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appetite

Ep #43: Appetite and Activity

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Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Ep #43: Appetite and Activity
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Do you prefer exercising in the morning or the evening? Do you wonder if one is better than the other? In this episode, Dr. Kashey talks about how exercising at different times of day affects appetite as well as food choices. While there is no magic involved, exercising in the morning vs. evening does yield varying results depending on an individual’s lifestyle and training preferences. If you need help choosing the best exercise schedule for you, Dr. Kashey is here to weigh in!

genetic

Ep #39: Genetic Testing

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Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Ep #39: Genetic Testing
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Are you thinking about sending in your genes to a genetic testing company for “personalized” medical information? Think again. Don’t fall victim to this clever marketing scheme. In today’s episode, we unpack the danger of “good” and “bad” test results. Join Dr. Trevor Kashey as he unpacks how genetic test results create an iatrogenic condition that changes the way you think, feel, & act.

beating yourself up

Ep #32: When You’re Beating Yourself Up

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Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Ep #32: When You're Beating Yourself Up
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Dr. Kashey explains that many of his clients expect perfection from themselves and beat themselves up over goofs in their lives. The goofs can be in any area of life. Extreme high performers are the worst at beating themselves up over mistakes made, creating a feedback loop of self-sabotaging behavior.

cravings

Ep #30: Soft Science Behind Hard Cravings Part Two

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Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Ep #30: Soft Science Behind Hard Cravings Part Two
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How many of us have seen someone on TV crying about a breakup over a tub of ice cream?  Or done something similar ourselves?  Many people eat this way because they want to feel better, but believe it or not, bingeing actually makes negative moods last longer.  The good news is that consuming food based on mood is actually a learned behavior!  Join Dr. Kashey for the second part of his food cravings rant to find out what you can do to put an end to those hard cravings that lead to bingeing behavior.  

cravings

Ep #29: Soft Science Behind Hard Cravings

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Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Ep #29: Soft Science Behind Hard Cravings
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“Soft science” doesn’t mean the study of mattresses and marshmallows! It’s science that is based on interpersonal interactions instead of lab research. In this episode, the good doctor has read over fifty sources on food cravings and has some interesting facts to share. Like why chocolate is the single most craved food around the world… and why dieting can actually make you gain weight instead of losing it! Join Dr. Kashey in a deep dive into the nature of food cravings for more fascinating finds.

lazy

Ep #21: 10 Ways Your Brain Is Wired To Be Lazy

Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Ep #21: 10 Ways Your Brain Is Wired To Be Lazy
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In tough situations, our brains default to quick decision-making (aka cognitive laziness) rather than reason, in order to eliminate stress. But if your brain continues to operate this way when stress is gone, it causes problems! Join Dr. Trevor Kashey to learn how to repurpose this system, foster your intellectual resources, and train your brain to make better decisions every day.

Listen to Ep 21. ‘10 Ways Your Brain Is Wired To Be Lazy And Oversimplified’ Now.

Hosted by Dr. Trevor Kashey

discouraged

Ep #20: When You’re Discouraged And Demotivated

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Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Ep #20: When You're Discouraged And Demotivated
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What happens when you take a self-sabotaging thought and turn it into a headline? “Local man binges, citing discouragement about weight loss” or “Woman despairs at the thought of another balanced meal,” could apply to many. You would never let a clickbait headline change your behavior. In this episode, Dr. Kashey explains how you should respond to self-sabotaging thoughts through his headline metaphor.

Listen to Ep 20. ‘Dr. Kashey’s Fix For When You’re Discouraged And Demotivated’ Now.

Hosted by Dr. Trevor Kashey

bored

Ep #17: When You’re Bored, Tired and Sleep Deprived

Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Ep #17: When You're Bored, Tired and Sleep Deprived
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How much brainpower do you have when you’re sad, angry, stressed, or bored? During sleepless nights in stressful times, it can be easy to fall into the self-sabotage trap. However, you always have some amount of control over your response.  In this episode, the good doctor explains how you can make better decisions when your nervous system is in high gear.

Listen to Ep 17. ‘When You’re Bored, Tired and Sleep Deprived’ Now.

Hosted by Dr. Trevor Kashey

learning

Ep #16: Here’s How Learning Was Bad For You

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Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Ep #16: Here's How Learning Was Bad For You
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What do thermostats, blood sugar, and learning guitar have in common? All three work through feedback loops, which drive human behavior. Your feedback loops are under your influence, and through reinforcement, they can be changed. In this episode, Dr. Kashey explains the thinking behind the cognitive, biological, and behavioral science that goes into feedback loops.

Listen to Ep 16. ‘Here’s How Learning Was Bad For You’ Now.

Hosted by Dr. Trevor Kashey

letting yourself down

Ep #15: Always Letting Yourself Down

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Coffee With Dr. Kashey
Ep #15: Always Letting Yourself Down
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Despite the feel-good advice that states “Don’t be hard on yourself,” setting high standards and holding yourself accountable are important parts of improving. It’s essential to develop the skills of figuring out what you’re capable of and making yourself more capable. In this episode, Dr. Kashey explains how feelings surrounding failure can impede progress, and how to recognize those feelings.

Listen to Ep 15. ‘Dr. Kashey’s Fix For Always Letting Yourself Down” ’ Now.

Hosted by Dr. Trevor Kashey

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