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Real Health and Weight Loss Podcast

Welcome to the Real Health and Weight Loss Podcast where you get Real advice from Real Doctors to help you lose weight and revolutionise your health not just now but permanently. You can change your future, starting now.  Imagine if everything you had been told about weight loss was wrong.  We are here to bust through some myths and give you actionable advice. Real health and weight loss is a journey and we, your hosts Dr Mary Barson and Dr Lucy Burns from Real Life Medicine, are here with you every step of the way. 

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200 Journaling for health & weight loss
Weight loss is an inside job. Real health and lasting weight loss requires self-understanding. Your journey of self-discovery can be a lot of fun. In this episode, Dr Lucy and Dr Mary discuss the power of journaling as a tool to rewire your brain and harness the power of neuroplasticity. Any old piece of paper and any old pen will do. Journaling is a free, accessible and powerful tool that can have immense rewards for your brain and body.  For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers: https://www.rlmedicine.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript: https://www.rlmedicine.com/journaling-for-health-and-weight-loss See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25:20 22/04/2024
199 How to Manage Constipation and Diarrhoea with Low Carb
Dr Lucy and Dr Mary discuss common bowel changes that occur when changing eating habits and embarking on a low carb lifestyle. This is an important topic but is frequently not discussed. We know no one wants to talk about poo! In this episode, we give you 10 practical strategies to manage constipation and 5 options to manage diarrhoea so you can continue on your path to good health and manage this transition phase with ease.  For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers: https://www.rlmedicine.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript https://www.rlmedicine.com/how-to-manage-constipation-and-diarrhoea-with-low-carbSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26:17 15/04/2024
198 What is insulin resistance?
The majority of people with insulin resistance do not know they have it. It is extremely common and a major threat to our health and longevity. Insulin resistance has its hand in an alarmingly large number of illnesses including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, vascular disease, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer and reproductive problems. In this episode, Dr Lucy and Dr Mary discuss the four key interventions you can use to reduce insulin resistance and its devastating impact. Listen to this episode and learn how to be a HOTI (healthy on the inside) through small, achievable steps. Great health can be yours, and it is easier than you think. For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers: https://www.rlmedicine.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript: https://www.rlmedicine.com/what-is-insulin-resistanceSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34:22 08/04/2024
197 What’s the difference between Dieting and Fasting?
What are the benefits of intermittent fasting and how does it differ from chronic calorie restriction? Dr Lucy and Dr Mary answer by explaining the importance of balancing protein intake during fasting and provide tips on how to start intermittent fasting. They also discuss the importance of listening to your body and being flexible with fasting. The conversation emphasises the need for balance and individualised approaches to fasting. Join the waitlist for the 12-week Mind Body Rebalance and snaffle up extra bonuses when you sign up: www.rlmedicine.com/12WMBR  For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers: https://www.rlmedicine.com/  Episode, show notes & transcript https://www.rlmedicine.com/whats-the-difference-between-fasting-and-dieting See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39:22 01/04/2024
196 How to do Low Carb at Easter
Join Dr Mary and Dr Lucy as they tackle the potential challenges of a low carb lifestyle during Easter celebrations. They give you practical strategies on navigating the alluring hot cross bun, the omnipresent Easter eggs and dealing with unexpected emotional triggers. They also give you practical advice on how to stay on track, and how to recover if you stray off your path and it's all wrapped in a big Easter bow of self-compassion. Join the waitlist for the 12 week Mind Body Rebalance and snaffle up extra bonuses when you sign up: www.rlmedicine.com/12WMBR For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers: https://www.rlmedicine.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/how-to-do-low-carb-at-easterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21:51 25/03/2024
195 What is the best diet for weight loss?
Beware the fanatics! Beware the (easily manipulated) before and after weight loss photos. Beware the alluring idea, that if we could just find that one simple thing, then all our weight loss woes would be over. One-size-fits-all approaches can be dangerous, and they do not work. In this episode weight management experts, Dr Lucy and Dr Mary, discuss how you can navigate the weight loss minefield. It takes some self-experimentation, knowledge and consistency. We don't need to be perfect, and with the right formula, tailored to you, finding long-lasting health and weight loss can be fun. For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers:https://www.rlmedicine.com/  Episode, show notes & transcript:www.rlmedicine.com/what-is-the-best-diet-for-weight-loss See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27:07 18/03/2024
