Eat More, Exercise Less?!

By Gina LaGuardia


We connected with Jonathan Bailor, author of “The Calorie Myth” (HarperCollins, 2014) to find out more about his anti-“eat less and exercise more” wellness mentality. Here, his five top secrets for successful – and lasting – weight loss and wellness without the typical restrictions …
Focus on Health and Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss – “Throw your scale away. You will be much happier and healthier if focus on how you feel and how your clothes fit.”
Remember that Starvation Is Harmful – “Lasting heath and fat loss are proven to be about eating more of the right kinds of foods, not avoiding food all together or counting calories.”

Eat More Water, Fiber, and Protein Rich Foods – “Load up on non-starchy vegetables, nutritious proteins, natural fats and low-sugar fruits so that you are too full for dry, low-fiber and low-protein starches and sweets.”

Focus on Exercise Quality – “Long-term wellness requires hormonal change. The most effective way to do this via exercise is to use more resistance while exercising.”

Generally, Natural Means High-Quality – “High-quality foods are generally found directly in nature (non-starchy vegetables, seafood, meat, berries, citrus fruits, nuts, and seeds). Low-quality foods are processed and include things like breads, pastas, sweets and processed fats.”