9 min

How We Hurt Ourselves, Mind, and Body When We Use Food to Soothe Health Bite

    • Nutrition

Why soothe your hunger with highly palatable foods that harm your mind and your body when you can turn that hunger into an opportunity to address your unmet needs?
Dr. Adrienne Youdim is a board-certified Internist and is the host of the podcast Health Bite. She specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition, and she is aiming to transform the weight loss narrative into one that is both empowering and compassionate – inspiring people to live more physically and emotionally fulfilling lives through evidence-based strategies that actually show results.
Through her podcast, Dr. Adrienne debunks all myths in the current weight loss culture and supports people in living the life they deserve as they work on becoming the best version of themselves.
In this episode, Dr. Adrienne enumerates reasons why soothing with food – especially yummy, highly palatable foods – is not good and healthy for our mind, our health, and our body. Here, she explains how our hunger is an opportunity to recognize what we truly need.
 
What you will learn from this episode:
Find out how food and emotion are hardwired in our physiology;Understand why using food to soothe is a maladaptive practice; andDiscover the reason why you should not soothe your hunger, especially with food 
“Don’t soothe your hunger with food… but more importantly, do not soothe your hunger because your hunger is a gift. It's an invitation to open up to what you need, and an opportunity to fulfill that need. And my friends, that is powerful.”
 
– Dr. Adrienne Youdim


Key Takeaways:
 
“When we come to terms with the trigger, as I like to say, the hunger that motivates us to soothe, then not only are we able to choose a different path, but more importantly, we can use our hunger to identify our needs, to learn what that desire for food is signaling, and as a result, to fulfill that need for ourselves.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
 
“There is no shame. This is about understanding; understanding why we do things we do so that we can do better for ourselves.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
 
“What's good for the body is good for the mind, and what's good for the mind is good for our bodies. And when we use food to soothe, we hurt ourselves – mind and body.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim



Ways to Connect with Dr. Adrienne Youdim:
Email: dr@dradrienneyoudim.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dradrienneyoudim/ Website: https://www.dradrienneyoudim.com 
If you're looking for more compassionate mindset hacks around your relationship with your body and your weight, I really encourage you to check out my book, Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight loss from the Inside Out on my website, www.dradrienneyoudim.com. I know that this book is resonating.

Thank you to all of those who have read it, shared it, and messaged me about it. If you are one of those people, DM me on Instagram, @dradrienneyoudim. I love hearing your s
Resource mentioned:
Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss From the Inside Out by Dr. Adrienne Youdim If you love it and you think it is of benefit, please share this podcast with one person that you love. You can also go to http://www.dradrienneyoudim.com and sign up for my newsletter. If you prefer to get information in written form, you can get these tips via newsletter every week.

Why soothe your hunger with highly palatable foods that harm your mind and your body when you can turn that hunger into an opportunity to address your unmet needs?
Dr. Adrienne Youdim is a board-certified Internist and is the host of the podcast Health Bite. She specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition, and she is aiming to transform the weight loss narrative into one that is both empowering and compassionate – inspiring people to live more physically and emotionally fulfilling lives through evidence-based strategies that actually show results.
Through her podcast, Dr. Adrienne debunks all myths in the current weight loss culture and supports people in living the life they deserve as they work on becoming the best version of themselves.
In this episode, Dr. Adrienne enumerates reasons why soothing with food – especially yummy, highly palatable foods – is not good and healthy for our mind, our health, and our body. Here, she explains how our hunger is an opportunity to recognize what we truly need.
 
What you will learn from this episode:
Find out how food and emotion are hardwired in our physiology;Understand why using food to soothe is a maladaptive practice; andDiscover the reason why you should not soothe your hunger, especially with food 
“Don’t soothe your hunger with food… but more importantly, do not soothe your hunger because your hunger is a gift. It's an invitation to open up to what you need, and an opportunity to fulfill that need. And my friends, that is powerful.”
 
– Dr. Adrienne Youdim


Key Takeaways:
 
“When we come to terms with the trigger, as I like to say, the hunger that motivates us to soothe, then not only are we able to choose a different path, but more importantly, we can use our hunger to identify our needs, to learn what that desire for food is signaling, and as a result, to fulfill that need for ourselves.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
 
“There is no shame. This is about understanding; understanding why we do things we do so that we can do better for ourselves.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
 
“What's good for the body is good for the mind, and what's good for the mind is good for our bodies. And when we use food to soothe, we hurt ourselves – mind and body.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim



Ways to Connect with Dr. Adrienne Youdim:
Email: dr@dradrienneyoudim.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dradrienneyoudim/ Website: https://www.dradrienneyoudim.com 
If you're looking for more compassionate mindset hacks around your relationship with your body and your weight, I really encourage you to check out my book, Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight loss from the Inside Out on my website, www.dradrienneyoudim.com. I know that this book is resonating.

Thank you to all of those who have read it, shared it, and messaged me about it. If you are one of those people, DM me on Instagram, @dradrienneyoudim. I love hearing your s
Resource mentioned:
Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss From the Inside Out by Dr. Adrienne Youdim If you love it and you think it is of benefit, please share this podcast with one person that you love. You can also go to http://www.dradrienneyoudim.com and sign up for my newsletter. If you prefer to get information in written form, you can get these tips via newsletter every week.

9 min