Calorie-obsessed health nuts down for the count
When you march into a local restaurant these days, you need more than a menu or a wine list.
The waiter ought to hand you a calculator!
We've become so obsessed with counting calories at every meal... at adding that 300 calorie ham sandwich from lunch with the 200 calorie bowl of oatmeal at breakfast... that it's a wonder we're still trailing the rest of the world in math!
But it turns out all that calorie counting isn't protecting your waist line -- it's just wasting your time.
Two of the most renowned weight-loss experts in America -- myself excluded, of course -- say the mainstream health nuts' calorie counting regimen isn't a roadmap to better health. But it could leave you sicker and fatter than ever!
In their research, just published in JAMA, Dr. David Ludwig and Dr. Mark Friedman say calorie counts are like magicians -- if you're not careful, they'll fool you every time. A chocolate chip cookie may have fewer calories than a handful of nuts, for example. But the nuts are going to protect your heart and brain, while the cookie will spike your insulin, trigger inflammation, and leave you hungrier than ever minutes later.
Let's face it. The mainstream Gestapo may want you to wheel an abacus to the dinner table. But the fact is, nobody ever got fat indulging in grass fed steaks, vegetables, and other healthy foods. It's time to focus on WHAT you're eating, and not some misleading number on the side of the package.
Because the mainstream's fixation on calories isn't just dangerous -- it could have you down for the count for good.