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Discover how you can live without constant hunger and fatigue, brain fog, poor sleep, and other low-energy symptoms. The Energy Balance Podcast will teach you how to maximize your cellular energy so you can take back your health and finally experience clear-headed focus, restful sleep, and all-day energy you didn’t think was possible.

The Energy Balance Podcast Jay Feldman Wellness

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 71 Ratings

Discover how you can live without constant hunger and fatigue, brain fog, poor sleep, and other low-energy symptoms. The Energy Balance Podcast will teach you how to maximize your cellular energy so you can take back your health and finally experience clear-headed focus, restful sleep, and all-day energy you didn’t think was possible.

    Ep. 83: How Nutrient Partitioning Affects Eating Behavior and Fat Loss

    Ep. 83: How Nutrient Partitioning Affects Eating Behavior and Fat Loss

    In this episode we discuss:

    How our bodies partition nutrients and why this matters for optimizing our health



    Why hyperpalatable food and stress-eating are not the primary drivers of overeating



    How being sedentary can mimic starvation and excess stress



    How excessive fat-burning causes metabolic derangement and overeating 



    Why an energetic deficit is not required for fat loss and instead causes fat gain 



     

    Sign up for the Free Energy Balance Mini-Course here: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/energy

     

    Click here to check out the show notes: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-83-how-nutrient-partitioning-affects-eating-behavior-and-fat-loss/ 



     
    Timestamps:

    2:48 – overview of the study we’ll be discussing

    6:21 – why excess energy and overeating don’t cause fat gain

    13:59 – the flow of energy through our metabolic systems determines health

    18:25 – insulin resistance is an adaptive process that allows for nutrient partitioning

    22:31 – insulin resistance occurs in stress states, such as caloric restriction, fasting, and low-carb diets, to divert fuel to the most essential tissues 

    29:24 – hunger and appetite are determined by the amount of energy available, not number of calories taken in

    47:46 – physical inactivity results in the same harmful metabolic effects as starvation and excess exercise

    56:31 – hyperpalatable sugar- and fat-containing foods do not cause obesity

    1:00:26 – other factors that affect nutrient partitioning

    1:09:46 – considerations to keep in mind when reading and evaluating research

    1:13:35 – why an energetic deficit is not required for fat loss

     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 82: Maximizing Fitness and Athletic Performance From The Bioenergetic View (Fitness vs. Health Part 3)

    Ep. 82: Maximizing Fitness and Athletic Performance From The Bioenergetic View (Fitness vs. Health Part 3)

    In this episode we discuss:

    Supplements to maximize fitness and athletic performance



    Why exercise and physical fitness are generally beneficial as long as they’re kept in the right balance



    The minimum effective doses for muscle growth, strength, and endurance



    How stress and sleep affect our capacity to handle exercise



    Nutritional strategies to mitigate the harmful stress effects from high levels of exercise while maximizing performance



     

    Sign up for the Free Energy Balance Mini-Course here: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/energy

     

    Click here to check out the show notes: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-82-maximizing-fitness-and-athletic-performance-from-the-bioenergetic-view-fitness-vs-health-part-3/ 



     
    Timestamps:

    2:44 – why exercise and physical fitness are generally beneficial as long as they’re kept in balance  

    14:43 – the limits to our metabolic capacity and how this relates to exercise

    29:47 – nutritional strategies to mitigate the harmful stress effects from high levels of exercise while maximizing performance

    39:32 – addressing sleep and stress to mitigate the harmful stress effects from high levels of exercise while maximizing performance

    45:18 – supplements to mitigate the harmful stress effects from high levels of exercise while maximizing performance

    1:06:46 – concluding thoughts related to maximizing fitness and athletic performance from the bioenergetic view 

     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 81: Whether Intense Exercise and Endurance Training Should Be Avoided (Fitness vs. Health Part 2)

    Ep. 81: Whether Intense Exercise and Endurance Training Should Be Avoided (Fitness vs. Health Part 2)

    In this episode we discuss:

    How to determine how much exercise is right for you





    Why working out regularly is not enough to make up for sitting all day





    Why fitness and health are not synonymous





    Whether lactic acid production, breathlessness, and fat oxidation due to exercise should be avoided at all costs





    Whether intense exercise and being highly active is always more harmful than helpful





     


    Sign up for the Free Energy Balance Mini-Course here: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/energy


     


    Click here to check out the show notes: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-81-whether-intense-exercise-and-endurance-training-should-be-avoided-fitness-vs-health-part-2/ 




     
    Timestamps:


    2:55 – the benefits of movement and exercise 


    6:41 – whether intense exercise involving lactate production and heavy breathing/breathlessness is harmful 


    10:13 – whether endurance training involving fat oxidation is harmful 


    18:31 – drawing a line between fitness and health 


    25:06 – how to determine how much exercise is right for you


    38:23 – whether intense exercise and being highly active is always more harmful than helpful


    43:33 – why “eat less and exercise more” doesn’t work and ignores major aspects of our physiology 


     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 80: How Much Exercise Is Too Much From The Bioenergetic View? (Fitness vs. Health Part 1)

    Ep. 80: How Much Exercise Is Too Much From The Bioenergetic View? (Fitness vs. Health Part 1)

    In this episode we discuss:

