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Sideshow: The Fat and Father-to-Be Follow-up

Aug 02, 2022

In Episode 105, Scot and Mitch shared their struggles with body fat and discussed new strategies to help them lose weight. How are the guys doing on their journey to get back into shape one month later? On today’s sideshow, Scot finds out “sedentary” means more than just sitting around. Mitch shares what’s behind his rapid twenty-pound weight loss. And Troy has a solution for how to run marathons with his soon-to-be newborn.

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Scot: We had a whole episode about Scot's fatness, and this is an update to the fatness because I decided to take a different route to losing the weight than I had in the past.

So we had Thunder Jalili on, and in order to lose the 15 pounds, I normally would put myself in a calorie deficit. I would figure out what my base metabolic rate is. And this gets a little complicated, but your base metabolic rate is basically the amount of calories your body would burn just to survive. And you eat less than that, and you do some exercising, and that puts you in a deficit, which then would encourage your body theoretically to burn fat.

Thunder told me not to do that, which was totally different. So this is a little update on what's going on.

You're listening to "Who Cares About Men's Health," providing inspiration, information, and a different interpretation on men and men's health. We've got a good crew here today. It's the core crew, as I like to call it. The MD to my BS, Dr. Troy Madsen.

Troy: Hey, Scot. I'm part of the core, and I'm proud of it.

Scot: All right. My name is Scot Singpiel, and we've got producer Mitch over here. He brings the microphones and so much more.

Mitch: So much more. Hoo-gah.

Scot: Mitch just got promoted.

Mitch: I know.

Scot: Mitch got a promotion.

Mitch: Love it. Yeah. Core, I'm in the core.

Troy: You're in the core.

Scot: Thunder encouraged me to just stop eating the stuff that got me there, which was Reese's peanut butter cups and probably drinking too much beer, to go back to time-restricted eating, which is this concept that you stop eating for a prolonged period of time. It could be 10, 12 hours, whatever. So you might stop eating at 6:00 at night, not eat until 6:00 the next morning. And get some activity. And remember that I had a fun time and it took me a while to get to where I was, and it might take me a little while to get back.

So I've got a little update. I'm down five pounds. Yeah, I've gotten rid of 5 of the 15.

Troy: That's pretty good.

Scot: Yeah. I mean, I don't know. We'll see if this continues. The win for me was I went on a weeklong vacation and I just didn't eat sweets.

Troy: Wow.

Scot: But you can't necessarily control what you eat as well when you're on vacation. And when I came back, I was at the same spot. So that makes me happy.

Troy: Oh, so that was the win. Okay. I was going to say, "You lost weight on vacation?" But you're just saying you were able to maintain.

Scot: I was able to maintain. I didn't think about it too much and I didn't probably have as much activity as I would.

Mitch: Did you road trip?

Scot: Yeah.

Mitch: Do you not get fun snacks every time you fill up the gas?

Scot: Normally, yes. This trip, no.

Mitch: Okay. Not this time? No?

Scot: No.

Mitch: All right.

Troy: It doesn't sound like a fun road trip.

Scot: No. The snacks . . .

Mitch: That's what I was about to say. That's a part of it.

Scot: Yeah. Well, we did have snacks. I mean, it was Triscuits and cheese, and it was trail mix, but not with chocolate in it. So it was a lot of nuts and some dried fruit. So kind of healthier stuff, I guess.

Mitch: Sure.

Scot: Yeah, Mitch does not look enthusiastic.

Mitch: No. I'm about to go on a road trip myself and highlight, day one, going and filling the tires, topping off at the gas station, and getting a big old sack . . .

Scot: That's right.

Mitch: . . . of every bit of junk food.

Scot: I mean, I guess . . .

Mitch: Maybe I won't do it this time.

Scot: No. I think every once in a while, you might be able to do that, right? I mean, if you're in a position. It just kind of worked out for me that way.

Mitch: Okay. That's good.

