Calories and Weight Loss: It’s the quality not the quantity

The new year often means a pause and rest for people, especially when it comes to weight-loss and exercise. A new book called “The Calorie Myth” explores how to eat more, exercise less, lose weight and live better. Everything we all want right? We’ll be reviewing the book in the coming months but it does get us thinking what if we look at food different and simply make better, healthier choices? Sounds simple enough.

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What If Everything You Thought You Knew About Weight Loss, Eating and Exercise Was Wrong?

For decades, doctors, scientists, and government agencies have offered the public the same old advice when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight: eat less and exercise more.

But if losing weight is as simple as balancing calories in vs. calories out, how come people are seeing the greatest increase in obesity and diabetes in history take place right alongside the greatest increase of dieting and exercise in history?

Based on more than a decade of research and endorsed by top doctors and researchers from Harvard, Johns Hopkins and UCLA, THE CALORIE MYTH by Jonathan Bailor offers a radically new and scientifically-proven model for sustainable weight loss:

It’s not the number of calories that we eat—but rather what kinds of calories we eat.

The Secret is That There is No Secret.
Bailor says that eating more—of the right kinds of foods—and exercising less—but at a higher intensity—is actually the key to burning fat, balancing hormones, boosting metabolism, and creating long-term weight loss.

When we eat more of the right foods—whole plants and nutritious proteins—our bodies maintain a healthy weight (also known as “set point” weight) by automatically balancing calories in and calories out.

Bailor proves the human body is designed to resist excessive weight gain.

But when we eat sugar, starches, processed fats, and other poor quality foods, the hormones that regulate this system become “clogged,” causing the body to hold onto extra weight, and elevating our set-point. Much like the wrong quality of food causes diabetes by impairing the body’s ability to balance blood sugar automatically, the wrong quality of food causes obesity by impairing the body’s ability to regulate our weight automatically.

Eat More Real, Delicious, Whole, Natural, Healing Foods.

What is SANE Eating?
SANE eating is based on four different factors that contribute to our calorie intake: Satiety, Aggression, Nutrition and Efficiency.

– SATIETY: Foods that keep us full for a long period of time

– AGGRESSION: How fast the food in our body is turned into energy

– NUTRITION: The nutrients provided per calorie

– EFFICIENCY: How easily our body can store the calories as fat.

1. Free yourself from calorie counting:
2. Shift from short-term weight loss to LONG-TERM FAT LOSS AND HEALTH:
3. Set meaningful goals and realistic time table.
4. Rethink nutrition LABELS:
5. Save money – Buy groceries in BULK:
6. Master snacking and on the go eating.
7. Simplify with BLENDED SMOOTHIES
8. Protect your SANEity at events and holidays:
9. Enjoy lots of water and green tea:
10. Forget perfection. Commit publicly. Get SUPPORT

Information and Tips provided  The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor
Collaborating with top scientists for over 10 years, analyzing over 1,300 studies, and garnering endorsements by top doctors from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and UCLA, Jonathan Bailor is a nutrition and exercise expert and former personal trainer who specializes in using high-quality food and exercise to simplify wellness.

The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better

Disclaimer: Reader discretion advised, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.