Podcast 076: Melissa Davis – becoming a successful dieter as a woman

Steve interviews Melissa Davis who has a PhD Neurobiology and Behaviour, in addition she has a focus on combat sport & is highly competitive winning many championships.

She is also a consultant for Renaissance Periodization and was one of the authors of the RP-produced book: “Renaissance Woman: Fat Loss, Muscle Growth and Performance Through Scientific Eating.”

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Time stamps:

  • 03:40 Female fat loss speed & implications
  • 06:55 How to get client buy-in
  • 09:20 Why we should use % target weight loss & not set numbers
  • 12:45 Have Melissa’s clients ever complained about gaining muscle?
  • 16:50 The importance of maintenance
  • 22:18 Frequency & length of dieting phases
  • 28:15 Psychology of massing
  • 34:00 Female specific challenges when dieting
  • 39:48 Body fat re-distribution post fat loss
  • 43:50 Client case study
  • 47:25 Summarising phases; cutting, maintenance, massing

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