Scot: So anyway, down five pounds. I've been doing some reading and I'm a little scared, because I'm afraid that five pounds is just kind of those five easy pounds, right? Like, just maybe some water weight, some salt weight. I don't know.

So I started doing some reading because I was interested in this base metabolic rate and the different exercise levels. So you've got your base metabolic, which is your body. If you just sat around, did nothing, this is how many calories your body needs to function.

And then you've got some of these other levels, right? You've got sedentary. Sedentary, that's how you pronounce it. What is sedentary, do you think? And that bumps you up a couple. You get to eat a couple hundred more calories if you're sedentary. What do you think that is?

Troy: I mean, you're a couch potato. Those are couch potato calories. Those are like just lifting your arm to use the remote and turn on the TV and reach for your soda. Those are your sedentary.

Scot: This is, I think, where some people might run into problems. That's not the case.

Troy: Sedentary?

Scot: Sedentary, according to a couple places I looked, includes activities of daily living. So doing the kinds of things like going out and raking, vacuuming, and even they included walking the dog.

Troy: No. I think of sedentary as . . . Someone who's sedentary in my opinion, in medical terms, in my practice, if I describe someone as sedentary, they're not walking a dog. They're able to take care of themselves, so they're getting up, walking to the kitchen, and walking to the restroom, but they're not doing a whole lot beyond that. I don't see them as out raking leaves and walking dogs. I don't know.

Scot: Yeah. I think that's where this problem is. I think the problem could be as an individual that you're trying to figure out what your activity level is so you can go, "This is how much I should be eating." Well, I'm not sedentary because I go out and I do stuff. I clean the house. I rake leaves. I mow the lawn. In the definitions I've seen, all those things are included in sedentary. The difference is that you do not do 30 minutes of intentional exercise a day.

Troy: So that's the next step up? So to not be sedentary, you have to do 30 minutes of intentional exercise a day?

Scot: Yep, and that's called low active. And low active is daily . . .

Troy: No. Low active is 30 minutes?

Scot: Yeah. Low active is exercise equal to walking 30 minutes at four miles an hour, which burns anywhere from 135 to 165 calories for the average-weight person.

Troy: Four miles an hour is a pretty brisk walk.

Scot: That is an incredibly brisk walk. I have long legs and I can walk fast. I'm probably doing 3.7, 3.8 max. So that seemed a little weird.

Troy: That's fast. I don't know who made the scale up.

Mitch: Let me tell you. It is the FDA and the NCBI. [Crosstalk 00:06:08] this group is the front for public health. It was published back in 2018 when they decided that this is what sedentary meant.

Scot: So this is all going someplace that hopefully will be helpful to listeners and also is going to inform my thinking, and I wanted to throw this out to you guys.

So then the difference between low active to active is it's kind of the same. Your daily activities of living, except for you're doing an hour and 45 minutes of intentional exercise. So that's walking at four miles an hour.

Troy: A day?

Scot: Yeah, a day.

Mitch: A day.

Scot: And then very active is daily exercise walking four hours and 15 minutes at four miles an hour, or you could jog for two hours a day. And that burns anywhere from 1,100 to 1,400 calories.

Troy: This is an interesting scale.

Scot: It is. I mean, think about the individuals we've had on the show in the past who have struggled with losing weight, right? We're saying, "Well, if you get out and get those 30 minutes of activity, that should be pretty good." But I'm starting to kind of wonder if those 30 minutes is good for your cardiovascular health, it's good for your health in general, but if you're trying to lose some weight, you're going to have to go beyond that.

Troy: See, the problem with this scale, though, is there are just so many studies that show if you can just do 30 minutes of activity three times a week, there are very clear health benefits from it, where this scale is implying that those people are just low active, and even they're less than low active.

Scot: I'm going to say there's a differentiation. There's a fine differentiation here.

Troy: Thirty minutes?

Scot: Thirty minutes a day has health benefits for cardiovascular and those other things, but if you're trying to lose body mass, fat, you need to do more.

