Calorie Myths & Facts

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Think you need to count calories to successfully lose weight? Think again.
Air Date: 3/19/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Jonathan Bailor, author and nutrition expert
Collaborating with top scientists for over 10 years, analyzing over 1,300 studies, and garnering endorsements by top doctors from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and UCLA, Jonathan Bailor is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, nutrition and exercise expert, and former personal trainer who specializes in using high-quality food and exercise to simplify wellness.

He has registered over 25 patents and authored the New York Times and USA Today bestselling book, The Calorie Myth (HarperCollins). 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 program 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.
  • Book Title: The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight and Live Better
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/TheSmarterScienceOfSlim
  • Guest Twitter Account: @jonathanbailor
Calorie Myths & Facts
Most diets for the past many years have focused on one thing: calories. The premise of these diets is that you must count your calories - and therefore manage your calories - in order to lose weight successfully.

This is a myth that needs severe attention.

Counting calories paints food as negative and something that needs to be avoided. The truth is that the right foods in abundance can actually help you lose far more weight than simply monitoring how many calories you put into your body.

Your body will respond very favorably to less added sweeteners, processed starches, trans fats. And MORE vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids - all which can come in the form of raw vegetables, proteins, nuts and seeds, and lower-fructose fruits like berries and citrus.

The key is looking at the ingredients of the foods you eat - not necessarily the calories. It's all about getting back to the FOOD.

But buyer beware... there's a "calorie conspiracy" among us. Food manufacturers use calories to indicate what is "healthy" or not. So, they can shrink the serving size to fool the consumer into thinking their foods are healthy and good.

And, just because a fast food restaurant has "healthy options" doesn't mean those options are actually healthy. You must, must look at the ingredients.

Join special guest, Jonathan Bailor, as he busts the calorie myth and gives you ideas for easy, simple, healthy ways to eat and lose weight.