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Healthy Changes for Healthy Weight

Here's help to start developing healthier habits! Good health-and healthy weight-is about smart decision making. Rather than hearing about what NOT to eat or fad diets, listen to positive successes that are truly changing people's lives. Dr. Joel Fuhrman shares his experiences in helping people create health by aiming for optimal nutrition. He is a board-certified family physician, author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutrition.

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Karen says …

Great podcast.

Marcy says …

Dr. Fuhruman sounds like a real character.

tina says …

I didn't hear to much about exercise in this podcast.

Karen says …

I am glad you made a podcast like this it makes me feel less like I am alone.

Silvia says …

To many fats, and salts can really mess a system up. I try to eat a majority of fresh foods and it really helps me.

Karen says …

I really have trouble with my kids. When they go to the grandparents, which is often, they come back craving sugar and fried food. I know this is an age old problem but it is still hard. We work really hard at home to keep them healthy.

Karen says …

I'll check with my local store to see if there is any support material for the stuff this guys is talking about. Specifics are important for me when making changes.

ImaVegan says …

Buy the Engine 2 Diet book by Rip Esselstyn! They sell the book at Whole Foods stores! Awesome recipes inside!

Mary says …

Eating processed foods, high in salt and fat actually make you more hungry. Switching to a lighter, more living-produced based diet actually is hard at first, because your body craves the old crap. It is hard, but worth the change. It blows my mind that our bodies can even function on some of the stuff we call food.

Tracy says …

This guy is a bit tough, but I love it! Sounds like he is hoped up on his mission, and/or caffeine :)

Kate says …

He makes a Great great point. Focus on your Health, not your weight! When you watch only your weight, you can starve yourself, then jump back with hunger and eat more then you would if you just switch to a constant healthy diet.

Debbie says …

So far, so good for me this year. No "fad" diets- I am going to the gym 5 days a week, eating much, much lighter, and the best part, I feel GREAT! I really believe this new approach is sticking for this girl.

Sue says …

Good podcast!

Momx6 says …

Sure would love to get on board. I have 6 kids, I know I know... Forget portion control, the hardest thing for me is to not eat clean up with all of there meals.

M. Ayers says …

Lets hope this year is my year. I do well in summer when I am out and active, but these cold winters just kill me + my body craves for protein, fat etc in the cold winter time.

Tree says …

I have been a vegetarian for 15 years. I use to battle with weight, but no longer. Come to think of it, I don't know any vegetarians who are overweight.

Rory says …

Good habits in nutrition and exercise, you can't say enough for this!

Heather says …

I guess planning ahead and turning one's focus toward daily diet really helps. I started making my lunches for work the night prior, and it works well. I am much less apt to grab junk for lunch when I have a brought a healthy option.

Mandy says …

Good start, but I would like the hear more about action steps toward embracing a "healthy" diet.

Lisa says …

This guy is no joke, I appreciate his stern candor on a sensitive subject.

Leslie says …

The guest is makes good points, the one which rang true the most for me, is the idea of changing your nutritional perspective, rather then simply counting calories and obsessing about intake. Eat light and healthy, exercise, be happy, and you'll see a tremendous change in your daily outlook.

Quinn says …

Go easy on fats and carbs, eat well, be well!

Maria says …

I came across this podcast, looking for some solutions. Your guest is certainly passionate, but I don't walk away with any specific next steps. Oh well.

Susan says …

Feed your kids well, and they will turn the tide, on the unhealthy America we are moving towards.

Bev says …

It is a NEW YEAR after all! Time to set goals for health and happiness. I am pledging more time reading, exercising, and spending more time with close friends.... less facebook/tv this year for me.

Sue says …

Like so many things, I think moderation with food is the key to keeping your weight even.

Melissa K says …

Well this is a great time of year to evaluate how you want your year and future to work out. Great podcast, great timing.

Jena says …

The Dr. touchers on a really good point. Establishing good habits at a young age is a really solid way to eat well throughout life. Teacher your kids good habits and it will be something they will thank you for one day.

Deanna says …

Good point- when you actually eat food which is not nutritious, your body is literally starving, and thus you eat and eat and eat, craving nutrients.

Nillie says …

The hardest part for me, is breaking old habits. The bagel shop I drive by on the way to work, eating out to often etc etc. Once I get into a new routine, which is centered on a healthy program, I am golden, for awhile.

L. Vendi says …

Glad to get some support for my belief that good nutrition is a key to maintaining healthy weight.

Shevi says …

Nice podcast!!!

Gail says …

I wrestle with when and when not to battle with my kids about their eating habits. It is a fine line to steer them in a healthy direction, and to push them away from good choices.

LaVerne Johnston says …

Thank you for your tremendous supply of healthy food in a very clean, friendly store. I've made friends of staff all over the Gateway store. I've given hugs, complements, and smiles and have gotten excellent help and encouragement. Your prices for really good stuff, especially the 365 label, are generally competitive even with HEB. I think Sprouts is trying to outdo you, but they are certainly lacking in organic produce of the variety that you have. You still get the biggest portion of my grocery dollars each week. In addition, let me thank you for those specials of purchase a stated item and get three items for free. What a bargain! ---LaVerne Johnston

Jeanette says …

Dr. Furhman is old school and I love it! Thanks for the podcast that tells it like it is. :)

Holly says …

Good info, thanks!

Taylor says …

I agree with others here. It is vital to help our children learn solid eating habits, they are after all our future.

Phyllis says …

I think Dr. Fuhrman is right on, we should be focusing on good health not avoiding illness. As long as we think or worry about eating to avoid something happening to us the fear precludes our enjoyment of our good health. Makes a lot of sense. Thanks for having him on.

Chaska says …

I'm about to read Mindless eating- heard it's a good one-

veggielover says …

I just finished reading the Joel Furhman's book, Eat to Live, and it's so refreshing to get the real truth about the foods we eat as Americans. I have been a vegetarian since 1992 (has is really been 18 years?) and only now do I realize that I've been going about it all wrong. I have at least 75 pounds of pregnancy weight to lose (although my "baby" just had her fifth birthday), debunking the myth that all vegetarians are slim (sorry, Tree). Before you start judging....let me assure you I eat lots of fruits, veggies and only whole grains; and rarely eat sweets. My downfall has been in the incorrect thinking that I had to eat large amounts of protein to be healthy. My inclusion of milk, cheese and eggs as protein sources ends today! Thank you, Dr. Furhman, for your revolutionary thinking.

Marcy says …

If you look at all of the processed and fast foods we eat in our culture, it is no wonder we have such an increase on obesity in the last decade. Fresh foods = Healthy Foods.

Tracy says …

I love these podcast- I think it is a really great extension of your stores. Please keep them coming.

Brenda says …

I think a diet which is primarily based on fruits, grains, and veggies is the way to go. It works for me at least!

Rita says …

This guys is funny. I'll check out his website and see if there are any concrete action steps there.

Sally says …

I have the hardest time turning my habit trail around. I think I may have done it this year, however! Gym in the morning before breakfast- I have more energy throughout the day and less hunger for breakfast.

Trudie says …

Great Podcast, thanks!

Tina says …

I appreciate that the Dr. speaks about the importance of being healthy vs watching your weight. All to often people count their calories and set themselves up for failure.

Nick says …

It feels good to know other people are struggling with healthy eating.

Michelle says …

Lots more info for those who want it at drfuhrman.com. I'm a member and the doctor is AMAZING. Those of us who follow his guidance call ourselves nutritarians.

john says …

Glad you touched on the fad diet. I know so many friends who have crashed and burned with these diets. It is hard to see them rise and fall emotionally.

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