Welcome to week three of our explorations of How Not To Diet by Dr Greger. This week may hit a little close to home. Every member of Kathy’s family is overweight or obese, not from fat genes but from eating too much of the SAD Standard American Diet, heavy on animal products and processed foods loaded with salt, oil and sugar. Three siblings underwent bariatric surgery with disastrous outcomes and multiple surgeries to repair the damage. A cautionary tale. Thank heavens two of the siblings discovered a Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle and were able to lose weight safely and regain their health.
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 Three Study Guide
1. What are some of the pros and cons with bariatric surgery?
2. How does bariatric surgery compare with a Whole Plant Food diet in reversing diabetes?
"Plants Win! My Lap-Band surgery brought on more complications with my Type 2 diabetes. Thankfully the removal surgery allowed me to eat lots of real, whole food again! Adopting a Whole Plant Food diet with no animal products reversed my diabetes in just a few weeks! No more Metformin expense or complications and no more fear of blindness or limb amputation!" - Kathy Taylor
3. What have you witnessed with weight-loss supplements or diet pills?
4. How can the successful Anti-Tobacco campaign be applied to reducing the proliferation of harmful processed foods loaded with salt, oil, sugar and chemicals?
5. What can we as individuals do to counteract our “glitch of human psychology called ‘Self-Licensing’” and stop sabotaging our weight loss?
6. What led to the ban on heart disease-causing Trans Fats in New York City 2006 and nationwide in 2018?
7. What tactics are used by food industries to keep the public confused about nutrition?
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.