Recipe to losing weight | Anna Verhulst | TEDxMaastricht

  • Опубликовано: 20 окт 2014
  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Anna Verhulst (23) is a fifth year medical student at Maastricht University, doing her internship in Eindhoven. She has a particular interest in the fields of oncology and sports medicine, but isn’t quite sure yet what kind of doctor she wants to become when she graduates in 2016.
    Anna is a keen writer, sharing her experiences as a junior intern through columns, essays and opinion pieces. A selection of her publications can be found at In between her internships, she is also involved in a research project that explores the possibilities of exercise rehabilitation in cancer survivors.

    On stage at TEDx Maastricht 2014, Anna will share a story that she has purposely kept silent for a long time. It is a story that has nothing to do with her work as a medical student, researcher or writer. It is her personal story, for which she has finally worked up the courage to share it with the public.

    About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Комментарии • 589

  • Karan Singh
    Karan Singh 5 дней назад

    Summary: "People think losing weight is a simple problem (one of following a recipe and gaining success) but it is actually a complex problem (finding your own way, because not only is your body different, but so if your life)"

  • Due Decimal
    Due Decimal Месяц назад

    still waiting for the recipe

  • Mari Turos
    Mari Turos Месяц назад

    A fantastic speech about weight and your body.

  • David Crandall
    David Crandall Месяц назад

    Stop eating the Standard American Diet. Eat only the right stuff. Oh and intermittent fasting too. Eat in the window.

  • T Bone
    T Bone Месяц назад

    The 15 year old girl probably went on to committed suicide after the humiliation experienced when her 100KG weight got pointed out to 1.5M viewers via Tedx Talks.

  • Luis Navarro
    Luis Navarro Месяц назад

    I’m glad the lady lost weight and found confidence in her new appearance but I think most people will be annoyed that there really isn’t any advice about losing weight, it’s just a story about overcoming her fear of speaking about this as far as I can tell.

  • Jeroen SWart
    Jeroen SWart Месяц назад

    many women in the audience look like they are in pain

  • Samdol Lhamo
    Samdol Lhamo 2 месяца назад

    At the moment Im really trying to lose weight, I've struggled with it for the last 4 years and it hasn't worked at all, Ive been constantly gaining weight and all around me my friends and family members are losing weight and succeeding at it. I pretend to be confident and all but people don't know how one tiny comment on my weight pulls me down just like that! But I feel that I've started accepting myself and the method that worked with me isnt going on weird diets or exercising like crazy, just eat as much as you need and be an active person genuinely..go on walks,choose steps over the elevator..simple things like that. Im not promising fast results or anything but I can guarantee this if we leave the work to our body , our body will sort out things, we just have to give it the right conditions.
    Oh and Im starting a RU-clip channel next year so please check the it out if you want to hear more from me or you can contact me directly on Instagram, my username is samdollhamo
    ☁️Love ya'll and I want you to know you're not alone..just like im not, it may seem like we are but we aren't

  • Shannon Bass
    Shannon Bass 2 месяца назад

    and the recipe was....

  • Gabriela Bankier
    Gabriela Bankier 2 месяца назад

    Actually boring and not helpful

  • liam rees
    liam rees 2 месяца назад

    so no 'recipe'... just a 10mins ego masturbation

  • Angela Hytry
    Angela Hytry 2 месяца назад

    I feel baited 🤣

  • Von Musklaus
    Von Musklaus 2 месяца назад

    I think most everyone in the audience is as bored as I am....I want my money back. what a waste, don't watch it, your wasting your time

  • Patience Noelia
    Patience Noelia 3 месяца назад

    If only someone has told me about “fetching tuti space” (Google it) a lot earlier! I would have achieved my weight loss goal a few years ago. After trying out this product, I got awesome outcomes. I lost 5lbs in A couple of weeks! For optimum outcomes, use this merchandise along with a great eating routine..

  • pat winn
    pat winn 3 месяца назад

    This is the second time I watched your video. I think you can lose your fear and enjoy happiness. You brought tears to my eyes. Always be on the lookout for things that will keep you motivated. As time passes your healthy look will sink into your brain, and the previous image of yourself will begin to disappear. You're smart, brave, beautiful inside and out, really. Your accent is delightful. I'm so glad I watched you speak, I know it will help me. PS: ignore negative comments:)

  • Ben Smith
    Ben Smith 3 месяца назад

    I vote for nuclear war

  • Schpankme Verimuch
    Schpankme Verimuch 3 месяца назад

    Come on everybody, lets all do the Standard American Diet (SAD) Cheer, and test those years of Programming.
    Give me an *[F]*
    Give me an *[A]*
    Give me an *[T]*
    What does that Spell? *[CARBS]*

  • Chuck Beickel
    Chuck Beickel 3 месяца назад

    weight loss, strength, endurance, @t

    EL GRINGO LOCO ! 3 месяца назад

    "We" were never "cavemen". Darwinism is false. Selection from existing genes does happen, but what she is referencing is a fairytale.

