The body tries to maintain balance but if you’re eating all of these carbs because you’re feeling all of this stress, that’s an emotional connection to food and you’re mitigating your stress via emotional eating. I’ve done that too, I’m totally guilty of that and I get it but fasting makes us brutally honest with our emotional connection to food. – Mike Mutzel
What is intermittent fasting, how can you begin one, and what are its benefits?
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Wellness Force Radio Episode 297
Founder of High Intensity Health, Host of High Intensity Health Radio, and Author of Belly Fat Effect, Mike Mutzel, reveals how a person can begin to use intermittent fasting as a tool for general weight loss, the basic fasting recipe to naturally kickstart fat burning, and why eating a ton of healthy fats is not the only way to get into ketosis.
Discover the empowering sensation you will feel during fasting as your mindset shifts and you can let go of unhealthy cravings.
Belly Fat Effect
Belly Fat Effect is not your typical quick-fix weight-loss and nutrition book loaded with recipes and exercise tips that you probably already know about. Good nutrition and high-intensity exercise are just two of a sequence of ingredients that are needed to make your body lean. Belly Fat Effect reveals additional ingredients, such as gut health, intestinal bacteria, biological rhythms, inflammation, the stress response, leptin signaling, and fat cell health, that are essential to fine-tuning your metabolism and overcoming weight-loss resistance.
Mike Mutzel shares information, tips, and secrets that only fitness experts and top scientists know about. Some strategies you’ll learn about to empower your body are: Natural ways to mimic the powerful effects of bariatric surgery Balancing leptin and insulin levels Hacking your stress response to burn more fat Healing your gut to burn more fat Capitalizing on the best times to eat and exercise for building muscle and burning fat Understanding how oxygen can help you overcome weight-loss resistance So, if you’re sick of lackluster results with weight-loss, muscle-building, or overall health and fitness efforts, then read Belly Fat Effect.
Once you own the book, you’ll get access to Mike’s additional videos, fat burning food plans, and advanced strategies.
Listen To Episode 297 As Mike Mutzel Uncovers:
- How to face the truth about the new sensations you may feel while fasting such as nervousness or being uncomfortable.
- Why building muscle, getting in shape, and looking good doesn’t actually improve your happiness.
- Easy exercises you can do to keep track of your health and fitness progress.
- A breakdown of the physiology of fasting and how ketones and ketosis play a part.
His experience of using steroids for bodybuilding until a back injury led him down a healthier road.
- The deep-set belief he had growing up that he had to look a certain way, make a certain amount of money, and have the perfect car to be accepted.
His young introduction to drugs at 9 years old and the big learning curve that was brought to him by the universe.
How clean eating and dieting for six years helped him feel normal again as his brain healed.
The Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) biomarker results he received and how that lighted a fire in him to start taking better care of his health.
Why biomarker results are often false and you should have a second test to make sure of your results.
Recovering From Our Metabolic Debt
- Metabolic debt, its impacts on our health, and how we can begin to face it.
- How long you should fast is based on three things: your body’s circadian clock, your health history, and your goals.
How to stop yourself from continuing to identify yourself only by your disease or health issue.
- It’s not necessary to do the Ketogenic diet to burn fat and you can actually experience quicker results with intermittent fasting if you’re on a low-carb diet.
- The environment and eating habits we create according to the seasons or diet we follow: Paleo, Keto, or Intermittent Fasting.
- His course to help guide people to have their own garden or little farm: Backyard Garden School with Nancy Carpenter
Why he recommends doing a 12-hour fast such as from 7 pm – 7 am for intermittent fasting.
Food’s impact on our metabolic damage, genetics regression, and epigenetics.
- Why stress can actually be a good thing for positive results from intermittent fasting and movement.
- What ghrelin and leptin are, how to measure them, and how they play a major part in weight loss.
- How to build yourself up to be resilient and adaptable for better emotional, physical, and mental wellness.
Power Quotes From The Show
The Growth Edge Of Intermittent Fasting
“Before you had all of these safety nets like Paleo gluten-free chips that you could just grab and eat whenever you were stressed without the guilt but now that you’re fasting, you have to deal with that stress. When you begin intermittent fasting, you’ll feel uncomfortable, awkward, and nervous but you have to figure out why you’re feeling that way and what you’re going to do to resolve, address, and heal it. That’s where growth can take place with your intermittent fasting practice.”– Mike Mutzel
A Fasting Plan As Unique As You
“There’s a lot of confusion out there when it comes to creating your own fasting plan because first of all, everyone is so different. From a young athlete who wants to start a family to someone older, close to retirement, and as had a couple of kids, both of their approaches to fasting are completely unique. So, we have to consider the context but also the person’s goals and their background. Someone who has been eating healthy their whole life will have a very different approach and set of goals compared to someone who has been eating fast food for several years and now needs to be a bit more extreme with their health.” – Mike Mutzel
Achieving Ketosis Through Fasting
“When we start to fast, that’s a natural way to get into ketosis. So, maybe the diets for keto and fasting are different but you can have success with intermittent fasting or prolonged fasting and not be on the ketogenic diet. It’s a lot easier to have success with fasting or intermittent fasting if you are on a low-carb diet anyway because it lends itself to producing ketones.” – Mike Mutzel
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Links From Today’s Show
- Lee Haney
- How This Clinical Nutritionist Changes Lives with Hunger | Mike Mutzel on Health Theory
- 206 Dan Pardi
- Dave Ramsey
- Jimmy Moore
- Live It, NOT Diet!: Eat More Not Less. Lose Fat Not Weight by Mike Sheridan
- Acute stress alters the ‘default’ brain processing
- David Goggins
- 282 Anahata Ananda
- MYOXCIENCE Supplements
- Backyard Garden School – Nancy Carpenter
- High Intensity Health Radio
- Belly Fat Effect
- High Intensity Health Radio
- Mike Mutzel
About Mike Mutzel
Mike Mutzel has an B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University and an M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Mike has completed the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) and all Advanced Practice Modules (APMs).
In April of 2014 Mike published Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat.
To continue his quest for knowledge Mike attends many Continuing Medical Education (CME) events held by various organizations around the country, learning from top researchers in the field through groups like AACR, ACAM, A4M and IFM. He has currently completed four of six Advanced Practice Modules (APMs) to earn the only board certification in Functional Medicine through IFM.
Learn With Mike
Mike regularly conducts workshops for health care practitioners, teaching leading-edge science in a concise format that can be utilized by progressive clinicians for the prevention of chronic disease. Often termed Translational Medicine, this bench-to-bedside approach is key to ensure the application of pioneering research and concepts in systems biology a preventative health care setting, optimizing patient outcomes.
Mike lives in Kirkland, WA with his wife Deanna Arnill- a Doctor of Chiropractic- with their daughter and two dogs Shasta and Rainier.
They enjoy cooking locally grown whole foods and adhere to an active outdoor life of skiing, hiking and biking. Dr. Deanna practices in Bellevue, WA with her twin sister Dr. Pauline Haugen. They can be contacted a bellevuewachiropractic.com