194 Does milk stop weight loss?
Join weight management experts Dr Lucy and Dr Mary as they break down the milk dilemma for people wanting to improve metabolic health and lose weight. Dairy vs. plant-based, full cream vs. skim, lactose vs. lactose free, milk vs cream, choosing the best plant milk – they cover it all. Learn to read labels, dodge processed milks, and tailor your choices to fit your needs. Tune in for a quick guide to informed and empowered milk choices. For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers:https://www.rlmedicine.com/  Episode, show notes & transcript:https://www.rlmedicine.com/does-milk-stop-weight-loss See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22:25 11/03/2024
193 What is toxic diet culture?
In this episode of the Real Health and Weight Loss podcast Dr Lucy and Dr Mary discuss their take on diet culture and navigating the world of weight loss without the harmful effects of dieting. For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers: https://www.rlmedicine.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/what-is-toxic-diet-culture See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40:53 04/03/2024
192 What stress does to your body
Stress literally slows down weight loss. Stress impairs our metabolic health, increases unhealthy (visceral) fat, disrupts sleep, increases appetite, makes us more prone to emotional eating, and reduces our quality of life. In this episode Dr Lucy and Dr Mary dive into stress management, and how you can greatly reduce the amount of stress you experience, and its negative impact with the right tools and simple mindset skills. For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers:https://www.rlmedicine.com/  Episode, show notes & transcript:www.rlmedicine.com/what-stress-does-to-your-body See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27:26 26/02/2024
191 Emotional eating and how to stop it
Breaking free from emotional eating is essential to long term health and wellness, and it can be done - with the right tools. Often, we do not understand why we use food to deal with emotions and assume it is a lack of willpower.  Emotional eating is a common trap, it provides short term comfort, at the expense of our health and peace of mind. In this episode Dr Lucy and Dr Mary discuss the root causes of emotional eating, how it results from our brain's survival mechanism to cope with uncomfortable feelings. You will learn the powerful tools you need to break free from the emotional eating cage. Develop your awareness of your “P.H.A.L.T” triggers, and learn that willpower is not the solution. Instead, you can develop a healthy set of mindset tools that unshackle you from emotional eating, so you can live your best and healthiest life. For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers: https://www.rlmedicine.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/191See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30:31 20/02/2024
190 Why am I so hungry?
Getting back control of hunger is crucial for weight loss. There are many misconceptions surrounding hunger. Contrary to popular belief, hunger is not about the size of your stomach or sheer willpower. Instead, it's hormonally driven, with important hormonal players like peptide YY, cholecystokinin, insulin, leptin and ghrelin all working together to signal when to stop eating.  In this episode Dr Lucy and Dr Mary break it down in a very easy to understand way. Gain a deeper understanding of hunger, hormones, and the best strategies for healthy and long-lasting weight management. For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers: https://www.rlmedicine.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/190See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33:00 13/02/2024
189 How to fuel real health and weight loss
Understanding how to fuel your body well is essential for sustainable weight loss and good health. Long lasting weight loss does not need to be hard, if you have the right framework. In this episode Dr Mary and Dr Lucy cut through the noise and confusion and uncover the actual route cause of obesity and weight gain - a disordered metabolism. Listen to this episode to learn how making simple changes not only allows for long-lasting weight loss, but also heals your metabolism, reduces cancer risk and transforms your health so you can live your best life. For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers:https://www.rlmedicine.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript:www.rlmedicine.com/189 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27:28 05/02/2024
