CICO Diet – Why Counting Calories for Weight Loss Won’t Work

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Why fat is the answer to being thin

If you are looking for a diet with a more favorable metabolic response than a calorie-restricted diet, research shows that a ketogenic diet like Bulletproof (think high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carbohydrate) is the way to go[1]. In the absence of carbs, the body learns to use fat as fuel and your weight melts off—no calorie-counting required.

Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey lost 100 pounds more than 10 years ago and has kept it off ever since without counting calories. In fact, in an attempt to prove just how wrong the calorie restriction model of weight loss is, he ate about 4,500 calories per day, including a daily stick of butter. He stopped exercising too. And the weight still came off.

Related: How Ketosis Helps You Lose Weight Through Suppressed Appetite

Calorie restriction tells the body (especially women) that you’re in a famine, which slows down your metabolism in an effort to conserve your body’s fat stores.

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