The DAILY HACKS To Melt Fat Away, LOSE WIEGHT & Live Longer | Shawn Stevenson

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is about daily hacks to melt fat away, lose weight, and live longer, with a focus on the concept of metabolic fingerprint and the importance of the quality of calories consumed.

The video features an interview with Shawn Stevenson, author of the book "Eat Smarter," discussing daily hacks to melt fat away, lose weight, and live longer. Stevenson emphasizes the importance of recognizing individual metabolic fingerprints and the quality of calories consumed, rather than just focusing on calorie control. He also discusses the failure of the cookie-cutter system of nutrition and the need for a more personalized approach to diet and health. The video includes examples of studies that demonstrate the impact of whole foods versus processed foods on the body.

  • Changing inputs in the body leads to physical and mental health improvements.
  • Each individual has a unique metabolic fingerprint consisting of genetic and microbial components.
  • Calories are not the only factor in controlling body composition and health.
  • Processed foods have a negative impact on health compared to whole foods.
  • The goal is to get the fat cell to open to release its contents, then it needs to get shuttled to its end station, which is primarily the mitochondria to actually be burned at this metabolic power plant.
  • Our culture is trying to kill fat and get rid of it, but body fat is an intelligent energy storage system that enabled humans to evolve and survive during lean times.
  • Leading with kindness is essential to getting people to make positive changes in their lives.
  • Understanding the quality of calories consumed is more important than counting calories.
  • Being aware of one's metabolic fingerprint can help tailor a diet and exercise plan for optimal results.

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Introduction

  • Changing inputs in the body leads to physical and mental health improvements.
  • Metabolic fingerprint is a unique component of each individual's metabolism.
  • Calories are not the only factor in controlling body composition and health.
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Metabolic Fingerprint

  • Each individual has a unique metabolic fingerprint.
  • Metabolic fingerprint consists of genetic and microbial components.
  • Metabolism is constantly changing and evolving.
  • Cookie-cutter nutrition systems have not given good results.
  • Calories are not the only factor in controlling body composition and health.
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Caloric Control

  • Calories are not the only factor in controlling body composition and health.
  • There are epic caloric controllers that control what calories do in our bodies.
  • Quality of calories is important, not just the quantity.
  • Processed foods have a negative impact on health compared to whole foods.
  • Caloric control is not effective for weight loss and health improvement.
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Conclusion

  • Metabolic fingerprint is a unique component of each individual's metabolism.
  • Calories are not the only factor in controlling body composition and health.
  • Quality of calories is important, not just the quantity.
  • Processed foods have a negative impact on health compared to whole foods.
  • Caloric control is not effective for weight loss and health improvement.
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The Importance of Quality Calories

  • Processed foods and whole foods can have the same amount of calories, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins on paper.
  • However, people who ate the processed food sandwich had a 50% reduction in calorie burn after eating that meal versus the people who ate the whole food version.
  • About 84% of the fat that we lose is via carbon dioxide when we breathe out.
  • The further we get mutated and away from the origin of a food, the more complex it becomes for our bodies to recognize how to use that food.
  • Our bodies are always seeking to get back into homeostasis, but it's also very resilient at helping us to survive.
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The Pathway of Fat Leaving Your Body

  • We can't indiscriminately kill a fat cell itself when we're thinking about eliminating fat.
  • The goal is to get the fat cell to open to release its contents, then it needs to get shuttled to its end station, which is primarily the mitochondria to actually be burned at this metabolic power plant.
  • The mitochondria have to be healthy and doing their job.
  • So many pieces along this process can become damaged.
  • Our bodies are very resilient, and they're always seeking to get back into homeostasis.
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The Nuance of Fat Loss

  • The study doesn't identify where the clog is happening, but we know it's happening.
  • The fat cell needs to have its intelligence to do its job correctly.
  • Even if the fat cell releases contents, it can get reabsorbed somewhere else.
  • So many pieces along this process can become damaged.
  • Our bodies are very resilient, and they're always seeking to get back into homeostasis.
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The Culture of Fat Loss

  • Our culture is trying to kill fat and get rid of it.
  • Over 200 million people in our country are overweight or obese right now.
  • 43% of our citizens are clinically obese, moving towards 50%.
  • Our bodies are always seeking to get back into homeostasis, but it's also very resilient at helping us to survive.
  • Being obese doesn't mean that someone is a bad person or not trying to change.
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The Importance of Body Fat

