Keynote: “Calories In vs. Calories Out” - an out-dated model for weight loss. It’s Quality over Quantity that matters.
This session will examine how food is information which, good or bad, affects our hormones, our metabolisms and the expression of our genes. We will make the case for “quality over quantity” and show that by changing the macronutrient composition of the diet towards higher fat (and lower carbohydrates), reductions in glycemic load initiate fat oxidation, causing adipocytes to release energy reserves that are otherwise trapped, increasing available calories into the blood stream resulting in hormonal changes that reduce appetite and increase basal metabolic rate. We will show that the type of calories going in can affect the amount of calories going out and that perhaps a qualitative approach is needed to tackle the obesity epidemic.