Almost every diet ever studied can result in weight loss, but maintaining lost weight is extremely difficult. Why? Because most conventional approaches to weight loss lower your metabolism while increasing hunger, a recipe for weight gain and yo-yo dieting. In fact, there’s scientifically-proven limitations of low-carb, ketogenic, low-fat and low-calorie diet approaches!
That’s why it’s so important to lose weight in a healthy way, preserving hormone regulation and basal metabolic rate, leading not just to weight loss success but weight loss maintenance over the long term.
This online course includes 2 1/2 hours of video lecture by Dr. Sarah, including downloadable and printable PDFs of her presentations slides. The topics covered in detail include:
- Overweight and obesity: definitions and implications
- Smart goal setting and measuring weight loss success
- Why maintaining weight loss is so hard
- Busting diet myths (the problems with keto, low-carb, low-fat, and low-calorie)
- Nutrients that aid fat metabolism
- Obesity and the gut microbiome
- Lifestyle factors that contribute to weight gain
- How to lose weight in a healthy way (so it’s easy to maintain)
Dr Sarah explains why it’s so hard to keep the weight off when you lose weight using conventional weight loss diets. Fortunately, there’s tons of scientific evidence that proves that when you lose weight in a healthy way, it’s much easier to keep the weight off! Dr. Sarah refers to this approach as getting healthy to lose weight (instead of losing weight to get healthy).
Dr. Sarah was, of course, spectacularly brilliant and entertaining. Easy to listen to her speak and her synthesis of scientific research is hands-down the best I’ve experienced in the wellness community. –Megan
Sarah truly has a gift for channeling her passion for science, nutrition, and wellness into down to earth lectures, which she lively delivers. She is able to explain complex science in a manner all can embrace and enjoy learning. And she loves what she does, you can tell! –Lisa
Dr Ballantyne, thank you so much for your passion for wellness, your search for truth in optimal health through meaningful studies, your dedication in sharing your knowledge and the very real, practical ways that food impacts our body and all of its systems! Truly, I think you have a gift for making it really easy to see the big picture for first-timers, as well as continue to connect the dots for the rest of us, no matter where we are on our journey. –Tammy
As a scientist (physicist), I appreciated Sarah’s explanation of the different levels of the scientific studies she reviews and an explanation of her science background. It gave me confidence in her knowledge about the science principles of the information she presents. She’s not just some Mom who read something on the Internet and is parroting it. –AnnMarie
I love the fact that Sarah (hope she doesn’t mind me calling her Sarah at this point) gives us the science and facts behind everything and not just her opinion. I love her passion for educating people and helping everyone on their journey to wellness. It’s a long and winding road and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend this workshop and learn so many amazing things. –Mindy
Note: The Introduction to Nutritional Sciences online course is a 100% digital product and does not include registration to any live event. No course materials will be mailed to you and this digital product does not include a mechanism for asking questions (if you are interested in direct access to Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, consider Insider Connection). All of your digital purchases from ThePaleoMom.com are linked to your e-mail address and available to view or download through the “My Account” link at the top of the webpage. If you have not yet set up an account, simply put in your e-mail address and click “Forgot Password”.