Why Eating Less Doesn’t Always Work

why eating less doesn't always work

Off the bat, I should say that I’m actually a fan of eating less. I’m on record as saying that my goal is to figure out how few calories I can eat and still thrive. Still, eating less isn’t always the magic bullet people will hope it will be. There are many ways that eating less can go wrong.

For weight loss, the advice to “eat less, exercise more” often doesn’t work like it “should” on paper. The weight-loss diet industry thrives on repeat customers who struggle to lose weight and keep it off. Dutifully following this strategy has led many people down the road to frustration and dejection, as they blame themselves for their failure to successfully lose weight. This is despite their best efforts to eat less. read more

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Wired to Eat After Action Report: 1 Year in and 26 Pounds Lost

I used to look at a fit person and think, “I wonder what they do for a workout and how often are they hitting the gym, every day?” Now I know the truth, it’s not about what workout they’re doing, but what they’re eating that’s the most important.

You’ve probably heard that phrase “calories in, calories out,” which means that if you just burn more calories than you’re taking in, you’ll lose the weight you need to.

While I’m not disagreeing with that statement, I’d like to dig into the benefits I’ve seen from dropping 26 lbs. by focusing on my nutrition, not on using output alone to drive the change. I’m still baffled by all this even a year later because I never saw myself having that much to lose. read more

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