Well, you've just said that eating nutritious food (calories) enhances metabolic health. If a calorie from real foods nourishes your body and causes it to function optimally, and a calorie from say, trans fat does the opposite, then logically not all calorie are the same.
Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369
In a literal sense, sure: they have the same amount of energy, but in terms of how this energy is used by the body, they are not equal. After being on this WOE for nearly a year I've come full circle to thinking that there was some truth in Taubes.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat