The Secret To Losing Weight And Feeling Great

Episode 164 1h 13m


“We used to eat to fill our stomachs but now we eat to fill our hearts.” This quote from my good friend Dr. Rangan Chatterjee sums up the internal struggle so many people are facing when it comes to weight loss. If you stop to look at the real reasons you’re eating certain foods, it’s not a lack of self-control like the stigma suggests. It is a lack of other things in your life, though.

Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Chatterjee and I break down the factors that contribute to overeating and eating nutrient-poor foods and look at the best methods for healthy and lasting weight loss. Dr. Chatterjee has had great success in helping his patients lose weight and keep it off by avoiding the “eat less and exercise more” trap. He realized that five key elements can help us tune into our hunger cues, emotional needs, and physical responses to food in a way that makes us feel better overall, with weight loss as an added benefit.

Stopping to ask yourself what, when, why, where, and how, every time you eat, creates a sense of awareness and sustainable results that are often missing from diet culture. That’s because when we regulate the body’s biological systems, we automatically regulate the brain chemistry, hormones, and other factors that can lead to an unhealthy weight when left unchecked. And when we understand that the food industry knows how to hijack those systems at the highest level, we can stop blaming ourselves and start making positive changes.

Dr. Chatterjee shares some of his favorite tips for eating well, even while home on lockdown, sticking to a budget, or juggling a busy schedule, plus we debunk the exercise myths that lead so many people to overeat. We also talk about how our environment can influence behavior change and so much more. I hope you’ll tune in.


This episode is brought to you by AG1, Rupa Health, and Cozy Earth. The Doctor’s Farmacy podcast works with a select group of sponsors to allow for ongoing production and allow it to be zero-cost to anyone who wishes to listen to and watch the podcast.

Topics Covered

  • A personalized and compassionate approach to weight loss


  • Why do we eat?


  • Eliminating blame and shame around weight gain and weight loss


  • Examining what we are hungry for


  • Making your environment and home a “safe zone”


  • Planning your nutritional week


  • The cost, time, and skills needed to cook for yourself


  • How close are you to feeling great?


  • The role of exercise in weight loss


  • The 3 daily habits that Dr. Chatterjee recommends


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