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The Thriving Metabolism: Weight Loss Beyond Diets with Louise Digby is the podcast where nutrition, education, science, metabolism, and hormones meet. Weight loss is so much more than the mere calculation of calories in V calories out. What's always ignored are the internal factors that influence an individual's capacity to burn calories. Join BANT registered nutritional therapist and weight loss expert Louise Digby as we explore the nuances around metabolic health, hormones, gut health, and more in the context of weight loss.

The Thriving Metabolism: Weight Loss Beyond Diets Louise Digby

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The Thriving Metabolism: Weight Loss Beyond Diets with Louise Digby is the podcast where nutrition, education, science, metabolism, and hormones meet. Weight loss is so much more than the mere calculation of calories in V calories out. What's always ignored are the internal factors that influence an individual's capacity to burn calories. Join BANT registered nutritional therapist and weight loss expert Louise Digby as we explore the nuances around metabolic health, hormones, gut health, and more in the context of weight loss.

    Are You Falling for Health Fads? Find What Actually Works for YOU

    Are You Falling for Health Fads? Find What Actually Works for YOU

    Confused and overwhelmed by the influx of health advice out there?


    Not sure what’s reliable and what’s just marketing hype?


    In our latest episode, Louise Digby, Christelle Page, and Lara Seago from the Nourish Method examine today’s most popular diets, supplements, and biohacks. They use their extensive clinical experience to unpack the truth about intermittent fasting, “gut shots,” and more, separating fact from fiction.


    Plus, they'll share their professional insights on what truly works for women's health concerns, from perimenopause to hormones to gut health.


    Walk away with clear information and actionable tips to make informed decisions for your unique body and needs. Tune in now!


    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet here: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1


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    00:00 - Episode start
    00:59 - Dive into a recently launched product sparking our concerns
    05:34 - Learn why supplements are not substitutes for a healthy diet or lifestyle
    08:57 - Beware of misleading health advice from seemingly qualified individuals
    10:55 - Spot the difference between subject matter experts and experienced clinicians
    11:47 - Consider medical history, lifestyle, and mindset before trying blanket approaches
    13:56 - Explore the potential risks of extremely long fasts for perimenopausal women
    16:58 - Discover the research claiming intermittent fasting may help with lowering cholesterol and blood pressure but not weight loss
    18:55 - Establish the importance of a solid foundation before considering intermittent fasting
    21:41 - Discover why one meal a day may be insufficient for optimal nutrition
    22:18 - Learn the truth behind commercially manufactured fermented products
    23:27 - Find cost-effective alternatives to support gut bacteria without breaking the bank
    26:41 - Examine the limitations of ZOE testing and its level of “personalised nutrition”
    30:16 - Dispel misconceptions about continuous glucose monitors and blood sugar patterns
    31:56 - Recognise the information overload and consider a tailored approach to reduce overwhelm


    If you enjoyed this episode, please head to Apple Podcasts, give this a follow, and leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-thriving-metabolism-weight-loss-beyond-diets/id1667816127.


    Or reach Louise via the links below:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/louisedigbynutrition/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LouiseDigbyNutritionBook a free Weight Loss Breakthrough Call: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/discoveryReady to learn more about taking a holistic and sustainable approach to weight loss?

    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet, here: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1

    • 28 min
    Lose Weight in Your 40s: No More Counting Calories

    Lose Weight in Your 40s: No More Counting Calories

    Frustrated by the weight gain that seems to happen after turning 40 despite maintaining your usual routine?


    Do the diets that once seemed like magic now fail to make any difference, leaving you feeling defeated?


    Even with careful attention to your diet and consistent physical activity, it might feel like your efforts are in vain. You've experimented with various diets, yet none have lived up to the success stories you've heard.


    It can be incredibly discouraging, but you're not alone in this struggle.


    In today's episode, Louise Digby takes another look at the myth that calories are all that matter and explores the real reasons why weight loss can become more challenging after 40. We're moving past the era of restrictive eating and number crunching to explore the broader factors contributing to effective and lasting weight management.


    Prepare to leave behind the cycle of frustration and finally achieve your health goals!


