Co-hosts Brad Kearns and Dr. Lindsay Taylor welcome Dr. Phil Maffetone, favored recurring guest and fat-adapted endurance training oracle from Oracle, AZ. Phil has a new book called The Overfat Epidemic, and cites research showing that some 91% of the American population is considered overfat, even if they appear to be at a healthy weight.
Phil goes deep in this program, offering up never-before-heard nuggets relating to the individual variation in approach to low-carb/keto eating, including the importance of personal experimentation and rejecting a rigid approach. Phil questions the popular practice of intermittent fasting/compressed eating window, suggesting that it could be an additional stress in high stress modern life. Younger, more insulin sensitive folks might benefit more from fasting. Phil says if you are frequently hungry while eating a healthy, ancestral style diet, consider eating more. Regarding excess body fat, this is simply a red flag that you have some issues relating to poor dietary choices. His two-week test allows you to problem-solve to discover your optimal level of carb intake. FYI since you become more insulin resistant as you age, you might envision your carb intake level on a downward slope over your lifespan. Finally athletes, don’t forget to move around as much as possible in daily life. Strive for that variable workplace environment and discover creative ways to get exercise, instead of just booking your workout and then being still all day at commute/workdesk/leisure time. This greatly enhances fat adaptation. Phil goes to town with lively engagement from the primal hosts, so do not miss this show!
What can we learn about fasting? [00:02:40]
What are the metabolic stresses of fasting? [00:07:19]
Should one exercise while fasting? [00:08:57]
What if one feels hungry during workout? [00:12:30]
What are the signs and symptoms to look at to see if the fasting is working properly? [00:15:01]
Does the quantity of food affect the ability to fat adapt? [00:17:54]
If you want to know that best training schedule and the best food to eat, listen to your own brain? [00:18:53]
If you are in ketosis, sometimes you are not feeling hunger. How do you know you need to eat? [00:20:14]
What does one do when they have too much body fat? [00:25:34]
Phil's new book, "Overfat Pandemic," sums up the overfat situation. For example 91 percent of American adults are overfat and no one is paying attention! [00:30:21]
What is the role of nutritious carbs and how can carb intake be monitored? [00:36:09]
People who are insulin sensitive can find their level of tolerance by experimenting. [00:42:02]
If you are getting older and you have been an enthusiast for a long time, what would be the best type of training regimen just to maintain good health? [00:46:57]