Book Review: “The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better”

I bought this book because I saw it in a library store a couple of days before I was performed a surgical meniscus arthroscopy. As the tittle states, the book is very clear with the following:

  • reduction of carbohydrates ingestion, whole grain starch and sugars
  • be more relaxed regarding fat ingestion
  • feel the plate with vegetables (better raw, the greener color the better)
  • practice sports that increase resistance
  • stop counting calories
  • satisfy your stomach, don’t get hungry
  • the less processed is the food the better
  • the more nutrients in food the better

Honestly, I prefer go on counting calories, but I have started to test this approach because my conditions for running are now limited.

This a interesting book for general people, in fact the author is very critic with USDA, but taking a look to the latest release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has recommendations in the same direction:

The overall body of evidence examined by the 2015 DGAC identifies that a healthy dietary pattern is higher in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low- or non-fat dairy, seafood, legumes, and nuts; moderate in alcohol (among adults), lower in red and processed meats, and low in sugar-sweetened foods and drinks and refined grains

Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

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