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

The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More and 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 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--plants, lean proteins, nuts, and legumes--our bodies are naturally able to maintain a healthy set point weight. But when we eat sugar, starches, fats, and other poor-quality foods, our bodies' regulatory systems become "clogged" and prevent 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 of eating 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.

Title:The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More and Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062267337
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    The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More and Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better Reviews

  • Sarah Clement

    This book relies heavily on straw man fallacies. The basic premise, that human beings are not calculators and losing weight is more complicated than math, is fine. Obvious, even. Even more obvious are...

  • Kevin

    Sarah Clement's review articulates everything there is to be said about this book, but I'll add twocents. It's an interesting-enough read, espousing some basic tenets of any healthy lifestyle, but it'...

  • Charlotte Edwards

    I love this message and it would be nice if this book, and a few others, were required reading for all Americans. But I know that won't happen, and until then, those of us who read this need to pass t...

  • Columbian

    "The Calorie Myth" will help you understand the importance of focusing on food/exercise QUALITY rather that QUANTITY. It simplifies getting and staying fit. It will also give you the tools and knowled...

  • Shaun

    After many years of formal education and practical hands on experience, I have come to the conclusion that both diet and exercise are as much an art as a science.The premise presented in The Calorie M...

  • Jessica

    Covers a lot of ground in this book. Should be eating lots of veggies, protein, and cutting back on grains. As in not eating them. We should only exercise 10 minutes a week but those 10 minutes should...

  • Lea

    Incredible amount of research packed into this book. I found it thought provoking and informative. Highly recommend....

  • Ada-Marie

    Great book describing the new way to think about nutrition and fitness, which is based on science and hormonal health. Calories in v. calories out has never added up. Basically to burn fact, eat clean...

  • Karen

    Some notions are good. The science is interesting and often eye-opening. The interpretation of some of the data is sometimes irritating. For example: The author (intentionally?) misinterprets the stat...

  • Missy  Miller

    I really liked the premise and especially liked how FOR ONCE someone addressed the fact that exercise is not only NOT the answer for weight loss but also can HURT efforts to lose weight. The only rea...