EMAIL THREAD I there a difference between a 1000 cals of crap and 1000 cals of greens? Which weighs more: a lb of feathers or a lb of lead? Its an old question, and the answer is they weigh the same. I have always believed that wt loss is based on calorie deficit. If you burn more than you take in, you lose wt. (Not everyone will lose the same amount if they eat the same and do the exact same activities though, because not everyone burns calories at the same rate.) No where in that formula is there a place for whether the food you consumed was high in fat, sugar, or carbs. So based on the formula, does it matter if you eat 1400cals of leafy vegetables or 1400cals of grapes? Note that I said calories worth. For that matter, I could compare 1400cals of vegetables and 1400cals of candy bars. In the formula, it should not make a difference. Its just that you would only get 4-5 candy bars vs a very large pile of lettuce. I'm not asking about the nutricious comparison. I am only interested in the affect on wt loss. I realize the body process foods differently, but is the formula correct or not? If it is correct, then you would have to say it doesn't matter where the cals came from, be it crap or vegys. Any input would be appreciated. Peelout I'm going to post a thread on the lounge to discuss the relationship between sugar, calories, carbs, and wt gain. I've never understood why some believe a 2cal grape (high in sugar) or a 2cal babby carrrot (high in carbs) has much affect on wt. I've always felt that its like asking which weighs more, a lb of feathers or a lb of lead. The only formula for wt gain I know of is calories in - calories burned. Nothing in there about where the calories come from. For instance, if I eat 1000cals of crap or 1000cals of greens, its 1000cals from either category (I just get a huge quantity of greens and a small quantity of crap). Its something I've never understood and would like some input on Mon. Aug 26, 6:50am

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