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Evidence-Based Weight Loss: Live Presentation

November 21, 2019

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  • Reply November 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    It's been a couple of years since I released a video of my live presentation. I hope you enjoyed in this one! You can pre-order How Not to Diet here –

  • Reply Lancelot November 20, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Took me 2 hours to watch this, I took down notes and sent my wife messages of things we have to adjust on our Vegan diet. Thanks Dr. Greger, we'll purchase your book and read more !

  • Reply j mc November 20, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Great talk!
    23:40 Gogiberry study Dr G has video comparing berries and raisins were very close to gogi plus they’re cheaper and good for bones. Vinegar study validates Dr Esselstyn. I preordered new book months ago. πŸ™πŸ‘πŸŒ±

  • Reply Fly Rod D November 20, 2019 at 3:41 pm


  • Reply Scott Campbell November 20, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Question: In your daily dozen, you recommend a serving of nuts. I’m allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Are sunflower seeds an ok substitute?

  • Reply Arvind Bhave November 20, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Is it true that a plant based diet with lots of fruit can increase triglyceride levels?

  • Reply Maverick Versus Everything November 20, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Consistently great content! Mav approves. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Arvind Bhave November 20, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    I am genuinely curious about how Dr Greger makes a living. In one of his videos he mentioned that he's stopped clinical practice. This is not intended to offend.

  • Reply Jakub Jezovic November 20, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    We need more Dr. Gregers in the world!

  • Reply Imgay Asheck November 20, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Vinegar, garlic powder, black cumin, cumin, cayenne pepper, ginger powder πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sean Coulson November 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Looking forward to the new book!Β 
    Question what would cause any of the following foods to increase blood pressure extremely? Example Balsamic Vinegar as an example to 229/152.
    – Bob's Red Mill GF/DF Rolled Oats:
    – Bob's Red Mill GF/DF Stee Cut Oats:
    – Wegmans Balsamic Vinegar 1 Teaspoon in my salad:
    – Nasoya TofuΒ 
    – Cream of Rice
    Are you aware of any studies where this happens? Or a doctor that could help me figure this out?

  • Reply michael onello November 20, 2019 at 4:23 pm


    Vegan whole plant based foods on Instagram == mikewakethefoodup

  • Reply Randy Hollier November 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Sorry i had to dislike this video i don't want other people to find out about this.

  • Reply Aloha From HH November 20, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you Dr Greger! I was vegan for 20 years and had tons of health issues (due to years of childhood trauma and low omega 3, high oxalate, high omega 6 as well as low K2/D3, low B12). Better educated now, thanks to you back to vegan in a healthier way, and doing much better. You are a true hero. Thank you!!

  • Reply Nick Walton November 20, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Great presentation Dr. G! I'm cooking myself a lentil pie right now – about 95% whole plant foods, the other 5% being vegetable broth πŸ˜›

  • Reply GGcomment November 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Fantastic quality, thank you

  • Reply Ben Green November 20, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    What if we have a mutant stomach that can contain 8 cups of food….

  • Reply Emuna Bee November 20, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    How Not to Diet Giveaway –
    Three copies available

  • Reply Niqui O November 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    I enjoy your videos very much Dr. Greger. You are a very entertaining speaker which makes listening to your daily videos something I look forward to doing instead of a dry or dull recital of facts. The fact that you are taking so much of the work out of getting healthy for all of us is a blessing and a god send. Thank you very much and keep up the good work!

  • Reply Sandy Iter November 20, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Excellent content. All the best dr Greger.

  • Reply Closing the Loop November 20, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Nobel prize?

  • Reply Maureen K November 20, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Brilliant teaching.

  • Reply Joseph Lauziere November 20, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Vegan diet πŸ‘

  • Reply shroud November 20, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I would love to eat rice and beans everyday. But when I do I get fat.

  • Reply Scottish Plant based November 20, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    What a legend!πŸ‘ 4 yrs wfpb,50 this year,never felt better,so empowering,worries about health I had before are totally gone,We have huge control over our health….don’t eat dead animals…it kills us slowly but surely✌️

  • Reply 3volved November 20, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    The cadence makes it harder to pay attention to then just speaking like a normal person. If its just the facts, then theres no need to speak with such a cliche cadence. Thanks for everything you do!

  • Reply Neophyte November 20, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    7:05 legumes more dense than whole grains..? something is wrong. even by dry weight that seems dubious and they're eaten soaked, which expands them at least twofold.
    I think this must be some kind of average that includes soy and peanuts. Most legumes are way lower.

  • Reply Laura Holt November 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Awesome presentation! Dr. G and his book How Not to Die is the reason I returned to veganism after being seduced into the high-fat, low-carb paleo diet. I got fat and sick on paleo, gaining 50 pounds. I lost it all in less than a year eating WFPB and am in the best shape of my life at 38. I have the new book preordered, can't wait to read it!!

