Foodist with Darya Rose, Ph.D

Foodist with Darya Rose, Ph.D

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In the Foodist podcast Darya Rose, Ph.D. introduc…


Dr. Rhonda Patrick - Why Eating Fish, But Not Omega-3 Supplements, Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s
Dec 17, 2018 • 68 min
Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a scientist who has done extensive research on aging, cancer and nutrition. She has a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science center and St. Jude’s children’s research hospital in Memphis…
How To Protect Yourself and Your Family From Food Poisoning
Nov 8, 2018 • 56 min
Bill Marler is a nationally recognized foodborne illness lawyer, an expert in food safety and one of the most influential voices in food policy in the world. His law firm Marler Clark has represented thousands of victims in practically every major…
James Clear – The 4 Laws of Behavior Change
Oct 17, 2018 • 48 min
James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His new book Atomic Habits breaks down the four laws of behavior change and explains how striving to get 1% better every day can give you remarkable…
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff – Why you must like your life if you want to keep weight off
Sep 27, 2018 • 35 min
For humans, diets are not sustainable and food is more than just fuel. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff is a family doctor, founder of the Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa, Canada, and author of The Diet Fix and the fabulous blog Weighty Matters. Today he sits…
How To Stop Yourself From Nighttime Bingeing
May 17, 2018 • 57 min
“’This will be my last ice cream ever’ is a thought I have had so many times I’m embarrassed by it.” - Paul Late night bingeing is an especially tough habit to break. You repeat the same destructive behavior over and over, knowing it’s wrong, but stopping…
Use This Framework to Tackle Your Most Frustrating Health Issue
Apr 19, 2018 • 51 min
Sometimes it can feel as if you are completely alone in your healthstyle struggles. While some problems are fairly commonplace (e.g. How can I fit a workout into my busy workday?), others can feel so uniquely your own that it feels nearly impossible to…
What to Do When You Stop Dieting and It Backfires
Dec 31, 2017 • 56 min
“I’ve felt the option is either cake or not cake. And so then how do you start a habit to NOT do something?” - Mindy Mindy was excited when she found Summer Tomato. The thought of being able to lose weight without counting calories or going on another…
How a Tiny Habit Can Help You Push Past a Weight Loss Plateau
Oct 16, 2017 • 59 min
“You have to rig the game so you can win, set yourself the lowest minimal bar to do something. That was really the key to my success.” – Sarah It has happened to the best of us. You get a little older, your life changes, you start moving less, maybe have…
How to Turn Theoretical Health Goals Into Practical Habits
Oct 2, 2017 • 75 min
Getting inspired is easy. A great article, book, or documentary can be incredibly powerful in sparking a desire for a new direction in your life. But no matter how desperately you want to change, internalizing a new philosophy enough to permanently modify…
Overcoming Severe Depression and Binge Eating Through Mindfulness
Sep 18, 2017 • 63 min
“A binge never happens in a peaceful, loving environment. So, if you can create that environment somehow for yourself that’s going to be the way.” – Maria Have you tried everything to quit binge eating and nothing seems to work? Are you still on the fence…
How to Troubleshoot Your Digestive Problems
Sep 11, 2017 • 39 min
Amber has been on and off elimination diets for months. After a long battle with all sorts of painful digestive issues she struggles to pinpoint exactly what she is eating that causes this. She has educated herself well on how these diets work and takes…
Why Real Food Is the Secret to You and Your Family Sticking With Healthy Habits
Aug 28, 2017 • 47 min
“The way that you look and the way that you see yourself are not one and the same.” - Jamie Dana In this episode I talk with Jamie, a health counselor and foodist success story. Jamie and I have similar backgrounds and a lot in common. We both had mothers…
How to Maintain Your Cooking Habit During a Busy Work Week
Aug 14, 2017 • 50 min
One of the hardest things about making your healthy habits stick is finding ways to do them when you are very tired, stressed or busy. Randi is a school teacher, which means that in the summertime she has more free time to focus on her healthstyle. During…
How to Restart Your Healthy Habits After Losing a Loved One
Aug 7, 2017 • 42 min
Losing a parent is one of the toughest things you can go through in life. Getting yourself back on track can feel impossible for a long time. Bonnie was just getting her healthstyle together when her mom passed away. She was eating right, cut way back on…
