May 2

Is Counting Calories or Carbs Better for Weight Loss?


Low-carb diets work for weight loss and low-calorie diets ALSO work for weight loss. So, with these two successful strategies available to us, why isn’t obesity a thing of the past? This video looks at how weight loss happens via the Calorie Model and the Carbohydrate Model and the one thing that destroys them both.

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Nina Teicholz book is titled, The Big Fat Surprise

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Disclaimer: Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991. Her use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to herself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Gillaspy was a licensed chiropractor in Pennsylvania, but she no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Gillaspy and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Dr Becky Fitness LLC and Dr. Rebecca Gillaspy, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any conclusions drawn, services or product you obtain through this video or site.


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  • Thanks for sharing this video. I’ve learned, will ref and follow your guideline. Keep sharing and educating the general public. Many will appreciate you for helping them directly or indirectly.

  • Excellent presentation, as always.

    Whole foods- always.

    Wholefoods become more delicious the longer one sticks to them. You’ll begin to yearn for wholefoods, and processed foods will become unsatisfying, even repelling.

  • Thanks so much Dr. Becky for sharing your knowledge, enthusiasm and encouragement! I started the LCHF way of eating February 1, 2023 and as of today (May 2, 2023) I have lost 21 lbs. Down from 210 to 189. I am a tall (6′ 3″) older man (58 yo) and have always been somewhat skinny and a hard gainer. However, over the past few years I’ve seen weight gain mostly on my gut so I was “Skinny Fat”. I started back to the gym, and then discovered LCHF and Intermittent Fasting which has been a wonderful blessing. As with many of other YouTube comments I have seen, I have experienced the gain in mental clarity and energy by implementing proper training, LCHF and IF. I am also a cancer survivor (10 years in remission) and have been concerned for a long time about eating healthy, but really did not know how to start. Now, I have the best tools to help keep a recurrence at bay. Thanks for all you do! God Bless you!

  • 16 and 8 intermitant fasting and Keto, 70# gone in 2 years and fit and thin now with many issues better.

  • The list of low carb foods are all quite high in fat. I cannot eat fat because I have IBS and it makes me quite unwell. This includes nuts. I’m also unable to drink dairy milk and nut milks. What do you suggest?

  • My experience of eating whole foods over a few months and strictly cutting out the processed junk has been that those processed items now no longer taste so great. I don’t even miss these items; in fact, many chips or snacks taste “fake” compared to an omelette or salad with avocado and organic vegetables. All that is to say that those go-to snacks with few actual nutrients do begin to lose their appeal when replaced with whole, nutrient dense foods.

  • I’m having such a hard time with my cholesterol. Everything is high. I have been in keto for almost two years. I know it can rise in the beginning but this has been too long. I am constantly arguing with my doc about this. He wants me on meds and I refuse for so many reasons. I have lost a lot of weight, feel great but am worried. I eat pretty faithfully keto. Always make my own foods. Cheat every once in a while but am pretty consistent. Always looking for new recipes. I don’t know what to do.

  • Dr. Becky packed a load of really important information into this video in just over 11 mins. That takes talent, because most presenters on this subject are interviewed for an hour and a half by some blog host, and ramble on and on, at the end of which their audience are none the wiser. Dr.Becky, you are a gem.

  • For me to lose weight I have had to control both. I have a lot of weight to lose. Lowering carbs & sugar is first on the list but I still need to watch calories.

  • I take a probiotic vitamin rich shake in the morning, then a Kachava shake at lunch. Healthy all vegetables and protein dinner. I drink a gallon of water daily and I use TRUE LEMON in it. I am 61. I am very active. I have put on 20 pounds since menopause. I cannot lose any weight. I am completely stuck!! What am I doing wrong.

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