The Argument For Counting Phytonutrients and Macros

 

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“Counting macros is more about the number than the quality of foods,” says Leslie Bonci, RDN, owner of Active Eating Advice. “Phytos are all about quality and diversity to optimize health. Being mindful of phytonutrient intake may also help to lower your risk of diseases.” HOW TO COUNT PHYTONUTRIENTS. Phytonutrients are natural chemicals in plant foods that allow plants to defend themselves against predators, disease and hostile conditions.

When we eat plants filled with phytonutrients the protective role of these phytonutrients translate into nature’s most powerful medicine!Counting macros is essential for people who need to consume specific amounts of macronutrients in order to boost performance and gain lean. Phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are natural compounds found in plants that are thought to promote human health. They contain antioxidants that help protect your body from free radicals, and we get them by eating fruits and vegetables.

Each vibrant plant color is related to a range of benefits – that’s why it’s important to eat a wide variety. Counting calories versus tracking macros isn’t an either-or proposition. In fact, you might have the most success in both weight loss and muscle-building if you do both methods simultaneously. If you want to lose weight, what truly matters is that you consistently track your food consumption — no matter which method you choose. counting macros to build muscle ; counting macros to lose weight; Note: These are only samples of what I do.

This is not meant to show that anyone else can follow and have the same results. 1. Counting Macros To Build Muscle 2. Counting Macros To Lose Weight (I don’t worry about counting veggies in my macros, consider them a freebie:)). The calorie and macro math. Here, we outline the numbers used to determine the calories and macros delivered by the calculator. Calorie math.

This calculator uses the same baseline algorithm as the Precision Nutrition Weight Loss Calculator to calculate maintenance, weight loss, and weight gain calorie needs. It factors in the dynamic and adaptive nature of your metabolism to predict how long. Macros, short for “macronutrients,” is the term used to describe the three major (or macro) nutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Rather than placing all of your attention on counting calories or demonizing certain macronutrients, IIFYM focuses on meeting daily macro goals. The PP_NARG macro works great for functions accepting one or more arguments.

For instance, PP_NARG(“Hello”, “World”) evaluates to 2. The problem is that when no arguments are passed, PP_NARG() evaluates to 1 instead of 0. I understand how this macro works, but I can’t come up with an idea to modify it so that it behaves correctly for this case. 3.3 Macro Arguments. Function-like macros can take arguments, just like true functions.To define a macro that uses arguments, you insert parameters between the pair of parentheses in the macro definition that make the macro function-like.

The parameters must be valid C identifiers, separated by commas and optionally whitespace.

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Modular formulas (3.8 to 4 kcal/mL) are not nutritionally complete by themselves because they are single macronutrients,

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Unfortunately, most nutrition labels don’t break down your macros into calories from each group; they give you the total number of calories, and then break each individual nutrient into grams.

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Nutrition therapy: Pretransplant: kilocalories at basal energy expenditure (BEE) x 1.1 to 1.2 and protein at 1.0 g/kg body weight per day or higher if nutritionally compromised.

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This analysis shows that carbohydrate excesses are costly for caterpillars, thus demonstrating that Bertrand’s rule does, indeed, apply to a macronutrient.

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In addition, many biomakers (e.g., serum -carotene for total fruits and vegetables) are not on the same metric as the food or nutrient being assessed and, therefore, are of limited usefulness in assessing overall or person-specific biases in self-report.

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Requirement Of Riboflavin Unlike B, the requirement of B 2 is not related to the calorie intake but to the protein intake.

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Both of these patterns align with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.

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The patterns were designed to meet the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for nutrients so that nutritional adequacy would be achieved without exceeding recommended energy intakes.

“Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine” by James M. Rippe
from Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine
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Both points highlight the current discrepancy between the RDA defined to achieve an optimal nutritional status to avoid the diseases caused by their deficit and the amount with which optimal functional status is acquired, a situation that is illustrated in Figure 47.1.

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With these blogs, Ellmer self-identified as the South African dietitian most willing to speak about infant nutrition and who, equally importantly, was zealously antagonistic to me and my advocacy of the LCHF diet.

“Lore of Nutrition: Challenging conventional dietary beliefs” by Tim Noakes
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by Tim Noakes
Penguin Random House South Africa, 2017

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  • These guys act like you’re immature and fat if you enjoy ice cream or snacks here and there..oh my god crucify me we ARE HUMAN….and I don’t think it’s fair to assume that people only count macros so they can fit in junk. I count mine and I eat clean 95% of the time. This video was EXTREMELY one sided and BIAS AS HELL.

  • Just visit website Next Level Diet and get personalized Diet and Training plan with amazing tips. I lost 15kg in two months. Finally, I have a six pack.

  • All these calories ������ damn I’m just thinking of the process of all the food they eat that turns into sugar that makes them hungry after they consume all of this ��

  • En pocas palabras, puedes usar IIFYM y funcionara pero a largo plazo no es la mejor opcion si quieres tener todos los beneficios de una dieta correcta, ademas de que puedes tener problemas de salud. Interesante…
    Thumbs Up! ��

  • Thank you. IIFYM does leave most of their followers looking unhealthy. They do disappear because of their ‘relationship’ with food. What a joke. Get out of yourself and build a relationship with people, not food.
    Many of the gurus who advocate IIFYM for natural bodybuilding look unhealthy (fat).

  • I remember I had friends that payed a trainer over $600 for nutritional advice and he put them on IIFYM, then they were eating poutines and fast food cause it fit their macros. Needless to say it didnt work and they gained weight. That being said these guys do make a great point. Also note they say it can lead to a bad relationship with food, not that it always will.

  • I mean, I get what you’re saying, there’s a negative hype around iifym, but the true iifym community doesn’t imply a sugar-based, or cheat diet mentality. It’s just about not needing to argue every single individual food on forums: “bro, iifym then eat it and get swole, bro!” If people don’t want to do their research on their own nutrition, then let them eat the poptarts and figure it out the hard way. Their ignorance doesn’t translate to a specific way of eating as being “bad”.

  • Bodybuilding is a lifestyle just like anything else. The question is. What exactly do you want to look like? Obviously if you are taking it serious. It is because you want to look better and there is nothing wrong with that as long as you are happy.

  • So it’s just all about moderation. IIFYM does work, and yes you can have the occasional slice of cake or pie, but you can’t eat just that. You gotta eat like 80% clean. That’s my philosophy at least. You don’t have to be scared of indulging in something tasty every once in a while. Especially if you’re just a normal person, not an athlete or competitor or anything.

  • IIFym the right way. Based on your calories, 80% healthy in rich foods and 20% junk food. Win win. Live healthy and live happy too. You’ll thank me later ��

  • From what I’ve observed many of the natural bodybuilders who push IIFYM look fat when not getting ready for their show. They’ll diet for more than 20 weeks messes up their hormonal health (yet they’ll rant against the folks ruining their hormonal health on roid). IIFYM is a joke. If you dont like to eat healthy foods then you’re no bodybuilder; your just someone who just lifts and/or competes.
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and good protein sources are the way to go!

  • I realized it’s Peak Week that fucked me up. My last prep I decided not to do the show about three weeks out. My focus switched to health and sustainability. I’m so glad I didn’t do that show. I’m happy and healthy including mentally healthy.

  • Thank you for this. It is true people don’t talk about the negative effects of macro tracking. I followed this eating principle and yes I was in the best shape of my life but it started to affect me mentally because like you guys mentioned, it became and obsession. Everything needed to be weighted and tracked, each ingredient and I would feel very anxious and worry eating something hard to track. I guess it all depends on your personally, for me it didn’t work long term but I think it does for others

  • Thank goodness someone speaking some sense about this issue.
    Iv seen recently a few vloggers on YouTube use these diets and are definitely not eating nutritionally yet they seem to be within their calorie goal etc. They don’t seem to be losing the weight either which reaffirms to me that not all calories are equal. If you eat shit your going to feel shit and not lose the weight but if you eat well then you stand a better chance. Thanks again.

  • IIFYM claims to help lose body weight…… IT DOES!! And just losing weight has so many health benefits! For example a nutrition professor ate nothing but sweets and called it the Twinkie diet but stayed in a caloric deficit and lost 20 pounds plus his bad cholesterol went down good cholesterol went up blood pressure went down to healthy level and his iron and calcium levels return to the healthy marks! All in all being in a appropriate weight category for your height age should be the main and first push to be “healthy” and IIFYM is in my opinion the best way to do it!!!

  • It’s hilarious how upset this video makes people. They’re literally just saying there are ramifications of eating highly processed junk food and justifying it because it “fits your macros.” I track my macros but also prioritize my health through whole natural food. Obviously if you’re counting your macros, you should be tracking your micronutrients, fiber, and vitamins as well as tons of other factors.

  • No question a vegan/vegetarian diet can prevent or reverse disease, but the longest living populations in the world are not, and have never been, exclusively vegan or vegetarian. There is tons of data and studies proving that humans who consume a strict Mediterranean diet live longer than those who adopt a vegan or vegetarian diet (research the Blue Zones) The problem isn’t animal products. It’s the quality and quantity of animal product consumption. The obesity in this country is staggering. Too much animal and processed food consumption. Just walk in a nonHealth food store and look at what people are buying to eat.

    Personally, I eat about an 80% vegan diet, with minimal organic, free range turkey (no beef, chicken or pork) and eggs, and wild cold water fish such as Alaskan salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel (nothing from the Pacific ocean unless you want some Fukashima radiation in your fish). Also, a lot of superfood smoothies, organic produce, minimal grains, and LOTS of filtered clean water.

  • you guys talk like… donuts… pop tarts…. what do you think happens after you eat this crap… you got no fats left and need a ton of protein, hence youre eating chicken for the rest of the day etc.

    after a day eating shit like that (pop tarts) you realize its not worth eating it and you adjust from pop tarts to healthier, satisfying options. nobody just eats pop tarts everyday… common guys…

  • This assuming that the people that follow the plan are idiots regarding nutrition. If someone has read anything about a healthy diet they will include mostly plant based calories.
    I hope idiots understand what these dudes are actually saying and not the surface BS that tracking your macros may not be good.

  • The only problem I have with whole plant diet no oils is I struggle to reach even 2000kcal, food is delicious but too satiating. Intermittent fasting restricts my meals to two quite big ones. I can’t have breakfast anymore, zero hunger and I feel so energized in fasted state, workouts greatly benefit.

  • Actually the processed foods have way more carbs, fats, and protein. So you have to really budget your macros to get you through the day and that is only through eating healthy. Im 37 and it works for me after having 3 kids. So please don’t paint this issue with a broad brush. You count macros in the beginning, but after you start to memorize it. Your eyes begin to be trained on what a right food portion is.

