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The Calorie Myth

How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better
Narrated by: Jonathan Bailor
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

In this revolutionary weight-loss program informed by more than 1,200 scientific studies, fitness and diet expert Jonathan Bailor offers concrete evidence that the calorie-counting model of weight loss doesn't work. In fact, cutting-edge science supports a radically different approach to weight loss and health, proving that by focusing on food and exercise quality - rather than calorie quantity - you can burn fat and boost health more easily and enjoyably that you ever thought possible.

The human body does not recognize all calories as equal. Some foods are used to repair tissue, boost brain power, and fuel our metabolism - while others are 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 - like whole plants and nutritious proteins - 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 from eating the wrong foods.

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

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014, 2015 Jonathan Bailor (P)2015 Jonathan Bailor

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fits with a lot of the new thinking on diet and

health. a good complement to books like the obesity code and zero belly which I have been using this year to lose significant amounts of weight.

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The book to read/listen to for healthy lifestyle.

If you are struggling with your weight, diet or health and energy make sure you check out this book. It will save your life, a lot of time and effort!!!

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Infomercial!

Annoying announcements all the time of 'new section' and frequent references to the website to plug products. The fake annoying voices when quoting others is a poor choice. The constant references to SANE and insane foods gets old really quick. Get Abel James' wild diet instead.

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  • Michael S. Dunbar
  • 14-05-17

go to his website, for the love of God

Good overall prescription for eating and I buy the overall premise of lowering an internal weight setpoint via healthy eating, but it seems like he skimmed over some of the more important connections namely how exactly does eating/exercising like this fix our hormones exactly?

At the same time a small amount of info was watered down heavily to lengthen the book so he could have a few more words between each time he mentions his website....which tries to get you to go to a "masterclass" no doubt a seminar for selling you shit...

I'm conflicted, he gives a great performance, obviously enthusiastic, and some useful info I'm already using, and just don't forget to go to his website.

did you go to the website?

if not, he has a website, go to it, website, website, website, website, website, website.

I am gonna take a star off from my original rating cause I'm realizing I'm traumatized by how many times he mentioned his damn website.

website.com/website

go to it now.

more info about this review on my website

don't forget to go to my website: www.gotomywebsite.com

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  • Lydia from Texas
  • 26-04-16

the sanest solution to getting fit and healthy!

I loved it. listened twice. employing principals learned.
continuing to learn from the website regularly.

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  • Scot Wolcott
  • 12-02-16

Great info, even better at 1.5x speed

This book really lays out a simple way to change your health to change your body approach to long term weight loss.

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  • SuperDad
  • 10-05-18

Sales pitch...

There is some valuable data... but this is a sales pitch pure and simple. Just a partial teaser to try and pressure you into paying for their proprietary supplements, programs, and and consults. Lots of fluff interspersed with the occasional fact. Facts are always backed up by science... loudly... except when they’re not.

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  • WallDrug01
  • 27-01-17

Love the message, but the solution is half-baked.

With all the cutting-edge nutrition research supporting a low carb high fat moderate protein diet, I'm not sure why he chose to make up an "overdose yourself with protein" diet. Disappointing read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-17

absolutely life changing

all the science that backs this way of life is unbelievable.. please listen to entire book.. it rocks

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  • Saleh
  • 04-07-16

I loved it

This is the only source that changed my lifestyle. I enjoyed listening to it, and it feels like training with proper engagement. It is heavily based on evidence with facts and figures from Harvard Medical school etc. I recommend this to all my friends and family in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere.

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  • Jessica Kingsbury
  • 29-10-19

rat studies galore

if you enjoy hearing about rat studies this is the book for you. some are gross.

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  • Tara Daves
  • 26-08-19

Well-researched and up-to-date... mostly

Bailor's excellent reading of his book keeps me engaged, and I find it well-written and compelling. Much of the research is on the cutting edge, in stark contrast to the US government guidelines, and I find myself absolutely convinced of the verity of the premise given in the title, that the calorie's role in weight and health is not backed by evidence.

There are at least two "facts" mentioned in the book which have been disproven (whether their inclusion is a matter of timing or motive, I can't guess): 1. we now know that sugar does NOT make kids hyper, and 2. it is also not a requirement that everyone drink 64 oz of water each day (and without enough salt, it could be dangerous). My main criticism, however, is that the assertion that there is such a thing as a "healthy weight" is never questioned. Weight loss is focused on exclusively as the method to increase health, mood, strength, and energy, even though passing lip-service is paid to factors such as familial and genetic influences and underlying and past bodily conditions. On the one hand, Bailor tells us to get rid of our scale, forget perfection, and be simple, while on the other giving so many dos and don'ts that I feel guilty for not enjoying kale and seafood, and for having digestive sensitivities that basically require "efficient", "insane" foods be my staple diet.

Be warned about the half-day "masterclass" that features prominently on the website: I could only listen for two of the four hours, because it was much more like an MLM spiel than a class. Just read the book, and utilize the website for graphics and supplemental info, and don't get suckered in.

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  • R. Burch
  • 09-05-19

Couldn't finish listening

The content in this book may be great, but I wouldn't know because I could not stand to listen to Jonathan Bailor read any longer. He doesn't read this book as if he's educating you- he reads it with emphasis and urgency throughout. I can understand emphasis and urgency when your making a point, but not for the entire thing. I wish I would have bought the actual book....