A Healthquest Podcast by Steve Lankford

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Why is it that we have such a problem with obesity? There seems to be no shortage of diets and weight loss programs. What seems to be missing is a natural way to put the body back in order that can be sustained and allow one to enjoy life and lead to healthy weight. It is critical that this process begin with an attempt to understand the factors that are important in each case.

It is my assertion that a person will be better off by seeking to improve health than chasing weight loss goals. Seek to eat a more healthful diet. Seek to avoid foods that are high calorie and low nutrition. Exercise more often. These are lifestyle changes that must be in place if you want to have long term success. Do this stuff first. Then focus on a healthy weight loss strategy. The question then becomes “What is a healthy weight loss strategy?” The goal is to maintain satiety, the feeling of satisfaction and fullness that regulates the desire to eat. There are 4 key principles.

  1. Eat for volume. Eat foods that fill you up and are low in calories, high in fiber and low on the glycemic scale. Reduce carbs and avoid refined foods.
  2. Eat protein. Especially for breakfast and then throughout the day.
  3. Eat mindfully. Think about the food you eat. Consider portions and types of food. Eat more slowly.
  4. Control blood sugar. Dr. Lyon uses and recommends PGX fiber. It will help to fill you up. It will help to normalize blood sugar and it will provide the fiber for normal bowel function. It is this unique PGX fiber that has become a critical key part of his successful weight loss program.

Steve Lankford speaks with Dr. Michael Lyon about some practical approaches to sustained weight management.Steve Lankford is the host of HealthQuestPodcast.com. Steve has over 40 years of experience in the natural products industry. His passion is helping others develop nutritional programs that work. At HealthQuestPodcast.com, Steve interviews the experts in the fields of science and nutrition. His in depth explorations and consumer friendly style are designed help listeners learn about the science of nutrition. His guests are some of the most respected experts in the natural products industry.

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NOTE: The statements presented in this podcast should not be considered medical advice or a way to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. Dietary supplements do not treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of a medical professional before adding a dietary supplement to (or removing one from) your daily regimen. WholeFoods Magazine does not endorse any specific brand or product.

Published by WholeFoods Magazine Online, 7/29/2015