Dietitians Debunk 18 Weight Loss Myths

Dietitians Debunk 18 Weight Loss Myths

Lorraine Kearney: One of
the biggest myths that I get from my clients is that I need to skip meals and
starve in order to lose weight. It’s not true. So, if you skip meals, it’s gonna have such a
negative effect on your body that when you do go to
sit down and eat, you’ll probably overconsume. Narrator: That’s
Lorraine Kearney, one of three dietitians we
brought into our studios. My name is Ryan Turner. My name is Nikita Kapur. Narrator: To debunk 18 of
the most common weight-loss myths. Kearney: The biggest myth
that frustrates me the most is that all calories are
created equally. A calorie is not just a calorie. It depends on the source
of your calories, whether it’s coming
from caloric-dense foods or nutritional-dense foods. Caloric-dense foods
would be more so our cookies, our cakes. We can have a cookie
that’s 100 calories, we’ll eat it,
it’ll digest really fast, then it’s gonna spike
our blood sugar levels where, when we start
to crash again, we’re gonna crave
more sugar for that energy pick-me-up. Narrator: And that can
make you gain weight. Kearney: On the other hand,
you can have a banana. Narrator: Which
is an example of a nutritionally
dense food. Kearney: I get the
question a lot, do bananas make you fat? Bananas do not
make you fat. Bananas, they’re a great
source of potassium, but for those 100 calories you’re also gonna get the
fiber and the nutrients that your body needs
in that cellular level to make sure that
you are healthy and that you’re nourished. Narrator: And you definitely
need to nourish your body if you’re trying to
lose weight. Kapur: When we are
restricting calories, you are restricting the
energy source of your body. You’re also restricting the
energy source of your brain. And if that’s happening, then, you know,
very primitive, protective mechanisms start to kick into place where your body
senses that as a physiological threat and does start to shift
your metabolic balance to burn less because
it’s getting less. It’s kinda like a
budget. Right? So, if you have a paycheck and you’re running
out of funds, you’re going to conserve
how much you pay till your next paycheck. Your body does the same. Your body will jump
into this protective physiological,
biological mechanism to reduce the amount
of energy you’re using, which is why it is hard for
people to maintain weight. Narrator: And starving
yourself can also shrink
your muscles. Turner: You wanna
make sure that you’re not eating less than 70% of your
overall calorie needs. If you do, that’s
where not only are you probably gonna
feel extremely hungry and it’s gonna take you off of any goals that
you’re setting, but you’re probably
gonna start compromising your muscle mass as well, and that’s where weight
loss is gonna be unhealthy. Narrator: But while the
amount of calories you consume matters, the timing might not. Turner: Timing your meals
is always a big question. Everyone comes to me
and they kinda smirk and they think that I’m
gonna give them a thumbs up when they say, “I don’t eat after 6 o’clock or 7 o’clock.” And I say, “Oh, all
right, do you enjoy that?” And they say, “No.” And I say, “Well then
maybe eating after is OK.” Because timing of day is not going to
affect weight loss. Calories are what’s
going to affect weight loss or body-fat loss. So, if you eat a bunch
of additional calories and you’re in calorie surplus and those are coming
late at night, then that’s what’s causing
something like weight gain. Narrator: And what
about eating first thing in the morning? Kearney: It depends on the
body, and it depends on the person and their
relationship with food. For a lot of people,
me included, if I don’t eat a meal, I
usually feel very deprived, and it’s like I want to
make up for it later. If that happens, then that’s when we can
add in a lot of calories. Personally, I’m a huge
advocate of breakfast. Our body runs on fuel,
and food is our fuel. So if we have our breakfast, then we feel we have
more sustained energy throughout the day. Narrator: And if you do
choose to eat breakfast, feel free to go for
that 2% yogurt. Turner: Now, fat is
incredibly necessary. We should not be
afraid of fat. We need fat in the diet. Fat’s gonna be
necessary for things like absorbing nutrients,
like the fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin A and
D and E and K. And you also need to
