Ep. 162 Learn More About Blood Sugar And Intermittent Fasting: A Look at the Science of Dieting With Melanie Avalon

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Today, the amazing, smart, and talented Melanie Avalon joins me once again! Melanie is a SAG-AFTRA actress, author of What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, and Wine, host of the top iTunes podcasts The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast, and The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with Gin Stephens, and she has appeared on this podcast twice before. Melanie is certified as a wine specialist by the WSET and as a holistic nutritionist by the AFPA. She is also a member of MENSA. Melanie developed the top iTunes app, “Food Sense Guide”, to help those with food sensitivities, and she currently runs three rapidly growing Facebook groups.
A few months ago, Melanie and I had a long conversation and decided to do two episodes at the same time. The first was Episode 143, which aired in April. In that episode, we focused on biohacking, for which Melanie is well-known. For today’s episode, we pivot and focus on blood sugar dysregulation. Melanie and I will bring you up to speed with everything you need to know about managing your blood sugar, tapping into the intrinsic hormonal regulation in your body, and ensuring that your blood sugar is well supported. Stay tuned for more!

How Melanie first became interested in the science of dieting.

Melanie talks about metabolic flexibility, the amount of energy stored in our body fat, and the purpose of insulin.

Why your bio-individuality needs to be taken into account when figuring out the best diet.

What a continuous glucose monitor is, what it does, and the benefits of using it.

Why Melanie decided to bring carbs back into her diet.

Why Melanie feels that the definitions of low fat, high carb versus a high fat, low carb are so important.

Dairy is a hormonal food designed for growth.

Melanie talks about the Lumen, which is one of the easiest biohacking devices to use.

Melanie discusses the Biosense ketone meter.

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Books mentioned:
The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf