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Old 06-26-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Low-carb diet burns the most calories in small study

In other words, a calorie is not really a calorie...
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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Oh, goodness gracious... here we go again.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Oh, goodness gracious... here we go again.
Yep, again and again. The first line of the article reads:



"A new study is raising questions about the age-old belief that a calorie is a calorie."

Science keeps raising questions.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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" Participants burned about 300 calories more a day on a low-carb diet than they did on a low-fat diet. "That's the amount you'd burn off in an hour of moderate intensity physical activity without lifting a finger," says senior author David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children's Hospital."

Yep, sounds like every day for me. Great to work out because I want to get faster/get stronger/have fun, not because I need to burn x calories.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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In other words, a calorie is not really a calorie...
No, that's still the case. Always has been, always will be. You can't beat the laws of thermodynamics. Need we bring up the twinkie diet again?

What happened here is actually fairly simple hypothesis. The body expands more energy breaking down fats and proteins than it does carbs, hence the diets with progressively less carb intake burned a progressively higher amount of calories.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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And then there is this:

Too much protein can harm your body - on MedicineNet.com
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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Must we??
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Oh, for heaven's sake, that's so lame.

Dehydration isn't an issue when you drink enough water. Duh.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Luckyd609 will go down swinging, I'll give her that.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Or, in other words:

A low-carb diet requires you to eat more...

Why would someone want to have to eat more?
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