  • Reply Bonnie Mullen November 20, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Love your presentation of a healthy diet or food programβ™₯οΈπŸ™‹πŸ“£πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‘πŸ₯πŸ₯•πŸ₯’πŸŒ½πŸ‡πŸ‰πŸŒπŸ’πŸ…πŸŒΆπŸ₯”πŸπŸŽπŸπŸŠπŸ¦Šwise Fox thank you!!πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€βš•οΈ

  • Reply Vegan For Change November 20, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Just preordered the book

  • Reply Michel Legault November 20, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Val Marie here Absolutely love and respect you and your work Dr. Gregor! Shared the video in hopes my Facebook friends will listen!please come to Ottawa Ontario, would so love to share your wisdom here!

  • Reply Closing the Loop November 20, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    47:21 OMG! Dr Gregor is so cute here

  • Reply fire7side November 20, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    They didn't eat as much for the subsequent meal, but did they make up for it the rest of the day?

  • Reply Kath Fletcher November 20, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Dr Greger, I am from NZ so it was really neat to hear about the people that did SO well in Gisborne. That aside, I find your information has a huge impact on me-both in learning and motivating. Currently waiting for your book HOW NOT TO DIE to arrive in post. Your second book, I am.wanting to order-HOW….DIET. I have dropped 4kgs effortlessly and more importantly, healthily. Love my new way of eating and how much more tasty my food is-my garden is almost my best friend hahaha.
    Thank you !

  • Reply Monish Kumar November 20, 2019 at 6:53 pm

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  • Reply ukidding November 20, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    i want to add 3 kg to my wieght but its difficult

  • Reply Janet Rush November 20, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Dr. Greger I love your jokes. Most of all I like the way you deliver the truth.

  • Reply Steven L. November 20, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    32:38 How do you insert a 9ft tube down someone's throat without making them gag?

  • Reply WatchDominion . com November 20, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    This was great πŸ‘ thank you so much

  • Reply Nikolay A November 20, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    You are a phenomenal human being. Thanks so much for everything that you do! The world is way better with you in it Dr Greger.

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  • Reply Cloudmin November 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    just awesome.

  • Reply SpecialK November 20, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Black cumin oil added to a dogs diet is a natural way to keep ticks away too 😁

  • Reply Nick Name November 20, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    As long as there is profit to be made in the food industry, misinformation will be spread. The source of the problem is capitalists fighting each other for market share. They will say and do whatever it takes to make money regardless of the negative consequences to society.

  • Reply Malene Jensen November 20, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    A CHEESE DANISH. America ruined Danish pastry πŸ™„πŸ˜²πŸ˜¨

  • Reply Jeanne Amato November 20, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I’ve upped my fiber to 70 g per day.

  • Reply Scott Gabelman November 20, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Doctor G isn't a real doctor! He never even finished his residency! Hes never treated one person! Never cured one person never helped 1 person never diagnosed or treated 1 person.

  • Reply Tia F November 20, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    This is an absolutely incredible reminder of some of the things that should be done daily for health AND an excellent resource for some new tips and tricks. If you're reading this, watch this video and then rewatch it until the information is ingrained in you!

  • Reply Bethany Karnopp November 20, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    FANTASTIC! AMAZING! INSPIRING! I learn so much from the work you and your team do! I'm going to share with as many people as I can! Let's get back to our roots! Plants for power!

  • Reply Stevie Stump November 20, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I love this! Dr. Greger makes nutritional science interesting AND hilarious!

  • Reply candyernie November 20, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Absolutely brilliant. <3

  • Reply Thicc Vegan November 20, 2019 at 9:15 pm


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  • Reply Rathernot Disclose November 20, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Voraciously stuffing copious amounts of vinegar, garlic, black cumin, regular cumin, and ginger into my mouth

  • Reply Gabe 111 November 20, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    The truth is powerful

  • Reply Osprey Flyer November 20, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    I began using the Daily Dozen app for my diet and nutrition on October 1, 2018. Dr. Greger's advice has changed my life completely for the better. I lost the necessary weight to have a BMI of 24.0. I went from semi homebound and semi disabled to an active life and can walk 12 miles nonstop.

  • Reply wahrheit November 20, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    I cannot adequately express my great admiration of and appreciation for your wonderful work, Dr. Greger. In particular, I especially value the links to the cited source material at For people like me, a physician and teacher of healthcare students, the time saved in exploring the primary literature for life-saving nutritional science is invaluable. I use the information from these articles to guide my patients and students. Many thanks for your gift to humanity.

