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Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet?


Randall Smitham

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  1. Jayterra Posted on July 15, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I won't lie, some days when I am feeling down and the scale won't budge i think that surgery would be an "easy" option. (not that I am quite big enough to have surgery but the thought is still there). Thank you for the positive motivation. I can do this, I can do this, I can do this… 😀

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  2. houndjog Posted on July 15, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    One huge culprit to fat people is Diet Soda. It actually makes people GAIN weight. naturalsocietyDOTcom has written many articles as well as naturalnewsDOTcom. Use their own search engines!

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  3. Lily Harvey Posted on July 15, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    is the weight loss not due to calorie restriction? the diet went as low as 600 calories. surely it would cause weight loss no matter what you eat

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  4. Ben 10 Posted on July 15, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Fixing your diet can help you cease to be fat. Go figure!

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  5. i hate pretty girls Posted on July 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    We already knew the answer was Yes. But your explanations are always great.

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  6. reignator Posted on July 15, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Longer videos like this please

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  7. hi bye Posted on July 15, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    @all the fat people who still excuse their lazy asses

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  8. CHRISTIANNWO Posted on July 15, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Most people that I know are obese drink a lot of sugary drinks like soda. They can't give up the sugar; they can't drop the weight.

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  9. Bourne Accident Posted on July 15, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Not sure what the point of this video is, but I know a couple of things:  1.  People get obese from long term improper dietary practices.  2.  Proper diets reverse obesity.  How is it possible to reverse a condition of obesity?  The body will use it's fat reserves if certain metabolic conditions are present.  Like all people, obese people have energy needs.  When their diets are properly adjusted, the body will turn to it's fat reserves and utilize those reserves to maintain its energy needs.  That metabolic process is called ketosis.  Tailoring one's diet to encourage this process is simple and natural.  Surgery, calorie counting, pharmaceutical drugs, exercise, etc. is not necessary… and in many cases just insane.

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  10. Dan Powell Posted on July 15, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Can you comment on the longer-term results? There was a NY Times article I read back in May about Biggest Loser contestants who regained weight. Seemed like their bodies actually went into lower-performing metabolic states in an attempt to regain the weight .. like being obese was their natural equilibrium state. Not sure if Kempner studied this as well..

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  11. Mark and Marjorie's VLOG Posted on July 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Great video! I was not obese but went on a primary plant based diet. I lost eighty pounds and my skin stay firmed.

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  12. LOMBRO Posted on July 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Doctor have you seen Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead? What is your opinion on high nutrient density juice fasting for morbid obesity?

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  13. ByStarlight Site Posted on July 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    This meal plan seems similar to the high-carb low-fat vegan diet. I wonder if Freelee saw these journals before creating the RT4 diet.

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  14. LizethV76 Posted on July 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I've been following your channel for a while. Do you think a Egan diet would be beneficial for a fatty liver and PCOS, since the diet that is promoted is a low carb diet? Which would be difficult to maintain plant based. What could be an option?

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  15. S R Posted on July 15, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Three-hundred pounds in one year? WOW! I've been trying to lose weight on a strict plant-based diet (McDougall's Starch Solution) and it's slooooow going. No oil, two pounds of steamed vegetables per day, only whole grains, beans, no nuts, eating until full, watching the sodium. Six months later, I've lost just 9 pounds. These videos make it sound like you eat vegetables and rice, legumes, and some fruit, and the weight just falls off, but in my case, it doesn't.

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  16. brutalbeetle Posted on July 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Count calories instead of just blindly changing your diet, body weight is a direct result of calorie intake. People get fat again because they go back to eating the way that got them fat, with high calories.

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  17. Muff Muncher Posted on July 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    no shit, eat less and eat better and you lose weight. I think these fatties have more mental issues with their eating rather than just suggesting they eat rice.. they already know that

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  18. _gongster Posted on July 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Of course morbid obesity can be reversed by a wfpb diet. GO VEG, get slim.

