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Muscle is Key to Burning Fat w/ Dr. Elly Michelle

Muscle is Key to Burning Fat w/ Dr. Elly Michelle

Update: 2022-07-06


Dr. Elly Michelle discusses how scaling back on the cardio, prioritizing weight lifting and healthier whole foods can improve body composition, hormonal health and fertility.

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Link to Video & Detailed Show Notes:

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0:00 Intro
2:00 Dieting impacts hormones.
2:20 Under fueling and over training is a huge stress to metabolic function and can cause hypothalamic amenorrhea. 
5:15 Low thyroid hormones may also be a result of chronic dieting and over exercising. 
7:48 Birth control pills suppress ovulation by shutting off the brain’s communication with the ovaries. 
9:48 Hormones are key your overall wellbeing and health. 
11:50 You need energy and the right nutrients to work through hypothalamic amenorrhea. 
12:20 Patients on plant-based or plant-forward diets are often low in nutrients essential for hormone function and detoxification. 
14:15 B vitamins are important for fertility, hormones, detoxification, brain function and energy. 
18:45 The best way to improve health is to focus on building muscle mass.
21:30 Women need to prioritize muscle, especially in the legs. You can’t build muscle if you are under eating. 
23:30 Carbs are anti-stress. When you have muscle, you can better control glucose/insulin.
25:10 The days post training are repair and muscle building days. Dr. Elly fuels recovery days as well as training days.
30:45 A restrictive diet may not be beneficial for women dealing with health issues.
35:00 We should be focusing on body composition and not BMI. 
36:40 You lose your fast twitch fibers in your muscles as you age. 
37:00 It is harder to build muscle as we get older. 
37:30 If a woman over the age of 65 falls, there is a 50% chance that she will be able to walk again. 
39:10 Estrogen is anabolic and protects your bones. 
40:00 Oral contraceptives impede body composition change from strength training. 
53:26 Elly created a Fueled and Feminine Metabolism Methodology. 
56:40 Breast implant illness is an inflammatory response with a wide variety of symptoms.

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Muscle is Key to Burning Fat w/ Dr. Elly Michelle

Muscle is Key to Burning Fat w/ Dr. Elly Michelle