#289 - How you can harness the power of carbs to lose weight with Mike Fave

53m | May 22, 2024

A few weeks ago I had Mike Fave on the podcast. Mike is an independent researcher with a wealth of knowledge on diet and metabolic health. I first met him on a podcast with Danny Roddy and Jay Feldman and just thought he was a great guy 👏

In this podcast we dive deep into a topic that's often misunderstood: sugar, juice and fruit. Many women in our program come from restrictive dieting backgrounds, cutting out sugar completely, fearing it like it's the devil. They even equate a glass of orange juice to a can of soft drinks.

Mike helps us break down these misconceptions.

He shares his journey through various diets, from bodybuilding to keto, and how he now focuses on reading research directly. His experience as a nurse, especially during COVID, and his work in health consulting gives him a unique perspective.

We discuss how sugar, particularly fructose, has been unfairly demonised. Mike explains that sugar is a vital fuel source, and the real issue lies in what sugar is often packaged with in processed foods. We also touch on how many women develop a fear-based mentality around food, leading to unhealthy cycles of restriction and bingeing.

Mike provides practical advice for those transitioning from low-carb diets. He suggests slowly lowering fat intake while increasing carbs from whole food sources, like fruits and some starches, before introducing more rapidly digesting carbs like juice.

This episode is packed with insights on how to nourish your body properly, find food freedom, and enjoy delicious, balanced meals without fear. If you're ready to transform your relationship with food and embrace a healthier, happier lifestyle, this episode is for you.

Happy listening I hope you find this podcast helpful and don't forget to take a screenshot of the episode and share it on Instagram stories and tag me at @kittyblomfield. Each month I choose someone who has shared and they get a tub of Saturée Premium Collagen valued at $79.

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01:20 - Mike Fave's Background and Journey

05:45 - The Misconception of Sugar and Juice

09:30 - Transitioning from Low-Carb Diets

14:20 - The Role of Carbohydrates in Metabolic Health

20:15 - Fructose vs. Glucose: Understanding the Differences

25:00 - Common Diet Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

30:45 - The Importance of Balanced Meals

35:10 - Personal Experiences with Dietary Changes

40:00 - Practical Tips for Increasing Carbohydrate Intake

45:30 - The Impact of Fat Intake on Metabolic Health

50:15 - Addressing Nutrient Deficiencies

55:40 - The Role of Consistency in Dietary Success

01:00:20 - Final Thoughts and Encouragement

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