Why High Protein Diets Help You Lose Fat w/ Dr. Ted Naiman

by Mike Mutzel


About Ted Naiman, MD

Ted Naiman is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in the department of Primary Care at a leading major medical center in Seattle. His research and medical practice are focused on the practical implementation of diet and exercise for health optimization. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and an addiction to Ultimate Frisbee. He is a pro-level bassist in his spare time.

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Key Takeaways

04:17 The Protein VS Energy Relationship 

06:35 The nitrogen cycle in plants, animals and humans 

09:00 How carbs and fats together are addictive 

11:00 What happens when you give an Omnivore carbs and fats together 

12:25 Understanding how different cultures can eat high-carbs and not get fat

13:46 Why aiming to hit your ‘fat macros’ is not a good idea for weight loss

17:36 Understanding how fat cells store energy 

1929: Glyceride glucose index

21:27 The lipid load test (LPP) and non-fasting lipid testing (triglyceride)

23:43 Why eating a lot of saturated fat, if you’re overweight, is not a good idea

25:00 High-fat diets can elevate blood glucose the following day

26:29 Fats take longer to break down, digest (up to 18 hours)

28:00 Why protein is the most satiating macronutrient

30:00 How to prioritize protein and fat to increase body fat loss

32:00 Nonnutritive (zero calorie) sweeteners and sugars 

34:11 Cheating (planned hedonic deviation) on a high-protein diet 

36:30 Customizing fat duration based up on your body fat

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