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Fed up with today's wellness culture? Tired of gimmicks, quick fixes and false promises? Tired of fear-based tactics filled with judgment and shame? Join Dr. Adrienne Youdim, a board-certified internist and physician nutrition specialist committed to empowering you with evidence-based yet compassionate 'health bites' to help you achieve greater physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Here you can expect expert no-nonsense guidance in nutrition, fitness, habit change, and mindset that she uses in her medical practice every day that will leave you feeling motivated, empowered, and inspired.

Health Bite Dr. Adrienne Youdim

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

Fed up with today's wellness culture? Tired of gimmicks, quick fixes and false promises? Tired of fear-based tactics filled with judgment and shame? Join Dr. Adrienne Youdim, a board-certified internist and physician nutrition specialist committed to empowering you with evidence-based yet compassionate 'health bites' to help you achieve greater physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Here you can expect expert no-nonsense guidance in nutrition, fitness, habit change, and mindset that she uses in her medical practice every day that will leave you feeling motivated, empowered, and inspired.

    Community Connection and the Culture of Food with Julie La Barba, Paging Dr. Mom

    Community Connection and the Culture of Food with Julie La Barba, Paging Dr. Mom

    How do we make it easy and relatable for people to get meals on the table?
    People have this tendency to overlook the influence we make when we are the ones providing and preparing our household’s meal plan. From buying groceries to having our plates filled, every single bit of that process contributes to the health of our loved ones.
    But as things get almost all online these days, it is with no doubt that it’s become harder to leave our screens even just for a while.
    Join us today and get the secrets on how to live a fulfilled and healthy life. Find out how to get your fam on a table, working all together for the health of everyone.
    Julie La Barba is a board-certified pediatrician, a short order cook, house manager, family concierge whose interest revolves around children, nutrition, and real food. 
    In this episode, Julie shares tips from her own studies and experience on how we can have nutritious and delicious food on our table that is all easy to make. Here, she discusses the impact people - especially women - play on the health of their families. Julie and Dr. Adrienne help us to get more intentional about caring for ourselves, with that involving how we prepare and what we eat.

    What you will learn from this episode:
    Understand the difference it makes when you involve your children on meal planning, grocery shopping, and also cooking meals;Discover the importance of learning how to manage your time, and how it relates to your and your family’s health and wellbeing; andRealize how much of an impact it is that you’re creating when you’re the person who is feeding your family;Find out why it’s a must that you work on goal-setting
    “Meals don’t have to be elaborate and expensive to be delicious.”
    – Julie La Barba


    Key Takeaways:
    “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” – Julie La Barba
    “Every person who is feeding a family is important, and you’re probably the most important factor in your family’s health; it’s such an impact that you can have.” – Julie La Barba
    “We need to not feel tied to our paycheck. If we’re so tied to our paycheck, in a job that is not fulfilling to us, and we feel like we’re just going through the motions, we are going to [have] burnout. We need some autonomy in terms of our schedule and in terms of having passive income or earning money in different ways – having other outlets to support our family.” – Julie La Barba


    Ways to Connect with Julie La Barba:
    Website: https://www.pagingdr.mom/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julielabarba/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/julielabarbamd?lang=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-la-barba-md-faap-51776b50/ 

    Ways to Connect with Dr. Adrienne Youdim:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dradrienneyoudim/Website: https://www.dradrienneyoudim.com/ 
    Check out CHEF’s website and discover recipes for nutritious and delicious food without breaking the bank; also, everything is so easy to make! Just go to https://www.chefsa.org/ 

    • 53 min
    Managing Summer Weight Gain with Mindset Not Macros

    Managing Summer Weight Gain with Mindset Not Macros

    Have you gained weight this summer, and now you regret what you did that led to those extra pounds?
    More often than not, when such cases happen, we tend to enclose ourselves in a space of remorse, overseeing the fact that our summer activities have brought us joy. We were happy. It gave us a strong push to keep going.
    So today, I encourage you to stay in that bliss as you manage weight gain with a positive mindset.
    In this episode, Dr. Adrienne enumerates the most common issues people contend with when dealing with summer weight gain. Here, she shares actionable tips on how to manage that gain with mindset.
     
    What you will learn from this episode:
    Discover issues people contend with when dealing with summer weight gain, and how to effectively deal with each;Be reminded that you hold the power towards creating your success -- that you have a choice on what your next steps would be; andUnderstand why a positive mindset is  key to managing summer weight gain
    “If you enjoyed it, then let's stay there. Let's stay reminded of the joy that we experienced this summer and not overshadow that joy with regret or remorse.”
    – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
     
    Key Takeaways:
      
    “Your fear of being unable to get back on track is warranted, it's understandable, but it's unfounded, because you can and will get back on track, but only if you allow yourself; only if you get out of your own way.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
    “If you don't get out of your own way, you will sabotage yourself.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
    “When we are acting from a place of fear, we cannot act from a place of intention.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim

    Find more inspiration, join my newsletter, or see my curated collection of supplements and protein bars at dradrienneyoudim.com.

    • 14 min
    Food Addiction: Truth Or Fiction With Vera Tarman

    Food Addiction: Truth Or Fiction With Vera Tarman

    Have you ever had a hard time eating just one slice of cake, or just a handful of chips?

    This week, I discussed with Dr. Vera Tarman, Addiction Medicine Specialist and the medical director of renaissance, an Addiction Treatment Center in Canada, a very large Addiction Treatment Center. 

    She is also the author of Food Junkies Recovering From Food Addiction. Learn the brain chemistry behind overeating and why recovering addicts often turn to other things like food or alcohol once they’ve started their recovery journey. 


