About the Author

Karen Owoc, ACSM-CEP, ACSM/ACS-CET is a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation physiologist at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center and also a private medical fitness trainer with a focus on functional longevity. She grew up playing and competing in many sports, with skiing being her passion. Karen’s unique approach to a healthy mindset and weight loss has been popularized in her e-books: Why-Can’t-I-Lose-Weight Troubleshooting Guide, The Happy Brain Blueprint, and The Happy Brain Hormone Guide. As a medical weight management facilitator and clinical exercise physiologist, Karen has helped hundreds of men and women manage their chronic health conditions and live happier, more functional lives. Weight loss is often a beneficial side effect. She believes the reason most people can't lose weight is because they've been trained to diet, that is, to deprive themselves of food vs use it as medicine. Karen has extensive experience teaching nutrition and prescribing exercise as a treatment and prevention strategy for high-risk adults challenged with conditions often associated with lifestyle, such as cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and cancer. She teaches plant-based nutrition classes and appears on the KRON 4 morning news every weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area as their expert on healthy living. As a frequent health contributor, Karen has appeared on ABC 10 and has been quoted in media outlets, such as CNN Health, FoxNews.com, Livestrong, NBC Bay Area, Newsday, USA Gymnastics, and USA Volleyball. For more coach’s tips and recipes, visit https://KarenOwoc.com

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