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Eating Less Calories May Not result in Weight Loss-Part 1

01 Jul

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“I bumped up my total fat intake last Wednesday and I have already lost 4 pounds”.

“If I log my meals, I get anywhere from 80-100g protein (including the plant proteins), less than 50g carbs, and 175-250g fat”.

 

Clients and low carb followers boast of weight loss after eating more calories. They start on low carb diets but also try keeping fat low. Frustrated by less than satisfactory results, they seek an alternative that would not have been considered before.

This may sound inconceivable but calories are added with the inclusion of healthy fats into their plan (stir frying veggies, including coconut, ghee, avocado, butter). Adding fats without changing any other food would automatically result in increased calories (fat will add an extra 9 calories/gram of fat added).

If this is true it goes against the laws of thermodynamics, many low-calorie research studies and what most healthcare professionals believe to be true.

How can this be true? Anyone want to share thoughts?

 

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5 responses to “Eating Less Calories May Not result in Weight Loss-Part 1

  1. Jana

    July 7, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Zoë Harcombe has done many talks on thermodynamics, calorie counting and weight loss. She is a British obesity researcher and I love her wirk because she exposes the conflicts of interest in various government agencies who promote a “healthy diet” like the USDA. Here is a blog post with video on this very subject that is worth taking a look at: http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2011/05/calories-energy-balance-thermodynamics-weight-loss/

     
    • Valerie Berkowitz

      July 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Thank you Jana! She is right on point. I could not agree more.

       
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