The Brains Behind Weight Loss With Amy Berger!

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Weight Loss is a Side Effect of Getting Healthy

Keto Without the Crazy: Optimizing Health and Shedding the Excess Weight


Amy Berger Notable Quotes

“What I’ve learned about the science of how this works and why it works, at this point, weight loss is actually the least impressive thing that reducing your carbohydrate intake can do. It does so many other great things, oh, and by the way, you might also lose a few pounds along the way.”
Amy Berger


Episode Summary

If you’ve been a long-time listener of the show, then you would know that many of the guests on the show say that weight loss is just a natural by-product of getting healthy and subscribing to a healthier lifestyle. And when you’re optimizing your health, that also means you’re eating the right kind of food for your body.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to author and nutrition specialist, Amy Berger, to talk us through the many wonders of keto including improved brain health and of course, weight loss.


Relevant Links

Amy Berger – Website | Twitter | YouTube

The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline by Amy Berger
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The Stall Slayer: Seven Roadblocks to Keto Fat Loss and What to Do About Them by Amy Berger
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End Your Carb Confusion: A Simple Guide to Customize Your Carb Intake for Optimal Health by Eric Westman, Amy Berger MS, CNS
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In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Amy Berger (01:20)
  • Amy Berger, her story, and her journey into health and wellness (02:55)
  • Keto without the crazy (06:40)
  • Losing 35 pounds after getting rid of the sugar and starch (08:08)
  • Keto and low-carb aren’t the only ways to go (09:25)
    • People taking things too far (09:48)
  • Why people aren’t losing weight in a ketogenic diet (10:48)
    • A stall doesn’t last for one or two weeks (11:55)
  • Getting our bodies to new set points (13:14)
    • Becoming more metabolically flexible (15:01)
  • There’s more to fat loss than just calories in, calories out (15:30)
  • Exercise has to be thrown in there somewhere (18:15)
  • Foods that are great to add into the keto lifestyle (19:28)
    • The long-term sustainability of the keto lifestyle (20:35)
  • Why the ketogenic and low-carb diets are protective and promote brain health (21:30)
    • Does the brain prefer to burn ketones? (23:05)
  • Does a diet high in sugar potentially promotes Alzheimer’s down the road? (24:24)
    • Millions of people with normal blood sugar but chronically high insulin (24:55)
  • What happens when you have a keto flu? (26:13)
    • The bad breath behind the keto and low-carb diets (28:05)
  • The ApoE4 gene and the snip in saturated fat (29:58)
  • Nobody is genetically programmed to get sick (34:22)
  • Amy Berger’s recommended diet to lose weight, prevent Alzheimer’s, and reverse Type II Diabetes (35:15)
  • Amy Berger’s take on the carnivore diet (36:36)
  • Mindfully drinking alcohol on a keto or low-carb diet (39:30)
    • Alcohol’s effect on ketosis (41:46)
  • Eating fried foods on a keto or low-carb diet (43:07)
  • Where to find and get in touch with Amy Berger (45:40)


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The Art of Sugar-free Cooking: Recipes for Healthy Living by Omar Cumberbatch

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