Something You Should Know about Weight Loss


Science Of Exercise

August 11, 2016

 

Interview with Gretchen Reynolds, author of the book The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer

 

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Mike Carruthers:
To get the benefits of exercise requires some but not a lot of effort.

 

Gretchen Reynolds:
In fact the best science shows that you get the most benefits in about the 1st 20 minutes of moving - you will have less risk of heart disease, less risk of diabetes, your brain will be healthier, you will live longer.
 


Gretchen Reynolds

Why People Get Fat

June 17, 2016

 

Interview with Gary Taubes, author of the book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (Vintage)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What types of foods make people fat? Well the answer to that question has actually changed over time.

 

Gary Taubes:
Up until the 1960tys the conventional wisdom was that carbohydrates rich foods make you fat; potatoes, pastas, rice, beer, sodas – anything with sugar in it.
 


Gary Taubes

Food, Weight & Obesity

January 25, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Sandeep Grewal, author of the book Fat-Me-Not: Weight Loss Diet of The Future

 

The SlimPlate System

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Today over a third of the population is overweight or obese but it didn’t used to be that way. So what happened?

 

Dr. Sandeep Grewal:
We are eating about 500 calories more every single day than in the 1950’s. 500 calories a day is about 3500 calories a week which is about 1 pound of fat.

 


Dr. Sandeep Grewal

Eating Habits & Weight Gain

October 26, 2015

 

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

 

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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

 

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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
www.ornish.com

 

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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)

 

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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
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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

 

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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

 

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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

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