For this episode, I had some fantastic guests, including Dr George Blackburn, a Harvard nutrition and weight loss physician (who was also interviewed for Elle magazine http://www.elle.com/Beauty/Health-Fitness/The-Healthy-Guide-to-Lasting-Weight-Loss in March’s issue) and David Blackburn, who is implementing Dr Blackburn’s research into a company to help consumers not only lose the weight, but keep it off. Dr Blackburn talked about your metabolic “Set Point” as your body’s thermostat, and how typical commercial diets don’t do anything to address this–which is why you usually gain back the weight you lost–and more.
Dr Blackburn’s book also tells a story, with a quotation from a patient: “I’m hungry. I’m always hungry.. At times I can almost forget about it but there is nothing that can hold my interest for long.” Sound familiar to anyone who has dieted? Actually, this is a quotation from a volunteer in the Minnesota STARVATION Study– isn’t it amazing that just a small amount of dieting can kick our brains into the same mode as if we were starving? That’s what’s wrong with so many diets today. But! You can use his information to learn how you can CHANGE your own set-point without losing your mind– and avoiding the 20 pounds that most people gain from age 20-50! It’s not inevitable!
We then had a fun demonstration segment with Melanie Pearsall, a nutritionist with Massachusetts General Hospital–did you know that one bottle of Coke (or other soda) a day leads to TWENTY FIVE POUNDS gained a year?? Watch and learn!
Also, for another fun way to keep track of your calories and nutrients–go to Bon-App.com! (click on icon below)