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    Default Misconceptions about calorie intake and outtake

    It is all myth. Calorie intake and outtake is all myth.
    We go around making calculations based on the equation Calorie (total) = calorie intake - calorie outtake OR calorie outtake - intake which is common.
    Do we even know what a calorie is? It is just energy.

    The true equation is this

    Calorie CHANGE (Energy change) = a + b + c - d - e - f KJ = - or + KJ

    So this does not contribute directly to fat change or even weight change.

    It is just common sense but common sense is NOT scientific.

    Does our weight or fat get lost with a DECREASE in energy? No way!

    The burning of fats requires an INCREASE in energy input.

    Energy is heat. Heat burns off fats. It is as simple as that.

    So the truth is

    We just need to stop eating cold, or microwaved foods that has lost their energy to the environment.

    We need to eat foods with activation energy potential, with a lot of chemical potential.

    So should we drink soups? Yes!

    If we eat vegetables halfway cooked, just "good enough to eat", our stomach and body has to expend energy to digest that food. Energy which could be used for fat burning instead!

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    We need to exercise above all.

    Yes, a good diet helps, but not because it factors in the calorie intake and outtake equation, but because it limits the amount of fat we are putting into our bodies. That is ALL there is to it.

    So there is no need keeping track of how many "calories" you are eating, at all. It is just useless, irrelevant information and a scam of your money and time.
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    I've never counted calories (except when I was trying to gain weight back) and I've never been fat. I also eat what I want and indulge in junk when I feel like it. I don't see a point in counting calories as I've educated myself on what is healthy and I always stop eating once I'm full. That is the "secret" to staying slim imo, but so many Americans spend a life long battle struggling with it.

    It's more a matter of knowing when to stop eating. Unfortunately, this is genetic. I do think people who have a natural disposition for overeating (this generally can't be helped) should cut oil & saturated fats, eat less animal products and binge on fruit, rice and vegetables rather than McDonalds.
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    I'm too low IQ to understand this thread.

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    Calories on food are the amount of energy provided by digestion. Your body uses a certain amount of energy per day for various activity levels. If you spend more calories than you replenish, you lose weight. There is also a ratio (forgot the name) for each food that shows how much energy is required for digestion (it's lower than the amount gained, by a large amount).

    Heat of your food is inconsequential to losing weight, other than that you may not want to eat foods that are the wrong temperature, and some, like potatoes, are difficult to eat raw.

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    i see nothing wrong with roughly counting calories.

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    Counting calories is helpful, to a fault. It has definitely helped me lose 5 pounds here and there.

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