Melissa McAllister: Smart Ways to Aid Your Weight Loss [EP 15]

Show Notes:

Description: Today, Melissa is talking about weight loss. There is so much more to it than just calorie counting and movement. She breaks down several acronyms that help us understand how our bodies use calories, the energy needed to break down different types of foods, and the calories our bodies need to function while at rest. Melissa also shares several beverages and supplements that can aid your weight loss and fat loss.

In this episode you’ll learn:

Beverages that Can Aid Your Weight Loss
06:47 Exercise Activity Thermogenesis
08:43 Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis
11:39 Thermic Effect of Food
17:56 Basal Metabolic Rate
20:07 Supplementation

Beverages that Can Aid Your Weight Loss

Melissa shares several different types of beverages that can help aid your weight loss efforts, and also help keep the weight off. She discusses the potential benefits of yerba mate, coffee, and green tea. Melissa recommends Pique Tea as her favorite brand of high-quality tea.

Exercise Activity Thermogenesis

Melissa has several acronyms that can help you understand where the calories that you consume are going. The first is EAT (Exercise Activity Thermogenesis), which refers to the exercise that you do in a day that helps you maintain your weight. This usually amounts to about 10% of your calories expended.

Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis

The second is NEAT (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) or the non-exercise daily activities that can help you burn extra calories. This usually amounts to about 15% of your calories expended in a day.

Thermic Effect of Food

The third is TEF (Thermic Effect of Food) which refers to how our bodies use different types of foods and the amount of calories that it takes to break down the food itself. This usually amounts to about 10% of your calories expended in a day. Melissa talks about this in regards to fats, proteins and carbohydrates.

Basal Metabolic Rate

The last is BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) which refers to the number of calories needed to make your body function while at rest. Your BMR will fluctuate based on your weight and whether you’re performing activities like strength training.


Melissa talks about the most important baselines of health and how we must address those before moving onto supplementation for weight loss. She goes over L-Glutamine, C.L.A, and Acetyl L- Carnitine as potentially beneficial.

Resources from this episode:

Learn More about Yerba Mate Here

Learn More TEF Here

Learn More about the Study on Fidgeting Here

Melissa’s Recommendations and Affiliation links Here

Follow Melissa on Instagram

Find out more about Melissa Here

Get The M.A.D.E. Diet Ebook  Here

Thank you so much for listening to this episode! I’m honored and excited to be on this journey toward personal growth, a healthy lifestyle, and a greater more confident you. I’d love to hear from you. So please share this episode with anyone that you think needs to hear this message and remember to rate review and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. My name is Melissa McAllister. And until next time, thank you for being your own health advocate.