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Why Weight Elevate
11 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Episode 55 Type 3 Diabetes
In this 11 minute episode we discuss the topic of Type 3 Diabetes. Highlights include: What is Type 3 Diabetes? Does anyone with Alzheimer's have it? (Spoiler alert: not necessarily, dementia can happen other ways.) We also discuss questions like: Can it be cured? Or can the symptoms be lessened?
15 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Episode 54 Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM)
In this 15 minute podcast Dr. Rigby and Quincy discuss Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs). The topics include: The two types of GCMs that are approved by US insurance companies: Libre and DEXCOM We discuss how they measure your body's sugar levels, and we compare them to the traditional finger pricks used to measure sugar levels. What are the benefits of using them? Are they covered by insurance?
9 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Episode 53 Constipation
In this 8.5 minute episode, Rohn and Quincy discuss the topic of constipation. Rohn talks about the various causes of constipation, followed by what are things that a person can do to overcome or mitigate constipation.
7 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Episode 52 A Discussion Regarding Fiber
It's colorectal cancer awareness month in the USA. In this 7 minute episode, we discuss the topic of fiber. Dr. Rigby shares his perspective on what fiber is, how much fiber a person should consume, and what foods help you consume healthy fiber.
12 minutes | Feb 26, 2022
Episode 51: Updated Dietary Guidelines from the USDA and H&HS
We discuss the updated dietary guidelines from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services. These are recommendations for 2020 through 2025. This episode was fun because we reviewed the new guidelines, but then also got to hear Dr. Rigby's perspective on each new guidelines. Sometimes he agreed and sometimes he disagreed. A highlights from the new guidelines include. These guildlines influence all programs under the direction of the US government, including military, school lunches, WIC, policy decisions, Head Start, etc. Items that are new this cycle: There are now guidelines for birth to old age. This includes guidelines for those that are pregnant and who are breastfeeding. (They lengthened the time the recommend exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months.) They include guidelines for diseases, like cancer, heart issues, obesity. The new guidelines include 4 key recommendations: 1. limit added sugars to 10% of calories per day 2. Limit saturated fat to less than 10% of calories per day 3. Limit sodium intake to less than 2300 mg / day 4. Limit alcholoic beherages to 2 drinks or less a day for men, and 1 drink or less a day for women They also recommenda making every bite count, focusing on choosing healthy foods and beverages that are rich in nutrients. and stayin within calorie limits. They discuss the pattern of eating. The focus is on the combination of food and beverages, not just on individual foods or drinks. They mention that ongoing eating patterns have an influence on an individual's health. Finally, the guidelines state that an average american's diet aligns with the guidelines at 59 out of 100 on the healthy eating index. The guidelines are found here: https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/sites/default/files/2020-12/Dietary_Guidelines_for_Americans_2020-2025.pdf
9 minutes | Feb 19, 2022
Episode 50 A Discussion on Net Carbs
In this 10 minute episode we discuss the topic of net carbs. We explain what they are, how to calculate them, and whether or not you should count them when calculating how many carbohydrates are in your food. This information is really helpful for individuals who are trying to eat low carb / high fat, or keto.
18 minutes | Feb 12, 2022
Episode 49: Article Review: Why COVID is more deadly with Obesity
In this 18 minute episode Rohn, Sheryl, Kelsey and Quincy share their takeaways from the following article. "Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity—even if they're young." This article was published on science.org and is a meta analysis of various published articles on the topic of COVID and Obesity. We share some great things that have been found regarding this topic. Here is the link to the article: https://www.science.org/content/article/why-covid-19-more-deadly-people-obesity-even-if-theyre-young.
10 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
Episode 48: A discussion on the topic of Self Love
In this 10 minute episode, we discuss the topic of self love and it's importance on your overall health. Self love is more than just a fancy spa day (although it could be). Self Love is doing those things that ground you and make you whole. For Dr. Rigby this includes exercising, and for Kelsey it includes meal prepping. In this episode we also discuss our free "Self Love" Facebook challenge in our Facebook community that is designed to encourage individuals to improve their own self love. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whyweightelevate
30 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Episode 47 Interview with Kelli Houghton, LCSW
As part of a look into the mental health aspect of obesity, we had the wonderful opportunity to interview Kelli Houghton, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). Sheryl has sent many of her patients to work with Kelli as they work on the mental health side of things associated with their obesity. In this interview Kelli tells Sheryl and Quincy of the common mental health issues she sees in her practice with patients with obesity, she discusses the impact of trauma for these individuals, and she shares some of the tools she uses to help these patients work through this trauma. For more information about Kelli and her practice in Utah, check out her website here: https://lucent-counseling.com/
15 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Episode 46 - How to Eat Keto or Low Carb / High Fat on a Budget
In this 14 minute episode we share a variety of ideas to eat a keto or low-carb/high-fat on a budget. It can sometimes appear expensive to eat healthier, but there are ways to do it.
