Episode 60: Can You Control Your Weight?

April 3, 2019

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Episode Overview

Can you really control your weight? There are two schools of thought on this: one believes that nothing is within our control and the other believes everything is within our control. But what if the truth is somewhere in the middle? Annie and Lauren explore just how much control we have over our weight and provide helpful perspective on an age-old question.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • What studies say about how much genes influence weight
  • What studies say about how much genes influence height
  • Twin Studies, The Secrets of The Eating Lab and The Minnesota Starvation Experiment
  • How we adjust our eating when we feel we are being observed
  • The two camps: we can control all the things and we can control none of the things
  • How much control do we really have over our weight?
  • How your body responds to decreases in calories
  • Ideal weight vs ideal weight range
  • What happens when you try to “pause” on an escalator
  • Process versus outcome goals
  • How weight range relates to body composition
  • Getting clear on your goals
  • How your pre-disposed body type relates to your weight
  • How to find your weight range



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!