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    "The body can't differentiate between calorie types"

    Why do people keep saying "the body can't differentiate between calories" and "a calorie is a calories, how can the body know?" and other such nonsense?

    As if the body were some barely evolved dumb machine and must conform to rigid human logic.

    Without exercising more than a few brain cells we know it is senseless; when you eat a calorie of carbohydrate the body knows the difference and processes it differently than a calorie of fat or a calorie of protein. Ever heard of insulin? Obviously the body does know the difference.

    Please stop the madness. Thank you.

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    It's like a calorie is some standardized particle.

    It's not a particle...it's a measurement more than anything.

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    Good lord, man. A calorie is a measure of energy. Insulin is an anabolic hormone without which glucose would not be able to enter cells to be metabolized, into energy. I know you're intimating insulin only puts energy into fat cells, but that's not true at all. It's a completely uncontroversial scientific fact, actually. But I know you don't care. I remember your "science is dumb nothing's true" thread pretty vividly.

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    It's completely uncontroversial. Your body will take any calorie and turn it into what you need. No protein intake? No problem. Your body will create protein from the carbs and fat you consumed. It works exactly like vitamins, and everyone knows that vitamins are universally interchangeable. A vitamin is a vitamin is a vitamin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    It's completely uncontroversial. Your body will take any calorie and turn it into what you need. No protein intake? No problem. Your body will create protein from the carbs and fat you consumed. It works exactly like vitamins, and everyone knows that vitamins are universally interchangeable. A vitamin is a vitamin is a vitamin.
    bwahaha. I see what you did there!

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    what I don't get is why your time stamp says 8:12 pm, but it's only 8:08 now,

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilc11 View Post
    what I don't get is why your time stamp says 8:12 pm, but it's only 8:08 now,
    but then mine says 14,,,,

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    mark's server must be speeding

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilc11 View Post
    what I don't get is why your time stamp says 8:12 pm, but it's only 8:08 now,
    Sometimes I send a co-worker something in e-mail and get to their office before the message does. I'm actually faster than the speed of light. Even on VLC.

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