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  19. Christopher Vaughn Posted on July 15, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    A whole foods plant based diet worked for me. I'm part of that 2 century weight loss club!

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  20. tamcon72 Posted on July 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Fat people were once trepanned to cure their obesity?! Now I've heard everything : ( This was a very interesting anthropological survey of obesity treatment in the 20th century. Thanks for posting.

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  21. Angele Roy Posted on July 15, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Intermittent Fasting is the only way to go to maintain weight loss long term. Works for me painlessly. I can eat as much as as I want of healthy fats, real food, as opposed to junk, when not fasting. The fasting period is when your body has a chance to lose weight. IF really works when nothing else does.

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  22. Sarah Posted on July 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I want a link to the papers you reference in your description. I know you give Ted talks, and you have an MD, but so many people have lied and manipulated nutrition facts in their favor. While I don't believe you would do this in particular, I feel that it is best that you link all the peer reviewed journals your referencing. I would like to be able to read them for myself. Thank you. 🙂

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  23. Bananas Aren't Raw Posted on July 15, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    this one was really good.

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  24. MaLaNdRaGeM123456 Posted on July 15, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    VEGAN WAY OF LIFE SOLVE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS! Its the best way to be healthy and get leaner

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  25. tbonesteak Posted on July 15, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Without a doubt your most useless video to date… I'll be unsubscribing now…

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  26. Ogaana Posted on July 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    such a hot topic

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  27. walter byrd Posted on July 15, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    1) When people lose weight from rice diet, or similar, do they keep it off?

    2) What are the results for people who are only moderately overweight?

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  28. Ken Luskin Posted on July 15, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    By switching to a plant based whole food diet, I have lost 15% body weight, with no exercise, except some casual walking.

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  29. ShellPie Posted on July 15, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Whoever thought it wasn't a reversible malady?

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  30. Aberrant Tendencies Posted on July 15, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Dr. Greger we bought 4 of your books last Christmas and handed 3 of the 4 out. I have a quick question that I wish you would do a video about if it's worth anyone's time. I never saw purslane in the book which contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. People are saying they have more than some fish and this is so interesting because we have a weed problem in our garden with lots of purslane. Sorry to be so off topic, and we did noticed dramatic weight loss initially when becoming vegan. It really helps to do a full body cleanse like the ones sold at the global Healing Center for the weight loss too. I watched my girlfriend go down a hundred pounds and it really stays off if you're hitting all those different types of fat and it's been about four years. But listen purslane grows everywhere in the world and as long as you identify it properly the stuff is totally one of the most nutrient-dense plants on the Earth, and no more paying for expensive omega-3 derived from algae. I'm surprised this is not more widespread knowledge.

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  31. Holy Atheist Posted on July 15, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Could you do a video on morbid obese weightloss and a healthy, doable diet?

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  32. Penelope S Posted on July 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Only read the title of the video: yes.

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  33. Jeff Lebowski Posted on July 15, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Yes obesity is a disease, a mental disease. Some people are addicted to junk food.

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  34. MauM / Mauro Miceli Consigli Posted on July 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    It's funny that that's even a question. Of course it's possible 😀

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  35. Goofy Gopher Posted on July 16, 2016 at 2:38 am

    The best way to keep the weight off, is to avoid eating when your body doesn't need the food. It's really that simple. Add on top of that, eat lots of calorie dilute foods like raw fruits and raw vegetables and add some walking to that….wow…Weight problem? What weight problem?

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  36. stabilisedchaos Posted on July 16, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Doesn't fat contain a lot of hormones?Perhaps as we are losing weight the fat cells release depressing hormones which in order to make ourselves feel better-we turn to sugar.I read something similar about candida in the gut it feeds on sugar,when you cut the sugar as the candida bacteria are dying they release toxic chemicals that make us feel bad,once again turning us to sweet foods to feel better.Fat is amazing and in times of famine it can be the difference between life and death.Evolution has not yet caught up with civilization,things have changed,in much of the world there is no more famine,there is a plenitude of food and calories,our bodies are stuck in the past,still thinking about storing fat.Human beings need to adapt in a way similar to when we get too much of a certain vitamin,sometimes the body knows and we just urinate it out,perhaps if we could adapt the same way when we take in too much sugar/calories and excrete it out,we would be so much better.