make sure that fat, specifically cholesterol, is what’s gonna help produce
things like your hormones, so things like estrogen and testosterone,
growth hormones, so we need all those
kind of things. Narrator: Not only is
fat healthy, but fat-free foods are often
loaded with sugar or salt. Kearney: So, if you
have a wholesome product and you’re removing
the fat of it, it’s gonna taste
completely different. You probably wouldn’t
even like it. But what they’re gonna
do is replace that flavor with something else, and usually it’s either
sodium or sugar. So, with sugar, when we have, like, a yogurt that has the fruit
at the bottom, they’re gonna have
way more sugars than if you had, like,
a 2% Greek yogurt. Narrator: And, as it
turns out, fat isn’t the only nutrient
you can keep in your diet and still lose weight. Kearney: One of the biggest
myths I get about carbs is that you must omit them
from your diet to lose weight, or my body doesn’t
digest them well and I have to omit them because I’d never
lose weight unless I restrict myself. It’s not true. Narrator: And it’s just
not sustainable. Kearney: It’s almost
impossible to have a no-carb diet. Fruits and vegetables are
known as carbohydrates, and we must get those
for their nutrients. Why carbs have
a bad name? It’s because of
the simple carbs. The carbs that you see
prepackaged that are the cookies, the cakes, the sodas,
the potato chips. They’re called
simple carbs because the chemical
structure of them is usually one to two glucose
molecules put together. So, when you have, like,
a small glucose molecule, it’s easy for them
to break away. But with our complex carbs, they are really long
chains of carbon that usually are about
18-carbon long, and then, by the time
that your body starts to break it down, it’s gonna take a while, and
that’s exactly what we want because it helps balance
our blood sugar and also that fiber
keeps us full for longer and then also prevents
us from snacking. So, eat your carbs. Definitely eat your
carbs and eat your bread. Bread’s delicious; it’s
one of my favorite things. Narrator: And she has
a pro tip for finding bread with
more complex carbs. Kearney: Read your
ingredient list. With bread, a lot of those
mass-produced breads that are in the bread aisle
that are shelf-stable, they can last a month without getting
mold on them. And when you look
at the ingredient list, it’s probably about
50 ingredients long. They’re the ones
we wanna avoid. When you’re getting bread, get the fresh bread that
comes from the local bakery, which is usually around
the deli counter area inside of grocery stores. Those will have maybe
four or five ingredients, it’ll mold after two days, but you can preserve it by just putting it
into the freezer and take it out
as you need it. Narrator: And,
speaking of bread, what about going
gluten-free to lose weight? Kearney: Gluten-free
for weight loss can be a huge
marketing ploy. So, with gluten-free,
there are a lot of people that do have an
intolerance to gluten. Or they have celiac disease, which is where the body
starts attacking itself and can deteriorate
the body. Narrator: But there are
also people without these conditions
who are looking to… Kearney: Blame something
like the gluten without checking the
rest of their diet. If you are honest
with yourself, recording your food,
checking the ingredients, and then you eat the gluten and you feel the
intolerance, then great. But a lot of people will
choose to just jump in and be like, gluten’s
the enemy. Narrator: So, most of us
don’t need to cut out gluten or fat or carbs to
lose weight. But there are some products
better left on the shelf. Kearney: The diet sodas
are terrible, with all the additives,
preservatives in them, and the hidden sugars. A lot of the added sugars
are the synthetic sugars that are supposed
to be great because they don’t
release insulin, which then doesn’t cause a
spike in blood sugar levels. But, internally, if we don’t stimulate
the release of insulin, those sugars, the synthetic
sugars, go to the liver, build up around the liver, hinder the functioning
of the liver, and then can lead to
nonalcoholic fatty disease. If I’m gonna have a soda, which I have once
in a blue moon, it will be the real thing. Yes, there’s more sugar in it, but it’s something that I
don’t have on a regular basis. Narrator: Better yet,
she says, drink water. Kearney: Jazz up
your water. Add fruit to it, add some
mint or cucumber, lemon. Yes, it’ll take a little bit