  • latinlover744
    latinlover744 4 месяца назад

    What a waste of my time

  • xoanwahn
    xoanwahn 4 месяца назад

    What she's saying is true and important, BUT the title of the video is completely (and perhaps purposely) misleading. There is wisdom here but absolutely no information. There is no recipe.

  • Ricardo Antunes
    Ricardo Antunes 4 месяца назад

    I loved this TedX. Really good, i feel exactly the same as the speaker, but someday that will change, i hope so. XD

  • Thresia Pather
    Thresia Pather 5 месяцев назад

    Thank you for sharing your story. You are truly inspiring!

  • Roger Escalante
    Roger Escalante 5 месяцев назад +1

    I think she made great progress. I feel for her, but honestly, there was nothing informative about this video. I was hoping for some facts.

    • Ashley Clarke
      Ashley Clarke 16 дней назад

      She expressed the irony of simple weight loss being a complex problem; maybe you were expecting to see something else?

  • Murtaza Malak
    Murtaza Malak 5 месяцев назад

    The answer to weight loss is , was and always will drum rolls please : FASTING and EXERCISE.
    This is what we need to do ,this is what our ancestors had to do ( they didnt have a choice you see ) , Hunt for food hence exercise and wait for the next hunt hence fasting.
    Search the yooutube for the word intermittent fasting and its benefits you will see how it has changed thousands of lives and we need not search for exercise to know that it works .
    The moment when these two ingredients meet the recipe is complete.
    Thanks for reading guys....

  • Garrison
    Garrison 5 месяцев назад

    They talk talk talk but do not tell you much.

  • robert hingston
    robert hingston 6 месяцев назад

    Please not in kilometres

  • Sam Sam
    Sam Sam 6 месяцев назад +1

    This is what happens when an inexperienced over ambitious young person gives a TED talk! What a waste of time no real contents, just a platform for her to tell her own personal story ! 😂😂😂

  • Zeynep Emeksiz
    Zeynep Emeksiz 6 месяцев назад

    recipe to losing 10 minutes

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 6 месяцев назад

    God bless u sweetheart .... welcome

  • Tereza Mazziero
    Tereza Mazziero 6 месяцев назад

    Thank u!

  • God's own biker - Subin
    God's own biker - Subin 6 месяцев назад

    I got a McDonald's ad for this video.. Irony of the century!!!

  • Tricia Fat and Sassy
    Tricia Fat and Sassy 6 месяцев назад

    Thank you

  • Aisha Zee
    Aisha Zee 7 месяцев назад

    I missed the part where she talks about how to lose weight

  • Marie-Josée Bouliane
    Marie-Josée Bouliane 7 месяцев назад

    Bravo ! I would just like to add that you don't have a new body ; it is still the same but it as simply changed, transformed its appearance and let go of unnecessary weight to carry and to hide behind...

    • Ashley Clarke
      Ashley Clarke 16 дней назад

      In seven years all of her Cells have replaced themselves anyway.

  • Joe Kelly
    Joe Kelly 7 месяцев назад

    Won't you be my Frau?

  • Joe Kelly
    Joe Kelly 7 месяцев назад

    Smart as a whip & cute as a button.

  • Natia vrb
    Natia vrb 7 месяцев назад

    This is a bunch of nothingness. Really was click bait and a waste of time.

  • Jemima Lorenz
    Jemima Lorenz 7 месяцев назад

    The Titel doesn't match the content

  • chhipzahoy
    chhipzahoy 7 месяцев назад

    I was hoping she'd elaborate on the personal journey to discovering how what worked for her, worked. Rather, this talk was more of a personal milestone toward alleviating her insecurity, with the audience as her tool. It was a disappointing TED talk because of this.
    And that's coming from someone who has lost over 100lbs.

  • Simon Maher
    Simon Maher 7 месяцев назад

    Who’s pool did you rent moit?