How to Stop Being Wooed by Dieting When You Feel Out of Control
Jul 31, 2017 • 55 min
Leora enjoys learning about nutrition and discovering new healthy ingredients to try out. After years of study she has become very knowledgeable about what it takes to have a great healthstyle. However, over the past few years Leora has become aware that…
Too Tired to Maintain Your Healthy Habits? What to Do When You Are Not Sleeping Well
Jul 24, 2017 • 40 min
Despite enjoying her healthy habits, Chrissy often finds herself exhausted in the evenings and not motivated to cook dinner, even when she has ingredients already prepped. She reached out asking for strategies to curb this habit, since it can lead to a…
How to Stop Compulsively Eating Free Food
Jul 17, 2017 • 39 min
We have all been there. You walk into the break room at work or get to an event and there it is, a table full of free (and not-so-healthy) treats that are yours for the taking. For Kristen these moments trigger her into what she calls “opportunistic…
How to Stop Snacking at Your Stressful Job
Jul 10, 2017 • 45 min
Monica has a demanding job with hours that are continuously changing. She is responsible for producing original ideas at a moment’s notice, which is very intellectually demanding. Although she enjoys her work, the stress of the job causes her to snack…
How to Switch to Maintenance After Losing Weight Through Extreme Dieting
Jun 26, 2017 • 48 min
After successfully losing over seventy pounds on a meal replacement diet Cara has reached her ideal weight and is feeling great. But now she faces a new challenge: weight maintenance. Knowing that diets rarely work long-term and that she needs a more…
How to Recognize Your Limiting Beliefs to Change an Unhealthy Behavior
Jun 19, 2017 • 50 min
Once or twice a week Allison and her husband decide to order take-out for dinner. They find fun reasons to celebrate, often making a night out of it by renting a movie and having a couple drinks to go along with the food delivery. It is a good time and…
How to Avoid Drinking Too Much In Social Situations
Jun 12, 2017 • 49 min
A couple of times a month Polly is expected to go out for drinks with her coworkers. This is part of the company culture and a great opportunity to bond with her team. Plus, she really enjoys it and finds it to be an overall rewarding experience. The…
How to Address Midlife Weight Gain Related to Menopause
Jun 5, 2017 • 49 min
Aline struggles with the types of issues many women deal with during midlife. She’s going through menopause, has gained weight and can’t seem to drop those last 10-15 pounds. She eats relatively healthy and exercises regularly, but the tricks she used to…
How to Let Yourself Enjoy an Indulgence Without Overdoing It
May 29, 2017 • 36 min
A fundamental principle of being a foodist is that you shouldn’t restrict yourself from eating foods that you love. One of the wonderful aspects of eating is that it is pleasurable, and this is an entirely valid reason to choose to eat something. New and…
How to Develop Confidence In Your Ability Get Healthy
May 22, 2017 • 74 min
You can probably name several barriers in your life that feel like they are preventing you from getting healthy or achieving your goals, but the biggest ones are always mental. Confidence in particular has an insidious ability to undermine your…
How to Stop Bingeing After Going Out With Friends
May 15, 2017 • 46 min
Becky is normally a healthy eater and exercises regularly. She isn’t overweight, but would love to lose a few pounds. She also knows that if she stopped her periodic binges the weight would likely take care of itself. Becky has also read Foodist and…
How to Troubleshoot a Single Mysterious Bad Habit
May 9, 2017 • 36 min
Sometimes it feels like you have everything figured out except for this one, baffling problem that seems to defy all logic. For Nina, her healthstyle has always been rather straightforward. She enjoys eating healthy, she understands the value of…
How a Former Bodybuilder Learned to Stop Obsessing Over Food
May 1, 2017 • 43 min
Adrienne has been dieting since she was 18 years old, but it wasn’t until she was in her 40s that she got into bodybuilding. Body building is incredibly strict when it comes to food intake, with several months at a time being very intense. For Adrienne…
How to Stop Moralizing Your Food Choices
Apr 24, 2017 • 38 min
Laura works at a hospital and sees people suffering daily from chronic diseases she knows are caused by unhealthy food choices. Diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer are all fates she’d like to avoid, but still her love of sweets calls to her.…
How Reshanda Overcame Binge Eating and Lost 28 Lbs
Apr 19, 2017 • 68 min
Reshanda had a very stressful job that ultimately led her to develop a binge eating habit and gain a significant amount of weight. The weight gain naturally led her to try to correct it with dieting, which instead led instead to more bingeing. In her work…
