The Biochemistry of Weight Loss with Dr. Trevor Kashey

The Invigor Medical Podcast

Apr 27 2023 • 1 hr 24 mins

In this episode, Derek Berkey talks to Dr. Trevor Kashey, Ph.D., founder of Trevor Kashey Nutrition, about the power of ‘cognitive nutrition’, building healthy routines and habits, and how to structure lifestyle changes to achieve sustainable weight loss.

Trevor explains how understanding the science behind nutrition and weight loss can help clients make better dietary choices, and offers practical advice on effective lifestyle modifications to promote healthy habits. Don't miss out on this insightful conversation, as Trevor shares his unique approach to solving problems and offers valuable advice on how to start your weight loss journey today.

The Invigor Medical podcast’s mission is to provide personalized medical care through scientifically backed education and wellness solutions. The show is co-hosted by Natalie Garland and Derek Berkey.

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01:25 - Trevor’s background and path to biochemistry and nutrition

12:02 - “Dad bods” and how men judge each other and themselves

15:09 - How Trevor helps patients solve a problem

17:50 - Setting goals vs solving problems, rules of nature vs laws of culture

24:00 - Processed foods, modified environments

25:23 - Regulating yourself - day-to-day vs. “exceptions”

32:25 - Athletes and protocols - can regular people use their methods

35:04 - Pre-workout chain of events that helps you stick to your workout routine

37:50 - How bad habits start, and replacing your bad habits

47:50 - Cognitive nutrition - what we think, what we believe, what you eat & why you eat it

49:50 - Kuchishabisii or ‘bored mouth’

53:00 - Biochemistry vs. environment, dopamine, cortisol, fuzzy feelings

56:15 - Five pillars of health

58:55 - Common dad bod goals and the desire to be shredded - a direction for each goal

1:02 - Losing a percentage of body weight, aiming for “super-medium”

1:05 - Focusing on what you prioritize - flexibility, strength, stamina, body fat, etc.

1:09 - Choosing when to die, anti-aging, longevity, lifespan, healthspan, workspan

1:19 - Rewarding healthy habits with healthy rewards, building routines

1:25 - Advice for starting - the Hawthorne effect - observing yourself, you have the skills

1:28 - Reach out to Trevor and l

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