Changing What’s on your Fork to Change your Life with Adam Sud

In this episode, we talk to Adam Sud as he shares his struggles with depression and food addiction and how he overcame them by seeking help and living a healthy lifestyle.

Nov 15th, 2022

Episode Notes

Memorable Moments:

  • 4:11 I was very accepting of myself, both physically and emotionally. But all of a sudden I was told there are now conditions that I was allowed to accept myself physically, and that was a scary thing, especially coming from my parents.
  • 7:46 One of the biggest drivers for depression is a future that doesn’t seem like a place you want to be a part of, doesn’t feel safe, doesn’t seem comfortable. In fact, it feels like it’s gonna be a painful place, too, more so than where you are right now.
  • 9:18 On August 21st of 2012, life had been the most painful it has ever been. Every day was the most difficult day of my life, and I live in the full confidence that the next day would be even worse. And when you do that long enough not only do not know how it got to this point, you don’t know how to get out of it. Because there’s so much shame and stigma wrapped around it, you don’t know how to say Hey I don’t know what I’m doing here but, man, things are not working out, and so I tried to end my life.
  • 11:05 I believe this to be true for the majority of people: Suicide isn’t someone wanting to end their lives; it’s someone wanting to end their pain.
  • 12:45 The things that we choose to believe have consequences on us and the people that we care about.
  • 15:42 The reason why I have survived all of those moments, those years and that experience was because my body has never once given up on me. My body has been fighting for me since the day I was born, regardless of the way I treated it.
  • 16:18 When I switch the mindset to not what’s the matter with me, but what matters to me in terms of my physical health, my social health, my emotional health, then you’re very clear about which direction you want to go. Then every decision that you make isn’t about what not to do. It’s about what’s going to enhance the opportunity for you to show up in life in a way that feels meaningful to you.
  • 19:13 The nutrition conversation is about trying to inform better decisions and patterns over time.
  • 20:28 Human research data over time shows that fiber is dose-dependent to benefit, meaning the more you consume, the better the benefit, the greater the reduction of all cause of mortality, and the greater the increase of human health outcomes over time.
  • 28:12 What I think is so important, what I think what matters most in recovery, isn’t “Why don’t they stop?” It’s “Why does it make sense?” It’s such a more valuable question to ask.
  • 28:30 If we can understand why it makes sense that someone uses drugs, we can reorganize their life, we can organize their dietary pattern, we can reorganize their emotional patterns into a way that reconnecting seemed a lot more likely. Use may not stop entirely over the course of the rest of their life. But the intention may be different. And the frequency will be far less.

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Adam Sud

Adam is an Insulin Resistance, Disease Reversal, Weight Loss, and Food Addiction expert with amazing personal experiences to share. He has worked with some of the most respected programs and companies in the health and wellness world. He served as a lead insulin resistance and food addiction coach for Mastering Diabetes using plant-based nutrition and as a clinical health coach for Whole Foods Market’s Global Wellness Center at the company headquarters. Adam is an international speaker for the health and wellness movement and addiction recovery movement and has presented at some of the biggest health and wellness events. Adam has worked in mental health recovery centers using nutrition as a tool for strengthening recovery and relapse prevention. He is also the founder of the non-profit, Plant-Based for Positive Change that is dedicated to advancing the research of diet and mental health / addiction and has completed the very first research study to investigate the effects of a nutrient dense dietary intervention on early addiction recovery outcomes. He firmly believes that the simplest change on your fork makes the most profound change of your life and that self-love is the root of all recovery.