    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet here:https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1


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    00:00 - Episode start
    02:10 - Debunking the myth that weight loss is solely determined by calorie deficit
    03:38 - Exploring additional factors for efficient fat burning beyond the calorie deficit
    05:20 - Retraining our bodies to prioritise fat-burning
    07:07 - Understanding the role of metabolism in weight management
    09:33 - Exploring how muscle mass fuels fat loss and maintains a healthy metabolic response
    12:54 - Investigating the impact of hormones on weight gain, specifically during perimenopause.
    16:26 - Examining the connection between gut health, inflammation, and brain function
    19:35 - Discussing the effects of a high toxic load on hormone detoxification and weight gain
    22:01 - Highlighting the dangers of a prolonged calorie deficit and how to use it strategically
    27:57 - Choosing nutrient-dense foods and antioxidants for sustainable weight management
    35:37 - Shifting our mindset towards a healthy relationship with food
    41:42 - Embracing a holistic approach to weight loss, addressing the whole body rather than just dieting


    If you enjoyed this episode, please head to Apple Podcasts, give this a follow, and leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-thriving-metabolism-weight-loss-beyond-diets/id1667816127.
    Or reach Louise via the links below:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/louisedigbynutrition/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LouiseDigbyNutritionBook a free Weight Loss Breakthrough Call: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/discoveryReady to learn more about taking a holistic and sustainable approach to weight loss?

    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet, here: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1

    • 39 min
    How to Overcome Weight Loss Challenges WITHOUT Restriction?

    How to Overcome Weight Loss Challenges WITHOUT Restriction?

    Feeling trapped in a weight loss rut, especially after kids or hitting your 40s?


    Tried every trick in the book but still can't shed the pounds?


    This episode is for you.


    Join Louise Digby as she sits down with her guest, Sally, a busy working mom who finally lost weight for good after years of failed diets and various exercise programs. 


    Tune in to discover why popular diets often backfire, the reasons behind stubborn weight, and a personalised weight loss approach that focuses on nourishing your body and optimising your needs.


    So, if you're feeling depleted and on the verge of giving up after countless weight loss attempts, don’t miss out on this conversation. 


    Ready to learn more about taking a holistic and sustainable approach to weight loss?


    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet here: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1


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    00:00 - Episode start
    02:18 - A mom of three’s personal struggles with weight loss
    07:23 - The surprising impact diets can have on your body and confidence
    10:29 - What Sally did next after noticing her weight kept creeping up despite dieting 
    16:03 - The unexpected side effects and challenges that come with weight loss medications
    18:40 - How the Nourish Method revolutionized Sally’s weight loss journey
    22:02 - A holistic approach that focuses on optimizing your body's needs and addressing imbalances
    22:54 - Why adding in instead of restricting food can not only reduce anxiety around weight loss but also improve your results
    27:56 - How Sally went down multiple dress sizes and gained confidence in her body's needs
    28:55 - The importance of ditching the scale and focusing on non-weight-related victories 
    33:43 - What her journey was like being in the Nourish Method 
    38:21 - The secret to enjoying guilt-free indulgences without derailing your progress
    39:54 - How to embrace investing in your transformation and prioritize your health and happiness 
    41:55 - How to find out more about the Nourish Method


    If you enjoyed this episode, please head to Apple Podcasts, give this a follow, and leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-thriving-metabolism-weight-loss-beyond-diets/id1667816127


    Or reach Louise via the links below:


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/louisedigbynutrition/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LouiseDigbyNutritionBook a free Weight Loss Breakthrough call - https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/discoveryReady to learn more about taking a holistic and sustainable approach to weight loss?

    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet, here: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1

    • 43 min
    Could Your Hormones Be the Reason Why You Can’t Lose Weight?

    Could Your Hormones Be the Reason Why You Can’t Lose Weight?

    Have trouble reaching your weight loss goals and think your hormones might be the reason why?


    This is a common concern, especially as you get older. 


    In this episode, Louise Digby breaks down hormonal weight loss resistance. She'll show you how to spot hormonal changes and explain why your old weight management methods may no longer work as well.


    Stay tuned until the end for an exciting opportunity to be featured or receive personal coaching from Louise on the Thriving Metabolism Podcast! Find all the details and how to participate in the show notes below.


    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet here:https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1


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    00:00 - Episode Start
    01:36 - The role of sex hormones in influencing fat distribution and muscle mass
    04:04 - Thyroid hormones’ impact on the speed of metabolism
    05:25 - How insulin and glucagon regulate blood sugar, affecting energy and fat storage
    06:31 - Methods to determine the type of hormone imbalance one might be experiencing
    07:02 - How stress hormones can significantly affect other hormones
    10:02 - The decline in sex hormones after the age of 35–40, marking the onset of perimenopause in women
    11:38 - Understanding how our needs change as we age and adopting a nurturing approach to weight loss
    12:29 - Why the "eat less, exercise more" mentality can impede long-term weight loss
    13:49 - The various factors contributing to hormonal imbalances, including nutrient deficiency, hormone conversion issues, detoxification challenges, lifestyle, and genetics
    23:31 - Signs indicative of hormone imbalances 
    30:48 - Discussing the uniqueness of each individual's experience with hormonal imbalances and advocating for a personalised approach
    31:53 - Listening to your body and taking the necessary steps to meet its needs
    32:53 - A holistic approach to sustainable weight loss that you shouldn’t miss


    If you enjoyed this episode, please head to Apple Podcasts, give this a follow, and leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-thriving-metabolism-weight-loss-beyond-diets/id1667816127.


