Decoding Obesity
Episode 100: Journal Club- Exercise In Weight Maintenance

Episode 100: Journal Club- Exercise In Weight Maintenance

March 28, 2022

Are you looking to add more fitness and exercise into your routine and understand the barriers and challenges you might face despite suffering from obesity?

In this episode, we discuss a recent study titled Physical Activity Motives, Barriers, and Preferences in People with Obesity: A Systematic Review.

 

P.S. I will be taking a short break from podcasting to take care of some personal issues. I plan to return soon. The podcast will continue with a recap of older episodes.

Episode 99: Lessons Learnt As A Trainer From Helping Sean Mulroney

Episode 99: Lessons Learnt As A Trainer From Helping Sean Mulroney

March 21, 2022

Last year, I had Sean Mulroney on the show, and he shared his story about how he lost over 100 pounds and got started with his personal trainer. So I thought it might be a good idea to get one of his personal trainers on the show to get her perspective on how she helped Sean and what were the challenges that she faced while training Sean. 

Jamie Gilliam is an MS in exercise science. She has worked very closely with Sean and personally trained him physically to become more physically active.

Episode 98: How To Start Exercising In A Larger Body

Episode 98: How To Start Exercising In A Larger Body

March 14, 2022

Exercise is essential for our overall health. But often our body puts limitations on how much exercise we can perform and what exercises we can perform. This is especially true for people with a larger body size. Join me as I discuss this very topic with Michael Johnson. He has been a clinical exercise physiologist and currently works in a weight management medical facility that takes a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss. 

Episode 97: Role of exercise in weight loss

Episode 97: Role of exercise in weight loss

March 7, 2022

Exercise is an essential part of overall health but it is also important for obesity. We had Jessica Callear on the previous episode talk about how to increase physical activity in children. We've often seen ads for gyms and other exercise programs promising the moon with all the testimonials to back them up. But what is the truth? Today, I’m happy to welcome Jessica back to the show. Together, we take a deeper look into exercise and physical activity as it pertains to obesity.

Episode 96: Increasing Physical Activity In Children

Episode 96: Increasing Physical Activity In Children

February 28, 2022

Physical activity is one of the best ways you can keep your kids active and healthy. Given how much time kids spend in school and technology, such as video games and TV, getting them to exercise after school has become a challenge for most parents.

But, hey! No more worries now! With a few tricks of the trade from Jessica Callear — a certified exercise physiologist, nutritionist, and health coach with over 10 years of clinical management experience — you will be able to increase physical activity in your kids!

Episode 95: Journal Club- 10 Year Outcomes of Children and Adolescents Who Underwent Sleeve Gastrectomy

Episode 95: Journal Club- 10 Year Outcomes of Children and Adolescents Who Underwent Sleeve Gastrectomy

February 21, 2022

I'm starting a new segment on this podcast because I wanted to do something different. I'm going to call it the Journal Club. So what I want to do is get some guests on the show who are experts in their fields and talk about one particular article that may be sort of like a seminal article or something that's going to be of value to you.

 

The article discussed today: Ten-Year Outcomes of Children and Adolescents Who Underwent Sleeve Gastrectomy: Weight Loss, Comorbidity Resolution, Adverse Events, and Growth Velocity

Episode 94: Genetics of Obesity And Genetic Forms Of Obesity

Episode 94: Genetics of Obesity And Genetic Forms Of Obesity

February 14, 2022

Is it all in the genes? How much of obesity is caused by genetics? Does epigenetics or the environment also play a role in obesity? I came across Dr. Yeo, who is a geneticist specializing in obesity. I thought it would be great to have him on the show to discuss this further from his perspective.

Ep 93: Bariatric Surgery In Children

Ep 93: Bariatric Surgery In Children

February 7, 2022

For the past few episodes, we’ve been discussing obesity in children, what causes it, why it is a chronic disease that needs to be treated, the physiological, mental, and emotional implications it brings into the child and family’s life, and the different ways obesity can be managed.  Today, we’re going to chat with Drs. Jennifer Paisley and Allen Browne about metabolic and bariatric surgery as it pertains to the pediatric population.

Episode 92: Personal Story- Amelia Sherry

Episode 92: Personal Story- Amelia Sherry

January 31, 2022

We recently had Amelia Sherry on the podcast who shared a wealth of information on preventing disordered eating in children. She also shared that she herself has had some struggles with disordered eating in the past. Today she's here to share her personal journey through her disordered eating and how she's been able to cope with that.

Episode 91: Managing Obesity In Children

Episode 91: Managing Obesity In Children

January 24, 2022

Pediatric obesity is a very important topic to talk about because we want to tackle these situations early on as it will lead to healthier adults. This is why in this episode, I have Dr. Angela Fitch here with me to talk about how to manage obesity in children.

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