30 Sep '15, 10pm

Turns out, the #1 "rule" of weight loss is wrong:

Until now. Last week, the National Institutes of Health, with a big assist from weight-change mathematician Kevin Hall, Ph.D., unveiled a weight-loss Body Weight Planner (BWP). It allows you to plot a realistic weight-loss strategy so you can measure your progress according to verified benchmarks rather than the theoretical (and wrong) 3,500-calories rule. Hall is not a doctor, nutritionist, or exercise scientist. He’s a mathematician who specializes in mathematical modeling. He created the BWP by analyzing the best weight-loss studies, and then by constructing a model that fit the results of these studies. “There are no magic bullets in our system,” Hall told Runner’s World Newswire . “We built our database from the results of very strict, very well-controlled studies, like those that took place in a metabolic chamber where the researchers could monitor both calories cons...

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