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Healthy Changes for Healthy Weight

By Chris Jensen, January 12, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Chris Jensen

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.
01/24/2010 6:40:33 PM CST
Marcy says ...
Dr. Fuhruman sounds like a real character.
01/24/2010 6:43:40 PM CST
tina says ...
I didn't hear to much about exercise in this podcast.
01/24/2010 9:27:38 PM CST
Karen says ...
I am glad you made a podcast like this it makes me feel less like I am alone.
01/24/2010 3:36:24 PM CST
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.
01/24/2010 3:38:28 PM CST
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.
01/24/2010 3:41:12 PM CST
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.
01/22/2010 9:28:13 AM CST
ImaVegan says ...
Buy the Engine 2 Diet book by Rip Esselstyn! They sell the book at Whole Foods stores! Awesome recipes inside!
01/13/2010 2:13:27 PM CST
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.
01/13/2010 11:17:24 AM CST
Tracy says ...
This guy is a bit tough, but I love it! Sounds like he is hoped up on his mission, and/or caffeine :)
01/13/2010 11:19:05 AM CST
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.
01/13/2010 11:22:18 AM CST
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.
01/13/2010 11:31:32 AM CST
Sue says ...
Good podcast!
01/13/2010 11:53:38 AM CST
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.
01/13/2010 11:54:58 AM CST
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.
01/13/2010 11:57:02 AM CST
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.
01/13/2010 12:35:49 PM CST
Rory says ...
Good habits in nutrition and exercise, you can't say enough for this!
01/13/2010 12:41:17 PM CST
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.
01/13/2010 11:41:28 AM CST
Mandy says ...
Good start, but I would like the hear more about action steps toward embracing a "healthy" diet.
01/13/2010 11:39:28 AM CST
Lisa says ...
This guy is no joke, I appreciate his stern candor on a sensitive subject.
01/13/2010 11:34:21 AM CST
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.
01/13/2010 11:32:04 AM CST
Quinn says ...
Go easy on fats and carbs, eat well, be well!
01/13/2010 6:13:57 PM CST
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.
01/13/2010 6:50:12 PM CST
Susan says ...
Feed your kids well, and they will turn the tide, on the unhealthy America we are moving towards.
01/13/2010 11:13:22 AM CST
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.
01/13/2010 11:09:16 AM CST

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