Troy: But do you think that's sustainable? We're talking 30 minutes of brisk walking at four miles an hour every day. For the average person, it's . . . I feel like you have to have a routine that's sustainable for you. And on the activity side, it sounds like they're recommending high activity, where I'm sure you could balance that with just some decreased caloric intake or adjustment in whatever your dietary intake is, and you're going to accomplish the same thing,

I don't know. I guess I'm trying to figure out where they're going with this, just because that activity level they're putting for active and very active is really active. And maybe I'm kind of taking it a little bit personally here, because I feel like I'm pretty active. I'm pretty active, but I'm not meeting their definition of very active.

I mean, maybe over the course of a week, if you added it all up, I would meet that definition. But over the course of a week, I get about 11 hours, 10 to 11 hours of . . . I don't want to call it jogging because I don't want to be called a jogger.

Scot: I mean, you're running.

Troy: It's running, but still it's . . . Yeah, that's really active what they're getting at there. Two hours a day of what they're describing as jogging.

Mitch: Well, again, this is just how you do your calculations. So when you look up base metabolic rates and things like that and try to get your diet clued in . . .

Scot: Yeah, and you're trying to figure out how many calories you need to sustain. But it could also be used for, "How many calories can I eat, and then what do I have to do to put myself in a bit of a calorie deficit so I can lose that weight?"

Troy: So maybe that's the flip side, just saying, "If you really want to eat this many calories, you're going to have to exercise a ton." Maybe that's what they're trying to say.

Scot: Yeah, I think so.

There was a "Time" magazine article, and I need to send this to you because they quote a lot of research. This is the next part of my thinking, because this was the next thing that I read.

So they cited many studies that exercising at a moderate level for 30 minutes, which is good for health, results according to these studies in little weight loss. So it's good for maintaining, but for losing it's not.

And then they cited some other studies. A combination of diet and exercise generated no greater weight loss than diet alone after six months. At 12 months, the diet and exercise combo showed an advantage, but it was slight, about four pounds on average.

So, in this, the conclusion that they came to based on the research . . . And there was another study. It said exercise results in weight loss when 400 to 500 calories are burned per session at least five times a week.

Troy: So I see what you're getting at here, Scot. What you're saying is if you want to lose weight, don't focus on exercise. Focus on diet. There are clear health benefits from exercise, but it's not going to accomplish the weight loss you need.

Scot: Yeah. Exercise is not going to accomplish the weight loss you need, diet and exercise. But then beyond that, you have to put in a certain amount of exercise, which they're saying is something that can burn 400 to 500 calories per session, 5 times a week, which they equated to 90 minutes of brisk walking or 30 minutes of running 8-minute miles.

Troy: Yeah.

Mitch: Geez.

Scot: I mean, 400 to 500 calories, that's a lot, right? Ninety minutes of brisk walking? Or if you get on a cardio machine and you're not pushing yourself super hard, 90 minutes, that's a lot.

Troy: It is a lot. And how many calories are in just a large soda?

Scot: Right?

Mitch: Too many.

Scot: Too many.

Troy: Yeah, you get a large soda for your road trip and right there you're at 400 calories.

Mitch: This is something that I'm really excited . . . We have a guest coming on in a couple weeks who is part of the weight management program here at The U. And she was talking a lot about in our little pre-interview . . . She was like, "Yeah, losing weight is a lot more than just diet and exercise," and I'm excited to kind of talk to her about all this.

Scot: Yeah. So, for some people, diet and exercise might work, but there are some people that it does not work. And she's going to hopefully tell us some of the things that could happen or some of the things that could be going on that could be preventing somebody from losing.

But I just feel like there's a huge disconnect in the information that I've received. And again, you know what? There are a lot of studies out there. Who knows? But if in order to get some weight loss I have to be doing 400 to 500 calories burned per session, that's a lot more than what I'm currently doing. So maybe that's where my frustration is that in the past I haven't lost weight, or where other people have frustration. So I feel like that needs to get figured out.

