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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sandra Aamodt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sandra Aamodt, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sandra Aamodt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sandra Aamodt, often where they are interviewed.

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Pure Curiosity: Dr. Sandra Aamodt on Why Diets Make us Fat

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Several years ago I read an article in the New York Times by Dr. Sandra Aamodt that made me feel like it was Christmas morning. It was the first time I had seen a legitimate scientist say authoritatively that dieting is completely counterproductive, and in many cases damaging. This was something I knew already, after years of bulimia and yo-yo dieting, but no one had ever articulated the principles I discovered in my own path to healing so well.  When her book Why Diets Make us Fat came out, I rushed to buy it, and I think it is a truly groundbreaking book. I couldn't recommend it more highly, and I was thrilled that Dr. Aamodt was willing to join me for this podcast! I am a huge fan of hers, and can't wait to see what she creates in the future!

About Our Guest

Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D., is the author of Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss (2016). She also coauthored two popular neuroscience books with Sam Wang. Welcome to Your Brain (2008) was named Young Adult Science Book of the Year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been translated into twenty languages. Welcome to Your Child's Brain (2011) was published in twelve languages. She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. After four years of research at Yale University, she joined Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal in the field of brain research, at its founding in 1998 and was editor in chief from 2003-2008. She lives in Northern California.

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Oct 19 2018

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#96 - Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work with Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt, PhD

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This week I'm speaking at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo here in Washington DC, together with neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt. Our session is called The Neurobiology of Dieting: Evidence for Improving Mental Health with a Self-Care Approach. So it's the perfect time to revisit Sandra's popular appearance on the podcast.

Sandra's TED Talk "Why dieting usually doesn't work" has been viewed over 4 million times. She really didn't want to do a TED Talk, but she was so driven to put a science-based, anti-diet book out into the world that she marched her introverted self onto the TED stage, stood on the big red dot, said what we needed to hear, and eventually landed her book 'Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss'.

Tune in and listen to Sandra and I discuss why dieting and the brain are NOT friends and why dieting will never support a human's healthy brain function. Sandra explains how and why body weight is regulated by the brain (thank goodness!) and that may mean (gasp) that fat people will be fat no matter what they do! And people who diet are likely to end up regaining the weight they lost (and then some).

We get into genetic factors that impact our weight and have a laugh at the idea of canceling our'memberships' to the BS-measurement, otherwise known as the BMI. You'll hear us talk about stress, the pros and cons of cortisol, the value of sleep, and why mindful eating is such an essential part of self-care. By the time you're done listening to this show, you will either feel super pumped about your commitment to never diet again -- OR you'll realize that dieting is a losing game, you'll probably get angry, (I did!) and then you'll get to work at creating your better life with Body Kindness.

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About Sandra

Sandra is the author of Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss (2016). She also coauthored two popular neuroscience books with Sam Wang. Welcome to Your Brain (2008) was named Young Adult Science Book of the Year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been translated into twenty languages. Welcome to Your Child's Brain (2011) was published in twelve languages. She received a degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. After four years of research at Yale University, she joined Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal in the field of brain research, at its founding in 1998 and was editor in chief from 2003-2008. She lives in Northern California.

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Oct 17 2018

1hr 19mins

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The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss Guest: Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D. Are you one of the 108 million people who went on a diet last year, but are ...

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Feb 07 2018

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#51 - Why Diets are Bad for Your Brain with Neuroscientist and TED Talk Superstar, Sandra Aamodt, PhD

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Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt's TED Talk "Why dieting usually doesn't work" has been viewed over 4 million times. She really didn't want to do a TED Talk, but she was so driven to put a science-based, anti-diet book out into the world that she marched her introverted self onto the TED stage, stood on the big red dot, said what we needed to hear, and eventually landed her book 'Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss'.

Tune in and listen to Sandra and I discuss why dieting and the brain are NOT friends and why dieting will never support a human's healthy brain function. Sandra explains how and why body weight is regulated by the brain (thank goodness!) and that may mean (gasp) that fat people will be fat no matter what they do! And people who diet are likely to end up regaining the weight they lost (and then some).

We get into genetic factors that impact our weight and have a laugh at the idea of canceling our'memberships' to the BS-measurement, otherwise known as the BMI. You'll hear us talk about stress, the pros and cons of cortisol, the value of sleep, and why mindful eating is such an essential part of self-care. By the time you're done listening to this show, you will either feel super pumped about your commitment to never diet again -- OR you'll realize that dieting is a losing game, you'll probably get angry, (I did!) and then you'll get to work at creating your better life with Body Kindness.

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About Sandra

Sandra is the author of Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss (2016). She also coauthored two popular neuroscience books with Sam Wang. Welcome to Your Brain (2008) was named Young Adult Science Book of the Year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been translated into twenty languages. Welcome to Your Child's Brain (2011) was published in twelve languages. She received a degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. After four years of research at Yale University, she joined Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal in the field of brain research, at its founding in 1998 and was editor in chief from 2003-2008. She lives in Northern California.

