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The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better Hardcover – Dec 31 2013

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Wave; 1 edition (Dec 31 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062267337
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062267337
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Jonathan Bailor has written a smart, useful guide that is easy to follow and a pleasure to read. The Calorie Myth shows you how to eliminate toxic foods that zap your energy and add inches to your waistline. It will change the way you look at dieting!” (JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, bestselling author of The Virgin Diet)

“The Calorie Myth does an excellent job of exposing the fundamental myths about obesity and weight loss that are keeping Americans sick. By explaining the link between our hormones and our metabolism, Jonathan Bailor offers readers a powerful set of tools for creating lifelong health.” (Mark Hyman, MD, bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution)

“Jonathan Bailor cuts through the noise and tells it to us straight: the food we eat impacts our biology in the most fundamental yet fixable ways. Our hormones regulate weight loss, and what we eat impacts how they function. Calories? Not the issue.” (Sara Gottfried, MD, bestselling author of The Hormone Cure)

“The Calorie Myth will do more to assist people with their health than all the popular diet books currently out there put together. I want to shout, ‘Bravo! Finally someone gets it!’” (Christiane Northrup, MD, OB/GYN, physician and author of the bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause)

“The Calorie Myth provides a clear plan for readers to reset their metabolism and shed excess weight-not through excessive exercise and restrictive calorie counts, but with delicious and nourishing foods and moderate exercise. A valuable and transformative book.” (Mike Moreno, MD, bestselling author of The 17 Day Diet)

From the Back Cover

What if everything you thought you knew about weight loss was wrong?

When it comes to most things in life, we welcome research and progress. From the convenience of our smartphones to the technology in our hospitals, scientific advancement allows us to live better.

So why are we still following weight-loss advice from the 1950s? Why haven't we ever questioned the "calories in/calories out" model at the foundation of every diet and fitness plan—a formula that, not coincidentally, has accompanied record-breaking levels of obesity?

In The Calorie Myth, Jonathan Bailor exposes the fundamental flaw upon which the diet industry is built and offers a new equation:

eat More + exercise Less = weight loss

If calorie math added up, 100 calories of vegetables = 100 calories of candy. That doesn't seem right—because it's not. While some calories fuel weight loss, others work against us. In The Calorie Myth, Bailor shows us how eating more of the right kinds of foods and exercising less, but at a higher intensity, is the true formula for burning fat and boosting metabolism.

Why? Because eating high-quality foods, like whole-food plants, proteins, and fats, balances the hormones that regulate your metabolism. Eating poor-quality foods, like refined starches, sweets, and processed foods, causes a hormonal imbalance, throwing your metabolism off kilter and causing you to store food as fat—regardless of how many calories you consume.

In this revolutionary weight-loss program informed by more than 1,200 scientific studies, Bailor offers clear, comprehensive guidance on what to eat and why, providing an eating plan, recipes, and a simple yet effective exercise regimen.

Losing weight doesn't have to mean going hungry or spending hours at the gym. Don't let outdated calorie math stand between you and the life you want: discover the new science of weight loss with The Calorie Myth.

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If you are interested in changing the shape of your body, this is an essential read. It begins with a well-researched analysis of the dubious claims of the weight loss industry. The most valuable take away from this book is that if you want to change the way you look, the most important thing to do is focus on eating quality food that has a positive effect on your endocrine system. Exercise is nowhere near as important as diet. Over the years, as a person who has spent thousands of hours working out, I can attest that you can't train yourself out of a bad diet, especially as you get older. I have been following Bailor's recommended health plan for three weeks and I do notice a positive change. If you were to read one book on body recomposition -- notice that I don't use the term "weight loss", this is the one that you should read cover to cover.
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I find myself interested in these sorts of books recently having been motivated to get healthy again. I do have a science background so I appreciated the literature quoted in the book, recognizing that most of it was paraphrased. The idea of a set point that ones weight fluctuates around was very interesting. The writing style can be a bit over the top with its constant references to sane foods and clogs, but I do recognize that he was trying to get his point across.
Overall I like the approach he suggests with more vegetables and protein, I think it is a valid way to increase your health while maybe shedding a few pounds along the way. He also doesn't go too crazy about shunning foods, just points out that the less carbs you take in the better you'll do. The exercise section seemed a bit rushed, but I think the main contention is that most of the changes we need are in our diets.
Overall a good read with some interesting points. I think if you applied just the notion of more veggies and increased protein to your diet based on this book it would be money well spent.
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Some interesting ideas and the basic premise is great- spoiler- eat your vegies! One thing that was really poorly done was the recipe section. He claims that dairy should hardly be consumed and yet almost every recipe contain either dairy or whey. Next, he talks about not consuming foods that will clog you hormonally- he uses the word Clog over and over. Then in the recipe section there are items like vanilla or caramel sugar -free syrup. Disgusting! I wouldn't dream of putting foods like these in my body. Confusing message. It isn't written as intelligently as say Sarah Ballantyne's Paleo Approach - there are some really valuable recipes and scientific information in her books. I have been on the calorie myth diet for one week and so far I have gained weight, but it is to be expected after depriving myself for so many years. I am hoping it will turn around over the next few weeks.
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Great book. Puts a lot of theories into a new perspective. Most people believe a calorie is a calorie. Interesting to understand how they work so differently as fuel.
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lost 64 pounds going SANE with Jonathan advice. I have more energy, sex drive, patience, etc.

Use the science in this book to get back your life.
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Excellent book...love the research and the logic, has a trainer i wll use that knowledge to help all my clients and improve my own health.
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Great book for anyone who wants to take their health back and sustainably stay fit until death. Awesome, informative, political, and intriguing. Highly recommended!
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I love how he explains the science behind his reasoning. Well researched and well presented. I bought the ebook for myself and the paper edeition for my mother.
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