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CMCOLE
Posts: 2,667
6/15/13 7:18 A

there are always going to be people who "cherry pick" information, trying to make their theories sound correct or legitimate.

Definitely you need to do research on anything that sounds too good to be true (like this).
Or, just ignore it, and eat healthy?



AMANDANCES
Posts: 1,975
6/14/13 12:28 P

I looked through his site, and the main complaint with his method is that 50% of his calorie count is coming from nuts, and nutritionists claim that incomplete digestion of nuts is a huge factor in why he's not getting as many calories from those nuts as he thinks he is. Also, some people cite poor energy absorption from a raw food diet -- some food have to be broken down a certain way (usually by cooking) in order to release the caloric energy to the body.

Based on those comments, it looks like his calorie measurement is off.

Some of the comments (on the HuffPo article) link to medical studies which show that composition of the diet has zero effect on body weight, when calories are kept the same, so I can't believe that he's happened upon some secret. High carb / low carb -- depsite what diet promoters want to see you, when you're talking about energy, apparently the body really DOES treat a calorie as just a calorie, and doesn't care what its source.





MEGAPEEJ
Posts: 732
6/14/13 11:56 A

I gained a majority of my overweightness eating primarily real food - I work at an all natural grocery store that doesn't sell artificial anything, so fake food was always a small percentage of my diet.

Didn't I read on here once that your body can only process so many extra calories at a time? So even if you eat 3500 extra calories every day, you've not going to weigh 7 extra pounds at the end of the week?

Fascinating, but I have a really hard time believing that the science he's presenting and even the facts he's presenting as being accurate.



ZENANDNOW
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6/14/13 11:07 A

I always keep in mind: If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. emoticon



JUSTEATREALFOOD
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6/14/13 8:00 A



 
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