The Calorie Myth

The Calorie Myth

How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better

eBook - 2015
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Contrary to what most diets would have you believe, the human body does not recognize all calories as equal. Some foods are used to boost brain power, fuel metabolism, and heal the body--while others are simply stored as fat. In The Calorie MythThe Calorie Myth offers a radical and effective new model for weight loss and long-term health.
Publisher: New York : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015
Edition: EPub edition
ISBN: 9780062403988
0062403982
9780062267344
0062267345
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Sep 29, 2017

The premise is a good one but there is a lot of confusion. In one area of the book he refers to avocado as a vegetable, but in another it is a fat. Coffee, he suggests without cream or sugar. In previous chapters he allows cream and sweeteners. He doesn't address alcohol but I would think a dry wine would be okay. In the allowed vegetables is listed beets and yet he says not to eat any vegetable you wouldn't eat raw. While he tell you how many servings of each category you can have each day, you have to flip through the rest of the book to find what is the applicable portion sizes.

A very interesting read and it makes a lot of sense. I just think it should have been simpler when applying theory to practice.

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stephaniedchase
Jan 18, 2015

Interesting look at what foods we should eat and how we should exercise -- including a look at how broken the food pyramid is. Now to see if following the ideas within actually work... the science suggests it should!

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JHCL
Sep 11, 2018

Worth reading if you are interested in diet and fitness. Possibly overly restrictive advise on the dietary side ( you can read any number of books on diet - each with a conflicting set of advice,- and they all have studies that prove their perspective is the 'one true way' - they can't all disagree and yet all be right) however this book did lead me to change the way I exercise- now much more intensively.

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