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#315 – Diet Cults!

Guest: Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald — author of Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us — stops by discuss the “scientific schtick” lying at the foundation of today’s popular diets.

Here are my notes:

6:05 – How we got from diet culture to diet cults … and what your diet says about who you are.

10:05 – A final answer on “the one best diet.” What evolution has to do with it all and why we may be more adaptable than we think.

19:10 – The BIG problem with Paleo.

22:13 – How diets might be hurting more than helping, and why you should ask “how much” and “what kind” first.

26:04 – Getting to the bottom of “Gluten free is B.S.” Is gluten really guilty or just a scapegoat?

30:01 – What stress, genetics and childhood traumas might have to do with autoimmune disease.

36:17 – The 3 things all successful weight losers (and maintainers) have in common. Plus, the one thing that will turn weight loss from hard into easy.

41:08 – Matt’s personal recipe for staying lean and why dieting without exercise is pointless.

46:54 – Why following rules instead of diets can help you keep your health in check.

51:00 – Staying sane in the health game and why “happy” may be more important than “healthy”.




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