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.
Time and time again, you’ll notice this theme coming up in the interviews I did with the experts you’ll hear on the Truth About Fat Loss Summit.
And no wonder.
The notion that it’s all about calories is one of the most obsolete notions in the whole field of weight loss, even though it continues to be the “official position” of many so-called health experts and establishment organizations.
The truth is it’s NOT all about calories.
But it IS all about hormones.
One of the great discoveries of nutrition in the past couple of decades has been the fact that food has a hormonal effect.
That’s right. Food “turns on” certain hormones, and “turns off” others.
Many of these hormones—like insulin, for example—are deeply involved in the whole “fat burning” equation, and if the food you’re eating is stimulating fat STORAGE hormones instead of fat BURNING hormones, you’re in deep doo-doo.
This is just one of the many eye-opening concepts we’ll explore in depth in the Truth About Fat Loss Summit.
Best of all, you’ll learn what to do about it.
You’ll learn from over 30 of the country’s top experts in metabolism, weight loss, fat burning, the psychology of eating, addiction, cravings, the gut, and the brain.
This event will be awesome and eye-opening!
P.S. From Connie: So I’ll “see you,” right?, during Jonny’s exciting Truth About Fat Loss Summit? If you have 5, 10, 50 or even 100 pounds to lose, this event will help you shed your excess weight for good.