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In this revolutionary weight-loss program informed by more than 1,200 scientific studies, fitness and diet expert Jonathan Bailor offers concrete evidence that the calorie-counting model of weight loss doesn't work. In fact, cutting-edge science supports a radically different approach to weight loss and health, proving that by focusing on food and exercise quality - rather than calorie quantity - you can burn fat and boost health more easily and enjoyably that you ever thought possible.

The human body does not recognize all calories as equal. Some foods are used to repair tissue, boost brain power, and fuel our metabolism - while others are stored as fat. In The Calorie Myth, Bailor shows us how eating more of the right kinds of foods and exercising less, but at a higher intensity, is the true formula for burning fat.

Why? Because eating high-quality foods - like whole plants and nutritious proteins - balances the hormones that regulate our metabolism. When we eat these foods, our bodies naturally maintain a healthy weight. But when we eat sugar, starches, processed fats, and other poor quality foods, the body's regulatory system becomes "clogged" and prevents us from burning extra calories. Translation: Those extra 10 pounds aren't the result of eating too much...they're the result from eating the wrong foods.

In The Calorie Myth, Bailor offers clear, comprehensive guidance on what to eat and why, providing an eating plan, recipes, and a simple yet effective exercise regimen based on the principles of high intensity interval training. Losing weight doesn't have to mean going hungry or spending hours at the gym. The Calorie Myth offers a radical new model for weight loss and long-term health.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014, 2015 Jonathan Bailor (P)2015 Jonathan Bailor

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go to his website, for the love of God

Good overall prescription for eating and I buy the overall premise of lowering an internal weight setpoint via healthy eating, but it seems like he skimmed over some of the more important connections namely how exactly does eating/exercising like this fix our hormones exactly?

At the same time a small amount of info was watered down heavily to lengthen the book so he could have a few more words between each time he mentions his website....which tries to get you to go to a "masterclass" no doubt a seminar for selling you shit...

I'm conflicted, he gives a great performance, obviously enthusiastic, and some useful info I'm already using, and just don't forget to go to his website.

did you go to the website?

if not, he has a website, go to it, website, website, website, website, website, website.

I am gonna take a star off from my original rating cause I'm realizing I'm traumatized by how many times he mentioned his damn website.

website.com/website

go to it now.

more info about this review on my website

don't forget to go to my website: www.gotomywebsite.com

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Sales pitch...

There is some valuable data... but this is a sales pitch pure and simple. Just a partial teaser to try and pressure you into paying for their proprietary supplements, programs, and and consults. Lots of fluff interspersed with the occasional fact. Facts are always backed up by science... loudly... except when they’re not.

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the sanest solution to getting fit and healthy!

I loved it. listened twice. employing principals learned.
continuing to learn from the website regularly.

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Great info, even better at 1.5x speed

This book really lays out a simple way to change your health to change your body approach to long term weight loss.

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Love the message, but the solution is half-baked.

With all the cutting-edge nutrition research supporting a low carb high fat moderate protein diet, I'm not sure why he chose to make up an "overdose yourself with protein" diet. Disappointing read.

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Couldn't finish listening

The content in this book may be great, but I wouldn't know because I could not stand to listen to Jonathan Bailor read any longer. He doesn't read this book as if he's educating you- he reads it with emphasis and urgency throughout. I can understand emphasis and urgency when your making a point, but not for the entire thing. I wish I would have bought the actual book....

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Great information, should have hired a narrator.

Great information. The flattest narration makes it SO hard to listen to! Tried to listen, found myself unable to pay attention. Returned

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absolutely life changing

all the science that backs this way of life is unbelievable.. please listen to entire book.. it rocks

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I loved it

This is the only source that changed my lifestyle. I enjoyed listening to it, and it feels like training with proper engagement. It is heavily based on evidence with facts and figures from Harvard Medical school etc. I recommend this to all my friends and family in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere.

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changed my life forever

Gave me the knowledge to finally lose weight and get healthy without starving myself. If this book was required reading in grade school, metabolic syndrome and obesity would not be the problem it is today. I combine Jonathan's eating with intermittent fasting and have had phenomenal results

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  • E. McLaughlan
  • 12-02-18

fits with a lot of the new thinking on diet and

health. a good complement to books like the obesity code and zero belly which I have been using this year to lose significant amounts of weight.

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  • Oliver Gajtanski
  • 04-25-16

The book to read/listen to for healthy lifestyle.

If you are struggling with your weight, diet or health and energy make sure you check out this book. It will save your life, a lot of time and effort!!!

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  • Nadin Thomson
  • 02-21-20

Fabulous book

Finally a book tha explains it all and helps understand nutrition and where we can improve things.

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  • Allan Hviid Jensen
  • 05-18-16

Infomercial!

Annoying announcements all the time of 'new section' and frequent references to the website to plug products. The fake annoying voices when quoting others is a poor choice. The constant references to SANE and insane foods gets old really quick. Get Abel James' wild diet instead.

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