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  37. Swankster Posted on July 16, 2016 at 5:43 am

    obesity a disease? more like a disease of the mind.

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  38. cyc00000 Posted on July 16, 2016 at 9:36 am

    It's amazing how so many people think nothing of getting their gut replumbed and partially removed, yet a whole foods plant based diet is so extreme.

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  39. Jesse Greenwood Posted on July 16, 2016 at 11:31 am

    He who takes medicine and neglects his diet wastes the time of his doctor.

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  40. Michael Janavel Posted on July 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Important info in light of today's Body Acceptance Movement, which tells people they don't need to lose weight and morbid obesity is beautiful.

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  41. newbeequilter Posted on July 16, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I might also add that Big Pharma, Lobbyists & Politicians being bought by them and their co-horts of Food Giants and their non-nutritional foods, the AMA's guidelines and recommendations for their membership to force on their patients is also a societal travesty.

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  42. Ken Luskin Posted on July 16, 2016 at 9:49 pm

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    Unfortunately too many Americans are fat UNEDUCATED slobs, who worry more about the type of gasoline they put in their car, than about the food they put in their body.

    You can always buy or lease another car, but when your body dies…. Its all over!

    1) The sugar in an apple or other fruit is OK, because its bound up in FIBER!

    2) The fat in avocados, nuts, beans and other plant foods is OK, because its bound up in FIBER!

    3) Very few healthy people ever have to be concerned about not eating enough sodium.

    There is plenty of sodium in a plant based diet, without ever adding any.
    A single beet has 65 milligrams of sodium, celery has 50 milligrams of sodium per large stalk.

    SALT, SUGAR, and FAT are ADDICTIVE = they are DRUGS!

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  43. Willie McGee Posted on July 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    This guy talks like his jaws are wired shut, coincidence!

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  44. rstevewarmorycom Posted on July 17, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    It's not that simple. This is a case of someone without a metabolic disorder "victim blaming" someone with a metabolic disorder and failing to realize that there is a reason skinny people don't get fat, and it isn't because of how they use their feet or their forks. See prisoner studies trying to fatten up skinny people, which was found to be virtually impossible, and the BBC study on the same called "Why are thin people not fat?". It has now been shown that the processing of food in the gut differs markedly in different body types in different conditions, and that the bodies of some people will crave more food than they need out of nutritional deficiencies as yet poorly understood. Also, the old calories in vs calories out doesn't work. Most skinny people's bodies simply fail to digest their food half as completely as others, and the extra calories are consumed by their gut flora and are then eliminated, leaving them thin and undernourished. A person who is 100 pounds overweight has 360,000 extra kCalories stored in fat. If they became this way over 30 years their increase was 9000 kCalories per year, which is 180 kCalories per week, or 8 kCalories per meal!! Now I defy anyone to tell the difference between two plates of food that differ by only 8 kCalories!! Something else is going on and we don't know what it is yet. If you think a rice and fruit diet is easy to adhere to, YOU try it!! Betcha can't, betcha won't. Humans are much more complex, both mentally and biochemically.

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  45. TheRosa63 Posted on July 17, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I have a question is is possible for someone with metabolic syndrome like myself who have tried low cal diets, low carb diets low fat diets, etc and it not being sustainable or did I feel better during and after ward, is it possible that the fat in your diet can block the ability of the brain getting glucose is and those who (without calories restriction) eliminate fat (tempeorarily) in he diet to overcome this glucose at the brain brain barrier resistance? I want to go on a diet that eliminates fat for a short period (3 months) since I knowfat is just to important in the diet. is this safe and would it work long term without causing afamine feast cycle that diets usually cause?

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  46. Dancing Light Posted on July 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Smart is so sexy!