for your taste buds to reset, but you’re getting so many
nutrients from that water, and your body
requires water for it to function
optimally. Water is one of
the six nutrients that the body needs. And when we’re
dehydrated, it also mimics the
signs of hunger. So people turn to food a
lot if they’re dehydrated, not realizing that
they’re not hungry, it’s just your body saying, “Give me some water,
I’m thirsty.” Narrator: And what
about juice? Kearney: Oh, juice
cleanses. [laughs] So, juice cleanses are,
like, one of my pet peeves. If you’re having a juice
every once in a while, great. You’re still getting the
antioxidants out of it, you’re still getting
the nutrients, but you’re
removing that fiber. And fiber is key for the
body to support gut health. With a lot of juice cleanses,
they’re hella expensive, and we have this belief that they’re gonna be
better for our bodies or it’s a cleansing
effect of our body. Realistically, what’s
happening is that, when you have those
juice cleanses that are mostly coming
from, like, fruit sugars and then the
vegetable sugars, it’s a high, high amount
of fructose in the body. When the body consumes
excess fructose, it has a spasming effect
of the GI tract that can lend to
the cleansing effect. So that when we
are actually having a reaction to the high amounts of fructose
in the body, people think it’s the
cleansing effect because the marketing
ploys have led us to believe that way. But it’s not. You would be better
cleansing your body by actually eating the
apple, eating the spinach, and eating all the other fruits
that are in that cleanse. That would be better for you because fiber is our
natural detox. What it does is it goes
through the body, picks up, like, excess
fat, metabolic waste, and help cleanse it out. Narrator: But juice cleanses
aren’t the only diet fads that don’t often work. Turner: Intermittent
fasting is probably a question I get all the time. It’s…we can kinda put
it in that myth category. Narrator: Now, it can
restrict calories and, at least temporarily,
help you lose weight. Turner: If you’re only allowed
to eat food for eight hours, that just gives someone
a lot of structure, and that can be very,
very helpful. You can only get so many
calories in your mouth in that time. On the flip side, someone can get a lot of
calories in their mouth during that time as well. So, someone can, and I’ve
seen many people do it, they’ve gained weight
through intermittent fasting. So it’s not just gonna
be this quick fix; there’s nothing magical to it. Narrator: And the same goes
for many popular diets. Kapur: So, one of the
common diets right now that is gaining popularity
is the ketogenic diet. So, a lot of people
who are doing that are just eliminating
carbohydrates, which is why that’s
hard to sustain, because your body does need carbohydrates
for a reason. To be honest, there’s
not a lot of research that’s saying that that is
something that is helpful. There’s maybe a lot of
research in mice models, but that hasn’t
been transcribed into human studies. Narrator: And while people
have lost weight on keto, it’s often not
without side effects. Kapur: They’re eliminating
whole grains and legumes, certain fruits
and vegetables, and really increasing
their fat intake, which, although
fats are important, excess of any
nutrient can cause metabolic changes
in your body that will impact your
cardiovascular health, your physical health,
your metabolic health. So, an example
would be patients that we’re seeing in
the clinical setting are following ketogenic
diets, are seeing weight loss, however, are coming with
higher cholesterol markers, they’re coming with
higher LDL markers, they’re coming with more
irritable bowel symptoms, they’re coming with more
gastrointestinal discomfort. Narrator: The truth is
there’s no one tool that will make you
magically lose weight. Kapur: I think the most
prevalent concept around health these
days is biohacking, which is this idea that
you can defeat biology, you can work around your
genetic predispositions, your metabolic parameters, and that is actually not true. And the reason for
that is because you cannot defeat biology, you cannot hack hunger, you cannot hack access
to healthcare, you cannot hack motivation. And this idea that, again,
if those results are there, you’re going to be able
to feel more satisfied is also not true. So, this biohacking works on
this concept and this belief that, you know, you can work
