Why is it so Hard to Lose Weight and Keep the Weight Off! Chris Kessler Explains.

Over at Chris Kressler’s blog called Medicine for the 21st Century, there is an interesting and highly recommended podcast, were he discusses the perennial problem of not only how to lose weight successfully but also how to keep the weight off.

One of the great aspects of the podcast’s Chris Kressler creates are the really useful written transcripts which you can read instead of listening to the podcast. Or do as I do listen to the podcast first then go through the transcript just to follow up those subjects I didn’t either catch or didn’t understand properly. A useful tip to use the transcripts is to use the Ctrl + F to search for the subject you are interested in.

There is plenty of debate within the keto, LCHF and Primal communities on the reasons why people become overweight and numerous different remedies and theories on how to lose weight and keep the weight off.

Weight loss theories include a simple calories in and calories out obesity explanation to what you eat is important to don’t eat too many carbohydrates.

Chris Kessler explains

Over the last two decades, a more sophisticated theory of weight regulation has emerged that encompasses the seeming contradictions in the prevailing paradigms.  This theory holds that the brain is the primary driver of weight gain and loss and that environmental and genetic factors that influence this neurobiological system are what account for the alarming rise in obesity we’ve seen in the Western world since the early 80s.” 

In the podcast the following subject amongst others are discussed, Stephen Guynet who has a Blog called “The Whole Health Source Blog” and David Kessler’s Book The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite.

Here is a list of the subjects discussed on the podcast.

Why it’s so hard to lose weight and keep it off
The truth about food reward, calories in vs. calories out, and “the metabolic advantage”
The Body Fat Setpoint making you “gain all the weight back”
Why leptin is the master fat hormone and what happens when you’re leptin resistant
The link between inflammation and obesity
Are modern foods engineered to make us fat?
The one thing any successful weight loss intervention must have”
 

Head over to the blog and have a listen very informative.

Thanks, Chris.

 

 

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