How to Eat Smarter and Trigger Your Metabolic Switches

Shawn Stevenson

Learn to understand the complexities of body fat, rev your metabolic energy, and upgrade your nutrition.

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...

… you’ll learn how you can make smarter food choices to support your metabolic energy and upgrade your brain. You’ll also find out some new things about body fat. For example, did you know that it’s a complex organ that communicates throughout your entire body system? You’ll get tips on fat loss essentials and how to use them to your advantage.

Today’s guest, Shawn Stevenson, hosts a popular podcast called The Model Health Show. He’s a nutritionist, researcher and bestselling author with education and experience in business, biology, and nutritional science.

Shawn’s been in the health and wellness space and doing clinical work as a nutritionist for nearly two decades. He’s known for his ability to keep learning and evolving his approach with deep research into the science of human health.

“What we tend to do in healthcare is we blame the person, not the practitioner who’s providing them the information,” Shawn says. “So, it’s their fault. ‘They won’t listen.’ So, I went through that as well. Thankfully, I had the audacity to question my biases at that time. I learned to finally start to dial in what’s best for this person, at this time in their life, right now.”

He’s all about improving human performance and energy with science-backed basics like food in his “Eat Smarter” book and sleep in his “Sleep Smarter“ book.

This episode gets right into food choices you can make—and why they work—to stoke your metabolic energy. Topics like:

  • How people can better understand the process of fat loss.
  • How the misconstrued science of calories contributes to how much people struggle with their diets.
  • What metabolic switches are, what do they do, and why it’s important for you to know how to turn them on and off.

"If we're talking about something that can accelerate your aging—of course it's carrying excessive amounts of body fat."

Shawn Stevenson

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