Podcast: A New Way to Count Calories

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Dave McKinnon

  • @farfiman says:

    Thank god we are back to nutrition

  • @TheBerkeleyBeauty says:

    Thanks for the great education as usual, Dr. Greger.

  • @ronspratt2437 says:

    Always making nutrition simple and easy to understand. Thank you!

  • @revolutionarydefeatism says:

    I put whatever I buy on a spreadsheet with nutrition facts, and at the end of the month, I know how much I’ve eaten, including how much fiber, saturated fat, etc.

  • @wildgeese5707 says:

    I would love it if you would tackle the fact that these weight loss studies almost never include women.

  • @ritajhorn3585 says:

    Good information, thank you for sharing

  • @afrags1 says:

    Thank you

  • @JMo268 says:

    So for every pound I lose I should add a pound of lead to a backpack that I wear all day to continue losing weight at the same rate. 😁

  • @jeannamcgregor9967 says:

    Paying attention to calorie density is the best weight-loss regimen I’ve ever tried! Not being hungry and even being able to snack a bit just by restricting high calorie density meat, eggs, dairy, & oils , plus paying attention to fiber diversity, means the pounds are disappearing with no suffering. You do have to learn to cook differently but it’s so worth it! Thanks, Dr. Greger, for being a trustworthy info source. ❤

    • @dianeladico1769 says:

      Exactly. I lost more weight than I care to say-never hungry, never deprived, no calorie counting. WFPB is the miracle diet.

  • @tranquil2706 says:

    Full of useful information as always, thank you Dr. G.

  • @danman3163 says:

    love the content, doc.

  • @ponteacampata says:

    Is such a thing as too much red cabbage real? Like, 4 pounds would be harmful?

    • @HoldOnStillProcessing says:

      Probably not unless you’re cooking it in fat or adding fat to it. Dr. Brooke Goldner’s protocols require eating AT LEAST 1 pound of cruciferous veg (like red cabbage) a day. Cruciferous works great for cellular healing.

  • @Typhoonbladefist says:

    His book, “How Not to Diet” definitely goes into how not all calories are created equal and how you process and eat your food can affect how you actually end up absorbing the calories. There’s a wealth of knowledge in that book backed up by scientific studies; I highly recommend reading it!

    And for those of you thinking this video is just a promotion of his book to make money: he donates 100% of the proceeds he receives from all of his books to charity.

  • @v.a.n.e. says:

    so, the new way to count calories requires you to buy his book first. sounds like a plan.

  • @olena_duus7544 says:

    I get the point but the 3500 “rule” is about the total deficit, not just about eating 3500 calories less to lose a pound/500calories less a day to lose a pound. It actually does take into account that you need to adjust a lot of things. The rule does not say that you don’t have to adjust exercise as you go or from the beginning. Actually it says nothing about how you need to reach the 500 calorie deficit pr day. You just need a 500 calorie deficit. Then the rule still works because a deficit is a deficit. If you have the deficit, then you also have adjusted whatever needs to be adjusted so that you still reach the deficit despite metabolic adaptation and other factors. If you haven’t adjusted then clearly you don’t have a deficit any longer and therefore not following the “rule” any longer either..

  • @janedough6575 says:

    We shouldn’t be counting calories they are irrelevant. Food quality and nutrient density is what matters.

  • @chad4766 says:

    Why do we need a new way. What was wrong with the old way? And who is going to applause for telling us the old way was the wrong way?

  • @leemariesanchez6033 says:

    Best explanation yet, thanks!!

  • @archangelarielle262 says:

    I’m 6’1 and used to be 92kg at about 10%bf. I went on risperidone (not for psychosis, but other medical reasons) for months, and it completely tanked my metabolism permanently. I went from eating 4,000-5,000 calories a day, always being lean. To having to scale down to 1,200 calories a day, while losing most of muscle, and increasing body fat% to near 18% at about 70kg. It completely changed my body’s composition, with the effects not wearing off, even a year after.

  • @sniperlex1127 says:

    love this stuff

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