Imagine if everything you had been told about weight loss was wrong!
Welcome to the Real Health and Weight Loss Podcast, where you get real advice from real doctors to help you lose weight and revolutionise your health.
We are here to bust through some myths and give you actionable advice.
Real health and weight loss is a journey and we, your hosts Dr Mary Barson and Dr Lucy Burns from Real Life Medicine, are here with you every step of the way.
You can change your future starting now!
Podcast Episode 1
Meet Dr Mary Barson and Dr Lucy Burns, who have both been overweight and metabolically unhealthy.
Listen to their stories of polycystic ovarian syndrome and insulin resistance.
Dr Mary Barson and Dr Lucy Burns share their insights on their individual paths to losing weight and reclaiming their health.
Podcast Episode 2
Permanent weight loss involves addressing both physiology and psychology.
Dysregulated metabolic hormones are the driver to overweight and obesity. High insulin is the major player in fat storage.
Dr Lucy Burns gives a beautiful analogy, and yes, it involves a woodshed.
Podcast Episode 3
The lynchpin to good health and weight loss is insulin reduction.
Dr Lucy Burns and Dr Mary Barson discuss the macronutrients carbohydrates, protein, and fats and how the dietary guidelines have contributed to the current obesity crisis.
Podcast Episode 4
Dr Lucy Burns and Dr Mary Barson discuss the red list and green list.
These are the foods they recommend for long term sustainable weight loss. They are low carb real food which will help you lose weight and reduce inflammation.
They also discuss the health benefits of good fats and why we should not fear fat.
Podcast Episode 5
Calorie counting in all its forms is the backbone of the dieting industry and does not work for long term weight loss.
Be ready to unlearn everything you were taught.
Weight loss is chemistry, not maths.
Podcast Episode 6
Dr Lucy Burns and Dr Mary Barson discuss the tools necessary to unlock your mind around weight loss.
Weight loss requires managing the physiology and the psychology for permanent results.
They unpack the thought model and show you that mindset is more than willpower.
Podcast Episode 7
Dr Lucy Burns and Dr Mary Barson discuss non-hungry eating and explain how our emotions can drive the desire to eat.
Understanding the thought model is the first step to conquering emotional eating.
Podcast Episode 8
Long-term, low-grade stress is one of the mechanisms of fat storage.
Dr Mary Barson breaks down this concept in an easy-to-understand way and discusses fight and flight as well as rest and digest.
Podcast Episode 9
Do you get a good night’s sleep?
Many people don’t – and that affects the way they function, and it can also affect their craving for food.
Dr Mary Barson and Dr Lucy Burns discuss what you can do to ensure you receive the restorative health benefits of proper sleep.
Podcast Episode 10
Fasting, combined with a proper diet, is a liberating and purposeful strategy to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
But don’t confuse fasting with starving! You don’t want to starve yourself.
Dr Lucy Burns and Dr Mary Barson discuss what fasting means and examine research undertaken from cell biologists into autophagy.