Something You Should Know about Weight Loss

Eating Habits & Weight Gain

October 26, 2015


Interview with Brian Wansink, author of the book Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life




Mike Carruthers:
In many households the traditional family dinner around the dining room table is almost extinct. And believe it or not that can actually cause weight gain.


Brian Wansink:
The biggest predictor of people being really thin is no TV, you eat at a table, and everybody stays seated until the meals over.

Brian Wansink

How To Stay Young & Live Longer

September 3, 2015


Interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, author of the book You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Looking Good & Feeling Great




Mike Carruthers:
Having too much stress in your life is bad for your health. How exactly?


Dr. Michael Roizen:
Stress (that is unmanaged stress) turns on around 550 of your genes that produce then inflammatory proteins.

Dr. Michael Roizen

Why People Resist Healthy Choices

August 11, 2015


Interview with Dr. Dean Ornish Professor of Medicine at U.C. San Francisco




Mike Carruthers:
It’s hard to imagine that anyone doesn’t understand that leading a healthy lifestyle prevents disease and improves longevity. Yet many people make a lot of unhealthy choices, why?


Dr. Dean Ornish:
First of all information is not always enough to motivate people to change. It’s not like people who smoke don’t know it’s bad for them it’s on every pack of cigarettes.

Dr. Dean Ornish

Why Every Calorie Counts

July 2, 2015


Interview with Kent Sasse, M.D., author of the book Life-Changing Weight Loss: Feel More Energetic and Live a More Active Life with a Proven, Medically Based Weight Loss Program (Sasse Guide)




Mike Carruthers:
Anyone who's tried knows that losing weight isn’t easy, but…


Kent Sasse M.D.:
Just remember that every calorie you burn does count so it doesn’t need to be one hour solid of sweating at the gym on a fancy machine.

Dr. Kent Sasse

Eating Healthier

May 12, 2015

Interview with Patrick Quillin, R.D., author of Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods

Mike Carruthers:
Eating a healthy diet has benefits you may not be aware of.


Patrick Quillin, R.D.:
There is a synergism that goes on in whole foods that's beyond the sum of the parts.

Patrick Quillin, R.D.

The Struggle To Be Thin - Part 2

April 23, 2015


Interview with Harriett Brown, author of the book Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It




Mike Carruthers:
Being thin is an obsession in our culture and certain 1 reason for that is…


Harriett Brown:
People make a lot of money telling us we need to be thinner no matter how we get there.


Harriett Brown

The Struggle To Be Thin

April 22, 2015


Interview with Harriett Brown, author of the book Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It




Mike Carruthers:
You supposedly have an ideal body weight based on your body mass index or BMI.


Harriett Brown:
There couldn’t be a measure that was less scientifically based than that. BMI is just accrued ratio between height and weight and it was never meant as a measure of individual people’s health it was developed as a way to look at populations in a big picture way and make some generalizations.


Harriett Brown

Diet & Health

April 16, 2015


Interview with Dr. Thomas Campbell, author of the book The Campbell Plan: The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using The China Study's Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet




Mike Carruthers:
A low carbohydrate diet may help you lose weight but…


Thomas Campbell:
Research shows a high carbohydrate diet is actually best for your long-term health - as long as those carbohydrates are coming in the right form.

Dr. Thomas Campbell

Being Fat Isn't Always Unhealthy

April 6, 2015


Interview with Dr. Carl J. Lavie, author of the book The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier




Mike Carruthers:
Sure it would be great if everybody was thin, fit and healthy but…


Dr. Carl Lavie:
Our research that we’ve been doing for 15 years has really pointed out that fat is not always the devil and in fact fitness is much more important than fatness with regard to long-term prognosis.


Dr. Carl J. Lavie

How To Eat Less & Lose Weight

February 24, 2015


Interview with Karen Koenig, author of the book Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems




Mike Carruthers:
Gaining weight and overeating cause a lot of anxiety in people especially those who struggle with their weight.


Karen Koenig:
Well the first thing is to recognize that we live in the most fat phobic thin obsessed culture in the history of time and to chill out a little bit about it.

Karen Koenig

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