Heiki reads: Fettlogik überwinden by Dr. Nadja Hermann
Basically it is a book about diet and especially weightloss, but also for me it was a real eyeopener as it stresses on dietary myths which have nothing to do with scientifically proven studies but with women’s magazins’ pseudo wisdom. Broken down to the very essentials Nadja makes clear that there is only one golden rule for dieting, no matter if you want to loose weight, gain weight or maintain it: if you eat more calories, than you burn, you gain weight, if you eat less, you shed weight. Calculation. So simple and also so difficult. She talks about these legends about diet most of us have in our heads and which all can’t be hold up when you really look for the studies, for example: There is nothing like a slow metabolism. Or there is no hunger mode after a strict diet. Of course you undergo certain psychological phenomenons, when you eat one way or the other, but it always, always and always comes back to that calorie intake. 100% of the people on earth can loose weight.
For me as a slim to skinny person who struggles with weight gain it was an eyeopener, to read that most of my trials were determined to fail just because I never tracked what I ate, I only estimated it. Estimation is not recommended for most people as skinny people tend to overestimate what they ate (I definitiely did so some years ago, by now I estimate fairly well) and overweight people underestimate their calorie intake. Same goes for the macronutrients fat, carbohydrates and protein.