She embarked on a lifestyle overhaul eight years ago, after her mother died, and went from a size 16 to a size 8 in the process.
And recovering, Davinia Taylor, 43, an alcoholic, attributed her three-stone weight loss to “biohacking,” during an appearance on Friday’s episode of This Morning, and insisted, “You don’t matter. the calories, you have to count the chemicals! “
The former Hollyoaks actress – who played Jude Cunningham on the Channel 4 soap opera – also claimed that vegetable oil made you depressed, as she promoted her new book: “It’s Not a Diet. “.
Biohacking! Davinia Taylor, 43, attributed her three-stone weight loss to “biohacking,” during an appearance on Friday’s episode of This Morning
Explaining to hosts Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond what her diet involves, Davinia said, “You don’t count calories, you have to count chemicals. What I’ve done over the years is. .. because I eat on depression …
“When I’m upset or stressed, I look for carbs, and that’s a form of biohacking. But basically you are trying to hack your hormones to improve your mood.
“And I was doing this after my mom’s diet, constantly, because I had quit drinking 13 years ago, so I knew I couldn’t go. So I turned to carbs and sugars and pizza and stuff … And I couldn’t stop.
“But what I didn’t realize was that the ingredients in it – a few of them – were really triggering me to be even more depressed.
Chemical products ? Explaining to hosts Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond what her diet entails, Davinia insisted, “You don’t count calories, you have to count chemicals!”
What? The actress – who played Jude Cunningham in Hollyoaks – also claimed that vegetable oil made you depressed, during the show to promote her new book: “It’s Not a Diet”
“And what I’ve found – more than sugar would believe – is that vegetable oil and seed oil actually make you depressed. It’s not supposed to be in our diet, but it’s everywhere.
“And when I cut that off, my body started to function better. And I could metabolize the food that I was storing and get rid of it … and then improve my mood and start exercising. ‘
Davinia explained that her new way of life began when she went to doctors who told her that she was “on the verge of obesity” and that she needed to moderate her diet.
“Me, as a former alcoholic, I was like ‘yeah okay’,” the actress said, laughing at the suggestion to moderate her drinking, before revealing that she can’t just have ‘one. pringle “, but will end up getting the whole package.
Visible change: She embarked on a lifestyle overhaul eight years ago, after her mother died, and went from a size 16 to a size 8 in the process (pictured left in 2004 )
Hack your hormones! “Basically you’re trying to hack your hormones to improve your mood,” Davinia said.
WHAT IS BIOHACKING?
The concept of Biohacking is constantly evolving, but is rooted in the idea that it is possible for individuals to change their bodies and brains.
It is essentially the practice of changing chemistry and physiology through science and self-experimentation to energize and improve the body.
This includes the implementation of lifestyle and diet changes believed to improve bodily functions, as well as wearable technology to help monitor and regulate physiological data.
It can even go to extremes such as the use of implant technology and genetic engineering.
Biohacking rejects the idea that the best and only way to be healthier and avoid disease is to eat less and exercise more.
One popular, though controversial, type of biohacking is nutrigenomics, which focuses on how the foods you eat interact with your genes.
Nutrigenomics examines how different nutrients affect feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, with the belief that a person’s gene expression can be mapped and optimized by testing how different nutrients affect health over time.
She continued, “They were actually designed by mathematicians, not dieticians, and they have an equation called the bliss point, which triggers chemicals in your brain, so you have to eat more.
“They’re owned by about five big companies in the world and they make these products – it’s not food – and basically it makes all of us crazy around these products. You can’t stop eating.
Divinia explained that she had changed her “gut microbiome” and was now “metabolically flexible” so that she could only have one slice of pizza, whereas previously she would have eaten pizza at the bin.
She continued, “You can do little things like cold showers that change your hormones. My mantra is, ‘feed the brain and the body will follow.’
Throwback: The actress is best known for playing Jude Cunningham in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks (pictured in 1998)
“I wake up every morning and feed my brain fat, not sugar, because sugar turns me on. I put coconut oil in my coffee. It’s called MCT oil – it’s a medium change hyglicoride. It goes up to your brain and it will feed your brain with fat.
“Your brain is 70% fat, and the brain is its favorite fuel – not sugar – it keeps it going longer, so you don’t get peaks and troughs.”
Davinia also revealed that if she ate toast or croissants in the morning, she quickly craved more food. Instead, the actress has bacon and eggs every day but won’t have granola because it’s not an “ancient food.”
“And the one that I discovered, more than sugar, you think, is vegetable oil and seed oil that actually make you depressed. It’s not supposed to be in our diet, but it’s everywhere.
Works for her! Divinia explained that she had changed her ‘gut microbiome’ and was now ‘metabolically flexible’, so she can now only have one slice of pizza (pictured right in 2004)
What? “And the one that I discovered, more than sugar you think, is vegetable oil and seed oil that actually make you depressed,” Davinia said.
“Sunflower oil – or rapeseed oil as we call it here – was actually made in the 1950s to clean farm machinery and in the United States they decided it should be sold. for money to generate secondary income for farmers.
“As soon as I have it, I’m so in tune with my body that I feel a hollow. I always cook in butter, I never have a butter spread that has sunflower oil in it, this stuff gets into your cells and causes cell damage.
When asked to explain biohacking, Davinia said, “If you can go out in the morning without your sunglasses on.
“Take off your sunglasses. natural sunlight – blue light in the morning will hit your retina so your body knows when to start pumping out sleep hormones.
Old Food Problems: The actress has bacon and eggs every day but will not have granola because it is not “old food”