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If you have a certain lifestyle of eating you have to like the food! I love meat So of. Chorse I will do better on Atkins diet then low diets
Simple. Because the incentives of entire sectors of the economy are aligned towards it.
I could've summed this up with one word... CAPITALISM.It should be no surprise that people in communist China are thin but eat well, have an entire nation of people who save 30 percent but earn less than the rest of the world, and work together towards making their country better.
So to change you have to want to change. Nice...
Despair. People are just farmed for money by a corrupt government.
Jeff, yr presentation was well done, superinteresting and very valuable to 100 % of western, working population. This topic deserves much more time to elaborate on. I will watch it a number of times to get the full value of yr knowledge. You should really make a more up to date presentation with better quality editing and view
Im fed up with "people need to act" thing. People act a lot already. The hurdle is financial and political. The system works againts the majority - but helps the rich. We need to change that - not go to nite school, wake up at 5am, "think positive" and promote comptition among us.
Brilliant. Well spoken..👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦
We now know that the short answer to the question is because the globalists want to destroy the white middle-class.
audience is awful i feel bad for this guy
Because the high carb diet recommended by AHA drives blood sugar chronically high which turns to sugar, which causes weight gain. Stop eating. And exercise more.
"The American Dream."
I like when youtube comment section is serious. Not a single troll out there.
Some things never change...
Occasionally fasting for three or four days is healthy. It also saves on the food budget.
Charles Long 🤣couldn’t help but chuckle at your ‘simple’ truth.
So, this is about the 10th "YOU are the reason for your failure because you THINK wrong" motivational (these folks need to look up the actual meaning of that word) speech I've listened to and they are the biggest load of poppycock I've had to deal with since this morning's "news". There is no, the economy, the tech advances and the oligarchs want a lot less people in their world so they're going to pick the one's who kiss their throned butts and get the best and brownest noses to keep as their livestock and the rest of us can pound salt and just die faster to get out of their hair truth anywhere to be found I guess. It's all our faults because they have found robots they can program much easier than us emotional whining problems they seem to have to deal with more and more and it's interrupting their fun times.
fuzzy concepts filmed fuzzily
Horrible combination 💀
He fails to understand that human brain is ONLY a receiver! The notion that consciousness is created by brain is outdated!
Presentation pro tips; never laugh at your own jokes, never follow a point with “right?”
Unbelievably superficial. I advise people to listen to Dr Lustig about the hijacking of people's food and mind by Big Business.
It all boils down to lack of self discipline.
Answer to the question: because u live in USA. Life here in the Netherlands is great, socialism, communism instead of materialism, ignorance, corporate greed, unbridled kapitalisme, cultural poverty, and brainwashing by media, government and church
Good cogs in a machine.
Kinda left us hanging in the end. Needed another minute to drive that final statement home.
Liked the different narrative voices.
Like watching a cartoon
That is it a lifestyle issue
I agree? Thanks for watching. I think it's about learning how to make permanent changes, not quick fix. Check out the book if you're interested.
2:00 boy that joke fell flat to the ground.
Played better in the room, just didn't come across in the recording. I was also the organizer of the event and put myself first, so it was a cold room at 8:30am. Cut me some slake Nelson! ;)
misleading title. the whole thing could have been summarized into "change how you feel about something in order to change your behavior".
@Arthur All excellent ideas for working with the Emoter. If the Emoter likes something long enough, the Robot takes it as programming.
@Jeff Gaines Maybe seeing someone else enjoy a certain activity or someone telling you it's fun could have an impact. The Tom Sawyer story of him tricking some boys to paint a fence for him comes to mind. Also pretending to enjoy something and smiling while doing it may eventually lead to liking it. Getting lots of positive reinforcement as you are doing something could make you like it and eventually not need positive reinforcement.
I agree! I'd add "change how you feel about something long enough for your brain to consider it new programming." The real challenge though is how to change how we feel about something.
Love, love, loved this talk! Pretty much explained life right here. The audience was dead silent and captivated everyone wanted to understand. Loved the sobe challenge too, I'm a big believer in manifestation and beliefs like "the secret." He had a great way of talking too, no mumbling or unnecessary words, straight and to the point. I wish high schools would show this kind of stuff to kids so they can understand how to be successful adults.
Who enjoys work though? Who enjoys working under someone?
