Dr. Amy Shah is back to talk about her new book, I Am So Effing Hungry, and her five step method for conquering cravings, boosting your mood, and making peace with your body. Dr. Amy Shah is a double board-certified MD with training from Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard, nutritionist, and best-selling author. Dr. Shah focuses on gut health, inflammation, and intermittent fasting.
In today's episode, we'll talk about how today's food system is hijacking your brain and your cravings. You'll learn about how the gut microbiome impacts your hunger and what exactly psychobiotics are. She'll explain the psychology and neuroscience behind hunger and cravings, and she'll give us some hacks and small changes we can make every day to calm our cravings and take control over our health.
We also cover…
00:01:00 — Why We Feel Out of Control When Eating Processed Foods
How being an Indian immigrant led Amy to learn about nutrition
Contributors to chronic lifestyle diseases like diabetes
The impacts of feeding kids processed foods
Feeling a lack of control when eating processed foods
The difference between hunger vs cravings
Breaking a food/dopamine addiction and self-soothing with food
00:19:00 — How to Improve Your Gut Microbiome
How the gut microbiome impacts our hunger
The mental health connection to gut health
How quickly we can remedy our microbiome
What changes to expect when you move to a whole food diet & where to start
High dopamine foods
The biggest thing you can do to improve your gut health
00:33:00 — Hunger Hacks & Cravings Crushers
How to tame cravings
The importance of circadian rhythms
Day in the life of Dr. Amy and how she takes control of her hunger
Dr. Amy Shah’s favorite breakfast foods for curbing cravings
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