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Want to stop dieting forever? Listen to Feeling Full to challenge your deepest beliefs around food, your body, and what you’re capable of. Together, we’ll uncover the raw truth about WHY and WHAT you eat — so you can finally make lasting positive change. I’m Mordechai Wiener: entrepreneur, coach, and host of Feeling Full. Over eight years ago, I lost 130 pounds. Now I’m talking with health experts, thought leaders, and everyday heroes to show you how you could achieve permanent weight loss… without quick fixes, miracle cures, intermittent fasting, or diets.

Feeling Full Mordechai Wiener: Life-changing Conversations about Weight Loss and Self Love

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 84 Ratings

Want to stop dieting forever? Listen to Feeling Full to challenge your deepest beliefs around food, your body, and what you’re capable of. Together, we’ll uncover the raw truth about WHY and WHAT you eat — so you can finally make lasting positive change. I’m Mordechai Wiener: entrepreneur, coach, and host of Feeling Full. Over eight years ago, I lost 130 pounds. Now I’m talking with health experts, thought leaders, and everyday heroes to show you how you could achieve permanent weight loss… without quick fixes, miracle cures, intermittent fasting, or diets.

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    • 3 min
    50. How to Boost Your Energy, Sleep Better and Feel Your Best with Dr. Michael Breus

    50. How to Boost Your Energy, Sleep Better and Feel Your Best with Dr. Michael Breus

    Episode Summary
    In this episode, Dr. Breus discusses managing your energy by understanding your chronotype and body type. He talks about the five types of energy and offers some practical tips on how to manage energy throughout the day. 
    Highlights
    There are four chronotypes; early, middle, late, and insomniac.You have a genetically predisposed chronotype.Chronoquiz.com can help you understand your chronotype.Understanding your hormonal patterns can help you determine the best time of the day to do anything.Insomnia is usually caused by a problem.It is possible to shift your chronotype but trying to shift it more than one step can be problematic.If you are trying to get up too early, then you are fighting your genetics. There are different types of energy; resting energy, eating energy, movement energy, and emotional energy.Laughing is a great source of energy.1pm to 3pm is a typical time for people to feel lacking in energy. Simple movement can boost energy. Movement does not need to be vigorous to re-energize.Planning simple movement throughout the day can help maintain energy.Most people only think about their energy when they do not have any.There are three body types: endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph.It is important to pick exercises based on your body type and what is motivating.Intermittent fasting can be more powerful when aligned with chronotype and body type.Waiting 90 minutes after waking up to have caffeine can be helpful since cortisol levels are still high from waking up. Caffeine has little impact when cortisol is still present.Listening to music increases dopamine and lowers cortisol.Laughing releases dopamine and serotonin.Nootropics are herbal supplements that can help with focus.Relevant Links
    https://thesleepdoctor.com/
    www.chronoquiz.com
    https://energizemyself.com/
    https://sinusonic.com/
    https://napjitsu.com/
    All past episodes of the podcast: 
    https://www.feelingfull.com/

    • 40 min
    49. Secrets to Overcoming Addiction to Food and Sugar with Dr. Vera Tarman

    49. Secrets to Overcoming Addiction to Food and Sugar with Dr. Vera Tarman

    Episode Summary
    In this episode, Dr. Tarman discusses the treacherous nature of sugar addiction. She talks about her struggle with a sugar addiction and how working with addicts in her professional life helped her recognize that she had an addiction. 

    "What got you here won't get you there" - Marshall Goldsmith
    Highlights
    Since tackling her food addiction, Vera has lost and maintained a 100-pound weight loss.In her college years, Vera started restricting her intake of calories and all she could think about was food.She eventually stressed so much about the restriction that she stopped and began to eat too much. She then went through a series of binging and purging and ended up driving herself to an emergency room to seek help.It wasn’t until much later while working with drug addiction that she recognized that she had an addiction. She decided to treat herself in the same way that she treated addicts. She started by eliminating all junk food from her home and avoiding it at all costs.Within weeks she felt much better.You have to stop using whatever the addiction is before you can see the underlying reasons for the addiction.Sugar is an unnatural food product when removed from the food. It’s a drug just like any other drug.Parents should limit sugar to children.Change the mindset to sugar being a toxin just like tobacco or other drugs. Would you give those to your child?Relevant Links
    Books and other resources can be found here: https://www.addictionsunplugged.com/
    https://www.foodjunkiespodcast.com/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VeraTarmanMD

