Lydia C Alexander teaches us the pillars for successful weight loss

132- Pillars for Successful Weight Loss with Dr. Lydia C. Alexander

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

October 22, 2020

Weight loss is tough to do, especially if you don't have a strong support network around you. It is even tougher to do if you believe that food and exercise is everything it takes to lose and maintain weight loss.

But the Obesity Medicine Association has supported many patients through the tough stages of weight loss, and they recognize that community support and their pillars of success for weight loss make the process much easier.

Dr. Lydia C. Alexander is on the show to walk us through what those pillars are and how to use them for your own success.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • If you are in pain and have a hard time moving, there are still great ways to incorporate movement into your life
  • What foods are most important for your weight loss
  • Different behavioral changes to support your weight
  • How to maintain your weight loss and not rebound later on


  • [2:00] Dr. Lydia C. Alexander is part of a sub-specialty medicine called Obesity Medicine
  • [3:30] What is the actual definition of obesity
  • [5:30] 75% of the population is overweight or obese
  • [8:15] Does age impact BMI in any way
  • [11:45] What are the leading causes in obesity
  • [14:00] For those who have a hard time moving, what are great ways to start incorporating more movement into their day
  • [21:00] What are some really good ways to get more restful sleep
  • [24:15] Can you play catchup on your sleep deficit on the weekend
  • [25:45] If you do an activity that increases heart rate right before bed, will that prevent you from falling asleep
  • [27:00] How can we regulate stress, especially like stressful situations that come out of nowhere
  • [30:30] What are good ways to move away from processed and low quality food to a better quality food
  • [33:45] It is so important to meet people where they are at because making too many changes can cause too much stress on someone
  • [36:00] What are the main pillars for successful weight loss
  • [38:15] Final thoughts around obesity and weight loss
  • [40:00] What Dr. Lydia C. Alexander does every day to improve her own health

Resources From This Episode

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  • Learn more about the Obesity Algorithm- Learn More
  • If you are interested in Intermittent Fasting, listen to this episode- Listen Now
  • Learn about ways to improve your sleep- Listen Now

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About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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