188 Can changing what you eat fix rheumatoid arthritis?
In this episode, Dr. Lucy interviews Amanda Moore, who shares her remarkable health transformation journey. Amanda had sudden onset rheumatoid arthritis and struggled with weight gain and the side effects of medications. She was looking for a sustainable solution to improve her health and found the 12-week mind-body rebalance program. Amanda has experienced increased energy, reduced joint pain, and improved gut health. She emphasizes the importance of making sustainable lifestyle changes and prioritising self-care. The episode highlights the benefits of a holistic approach to health and the power of real food in healing the body. In this episode, you will learn: - Sustainable lifestyle changes are key to improving health and well-being.- How you can reclaim your energy and feel better- Real food can have a significant impact on reducing inflammation and improving gut health.- Lifestyle changes can reduce the amount of medication you take- Addressing stress and prioritising self-care are essential for overall health For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers:https://www.rlmedicine.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript:www.rlmedicine.com/188  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27:40 29/01/2024
187 How Penny lost 20kgs and Reversed her Pre-Diabetes
Dr. Lucy interviews Penny Stringer, a 40-year-old mum of two from Tasmania who has completed 12-week mind-body rebalance program. Penny shares her struggles with weight management and polycystic ovarian syndrome, as well as her journey towards finding balance and nourishing her body with low carb real food. She emphasises the importance of mindfulness, understanding hunger signals, and making the helpful easy and the unhelpful hard. Penny also discusses the positive impact of the program on her health and well being, and offers tips for newcomers, including the importance of surrounding oneself with a supportive community and maintaining a positive mindset. Takeaways - Mindfulness and understanding hunger signals are key to making nourishing the body with low carb, real food, easy.- Surrounding oneself with a supportive community and maintaining a positive mindset is crucial for long-term success.- Making the helpful thing easy and the unhelpful thing hard makes it easy to overcome temptations and cravings.- Cravings don’t last forever- Improvements in health and well-being, such as weight loss, insulin resistance reversal, and increased energy levels, can be achieved through a low carb real food lifestyle. For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers:https://www.rlmedicine.com/  Episode, show notes & transcript:www.rlmedicine.com/187 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35:36 22/01/2024
186 Fuel your best life with fat-burning
Changing the food we eat and getting help with our mindset has the power to change lives. In today's episode, Dr Mary is joined by the fabulous Marie Kirkpatrick. Maree is a busy mum and business woman. Despite her hectic life, she has found a way to easily embrace real food, and with expert mindset coaching she has transformed her health, reduced pain, lost weight and overcome emotional eating. As she changed her eating habits, Maree has turned her body into a healthy fat-burning machine. She now has increased energy to fuel her busy days. For Maree, health is essential for wealth and happiness as it directly impacts her ability to live a fulfilling and impactful life. Listen to this inspiring episode to learn how good health empowers us to achieve our goals, help the people in her world, be active, and enjoy our fabulous lives to the fullest.  For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers:https://www.rlmedicine.com/  Join the no sugar challenge – www.rlmedicine.com/nosugar  Maree Kirkpatrick – https://www.mareekirkpatrick.com/  Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/186 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30:21 15/01/2024
185 What to eat for weight loss
What should we eat for optimum health and weight loss? Join Dr Lucy and Dr Mary in this back-to-basics podcast and learn about the keys to optimal health and weight loss. In this insightful episode, the doctors discuss the terrible pitfalls of processed foods, shedding light on the risks they pose to our well-being and waist-line. They share practical tips on improving health and achieving weight loss goals, emphasising the drawbacks of relying on traditional diet foods and shakes. Real food really can be delicious and very easy when you know how. To learn more about how transforming your health with real food can be made very easy with the right tools and strategies, check our doctor-led 4 Week Body Rebalance by clicking the link below For more information about Real Life Medicine and our programs and special offers:https://www.rlmedicine.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript:www.rlmedicine.com/185See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29:23 08/01/2024
184 Transform More in 2024
New Year's is a great time to focus on your health and wellbeing. Of course we don't need to wait for a new year to start focusing on our health, but since we have one, it is a great and convenient "clean slate" to use to make 2024 your best year ever. Listen as Dr Lucy and Dr Mary show you how to supercharge your New Year's resolutions into useful, actionable transformation.  To learn more on how you can lose weight the right way, check out Dr Mary and Dr Lucy's "Four Week Body Rebalance". This revolutionary program, designed and delivered by expert weight loss doctors, will empower you with the simple and powerful steps you can take to boost your metabolism, gain energy and lose weight without hunger, all in a way that can fit into your busy life. click the link for more information Join the 4-week program www.rlmedicine.com/4wbr  Episode, show notes & transcript:www.rlmedicine.com/184 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24:53 01/01/2024
