Dietitians Debunk 18 Weight Loss Myths

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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 comments

  1. I miss being a kid, when you can eat everything! you don't gain weight, you don't easily get tonsilitis and you can run fast without feeling like your heart is going to burst

  2. Eat a variety of foods problem solved
    Low carb in the morning to keep you full
    Carbs lunch time ready for workout after work
    Good protein source for dinner

  3. Calories are calories. If your calorie intake is less that your output you will lose weight period. Sure some foods are more nutritious but in the end calories in vs calories out equals weight loss

  4. Bro I don't even know what to believe now. Also I have this feeling that this dieticians are a bit wrong or just not accurate when it comes to losing weight. I have watched Thomas de Lauer and Dr Berg, I have been watching tons of videos about IF and keto and also I read lots of articles on this subject therefore I am very prone to try it, actually started and man it seems like it would work. I am not saying is for everybody but I want to give it a try it seems so logical when you understand the science behind fasting and keto. And seriously bread, she says that because she slim. A person that is obese will be much better to not eat bread and other carbs in order to lose weight 🤷‍♀️

  5. These people are professionals. Your anecdotes about weight loss do not equal research nor does weight loss always equal health.

  6. I stopped at 4mins in but this video explains weight loss and not fat loss. Sure a calorie deficit will make me lose weight but will that come from muscles or fat or whatever.
    There a specific techniques that can be used to lose mostly fat. IF and calorie cycling for example. This is a huge topic thats more than just eat less.

  7. It would have been very useful if after all the blabbering they would have actually shared what should be done to lose weight.

  8. Lol a calorie is a calorie no matter what😂, its a unit of measurement… 2nd if your trying to lose wieght you are going to have to skip meals, you will be hungry, thats how you know your losing weight.

  9. From first tip i knew this will be good old advertisement about eating more meals and nutritions, while eating one meal with intermittent fasting is proven by hundred of stuyd that's its the best thing for body and brain too,and there are countless people who benefited from it, and it's proven bu many studies that no matter how hungry you will still eat the same amount as normally, so you guys just quit the BS, for anyone out there looking for healthy body and mind just do one search about intermittent fasting and get ready for your mind to be blown.

  10. There are so many body types, science has not studied each and every one. Listen to your body, and how food makes you feel. Eat when you're hungry, drink lots of water. Avoid food that bloats you or gives you headaches or causes fatigue. A growing stomach is not "past the point of hunger" it is your body letting you know it's ready for digestion.

  11. you CAN hack your hunger. you feel hunger when your ghrelin levels rise around the times of day you usually eat. so when you stop eating lunch everyday for a week, your ghrelin levels will slowly disappear at that time of day and will stop craving food at lunch time. most of this stuff isn’t genes it just your body’s reactions to what you have been doing to it for long periods of time. you can hack your body it just takes control.

  12. Lmfao. For those who say fasting made you lose weight, just go off, fasting only brings down the water content in your body which will regain quickly once you eat. Lmfao.

  13. Hmm… No. You don't lose less weight because you fast, that's an actual myth. However that is true for water intake. You'll retain more water if you drink less.

  14. The only people who liked this video are un-woke dieticians. No overweight obese person, who found that half these myths actually worked for them, did not lose weight following the advice from this video, I guarantee it!

  15. Im 17 & have lost 75lbs with Intermittent fasting and Keto. Trust me when i tell you i don’t consume high amounts of fat, instead of burning the fat intake in , i use my own. As for the cholesterol statement …the body makes cholesterol , and for the record cholesterol is not caused solely by fat, you need carbs. Every one gets upset when they see. That even after not being on keto for 4 months , I’ve only gained 5 lbs with just fasting … Fasting is not nearly as deadly as eating.

  16. I skip breakfast but not to lose weight breakfast makes me feel sick so I don't eat it I don't know if I should be worried

  17. There are studies up to 2yrs now, especially in type 2 diabetic people that have shown that it keto and Low Carb Healthy Fat lifestyles (diets) are safe, effective and gives better results than standard care. People come off meds, some reverse diabetes, many have even reversed hypertension and lost weight. Look up Verta health. Also Dr Unwin from the UK, who discovered this by accident and had to start deprescribing meds to his patients. Is it for everyone probably not, will low carb ie, under 130g of carbs a day still be beneficial probably but every individual has there own fat storage threshold so how low on carbs and how long you need to stay super low is individual, but most people should be under 130g, even evidence it can help with bowel and other gut cancers. Eat plenty of protien, nutrient dense above ground veg, low sugar fruit like berries small amounts of nuts and full fat products including animal fats/proteins to satiety, whole foods is the key, just skip the grains and bread. (Coming from someone who used to eat grains at every meal)

  18. Intermenint fasting worked for me. I limited my calories ate more of but not a ton of fat rich foods and only meals twice a day. I was almost never hungry either. I went from 200 down to 150 in 6 months and kept it off until pregnancy.