  • Dr. Davis seems like a cool, sincere guy but one thing I think he dismisses or omit whenever he refers to his Ghanan patient is she probably didn’t sit in her @ss while she was in Ghana either. Think maybe that has a bit to do with the weight loss she experienced given that weight loss is literally as simple as calories in vs out? The SAD is usually accompanied by a lack of overall activity/exercise. The same goes for his meat-eating patients. Eating more fruits and veggies would benefit everyone but feel like such points are a bit disingenuous.

  • Bros don’t want to hear this but processed foods are actually crap for you, no other country eats them to the extent that Americans consume them on a daily basis & unsurprisingly we’re one of the unhealthiest countries in the world. Just try to eat more whole, minimally processed foods mostly plant based (veggies & fruits) with moderate lean, grass fed meats/poultry & wild seafood. Processed foods from time to time are okay but some of you IIFYMers eat them in every meal without realizing

  • Tracking my macros and being at a 500 calorie deficit I’m actually eating way more calories and more healthy foods I still make sure to look at my sugar and sodium as well! I think it can really help with weight loss!

  • Clickbait title is dangerous. IIFYM is probably one of the best ways to lose weight in a healthy manner, especially if you want to lose fat and retain muscle. You guys are making it seem like EVERYONE who follows IIFYM just eats donuts and pizza. I follow IIFYM and haven’t had a donut or really anything of the sort in weeks or months. IIFYM is just a way to allow you that flexibility when you want or need it. Just because some IG fitness models who are probably on something anyways post about their pizza and ice cream may be fucking up their health (it’s probably more what they’re running than what they’re eating tbh) doesn’t mean us average Joes doing it are fucking up our health. Some “experts” you guys are.

  • Great interview. Great book. I like that he’s into crossfit. I love it but I’m still in the closet as a vegan since most crossfitters don’t get it.

  • half the Bay area is going to loose their shit when they see this video! loved it! can’t wait to get on my macros and start my maps anabolic as well… literally this is what i needed to hear because i was about to do iifym but now I know better to remain on my meal preps…

  • thanks for this explanation much needed, i was looking for this kind of video which explained how to calculate macros according to your body wt ☺️

  • Nobody I know doing IIFYM ignores fiber, and even the ones that are ignoring fiber are still eating better than most of America. So please stop trying to scare people away from this.

  • I do kinda get the message of this video but people who have kids and stuff cant always stick to the perfect world “bro diets” so IIFYM is a realistic option for those who want to be in shape but need to have flex to whip up those quick not so great meals to get the family fed

  • Hello Jeff. I have downloaded the daily dozen app. The food quantities are measured with cups. How big is that cup?:) what are the equivalent amount in grams? Thank you keep up the good work!

  • I agree I do iifym I make sure I eat clean most of the time but I do like to have the option of eating something bad without it making a huge difference in my appearance is it the healthiest way to go about things? Probably not….but I’m not gonna lie I’m 22 and vain af so I’mma keep it up

  • hey I love this video soooo much but one thing I would be careful with is advertising online calorie/macro calculators! Like you said, everyone’s macro’s are different and there’s a lot more to it than just weight/height/etc, it depends a lot on a person’s metabolism. Like personally I don’t know how many calories I need but it’s a lot more than what the internet tells me. There was one time that I tried to stick to a (very low) number it said and I ended up eating not nearly enough than I should’ve and it became really unhealthy. The only way to really know your macros is to go to an actual doctor because it could be a lot more/less than you would think. I’m not trying to criticize at all, I think it’s really cool what you’re doing and that you’re seeing results! Just wanted to inform everyone, just be careful with online stuff like that:))

  • Is it ok too keep counting macros and calorie intake while keeping your food whole and nutritional. And is adding in the odd cheat meal with the family at the end of the week ok.
    And I’m glad a friend introduced me too this channel. ��

  • IIFym the right way. Based on your calories, 80% healthy in rich foods and 20% junk food. Win win. Live healthy and live happy too. You’ll thank me later ��

  • Once again, Mindpump dogmatically labeling and broad-stroking. I macro count “IIFYM” and my diet is mainly composed of whole foods i.e. “bro foods”. I have an occasional “pleasure treat” if I desire. In fact, I need to actively track fiber to keep it LESS than 70g per day (at 3400 kcal) or I constipate and bloat. You display incredible ignorance by broad-brushing everyone based on their eating modality. Much the same that any hate group does. Educate yourself. Many of us in the IIFYM community are very heavily evidence based (you know, science). It is foolish to base all of your “knowledge” regarding IIFYM on social media posts. Who actually believes what they see on social media is true???? Only people who do not care about health, or the uneducated use IIFYM to focus on poptarts/junk foods.
    SincerelyHealthy and Jacked at 50, eating a lot, and macro counting.

  • En pocas palabras, puedes usar IIFYM y funcionara pero a largo plazo no es la mejor opcion si quieres tener todos los beneficios de una dieta correcta, ademas de que puedes tener problemas de salud. Interesante…
    Thumbs Up! ��

  • Screw the haters. Coach Greg is amazing. Love all the content, trust what he says. U don’t have to agree with everything, everyone has their own view points and believes, but stop being disrespectful. Cant deny his results. Try what he says, low calorie dense foods, move ur body, go harder than last time. B the best u can b. If u eat healthy and a low sugar diet, u will lose weight. No fade diets, eat what u like, just healthier options:) #fuck average # no excuses

  • I’d say I loosely adhere to the IIFYM principles and it’s been doing me well for a couple of years. That is, I track calories but leave a little room for something enjoyable almost every day. But I don’t think it means to eating a bowl of M&M’s or gorging on sugar. There’s a whole spectrum of behavior IIFYM can apply to and I think using the basic idea of it responsibly can help keep eating a diet of broccoli, cod and chicken more sustainable. And what’s wrong with yogurt? There’s lots of junky yogurt on the shelf, but greek yogurt has a gram of protein per every 10 calories.

  • Do interviews with John McDougall, Dean Ornish, Caldwell Esselstyn, Michael Klaper, Neal Barnard, Joel Fuhrman, Matt Lederman these are all VEGAN doctors and list goes on!

  • When you went back and calculated the Protein, you said.4 X 200 instead of.3X 200. you lost me there. At that point I didn’t know how you got 1,160.

  • I think lots of people are missing the point of the video. They aren’t saying you can NEVER enjoy a single processed food ever again. They are saying that you should make fitting foods into your macros your main focus of life. I also think they don’t want people to fall into the vicious circle of becoming food obsessed which ABSOLUTELY DOES HAPPEN.

  • All I do is if I wanted to gain weight I eat at a surplus counting only calories without giving that much of a rat ass about macros and if I want to lose weight I just eat below my maintence.

  • I went vegan 3+ years ago when I was 22. I was weight-lifting and eating a lot of veggies, but very little fruit and a lot of meat, dairy and eggs. When I went vegan it completely changed how I felt. I lost extra weight, my skin got better, my energy levels were off the roof, I just felt incredible. I was already eating a lot of veggies, but cutting out the animal products was the best decision I’ve ever made. Almost four years vegan and I still feel amazing and I’m loving every minute of it.

    My blood test came out positive. I have zero deficiencies and my protein levels are high, without taking any protein supplements.

  • Omg I just stumbled on your video and we totally live at the same apartment lol! thanks for sharing your journey and macro tips!:)

  • I love how open you are, Keaton!! So many girls needed to hear your story, including me. You motivated me to start eating better and counting my macros <3

  • I am about to graduate with my nutrition degree in a fews months. I really appreciate you talking about not following another person’s diet bc every body is different! So many people see influencers post what they eat in a day or what their macro count is and try to follow it. It’s really sad to see someone think they will achieve the body they want by copying someone else’s “nutrition” advice. You need to do what is healthy for YOUR body:)

  • Not judging this but to disclaimer because as someone who works with girls with ED’s this is quite triggering. “I wasn’t burning calories.” Wildly inaccurate. Exercise actually only accounts for 10-20% of calorie burn a day. More likely the reason your body changed was because you weren’t eating enough or regularly enough and your body was in “starvation mode,” where it does not burn calories as efficiently because it doesn’t know when it’s getting fuel next. Also the FDA allows 30% variance on nutritional information. Our bodies are also not static so we require different amounts of calories each day. Counting your macros is a diet, intuitive eating is much more sustainable and healthy long term. Healthy eating is great, but healthy eating is not only protein and veggies, it includes birthday cake, fun snacks with friends, and loads in between. Our bodies are smarter than our brains! Also, I studied dietetics at NC State for 4 years, not just an IG health coach.

  • A lot of these mukbangers ignore their body signaling them to stop eating. I read somewhere when you let out a big sigh while eating your body is done.. it happens when you’ve had enough not when you’re stuffed. When I realized this it’s been easy to stop eating too much..

  • I’m over here eating whatever junk daily and not working out ever but watching this whole video cause I love Keaton and listening to her ��❤️

  • As a ED survivor I hesitated a lot on even press play on this video, but I’m happy i did. You are always so educational and wholesome! Love this vid.

  • you tagged the wrong app! it’s made by the same company but the app you tagged is workout ideas and plans instead of macros and nutrition

  • Macros isn’t about eating a ton of shitty �� food. It’s about having some balance in a pretty much structured meal plan. Ground turkey vs. ground beef one day if you are super over ground turkey or oatmeal and berries or protein pancakes. No one on macros just eats poptarts all day.

  • All I do is if I wanted to gain weight I eat at a surplus counting only calories without giving that much of a rat ass about macros and if I want to lose weight I just eat below my maintence.

  • Macros matter for athletic performance, it’s hard to feel good while training if you don’t get enough carbohydrates, and you protein to gain muscle. I guess fat and carbohydrates don’t really matter for fat loss but for any strenuous athletic activity that you do regularly you are going to want some carbs. The only exception might be an endurance athlete.

  • New subscriber over hereee ����‍♀️ I actually remember watching your video years ago I think it was the boyfriend challenge you did with the pies! Don’t know why it’s taken so long for me to hit that button, but I’m here to stay now ��

  • I know you aren’t a dietitian but maybe you know… If I stick to my macros and stick to staying active, I will lose weight right?

  • Love your videos! I’ve never tried counting macros before but i’m currently super unmotivated to workout so this might be something to keep me feeling healthy without feeling the need to go to the gym every day. Also i’m not sure if you just don’t like veg but adding some lettuce on your tacos & tomatoes can be a nice touch as well as green pep/red pep onions, a veg mix with your chicken and rice to make stirfry its so yummy with the teriyaki sauce! ��

  • I did a full day of eating yesterday as well and also made tacos ���� my favorite are the corn and wheat tortillas from Trader Joe’s!

  • Actually the processed foods have way more carbs, fats, and protein. So you have to really budget your macros to get you through the day and that is only through eating healthy. Im 37 and it works for me after having 3 kids. So please don’t paint this issue with a broad brush. You count macros in the beginning, but after you start to memorize it. Your eyes begin to be trained on what a right food portion is.

