By Jules Allen, Functional Medicine Practitioner

Getting The Body You Want By Understanding The Body You Have

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

10 Questions About Fat and 10 Solutions to Get It Off! Full description: Maintaining normal, healthy weight becomes more difficult as we get older, even if we are eating the same foods as we did when we were young.  Making healthy food choices are often difficult because our stress levels are higher and our lives busy. We are constantly exposed to foods that claim to be healthy, yet are not, and we are unaware of what 'fat' foods we may unwittingly be eating, as well as habits and patterns we may have developed over time, that together, ruin our chances to become slim, or stay slim. Sadly being overweight has serious implications with regard to health and longevity. This course explains exactly what happens on a cellular, hormonal and metabolic level, in easy to understand layman's terms, when we eat certain foods.  It explains what hormones are released in all of us and how they can sabotage our attempts to lose weight.  It also explains how the same hormones in one person may lead to more weight gain than they do in another person, as well as some fundamental, resolvable challenges that cause us to crave certain foods.

Stress impacts very poorly on weight.  This course explains why this happens, in order to understand why it is not a luxury to take time off to de-stress, but rather a health necessity, and certainly,- a 'slimming' necessity. 'Getting the body you want' covers the 10 most commonly asked questions, and explains the processes in the body.  It gives detailed explanations so that when any diet is attempted, you will have a deep understanding of what is likely to work for you and your unique body.  There is no 'one size fits all'. We have differing genes and abilities to metabolize food, but the 10 solutions are all solutions that will benefit YOU, no matter what your unique genetic and hormonal mix may be.   Each solution impacts positively on the hormones and metabolic processes, in specific but overlapping ways, to lead you towards a healthy, slim and energetic body, without going hungry...ever!  Health is a process, not a quick fix, and each of the solutions can be incorporated at your own pace to minimize the yoyo effect of dieting.

This increased understanding will, in turn, increase the sustainability of your weight loss and reduce the risks to health.

What is offered on this course. Over 50 lectures and 2.5 hours lecture time, including PDF's, to download for easy reference when you are not online. Info on how you gained the weight in the first place (and not just because you ate too much), and why it becomes more difficult to lose weight as you grow older

• No calorie controlled dieting • How to use food timing to manage your 'fat making' hormones • How to use intermittent fasting, so you can fast without feeling hungry • How to maximize exercise. in just a few minutes a day. • Know which foods to say yes to and which to say no to, without feeling deprived.

Specifically: • How a slim body processes food • How an overweight body processes food • Why you cannot lose the weight you have gained over time. • How our hormones sabotage our attempts to lose weight • How to control these hormones • Why you get exhausted and irritable on a diet • Why eating too little will make you fat • How to make weight lose food choices in the real world • 10 specific, impactful actions to reverse your downward spiral

Related Skills

Course overview - 55

  • Introduction

  • Disclaimer

  • Take Aways:

  • Overview of the 10 most commonly asked questions

  • 10 Common questions PDF

  • Question 1; How does a slim person process food

  • What is a mitochondrion?

  • All about carbohydrates, and where the body stores them

  • Insulin: The primary fat making hormone

  • Information about fats as food

  • Question 2: Why do we get fat in the first place?

  • Some practical examples

  • Question 3: Why do people respond so differently to the same foods

  • Summary so far. An overview

  • Fat making hormone no 1.

  • First impactful change. How to start influencing insulin

  • Question 4; Why do I crave bread and sugars?

  • What does it mean to have insulin resistance

  • Impactful change number 2; Important supplements to support weight loss

  • Question 5; Why do some people put fat on their tummy, and others their bum?

  • Enzymes. What is important to know

  • Another overview summary

  • 3rd Impactful Change: Eliminating Carbohydrates

  • Glycaemic index vs load. PDF

  • Carbohydrates to eat or avoid PDF

  • Question 6; Do I need to be scared of my belly fat

  • More dangers associated with insulin resistance

  • Question 7; What can I do to reduce the negative impact of insulin

  • Glucose management PDF

  • Intermittent fasting. What is this and how will it benefit me?

  • Intermittent fasting PDF

  • When should I exercise to maximise the benefit?

  • Exercise for the busy... or the unfit

  • High Intensity Interval Training

  • More impactful changes to lose weight

  • Question 8; Why am I struggling to lose weight even though I eat very little.

  • What is leptin and what role does it play on weight loss?

  • Leptin resistance: What is this?

  • Question 9; Why am I so exhausted every time I diet?

  • Practical reality example

  • Hunger and weight loss. Why never to go hungry.

  • What about protein? Is it important

  • Protein; A list of common proteins. PDF

  • Protein for breakfast. PDF

  • Question 10. Will stress make me fat?

  • How do I go about reducing my stress levels?

  • Eat with attention. PDF

  • Belly breathing and good sleep to reduce stress. PDF

  • Another look at the big picture

  • Summary of the 10 solutions

  • 10 Changes: PDF

  • A list of the PDFs

  • Goodbye

  • Bonus book gift

  • Thanks and Goodbye

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Jules Allen
Jules AllenFunctional Medicine Practitioner
I trained initially as a podiatrist and then went on to do a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication. I  have a private podiatry practice, specializing in diabetic and arthritic patients, but added to that, while in practice, I studied Exercise Science (SA), Health and Nutrition (UK), and Functional Medicine (USA), with a special interest in genetics.  Functional medicine looks at the interplay between our genes, nutrition, lifestyle, exercise and stress and how that relates to health and chronic, non- communicable conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and ageing. My sub- studies include genetics, pain management, detoxification, gut management, energy management, hormone and sexual health. I am concerned at the downward spiral in health care and believe strongly that much of our health status lies within our own power.  Education is everything, but most of us do not have the time to sift through this information, to establish what will work for us, in our own unique context. I have lectured for the Institute of Neuroscience, private corporations and at small workshops.  I am committed to empowering people, so they are informed and can make health choices that will impact positively on their life and vitality. I also consult on a one-on-one basis, and remain in frequent... sometimes daily... contact with my clients, as they negotiate the changes they need to make, in order to gain, or sustain, health. I lecture extensively on topics such as: Understanding Belly Fat    Insulin and mental acuity    Breast health and cancer    Genetics and risk of non-communicable disease    Genetics and breast cancer    Avoiding NHI    Depression and neurotransmitter health    Power of genetics    Gut health and the microbiome    How to lose weight    Reducing pain    Benefits of fasting and intermittent fasting