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Jan 13, 2020

Karen Martel joins us today as we're digging into how to lose weight and what that means for fertility.

If you could snap your fingers and lose the weight you would! Easier said than done, right? This can be especially stressful when you are trying to conceive, because a doctor may have told you that you must lose weight to attempt IVF. So before you dust off your running shoes and start that diet again, I want you to consider a new approach to losing weight that can also improve your fertility.

You may know what the research tells us, but let’s review it again. Being overweight can impact ovulation, hormone balance, negatively impact IVF success rates, and lead to a higher rate of miscarriage. Plus babies born to women with a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or greater have an increased risk of having birth defects, such as heart defects and neural tube defect. And it’s not just women. Obesity in men is associated with lower testosterone and impaired sperm quality, as well as a higher rate of erectile dysfunction.

That’s why the functional approach offers an exciting new approach to weight loss. With our Fab Fertile Method we don’t focus on the weight, however when we make customized diet and lifestyle changes, weight loss is a surprising benefit.

Today I’m welcoming Karen Martel. Karen is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How food sensitivities impact weight loss (hint – we see this all the time!).
  • How blood sugar impacts weight loss (if your blood sugar is on a roller coaster it can wreak havoc on your hormones)
  • The connection between gut infection and excess weight
  • The link between thyroid dysfunction and the inability to lose weight

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