Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 61

Thread: Is A Calorie A Calorie? page

  1. #1
    Primal Toad's Avatar
    Primal Toad is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1,983

    Is A Calorie A Calorie?

    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    Simple statement... You say either True or False. Feel free to elaborate if you want.

    Hurley consumes exactly 1800 calories every single day and burns exactly 2000 calories every single day. Hurley is losing weight every single day. The type of food does not at all matter.

    So, true or false? Elaborate if you wish.
    Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

  2. #2
    Chaohinon's Avatar
    Chaohinon is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    1,926
    Even if we assume weight loss is all about calories in/out, it's still intellectually bankrupt to say "a calorie is just a calorie," since you're not factoring in satiety. 2000 calories of white bread and sugar is just going to make you hungry enough to eat another 500,000,000,000 calories. 2000 calories of real food will leave a lot of people satisfied for hours on end.
    “The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris

  3. #3
    hazyjane's Avatar
    hazyjane is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    1,264
    Quote Originally Posted by Dosenberry View Post
    Simple statement... You say either True or False. Feel free to elaborate if you want.

    Hurley consumes exactly 1800 calories every single day and burns exactly 2000 calories every single day. Hurley is losing weight every single day. The type of food does not at all matter.

    So, true or false? Elaborate if you wish.
    Hurley obviously doesn't have any degree of insulin resistance;-)

    FALSE. There truly are "good calories" and "bad calories". Pretty simply put, bad calories are from foods which provoke an insulin response. Or inflammation. Both of which will contribute to weight gain (and brain deterioration, disease and all that fun stuff).
    I read about a rat study where two sets of mice ate the same amount of calories but one group ate them in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. Those mice gained weight and the other mice didn't. In fact, those poor mice continued to gain even after their calories were reduced!

  4. #4
    Stabby's Avatar
    Stabby is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Stabsville
    Posts
    2,462
    Leptin fucking resistance

    /thread
    Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

    Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

  5. #5
    Grol's Avatar
    Grol is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    919
    No.

  6. #6
    SerialSinner's Avatar
    SerialSinner is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    286
    The term itself is an oversimplification:
    Nutritionists usually talk about the number of calories in a gram of a nutrient, but this implies that the food actually 'contains' energy. It's better to say that each gram of food (fuel) is associated with a particular amount of energy (released when the food is respired) source

    “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
    "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
    "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull

  7. #7
    AuH2Ogirl's Avatar
    AuH2Ogirl is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    444
    No.

  8. #8
    Katie82's Avatar
    Katie82 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    478
    Technically, yes. A calorie is simply a unit of measurement for the energy in food. So, a calorie is a calorie, what else would it be?

    But, when it comes to how that calorie acts in the human body with regards to whether the calorie came from fat or protein or carbohydrate, which I think is what you're asking... then my answer is

    NO (or false)

  9. #9
    Lovestoclimb's Avatar
    Lovestoclimb is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    North Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    713
    Absolutely not...aka NO
    I grok, therefore I am.

  10. #10
    Primal Toad's Avatar
    Primal Toad is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1,983
    I LOVE the responses so far. I asked this "question" because I had an argument with my dad. Keep your thoughts coming!!!!!!
    Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •