Pandemic Weight Gain and What to Do About It

Dr. Pepper....Really?

14-11-2021 • 31 minutos

Over 40% of adults in the U.S. gained unwanted weight during the past 2 years of the pandemic. Stress eating appears to be a key reason for this phenomena.  In their 30 minute discussion the host Gary Pepper, M.D., endocrinologist and Robert Pepper, PhD, psychoanalyst cover the extent of weight gain during the pandemic (1:30), the psychologic reasons behind stress eating (3:18), how children joined the weight gain trend (4:50),  including the contribution of virtual learning (5:55), tactics for putting an end to unwanted weight gain (11:19), the contribution of alcohol consumption (13:25),  "connections are stronger than addictions" (18:01),  the benefits of family meals (21:01), exercise as therapy (23:24) and the role of denial in preventing personal progress (26:05).

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This podcast is for educational purposes only and is not meant to provide medical treatment or advice. Listeners are encourage to consult with their own medical providers for advice on treatment for any and all medical conditions.

Gary Pepper, M.D., a newly retired endocrinologist with 40 years of experience, brings clarity to numerous topics within the field of metabolic health. His view points are unhindered by corporate interests, unlike many other current "thought leaders" in medicine. Dr. Pepper, a dedicated educator, established his homebase website www.metabolism.comin 1996 and has blogged on important topics since then. Not one to be left behind by technology he began podcasting in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic and continues publishing vlogs on YouTube at his channel metabolism123. So whatever your choice in media, you will be gaining fresh insights by tuning in to his opinionated shows or reading his blogs on critical health topics.