SNR #68: Stephan Guyenet, PhD – Overeating, Fat Mass Regulation & Energy Homeostasis

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Episode 68: Stephan Guyenet, PhD discusses fat mass regulation via energy homeostasis systems, why we overeat and the difference between homeostatic and non-homeostatic eating.

Guest Bio

Stephan Guyenet, PhD.


Dr. Guyenet 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 blog Whole Health Source. Stephan has a BS. in biochemistry (University of Virginia) and a PhD in neurobiology (University of Washington).

In this episode we discuss:

  • Homeostatic and non-homeostatic eating
  • What drives overeating?
  • Energy homeostatsis system
  • Defence of body fatness by the hypothalamus
  • The importance of food environment
  • How important is food quality for long-term weight management?
  • Mitigating the metabolic adaptations to weight loss

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