Troy: Yeah. I mean, again, it just seems like . . . Like you said, Mitch, maybe we'll have someone on here who talks about all the other factors besides diet and exercise. But my takeaway from this is that you can't just sweat off the calories. You've got to focus on the caloric intake if you really want to lose weight.

Scot: Yeah. You've got to focus on both.

Troy: Yeah. I mean, you've got to do both, but it's going to come down a lot to caloric intake. You can't just say, "I'm going to burn it off by going out and walking the dog," or something. It's a lot of exercise to burn off 400 to 500 calories.

Scot: Yeah. Like you said, what's an average soda have? And if you are doing 30 minutes, according to the scale, which is low active, that burns 135 to 165 calories. So a soda is probably what, 220? I'm guessing.

Mitch: It's 180 per 12 ounces.

Troy: A 12-ounce can.

Mitch: If you get a Big Gulp . . .

Scot: Yeah. So you can either walk for 30 minutes at four miles an hour to burn that or just not drink that, right? So that really kind of shows the importance of watching some of that stuff.

Anyway, here's what I'm thinking. And again, it comes back to sustainability on a couple of levels. One, time. I don't have 90 minutes a day. Two, I'm not in that great of shape anymore.

Troy: Oh, no.

Scot: And I don't know if I could sustain five sessions of 400 to 500 calorie burning and not be completely drained. So I don't know. Part of me wants to try to start to burn some more calories so I can get . . .

Here's the deal on the road trip. This time, instead of the punishment pants, I just sat and played with my fat to remind myself how miserable it is.

Troy: So you were just . . . Is this as you're driving? You're just holding your fat rolls and kind of bouncing them and jiggling them?

Scot: Yeah, exactly.

Troy: What are you doing?

Scot: You drive with one hand and you kind of bounce it and you kind of grab it.

Mitch: For the listeners, he's cupping underneath his lower abdomen and kind of making a flipping, squishing motion. I'm so glad I'm back in studio.

Troy: Yeah, that's wonderful.

Scot: I want not to have to do that anymore.

Troy: So was this what you did just to keep yourself from going in every gas station and getting a large soda and a big thing of candy or something?

Scot: Top of mind, man. Top of mind.

So I don't know what to do with this information other than to say it was kind of eye-opening to me the amount of activity that it kind of takes to burn fat. There are two things. There's the amount of activity that takes to be healthy and reduce the risk of disease. But if you're trying to get rid of body fat, that number has got to go up quite a bit. And then once you get rid of it, maybe your daily exercise goes down again because maintaining is easy. I don't know. But anyway . . .

Troy: I totally get it now. At first, I just thought, "Wow, where is this going?" But I get the point of it, that you have to exercise a lot to burn calories. I mean, that's the simple reality. You've got your basal metabolic rate and that burns quite a few calories, just the thing that keeps you alive. But then beyond that, it's not like you can tell yourself, "Hey, I just went and did a brisk walk with the dog for 30 minutes, and I'm going to reward myself now for that exercise by having a soda or taking in some extra calories." Yeah, you did not burn that many calories.

Scot: Yeah. Even if you don't take in those extra calories, you're probably not going to be losing much fat from just walking the dog.

Troy: Yeah. It takes a lot to burn. Yeah, it really does.

Scot: So that's my update. Those are the things I'm kind of struggling with and I'm trying to figure out. So I'll keep you up to date. Mitch, you have an update too.

Troy: Well, I was going to say, though, Scot, you made progress. I thought that was the best point. I mean, Thunder made a lot of great points, but the one that I think really made sense is it takes you a long time to put that weight on. Think how long it took. It's not going to come off in a month. It's a process. So you're a month out from that discussion with Thunder and you've already lost a third of the weight. That's great.

Scot: Yeah. We'll see if that keeps going down.

