Archive for the calorie myths

Calorie Myths on The Huffington Post

The comment discussion that followed one of my recent Huffington Post articles was worth sharing…so quoting the conversation verbatim from 118,801 Reasons Dieting Is Fattening:

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Why Calorie Counting Fails & How to Burn Fat Without It

  Here’s a recent guest post I did for Diets In Review. Hope it’s helpful :) Which of the following statements are true? a. A pound of feathers weighs the same as a pound of lead. b. We have to consciously decrease calories in or increase calories out in order to burn fat. c. All […]

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Once Biggest Losers, Now Exercising Smarter – CrossFit, Spinning, Intervals, and More

  Next stop on The Biggest Loser’s Jennifer Jacobs and Jay Jacobs‘ shift from short-term weight loss to long-term health and fat-loss: Q&A regarding exercising less–but smarter vs. exercising for literally six hours per day “on the ranch.” Enjoy the short, medium, and full versions of our chat below. I personally recommend the full version, but […]

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Disturbing Data Demonstrating That Low-Fat Made Us Fat

  “Saying we become fat by eating fat is like saying we become green by eating green vegetables.” — Paraphrase of Uffe Ravnskov, MD, Ph.D. We are told that sugar-laden muffins, nutritionally neutered toast, and insulin-exploding juice are part of a balanced, nutritious breakfast because they are low in fat. After decades of this many […]

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Scientific Fact: Overeating Is Not The Cause Of Obesity

  “Saying that obesity is caused by eating too much is like saying that allergies are caused by breathing too much.” – Jonathan Bailor

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How to Avoid Starving and Gaining Fat Simultaneously

  In the last post we defined a hormonally horrible condition known as internal starvation. Let’s look at a simplified example of how this works.

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Simple Science: How Excess Insulin Makes Us Fat

  “…obesity is impossible in the absence of adequate tissue concentrations of insulin.” – M. Goldberg, in Journal of the American Medical Association In the last post we touched on how hormones control the metabolic conversation that determines if we are storing or burning body fat. Let’s now dig into the hormone insulin’s role in […]

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How Hormones Help Store or Burn Body Fat

In the last post we covered the importance of healing our hormones rather than starving ourselves or spending hours on stair-steppers. Now let’s start to dig into why focusing on hormones instead of calories in and calories out is critical to solving the metabolic cause of chronic fat gain and sub-optimal health.

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Scientific Fact: Calories Are Not All That Matter… Hormones Matter Too

  “The ‘classical theory’ that fat is deposited in the adipose tissue [body fat] only when given in excess of the caloric requirement is finally disproved.”– E. Wertheimer, in Physiological Reviews

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Calorie Quality Factor 4: Efficiency (The “E” in SANE)

Photo Credit: Life’s Ambrosia   “Efficiency…is dependent on…the nature of the fuel and the processes enlisted by the organism. A simple example is the inefficiency of low-test gasoline…If a ‘calorie is a calorie’…were true, [then gasoline is gasoline and] nobody would pay extra for high test gasoline.” – R.D. Feinman, State University of New York […]

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