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What to Do Instead of Counting Calories?


4.8 out of 5 stars5 star90%4 star3%3 star1%2 star1%1 star3%62 ratings2,657 viewsMost people know that counting calories doesn’t really work. But what should you do instead then, to lose weight?

Jason Fung explains it in a simple way in this interview from the Low Carb Vail conference 2016, giving you useful tips to start implementing right away.

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New Study: Even a Liberal 130 g/Day Low-Carb Diet Beats Calorie Restriction For Type 2 Diabetes

Even a very “liberal” low-carb diet with 130 grams of carbs per day still beats a calorie restricted diet for controlling blood glucose in type 2 diabetes. This according to a new study.

Clinical Nutrition Journal: A Randomized Controlled Trial of 130 G/Day Low-Carbohydrate Diet in Type 2 Diabetes with Poor Glycemic Control

The low-carb diet in the study, where the carb count didn’t even get close to a strict low-carb regimen, still lowered both HbA1c and BMI significantly more than calorie restriction did.

So what’s the lesson? Stop giving bad advice. Stop obsessing over calories. That is simply not helpful.

People with type 2 diabetes do better by instead avoiding foods that raise blood sugars, i.e. carbs. Period.

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Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight?


4.8 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star4%3 star3%2 star0%1 star3%64 ratings2,364 viewsDo you have to count calories to lose weight? No, of course not. But WHY is the answer no, and WHY do most scientists and people in the media still not get this?

There’s nobody better on the planet to explain this simply than Dr. Jason Fung. He’s a phenomenon.

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Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight? – Dr. Jason Fung

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What To Do Instead of Counting Calories

What To Do Instead of Counting Calories – Dr. Jason Fung (Interview 2 Vail 2016)4.8 out of 5 stars5 star90%4 star3%3 star1%2 star1%1 star3%62 ratings6216:02


Why is counting calories useless? And what should one do instead to lose weight?

Jason Fung explains it in a simple way in this interview from the Low Carb Vail conference 2016.

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What To Do Instead of Counting Calories – Dr. Jason Fung

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Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin?

Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin? – Dr. Ted Naiman4.8 out of 5 stars5 star87%4 star7%3 star2%2 star0%1 star2%130 ratings13025:27


Is obesity mainly caused by the fat storing hormone insulin? And if so, why do many people still not agree at all?

As the dogma of Calories In, Calories Out is becoming more and more outdated, people like Dr. Ted Naiman sees tremendous results doing the opposite: Stop counting calories.

So what should you be doing if you want to lose weight? Dr. Naiman has the answer: Focus on lowering your insulin levels. And he shares the most effective ways to do it (low carb is just one of several important things).

As a practicing physician, Dr. Ted Naiman helps people find strategies that actually work and ways to improve your insulin sensitivity. In our interview, he explains what to do if you want to lose weight.

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Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin? – Interview with Dr. Ted Naiman

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Should Women Really Fast?

Ask Dr. Jason Fung

There are tons of questions about intermittent fasting, like these

  • Should I take supplements when fasting?
  • Can fasting have a negative effect on women?

Dr. Jason Fung is one of the world’s leading experts on fasting for weight loss or diabetes reversal. Here are a his answers to those questions and more:

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Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight?

Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight? – Dr. Jason Fung4.8 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star4%3 star3%2 star0%1 star3%64 ratings6410:22


Do you have to count calories to lose weight? No, of course not. But WHY is the answer no, and WHY do most scientists and people in the media still not get this?

There’s nobody better on the planet to explain this simply than Dr. Jason Fung. He’s a phenomenon.

Here’s our video interview, now available (with captions and transcript) on our member site:

Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight? – Interview with Dr. Jason Fung

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Why the First Law of Thermodynamics Is Utterly Irrelevant

There are many adherents to the Calories In/ Calories Out (CICO) theory that constantly bleat about “It all comes down to the First Law of Thermodynamics”. The First Law of Thermodynamics refers to a law of physics where energy cannot be created or destroyed in a closed system and is ALWAYS true.

However, in the complex world of human physiology, it is true but completely irrelevant. What the CICO people think it means is that if you reduce calories in, you will lose weight. Of course, it means nothing of the sort.

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New US Nutrition Labels Now Include Added Sugars – Here’s What’s Wrong With Them

The US just had a major redesign of the nutrition labels on food packages. There is some good news – like the new line about “added sugars”. But in some ways this change is a step backwards.

Check out the new and the old versions here:

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Look at that one big massive number on the new labels – calories. These new nutrition labels show our misplaced obsession with calorie quantities, rather than food quality. A total misfire if you ask me.

The line about added sugars is good, but what about the “% Daily value” number? It’s said to represent how much a nutrient contribute to a daily diet.

That everyone should eat the same amounts of everything is ludicrous by itself. But what about added sugars? Why do they in effect recommend 50 grams of added sugars every day?

There’s ZERO need for added sugars in the diet. Any added sugar is bad.

The New York Times: F.D.A. Finishes Food Labels for How We Eat Now

The New York Times: It Isn’t Easy to Figure Out Which Foods Contain Sugar

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