Book Review – The Calorie Myth by @JonathanBailor
The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More and Exercise Less with the Smarter Science of Slim
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 bodies are naturally able to maintain a healthy set point weight. But when we eat sugar, starches, fats, and other poor-quality foods, our bodies’ regulatory systems become “clogged” and prevent 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 of eating 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.
About the Author:
Collaborating with top scientists for over 10 years, analyzing over 1,300 studies, synthesizing over 10,000 pages of research, and garnering endorsements by top doctors from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and UCLA, Jonathan Bailor is a preeminent nutrition & exercise expert & former personal trainer who specializes who specializes in using high-quality food and exercise to simplify health and fitness.
He has registered over 25 patents and authored the revolutionary upcoming The Calorie Myth (HarperCollins, 12.31.13). Bailor serves as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, hosts a popular syndicated wellness radio show, blogs on The Huffington Post, and consults for organizations around the world. His free 28-day quick-start eating and exercise guide is available at BailorGroup.com.
A Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of DePauw University, Bailor lives outside of Seattle with his wife Angela and works to enable others to live better through simple, proven science.
This is a fantastic book. Gone are the days where calories are considered calories – without any difference. Yet not all calories are the same. They are very different depending upon the quality of the calories. Even on some top rated weight loss shows they claim – calories in = calories out. But do they? This is one of those life changing books. I have definitely read a few in the last few years that change the way I look at food completely. This is a must read book for anyone interested in losing weight, getting fit, or simply getting healthy. 5 stars for sure.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.