Sep 27, 2017
Yuri Elkaim is a popular name in
the world of health and nutrition, but it wasn’t like that before.
In fact, Yuri was practically clueless when it came to nutrition,
but he did love sports especially soccer/football. His life
changing moment was when he realized his bouts of hair loss were
brought about by an autoimmune issue called alopecia. Doctors
couldn’t explain why, so he thought he would live the rest of his
It wasn’t until he learned about
holistic nutrition that he ended up curing himself. He has since strived to help those
around him, to give them hope that there is still a way to treat
whatever health issues they might have.
Today, Yuri tells us his story
of how he became the Yuri we know now, his thoughts on the whole
“Metabolism is like a fireplace” analogy, why he thinks fasting is
good for you, the importance of sleep when it comes to making
decisions, and why we should learn to decipher when we’re hungry
and when we’re full without relying on an eating
“There's no law that says 'thou
shall have to do cardio after my weight training.'” Yuri
In this episode, you’ll learn:
typical North American diet is not healthy at all.
- The fireplace analogy on metabolism is a myth. Eating all the
time to "stoke the flames" won't help you lose weight. In fact, it
might lead to more unnecessary weight gain and energy
- Metabolism is the sum of all the breakdown and
buildup in your body; catabolism and anabolism.
of the calories you burn come from BMR or the calories burned at
rest. This is heavily dependent on lean muscle mass.
you want to lose weight you have to pack on some muscle. It’s a
long-term approach to not just weight loss but overall wellness
- Fasting is not starving yourself. When done
right, you can fast regularly aka intermittent fasting.
- People can be psychologically hungry or
physiologically hungry. Psychologically hunger is triggered by
environmental or emotional cues to make you feel comfortable in
- Listening to your body can mean not eating at
the usual time; breakfast at 1 PM is when you
much cardio crushes your thyroid and the problem is not the
exercises themselves but the duration and frequency. Endurance
cardio is not exactly the ideal form of exercise for
- Leptin and Ghrelin are hunger hormones
sensitive to sleep. Leptin tells you to stop eating and Ghrelin
tells you to keep eating. Less sleep produces more ghrelin and
when you’re hungry and stop when your full. You have to be aware
"when" you’re hungry.
shouldn't be worried about building muscle as they are not as
naturally capable of bulking compared to men.
you sleep, try to make the room a lot like a dark, cold tomb. It’ll
boost the quality of your sleep more than sleeping in a warm room
penetrated by light.
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