True, “Eat less and exercise more” is great advice if you can manage to follow it, but public-health authorities have repeated that line until they’re blue in the face and as a population we’ve only gotten fatter.
As I told the reporter:
Actually, that is horrible advice. In my presentations, I bust a lot of myths and that is the #1 myth. Sadly, people actually believe the myth. If the dieter abides by it, he will be using willpower and will experience deprivation. And, that is why all diets fail.
I tell people to eat more. If you are hungry, eat! Of course, the proper type of food...not Skittles, Snickers, and Snackwells.
Details are in my book.