14 minute video - The Calorie Myth - Thoughts?
Thursday, April 24, 2014
"What if everything you thought you knew about weight loss was wrong?
When it comes to most things in life, we welcome research and progress. From the convenience of our smartphones to the technology in our hospitals, scientific advancement allows us to live better.
So why are we still following weight-loss advice from the 1950s? Why haven't we ever questioned the "calories in/calories out" model at the foundation of every diet and fitness plan—a formula that, not coincidentally, has accompanied record-breaking levels of obesity?
In The Calorie Myth, Jonathan Bailor exposes the fundamental flaw upon which the diet industry is built and offers a new equation:
EAT MORE + EXERCISE LESS = WEIGHT LOSS
If calorie math added up, 100 calories of vegetables = 100 calories of candy. That doesn't seem right—because it's not. While some calories fuel weight loss, other work against us. In The Calorie Myth, Bailor shows us how eating more of the right kinds of foods and exercising less, but at a higher intensity, is the true formula for burning fat and boosting metabolism.
Why? Because eating high-quality foods, like whole-food plants, proteins, and fats, balances the hormones that regulate your metabolism. Eating poor-quality foods, like refined starches, sweets, and processed foods, causes a hormonal imbalance, throwing your metabolism off kilter and causing you to store food as fat—regardless of how many calories you consume."
I like Jonathan's Free Podcast - The Calorie Myth and Your Smarter Science of Slim with Jonathan Bailor.
And while I don't agree with everything he says, he's a really smart guy.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Good Stuff and it works! I am now on the Compulsive Eaters Anonymous first 30 day eating plan and guess what? every meal has 4 oz protein, I teaspoon fat and fresh fruit or up to 24 oz of non-starchy veggies. Am I full? For sure! Am I feeling good? For sure! Am I losing weight? Too soon to tell - it's only been 5 days.
1275 days ago
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Loved the video, and agree completely. Hard to tell people that you can lose weight eating MORE calories, but it works, and is simple. Simply eating low glycemic veggies, fruit, nuts/seeds, and fish/fowl, with occasional red meat, as well as eggs, and butter/oils makes sens to me, but when you tell others this, they act like it is weird.
The idea that a Hot Pocket is normal, but that eggs and butter aren't is insane. Tell someone you ate a breakfast hot Pocket for breakfast, and they'll probably ask you if it tasted good. Tell them you had 4 eggs in 2 Tbsp. butter with 3 slices of bacon, and they will warn you about how unhealthy it is.
I just believe that if something was essential, that Nature/God would have provided it for us. My guess is that meat/fish/fowl and fruits/vegetables were immediate finds, and are therefore essential. Starches, and processed foods are recent additions to our diet, coinciding with poorer health, as well as higher weight.
My Dad graduated at 158 lbs., and I graduated at 317 lbs. One generation, but such a change. What change between 1960, and 1990? Our diet. Talk to someone who is 70 years old, and you will be amazed at all the " unhealthy "
food they ate, while weighing 160 lbs.
I find it amusing that people think this is so complicated. A caveman who had yet to discover something as simple as a knife, and nothing about mathematics managed to stay healthy despite horrific living conditions, and great daily danger. They didn't sit around dieting. How is it that someone who was so ignorant about so much, was able to do something that we struggle with? Because it is as simple as this 13 minute video. It could have been a 3 minute video.
Eat this way, and reach a normal weight quickly, as well as get healthier. If you give it a fair shot, you will find it to be extremely tasty, and satisfying, and get a huge increase in energy. It IS that simple.
1275 days ago
Comment edited on: 4/24/2014 10:27:50 AM
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