Cannot count the doctor who assured my overweight self that ‘calories in and calories out’ was a rule of science and if I wasn’t losing weight it was because I was eating too much and not exercising enough.
Everyone processes different items differently and cannot be cookie cutter to everyone.
Much of science is like the weather, it is what ever it is today.
Anybody who has gone low glycemic index knows this. But hey, let’s keep federally mandating that cookies and soda have visible calorie info on their packages. It’s fer the childrun.
Throw away those five agribusiness-sponsored fallacies and you are 90% of the way to solving the obesity epidemic - no matter how many garbanzo beans you eat.
I’ve been having too many intimate dinners for two.....with just me showing up.
Several twists and turns to this. Recently it was discovered that if you eat just raw foods, you have to eat much more, and will still likely suffer some degree of malnutrition after a while.
Cooking radically increases food nutritional value, to the point that when people innovated cooking, within a few generations it likely resulted in an evolutionary leap.
It was also recently noted that while typically, an adult has about 30-40 primary types of gut bacteria that take up most of the space, people who are severely obese have just one genus of bacteria, enterobacter, occupying a third of the space in the gut. And enterobacter release a waste product that makes people gain weight, even independent of the bacteria.
Those who were put on an anti-enterobacter diet dropped about 1/3rd of their excess weight with no exercise at all.
It takes about one month of effort to change the colony of gut flora, but that may be the optimal first step to weight loss.
This isn’t really news. Many people have already heard that celery is actually net negative calories, because the act of eating it takes more calories than the food contains. Labels on packaging aren’t “net” calories. The amount of calories it takes to digest a particular food would vary from person to person, so it could never be represented on packaging.
But like the study says at the end, the amount of calories that consuming the food takes or doesn’t take is going to be negligible. It’s not going to be a significant number that would swing your results noticeably in either direction. I would expect just a little bit of real exercise would easily dwarf whatever calories were burned by simply consuming the food.