15 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Episode 45: Holiday Gift Ideas
In this 15 minute episode, we share a wide variety of gift ideas you can ask for (or get for yourself!) during the upcoming holidays.
15 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Episode 44: Trips and Tricks to Stay Healthy During the Holidays
In this 15 minute podcast we hold a roundtable discussion on ideas that we have found helpful to maintain one's healthy goals during the holidays. Check out the show notes for a more detailed list of the ideas we discussed. The four main items we discuss are: 1. Ask: How do you want to feel DURING the holidays? 2. Ask: How do you want to feel AFTER the holidays? 3. Write down 10 habits or behaviors that help you feel your best. (More than just food related habits, like sleep, exercise, water, etc.) 4. Review your responses to the above steps and write down 5 habits you can commit to this holiday season.
14 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Episode 43: Mindful Eating
In this 14 minute episode we discuss the concept of mindful eating. It is a great tool that can help you be more present and aware of what you are eating. It also helps you learn more about your hunger cues.
17 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Episode 42: Is the Ketogenic Diet a Fad Diet?
In this 17 minute episode we have a healthy discussion of whether the Ketogenic Diet is a "Fad Diet" or if it's a diet that is healthy in the long run. Part of our conversation is based on the definition of a "diet" that we described in Episode 28 regarding the dieting culture. This is a great discussion.
16 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
Episode 41 - Article Review: Childhood Obesity Rates Increased During Covid19 Pandemic and What to Do About It
In this 17 minute podcast we discuss two articles. The first is about a recent study published by the CDC that found that childhood obesity rates increased during our pandemic. The second is article that discusses recommendations to help children develop healthy eating habits. Here is the first article: https://www.ksl.com/article/50243221/study-childhood-obesity-in-us-accelerated-during-pandemic Here is the second article: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/children/index.html. Link to 7 day stress eating course. Our takeway is if a child has obesity, you want them to maintain their current weight, and let them naturally progress through growth. We also want children to get into the habit of exercise and to avoid the mentality of diet culture.
14 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Episode 40 Thoughts on the Covid 19 Vaccine Mandate
In this 13 minute podcast, we have a roundtable discussion about the topic of COVID19 mask mandates, and we talk about when we would and wouldn't recommend the vaccine for an individual. This includes a discussion regarding metabolic health and Covid 19. In this episode Quincy mentiones the YouTube Vlogger, ZDoggMD. Here are some of the videos if you'd like to take a look/listen. "This Vaccine Mandate is a Huge Mistake" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lryJ2_umSg Reference Z-dog videos
9 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Episode 39: Calories
This 9 minute episode looks at the topic of calories. What it is, and the reasons why we don't think it's the best way to measure if you are eating the right way.
11 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Episode 38 Article Review: AMA What Patients Should Know about Losing Weight and Keeping it off
In this 11 minute podcast we review an article recently published with the American Academy of Medicine titled "What patients should know about losing weight -- and keeping it off." In this article, the author Timothy Smith discusses various topics relating to weight loss, including (1) the role a low-carbohydrate diet plays in weight loss and (2) the role of activity in weight loss. The article can be found here: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/what-patients-should-know-about-losing-weight-and-keeping-it
18 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Episode 37: Overview of our 6 Week Program
In this 18 minute podcast, Rohn, Kelsey and Quincy discuss our 6 week program and describe in depth what is in the program. This includes the schedule, the topics addressed, and what resources are included. This whole program is designed help individuals implement the health habits that will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle long term. If you are interested in finding out more about this program, go here: https://ultimatebodytransformationmethod.com/6weekcourseinfopage/
11 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Episode 36 - Why we created a 6 week program to help individuals transform their health
In this 12-minute episode we share why created the 6 Week Ultimate Mind and Body Transformation program. This program is set to launch for the first time 12 days after this podcast goes live (on September 5, 2021). This is a program that we have been working on for two years, and is full of helpful information that is offered step by step for individuals who are looking to improve their overall health. The information shared in this program is based on the evidenced based information we teach our patients in our medical practice. If you are interested in learning more about this program, go here: https://ultimatebodytransformationmethod.com/6weekcourseinfopage/
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