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  47. prasert85 Posted on July 17, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I'd love to kick the doctor's/narrator's head in. His voice and "eerrrrrr's" are so fucking unnecessary and annoying.

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  48. Adam Waddington Posted on July 17, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    5g of fat wouldn't even meet the requirement for essential omega acids… I don't think we can always equate a diet that causes weight loss with a healthy person. They lost weight by calorie restriction, not because of zero salt and almost no fat…

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  49. oddaunt Posted on July 18, 2016 at 2:08 am

    WELL… about a little over 3yrs ago, i couldn't weigh myself on a standard scale! last recorded weight was 427 lbs. saturday, the scale registered 158 lbs. no surgery… no crazy diet… just "conscientious eating" i use a bastardized 12 step recovery program (oa didn't work for me… made me ocd).

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  50. oddaunt Posted on July 18, 2016 at 2:12 am

    should add, primarily raw vegan… except when I "relapse" and have sardines or yogurt! LoL

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  51. Battery9876 Posted on July 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    "Wiring of the jaws" holy shit lol

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  52. Jimmy Cruz Posted on July 18, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    LOL this is so wrong. Glycation end products, diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, hormone imbalance all treated, reversed, AND cured with The Ketogenic Diet aka pre-agricultural diet aka hunter gatherer diet. Not to be confused with Adkins diet this diet is about low carbs and high fat at the same time. Don't believe me? check for yourself before agriculture rice was for the birds and guess what? it still is sorry to burst your bubble but this makes people sick period

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  53. Alexandra Alba Posted on July 19, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I've never really been into taking supplements for working out, but I'm moving to Miami so I knew I had to step up my game. I've been focusing more on my diet and workout regime all summer so I can measure up in the beach scene but needed an extra boost. Weight Loss Green Store Tea product Tea was at a good price point & I really like the ingredients all natural. I definitely noticed an improvement in my energy during my workouts. I also felt the niacin flush a bit but not when I took it with food as recommended .

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  54. polkadottedpolak Posted on July 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Feet & Forks. Cute.

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  55. Emily Salmon Posted on July 22, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I went vegan in April, I've lost 2 stone since… I eat a whole food diet and exercise 3 to 4 times a week.

    I feel great and it's the best decision I ever made. I am ashamed to say that before I went vegan I tried a low carb paleo diet… Yes I lost "weight" but I know now that it was most probably water weight that I lost. I had to come off the diet because I ended up suffering with severe depression for about 6 months… and guess what…when I stopped the diet I put on more weight than what I had started at. Cue more depression. Then I stumbled upon the idea of veganism. ..at first I thought it was extreme but then when I started learning more and more about it I didn't see any reason not to give it a try. I mean I'd tried everything else so what have I got to lose!? So happy I did it I feel like my life has changed for the better. 3 months in to this lifestyle and I am never going back 🙂 I initially did it for health reasons (I know that is selfish) but since I changed my lifestyle I also learnt about the cruelty towards animals and I am so happy that I am no longer funding the industries that harm them. And I am helping the environment…. I don't understand why everyone isnt vegan!!!

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  56. Bumble Bee Posted on August 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    did i hear a doggie barking in the background?? <3

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  57. K lix Posted on August 28, 2016 at 11:14 am

    is gaining weight on a vegan diet even possible? i feel like I can eat as much as i want and do not gain any weight. that sucks

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  58. Armyhead Posted on September 13, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Is there a link between obesity and late meal regardless what?

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  59. Flash Man Posted on October 12, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Fat people are fat cause they like to be fat. Else they'll all be subscribers of this channel and lose that weight.

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  60. John Paradise Posted on March 27, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Which approach causes irreversible cirrhosis of the liver? Not Kempners rice diet?

