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.



  • Richard Robertson

    Her last point about different people losing weight in different ways and with different amounts of effort, does that mean there are some people who, if they keep taking in less calories than they use, they will maintain weight?

  • AmplifiedSilence

    Ok – so… Fasting… you say it doesn't work? or that it's bad for you? idk. but how many obese anorexic you know of? LMAO – yes that's bad, just proving my point that eating nothing is 1000% guaranteed to lose weight. rather it good or bad. you will lose weight. done~


    Oh god in even the 1st few seconnds shes already speaking bullshit


    Please if anyone wants to get actually good weight loss advice there is a nutritionist right here on youtube named Dr Berg

  • Random Shit

    Best way to lose weight is to starve yourself. Just look at the people from Auschwitz, they did a great job at losing weight


    Your best bet is to never chase internet crap and just consult a nutritionist yourself, that will adjust a diet you can actually keep to your lifestyle, needs and budget

  • Bulletproof Doodles

    I was just watching a documentary the other day were they stated that "fat makes you fat", and now these dietitians say fat is healthy… How can one even attempt to be healthy and lose weight when it seems like all theories contradict each other 😭

  • Rakhila Eila Ibildayeva

    wtf? skipping breakfast 5 days a week became the best thing I did for my healthy diet! you know who inpired me? ayurveda! because it apparently knows me better than a dietitian from youtube/

  • Rakhila Eila Ibildayeva

    also have these people not heard about IF? and how effective it is? heck! why am i here?

  • Invertex

    Saying diet soda doesn't help you lose weight just because of the claim that it's bad for your liver is pretty disingenuous. If drinking diet soda helps keep your cravings down for other foods, then it 100% is going to help you lose weight. Would it be better if you could control yourself better and stick to water? Sure, but not everyone has that mental strength.
    Also she's claiming something that there isn't substantial proof for. Most artificial sweeteners do not build up in your liver… That's idiotic, your liver has no need for them so these artificial sweeteners simply pass right through, you piss them out, or in the case of Aspartame, in the intestine it breaks down into natural substances your body already produces or gets, namely aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol, which you already get in much higher doses from various other natural foods, the methanol partly breaks down into formaldehyde, which your body already produces and uses, much, muuuch more than you get from some cans of diet soda, the amount you get from aspartame in your soda is statistically insignificant and doesn't even show an increase in your bloodwork.

  • fanboi chuck

    What's the accent of that female nutritionist?

  • JustJake

    No. 17 is half BS, its PC disguised as health advise. If you are fat, you are unhealthy, its as simple as that.

  • E Sanford16

    4 and 5 are wrong. It might be good to not eat in the morning and night as long as you are still eating enough.

  • Cat Nap

    Only eat when your hungry meat with the fat, eggs with yolks, Full fat dairy in moderation and such and cut the carbohydrates to 20 grams gross or under daily and never eat sugar, fructose either. Cut all grains and starchy vegetables. Vegetable oils are toxic.  If it grows under the ground it is bad.  All good. Calories are superfluous. Anything processed is lethal.  Bread is shocking.  Cheers. Carnivore is good too.  No fruit juices.  Live long and prosper. Never been fitter and healthier in my life off all medications and blood readings couldn't be more perfect. Don't be afraid of cholesterol. Ancel Keys and his low fat mantra has a lot to answer too for his causative  affects on the health of the western population. Prof John Yudkin was right. In my view.

  • Aaron Michelson

    She's COMPLETELY wrong about myth 15. The entire point of a cheat meal is to give yourself the license to eat a tasty without any guilt. It is not really healthy in the short term, but that is exactly the point! Just eat, be happy, then go back to "clean" eating the rest of the week. I would agree that we should not have a cheat day, but a cheat meal is a great idea for psychological reasons. Also, it saves money to only eat out once a week.

  • Raptors2019

    Intermittent fasting for weight loss is not a myth. You obviously can’t be an idiot and eat like shit. You need to eat healthy foods

  • Erin

    Case in point, everyone keeps trying to do crazy shit to lose weight really fast and it isn't sustainable. Instead of planning a diet, plan on a lifelong set of habits that you intend to implement. Find an activity that is active that you enjoy and do it here and there if the gym isn't for you. Find some healthier foods that you enjoy, and cut out calories where you don't need them like snacking just because you're bored or replacing soda with carbonated water. Don't cut out beer and cake entirely, you don't need to. In the grand scheme of every single day, the occasional night out drinking or a dessert here and there that you enjoy isn't impacting your overall health very much. Make positive changes that you can reasonably do for the rest of your life.

  • Krinniv

    synthetic sugars cause hepatic steatosis? source?

