Oct. 18, 2021

067 | Supersized Lies | Robert J. Davis, PhD (aka The Healthy Skeptic)

Show Summary:

In today’s show, we talk to author Robert J. Davis, PhD (aka The Healthy Skeptic) about his new book Supersized Lies: How Myths About Weight Loss Are Keeping Us Fat  – and the Truth About What Really Works.

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We start the show with a quick hello to Dr. Davis and by giving our audience his bio and contact information:

Robert J. Davis, PhD, a.k.a. The Healthy Skeptic, is an award-winning health journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, PBS, WebMD, and The Wall Street Journal. The author of three previous books on health, he hosts the “Healthy Skeptic” video series, which dissects the science behind popular health claims. Davis holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a master’s degree in public health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, and a PhD in health policy from Brandeis University, where he was Pew Foundation Fellow.

Readers can connect with Robert J. Davis on:

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/RobertDavisHealthySkeptic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthyskept/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4725364.Robert_J_Davis

Main Discussion:

We have a great discussion with Dr. Davis about what he covers in his book and much, much, more.

Action Items:

  • Focus on the long term
  • Whole food balanced diet
  • Minimize highly processed food
  • Eat treats in moderation
  • Moving your body to maintain a healthy weight
  • Sleep is crucial
  • Manage your stress
  • Track what you eat with a food journal

Key Topics:

  • Obesity
  • BMI
  • Blood Work
  • Calories In/Calories Out
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Hormones
  • Glucose-Insulin Model
  • Processed Foods
  • Habits
  • Will-Power
  • Cortisol
  • Stress

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Supersized Lies, Robert J. Davis, PhD

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