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How Not To Diet - Week Seven with Kathy Taylor - Get Some Nuts!

Dr. Greger solves the mystery of the obesity epidemic: Eat fewer calories per spoonful and you will lose weight! It’s not how much we eat that makes us gain weight, but what we eat. For vibrant health and weight control we need to eat a variety of whole plant foods, rich in fiber, as well as avoid meats and highly processed foods.

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 Seven Study Guide

1. Why does calorie density affect weight gain or loss? pp. 184-185

2. How are we hard-wired to crave junk food? pp.186-7

3. How did the Hawaiian Study participants lose an average of 17 pounds in 21 days? pp. 188-9

4. Should nuts be avoided? pp.196-8

No, not if eaten sparingly! Although nuts do contain plant fats, consuming one-quarter cup of nuts per day can slow the aging process, reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer, respiratory disease, diabetes and infections, as well as suppress appetite by controlling cravings.

5. Which kinds of meat cause the most weight gain and why? pp. 200-202

6. What affect have ultra-processed foods, comprising 58% of daily caloric intake in the U.S, had on weight and health? pp. 207-209


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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