your way and fix your body, and that prescribes to
the social construct that it is up to you
to change that. Narrator: And that’s also
why most diets don’t work. Kapur: They’re hard
to sustain, they’re hard to maintain, so the results are
very temporary, which is why we go back
to something, trying something new. It’s important to focus
on behaviors rather than outcomes. Kearney: Where you should
start is record your food. A simple food log
to lose weight is really just being
honest with yourself, identifying your foods
and the hidden ingredients that could be
contributing to excess of hundreds and hundreds
of calories per day. Take olive oil. Olive oil is great. But when we cook with it, we usually free-pour
it into a pan. Each tablespoon of olive
oil has 128 calories. Now, if you’re pouring in,
like, 6, 7, 8 tablespoons with your vegetables, you’re getting almost 1,000
calories that you don’t need. Narrator: So, pro tip for
cooking with olive oil: Kearney: Put it in, wait
till your pan is hot, once it’s hot, add 1 to 2
tablespoons of olive oil, and then add in
your vegetables. When the pan is hot enough,
it will disperse easier and then you’ll use less. Also, once you put
the vegetables in, some water and moisture will
come from those vegetables and will add to the
liquid in the pan, so you actually don’t
need to add excess in. Narrator: And if
you are being mindful of what you eat, that whole idea of cheating?
Kearney isn’t a fan. Kearney: I don’t think
there is any cheat meals. I don’t like the word cheat. I think it gives it this, it gives us this, like,
higher power, like, oh, this is really bad
and I can’t believe I did this, I completely fell
off the wagon. No, remove that. Because then you’re
gonna want it more, you’re gonna feel even
more guilty about it. If you go out and
you’re socializing and you’re trying out one of
New York’s best restaurants that’s filled with cream
and butter, enjoy it. Just try to get a
salad to start. And filling up on salad is a
great way to cut the calories, and then, have, like,
one of the appetizers that are not in line
with your health goals with your table and share,
’cause sharing is caring. Narrator: And there’s
more good news. Kearney: You can still
lose weight while drinking
occasional alcohol, if you’re sticking to
the cleaner foods. And by omitting all the foods that you tend to
enjoy in the past, by omitting alcohol, trying
to increase your exercise, and then doing this, like,
detox fad all in one go, it’s overwhelming, and it’s
setting you up for failure. So doing it in stages
and being more realistic about what you
can change now, and then work towards it. What I usually recommend
to my clients is take care of your food now. You’ll understand
how your body feels when it’s nourished, understand how your gut health is supposed
to be supported, and then we’ll
focus on alcohol and working in
the exercise. Narrator: But the thing is, no matter how much
we care about it, weight definitely
isn’t everything. Kapur: I think one of
the biggest myths around weight
loss and weight is that overweight
equals unhealthy, normal weight equals healthy, as defined by the
BMI category. BMI is a very inaccurate
measure of health because it is just looking
at your height and weight without taking into account what your metabolic
factors and parameters are, what is your physiological
health, your physical health, your sleep, your
mental health, your relationship to food. And I think it’s
very important to factor those things if we really wanna define
someone as healthy. And if we’re not gonna look
at it more holistically, I think what that does is it marginalizes people
in bigger bodies. Narrator: Plus, not
everyone can lose weight, even if they’re putting
in the same effort. Kapur: That’s a very
common myth, that everybody should have, has the same ability
to lose weight, and if everybody eats
the same way, they’re gonna look
the same way, which is very untrue,
and that’s incorrect. And the reason for that is I think it’s important
to understand that someone’s weight is a factor
of so many different things. It is so complex. All the way from your
genetic predispositions, your family history, your
past medical history, your relationship to food
as you were growing up, because not everybody
has access to food. Because health is about
inclusion, access, connection, joy,
physiological well-being, and we have to take those
factors into account.