  • No offense, but what Garth Davis said about Nate Diaz was kinda bs, Nate was vegan for a while but he eats fish now and uses the raw vegan diet to cut weight. Vegan all the way though!

  • I went vegan 3+ years ago when I was 22. I was weight-lifting and eating a lot of veggies, but very little fruit and a lot of meat, dairy and eggs. When I went vegan it completely changed how I felt. I lost extra weight, my skin got better, my energy levels were off the roof, I just felt incredible. I was already eating a lot of veggies, but cutting out the animal products was the best decision I’ve ever made. Almost four years vegan and I still feel amazing and I’m loving every minute of it.

    My blood test came out positive. I have zero deficiencies and my protein levels are high, without taking any protein supplements.

  • Totally agree w/the the obsession of counting calories….stressed me TF out…I don’t count anymore and have lost 20 lbs this past year, and still losing.

  • When I was in highschool I wanted to be big, now that I’m a little older I don’t care anymore… I want to be HEALTHY, I want to build enough muscle to be able to support me as I get older, but I don’t want to be BIG. I just don’t feel I need massive amounts of protein like I was told when I was in highschool… My idea is try and build as much muscles as you can naturally with whole foods, and don’t worry about taking supplements.
    Unless of course you want to be big for some reason, if it’s a goal of yours to be as big as you possibly can be then obviously your lifestyle will have to revolve around that. I personally though want to be healthier for longer, I want to be in my 50s and still capable of doing everything I do now. IMO being big and buff is actually a hindrance to that goal. I just need to be big enough, strong enough, flexible enough, I don’t need to be Arnie…

  • I really like Dr. Garth. As always he bring interesting chat to the table without trying to get fancy with confusing argument that are usually the downfall against anyone willing to look deeper into things. I eat a lot less meat then before because of the fat mainly, but I would not be able to become of vegan due to my body functions.

    1. I cant eat any nightshades aside the potatoes and tomatoes which need to be cooked to mush. If I get a nightshade into my body aside those 2, it will come out intact from 1 hole or the other staying 100% intact.(The hole depend on quantity I eat) My body simply reject the concept of digesting it. I heard the acid in the stomach to be able to melt impressive things and yet mine wont accept nightshade at all. I would not post a picture of this, but if I eat a pizza slice with like 1-2 pieces of bell pepper I wont be sick to vomit. Still, when it come out in the bathroom it look like it’s ready to be put on another slice. literally 100% INTACT! I did the test to not chew a piece and it was exactly the same! My body did not even draw it’s water content. It still amaze me. I could wash it and resell…Yuck!

    2. Im allergic to nuts. This limit me even more

    3. I eat a lot of veggies but anything aside steamed and sauter are as bland as the nutriments left in them. The problem with sauter is the oils. I always believed that anything processed is BAD. It can have some good left, but it is bad and studies are showing the same. Being processed oil or brocoli. It’s not only not as good, it transform to always have bad things in them. It’s not meant to be processed

    4. beans are mostly very bad on taste and some of them have toxins while not fermented.(Like soy beans)
    What Dr. Garth said often and in this very video is true. People focus on small part of a food and think it’s suddenly healthy because of it without considering the whole. Many beans are found to be like that. Saying that some things are acquired taste is like acquiring the taste of goat excrements. It’s possible, does not mean you should eat it. The body talk. You should listen when the body give you addiction signal and when the body says “Dont eat that!”

    5. Im not gonna take supplement to compensate for what is 100% missing. It’s processed, less quality, less absorbed by the body and overall a bad idea. Supplement are made to do exactly that! Supplement what you dont get enough of! Not what you do not get any of! If supplements were that good, a diet to become healthy would be about eating supplements alone and drinking only water until you are on the right balance.(But you would die!) While it is possible to get most essentials and possibly all with a vegetarian or vegan diet. With my food limitation it is impossible to have a complete diet. Still, it’s highly debatable as science does not really know how exactly the body work aside what seem to be more healthy. A very reason why I like Dr Garth so much since he has 100% that kind of speech. I mean, let’s face it. While many claim that meat is a complete protein, it’s a belief based on observation that seem conclusive! We are not even 100% certain of this! Science is far from there, some scientist can analyze 1 brand of tea for a lifetime and only know a few assumptions of how it really work.

    6. I do a lot of sprouts, but I need to watch it because they contain surprisingly high ratio of oil and sugar per 100g. Turns out it’s healthy with a lot of drawback because as you turn that super condensed nutrient into a full vegetable, the ratio of oil and sugar drop a lot more then the nutrients.

    7. Feeling happy is not being healthy, but being unhappy IS unhealthy. Having all the complications that I have with food, it’s not a happy lifestyle at all to be vegan or vegetarian. It sure was not either when I ate too much meat I will grant you that! But eating meat a few times a week is what changed everything and I believe that we actually need some. Inuits had some of the highest longevity until their food became americanized scraps. What do Inuits were eating? High Fat Meat in it’s natural form. In irony, it would be the closest thing to what they call a “paleo diet” of very cold climates. Using paleo as it’s actual meaning(similar to Garth), not the commercially accepted version that make no sense.

    To me, we are omnivore and while it might be more healthy to some to be vegans, vegetarians, fruitarians with some people adding pills. It just does not work for me. As someone who ate lot of meat in the past and had some extra weight, the blood test still were showing I was in perfect health with a barely above normal cholesterol and this is because I do not like 95% of processed food. To give an idea, the highest I went to was 320 pounds! Im 5’10! The doctor hurried me to a blood test and was amazed at how healthy I was for having about 110 pounds more then science says my body should have. Just a little over the cholesterol line. Moral of the story? Processed food taste bad and probably overcooked veggies as well.(I eat raw or steamed)

  • Maybe apples and oranges but aren’t cattle vegans? Look at how big bulls get on veggies. Obviously the cattle industry over feeds them because they are sold by the pound but this is all done with plant based feed and of course drugs. Just sayin plenty of protein in a plant based diet.

  • This assuming that the people that follow the plan are idiots regarding nutrition. If someone has read anything about a healthy diet they will include mostly plant based calories.
    I hope idiots understand what these dudes are actually saying and not the surface BS that tracking your macros may not be good.

  • Has anyone tried Fenoboci Diet Plan? (do a search on google) I’ve noticed numerous awesome things about this popular lose weight diet plan.

  • I love Dr. Darth Gavis attitude towards fruit, counting calories, looking at diet holistically and more aspects that were mentioned. Makes me believe that there are actually doctors out there who have the knowledge how to live, who understand that almost all of our diseases are lifestyle-related. We need more people like that.

  • I am 23 years old, didn’t feel great eating double cheeseburgers so I changed my diet…..now I feel great. That’s where people get tricked. They start changing things when they get problems and sometimes bad habits are so strong that change is extremely difficult for them. That’s why educating young people is so important. They are typically way more flexible (mentally)

  • God’s Free Health Care Plan!!!

    Genesis 1:29

    And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

  • The only problem I have with whole plant diet no oils is I struggle to reach even 2000kcal, food is delicious but too satiating. Intermittent fasting restricts my meals to two quite big ones. I can’t have breakfast anymore, zero hunger and I feel so energized in fasted state, workouts greatly benefit.

  • 290 g of carbs seems a bit much per day! If I wanna lose fat shouldn’t i watch my carbs intake!? And what should I do if I domt want to consume that many carbs but still want be on track with my calories???

  • Adverse Reactions to Ketogenic Diets: Caution Advised ;
    Gastrointestinal disturbances (diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, constipation, GER)
    Inflammation risk
    Thinning hair/hair loss
    Kidney stones
    Muscle cramps or weakness
    Hypoglycemia
    Low platelet count
    Impaired concentration/cognition
    Impaired mood
    Renal tubular acidosis
    Nutrient deficiency
    Disordered mineral metabolism
    Poor growth in children
    Skeletal fracture
    Osteopenia/osteoporosis
    Increased bruising
    Sepsis, infection, bacteria overgrowth
    Pneumonia
    Acute pancreatitis
    Long QT intervals
    Cardiomyopathy
    Shift towards atherogenic lipid profiles (including hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia)
    Heart arrhythmia
    Myocardial infarction,
    Menstrual irregularities and amenorrhea
    Death

    That’s a long list. A long list of not-good things. And did you can’t that last one? Five scientific papers have reported deaths as an adverse effect from long-term ketogenic diets (here’s the citations: Stewart, et al., 2001, Kang, et al., 2004, Kang, et al., 2005, Bank, et al., 2008, Suo, et al., 2013
    go to ;
    https://www.thepaleomom.com/adverse-reactions-to-ketogenic-diets-caution-advised/

  • Hey Shawn, This is probably one of my favourate episodes. Thank you. I’m an architectural Lighting Designer and there is progress being made to improve the quality of electric light so that we’re getting the daytime signal we normally get from the sun, indoors. One of the leading manufacturers in the industry is BIOS Lighting. It would be amazing if you could have an episode with Robert Soler of BIOS Lighting. Getting the word out to common folks about the impact of electric light in our circadian health is very important and I’m not sure who better to do that than you. Thanks again.

  • Protein recommendations were originally 1-2g per kg according to the literature. Over 2g per kg and there is an increased risk of kidney stones.

  • THANK you for this interview! I have had friends try to get me to go Paleo! I think it’s a fad so now I have science to back me up! Just switched to a non-processed food, mostly plant based diet.

  • Thank you for sharing your videos. they are very interesting. They make me feel proud to follow a vegan diet.There’s just something that makes me a bit of confusion in some vegan dieters who are the fruit smoothies. One or two green leaves and then a lot of fruit. Be healthy?
    I am also a peanut butter lover, I wish not to be lol……. but I was relieved to know. in one of your interviews that do not do much harm to health.Sorry an error of English, translator helps. thank´s from Portugal

  • Thank you for the awesome videos. Very good inspiration for us younger men who don’t buy into the religion of consuming meat. I think for young men in general we are constantly barraged with many unrealistic body images and ideals that look to promote the appearance of health, yet not truly healthy in either mind or body.

    Im getting ready to be 25 and constantly tweak and refine what meals work best for me. Ive never been this self confident, clear and focused even when I competed year round for 10 years in swimming, cross country and weight lifting. Keep up the great work. Thank you!

  • Dr. Davis is awesome! I wish more medical professionals would embrace the plant-based lifestyle and recommend it to their patients. Baby steps, I guess.

  • Great interview. Great book. I like that he’s into crossfit. I love it but I’m still in the closet as a vegan since most crossfitters don’t get it.

  • Hello Jeff. I have downloaded the daily dozen app. The food quantities are measured with cups. How big is that cup?:) what are the equivalent amount in grams? Thank you keep up the good work!

  • Wow, I love these interviews Jeff! Going to read Proteinaholic now too. Do you upload these as a podcast? If not do you have any plans to? I’d love to be able to listen to these while I’m on the go. ☺ -Darren.