  • TheMCvamp

    I’m so glad she brought up access to food

  • Tristan Thomas

    These myths have caused the obesity epidemic across the developed world.

  • Ivy Meadows

    wow this video is rife with bad science. I couldn't listen beyond 'bananas are a great source of potassium.' No they're not. They're one of the lowest fruits in potassium, THAT'S a myth. And if you consume the correct number of calories, you WILL lose weight, it doesn't matter the source. There are not 'kinds' of calories.

  • friskylime

    There's so much that they simply don't explain in school. Like the fact that there are MANY types of sugars, fats, proteins, and preservatives. All which have different and varying effects. They teach you about the food pyramid and serving amounts, but not about what an actual proper caloric ratio is, and very little about the nutrients themselves and how to balance meals with them.

  • Jeremy Patton

    So the myths are a bit misleading. They are all misinterpretations of the fundamental concept of weight loss: eat fewer calories, avoid simple carbs. Job done.

  • RedEyeJedi

    In another video she is a PHD doctor in this video she's a dietitian. 😥

  • black panther

    Please don’t show this video to dr berg , Thomas and others

  • fazdoll

    The dietitian in the flowered shirt is 15 pounds overweight and the dietitian in the sleeveless shirt has a fat waistline. Clean your own house first, ladies. 🙄

  • Giordy

    WTF, the guy is recommending eating cholesterol. Bullshit science alert.

  • Daniel

    Modern Doctors are pill pushers who fight symptoms not causes of illness. Why? Because Big pharma will not continue to make a ton of money if people get well. So keep staying on those prescriptions that mask the reality of what is making you sick. Keto works the Carnivore diet works their are a boatload of testimony online that proves that. I am sure since your "educated" you know better. Thanks, I will stick to what I am doing which has brought about more energy, better cognitive skills, and being able to get off prescription drugs.

  • Charles Mills

    It would be more believable id this came from a dietiCian.

  • Jasmeet Singh

    that's why i don't trust nutritionists. they think that my body is some type of calorie bank and sugar and food industries are still making billions by propagating false beliefs.

  • RowanEmerald

    you can take my soda from my cold dead hands

  • Stacey Crawford

    I liked this video <3

  • Izzy's Travel Diaries

    I've been eating very little for over a month. I'm having some sort of a digestive issue, and the doctors have no idea what's wrong with me, so the only solution is a very restrictive diet for now. I doubt I get 1000 kcal a day. I have no energy. You'd think I'd lose weight. Nope! 2kg in over a month.

  • Aleksander Patogu

    I red on a scienze magazine heating olive oil could make it toxic. It's also a waste of olive oil.

  • Mikeyboy86

    “Skipping meals doesn’t work…”
    Works fine for me; lost 10 pounds and have kept it off. The trick though is maintaining a proper daily caloric intake after you’ve shed the weight, otherwise, yes, you will gain it back.

  • Bap Lasalle

    This is truly awful. You should have interviewed physicians, not dietitians. These people either don't know what they're talking about or they're lying (It's possible that they are oversimplifying for viewers who haven't studied anything biochemestry-related but that's still lying).

    1. 1:35 The glucose transporter that exists in the brain (GLUT3) is the one with the highest affinity, I wonder why…
    You're body can handle fasting just fine, in this scenario the brain can function normally thanks to glyconeogenesis (the creation of new glucose) and glycogenolysis (the breaking down of glycogen into glucose) that occur in the liver. And if the fast is long enough the brain will shift to using mostly ketone bodies for fuel.

    2. 1:46 No, basal metabolic rate goes up when fasting thanks to an increase in norepinephrine.
    This is not the case when you cut calories but keep eating throughout the day, because that way you keep your insulin high enough so that you can't use stored fat as fuel (insulin inhibits the hormone-sensitive lipase, the enzyme responsible for breaking down stored fat so that different tissues can use it as fuel) and your body has no option but to decrease the basal metabolic rate.

    3. 2:11 No, muscle is not a form of energy storage. Why have fat in the first place? Table 2
    Muscle loss is mostly prevented during fasting thanks to an increase in growth-hormone.

    4. 2:55 Not necessarily true, see point 2.

    5. 4:03 You do need cholesterol but it's not an essential nutrient, your body can produce it on its own. That said, don't cut out fat.

    6. 11:01 Please revoke her license. No, your body doesn't need external sources of carbohydrates.

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  • Mark Vazquez

    I think the point here is: there are no quick fixes; do what works for you. Despite what these dietitians say about skipping meals, I lost 30 lbs skipping breakfast and calorie "cycling" (basically eating whatever I want on weekends, 1600 cals or less M-TH). Despite what these dietitians say about diet sodas, my roommate switched from Coke to Diet Coke and lost 20. And despite what they say about all calories being equal, my brother lost weight eating McDonald's regularly because the calorie counts made it easy to keep tally of his totals. In other words, if it's effective, you feel better, and you're achieving your goals, it's working…DOY.

