If “everything you know about obesity is wrong,” then what the heck are you supposed to do? Despair or rejoice?


The SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 Huffington Post “Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong” by Michael Hobbes exploded on social media, in this podcast I respond to it. I evaluate the research cited and explore the important takeaways and how to take in this information without feeling deflated. 

Miniepisode 1: Book Review: When bad titles happen to good books!


This is a review of the book The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work, by Yoni Freedhoff M.D. It really is a good book with a very unfortunate title. A quick amuse bouche while I work on the next episode, so get the bouche amused, and also appreciate that I have to colons in this episode’s title–quick which Nicholas Cage movie also has two colons in the title?

Episode 4: Self-monitoring, or “Tracking food to lose weight: why you should and why you shouldn’t.”


Research show that tracking food improves weight loss and maintainance. But how? Contrary to recent reporting that all “The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity” recording what we eat is still one of the most impactful ways to improve body composition. Low carb or low fat may not be as important as using self-monitoring. But for people with eating disorders this might not be a good option. 

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Studies cited: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QwtaR7iR8TbsNTThveiaRa8uvQYS3nhhZdZG28mnmZs/edit?usp=sharing