  • The interviews on this channel are stellar but some times I think you’re just trying to go against the grain for the sake of attention.

  • So great to see Dr Garth Davis on your channel! I actually found your channel through his Facebook page when he posted about you! Love these interviews your doing:)

  • I want to go plant based but a lot of plant based foods give me migraines. Soy, any beans, high fructose fruit, wheat. It’s hard because I do see how studies show meat can cause colon cancer for an example. I understand we don’t need that much protein but when you take out soy and legumes, wheat and some nuts… It makes hard to make plant based “protein” choices. Any suggestions?

  • Excellent! Loving the videos. Look into using smzeus. c o m!! I’ve been using it to help grow my Instagram, you could use it to promote your channel!!

  • I am an active competitive trail runner and switched to a plant bases diet 6 months ago. My recovery and performance have benefited greatly due to the plant based diet. Never going back to meat or dairy. Love the interview!

  • This was very interesting, and Dr. Davis is an engaging subject for an interview. The user reviews of his book at Amazon are predictably meater troll infested, though the balance of reviews are complimentary. So, good for Dr. Davis and I hope his ideas go far! Thanks for posting: )

  • Dr. Davis said that the body only uses protein as energy in starvation or extreme calorie deficits. Why then do we count proteins as calories when we are near our calorie equilibrium for the day? This is a good question for the plant strong fitness group as well.

  • Awesome conversation!!! Super simple terms and very informative!!!
    As a triathlete, I have switched to a vegan diet since a year ago, but I have so so much trouble digesting legumes (even if soaked, sprouted and properly cooked) that it´s no fun!! Also, wanted to know your thoughts on food combining!!! Thank you so much for your amazing vibe and such positive inspiration:)

  • Processed foods for the most part do not suppress the hunger hormone
    Ghrelin and to compound the problem they activate the nucleus accumben, the reward center of
    the brain. It’s s vicious cycle that leaves you feeling and looking horrible. When you eat a muffin
    or a donut for breakfast it will taste so good and may seem satisfying but in reality your body will
    start to crave more food because the fructose in the muffin will excite your brain leaving you
    craving for more food. The worst part is your body does not feel good because it is not getting
    the macro and micro nutrients it needs, so in the long run you really don’t feel satisfied and the only way to
    feel good again is to eat more unhealthy food giving you a temporary fix. This cycle is similar to
    the way a drug addict reacts to drugs.

  • Awesome interview! I enjoyed this one even more than the first one with Dr. Davis. I’m in the middle of reading his book “Proteinaholic” right now, great read! Keep up the great work Jeff!

  • Great interview, perhaps better than the first. I really enjoy being a vegan but got whatever reason I find it difficult to get everything enumerated in the video in my diet. For example, I literally go days without eating beans & I love them. I just don’t find a way to fit them in. Anyway, thanks for another inspirational vid.

  • Hey Shawn, This is probably one of my favourate episodes. Thank you. I’m an architectural Lighting Designer and there is progress being made to improve the quality of electric light so that we’re getting the daytime signal we normally get from the sun, indoors. One of the leading manufacturers in the industry is BIOS Lighting. It would be amazing if you could have an episode with Robert Soler of BIOS Lighting. Getting the word out to common folks about the impact of electric light in our circadian health is very important and I’m not sure who better to do that than you. Thanks again.

  • I needed this. I didnt even really know or care what a gosh darn calorie was until I was 19 or 20, I want to go back to not caring about that and just doing what works for me. Thank you

  • Counting macro it’s not the problem, the problem it’s the unhealthy relationship you built with food, I’m counting macros and I allow my self to take one day of or maybe even two days off. I eat everything I want, no unhealthy but I eat as a Dominican that I’m because I won’t be able to sustain eating vegetables and salad every single day for the rest of my life. The day I fail to meet my macros it’s fine, that day I don’t even look to MyFitnessPal and continue the other day, trying to do my best. I have been eating healthy and exercising for a very long time without seeing any progress, so I have to switch my plan to something else.

  • I really needed this! I am so obsessed with counting my calories to lose weight and I’m restricting so much.. It’s not making me happy it’s only making me sad and anxious and angry at myself because: “I ate to much today” or “I shouldn’t have eaten that”… I’m constantly weighing myself trying to achieve that “goal weight”, while in reality my weight is where it should be! I’m really going to try my hardest to not count my calories anymore and choose for a happy healthy relationship with my body and myself! Thank you so much this was the motivation I needed! ��✨

  • I lost 15kg these past few months, it left me with an eight pack but also an addiction to tracking macros…. after seeing this video I recalled some memories like yours of Whistler and I just deleted MyFitnessPall:)

  • Wow, it’s crazy how similar my mindset is to your former self. I have been way too focused on calorie counting and all that for too long and hope yo break free. You are so motivational. I am gradually getting more focused on just eating to eat and not obsessing; hopefully, I can soon.

  • Wow!! This is such an amazing testimony. I would have never guessed you struggled with body image but this message is so relatable for some many women who are struggling in silence.

  • I love the video! This along with Nick’s Ironman series has motivated me to focus more on eating better as a whole for heath. More variety of vegetables, fruits and lean meats but I still enjoy the occasional burger and fries, and DEFINITELY Tate’s cookies! I’ve considered juicing as well

  • Is it ok too keep counting macros and calorie intake while keeping your food whole and nutritional. And is adding in the odd cheat meal with the family at the end of the week ok.
    And I’m glad a friend introduced me too this channel. ��

  • 11:45 Kitty popping up in background! Hilarious Who can sleep with all this yelling? Another great lesson. I need to toss a lifetime of books and programs I’ve purchased looking for the magic formula (the more complicated the better!). What a waste. Finally on the right track. At least, I’m off the wrong track. Thank you coach Greg.

  • thanks, dude this video was a huge help I’m about to start counting everything I intake n this just made it super easy to understand just how to do that.

  • Coach Greg is it! He knows what he is doing. If I were not married with 3 kids I would hire him as a coach. I have been following this guy for a couple months. Lost 18 lbs & I have been a fitness buff my whole life. If you follow his eating plans to the T you will lose weight(if that is your goal)… plus I like getting yelled at as it makes my day. I will get the cookbook just to contribute back to him what he has given me. Guy is real….

  • It can become really confusing when you have medical professionals giving opposite perspectives. Doctor BOZ is promoting a animal protein keto diet and says that she helped her mom with cancer through this dieting lifestyle or through ketosis. the vegan medical professionals also have excellent points. thanks for sharing, it’s all just really confusing.

  • Screw the haters. Coach Greg is amazing. Love all the content, trust what he says. U don’t have to agree with everything, everyone has their own view points and believes, but stop being disrespectful. Cant deny his results. Try what he says, low calorie dense foods, move ur body, go harder than last time. B the best u can b. If u eat healthy and a low sugar diet, u will lose weight. No fade diets, eat what u like, just healthier options:) #fuck average # no excuses

  • I count macros because it keeps me more disciplined and accountable. A big mental hurdle for many folks that count macros is treating it like a game where you have to meet each metric perfectly every day. Total calorie count is far more important than the breakdown. I am not going to eat an extra avocado just because I didn’t meet some imaginary daily fat quota.

  • I wish he would call people idiots instead of morons, Idiot rolls off the tongue better lol

    EDIT I would also like to hear him use the F word more even if it is bleeped out, it is so entertaining when he swears and calls out people haha.

  • I wanna try Coach Greg’s brand new ” DEXASCAN-BODPOD SCAN TESTING-SCAN ELECTRICAL IMPOTENCE-WHATEVER-TESTING METHOD” because it really does seem the business.

  • Gotta love how moronic people can get when their wrong way of thinking is challenged and proven wrong. Keep up the amazing work Coach Greg.

  • I can NOT believe how dumb some people are. Coach Greg is breaking it down to the most simplistic level and you got dumbasses trying to tell him he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. MORONS

  • I watched the video and these people who left comments are morons! They should have just watched and LISTENED to the video in the first place. Hahaha

  • Do we even need to count our calories? As long as we are eating tonnes of low calories food to fill and moderate on the high calories dense food. I doubt we will exceed our calories intake. After watching your videos, I made changes in my diets simply eating a load of low calories and started measuring my body fat doing skinfold pinch test. I have seen great progress without ever counting.

  • I get just as mad with Morons… LOL… Best explanation of a Moron I’ve heard. No common sense and DO NOT completely listen and watch the entire video. I count calories and try to eat a healthy, balanced diet… but at the end of the day… Calorie Deficit is the name of the game.

  • I watched the video and these people who left comments are morons! They should have just watched and LISTENED to the video in the first place. Hahaha

  • This is great! I hate counting macros way too much work, like he said. I count calories using a food app. I started keeping track of my protein grams since I became a vegetarian but even that’s getting annoying.

  • Thanks for introducing me to Dr. Garth Davis. I was already a fan of Dr. Michael Greger and Dr. John McDougall, and it’s wonderful to discover another expert who advocates a whole-foods plant-based diet.

  • Its still amaze me just how some people don’t know about Custokebon Secrets despite the fact that a lot of people using it. Thanks to my pal who told me about it. I’ve lost lots of weight.

  • I tracked calories and macros on Greg’s diet Went from 75kg to 70kg in 2 months on 2000 cals (180 protein, 180 carbs, 40 fat). Happy at 70kg, I increased carbs, but not fat, maintained 70kg on 3000 cals for 2 months. Realised 40g fat wasn’t enough on 3000 cals for digestion. I was being a fatophobe, so I increased fat to 60g, which has improved digestion and reduced bloating. Greg is right, people like me think they know everything. I’m not counting macros any more, just counting calories and keeping an eye on my fat intake. I count calories on MFP to ensure I get enough and not too much to maintain my weight. Maybe I don’t need to. But I’m not confident about stopping. Also keeping an eye on fiber, sometimes I go way overboard on fiber.

  • Actually my first time thumbs downing a video of yours Greg. I’m still a huge fan and admire the hard sell on your cookbook. What rubbed me wrong was how you felt about fellow fans sending you pictures of themselves. Surely looking at the pics would only take just as long to respond to as anything else. I think mayyybe it be a good move on a PR level to had been more in touch with your viewers and potential future clients. You could have requested from some of them to do videos with their pics? Then it would serve you as possible source material for videos. Make them guess their fat first, tell them their obese, throw a few ideas at them, bam! Then people see the real couch Greg and may be more apt to hire you for the 1 on 1. Kind of like free consultation with a semi reality tv twist.:P gotta get more material somewhere eh?

  • Fun fact: although it is an insult in the modern age, the term “moron” was actually a scientific term used to describe someone with a low IQ.

    As were “idiot” and “imbecile.” The three terms represented three tiers of low IQ (bad, worse, and worst).

