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The Episode About ADHD & Weight Loss w/ Dr. Katie Rickel

by Faster Than Normal

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Remember that rainy night, just this past Winter’s eve, when you resolved to drop 25lbs, be fit & super-excited by the time this Summer’s swimsuit season arrived? Us too. Today we’re talking about strategies, just in case that didn’t just magically happen for you. We are joined by Katie Rickel. Dr. Rickel graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Florida. She completed an APA-accredited clinical internship in health psychology at Duke University Medical Center, with advanced training in behavioral and bariatric obesity treatment, as well as the psychological management of chronic pain and illness. Dr. Rickel has expertise in treating anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias. Her research has been presented at various professional conferences and published in scientific journals. She has also appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” and has been quoted in several popular media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Health magazine, Yahoo! Health, Women’s Health magazine, Weight Watchers magazine, andabcnews.com. She is now the CEO of Structure House, which has been named the nation’s leading weight loss treatment program. In existence since 1977, Structure House has helped more than 40,000 participants achieve their wellness goals and live their best lives. Dr. Rickel generously shares her expertise & experience with us here today. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter & Katie discuss:

2:28-  Intro & welcome Dr. Rickel!  ref:  www.StructureHouse.com

3:20-  Before we get into all of this, would you tell us a little bit more about your background please?

6:20-  Let’s talk about ADHD & that premise of “all or nothing”

9:25-  On how emotions play a role in cycles of an “all or nothing” mindset, especially when it comes to weight loss

10:20-  What are some tips you might share in order to keep us from getting into a bad cycle?  ref:  The National Weight Control Registry 

12:50-  Apps for ADHD food journaling:  Lose It!  My Fitness Pal or just take a picture of your meals.

14:31-  What other secret tricks would you recommend?

16:00-  On the importance of how you look & feel

17:00-  On turning to your strengths

18:14-  What percentage of your patients have ADHD?

19:21-  How can people find you if they would like to learn more?  www.StructureHouse.com @StructureHouse on: Twitter, FB, INSTA, Pinterest, LinkedIn

20:38-  Thank you Dr. Rickel! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! But.. even if you’ve reviewed us before, please continue to do so, so that word will continue to spread and we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

21:14-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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