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Episode 152: The Science of Self Control with Menno Henselmans

podcast Feb 11, 2022

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Listeners can find Menno Henselmans at his website https://mennohenselmans.com/, and on Instagram @menno.henselmans 

    

Menno Henselmans is an international public speaker, scientist, and online physique coach. He has several pro-card-winning clients and international prize winners in physique sports and powerlifting. Menno is also the author of the book - The Science of Self Control where he discusses the essentials of how the human mind works, what willpower is, how to be more productive, how to stick to your diet, how to make your workouts less effortful and how to keep yourself motivated.

In this episode, we chat about why dieting should be looked at as a skill to achieve lifelong results, benefits to diet breaks and refeeds to hit your goal, the forbidden fruit effect, and much more!

“Dieting is a skill that you need to learn. Everyone needs a lot of experience doing it, especially when it comes to traveling, social eating events, peer pressure. Just having a good diet at home is one thing, but it takes a lot of skill to master it as a whole lifestyle.” -Menno Henselmans

Top Takeaways:

  • Artificial sweetener myths debunked 
  • The benefits of taking a diet break and how it could get you closer to your ultimate goal
  • Rigid diet control versus flexible diet control
  • Psychological factors that play a part in cravings

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Intro to episode trailer 
  • [0:30] Rachel gives a brief background of today’s guest Menno Henselmans   
  • [1:30] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel introduces Menno Henselmans to the listeners 
  • [2:30] Menno gives a brief background on his journey in the health and nutrition space
  • [3:30] The Science of Self Control 
  • [6:00] Question: How can “empty rewards” help us stick to our diet?
  • [9:00] Download your FREE Hunger Hacks Guide!
  • [9:30] Question: Can you speak to the research out there on artificial sweeteners? Are they bad for you? Do they cause gut issues, etc.?
  • [16:00]  Are artificial sweeteners bad for your gut bacteria?, Is Aspartame safe?
  • [17:00] Question: Can you talk about diet breaks and refeeds and how they can potentially get you to your end goal quicker?
  • [20:00] Question: Can you talk about the difference between rigid diet control versus flexible diet control? 
  • [23:00] “Dieting is a skill that you need to learn. Everyone needs a lot of experience doing it, especially when it comes to traveling, social eating events, peer pressure. Just having a good diet at home is one thing, but it takes a lot of skill to master it as a whole lifestyle.” -Menno Henselmans
  • [25:00] Protein Sparing Modified Fasts (PSMF) | Robert Sikes & Rachel Gregory
  • [26:00] Question: Can you explain what the forbidden fruit effect is?
  • [45:30] Question: What is your opinion/perspective on low carb vs. low-fat diets?
  • [51:30] Question: In terms of fat intake, what would your general guideline be for the minimum amount of fat that you recommend for clients?
  • [54:30] You can check out more from Menno Henselmans at his website https://mennohenselmans.com/, and on Instagram @menno.henselmans
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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.).

    

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