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Episode 23: How to Kick Your Sugar Cravings for Good with Nagina Abdullah








Brief summary of show:


In this week’s episode, I sit down with Nagina Abdullah, a health coach for women professionals, physicians, and 7-figure entrepreneurs and founder of the website MasalaBody.com.

She teaches women to lose 20-40+ pounds even while working 60+ hours a week, even if they have tried every other program available. Nagina has a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and has helped over 700 professional women successfully lose weight and create a lifestyle change.


Listen in as we talk about:

  • The scientific background of what sugar really does to our bodies

  • How sugar was hindering Nagina’s life

  • The specific food substitutions she used to lose over 40 pounds and keep it off

  • How to incorporate reducing sugar consumption into your family environment


As a former management consultant, she lost 40 pounds while working 60+ hour weeks with a family by creating a healthy lifestyle shift instead of dieting. She started her company MasalaBody.com to help other career-focused women get control of their cravings, never feel deprived while they're doing it, and get the body and energy they dream of for life. Nagina's methods have helped over 750 women claim freedom and control over their cravings, body and energy.

She has been featured in Health.com, Business Insider, People.com, Fox News and more, and has spoken at UBS, Nestle, Deloitte Consulting, and NYU Stern business school.


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Podcast Highlights:


[00:03:14] How Nagina started to curb her sugar habit


[00:04:50] Where to start in cutting back on sugar


[00:07:19] Nagina's life-long struggles in losing weight


[00:10:22] The small substitutes Nagina recommends


[00:12:45] Why our bodies crave sugar


[00:16:16] Tips to getting your family onboard