Today, it’s s my pleasure to present a guest blog post from my friend and colleague Jonny Bowden, aka “The Nutrition Myth Buster.” An internationally recognized board-certified nutritionist (with a PhD in holistic nutrition), Jonny has written 15 books, including the controversial The Great Cholesterol Myth. He has spoken at conferences around the world, appeared on “The Dr. Oz, Show,” “The Doctors” and every major television network, and has written or contributed to articles in over 200 print and online publications, from The New York Times to The National Enquirer. This week, Jonny is presenting his exciting Truth About Fat Loss Summit, which features 30-plus experts in from today, April 25, through May 2, 2016. Now, here’s Jonny’s fascinating blog post. (Please note that Jonny’s post replaces the regular Cravings-Crushing Mondays feature.)
One of the biggest myths about weight loss is that “it’s all about calories”.
Every one of us has been indoctrinated with the idea that we get fat because we eat too many calories.
“Calories in, calories out” has been the mantra of the diet establishment for the past 40 years.
Just think about the number of times you’ve heard this refrain:
“If you eat more calories than you burn”, (experts have told us,, “you will gain weight.
But if you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight”.
Except for one thing. It’s not true.
Well, let me amend that slightly. It’s MOSTLY not true.
Calories do count—but when it comes to gaining and losing body fat, they are very far from the complete story.
One of the many truths that emerged from the thirty plus hours of in-depth interviews with the world’s greatest experts in my upcoming Truth About Fat Loss Summit was this:
A calorie is NOT just a calorie. And all calories are very far from being created equally.