Work for yourself and you, too can have a minuscule social life and no insurance or bennies :) You do get paid better, just not as consistently :)
Right? Wait, don't we all work under someone? Clearly someone must enjoy work. I do.
We are becoming the society depicted in Pixar’s WALL-E.
Shame he didn't quite The Power of Habit, given that so many of these ideas come from there.
I enjoyed that book. Came out right as I as writing mine and it is quoted in my book. Great reference.
Just came across your presentation. Excellent. I was sorry when it ended. I will need to look for more of your presentations.
I remember when Michel Jordan's body weight to height ratio made him obese... you can't always go by the book. The book is only as good as the person that wrote it,
I agree. The science on BMI has progressed since this presentation. When I have more time to talk about it, I explain that a good amount of muscle mass distorts the BMI, but there are better ways to look at it now.
I'm thin, bored and broke. Maybe I'm thin cause I'm broke. And probably bored cause I'm broke. And broke because I'm bored... The cycle of my life
@Jeff Gaines thanks Jeff. You made me feel slightly better...☺
LOL! The good news is the broker someone is, the more likely they are to have weight and physical health issues, so you go that going for you!
Cortisol, fructose, and stagnant wages.
People are turning into the people living in space in the film Wall E
OK, so it has absolutely nothing to do with free trade, right to work and death of Unions. Death of small farms and being so far removed from nature most young people think beef comes from some kind of beef tree.. Being brainlessly urbanized and having our communities destroyed, nothing to do with being over worked and underpaid or corperate farming and steroids in our meat...I could go on.
I think it has everything to do with all of the above. Here's a quote from the back cover of my book:While most of us tell ourselves we simply lack will-power, the real problem is the sea of temptations we swim in every day.
All the present day problems of physical and psychological ill health is because of our so called misconception on 'development'. If you go after more wealth, you are never satisfied in your life time. You want to be one up than another fellow. There is will always be a person who has amassed better than you! You want to earn more and more with less and less effort. Result is not surprising.
Seriously...cause I say this stuff and people want my head on a spike in The US.
@Jeff Gaines Welcome to 2019...and none shall be offended...or else. Scary times over here right now and shows fewer signs of abating sadly... offending can be deadly these days. Seriously...watch your back out there. I wish I were joking...
lol! I hear you. I'm not always warmly greeted.
watching this for 18 mins only to learn that people who think are better off? wow. thats science at its best
Thanks for watching Marky. If only it was that easy. The point is that thinking alone doesn't get it done or we wouldn't have the problems we do. The science says thinking is not what drives our actions.
Its not everybody, only the Americans ;)
Ah, if only that was true. But I think it's fair to say that in these categories, Americans can say, "We're Number One!"
sitting inactive jobs full time but need a few jobs in one dayhigh taxesnumerous legitimate expenses
Those numbers given at the beginning suggest the system is not working. Anything that has only a 35% success rate(and thatnumber is truly more like 10%) is failing. The problem of all of the things mentioned is not individual behavior but a system that 100% supports the oligarchy against the majority of Society, that system is Capitalism. Sorry folks it is not change your individual behavior, it is challenge and change the entire system in which we live. Everything else is just silly little tweaks promoted by well meaning but vastly ineffective life coaches. These people are taking on a massive, coordinated, and purposeful system that has a monopoly on real violence and that at the behest of the wealthy employs that violence verse everyone else on a global scale to keep the masses in a precarious state. We do not need to reprogram our brains we need to reclaim our dignity, no longer listen to phony elites, collectively organize and openly oppose a system designed to benefit the few at the expense of the many.
The solution is, be delusional 👌
Is that working for you?
Selling a product
Lack of emotional regulation is a weakness of character, not an immutable fact.
There are a lot of factors to consider when asking why, probably more than we could conceive of without focused study on the matter. My axioms for analyzing those factors would be: 1. Availability does not change morality. 2. Difficulty does not change responsibility.3. No conscious behavior/action is predetermined until manifested.There are a few more, but I think these are most paramount to how I would search for why.
@Cerzex Gremory Absolutely agree. Some people are better at managing their urges and temptations than others. I think the question I'm trying to address is, why? Why do you think some are stronger than others? Is there anything those that are not as strong can do about it? I think there is and am offering my thoughts on it.
