The Calorie Myth

The Calorie Myth

How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better

Book - 2014
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Explains how cutting-edge science supports a radically different approach to weight loss that goes beyond counting calories, discussing how eating more of the right kinds of foods and exercising less but at a higher intensity level can create long-term weight loss.
Publisher: New York :, Harper Wave,, c2014.
Branch Call Number: 613.25 BAI
Characteristics: xv, 314 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.
Notes: Previously published as: The smarter science of slim (Aavia Pub. ; 2012).
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-298) and index.


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Sep 29, 2017

The premise is a good one but there is a lot of confusion. In one area of the book he refers to avocado as a vegetable, but in another it is a fat. Coffee, he suggests without cream or sugar. In previous chapters he allows cream and sweeteners. He doesn't address alcohol but I would think a dry wine would be okay. In the allowed vegetables is listed beets and yet he says not to eat any vegetable you wouldn't eat raw. While he tell you how many servings of each category you can have each day, you have to flip through the rest of the book to find what is the applicable portion sizes.

A very interesting read and it makes a lot of sense. I just think it should have been simpler when applying theory to practice.

Jan 18, 2015

Interesting look at what foods we should eat and how we should exercise -- including a look at how broken the food pyramid is. Now to see if following the ideas within actually work... the science suggests it should!


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Sep 11, 2018

Worth reading if you are interested in diet and fitness. Possibly overly restrictive advise on the dietary side ( you can read any number of books on diet - each with a conflicting set of advice,- and they all have studies that prove their perspective is the 'one true way' - they can't all disagree and yet all be right) however this book did lead me to change the way I exercise- now much more intensively.

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