Ep. 38: BURN with Author and Anthropologist, Dr. Herman Pontzer.
Dr. Herman Pontzer is an internationally recognized researcher in human energetics and evolution, and is one of the foremost researchers in human metabolism. In his paradigm-shifting first book, BURN: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really BURN CALORIES, LOSE WEIGHT, and Stay Healthy, he reveals for the first time how human metabolism really works so we can improve our health and finally lose or maintain our weight! Dr. Pontzer's groundbreaking studies with the Hadza hunter-gatherer tribes in northern Tanzania, demonstrate that exercise does not increase our metabolism and contribute to weight loss! Learn more about Dr. Pontzer here In this episode, we discuss: - his book- why he studied the Hadza tribes, chimpanzee, & ape species, & how it benefited us as humans- what metabolism is, what is important for us to know about it when it comes to what food - is diet the single most important factor in weight loss? - how excess calories will end up as fat, no matter what the source - why fat is so easy to put on and hard to get off?- why dieting decreases our metabolism & what it means when our body has a "set point"- diet trends, including paleo, keto, intermittent fasting, calorie restriction- what foods keep us the fullest and last the longest, & what diet he follows - do calorie counters & fitness trackers really work?- is keeping a food diary and measuring our weight frequently helpful? - does eating a bunch of calories then working out more after help burn them off? - why does exercise not combat obesity?- the effects of overtraining- why exercise & strength training is still beneficial for health & longevity- how much exercise do we really need and what type is best?- his new study on sitting and how his findings can boost our health & change our lifeLISTEN/SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST:All Episodes: The 5-Minute NP PodcastCONNECT WITH ME!👩⚕️Website: https://the5minutenp.com/👩⚕️Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The5MinuteNP👩⚕️Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_the5minutenp_/👩⚕️Twitter: https://twitter.com/MinuteNp👩⚕️Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-ottensmeyer-3bb6991a9/New to me, The 5-Minute NP?Hello! I'm Kimberly, and I am a family nurse practitioner (FNP)! In my last year of FNP school, I was in the worse shape of my life mentally and physically! My joints ached all over, and I had severe back pain that made it difficult to get through my clinical rotations! I had three spinal injections that were of little help! I was stressed out, sleep deprived, depressed, and my body was full of inflammation! Once I completed school, passed my boards, I realized I had to try to get my health back! I changed to a plant-based diet, starting walking, completed a 100-mile, 10- day challenge, started sleeping, changed my mindset, and through it all, I found my purpose (other than being a mom to four beautiful children)! Everything I was learning about health, wellness, mindset, & longevity, I wanted to share with everyone else, so I started The 5-Minute NP. I realized small, incremental health changes were actually life changing!Welcome to The 5-Minute NP Podcast!I am glad you are here!Kimberly ✨👩⚕️