phenpro.com

CONTACT US

Contact Dr. Anchors

DR. ANCHORS

About Dr. Anchors
Interview with Dr. Anchors
Dr. Anchors' Weight Loss Lessons
Dr. Anchor's Book: Medical Myths Doctors Believe
Dr. Anchor's Book: Life Between Meals
Dr. Anchor's Book: Safer Than Phen-Fen

PHEN-PRO

What is Phen-Pro?
FDA Approval for Phen-Pro
Why does 5-HTP work?

FORUMS

Discussion Forums Recent Forum Topics

SEARCH THIS SITE


Advanced Search

SEARCH THE WEB

Google

MEMBERS

Login
Register

MAILING LIST

CATEGORIES

5-HTP
Attention Deficit Disorder
BMI Table
BMI Table for Children
Calorie Counting
Carbohydrates
Childhood Obesity
Contact Dr. Anchors
Diet Pills
Diet Soda
Diet: What should I eat?
Dogma
Dr. Anchors' Weight Loss Lessons
Exercise
Fake Diet Pills
Fenfluramine
French (The French)
How To Live A Long Time
Interview with Michael Anchors, MD, PhD
Kidney Stones
Medical Myths
Men and Weight Loss
Men and Women, Differences
Metabolism
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Obesity, Ideas about the cause
Opinion
People Who Don't Lose Weight
Phen-Pro
Phentermine
Science
Soda (colas)
Sweeteners
The Media
Weight Loss Patients
Weight Loss Scams
Weight Loss Tips
Weight Loss, General articles
What I've Learned from Patients
Who is Dr. Anchors?

ARCHIVES

October, 2017
September, 2017
August, 2017
May, 2017
April, 2017
March, 2017
February, 2017
January, 2017
November, 2016
September, 2016
August, 2016
July, 2016

ARCHIVE SUMMARY

View by Date
View by Category

RSS / XML


RSS 1.0
RSS 2.0
RSS Atom
Home page  >  Article | Previous article | Next article

QUICKLINKS AND VIEW OPITONS

  • Articles with Recent Comments
  • Recent Forum Topics
  • Summary View
  • Headline View
  • Category View
  • Archive of Quotes
  • Why Counting Calories Never Works


    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:15 am Email this article

    The old idea that is still true...

    Patients underestimate portion sizes and don’t count their snacks and beverages.

    BUT even when I fixed that problem in 2008 by teaching classes on calorie-counting to gifted students, still, no one lost weight. There must be other reasons for the failure.

    ​New ideas for you...

    Not all calories are absorbed or used. It depends on what type of food the calorie is in, what foods the food is combined with, and the state of the individual eater, whether fed, overfed or fasting. The saying "a calorie is a calorie" is not true.

    Diet sodas and artificial sweeteners drive up insulin even though they have no calories. Sweet flavor itself is fattening even if you don’t eat. The weight-gain from diet soda has nothing to do with making you hungry. There is no reason for diet soda or artificial sweeteners to exist.

    Counting calories expended in exercise is useless. As long as insulin is high from overeating and snacking, no one breaks down fat no matter how much they exercise. Insulin blocks lipolysis.

    Articles on the same subject can be found here:


    COMMENTS

    Please feel free to share your comments about this article.


    Name:

    Email:

    Comments:

    Please enter the word you see in the image below:


    Remember my personal information

    Notify me of follow-up comments?



    © Copyright 2003-2017 - Michael Anchors, MD, PhD - All Rights Reserved.