  • I tracked calories and macros on Greg’s diet Went from 75kg to 70kg in 2 months on 2000 cals (180 protein, 180 carbs, 40 fat). Happy at 70kg, I increased carbs, but not fat, maintained 70kg on 3000 cals for 2 months. Realised 40g fat wasn’t enough on 3000 cals for digestion. I was being a fatophobe, so I increased fat to 60g, which has improved digestion and reduced bloating. Greg is right, people like me think they know everything. I’m not counting macros any more, just counting calories and keeping an eye on my fat intake. I count calories on MFP to ensure I get enough and not too much to maintain my weight. Maybe I don’t need to. But I’m not confident about stopping. Also keeping an eye on fiber, sometimes I go way overboard on fiber.

  • Unfortunately a lot of people hit the gym for their appearance and not to break lifting records. A lot of people struggle with eating nutrient dense foods because they miss out on the more delicious processed foods so they use IIFYM as a gateway to get shredded whilst eating the foods they love with putting little thinking into the long term benefits of just eating better overall. Seems to me that iifym is that quick fix to getting the body they want. I use iifym but I eat a majority of nutrient dense foods and if I have extra calories to spare yeah maybe I’ll have a snack that one would be considered junk but it is what it is. Great video.

  • Past me: wow this guy is screaming and angry! it is likely that he is not rational
    Not long ago me: this guy is actually right despite the looks and appearance of his delivery. I’m watching him for true information
    Now me: I’m watching him not just for information, but also for…I don’t know. Watching his videos even without purpose

  • MADDIEEEE, THIS IS maKinG mE cRy. THaNk yOu ♡♡♡♡♡ I honestly don’t deserve this at all! It’s an honor that you agreed to let me do this!
    God bless your heart, seriously! You’re an amazing person! Thank you, friend! ♡♡

  • No offense, but what Garth Davis said about Nate Diaz was kinda bs, Nate was vegan for a while but he eats fish now and uses the raw vegan diet to cut weight. Vegan all the way though!

  • Bah! Don’t listen to anyone telling you not to count macros. People tell me it’s “obsessive” etc. I think they are just intimidated and wish that they found something that works for them ��

  • Totally agree w/the the obsession of counting calories….stressed me TF out…I don’t count anymore and have lost 20 lbs this past year, and still losing.

  • When I was in highschool I wanted to be big, now that I’m a little older I don’t care anymore… I want to be HEALTHY, I want to build enough muscle to be able to support me as I get older, but I don’t want to be BIG. I just don’t feel I need massive amounts of protein like I was told when I was in highschool… My idea is try and build as much muscles as you can naturally with whole foods, and don’t worry about taking supplements.
    Unless of course you want to be big for some reason, if it’s a goal of yours to be as big as you possibly can be then obviously your lifestyle will have to revolve around that. I personally though want to be healthier for longer, I want to be in my 50s and still capable of doing everything I do now. IMO being big and buff is actually a hindrance to that goal. I just need to be big enough, strong enough, flexible enough, I don’t need to be Arnie…

  • I really like Dr. Garth. As always he bring interesting chat to the table without trying to get fancy with confusing argument that are usually the downfall against anyone willing to look deeper into things. I eat a lot less meat then before because of the fat mainly, but I would not be able to become of vegan due to my body functions.

    1. I cant eat any nightshades aside the potatoes and tomatoes which need to be cooked to mush. If I get a nightshade into my body aside those 2, it will come out intact from 1 hole or the other staying 100% intact.(The hole depend on quantity I eat) My body simply reject the concept of digesting it. I heard the acid in the stomach to be able to melt impressive things and yet mine wont accept nightshade at all. I would not post a picture of this, but if I eat a pizza slice with like 1-2 pieces of bell pepper I wont be sick to vomit. Still, when it come out in the bathroom it look like it’s ready to be put on another slice. literally 100% INTACT! I did the test to not chew a piece and it was exactly the same! My body did not even draw it’s water content. It still amaze me. I could wash it and resell…Yuck!

    2. Im allergic to nuts. This limit me even more

    3. I eat a lot of veggies but anything aside steamed and sauter are as bland as the nutriments left in them. The problem with sauter is the oils. I always believed that anything processed is BAD. It can have some good left, but it is bad and studies are showing the same. Being processed oil or brocoli. It’s not only not as good, it transform to always have bad things in them. It’s not meant to be processed

    4. beans are mostly very bad on taste and some of them have toxins while not fermented.(Like soy beans)
    What Dr. Garth said often and in this very video is true. People focus on small part of a food and think it’s suddenly healthy because of it without considering the whole. Many beans are found to be like that. Saying that some things are acquired taste is like acquiring the taste of goat excrements. It’s possible, does not mean you should eat it. The body talk. You should listen when the body give you addiction signal and when the body says “Dont eat that!”

    5. Im not gonna take supplement to compensate for what is 100% missing. It’s processed, less quality, less absorbed by the body and overall a bad idea. Supplement are made to do exactly that! Supplement what you dont get enough of! Not what you do not get any of! If supplements were that good, a diet to become healthy would be about eating supplements alone and drinking only water until you are on the right balance.(But you would die!) While it is possible to get most essentials and possibly all with a vegetarian or vegan diet. With my food limitation it is impossible to have a complete diet. Still, it’s highly debatable as science does not really know how exactly the body work aside what seem to be more healthy. A very reason why I like Dr Garth so much since he has 100% that kind of speech. I mean, let’s face it. While many claim that meat is a complete protein, it’s a belief based on observation that seem conclusive! We are not even 100% certain of this! Science is far from there, some scientist can analyze 1 brand of tea for a lifetime and only know a few assumptions of how it really work.

    6. I do a lot of sprouts, but I need to watch it because they contain surprisingly high ratio of oil and sugar per 100g. Turns out it’s healthy with a lot of drawback because as you turn that super condensed nutrient into a full vegetable, the ratio of oil and sugar drop a lot more then the nutrients.

    7. Feeling happy is not being healthy, but being unhappy IS unhealthy. Having all the complications that I have with food, it’s not a happy lifestyle at all to be vegan or vegetarian. It sure was not either when I ate too much meat I will grant you that! But eating meat a few times a week is what changed everything and I believe that we actually need some. Inuits had some of the highest longevity until their food became americanized scraps. What do Inuits were eating? High Fat Meat in it’s natural form. In irony, it would be the closest thing to what they call a “paleo diet” of very cold climates. Using paleo as it’s actual meaning(similar to Garth), not the commercially accepted version that make no sense.

    To me, we are omnivore and while it might be more healthy to some to be vegans, vegetarians, fruitarians with some people adding pills. It just does not work for me. As someone who ate lot of meat in the past and had some extra weight, the blood test still were showing I was in perfect health with a barely above normal cholesterol and this is because I do not like 95% of processed food. To give an idea, the highest I went to was 320 pounds! Im 5’10! The doctor hurried me to a blood test and was amazed at how healthy I was for having about 110 pounds more then science says my body should have. Just a little over the cholesterol line. Moral of the story? Processed food taste bad and probably overcooked veggies as well.(I eat raw or steamed)

  • Maybe apples and oranges but aren’t cattle vegans? Look at how big bulls get on veggies. Obviously the cattle industry over feeds them because they are sold by the pound but this is all done with plant based feed and of course drugs. Just sayin plenty of protein in a plant based diet.

  • Unfortunately a lot of people hit the gym for their appearance and not to break lifting records. A lot of people struggle with eating nutrient dense foods because they miss out on the more delicious processed foods so they use IIFYM as a gateway to get shredded whilst eating the foods they love with putting little thinking into the long term benefits of just eating better overall. Seems to me that iifym is that quick fix to getting the body they want. I use iifym but I eat a majority of nutrient dense foods and if I have extra calories to spare yeah maybe I’ll have a snack that one would be considered junk but it is what it is. Great video.

  • Dude this is so f**** beautiful I mean it’s at everything I’ve been learning and thinking and feeling and needing to here and share all wrapped into one powerful short video! Thank you so much for doing this man you guys both freaking Rock!!!!

  • I love Dr. Darth Gavis attitude towards fruit, counting calories, looking at diet holistically and more aspects that were mentioned. Makes me believe that there are actually doctors out there who have the knowledge how to live, who understand that almost all of our diseases are lifestyle-related. We need more people like that.

  • I am 23 years old, didn’t feel great eating double cheeseburgers so I changed my diet…..now I feel great. That’s where people get tricked. They start changing things when they get problems and sometimes bad habits are so strong that change is extremely difficult for them. That’s why educating young people is so important. They are typically way more flexible (mentally)

  • Dude this is so f**** beautiful I mean it’s at everything I’ve been learning and thinking and feeling and needing to here and share all wrapped into one powerful short video! Thank you so much for doing this man you guys both freaking Rock!!!!

  • Thank you for this ❤️ I started working on myself last week when I officially deleted my MFP account + app. It’s hard and stressful but we can do this! ���� #Balance

  • Hi there! I have really appreciated watching your channel with all the healthy info that keeps reinforcing what I’v learned to be true about a plant based lifestyle. I do have some questions for you for my husband; would this be the place to ask them or is there somewhere else you could direct me to where you deal with those things?

  • Adverse Reactions to Ketogenic Diets: Caution Advised ;
    Gastrointestinal disturbances (diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, constipation, GER)
    Inflammation risk
    Thinning hair/hair loss
    Kidney stones
    Muscle cramps or weakness
    Hypoglycemia
    Low platelet count
    Impaired concentration/cognition
    Impaired mood
    Renal tubular acidosis
    Nutrient deficiency
    Disordered mineral metabolism
    Poor growth in children
    Skeletal fracture
    Osteopenia/osteoporosis
    Increased bruising
    Sepsis, infection, bacteria overgrowth
    Pneumonia
    Acute pancreatitis
    Long QT intervals
    Cardiomyopathy
    Shift towards atherogenic lipid profiles (including hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia)
    Heart arrhythmia
    Myocardial infarction,
    Menstrual irregularities and amenorrhea
    Death

    That’s a long list. A long list of not-good things. And did you can’t that last one? Five scientific papers have reported deaths as an adverse effect from long-term ketogenic diets (here’s the citations: Stewart, et al., 2001, Kang, et al., 2004, Kang, et al., 2005, Bank, et al., 2008, Suo, et al., 2013
    go to ;
    https://www.thepaleomom.com/adverse-reactions-to-ketogenic-diets-caution-advised/

  • Thanks for introducing me to Dr. Garth Davis. I was already a fan of Dr. Michael Greger and Dr. John McDougall, and it’s wonderful to discover another expert who advocates a whole-foods plant-based diet.

  • My exboyfriend played Hockey and was in great shape for his age (40’s) but he had a shitty diet (mostly McDonald’s, Friday’s, Buffalo Wild Wings). His body did look awesome but he was always feeling like something was off in his system.

