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This week's podcast is all about good nutrition with a focus on discussing the Paleo Diet with Dr. Loren Cordain. But before our interview with Dr. Cordain, Rob and Devon took some time to talk about the difference between emotional hunger cravings and actual hunger when our stomachs are grumbling for something to eat. We've all been there when all of a sudden we're craving ice cream, chocolate, chips, or Mc Donald's etc. out of no where during the day. Tune in as Rob and Devon give us some personal tips and answer questions such as: What causes us to emotionally eat? What are our triggers to begin emotionally eating? How can we avoid it and make healthier choices?
If you listen often to the podcast, you may remember that we talk a lot about Paleo on the show so it was an amazing experience for Rob to talk to Dr. Cordain directly about the diet. Dr Cordain is considered to be the Founder of the Paleo Diet and we learned so much from him as he explained the origins of the Paleo diet and his research; what are some of the myths about Paleo vs. the true facts; and how Paleo compares to other diets such as a Plant-based diet or the low-carb Ketogenic Diet and so much more. We could've gone on an on talking about the Paleo Diet with Dr. Cordain!
About Dr. Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research emphasis over the past 20 years has focused upon the evolutionary and anthropological basis for diet, health and well being in modern humans. Dr. Cordain’s scientific publications have examined the nutritional characteristics of worldwide hunter-gatherer diets as well as the nutrient composition of wild plant and animal foods consumed by foraging humans. He is the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic diets and has lectured extensively on the Paleolithic nutrition worldwide. Dr. Cordain is the author of five popular bestselling books including The Paleo Diet
, The Paleo Answer
, The Paleo Diet Cookbook
, and The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook
summarizing his research findings.
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What You'll Hear on This Episode
0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
1:15 Opening Remarks by Rob and Devon
2:00 Unhealthy food cravings: What keeps us from eating healthy?
3:10 The difference between emotional hunger and true physical hunger cravings.
7:30 What are some of the causes and triggers for emotional eating?
11:45 How can you stop emotional food cravings?
15:45 Tips on how to change your eating habits for both you and your family.
18:50 Take time to appreciate the food you're eating.
25:37 Introduction for Dr. Loren Cordain
26:40 How did the Paleo Diet begin? How did Dr. Cordain learn and research about Paleo?
32:40 How would you explain the Paleo Diet to someone who has no idea what it is?
35:00 Why would people be resistant to the Paleo Diet as far as dairy and whole grain products?
38:40 Is there a confusion around nutrition studies in the media?
43:00 The Paleo Diet vs. Plant-based Diet
52:30 What are some common misconceptions about the Paleo Diet? How is it different than a low-carb diet such as the Ketogenic Diet?
53:25 Can potatoes be part of the Paleo Diet?
58:58 How did the first humans survive by making fire at will? Why did they not eat potatoes and legumes during the time?
1:03:30 Why is it hard to follow a low-carb Ketogenic Diet?
1:08:35 How do you, Dr. Cordain, feel about how Paleo has become a brand and movement for the food industry?
1:14:10 What do you attribute the success to your book to? What has changed in the Paleo Diet that your book hasn't been revised since 2002?
1:21:07 Does the Paleo Diet require supplements?
1:24:17 Are there certain meats that shouldn't be eaten by people that Paleo followers have adopted into their meals such as bacon?
1:33:45 Closing Remarks by Rob and Devon
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