Three decades ago I began to question the dogma of “calories in, calories out.” I got nothing but grief from “learned” colleagues and dieticians. But, the evidence was strong—even back then—that our gut flora, our adrenal glands, and the brain-gut connection have much to do with how we process calories. I began telling my patients that just like there are no two cars that have the same fuel efficiency, people process calories differently.
Today, a few open minded doctors and dieticians are finally vindicating patients who swore they were improving their diets, but they could still not lose weight. Hopefully, that worn out dogma is put to rest soon.
March 1st, 2017
When it comes to obesity, myths abound, including the outdated “calories in, calories out” explanation.