The author makes an interesting and compelling case. Weight loss is an hormonal problem and not a calorie imbalance problem. The main hormonal culprit being insulin. He defines obesity as persistent high blood insulin levels coupled with a state of insulin resistance.
Calorie imbalance is the proximal cause of obesity. More energy stays in the system then leaves therefore one gets fat. The distal cause is the aforementioned hormonal imbalance that make it near impossible to maintain calorie balance.
The solution is twofold:
- Reduce your blood level of insulin. Remove all sugars, reduce refined carbs and limit processed foods. The recommendation is to eat foods as close to their original natural States.
- Reduce insulin sensitivity. This is done by fasting