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How to Beat Shame, Cravings and Food Addiction, with Dr. David L. Katz

  • Episode
    8
  • Feb 11, 2021

Today I am joined by Dr. David Katz to discuss how to foster a healthy relationship with food in a culture where unhealthy food habits are ubiquitous. Dr. Katz is a preventive medicine specialist and globally recognized authority on lifestyle medicine...

Topics Include:

  • Why we don't need more information about diets or nutrition...
  • How companies exploit our primal instincts...
  • Dropping the weight of shame and guilt...
  • How you can start making healthier food choices today...
  • The REAL benefits of losing weight and being healthy
  • And other topics...

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[2:30] - Dr. Katz discusses his new book, How to Eat, and why we don’t need another book about diet and nutrition…

[5:15] - Blue zones–places around the world where people derive the most benefits from their diets and live long, healthy lives–and what they can teach us about eating…

[8:48] - How fast-food chains, fad diet books, and the pharmaceutical industry all work together to profit off of you…

[13:15] - What the paleo diet fad gets right, and where it is misguided…

[18:35] - If I struggle with my weight, do I need to cut out sugar completely? Can we develop a healthy relationship with sugar?

[28:54] - Resources for listeners to learn more about sugar addiction, sustainable sugar consumption habits, and “tastebud rehab”...

[32:57] - Why being overweight in modern society is not a personal fault, but a cultural one…

[37:15] - Drop the weight of guilt and shame, and pick up the skills you need to be healthy in our modern culture…

[40:50] - How anyone can start making healthier food choices, regardless of income, and one policy change that would support a healthier society…

[44:56] - The real benefits of losing weight–it may not be what you think!

Resources Mentioned:
Dr. David Katz
How to Eat by Dr. David Katz
Taste Bud Rehab
True Health Initiative
The Truth About Food
The extraordinary science of addictive junk food - NY Times Article
Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss
Cusinicity from Dr. Catherine Katz
Overall nutritional quality index algorithm of food (NuVal) - The overall nutritional quality index was a nutritional rating system developed at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in 2008.

Dr. David L. Katz
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