Week Two’s reading of How Not to Diet pages 31-60 was an emotional experience for Kathy. After losing more than two hundred pounds she looks back at a lifetime of morbid obesity with its challenges, shame and physical complications. A Whole Plant Food lifestyle is bringing reversal of many obesity-related consequences, renewed hope and a vibrant future.
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 Two Study Guide
1. The Milken Institute appraised the cost of obesity as a trillion dollar drag on our economy. What are the physical and emotional costs of obesity?
2. What changes in portion size have you witnessed in your lifetime and how have those affected your family?
3. Dr. Greger posed an alphabetical list of twenty consequences (pg. 36) from being overweight or obese. Which of those cause you the most concern?
4. What instances of a weight stigma or discrimination have you observed toward yourself or people you love?
"Obese females seem to be socially invisible to many people. Some folks don’t want to look at or engage with a large person, almost like they have a terrible disfigurement. I didn’t have a date until college, after I lost quite a bit of weight. Fat girls are usually given supporting roles but rarely the leading lady position." - Kathy Taylor
5. What are some long-term effects of fat shaming?
6. Why does excess fat around the mid-section create more health risks than fat stores in other areas?
7. Since reversing the obesity epidemic might save more lives than curing cancer, which approach would be most beneficial and why: making small, gradual changes or going “All in”?
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.