Layne Norton: The Secret Hack to Following Through on Your Diet

Do you have trouble following through with your diet?

In this episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat with Layne Norton about the different reasons why some people can stay on a diet and lose weight, while others aren’t. We discuss whether or not obesity is a choice and the psychological implications behind it that we don’t necessarily realize.

Layne also shares how important it is to get your mindset right before you take on the project of changing your life. If you haven’t decided to go all in, you may derail faster than you would expect.

Layne Norton is the founder of BioLayne. He created the company to provide ethical, science-based coaching that synthesized real-world experience with evidence-based protocols. In his coaching career, he has turned over 70 people pro and reshaped the way that countless people think about nutrition. To that end, Layne completed a BS in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, honing his intellectual skills under Dr. Donald Layman, one of the foremost researchers on protein metabolism and fat loss in the world.

What we discuss:

01:13: Where did Layne get his education?
04:26: Why do people eat?
05:24: Why are low-carb diets easy to sell?
13:27: How do you rewire yourself after binging?
17:10: Can you still lose weight if you respect your caloric budget intake?
26:49: Why do people gain more weight when getting off weight-loss medication?
38:12: Can workouts satisfy your hunger?
41:10: How much does your Apple Watch overestimate in calorie burning?
43:54: Why do we eat so much after a workout?
47:10: Is obesity a choice?
50:35: What characteristics do people who keep weight off have?
56:13: How many years did Layne’s brother struggle with addiction?
58:35: Are obese people born obese?
1:02:57: Is there a certain diet that is most satiating for people?
1:11:04: Is Diet Coke that bad for you?
1:16:37: How powerful is the placebo effect?
1:23:51: Can most hacks boost your metabolism?
1:26:06: Do women need creatine or testosterone?
1:31:50: How long are Layne’s workouts?

Key takeaways:

– Food addiction is one of the most difficult addictions out there, but it’s not perceived as so by society in comparison to alcohol, drugs, or gambling. The reason why it is harder than any other addiction to get out of is that food is something you must always get your dose of and which you can’t quit – it’s the habit of binging and overeating that you need to quit instead.

– If you want to change your life, you need to decide to change it. It will be difficult to do to get that new life you want for yourself, you need to leave your old life behind. That’s what most people find difficult.

– The reason why most diets fail is not the fault of the diet – but of the person following it. That being said, if you want to be able to stick to a diet in the long run, you cannot take an all-or-nothing approach and you need to allow yourself to continue to live your life. This will allow you to stay on track, recover from blunders quicker, and enjoy your life – because diets shouldn’t make your life miserable.

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