38 episodes

The biology of obesity is complex. The traditional practice of cutting calories and increasing expenditure, in all its simplicity, gives the illusion of being the obvious approach. It surely may work in the short term, but usually falters in the long run. As we gain new insights and develop new empirics, we move a step closer to cracking this code.The Decoding Obesity podcast will help you develop a deeper understanding of this disease, develop a healthy relationship with nutrition, promote self-care, and emote a new confidence of "Yes, I can do it!"Disclaimer: Information provided on this podcast is for educational purposes only and does not constitute/substitute medical advice. Consult your health care professional prior to trying any of the modalities mentioned here.

Decoding Obesity Avishkar Sabharwal, M.D., Dipl. ABOM

    • Nutrition
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

The biology of obesity is complex. The traditional practice of cutting calories and increasing expenditure, in all its simplicity, gives the illusion of being the obvious approach. It surely may work in the short term, but usually falters in the long run. As we gain new insights and develop new empirics, we move a step closer to cracking this code.The Decoding Obesity podcast will help you develop a deeper understanding of this disease, develop a healthy relationship with nutrition, promote self-care, and emote a new confidence of "Yes, I can do it!"Disclaimer: Information provided on this podcast is for educational purposes only and does not constitute/substitute medical advice. Consult your health care professional prior to trying any of the modalities mentioned here.

    Episode 38: The one thing imperative to successful weight loss- Accountability

    Episode 38: The one thing imperative to successful weight loss- Accountability

    As the new year starts, we find ourselves beaming with hope and excitement as we fill our notebooks with a goal after goal. However, one thing people often overlook is the question, ‘How can I make sure I keep moving towards my goal?’ Accountability is the answer. Without this, we might, more often than not, sidetrack from our goals and find ourselves repeatedly failing and being disappointed. Just as having goals is important, having accountability is equally important.

    • 30 min
    Episode 37: The New USDA Guidelines, Yea, or Nay?

    Episode 37: The New USDA Guidelines, Yea, or Nay?

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) publishes its dietary guidelines once every 5 years. The first dietary guidelines came about in 1977. How have they changed over the years? How did we move into the low-fat era? Even the latest guidelines have been fraught with controversies. Tune in to this episode to know this and a lot more about the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

    • 16 min
    Episode 36: 5 Habits of Healthy People- Dr. Mark Chavez

    Episode 36: 5 Habits of Healthy People- Dr. Mark Chavez

    In today’s episode, we will be talking about the life of a doctor who was naturally fit and following the principles of healthy living until he suddenly found himself gaining more and more unhealthy pounds before he realized it. Dr. Mark Chavez is a medical doctor and entrepreneur. We were able to connect through LinkedIn and I came across his book: The 5 Habits of Healthy People. His story really resonated with me, so I decided to bring him on to share it with all of us too. He is also the mastermind behind the device called the Gravity Ball®. Join us in this fun and interesting conversation as we talk more about healthy living in greater detail! Head to www.decodingobesity.com for show notes and more information!Follow on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

    • 26 min
    Episode 35: New Year, New Me!

    Episode 35: New Year, New Me!

    New year, new me. If you’re familiar with this phrase, chances are you’ve already heard someone say it, or you’ve actually uttered these words yourself. There’s just something about the New Year that makes you want to have a fresh start and become a better version of yourself. But if you’re anyone like me, you also know the struggle of trying to set goals and getting all fired up on January 1st, but then come January 15th, you find yourself losing steam and not seeing results. So, you give up and quit on your goals altogether. Should this really be the case year after year? Is there a way you could actually achieve the goals you set every year? Join me and my three special guests as we talk about how goal-setting the right way can set yourself up for success!Head to www.decodingobesity.com for show notes and more information!Follow on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

    • 37 min
    Episode 34: "Will meal planning work for me?"

    Episode 34: "Will meal planning work for me?"

    Wondering, “will meal planning will work for me?”It’s almost the end of 2020, and 2021 is fast approaching. This is the perfect time to give yourself a pat on the back for accomplishing a lot of things this year despite the situation. This may be the year you took up new hobbies, took time to take care of your own needs, and perhaps even got your nutrition and fitness in order. However, not all of us may feel like we truly made the most out of this year, especially if we didn’t meet our expectations or achieve some goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of this year.I thought to myself, 'How can I help you in achieving the goal of eating healthy as we head into the new year?' It obviously had to be something that is simple and sustainable. I think meal planning would be the best way to start your new year with a bang.Head to www.decodingobesity.com for show notes and more information!Follow on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

    • 8 min
    Episode 33: Are We All Addicted to Food?

    Episode 33: Are We All Addicted to Food?

    Our eating habits are such an integral part of our identity. All of us have specific likes and dislikes. Does the chemistry of the food we eat have a role to play in this? Food addiction remains a controversial medical diagnosis.Dr. Joan Ifland, who specializes in food addiction sheds light on this. She received her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies with a specialization in Addictive Nutrition from the Union Institute & University. She is also the author of the popular book—Sugars and Flours: How They Make Us Crazy, Sick, and Fat and What to Do About It. She is currently developing online approaches to recovery from food addiction at www.foodaddictionreset.com and has a highly active group called Food Addiction Education on Facebook—both of which we'll be talking about with her.Head to www.decodingobesity.com for show notes and more information!Follow on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

JJ1983! ,

Excellent podcast about health.

Although it says obesity in the title, this is more about a healthy SUSTAINABLE lifestyle, love the simple well thought out discussions and avoidance of medical jargon and common nutritional tropes. Well done !

abhatiaNJ ,

Awesome podcast!!

Interviews are very insightful and detailed. Each episode is refreshing and enlightening. This concept to discuss with other healthcare professionals is amazing and thought provoking. I am learning a lot to manage my weight.

Suparna19 ,

Good information with list of insights

Love listening to this podcast as it such a good source of information on obesity and how to improve our current lifestyle to battle it. Thanks for putting it together.

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