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 every part of our body, but so too is it a source of empty calories
- Even though alcohol adds no nutritional value at all to our bodies, 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 with “underlying causes” – whether for alcohol or obesity – therapy may be required
- We discussed Intermittent 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 – go to www.decodingobsesity.com for link
- He also has a weekly podcast called Decoding Obesity – available on Apple, Spotify, etc
- If you would like a copy of the Annual Tracker (for logging your alcohol-free days) email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- If you would like to come to our Saturday afternoon Zoom Cafe as a guest and meet our community just email firstname.lastname@example.org
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