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413: Obesity: Is It A Disease Or A Choice? with Ted Ryce

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In 2019, around 40% of adults in the United States were estimated to be obese. Many people blame obesity on poor dietary choices and inactivity, but it’s not always that simple. In this episode, fat loss and health expert Ted reveals other factors that can have powerful effects on body weight and obesity and compelling reasons to help you understand if obesity is a choice or a disease. Listen Now!


In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • What is obesity? [04:44-05:25]
    • Obesity causes [06:42-09:49]
    • Foundational principles to understand yourself, obesity & fat loss [10:04-32:31]
    • What is homeostasis [10:18-11:22]
    • The new theory on weight loss [11:23-18:47]
    • Role of Leptin hormone in obesity [18:48-23:46]
    • Know your brain: Reward system [23:47-28:01]
    • Reward pathway in the brain [25:16-28:01]
    • How to avoid overeating in anticipation [28:01-32:31]
    • The end of overeating [33:51-57:49]
    • What are the executive functions of Prefrontal Cortex [36:10-37:23]
    • How obesity affects your Prefrontal Cortex [37:23-39:02]
    • The biggest stress in most people’s lives [41:07-45:17]
    • How is sleep related to obesity [45:18-46:53]
    • Why you should master your hunger [46:54-47:35]
    • Why you should exercise daily [47:36-49:34]
    • How social support affects your body weight [49:35-57:49]
    • And much more…


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Ted Ryce is a high-performance coach, celebrity trainer, and a longevity evangelist. A leading fitness professional for over 24 years in the Miami Beach area, who has worked with celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, Rick Martin, Robert Downey, Jr., and hundreads of CEOs of multimillion-dollar companies. In addition to his fitness career, Ryce is the host of the top-rated podcast called Legendary Life, which helps men and women reclaim their health, and create the body and life they deserve.

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