  19. To lose body fat you need to lower insulin. When you have high insulin your body can't access body fat so when there is a caloric deficit you will reduce energy expenditure and burn muscle. When insulin is low however your body can use fat as fuel so you start to burn trough your stored body fat.

  20. This is trash. I’ve lost 50 pounds with water fasting, dry fasting and IF. We don’t need to constantly eat. That literally gives our body NO time to heal. Fasting done right is natural and so good for you.

  21. I have to stay on OMAD. I strayed and tried to eat 5 small meals a day and I gained so much weight despite being active. It sucks.

  22. It IS possible to lose weight with metabolic disorders, it still works the same way, it's just a little harder and takes longer. I'm down almost 70 lbs.

  23. hahahahaha
    "apple"
    "banana"
    "whole cake"
    literally, what happens when I'm trying to be healthy but also become weak around midnight 😫😂

  24. I hate when nutritionist say that keeping a food log isn't a diet. Tracking everything that you eat and counting calories takes a lot of effort and DEFINITELY is still a form of a "diet".

  25. Just think any food that has Carbohydrate in high amount has Sugar which feeds Cancer cells, create inflammation, cause skin problem, cause insulin resistance but if people start applying these things in daily life what these dietician, Doctors, Chemist, medicine industry, fast food industry, supermarket, local market, restaurant, cafe, gym trainers, etc will do

  26. Wheat causes acid reflux and brain fog for me. I also feel like I want to snack all day the second I have wheat. It worked for me to cut it out

  27. I may not be a registered dietician or nutritionists, but I think working with both for over 15 years, makes me a little knowledgeable… This is all very generic and basic information. People with medical issues like myself pcos and insulin resistance need to follow a few different methods… Though, these are all correct, they're not the end all be all of nutrition and diet. It's also in the wording too.

    I do intermittent fasting, I only eat between 11am – 7pm and I've found it to really help.

  28. Intermittent fasting works. It worked for me and my friends and friends' friends when i promoted it. So much for "science" insider crap

  29. 5:04 "it's almost impossibile to have a no carbohydrate diet. Fruits and vegetables are known as carbohydrates and we must get those for their nutrients". Ok, then I guess the Masai and Inuit are just part of our collective imagination.

  30. Oh yikes, advising people eat cholesterol is not good advice. Our bodies make all the cholesterol we need. Eating any at all gives us too much and leads to chronic disease. Kind of hard to watch the rest when these nutritionists don't know something basic like that.

  31. I think dietitian have a lot to answer for. I gained 30 kg on a low fat vegetarian diet. I tried every diet and only got fatter and fatter. I ended up with Leak gut and went back to eating meat, gave up gluten, sugar and added extra fat, (yummy butter and lots of it.) and fasted 2 day a week with soup. I’m 30 kg lighter after 20 years of trying very single diet ever invented this is the only one that worked. I don’t feel deprived because I know that I can now eat anything I want , even chocolate the other 5 days and I feel great. The internet is were I get my information from, so power to the people. We don’t have to follow and believe your fake information any more.

  32. You don't need carbs. Your body can make them itself, and as far as fruit is concerned most of it has so much sugar that it jacks up insulin levels. Sugar is sugar, it's just that refined sugar is the worst. Grains cause inflammation. There is a process that the body goes into during intermittent fasting called autophagy that is extremely beneficial. It's time we stopped believing the FDA, they've kept us fat, sick, and poor long enough. Not to mention addicted to dangerous drugs. The health care industry and the pharmaceutical companies don't make money off healthy people. ✌️

  33. How much did they pay these people? Seriously, show evidences that this works. I am frustrated listening to these fools.

  34. Bananas don't make YOU fat, and they don't make Freelee (the banana diet girl) fat. But they do make me fat. (Yes, of course I'm doing it wrong, lol (whatever, meh, pfffft))

  35. I think we all need to come to terms with the possibility that one size might not fit all. That your myth is my truth, and so on. This seems simple and it is; but it is Not Easy. Because, once we are beholden to an ideology, we might kill to defend it. That's the human mind and emotions — that's how it is — like a crab. Gets a hold of a thing and won't let go. If you can get out of yourself and look at life form over here, let's say, it makes worlds of difference.

  36. Lmao tell that thing about diet soda to a person with an eating disorder or "banana calories aren't the same as cookie calories" yes they are. I mean yes a cookie will leave you craving more and make you feel shitty but it doesn't matter if you eat 500 cals worth of cookies or 500 calories worth of banana a day you still gonna lose weight

  37. I'm not a dietitian but a medical scientist and current medical student. If you want to know how to eat right and live healthy then follow the dietitian rujuta diwekar. She explains everything and is makes sense. Follows all of the stuff that is explained here. But it's according to ancient Indian traditions and she teaches how to each according to your heritage. Please do follow her you will benefit so much.