How Meal Planning Helped Tara Lose 12 lbs in 2 Months
Apr 11, 2017 • 46 min
Like many of us, Tara has been struggling to lose weight for over a decade. She’d tried lots of different strategies on and off over the years, and had made progress. But it wasn’t until the beginning of this year that two things really clicked into…
How Ashley Overcame Fibromyalgia Using Real Food and Exercise
Apr 3, 2017 • 42 min
Ashley says she’s lucky that she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the age of 30. It’s a diagnosis that isn’t always easy to get, but at a young age Ashley felt she still had a lot of options to try to treat her illness without medication. After…
How to Find Time and Energy to Exercise Despite Physical Limitations
Mar 27, 2017 • 63 min
“It’s like 1000% or nothing at all.” ~Rachelle Rachelle was in a snowboarding accident when she was 15 years old that cost her the use of both of her legs. After 18 years of battling both illness and body image issues, she is finally in a place where she…
How a Mindset Shift Helped Sarah Lose Weight After Having Children
Mar 6, 2017 • 51 min
With her first pregnancy, Sarah felt a lot of pressure from her doctor to restrict her eating to avoid weight gain and other adverse consequences to her baby. However, she found that abiding by these rules was virtually impossible for her, given how her…
How to Avoid Overeating During Periods of Intense Physical Training
Feb 27, 2017 • 56 min
Nicole loves to run, and has recently upped her training to include half and full marathons. While she has never run with the goal of weight loss, she has noticed that when she trains for longer races she has a tendency to gain unwanted fat around her…
How Jason Lost 4 lbs in One Week Through Mindful Eating
Feb 20, 2017 • 45 min
Jason is an old friend of my husband’s who also happens to be the editor of this podcast. Since he’s started listening the show he’s become more and more health conscious, and when I launched the Mindful Meal Challenge he decided to give mindful eating a…
How Peg Used the Japanese Principle of Kaizen to Cut Back on Drinking and Quit Bulimia
Feb 13, 2017 • 33 min
Peg had a regular habit of drinking a couple glasses of wine every night and felt like it was a problem, like something that she needed. Not only did this habit impact her general wellbeing and ability to be at her best for herself and her work, she also…
Is It Possible Your Healthstyle is Working Too Well?
Feb 6, 2017 • 38 min
Amy has been working on her healthstyle for over a year. Slowly she has changed her eating, exercise, sleep and mindfulness habits, and she finally feels like she’s in control of her health. Now she’s waiting for the other shoe to drop. Amy is a natural…
How to Put Your Healthstyle Back Together After Having a Baby
Jan 30, 2017 • 38 min
Rachel knew that having a baby would make it harder to maintain her healthstyle. But it’s now been 18 months and she still hasn’t found a way to regularly make the best choices and ends up eating out 2-3 nights per week. Her issue is that her old…
How Graham Lost 60 Lbs Without Dieting and Has Kept It Off for 4 Years
Jan 23, 2017 • 39 min
Graham started his foodist journey back in 2013 when he borrowed a galley copy of Foodist I had given to a friend. He had just decided to try and start getting healthy and by eating more Real Food, cutting back on processed foods, and being more active he…
What to Do When You Feel You Aren’t Losing Weight Fast Enough
Jan 16, 2017 • 43 min
Over the past nine months Agata has had some success in being healthier, but is disappointed that she hasn’t lost much weight. She started slowly by being more active and noticed she had more energy and looked more toned. Despite the benefits she felt,…
How to Cut Back on Alcohol Without Going Cold Turkey
Jan 9, 2017 • 53 min
After a move from Chicago to California, Mary found herself slowly gaining weight to the tune of 1 lb every 3 months. After awhile she was dismayed to find she was up 15 lbs, and wanted to find the reason. She tried several things to cut back a bit on…
How to Stop Moralizing Your Food Choices
Jan 3, 2017 • 40 min
Jane is a wellness coach and has a deep and technical knowledge of nutrition, so by nature she eats super healthy and enjoys it. She also suffers from Celiac disease and has many other food sensitivities, so has to restrict her foods even more to avoid…
How to Tell If You’re Truly Hungry Or If It’s Something Else
Dec 12, 2016 • 36 min
“It’s been the easiest 33 lbs I’ve ever lost.” ~Angela Angela just discovered Foodist a few months ago after a lifetime of being overweight and chronic dieting. By changing the way she approaches food and health, she’s been able to lose 33 lbs in what she…
How Being Too Productive Can Lead to Overeating (and How to Stop It)
Dec 5, 2016 • 41 min
Shelbey came to me wondering why she has the habit of overeating when she’s alone and supposed to be studying. She sits down to eat and turns on the TV, planning to finish dinner and then hit the books. But instead she usually keeps eating through the…