Jeff Gaines if everyone is swimming in a sea of temptations, yet only some give into them, then that would mean that the ones who don’t (or do so less often) are stronger. That’s pretty straightforward, not a lot of room to debate there.
Oh, harsh. I would wager everyone, including you, struggle with emotional management sometimes. I also think we shouldn't ignore the changes going on in society that are causing us to get better at emotional management than ever before. Here's a quote from the back cover of my book:"While most of us tell ourselves we simply lack will-power, the real problem is the sea of temptations we swim in every day."But I also encourage people not be feel like victims of society. Lots of people live healthy lives even with those temptations.
I don’t think we can fully grasp how important this ted talk is wow. This is amazing for me. I don’t think we all process in the exact same way but this definitely speaks to me perception.
Thank you so much! Check out the book!
Don't go to the gym. Do something simple that is challenging enough to make you feel uncomfortable, like just going out for a jog or working out at home and join the gym when you feel ready for it. People are overloading their emoter by making too drastic of a change and can't handle it making the process unenjoyable so they quit. Just like it's foolish to overtrain, it's foolish to subject yourself to big psychological stresses and expect yourself to last. Minor changes to your lifestyle every day compound over time but they need to be small and frequent so that you can recover and adapt.
Well Said! Exactly the point of the book. January in my gym is packed with overloaded Emoters that quit by February.
My father had a stroke, the doctor told him "you need to eat more sugar and bread". Obviously, some of this is our medical establishment's fault
Jeff Gaines Thank you for your kind response. A change in government will be required to affect any change in society. *Government intervention is a serious cause of many ills.*-- The private federal reserve system… keeping interest rates at or near 0% for an extended time (encourages banks to issue bad loans, and encourages people who shouldn't be taking out loans to take out loans and burden themselves with debt, or with more than what is appropriate). --Cutting the gold standard…US Dollar has lost over 97% of its value since that occurred. The inflation and resultant continuously-increasing prices not only discourages people from saving, but actively wipes out peoples savings.-- Government nonsubsidization/regulation of meat/animal product food processing and distribution but *subsidizing* wheat farmers (for example)... making nutrion-poor food (white bread, highly processed grains) relationally cheaper and more cost-attractive to consumers than nutrient-dense foods such as dairy, meat, cheese, fish, eggs etc. And many more. It's hard to "change the robot" when you are poor and unhealthy.Most of these issues can be solved by restricting the scope of government, or just simply adhering to the constitution faithfully. When I got married my spouse and I were both in our 20s, but we had been saving money since we were 16 - individually, separately, as we also didn't meet until our 20s. We were able to pay for a modest house with cash, in full. We never took out a credit card, nor had either of us done that individually. We also seek to minimize consumption of processed foods and especially complex carbs. But it's HARD. We had each worked very hard for a long time to save money. We could've gotten a bigger house in a nicer neighborhood, had we taken out a loan along with paying cash. But we restricted ourselves. We rarely ate out. We bought small fuel-efficient vehicles responsibly, and only when an older vehicle became too financially-burdensome to mechanically maintain. We *could have* had a lot of things like a nicer house, better and more stylish rides, credit cards with which to buy higher numbers and better versions of consumer items (we did splurge on a really nice washing machine), culinary nights out on the town 2-3x a week, etc. It was HARD doing all that. Throw in inappropriate government intrusion into our lives and existences that negatively influence behavior habits and choices, and it's no wonder that nearly everyone is sick, tired, and obese, or broke. I mean even if it was just limited to the few points I mentioned, just being broke or unhealthy by itself erases motivation or understanding of improvement possibilities or has a cascading effect that compounds into other problems, limiting realistic betterment opportunities.
They told my father to have a cigarette. I think society is a major factor. Here's a quote from the back cover of my book:While most of us tell ourselves we simply lack will-power, the real problem is the sea of temptations we swim in every day.But given this is the world we live in, how do we lead lives that are Fit, Frugal and Free is the question. I wish society would change, but in the meantime, we have to deal with what we have.
