Archive for April 13, 2010

The Great Calorie Vs. Hormone Debate

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy on April 13, 2010 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

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We found this from lalannefitness.com check it out and let us know what you think!

When looking at food (CALORIES) and how specific nutrients cause changes in body weight, there’s a great debate in the field of nutrition. The understanding of bioenergetics and how human beings utilize, produce and store energy from food is a complex process that’s still misunderstood. Here are the two sides of the debate…

1. The energy balance equation, which basically states that in order to loss/gain weight, you have to eat less/more calories. Energy in = Energy out + Change in Body Stores

2. The calorie theory is flawed. It’s about the quality (carb/pro/fat) of calories and their effect on HORMONES, not the quantity that influence changes in body weight. Insulin: Body Weight and Energy Production

I find this stuff fascinating. Maybe you will too…?

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