#94: Stephan Guyenet – The Complexity of Obesity

Stephan Guyenet - The Complexity of Obesity

This is our interview with Stephan Guyenet of Whole Health Source.

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Episode 94 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode: ADD 50 SECONDS

  • 0:00 – Tell us about yourself.
  • 1:00 – What’s your new book, The Hungry Brain, about?
  • 2:00 – Is there hopeful news in the obesity field?
  • 4:10 – What factors are involved in hunger, appetite regulation, and eating?
  • 6:20 – What is the body’s set point and is there something wrong with it in obese people?
  • 14:15 – Is losing weight more complex than “eat less, move more”? How much voluntary control do we have over our weight?
  • 16:45 – How does advertising affect our desire to eat, particularly with kids?
  • 18:30 – How likely is someone to go from being obese to being lean?
  • 22:15 – What is insulin resistance and diabetes? How is the brain involved?
  • 34:30 – Dr. Lustig says that sugar is killing us all. Some say that sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine. What’s your opinion?
  • 47:10 – There is a BBC documentary called Why Are Thin People Not Fat? Have you seen it and what’s your opinion?
  • 53:00 – What is the deal with the gut, the microbiota, and freeze-dried poop pills?
  • 59:10 – Other than your book, what do you have going on in the future?