“So many people from a biological standpoint get addicted to this food because that is what it is designed to do. Companies spend millions and millions of dollars to create this hyper-palatable food so it triggers the brain to crave and want it even more.”
What is the Fit2Fat2Fit experiment? How much of our health journeys are physical struggles versus emotional struggles? How does one break the habit of eating hyper-palatable foods? What is the difference between self-awareness and will power? What is the keto diet? How can ketones help us?
Today we sit down with author and viral self-experimenter of Fit2Fat2Fit, Drew Manning, to talk about the emotional relationships with food and how to cultivate self-awareness for a body-positive health journey. Drew also discusses how he uses ketosis, ketones, and the Keto Diet as a powerful tool for weight loss.
Drew Manning, personal trainer, was having a hard time relating to his clients when it came to weight loss and sticking to a diet and workout plan. He decided to gain as much weight as he could in 6 months to put himself in the mindset and lifestyle as his clients and then lose it again in 6 months to better understand how hard it is for people who have not always been strict with their health and wellness. He ended up gaining 72.2 pounds in 6 months, and he worked hard to lose it all again in 6 months.
Check out our timestamps below:
2:40 Background about Drew
6:30 Hyper-palatable food addictions
10:05 Why it is easy to overeat junk food
19:00 How substances help us cope
20:20 Meditation and “breathing through” situations
22:20 Self-awareness over will power
23:25 Mental and emotional transformation
29:30 About Drew’s book and the Keto Diet
30:35 What Ketosis is
33:00 Benefits of using ketones