TMHS 062: Deadly Calories, The Truth About Fruit, And Exercise Hacks With Jonathan Bailor

Can losing weight really be that difficult?

Isn’t it as simple as eat less, burn more, and you’ll see that scale move, or did we all just miss the memo?

Millions of people worldwide struggle with conventional weight loss methods each year, and less than 10 percent of them keep the weight off long-term.

Logically speaking, there is a glaring hole in the way that standard diet and weight loss information is being disseminated.

The system is broken. Badly broken. And in order to take back control of our health, we have to shift our attention to things that truly matter.

Our misguided focus on controlling calories as the means for weight loss has resulted in rates of obesity and diabetes skyrocketing in the last few decades.

Today it’s time to make a change, and expose The Calorie Myth for good!

Our guest, New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Bailor, is here to share game-changing insights about weight loss, exercise, food cravings, and a whole lot more.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why cutting or adding calories to change your weight won’t necessarily work.
  • How we become judgmental about ourselves and others when conventional weight loss methods fail.
  • Why most dieters are focused on calories (this is an ah-ha! moment for sure).
  • What we need to have as a focal point instead of calories to achieve a healthy weight.
  • How focusing on calories can actually be deadly.
  • The shocking truth about diabetes (the health AND financial epidemic).
  • What your “set-point” is and how to change it.
  • Why two people can eat the same thing and only one of them gains weight.
  • Why your performance goal should determine your diet.
  • Which fruits you need to be cautious of (this might surprise you!)
  • Why fruits and vegetables are NOT interchangeable.
  • How to improve the taste of green smoothies without spiking insulin.
  • Why we tend to desire sugar and sweetness more than any other taste sensation.
  • The truth about where we get our food cravings.
  • Why our exercise misinformation is tied directly to our calorie misinformation.
  • An exercise hack that beats conventional “cardio” to burn fat faster.
  • The #1 marker to know how often you need to exercise.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

The Calorie Myth – Book
The Model Health Show Episode 10 – The Calorie Myth

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  • Steve Szubert
    30 Jul 2014, 1:30 pm

    “If you are drinking diet soda, you are drinking an oxy-moron!” Brilliant quote from a very informative and useful interview. Thank you 🙂

    • Shawn
      30 Jul 2014, 9:03 pm

      Steve, thanks for chiming in! Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Catrina
    2 Nov 2014, 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful show Shawn!I just did not understand one thing: In regards to the resistance training I understood I should do 30 seconds of really high intensity (“uphill” on bike) and then 2 minutes of normal biking, but for how long do I have to do this in total? 15 minutes? 30 minutes?

  • 30 Aug 2016, 7:47 am

    Hi Shawn,
    What can we use to help Cut Food Cravings?

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