UG 020 – Aliza Beer on How to Lose Weight the Right Way

    How do you lose weight without starving yourself, spending hours in the gym or succumbing in the latest diet fad?

    In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, I interview popular dietician and nutritionist Aliza Beer. Aliza has helped hundreds of people lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. She even has a sushi roll named after her.

    Aliza shares her insights on how to take control of your health. She breaks down the difference between sugar, carbs and fats and its impact on your body. We discuss portioning food, eating processed foods, juicing, coffee and dark chocolate as well as practical tips for better eating at restaurants and on vacation.

    If you have a body and eat food, you don’t want to miss this.

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    • Tackling the growing problem of obesity (2:24)
    • Sugar addiction: the root of many underlying problems (4:09)
    • Portion control: The practical approach to healthy eating and a healthy body (13:12)
    • Training kids to be healthy (17:23)
    • Healthy carbs, sugar and fat (19:48)
    • Prepping your pantry for healthy eating (23:53)
    • How to know when enough is enough (29:47)
    • The benefits of juicing, water, and decaf coffee (34:58)
    • Back to the future: Can we return to simpler times of eating? (41:45)


    • “You don’t need it, you’ve just gotten into a bad habit.” AB
    • “Eating healthy is not about losing weight, it’s about being healthy.” CH
    • “If you can’t recognize it, don’t eat it.” AB
    • “Just because it’s there doesn’t mean you have to eat it.” AB

    Gourmet Glatt: You Can Avoid Weight Gain This Shavous
    Aliza Beer Roll at Simply Sushi
    Fed Up
    Trust for America’s Health
    CDC: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
    US News: If You Are Fat, You Are Likely Going to Stay Fat
    CBS News: New Study “A Wake-Up Call” on U.S. Obesity Epidemic
    New York Times: Parents’ Denial Fuels Childhood Obesity Epidemic
    Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead: How Fruits and Vegetables Changed My Life by Joe Cross

    Aliza Beer M.S., R.D. is a registered dietitian with a Master’s degree in nutrition. Aliza has a private practice in Cedarhurst, but has many clients throughout the US and Israel whom she works with via email/phone. Aliza treats children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues including, but not limited to, weight loss, diabetes, gestational diabetes, high cholesterol, celiac, food allergies, and GI issues (Chrohnís, IBS, etc.). Aliza has a dietetic food line in Gourmet Glatt and has approved dietetic kugels/soufles, and appetizing at Schwartz’s Appetizing, and sushi rolls at Simply Sushi.

    Connect with Aliza: alizabeer@gmail.com


    • Am I eating until I am not hungry? Or until I am full?
    • Am I aware of the ingredients in the foods I eat?
    • Are there processed foods in my diet that can be substituted for whole foods?

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