Week 9 Discussion
There are many theories out there for weight loss. The standard concept of “energy in = energy out” where one counts all kilocalories as equal is an outdated model that doesn’t work for many people. There are some pioneers in the field of nutritional research that are committed to finding conclusive evidence about the root cause of our growing obesity epidemic, and effective techniques for healthy weight loss.
Dr. Jonny Bowden calls himself the “Nutrition Mythbuster”. He has some very interesting videos and articles about weight loss, nutrition, and exercise: https://jonnybowden.com/Links to an external site.
Gary Taubes (http://garytaubes.com/ Links to an external site.)has written some very interesting books about this topic (Why We Get Fat, and Good Calories, Bad Calories), and co-founded a non-profit organization called NuSi, the Nutrition Science Initiative. The mission of Nutrition Science Initiative is to “reduce the individual, social, and economic costs of obesity, diabetes, and their related diseases by improving the quality of science in nutrition and obesity research.”
There are many different ways to approach weight loss/weight management, and it is important to find a method that works for your lifestyle and personal goals. Read the following articles and share your reflections in your original post.
1. Watch Dr. Jonny Bowden talk about the Perfect Diet:
Dr. Jonny Bowden: The Perfect DietLinks to an external site.
Dr. Jonny Bowden: The Perfect Diet and Weight Loss Tips that Work:
Weight Loss Tips That WorkLinks to an external site.
Weight Loss Tips That Work
What do you think about his recommendations? Which ones resonate with you? Describe why….
2. Dr. Axe has a great article about how to control a ‘hunger hormone’ called ghrelin.
Read through it and see if any of his suggestions ring true for you. https://draxe.com/health/ghrelin/Links to an external site.
Have you used any of these suggestions before to feel less hungry? Explain which ones you have tried (or try a few in the next few days and report your results).
3. Read the article by Dr. Axe “How to Stop Overeating: 7 Natural Ways to Try Now”.
https://draxe.com/health/how-to-stop-overeating/Links to an external site.
Have you ever tried any of these techniques? If so, which ones worked for you? If not, try some of them in the next few days and report on your experience in your post.
4. Read the article by Gary Taubes that discusses the issue of weight gain caused by kilocalorie consumption vs. carbohydrate consumption. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-makes-you-fat-too-many-calories-or-the-wrong-carbohydrates/?WT.mcLinks to an external site.
What do you take away from this article in regards to the possible causes of weight gain?
What is your opinion about weight loss theories? Have you tried specific weight loss techniques? If so, were they successful? If not, do you know someone who has tried loosing weight? Were they successful in reaching their goal?
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