100 thoughts on “Dietitians Debunk 18 Weight Loss Myths

  1. Potassium in banana: 358 mg
    Potassium in avocado: 486 mg
    (Per 100 g)
    Saying bananas are a good source of potassium was the first red flag for me..

  2. Eat all the foods! Eat nutrient dense more often than not so nutrient dense ones. Move your body in enjoyable ways. Listen to what your body needs. And forget about trying to force your body into something that it doesn't want to be. Your body knows what it is doing. Stop believing the lies of the billion dollar diet industry. And for the love, be a smarty, eat carbs! Your brain runs on them.

  3. People can eat what they want but to say that we “need” carbohydrates is factually incorrect. There are essential fatty acids that come from fat and essential amino acids that come from protein. There is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate. Humans can live completely fine on a 0 carb diet.

  4. My sister is on the fat side. Not obese, but slightly overweight based on IBM. Our doctors don’t really give a fq. She successfully slightly reduced/maintained her weight by decreasing her carb intake, and drinking a lot of water. Lucky for her because it works for her biology, I guess.

    Now, how to GAIN weight if you A. Have a fast metabolism and B. Not much appetite?

  5. I have noticed that when I bring home a cucumber, my wife is generally disappointed. When she shops she generally buys a much larger cucumber. For reasons I can't imagine she prefers a much larger cucumber than I provide.

  6. 1:29 wrong wrong wrong
    Fibre is not needed on a cellular level. Lol
    And the best days are the healthiest and most bioavailable in form …i.e. Animal form Fact

  7. It's unfortunate that a very informative video is diluted with HAES bullshit. At 15:53: "BMI is a very inaccurate measure of health"
    NO, it is not. It is not a measure of health – this is a straw man. It is a categorisation system (with some shortcomings) of body fat levels. Health RISKs are considered at higher BMI values.

  8. How can we take her seriously, did she miss all the research done on intermittent fasting? Low fat/high carb, high fat/low carb are still controversial but intermittent fasting isn't, not just for the weight loss but also for the proven effects on longivity

  9. Actually eating late (in relation to your sleep pattern) does indeed affect weight gain. There has been recent research that found an enzyme that gets emitted depending on time of day, which affects weight loss/gain.

  10. I love how they go "not everyone can lose weight" at the end. Really inspiring and motivational. NOT. I'm glad i watched this video now that i have lost 100lbs and not when i was morbidly obese and about to give up on myself.

    So yeah for a normal person these things don't make sense but to someone who is addicted to food and therefore obese, it does.

    Cutting out carbs kills your appetite completely. You will be able to learn what real Hunger is.

    Fasting or skipping meals helps with not overeating. When you fast it can mean you simply skip the midnight runs to the refrigerator.

    Cuttiing out fat reduced calories.

    Diet Soda is a great supplement you can enjoy it without giving you the feeling of "needing" more, when you feel like you can't cut out Soda completely. Supplements work great for any kind of addiction.

    Juice cleanses make you have diarrhea so it makes you lose weight by shitting the food out before digesting it. The diarrhea also makes you lose a lot of water weight. (I don't recommend it i just tell you why or how it's "helpful" for weightloss.)

    The Ketogenic way of eating paired with intermittend fasting helps you getting rid of your food addiction. And yes EVERYONE will end up looking like a skeleton when not getting enough Calories in. There is no sickness that prevents people from losing fat.

    There is a sickness (lipedema) that prevents you from getting rid of water and some sicknesses that make it harder for you to lose weight because those sicknesses mess with your hormones therefore making you crave more food. But You can 100% lose fat even if it's harder for you than for others. Go to your doctor and figure out if you have any of those sicknesses and get the medicaments you need since it will make it a lot easier for you.

    If you don't have any of these sickness realize that you are addicted and that you have to stay away from Carbs. Get a therapist and figure out why you eat too much. (In which situations you eat too much and how it makes you feel). Then try to stay away from those situations.

    If you don't work on your mental health while loosing weight, you will just go back to your old eating habbits and gain all the weight back and even more or you will just go from this addiction into another one like Sports addiction or you will develop an eating disorder like Binge-eating or Bulimia. You have to eliminate the Cause for your addiction.

  11. honestly ive tried vegan diets, vegetarian diets, eating less and the only way for me to lose weight is to skip meals or just have a nice nutrient dense meal once a day.

  12. they sound as if they know what they are talking about but if you want health advice go to a personal trainer to help you do the right exercises to lose weight and the right exercises to get bigger muscles.

     don't believe everything you hear and see.

    check everything out if you can.

  13. I don't know about the vegetables and fruit filling you up, in fact for me, most of the time I don't feel full at all.

  14. If you are eating dairy, good luck with weight loss. I can't believe they are promoting it in regards to losing weight. No wonder people are confused. Get fats from nuts, not cows.

  15. So I stopped watching after she basically said genetic selecting your food is food hacking. Trying to make it negative. The main reason most diets don't work because they go based off the fact that one diet fits all. She then goes on to say pretty much the same thing but trying to say genetic food selection isn't right. But then says you have to eat the right things. Well the right thing for one person could mean staying away from rice. While the next person can eat that and it be good for them. It is all based off how you process foods and most of that is based of genetics.

