How To Use Food As Your Body’s Fat Loss Language.

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Last week, in the post “21 Steps To Optimizing Your Diet And 11 Foods You Need To Stop Eating Now“, you learned about the book “Deep Nutrition” and all about the concept of why your genes need traditional food.

Today, Deep Nutrition author and physician Dr. Cate Shanahan is featured on the podcast to delve into how the way your body interprets the food you eat in a way that you can make you either lean or fat – depending on your food choice.

You're going to discover…

-Why information is more important than energy, and why calories don't count…

-The Deep Nutrition formula for weight loss

-Why you'll never get on Baywatch without body fat

-Why supplements don't work

-The problem with distorted fats

-Where stem cells fit in

-Why starvation diets fail and moderation or small food portions are actually not a good idea

-6 factors that make you build fat

-6 factors that eliminate fat

-How inflammation makes fat like cancer

-Why you need to “feel” your exercise, even if it's aerobic

-3 habits of successful exercisers

-And much more!

If you have questions, comments or feedback about using food as fat loss language, leave your thoughts below, and don't forget to grab Cate's book Deep Nutrition, which I highly recommend!

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12 thoughts on “How To Use Food As Your Body’s Fat Loss Language.

  1. Dr_Cate says:

    mose11. Very important question since this is one of the problems faced by those following a vegan diet. If your seeds are raw or preferably sprouted and taste fresh, they are likely to have a great balance of antioxidants that do protect the PUFAs. But you also need to have a good amount of long chain saturated fats like those that come from butter/cream and bacon in your diet as well.

    The best way to know if you what you are doing is balanced is to get some blood testing done including advanced lipid testing like a VAP profile and have it analyzed by a practitioner who can tell you what the term "lipid oxidation" means and why it matters to your risk of heart disease.

  2. Dr_Cate says:


    The change in fat cell type was observed in humans after plastic surgeons implanted fat cells as part of facial cosmetic surgery (in the nasolabial area) and the fat cells atrophied and became identical to fibroblasts, which are the types of cells that support skin collagen. We discuss this and other changes in Chapter 10 of Deep Nutrition if you are interested.

    1. mose11 says:

      @dr cate. so i know getting polyunsaturated fats from nuts and seeds in clearly preferable than getting it from vegetable oil expecially after its been.. how much polyunsaturated fat is too much per day? i get alot from sunflower seeds i eat everyday, but am i getting to much since it is an unstable fat and could oxidize in my body?

  3. Nathalie says:

    Hi Ben . Fantastic podcast. The idea that fat cells can die or turn into another type of cell, has it been tested on humans as well? Or is it an assmption taking into the count that it was conclusive on animals ?

  4. Kamil_1 says:

    Damn, must read that book!

  5. aleksandraradic says:

    great interview!!

  6. maisymak says:

    Fantastic podcast while out for a run today. Thanks so much – great stuff for my clients and family!

  7. JM says:

    Great interview Ben. One of the take always for me is you need heathy nutrient supported cells. Next question. What is the best way to ensure this? Reading through Deep Nutrition now. Not to chapter 8 yet.

    1. Finish the book – Dr. Cate tells you.

  8. kem says:

    What a great interview. Good magnesium bath material!

  9. kelcey1 says:

    What an amazing podcast! LOVE IT!

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