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021: Why Calorie Counting Doesn't Work

food podcast Jan 26, 2018

 

We've all heard it before: to lose weight, we need to burn more calories than we consume.  We need to eat less and exercise more, right?  We gain weight because we eat too much, have lack of self-control, and just don't exercise enough.  Wrong!  

Weight control is about so much more than just calories in-calories out.  Sure, calorie restriction plans can work in the short term, but then why do 95% of all diets fail?  

Easy, because it's not sustainable.  Our bodies were designed to adapt.  If you keep restricting calories, your body will adapt and you will continue to keep cutting back calories to get the same results.  You can only cut back so far!  

There's also millions of other things at play, like our hormones, inflammation, stress, sleep, and life in general.  ALL of that plays a role in how our body either gains or loses weight.  

If you've ever had a problem losing weight and are confused, take a listen to today's episode.  It's probably not your fault.  We've been fed the wrong information for years, so it's no wonder we are all confused.  

In today's episode, we talk about: 

  • The classic model of calories in - calories out and why it doesn't work long term
  • Why all calories are not created equal
  • Why the quality of your food matters way more than you realize
  • How hormones play a role in our weight management
  • The problems with restrictive diets
  • Why running is not the solution for weight loss
  • How to develop a healthy relationship with food
  • What the long term solution is for weight control
  • And much more!

Angie dieted for years, and always struggled with her weight growing up.  By understanding the role that food plays in her overall health, she's been able to break the diet cycle, lose weight, and feel better than ever.  Hopefully her story can help you with the struggles you might be having too!

 Have a great week!

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