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In this podcast episode we bring you a fascinating conversation about how the body’s metabolism works and how you as a runner can lose weight and keep it off.
Unraveling the Mystery of Your Metabolism
Our guest today is Angelo Poli -an expert on the metabolism and the founder of MetPro. He has worked with NFL players, celebrities, physique models, entrepreneurs, and politicians to help them achieve body transformations. We wanted to have him on the show to pick his brain.
In this episode you will hear . . .
- The mysteries of the body’s metabolism explained and why it is so unfair
- What the diet industry gets wrong
- Considerations for runners
- Positive disruptive habits that you can start implementing now to see results in your nutritional intake.
We started the MetPro program the day after Thanksgiving in 2018. In the beginning I was skeptical and less than enthused about following some type of rigid eating plan, especially over the holiday season. But I knew that I owed it to myself to give it a try since nothing else had been working.
I had started gaining weight back in 2015 due to a hormonal imbalance and had put on 30 very unneeded pounds in the following two years. This is one of several reasons why you gain weight after working out hard, and can create motivation issues for those who don’t see positive results when making lifestyle changes. Part of the problem is that it feels out of your control. The weight gain was very frustrating considering my active schedule of running, yoga and strength training. The fact that I avoided sugar and most processed foods and attempted to eat healthy also didn’t result in any weight loss.
It took a couple of days to get used to the new schedule of eating and using the MetPro app. But I caught on quickly to being more intentional about my macronutrients and the timing of meals. The fantastic support and guidance from our nutritionist/coach Natalie has been so helpful as well.
I’m thrilled with the fact that I’ve shed 14 pounds in the last 6 weeks. This was certainly the only time I’ve ever lost weight during the holidays. I also have plenty of energy for my training and am feeling so much more confident about getting down to my ideal weight.
What makes weight loss so confusing is that no two people are the same. There are so many factors that influence your personal metabolic rate. Plus, your metabolic rate is a moving target, constantly adapting to your environment (as the body seeks homeostasis). Your body will adapt to whatever eating plan you’re using which is why it’s important to change your intake occasionally.
The key, Angelo says, is contrast. Once your body adjusts to your new nutritional intake the weight loss stalls. It is in the up-adjusting and down-adjusting that revs the metabolism and sheds the pounds.
To illustrate this Angelo has us imagine two women about the same size who both want to lose weight. Looking at their nutritional history, the first woman skips breakfast, has a salad for lunch, and eats barely anything for dinner. The second woman pages and pages of meals and snacks recorded in her food log. Which woman is sure to lose weight quicker? Even if they start the same diet, woman #2 would experience a more drastic contrast from what she is currently doing -resulting in quicker results.
Another important take-a-way is understanding your body type (ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph). This is an expression of your genetic predisposition and influences your dietary and training needs in order to reach the ideal body composition for you.
Having the support and guidance of a nutrition coach can help get your metabolism into the fat burning mode. The handy MetPro app keeps the process of tracking your weight, meals, and workouts very simple.
Also Mentioned in This Episode
MetPro – Take a metabolic assessment and schedule a complimentary consultation with one of their experts by going to www.metpro.co/mta
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