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    Yes, one calorie sourced from fat is about the same as one calorie sourced from carbohydrates, etc.

    However, which you intake can have other implications. For example, trans fat calories often go straight into fat cells, whereas other types often go straight into muscle cells and other parts of the body that need energy. Fat cells will just sit there and be burned off last, whereas muscle cells and organs are always using up energy.

    However these differences are trivial and inconclusive. Really, the main reason to not cram in or avoid certain food components is to avoid problems with your heart, arteries, vitamin intake, etc.

    Don't worry too much about the specific components and just remember that consuming less calories than are required to maintain your weight will result in weight loss. However, also bear in mind that the 'average daily requirement' is based on someone who does a reasonable amount of exercise. If you don't, you can go ahead and drop another 500+ off that requirement in addition to the 500 you should be taking off in order to lose weight.

    Also worth mentioning is that many, many dieters miscount, not correctly accounting for milk, sauces, etc. This is catastrophic because one dollop of mayo can have as many calories as an entire slice of toast, one serving of milk in your tea is equal to half a bag of crisps, etc. Everything must be accounted for.
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    (Original post by Brotherhood)
    NO. IT'S. NOT.

    Go read Google Scholar for a couple of hours and come back to me when you realise that you're wrong.
    so your basically trying to say that if two people eat the same amount of calories, but one eats a balanced meal and one eats small amounts of junk food the one who eats junk food will be fatter?
    NO because they eat the same amount of calories, sure the one who eats crap will be unhealthy but they wont gain more weight than the other.
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    (Original post by runner7791)
    so your basically trying to say that if two people eat the same amount of calories, but one eats a balanced meal and one eats small amounts of junk food the one who eats junk food will be fatter?
    NO because they eat the same amount of calories, sure the one who eats crap will be unhealthy but they wont gain more weight than the other.
    Do you know how insulin works?
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    (Original post by runner7791)
    so your basically trying to say that if two people eat the same amount of calories, but one eats a balanced meal and one eats small amounts of junk food the one who eats junk food will be fatter?
    NO because they eat the same amount of calories, sure the one who eats crap will be unhealthy but they wont gain more weight than the other.
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    I mean, before you ******* starting getting all pedantic and ****, lets just be clear. By definition, a calorie is unit of measurement. So strictly speaking a (kilo)calorie is 4184 joules is 4184 joules is 4184 joules. But in terms of body composition and nutrition, lets keep on topic.
 
 
 
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