  • I’d say I loosely adhere to the IIFYM principles and it’s been doing me well for a couple of years. That is, I track calories but leave a little room for something enjoyable almost every day. But I don’t think it means to eating a bowl of M&M’s or gorging on sugar. There’s a whole spectrum of behavior IIFYM can apply to and I think using the basic idea of it responsibly can help keep eating a diet of broccoli, cod and chicken more sustainable. And what’s wrong with yogurt? There’s lots of junky yogurt on the shelf, but greek yogurt has a gram of protein per every 10 calories.

  • Thank you for sharing your videos. they are very interesting. They make me feel proud to follow a vegan diet.There’s just something that makes me a bit of confusion in some vegan dieters who are the fruit smoothies. One or two green leaves and then a lot of fruit. Be healthy?
    I am also a peanut butter lover, I wish not to be lol……. but I was relieved to know. in one of your interviews that do not do much harm to health.Sorry an error of English, translator helps. thank´s from Portugal

  • I found that corn and green peas are high in lysine and if you mix them with whole potatoes(white or sweet) you make a starched hearty post workout meal.

  • Dr. Davis is awesome! I wish more medical professionals would embrace the plant-based lifestyle and recommend it to their patients. Baby steps, I guess.

  • NextLevelDiet website makes it simple. Select food you like and they give you PERSONALIZED meal plan with tips, TRAINING PLAN and healthy recipes.

  • I’m fed up with macro counting too and I’m so glad I don’t have to do it anymore. I used to carb cycle. What a joke. I can’t have fat with my carbs? Screw that. Calories in, calories out for life. Thanks, Greg ����

  • Dr. Davis said that the body only uses protein as energy in starvation or extreme calorie deficits. Why then do we count proteins as calories when we are near our calorie equilibrium for the day? This is a good question for the plant strong fitness group as well.

  • I found that corn and green peas are high in lysine and if you mix them with whole potatoes(white or sweet) you make a starched hearty post workout meal.

  • So great to see Dr Garth Davis on your channel! I actually found your channel through his Facebook page when he posted about you! Love these interviews your doing:)

  • I am an active competitive trail runner and switched to a plant bases diet 6 months ago. My recovery and performance have benefited greatly due to the plant based diet. Never going back to meat or dairy. Love the interview!

  • Great interview, perhaps better than the first. I really enjoy being a vegan but got whatever reason I find it difficult to get everything enumerated in the video in my diet. For example, I literally go days without eating beans & I love them. I just don’t find a way to fit them in. Anyway, thanks for another inspirational vid.

  • I want to go plant based but a lot of plant based foods give me migraines. Soy, any beans, high fructose fruit, wheat. It’s hard because I do see how studies show meat can cause colon cancer for an example. I understand we don’t need that much protein but when you take out soy and legumes, wheat and some nuts… It makes hard to make plant based “protein” choices. Any suggestions?

  • No question a vegan/vegetarian diet can prevent or reverse disease, but the longest living populations in the world are not, and have never been, exclusively vegan or vegetarian. There is tons of data and studies proving that humans who consume a strict Mediterranean diet live longer than those who adopt a vegan or vegetarian diet (research the Blue Zones) The problem isn’t animal products. It’s the quality and quantity of animal product consumption. The obesity in this country is staggering. Too much animal and processed food consumption. Just walk in a nonHealth food store and look at what people are buying to eat.

    Personally, I eat about an 80% vegan diet, with minimal organic, free range turkey (no beef, chicken or pork) and eggs, and wild cold water fish such as Alaskan salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel (nothing from the Pacific ocean unless you want some Fukashima radiation in your fish). Also, a lot of superfood smoothies, organic produce, minimal grains, and LOTS of filtered clean water.

  • Wow, I love these interviews Jeff! Going to read Proteinaholic now too. Do you upload these as a podcast? If not do you have any plans to? I’d love to be able to listen to these while I’m on the go. ☺ -Darren.

  • I heard some guy lost 12kg in just one month by following diet plan from NextLevelDiet, so I tried that too. Although I didn’t lose that much, I could say this thing really works and it’s definitely worth trying

  • Do interviews with John McDougall, Dean Ornish, Caldwell Esselstyn, Michael Klaper, Neal Barnard, Joel Fuhrman, Matt Lederman these are all VEGAN doctors and list goes on!

  • Awesome interview! I enjoyed this one even more than the first one with Dr. Davis. I’m in the middle of reading his book “Proteinaholic” right now, great read! Keep up the great work Jeff!

  • Thank you again to Ci’iara for making that animation and being so kind and generous! I never thought I would be a youtuber who would ever have an animation done for myself!
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wISipdViG9o&feature=youtu.be

    Also hope you guys had a nice holiday. What did yall get?

  • Cutting chicken on a wooden cutting board contaminates later foods and helps to trap in bacteria and moisture that could lead to salmonella. Think of how a branch gets wet and later feels moist. Just a tip to try cutting on a plastic one or maybe your countertop and later disinfecting. ����

  • Why would I create a diet plan myself when there are people who certainly do that better then me? Visit NextLevelDiet and get your personalized meal plan.

  • The girl at 4:00 constantly sounds out of breath and like she has to REALLY think out every single sentence like she’s trying to act dumb……. is she ok

  • Mukbangs aren’t something I look for or watch regularly, but damn, that Steven guy is just repulsive. The noises, appalling table manners and the way he stuffs his face is just disgusting.

  • I still think most people aren’t taking enough protein. I belong to middle class family and none among my family and close friends eat more than 40g protein on avg. I was same before I started lifting weights.

  • Wait am I the only one who thinks that the girl in 5:01 exactly looks like selena gomez??? Like wtfff sis i’m shooook, the nose is the same n the eyes too like sel is it you in 30 years?

  • Coach Greg is it! He knows what he is doing. If I were not married with 3 kids I would hire him as a coach. I have been following this guy for a couple months. Lost 18 lbs & I have been a fitness buff my whole life. If you follow his eating plans to the T you will lose weight(if that is your goal)… plus I like getting yelled at as it makes my day. I will get the cookbook just to contribute back to him what he has given me. Guy is real….

  • Actually my first time thumbs downing a video of yours Greg. I’m still a huge fan and admire the hard sell on your cookbook. What rubbed me wrong was how you felt about fellow fans sending you pictures of themselves. Surely looking at the pics would only take just as long to respond to as anything else. I think mayyybe it be a good move on a PR level to had been more in touch with your viewers and potential future clients. You could have requested from some of them to do videos with their pics? Then it would serve you as possible source material for videos. Make them guess their fat first, tell them their obese, throw a few ideas at them, bam! Then people see the real couch Greg and may be more apt to hire you for the 1 on 1. Kind of like free consultation with a semi reality tv twist.:P gotta get more material somewhere eh?

  • “Prioritise nutrient dense foods” Could not agree more!
    That’s the problem with a lot of people who are new to IIFYM and follow what they see on certain instagram profiles rather than doing some deep research themselves and end up eating junk food mostly along with a protein shake to get their macros.

    Personally, my main 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) are lean af Always lean meat, complex carbs and veges.
    My 2 inbetween snacks are also usually lean but I only add something more calorific in order to reach my calorie and fat goals as I always struggle to meet these through lean eating.

  • I count macros because it keeps me more disciplined and accountable. A big mental hurdle for many folks that count macros is treating it like a game where you have to meet each metric perfectly every day. Total calorie count is far more important than the breakdown. I am not going to eat an extra avocado just because I didn’t meet some imaginary daily fat quota.

  • I wish he would call people idiots instead of morons, Idiot rolls off the tongue better lol

    EDIT I would also like to hear him use the F word more even if it is bleeped out, it is so entertaining when he swears and calls out people haha.

  • I wanna try Coach Greg’s brand new ” DEXASCAN-BODPOD SCAN TESTING-SCAN ELECTRICAL IMPOTENCE-WHATEVER-TESTING METHOD” because it really does seem the business.

  • Gotta love how moronic people can get when their wrong way of thinking is challenged and proven wrong. Keep up the amazing work Coach Greg.

  • I can NOT believe how dumb some people are. Coach Greg is breaking it down to the most simplistic level and you got dumbasses trying to tell him he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. MORONS

  • Protein recommendations were originally 1-2g per kg according to the literature. Over 2g per kg and there is an increased risk of kidney stones.

  • Do we even need to count our calories? As long as we are eating tonnes of low calories food to fill and moderate on the high calories dense food. I doubt we will exceed our calories intake. After watching your videos, I made changes in my diets simply eating a load of low calories and started measuring my body fat doing skinfold pinch test. I have seen great progress without ever counting.

  • I get just as mad with Morons… LOL… Best explanation of a Moron I’ve heard. No common sense and DO NOT completely listen and watch the entire video. I count calories and try to eat a healthy, balanced diet… but at the end of the day… Calorie Deficit is the name of the game.

  • This was very interesting, and Dr. Davis is an engaging subject for an interview. The user reviews of his book at Amazon are predictably meater troll infested, though the balance of reviews are complimentary. So, good for Dr. Davis and I hope his ideas go far! Thanks for posting: )

  • It can become really confusing when you have medical professionals giving opposite perspectives. Doctor BOZ is promoting a animal protein keto diet and says that she helped her mom with cancer through this dieting lifestyle or through ketosis. the vegan medical professionals also have excellent points. thanks for sharing, it’s all just really confusing.

  • This is great! I hate counting macros way too much work, like he said. I count calories using a food app. I started keeping track of my protein grams since I became a vegetarian but even that’s getting annoying.

  • Macros matter for athletic performance, it’s hard to feel good while training if you don’t get enough carbohydrates, and you protein to gain muscle. I guess fat and carbohydrates don’t really matter for fat loss but for any strenuous athletic activity that you do regularly you are going to want some carbs. The only exception might be an endurance athlete.

  • Not only I lost fat and gained muscle, but I feel more energized and productive throughout the day. My sleep has also improved drastically. Website called NextLevelDiet really changed my life for the better.

  • I guess this really hits home for me at the end when you talked about the little moments that count like the birthday parties or eating cake batter with your husband. I’m excited for your book!

  • I still think most people aren’t taking enough protein. I belong to middle class family and none among my family and close friends eat more than 40g protein on avg. I was same before I started lifting weights.

  • Fun fact: although it is an insult in the modern age, the term “moron” was actually a scientific term used to describe someone with a low IQ.

    As were “idiot” and “imbecile.” The three terms represented three tiers of low IQ (bad, worse, and worst).

  • 11:45 Kitty popping up in background! Hilarious Who can sleep with all this yelling? Another great lesson. I need to toss a lifetime of books and programs I’ve purchased looking for the magic formula (the more complicated the better!). What a waste. Finally on the right track. At least, I’m off the wrong track. Thank you coach Greg.

  • I’m fed up with macro counting too and I’m so glad I don’t have to do it anymore. I used to carb cycle. What a joke. I can’t have fat with my carbs? Screw that. Calories in, calories out for life. Thanks, Greg ����

  • Past me: wow this guy is screaming and angry! it is likely that he is not rational
    Not long ago me: this guy is actually right despite the looks and appearance of his delivery. I’m watching him for true information
    Now me: I’m watching him not just for information, but also for…I don’t know. Watching his videos even without purpose

  • God’s Free Health Care Plan!!!

