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Are You Skinny-Fat?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: You may be thin on the outside; but inside, you're fat. Just because you're "skinny," it does not mean you're healthy.
Air Date: 2/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Esther Blum MS, RD, CDN, CNS
esther blumEsther Blum is a Registered Dietitian, Holistic Nutritionist, and bestselling author.

She is currently finishing her fourth book, Cavewomen Don't Get Fat (Simon & Schuster, 2014). Prior to this, Esther authored Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous: A Nutritionist's Guide to Living Well While Living It Up, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project.

Widely respected as an industry expert, Esther was featured in the 2011-2012 edition of Sutton Who's Who in Healthcare.

Esther was also voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on the Today Show, the ISAAC show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5's Good Day NY,Fox News Live, CW11 morning news, Martha Stewart Radio, Lime Radio, and Bloomberg Radio. A self-titled Food Fashionista, Esther is an in-demand authority frequently quoted in InTouch, Time Magazine, the New York Post, Los Angeles Times, In Style, iVillage, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Delicious Living, Time Out New York, Women's Health, Body and Soul, Clean Eating, and Health.

Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition.

Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist and a certified nutrition specialist (CNS), a license of the American College of Nutrition (ACN)'s certifying arm, the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS).

She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Nutritionists in Complementary Care, and the Connecticut Dietetic Association.
  • Book Title: Cave Woman Don't Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet For Rapid Results
Are You Skinny-Fat?
Although we are a nation obsessed with losing weight, we don't give much thought to the type of weight to be lost.

Just because you're skinny, does NOT mean you're healthy.

For example, you could be thin but can also pre-diabetic at the same time. Even when you're trying to lose weight, some of the diets or food restrictions can lead to nutrient depletion and cause you to be more unhealthy than ever.

A low-calorie diet restricts how much food you're taking in. This immediately strips away your muscle mass, causes your hunger hormones to get out of whack and turns your metabolism into a chaotic mess.

Restricting your diet can cause you to lose weight quickly; but did you know that after six months your body weight will no longer be "low enough" to create a caloric imbalance causing you to gain all the weight (and more) back?

Esther Blum, MS, RD, joins Dr. Holly to explain why your nutrients, caloric intake and muscle mass is more important than the numbers on a scale.