Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction


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  • good health is measured in 1. muscle mass 2 strength 3.basil metabolic rate 4 bodyfat percentage 5 aerobic capacty 6 blood sugar tolerance 7 cholestrol/hdl ratio 8 blood pressure 9 bone denisty ect your muscle starts at 40 to drop 1% to the day you die the ONLY WAY ST STOP THIS BY PROTEIN PALEO DIET u will look like a disaster at 65 10% protein 

  • What is your take on fasting to reduce IGF-1? You could have the 5/2 fasting with standard diet and lower IGF-1. Also, what is your take on high protein diets for hypertrophy… people who exercise and have good amount of muscle are generally heathier

  • You are so full of it (in a nice way). Protein restriction increase the lifespan of mice by 30%. There are no 120 year old vegan populations. Quite the opposite, most people over 100 are still eating meat. However, I do agree that plant base is much healthier but is not the key to immortality.

  • when you think about it, it really is a no brainer.
    plant foods are less calorie-dense than animal foods, so by restricting animal foods, you´re also getting less calories.
    unless, you´re stuffing yourself with 3000+ calories of plant foods. but mainstream does not typically do this, they´ll just have normal size meals. so i´m also guessing, that the people in the study were eating this way too.

  • Wikipedia says this about sources of leucine:

    Sources of leucine[12]   Versus  Food g/100g
    Soy protein concentrate 4.917      <——– number one densest source is soy???
    Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 2.97
    Beef, round, top round, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, select, raw 1.76
    Peanuts 1.672
    Salami, Italian, pork 1.63
    Fish, salmon, pink, raw 1.62
    Wheat germ 1.571
    Almonds 1.488
    Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, raw 1.48
    Chicken egg, yolk, raw, fresh 1.40
    Oat 1.284
    Beans, pinto, cooked 0.765
    Lentils, cooked 0.654
    Chickpea, cooked 0.631
    Corn, yellow 0.348
    Cow milk, whole, 3.25% milk fat 0.27
    Rice, brown, medium-grain, cooked 0.191
    Milk, human, mature, fluid 0.10

  • Easy to prove especially to yourself after experiencing complete elimination of all physical problems and "common ills' after one eats a truly healthy diet for a significant time. It is literally impossible not to agree, unless one is brainwashed & thus stubborn to change, & put forth some effort, (which is by far the crux of the health crisis).

  •  leucine is found in greater concentrations in soy and seaweed than any meat – Its a fact.  The other fact is that most Seventh Day Adventists who do practice a vegetarian lifestyle are ova-lacto vegetarians and consume eggs &  dairy liberally. Vegan vegetarianism in the SDA church is rare…  

  • The chart makes no sense. It's just obvious that plant foods will have much less leucine, as they also have much less protein per gram. The whole point is knowing the foods that are low on leucine PER GRAMS OF PROTEIN…

  • This is why vegans like to eat tofu shaped like pork chops? ha h ah ah  of course the good Dr. fails to mention restricting lucine with not eating meat also restricts the protein and enzymes need for proper digestion. He also suggests this why Japanese live longer..  but fails to say this is the reason….  sad research a faker.

  • From what I researched (1 min) soybeans seem to be rather high in leucine (quite a bit more than beef), so what is up with that? Of course I am pretty sure soybeans contain less methionine than beef. How the beans have been processed also makes a difference (proper/traditional fermentation vs. commercial) and I have, as of yet, not checked out his additional links. 

  • I find it interesting that the California Adventists outlive the Okinawans because almost everyone I know who isn't a vegetarian or vegan and is educated uses the Okinawans as a way of justifying their meat consumption. Whoops guess that argument is out the window now. I'm going to link this video next time I hear that bs argument. Meat is less than 3% of the total caloric intake for the Okinawans, with the majority coming from sweet potatoes. I know a lot of people and I can't think of one American I know who eats sweet potatoes regularly, let alone as the majority of their calories from sweet potatoes. I know a plethora of Americans who eat meat regularly and as a majority of their calories.

  • Very interesting facts. I have started going for 5-7 months now seeing good results. After restarting weight / power lifting I notice that while on a vegan diet I am deficient on something since my recovery is very bad. I used to achieve 48 hours between lifting sessions on a mainly plant-based diet with meat 5-7 times a week. I suspect a leucin deficiency.

