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

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I teach a college course on health, and am a certified personal

I teach a college course on health, and am a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. This book is thoroughly researched, readable, inspiring and an excellent resource!

posted by 2637722 on January 22, 2014

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I bought this nook book because I watched a video of an interview with Jonathan Bailor and was impressed enough to dig deeper into his "calorie myth" theory. His focus is on the quality of the nutrition in the calories, such as 100 calories of broccoli is just not the ...
I bought this nook book because I watched a video of an interview with Jonathan Bailor and was impressed enough to dig deeper into his "calorie myth" theory. His focus is on the quality of the nutrition in the calories, such as 100 calories of broccoli is just not the same as 100 calories of potato chips. A calorie is indeed not necessarily a calorie. We need to look into the nutritional value of what we put in our bodies.
However, when it gets to diet, i.e. what you consume, not, "dieting," I have hugs problems with what is recommended in this book. Although he gives passing mention to vegetarians and vegans (which I am), he clearly does not feel it is an adequate diet. Also, he recommends a very high amount of protein, more than is healthy in my estimation. So I would not recommend this book.

posted by Marthaeo on March 21, 2014

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  • Posted January 20, 2014

    What I really appreciated about this book is the amount of resea

    What I really appreciated about this book is the amount of research Bailor clearly did to form his theory and the rationale behind it. He explains how our bodies create that set point where you diet and watch what you eat and somehow you can't make the scale move in the right direction.. Excellent information. Where this book is lacking is the practical application of what he has learned. I ended up looking his up on the internet and found the Bailor Group.  The website offers the program for free.  ITunes has his podcast free and it all pretty much outlines the program. Some of it is too chatty, but you can find the info you need online.  I signed up for the 28 day weight loss program designed to get you started but it was comprised of one-liners like "You can do it!" then a link to a cooking blog with a lot of free recipes and some e-cookbooks. So, to conclude, I think he is onto something that is a bit of an Atkins type diet except you can have some fruit, his research is really interesting, but I do wish I had found the website and podcasts first and saved my money.

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    This book is full of great information presented in a clear way.

    This book is full of great information presented in a clear way. It adds a lot of valuable information to the subject of weight loss. I like that there are no special pills, meds, foods or magic potions to buy and consume to take advantage of this great information. I also enjoy the podcasts and find them very useful. Well thought out! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    I recently finished reading "The Calorie Myth" and fou

    I recently finished reading "The Calorie Myth" and found the book to be very informative and easy to follow. I have followed Jonathan Bailors facebook and listened to his podcasts for the last 4 months. Having spent the last thirty years doing nutrition research I totally agree with the scientific information that this book brings to light. I eat S.A.N.E and recently my 89 year old father has begun the program. The eccentric exercises that are described in the book are quick and tough but worth the effort. It certainly will free up some time instead of spending hours exercising. I highly recomend this book to guide you to a healthier lifestyle. I am rating this five stars! For some reason it kept jumping back to three stars every time I tried to post this.

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