episode #173

Hormones & Weight Loss Resistance



Understanding the causes of weight loss resistance, and the effects of your metabolic health and insulin on your ability to lose weight. We also discuss the role of hormones, your menstrual cycle, liver and detoxification, as well as, your sympathetic nervous system and dysregulated circadian rhythm on weight loss resistance.

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Episode Overview:

  • 2:45 Introduction
  • 3:45 Insulin and Insulin Resistance
  • 17:16 Weight Loss Resistance
  • 19:45 Metabolic Health And Weight Loss
  • 26:00  Understanding Your Hormones and Menstrual Cycle
  • 30:00 Liver and Detoxification
  • 37:34 Altered Sympathetic Nervous System
  • 41:58 Dysregulated Circadian Rhythm
  • 48:56 4-Week Course On Hormones


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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!