 years in the neuroscience research world studying neurodegenerative disease and the neuroscience of eating behavior and obesity. His publications in scientific journals have been cited over 1,400 times by my peers. He is the author of The Hungry Brain, which was published in 2017. The original post is located here: http://www.stephanguyenet.com/two-things-ive-changed-my-mind-about-part-i-butter Please Rate & Review the Show! Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com and in  The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts! Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalHealthDailyDietNutritionFitness


20 Sep 2020

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TBT: Why We Over Eat ft. "The Hungry Brain" Author, Stephan Guyenet

The Michael Caz Podcast

Dr. Stephan Guyenet is on the Brute Podcast this week to dive into his book, The Hungry Brain. Hunger is one of the strongest biological influencers for survival in all species, but is it a physical or mental need? Tune in as host Michael Cazayoux and Dr. Guyenet define hunger, how it influences decisions and how to hack the process in order to take control of cravings and improve eating behavior. Topics: 06:35 – Eating behavior 14:50 – What is hunger? 20:04 – Fasting & calorie restriction 38:45 – Sleep, stress and hunger 42:00 – Making a change in your eating 55:30 – Food choices for children Links: www.stephanguyenet.com Twitter Books: The Hungry Brain – Guyenet Reviews: If you love this podcast, please click HERE to leave a review, and thank you for all the support! Follow us on Instagram @brute.strength.

1hr 9mins

17 Aug 2020

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Ep. 381 - The Hungry Brain with Stephan Guyenet

The Tailored Life Podcast

Today's guest is Stephan Guyenet, PHD and author of a very popular book - The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat. We dive into A LOT of topics, but all centered around why people overeat, gain body fat, and sometimes cannot control this (or so they think). We also dive into the brain and hormonal system's influence on this idea of gaining excess body fat and overeating. Check out his book The Hungry Brain and his latest project, Red Pen Reviews. This show is brought to you by our proud sponsors, Top Notch Nutrition (enter code BOOMBOOM to save 10% off) and Creapure, the purest creatine on the planet. Apply for our World Renowned Coaching Program, RIGHT HERE. Remember to join our private FB community, RIGHT HERE. ---- Timestamps: 4:05 - Who is Stephan Guyenet  8:40 - Explaining how the brain and metabolism tie in together 16:25 - Timeline for regulatory response 19:55 - Lepton response solely tied to fat or does it have any tie into calories? 24:15 - Boosting your metabolism  27:55 - Hormonal repercussions of dieting 33:00 - Pinpointing and removing highly palatable foods  45:55 - Outsmarting the system to Reestablish set points 50:20 - Argument of no matter what, if calories are met, you will lose weight. 57:30 - Dr. Stephan Guyenet new project “Red Pen Reviews” 1:03:50 - Where to find Stephan Guyenet and all of his content ---- ----Apply For Coaching: bit.ly/Coaching-App Get Your Free Copy of The Nutrition Hierarchy, HERE Learn How We Coach: Read This Case Study Article Top 4 Episodes: - Nutritional Periodization - Nutrition FAQ - Training FAQ - My Story  ---- You can get access to ALL of our content in one place, now: https://tailoredcoachingmethod.com/links/ Join The Boom Boom Elite (BBP’s Membership Site) to receive exclusive content and interviews, monthly training programs, bonus eBooks, the private coaching forum, and more by visiting https://tailoredcoachingmethod.com/elite-membership/ ASK BOOM-BOOM YOUR QUESTION HERE! Check out all of our e-books by visiting https://tailoredcoachingmethod.com/products/ Boom Boom Performance Coaching Info: https://tailoredcoachingmethod.com/online-coaching/ ---- Social Links: Blog – www.TailoredCoachingMethod.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/boomboomperformance/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cody.boomboom/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/BoomBoomPerformance Email – info@tailoredcoachingmethod.com As Featured on: Huffington Post, Bodybuilding.com, The PTDC, Dr. John Rusin, Muscle For Life, HLHL, iN3, OPEX Fitness and More…

1hr 6mins

13 Feb 2020

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Interview - Stephan Guyenet on Obesity and Hunger