  • Reply Alyssa Roberts November 20, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Awesome! Thank you so much Dr. Greger. I am so looking forward to an even deeper dive in your new book next month

  • Reply Stroller White November 20, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    rock star!

  • Reply Patrick Blouin November 20, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    As a scrawny boi hitting the gym hard, trying to gain weight, I'm loving this as well. I'm going to start eating less water-rich foods (oven-roasted crunchy chickpeas instead of hummus, for example). I'll start overcooking my greens. Maybe even cut down my fiber intake. I was trying to eat 3500kcal/day on a WFPB diet and I was feeling like those prisoners, dreading every meal where I had to shove more food down my throat when I wasn't hungry.

  • Reply Tofu Tofu November 20, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Love your research findings Doctor Greger! I can testify this lifestyle and diet is full of everlasting goodness 🌺

  • Reply David Macdonald November 20, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    We loved your video, i had the pleasure of speaking with doctor essilstine, hopefully i will some day have that pleasure with you .

  • Reply Jo Lad November 20, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    thank you dr.greger for that video, you're so generous. Just know that some months ago you saved my life, sir. The emergency at our hospital in town didn't wanted to let me go 'cause they though I was danger of dying that day..I went my way and told them I'm going but I'll comeback in a year and you won't recognize me. On the 6th of january of 2020 they won't recognize me i would be down at 120 pounds lost. I went from a bad habit eater to a healthy vegan, excercising each day with the same passion as i did on that day of january when i decided to gave me another chance at life πŸ’–

  • Reply Hridoy Govinda Das November 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Black cumin is readily available at your local Indian grocery. Just ask for kalonji.

  • Reply Anna D.L November 20, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    I still want the cola😁 fortunately I rarely drink it so it doesn't matter.

  • Reply nanook kernell November 20, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    is a tablespoon of black cumin too much? side effects? have been using a table spoon for a while (with my legumes) and feel good about it. one of the few spices that do not dilute blood and do not inhibit platelet aggregation (which would be bad since my platelets counts are low). black cumin may have benefits for some kind of leukemia if i remember correctly. mine is HCL. not sure if this applies …

  • Reply Test November 20, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    I enjoyed this presentation as much as the former onces! Thank you for your tireless work! Can not wait for your new book!

  • Reply Krwiomocz.Bogurodzicy β“‹ November 20, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Wow. This is the next-level mode of doing a presentation. May it become a standard. My (testable) prediction(s): How Not To Diet becomes a bestseller and talked about a lot, and people become even more interested in this practical advice than that in How Not To Die (since seemingly people care more about appearances than health, that is until a disease hits them hard). 2020 (coupled with the nutrition guidelines that are likely to be significantly more WFPB, as well as the The Game Changers aftermath) is gonna be a milestone.

  • Reply Witchy Woman November 21, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Fantastic lecture! Thank you!

  • Reply Valeria Vandermark November 21, 2019 at 12:10 am

    May everyone find something in life that they feel as passionate about as Dr Greger does about nutrition 😊

  • Reply Andrea Wisner November 21, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Ok, uncle uncle, I'll buy your new book.

  • Reply Jay and Vicky November 21, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Amazing and super informative presentation, Dr. Greger! Can't wait to see you on your book tour next year! ❀️❀️

  • Reply JustOneAsbesto November 21, 2019 at 2:04 am

    I really appreciate the work you're doing, but when Dr. Greger does these talks, especially the call and response thing, and over-emphasizing the catch-phrases, he's becoming a parody of himself. It's not good.

  • Reply Dan Valentine November 21, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Dr. Greger can teach us a lot about public speaking and engaging an audience, with the constant excitement, quick shifts in tone, and inflections for dramatic effect.
    I wish professors, preachers, & politicians presented similarly.

  • Reply Vegan Linked November 21, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Get Dr G's book How Not to Diet now! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply TheaDragonSpirit November 21, 2019 at 3:34 am

    47:15 – I don't like the term "Designed." Better to say "Best Equipped to deal with", something that doesn't imply God created us, but doesn't rule this out, and goes along with adapting based on evolution as well, since we evolved this way for a long time we would be best equipped to deal with food that our body has been mostly eating for a long time, well most likely, I mean there is still factors which means our body still hasn't found or lucked out on a solution, but the science kind of implies that we do best eating Plant Based, so it would assume practice makes perfect. It's little less triggering to people that don't really believe in evolution, and to people that know science heavily supports evolution and it does make sense to say people didn't evolve. But that doesn't mean some kind of God didn't design us to evolve. But I just think generally speaking it's best to avoid words that imply that we have no proof of. Just my opinion.

