What Is A Calorie?

A calorie in physics is the energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 °C. The calorie you see on a food package is actually a kilocalorie, or 1,000 calories, the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Celsius. The original method used… Continue reading What Is A Calorie?

Eat Less To Lose Weight Fails

A calorie is a calorie only if it is incinerated in a bomb calorimeter, and the heat given off measured. Biologically derived calories from different foods have entirely different metabolic effects on the human body. Equal calorie portions of sugar, alcohol, meat or olive oil have widely differing effects on hormonal systems such as insulin,… Continue reading Eat Less To Lose Weight Fails

Obesity Is Symptom Of Nutrient Accumulation.

It is wrongly assumed that excessive caloric intake is the root cause of obesity. A calorie of food energy has different metabolic fates depending upon the hormonal stimulation. That same calorie may be used to generate body heat or stored as body fat. Obesity is a disease of failed energy partitioning, not one of the… Continue reading Obesity Is Symptom Of Nutrient Accumulation.

Why Counting Calories Fails

All calories are not created equal, and even the word itself has different definitions. A calorie in physics is the energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water to 1 °C. The calorie you see on a food package, however, is actually a kilocalorie, or 1,000 calories, the amount of energy needed… Continue reading Why Counting Calories Fails