180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

This week we welcome Catherine Price to the show. She is a science journalist who recently wrote HOW TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR PHONE (Ten Speed Press, 2018), reveals some of the many ways in which our phones are affecting our productivity, creativity, relationships, memory, attention spans, and sleep—and provides a personalized plan for how to take back your life from your device (without giving it up completely). For more info (and interview requests) please visit the book’s website, phonebreakup.com.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the tell-tale signs of an unhealthy relationship with our phone?
  • Which apps or functions of our phone are the most addictive?
  • What is the smartphone compulsion test?


his week, I’m excited to welcome Catherine Price. Catherine is an author and science journalist who graduated from Yale and Berkeley Universities. In this episode, we discuss her book, How to Break Up with Your Phone, which presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up, and then make up with your phone. The ultimate goal, a long-term relationship with your phone that actually feels good.

01:07 If you feel that your relationship with your phone is becoming unhealthy, and that you’re losing hours of your day stuck in a virtual world, then this interview is for you. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Over to Catherine.

01:23 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Catherine Price to the show. Hello, Catherine. How are you?


01:31 I am very well. Thank you for inviting me.


01:33 No problems at all. Thank you for accepting. First up, for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with your work, I would love for you to tell us a little bit about yourself, what you do and perhaps why you do it.


01:46 Sure. I am an American science journalist and have an interest in health and nutrition. My last book was called Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food. But my most recent book and the reason I’m here today is called How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life, and it is about how to create a healthier relationship with your devices so that you can keep the part that you love, but minimize or get rid of the parts that make you feel like you’re wasting your life.

For full transcript and interview:



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