Episode 54: Losing Weight The Healthy Way

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In episode 54, we are joined by Dr. Tro Kalayjian. Dr. Tro’s weight loss story begun at childhood. He grew up obese in an obese family with multiple complications brought by their condition. He knew he wanted to be a doctor early on to find the cure to his family’s complications and their struggle with weight. He went through college, medical school, and residency; and consistently gained pounds every year. His life changed when one day, he accepted his wife’s challenge to finally lose the weight so that he can better help his patients to get off medication and start their weight loss journey the healthy way.

Today, Dr. Tro Kalayjian is a board-certified Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Physician.  He has lost 150lbs and reclaimed his health for himself and his family by ignoring much of the conventional medical advice that we have been told. He’s also the Medical Director of Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss and Direct Primary Care that specializes in obesity and takes a therapeutic focus on diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, metabolic syndrome and PCOS.

Dr. Tro tells listeners: “If stress is making you eat, that is by design and it’s normal. The question is what input you give to your body. If you give it the right input and food, you’re gonna get the right output.”


  • How to start your weight loss journey
  • The common misconceptions on weight loss 
  • Hormonal, societal,and lifestyle influences that contribute to obesity
  • The science between hunger and stress.
  • Benefits of community and lifestyle support in controlling obesity.

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Everyday Wellness is not just another health podcast. Your co-hosts, Cynthia Thurlow (nurse practitioner and functional nutritionist) and Dr. Kelly Donahue (clinical health psychologist and nutritional therapy consultant) have over 25 years of combined experience in medicine, psychology, and wellness. Our mission is to bring you the best, science-backed yet practical information to improve your physical and mental wellness every day. We are busy mom-preneurs and know how important your time is. We have designed this podcast to be short in time and big on impact. We interview a variety of guests in the field of health and wellness, and we discuss important issues and provide practical strategies that you can use in your real life.