Should we be calculating calorie requirements for our clients? Where did the ‘calories in, calories out’ myth originate? And, what is the set point theory? Learn all this and more in our captivating conversation with obesity researcher, Dr Nick Fuller. Nick describes the cascade of physiological reactions that occur in the body once weight loss begins and explains why he’s on a mission to banish dieting for good.



Dr Nick Fuller is a globally recognised obesity expert from the University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has degrees in exercise physiology, nutrition and dietetics, and a doctorate in obesity and weight management. His current position as research program leader within the Charles Perkins Centre involves working with government and industry to identify and develop cost-effective treatments for the management of obesity. He has a proven track record of commercialising research in this field to improve not only the health of Australians but the rest of the globe. He is a recognised media expert, the author of three best-selling books and has published in top-ranked journals in the medical field. Nick’s work has resulted in policy change in the field of obesity and metabolic disease. He is the founder of the Interval Weight Loss program – an evidence-based program designed to help people regain control of their health and prevent the weight regain that comes with diets.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • Origins of the ‘calories in, calories out’ myth
  • Physiological reactions that make sustained weight loss so difficult
  • Set point theory

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