Mitch brought up that he felt like he had a different situation, that he has struggled his whole life to try to lose those extra pounds. What's your update?

Mitch: So I was weighing around 230 a little over a month ago, and I am just under 210 pounds as of this morning. So in a month I've lost over 20 pounds.

Troy: Wow. That's crazy. You've lost almost 10% of your body weight in a month.

Scot: Yeah. You want to ask him what he's done, Troy? Do you have any guesses what the difference is? For you, Mitch, this is crazy.

Troy: Let me guess. Did you just stop eating or what?

Mitch: No. I'm eating red meat and sunlight.

Troy: Eating red meat and sunlight. You just go outside and open your mouth.

Scot: Yeah. Any other guesses as to why? Like Mitch said, this is just kind of unheard of that it would be this easy.

Troy: Wow, I'm trying to think what you could have done. I'm guessing you went back to time-restricted eating. I'm sure that was part of it.

Mitch: I was doing that before. I'm still doing it.

Troy: Oh, you were doing it before. That's right. You were doing it before, and you had already really focused on cutting down on sodas and sweets and all that kind of stuff.

Scot: Yeah. He was doing all the right things, remember, and then he was just getting frustrated because it wasn't happening.

Troy: Yeah. I know you were talking more about the carbs. Have you focused more on carbs?

Mitch: I'm eating the same I've always eaten.

Troy: Did you get a different scale? I'm kidding. "This scale makes me look great."

Scot: The best way to lose weight is get that little dial underneath the scale and calibrate it differently.

Troy: Just change the dial. Wow. I really want to figure out how you've done this. Are you exercising more? I know you were trying to . . . You were already doing some exercising.

Scot: I mean, I'm doing it maybe once more a week, once more than I used to, but no, not really.

Troy: Okay. This is huge. You've lost almost 10% of your body weight in a month, and you were struggling before and you were doing everything right. So I don't know the answer. What have you done?

Mitch: So I got my hormones figured out.

Troy: That's right.

Mitch: So I've been working with Dr. John Smith, and he identified that I had really low testosterone. And now that the hormones are . . . I've been three, four weeks on this medication that we'll probably talk about in a future episode that just helps up my testosterone a little bit, and suddenly, I have tons more energy, and I'm losing weight like crazy, and I haven't changed anything.

I've been working out the same I've always been and struggled. I'm eating the same 1,800 to 2,000 calories every day that I've been doing forever and watching the macros and blah, blah, blah, sleeping all the time, etc. But all it took was getting my hormones in check and suddenly I'm starting to get to a healthy weight.

Troy: Wow. That's impressive. Are you putting on muscle mass too?

Mitch: We'll find out when I get in the BOD POD. I don't know if I trust my scale, but maybe. Hopefully. I don't know.

Scot: He just pulled out the guns.

Mitch: Scot, how are my guns?

Troy: He's flexing.

Scot: Does your scale give you a body fat percentage?

Mitch: It does.

Scot: And has that been dropping too?

Mitch: Yes.

Scot: My scale did not match up at all with the BOD POD, so it'll be interesting to see how accurate yours is.

Mitch: That's what I'm curious about too, yeah.

Troy: But it seems like on the scale it was all about relative change. Like, the number itself isn't as meaningful. How much has your body fat percent changed on your scale?

Scot: He's looking that up.

Mitch: It says 4%.

Troy: So you're a 4% body fat change. Like we've talked about before, the actual number maybe isn't super accurate on those home scales, but the relative change is . . . Again, that's significant.

Scot: It is significant. So it was all hormones. How does that make you feel?

Mitch: Well, it's a little strange because I do not want to be the guy that is like, "Testosterone solves everything. It's the magic bullet. You'll lose weight. You'll get your libido back," all the stuff you see on those irritating ads on the internet.

But if you legitimately have a hormonal imbalance, you should go talk to your doctor and you should probably get it fixed, right? It's not the magic bullet for people who are just a little low or something like that. But for me, I was well below the acceptable range when I did my follow-up test with John Smith, and it's night and day for me.