  • june pascoe
    june pascoe 7 месяцев назад


  • Emma Chapman
    Emma Chapman 7 месяцев назад

    very moving and brave talk

  • P.G Bhi
    P.G Bhi 7 месяцев назад

    I didnt really get what the video was about....?

  • Zoey Coen
    Zoey Coen 7 месяцев назад


  • John
    John 7 месяцев назад +1

    I didn't loose weight but I slept like a baby while watching this.

  • Mark Thornton
    Mark Thornton 7 месяцев назад

    I lost 60 pounds a 15 years back and still have to work on the intake of food, I quit drinking 40 years ago, had a problem with that as well, kinda like eating. Quit tobacco 18 months ago after 45 years of use and still crave it, kinda like food, point is in all of these things it takes willpower to accomplish anything in life that is worth doing, just keep trying in the end you will work it out. The woman in the speech should be proud of what she has done, overcoming fear is real and takes that willpower thing I was speaking of, keep going girl!!

  • Hanami
    Hanami 7 месяцев назад

    Watch this anak. Taba niya pala dati

  • Hanami
    Hanami 7 месяцев назад

    Marion Benedicto

  • Hanami
    Hanami 7 месяцев назад

    Marion Benedicto

  • Theron Sturgess
    Theron Sturgess 8 месяцев назад

    It's a good talk but a frustrating video because of the title.
    A better title might be, how to make peace with your body image. The current title makes it seem like we would get information on how to lose weight.

  • Kevin Baker
    Kevin Baker 8 месяцев назад

    I now have the recipe for weight loss! All other sources were vague but not this one . . .

  • Khaila J. Potts
    Khaila J. Potts 8 месяцев назад

    So what's the recipe for losing weight?

  • Leggo My Ego
    Leggo My Ego 8 месяцев назад

    Talking for 9 minutes and saying nothing.

  • Matthew
    Matthew 8 месяцев назад

    There was no useful information to take away in this video

  • William Bunting
    William Bunting 8 месяцев назад

    The intro made me so uncomfortable that went to the basement, I dusted off the seat of the exercycle, swept the cob webs off the peddles and wheezed away 40 calories watching to the end. The pulse shot up but the heart survived, and I’m feel pretty good. Now the hard part,....keeping up the effort.

  • Marie Simmons
    Marie Simmons 8 месяцев назад

    Eat when you hungry, eat exactly what you feel like eating, stop the instant you feel full, wait to feel actual hunger again, and repeatYou won't have a weight problem or a food problem. It sounds simple I know. Because it is.

  • keepdancingmaria
    keepdancingmaria 8 месяцев назад

    Some of the people commenting here would be happier not watching TED Talks... ever...

  • Ed Evans
    Ed Evans 8 месяцев назад

    7 billion and counting , weight loss is coming weather you want it or not!!

  • Onkar Bhilare
    Onkar Bhilare 8 месяцев назад +1

    Cant believe that you were that 15 yr old girl....Amazing !!!!!!!!!!

  • K Mal
    K Mal 8 месяцев назад

    "Recipe to losing weight" is the title, NOT "How to feel good about yourself after you lose the weight.

  • Wilkong
    Wilkong 8 месяцев назад

    Loosing weight is a simple problem. Recipe: 1) Eat less. 2) Move more.

  • Mohammad Madankar
    Mohammad Madankar 9 месяцев назад

    Every move or decision we make is about three thing: motivation, motivation and motivation, if you are motivated enough nothing can stop you.

  • Tim Terrell
    Tim Terrell 9 месяцев назад

    Title should be, “Overcoming Body Image.” Nothing was stated about how she lost so much weight in a year. Perhaps she put the fries down and picked up an apple. All we can do is guess. Came here to listen about the recipe for weight loss not about body image.

  • Bunni Hugger
    Bunni Hugger 9 месяцев назад

    Whole food plant based diet is what we all need

  • Alien Skies
    Alien Skies 9 месяцев назад

    Check out Nexty coin.. its gonna be huge!

  • Nisarg Jain
    Nisarg Jain 9 месяцев назад

    how i'm supposed to feel the final dish when she didn't even tell us the recipe!!!!!!

  • Althea McNabb
    Althea McNabb 9 месяцев назад

    Very misleading title. Really Ted. Thank you for using up 10 minutes of my life.

  • marco brenni
    marco brenni 9 месяцев назад

    Interesting, but the problem remains: how loosing weight for ever !

  • WMA
    WMA 9 месяцев назад

    Even on a small screen, it was obvious who the first picture was!! I find it hard to believe others couldn’t see it!

