#63: Food Babe, Artificial Sweeteners, & Eating Cheap

Food Babe Fear Mongering

This is episode 63 of Evil Sugar Radio. We have a lot of things to discuss in this episode, including the recent fiasco with Food Babe and Experience Life Magazine. We have some information on the recent study on artificial sweeteners and your gut health, as well as the science of the midnight snack, and ridiculous fitness certifications.

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Episode 63 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 0:25 – Intro
  • 2:50 – Current Events
    • 3:10 – The Food Babe Fiasco
    • 19:00 – Ethics in the Fitness Industry
    • 26:10 – Artificial Sweeteners and Your Guts
    • 28:20 – The Science of the Midnight Snack
    • 36:00 – Injuries at Adventure Races. Is The Reward Worth The Risk?
    • 42:00 – Get Certified in Nonsense
  • 50:30 – Listener Questions
    • 50:30 – Long-term Caloric Restriction
    • 52:15 – Z-Health
    • 53:40 – Eating on a Budget
    • 1:11:00 – Cheat Meals

Show Notes

Food Babe on Cover of Experience Life Magazine Infuriates Readers ( http://tinyurl.com/ps3nmps )

Fear Mongering Nutrition Advice ( http://tinyurl.com/oaf3h9c )

The puzzle of rationality ( http://tinyurl.com/onxdarp )

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say ( http://tinyurl.com/nmttn3p )

Artificial Sweeteners Mess W/ Gut Biome & Induce Insulin Resistance in Rodents (SuppVersity) ( http://tinyurl.com/onqygbl )

The Science of the Midnight Snack ( http://tinyurl.com/onutw6a )

Jawbone Data – It’s Time to Eat ( http://tinyurl.com/l538c8y )

Dozen hospitalized following Spartan Race ( http://tinyurl.com/k6zzlrc )

5% Calorie Restriction & Longterm Dieting Make You Fat and Insulin Resistant (SuppVersity) ( http://tinyurl.com/m8m5jyd )

Z-Health Education ( http://tinyurl.com/k2d9oou )

A Girl Called Jack: 100 Delicious Budget Recipes ( http://amzn.to/1CAQLss )

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day (the PDF is free!) ( http://tinyurl.com/ncm9l6l )

How to Feed a Hard Gainer on the Cheap and on the Go ( http://tinyurl.com/qexu3kr )

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/


  1. fantastic podcast!! It’s so nice to hear rational advice about the health & wellness industry πŸ™‚

  2. Loved the show. We might have some disagreement on what to eat at times, but I know that I can trust your data. Keep up the good work. I am also envious because I woul love to say some of the stuff you say to my co-workers, but in a “professional” setting it is frowned on. Boo!