Golo Diet Reviews is a weekly podcast that features nutrition and health experts and is produced by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.
The show’s topics are usually about diet, exercise, nutrition, fitness, and more.
In its most recent episode, “Diet and Fitness,” the podcaster spoke with the director of the Center for Diet and Fitness at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Susan Green.
Here is the transcript of that interview.
GREEN: Dr. Green, welcome to Golo.
So, this is the first episode.
I know you are a nutritionist.
I mean, how much sugar do you eat?
GOLO: I eat more than most people.
GREEN : Is it too much?
Golo: Not that I can tell you.
GREEN : Oh, you don’t eat as much sugar?
Golo: I don’t know.
GREEN : I mean are you overweight?
Goolo: I am definitely overweight. GREEN (after the audio is muted): So, you eat so little sugar that you’re not getting a full meal.
I am very healthy, very active.
GREEN (interjecting): I’m wondering, how many calories you are getting in a day?
Gools: About 15, maybe.
GREEN What does that mean?
GOOLO: About 20 calories a day.
GREEN How many calories?
GIO: About 8, 15 calories a meal.
GREEN Is that a lot?
GOOLO: It is. GREEN What is your diet?
GGO: I try to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
I try not to eat a lot of fat.
GREEN So, do you make your own food?
GEO: No, I try and buy things from the supermarket, but I buy my own ingredients.
I have a lot more of a passion for fresh fruits, so I buy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially when they are in the season.
I like to keep things like that.
GREEN I think it’s interesting that you are not in the health food industry, and I’m not sure if you know about that.
So this is something that you do not have access to, right?
I think that I am a very, very conscious of what I eat.
GREEN What’s the reason you don.t?
GOGO: Because I want to get the most bang for my buck, so it doesn’t matter what anyone says, I want the best nutrition possible.
GREEN You said that you have a passion.
GGO I love nutrition.
I love food.
GREEN Where did you get your passion?
GPO Well, my dad was a professional chef and his mother was a nutrition consultant and he was raised on the farm.
And so I grew up with my mom.
And I loved cooking.
And my dad used to tell me, if I ever wanted to go into the food business, I had to get my food from a farm.
But it’s so much easier if you can learn the art of food.
And that’s the way I grew my passion.
GREEN Did you start out working as a chef?
And if you were to say yes, I was really into food.
When I was growing up, I remember one of the things my dad would do, was he would make me this whole meal, and he would throw the meat in the freezer and I would cook it all the way through.
And then he would take out the rest of the food.
That was the one thing I did in the farm, and then he cooked me dinners.
And he would cook my meals, and it was a wonderful thing.
And when I got older, he would bring me back to the farm to do the same things.
And it was the same thing.
I would eat my dinner at night, and cook my meal at night.
And eat my meal, eat my food, eat it.
And in those days, I would go to my parents’ farm, because they were very close, and they would cook me meals for me, so we were really close.
And they would give me the best food that I could eat, and that was always the best.
GREEN And now you have this incredible network, so what advice would you give to young people in particular who want to become a dietitian or nutritionist?
GKO: Well, you know, I have worked with so many people who have gone through this, and you know what?
They did it without the help of dietitians, and so I think we need to get out there and do our own research, and get out in the field and work with these people.
So I would say, do your research, make sure you’re working in the community.
And talk to your