6 Reasons Calorie Counting Is Crazy

6 Reasons Calorie Counting Is Crazy


'Despite the fact that every lasting healthy lifestyle (whole foods, Paleo, vegetarian, low-carb, low-glycemic, Mediterranean, etc.) focuses on what we eat rather than how much we eat, the mainstream still seems to insist that if we just counted our calories more conservatively, we could end the obesity epidemic. The proven fact is that calorie-counting approaches fail 95.4% of the time. That's a higher failure rate than quitting smoking cold turkey.

Blindly eating less to cure obesity is like breathing less to cure allergies. It may offer temporary "relief" but ultimately fails because it is masking symptoms rather than fixing causes. Will eating only 1,200 of anything cause you to lose weight? Yes. So will cutting off your leg. That doesn't mean either is a good idea.'

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