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Truth About Fat & Weight Loss

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Every bite of food you eat either puts you in a fat-burning state or a fat-storing state. Which one would you prefer?
Air Date: 3/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: 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: ave Woman Don't Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet For Rapid Results
Truth About Fat & Weight Loss
Fat loss is a metabolic state in which your body sustains a large amount of lean muscle mass and naturally burns fat. When your hormones are in balance, the body naturally regulates fat burning, appetite control, and mood swings so your cravings disappear while your motivation soars.

This is not the same as weight loss.

You may be losing numbers on your scale, but your body shape is staying the same.

Exercise and dieting can help to shed unwanted pounds at first, but eventually the scale will get stuck and your frustration will grow.

The tricky thing about dieting is that eventually it will stop working. Dieting restricts the food intake that your body is used to. At first, the pounds may shed but sooner or later you will stop losing weight and possibly gain it all back.

Your diet is probably not the right regimen your body needs in order to achieve your desired results. You can't expect to use the elliptical for an hour every day, still eat poorly and expect your weight to drop.

Esther Blum, MS, RD, joins Dr. Holly to discuss the difference between fat loss and weight loss and how to reach your maximum results.