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I borrowed this write up from from Bicycling I just loved this “fallacy”. It is so true! Too many of us are frustrated because we keep cutting calories and it just doesn’t work. Or we count up our activity and we are burning more than we are consuming but we still aren’t losing weight! Most of us throw our hands in the air shouting “I GIVE UP!” and then go stuff our faces with the next thing that we can get our hands on (most of the time it’s sugar-filled). So here is the (well… one of the) lowdown. Comments?

FALLACY #1

 

A calorie is a calorie
This might be the biggest weight-loss misunderstanding in existence. For years we’ve been told that weight loss is a simple calories-in, calories-out equation, and 3,500 excess calories will put on a pound whether they come from soybeans or banana cream pie. That’s simply not true.

 

“There are three key types of calories: carbohydrate, protein and fat,” says sports nutritionist Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, CSSD, creator and coauthor of the Flat Belly Diet (published by Rodale, Bicycling’s parent company). “They’re as different as gasoline, motor oil and brake fluid in terms of the roles they play in keeping your body operating optimally.” Sass says that many of her clients might eat the perfect number of calories, but they have cut their fat intake too much. So the jobs that fat does, such as repairing cell membranes and optimizing hormones, go undone, and the surplus carbs are stored as fat. By correcting her clients’ balance of carbs, protein and fat without changing their calorie intake, she says, she has helped them lose weight, improve their immune systems, gain muscle and boost energy.

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