253 | Giles Yeo | From Calorie Counting to Quality Eating: A Holistic Approach to Wellness

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius is joined by Giles to shed light on the importance of food quality, nutrient partitioning, and the role of genetics in our individual responses to diet and exercise. His perspective invites us to reevaluate our approach to nutrition, weight loss, considering a more holistic view of health that goes beyond calorie counting.

In this episode, Giles and I talked about:

  • What sparked Giles’ interest in the genetics of obesity and body weight
  • Giles explains what influences body weight and health
  • The importance of educating children about nutrition and healthy choices
  • Giles shares the impact of bariatric surgery
  • Why it matters to maintain muscle mass while losing weight
  • The crucial role of resistance training to preserve muscle and overall health
  • And other topics…

Meet Giles:

Dr. Giles Yeo is a British geneticist and neuroscientist known for his research on the genetic and neurological factors influencing obesity. He is a Principal Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, leading a group at the Metabolic Research Laboratories. Dr. Yeo is also a prominent science communicator, appearing on various media platforms to share insights on obesity, genetics, and the brain’s role in regulating body weight.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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