    Genesis 1:29

    And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

  • Fage 0% fat plain Greek yogurt is an amazing substitute for sour cream!! Seriously tastes amazing on tacos and quesadillas. And also has a ton of protein!

  • These guys act like you’re immature and fat if you enjoy ice cream or snacks here and there..oh my god crucify me we ARE HUMAN….and I don’t think it’s fair to assume that people only count macros so they can fit in junk. I count mine and I eat clean 95% of the time. This video was EXTREMELY one sided and BIAS AS HELL.

  • Just visit website Next Level Diet and get personalized Diet and Training plan with amazing tips. I lost 15kg in two months. Finally, I have a six pack.

  • Why would I create a diet plan myself when there are people who certainly do that better then me? Visit NextLevelDiet and get your personalized meal plan.

  • My exboyfriend played Hockey and was in great shape for his age (40’s) but he had a shitty diet (mostly McDonald’s, Friday’s, Buffalo Wild Wings). His body did look awesome but he was always feeling like something was off in his system.

  • From what I’ve observed many of the natural bodybuilders who push IIFYM look fat when not getting ready for their show. They’ll diet for more than 20 weeks messes up their hormonal health (yet they’ll rant against the folks ruining their hormonal health on roid). IIFYM is a joke. If you dont like to eat healthy foods then you’re no bodybuilder; your just someone who just lifts and/or competes.
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and good protein sources are the way to go!

  • Bros don’t want to hear this but processed foods are actually crap for you, no other country eats them to the extent that Americans consume them on a daily basis & unsurprisingly we’re one of the unhealthiest countries in the world. Just try to eat more whole, minimally processed foods mostly plant based (veggies & fruits) with moderate lean, grass fed meats/poultry & wild seafood. Processed foods from time to time are okay but some of you IIFYMers eat them in every meal without realizing

  • Bodybuilding is a lifestyle just like anything else. The question is. What exactly do you want to look like? Obviously if you are taking it serious. It is because you want to look better and there is nothing wrong with that as long as you are happy.

  • “Prioritise nutrient dense foods” Could not agree more!
    That’s the problem with a lot of people who are new to IIFYM and follow what they see on certain instagram profiles rather than doing some deep research themselves and end up eating junk food mostly along with a protein shake to get their macros.

    Personally, my main 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) are lean af Always lean meat, complex carbs and veges.
    My 2 inbetween snacks are also usually lean but I only add something more calorific in order to reach my calorie and fat goals as I always struggle to meet these through lean eating.

  • Macros isn’t about eating a ton of shitty �� food. It’s about having some balance in a pretty much structured meal plan. Ground turkey vs. ground beef one day if you are super over ground turkey or oatmeal and berries or protein pancakes. No one on macros just eats poptarts all day.

  • The interviews on this channel are stellar but some times I think you’re just trying to go against the grain for the sake of attention.

  • Thank you. IIFYM does leave most of their followers looking unhealthy. They do disappear because of their ‘relationship’ with food. What a joke. Get out of yourself and build a relationship with people, not food.
    Many of the gurus who advocate IIFYM for natural bodybuilding look unhealthy (fat).

  • I realized it’s Peak Week that fucked me up. My last prep I decided not to do the show about three weeks out. My focus switched to health and sustainability. I’m so glad I didn’t do that show. I’m happy and healthy including mentally healthy.

  • Thank you for this. It is true people don’t talk about the negative effects of macro tracking. I followed this eating principle and yes I was in the best shape of my life but it started to affect me mentally because like you guys mentioned, it became and obsession. Everything needed to be weighted and tracked, each ingredient and I would feel very anxious and worry eating something hard to track. I guess it all depends on your personally, for me it didn’t work long term but I think it does for others

  • Thank goodness someone speaking some sense about this issue.
    Iv seen recently a few vloggers on YouTube use these diets and are definitely not eating nutritionally yet they seem to be within their calorie goal etc. They don’t seem to be losing the weight either which reaffirms to me that not all calories are equal. If you eat shit your going to feel shit and not lose the weight but if you eat well then you stand a better chance. Thanks again.

  • IIFYM claims to help lose body weight…… IT DOES!! And just losing weight has so many health benefits! For example a nutrition professor ate nothing but sweets and called it the Twinkie diet but stayed in a caloric deficit and lost 20 pounds plus his bad cholesterol went down good cholesterol went up blood pressure went down to healthy level and his iron and calcium levels return to the healthy marks! All in all being in a appropriate weight category for your height age should be the main and first push to be “healthy” and IIFYM is in my opinion the best way to do it!!!

  • It’s hilarious how upset this video makes people. They’re literally just saying there are ramifications of eating highly processed junk food and justifying it because it “fits your macros.” I track my macros but also prioritize my health through whole natural food. Obviously if you’re counting your macros, you should be tracking your micronutrients, fiber, and vitamins as well as tons of other factors.

  • Next Level Diet* really took my diet to the next level. Not only diet, but life. I can see improvements in many aspects of my life. Guys, you rock! #*Next Level Diet

  • you guys talk like… donuts… pop tarts…. what do you think happens after you eat this crap… you got no fats left and need a ton of protein, hence youre eating chicken for the rest of the day etc.

    after a day eating shit like that (pop tarts) you realize its not worth eating it and you adjust from pop tarts to healthier, satisfying options. nobody just eats pop tarts everyday… common guys…

  • I LOST 40lbs!!! You ask how? I visited website called *Next Level Diet*. I selected only food I like and they provided me with DIET MEAL PLAN, TRAINING PLAN, FITNESS TIPS and HEALTHY RECIPES.

  • why you bashing on college kids, who are getting an education and actual career unlike yall who live off of online personal training and arent even well known, lmfao

  • Awesome conversation!!! Super simple terms and very informative!!!
    As a triathlete, I have switched to a vegan diet since a year ago, but I have so so much trouble digesting legumes (even if soaked, sprouted and properly cooked) that it´s no fun!! Also, wanted to know your thoughts on food combining!!! Thank you so much for your amazing vibe and such positive inspiration:)

  • Renaissance Periodization has been fantastic for my nutrition. It’s like counting macros but it’s so much easier with the template foods already selected! I add in a “cheat meal”on the weekends and never stress about attending weddings, social events or business functions.

    Never STRESS over food and dieting. Make it work for you. Don’t let the diet “run” and prioritize your life.

  • Tracking my macros and being at a 500 calorie deficit I’m actually eating way more calories and more healthy foods I still make sure to look at my sugar and sodium as well! I think it can really help with weight loss!

  • Clickbait title is dangerous. IIFYM is probably one of the best ways to lose weight in a healthy manner, especially if you want to lose fat and retain muscle. You guys are making it seem like EVERYONE who follows IIFYM just eats donuts and pizza. I follow IIFYM and haven’t had a donut or really anything of the sort in weeks or months. IIFYM is just a way to allow you that flexibility when you want or need it. Just because some IG fitness models who are probably on something anyways post about their pizza and ice cream may be fucking up their health (it’s probably more what they’re running than what they’re eating tbh) doesn’t mean us average Joes doing it are fucking up our health. Some “experts” you guys are.

  • Yeah this is stupid… just about everything they talked about doesn’t define IIFYM or flexible dieting in any shapes or form, what iifym basically means is to create a balance of macros so you try and eat 80% healthy and let the other 20% of your total calories come from whatever foods you want

  • Thank you for all the good information. But i have to say there is a paradox, why seeking the truth and at the say time saying Doug Miller is natty… seriously…

  • I mean, I get what you’re saying, there’s a negative hype around iifym, but the true iifym community doesn’t imply a sugar-based, or cheat diet mentality. It’s just about not needing to argue every single individual food on forums: “bro, iifym then eat it and get swole, bro!” If people don’t want to do their research on their own nutrition, then let them eat the poptarts and figure it out the hard way. Their ignorance doesn’t translate to a specific way of eating as being “bad”.

  • Nobody I know doing IIFYM ignores fiber, and even the ones that are ignoring fiber are still eating better than most of America. So please stop trying to scare people away from this.

  • I do kinda get the message of this video but people who have kids and stuff cant always stick to the perfect world “bro diets” so IIFYM is a realistic option for those who want to be in shape but need to have flex to whip up those quick not so great meals to get the family fed

  • Dr. Davis seems like a cool, sincere guy but one thing I think he dismisses or omit whenever he refers to his Ghanan patient is she probably didn’t sit in her @ss while she was in Ghana either. Think maybe that has a bit to do with the weight loss she experienced given that weight loss is literally as simple as calories in vs out? The SAD is usually accompanied by a lack of overall activity/exercise. The same goes for his meat-eating patients. Eating more fruits and veggies would benefit everyone but feel like such points are a bit disingenuous.

  • I agree I do iifym I make sure I eat clean most of the time but I do like to have the option of eating something bad without it making a huge difference in my appearance is it the healthiest way to go about things? Probably not….but I’m not gonna lie I’m 22 and vain af so I’mma keep it up

  • So it’s just all about moderation. IIFYM does work, and yes you can have the occasional slice of cake or pie, but you can’t eat just that. You gotta eat like 80% clean. That’s my philosophy at least. You don’t have to be scared of indulging in something tasty every once in a while. Especially if you’re just a normal person, not an athlete or competitor or anything.

  • why you bashing on college kids, who are getting an education and actual career unlike yall who live off of online personal training and arent even well known, lmfao

  • Thank you for the awesome videos. Very good inspiration for us younger men who don’t buy into the religion of consuming meat. I think for young men in general we are constantly barraged with many unrealistic body images and ideals that look to promote the appearance of health, yet not truly healthy in either mind or body.

    Im getting ready to be 25 and constantly tweak and refine what meals work best for me. Ive never been this self confident, clear and focused even when I competed year round for 10 years in swimming, cross country and weight lifting. Keep up the great work. Thank you!

  • Once again, Mindpump dogmatically labeling and broad-stroking. I macro count “IIFYM” and my diet is mainly composed of whole foods i.e. “bro foods”. I have an occasional “pleasure treat” if I desire. In fact, I need to actively track fiber to keep it LESS than 70g per day (at 3400 kcal) or I constipate and bloat. You display incredible ignorance by broad-brushing everyone based on their eating modality. Much the same that any hate group does. Educate yourself. Many of us in the IIFYM community are very heavily evidence based (you know, science). It is foolish to base all of your “knowledge” regarding IIFYM on social media posts. Who actually believes what they see on social media is true???? Only people who do not care about health, or the uneducated use IIFYM to focus on poptarts/junk foods.
    SincerelyHealthy and Jacked at 50, eating a lot, and macro counting.

