Cynthia Thurlow shares ways to break through weight loss plateaus

143- How to Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau with Cynthia Thurlow

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

March 18, 2021

Anytime you go on a weight loss journey, there will be a point where you reach a plateau. This plateau can be frustrating, especially when it seems like you will never break through.

Luckily, there are some common reasons for why these plateaus happen! Cynthia Thurlow (you may remember her from Episode 51 and Episode 76) is on the show to teach us exactly what to do to break through a weight loss plateau!

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Common issues that can stall weight loss
  • Different ways to improve your sleep quality
  • Why hormones can stunt your weight loss
  • Ways to adjust your macros to help with weight loss


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:15] What are some new ideas around intermittent fasting since we last talked in 2019
  • [3:45] Cynthia Thurlow used intermittent fasting to gain weight after her incident in the hospital
  • [6:00] Regaining your health takes time, so patience is definitely required
  • [8:45] Since it does take time for changes to happen in your body, you may not recognize it, but other people will
  • [10:45] What are some of the main causes for weight loss resistance
  • [15:45] If you don't eat within 3 hours of your sleep time, what can you do to balance blood sugar
  • [21:00] Is melatonin a good way to help improve your sleep
  • [23:30] If your sleep is great but you still can't lose weight, what is the next step
  • [29:15] Why do overweight people not receive the satiety messages in their body
  • [30:45] It usually takes 20 minutes for your body to perceive satiety
  • [32:45] What nutrients are supportive for the thyroid
  • [34:15] Hydration is also very important to break through weight loss plateaus
  • [38:30] How can you actually consume 1g of protein per pound of body weight
  • [41:15] If you are full but you aren't near your macro goals, should you force yourself to eat
  • [43:45] It takes a lot of work for women to put on muscle, so there isn't much fear of "bulking"
  • [45:30] Some motivation for women if they are in weight loss challenges alongside men
  • [50:00] What is Cynthia Thurlow's vision of what healthy looks like

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About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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