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Kurtis Frank on the Science of Controlling Your Appetite


If you’d like to gain a deeper understanding of how your body’s appetite works and how to make it work more the way you’d like, you want to listen to this episode.

In this episode, I interview my buddy Kurtis Frank, who’s the co-founder and former lead researcher and writer of and the current Director of Research for my supplement company Legion Athletics.

This time around, Kurtis and I dive deep into the science and physiology of appetite, including the body’s primary levers for controlling it, how appetite is influenced by different types of foods and diets, easy ways to reduce your appetite while cutting and increase it while lean bulking, and more.

So, if you’d like to gain a deeper understanding of how your body’s appetite works and how to make it work more the way you’d like, you want to listen to this episode.


4:11 – What is appetite?

6:04 – What are some common factors that screw up natural appetite?

16:15 – How is appetite affected by different types of diets?

17:59 – What do you mean by handling carbohydrates well?

19:13 – What are some signs of insulin sensitivity?

21:04 – How does a high fat diet affect appetite?

22:44 – Is it true that your body is better at sensing food volume than caloric density?

24:46 – Is a high fat low carb diet what it tends to be lower in fiber?

27:35 – If you could cut on 2500 calories per day, should you add more carbs?

30:35 – How do you reduce appetite while cutting?

31:07 – Is it true that having water with food increases the satiating effect?

32:33 – How much water should you drink per day?

33:57 – What else can people do to reduce their appetite while cutting?

36:14 – Does caffeine suppress appetite?

37:38 – Can you sense caffeine tolerance?

38:41 – What are some tips when increasing appetite while bulking?

45:16 – What does the endocannabinoid system affect?

48:19 – If someone is hungry all the time what should they do?

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I'm Mike and I'm the creator of Muscle for Life and Legion Athletics, and I believe that EVERYONE can achieve the body of their dreams.

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