Great talk, a bit confusing, but gets the point across
It seems to me the talk ended far to soon as he gave a solution yet no way to work toward it
I enjoyed the analogy, and what he felt needs to be done, but stopped there, and didn't proceed on "how" to harmonize the "thinker" and "emoter", which is the hard part.More precisely, I feel the hardest part of the equation is the "emoter", or , "emotion".It's all about our mood really.I myself, will get back into daily meditation, which is something I let drop to the wayside in the last year or so. Going to have a talk with my emotions tonight 😊
Because democraps tax all our labor away
Hmmm. Not sure we can boil down all the issues in society to tax policy, but OK.
Wow what a deep thinker you are. Pure genius
Only in the US, dude. Time to travel and get a real life.
LOL! I sell about as many books outside the US as I do in the US. But I think it's fair to say that in these categories, Americans can say, "We're Number One!"
I think that's just who u hang with, homie
Thank you that is very profound., I like what you wrote and will definitely look at that. I actually have learned something profound from u today, thanks
Awesome point. I once saw a study that said we will become the average of the five people we spend the most time with. But my challenge to that is two points: What if you love some people and don't want to dump them. And two, that's not necessarily a good thing. If we don't have the life we want, are we to blame them?
Answer: cheap junk food
I think society is a major factor. Here's a quote from the back cover of my book: “While most of us tell ourselves we simply lack will-power, the real problem is the sea of temptations we swim in every day.” But given this is the world we live in, how do we lead lives that are Fit, Frugal and Free is the question. I wish society would change, but in the meantime, we have to deal with what we have.
Stop having breakfast and let autophagy rebuild your body and brain - no food for 18 hours a day only water
I have a friend that lost 40 pounds on that diet. I know others that tried to follow him and failed. Comes down to emoter management. I don't think there is one right method for everyone, but lots of interesting science coming out on that approach.
Thumbs up for title... I now move on to listen ...
I hope you enjoyed it.
Hmmm...this just seemed like overly simplistic pop-psych to me.
Sure. Tough to give more than that in 18 minutes. Some more solid science listed in the book.My major marketing problem has been I don't believe in quick fix and that's what sells the best. My marketing is "read my book. And then a few others. Then spend a couple years really integrating what you learned, then you will see lasting results!" Doesn't really fly with the publishers.
16 minutes of preamble, then closes without any method of change... lame. And do NOT snicker at your own jokes, like some inane laugh-track, please.
@Jeff Gaines 4 hours? Do the ADD people normally jump out the windows or do you present on the 1st floor for that reason? :) lol
That was a funny comment. Did you laugh when you wrote it? :)Honestly, there was laughter in the room, but my mic doesn't pick it up. Plus cut me some slack. I organized the event and put myself first to warm up the crowd. It was 8:30 in the morning and a cold audience. At the end of the day I got the best reviews of the 18 speakers if that helps. I do agree my close was weak. I ran out of time. First time I gave an 18 minute version of what I usually cover in 4 hours and I didn't get to my closing points :( Sorry.
TED Tawks. ~ ugh...
So, why do you watch them? I've learned lots from TED talks, even if you don't like mine.
480p... we meet again...
LOL! I organized the event and it was in the early days of TEDx. We have a very small budget. Sorry for the low quality recording. Did you like it?
That study wasn’t enough to prove anything. It would take multiple studies to prove anything.
He sounds like bill Clinton when he laughs
@Jeff Gaines 😂
Do you think that is a good thing?
What an unsatisfying talk. There was nothing on HOW we can get the two keys to turn at the same time. Useless!
Sorry you didn't like it. I do agree my close was weak. I ran out of time. First time I gave an 18 minute version of what I usually cover in 4 hours and I didn't get to my closing points :( Sorry.Feel free to check out the book. If you find that useless, I will gladly give you your money back.
"To heck with you"? FRIGGIN' RUDE!
I apologize if that was offensive.
Good speaker but wow, his arrogance. Yikes
Sorry you feel that way. Anything specific you could share with me to help? It was over 8 years ago, so maybe I've improved. I was the first speaker of the day and a bit nervous I'll confess. I have heard I can come across arrogant when my Emoter is scared.
Nobody's home.Everyone is at work.Or in their car.
I agree society is a major factor. Here's a quote from the back cover of my book: “While most of us tell ourselves we simply lack will-power, the real problem is the sea of temptations we swim in every day.” But given this is the world we live in, how do we lead lives that are Fit, Frugal and Free is the question. I wish society would change, but in the meantime, we have to deal with what we have.
