SNR #166: Stephan Guyenet, PhD – The Neuroscience of Overeating & Regulation of Calorie Balance

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Episode 166: Stephan Guyenet, PhD discusses what drives us to overeat, factors affecting appetite regulation and calorie balance.

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Guest Bio


Stephan Guyenet, Ph.D.

Stephan is an obesity researcher, neurobiologist, and author. In addition to his research, he enjoys synthesizing and communicating science for a general audience over at his hugely successful blog. Stephan has a BS. in biochemistry (University of Virginia) and a PhD in neurobiology (University of Washington). He recently published the fantastic book ‘The Hungry Brain’, which dives into the causes of obesity from the perspective of overeating and related brain chemistry.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What drives us to eat and specifically what drives us to overeat?
  • Why are “trigger” foods different amongst individuals?
  • Smoking joints and appetite regulation
  • Calorie balance and macronutrient debates

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