The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better
Jonathan Bailor's The Calorie Myth is a revolutionary diet book that explains how cutting-edge science supports a radically different approach to ... Show synopsis Jonathan Bailor's The Calorie Myth is a revolutionary diet book that explains how cutting-edge science supports a radically different approach to weight loss, offering evidence that calories do not matter. Bailor shows that the key to long-term weight-loss is not the number of calories consumed but rather what kinds of calories. Some foods are used to repair tissue, boost brain power, and fuel our metabolism--while others are stored as fat. The human body has a set point--the weight it naturally "wants" to be--that is regulated by hormones. When we eat the right foods--whole plants and nutritious proteins--our body is naturally able to maintain a healthy set point weight. But when we eat sugar, starches, processed fats, and other poor quality foods, our body's regulatory system becomes "clogged" and prevents us from burning extra calories. Translation: Those extra 10 pounds you've been carrying around for years aren't the result of eating too much . . . they're the result from eating the wrong, hormone-clogging foods. With its step-by-step program, including a "SANEity" scale that determines which foods are optimal for weight-control; an eating plan; and a high intensity interval training (HIIT) exercise program that allows you to spend less time in the gym and achieve better results, The Calorie Myth offers a radical new model for weight loss.