Pandemic Weight Gain and What to Do About It
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). Listeners can find more material on this topic at the affiliated website www. metabolism.com 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.