On the podcast today we are speaking to Glenn Mackintosh, a psychologist who is incredibly passionate about eating, physical movement, weight and body image, and is the founder of Weight Management Psychology. He enjoys spreading compassionate, evidence-based and innovative messages.
We are becoming more and more obsessed with being thin. The craziest part is that most weight loss ‘solutions’ are actually part of the problem. Diet and exercise programs fail 97% of people in the long-term, resulting in short term weight loss, medium term regain, and long-term gain approximately 10 to 15% above starting weight. Scientists have known this reality for decades – the entire diet industry is based on it – yet we keep on falling for promises of fast, easy, permanent weight loss putting ourselves through rebranded versions of the exact same thing. Some might call this insanity – weight management psychologist Glenn Mackintosh calls it Thinsanity.
Thinsanity aims to transform the way we approach weight management of the body, by starting with the mind. Glenn takes us through new scientific developments, offering insights into a compassionate way to make peace with food and fall in love with physical movement. This book is right for anyone who wants to learn to love their body and be healthy in it.