How to Reset Your Metabolism to Lose Weight with Dr. Alan Christianson – #255

Strategies to Regain Metabolic Flexibility and Boost Fat Loss

Dr. Christianson is a NYT bestselling author and top naturopathic physician, and he joins JJ in today's podcast episode to deep dive into the topic of metabolism. Listen as Dr. C explains what metabolic flexibility is and how you can figure out if your metabolism is functioning poorly, plus find out the type of fat that is the most dangerous and how to measure your level of risk. Dr. C also shares why the liver is the key to a healthy metabolism and how The Metabolism Reset Diet can help you repair your liver so your body can effectively use fat for fuel. You can reset your metabolism and lose weight again!

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Main Points From Today’s Episode

1. Your metabolism refers to how your body adjust to different amounts of fuel coming in. When your metabolism is flexible, you have reasonable latitude where extra food won’t lead to weight gain and a missed meal won’t lead to cravings or brain fog.

2. Organ fat is the most dangerous type of fat. Your waist to height ratio can help you determine if you’re in a high-risk category.

3. Your liver is the key to a healthy metabolism. In the first 7 days of The Metabolism Diet, you can clear out the trapped fat between the liver cells that are blocking your body’s ability to use fat for fuel effectively.

Episode Play-By-Play

[2:10] Dr. Christianson’s career briefing

[3:30] How Dr. C became an expert in metabolism

[4:08] What “metabolism” means

[6:30] The difference between ‘overweight’ and ‘overfat’

[7:55] Organ fat is the most dangerous type of fat.

[8:40] Why your waist to height ratio matters

[12:13] What is metabolic flexibility?

[13:47] Certain diets can disconnect you from your hunger signals and what your body truly needs.

[14:57] What The Metabolism Reset Diet is all about

[15:16] How to figure out if your metabolism is functioning poorly

[17:06] The goal is waist loss over weight loss.

[17:27] Dr. C’s thoughts on intermittent fasting

[19:45] The role of insulin in fat storage

[20:48] Understanding ketones and the ketogenic diet

[22:57] How quickly can someone heal their metabolism and become more metabolically flexible?

[24:55] Dr. C’s take on carbs: wet vs. dry carbs

[26:34] Fact: the true cause of weight gain is not calories, it’s food intolerance. Find out which foods to avoid in The Virgin Diet!

[28:05] Listener’s question: I’m so confused! Where do I start?

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