Alcohol and your Weight - Obesity Specialist Dr Avishkar

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Tribe Sober - inspiring an alcohol-free life!

My guest this week is Dr Avishkar Sabharwal who specialises in Obesity and Lifestyle Medicine.

Avishkar has a passion for helping people suffering from lifestyle diseases, especially obesity, he aims to help people facing obesity get their lives back on track.

In this Episode

  • Avishkar suffered from obesity himself and has developed a passion to help others who have this problem
  • We talked about the relationship between alcohol and obesity and Avishkar explained that alcohol is a source of empty calories
  • Not only does alcohol have a detrimental effect on evey part of our body but it's a source of empty calories
  • Even though alcohol adds no nutritional value at all it will still cause us to put on weight
  • We discussed the similarities of dealing with a weight problem and alcohol dependence - and the importance of mindset for both
  • We talked about the fact that food has always been a "social binder" within communities but these days it includes "non foods"
  • "Non foods" are essentially junk foods - nutrient deficient yet acting on our addictive pathways (like alcohol)
  • We agreed that accountability is hugely important - whether we are losing weight or giving up alcohol we need community
  • I explained that at Tribe Sober we encouraged accountability via our Annual Trackers and Sober Buddies
  • Avishkar stressed the importance of dealing "underlying causes" - whether for alcohol or obesity - therapy may be required
  • We discussed Intermitted Fasting as a way of dealing with excess weight and also meal replacements
  • Both of these methods are effective but it's important to choose a program which will be sustainable
  • Avishkar has a free Facebook Community to help people wishing to lose weight - to to www.decodingobsesity.com for link
  • He also has a weekly podcast called Decoding Obesity - available of Apple, Spotify etc
  • If you would like a copy of the Annual Tracker (for logging your alcohol free days) email me janet@tribesober.com
  • More info Subscription membership for Tribe Sober is just R85 (£8/$10) a month - you can join up HERE
  • To access our website click HERE
  • If you would like a free copy of our e-book "66 days to sobriety" please email janet@tribesober.com
  • If you would like to come to our Saturday afternoon Zoom Cafe as a guest and meet our community just email janet@tribesober.com Episode Sponsor

This episode is sponsored by the Tribe Sober Membership Program. If you want to change your relationship with alcohol then sign up today. Read more about our 7-step program and subscribe HERE

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Till Next Week

Janet x

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