The Calorie Myth

The Calorie Myth

How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better

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In this revolutionary weight-loss program informed by more than 1,200 scientific studies, fitness and diet expert Jonathan Bailor offers concrete evidence that the calorie-counting model of weight loss doesn't work. In fact, cutting-edge science supports a radically different approach to weight loss and health, proving that by focusing on food and exercise quality--rather than calorie quantity--you can burn fat and boost health more easily and enjoyably that you ever thought possible.

The human body does not recognize all calories as equal. Some foods are used to repair tissue, boost brain power, and fuel our metabolism--while others are stored as fat. 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.

Why? Because eating high-quality foods--like whole plants and nutritious proteins--balances the hormones that regulate our metabolism. When we eat these foods, our bodies naturally maintain a healthy weight. But when we eat sugar, starches, processed fats, and other poor quality foods, the body's regulatory system becomes "clogged" and prevents us from burning extra calories. Translation: Those extra 10 pounds aren't the result of eating too much . . . they're the result from eating the wrong foods.

In The Calorie Myth, Bailor offers clear, comprehensive guidance on what to eat and why, providing an eating plan, recipes, and a simple yet effective exercise regimen based on the principles of high intensity interval training. Losing weight doesn't have to mean going hungry or spending hours at the gym. The Calorie Myth offers a radical new model for weight loss and long-term health.

Publisher: New York : HarperWave.
Copyright Date: c2014.
ISBN: 9780062267337
Characteristics: xv, 314 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm


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Sep 29, 2017

The premise is a good one but there is a lot of confusion. In one area of the book he refers to avocado as a vegetable, but in another it is a fat. Coffee, he suggests without cream or sugar. In previous chapters he allows cream and sweeteners. He doesn't address alcohol but I would think a dry wine would be okay. In the allowed vegetables is listed beets and yet he says not to eat any vegetable you wouldn't eat raw. While he tell you how many servings of each category you can have each day, you have to flip through the rest of the book to find what is the applicable portion sizes.

A very interesting read and it makes a lot of sense. I just think it should have been simpler when applying theory to practice.

Jan 18, 2015

Interesting look at what foods we should eat and how we should exercise -- including a look at how broken the food pyramid is. Now to see if following the ideas within actually work... the science suggests it should!


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Sep 11, 2018

Worth reading if you are interested in diet and fitness. Possibly overly restrictive advise on the dietary side ( you can read any number of books on diet - each with a conflicting set of advice,- and they all have studies that prove their perspective is the 'one true way' - they can't all disagree and yet all be right) however this book did lead me to change the way I exercise- now much more intensively.

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