In June 2020, we had the pleasure of speaking with Olly Pegg from the UK. Olly was going through healing from addiction and moving on in life thanks to exercise. His journey has been inspirational and in today’s episode, we’re back for a chat about sobriety, admitting the addictions, and getting help and support from the right sources. Tune in today!
Big Fat Facts Podcast – EP 50 – Simplicity and Why It is Important with Olly Pegg
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This webinar originally aired live on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021. In this webinar, we are discussing medications and the role they may have on our weight! We break down the myths and review the mechanisms of action, dive into the science and how we can successfully manage our weight and most importantly, our health!
On World Diabetes Day - November 14, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) told 460+ million people that Type 2 Diabetes is their fault. They brought this disease on themselves because they spent too much time sitting on the couch eating chips. Factors like genetics, socioeconomic status, environment, psychological stressors, medications, etc. have absolutely nothing to do with it. Join me as I discuss why this thought was dragged by Twitter and eventually taken down by WHO.
It is not your fault that you have obesity. You did not choose to have obesity. Obesity is a chronic disease. Obesity is a risk factor. Obesity is a symptom. Just like diabetes. Just like high blood pressure. Just like high cholesterol. These are all chronic conditions. If managing obesity was a choice, and all you had to do was eat less and move more, you would not have a weight issue. There would be no obesity epidemic and I would likely have gone back to school at this point to be a psychiatrist. Let’s dive in, shall we?
You are also allowed to not lose weight. I know, earth-shattering stuff. Nothing in this world is black and white. Your goals should be your own and for reasons that are truly important to you. It seems like the only way to fit in is by taking a position on one of the extremes and then throwing all logic out the window. This week, I want to empower you to do what feels good and right for you, and nobody else.
The Brain and Obesity. Part 8 – Weight loss by increasing the cognitive capacity of our modern teenage brain!
Today in part 8, we discuss how to increase the number of actual coins the old man and teenager have to spend, either responsibly or irresponsibly. Sleep, working out, managing stress, and spending time with loved ones are all things that help develop resilience. They help you when you are in tough situations to make smarter decisions. Read my latest blog and learn what you can do to support your cognitive capacity.
The Brain and Obesity. Part 7 – Weight Loss by Managing the Cognitive Capacity of our Modern Teenage Brain!
Every day, you wake up with a finite amount of cognitive capacity. I like to think of it like this - each day, you start with a certain number of coins and, over the course of the day, you spend those coins going about your daily activities. In this blog, I discuss cognitive capacity, those coins, the structure of a habit, how we incorporate change, and how we plan accordingly. Let’s dive in!
*This article was originally posted on May 3, 2021* Ozempic isn’t the only weight-loss medication on the block. Today, I want to talk about Contrave! The new but old kid on the block. What do I mean by that? Well, the medication known as Contrave is newish to the market, especially the Canadian market, but it is made up of two older medications that have both been around for some time! A few geniuses in our world realized that bupropion and naltrexone on their own lead to some weight-loss, and they thought, “Well, if one is good. More is better?” They were right! But, how does it work? Get some answers with me here!
Habits are hard. They serve a very important role in our lives and have been vital to the survival of the human race. They allow us to essentially automate the remedial tasks and problems that we regularly encounter to free up cognitive capacity to solve more complex problems and challenges. Today I discuss the structure of a habit, how we incorporate change and how we plan accordingly. Let’s dive in!
Welcome back to the Brain and Obesity series. Earlier, I talked about the old man primal brain, the modern teenager brain, and the synergistic beauty/pain in the ass the 2 of them can be. Today, I talk about how we manage them. Fundamentally, there will always be components we have zero control over, but that does not mean we can’t influence/support them to make it as easy as possible so that you have a better chance of choosing the apple over the apple pie!
*This article was originally posted on June 14, 2021* Wegovy is used for managing diabetes and was recently approved by the FDA to manage obesity! In this blog, I explain the differences between Ozempic and Wegovy and what we can expect with Wegovy in the market.