Calories Are Insignificant Compared to Fat-Burning Hormones

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Principle #2 (The 7 principles of fat burning)

You have probably been told that weight gain or obesity is caused by “consuming more calories than are burned” and the way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories. But how do we explain the skinny guy who eats like a horse yet doesn’t gain an ounce?

And what about the overweight person who looks at food across the table and gains five pounds? The real problem lies more in metabolism and the hormones that control it. When you cut calories, you can initially lose weight. But then it rebounds and you will gain back more later, especially in the stomach area, because “low calories” or “hunger” is the trigger for the fat-storing stress hormone.

Calories are units of energy in various foods.

Hormones look at food calories differently. Without having a good understanding of hormones, it might appear that all calories are the same and if you eat less you will of course weigh less. People who tell you this have not grasped the basic physiology of hormone interaction resulting from foods. And the obvious proof of this is that you probably have been cutting calories with minimal or no effect. A theory is only as true as it works.


Even though fats have the densest calories, they are neutral when it comes to making fat. Sugar and refined carbohydrates, on the other hand, are huge triggers to fat-making hormones despite having fewer calories than fats. And although protein has calories, consuming the right amount of protein will trigger fat-burning hormones. The “right amount” is based on your body type.

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The 7 Principles of Fat Burning

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