12 episodes

One woman's quest to end her war with food. Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips wield solid science, medical knowledge, common sense and an endless supply of dad jokes to teach us how to eat better and feel better about it. Hint: It’s not dieting. They discuss exercise, body image, food addiction, genetics, weight loss and more. A WBUR production.

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One woman's quest to end her war with food. Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips wield solid science, medical knowledge, common sense and an endless supply of dad jokes to teach us how to eat better and feel better about it. Hint: It’s not dieting. They discuss exercise, body image, food addiction, genetics, weight loss and more. A WBUR production.

    Disordered Eating And Eating Disorders

    Disordered Eating And Eating Disorders

    Juna reveals that she is battling an eating disorder and explores how and why dieting can tip into problem territory, and what to do about it.

    Experts in this episode include Jenny Thomas, co-director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Kristin Javaras, clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital.

    • 25 min
    Supplements And Snake Oils

    Supplements And Snake Oils

    Want a flat stomach? A faster metabolism? Maybe to get rid of that cellulite? Well, there's a supplement for that.

    If only it were so easy... But as with most things in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Guests in this episode include champion lifter Layne Norton and Dr. Pieter Cohen.

    • 23 min
    Exercise Q&A

    Exercise Q&A

    Juna and Eddie answer listeners' questions about exercise, from "how much is enough" to "how much is too much?"

    • 15 min
    Stress, Stress, Stress and Your Waistline

    Stress, Stress, Stress and Your Waistline

    "Stress eating" can shift food preferences toward sugar and fat, leading Eddie and Juna to try the famous "raisin exercise." They also check in with Dr. John Denninger at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and Dr. Marc Potenza at Yale School of Medicine.

    • 21 min
    Bonus Episode: Q&A

    Bonus Episode: Q&A

    From potatoes to quickie "food challenges," Eddie and Juna answer questions from listeners.

    • 19 min
    Am I Destined To Be This Size?

    Am I Destined To Be This Size?

    You know better than to expect life to be fair. But still, it's enough to drive anyone crazy: Some people seem to be able to eat anything they want and never gain weight.

    About 50% of weight variation stems from genetics, according to Rooth Loos, a professor of public health at the Icahn School of Medicine. We'll also hear from Yale neuroscientist Dana Small.

    • 16 min

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