The Resolution Zone with Dr. Barry Sears!

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Optimizing Health and Losing Weight with The Zone Diet

Dr. Barry Sears Shares the Science of Inflammation and What the Zone Diet Does About It


Dr. Barry Sears Notable Quotes

“We’re now putting together a very, very simple day in the zone: at each meal, you’re balancing the protein to carbohydrates to get the appropriate hormonal response—that hormonal response to now stabilize blood sugar levels.”
Dr. Barry Sears

“The key to weight control is not what you should eat, it’s what you will eat.
                                                – Dr. Barry Sears

“We’re using the diet to reduce inflammation. If our goal is to maintain wellness, we have to follow the three R’s: we have to reduce inflammation, we have to resolve residual inflammation, and we have to repair the damage caused by inflammation.”
Dr. Barry Sears


Episode Summary

If you’ve been listening to the show for a while, you know that inflammation is both the cause and effect of excess weight, which is why in this podcast, we talk about how to lose it. One such answer to reducing inflammation and shedding off that extra weight is the Zone Diet created by Dr. Barry Sears.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to the inflammation guru himself, Dr. Barry Sears, to break down what inflammation is, what it does to the body, and what ways we can stop it to optimize our health, improve longevity, and lose that extra weight.


Relevant Links

Dr. Barry Sears – Website

Dr. Barry Sears Books


In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • Omar and Lori’s coaching program (01:18)
  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Dr. Barry Sears (01:42)
  • Barry Sears and his new book (03:56)
  • The inability of our bodies to create a resolution to the inflammation (04:55)
  • What is the zone diet and why is it effective? (07:00)
    • Weight loss on the zone diet (08:18)
  • What does the zone diet looks like? (09:45)
    • The importance of gut physiology in weight loss and weight gain (10:42)
  • Dietary peace with the zone diet and accommodating dietary philosophies (14:40)
  • How long before a person can get into the zone (17:11)
    • The 3 R’s of the zone diet (18:03)
  • The largest endocrine organ is like a tumor (19:02)
  • Resolvins and omega-3 fatty acids (19:48)
    • Heart disease, statins, and omega-3 fatty acid (22:10)
  • Where can we get omega-3 fatty acid? (22:42)
  • 4g of fatty acids a day of both EPA and DHA (23:15)
  • Dietary philosophy problem of vegans (24:28)
  • Fermentable fibers: why they’re important and where we can get them (25:47)
    • The problems with a ketogenic diet (27:10)
    • The ABC – artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach (27:55)
  • Polyphenols and the master switch of our metabolism (28:19)
    • How can we get polyphenols in the blood? (30:48)
    • Polyphenols and the study on Italians following the old Mediterranean diet (32:12)
  • Is there a danger in turning off inflammation too much? (34:58)
    • Three blood markers to look at to know if you’re taking too much or too little (35:18)
    • C-reactive protein as an inflammatory test (36:48)
  • AMPK is the key to maintaining wellness (39:15)
  • The biggest change in Dr. Barry Sears’ perspective on diet and health (39:55)
  • No fiber in your diet? You’re just asking for trouble (40:46)
  • What happens to the gut health on no-fiber diets? (43:06)
    • Comparing the ketogenic diet and the zone diet (44:03)
  • Barry Sears’ take on intermittent fasting (46:56)
  • No love handles and no cellulite (48:26)
  • Where to find and get in touch with Dr. Barry Sears (52:14)


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