Does the Nervous System Play a Role in Weight Loss?

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Elisabeth Kristof, Founder of Brain-Based Wellness, Shares How Optimizing the Nervous System is Key to Optimizing Our Health

Move Out of Pain, Unwanted Behavior, and Stress with Applied Neurology!


Elisabeth Kristof Notable Quotes

“All of that information coming into your brain via the nervous system can be trained to be higher quality, to be clearer information. And then your brain will feel safer on a second-by-second basis. And when your brain feels safer, you start to move out of protective mode into performance mode.”
Elisabeth Kristof

“Having at least some understanding of the general function and knowing that you have the agency to train [the nervous system] in a positive direction I think is so important for people because we can get stuck in behaviors and patterns and ways of being that we have the capability to change.”
Elisabeth Kristof

“We are made to move, as human beings. But there’s the right intensity, the right dose so that you get positive response. And when you exceed that, you push yourself to negative returns.”
Elisabeth Kristof

Episode Summary

When we talk about optimizing health for weight loss, usually, the first things that come up are numerous diets, exercise routines, and any number of lifestyle changes. But one thing that doesn’t come up often—if at all—is the role of the nervous system in optimizing health for weight loss.  And you’d be surprised about how big a role it does play.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to the applied neurology expert, Elisabeth Kristof. Elisabeth is the mind behind Brain-Based Wellness where she helps people move out of pain, unwanted behavior, and stress with the help of applied neurology.


Relevant Links

Elisabeth Kristof – Website | Instagram


In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • 5-Day ProLon Minimal Fasting Diet (00:00)
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  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Elisabeth Kristof (02:10)
  • Elisabeth Kristof: who she is and what she does (04:00)
    • Elisabeth Kristof’s health story (05:10)
    • The healing journey of regulating the nervous system (08:16)
  • What is the nervous system and what role does it play in our everyday lives? (09:02)
    • Training your input systems with applies neurology (10:02)
  • Will applied neurology also apply to substance addiction? (11:48)
    • Your introceptive system (12:15)
  • A dysfunction in the introceptive system resulting to weight gain (13:56)
    • The beautiful thing about neuroplasticity (14:50)
  • Helping stimulate change with subconscious reprogramming (15:55)
    • Neurons that fire together wire together (18:00)
  • Do thoughts lead to hormonal responses? (19:00)
  • Chronically living in a negative state creates receptors that promote living in a negative state (20:22)
  • Why behavior change is hard and why you should be patient with yourself (21:46)
  • Some neural exercises Elisabeth Kristof uses in her protocol (22:05)
    • Tongue circles (22:54)
  • The significance of the receptors in our feet and their sensitivity (25:22)
  • Creating a better map for your brain (27:55)
  • Muscle tightness? It’s not always relieved by stretching (29:30)
  • Applied neurology and brain-based wellness (30:40)
  • Elisabeth Kristof using movement as a healing modality (31:50)
  • What are we doing wrong in the fitness world? (32:28)
    • Explore what type of movement works best for you (35:00)
  • Heal the nervous system and then lose weight (35:50)
  • Elisabeth Kristof’s free applied neurology course (36:30)
  • Where to find and get in touch with Elisabeth Kristof (37:20)


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