  • Brandon Loiacono

    In the Kero diet, you don’t stop eating carbs. You just eat a lot less.

  • Perfumaphilia

    Really great video, but I wish they had addressed the whole "Intuitive Eating" movement. I can't stand when I hear people talking about it like it's a panacea for healthy eating. Your body doesn't have this "inner wisdom" about food where it just naturally knows what it needs. Eating healthfully and meeting all your nutritional needs takes effort and requires some routine, especially when you're first beginning a healthier lifestyle, and that's OKAY. If we actually ate intuitively all the time, of course we're going to go for the best tasting, most calorically dense, hyper stimulating food out there, which is generally processed.

  • Guy2010

    What about Pasta? Is that part of the simple carbs or the complex carbs?

  • Cruelty Free Erika

    Did they really just tell me to eat more bread and less olive oil???

  • Cruelty Free Erika

    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..

  • Thy CloK

    Diet cole is better than this video.
    (Im sorry it was just a joke,
    I just like diet coke.)

  • Dunstin Checksin

    "But Joe Rogan said…"

  • Angie Quinn

    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.

  • razør

    Person: stuffs face
    Nutritionist: "hey, if you wanna lose weight you shouldn't do that"
    Person: 😲 "really???"

  • suadela87

    How much olive oil are people using to cook? Jeez.

  • Andrew Olson

    The second woman is an sjw.


    19th: Listen to nutritionists, especially the ones with fat flabby arms.

  • Cardboard Stacker

    …but Intermittent Fasting is not a diet.

  • BigHalfSteps

    "Skipping meal is a myth"
    Intermittent fasting wants to know your location

  • William K

    so…. how do you explain those who successfully losing weight (permanently) with ketogenic or intermittent fasting diet?

  • Henry Webster

    Carbs are your enemy if you don't exercise, and you eat fat and sugar with the carbs. They are a deadly combination.

  • Tyler Cox

    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.

  • SudoMeister

    "An enemy in any form is still a target"
    -Red Viel

  • NaitomeIya

    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?

  • Caro Lin

    such a great video. People need to see this!

  • Dan Pfaffenberger

    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.

  • Andygaro1 AG1

    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

  • kjlovescoffee

    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.

  • Irfan Hossain

    Jeff Cavaliere agrees with Myth#15 being a myth

  • Project Gaming

    I am in love with the lady in black….I need love not food

  • Project Gaming

    The Indian doctor is not fit herself 😂😂😂😂

  • Roman Empire

    Total bullshit.

  • Arhu

    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

  • DasAntiNaziBroetchen

    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.

  • Tenro 7

    When I heard "hacking your body " I was like are ppl really this dumb? 😑😑😑😑😑

  • Jenny Ph

    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.

  • TheBIGOliveSoapCo

    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.

  • Yusuf Dadkhah

    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.

  • Metroid Hatcher

    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.

  • Metroid Hatcher

    Yeah there's some of these I question.


    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.

  • D

    Why is there so much conflicting information about this topic and everyone is so sure of their position?

  • Gregory Gonzales

    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.

  • paige rincon

    this video just made me go, “well wtf am I supposed to do?”

  • bell end

    Rah that orsted advert

  • Sarah

    That raw chicken was making me very uncomfortable 😂 😕🤒

  • Mindaugas Dargis

    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".

  • foreigner fan

    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

  • Gilles E

    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.

  • Firas Hajbi

    Yikes, some pseudo-science experts.

  • Marloes van den Bosch

    A lot of this is self-control though

  • Triball

    "not everybody can lose weight". Yeah that's why there were so many fat people in the Auschwitz Camp…

  • Matteo Gallegos

    I like how people somehow know how many calories are in food but there is no actual way to measure calories

  • common sense

    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

  • Flutters

    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.

  • Nathan Carpenter

    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.

  • Ubeogesh

    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…

  • Hayley’s Comet

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

  • 1kinu T

    So much of what all dietitians tell us is bs–in a few years they find all the bs they've been spouting was bogus.

  • Jetro Kivikko

    My relationship with food is exceptionally good!
    I eat multiple times every day

  • WL S

    Bullshit. Do your research before posting vids.

  • Remedy

    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 🤔

  • Alex 1155_CZ

    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

  • Ray Barry

    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.

  • Samuel Soete

    This is so incredibly misguided it is almost unbearable to watch…

  • frie jemi

    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.

  • Djinn-1

    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.

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