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The High on Life Podcast explores everything Medicine and Mindset to help you healthfully lose weight and thrive beyond the scale.

Join obesity medicine physician and certified Life Coach, Dr. Sasha High, to learn the science behind appetite, cravings, body weight and habits so you can be empowered with the knowledge and practical how-tos to lose weight for good. We’ll cover way more than just weight loss, this podcast is about reclaiming control over your health, embracing your body, and stepping out of your comfort zone to live the bold life that you’re designed to live.

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The High on Life Podcast explores everything Medicine and Mindset to help you healthfully lose weight and thrive beyond the scale.

Join obesity medicine physician and certified Life Coach, Dr. Sasha High, to learn the science behind appetite, cravings, body weight and habits so you can be empowered with the knowledge and practical how-tos to lose weight for good. We’ll cover way more than just weight loss, this podcast is about reclaiming control over your health, embracing your body, and stepping out of your comfort zone to live the bold life that you’re designed to live.

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Best Weight for Women - https://www.sashahighmd.com/bestweight

Recover Strong for Binge Eating - https://www.sashahighmd.com/bed

Weight Loss for Men - https://www.sashahighmd.com/mens-weight-loss-coaching

    S2/E105. Why Nutrition Knowledge Isn’t Enough for Weight Loss Maintenance

    S2/E105. Why Nutrition Knowledge Isn’t Enough for Weight Loss Maintenance

    Many commercial weight loss programs operate on the assumption that you don’t know what you should be eating. So, they’ll give you a diet or meal plan to follow and that will make you lose weight.

     

    That works – in the short term. But over 80% of people will regain that weight.

     

    Alternatively, maybe you’ve tried using a food tracker, something like MyFitnessPal, or even a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to gather calorie or blood sugar data. Maybe you’ve tried the new AI tools like Lumen, or FoodRx.

     

    I don’t deny that there is some value to gaining awareness and knowing your data.

     

    If only we made food decisions based on data alone...

     

    The core issue that isn’t solved with these approaches is human behaviour, especially feeding behaviour, isn’t based on logic, data, or even rational decision-making.

     

    Rather, eating is based on our emotions, pleasure and an impulse-driven limbic system. Many of our food decisions are based on what will taste good and make me feel better when I’m stressed, not what is going to give me a balanced intake of nutrients.

     

    Knowledge is never the issue. Implementation is the problem. And figuring out WHY implementation is a problem is the missing key to successful weight loss maintenance for most people. I offer guidance on how to get started on today’s episode!

     

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    If you’re a woman, and you want to learn the skillset required to keep weight off and stop diet cycling, I’d love for you to join me inside Best Weight. Best Weight is my coaching membership that gives you the step-by-step help you need to learn how to stop emotional eating and find freedom around food. We have twice weekly live coaching calls, along with a library of 50+ video lessons to answer all of your questions. Mindfulness, resilience, self-efficacy, distress tolerance, emotional regulation…. These are all skills that can be learned and practised.

     

    Check out Best Weight at www.sashahighmd.com/bestweight. I hope to see you inside!

     

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    ARTICLES MENTIONED ON TODAY’S EPISODE

     

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9320927/

     

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6441408/

    • 23 min
    S2/E104. How to Support Healthy Weight Habits for Children at Different Ages

    S2/E104. How to Support Healthy Weight Habits for Children at Different Ages

    How can parents support healthy weight habits in children without causing self-esteem and body image issues?

     

    Today’s special guest, Dr. Wendy Schofer, is a pediatrician and coach for parents who are worried about their family’s weight.

     

    This episode isn’t what you expect. We don’t talk about how many minutes of screen time to restrict, or what foods to eat or not eat. Instead, Dr. Schofer’s approach is to take a step back, listen to the family as a unit, and help family’s discover their own approach to move forward together – through healthy relationships.

     

    Dr. Schofer encourages families to consider:


    What is it you want more of?
    What do you want to bring into your life?

     

    These questions form the basis for creating meaningful change.

     

    Dr. Wendy Schofer is a pediatrician and the founder of Family in Focus. She helps parents who know diets aren't the answer but are tired of the constant stress about their family's weight, exercise and eating habits. Dr. Schofer teaches families tools to create better relationships with food, body and each other. By harnessing the power of play, neuroscience & emotions to address stress and habits, Dr. Schofer helps whole families create healthier lives, from the inside out. 

     

    Access Dr. Schofer’s Free Course “Weight Loss 101 for Families” one her website: https://www.wendyschofermd.com/

     

    Find her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wendyschofermd

    Listen to her Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/family-in-focus-with-wendy-schofer-md/id1571510508

     

    Article mentioned on today’s episode:

     

    AHA SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT Caregiver Influences on Eating Behaviors in Young Children A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Alexis C. Wood,

    J Am Heart Assoc. 2020;9: e014520.

    https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.119.014520

     

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    • 51 min
    S2/E103 Sleep Issues in Menopause (and what to do!) with Dr. Woganee Filate

    S2/E103 Sleep Issues in Menopause (and what to do!) with Dr. Woganee Filate

    My guest today is Respirologist and Sleep Medicine Physician, Dr. Woganee Filate. Dr. Filate addresses some of the common challenges with sleep for women going through the menopause transition as well as the health consequences of poor sleep. She also offers practical strategies to help you improve your sleep starting tonight – because every night is a “fresh opportunity”.

