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The Calories

By Campfire Media

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The Calories is a three-part miniseries about calorie counting and weight loss. After losing 100 pounds in 2015, Max Lasser started to understand why just being told to "eat healthy and exercise" hadn't been working for him for the past 12 years. Ranging from a 1500 calorie "Grilled chicken, quinoa, asparagus" diet being simply not enough food for an almost 300 pound man to the general consensus that exercise doesn't help you lose much weight. In interviews with four experts from the Mayo Clinic, Mt. Sinai hospital and more, The Calories outlines why losing weight is so hard and why calorie counting, or at least being aware of your calories, might make it just a bit easier.

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Max gives insightful, compassionate advice that works. This was a very enjoyable listen and anyone who is trying to lose weight should try it!

Excellent podcast, went straight to my therapy library

This podcast did an excellent job compassionately explaining the research behind weight loss. I added it to the server at the behavioral health clinic I work at- I think it will be a great resource for clients looking to lose weight

Transcends strictly the numbers aspect of weight loss and management

I binged all three episodes straight when they came out. Max does such an amazing job tackling SUCH a complex, and often misconstrued, topic. What’s best is he delivers the information and advice in a way that is easy to understand and he gives the WHY behind everything. His personal journey is inspiring and I recommend this to anyone, regardless of your weight goals, because this is the sanest and most self-loving approach to a topic that is often filled with shame, stigmas, and feelings of inadequacy. In particular the last episode, this spans well beyond healthy eating and dietary/exercise habits...and is truly finding a way to accept, appreciate, and love yourself.

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