The Body of Evidence

Jonathan and Chris speak to Stephan Guyenet, Ph.D., the author of the book The Hungry Brain and the creator of the health book review site Red Pen Reviews, about hunger, obesity, and the highs and lows of debating a journalist on one of the biggest platforms on the Internet. 0:00 Introduction 2:00 How evolution shaped our brain 3:20 Hunger 9:00 The disconnect between hunger and energy needs 15:12 The stressed-out brain of an obese mouse 18:54 Weight loss drugs targeting the brain 21:50 It’s a thermostat… but not really 28:00 Stress and obesity 29:44 Debating journalist Gary Taubes on The Joe Rogan Experience 36:14 False balance on massive platforms 39:32 Rhetoric and the unstructured debate 44:42 Stephan’s eating habits 47:54 Informative reviews of health and nutrition books 51:40 Rewards: food, sex and gold * Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra. To contribute to The Body of Evidence, go to our Patreon page at: http://www.patreon.com/thebodyofevidence/. Patrons get a bonus show on Patreon called “Digressions”! Check it out! Links: 1) Stephan’s book, The Hungry Brain: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29243729-the-hungry-brain 2) Stephan’s website: https://www.stephanguyenet.com/ 3) Stephan Guyenet on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whsource 4) Red Pen Reviews: https://www.redpenreviews.org/ 5) Stephan on the Joe Rogan Experience: https://youtu.be/vA3QavPp1Ho


26 Jan 2020

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#079 - Is Fruit Fattening? - Dr. Stephan Guyenet

humanOS Radio

For much of our history as a species, the threat of chronic food shortage and malnutrition has loomed over us. Fortunately, due to global economies and remarkable advances in technology and agriculture, most of us living today in industrialized countries will probably never need to worry about starvation. But ironically, we now must battle the consequences of excessive abundance of readily accessible food. All over the world, modern societies are confronting the challenge of obesity and diseases emanating from obesity. An analysis of trends in adult body mass published in the Lancet puts the progression of this public health crisis into useful historical perspective: It revealed that the number of obese individuals has risen from 105 million in 1975 all the way to 641 million as of 2016. Over the past 40 years, we have gone from a world in which prevalence of underweight was more than double that of obesity, to a world in which people with obesity outnumber those who are underweight.There has been vigorous debate on what aspects of our food supply are responsible for this relatively rapid shift in collective body composition. Recently, sugar has come under particularly fierce scrutiny, and understandably so. We do know that overconsumption of simple sugars can contribute to obesity and related diseases.So what about fruit? Most types of fruit are naturally high in simple sugars, and we have essentially unlimited access to fruit year-round, even in the dead of winter. Could sweet fruit be a hidden contributor to the obesity epidemic? And that brings me to our guest.On this episode of humanOS Radio, Dan welcomes a familiar face back to the show - Stephan Guyenet. Stephan spent 12 years at the University of Washington researching the neuroscience underlying body fat regulation. There is perhaps nobody else, at least in our view, who has done more in recent years to help the general public understand the evidence related to energy regulation and weight control. This is why he is uniquely qualified to address the question of whether fruit actually does make you fat. Last year, Stephan decided to answer the question of whether fruit was fattening in the most rigorous manner possible. Specifically, he wanted to look at the impact of whole, fresh fruit (as opposed to fruit juice, or other processed forms of fruit) on energy intake and adiposity. To that end, he conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies, and that is what we have brought him on to discuss. To learn about what he found, and what it means, check out the interview!

1hr 2mins

22 Jan 2020

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#146: Stephan Guyenet; The realities of bias in science, self critiques and Joe Rogan.

The Hypertrophy Hub Podcast

Check Stephan out online! https://www.redpenreviews.org/ http://www.stephanguyenet.com/ https://twitter.com/whsource Check out my social media! https://www.instagram.com/james_walsham/ https://www.instagram.com/thehypertrophyhub/ Youtube Click here to sign up for coaching with me! Timestamps: 00:00: Introduction and red pen reviews. 11:30: Biases in science 17:30: How much of an issue is funding? 26:30: Stephans chat on Joe Rogan and navigating conversations. 48:00: Stephans thoughts on diabetes. 1:06:30: Where to find Stephan online: If you would like to support the show there are a few ways to do so!  1. Leave a review on iTunes 2. share the show with others 3. Send feedback or critiques of the show to Walshammy@gmail.com or James_walsham on Instagram 4. Tag us in your Instagram stories!  5. For all business enquiries please contact Walshammy@gmail.com 6. To donate to the podcast, which would be appreciated, however, never expected jamesmarshallwalsham@gmail.com through PayPal. 

1hr 8mins

14 Nov 2019

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#307: Stephan Guyenet, PhD – Are Popular Nutrition & Health Books Trustworthy, Accurate & Health-Promoting?

Sigma Nutrition Radio

Stephan Guyenet is an obesity researcher, neurobiologist, and author. In addition to his research, he enjoys synthesizing and communicating science for a general audience over at his hugely successful blog. Stephan has a PhD in neurobiology (University of Washington). He is the author of ‘The Hungry Brain’, which dives into the causes of obesity from the perspective of overeating and related brain chemistry. He is also the founder of Red Pen Reviews, a site that uses a structured expert review method to deliver the most informative, consistent, and unbiased nutrition/health book reviews available. Show notes: https://sigmanutrition.com/episode307

1hr 1min

12 Nov 2019