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  61. Fruitdelight123 Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:45 am

    This is very interesting 🙂 I've tried the potato diet, banana Island diet etc and found the rice diet (asian Life style) and rice is so far, the ONLY food that doesn't make me feel sugary, light headed or aching hungry after two hours…instead I fell satiated and full, getting very nice skin tone (THANK YOU LORD!!) AND loosing weight…coming from food addiction and allergies, this is a relief….:) ♥so I will continue eating like an asian folk ♥

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  62. Guide Posted on July 27, 2017 at 1:19 am

    But i love Tuna 🙁

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  63. Michael Parish Posted on August 18, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I've never understood why he called it the "rice" diet when more than half the calories came from table sugar. Why? There is no way of getting protein under 20 grams on his normal 2,000 calorie diet unless you load the diet with sugar. Of course he had a 2nd diet for weight loss which was very low calorie (800/1200 calories) which might be better called the rice diet.

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  64. Cris Thomas Posted on October 9, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I think diet and exercise is a much less commitment than surgery

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  65. Meade Music Posted on October 26, 2017 at 4:23 am

    They can lose the weight- but can they keep from regaining it? And the profound answer is almost never.

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  66. Anne Wilson Posted on November 9, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    A lot of these comments ignorantly assume that the obese person is actually aware of their options. Studies routinely show that the vast majority of people, obese or not, are unaware of good nutrition. If a layperson goes to get help from an expert and that person tells them the answer is surgery, you cannot reasonably think that its their responsibility to make a scientifically informed choice. The SURGEON isnt even making an informed choice. Not everyone has the same access to accurate, sound information. There's no need to continue judging the choices of obese people as if they know everything you do.

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  67. Gedec Qeheg Posted on November 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    How to lose belly fat in 1 week? https://plus.google.com/u/0/117231930959646261436/posts/9wzhpqpJyXs Is that what you are concerned about? But is it even possible to reduce belly fat in just 1 week (7 days) ? The answer is Yes. Yes, you read that right. You can reduce belly fat in 1 week. This is possible if you provide your body the right nutrition. Both men and women can lose belly fat at home, if they provide their body proper nutrition. Nutrition is the best and the fastest way to reduce belly fat and overall body fat. You need not do any belly fat exercises to lose belly fat. Only and only if you start eating the right food in correct quantity, you will lose belly fat easily. With proper nutrition, you can see visible reduction in belly fat in 1 week. The nutritional tips to lose belly fat are same for both men and women. Please follow the tips mentioned in this video to lose belly fat effectively. I have also mentioned the best way to exercise to reduce belly fat and overall fat from the body.

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  68. Charlie Moody Posted on December 22, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Dumbest title I've ever scene .. no shit

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  69. rachelallencamus Posted on December 27, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Using stats about WLS from as far back as 1987 is incredibly misleading. In the last decade the surgeries have become far safer – safer than joint replacement surgeries and about as safe as gallbladder removal. I'm so thankful for your book, website, and these videos, but I hope you understand that some of us were so far into severe obesity by the time we discovered this information that just dietary changes alone aren't enough. I'm 220 lbs overweight and having WLS in a few weeks. Currently transitioning to a plant-based diet, of course! And obviously most overweight people in America can reverse their obesity with diet, not surgery. So, your point is taken. But please don't use misleading (basically false) information to demonize surgery for those of us who really need it. Thank you Dr. Greger!

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  70. Hillary Honde Posted on December 29, 2017 at 2:54 am

    300 pounds in a year naturally?! Omg

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  71. Sree Ss Posted on December 31, 2017 at 11:38 am

    You are the best!!!

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  72. Damjan Manevski Posted on January 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    That doggo bark at 1:50 tho, gold! Great videos Dr., I am hopefully a nutritionist in the making and these videos just enhance my will for knowledge. Thank you!

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  73. Ben Huttash Posted on February 1, 2018 at 1:07 am

    My dad once told me that when he was young he had chronic ear infections so his doctor used gamma radiation to kill the infection. OMG what we're people thinking poking around in brains like this back in the 50s and 60s.

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  74. JellyfishGroupStan Posted on February 17, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    i'm working on getting my obesity away. lost 15 lbs just going plant-based, and now i've lost another 8 so far trying to eat healthier.

