The Great Calorie Vs. Hormone Debate

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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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3 Responses to “The Great Calorie Vs. Hormone Debate”

  1. Jody Gilbertson Says:

    I wish I knew more about this stuff.

  2. Jackie Fischer Says:

    Waiting to hear more on this…

  3. I think looking strictly at weight, you can safely use calories in vs calories out. However, when you are more interested in body recomposition, breaking down your macros becomes more important. The way the body stores our calories can be dependent on the type of food, but overall weight I still think follows the energy balance equation.

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