Sometimes a paradigm or belief becomes
so entrenched in modern thinking that’s it’s hard to fathom that it’s
not true. This is the case with the calorie in, calorie out theory of
losing or maintaining healthy weight.
say for the next year you eat 2000 calories of lollies and mars bars
every day and your friend eats 2000 calories of meat and vegetables
every day, and you both do the same amount of exercise. Common sense
will tell you that you will probably put on weight while your friend
will lose weight, yet you have both eaten exactly the same amount of
calories and exercised exactly the same. Immediately we have dismissed
the calorie in calorie out theory, so why do we still believe it.
Calories Bad Calories and Why Do We Get Fat explains with scientific
accuracy why the theory of energy in energy out does not work. It is
not about the quantity of food that you eat but it is about the quality
and types of foods that you consume that in turn effects your hormones
(insulin and leptin) that ultimately decides whether you gain weight or
exercising madly, watching calories and getting fatter by the minute
believing in the meme and believing it to be the truth. If it was the
truth then why isn’t it working, the obesity epidemic has been blamed on
a sedentary lifestyle and overeating. Yet no matter how hard people
try to balance food intake with exercise we continue to put on weight
and for some lose weight and for others can’t gain weight.
demonstrates this more than ever. Many people panic that they will
gain weight, when they move from phase 3 to phase 4 – This is when you
go from consuming 500 calories to eating more calories as dictated by
your appetite, and to be totally honest so did I. Practically I knew
better, but the in-grained belief was confusing me. Throughout
university I had been forced fed calorie in calorie out and every book I
read and everyone I talked to pushed this theory I didn’t realise that I
subconsciously believed this but consciously didn’t – I refuted the
calorie in calorie out theory in my 1998 book, so I knew better, but did
I? When a belief is so firmly entrenched in our very being it is hard
to shift away from it. That was two years ago, I now know so much more
about the science of weight gain that it is ridiculous to even entertain
the belief of calorie in calorie out.
phase 3 to phase 4, then the science behind the laying down of fat. In
order to explain this I have to give a short history lesson.
foods were seasonal, we ate foods that were usually grown in our back
yard or within a small radius of where it was sold. Our meat, poultry
and fish were for the most part managed in their semi wild conditions,
where in summer the fat in most meat was greater than it was in the
winter, the main grain was oats and wheat and our dairy came from the
local dairy down the road. In the winter nuts and seeds became bountiful
by summer, they were hard to find, summer fruits were sweeter than the
citrus, pears and apples of winter. This type of eating was
evolutionary, we had eaten like this or similar for 1000’s of
generations. Our bodies adjusted to these seasonal foods.
fruit and grains in summer was to increase our blood sugar that in turn
would increase insulin. Insulin was the main hormone to increase fat
stores. The summer was a time of plenty it was a time to lay down fat,
approximately 5kg, this would ensure survival in the leaner winter
months. The fat stores then in turn released hormones to tell the
hypothalamus (part of the brain that integrates hormones and nervous
system) that all was well and that it was a time for doing more and for
fertility. The endocrine (hormone) system in turn stimulated the
thyroid, reproductive organs and adrenals. The fat cells released the
hormone leptin which orchestrated this symphony. The more leptin the
more activity, the less leptin the less activity. If the female became
pregnant HCG was released by the placenta and by the hypothalamus for
the male and non pregnant female, HCG has the ability to access fat
stores when food is scarce during the winter months, foods that were
available were low fat meats, greens, winter fruits, apples, citrus,
some berries and papaya.
international foods this scenario is no longer the case. We now eat all
food types throughout the whole year, our evolutionary bodies are
confused. The food pyramid pushes for us to consume 6-11 servings of
cereals, breads and pasta every day, this in turn pushes blood sugar
levels up 6 to 11 times a day, and in turn more insulin is produced and
more fat is stored. It’s a sorry state and when I see women and men
with excess body weight I know for the most part they are victims of
wrong advise. As the weight increases so does the hormone leptin, but
eventually the body becomes numb to the messages of too much leptin and
leptin resistance becomes as common as insulin resistance. Now our body
is no longer able to hear the signals of the major hormones, instead it
begins to think that your obese body is starving and consistently asks
you to eat more in order for it to survive. It’s a vicious cycle and
the only way off it, is to understand the principles of our evolutionary
body and begin to change what types of food you eat. Moving away from
foods that store fat to foods that use fat.
Elimination Protocol we try and emulate the scarcity of winter so that
we can access the fat stores instead of using muscle for fuel. 500 gms
of fat stored by the body equals around 3500 calories. With the help of
HCG and a very lean diet (winter diet) the body on phase 2 uses the 500
calories you eat and approximately between 2000 and 2500 calories of
saturated fat storage from your adipose tissues. Therefore in weight
loss terms you lose around 300 gms a day of stored fat, while living on a
high fat high calorie diet.
the homeopathic support drops and get the body ready to start eating
approximately 2000 calories as opposed to accessing your fat stores.
This takes approximately 3 days (thus the time frame for phase 3).
sometimes because of the belief of calories in calories out we can’t
fathom how it works. Hopefully with this explanation it will help you
get through the transition from phase 3 to phase 4.
available on the healthy living club (part of the protocol). Anna (your
coach on the club) and I have slowed the process and education of the
re-entry of food and the understanding of foods that may inflame you.
It’s important that you read the information. Your success will be
greater if when you learn what foods are not good for you as an
individual, then the most important part is that you learn your lesson
and you stop eating the foods for at least 2 years if not life. Then by
keeping you in the work and educating you about food and food myths
life, health and energy will become instinct and common sense as opposed
to frustration, yo yo diets and never ending pain and sickness.
is the quality and type of foods you eat that will be the mainstay in
your ultimate health and weight maintenance