Fascinating information about weight loss
Sunday, February 21, 2021
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from the transcript:
"Our stomach is only so big. Once we fill it up, stretch receptors in our stomach wall tell us when we’ve had enough, but different foods have different amounts of calories per stomachful. Some foods have more calories per cup, per pound, per mouthful than others. This is the concept of calorie density, the number of calories in a given amount of food. Three pounds is about what the average American eats in a day. As you can see, for example, oil, has a high calorie density, meaning a high calorie concentration, lots of calories packed into a small space. Drizzling just a tablespoon of oil on a dish adds over a hundred calories. For those same calories, you could have instead eaten about two cups of blackberries, for example, a food with a low calorie density. So, these two meals have the same number of calories. You could swig down that spoonful of oil and not even feel anything in your stomach, but eating a couple of cups of berries could start to fill you up. That’s why yes, biochemically a calorie is a calorie, but eating the same amount of calories in different foods, can have different effects."
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