Something You Should Know about Weight Loss


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

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

Psychology Of Losing Weight

February 4, 2015

 

Interview with Charlotte Markey, author of the book Smart People Don't Diet: How the Latest Science Can Help You Lose Weight Permanently

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So why do most people fail to stick to their New Year’s diet?

 

Charlotte Markey:
The main reason that is doesn’t work is because most diet plans people follow are just not sustainable. So you cut out carbs or you cut out whatever and you lose some weight but then eventually you want to eat those things again.
 


Charlotte Markey

Losing Weight By Burning More Calories

January 9, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Andrew Packard, author of the book The Packard Weight Health Plan

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
One of the best ways to control your weight is to burn more calories.

 

Andrew Packard: 
10% of the calories that you burn each day are on the work of digestion.
 


Dr. Andrew Packard

Simple Tips For Healthy Living

November 21, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Alan Bonsteel, author of the book Stay Young, Start Now: A Family Doctor's Guide to More Energy, Less Stress and Better Sex

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Even though we know what it takes to get fit and stay healthy, too many of us just don't do it.

Dr. Alan Bonsteel:
We're putting on weight, and the numbers on weight these days-the numbers on people who are above "ideal weight" are really pretty scary. They're going up and up, and just no indication that that curve is dropping off any.
 

 

A Different View Of Weight Loss

October 22, 2014

 

Interview with Ted Spiker, author of the book Down Size: 12 Truths for Turning Pants-Splitting Frustration into Pants-Fitting Success

 
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Mike Carruthers:
If you’ve tried to do it you know that losing weight has a lot to do with your attitude and behavior.
 
Ted Spiker:
I just recently wrote a piece for Time in which I said is one the keys to dealing with weight loss is re-shifting the way we think about leadership.

Ted Spiker

Back Trouble

September 2, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Jack Stern, author of the book Ending Back Pain: 5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat Your Ailing Back

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Back pain is one of the biggest reasons people go to the doctor.

 

Dr. Jack Stern:
80-85% of Americans during their lifetimes go see a physician or healthcare provider because of back pain of significant severity.
 


Dr. Jack Stern

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