Friday Favorites: The 3,500 Calorie per Pound Rule Is Wrong
How many fewer calories do you have to eat every day to lose one pound of body fat?
If it were just a matter of your weight settling at the point at which your reduced calorie intake matches your reduced calorie output, it would take years for your weight loss to plateau. Instead, it often happens within six to eight months after starting a new diet. I explain why in my next video, The Reason Weight Loss Plateaus When You Diet ( ).
This is the first of 14 videos that are part of my fasting video series, for which I did two webinars. All these videos are on Nutritonfacts.org, or you can get them all in a digital download here: Intermittent Fasting ( ). I also did webinars on Fasting and Disease Reversal ( ) and Fasting and Cancer ( ).
The next several in this series are:
• The New Calories per Pound of Weight Loss Rule? ( )
• The Benefits of Calorie Restriction for Longevity ( )
• Potential Pitfalls of Calorie Restriction ( )
• Benefits of Fasting for Weight Loss Put to the Test ( )
• Is Fasting Beneficial for Weight Loss? ( )
• Is Fasting for Weight Loss Safe? ( )
Some other popular videos on weight loss are:
• Eating More to Weigh Less ( )
• Are There Foods with Negative Calories? ( )
• Nutrient Dense Approach to Weight Management ( )
• How Much Exercise to Sustain Weight Loss ( )
• Keep Your Waist Circumference to Less than Half Your Height ( )
• Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss? ( )
• Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet? ( )
• The Weight Loss Program that Got Better with Time ( )
• Are Weight Loss Pills Safe? ( )
• Are Weight Loss Pills Effective? ( )
• The Best Time to Exercise for Weight Loss ( )
I also tackled the ketogenic diet, if anyone is interested:
• Keto Diet Theory Put to the Test ( )
• Keto Diet Results for Weight Loss ( )
• Is Weight Loss on Ketosis Sustainable? ( )
• Are Keto Diets Safe? ( )
• Keto Diets: Muscle Growth and Bone Density ( )
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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!
-Michael Greger, MD FACLM
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