    The harmful effects of excess exercise





    Why increasing exercise beyond moderate amounts is NOT effective for weight loss





    The harmful effects of excessive endurance training on cardiovascular health





    How excess exercise can drive degeneration and contribute to various health issues





    How much exercise is “too much”





     


    Sign up for the Free Energy Balance Mini-Course here: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/energy


     


    Click here to check out the show notes: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-80-how-much-exercise-is-too-much-from-the-bioenergetic-view-fitness-vs-health-part-1/ 




     
    Timestamps:


    2:37 – framing the question of where health and fitness meet from the bioenergetic view


    13:12 – how excess exercise can cause degeneration and contribute to various health conditions  


    21:03 – what level of exercise is harmful for cardiovascular health 


    29:55 – how the expensive tissue hypothesis applies to exercise 


    45:14 – how excess exercise can steal energy from other areas of our physiology, and how this affects the calorie equation 


    1:08:23 - can moderate-intensity endurance training for 25 minutes 3 days per week be too much?


     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep. 79: Hyperthyroidism, Collagen Alternatives, and Forcing Mitochondrial Respiration (Q & A)

    Ep. 79: Hyperthyroidism, Collagen Alternatives, and Forcing Mitochondrial Respiration (Q & A)

    In this episode we discuss:

    Whether it’s beneficial to force increased mitochondrial respiration with supplements





    How to determine the ideal amount of pro-metabolic supplements to take 





    What to do if you react poorly to collagen or gelatin protein powder





    Whether food additives like carrageenan, gums, nitrates, sorbates, MSG, microbial enzymes, cultures, and artificial colors are worth avoiding





    Whether we need to be concerned about hyperthyroidism and whether hyperthyroidism can be caused by over-supplementing thyroid hormone





     


    Sign up for the Free Energy Balance Mini-Course here: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/energy


     


    Click here to check out the show notes: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-79-hyperthyroidism-collagen-alternatives-and-forcing-mitochondrial-respiration-q-a/ 




     
    Timestamps:


    2:39 – is it beneficial to “force” increased mitochondrial respiration and the oxidation of glucose


    15:09 – alternatives to collagen or gelatin protein powder 


    19:19 – which food additives are worth avoiding 


    58:53 – whether hyperthyroidism is something we should be concerned about


     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 78: Why Maximizing Energy Production and Minimizing Stress Is Optimal For Health (Hormesis Part 4)

    Ep. 78: Why Maximizing Energy Production and Minimizing Stress Is Optimal For Health (Hormesis Part 4)

    In this episode we discuss:

    How you can induce mitochondrial biogenesis and uncoupling without stress





    Why you want tighter mitochondrial coupling if you want to induce uncoupling in a healthy way





    The difference between reactive oxygen species production in a high energy state versus a low energy state





    How many supposedly hormetic interventions, like exercise, fasting, and ketogenic diets, can be beneficial despite the stress they cause rather than because of it





    How the fact that we can’t avoid stress fits into the bioenergetic, anti-hormetic view





    What anti-hormesis looks like in a practical sense





     


    Sign up for the Free Energy Balance Mini-Course here: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/energy


     


    Click here to check out the show notes: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-78-why-maximizing-energy-production-and-minimizing-stress-is-optimal-for-health-hormesis-part-4/ 




     
    Timestamps:


    3:22 – the difference between producing ROS in a high energy state compared to a low energy state  


    9:38 – how ATP protects against oxidative stress


    21:55 – how CO2 protects against oxidative stress


    26:31 – how tighter mitochondrial coupling is better for inducing uncoupling


    27:48 – the broader context of why we want to adapt to a high-energy, low-stress state 


    33:28 – how exercise can be beneficial despite the stress it causes, rather than because of it


    47:06 – how low-carb/ketogenic diets can be beneficial despite the stress they cause, rather than because of it


    57:40 – what to expect when moving away from a hormetic approach 


    1:02:16 – how the fact that we can’t avoid stress fits into the bioenergetic, anti-hormetic view 


    1:03:39 – what anti-hormesis looks like in a practical sense


     

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

k-applepie ,

So much great info!

I’ve been LOVING this podcast! Learning so much about my physiology and how to support it. Jay and Mike are so knowledgeable, love that there are lots of references in the show notes. If you want to learn more about how to support your body and make informed choices for your health, this podcast is a great place to start!

manthers ,

This podcast is gold!

Informative , insightful + actionable.
This podcast is jam packed with useful information to build overall health, a strong metabolism and get your body utilizing energy properly and efficiently. Jay + Mike do an excellent job breaking down the why behind the plethora of actionable steps they share. They are also relatable, as they have been on other side of health and do a really fantastic job of approaching/dissecting topics from all sides. I am already seeing positive shifts from applying several of their recommendations into my own life! Definitely give this one a listen!

CarnivoreCath ,

Holy Grail of Nutrition & Wellness!

I have listened to thousands of hours of podcasts over the years and this one has recently captured my attention and deep admiration! Jay and his friend Mike do such an incredible job clearly laying out very accessible explanations of how our human physiology and biochemistry operate. They manage to take very complex subjects and present them in very accessible and understandable ways. I see Jay & Mike as rising stars in the world of nutrition and wellness! Thank you so much for your gifts and obvious devotion to science!

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