Troy: What was your level?

Mitch: I was in the lower 200s when I got it tested.

Scot: Because the low range is like 180, right?

Mitch: Three hundred.

Troy: He said if you're less than 300, you're low and you were . . . what did you say again? Low 200s?

Mitch: Yeah, 226 I think was the average between the two tests.

Troy: Yeah. So it wasn't like you were going in there and just being like, "Oh, I'm 330 and I need to get on testosterone." You were definitely below the level that he said he really kind of uses as a cutoff. And you'll get your levels rechecked here, it sounds like, in the next couple of weeks.

Mitch: Yeah. And we'll have him back on, and we'll kind of talk about what's going on. Yeah, there was something about, "No, this isn't 'optimizing T levels.'" I had a hormonal deficiency, and it was impacting metabolism, energy levels, etc. And it took some meds to get back to where I needed to be.

Scot: Wow. I think that's awesome.

Troy: It is.

Mitch: I think it's awesome too.

Scot: I keep looking for the thing that's wrong with me, Troy. I keep hoping . . .

Troy: What's yours, Scot?

Scot: I keep looking. Is it testosterone? No. I keep looking for that test that's going to just shine a light on why I have struggled in the past to put on muscle or to lose . . . Even when I was at my lower weight, I still had a good percentage of body fat because I just don't have a lot of lean mass. So I'm still looking for my thing.

Troy: The magic bullet.

Scot: Yeah. It's a magic bullet, right? What's the difference between a magic bullet and what Mitch experienced?

Troy: There's not. That is a magic bullet. That's a dramatic change. You want to talk about a magic bullet? Yeah. I mean, 4% body fat reduction, almost 10% weight loss in a month, that's impressive. And I've known very few people who could ever say they had that sort of experience while really not making any other changes. It sounds like you said you're exercising maybe one more day a week, but . . .

Mitch: Yeah. It's not huge changes. It's tracking a little closer on my calories. I'm working out a little bit more. It's not anything huge. It really is this medical thing that needed to get fixed before anything else could work.

Scot: And I think it's worth, if you are curious about testosterone, going back to our episode on testosterone. I think the thing to really keep in mind for everybody is it is not a magic bullet.

I can't remember what Dr. Smith said that range was. Like much beyond 600? You're not getting much return on that. So if you're around 500 or 600, you're probably fine, right? That's probably not what the problem is. Does that sound familiar to you, Troy?

Troy: I can't remember the exact numbers. I wish I did. Yeah, again, we should probably look at that just to give the exact numbers, but I do remember him saying the 300 number and if you're under that, you definitely need to be on some sort of hormonal therapy.

That episode, I was kind of skeptical throughout it, like, "Really? Do we really need testosterone? Does it really make that big of a difference?" But, Mitch, your experience, and clearly you met the criteria he talked about, and it's made a difference, no doubt.

Mitch: So I was having a conversation with one family member who had been experiencing some hormonal issues themselves. And it was really interesting because from the female perspective, hormones are a huge part of everything from energy levels to how your skin looks, to how much energy you have, how well you sleep, etc. And I think a lot of times as guys we just assume it's a yes or no, like an "Am I low on oil?" kind of approach to your car. Am I low on testosterone? Better put some more in me if it's going to work.

But talking with the doctor and stuff like that, testosterone has everything to do with estradiol levels, with all these other pieces and parts floating in your soup of juices all through your body. And it has a holistic impact on everything.

Troy: Yeah. That's cool.

Scot: Troy, do you have an update for us? Now, you don't have a weight problem. Actually, you'll be gaining about 8 to 10 pounds here in a few months in the form of a new life, a new Madsen.

Troy: I know. I've got a baby carrier that I'm going to be carrying on my . . . I looked at it. So, for the first several months, I carry the baby on my front side and then I can transfer the baby to my backside. I guess my back, not my backside. It's going to be another 8 to 10 pounds I'll be carrying around.