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  75. S. Rose Posted on May 4, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I hope in the near future of human civilization that constantly worrying about one's weight is a thing of the past. I can absolutely identify with the people who threatened suicide. It's the worst thing in the world to feel like you're not in control of your body after trying every diet under the sun or people telling you that you shouldn't eat because you're so fat. You never lose that inner fat person, but eventually you learn to love the outside as much as the inside. Even more important for a person of near healthy weight to adopt a WFPB diet because they don't have the same societal pressure to change their eating habits (for the most part) while overweight individuals are immediately judged for every morsel they put in their mouths.

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  76. Freddie Riboni Posted on June 16, 2018 at 12:28 am

    The Carb diet.
    Cancer ..

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  77. Rômulo Falabelo Posted on August 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Excelente vídeo.
    Me parece que existe uma industria da Cirurgia, qualquer probleminha, já induzem as pessoas a entrarem na sala de emergência.

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  78. T. L. Chivz Posted on August 22, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Standard Dr:Well you can give in to the weight and suffer a heart attack, stroke or diabetes. You could end up losing a limb or two. Your at a higher rate for cancer. We could cut into your brain, or cut into your gut and remove bits, or cut in and put an elastic band around your stomach, we can put thick needles in and suck the fat straight out and then amputate the loose skin…..or there is another method…but we wouldn't recommend it.

    Patient: Oh, what is that one? Is it something dangerous?

    Standard Dr: Well; and I must stress we do not recommend this….you could give up meat and dairy and start eating a whole foods plant based diet. And doing some exercise.

    Patient: Oh my god that is so extreme. No way. Drill into my brain, if that doesn't work cut half my stomach out, remove my left leg – that should take a couple of stone off my body weight – and if that fails put a band thing on my stomach but I'm not giving up meat and dairy….my god that's inhumane, that is extreme, how dare you even suggest such a thing….

    Standard Dr: Yep, glad you see it our way, sign here….oh and the operations you need will cost at least $50,000, how would you like to pay?

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  79. Thomas King Schillerlein Posted on September 23, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Yes, it's true. 1 in 10 very obese patients who undergo stomach reduction surgery dies with a probability of 50 to 80% due to complications or poor "prior to surgency constitution/fitness". But hey? Who would say no to a 90% chance of winning?

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  80. Ashley Nave Posted on September 26, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I'm considered moderate obese. However I have lost weight from 208 pounds to 180 within the past few months. For one I actually take my Adderall my ADD/ADHD medicine. On the other hand I suffer constipation from medications. In addition I also take Zoloft and birth control pills for severe PMS/Heavy Periods. A connection with constipation that can cause weight gain. Not all causes obesity are equally the same, it seems like other causes can be digestive, or ovarian cyst/abnormalities in female reproductive system or digestive system. I have added pistachios and other nuts since they have a healthy fat sources, fiber, and protein.

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  81. Gold Wolf Posted on January 14, 2019 at 6:16 am

    You need to work on your organization. The ending is supposed to answer the question.

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  82. Gold Wolf Posted on January 14, 2019 at 6:17 am

    If the rice diet is dangerous, why do you advocate it?

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  83. Big Broccoli Posted on March 4, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    300 pounds in a year, that's almost a pound per day, did he water fast for a year? Wtf?

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  84. Dennis Nowland Posted on March 13, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Can Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet? Can a duck swim? Calories in v calories out, on a balanced omnivore diet such as advocated by the British NHS. I know it works, not because the research shows it but because I DID IT MYSELF. Not rocket science, just common sense.

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  85. Smarmy Fellow Posted on March 18, 2019 at 9:24 am

    ahhhhh now i know why surgeons are never referred to as Doctor.

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  86. Rt L Posted on July 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Dr. Greger: It's 'centered on,' not 'centered around.' Congratulations for the tremendous work you do!

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  87. Elizabeth Knappert Posted on September 7, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    insane! just give me the rice diet!

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