Stephan Guyenet is an obesity researcher, neurobiologist, and author. He has a BSc. in biochemistry and a PhD. in neurobiology. He is the author of the book The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat, and shares his nutrition and health science writing and research on his site: WholeHealthSource.org
General topics covered in the video include:
Stephan shares how he became interested in the the brain and diet, and whole food approach personally and professionally. (1:27)
Exploring the real problem with our modern food and how it changed in the last 100 years. (5:52)
- Stephan’s TED talk on the History of the American Diet
- how the brain is wired
- how modern foods reflect the brain’s wiring
Given how our brain is wired, how to deal with overeating, addictions and cravings. (13:24)
- Stephan shares two effective ways to break the cycles
The Obesity Paradox: can having excess weight prove to be healthier than being lean. (20:31)
- tips for excess weight
The role of carbohydrate restriction in weight loss. (27:15)
- the role of insulin, and how it is impacted by sugar and fat
- are low-carb or low-fat diets better for weight loss
The role of low-glycemic diets in weight loss. (34:06)
- is there more hunger and health problems with high GI foods?
- are potatoes bad or good?
The myth of cutting a specific amount of calories for desired weight loss. (42:34)
- how calorie expenditure changes over time and impacts weight loss
Final tips for effective weight loss and weight maintenance. (47:12)
About Stephan’s book: The Hungry Brain (48:58)
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