Ep 52 Dr. Lori Shemek- How to Fight FatFlammation and Fire Up Your Fat Burn

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I so enjoyed having Dr. Lori Shemek on The Sisterhood of SWEAT podcast! She is so lovely to work with. I just loved talking with her and learning how to decrease FatFlammation.

Dr. Lori Shemek's books are "How to Fight FatFlammation" and "Fire Up Your Fat burn"

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Lori Shemek, Ph.D. is a leading fat cell researcher, health expert, weight loss expert, keynote speaker and recognized authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health. Dr. Shemek is the bestselling author of ‘How To Fight FATflammation!’ (HarperCollins) and the bestselling author of “Fire-Up Your Fat Burn!’  

Dr. Lori Shemek, a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas, has been featured on NBC The Doctors TV, CNN, NPR and Fox News, and in Dr. Oz’s Good Life Magazine, Health, Shape, Woman’s Day, Prevention, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, The Huffington Post and numerous others.

Dr. Shemek is known as “The Inflammation Terminator” She has made it her mission to help clients lose weight and educate the public on the toxic effects of certain foods and lifestyle choices and how they create inflammation in the body resulting in weight gain and poor health.

The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the Top Health and Fitness Experts alongside such names as Dr. Oz and David Zinczenko author of ‘Eat This, Not That’ and the Huffington Post has also recognized her as one of the Top Diet and Nutrition Experts.

Dr. Shemek holds a Doctorate in Psychology; she is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Life Coach.

Keynote Speaker: U.S. Army – Ft. Sam Houston, Joel Osteen/Lakewood Church,  92Y Kaufmann Symphony Hall, Global Health Summit - 2013, 2014, 2015, Osteoporosis Society, Weekly Fitness Challenge - Multi-State Tour; Chicago School Districts including many others.

  • If you are overweight your fat cells are inflamed.
  • There are two types of inflammation: acute and silent.
  • Symptoms or indicators of silent or low-level inflammation.
  • When the mitochondria in your cells aren’t functioning optimally, your metabolism runs less efficiently.
  • Fat is your largest endocrine organ.
  • Supplementation that can decrease inflammation.
  • Foods that can help reduce inflammation.
  • Why not all calories are created equal and you don't need to count them.
  • Foods that can help reduce inflammation.
  • Eat fat to lose fat.
  • Hidden sugars in your favorite foods that you may think are healthy for example; wheat bread, wheat pasta, and yogurt.
  • Sugar is the #1 inflammatory food.
  • It is important to eliminate sugar to decrease inflammation in the body. 
  • Reducing excess carbohydrate intake can reduce inflammation.
  • Increasing veggies and leafy greens helps to increase your mitochondria and reverse cell inflammation.
  • When you eat healthy fats you are increasing Ghrelin (The hunger hormone) and increasing Leptin (Saiety hormone).
  • Some recent research shows that canola oil may be associated with alzheimer's disease.
  • Why it's important to eat grass fed beef, wild fish, and free range/pasture raised chicken. 
  • MCT oil and it's benefits.(Brain Octane from Bulletproof brand)
  • Over 40 you need to boost your metabolism effectively and you need to gain muscle mass.
  • HIT training and strength training is the ultimate cocktail for losing weight and maintaining muscle mass.
  • Adequate protein in your diet to maintain muscle mass is key.

Dr. Lori's books are "How to Fight FatFlammation" and "Fire Up Your Fat burn"


Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.