are all calories the same?

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  1. Hebrew Hammer

    Hebrew Hammer Resident Jew goalie OT Supporter

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    people say that calories out> calories in is all that matters, but if I eat junk food all day is that the same as eating the same amount of calories in fruit or meat?
     
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    not tryin to be an ass, but are you serious? Honestly you kinda answered your own question by even bothering to question that type pf logic so im gonna go with no its not the same.
     
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    Hebrew Hammer Resident Jew goalie OT Supporter

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    well I guess im saying is If I would have the same gains/losses by eating the same amount of calories.
     
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    Hebrew Hammer Resident Jew goalie OT Supporter

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    I kind of figured, but thought I would ask anyway. How many calories a day should I cut out to lose weight? 1000?
     
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    Cutting 1000 from what? Cutting 1000 from 6500 probably won't work.
     
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    the difference is that junk food is robbed of all nutritional value, so you are only giving your body the sugary bad shit that it doesnt really need, as opposed to fruit and meat which your body has many uses for.

    calories in < calories out, is an oversimplification to help people who don't understand how weight gain and loss is achieved. if you only ate candy and burned exactly the same amount in calories every day, you would start getting more and more unhealthy for all sorts of reasons. your weight would probably start doing strange things as a result of lack of nutrients, not of overeating. (dont know exactly what?)

    but if you ate 20,000 calories a day in lettuce you would still be fat.
     
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    Fat = 9 calories per gram
    Carbs = 4 calories per gram
    Protein = 4 calories per gram

    One pound = 3500 calories
     
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    What do you weigh now? how many calories a day do you eat now? Do you have a food log? You really need to get all of that shit figured out first and then read the stickies
     
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    Hebrew Hammer Resident Jew goalie OT Supporter

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    im 5'9'' 185

    ive tried keeping a log and I eat around 3000 a day. I play hockey everyday and exercise on practice days also.
     
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    In my opinion- and this is borne out by my personal experience- if you get sufficient protein and efas/multi, you don't have to eat purely oatmeal and broccoli for your carbs.
     
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    yes
     
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    There are good calories and there are bad calories. Good calories come from nutrional foods, bad calories come from foods like cake, ice cream, and junkfood in general.
     
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    But it's not black and white. It's not like "eat only boiled chicken" vs. "eat only cake" are your only options. Is eating cake every day good for you? Probably not, if it's one of your binge foods. Will 100 calories worth of cake destroy your diet, by default, if you get sufficient protein and you stay within your calorie/macro parameters? No.
     
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    depends on how you are looking at it. Nutritonally, no. Energy (leading to net weight gain/loss), yes.
     
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    thanks. That makes sense. 165 here I come.
     
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