The biggest misconception about calories is to think (for example) eating a 500-calorie meal means that you now have 500 calories on your body. This is far from what happens. Let’s look and see what happens when calories interact with our bodies.Read more
Take a look at this image of two mice. What difference do you see? The first thing that you[…]Read more
Ultimately there are only three ways to lose weight:
The first is to eat less calories than you burn: This method (which I call the starvation method) will work for a while, but since your brain uses so much your energy, you go crazy with cravings when you limit your calories (especially if you are still eating sugars or foods that act like sugars). And this is the method that will drive you crazy with calculating calories in verses calories out.
The second is to stop producing fat: You can accomplish this by limiting the amount of fructose you take in your body. Remember that fructose (which shows up in soda, fruit, fruit juices, table sugar, and anything with high fructose corn syrup) is what makes fat – not eating fat. You also have to remember that table sugar (sucrose) is one-half fructose – so, yes, you have to avRead more
Your journey to where you want to be healthy and weight-wise will take you down some roads that don’t serve you very well. It will also feel at times that you are doing the right thing and at others that you are no closer to where you want to be than when you started.Read more
Want to know how many calories you should eat to lose weight? The answer is simple: If You Want to Lose Weight, Calories Don’t Matter.
You might be a bit surprised by that answer (especially when doctors, nutritionists, and government agencies all have suggestions for how many calories you should eat if you want to lose weight). The truth is simple: your body is not a calorimeter. What is a calorimeter? It is the machine that food scientists use to determine how many calories food contains (see picture on this page).Read more
Calories are an outdated way of thinking about food and weight loss and you have to learn to look at food in different ways.Read more