The First Overfat Podcast

By July 14, 2017 April 24th, 2018 Fat-Burning Journal, Podcasts


Join Dr. Phil Maffetone and Professor Paul Laursen in their first online discussion following publication of their groundbreaking research paper in Frontiers of Public Health exposing the overfat pandemic.

In this interview on the Elite HRV podcast with host Jason Moore, the authors talk about a number of topics related to their study, “Overfat and Underfat: New Terms and Definitions Long Overdue.”

Included is a discussion of the social implications of aesthetics as opposed to chronic disease and healthcare aspects of this issue, as well as the commercial pressures that have fostered the use of the term “overweight” vs. overfat.

Also of particular interest in this podcast is the notion that body fat should be considered an organ — part of the endocrine system.

Other major topics of the show include:

  • Can someone be overfat and healthy?
  • Fat is not just about looks, it’s about chronic disease and healthcare.
  • Can you be thin yet overfat? What is sarcopenic obesity?
  • How fat can hide within the body and how to find it.
  • The dangers of abdominal fat compared to other body fat.
  • Burning fat calories vs. sugar calories and the role of exercise.
  • The role of the brain in managing stress and body fat.
  • Why BMI is not a good measure of body fat.
  • Why precise clinical measurements of body fat aren’t always necessary or even useful.
  • Increases in “exercise” and corresponding “underfatness” — are you taking fat loss too far?

Many thanks to Elite HRV.

One Comment

  • Jen says:

    @40 minutes: “The one thing you can do… cut out all refined sugars”

    I assure you I want to, and I hope a few months from now I look back at this and can say I have. I have tried, but, fall off the wagon often. Don’t misunderstand, people look at me and think I eat healthy, – healthier than they eat. I feel better with the changes I’ve made, of course. Shouldn’t this be enough? I find I’m constantly bombarded with ads for junk, and then there is the social events with cakes and cookies, and even just bread at dinner. I want to get serious, but have short-comings. It isn’t an excuse, however, I find our western culture adds a layer of complexity. Thank you for the science behind it. It makes sense. Education is always empowering.

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