The Psychology of Dieting, Dr. Mel Davis of Renaissance Periodization

Episode 369

Today’s guest is Dr. Mel Davis. She holds a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior and has 10 years of research experience. Her work has been featured in Scientific American, published in high impact, peer reviewed journals, and recognized by faculty of 1000.

She has made a lifelong scientific-hobby of studying sport science and is a life-long athlete and scholar. Melissa is also currently a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Giva Santana at One Jiu Jitsu, and is a multiple time IBJJF Master World Champion.

Follow Dr. Mel Davis at @regressive_underload on instagram and check out her blog on the Game Changers Documentary, HERE.

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Show notes

4:20 – Who is Dr. Mel Davis?

10:40 – Are there any hacks or strategies?

13:00 – Helping people set goals for the right reasons

18:00 – Getting clients to removing bad habits to stop comparing.

21:15 – Too much specificities causing overwhelm and not enough causing stagnant

27:00 – Science behind having processes on making habits

29:50 – Using Will Power

33:20 – How many habits people should stick to

48:05 – How important is accountability

51:30 – Replacing bad habits for good habits

52:55 – Habits defining a person and not letting them define you.

56:35 – Where to find Dr. Mel Davis and all of her content

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