How Psychology Can Affect Eating Right and Exercising with Kevin Geary

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Kevin Geary talks about how psychology can affect eating right and exercising.

Kevin is an integrative health coach, founder of Rebooted Body, and host of The Rebooted Body Podcast. He uses a unique blend of science and psychology to help men and women reprogram their body and mind for sustainable fat loss, vibrant health, and peak performance.

Main Questions Asked:

  • Eight out of ten people have the right information about what to eat and how to exercise. Why do they still fail?
  • What are some examples of the triggers that cause people to fail?
  • What is ego depletion?
  • Can you talk about subconscious sabotage? Do you have any tips to help us with subconscious sabotage?
  • What do you mean by ‘suspect sleep’ as a trigger?

Key Points made by Kevin:

  • Most of success is mastering your inner psychology.
  • Psychology is about 80% of the process for weight loss and health success.
  • There are psychological triggers and physiological triggers.
  • Mindless madness – mindless eating and being disconnected from food is a big problem.
  • Pattern paralysis – how to break away from common patterns that sabotage your health, like always eating dessert after dinner.
  • Nutritional poverty is a big physiological trigger.
  • Cutting calories can cause you to starve at the cellular level triggering you to eat more and even binge eat.
  • Sugar stressing can be both a physiological trigger and a psychological trigger.
  • Relying too much on will power will easily and quickly deplete your will power and cause you to fail.
  • A common form of subconscious sabotage is defeating yourself before even getting started.
  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences study proved that past psychological experiences are directly correlated to present disordered eating.
  • Getting less than 6 hours of sleep per night on a regular basis will cause your body to start functioning like a Type 2 Diabetic.
  • Poor sleep will cause you to be 20% less full and 30% more hungry. This is why you cannot lose weight if you’re not getting great sleep.

Resources Mentioned:

Kevin’s website

Book – Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again

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