Dhru Purohit Podcast

Share

#205: We Got it Wrong When it Comes to Weight Loss with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Season 1, Ep. 205

Our culture puts a lot of emphasis on blame when it comes to being overweight. People are villainized for being lazy or unaware of the “right” way. But there is no one right way to lose weight, and when we take steps to improve our overall wellness, weight loss comes as an added bonus. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to our good friend Dr. Rangan Chatterjee about creating a customized weight loss plan and digging into the real reasons we struggle with weight (hint: it’s not a lack of willpower). 


Dr. Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and wants

to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. His mission is to help 100 million people around the globe live better lives. He hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More—which regularly tops the Apple Podcast charts and is listened to by over 2 million people every single month. Each of Dr. Chatterjee’s four books have been Sunday Times bestsellers including his latest, Feel Great, Lose Weight, which was just published in the US and Canada.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Getting off the blame game when it comes to weight loss (4:32) 

-Why what you eat might not be the most important thing when it comes to weight loss (24:14)

-Eating behavior and stress response (29:44)

-The connection between trauma and obesity (31:24)

-Why we continue to eat foods that we know are sabotaging our efforts, despite our best intentions (38:06) 

-The Freedom Exercise to overcome cravings (43:26) 

-Foods that are hijacking our ability to make good decisions (49:21)

-Why weight loss is not about willpower (52:51)

-How food is engineered to be addictive (55:51) 

-How sleep impacts our eating habits (1:00:33)


For more on Dr. Chatterjee you can follow him on Instagram @drchatterjee, on Facebook @drchatterjee, on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk, on YouTube @drranganchatterjee, and through his website https://drchatterjee.com/. Check out his podcast, Feel Better, Life More. Get his book, Feel Great Lose Weight: Simple Habits for Lasting and Sustainable Weight Loss at https://drchatterjee.com/feel-great-lose-weight/.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Birch Living.


Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal. When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49, you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Go to thrivemarket.com/dhru to sign-up.


I recently upgraded to a Birch mattress by Helix. The Birch is made right here in the US, out of 4 non-toxic, natural materials: organic latex, organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and American steel springs. If you’re looking for a new mattress, I highly recommend checking out the Birch. Right now they are giving my community $200 off all mattresses, plus 2 free eco-rest pillows. Just head over to https://birchliving.com/dhru.

More Episodes

5/10/2021

How to Let Go of Self-Criticism (Minisode #35)

How to Let Go of Self-Criticism | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and InsideTracker.It’s often easier to show kindness and compassion to a friend or loved one than it is to ourselves. Many of us grow up thinking that being hard on ourselves is the way to success—but an inner voice wired for self-criticism actually holds us back from living fulfilled and joyful lives.In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andrea Pennington and Dr. Kristin Neff to talk about where self-criticism comes from and the biggest hurdles that stop people from loving themselvesDr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, #1 international bestselling author, and TEDx speaker. With her extensive medical expertise and training in trauma recovery combined with her experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Pennington helps people build resilience, reclaim vitality, and thrive despite the inevitable trauma and drama life brings.Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrea Pennington here: https://lnk.to/DrAndreaPennington/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff here: https://lnk.to/KristinNeff/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox InsideTracker.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body’s natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout.InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker’s cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. With their app, you can track your progress every day and they have an amazing support team to help with all your questions.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition.Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU.
5/6/2021

#211: Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez

Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Birch Living.How we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally dictates how well we show up in our lives. So often, these areas get seen as separate, when doing inner work can actually lead to some profound outer changes.Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Diego Perez, shares insights on cultivating self-awareness in a time of otherness and how a good relationship with ourselves ripples out to benefit the rest of the world.Diego is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of over a million people that he reaches through his written works that focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. His first book, Inward, quickly became a bestseller. His second book, Clarity & Connection was just releasedIn this episode, we dive into:-The importance of radical honesty (3:39)-How to make the world a more compassionate place (13:16)-The mental health crisis (21:04)-Why it’s harder to heal trauma when it becomes a part of your identity (27:18)-The importance of giving space and supporting freedom in a relationship (34:22)-Perfectionism and overcoming people-pleasing (44:10)-Being okay with not getting what you want (49:07)-How to break free from unhealthy patterns and behaviors (51:21)-How to deal with FOMO (54:47)-The essentials for growth (1:05:44)-Diego’s meditation practice (1:11:11)Also mentioned in this episode:-Breaking Free From Your Ego and Unleashing Your Brain’s Creativity - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/06/04/bb-ep120/-The ONE Thing, by Gary Keller - https://www.the1thing.com/shop/the-one-thing/-book-Alan Watts - https://alanwatts.org/For more on Diego Perez you can follow him on Instagram @yung_pueblo, and through his website https://yungpueblo.com/. Get his book, Before: Clarity & Connection at https://amzn.to/3eSOO4J.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Birch Living.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal. When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49, you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Go to thrivemarket.com/dhru to sign-up.I recently upgraded to a Birch mattress by Helix. The Birch is made right here in the US, out of 4 non-toxic, natural materials: organic latex, organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and American steel springs. If you’re looking for a new mattress, I highly recommend checking out the Birch. Right now they are giving my community $200 off all mattresses, plus 2 free eco-rest pillows. Just head over to https://birchliving.com/dhru.