     

    Topics covered in today’s episode:


    Why is sleep so important?
    What is the recommended number of hours of sleep? What about sleep quality?
    Health consequences of poor sleep
    Common sleep complaints in the menopause transition
    Role of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
    Components to set yourself up for a good night’s sleep

     

    Dr. Filate completed her medical degree, Internal Medicine and Adult Respirology residency training at the University of Toronto. During this time, she was Chief Medical Resident at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Health Network. She completed additional training in Sleep Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

     

    She also holds a Master’s degree in Community Health and Epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Toronto.

     

    Dr. Filate has been practicing community-based respirology and sleep medicine for over 11 years. She has published more than 20 medical publications and was co-author of a clinical textbook for medical students.

     

    Her recent interests include educating patients on the changes in sleep during the menopause transition and what can be done to optimize sleep during this key life stage.

     

    Connect with Dr. Woganee Filate and her colleagues

    Instagram @itsourtimecanada

     

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    • 30 min
    S2/E102. Nutrition Strategies for Dealing with GLP1 Medication Side Effects with Julie Mai, RD

    S2/E102. Nutrition Strategies for Dealing with GLP1 Medication Side Effects with Julie Mai, RD

    If you're on a GLP1 medication or considering starting one, this episode is for you. Along with my guest, registered Dietitian Julie Mai, we cover nutrition strategies to minimize GLP1 medication side effects. Julie provides a framework and practical tips to minimize the common side effects of heartburn, nausea and constipation. She shares what foods to avoid and when, along with tips to make the journey of starting your medication much easier!   GLP1 medications are a class of medications commonly taken for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity (medical weight loss). These medications include Saxenda, Ozempic, Mounjaro, Wegovy, Zepbound, Trulicity and others.   If you are in Ontario, Nova Scotia or New Brunswick and looking to work with a Registered Dietitian who has extensive experience in the field of obesity, GLP1s, emotional eating or metabolic health, you can book a consultation here: www.highmetabolicclinic.com/nutrition  

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    • 38 min
    S2 E101 Hormones, Menopause, and the 4 Pillar Approach to Weight Loss with Dr. Caissa Troutman

    S2 E101 Hormones, Menopause, and the 4 Pillar Approach to Weight Loss with Dr. Caissa Troutman

    My guest today is Dr. Caissa Troutman, family and obesity medicine physician, and founder of the Weight ReMDy clinic in central Pennsylvania. Join us as we talk about all things hormones, menopause, and weight loss.

     

    Topics covered in today’s episode:


    What hormones are involved in weight gain and appetite
    Weight loss is more than just willpower
    What is the 4 Pillar Approach to Weight Loss
    Specific considerations for women going through the menopause transition

     

    Dr. Caissa Troutman is a Family and Obesity Medicine Physician based in Philadelphia. She was in primary care at several community health centers from 2008 to 2020, when she completed her American Board of Obesity Medicine certification and became Medical Director of WellSpan Medical Weight Management Program until 2023. Dr. Troutman recently started her own direct care weight management practice called Weight ReMDy in order to provide holistic medical wellness care to patients in her area. She has a special interest in menopausal women’s health and brain health. In addition to her clinical expertise in the area of weight management, Dr. Troutman also has a personal journey of struggling with weight her whole life. She describes 2017 as a pivotal year that started her weight journey. Since then, she has lost and maintained 32% total body weight. So, she understands the challenges – as well as what works, from an evidence-based and personal perspective.

     

    Connect with Dr. Caissa Troutman

    Website https://www.weightremdy.net/

    Facebook @weightremdy

    Youtube https://youtube.com/@WEIGHTreMDyinPA?feature=shared

    Instagram @weightremdy

     

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    • 47 min
    S2/E100. Basics of Strength Training with Dr. Tina McInnes

    S2/E100. Basics of Strength Training with Dr. Tina McInnes

    Today I’m joined by retired physician and current Strength & Health Coach Dr. Tina McInnes. Coach McInnes was my guest on one of the most downloaded podcast episodes of 2023, Episode 72 titled “You Never Regret a Workout”. She’s back today to help us understand the basics of strength training – what it is exactly, and how to get started as a beginner. As always, Coach McInnes offers practical suggestions and empowering insights that will motivate you to be your strongest and fittest self!

     

    Today she’s back to cover:


    What is strength training?
    Why is strength training important in health and weight loss? (spoiler: lose fat, not muscle!)
    How can you get started with strength training as a total beginner? (including a basic workout that can be done in just 20 minutes, twice a week!)
    Some common myths that keep women out of the weight room, such as “I want to lift weights, but I don’t want to look bulky.”
    Can we prevent muscle loss with aging?

     

    Dr. Tina McInnes is a retired specialist of Internal Medicine who now works as a Health Coach with certifications in Strength & Conditioning and Nutrition. She devotes her life's work to disease prevention through lifestyle modification; in particular, the critical and non-negotiable importance of regular physical activity. She will share her views on the power of regular exercise in the pursuit of better health and sustainable weight loss, as well as her best advice for incorporating more physical activity into your daily life.

     

    Connect with Coach McInnes

    www.coachmcinnes.ca

    FB: Coach McInnes

    IG: @coachmcinnes

     

    Previous podcast: Episode 72 You Never Regret a Workout with Dr. Tina McInnes

    https://www.sashahighmd.com/podcasts/high-on-life/episodes/2147965785

     

     

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    • 54 min

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I have been listening to this podcast for about 6 months and what I learned has changed my life. 25 years of yo yo dieting, extreme body dysmorphia, self doubt and shaming had me with a very disordered eating mindset. I have learned how to have a different approach to weight loss by focusing on the process, building habits, and not the number on the scale. I am not on a diet, I am building a life I love. Thank you so much for teaching me this. I will forever be grateful.

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