The Power Foods Diet and Weight Loss

Dr. Neal Barnard, This Podcast Burns Fat, podcast

The Three Things That Power Foods Do

Break Down the Hesitation Around Carbohydrates

Notable Quotes

“It’s not my job to sell [a diet]. It’s our job to test it to make sure it works.”
Dr. Neal Barnard

“Your body is designed, if you give it the right foods, to get your body into a good shape and a good size and to keep you healthy.”
Dr. Neal Barnard


Episode Summary

Every body is built differently, and certain foods may be better tolerated than others. Returning guest Dr. Neal Barnard shares their findings on certain power foods that might just change the game by reducing appetite, prevent calorie absorption, and boost metabolism.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to clinical researcher, author, and health advocate Dr. Neal Barnard to walk us through what the Power Foods Diet and how it can help not just with weight loss, but with optimizing our overall health.


Relevant Links

The Power Foods Diet: The Breakthrough Plan That Traps, Tames, and Burns Calories for Easy and Permanent Weight Loss Hardcover (2024) by Neal Barnard, Dustin Harder, & Lindsay Nixon

Dr. Neal Barnard


In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Dr. Neal Barnard (01:18)
  • Neal Barnard and The Power Foods Diet (03:51)
  • Certain foods tend to cause weight loss more than others (06:11)
  • Foods that trap calories and render them unusable in the body (07:37)
  • Possible weight loss from reduced inflammation (09:57)
    • Comparative study between identical twins (10:51)
  • The hesitation behind carbohydrates (12:02)
    • Cinnamon and studies on weight loss (13:54)
  • Neal Barnard’s thoughts on processed carbs and insulin resistance (15:06)
  • Carbohydrates, fats, and complex carbohydrates (17:20)
  • Navigating the power foods diet with type 2 diabetes (20:05)
  • Success in a diabetes case with low-carb diets (23:33)
  • Increasing the body’s ability to burn calories (25:49)
  • Oatmeal and worries about glyphosate (30:18)
  • Omega-3:6 ratio and worries about its sources (32:22)
  • Developing the Power Foods Diet recipes (34:36)
  • Does intermittent fasting have a place in the Power Foods Diet? (36:37)
  • Where to find Dr. Neal Barnard and his works (38:06)


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