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The Top Videos About Calories

“Calories in, calories out” – do we really get fat because we eat too many calories? Is it useful to count them? And if it’s not very useful to care about calories, then what exactly determines weight gain?

Here are our top videos about calories, with the answers to those questions and more.

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The Common Currency in Our Bodies Is Not Calories – Guess What It Is?

Currency (money) is useful because it represents mutually agreed upon means of measurement and exchange. That is, if we all accept American dollars as our currency of exchange, then items as disparate as a bus or an onion can be all measured in the same units.

The bus is expensive and costs more dollars and the onion is cheaper and costs fewer dollars. But everything is measured in dollars and both parties accept dollars as the currency of exchange.

If one party decides to deal in dollars and the other accepts sea shells (as used historically in some primitive cultures) or salt, then it is impossible to deal. There is no common currency. The buyer wants to use dollars and the seller wants sea shells. No deal.

Both parties need to agree on how to trade. That is the value of a common currency, whether it is dollars, sea shells, Bitcoins or gold. There is only power as long as the two parties agree.

It is just like a common language. English is particularly useful because many people speak it. Therefore, in the United States, it is very likely that you can speak English and somebody understands you. In China, Mandarin is more useful than English, again because both people are able to speak it.

BobMicrosoft dominated the software wars because it was the most popular, which automatically made it the most useful. It sure wasn’t the blue screen of death, or Microsoft Bob that made it useful. Man, I hated that stupid paperclip. Made me want to poke my own eyes out. But Microsoft was the common standard, which made it useful.

The common currency of weight gain

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What to Do Instead of Counting Calories?


4.8 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star4%3 star1%2 star1%1 star2%68 ratings3,064 viewsMost people know that counting calories doesn’t really work. But what should you do instead then, to lose weight?

Jason Fung explains it in a simple way in this interview from the Low Carb Vail conference 2016, giving you useful tips to start implementing right away.

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What to Do Instead of Counting Calories? – Dr. Jason Fung

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New Study: Even a Liberal 130 g/Day Low-Carb Diet Beats Calorie Restriction For Type 2 Diabetes

Even a very “liberal” low-carb diet with 130 grams of carbs per day still beats a calorie restricted diet for controlling blood glucose in type 2 diabetes. This according to a new study.

Clinical Nutrition Journal: A Randomized Controlled Trial of 130 G/Day Low-Carbohydrate Diet in Type 2 Diabetes with Poor Glycemic Control

The low-carb diet in the study, where the carb count didn’t even get close to a strict low-carb regimen, still lowered both HbA1c and BMI significantly more than calorie restriction did.

So what’s the lesson? Stop giving bad advice. Stop obsessing over calories. That is simply not helpful.

People with type 2 diabetes do better by instead avoiding foods that raise blood sugars, i.e. carbs. Period.

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Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight?


4.7 out of 5 stars5 star86%4 star5%3 star2%2 star1%1 star4%73 ratings2,553 viewsDo you have to count calories to lose weight? No, of course not. But WHY is the answer no, and WHY do most scientists and people in the media still not get this?

There’s nobody better on the planet to explain this simply than Dr. Jason Fung. He’s a phenomenon.

You can watch a segment from our video interview above (transcript). The full interview is available on our member site:

Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight? – Dr. Jason Fung

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What To Do Instead of Counting Calories

What To Do Instead of Counting Calories – Dr. Jason Fung (Interview 2 Vail 2016)4.8 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star4%3 star1%2 star1%1 star2%68 ratings6816:02


Why is counting calories useless? And what should one do instead to lose weight?

Jason Fung explains it in a simple way in this interview from the Low Carb Vail conference 2016.

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What To Do Instead of Counting Calories – Dr. Jason Fung

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Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin?

Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin? – Dr. Ted Naiman4.8 out of 5 stars5 star87%4 star8%3 star2%2 star0%1 star1%143 ratings14325:27


Is obesity mainly caused by the fat storing hormone insulin? And if so, why do many people still not agree at all?

As the dogma of Calories In, Calories Out is becoming more and more outdated, people like Dr. Ted Naiman sees tremendous results doing the opposite: Stop counting calories.

So what should you be doing if you want to lose weight? Dr. Naiman has the answer: Focus on lowering your insulin levels. And he shares the most effective ways to do it (low carb is just one of several important things).

As a practicing physician, Dr. Ted Naiman helps people find strategies that actually work and ways to improve your insulin sensitivity. In our interview, he explains what to do if you want to lose weight.

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Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin? – Interview with Dr. Ted Naiman

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Should Women Really Fast?

Ask Dr. Jason Fung

There are tons of questions about intermittent fasting, like these

  • Should I take supplements when fasting?
  • Can fasting have a negative effect on women?

Dr. Jason Fung is one of the world’s leading experts on fasting for weight loss or diabetes reversal. Here are a his answers to those questions and more:

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Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight?

Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight? – Dr. Jason Fung4.7 out of 5 stars5 star86%4 star5%3 star2%2 star1%1 star4%73 ratings7310:22


Do you have to count calories to lose weight? No, of course not. But WHY is the answer no, and WHY do most scientists and people in the media still not get this?

There’s nobody better on the planet to explain this simply than Dr. Jason Fung. He’s a phenomenon.

Here’s our video interview, now available (with captions and transcript) on our member site:

Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight? – Interview with Dr. Jason Fung

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