Michael Greger, MD on How Not to Diet and the Science of Weight Loss

In my previous interview with Dr. Michael Greger, we discussed his book How Not to Die, which is, in my opinion, the best, most comprehensive book on nutritional science ever written.

In today’s interview, filmed aboard the Holistic Holiday at Sea Cruise, Dr. Greger and I talk about his incredible new evidence-based weight loss book, How Not to Diet.

Why do I care about weight loss? Because obesity is the second leading cause of cancer. Excess body fat promotes hormonal imbalances, chronic inflammation, and immunosuppression. Losing excess fat and getting down to a healthy weight and BMI is essential for prevention and healing.

Dr. Greger made quite a few surprising and fascinating discoveries while combing through the scientific literature to learn the best dietary strategies to lose excess weight and keep it off…

Like how dinner calories are twice as fattening as breakfast calories (seriously!), the best intermittent fasting strategy, spices that accelerate weight loss, and so much more!

You’re gonna love watching this interview with Dr. Michael Greger! You can also listen to it on the Chris Beat Cancer podcast on iTunes or Spotify.

Download interview transcript here

Show Notes
-“A calorie is a calorie” is food industry nonsense [01:27]
-Dinner calories are more fattening than breakfast calories! [03:40]
-The best intermittent fasting strategy [07:00]
-Spices that accelerate body fat loss [10:00]
-Vinegar for weight loss? [12:15]
-How research changed Dr. Greger’s diet [15:14]
-Are nuts and seeds better raw or roasted [16:05]
-Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Checklist [16:50]
-Raw food vs cooked food [19:15]
-The virtues of giant salads [21:05]
Dr. Greger’s speaking schedule [25:50]

Two must-read books by Michael Greger, MD:
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy Permanent Weight Loss

Related links from the interview:
My original interview with Dr. Greger
My Giant Cancer-Fighting Salad
Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen App

Dr. Greger and I are both speaking on the 2020 Food Revolution Summit airing free online starting April 25th, 2020. And we are both scheduled to speak on the 2021 Holistic Holiday at Sea Cruise (assuming cruising is still a thing in 2021).

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