The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better

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Contrary to what most diets would have you believe, the human body does not recognize all calories as equal. Some foods are used to boost brain power, fuel metabolism, and heal the body—while others are simply stored as fat. In The Calorie Myth, Bailor shows us how eating more of the right kinds of foods and exercising less, but at a higher intensity, is the true formula for burning fat.

Why? Because eating high-quality foods balances the hormones that regulate our metabolism. When we eat these foods, our bodies naturally maintain a healthy weight. But when we eat sugar, starches, processed fats, and other poor-quality foods, the body's regulatory system becomes "clogged" and prevents us from burning extra calories. Translation: Those extra 10 pounds aren't the result of eating too much . . . they're the result of eating the wrong foods!

Bailor offers clear, comprehensive guidance on what to eat and why, providing an eating plan, recipes, and a simple yet effective exercise regimen. Losing weight doesn't have to mean going hungry or spending hours at the gym. The Calorie Myth offers a radical and effective new model for weight loss and long-term health.

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About the author

As a personal trainer, Jonathan Bailor worked with clients who would achieve the results they wanted as long as they spent countless hours exercising and following restrictive diets. Frustrated by recommending a lifestyle that was not sustainable, he began the ten-year research odyssey that became The Calorie Myth.

Bailor has registered more than twenty-five patents, serves as a senior program manager for Microsoft, and runs a wellness consulting business. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife.

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HarperCollins
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Jan 6, 2015
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780062403988
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English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Diets
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Weight Loss
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Totalnie nowatorska książka o diecie, która odsłania błędnie utrwalony model zrzucania zbędnych kilogramów poprzez zmniejszenie kaloryczności spożywanego jedzenia!

Jonathan Bailor dokonał prawdziwej rewolucji w dziedzinie odchudzania, które od teraz przestanie być utożsamiane z liczeniem kalorii.

Przez wiele lat źródła konwencjonalnych porad dietetycznych wmawiały nam, że najważniejsze dla utrzymania prawidłowej wagi jest dostarczanie organizmowi określonej liczby kalorii każdego dnia. Autor książki obala ten mit i zwraca uwagę na to, że nie chodzi o ilość, ale o jakość jedzenia. Te dodatkowe kilogramy, których nie możesz zrzucić, to nie tylko wina tego, że jesz za dużo! To efekt spożywania „złych kalorii”!

W książce „Mit kalorii”znajdziesz: rewolucyjną formułę spalania tłuszczu; plan diety, na której ani przez chwilę nie poczujesz głodu; skuteczny plan odżywiania, oparty na wartościowych kaloriach; proste przepisy na smaczne potrawy (nawet na słodycze!); efektywny plan prostych i lekkich ćwiczeń, oparty na treningu interwałowym; listę „złych kalorii”, które mogą zatruwać twój organizm i spowalniać proces spalania tłuszczu.

Z tym poradnikiem przestaniesz być niewolnikiem tabel kalorycznych i kalkulatorów kalorii rozliczających cię z każdego kęsa.

Jedz więcej, ćwicz mniej i chudnij zdrowo!

Gdyby „oficjalne” agencje i inne źródła konwencjonalnych dietetycznych porad od początku przekazały nam właściwe informacje na temat odżywiania i zdrowia, książka na ten temat nie byłaby wcale potrzebna. Jednak popełniły one błąd, o l b r z y m i błąd.

Jonathan Bailor

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