    Highlights:
    Food Addiction is it a real diagnosis? What are the medical requirements for a diagnosis of addiction? Is there a biological reason that people crave certain foods? Why people don’t typically crave healthy options like brussel sprouts and what you can do about it.
    To learn more about Dr. Vera Tarman check out her website and her book Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction.
    Follow Dr. Vera Tarman on social media Facebook Group, Youtube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Food Junkies Podcast.
    If you haven’t listened to the episodes in this sabbatical series, listen to them.


    The Anatomy of Hunger: How Your Body SignalsThe Science Behind Emotional Eating Finding and Maintaining Motivation for Difficult ThingsMindful Eating: How to Be Present While You Eat

    Celebrating One Year! It is the one-year anniversary of Hungry for More, Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss from the Inside Out- a book that uses story and science to explore the spiritual and emotional hunger that are universal to us all!
    Head over to our website to purchase a signed copy and get one month of daily journaling prompts to help you Uncover your Hunger once and for all. 

    • 42 min
    Mindful Eating: How to Be Present While You Eat with Dr. Adrienne Youdim

    Mindful Eating: How to Be Present While You Eat with Dr. Adrienne Youdim

    In this episode of my Hungry for More series, I discuss the connection presence has with how we see food and eat it. As we grow into the adults that we’re becoming, we’re sometimes already eluding the importance of being present to the habits we have in relation to our food intake. That might lead to numerous diseases when left the way it is, but on the other hand, putting the effort to win against mindless eating can actually help you live life in a healthier lens.


    Highlights:


    Our presence and how that affects how we eatHow life-changing it is when you start being present whenever you eatTips about practices you can do in order to avoid mindless eating
    If you haven’t listened to the episodes in this sabbatical series, listen to them.


    The Anatomy of Hunger: How Your Body SignalsThe Science Behind Emotional Eating Finding and Maintaining Motivation for Difficult Things

    Celebrating One Year! It is the one-year anniversary of Hungry for More, Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss from the Inside Out- a book that uses story and science to explore the spiritual and emotional hunger that are universal to us all!
    Head over to our website to purchase a signed copy and get one month of daily journaling prompts to help you Uncover your Hunger once and for all. 

    • 25 min
    Finding and Maintaining Motivation for Difficult Things with Dr. Adrienne Youdim

    Finding and Maintaining Motivation for Difficult Things with Dr. Adrienne Youdim

    Welcome back, friends. We are well into the summer season.
     
    And whether you want to lose weight or not, I bet somewhere in your mind, when you think summer, you think to wait, or if you don't think about weight, you think about your body or its state of affairs.

    It's in our culture and it is indoctrinated.

    So instead of pretending it doesn't exist, let's address it.

    This week, I’m tackling another major barrier that people often face on their journey to healthy change: finding and maintaining motivation. No one will feel motivated 100% of the time, but there are some things you can do to help find and maintain your motivation to do difficult things.
    Highlights:
    The false assumption is that being motivated means you’ll be inherently driven every single day.Why it’s important to manage your expectations about motivation.Identifying your “Why” and drawing motivation from it.How you can maintain motivation through reminders.Ways to maintain motivation by building awareness and presence through writing.How creating a routine can help build motivation.Aligning with the feeling of achievement and success to maintain and build motivation.
    If you haven’t listened to the episodes in this sabbatical series, listen to them.


    The Anatomy of Hunger: How Your Body SignalsThe Science Behind Emotional Eating 
    Celebrating One Year! It is the one-year anniversary of Hungry for More, Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss from the Inside Out- a book that uses story and science to explore the spiritual and emotional hunger that are universal to us all!
    Head over to our website to purchase a signed copy and get one month of daily journaling prompts to help you Uncover your Hunger once and for all. 

    • 16 min
    The Science Behind Emotional Eating with Dr. Adrienne Youdim

    The Science Behind Emotional Eating with Dr. Adrienne Youdim

    Welcome back, friends. We are well into the summer season.
     
    And whether you want to lose weight or not, I bet somewhere in your mind, when you think summer, you think wait, or if you don't think about weight, you think about your body or its state of affairs.

    It's in our culture and it is indoctrinated.

    So instead of pretending it doesn't exist, let's address it.

    This week I’m continuing to explore the science of hunger, focusing specifically on emotional eating, emotional hunger, and the truth that we are all emotional eaters, whether we like it or not. I dive into how the connection between food and our emotions is hardwired into our DNA and into our neurochemistry, and I explore what you can do to help overcome this.

    Highlights:
    Learn how satiety hormones, which help you feel full, are related to our emotions.Learn about the limbic system, which is responsible for processing emotions and pleasure, and how it is linked to eating.Find out how dopamine causes us to seek out highly palatable foods more frequently.Why comfort foods may not be as comforting as you think.Discover possible solutions for emotional eating. 
    If you haven’t listened to the first episode in this sabbatical series, where I discuss the anatomy of our hunger, listen to it here.

    Celebrating One Year! It is the one-year anniversary of Hungry for More, Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss from the Inside Out- a book that uses story and science to explore the spiritual and emotional hungers that are universal to us all!
    Head over to our website to purchase a signed copy and get one month of daily journaling prompts to help you Uncover your Hunger once and for all. 

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

shidehj ,

Love this podcast

One of the most informative podcasts out there regarding our health, food and how our gut is so important to our overall being. Dr. Youdim is such a professional in this field and I look forward to her weekly podcasts.

ghazaleh613 ,

So inspirational

I love listening to your podcasts, your recent podcast about using cellular phones was a gem. I literally listened to it back to back to grasp everything you said. Thank you Dr. Youdim.

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