  • Next Level Diet* really took my diet to the next level. Not only diet, but life. I can see improvements in many aspects of my life. Guys, you rock! #*Next Level Diet

  • Thank you for all the good information. But i have to say there is a paradox, why seeking the truth and at the say time saying Doug Miller is natty… seriously…

  • THANK you for this interview! I have had friends try to get me to go Paleo! I think it’s a fad so now I have science to back me up! Just switched to a non-processed food, mostly plant based diet.

  • Processed foods for the most part do not suppress the hunger hormone
    Ghrelin and to compound the problem they activate the nucleus accumben, the reward center of
    the brain. It’s s vicious cycle that leaves you feeling and looking horrible. When you eat a muffin
    or a donut for breakfast it will taste so good and may seem satisfying but in reality your body will
    start to crave more food because the fructose in the muffin will excite your brain leaving you
    craving for more food. The worst part is your body does not feel good because it is not getting
    the macro and micro nutrients it needs, so in the long run you really don’t feel satisfied and the only way to
    feel good again is to eat more unhealthy food giving you a temporary fix. This cycle is similar to
    the way a drug addict reacts to drugs.

  • half the Bay area is going to loose their shit when they see this video! loved it! can’t wait to get on my macros and start my maps anabolic as well… literally this is what i needed to hear because i was about to do iifym but now I know better to remain on my meal preps…

  • I think lots of people are missing the point of the video. They aren’t saying you can NEVER enjoy a single processed food ever again. They are saying that you should make fitting foods into your macros your main focus of life. I also think they don’t want people to fall into the vicious circle of becoming food obsessed which ABSOLUTELY DOES HAPPEN.

  • everday people dies because of eating disorders. Calorie counting is one of the biggest trigger. I love you so much but supporting a app that being a reason for a mental illness is so wrong. I was never expect something like this from you. You make us disappointed:(

  • This is my first time watching a video about calculating macros and I couldn’t be more content, it’s really basic and easy to follow. Thanks.

  • Calculating calorie needs is different per person. To lose weight I went to work and worked out twice a day two hours each time. I was taking in 1800 calories per day and burning around 2800. One-thousand calorie deficit shaved weight off of my body but once I put my calorie intake up to 2200, I started to even out even though I was still burning 2800. It’s based on metabolism and sometimes it take a lot longer to make your body understand oh wow this dude is going hard we need to speed up. It’s taken over 2 months for my metabolism to catch up. It’s been a year and a half now and I’m down 75lbs with an added 15lbs of muscle. Figure out what YOU need to do this is not for everyone.

  • I’m really interested in how can I add my meals nutrition as I make my own spaghetti sauce with veggies & don’t know how to add it all to get a certain amount of protein, fats & such.

  • Yeah this is stupid… just about everything they talked about doesn’t define IIFYM or flexible dieting in any shapes or form, what iifym basically means is to create a balance of macros so you try and eat 80% healthy and let the other 20% of your total calories come from whatever foods you want

  • I remember I had friends that payed a trainer over $600 for nutritional advice and he put them on IIFYM, then they were eating poutines and fast food cause it fit their macros. Needless to say it didnt work and they gained weight. That being said these guys do make a great point. Also note they say it can lead to a bad relationship with food, not that it always will.

  • So I weight 260 lbs and if it’s 15 calories pero 1 lb of body weight then my calorie maintenance is 3900 calories. So if I eat only 2000 calories a day I’ll have a caloric deficit of 1900 calories x 7 days (1 week) That would be 13,300 in 7 days and Divided in 3500 calories on each lb of body weight then I’ll drop 3.8 lbs a week? That’s good! I can live on 2000 calories easy! Ok, I stopped at 6:36 min. Let me keep going NOW to understand how to count macros and how to divide 2000 calories of the 3 Carbs, protein and fats into my day. IM EXITED!!!! ��

  • Now I’m feeling strong because I got 3kg of lean muscle in 1 month. I only visited website called Next Level Diet and they provided me with diet plan, training plan with amazing tips. Believe me!!! #*Next Level Diet*

  • Boomer? You’re in your early 40’s for Christ’s sake. You’re Gen X, same as me. You’re only a few years away from having been a millennial. Greg, when I first stumbled across your content I was turned off by the angry tone, but the info was solid. You officially have my blessing to call all of these morons out for being morons, doc.

  • .3 is a decimal for 30%.
    30% of your 2500 calories will be fat.
    .3 × 2500 = 750 calories.
    9 grams of fat per calorie.
    Divide. 750 / 9 = 83 grams.
    83 grams of fat per day.

  • im a lil slow after you got 1340 where did 1160 come from? trying to calculate my macros ive never done it before and its so confusing ����

  • Excellent point, just because you’re macros allow you to eat a donut every day or whatever other treat you choose, does not mean you should. I tried being more flexible with my diet and not only did i gain more fat but i quickly realized that giving yourself permission to eat anything you want as long as you stay within your calories screws up your relationship with food way more than eating clean. There is a reason why the good things in life take effort and sacrifise and following iifym takes that sacrifise away in favor for daily indulgences, small as they may be which in turn teaches you nothing about restraint. There are good and bad foods as much as people want to demonize that concept. People just want to rationalize and justify a reason for eating them so suddenly its cool to think of all food as energy and not good or bad. In the end i believe a healthy lifestyle is not about short cuts and it never has been.

  • Excellent point, just because you’re macros allow you to eat a donut every day or whatever other treat you choose, does not mean you should. I tried being more flexible with my diet and not only did i gain more fat but i quickly realized that giving yourself permission to eat anything you want as long as you stay within your calories screws up your relationship with food way more than eating clean. There is a reason why the good things in life take effort and sacrifise and following iifym takes that sacrifise away in favor for daily indulgences, small as they may be which in turn teaches you nothing about restraint. There are good and bad foods as much as people want to demonize that concept. People just want to rationalize and justify a reason for eating them so suddenly its cool to think of all food as energy and not good or bad. In the end i believe a healthy lifestyle is not about short cuts and it never has been.

  • I heard some guy lost 12kg in just one month by following diet plan from *Next Level Diet*, so I tried that too. Although I didn’t lose that much, I could say this thing really works and it’s definitely worth trying

  • Next Level Diet really took my diet to the next level. Not only diet, but life. I can see improvements in many aspects of my life. Guys, you rock! #*Next Level Diet*

  • Hi there! I have really appreciated watching your channel with all the healthy info that keeps reinforcing what I’v learned to be true about a plant based lifestyle. I do have some questions for you for my husband; would this be the place to ask them or is there somewhere else you could direct me to where you deal with those things?

  • I use “Lose It”, which is a calorie tracker. I’m a free member, so I haven’t subscribed to the app, but I love the amount of functions it has as a free member. It has this pie chart, which shows macronutrients, but as much as I want to… I don’t really understand it. Some people talk about macros and calories as if tracking them both are two different concepts, which I’m sure it is, however I’m just not entirely sure what that means. I hope watching this, helps ������

  • Why is stomach fat so hard to lose when your over 55? I will be 58 soon and I have been packing on the pounds. Right now I’m following keto diet and have lost 17 pounds.

  • So if I want to lose 2 pounds a week, can I subtract 1000 calories from the metabolic calories? Then do the same math based off of those calories?

  • I don’t know, man. Even using.5 for the fat, that means I should be eating 115.4 carbs per day (I’m currently 181.5). Seems like a lot to me.

  • Thank you Brendan. You are a genius of a teacher.
    I was blessed enough for this to be only the 2nd video that I watched on macro counting, now I’m eager to change my diet to feel and look better. ��

  • Thank you for this explanation, you were clear and straight to the point, I didn’t under stand any of this till I watched your vid thanks alot

  • Boomer? You’re in your early 40’s for Christ’s sake. You’re Gen X, same as me. You’re only a few years away from having been a millennial. Greg, when I first stumbled across your content I was turned off by the angry tone, but the info was solid. You officially have my blessing to call all of these morons out for being morons, doc.

  • Even if you want to build muscle, you have to get down to the basic shape you want right? Say, I am a skinny fat guy, wouldn’t I want to lose that belly fat before working on gaining muscle?

  • Excellent! Loving the videos. Look into using smzeus. c o m!! I’ve been using it to help grow my Instagram, you could use it to promote your channel!!

  • Renaissance Periodization has been fantastic for my nutrition. It’s like counting macros but it’s so much easier with the template foods already selected! I add in a “cheat meal”on the weekends and never stress about attending weddings, social events or business functions.

    Never STRESS over food and dieting. Make it work for you. Don’t let the diet “run” and prioritize your life.

  • I’m supposed to eat 260g protein 78g fat 72g carbs. How the fuck do you eat 260g protein? I already kill myself eating 144g protein

  • So much yes to this video!! I can totally relate as I’ve gone back and forth between tracking macros and eating intuitively since freshman year of high school. I CANNOT wait for your book ����

  • Omg you just made that so easy I know there’s a lot more to it but fuck ever one tells it’s like is super hard thank you �� so much I just needed the Bones of it

  • Wow, really great video. very precise and well explained. i just started working to officailize my coaching business but have never done macros. I’m excited to help my clients get even better results. thank you. btw I’m @kingswolife on instagram. hit me up if you want to get you’r physique and life to the next level.

  • I can see that I’m going to have to watch this several times to get it all to soak in. Because I have ADD, I kept drifting in and out of your lecture and then you started on the math and because I missed most of the first, I was sitting here like BUHHHHHHH. Anyway bud, thanks for making this video, I really want to get into keeping track of this stuff.

  • Hi Brendan, thanks for this video, very helpful! I was wondering though, how do I determine how much fat I should eat in a day? I know you said to choose between 0.2 0.5, but how do I know what number is right for me? I’m having a hard time figuring out how to balance the fat and carb part of my macros.

    I’m 25 almost, 122 lbs, and 5″2′. Based on your numbers here, I could only eat 1330 calories a day, with only 122g of protein (which is equal to about one piece of chicken breast a day) but I can’t help but feel like it’s not enough? I just worry that it’ll feel like starvation.

  • So after watching, I still had a couple of questions. Can you help me please? Going off of Henry’s Macros…you said he was at 60 grams of Fat, 60 grams of protein & 290 grams of carbs. Is that correct? 290 grams of carbs seems like a lot. And if so, is that what Henry would eat at every meal or is that his total intake for the day? Also, is he to burn 500 cals a day as well?

  • I did tag you. Posted your book on my Instagram and you never responded…..BTW. great interview…Thx
    Whole plant based foods on Instagram = mikewakethefoodup

  • I cannot get enough of your interviews on a variety of podcasts Dr B! You are everywhere lately ��❤️���� I am (not so) patiently waiting for your new book to arrive!! Cannot wait to read it �� You are a wealth of nutritional/gut information ❤️���� ps…I shared this on FB already ����

  • Good info. I have bought the book, just a shame about the throw away insult to an entire nation. Didn’t we bring oats to the world?