Posts Tagged ‘calories in’

Hey, It’s All About the Calories, Right? Not! | Poliquin Lifestyle Article Re-Post

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Food is Fuel! Dave Reddy

What are you putting in your tank?

‘Course that ignores all the other things that sugar does besides provide (empty) calories: like raise blood sugar, depress the immune system, rob the body of calcium and use up mineral stores. But that’s another story.

This quote (from the article linked to below) is referring to the idea that all you need to do is “burn” more calories than you eat to lose weight. If only it was that simple. trainers and weight loss coaches would have degrees in Mathematics instead of Anatomy & Physiology.

I stumbled upon this enlightening (and pretty short and sweet) article reiterating the problem with counting calories, both when eating and “burning” calories in your attempts to lose or manage your weight.

Frankly, as with too many things in the fitness “industry”, you are being sold bad science … or at least outdated, short sided, incomplete science at best.

Check out the link below for more. In the meantime, remember, when it comes to your food, focus on these four things: (more…)

More Evidence for Increased Fat Intake? (Blog Repost)

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

This is a repost from Mike Boyle’s blog (link at the bottom), though here is the article:

And a comment below this post hits the nail on the head:

The exercise more/eat less mentality combined with the low fat/high carb diet has been an epic failure. We need more influential strength coaches like yourself preaching this message! Keep it up Mike!