“The Mediterranean diet is the BEST diet for curing PCOS, losing weight AND keeping it off” – Dr. Terry Simpson MD, Weight Loss Surgeon
Imagine getting famous via TikTok, but you are not an Instagram model, you are a world famous weight loss surgeon. This is what happened to Dr. Terry Simpson, he went viral on TikTok with a plethora of “hard truth” videos regarding nutrition and weight loss. Dr. Simpson alone has 327,000 TikTok followers, with many more on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
What sets Dr. Simpson apart from other weight loss “experts” is that he is an expert in culinary medicine (a new discipline in medicine) and a firm believer in the Mediterranean diet as a first step. to try and treat the symptoms of overweight, obesity and PCOS. Its motto is “you must be able to cook, otherwise losing weight will be almost impossible”.
Its Mediterranean diet consists of many home-cooked meals, based on colorful fruits and vegetables and legumes. The way our Yiayia cooked. The “modern Mediterranean” diet is NOT the same Mediterranean diet our ancestors ate. The ancient Mediterranean diet is mainly based on vegetables, fruits, legumes, goat and sheep milk, red wine, and seeds / nuts.
Some examples of foods you should eat, according to Dr. Simpson:
- Berries – Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries
- chia seeds
- Whole grains
- Colorful vegetables (red and yellow peppers)
- Fermented dairy products
- Clean protein (wild salmon, high quality grass fed meat, free range poultry)
- Nut milks (almond milk, oat milk)
He has published several articles on topics related to weight loss, as well as three books on weight loss titled “Lose the Last 30 Pounds: The Basics of Weight Loss,” “Reaching Your Goal and Staying There: Lessons Learned From Successful Patients ”and“ Weight Loss Surgery. : A lighter look at a heavy subject.
Dr. Terry Simpson is a Board Certified General Surgeon who in addition to being renowned for weight loss procedures is very experienced in performing a range of general surgeries. Using the latest laparoscopic technology, Dr Simpson offers general surgeries ranging from hiatus hernia repair to gallbladder removal for patients in Ventura County including Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks , Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.
As a pioneer in the field of bariatric surgery, Dr. Simpson began performing laparoscopic bariatric surgery in 1994. Dr. Simpson ran a surgical residency program, teaching medical students to become surgeons. He also ran a minimally invasive surgery program, teaching advanced surgical techniques to other surgeons.
Dr Simpson is also a pioneer in patient education, with several websites dedicated to providing information to patients online. He is a leading bariatric surgeon in using social media to deliver timely and relevant healthcare news. Dr. Simpson is involved in research and clinical trials to advance the field of weight loss surgery. He is currently involved in the review of Linx as an anti-reflux device in Sleeve patients, as well as in the use of the Mediterranean diet for long-term weight loss.
Watch the full interview here:
Questions answered in this video:
- Who is eligible for weight loss surgery?
- Why diets don’t work
- FAD diets and carnivorous diet
- Why you need a sustainable diet (for life)
- Where does the Mediterranean diet come from?
- Why drink red wine EVERYDAY
- How much wine should you drink with the Mediterranean diet?
- The dangers of listening to ‘Life Coaches’ on Instagram?
- What you eat with a true “Mediterranean diet on a daily basis
- Should we restrict our calories?
- 1,500 calories per day should keep you satisfied (for life)
- How the obesity epidemic in the United States has led to high rates of infection and death from Covid-19 across the country
This interview is PART 1 of our “Virtual Conversations” series on YouTube and part 2 will be released next weekend, where Dr Simpson will explain topics such as intestinal disease and the Mediterranean diet, the history of how whose ‘diets’ started, how the ‘Body Image Conscious’ Generation harms the mental well-being of our teens and the dangers of withdrawing advice from ‘health coaches’ and ‘life coaches’ social media (among others).
Stay tuned and happy learning!
This article is not intended to provide specialist medical advice, and the points in this article may not apply to everyone.
Always seek professional medical advice when in doubt.
Despina Karpathiou is a certified esthetician, accredited makeup artist and lifestyle writer based in Sydney, Australia. She is currently studying journalism and nutrition at university and is passionate about makeovers and healing skin (and health) issues from the inside out. Follow her here for everything related to skin, health and beauty.
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