Health Bite

Health Bite

Our health is impacted by our actions in obvious and not so obvious ways. What we eat, how we sleep, move, work, connect, and all the other ways in which we chose to live our lives- both big and small- impact our health and wellbeing in meaningful ways. Join Dr. Adrienne Youdim as she interviews thought leaders and experts about the small but actionable "health bites" we can all take to live well.

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October 24, 2021 24 min

In this episode of my Hungry for More series, I talk about how we should see obesity as more than just a cosmetic problem, but also as an alarming disease as well. Sine weight loss medication is one of the easy modern solutions to battle obesity, I discuss how do they help you in your weight loss journey, what are the drugs found in it, and what are their side effects. Always know that you are not alone in this!

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  • How comm...
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    In this episode of my Hungry for More series, I talk about the benefits of hanging out with nature, or treating yourself to a walk in the greenery, for your health. I also share with you the different proven effects of nature on our physical and mental well-being and the difference between constantly being in an urban setting for work and giving yourself some time with nature once in a while.


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  • How is nature more than just ...
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    Sleep is something that is so essential to our health and our well-being; however, we might all be guilty of taking it for granted.

    Do you have trouble sleeping? Is it becoming increasingly difficult for you to stay healthy because you are too sleep-deprived? Do you want to set your sleeping habits on the right track and finally live a healthy and empowered life?

    One should be intentional in making it happen in order for this to work

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    In this installment of my Hungry for More series, I’m tackling another major barrier that people often face on their journey to healthy change: finding and maintaining motivation. No one will feel motivated 100% of the time, but there are some things you can do to help find and maintain your motivation to do difficult things.

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  • The false assumption that being motivated means you’ll be inherently driven every single day.
  • Why ...
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    I’m back for another installment of my Hungry for More series, and this time I’m tackling the challenges and barriers which prevent people from achieving the lifestyle changes they desire. In this episode, I cover why it is important to identify and name your challenges, and then I address the most common barrier I’ve encountered in both myself and my patients.

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  • Why we all have barriers to change, and why it is important t...
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    In this episode of my Hungry for More series, I talk about “falling off the wagon” during holidays and vacations and the mindsets that lead to and result from that. I discuss how our perceptions of vacation and perceptions of our actions affect our ability to stay on, fall off, or get back on the wagon and see success in the long run.


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  • Vacation doesn’t have to be synonymous with indulgence.
  • Why being mindful about food cho...
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    I’m back for another installment of my Hungry for More series, and this week I’m talking about a chapter that resonates with most people: Hunger for Perfection. So many of us strive for perfection, but we fail to realize that by its very nature, perfection is unattainable, and trying to achieve it can lead to self-criticism and negative self-talk. In this episode, I discuss how to get past perfectionism and seek and embrace our own...

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    This week I’m chatting with Coach Kiah, a life coach who has lost over 100 pounds after learning the right mental tools to find self-love and take control over her thoughts. She now helps others on their own journeys to health and happiness by teaching them those same tools to cut through the negativity and create a life of joy and happiness from the inside out. We talk about her journey and the importance of cultivating the right ...

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    In this next installment of my Hungry for More series, I talk about a practice that is near and dear to my heart: journaling. Pulling from both personal experience and scientific studies, I discuss how journaling has been shown to have numerous mental and physical health benefits. I also make recommendations for how you can get started with your own journaling practice and experience the awareness, self-healing, and transformative ...

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    Continuing with my Hungry for More series, this week I discuss why exercise is about so much more than weight loss. I cover the numerous mental and spiritual benefits of exercise along with the various physical benefits of different types of exercise.

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  • Learn the minimum amount of exercise per day to get some benefit (it’s lower than you think!).
  • Find out how physical stress can impact your tolerance for psychological stress...
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    In this episode of my Hungry for More series, I stick to the basics and offer 10 practical tips for weight loss. I cover things such as establishing your routine, not skipping meals, getting proper amounts of sleep, and yes, even exercise. Implementing these 10 strategies for weight loss will help you achieve true, long-lasting results.

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  • Learn why routines are important for your weight loss journey.
  • Discover how you can cre...
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    This week we are back for part two of The Five Pillars of Nourishment and Nutrition, part of my Hungry for More series in which we explore and learn about the physiologic, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our hunger. Today I discuss the final two pillars, explore why they are important for nourishment, and provide tips and tricks for implementing these concepts in your life.

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  • Learn how your mindset affects your performa...
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    This is the fifth episode of my Hungry for More series, and this week I am giving you hands-on tips for approaching nutrition. I discuss the first three of the five pillars of nourishment and nutrition, explaining why each is important and providing actionable steps to for you to implement them.

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  • The word diet, how we think about it, and why a diet of abundance is best for you
  • The importance of macronutrients and what you s...
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    In this fourth installment of our Hungry for More series, I explore the idea of self-compassion, and how this is essential to our growth and our evolution. I discuss the three main elements of self-compassion, and I offer actionable steps to help you learn to cultivate kindness and understanding toward yourself.

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  • Discover how your response to imperfections can affect your chances of success.
  • Learn why it’s important to deve...
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    In this third episode exploring the science behind our hunger, I cover how our mindset affects our body’s ability to lose weight. Drawing from scientific studies, I demonstrate how a growth mindset and positive self-acceptance improve your likelihood of healthy behaviors and success with weight loss.


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  • Discover the difference between growth mindsets and fixed trait mindsets, and see how each of these affects our abilities.
  • L...
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    This week I’m continuing to explore the science of hunger, focusing specifically on emotional eating, emotional hunger, and the truth that we are all emotional eaters, whether we like it or not. I dive into how the connection between food and our emotions is hardwired into our DNA and into our neurochemistry, and I explore what you can do to help overcome this.

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  • Learn how satiety hormones, which help you feel full, are rel...
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    With the launch of my new book--Hungry For More: Stories and Science To Inspire Weight Loss From The Inside Out-- releasing soon, I’ve taken a moment to share some insights around ‘hunger’. I hope that you enjoy this first episode in the series, where I share about the science behind hunger. 

    If you’ve ever wondered why health experts recommend eating slowly, or the cause of ‘yo-yo’ dieting then this is the episode where it will all...

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    JZ holds a master's degree in Kinesiology and has over 20 years experience as a fitness expert and over 14 years of nutrition experience working in both clinical weight loss and age management medicine. JZ recently launched her JZ Fitness lifestyle course, she’s an Orangetheory Fitness coach, she writes the fitness programming for Matthew Mcconaughey's not-for-profit JK Livin program and she is the fitness and nutrition cou...

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    This week I talked with Robyn Goldberg. She’s a certified eating disorder registered dietitian and supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She is also the author of The Eating Disorder Trap: A Guide For Clinicians And Loved Ones. On this episode, Robyn and I talk about eating disorders, body image, intuitive eating, and the importance of identifying our true hunger. 

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  • What is the m...
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    This week I spoke with Dr. Prianca Naik, an internist who has shifted her medical practice to a coaching practice called Stress Cleanse MD. Learn about what prompted her shift and how she knew it was time for a change. You’ll also hear about what Dr. Naik calls “brain’nados’” and how she found her way out of the chaos. 


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  • What prompted Dr. Naik to look into Life Coaching.
  • How Life Coaching created a life-changing experience f...
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