How to Identify a Missing Supporting Habit
Nov 28, 2016 • 28 min
Serena had always enjoyed cooking dinner and it was a Home Court Habit she highly valued. Then when her schedule got a little crazy her cooking habit fell by the wayside. While struggles like this are pretty normal when life gets busy, what stumped Serena…
How to Lose Those Last Few Pounds Without Resorting to Dieting Tactics
Nov 7, 2016 • 53 min
Overall Libby is happy with her healthstyle. She stopped dieting, focused on Real Food, and cut out most of the processed foods (sugars and refined grains) from her daily habits. Her energy is up, her body is happy, and the chronic headaches she’s…
How to Get Back On Track When Your Good Habits Stop Working
Oct 31, 2016 • 30 min
After years of yo-yo dieting, Ashley had finally got off the dieting rollercoaster after discovering Summer Tomato and Foodist. She learned to embrace the foodist lifestyle and joyfully lost weight without dieting. Things were great. Ashley’s new habits…
Rebecca Learns How to Care For Herself Again After Having 3 Kids and Gaining 100 lbs
Oct 25, 2016 • 58 min
“With the hustle and bustle of working and being a mom and trying to fulfill all these duties I completely lost myself.” - Rebecca Although she had never been completely happy with her physique, after having three children within five years Rebecca found…
How to Prevent Negative Self-Judgement from Sabotaging Your Exercise Habit
Oct 17, 2016 • 50 min
Elizabeth wishes she could form a more regular exercise habit, but every time she tries she finds herself lacking in motivation. While she describes herself as “not inactive” she wishes she did more “proper exercise” a few days a week. Sometimes she is…
How to Stop Post-Meal Snacking
Oct 10, 2016 • 33 min
Keli has a great healthstyle, but there are a few lingering bad habits she’d like to break. After lunch and after dinner, she finds herself reaching for more (often not-so-healthy) food even though she is no longer hungry and it makes her feel sick…
How to Stop Overeating When Emotional Eating Combines With Food Moralizing
Oct 3, 2016 • 72 min
Over the years Saba has learned to eat healthy by cutting down on processed foods. But her new healthstyle has caused her to forego nearly all the foods she loved as a child since she has moralized them as “bad and unhealthy.” Now she uses her “good…
How Mark Used a Foodist Mindset to Get Healthy and Lose 70 lbs
Sep 25, 2016 • 55 min
“I call it adding life into living.” When Mark realized his poor eating habits had been left unchecked for too long, he decided it was time to start taking his health seriously. Besides having gained a significant amount of weight, he was also suffering…
How Can You Motivate Yourself to Cook Dinner When You Live Alone?
Sep 11, 2016 • 45 min
Linda knows that cooking dinner more often would make her healthier and happier. But it feels like so much work for her to make the effort since she lives alone. Sometimes she manages to throw something healthy together, but other nights she just sits…
How Can Julie Stop Overeating at Dinner Parties?
Aug 30, 2016 • 44 min
Julie came to me with a mystery. Her eating habits are excellent at home and even in restaurants, but when she gets into a dinner party situation it doesn’t matter what food is served or how hungry she is, she turns into a mindless eating machine. What…
How Yoga and Mindful Eating Helped Sherry Lose 16 lbs Without Effort
Jun 12, 2016 • 37 min
As a lifelong healthy eater, Sherry wasn’t trying to lose weight. Sure she would have been happy to drop 5-10 lbs, but she was comfortable with her body and health. She even thought she was a mindful eater until a stressful event in her life caused her to…
How Can Ruediger Switch to Weight Maintenance After Losing 120 Lbs From Strict Dieting?
May 30, 2016 • 53 min
Ruediger faces one of the most difficult questions related to weight control, which is how to maintain your weight after achieving significant weight loss as a result of strict dieting. Although he has already made huge progress finding an exercise…
How Can Cailey Motivate Herself to Bring Her Lunch to Work?
May 23, 2016 • 38 min
As a grad student, Cailey knows how important it is to bring her lunch to work instead of buying something on campus. Not only would she eat healthier, she’d also save a lot of money. Her problem is she has trouble motivating herself to prep healthy…
Bonnie Transforms From A Junk Food Speed Eater To A Mindful Vegetable Lover And Loses 40 Lbs
May 16, 2016 • 59 min
“I always wanted to be that person who went to the gym regularly and ate whatever they wanted, I just didn’t know this was how you got there. That person was in me all along.” Bonnie grew up loving all kinds of foods, especially junk food. She never liked…
How Can Mallory Stop Hitting Snooze Every Morning and Have More Time and Energy for Healthy Habits?
