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How Not to Diet: Evidence Based Weight Loss by Dr Michael Greger

March 8, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm


A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. In 2017, Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. His book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times Best Seller. He has videos on more than 2,000 health topics freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. His most recent book ‘How Not to Diet’ on which this talk is based will be available shortly, and on the day of this talk. All proceeds he receives from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements is all donated to charity.

TALK DESCRIPTION:What does the science show is the best way to lose weight? Dr. Greger has scoured the world’s scholarly literature and developed this new presentation based on the latest in cutting-edge research based on his new book How Not to Diet. He will touch on the 17 ingredients to the optimal weight loss diet and cover some for the 21 tricks and tweaks for fast-tracking weight loss, which include specific foods that can double as fat blockers and fat burners, starch blockers and appetite suppressants.


•Name three dietary components that may be considered characteristic of an optimal weight loss diet.

•Detail the randomized controlled study that, without caloric restriction or an exercise component, led to the greatest reported weight loss at both 6 and 12 months

•Name the foods that can act as fat blockers, starch blockers, appetite suppressants, and that can counter the metabolic slowing that accompanies weight loss

Please join us to hear the amazing Dr. Greger. Drinks will be served, please bring your own reusable cup. The Toronto Vegetarian Society will have copies of Dr Greger’s books and his new book “How Not to Diet” available for purchase, and there will be an opportunity to have it signed by Dr. Greger.

Schedule for the day

12.30 to 1.00pm: Registration
1.00 to 2.00pm: Dr Greger’s talk
2.00 to 2.30pm: Q and A
2.30 to 3.00pm Book signing
3.00 to 3.30pm: Networking with colleagues and discussing how wonderful the talk was
Thank you!

The Plant-Based Canada Team


March 8, 2020
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Plant-Based Canada


Sick Kids Hospital: Auditorium at the Peter Gilgan Centre
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8 Canada
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