  • Diana Schmitt
    Diana Schmitt 9 месяцев назад

    So sweet and sincere. Loved it.

  • Tyler Kelly
    Tyler Kelly 9 месяцев назад

    Body type is a big issue for some people. Look at a french fry and gain weight. It's not fair but it's true. It's not just about calories.

    MARIA MAVROGIANNI 9 месяцев назад


    MARIA MAVROGIANNI 9 месяцев назад


  • Alexey Winner
    Alexey Winner 9 месяцев назад

    and...? where's the recipe?

  • Omar
    Omar 10 месяцев назад

    Where's the recipe?

  • withramya
    withramya 10 месяцев назад

    I could see that it was you from the first picture.

  • y9700cc
    y9700cc 10 месяцев назад +1

    She had a great pair!

  • Margaret Barrass
    Margaret Barrass 10 месяцев назад

    Want to put w put weight on

  • colpugno7
    colpugno7 10 месяцев назад +1

    TED talks is always about inspirational speech, and she just did that.

  • u 3016230
    u 3016230 10 месяцев назад

    I hope her BBD resolves soon so she can see the truth; she's brilliant and beautiful. Facing fears of ridicule to encourage others is amazing and I'm thankful for the insightful talk

  • Wisdom Seeker
    Wisdom Seeker 10 месяцев назад

    THANK YOU, Anna! Beautiful presentation with a very unexpected ending! Very inspirational and encouraging to me!

  • JDP
    JDP 10 месяцев назад

    I think the video title is misleading.

  • Irene Quidachay
    Irene Quidachay 10 месяцев назад


  • ProfAOML
    ProfAOML 11 месяцев назад

    well said

  • Merci Beaucoup
    Merci Beaucoup 11 месяцев назад

    it’s about body dysmorphia kind of

  • Pen Gasper
    Pen Gasper 11 месяцев назад

    thank You for sharing a part of Your life!? and for the final sentence, that first of all we have to accept us!

  • Lucky Owl
    Lucky Owl 11 месяцев назад

    worst TED I've ever watc.hed

  • the guy
    the guy 11 месяцев назад

    She has simply stated that losing weight is a complicated problem but hasn't given any reasons why she thinks that's the case. Maybe it is a complicated problem when looking into the details but the bottom line is when you don't eat food you lose weight. Fast for a week and you will lose weight. That's not complicated

  • Eva M
    Eva M 11 месяцев назад

    misleading title

  • Todd Mitchell
    Todd Mitchell 11 месяцев назад

    This was a very moving talk. She doesn't give you the recipe to lose weight necessarily, but really gives one something to think about and a little insight into her thoughts after her journey. I was impressed and moved by her sharing. I will be sharing this video with others. Thank You!

  • S.Mill
    S.Mill 11 месяцев назад

    I understand what you are talking about, it is the same the other way around. I was good looking whole my life and now I am overweight and when I see my legs and arms I am still tin, but in the mirror it's other picture, am looking for a quite time my recipe to be my old again.

  • Denise Forester
    Denise Forester 11 месяцев назад

    This made me cry. Bravo for your courage

  • Amy Winehouse
    Amy Winehouse 11 месяцев назад

    If you're over weight then start eating well and exercise regularly -there just saved 9m13s of your time.

  • no name
    no name Год назад

    Enjoyed - good job! Self confidence and courageous.


    Em what did she sayyy again....

  • Madeline  Ernst
    Madeline Ernst Год назад

    I guess all of those who said something negative about this Video, never tried to lose weight and never saw how goddamn hard it is to look in the mirror and to not be happy of what you see. and the Phrase "Just lose the weight then" is not the answer anyone wants to hear because if it was that easy, we would all be thin.

  • Lola Lola
    Lola Lola Год назад

    How very well spoken and thank you for sharing your personal experience in this. I really enjoyed the presentation and the message - our world tends to oversimplify very complex things, so thank you for shining light on the complexity of something so close to home. I could feel so many vibes from this, hope the presenter continues to concur her fears.

  • Valarie Knight
    Valarie Knight Год назад

    Speech misnamed. Had nothing to do with recipe. Just someone else feeling sorry for themselves and wanting to get attention. Apparently she's still struggling with her self image and has no real clue how she lost weight. Nine minutes of my life I won't get back.

  • Ray Milligan
    Ray Milligan Год назад

    shut your pie hole , and I'm not even charging you for this advice!