    Food Junkie Book http://bit.ly/FoodJunkiesRecoveryfromFA

    Facebook Group: www.fb.com/groups/SugarFreeForLife
    All past episodes of the podcast: 
    https://www.feelingfull.com/

    • 43 min
    48. Willpower vs the Pleasure Trap: How to Eat Well Easily with Dr. Alan Goldhamer

    48. Willpower vs the Pleasure Trap: How to Eat Well Easily with Dr. Alan Goldhamer

    Episode Summary
    In this episode, Dr Goldhamer discusses the health benefits of fasting and adopting a whole plant-based diet. He talks about why we have so many issues today managing our diet because of unnatural dopamine stimulation
    Highlights
    A book called "How fasting can save your life" by Herbert Shelton inspired Dr. Goldhamer at a young age.Everybody fasts each day. Most people just break their fasts quickly.Dr. Goldhamer advocates extending fasts to 12 to 16 hours.At True North Health Center, they perform medically supervised long-term water fasting.People eat an average of 150 pounds per year.Fasting can help re-calibrate taste and allow you to start appreciating the natural flavor of food.Food and sex are natural dopamine stimulators.The artificial stimulation of dopamine is the reason that we have so many health issues.Some people see positive effects in just a few days when fasting 16 hours a day and eating healthy.In the past, people died from dietary deficiencies and today we are dying because of dietary excess.We are eating ourselves to death.People have different levels of satiety sensitivity.When something tastes better that means it is stimulating more dopamine in the brain. Salt has no calories, but it causes you to eat more.You can build muscle mass on a whole plant food diet. It takes more time but there are no damaging effects like eating meat or taking drugs.It can be tough to transition to a whole plant diet but any radical change in diet is tough. It takes some time for the body to adjust.B12 is one nutrient that needs supplement for people that are on a whole plant diet.Relevant Links
    Fasting.org
    https://www.truenorthhealthfoundation.org/
    https://www.healthpromoting.com/the-pleasure-trap

    The Pleasure Trap book 
    All past episodes of the podcast: 
    https://www.feelingfull.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    47. Heal Your Body with Food as Medicine and 5 Pillars of Health with Dr. Robert Graham

    47. Heal Your Body with Food as Medicine and 5 Pillars of Health with Dr. Robert Graham

    Episode Summary
    In this episode, Robert discusses how the food that we eat plays a critical role in our overall health and wellbeing. He talks about his “FRESH” system for creating and living a healthy and happy life.

    “Food is Medicine is a movement, Food as Medicine is the intervention." -- Dr. Graham
    Highlights
    The beauty of integrative holistic or functional medicine is trying to get to the root cause of the problem and understand why it’s happening.“FRESH” stands for, food, relaxation, exercise, sleep, and happiness.Elimination diets are helpful to identify food sensitivities that could cause reactions.Most treatments start with medicine and not the therapeutic lifestyle analysis.Robert starts with food, then herbs and dietary supplements, and then medications if needed.Robert is board certified in integrative medicine.Our body has many microbiomes where good bacteria, bad bacteria, fungus, viruses, etc. all work together to achieve a balance.Our gut is the home to serotonin, the happiness hormone. About 90% of serotonin is made in the gut.You can have your microbiome tested.IBS is a common problem when your gut is not healthy.Robert is a chef and that influences how he treats his patients. Research has shown that our diet is the number one cause of death and disability in the United States.We are 3 generations into raising kids not knowing how to cook.During Covid, the average American gained 27 to 34 pounds.When it comes to food, you can eat meat but try to eat more plants.Try to have 10 minutes of relaxation a day. Science has shown that it takes 10 minutes to tap into the relaxation response. For exercise, move 30 minutes a day.Sleep 7 to 8 hours a night. People who sleep less than that die earlier.For happiness, surround yourself with people that bring positivity and health into your life.Healthcare needs to change and consider the effect of food on the health of patients.Relevant Links
    https://www.freshmednyc.com

    www.freshmedu.com
    https://performancekitchen.com
    All past episodes of the podcast: 
    https://www.feelingfull.com

