Why Willpower & Eating Less Isn’t The Weight Loss Magic Bullet

Want to lose weight? It's about diet quality, not calorie counting.

Want to lose weight? It’s about diet quality, not calorie counting.

Here’s an interesting New York Times article that examines the current calories in/calories out theory that’s dominated obesity thinking for the last 60 years. The piece poses an interesting question – What if it’s not overeating that causes us to get fat, but its the process of getting fatter that causes us to get overeat?

A matrix logic puzzle? Not really. Just science.

Part of the problem is how calories are distributed in our bodies. If calories are stored in fat tissue, then there are fewer circulating in our bloodstream to meet the body’s needs. So the body increases its intake. The result, we get hungrier because we’re getting fatter.

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