The Smarter Science of Slim, by Jonathan Bailor, has received praise from dozens of doctors, personal trainers, and nutritionists.
So, I decided to take a look for myself. What I have found is a diet truth book—basically, a reader-friendly encyclopedia of a how to get and stay slim.
Jonathan Bailor is an entrepreneur, personal trainer, and Microsoft program manager. This does not discredit him. Bailor performed intensive research for over 10 years examining thousands of studies to deliver the truth about weight loss and nutrition in his book.
8 Truths Science Reveals About Being Slim
- Calories are not all that matter. It is about the types of foods you eat, and your hormones affect how your body processes those calories. S.A.N.E. (Satiety, Aggression, Nutrition, Efficiency) calories are key. These type of calories will fill us up quickly and keep us full for a while.
- The food pyramid is rubbish. Pure carbohydrates are not a good diet foundation. Load up on non-starchy vegetables and lean proteins so that you stay fuller. Water, fiber, and proteins are the key to staying full.
- A long-term weight loss approach and mindset is needed to achieve a long term healthy weight.
- High intensity cardiovascular and resistance training will increase weight loss. Low and slow exercise like walking and light biking will yield fewer results. This means you can exercise for a shorter period of time and to get a more efficient workout.
- The metabolism runs based on hormones and diet can improve our hormone levels, and therefore, improve our body weight.
- Focus on naturally balancing your meals with whole foods that our ancestors ate.
- Being healthy is bad for big business. We must lead our own life, and seek out the true way to reach optimal health. Governments and big business have a big stake in the food, supplement, and agricultural industry. The foods that they profit the most from, are the foods that are the worst for us!
- Added sweeteners are a huge problem in keeping the world unhealthy. Sugars are added to almost everything. This is why it is important to avoid most all processed foods of any kind.
Good and Bad Foods
Non-starchy vegetables, lean proteins, seafood, fat free or low fat cottage cheese and plain Greek yogurt, fruit, eggs, nuts, seeds, water, and green tea.
Added sweeteners, processed carbohydrates/starches, “whole grain” starch, and some oils. Examples: low fat salad dressings, “weight loss” products like 100 calorie packs, most anything not refrigerated.
It’s Time To Eat Smarter
The main theme of this book is to eat smarter. This means eating higher quality foods (non-processed) so that our health and hormones improve, and we then begin to lose weight. As we lose weight, our bodies perform better like naturally thin people.
This is just a brief overview of what the book is like. The Smarter Science of Slim is hugely in-depth, and hard to cover in one small blog post. However, if this intrigues you, I would highly recommend picking up the book here on Amazon to learn the foundation of weight loss nutrition.
This book isn’t as much of a how to diet book. Rather, it focuses on…..
- Explaining to you why so many are obese.
- Why it is difficult to lose weight.
- The science behind body fat.
Do you know the science behind fat loss?