183 Your body is not the bin
Weight loss and the holiday season can go together. Dr. Lucy and Dr. Mary cut through the noise, reminding you that your body is not a bin, and you have the power to choose what goes into it. Learn practical tips on navigating the Christmas leftovers and hangovers. Learn what to do when you go off track, and how to get yourself easily back on track both psychologically and physically. If you're ready for real and healthy weight loss - then check our doctor-lead 4 Week Mind Body Rebalance – it is a self-paced online program packed with practical treasures like meal plans, recipes, hypnosis sessions, it's designed to fit into your busy life and make your health journey easy amid all the conflicting info out there.  Join the 4-Week Body Rebalance program: https://www.rlmedicine.com/4wbr  Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/183See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20:46 25/12/2023
182 Emotional Eating, Weight & Burnout
Dr Mary is joined by Clinical Nutritionist and fellow Functional Medicine Practitioner Filipa Bellette. Filipa sheds light on Body Burnout and how we can heal our body and minds to live the best possible life we can. Filipa and Dr Mary discuss the layers of emotional eating, and how with the right tools and insights you can break free from these challenges and regain your health and your life.  4 Week Body Rebalance: https://www.rlmedicine.com/4wbr  Buy Fillipa's book Ending Body Burnout: https://www.chrisandfilly.fm/a/2147682399/dwdUdatZ  Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/182 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34:02 18/12/2023
181 Staying on track this Christmas
What should you do with your eating plan this Christmas? Dr Lucy goes through some strategies on how to approach Christmas. There is certainly no right or wrong way to manage but what she discusses is finding the right way for you! She goes through the pros and cons of various approaches and gives you some practical strategies that you can adopt for a successful Christmas period. Listen today so you can approach Christmas with clarity and confidence Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/181See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22:26 11/12/2023
180 Overcome obstacles to weight loss by treating the cause
What is the best path to healthy weight loss? Join Dr. Mary and holistic weight loss Nutritionist Elly McLean they delve into the journey towards a healthier you. Explore why weight loss isn't just about aesthetics but also about achieving optimal health. Gain insights into the challenges many women face when comparing themselves to their younger selves and learn why prioritising health is the key to unlocking endless possibilities. If you're looking for holistic and sustainable weight loss, don't miss this enlightening conversation. Our Amazing 4 Week Body Rebalance: https://www.rlmedicine.com/4wbr Elly McLean https://www.nutritionelly.com/ Episode, show notes & transcript:www.rlmedicine.com/180See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14:14 04/12/2023
179 Food is Medicine - one woman’s powerful story
Dr Lucy interviews another inspiring guest Sharyn Streitberg. Sharyn is an Aussie living in Switzerland.  As a busy wife, mother and nurse, she was always caring for other people. Her own health care was at the bottom of a very large pile. Unfortunately Sharyn developed type 2 diabetes and despite medications she also suffered renal complications. She felt dreadful, tired, worn out and fed up.  Fast forward 7 months and Sharyn’s renal function is now normal, her diabetes is under control but most importantly she feels well. She has energy, she never thought she would have. Her future now looks bright and her secret?...Changing her food, managing her stress and focussing on progress, not perfection.  Join our Momentum: https://www.rlmedicine.com/momentum  Episode, show notes & transcript: https://www.rlmedicine.com/179 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30:49 27/11/2023
178 Change is easier than you think
Don't underestimate the power of small steps. You can change your life, and it really does not need to be that hard. Dr Lucy and Dr Mary celebrate three years and half a million downloads of the Real Health & Weight Loss Podcast! This wonderful milestone was reached by taking small steps consistently. Passing this landmark is a great time to reflect and reset. The doctors discuss how powerful a simple reset can be. Quitting processed food and refined carbohydrates really can be easy, with the right mindset skills and strategies. Small steps lead to big changes. WE can all change our lives, we can get the future we want, if we are willing to start small. Join the 7 Day Sugar Free Challenge – https://www.rlmedicine.com/nosugar  Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/178 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24:18 20/11/2023
177 Health and weight loss made easy and fun
