The Psychology of Eating Addictions with Dr. Sarah Zaldivar

Do you struggle with disordered eating tendencies? Dr. Sarah Zaldivar has a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from the University of Miami. She recently relocated to Ocala, Florida where she continues to teach nutrition courses online at Miami Dade College. She is a certified personal trainer and a certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine. She taught workshops training students to sit for the ACSM's personal training certification. She is currently entirely focused on content creation for YouTube to help others find optimal health through a carnivore diet, mindset shifts, exercise, and dance. An equally important component of her work focuses on antiaging and framing the aging process as a chronic disease that we can eventually reverse and cure. I learned a ton from this podcast and I'm sure you will as well.


What you'll hear in this episode:


  • Sarah's backstory and why she began following a carnivore lifestyle initially (2:09)
  • Acne and nutrition (3:59)
  • When she made the leap from Paleo to Keto (7:39)
  • Sugar addiction and transitioning to carnivore (8:50)
  • The importance of gradually making dietary changes and gaining momentum (16:59)
  • The drawbacks of artificial sweeteners (20:43)
  • Sugar consumption from an evolutionary standpoint (23:50)
  • Obesity and body positivity (30:20)
  • Returning to normalcy in regards to a healthy weight and baseline health (38:27)
  • The hypersensitivity to discussing obesity and food addiction (42:07)
  • How capitalism in the food industry is making people sick (45:51)
  • Women, hormones, and a carnivore approach (50:37)
  • Seventh Day Adventists and the vegetarian diet (53:25)
  • Research, trial, and error when making a dietary change (58:01)
  • Avoiding a victim mentality to live your best life (1:00:28)
  • Raising children in a time of uncertainty and cancel culture (1:05:29)


Where to learn more from Dr. Zaldivar:


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Robert Sikes

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