Finally a LEGIT Nutrition Study! | Wednesday Checkup

Finally a LEGIT Nutrition Study! | Wednesday Checkup


40 thoughts on “Finally a LEGIT Nutrition Study! | Wednesday Checkup

  1. Really glad that this study was done, especially with as many variables controlled. I do worry a little about whether a sample size this small is generalizable. Also, as a scientist, I always get a twitch when someone refers to "proving" an effect. Technically, you either find evidence that Disproves or Supports a theory, not evidence "proving" one. Thanks for passing this along!

  2. Can you do a video on the DASH diet, which is recommended by the Heart and Stroke Foundation?
    https://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-healthy/healthy-eating/dash-diet

  3. Ayo misconception alert: people on a serious budget (referencing myself here) can eat a whole food diet at a low cost. I eat the same breakfast of overnight oats w frozen blueberries, lunch of carrots, canned black beans, ground beef, and a hard boiled egg snack, and dinner of tuna melt w/mayo (arguably the worst thing I eat every day) on Ezekiel bread w/roasted frozen Brussels sprouts. And I drink an iced turmeric drink erryday (almond milk turmeric powder black pepper and cinnamon.) Probably spend $35 a week, and I can stretch it bc my oats last a couple of weeks. It’s only hard to do if you give your tongue the taste of the sugary granola bars at work, the ice cream you walk past every day, and the McDonalds you consume when you’re stressed. You are SO right that eating whole foods keeps you full and promotes weight loss. Doing this I’ve lost about 1.5-2 pounds a week (im a 21 year old fairly active, 175 pound girl) and i haven’t been able to lose weight for two years until now. Whole foods (not Whole Foods ahaha) are bringing me freedom and I’m not breaking the bank! But this takes discipline until it becomes easy and habitual. It’s crazy to me that I refused before now to overcome those few weeks of difficulty to find freedom and take back my health. It’s discomfort for two weeks or an early grave and a damn awful time on your way there. Love your videos!

  4. Up until this study came out, I could have argued that already-unhealthy people tend to choose processed foods more. Anyone who tells you that you have to change your behavior when the direction of causality hasn't yet been established is as likely as not full of crap.

  5. can you find any studies where food was at a calorie specific amount? yeah if i can eat what ever i want, a chicken biscuit is 1 dollar and 500 calories. eat 4 and im at 2000 but still hungry. did that at lunch every day before any health came in.
    my question with these "eat as much as you want" studies are that i am just a simple man on a good weight loss program that i made formyself(2.5lb chicken, 144g pop yourself kernels, a little rice, and as much broccoli as i can shove down my throat)
    my question is NOT will processed foods/zero calorie drinks make me eat more, it is will it make me gain weight as a direct cause?
    i like me some soda, but i dont drink it anymore, and yeah fake sugars cancer shit oh no, but i am wondering if it will hinder my progress if i am still eating the exact same ammount(or even less to count them all as 5-10 calories)

  6. yes it makes you eat more. we figured that out a long time ago, but on a calorie by calorie basis, does it make you gain/stall to drink a couple 0 calorie drinks a day? i have a "strong will power" over food(healthy relationship with it) and sometimes dont even hit my calories goals.

  7. Dietitian in training here (bachelors in nutrition and in process of getting masters in nutrition/dietetics) – I know a lot of doctors don't get in depth nutrition training in med school, so while I value your input, it might be helpful to have a dietitian come on and discuss other topics to a greater extent 🙂

  8. Doctor Mike, have you ever seen the Fathead documentary? It was a response to Super Size Me. That would make a GREAT video.

  9. The description says that the study “proves a casual relationship between weight gain and processed food”. Casual. As in they talk sometimes, but don’t really hang out a lot. Not to be confused with causal, which is referring to one thing causing another thing. Haha.

  10. It would be interesting to me to see the outcome with calories controlled for both groups. To see if participants weight changed while calorie quantity was equal in both groups, but the difference was solely the quality of food, since weight is a matter of more than simply calories…for example how the food affects hormones that regulate food intake and fat regulation in the body, or the difference is metabolism when digesting processed vs unprocessed foods.

  11. You’re correct about the cost of ‘healthy’ food. If I want a snack, a single pack of snack cakes is $1.29, but a small container of mixed fresh berries is $5.15. THAT is the biggest problem of why most of us in America are WAY overweight.

  12. This whole interpretation is very faulty. At the end of the day, this only confirms the well known fact that if you eat more calories, you gain weight. This is not a surprise, nor does it really discuss any differences between processed foods versus non-processed foods. If the participants were to eat similar calories in non-processed foods, they would gain weight as well. The goal should’ve been to compare and contrast weight gain from processed versus non-processed foods at similar calorie intake levels. Furthermore they should have controlled for macro nutrients, to eliminate things such as satiation from protein intake. This doesn’t make any commentary on whether or not all calories are created equal, only stating that calories cause weight gain which has been a well-known fact for decades. This is a very poor study that makes no real commentary on whether or not processed foods are actually worse. I’m confused to why Dr. Mike thinks this is a good study because this did not tell us anything new.

    What the study should have done was to provide a certain calorie amounts and macro nutrients proportionality that was equal for both processed and non-processed foods, then compare the two groups.

  13. This was exceptional, since I normally place nutritional sciences in the same garbage bin with things like phrenology and social studies.

  14. Any doctor that approves of fasting ( starvation ) should have his licensed be removed. Can lead to disorders and deficiencies.

  15. Wait so what if you eat a lot of processed foods, but stay within your macro nutruient range and stay in shape. Would it still be as harmful?

  16. Overeating? 60.8kg, superlean on keto with 2500-3000kcal per day. But yeah. Need to add those healthier carbs to gain some weight.

  17. Let me guess: it’s lack of fiber.

    Edit: awwwww no mention of fiber… but let me clue you in, it’s lack of whole food fibers. If you’re eating a diet of real food, you’ll get plenty of fiber and eat less without even trying = less calories. Sure, you can be vegetarian, vegan, keto, vegan let, whole 30, Mediterranean, whatever. Just eat real, whole, non-processed foods (this includes drinks!) and you’re golden.

  18. I'll give you one more reason, 5. People think they are "too busy" (but are sometimes just lazy) to cook their food from scratch. They don't even peel and cut their fruits!!

  19. Also processed foods are very low in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which will keep you hungry for nutrients/more food since your not satisfied yet.

  20. Whole, plant based foods are even cheaper than unhealthy foods when you:
    – grow your own food
    – learn about free wild edibles (like dandelion, plantain, thistles, chickweed, berries etc)
    – buy in bulk: brown rice, lentils, chickpeas, oats etc..
    – buy local and in season
    – only eat healthy foods and don't buy any other foods than you have at home (no expensive restaurants, cocktails, gas station sandwiches, starbucks, birthday cakes etc.)
    – if you're healthy, you don't need expensive medication or treatment

  21. Socioeconomic status is also a big factor. If you have to work two or more jobs to make ends meet, you don't have the time to cook a meal. This leads to increased consumption of fast food, TV dinners, and other highly processed foods. It's just anther way poverty impacts health.

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