The Tailored Life Podcast

809 - Benefits of Fasting vs. Calorie Deficit, Helping Children Diet, and More…

September 16, 2022

In this Q&A, we dive into some misconceptions around dieting for your somatotype, whether or not fasting is actually healthy for you as you age (and why that might be), how to tell if you're actually building muscle or just gaining body fat, the most optimal ways to individualize progressive overload TO YOU, and a conversation around kids using dieting strategies at too early of an age (and what to do, instead).


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3:00 - Thoughts on eating for your somatotype (ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph). Does the macro split matter?

12:30 - Is fasting for 18hours a day healthy for you at 45 years old?

19:10 - How do I know if the weight I am gaining is fat or muscle? I just started your body building workout for women. I’m 2 weeks in. I have been training consistently for well over 10 years, but this program is nothing like what I’ve done before and am loving it. I am eating 1830 cals (5’4” - 133lbs). I have gained 4lbs in the past month, but also started bio identical HRT a month ago as well. My measurements are all the same except for my waist, which is up. I am open to the idea of building muscle and gaining weight, but I just want to make sure it’s the right weight- at least some of it! Would love and appreciate your thoughts on this.

30:00 - I swim 4 days per week for 40 min and do an upper lower split, with the primary goal of muscle growth. Is this optimal?

33:20 - What is more important, form or progressive overload for hypertrophy?

47:00 - My 16year old son recently downloaded MyFitnessPal, and started a food diary. He has seen me do this, so I definitely feel responsible. What are your thoughts on teens and calorie counting? I don’t want to make it an issue, which will make him defiant. I do want to support his fitness goals without things becoming obsessive. He is also starting resistance training. What would you do/suggest in this situation?


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