We’ve all heard that by simply counting calories will help us achieve our weight loss and health goals. “Counting calories” typically implies eating less food and exercising more and more. But does it work? In this podcast, Sean makes the case for why counting calories just doesn’t work. He explains how our bodies react to such a regiment and how we can actually achieve optimal health by eating more of the right food.
“It doesn’t work.
Never has worked. Never will work.
Okay, maybe it’ll work for a little bit — maybe a few weeks or months. But the weight always comes back.
And then some.
No matter how many times we white-knuckle our way through yet another doomed fat loss program, the strategy seldom changes…
Eat less. Exercise more.
But what if I told you that this strategy is the cause of your weight gain, not the cure?
The truth is that the trainers and gurus who convinced you that fat loss was a math problem probably skipped science class. Because what the science is saying something completely different…
It says that when you take in less calories, you burn less calories.
It says that when you exercise more, you want to eat more food.
It says that 70-percent of the “weight” you lost wasn’t even fat tissue.
It says that the less you eat, the higher your Body Mass Index (BMI).
It says that we’ve been doing it all wrong.
This week on Underground Wellness Radio, our friend Jonathan Bailor stopped by to translate the current fat loss research in a way that we can all understand — something that he did brilliantly in his new book The Calorie Myth.
Click the player at the bottom of this post to listen to the entire interview. Here are my notes!
6:10 – The Myth of Calorie Math: Why 100% of us should be morbidly obese.
9:26 – “The average American male should be gaining 104 pounds of fat per year…”
10:31 – When you take in less calories, your body burns less calories.
13:15 – “You cannot fix a broken system by starving it!”
13:40 – Are you really losing fat, or are you dropping muscle and ruining your health?
19:00 – How to eat 56000 extra calories and gain no weight!”