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Weight Loss

Calories, Love, and Growth: Josh LaJaunie on PYP 473

Josh LaJaunie and I talk about new science of metabolism, how Josh lost 230 pounds and kept it off, and how to pursue an authentic human existence.

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Exercise Doesn’t Burn More Calories and You Should Do It Anyway: Herman Pontzer on PYP 471

The formula to lose weight is obvious: eat less, move more. Unfortunately, it’s wrong. And it’s not because “calories don’t matter.” Discover the new science of metabolism with Herman Pontzer, PhD.

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What are You Really Hungry For?:
Tara Kemp on PYP 468

What’s the root cause of eating disorders? What’s behind our current obesity crisis? Are we hungry for food? For nutrients? Or for joy and connection?

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How to Stick to Your Diet
When All Hell Breaks Lose

Knobology is the ability to turn the knobs of your own behavior in real time, in response to changing life circumstances. It’s the opposite of rigid adherence to a prescribed plan with no freedom to deviate.

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How to Eat Less During a Pandemic: PYP 402

Lots of us are moving less during this stay-at-home time. But we’re often eating just as much, or more, or more frequently, or worse. It’s easy to say, “Just eat less,” but it’s not that easy to do. In this short episode, I share three strategies for reducing caloric intake without feeling deprived. Read More

How Not to Diet with Michael Greger, MD: PYP 362

Michael Greger’s latest book, How Not to Diet, is just stunning.  It’s a love song to science: its potential, its process, even its limitations.  There has never been a more comprehensive, accessible, and evidence-based look at our current knowledge of how to get to and achieve a healthy weight. Read More

Getting Healthy and Giving Back with Brittany Sade: PYP 350

Brittany Sade is a vegan entrepreneur and health coach. Her company, Prosperiteez Clothing, devotes part of its profits to combatting food insecurity in impoverished communities. Brittany wasn’t always a paragon of healthy living. Thanks to meat three times a day, along with a serious cheese addiction, she suffered from skin problems, arterial blockages, and overweight. … Read More

Healing Asthma with a Plant-Based Diet with Margot Freitag: PYP 347

Margot Freitag is a coach who helps people transition to a plant-based diet successfully and sustainably. Growing up in Northwest Ontario (cue “Helpless” by Neil Young), she suffered from asthma, and made constant trips to the ER throughout her childhood. As a teen, she became a yoyo dieter, trying every variation she stumbled across in… Read More

Reconnecting with the Healing Power of Plants with Joe Cross: PYP 334

Joe Cross was, in the words of his first film, “Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead” when he embarked on a 60-day experiment to escape the pain and discomfort of a lifestyle-induced auto-immune disease. His transformation story, chronicled in that 2010 documentary, has inspired millions of people to start juicing, and to add more plants to… Read More

Honoring Tradition While Charting a New Course with Ramona and Dustin Lajaunie: PYP 325

Ramona and Dustin LaJaunie are part of a family that has lost over a thousand pounds through plants and running. The mother and brother, respectively, of Josh LaJaunie, Mona and Dustin are now the cooks in the family.  And one of their biggest challenges was abandoning all the classic southern recipes that they loved and… Read More