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Authentic and Transparent

This show is for every life long learner who wants to master weight loss. Dave has a warmth and sincerity about him that makes listening easy. Dave commands trust through his authentic and transparent delivery of his story. I highly recommend his podcast!

Thought Provoking

I really enjoy listening to this at work to help keep my mind off snacking and reminding me how not worth it is to mindlessly snack! Only drawback is that I wish you did podcasts more frequently! Thanks for sharing your struggle and helping me to continue to think about what I put in my mouth and what my ultimate goals are!

Great podcast

Love to listen to Dave. Have listened for a long time. It’s nice to hear that someone has the same struggles with working out and eating healthy. Also always has good stats, health info, books and websites. Keep it up Dave! Thank you for sharing!

Great lessons on weight and life

I love Dave’s honesty and relatability. He’s the kind of guy you’d want next to you in the trenches because he’ll make you laugh despite the miserable struggle. His podcast not only motivates me to lose weight but his podcast is rich with nuggets about life that have proven very effective. His skinny weight loss jingle is the highlight of my morning commute. True he’s not always successful at losing but he’s managed not to gain and has consistently followed s mostly healthy lifestyle, which is impressive. Again I cannot express how much I appreciate is honesty and his willingness to be vulnerable in an effort to help others.

Love this podcast

Dave is a highly relatable and funny guy and above all he comes across as very honest and highly transparent and trustworthy. It is true that he is moving back and forth on his journey to find his path to fat loss for life, but I prefer this 100x times more than a fake Dave that would just tell me what I would like to hear. I think that what makes his podcast so relatable is that I can find my own struggle in his honest sharing of his own struggles in his personal journey. And he has a very funny way to bring accross his point. I was once paying a monthly subscription for another motivational health podcast that I also liked a lot, but than it turned out that this guy was not telling the complete truth about his own journey and progress, but was only recording what he thought that his subscribers wanted to hear. Eventually I guess he was getting into this conflict of interest and he was sharing only worthless nothings and fillers up until people starting seeing through and cancelling their membership and the show was cancelled a few years ago. I would rather pay Dave 2x more very gladly, to support his show, which I am actually doing to a certain extent as a patronizer, than give this other podcaster even 1 dollar for his fake podcasts. Did I mentioned that Dave is very funny? Dave keep it up. I will continue frantically check my podcast app weekly to see if you have any new honest and truthfull motivational podcasts for me to listen to while I am doing my exercises on my journey to find my own fat loss path and beat my own struggles with my overweight. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

This motivates me

I’m down 90 lbs since July and your podcast helps me. Thank you!

I really like listening BUT

It’s depressing how much he bounces back and forth with his weight and seems to constantly make excuses as to why he keeps gaining weight despite the podcast before he talks about making better decisions or something similar. The guy is very relatable and I enjoy listening but it seems like he doesn’t really want to lose weight. Also it seems like he is just advertising atomic habits the last several episodes and not really giving any other kinds of advice. UPDATE: I think it’s really cool you read my review and addressed all of my points. I admit I might’ve been a little harsh as I struggle with many of the things you do and am most likely projecting on you. I do appreciate all the advice you give and I will keep listening as I try to change my own habits. Best of luck and thank you for being so open and honest about your life.

I like this podcast

Been listening for several years and really enjoy Dave. He is down to earth and I appreciate the fact that his issues are similar to my own

As a Health and Wellness Coach

Dave, as a Health and Wellness Coach.... I really enjoy listening to your show!! This is a no Nonsense show hitting issue's that everyone needs to hear! Thom

Just a regular guy

That's what I relate to Dave most with this podcast. He's just you're regular guy. Things happen, his weight goes up, life goes on. You just gotta pick yourself back up & get back to eating right & exercising. This podcast has helped inspire me & over the course of several years I've lost 75 pounds. I was well over 400 pounds & I still have a ways to go. And I've been able to encourage others, like my mom who's lost around 100 now. Keep up the great work & just know you are inspiring people.

