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May 13, 2017

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wired

The last time I had Robb Wolf on my show, we talked about nicotine gum, alactic training, binaural beats, small-scale farming and a whole lot more.

This interview with Robb threatens to be no different, as we delve into his new book Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You. The surprising truth is that we are genetically wired to eat more and move less, the exact opposite of the advice we are often given. Robb claims to have developed a more customized weight loss solution that works with your body, a solution based not on arbitrary restriction of foods but on what works for you. A former research biochemist, health expert, and bestselling author Robb Wolf, has designed an eating program, based on groundbreaking research, that will rewire your appetite for weight loss and help you determine the optimal foods for your diet and metabolism.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Why Robb decided to include a discussion of your "brain on porn" in his new book, and how chili-cheese nachos are like a porn site...[9:10]

-The fascinating link between ketosis and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)...[14:50]

-How one could theoretically build massive amounts of muscle with the use of (surprise) Viagra...[25:00]

-The shocking study done in Israel that showed massive variations in blood sugar responses to everything from hummus to cookies to bananas...[26:30]

-How you can test your poop and microbiome to generate an individualized diet based on your predicted blood sugar responses...[35:55]

-Why hemoglobin A1C, which is what many doctors will test to see what your blood sugar levels have been at, may not actually be an entirely accurate marker of blood sugar history…[48:25]

-What fructosamine is and why Robb recommends you track it...[49:55 & 52:20]

-How to test whether or not a food is actually good for your blood glucose levels, and exactly which numbers to look for 2 hours after you eat...[56:00]

-The best foods, herbs, spices and supplements you could add into a meal that is high in sugar to lower your blood sugar response...[61:54]

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -Wired To Eat book -A Day In The Life Of Robb Wolf -TrainToHunt bowhunting/obstacle course competitions -Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction -Stephen Guyenet "Hungry To Eat" book -StemTalk podcast with Ken Ford -DayTwo.com - use code "greenfield" to get 5% discount -Blood glucose monitor -The bitter melon extract Ben mentions for controlling blood sugar response -Jackson's Honest Sweet Potato Chips

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Robb or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!