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Ray Cronise spent 15 years at NASA but after gaining weight his life took a different path when he sought solutions to achieve personal weight loss. His background in science led him to study the human body’s nutritional and caloric energy balance, and how to drive weight loss through basic thermodynamic principles. He now operates a popular blog, hypothermics.com.
On this show we learn a bit more about Ray’s background and weight-loss success strategy, then we dive into the latest on nutrition science and caloric energy balance including:
-Recently published work by Ray, David Sinclair and Andrew Bremer: “The ‘Metabolic Winter’ Hypothesis: A Cause of the Current Epidemics of Obesity and Cardiometabolic Disease” (click for full paper), which presents …”a novel way to view the major food macronutrients and human diet in this era of excessive caloric consumption, along with a novel relationship among calorie scarcity, mild cold stress, and sleep that may explain the increasing prevalence of nutritionally related diseases.”
-Definition of “metabolic winter”
-Why proteins, carbohydrates, and fats (macronutrients) are somewhat irrelevant in Ray’s argument
-Evolution of human’s relationship with food and how it’s changed over time — for the worse
-Why “eat less, move more” doesn’t matter, and why obesity is about diet (intake) and not exercise (energy expenditure)
-Fasting, and Ray’s take on going without food
-The psychology of food and eating
…and much more!