Love this podcast

I have listened to this podcast for several years. I absolutely love it. Why? Because Dave is perfect? Because Dave has all the answers? Nope, because Dave is like me and he is honest about his struggles. While I am totally rooting for his success, I know that some day he will get there and this podcast will end. I will feel like I lost a best friend. However, while he is still here, I am a faithful listener.

Are you reading my mind?

I really like this podcast. There are lots of podcasts out there who have already lost all their weight, and now they're trying to tell us how to do it. So if you don't know what you need to do to lose weight, you might prefer one of those. But the reality is that most of us already know HOW to do it, we just lack the motivation needed to do it. Dave is right in the middle of the same struggle that I am, so I really relate to him -- including his issues with Mountain Dew and his constant struggle with staying on track. That's me, except with more of a sweet tooth problem than a craving for Mountain Dew. :) Dave is just a regular guy trying to lose a few pounds while dealing with all the normal stresses of life, and that's someone I can relate to and want to hear from. Keep up the good work, Dave!

Thanks Dave!

For letting us in on your conversation with yourself throughout this journey! "Whiney little girl eh?" No one is forcing that listener to listen! Even when you are critical or negative it is for a positive reason! "You can do this!" Thanks Dave!

Like listening to a friend

I've been listening to this podcast for years and I wanted to leave a review based on my experience: Dave is very very relatable an I think that is why I can always go back and re-listen to episodes, or hear new ones and feel comforted and inspired. The episodes are timeless because he's not chasing the newest craze, or giving you the latest "Dr. Phil" advice. What I like most about Dave is that he's just like me, he's a normal person who struggles, has moments of weakness and in the end is optimistic of the future. The advice he gives is solid, the reviews of new tech come from a normal perspective and not from a salesman, and in the end I think his take away message is that it's about living a healthy lifestyle, not following the newest fad or trying the lose weight the quickest way possible. The production quality is (almost) always good, (when he goes for walks with his recorder it does have its charm although sometimes hard to listen to.) When his scale is down I feel triumphant with him, and when his is up I feel motivated by his future plans and positive attitude. To end this long winded review I would like to thank Dave for continuing this podcast and never giving up, in the end that is my favorite part, how inspiring not giving up can truly be.

I like it a lot

This podcast is not for everyone, but it sure is for me! If you are looking for a Biggest Loser get-thin-quick solution, this isn't what you're looking for. If you are looking for a "here's how I lost 100 pounds," this isn't what you're looking for. However, if you struggle with your weight, here is a real guy talking to himself about his journey and sharing his thoughts with you. I've listened for several years. Dave is up front about his challenges - what is working and what isn't. I've battled the same 15 pounds for two decades, and am grateful to know I'm not alone. It is good to have the reminder that a "backslide on the backside" isn't a failure of me as a person. I like hearing about new gadgets he is trying, or new recipes, or new foods. Sometimes I try them myself, and usually I don't. But I like hearing about them. I'm sad for Dave that he hasn't resolved his weight issue for good. Guess what - many of us are in the same boat. We all have reasons why we aren't slender. I suspect that slender people aren't the ones who tune into a podcast like this. This dude battles those demons in a very public manner, and helps me battle mine! This podcast is FREE. Like a lot of podcasts, Dave relies on small commissions from Amazon and other vendors to help defray the costs of production. He is up-front and honest about that. There are many, many products he discusses on the podcast for which he receives no endorsement and purchases with his own cash. If he then says "you can buy that on Amazon, and I appreciate it if you click through the link at my site" I am totally OK with that. Give it a try for several weeks in a row. Each week is different, and there isn't a formula. If you don't like it this week, you just might love it next time!


I like Dave. I find him inspirational and interesting. The fact he struggles with his weight makes him more like the rest of us. If your listening to his podcast it's obvious you have had issues with weight. I know I have had. I like his anecdotes and stories he finds on the Internet. Keep up the good work!

Great tips!