  • Reply Beatnik Bandit Racing November 21, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Uh oh it’s long

  • Reply ggzh a Argue With Everyone November 21, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Since the most common Problem of people start eating plant based is not eating enough calories, it would be better to tell how not to lose too much weight. Sorry, but people do not need information about how to lose weight, they need to know that they have to eat enough calories to not lose too much weight.

  • Reply Zenith Lifestyle November 21, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Whole foods plant based 🌱πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

  • Reply Lady Brooks November 21, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Love you Dr. Greger. You are saving more lives than you will ever know. Me one of them. Have preordered the book and can't wait. This was the best presentation ever. Thank you!

  • Reply m0L3ify November 21, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Very much looking forward to the book. I went plant-based 2 years ago and lost some weight at first, but it all crept back. I'll admit the family has found ways to go back to old habits using newer plant-based versions of our favorites, so I'm sure it's a result of old bad habits creeping back in. Still healthier than how we ate before, but boy it sure would be nice to finally take advantage of that weight loss benefit everyone claims is so damned inherent in plant-based diets. I just don't want to have to go back to eating as bland as Dr. McDougall recommends. I'm still eating 70+ grams of fiber a day but it doesn't seem to help. I struggle horribly with it. I love Dr. Greger's little tips and tricks. I'm going to start trying them this week. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Eman Name November 21, 2019 at 4:55 am

    Most doctors show their true nasty colors when you tell them you're engaged in plant based preventative treatments. Thank goodness fro Dr. Greger.

  • Reply Pete Sahad November 21, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Thank you "Dr." Greger. Every time i get hungry i listen to your voice and immediately loose my appetite.

  • Reply Saved By Grace November 21, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I would sure love you to discuss Dr. Lustwig. His findings were that carbs were bad, but he didnt differentiate between processed & not processed.

  • Reply Nachtfalter November 21, 2019 at 7:18 am

    I am amazed how many people live up to Dr Gregers recommendations. I wonder how you all do it? It's not like I don't know whats healthy and not (thx Dr) but I find it quite hard to eat wfpb. Vegan is easy for me, I do it for the animals, I will find something vegan, I eat it. I can veganize much so I can still cook together with my non vegan partner. There are millions of yummy vegan recipes out there of food that me and everyone around me already likes. But there is little way to healthify our everyday favourite foods and therefore tastebuds, proven recipes and partners food suggestions win most of the time. :/

  • Reply Johannes Anttila November 21, 2019 at 7:29 am

    The problem is that I need to eat over 10 pounds of food a day to feel satiated. Oh well I still got visible abs year round πŸ˜„

  • Reply wojciech strzelecki November 21, 2019 at 7:51 am

    15:35 a lot of these are not vegetables they're technically fruits like cucumbers,

  • Reply Stacey Crawford November 21, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Awesome Doc thank you soooooooo much <3

  • Reply Milan Bogosavljevic November 21, 2019 at 9:30 am

    A big thank to Katarina Jerinic for translate and of course to dr. Greger for amazing lecture like always.

  • Reply stephan W November 21, 2019 at 9:49 am

    I feel sorry for people that
    Actually believe this rubbish.

  • Reply Oladokun Michael November 21, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Hey there!, I love this video. But I got a book here that will complement what you've watched here. Honestly
    You can check it out here

    Best regards

  • Reply Chaz Chillings November 21, 2019 at 11:21 am

    The reason I became vegan!

  • Reply lostcharge November 21, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Very much looking forward to this book! I have had to veer off from my whole food plant based diet as I have no kitchen and little money (moving to a country where you can't buy dry beans has been a huge hit to my poor wallet πŸ™ ) but soon that's changing. I lost a significant amount of weight eating plant based and look forward to doing it again!

    Recently I've just been mostly vegan rather than WFPB and it's definitely added a few pounds back. Can't wait to take them off permanently πŸ˜€

    Excellent presentation.

  • Reply camilo posada November 21, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    You look sick as hell

  • Reply Dennis Koyle November 21, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    You should take a speech class and investigate the Keto diet, a diet for working people.

  • Reply camilo posada November 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Was that acted? False presentation? Or are you a narcissist who can't even take a shot at the people who attended the talk?

  • Reply nanook kernell November 21, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    i probably shouldn't drink three green teas if loosing just 3 hours of sleep per week causes more loss of muscle mass. 55:00

  • Reply Olivia Farrington November 21, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Very informative video! Protein powder spikes my insulin like crazy! I think it may be because, despite the fact it's vegan, it's high in BCAAs! This just blew my mind.

  • Reply Sinmo S November 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    this was a great presentation! i hope to see videos about how much and which type of exercises are effective on weight loss

  • Reply yoursugabumps November 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    This did it…I just pre-ordered the book. Can't wait! I needed this! What a PHENOMENAL presentation!

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