Kim Shapira’s Six Simple Rules

This Podcast Burns Fat, Kim Shapira, podcast

Goodbye Dieting, Hello Freedom!

Eat the Food You Love—Make Sure it Loves You Back!


Kim Shapira Notable Quotes

“What I’ve learned in my private practice is that every human has between three and five emotional triggers that they work on in the rest of their life. And when they experience something traumatic, they develop a new trigger.”
Kim Shapira

“If you’re eating something and it’s affecting you one way, I cannot assume how it’s going to affect me. I have to get curious.  And that means that I have to understand what my body is signaling.”
Kim Shapira

“We can’t lose weight or maintain our weight when we don’t sleep well. And to sleep well, you should not eat three to six hours before you lay down. When you eat close to bedtime, it actually tells your mind, ‘this is the time to wake up.’ So I think if you were to not eat three to six hours before bed, and sleep seven to nine hours, and then wake up hungry, there’s your fast. That’s all you need.”
Kim Shapira

“You have to eat what you love without restriction so we can get rid of that shame-persecution cycle, so you can have growth.”
Kim Shapira


Episode Summary

When people think about achieving weight goals, the first thing they look at are diets—keto, Mediterranean, Atkins—and they strictly stick to the list of Can and Can’t Eat. Everybody is different, and strictly following a food list without knowing whether or not their bodies can tolerate it won’t be sustainable in the long run.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to the founder of The Kim Shapira Method, Kim Shapira to talk about a sustainable way to achieve our weight goals. Kim is a celebrity dietitian, nutritional therapist, and author with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Tulane University and a Master’s degree in Human Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition from Boston University.

Having spent over 25 years helping people lose weight and keep it off in her private Los Angeles practice, in hospitals, sports clinics, addiction centers, and universities, she shares her new book, This Is What You’re Really Hungry For: Six Simple Rules to Transform Your Relationship with Food to Become Your Healthiest Self, where she has developed six simple rules that will change your relationship with food forever.


Relevant Links

Kim Shapira MethodWebsite | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | TikTok | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Twitter | Threads

This Is What You’re Really Hungry For (2023) By Kim Shapira, M.S., R.D.


In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Kim Shapira (01:02)
  • Kim Shapira: her origin story and her work (02:11)
    • Developing emotional triggers (03:08)
    • Food can make us either sick or healthy (04:21)
  • People and people’s relationship with food (06:07)
  • Making the shift from a diet focus to a psychological focus (08:15)
  • Putting calorie counting to rest (10:42)
  • Eating unhealthy food while fixing one’s relationship with food (12:59)
  • Recognizing food for discomfort vs. food for hunger (17:19)
  • Eating without distractions (22:54)
    • Smell food, chew food (23:35)
  • Red flag: choosing one style of dieting (26:03)
  • Kim Shapira’s thoughts on fasting and intermittent fasting (27:35)
  • The Kim Shapira Method: 6 Rules (29:53)
    • Eat when you’re hungry (30:26)
    • Eat what you love—make sure the food loves you back! (30:48)
      • Empowering individuals to make the change (32:21)
    • Eat without distractions (36:15)
    • Get 10,000 steps every day (36:37)
    • Drink 8 glasses of water a day (36:55)
    • Get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep (37:24)
  • Working around getting 10,000 steps daily (38:05)
  • Where to find Kim Shapira and keep up with her work (42:38)


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