What is a Calorie One (1) Calorie is the amount of energy required to warm one gram of air-free water from 3.5 to 4.5 °C at standard atmospheric pressure. Calorie is a measurement unit like inches, gallon, and kilogram and has nothing to do with your body energy. To prove my point very is simple: a marathon runner eats pasta and not a gallon of high calorie oil, to get the energy needed.
Because of the calorie misunderstanding we are in Germany are still alive. After the war Germany food was restricted by a calorie count so no butter or lard but bread, potatoes and sauerkraut, providing us with the energy to rebuild the country. Had it be a restriction on Carbohydrates we would have died.
Whether low-carb diets are good or bad for you, they have proven one thing: you lose weight by consuming fatty meals with a high calorie count! One typical meal on the Atkins diet can have over 4000 calories, yet people still lose weight.
Object One (1) Calories in one gram of:
Battery (flashlight) 0.01 not an energy provider
Battery (computer) 0.10 not an energy provider
TNT (trinitrotoluene) 0.65 not an energy provider
Steak 2.30 not an energy provider
Pea Fiber 3.20 not an energy provider
Gasoline 10.00 not an energy provider
Meteor (at 30 km/sec) 100.00 not an energy provider
Apple 0.52 providing energy
Yes you read right; wood, gasoline or coals, all of those items provide a high amount of heat calories but no energy for your body. Our body is not a machine and our energy comes only from carbohydrates.
I think the greatest scientific “baloney” of the twentieth century is the theory that you will lose weight if you eat fewer calories. It is a deception, even if well intended, which lacks scientific basis, yet it has dictated our eating habits for over half a century. Never before have there been so many well-upholstered, plump, fat, and obese people in the world, especially in the United States.
The origin of the calorie theory: In 1930 two American doctors, Newburgh and Johnson, at the University of Michigan, suggested in one of their papers that “obesity results from a diet too high in calories, rather than from any metabolic deficiency.”
Their study on energy balance was based on limited data, and had been conducted over a short period. The theory didn’t deserve serious scientific acceptance.
Unfortunately, this did not prevent their short study from immediately being widely acclaimed as irrefutable scientific truth, and it has been treated as “gospel” ever since.
Newburgh and Johnson became concerned about the publicity their discovery received, and a few years later published some serious reservations they had concerning their previous findings.
People with big appetites can consume 4,000 to 5,000 calories a day and not get fatter than their natural weight (some are even skinny). If the calorie theory was correct, these hearty eaters would come to weigh 300 pounds or more. On the other hand, thousands of people go on gaining weight while starving them and taking the fun out of life, all the while feeling miserable.
If you eat fewer calories, why does weight loss not follow?
One (1) Calorie is the amount of energy required to warm one gram of air-free water from 3.5 to 4.5 °C at standard atmospheric pressure.
These days, beef is twenty-seven percent leaner than it was twenty years ago; a three ounce serving of top sirloin broiled contains a meager six grams of fat or less. So what’s happening? What changed in the eighties and nineties? Government studies show the consumption of sugar water or corn syrup water, in the form of soft drinks, has surpassed the consumption of fresh water. To get a quick juice drink, instead of a fresh fruit drink, we consume pasteurized, concentrated, cooked fruit juices. Converting low juice from a low Glycemic Index to a high GI level and here we go up again and up goes you’re Glycemic Index and your hip dimension.