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How Not To Diet - Week Nineteen with Kathy Taylor - How our brains are wired

Updated: Dec 20, 2022

Our brains are not wired to recognize liquid calories, yet sugary drinks have been blamed as the largest single driver of the obesity epidemic. Dr. Greger’s research shows many benefits of consuming solid, intact food over liquid. Unprocessed, intact grains and beans especially have more satiating fiber and bulk to feed our hunger as well as our good gut bacteria to boost our immune systems, reduce inflammation and improve weight loss and long term weight management.

Join Kathy Taylor on a video journey through the landmark book on reversing the world-wide Obesity Epidemic, How Not to Diet by Dr. Michael Greger. Whether you need to lose 50+ pounds or that last pesky five pounds, Dr. Greger’s evidence-based “tips, tricks, hacks and tweaks” for healthy, fast tracked weight loss will be a support to help you achieve your goal. Kathy’s weekly videos will chronicle her adventures of discovery and weight loss as she applies the research studies at home.

Kathy Taylor moderates the 6D Book Club groups exploring How Not To Diet and you will find her weekly study guide questions below.

Food for Thought

Why are the fast-food and tobacco industries considered to be “predatory industries”? Pp. 4532.

How can whole nuts be less fattening than nut butters? P. 5453.

How does a change in the structure of identical ingredients cause insulin spikes and greater fat storage? P. 5464.

What are the benefits of eating in-tact beans and whole grains? Pp. 547-5485.

Why does Dr. Greger recommend avoiding products made with flour? Pp. 458-4596.

How does “walling off your calories” assist with greater weight loss? Pp. 550-551


About the author Dr Michael Greger

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2017,

Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award and became a diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.


Kathy Taylor loves to learn and share! She earned a Masters’ Degree in Integrating the Arts, M.Ed., from Leslie University, Cambridge, Mass., and completed her Plant Based Nutrition Certification from The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Cornell University. She has taught for many years in Middle School, Elementary and College classrooms. During two years of concentrated study, effort and twenty-six weeks of training at True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA, Kathy was able to lose over 200 pounds using medically supervised water-only fasting and WFPB eating. She is a proud member of The National Health Association.


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