  16. The first supposed myth is and example of trying to hard. The basics of how human body works tells you that if you will consume less food this will make you loose weight. The myth is "skip meals to loose weight" not "skip meals and be a pig later to loose weight".

  17. Lol, 3 minutes in and the bs has started. Bananas aren't high in potassium #1. #2 bs don't skip meals aka intermittent fasting is bad for you. They got the healthy fat part right thank God. More to come. 11 minutes in and now you find out who is financing them. The sane people who for decades said eat 3 meals a day, then told you eat 4-5 small meals a day, you know like cows do, graze. And we all know vows are skinny. Keto is amazing when used with a 16/8 fast. Just remember these are the same people who caused diabetes to run rampant. Cheers from Toronto

  18. I have been doing intermittend fasting + keto for 1 and a half moths and I have lost more weight than I have in 5 years doing all other diets, I see a lot of people who are doing keto losing incredible amounts of weight to the point that you not recognize them anymore. It may not be the most healthy think but It works.

  19. Not Myths
    1. Skip meals to lose weight : Yes, intermittent fasting works and has many more benefits than weightloss
    2. Calories are created equal : Agree
    3. You have to starve yourself to lose weight : You will need calorie deficit to lose weight. 25% is good
    4. Eating at night makes you lose weight : Timing plays a singificant role. Time might not, but spacing can really benefit
    5. Skipping breakfast makes you lose weight : Same as above
    6. Cut out fat : Agree
    7. Cut out carbs : False, you can comfortably cut carbs
    8. Cut out gluten : It may help a bit to cut gluten
    9. Diet soda helps you lose weight : To a small extent, you can use them to satisfy cravings in those rare occasions
    10. Juice cleanses works : Agree
    11. Intermediatent fasting works : Works more often than not.
    12. Keto diets work : Works more often than not
    13. Hack your body : This has serious potential. Body is a neuro-bio-chemical machine. You can optimize so many things
    14. Most diets dont work : Yes, if you want to lose weight sustainably
    15. Cheat days help : Hell yes. Not just a strong motivator, if you have the occasional carb cheat during keto, your leptin levels improve to increase fat burn in the future
    16. Cut booze to lose weight: Probably
    17. Health is decided by weight: Yes, abolutely. Obesity worses your hormones making you more susceptible to lifestyle diseases.

    Shame on you Science Insider for making this video

  20. I used to only weigh 130 pounds. Now I weigh about 210. Since I am rather tall, I actually am a lot more healthy now than I used to be. Yes, I am overweight, and yes, I do have a few minor problems because of it. But it's a lot better than nearly passing out every 5 minutes, looking like a skeleton and having to sleep almost 16 hours each day, because I just didn't have the energy.

  21. Timing of your meals does matter in a way. If you "Fast" you have to eat at certain times and not others. Preferably to exercise during this time of fasting, then eat as much as you want during the non fasting hours. So it DOES matter, depending on what diet you do indeed go for.

  22. 7:37 that totally reduced her credibility to 0… "they don't release insulin which then doesn't cause a spike in the blood sugar". It's backwards, insulin reduces blood sugar, not increases it…

  23. Why do our schools not teach this shit? They got the damn food pyramid upside down. If they still use that that is.

  24. Some other tips would include avoid any heavily edited, warmly lit videos with marimba and/or ukulele music playing in the background it usually means what youre watching is opinion rather than fact 🤔

  25. I lost weight with iIntermittent fasting. I skip only breakfast and then have normal launch and dinner. I dont belive in this crap because body is make to store food and not to eat every 4 or less hours. Look at our ancestors. The were without meal even longer than 24 ours and they survived so this is video is BS

  26. I’ve lost 95 lbs and kept it off using intermittent fasting, keto, will power, and an occasional cheat meal. This video sounds like big food industry propaganda and the dieticians sound like they’re from the 1990s.

  27. You should be arrested for fraud. You have lied 5 times in 5 minutes.
    Calories are 1 of 10 factors in how we use food, false claims in this video are abundant, I don't know why they're lying, but there is no dispute to the fact they are. Type Dr Sten Ekberg in YouTube and judge for your self. You won't think he's lying.

