Diet and nutrition is one of the most discussed topics with over 20,000 books written on this topic and counting.
Unfortunately, all this knowledge only lead to more confusion as most of these books are filled with half truths, misinformation or even frank false statements and inferences. Americans currently consume too much sodium and too many calories from solid fats, added sugars, and refined grains.
The traditional thinking of “eat less, exercise more” for weight loss also is useless as it over simplifies it offering no concrete evidence as the why we eat, what we eat, the role of metabolic factors, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, genetic factors, sleep related factors etc.
If it is as simple as “calories in, calories out”, everybody who is dealing with obesity knows this and yet they are unable to shed the pounds just like that! It is because it is more complex than “calories in, calories out”. We need to start understanding what makes us hungry, what makes us crave for certain foods, what really makes us full and stop eating by understanding the underlying metabolic, and other factors.