Click Here To Apply For 1-on-1 Coaching with Rachel!

Episode 153: Q&A: Blood Sugar Regulation vs. Calorie Deficit, Food Sensitivities and Fat Gain, Dumbbells vs. Resistance Bands, and More!

podcast Feb 18, 2022

In this episode, Rachel chats about the benefits of regulating blood sugar levels, why a calorie deficit is necessary for fat loss, reasons food sensitivities could be masking progress, the differences between using resistance bands versus using dumbbells, resistance profiles, and more!

To learn more and apply to work one-on-one with Rachel, visit her website: https://www.metflexlife.com/apply

Join Rachel’s weekly newsletter: https://www.metflexlife.com/newsletter 

    

Today's Questions:

  • I’m wearing a CGM, is keeping stable glucose more effective than calorie counting for weight loss?
  • Can you explain how eating foods that you are sensitive to causes fat gain, even if you're in a calorie deficit?
  • Could you go over the differences between using dumbbells and resistance bands? For instance, if a band says it has 50 lb resistance, how does that compare to a 50 lb dumbbell?
  •  I would like to know more about your online workout programs. I like to switch things up every 3-4 months. If you can talk about alternative “heavy compound lift” techniques and their limitations it would be great. My limited shoulder and thoracic spine mobility restrict me from holding a barbell on my back. Also, I will try that trap bar technique you posted with the floating deadlift.

Top Takeaways:

  • Lifestyle factors that could spike your blood sugar that are not food-related
  • Reasons food sensitivities could be masking your progress in your caloric deficit 
  • How a food journal could help you mitigate and track food sensitivities 
  • Key differences between resistance bands and dumbbell weights in terms of resistance profiles /

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Today’s episode is a Q&A related to regulating blood sugar levels in a calorie deficit with CGM’s, fat gain in relation to food sensitivities, and specific differences between exercises and resistance profiles.
  • [1:00] If you’re loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! :)
  • [1:30] Another great way to help grow MetFlex and Chill is to share a screenshot of an episode you enjoyed or found value in, add it to your story, and tag @rachelgregory.cns for a reshare :) 
  • [2:30] Question: I’m wearing a CGM, is keeping stable glucose more effective than calorie counting for weight loss?
  • [3:00] Episode 35: The Power of Monitoring Glucose Levels with Kara Collier
  • [8:30] Question: Can you explain how eating foods that you are sensitive to causes fat gain, even if you're in a calorie deficit?
  • [12:30] What is body dysmorphia?
  • [21:00] If you’re interested in one-on-one coaching with Rachel check out http://www.metflexlife.com/apply 
  • [21:30] If you're interested in the membership group coaching through The Flex Fam check it out at http://theflexfam.com 
  • [22:00] Question: Could you go over the differences between using dumbbells and resistance bands? For instance, if a band says it has 50 lb resistance, how does that compare to a 50 lb dumbbell?
  • [28:00] What is a hack squat? 
  • [29:30] Rachels Exercise Library 
  • [32:30] Single Leg Lying Hamstring Curl
  • [34:30] “A resistance profile is ‘where the exercise is the hardest’?” 
  • [37:30] Question: I would like to know more about your online workout programs. I like to switch things up every 3-4 months. If you can talk about alternative “heavy compound lift” techniques and their limitations it would be great. My limited shoulder and thoracic spine mobility restrict me from holding a barbell on my back. Also, I will try that trap bar technique you posted with the floating deadlift.
  • [38:00] To check out Rachels programs visit http://metflexlife.com/programs 
  • [43:00] Thanks again for listening! If you’re loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review!

THINGS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

---

Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com

Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami.

Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).

    

Click Here to work 1-on-1 with Rachel!

Stay connected with news and updates!

Join my weekly newsletter for updates, tips, recipes, and more fun stuff!

Filter By:

All Categories appetizers & snacks beef blog breakfast calories chicken & seafood desserts fat loss keto basics keto for women lab tests lifestyle lunch meal prep miniflex muscle science for women podcast podcast appearances pork & lamb recipes research/articles resources tips transformations vegetables & sides videos workout nutrition youtube