Lets talk about “The Calorie Myth”.
Believe me, all calories aren’t created equal. Most are unaware that yes some foods will fix a “mangled metabolism” by increasing your calorie-burning furnace, while others, they will actually hurt your metabolism and stop it dead in its tracks.
This is why some “diet point systems” that claim you can eat whatever you want, as long as you do not go over your daily allotted points, are seriously flawed. Truthfully, calories from different types of food react differently to the human body.
Here’s an example: your metabolic rate increases by 5% in response to eating fats. This means that for every 1,000 calories of fat you eat, your body will burn 50 of its own calories to digest and process the fat you just ate. (Note: Keep in mind that healthy fats help burn fat in other ways, so don’t discount them.)
While eating carbohydrates, your metabolic rate increases by 10% (less for refined carbs like sugar that are easily digested, more for high-fiber choices). This means your body uses 100 calories to digest and use 1,000 calories of carbs.
Proteing produces the highest Thermal-Burn of all thus increasing your metabolism by 30%. Protein is a very complex nutrient. Every 1,000 calories of protein you eat, your body will use about 300 calories to digest and process this macronutrient. As a result you’re only netting about 700 calories for every 1,000 calories you eat of protein. So, you’re getting 300 “free calories.”
How cool is that?!
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