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- Pound are pounds, right? So if you stand beneath this bridge you won't care whether I drop a 10-pound steel ball on your head or a 10-pound bag of styrofoam packing peanuts, right? Wrong.
Calories are calories, but fats aren't carbs, carbs aren't protein, and protein isn't fat. They all contain energy that the body can release, but the chemical processes are completely different--they have different metabolic pathways.Jun 28, 2012
- Sigh... And my point is that not every property of an object or substance is determined by a single measurement. An inch is an inch, but that doesn't mean an inch of gold chain costs as much as an inch of twine.
The three macronutrients, fat, carbs, and protein, all have "calories", but they consist of different classes of organic chemicals that the body has to chemically process differently.Jun 28, 2012
- Exactly,. Pounds don't tell you everything important about an object just like calories don't tell you everything important about a food.Jun 28, 2012
- and . That is the point I am trying to make here. The article acts as if there is a difference in the type of calories. There are not "types" of calories.
In the example that made was it is not the weight, but the mass that is important.
LH is making the claim that it is calories that are important here, when in fact what is important is how difficult it is to process different substances.
And with that, I give up on this thread.Jun 28, 2012
- This study seems simplistic. Your body makes use of different types of foods like proteins, lipids, and carbs. Low-carb diets force your body to create ketone bodies to supply your body with sugar. And yes, a calorie is a unit of measurement, so it can't "be different."Jun 29, 2012
- Are there terms for calories/energy that come from the different macronutrients? These days, there seem to be the same kind of comments whenever an article about "a calorie not just a calorie" comes out (e.g. a calorie is a calorie, doye!), so why not just come up with terms like "carb heat"?Jun 30, 2012