Insecurity, wrong mental programming, and believing in ''American Dream'' - a disillusion make the Americans frustrated, confused and despaired. That is why they eat sweets and oily food to comfort themselves. Fundamentally, the Americans are very easily manipulatable people. They are trained to think what the wrong and distorted mainstream media say. Sitcoms and mellow dramas are great causers. Get off the social media. Train yourself to think for yourself. Start analyzing!
Wisepersonsay you are right. Unfortunately most people will not, and cannot, avoid the media and the advertising forced on them by it. A few months after avoiding media it is surprising how easy it becomes to ignore it. Before media and advertising people learned to think for themselves, now we struggle to get them to think.
Jeff Gaines, Intelligent Simplicity of Explaining The Basics of The Human Brain, how we can change the way we think about what we do everyday, thus changing our habits for the better, to live better and more productive lives. Excellent!! TEDxAlbany 2010Thank You, Shelley Anne
Jeff Gaines did a great presentation on what holds us back and he was really funny too.
thank you ,,
Americans are lazy. Very lazy. Americans also rationalize. (Rational lies).
Good talk. Apply the logic politically where he talks about how the brain ignores contradictory info and how the brain shapes interpretation. How does that apply to trumpers.
Or Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, Martians, etc.
Jesus already told us this though lol He said you are what you think in your heart. He also said to think about only good things. 😉👀
Briana Molina do not put too much faith in God. Take control of yourself first. You are what you think and you do. God is not interested in you.
That’s scary and sad that we have that many people out of shape.
I want to know how to get them to turn they key at the same time. Are there books or other lectures?
The Individual can be The In-Divide-Dual until it sets itself straight.
This talk is like the joke of the business owner that goes to a business analyst and asks how can he make his business more profitable and the B.A. says, just make more at less cost.
Excellent Ted talk!
You don't have to enjoy exercise. You just have to enjoy being in better shape, looking better and feeling better than 65% of everyone else. I work on the 6th floor. People laugh at me because I always take the stairs. Then some of them PAY MONEY to go to the gym after work (which they actually don't enjoy). I don't enjoy taking the stairs but I need to get from the car to the desk and taking the lift, frankly, is no quicker than taking the stairs and it means I save money on going to the gym. They pay to suffer while I suffer for free. They skip the gym because it's extra effort just to get there, I never skip the stairs because it's easy and if you just walk past the lifts you'll find it's gets easier to do that every day. And the more people point it out and say "just take the lift", as they wait for it to arrive, the more funny it is to just take the stairs and beat them to the office. Pretty soon it's so much of a habit that taking the lift doesn't even cross your mind...
Excellent. I mostly ask to take the stairs also.
I'm scared of elevators is very dangerous to get into an elevator I always take steps even if 15 flights ie a hospital. Can be trapped in elevator
this talk seems to ommit the problems at home, and other bunch of strugles and health conditions plus economical barriers... it does seem to be bulling... or a strong lack of understanding of the complexity and external factors that can occur. the thinker that he mentions, only will do, to a sertain extent,... if the problems at home arent created by you, but by a 3rd person, then it really trashes your odds of getting to improve...
My opinion too - especially busy (in a hurry) ....
Good talk. There is a robot ,an emoter, and a thinker part of us. Then there is the true self that rules them all.
Jeff has a wild cartoon hilarious inner voice that slips out. He's a wild and crazy guy inside.
Corporations lie, people with a good heart believe and buy GMO body can’t metabolize. Busy buying useless things from ads. Turn off TV and PC.
Be discipline, be positive! Change your sad life to a happy one! Some people do this but most don't. Your choice!
“Nothing means anything until we decide what it means.” Seriously? Many, many things mean something before we decide what they mean. Most don’t even care what we decide!
Good to see Plato's 'Republic' is still getting a work-out.
Convenience and social media taming away our animalistic drive for success, reproduction with all their soy patties, facebook fakery, etc.
Crone Woman Walking soy patties 😂
Good speaker, lame crowd
I'm happy to report I've lost my debt, my job I hated, and 53 LBS. Add about 400lbs more if you count my EX wife, another thing I didn't need.
People are overweight because they consume carbs, sugar (more carbs), and are not active. Change your lifestyle to live a healthy life, stop being lazy sheeple.
So... why does every TED talk start with the word "so?"
Brilliant talk, thanks a lot