May 8, 2016 • 35 min
Mallory had a pretty solid healthstyle before a new job disrupted her mornings. She now hits snooze so many times that she barely makes it to work on time, making it impossible for her to have a healthy breakfast or get in a morning workout. With her day…
Bugra Loses 168 Lbs and Improves to a 4.0 GPA by Switching to Real Food
May 3, 2016 • 44 min
Bugra was a university student in Turkey weighing over 350 lbs when he decided he needed to make a change. He moved to America to begin a masters degree program and started to count calories and exercise to lose weight. While he was able to lose some…
Julie Overcomes Body Dysmorphia and Learns to Love Her Body and Herself
Apr 24, 2016 • 48 min
Julie suffered from body dysmorphic disorder for over a decade without realizing it, constantly obsessing over the flaws she perceived in her body. Once she recognized the dangerous trap she was in, she did the difficult psychological work of uncovering…
Molli Finally Reaches Her Health Goals By Eating More Instead Of Less
Apr 18, 2016 • 39 min
Molli was a life-long dieter who lived on protein bars and counted every calorie. Fed up by her chronic low energy and inability to reach her goals she finally decides to give up dieting and embrace Real Food. The increased energy and happiness she…
As A New Foodist Ruth Has Trouble Knowing If The Hunger She Feels Is Real
Apr 10, 2016 • 26 min
Learning to listen to your body isn’t easy for someone who has a long history of dieting. As an aspiring new foodist, Ruth is struggling to know if the hunger she experiences after dinner is physical or emotional, and how exactly she should handle it.
Roger Goes From Hating the Gym to Loving Workouts and Loses 26 lbs Without Noticing
Apr 3, 2016 • 47 min
After years of failed diets and nearly giving up on health completely, Roger uses a new approach to eating well and being active that he actually loves. By slowly implementing small changes in his healthstyle, he loses 26 lbs in one year and feels like…
A Simple Pasta Rule Helps Ligaya Lose 25 lbs
Mar 27, 2016 • 43 min
In this episode Ligaya makes small tweaks to her eating and exercise habits to reach and discover her ideal weight. As a life-long carb lover, she finds a simple rule to keep eating bread and pasta that works for her and rediscovers her love of real food…
Ask Darya: How Can I Exercise Harder Without Overeating?
Mar 25, 2016 • 8 min
This week our Ask Darya question is from Leslie: “Hey Darya, I have a question for you about that sentence you inserted regarding your exercise regimen. I’m a healthy person who just wants to stay where I am weight-wise, but I’m working on going from mild…
Linda Discovers The Mystery Behind Her Late Night Binge Eating
Mar 19, 2016 • 53 min
Linda suffers from late night binge eating, despite her healthy eating and exercise habits throughout the day. In this episode we consider a few possible reasons her habit may have developed before finally uncovering the true source of her trouble.
Ask Darya: How Can I Resist Temptation In The Heat Of The Moment?
Mar 17, 2016 • 8 min
This week our Ask Darya question is from Kaite: “Brain question! How do you convince yourself in the moment to make the choice you *know* will make you feel better… but the bad idea seems like a good idea? I struggle with wanting cupcakes/cookies/chips…
After Years Of Dieting Cassie Finally Embraces Real Food And Reaches Her Goals
Mar 13, 2016 • 48 min
Cassie learns to stop focusing on nutrients and drop the dieting mindset. She now loves vegetables and cooking at home. Exercise is something she truly enjoys and is no longer a punishment she forces herself to do to lose weight.
Ask Darya: What Should My Relationship With The Bathroom Scale Look Like?
Mar 7, 2016 • 8 min
In today’s show I answer a question from Anna about how to develop a healthy relationship with your bathroom scale when you’re working to build muscle and lose body fat. There is certainly some nuance here, especially if the scale is something you’ve had…
Megan Has Trouble Getting Motivated To Eat Healthy After Her Wedding
Mar 7, 2016 • 52 min
Darya helps Megan get her healthstyle back on track after a wonderful but stressful wedding.
How Amy Lost 25 Lbs Over Two Years Without Giving Up Pizza And Beer
Mar 7, 2016 • 36 min
Learn how foodist success story Amy gave up dieting and lost 25 lbs over two years, and continues to lose weight while eating the foods she loves.