Why “Eat Less, Move More” Is the Least Helpful Diet Advice Ever

If you’re overweight, you’ve probably heard the adage just “eat less, move more.” Unfortunately this saying will do nothing to help you progress. Here’s why.

At its most basic, weight loss is about “eating less and moving more.” Weight is lost when you expend more calories than you consume. This is known as creating a caloric deficit. However, this is where the simplicity ends. Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, a physician that specializes in treating patients with obesity, summarizes:

“Eat less, move more” is the advice professionals have been giving for years. This advice doesn’t work though. Yes you have to do those things but telling people to do that in of itself is useless. There are strong biological/environmental factors at play working against that very advice. Having obesity isn’t just some decision that people wake up and decide on.

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