Two new interviews are available online.  The first is a written interview with a blogger who calls her site Life As Bryan’s Wife.

The second is a radio interview with the Homeboys Radio Show on KCAA in Southern California.  Sean and Gregg, the hosts, happened to stumble across Fat Head on Netflix and invited me on the show to talk about it.  Sean changed his diet after seeing the film and has already lost 15 pounds.  If you download the MP3 file of the show, my segment starts at the 1:20 mark.

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9 Responses to “Weekend Bonus: Interviews”
  1. Markus says:

    Thanks for the links.
    You should think about hosting a local copy of your mp3 interviews, at least for the first few days.
    This, as well as the last intverview link made the hosting servers ,at least for me,
    inaccesable for a few hours.
    Seems like you have enough readers to “slashdot” a site

    I’m not sure how to host them myself, but I’ll look into it.

  2. Mike says:

    I can’t find your interview. Can you give a more precise link?

    You seem like you are getting tons of exposure on Netflix and Hulu. Isn’t technology great!

    http://lifeasbryanswife.blogspot.com/2011/03/tom-naughton.html
    http://kcaaradio.celestrion.net/kcaa-podcasts/homeboys/

  3. Chris says:

    Thanks for doing the movie..and the blog..and of course taking the arrows! The hate and crap the nut-cases throw your way can’t be fun, but the work has to be done. I was pleasantly surprised to find out you gave up Diet Coke..I had a 2 liter a day habit..and was eating about 1800 cals a day w/ NO weight loss. I quit all fake sweetners..Diet Coke, etc, and went Paleo…3 weeks now and I am down 14lbs…And I’m eating about 2100 cals a DAY! Vegan friends are very very annoyed! (But they are of no threat as they are too weak to fight! HA!) Thanks again! Chris

    I decided to give up the Diet Cokes for a variety of reasons, including the knowledge that aspartame causes a couple of my relatives to experience numbness in their fingers. I figure that can’t be good.

  4. EJ says:

    Hi Tom! Loving the interviews!

    Quick question – In your ‘Homeboys’ interview you mention (at about the 84:40 mark) that it has been suggested that those seeking to lose weight stuff themselves every other week or so to keep the thyroid from thinking the body is in a state of starvation. I’d be interested in reading up on this. Could you point me in the right direction?

    Thanks, and keep fighting the good fight!

    Tim Ferriss writes about a once-per-week refeeding day in The 4-Hour Body. He and several others have mentioned that intermittent fasting with refeeding days increase glucose uptake by the muscles. Some bodybuilding sites reference this study:

    http://jap.physiology.org/content/99/6/2128.full

  5. Chris says:

    My wife and I watched your documentary on Netflix last night and I have to say that it turned our whole food eating world upside down. If we hadn’t seen your results with your doctor, we’d probably have doubted the entire thing. This flies in the face of everything we’ve been taught, and thank you for blowing the lid off of this.

    I can only hope that more people stumble upon this video, but believe me, I’m telling everyone I know about it. God bless you and your family, and thank you for trying to help others understand the great lie we’re being fed.

    Thanks,
    Chris

    Thank you for spreading the word.

  6. Lori says:

    Re: stuffing yourself every now and then, having read a lot and experimented with my own diet, I’ve arrived at the conclusion that calories don’t matter unless you’re going to extremes one way or another (i.e, *constantly* stuffing or starving yourself). Refeeding is one thing the body builders get right. At this time, I don’t feel a need to do refeedings and I don’t do well at intermittent fasting, but I wouldn’t rule out either one in the future if I felt the need.

    Refeeding makes sense to me. I tend to let my hair down (so to speak) one day on the weekend anyway, so now I’ll just call it the refeeding day. Last night it was a big dinner at a Greek restaurant.

  7. Elenor says:

    G’morning Tom, from Sherman Oaks (out here visitin’)

    Could you identify further which of the “homeboys’” (almost completely void of information) links is the one you are to be found on? Is it, in fact, the March 26 show? Thanks!

    It was the March 26 show, correct. If you pass by Longridge and Ventura, wave to my old neighborhood.

  8. Daniel says:

    I’ll be honest, seeing that you will not be working on a new movie saddens me a little. Though, I can see what an investment Fat Head must have been in the first place. I’ll definitely be looking forward to the book you guys are working on.

    However, instead of a new movie, have you guys considered a starting a Youtube channel?

    I’ve considered it, but it’s a time issue. With the blogging, preparing for an upcoming speech, gathering ideas for the book, working on a music project, plus raising kids and making a living via programming work, there’s not a lot of down time.

  9. Dana says:

    Awesome written interview there. I’m pretty much getting around to the same conclusion, that paleo is best, or at least lacto-paleo (I don’t see the big deal with consuming animal milk if you’re not allergic to it and your gut’s healthy). The calorie question is no big deal to me either. Fewer calories but worse-quality food can make me gain weight; more calories but better food helps me lose. And all the calorie cultists can tell me is “thermodynamics.” Yeah, but I’m neither a machine nor a closed system… try again.

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