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  1. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    a calorie?

    well, yes. but theres more.

    interesting article.
    teaser:
    Full article here, the brinks unified theory of nutrition
     
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    a calorie is a calorie, Thermo dynamics is not wrong
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    way to read the article :rolleyes:
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    im not arguing either way. its just an interesting article.

    another quote:
    “Total calories dictates how much weight a person gains or
    loses; macro nutrient ratios dictates what a person gains or loses”
     
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    the amount of energy needed to raise 1 gram of water by 1 degree celcius. right?
     
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    no, its the amount of energy needed to raise 1 cc of water 1 k... :mamoru:
     
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    Probably one of the best things ever said in this forum
     
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    and thats actually a scientific calorie not a food calorie.
     
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    a food calorie is a kcalorie, or 1,000 of those
     
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    So does that mean in order to gain muscle mass you have to exceed your maintenance caloric intake AND you have to eat more protein? (Assuming the exercise portion is being taken care of)
     
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    yes. you can't gain muscle on eating carbs alone
     
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    Very cool; but how is this new?
     
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    not really true what he said, the more calories you eat the less protein you require. also gaining weight is solely dependant on calorie intake, like before the macronutrient breakdown determines what sort of weight you gain
     
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    right but say you eat 50g of protein daily and 340g carbs and you weight 200lbs.
     
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    i read that the vast majority thinks energy in energy out is how it works and a very small minority bases it on the macro nutrients.
     
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    ya and 3500 Calories = 1lb
    :)
     
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    actually it is 15.04 Mj in one pound of fat
    I do not know exactly how the body converts proteins sugars and fats into energy, I know that it has to ddo with several celular mechanisms and the body is incredibly good at using all fo the energy. Thus, if you where to take in a 3000 callories of whatever, the body will treat it as exactly 3,000 callories. the body is not goign to magiically say that it will get more out of fuel a and fuel b if they have the same potential energy.
    It would eb breaking the laws of thermodynamics. I do know that some fuels are less efficient, particularly fats and proteins, and thus the body has to spend some extra energy to break the proteins down into usuable energy sources.
     
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    "Using dry(free of water) samples the average energy contents of the three basic food groups are determined to be 18.0 MJ/kg for carbohydrates, 22.2 Mj/kg for proteins, and 39.8 MJ/kg for fats. These food groups are not entirely metabolizable energy contents are 95.5 percent for carbohydrates, 77.5 percent for proteins, and 97.7 percent for fats."
    "This coresponds to 4.1 callories / g for proteins and carbohydrates and 9.3 callories /g for fats. "
    Yunus A. Cengul
     
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