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

Episode 99: Calories vs. Hormone Debate, Gut Health, & Body Composition As You Age with Travis Zipper

podcast Feb 23, 2021

To watch this episode, please visit Rachel’s YouTube channel.

Listeners can find Travis Zipper at his website https://traviszipper.com/, and on Instagram @traviszipper

    

Travis Zipper is an Integrative Functional Health Coach with over 6 years of experience working in the Medical Weight Loss, Anti-Aging & Hormone Replacement Therapy realm as well as Health and Macronutrient Coaching and Exercise counseling. In addition, over the past two years, Travis has helped teach and certify health coaches through the Nutritional Coaching Institute as a seminar instructor.

In this episode, we’re chatting about the hormone vs. CICO or ‘calories in calories out’ debate, how to optimize body composition during perimenopause and menopause, benefits to increasing your energy flux, probiotics, and more!

Top Takeaways:

  • How calorie intake and expenditure affect hormones 
  • Two starting points to focus on when addressing a chronic deficit
  • Benefits of changing your eating window to curve blood sugar spikes
  • The most common symptom most people complain about related to gut health
  • Three tips to focus on to optimize gut health

Today’s Questions:

  • CICO vs. Hormone Debate - can you ‘debunk’ this debate for the listeners?
  • If someone has been in a chronic deficit for a long period of time or at a maintenance level that is not optimal, what would you recommend they do to fix that? 
  • Do you use or track biofeedback metrics before using alternate testing with your clients?
  • Can you give the listeners your experiences or common struggles you have seen during menopause/perimenopause stages and body recomposition?
  • What's your experience with metabolic flexibility, especially when it comes to menopause?
  • What is the overall importance of having optimal gut function when we're talking about body composition changes?
  • What would be like some symptoms of poor gut health that you've seen most often that need to be addressed?
  • What are three tips or things that you would focus on to improve gut health?
  • Are there any supplements that you recommend or use for yourself, for your clients to optimize gut health? 

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel announces a pivot to the guest episode schedule and new projects in the works!
  • [1:00] If you have questions you’d love Rachel to dive into on the podcast email her at [email protected]
  • [2:30] If you're enjoying the show share it out by screenshotting an episode and tagging @rachelgregory.cns or leave a review on itunes to help grow the show so others can learn more about MetFlex and Chill!   
  • [3:30] Rachel introduces guest Travis Zipper to the listeners
  • [4:00] Travis dives into his clinical background and how it lead him to his passion within the health and fitness industry 
  • [6:30] Question: CICO vs. hormone debate - can you ‘debunk’ this debate for the listeners?
  • [9:30] Question: If someone has been in a chronic deficit for a long period of time or at a maintenance level that is not optimal, what would you recommend they do to fix that? 
  • [10:30] Energy Flux
  • [12:30] The Dutch Test
  • [14:00] Cycle Mapping Test
  • [14:30] Question: Do you use or track biofeedback metrics before using alternate testing with your clients?
  • [19:30] My Fitness Pal and Chronometer
  • [22:30] Question: Can you give the listeners your experiences or common struggles you have seen during menopause/perimenopause stages and body recomposition?
  • [27:00] Question: What's your experience with metabolic flexibility, especially when it comes to menopause?
  • [33:00] Question: What is the overall importance of having optimal gut function when we're talking about body composition changes?
  • [36:00] Question: What would be like some symptoms of poor gut health that you've seen most often that need to be addressed?
  • [38:00] Question: What are three tips or things that you would focus on to improve gut health?
  • [44:30] Question: Are there any supplements that you recommend or use for yourself, for your clients to kind of optimize gut health?
  • [52:30] If you’re interested in learning more about Travis Zipper check him out at www.traviszipper.com, www.in3nutrition.com, and on IG @traviszipper
  • [53:00] Keto For Women DIY program is now open!

---

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 cheat sheets chicken & seafood desserts fat loss keto alternatives keto basics keto for women lab tests lifestyle meal prep podcast podcasts pork & lamb recipes research/articles resources tips transformations vegetables & sides videos