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The Real Health and Weight Loss Podcast 

Hosted by Dr Lucy Burns and Dr Mary Barson from Real Life Medicine 

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Are You Looking for Trusted Health and Weight Loss Advice?

In a world full of misinformation it's time to tune into the Real Health and Weight Loss podcast. 

Dr Lucy and Dr Mary are medical doctors who are experts in weight management.

They practice holistic medicine and it's their job to help you get healthy! 

As our society is getting sicker and sicker with increasing chronic disease, Dr Lucy and Dr Mary are helping people get to the root cause, improve their metabolism and develop mindset skills for long lasting health and weight loss.

If you've tried every diet under the sun and a re looking for long lasting health and weight loss so you can have more energy, feel amaxing and stop living life on the sidelines, then you're in the right place!

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One of Australia's Favourite Podcasts with Hundreds of 5 star Reviews 

Sharon Mary Margaret, 20/09/2023 via Apple podcasts

Really Life Changing

I thoroughly enjoy Dr. Mary and Dr. Lucy's podcast! Their weekly episodes, ranging from 20 to 30 minutes, provide a wealth of easily digestible information (pardon the pun). I appreciate their positive messages and the humor they inject into their stories. The podcast takes a holistic approach to real-life health and mindset, making it both informative and entertaining. Highly recommended!

PoppyWitt, 20/09/2023 via Apple podcasts

Real advice for good Heath

Have listened to all episodes of this podcast giving considered information by two lovely and kind Doctors for those of us wanting to look after our long term health. Everything is explained in an easy to understand manner with humour so that it’s quite inspiring.

Definitely my favourite podcast

Operation New Life,  24/03/2023 Via Apple podcasts

Very validating information

These doctors really hear what their patients and clients are saying and have such understanding as they lived the same experiences. They make it easy to understand that it really is not our fault and guide us easily into taking back control of our health and weight. They do it without judgement or expecting perfection.

These podcasts are really life changing for so many people.

Thank you so much Dr Lucy and Dr Mary.

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Most Recent Episodes

Podcast Episode 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.

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Podcast Episode 198

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.

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Podcast Episode 197

What’s the Difference Between Dieting and Fasting

In this episode of the real health and weight loss podcast Dr Lucy and Dr Mary discuss the benefits of intermittent fasting and how it differs from chronic calorie restriction. They explain 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.

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Podcast Episode 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.

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Episode 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.

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Episode 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.

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Episode 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. 

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Podcast Episode 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.

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Podcast Episode 191

Emotional Eating & 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, and how it results from our brain's survival mechanism to cope with uncomfortable feelings. You will learn the powerful tools to break free from the emotional eating cage. Develop 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 that you can live your best and healthiest life.

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Podcast Episode 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. 

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Podcast Episode 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.

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Podcast Episode 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 emphasises 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.

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Podcast Episode 187

How Penny Lost 20kgs and Reversed her Pre-Diabetes

Dr Lucy interviews Penny Stringer, a 40-year-old mum of 2 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.

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Podcast Episode 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. 

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Podcast Episode 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, Jump into our 12 Week Mind Body Rebalance program now! Head to www.rlmedicine.com/12WMBR and kick off your path to easy and sustainable change.

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Podcast Episode 184

 Transform More in 2024

New Year's is a great time to focus on your health and well-being. 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 transformations. 

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

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Real advice for good Heath. Have listened to all episodes of this podcast giving considered information by two lovely and kind Doctors for those of us wanting to look after our long term health. Everything is explained in an easy to understand manner with humour so that it’s quite inspiring.  Definitely my favourite podcast

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