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In this brief and thorough guide, historian of science Josie Smythe-Rivers shows you why counting calories is the enemy of weight loss.

Calories don’t matter to the body. They tell us nothing about what our bodies do with what we eat and drink. While we are busy counting calories and worrying unnecessarily about the fats in food, our bodies metabolize what we eat and drink through biochemical and hormonal processes and pathways. The body does not recognize, use, or burn calories. Counting calories keeps us constantly hungry, and counting calories can harm our health both metabolically and nutritionally.

Weight loss results in a slower metabolism, so in order to keep the weight off in the calories-in/calories-out model of energy, we end up having to restrict calories even more. Eventually we stop doing so and regain the weight.

In addition to her brief, fascinating history of the calorie and its misapplication to the human body and nutritional science, Smythe-Rivers provides readers with the 6 steps that ensure long-term weight loss based on how our bodies actually work in terms of our biochemistry and hormones. She also addresses why metabolism slows in response to weight loss and how to overcome this fact and avoid gaining the weight back.

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“The human body is not a steam engine, and it doesn’t consume or use energy like one. The human body does not function in the ways that objects or phenomena do that physicists study. Yet, the very notion of a “calorie” in nutritional science was inaccurately transposed from these other realms of science as a metaphorical way of trying to talk about how we consume and use energy.”

“When we pretend “calories in/calories out” is a real equation we encourage people to ignore why they’re gaining weight in the first place, why we have difficulty losing weight, and more importantly, why decades of studies show it’s so difficult to keep it off over time. The dubious ‘equation’ and model of calories in/calories out (CICO) blames the person who fails to keep weight off because she or he failed to ‘eat less and move more.’ Exercise is wonderful for us, but it has very little to do with weight loss. Counting calories ignores the fact that we metabolize different foods very differently, and they affect our health and weight very differently. We may talk and think in terms calories, but our bodies “speak” an entirely different language, the language of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.”

“So, how do we lose weight and keep it off? We change what we’re eating and when we’re eating so that we’re satiated by the foods we eat according to how our individual bodies metabolize those foods. We work with our biochemistry, not against it. The last two sections of this guide go into detail about what you should and shouldn’t eat in relation to how the body actually works in terms of weight loss.”

Topics: weight loss, losing weight, calories, counting calories, low carb diet, low carbohydrate diet, insulin resistance, keto diet, metabolic syndrome, metabolic heath, high blood sugar, US dietary guidelines

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