    Here's your chance to be featured or receive personal coaching on the Thriving Metabolism Podcast! Tell us how this podcast has supported your weight loss journey. Simply leave a review, take a screenshot, and send it to louise@louisedibynutrition.com. You can also DM it to Louise Digby on Facebook or Instagram. Hurry, entries are open only until February 11, 2024!


    Book a free Weight Loss Breakthrough Call: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/discoveryReady to learn more about taking a holistic and sustainable approach to weight loss?

    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet, here: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1

    • 32 min
    Understanding the Post-Menopause Weight Loss Journey

    Understanding the Post-Menopause Weight Loss Journey

    Struggling to understand the changes during menopause and why managing your weight feels harder than ever?


    This episode is packed with the answers you need!


    Join Louise Digby as she dives deep into the common challenges faced by post-menopausal women. You'll gain invaluable insights into optimising your health and effectively managing your weight during this time. Plus, you'll learn empowering strategies to stay motivated and maintain a positive outlook through this significant life transition.


    Tune in now to master the art of controlling weight and thriving after menopause!


    Make sure to listen until the end for a chance to be featured or coached by Louise on the Thriving Metabolism Podcast! Details on how to join are also linked in the show notes below.


    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet here:https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1


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    00:00 - Episode start
    01:53 - The unexpected challenges women face after menopause
    03:05 - The key reasons behind our slowing metabolism
    08:20 - The impact of hormone fluctuations on mood, energy, and motivation
    11:28 - Societal pressures on body image and self-esteem post-menopause
    13:31 - The benefits of a targeted approach to weight management
    14:35 - The lesser-known factors influencing the numbers on the scale
    16:45 - The importance of building a support system 
    17:38 - The value of celebrating small successes and non-weight-related goals
    20:03 - Full details on how to join the special contest 


    If you enjoyed this episode, please head to Apple Podcasts, give this a follow, and leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-thriving-metabolism-weight-loss-beyond-diets/id1667816127.


    Win a chance to be featured or coached on the Thriving Metabolism Podcast! Share how this podcast has helped you on your weight loss journey, and send a screenshot of your review via email to louise@louisedibynutrition.com or direct message on Louise Digby’s Facebook or Instagram. Enter until the 11th of February, 2024.


    Reach Louise via the links below:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/louisedigbynutrition/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LouiseDigbyNutritionBook a free Weight Loss Breakthrough Call: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/discoveryJoin the Metabolism Rehab Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDNutrition.WeightLossReady to learn more about taking a holistic and sustainable approach to weight loss?

    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet, here: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1

    • 19 min
    Beat January Blues & Ignite Motivation For A Vibrant Year

    Beat January Blues & Ignite Motivation For A Vibrant Year

    Feeling a bit low on energy and motivation during these cold January days and missing that initial burst of New Year's enthusiasm?


    Overwhelmed by the number of resolutions you ambitiously set?


    No need to worry – help is on the way!


    In this episode, Louise Digby shares practical, science-backed tips and tricks to transform sluggish days into opportunities for growth and productivity. Explore proven methods to shake off the winter blues and ignite motivation for a vibrant year ahead.


    Learn how to accomplish big goals through small, actionable steps by listening now.


    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet here: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1


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    00:00 - Episode start
    01:18 - How positivity increases motivation
    02:31 - The benefits of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) lamps
    06:41 - Combining sunlight and movement for added benefits
    07:52 - The transformative effects of walking
    08:54 - Silencing your inner critic and easing the pressure of goal-setting
    10:27 - Using a journal for mental clarity and effective planning
    12:19 - The essential role of vitamin D during winter
    15:08 - How optimal vitamin D levels can revolutionize your well-being
    16:05 - Practical advice for tackling big goals
    18:20 - The importance of taking small steps
    22:39 - Identifying the path of least resistance


    If you enjoyed this episode, please head to Apple Podcasts, give this a follow, and leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-thriving-metabolism-weight-loss-beyond-diets/id1667816127.


    Or reach Louise via the links below:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/louisedigbynutrition/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LouiseDigbyNutritionBook a free Weight Loss Breakthrough Call: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/discoveryReady to learn more about taking a holistic and sustainable approach to weight loss?

    Make sure you get our Metabolism Cheatsheet, here: https://pages.louisedigbynutrition.uk/cheatsheet-1

    • 25 min

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