People really struggle when a I say that calories are pretty irrelevant when it comes to weight loss and health. They mistake our incredibly complex bodies for a simple machine where calories in and calories out determine our weight and fat stores.
This is understandable because:
- we need to simplify the information on health otherwise we cannot do anything about it
- all the information we receive from the media and government still focuses on calories
- business is heavily invested in the idea of calories for health and weight loss
- starving people are not fat
Let’s take the last one first. People in famines and concentration camps lost weight because of calorie restriction / starvation. Yes, but they had choice taken away from them over a long period of time. You have choice over very short periods of time. Our complex brain and body has evolved over 4 million years to become one of the […]