DiscoverThe Ultimate Health Podcast516: Everything You’ve Been Told About Weight Loss Is Wrong! (Do This Instead) | Dr. David Ludwig
516: Everything You’ve Been Told About Weight Loss Is Wrong! (Do This Instead) | Dr. David Ludwig

516: Everything You’ve Been Told About Weight Loss Is Wrong! (Do This Instead) | Dr. David Ludwig

Update: 2023-01-17


Watch the full video interview on YouTube here:

Dr. David Ludwig is an endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital. He’s a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Ludwig has studied the effects of dietary composition on metabolism, body weight and risk for chronic disease – with a special focus on low-glycemic index, low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets.

Described as an “obesity warrior” by Time Magazine, Dr. Ludwig has fought for fundamental policy changes to improve the food environment.

He has authored more than 200 scientific articles and presently serves as an editor at The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Dr. Ludwig is author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently.

If you're just about to begin your weight loss journey or you've hit a plateau along the way, this conversation is for you!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is the carbohydrate-insulin model?
  • Insulin is miracle grow for your fat cells
  • Naked carbohydrates are a metabolic disaster
  • The right way to eat carbs
  • Shift your metabolism one meal at a time
  • Transitioning from the SAD diet to a keto diet
  • The first step to weight loss
  • Are you a high insulin secreter?
  • Type 1 diabetes and insulin
  • Carbohydrates raise insulin and suppress glucagon (a bad combo)
  • The problem with fructose
  • Dr. Ludwig’s approach to time-restricted eating
  • Coffee stimulates weight loss
  • Fasted exercise lowers insulin resistance
  • Start walking after your meals
  • Why exercise is a poor prescription for weight loss
  • How your metabolism changes as you age
  • Sleep and stress alter fat cell behaviour
  • Being fat is not the problem, it’s the ill health of your fat cells
  • The nibbling vs. gorging study
  • Figuring out the best time of day to eat for your insulin
  • There’s death in eating... no matter what diet you consume
  • We need proper investment in our food supply

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Related links:

Dr. David Ludwig, Dawn Ludwig - Always Hungry? (book)

Dr. David Ludwig's website

Follow Dr. David Ludwig on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Dr. David Ludwig, Dawn Ludwig - Always Delicious (book)

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: A Physiological Perspective on the Obesity Pandemic (study)

Competing Paradigms of Obesity Pathogenesis: Energy Balance Versus Carbohydrate-Insulin Models (study)

Nibbling versus Gorging: Metabolic Advantages of Increased Meal Frequency (study)

Boston Children's Hospital

Lulu Hunt Peters (books)

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516: Everything You’ve Been Told About Weight Loss Is Wrong! (Do This Instead) | Dr. David Ludwig

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