The calorie theory on obesity follows the energy balance equation of Calories In – Calories Out = Body Fat Gained or Lost
This equation is the gold standard when it comes to weight loss plans. Most diet plans on the market, whether you follow Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, SlimFast or another popular mainstream plan, depend on the theory if we cut calories very low, no matter what the macronutrient profile of the foods we eat, weight loss will be achieved.
And for most of these plans, this works!
But only for a short time. Most people who follow these mainstream plans begin with a gung ho attitude and see the scale fall for the first few weeks, or sometimes even months.
In this Part 2 of 2 episode we talk about:
- What about exercising more to hit that calories in vs. calories out equation. How could this hurt progress?
- Others also say intermittent fasting also works because it’s yet another way to control calories. Is this true?
- Dr. Fung’s observations on counting calories
- A lot of people drink “zero” calorie diet products like diet pop or stock up on “keto friendly” processed foods that have been sweetened with low calorie sweeteners to replace sugar that has calories to keep calories low – why is this a bad idea?