I found this podcast not very long ago and have really enjoyed listening while I'm walking, mowing the lawn, or driving. I find Dave to be very motivating and entertaining. Your tips are helpful and you have been motivating me to dust off my Fitbit and get those 10,000 steps in each day. Thanks!

My favorite Podcast

This is such a comforting podcast. The world needs David Jackson. I listen to him because he is going through similar challenges around weight loss and he learns right in front of us. He's a regular person whose podcasts sit with me for years after he produces them because he's doesn't pretend to be a guru, he's himself. When i am feeling lonely and need a friend, this is the podcast I turn to every time. btw, Great information about new weight loss gadgets!

This show helped me a lot

I really really like this show! I like the gadget tips and the fact that David Jackson goes though the same struggles as everyone else. I am looking forward to more podcasts. Keep it up!

Get with It

David, I really like listening to your Podcast which motivate me, but come on, you've been doing this for three years, and you're at an all time high for weight. Let's get it going in the right direction.

Need more

Really enjoy your podcast! So real!! I'm like the rest of your "fans" just wish it was more often, your like just having a buddy going through the same thing with the ups and downs of real life! Do not leave us! And hope your wife is doing well after her surgery!

good podcast

really enjoy the podcast just wish it was more frequent


So glad I found this podcast. It's just what I needed.


I am not sure I agree with everything Dave says but he is honest and says he does not expect us to agree with everything. A lot of weight lost podcasts have experts have been fit and in shape for some time, Dave helps me see the real side of things, he even admits to having a hard time with soda like me. Listening helps me reflect on my own process. I also love that he talks through what works and what does not work for him. When it comes to losing weight I lose focus fast, Dave is great at telling us about new web sites or motivational tricks that I can try when I am losing strength.

A supportive friend in weight loss, not an "expert"

This podcast will not give you scientific breakthroughs in weight loss or tell you of a magic pill or way to lose weight fast. What the host Dave does is offer any information he knows/finds that can make the weight loss journey a little better. The quotes and his enthusiasm to want to motivate are a welcome sound when you feel alone in the weight loss fight. Those looking for expert advice may not enjoy this, but if you want to hear a supportive fellow weight loss friend than this is for you. Keep up the great work and thanks for all you put into this podcast Dave!

Keep it up.

Hello I recently started listening to your podcast and I think it's great. I am also a great fan of jillian m. I have been on the quest to a healthy lifestyle for over 6 years. I now hold a degree in health and exercise science and have a great passion for helping others meet their goals. You have really helped me to keep up the fight against obesity. I my self am 5"9 weighing 184 lbs. my goal weight is 175. The battle continues.


I really enjoy this podcast. I subscribe to several and this is one of my favorites. I am finding it hard to find people to discuss my weight loss journey with and he helps me feel connected and movitivated. I am not as technologically inclinded as he is but I just skip the parts about that stuff. I look forward to hearing how he is doing and appriciate his honesty - it is not always easy for any of us and if he tried to make it sound simple, I would not listen. Keep up the good work and thank you!

Just Awesome

Just started listening to the podcast and have completed 10 episodes. I'm just loving it!!!

Great, relatable podcast

This podcast is great, very motivational and easy to relate to, also a huge Dan of fitbit myself and I like all the tips on maximizing fitbit (like connecting to earndit and loseit...really appreciate the time it takes to make a podcast and it's great! I cant wait for my new episode each week!!!!

Very Entertaining and Helpful

I love this podcast and find it extremely entertaining and helpful, like having a pocket coach with you. Yes, he does review a lot of commercial products but I appreciate that, because he gives an honest rundown of positives and negatives to each one. Some things are an affiliate program but not everything is. Why be uptight about him wanting to support the podcast when it gives me such useful information. I use a free calorie and fitness tracker, which he reviewed, and have tried out several others that he's mentioned. I did buy a gadget, once, but I find his advice to be very useful and not all tied to touting products. As someone out of work, I feel I have a kindred spirit in the podcaster and I find he is very helpful in suggesting free alternatives and opportunities for exercise.