    Are there some good plant based nutrition sources for leucin as well?

  • This video is very misleading and biased. There are many studies that one must read and put it all together see that meat consumption offers many benefits that vegetables do not.I'm not saying Mcdonalds is healthy or high meat consumption,but fish and lean meats are good for your health.Meat eaters live just as long as vegetarians even though most go overboard on how much they consume.

  • I eat a plant based diet and add up my nutrients each day.  For the last year I have consistently been eating 150-200% of the US RDA requirement for Leucine and getting it just from plants so I not understand how a plant based diet equals low Leucine?

  • Crap! Isn't leucine absolutely essential for building muscle? Even pea protein powder contains lots of leucine. So does this mean man faces a trade off between strength and longevity?

  • I looked up the Leucine amino acid content of soy, beans & legumes (one of Dr.G's favorite foods) and I see that they have similar high levels of Leucine per gram of total protein, when compared to milk , dairy products, eggs and even meat.
    So what gives??? Should we stop eating beans and legumes too???

  • Damn, if only I could stomach sweet potatoes. I've even tried the purple japanese ones, and they're just all :/ too sweet for me. I find them totally unpalatable.

  • I was watching Jason Fung series on Aitiology of Obesity part 3.   He is very clear that ANIMAL protein raises blood sugars and often leads to diabetes.   He talks about the importance of whole foods, and whole grains.   I didn't expect this since he has connected his fasting with low carb diets.   But his videos are low REFINED carbs, and Low animal protein.   (However, he is also pro fat.)

  • Carbohydrate restriction is shown to be more effective than calorie restriction as well. Don't take my word for it look it up. All while eating high levels of animal fats and proteins. Diets from the extremes of Ornish to Atkins show life improving and extending benefits. The most likely culprit is they all lack processed foods. They are whole foods be it whole grains or whole legs of lamb.

    There are several cultures who's main dietary intake is from animal foods with high amounts of saturated fats. The inuit tribes lived off of 70% saturated fat and 100% of their protein was animal based. When they started integrating with the non native Canadians they started developing heart disease for the first time after never having a word for it prior because it didn't exist. Several African hunting tribes live off of animal protein as the main caloric source with no ill effects.

  • That 1950s study — I wonder if that explains the increase in mental illness. While most people are overeating and therefore overweight eating the SAD, they're actually starving because they're not getting the nutrition their body needs.

  • Some of the youngest and healthiest looking people at old age do strength training. Strength training actually stimulate the mTor pathway. Just saying, its not as black and white as people think. Besides, you should not eat a low protein diet as its linked to depression and a bad mood in general.

  • You are truly one of the greatest people in America and perhaps one of the most significant medical physicians in history. Thank you just doesn't say enough. Blessings of health, love, joy, and peace in abundance my friend. You are a lamp placed on a lamp stand, giving your light to all in the room.

  • Limiting protein seems to be a common theme. I was reading a book by Dr. Mercola, and it also says, you need to limit your protein intake… Unlike Dr. Greger, he thinks main source of energy should come from healthy fats, instead of whole plant foods (specifically carby whole plant foods. Mercola believes plant based fats like avocados are good…. while stuff like cottonseed oil is overly processed and bad. Plain old butter is good… Coconut oil is good.).

    I think both Mercola and Greger agree that veggies and fruits are good for you. However, Mercola wants you to limit your fruit intake until after you become "fat adapted."

  • i think low ceucine amino acid diet is not practical. You have to cut protein intake too. What is the effect of low leucine ? I m sure if it is an essential amino acid there must be something that is affected. How cn you have protein but without Leucine ? I have read many articles on low Leucine and it is impractical. No scientist tell us how to have low leucine and how low to have same effect as calorie restriction ? Can Dr Gregor explain?. Dr Gregor is too biased towards Vegan diet I think. I am sure Beans have high leucine too. I am not against Vegan diet. The advice should be just eat less protein instead of Vegan per say. Some people can eat too much Protein even if Vegan. Too much beans and tofu.

  • One of the amino acid most affected by exercise is the branched-chain amino acid leucine. … Studies feeding amino acids or leucine soon after exercise suggest that post-exercise consumption of amino acids stimulates recovery of muscle protein synthesis via translation regulations.

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