Weight Loss

Key to having optimum weight is eating nutrient-dense, low calorie foods.

Check out this great 15 minute video about Chef Abbie Jaye, who lost a bunch of weight by choosing more nutrient, low calorie foods and avoiding sugar, salt, and fats. Click here.

Learn how Patricia Herrera lost weight on a vegan diet. Click here.

You can also watch these 11 videos on obesity by UCTV called “The Skinny on Obesity”. Click here.

Here is an interesting video about weight loss. It is worth taking the time to watch it. The first part of the video is animated.

McDougall Program Staff Psychologist, Doug Lisle, PhD presents his full lecture on “How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind.”

Dr. Lisle, who appeared in Forks Over Knives, is a psychologist, director of research at TrueNorth Health in Santa Rosa, and co-author of “The Pleasure Trap.”


Dr. Neil Barnard on weight loss

Two Key Factors:

1.  Why do people lose weight on a vegan no-added oil diet–yet still feel full & satisfied?  Simple mathematics.  Every gram of fat has 9 calories.  Every gram of carbohydrates has 4 calories.  If you take fat out of the diet, you lose weight.  Note:  We’re talking about whole grain, high fiber, unprocessed carbohydrates–not white flour or Entemann’s Fat-Free Cookies.

2.  The Fiber Connection to weight loss–the Fullness Factor:  The average American eats about 12 grams of fiber a day and consumes about 2000 calories a day.   As soon as you increase your fiber intake with fruits, vegetables, beans, & whole grains–the average person is able to feel full on 200 calories less–1800 calories.  Blame that on the fiber.