The Myth of Calorie Math

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Warm-Up

It’s all good if you don’t know the answers. You will get another shot at this quiz later in the lesson.

Q1

Weight Loss = Calories In – Calories Out



True

Correct! You are about to learn exactly why.

False

Correct! You are about to learn exactly why.

Q2

You must consciously count the number of calories you take in and burn off to burn fat



True

Try again and don’t worry…today’s lesson will clear this up.

False

Correct! You are about to learn exactly why.

Q3

Consuming excess calories has nothing to do with the obesity epidemic



True

Try again and don’t worry…today’s lesson will clear this up.

False

Correct! You are about to learn exactly why.

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inSANE

Biology Works Like Math & Crazy Calorie Calculations

Listen



Note 1



The number of calories consumed per person per day increased by 570 calories between 1977 and 2006.

Note 2



If the average person is consuming 570 more calories a day and if calorie math is accurate, then the average person should have gained 476 pounds since 2006!

Note 3



If calorie math is accurate, the question isn’t “Why are we getting fatter?” The question is “Why don’t we all weigh over 600 pounds?”

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SANE

Biology Works Like Biology & Your Body Automatically Seeks Balance

Listen



Note 1



Much like a HEALTHY body automatically balances blood pressure and blood sugar, it also automatically balances calories.

Note 2



When the body is broken down by inSANE low-quality foods, these systems break down and hypertension, diabetes, and obesity develop.

Note 3



We have avoided over 98% of the fat we should have gained because the body is trying to balance us out. But the body can only do so much. Now the system must heal.

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Quiz

Remember these? Give them one more try now that you’ve spent a few minutes going SANE.

Q1

Weight Loss = Calories In – Calories Out



True

Correct! While it’s technically true, it’s unhelpful kindergarten logic that’s like saying “Happiness = Positive Experiences – Negative Experiences”

False

Correct! While it’s technically true, it’s unhelpful kindergarten logic that’s like saying “Happiness = Positive Experiences – Negative Experiences”

Q2

You must consciously count the number of calories you take in and burn off to burn fat



True

Try again.

False

Correct! The rates of obesity and diabetes were dramatically lower before anyone knew what a calorie was, so how could counting them be required for weight loss?

Q3

Consuming excess calories has nothing to do with the obesity epidemic



True

Try again.

False

Correct! Studies show that since the 1970s, the average American consumed enough calories to gain over 1,300 pounds of body fat. However, the average American has only gained about 20 pounds of body fat during that time period. So, calories count, but if the body works like math, excess calories only account for 1.5% of the average American’s weight gain.

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Support

The number of people keeping you accountable is your #1 predictor of long-term success.

Sharing your SANEity enables you to enjoy instant accountability and support from your social networks. The science is 100% clear: The more you share your SANEity, the more success you will enjoy. To help you live what you learned today, please click on the photo to share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Starvation Is NOT Healthy. Stop counting calories & go #SANE w/me at http://SANESolution.com

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Celebrate

Nice job! Here’s some recommended eating and reading to help you celebrate.

Recommended Eating



Whey Protein


Starvation Is NOT Healthy. Stop counting calories & go #SANE w/me at http://SANESolution.com


Recommended Reading



Recipe: Perfect Pork Chop


Starvation Is NOT Healthy. Stop counting calories & go #SANE w/me at http://SANESolution.com