  28. A lot of dietitians and even physicians are basing their opinion on bad information. For example, the idea that fiber "cleans out" your digestive tract has been questioned.

  29. First time i left the video at 15th second :D, Negative effect on body when skipping meals? Intermitting fasting anyone? cya

  30. 04:00 Cholesterol is NOT an essential nutrient. Omega 3 and 6 are the only essential fats and you can easily get them from non-cholesterol containing nutrients like nuts and seeds. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs for hormone production. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US and cholesterol plays a huge part in it so we really don't need more misinformation about it.

    I was positively surprised by the rest of the video.

  31. I was recently diagnosed with an eating disorder. They go by these philosophies, or “intuitive eating” – basically “all foods fit” and “healthy at any size”

    It was originally developed by RDs for everyone, but they found it useful with the ED community too.

  32. The problem is, our individual metabolisms vary significantly. Getting a large group of people to be subjected to specific diets under rigorous controls is very difficult and prohibitively expensive. So no thorough studies will ever be conducted. But even if they were, that would only give us a vague idea of how relative metabolisms work with specific diets. But what we do know is the physiological mechanisms of all human metabolism. High insulin levels invoke fat synthesis and storage, low insulin levels invoke fat metabolism. That is the simplest explanation I can give you, it is much more complicated than that, and there are dozens of books and thousands of peer reviewed publications examining it, but as a comment on a social platform it cannot be explained easily. Start by Lowering your insulin production/need, and you will reduce your fat storage.

    At some point in this video they make a point about money and paychecks.. Well the analogy present is wrong because insulin prevents you from accessing stored body fat. A better analogy would be, when you eat a meal, it is like getting a paycheck, you spend all the money you need right now, and the little bit you don't need gets stored away in a secret account that you can't access because insulin prevents it. Once you drop your level of insulin, all of a sudden you discover this massive account filled with hundreds of thousands of calories that you can use for whatever you'd like. Your metabolism doesn't slow down, it ramps up. The metabolic pathway becomes easier, instead of needing to digest and process the food coming in, you are using the fat that has been stored specifically to be used for energy, it is sitting waiting for the right moment. Once your insulin drops significantly, the energy surge starts. There is no slowing down, there is plenty of fuel. Your metabolism will only slow down when it doesn't have access to adequate energy, and if you are eating a high carb meal every 2-4 hours your insulin level never gets low enough to allow access to your abundant fat stores. Once it has access to those stores by a low enough insulin level, hunger goes away, and energy goes through the roof. I am telling you this from someone who was 388 lbs in march of last year and is now 209 lbs without going to a gym or taking any miracle supplements. Just not eating refined carbohydrates, and eating as much eggs, beef, pork, chicken, butter, avocados, and almonds as I'd like. I have nothing to sell you! Just eat natural fats and through away the refined carbohydrate nonsense.

  33. Yes, diet soda isn't great for you. But switching from non diet to diet if soda is all you drink, does help you lose weight. You're taking in less fattening sugar.

  34. The only thing that ever worked for me was going to the gym because it serves as a constant remind of how difficult it is to burn calories.

    Knowing just how much I have to suffer just to burn a doughnut makes me not want to eat it in the first place lol.

  35. NOBODY who follows the KETO diet successfully does it as shown in this video. A proper ketogenic diet doesnt eliminate carbs (as portrayed here), it eliminates simple carbs (pastas, breads, and anything containing sugar) and it keeps the complex carbs (green leafy vegetables, some tubers, other vegetables with low sugars). Anyone following the simplest rules of Keto knows this.

  36. Keto made me feel like crap. My adoptive mom had a lot of success with it and told me I just wasnt trying hard enough, or didn't believe, or I would get used to it soon.
    I hate oils and butter and overloading fat. I was always hungry and actually gained weight and always felt bloated.
    Salads and fruit and lean meat diets make me feel fantastic and work.
    Not everyone's metabolisms are the same. One diet may work for someone and not someone else, like keto.

