For me, this Healthy Girl’s Kitchen podcast episode is going to go down in history as one of my more memorable ones. First off, I was a little bit more nervous going into it, given the epic success of the guest I was about to interview.
JD is the former executive producer of the wildly popular television series, The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss. JD became an actor at age 10, and has been working in television ever since. You may know him as the host of many game shows for children, including the hit “Fun House.”
JD is the author of the brand new book, “The Big Fat Truth, Behind the Scenes Secrets to Losing Weight and Gaining the Inner Strength to Transform Your Life.” In his new television series, also called “The Big Fat Truth,” JD uses the tools he’s amassed over two decades producing weight-loss and transformation TV, and uncovers the big fat truth: that a healthy mind is the gateway to a healthy body. The Big Fat Truth airs on Sunday nights at 8 pm on Z Living. You can catch a clip from this week’s episode (courtesy of ZLiving Network) featuring our very own Dr. Michael Greger here.
The second reason why I had more nervous energy than usual is because going into the interview, I really sensed that I had a lot to learn from JD about what it really takes to have long-term success with weight loss. You see, JD has coached thousands of participants through extreme weight loss during his reality television production career and 65% of them have lost a lot of weight and kept it off. SIXTY FIVE PERCENT. Those are numbers unheard of in the weight loss world. So I was giddy with anticipation at what I might uncover.
I’m reading JD’s new book, The Big Fat Truth, Behind-the-Scenes Secrets to Losing Weight and Gaining the Inner Strength to Transform Your Life right now, and I promise you, you will not be disappointed with what JD has to teach us. He really has become an incredibly motivating transformation coach. If you are interested in participating in my FREE online book club (on Facebook), we’re starting JD’s book on July 5, 2017, so send a request to join the group here.
Personally, I was really inspired to try the exposure therapy technique that JD talks about in the book and in this podcast episode. JD makes a helluva promise when he says, “By the time I get done with you, you’ll be able to wear a glazed-doughnut necklace (with Sprinkles!) around your neck 24 hours a day, and not feel even the slightest bit of temptation. I’m going to wake the sleeping beast within you, a beast that is immune to the tastiest of French fries and the chocolatiest of chocolate cakes. Really.”
I was like, “Hell no. That cannot be possible.” But by the time I was done talking to JD, I felt so incredible empowered (“Food is MY B!#*#, I am NOT it’s B!#*#” is my new mantra!) and I have to say, a switch went on in my brain that I don’t think I will ever turn off again. And for that, I am incredibly grateful to JD. #madlove JD!!!!!!
I invite you to listen to the podcast with JD Roth here (below), or click over here if you’d like to download the episode before listening. Enjoy! And please let me know what you think by leaving a comment on this blog post. Blogs are a very lonely place without feedback from its readers, just sayin’.
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