Podcast Episode #41: How To Gain Weight Without Getting Fat, What To Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Eat Healthy, The Best Cooking Oils & Food Combination Diets

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In this April 21, 2009 free audio episode, I address several additional listener Q&A's, including, among other things, the best type of cooking oils, what to do if your spouse doesn't eat healthy, how to gain weight without gaining fat, a simple way to increase daily caloric intake if energy levels are low, and food combination diets. But before we get to those topics, check out this video!

So, to summarize just click here on April 26 at 6pm Pacific time!

On to this week's listener Q&A…remember that you can click here listen to all the answers in this week's free audio download! Make sure you have the free Quicktime player.

Listener James asks: Just wondering about healthy oils – if you cook/heat oils such as olive oil, canola oil, flaxseed oil, does this spoil their healthy attributes?

Listener Mindy asks:I read somewhere through your website about combination of foods to get the best digestion. 1. Eating fruit by itself. 2. Eat mostly carb OR protein meals. So my questions are: 1. Your Shape 21 book doesn't seem to follow these guidelines, so what is the best way? 2. I personally am finding it difficult to follow and understand those 7-8 guidelines that you listed and would love for you to talk more about it and give more examples of combinations of food that do work. I've attached an easy-to-understand food combining chart for Mindy…

Listener Monica asks: I want to eat healthy, but my husband has a high metabolism and doesn't need to eat healthy. I don't have time to cook two dinners at night. What should I do?

Listener Charles asks: For a long time now I have battling an eating disorder, anorexia and over exercise.  I have been through a lot of treatment in the past and am currently still meeting with my support team and things are going well.  I may not look too underweight, but I am not the weight by doctors would like me to be and body fat is around 3%. My goal is to get up to about 165 lbs- I am currently about 147- and the nutritionists and doctors have set a goal weight for me of about 172 since I am just about 6-feet tall. I was wondering if you had any advice on what type of a program I could do in order to: (a) help me gain healthy weight- NOT fat.  (b) maintain the level of conditioning I have now- meaning to not get slower, as well as to build more muscle to improve my bike and swim.My nutritionist and I have developed a good healthy meal plan, but I am afraid if I gain weight, it will just all be fat and hurt my performance, even though I have been told repeatedly that with the way I work out and exercise. once I fuel my body correctly, I will see a lot of improvement.

One of Ben's coached triathletes asks:I just wanted to let you know that my bike ride last week was great but I had quite a feeling of hunger about 3 1/2 – 4 hrs into the ride where I felt almost as if I was getting faint.  I took in one more goo and that helped a little.  There was no bloating which was good but that “empty” feeling made me feel weird.  Also, I have been generally really hungry lately and I'm taking my supplements. Thoughts?

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