97- Metabolic Approach to Weight Loss with Mandi Green

97- Metabolic Approach to Weight Loss with Mandi Green

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

December 19, 2019

Weight loss, at any given point, over 50% of Americans are in the process of trying to lose weight. With so many people trying to change their weight, you would think we'd have figured it out by now.

But weight loss is complicated, and we've had a lot of programming that has shaped the way we eat today (like ice cream parties for achieving something in school). So to unpack all of the habits we have built through the years takes time to work through.

Once you decide that you want to change your habits, these changes last a lifetime. As Mandi Green calls it, it isn't a diet, it is a lifestyle. And with any lifestyle, you have your ups and downs, but you are constantly trying to improve yourself.


Wait, Weight Loss Isn't Just About Counting Calories?

While counting calories may help in your weight loss journey, anyone who has ever counted calories can tell you that sometimes the math doesn't quite add up. They may have had a 3500 calorie deficit and didn't lose anything, then the next week they had a 500 calorie deficit but their weight changed by 3 pounds.

There is much more to the story than just calories. Metabolic processes, microbiome, lifestyle factors, and more all play a significant role as well.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Why do we start having weight issues as we get older
  • How do hormones impact our weight
  • Different ways to view food and how to make changes to your diet
  • Actionable steps that you can take starting today


  • [2:30] What is Mandi Green's background and why did she start her own podcast
  • [5:30] It seems at some point people reach an age where their weight starts to change, what causes that
  • [7:00] When the hormones are out of balance, it can cause issues with weight
  • [10:30] How can we manage our stress, especially if we live a busy lifestyle
  • [12:00] Stressful events can continue to stay with you even after the event occurred
  • [13:15] Mandi teaches us about the foods most people eat, and how they can start to change their habits to better options
  • [17:15] How do you teach people to read labels when so many things are hidden within the ingredients
  • [19:15] When someone's hunger cues are desensitized, how do you teach them when to stop eating
  • [22:00] Naturally people usually reach some sort of plateau in their weight loss journey. How do you break through the plateau
  • [25:30] How can we know what our "ideal weight" is
  • [27:30] Once you reach your desired weight, do you stay on the protocol, or do you go into a maintenance phase
  • [29:30] For those who have "fun" on the weekend and gain weight, then lose it during the week, then gain it back, how do you support them through this
  • [32:30] Learn steps to take when you have a "bad meal" and want to restart again
  • [37:00] It takes time to work through habits that cause us to eat the way we do, so don't try and make overnight changes
  • [38:00] Mandi Green's final thoughts on weight loss

Resources From This Episode

Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).

  • Microbiome can have massive impact on your weight loss- Learn More
  • More resources to regulate hormones- Learn More
  • Weight Loss for Busy Women Podcast- Learn More

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Mandi Green

Website: eatlikeyouloveit.com

Social Media: Facebook , Pinterest , Podcast

Mandi Green of Eat Like You Love It teaches us how our hormones influence our weight loss journey.

Mandi Green of Eat Like You Love It teaches us how our hormones influence our weight loss journey.

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.

You might also like

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Let's Improve Your Health Today

When you register for free, you get access to:

Fitness Tips and Workouts

Nutrition Info and Podcasts

Enjoy the Outdoors