  38. Everyone in the comments including me have been doing the contrary of what you said and had better results

  39. I just intermittently fast. Works for me and I can eat what I want within a limit. It works because I lose weight and my hgh spikes. Spiking that hormone helps you speed your metabolism which is the point of intermittent fasting

  40. But I am taking Keto diet and it is working for me. I have gone from 109kg to 87kg and aiming for 65kg which is the ideal weight for my BMI. It is been 3 and a half months now. Keto diet is not about going on 0 carbs but low carbs. One thing I didn't follow on Keto diet is high fat.

  41. The bread is why I bake my own every two weeks. I use whole grain flour and by eating it in the mornings, I am not hungry by 9-9.30

  42. I maintained a healthy diet and wait for years, until I started Rideshare driving overnight and the only food options were crap.

    I made a decision to tweak my diet back to what it was. Truthfully, most of the crap food makes me feel like just that. I just spent 18 months in denial about why I felt so bad.

    Adding back in healthy stuff was easy. I LOVE fruits and vegetables. Now, when I'm hungry at 3am, I remind myself that Sonic tots-a favorite-make me queasy. They're not worth it. I'm now working on removing added sugar from my diet. I started by going back to natural not butters with only nuts (sometimes salt) and eating fruit instead of fruit spread. I also gave up a favorite brand of "healthier" fig bars in favor of Larabars, which use dates for sweetness and have very few ingredients. It's the healthiest shelf stable option I can find for driving, and dates are a whole food sweetener with fiber and minerals. I already eat locally made whole grain bread, so I'm just trying these slow tweaks instead of dieting. My weight loss is slow, but I know I won't gain it back because I can tell how much better I feel. I don't want to feel that crappy again.

    Pay attention to your body.

  43. This comment section is literally full of idiots lol.. yes you lose weight if you intermittently fast but you lose it in the worse way possible so your body gets unhealthy because of it. You’re literally depriving the body of its metabolic regulation. Just because you’re losing weight, it doesn’t make you healthy! Same as just because you’re skinny, doesn’t mean you’re healthy!

  44. Lmao I don’t believe dietitians they told me I wouldn’t lose weight from not eating but here I am 50 pounds down 😳

  45. Bananas can raise your blood sugar just as much as candy bars. Yes they have more nutrients but they are still a poor choice for diabetics

  46. Most of this seemed factual. But i /m fasting does have science backing it . saying it does help, and is good for you. and has numerous health benefits … Reduces insulin resistance etc.

  47. As a Registered/Licensed Dietitian, can I get a HALLELUJAH!!!

    It's unfortunate that the Dunning Kruger Syndrome affects us human beings… that being said, just because you lost weight and/or just because you are wealthy enough to restrict certain foods/food groups/pay for gyms and/or trainers, does not make one an expert. I'm glad people have lost weight doing various modifications (food, exercise, etc), that doesn't mean you are educated and that doesn't mean you get to educate others. One's anecdotes do not equal causation.

    I especially love that Nikita, RD discussed the various factors (including SOCIOECONOMIC) that lead to disparities in health and types of food consumption. It's time to stop marginalizing any body (doesn't matter if you are "skinny" or "fat".)

    If there was a "perfect" diet (while the diets of persons in the Blue Zones are great–it's not the end all–be all; and I say this as someone who loves the Mediterrean Diet, in this particular instance), we would be changing nutrition science. Sadly, there is no one perfect diet. (Though I am very interested to see where NutriGenomics/Nutrigenetics ends up going!)

    I can't wait to see the trolls, cries of "CARBS ARE EVIL!", statements of "Dietitians/Nutritionists are corrupt/money grubbers/etc", and anything from those who refuse to look at the legit science (like from an actual peer-reviewed journal, not some blog found on Google/a Pay-For-Play journal) and only count anecdotal statements found on the secret Keto group on FB.
    I went into Dietetics because of my quest for knowledge, love of science/research (loved my Graduate Research classes!), heal my local community through diet and exercise (currently in Outpatient care), and dispel all the myths that were constantly floating around my public arts high school (of which many were from my fellow dancers and teachers).

    If I wanted to make money, I would have gone into business (and possibly have thrown ethics and morals out the window in the desire for the all mighty greenback) however, that's not my thing.

    Let the mud-slinging begin! (because you know the cries of: "i dID mAh reSurCH!" will be here soon 😉 )

  48. i followed all of these “myths” and lost weight and felt tons better. imo you just have to experiment with what makes you feel good

  49. Ok, y'all in the comments are stupid and brain washed. The point they're trying to prove is none of these things the media says, carbs, fats, sugars, etc aren't bad as long as you are consuming the nutrients you need.. You know vitamins and minerals that you idiots lack? Like, omg..

  50. Say what you will but I know what cured me of my pre-diabetes, gave me more energy and allowed me to finally lose weight after trying for years. Intermittent Fasting saved my life. So cling to your archaic way of thinking, and continue to mis lead ppl while the country gets fatter and more unhealthy

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