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Podcast 238: Seriously, Stop Counting Calories.

CalorieMyth-HC-w-flap-11-24-2013-40kby Sean Croxton

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!

21:25 – Why the weight always comes back with a vengeance.

23:24 – “Studies show that simply eating less fails 95.4% of the time long term.”

24:20 – Is it really as easy as just eating real food (JERFing)?

26:40 – Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full.

27:15 – How to Stay SANE: The four factors of fat-burning foods.

35:47 – Will eating this way give me a heart attack or increase my cholesterol?

42:51 – Do those metabolism calculators really work?

52:45 – How to burn fat by exercising for only 20 minutes per week.

Click the PLAY button below to listen to the entire show.

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Underground Awesomeness Mentioned in This Episode

Cholesterol Clarity podcast with Jimmy Moore
Why We Get Fat podcast with Gary Taubes
The Smarter Science of Slim podcast with Jonathan Bailor
Preview of Jonathan’s Real Food Con presentation

Don’t miss next Monday’s show with Chris Kresser, author of Your Personal Paleo Code. Here’s THE LINK!


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