Scot: Are you going to go running with the newborn?

Troy: Oh, you know it. This is so funny. So Laura shared the news with me as I got home from work from a late shift. That next morning, I was reading all about running strollers, reviews, what's the best thing, all that stuff.

Scot: Good for you.

Troy: I know. This is embarrassing. I spent more money on a running stroller than I would ever care to admit. But I asked around. I talked to people. Yeah, I will be taking her running, and this is what some good runners I know recommended and said, "If you really are serious about going on long runs with a child, get this." So yeah, I'll be taking her running.

Scot: That's good. We learned that exercise is super important even for the dads when the child first comes along to counteract any potential . . . I mean, it's a massive lifestyle change, and you're trying to mitigate that as much as possible. Anything else going on? Any other new updates?

Troy: No, things are good. And it's a good point you made too, Scot, because I think it can be a massive lifestyle change. But I was talking to my brother about it. He was just visiting here a week or two ago, and he has three kids and he said that's what people always said to him too. It's a massive lifestyle change, but he said, "Hey, we're just going to do the same things we've always done. We're going to bring our kids." And his kids now are early teens down to about 9 years old. And the kids are crazy active. They love running.

My little 9-year-old niece, we just did a run. She ran a half marathon with me, just went out and busted out a half marathon trail run with me. They're just super active. And so I'm hoping that's how this can be. I'm hoping running can be something that we share as a family and that we're all out doing things together.

So I don't want it to be a massive lifestyle change, because I kind of have had that thought as I'm continuing to run. Not necessarily, "Why am I doing this?" but kind of the back of my mind thinking, "Wow, I'm not going to be able to do this as much in about two months." But then I tell myself, "Well, it doesn't have to change. We can keep doing this, we can stay active, we can keep running and doing all these things." So that's what I'm hoping for, and that's our plan.

Scot: Have to come up with some creative solutions and just have to be dedicated to it, I guess.

Troy: Yeah, I think so. Yeah, you come up with some creative solutions. You have to spend some money on some gear. Like I said, it's a whole lot more money than I ever expected to spend on a stroller, but it should be a stroller that lasts us for many, many years and hopefully running marathons together and doing lots of long runs with her. That's the hope, so we'll see how it all works out. I'll report back in about three months, Scot, and tell you where things are.

Scot: All right. Well, I guess that's that. This is going to be kind of an ongoing thing. We're really excited about some of the upcoming episodes talking about body weight control, losing some body weight, some fat if you have to.

Mitch: And having some people on to talk about testosterone again, and a little bit more about how all that connects and . . .

Scot: Yeah. And I'm just going to keep on keeping on and we'll see if I can catch up to Mitch. He's a Troy Madsen distance ahead of me in the marathon.

Mitch: Oh, no.

Troy: Mitch is smoking you, Scot.

Scot: He really is.

Troy: He's far beyond where I would be right now if this were a marathon. That's impressive.

Scot: I'm going to keep investigating just the amount of activity that you need and keep reading on that. I'll send you some of that information, Troy. You can see what your take is.

Troy: But give yourself credit though, Scot. You didn't lose 10% of your body weight, but you're down 33% of your weight gain. That's great.

Scot: No, I'm cool with it.

Troy: Yeah, you're making progress.

Scot: I just want to get to a point where I'm not playing with it anymore.

Mitch: You've got to quit doing that. I will leave the studio if you keep doing that.

Troy: Well, you can't play with it on a road trip, because you're sitting down. You're kind of hunched down. It's naturally just going to kind of bunch up there. So it's like, "Oh, feel all this fat here." I'm sure it's not as bad as you're saying it is.

Scot: All right. Well, gentlemen, as always, great conversation. Thanks for listening. And if you have any questions, you can reach out to us. It's super easy to do. You can just email us at if you have any questions or stories you want to share. Thanks for listening, and thanks for caring about men's health.

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