The Skinny on Obesity (Extra): Diet and Lifestyle Tips from UCSF Experts

Throughout “The Skinny on Obesity” sequence, Barbara Laraia and Elissa Epel of UCSF’s Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) have made the case that sugar and modifications within the trendy way of life have led to the worldwide weight problems epidemic. But what do they suggest we do about it in our each day lives? Here they share some useful weightloss plan and way of life tricks to preserve you and your loved ones on the slim aspect.

Series: “UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity”

19 thoughts on “The Skinny on Obesity (Extra): Diet and Lifestyle Tips from UCSF Experts

  • Diamond Prince

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    A soda commercial during an obesity documentary. Exhibit A.

  • BMWBiker2

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    @Dragonrides So true! They raised our alcohol tax to 9%. Guess what? Just
    as many people buying alcohol as before! Taxes don’t do a damn thing but
    harm the poor.

  • Kleavers

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    Haha, good one 😀

  • S Lainer

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    natural fruit is “ok” because of the high fiber content that counteracts
    the insulin….

  • usernametaken56

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    Its not and you are right. Some fruits are loaded with sugar. If you want
    to end the cycle of constant blood sugar spikes causing cravings and hunger
    pangs you need to not eat high sugar fruits either.

  • Gufberg

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    I agree with your premise (LCHF) but i disagree with your point. If you are
    trying to lose weight – sure, one should limit fruit. But if you’re not
    trying to lose weight there is NOTHING wrong with eating a few pieces a
    day.

  • Gufberg

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    It isn’t – You are assuming that the body is a simplistic energy in/energy
    out machine. Even Robert Lustig will tell you that the body primarily
    stores fat through insulin secretion (and in turn storaging the blood sugar
    in your fat cells) Thus carbohydrates (that cause insulin spikes) are more
    fattening than fat (which causes a minimal insulin secretion)

  • WebkinzLover1688

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    fruit fructose IS good for you. fructose AND carbohydrates are not good for
    you. This was already explain in a previous episode.

  • NarrowMullen

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    Was her stomach rumbling at 0:41? 😛

  • Sem Finibus Hasta-o Caelum

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    yeah the only benefit eating gruits relies on the fiber => good for
    digestive system. If people eats fruit because they want do diet they are
    screwed. Also, you could eat a fruit before some extensive exercise,
    because it is assimilated quite fast, so you can get the energy to perform
    great.

  • Narrowescape

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    You are correct sir. The calories in versus calories out hypothethis tells
    us nothing about why we get fat. That makes it kind of frustrating to see
    that someone who is trying to fight obesity, is still believing in that old
    paradigm. If that worked we wouldn’t be overweight! And ofcourse one should
    read and see as much of Gary Taubes’ work as they can. Great sciencewriter!

  • Ross Parlette

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    Her focus on calories in (portion sized) minus calories out (physical
    activity) as the causal source of obesity is just more of the conventional
    wisdom on weight gain. We don’t get fat because we eat too much; we eat too
    much because we’re getting fat. See Gary Taubes at the Walnut Creek
    library, here on YouTube (search Taubes Walnut Creek). It’s long (10 parts)
    but it’s worth it.

  • beautifulsmilexo

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    70% eat not-home cooked meals..what!? I make my own food almost 100% of the
    time.

  • sonicblast123

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    Hahahaha fruit and veggies aren’t good for you. Jeeeez -__-

  • Eric Moore

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    I was asking for an alternative. Sorry if that wasn’t clear the first time.

  • Logan Quinn

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    The lymphatic system (the body’s plasma filtration/recycling system) does
    not have an organ to pump plasma back into the blood. What does pump it is
    exercise and that is the #1 reason for exercise. Insulin makes people fat,
    not lack of exercise. Lack of exercise causes issues like cancer. Fat
    people are not as energetic as skinny folk because they carry more weight.
    Cut sugar, eat more fat and fiber, lose weight, become more energetic,
    don’t get cancer, be happy.

  • John Bylsma

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    It really is that simple. If you take in more calories than you burn, you
    gain weight. if you burn more calories than you take in, you lose weight.
    Our bodies consume energy in all their activity. If it doesn’t get enough
    food to keep up that activity, it turns to its stores (excess fat).

  • nocturnalmuse

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    Awesome, I got a fast food ad in front of this video. Can we say irony?

  • cactusp00p

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    lmao i totally heard it its happens directly at 0:42-0:43

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