  • Body fat is an intelligent energy storage system that enabled humans to evolve and survive during lean times.
  • However, in modern times, we don't have any lean times anymore, which leads to excess body fat.
  • Indiscriminately killing fat is not the solution because body fat is doing what it's designed to do.
  • Understanding metabolism is crucial to losing weight and living longer.
  • Metabolic fingerprint is unique to each individual and affects how the body processes food.
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Leading with Kindness

  • Humans are inherently good, but our environment can shape us negatively.
  • Leading with kindness is essential to getting people to make positive changes in their lives.
  • People often make unhealthy choices because they don't know any better.
  • Coaches should let people talk and ask questions to understand the cause and cure of their problems.
  • Accessibility to healthy food is crucial, but many people don't know it's an option.
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Avoiding the Morality of Food

  • Arguing over the minutia of food is not productive.
  • Instead, focus on the big picture of what will make progress towards a healthier lifestyle.
  • Encourage people to be kind to themselves and avoid the moral failing mindset.
  • Understanding the quality of calories consumed is more important than counting calories.
  • Investing in oneself pays off dividends in the long run.
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The Power of Awareness

  • Part one of making positive changes is awareness of how much food matters.
  • Part two is accessibility to healthy food options.
  • Investing in oneself pays off dividends in the long run.
  • Small changes can lead to significant improvements in health and well-being.
  • Being aware of one's metabolic fingerprint can help tailor a diet and exercise plan for optimal results.
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The Problem with Education in Healthcare

  • People may know they need to change their diet, but lack education on why and how to do it.
  • Medical professionals often receive minimal education on nutrition and the importance of food in bodily function.
  • Healthcare professionals may treat the dysfunction with drugs instead of addressing the root cause.
  • The system of healthcare has been treating healthcare professionals poorly, leading to high rates of suicide, depression, anxiety, and obesity.
  • Many healthcare professionals are unaware of the power of food and how it affects the body.
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The Flaws of a Low-Calorie Diet

  • A low-calorie diet may cause weight loss, but it can lead to a host of other problems.
  • The quality of food is just as important as the number of calories consumed.
  • The microbiome plays a significant role in the body's processing of calories.
  • Blocking the intestines from absorbing calories may seem like a solution, but it ignores the interconnectedness of bodily functions.
  • Side effects of medication are direct effects because everything in the body is interconnected.
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The Importance of the Microbiome

  • The microbiome plays a significant role in the body's processing of calories.
  • A certain bacteria found in mice blocked their intestines from absorbing as many calories from food.
  • Understanding the microbiome can help individuals control their caloric intake.
  • The quality of food affects the microbiome, which in turn affects the body's processing of calories.
  • Ignoring the microbiome can lead to weight gain and other health problems.
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The Concept of Metabolic Fingerprint

  • Metabolic fingerprint refers to the unique way in which an individual's body processes food.
  • Understanding one's metabolic fingerprint can help individuals make better food choices.
  • Factors that affect metabolic fingerprint include genetics, lifestyle, and environment.
  • One-size-fits-all diets do not work because everyone's metabolic fingerprint is different.
  • Individuals should focus on the quality of calories consumed rather than the number of calories.
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The Importance of Microbial Diversity

  • Abnormal blood sugar is linked to microbial diversity.
  • Researchers at the Weizmann Institute discovered that microbial makeup can determine obesity.
  • Microbial diversity is affected by diet and lifestyle choices.
  • Traditional diets have four times greater microbial diversity than the average Western diet.
  • Prebiotics are the preferred food source for microbes.
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Reversing Microbial Diversity

  • Increasing the diversity of foods in our diet can improve microbial diversity.
  • Probiotics are not effective without prebiotic sources.
  • Probiotics can be obtained through food sources.
  • Supplements can be used to support microbial diversity.
  • Microbial diversity is linked to insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity, and insomnia.
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The Role of Genetics and Diet

  • Genetics and diet both play a role in microbial makeup.
  • Identical twins with different microbial makeup can have different health outcomes.
  • Microbial makeup can be influenced by diet and lifestyle choices.
  • Microbial makeup can be passed down from mother to child.
  • Microbial makeup can be affected by environmental factors.
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The Importance of Prebiotics

  • Prebiotics are the preferred food source for microbes.
  • Every real food has prebiotic capacity for some strain of bacteria.
  • Prebiotics can be found in a variety of foods, not just limited to specific types.
  • Prebiotics can help improve microbial diversity and overall health.
  • Prebiotics can be obtained through food sources or supplements.
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