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Why Are We Overweight? The Not-So-Simple Answer | Dr. Mickey Witte

Why We're Overweight

Becoming overweight is not as simple as eating more calories than you burn. It’s way more than just eating too much fat. In fact, obesity is a complex assortment of issues that few truly understand. 

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Neuroscientist Dr. Mickey Witte joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to unpack the many reasons that millions struggle with their weight.

  • Why the body fights to hold on to fat.
  • Set Point Theory and the belief that the body programs itself to maintain a certain weight.
  • The pleasure and reward centers activated in the brain by food.

Dr. Witte is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami specializing in obesity science.

Also, Chuck reports on a study showing foods with flavonoids can help lower high blood pressure.

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