1068: Dr. David Ludwig Takes A Closer Look At Why We Are Always Hungry

1068: Dr. David Ludwig Takes A Closer Look At Why We Are Always Hungry

Pediatric endocrinologist, medical school professor, nutritional health researcher, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. David Ludwig is our interview guest today in Episode 1068 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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The greatest nemesis in any given diet plan is hunger. When you are hungry, then your body starts to scream at you to feed it more food by giving you clues like hunger pangs, fatigue, and other such symptoms. But a Harvard-based pediatric endocrinologist, medical school professor, and nutritional health researcher named Dr. David Ludwig (listen to Jimmy’s previous interview with him in Episode 403) from DrDavidLudwig.com would argue that it’s not necessarily the overeating that has made us all fat–instead, it’s getting fat that makes us overeat. This is why we are constantly fighting the desire to consume more and more to try to satisfy that persistent physical cue to eat. It’s the premise of Dr. Ludwig’s brand new New York Times bestselling Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ludwig talk about the methods that help children helps adults too, Dr. Ludwig’s 2012 “calorie is not a calorie” JAMA study, the difference in energy expenditure and weight changes with low-carb vs. low-fat diets, why an isocaloric meal comparison will produce the same weight loss results in the short term, why continuing to cut calories is problematic, the power of hunger signals and why they should not be ignored, Dr. Ludwig’s 2004 fast-acting carbs Lancet study, how the process of getting fat makes you overeat, why insulin is the Miracle Grow for fat cells, why having hunger as a good thing is a “cultural delusion,” whether continuous exposure to refined carbohydrates can make you more sensitive to all carbs, why diet order matters in the effect on your metabolism, the three phases of his plan, the modifications in the plan for people with carb sensitivity, why some people may not see results on his plan, why his plan is not a ketogenic diet, how he works backwards from his approach to Atkins to ketogenic, and how ketones are a very clean fuel for the body.

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Dr. David Ludwig bio
Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently
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– Dr. Ludwig’s JAMA paper: Increasing Adiposity: Consequence or Cause of Overeating?
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #403: Dr. David Ludwig: Are Carbs Turning Your Kid’s Liver Into Foie Gras?