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How Not To Diet - Week One - Moderator Kathy Taylor

In her first How Not To Diet video blog, Kathy Taylor shares her motivations for beginning this “Grand Experiment” of learning and applying Dr. Greger’s ground-breaking science of healthy, permanent weight loss. Making connections with the text and with each book club participant will build a circle of strength and support for all.

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 - Week One Study Guide

1. What is obesity and how has it affected your life or those you care about?

"Technically, a Body Mass Index of 30% body fat qualifies a person as obese, 25-29.9% as overweight and 18.5-24.9% as ideal body weight. Obesity is far more than a number on a chart though! It has physical, emotional, social and financial ramifications that impact individuals, families, communities and nations.

Obesity is a private prison, a crippling burden, a tormentor, a terrible debt collector and an unnecessary epidemic of outrageous proportions! IT CAN BE REVERSED WITH A WHOLE PLANT FOOD DIET! I’m living proof." - Kathy Taylor

What do you think?

2. Knowing that the Diet Industry rakes in more than $50 billion per year, how do you feel about Dr, Greger’s commitment to donating all of his profits to charity?

3. What makes Dr. Michael Greger qualified to write this book?

4. How are 240 calories of carrots different than 240 calories of Diet Coke and why does it matter?

5. Dr. Greger asked us to avoid skipping to the end to find his tips and tricks for faster weight loss but read the whole book first. What is your response to that?

6. Which do you feel caused the dramatic global rise in obesity starting in the 1970’s: less exercise, less willpower, fat genes, processed/packaged foods or something else, and why?

7. How have government tax subsidies for sugar, corn, soybeans and meat affected your life and community?

8. How many ways does marketing affect your daily food choices?


Praise for How Not to Diet from Dr. Dean Ornish

Dr. Michael Greger is one of my heroes and continues to inspire me. Why? Because he embodies personal integrity, values facts, and is one of the kindest and smartest people I know. All of his lecture fees and book royalties go to charity, including his non-profit, one of the most credible sources of science-based nutrition.

How Not to Diet is one of the best books I’ve ever read on how to lose weight in sustainable ways that enhance health. Highly recommended!"


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.


Be well


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