This time with the holidays coming up, Lori and I are holding an emergency episode about how to navigate through the holidays and keep the weight off!

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In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • Omar and Lori’s emergency podcast for the holidays (01:00)
  • Food and the holidays: the relationship between sugar intake and poor mood (02:40)
  • Don’t hold off on sugar: addressing sugar intake for people who look forward to the holiday (04:55)
    • Use targeted supplementation to help you resist (i.e., chromium picolinate) (06:33)
    • Add a healthy fat to each meal: fat high in omega-3 (08:17)
    • Drink lots of water: half your body weight in ounces of water (08:48)
    • Add herbs like cinnamon (09:43)
    • Exercise to utilize the sugars in your body (10:17)
    • It’s fine to have a little bit of treats for the holidays (11:08)
  • Compliance rates between having good meals and bad meals (11:50)
  • Intermittent fasting is incredibly powerful (14:55)
  • Strategies for Thanksgiving (16:38)
  • The mistake of starving the body to “pig out” on Thanksgiving (18:22)
  • Chromium picolinate to curb sugar cravings (19:45)
  • Considering alcohol for the holidays: go for the low-sugar ones (22:20)
  • Managing stress during the holidays (25:03)
    • Plan ahead (26:00)
    • Drink a lot of water and boost your metabolism (28:28)
    • Choose to eat anti-inflammatory foods (30:10)
    • Exercise: 30 minutes for 3-4 times a week (30:38)
    • Opt for online shopping and avoid crowds (32:30)
    • It’s fine if this isn’t the most wonderful time of the year (34:10)


Don’t forget to check out!

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

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