This article is part 1 of a 3-part series that walks you through why you have been struggling with your weight and why it's not actually your fault. You have been doing everything you were told to do, but it's just not working. Why? Well, if after 40 years of the same advice and with over 60% of American women now overweight or obese, maybe it's time to re-examine what you were told to do. What if the advice you've been given has been wrong the whole time?
The absolute foundational dogma of weight loss is to create a caloric deficit. Meaning, you need to burn more calories than you eat. Sounds logical, right?
It may be logical, but it's not right. That's not how the body works. That's not how your weight is controlled at all.
When you eat food, that food contains potential energy units called calories. Food also contains the building blocks your body needs to build tissues in your body, like muscle, cells, and neurotransmitters.