A Calorie Is Not A Calorie

Photo: A Calorie Is Not A Calorie</p><br />
<p>Carbohydrate, fat and protein(macro-nutrients) calories are indeed equal by definition in terms of their energy content, but the body processes each in a distinct way, and these differences have real implications for weight management. In addition, food calories of all types may have very different effects on the body depending on when they are eaten and what they are eaten with. Following are five specific reasons why all calories are not equal.<br /><br />
1. The energy cost to metabolize fat, carbs and protein is different- more energy is required to process protein than carbs, and more energy is required to process carbs than fat<br /><br />
2. Calorie restriction slows metabolism<br /><br />
3. Protein reduces appetite<br /><br />
4. Fiber reduces calorie absorption<br /><br />
5. Timing of eating affects calorie processing</p><br />
<p>Don't just rely on the scale either.The number on the scale is nice for a guideline, but body fat calipers and tape measures are your best option if you are seeking to lose inches from your waste.<br /><br />
To burn fat quicker and more efficiently, it is best to incorporate a weight lifting routine into your lifestyle.
Carbohydrate, fat and protein(macro-nutrients) calories are indeed equal by definition in terms of their energy content, but the body processes each in a distinct way, and these differences have real implications for weight management. In addition, food calories of all types may have very different effects on the body depending on when they are eaten and what they are eaten with. Following are five specific reasons why all calories are not equal.
1. The energy cost to metabolize fat, carbs and protein is different- more energy is required to process protein than carbs, and more energy is required to process carbs than fat
2. Calorie restriction slows metabolism
3. Protein reduces appetite
4. Fiber reduces calorie absorption
5. Timing of eating affects calorie processingDon’t just rely on the scale either.The number on the scale is nice for a guideline, but body fat calipers and tape measures are your best option if you are seeking to lose inches from your waste.
To burn fat quicker and more efficiently, it is best to incorporate a weight lifting routine into your lifestyle.
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