    • 45 min
    46. How to Free Your Mind & Take Control of Your Weight with Glenn Livingston Ph.D

    46. How to Free Your Mind & Take Control of Your Weight with Glenn Livingston Ph.D

    Episode Summary
    In this episode, Glenn discusses the strategies of his book Never Binge Again and the history of its inspiration from Glenn’s time working with patients and consulting with large food companies.
    Highlights
    Glenn’s book Never Binge Again has over 12,000 reviews on AmazonAround the age of 17 is when Glenn realized that he had a problem with binging.Glenn noticed that while he was with patients he would often start to think about food during their session.Glenn was consulting for large food companies and as he saw them producing highly processed foods he began to question if his relationship with food was psychological at all.Processed food is designed to make us feel good without being satisfied.People like to think that advertising doesn’t affect them and that is what companies want you to believe.“Take the vitamins out of the bar and put it into the packaging” is a common tactic.Our instinct is to look for multiple colors in food, so they design the packages to trick us.Companies are very concerned with maximizing the bliss response. We live in an environment where everyone has agreed to slowly kill themselves with food.Glenn noticed that people binge on different types of food depending on what stress they have in their life.Make decisions about what you are going to eat before you are presented with choices so that you define the boundaries.You need an aggressive approach to take control and win against the billions of dollars that the food companies have working against you.Relevant Links
    https://www.neverbingeagain.com/
    All past episodes of the podcast: 
    https://www.feelingfull.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Yuri Doroshuk ,

Quality Guests and Content!!

Mordechai has a great gift of interviewing his guest speakers and also carries a wealth of knowledge. Not only does he teach others about their health, he himself has had an amazing transformation which gives him a unique perspective!!! Highly recommend!

isupportKQED ,

Feeling full podcast is transformational

The content of this podcast is superb. Each time, I'm inspired. Why? Because I was told I was too fat at age 13 and sent to weight watchers. I was 5'4" and weighed 120. I felt so much shame. Over time I gained weight and lost it. For a good amount of time I maintained my weight. I had moved to Chicago from California. I had no car so I took public transit and rode my bike everywhere. I also felt an enormous pressure to be thin evaporate. I was no longer near my parents snd no longer on California. These two factors, one psychological and one physical, lead to an ease about my body and self perception that naturally kept me in shape and at a happy weight. Then I moved back to California and started a PhD program. I got a car. I drove more. I moved to a city that discourages pedestrians. I started a new job as a high school teacher that kept me up at night and exhausted me emotionally and physically. I gained weight. Then I hit 50. My metabolism changed. Then COVID. None of my previous methods of weight loss worked any longer. Even my mindfulness training and coach training. But Mordechai's approach and the guests in his podcast dive deeper into what actually works for people whose efforts to lose weight are met with stubborn rejection, either by the body or the will. Rather than blame the body or the will, speakers on this show are much more wise, curious and brilliant. The latest podcast as of today is from Marc David. I listened twice. His approach is for me like finding a lost key to a mysterious golden box that has been waiting for me to open it and learn how to free myself. More than an aha moment, I now see an emergent blueprint for my journey moving forward and it resonates fully with who I am. There is no 'yes, but' here. Gratitude to you, Mordechai snd to Marc David. I am complete.

strohbehn ,

Valuable content from relatable people

This is a fantastic podcast for people looking to incorporate a new level of wellness into their lifestyle and fitness journey. Each episode provides valuable discussion far beyond food and into the motivations, decisions, habits, and even psychology of what drives the decisions we make related to food, exercise, and our own self perception. As someone whose been on a “weight loss struggle” for decades and with ongoing body image struggles, even when quite fit, this is the first podcast that speaks directly to me in a completely relatable and productive way. Highly recommend!

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