  37. I like how she talks I'll of keto without fully understanding or explaining her point. Yes we need carbs but the body can make them on their own. Also studies have shown that having a low cholesterol leads to more strokes and death than having high cholesterol

  38. Skipping meals IS the best way of losing and mantaining weight. You're just used to over eating. I eat twice a day whenever I'm hungry. I stopped listening to dietitians when they asked me to cut down on my fats.

  39. Myth 1 isn't really a myth. The less calories you consume, the less your weight will be. Even if you eat more later as a result of skipping a meal, you would need to eat the equivalent of two meals or more (if the calories were the same) before you start losing the benefit of skipping an earlier meal. If you have a bacon roll, coffee and a rasin muffin every morning for breakfast and you start skipping breakfast to just have lunch and dinner, after a month you'll notice your weight going down. But it's healthier not to skip meals, just replace junk with healthy foods instead.

    Myth 2 is garbage. 100 calories of banana is the exact same value as 100 calories of chocolate. The crash and 'pick me up' varies from person to person. Not everyone who has chocolate craves more and more through the day for a 'pick me up'. It's down to you what you eat. Of course 100 calories of chcoloate at 11am and 100 calories of chocolate at 2pm is more than 100 calories of banana…. but that's an unfair comparison.

    Myth 3. Muscle weights more than fat. If your muscle size decreases your body weight will do down. It's up to you how you want your body to look. But yea, do not starve yourself.

    Myth 7. There is no accredited diet plan which will tell you to eliminate carbs from your diet, yes that's impossble. But science supports low carb diets, having a strict low-carb diet will make your body passively los weight faster (in other words you naturally burn calories faster and over time you will not crave sugar), look into it. It also ties in with what they were saying eariler, full fat food is better than low fat food. Notice on the full fat-yogurt the carb count is 6g, whereas on the no-fat yogurt the carb count is 17g.

    These examples 'debunk' myths by adding a whole bunch of ifs to them…..

  40. Calorie is just a unit of energy so saying that not al calories are the same is like saying that one meter is longer than another meter, which is just bs.

  41. remove sugar, and don't eat full… I did green smoothie/keto, but honestly its more that I ate less with zero snacking/drinking sweets

  42. less calories and extra nutrients = lose weight easy. Myfitnesspal app helps A LOT! Have a partner to keep you accountable. It's not hard and it's really cheap too because portions will end up getting smaller while also feeling encouraged as you continue to lose weight!

  43. "your body does need carbohydrates for a reason". Can a dietitian point me at a scientific study that supports this assertion? What are the essential carbohydrates?

  44. I’m honestly confused about Keto, because when I was on a Keto diet it was the best I’ve ever felt. It wasn’t just the diet, I was exercising, but it’s been the only thing that worked for me. Ever.

  45. These people have no idea what is going on then. 18 facts and I think more than ever before, that nobody knows how to actually loose weight….

  46. All calories are actually created equal since a calorie is just a unit of energy. What they are saying is that calorie dense means more calories for less food (ie. you will get lots of calories and still feel hungry).

  47. Experiment with yourself and see what works. Eating at night ABSOLUTELY makes me gain weight, and especially in the belly. I eat my main meals in the morning right as i wake up and noon, and if necessary a snack early in the afternoon. I can eat whatever I like this way and my BMI is 20.8. Eating myself full in the morning helps me feel satiated and full the whole day. I also find eating sugar/maple syrup makes me gain weight right away in the belly, while the same amount of honey doesn’t. Eating too much of it will still make me gain weight, but my body can tolerate a whole lot more of it before reacting to it the same way as sugar and maple syrup.

  48. Then why do I, and so many people in my family, feel so sick whenever we eat breakfast? No matter what we eat? I can't eat first thing in the morning or I get an awful stomach ache and it's straight to the bathroom for me :"(

  49. Keto and Carnivore diet work ppl. Been Keto far long time now. Due to back issues I am unable to work out. I have lost over 100lbs. Mood has has improved. I no longer crave sugar. Cholesterol has gone done to normal levels. When I want fruit I simply eat berries. The biggest change has been my pain levels. I just do not hurt anymore. Keto has been the only diet that gas worked for me. I am 42 yr old type 1 diabetic with hypothyroidism. There is no other fad anything I will ever try. Keto works for me.

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