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Calorie Myth : How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better (Hardcover) (Jonathan
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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 exercisequality—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. InThe Calorie Myth, Bailor shows us how eating more of the right kinds of foods and exercisingless, 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.
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 body is naturally able to maintain a healthy set point weight. But when we eat sugar, starches, 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.