The Secret To Losing Weight And Feeling Great

Episode 470 1h 13m


As 2021 comes to a close, my team and I are excited to reair some of our best episodes of the year and thank you for listening to the podcast. It’s truly one of my favorite things to do.

Today, we’re highlighting an episode I did back in March with my good friend Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, all about the factors that contribute to overeating and eating nutrient-poor foods and we look at the best methods for healthy and lasting 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.

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, 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.


This episode is brought to you by Essentia, Thrive Market, and Rupa Health. 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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