Fat Burning and Maximum Aerobic Function with Dr. Phil Maffetone


This may surprise you, but there are plenty of athletes who are fit but…unhealthy. In this episode, Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Phil Maffetone discuss obsession and overeating, what happens when you sacrifice your health for improved performance, and how to break free of the toxic “hustle” and stop glorifying injuries. They deep dive into the importance of maximizing your aerobic function, high-intensity training and its relationship to burnout, and the causes of metabolic dysfunction. You’ll discover why your maximum aerobic heart rate is important and determine the volume of aerobic training that’s right for you. Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Phil discuss the proper nutrition and macronutrients necessary for optimal fat burning, the effects of seed oils, emulsifiers, and energy bars, and how food marketing is influencing our choices. You’ll find out how to improve your insulin sensitivity through a two-week test, and get a glimpse of the problems with carrying extra fat. Finally, you’ll hear how obesity hurts you in the face of viral infections, junk food, and actionable ways to start making positive changes in your life.

I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

My health is MY job – I’ll be damned if I rely on luck, ‘good genes’ or a cocktail of drugs that over promise and under deliver.

The Betty Body is my first book-baby, and a collection of what I’ve learned after thousands of clinical hours, hundreds of conversations with the world’s top experts, and most importantly…

This book is an outline of what took ME from “rock-bottom health” at 38, to being my own version of a Betty in my perimenopausal mid 40’s. A woman who is physically strong, full of energy, enjoys mental clarity, great sex and a joyful family life. Is it all roses? Of course not. But I have the stamina and tools to deal with the push and pull of life so that it doesn’t turn into chronic stress.

I want this for you too. Let’s go Bettys!