Episode 21:  Why You Should STOP Counting Calories (& Do This Instead)!

Why counting calories is counterproductive, and what you should do instead if you’re trying to reduce body fat and/or improve your metabolic health.

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro / preview (00:03)
  • The Twinkie Diet story (00:47)
  • Are all calories the same? (2:25)
  • How foods impact insulin & stress hormones (3:44)
  • How foods impact satiety (5:46)
  • Bad things that happen when you cut calories (7:48)
  • What should you do instead of counting calories? (11:24)
  • 1: Types of food to eat: 3 keys to know (11:59)
  • 2: Timing of food (fasting & feasting) (16:49)
  • Benefits of fasting / feasting cycles (17:50)
  • Summary (20:38)
  • What to do next (22:27)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.