In this entertaining episode Dr Mary chats to the fabulous Sharna Dawson. Sharna is no stranger to the darker side of dieting, as a previous body builder she was used to gruelling diets and training regimes. Later, as her sedentary lifestyle and sugar addiction was starting to cause health concerns, her all-or-nothing thinking around diet and exercise made her reluctant to try "dieting again". Despite feeling cynical that she could give up drinking coke, or overcome her all or nothing mentality, Sharna is now 8 weeks into a new healthy Real Food lifestyle and is feeling and seeing great changes.  She no longer feels hungry, her pain is gone, she feels lighter, more energetic and no longer craves the sugar she once thought she could not live without. And the best part... she's having a great time doing it. Join the 7 Day Sugar Free Reset – www.rlmedicine.com/nosugar Sharna Dawson – https://www.sharnadawson.com/= Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/177See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30:28 13/11/2023
176 Life-changing health and weight loss
Barbara, aged 59 years old, has struggled with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and weight gain since the age of 8. Like so many women, she has tried diet after restrictive diet, and even had a gastric band procedure, but nothing worked to keep the weight off long term. Spurred into action by a diagnosis of pre-diabetes and fatty liver, Barb has turned her health around. With a delicious Real Food lifestyle as well as the crucial Mindset Changes, Barb has lost over 20kg, is now metabolically healthy (fatty liver gone!), is more clear headed, has reduced bloating, and reduced pain. She feels so much better and is longer hungry, no longer dieting, and no longer controlled by food. Join the 7 Day No Sugar Challenge: https://www.rlmedicine.com/nosugar Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/176See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38:22 06/11/2023
175 Health, weight loss and your microbiome
Did you know your gut microbiome plays a vital role in your health? In today’s episode Dr Mary and DR Lucy discuss the ways in which the microbiome can affect health, weight management and even sugar cravings. They give you practical tips on the things you can do to improve your gut health and – guess what? – they don’t involve expensive gut tests or supplements! More information on gut health: https://www.rlmedicine.com/gut Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/175See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24:48 30/10/2023
174 Beat the Bloat
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is incredibly common-up top 30% of Australians suffer with gut pain, bloating diarrhoea and constipation. Today, Dr Lucy and Dr Mary talk about the causes of IBS and the ways you can improve and even cure your gut symptoms.  For more help with gut health, you can check our program atwww.rlmedicine.com/gut  Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/174 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20:55 23/10/2023
173 Weight loss is all about hormones
Weight loss doesn't need to be hard. But if you have tried traditional calorie counting and restrictive diets, I'm sure that it has felt very hard indeed. Join Dr Mary and Dr Lucy, two passionate doctors, as they unveil the secrets to achieving a healthy, balanced body through a hormonal approach to weight loss. Weight loss is more about chemistry than maths.  Understanding your body's internal processes can transform your health journey. This hormonal and holistic perspective that will revolutionise the way you approach your well-being. If you or someone you know is on weight loss medication, register for Dr Lucy's free Masterclass  - "Three Things You Can Do in an Ozempic Shortage"   This free masterclass will be on October 23rd, 2023 - sign up at  www.rlmedicine.com/injection to reserve your spot! Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/173See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25:00 16/10/2023
172 Plant-Based Weight Loss - What You Need to Know?
What should we eat for healthy weight loss? In this episode Dr Mary is joined by holistic weight loss nutritionist Elly McLean. Dr Mary and Elly discuss animal and plant-based diets, and how you can achieve healthy weight loss on either. Elly challenges common misconceptions about low-carb nutrition and emphasises that a lower-carb diet doesn't have to be animal-food heavy.  With the right knowledge and tools, you can enjoy an abundance of plant-based, high-protein, and healthy-fat meals. Elly shares her top tips on how a little planning and creativity can make plant-based, lower-carb eating both convenient and delicious. You can eat plants and lose weight! To learn more about how to boost our metabolism, gain energy and lose weight the healthy way (whether you eat meat, plants or both) check out the doctor-lead 4 Week Body Rebalance: www.rlmedicine.com/4wbr Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/172See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22:12 09/10/2023
171 What to do in an Ozempic shortage?
There are worldwide shortages of various weight loss medications including Ozempic meaning supply is erratic and unpredictable.  This is distressing for people taking these medications. The off-again on-again process is often harmful to people’s physical and psychological health. There are however steps you can take to protect yourself in Ozempic shortages.  There is a concept called the lowest effective dose. In today’s episode Dr Lucy and Dr Mary discuss ways to ensure that you can achieve your health and weight loss goals while using the lowest dose possible-saving you money, reducing side effects and giving you the best opportunity to maintain a consistent dosing schedule.  Course information including The Companion Guide to Ozempic www.rlmedicine.com/oz  Episode, show notes & transcript: www.rlmedicine.com/171 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19:48 02/10/2023

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