Follow Sandra

Website | Twitter | Sandra's book

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Oct 10 2017

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Ep. 04: Neuroscientist explains "Why Diets Make Us Fat" - Sandra Aamodt

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Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt Explains Why Diets Make Us Fat

Every year, millions of Americans turn to diets to lose weight, but an increasing number of studies are showing that dieters are more likely to gain more weight over the next two to 15 years than those who don’t diet. Many people hear phrases like “diets don’t work” and “diets make you fat,” but rarely believe these concepts are true – until they experience it themselves.

On today’s episode, I’m talking with neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt. Sandra serves on the board of The Center for Mindful Eating and is the author of the recently published book – Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss. She joins me today to share her journey through dieting, starvation, and explains what happens in the brain when we diet.

“Low fitness, smoking, high blood pressure, low income, and loneliness are better predictors of early death than obesity when considered individually.”

– Sandra Aamodt

This Week on the Every Body Podcast:
  • Our culture’s “amazing brainwashing job” regarding dieting and weight loss
  • What long-term diet studies reveal
  • The physiological effects of losing weight
  • How human evolution and food availability has impacted our body’s natural weight regulation process
  • Genetic disposition and environmental factors influencing our body’s natural weight regulation process
  • Sandra’s personal journey with dieting, when she chose to stop dieting, and her results
  • Shifting your mindset around exercise
  • Study conclusions on health and weight connections
  • Defining what a “healthy diet” really means
  • Society’s impact on dieting and the money-making aspect of it
  • New, exciting research studies becoming known in the industry
  • Encouraging children to eat healthy without dieting
  • Sandra’s experience as a Ted Talk speaker and its success
  • Marketing shifts around the words “health” and “diet”
Sandra’s Advice to Dieters:
  • Do not pay attention to short-run studies.
  • Eat plenty of vegetables. Avoid processed foods.
  • Find ways to seek pleasure in moving your body.
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Apr 28 2017

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085: Why Diets Don't Work with Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D.

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Show Notes:
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What You'll Learn:

• How and why our brains regulate weight
• Why diets are ineffective at long term weight management
• The negative impact of weight shaming and fat talk
• A useful analogy to explains how new neural pathways are created

Diets are among the highest risk factors for the development of an eating disorder. The rigid rules can make anyone seeking control in life to feel as though they have found it. Ironically, it is the diet that ends up controlling you and dictating when, where, and what you can eat. In neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt's latest book Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss she explains why diets actually lead to long-term weight gain, health damaging stress and eating disorders. In this show, Sandra uses personal experience and in-depth research to build a compelling case that if we want to be healthier, we should diet less, not more.

Jun 30 2016

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Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang, “Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College” (Bloomsbury, 2011)

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Many parents are interested in learning about how their children develop, and pretty much all parents want to do a good job with their kids. So, often they turn to parenting books. Unfortunately, many books for parents do not present the developmental research accurately, probably because the authors of those books are trying to find a way to sell more books. Parents can be left feeling confused and anxious that they aren’t doing things the “right” way, and often the more books they read the more confused and anxious they feel! That is why the book Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College (Bloomsbury, 2011), by Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang, is refreshing. Aamodt and Wang present child development in an accessible, balanced, and reassuring way that is true to the current research about child development. The book covers everything from infant learning, to language development, to sleep, to social development, all the way from the prenatal phase through adolescence. This work is will interest those who want to know more about the neuroscience of child development, as well as parents who just want to understand their children better and learn a few reasonable tips.

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Nov 30 2012

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Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang, “Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College” (Bloomsbury, 2011)

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Many parents are interested in learning about how their children develop, and pretty much all parents want to do a good job with their kids. So, often they turn to parenting books. Unfortunately, many books for parents do not present the developmental research accurately, probably because the authors of those books are trying to find a way to sell more books. Parents can be left feeling confused and anxious that they aren’t doing things the “right” way, and often the more books they read the more confused and anxious they feel! That is why the book Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College (Bloomsbury, 2011), by Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang, is refreshing. Aamodt and Wang present child development in an accessible, balanced, and reassuring way that is true to the current research about child development. The book covers everything from infant learning, to language development, to sleep, to social development, all the way from the prenatal phase through adolescence. This work is will interest those who want to know more about the neuroscience of child development, as well as parents who just want to understand their children better and learn a few reasonable tips.

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Nov 30 2012

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393: Agony Column Podcast News Report : NPR Story on Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang

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Welcome to Your Brain

Jun 04 2008

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351: A 2008 Interview with Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D. and Sam Wang, Ph.D.

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'Welcome to Your Brain : Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive'

Apr 07 2008

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