Why a calorie is not a calorie

We have all heard it before “a calorie is a calorie” I swear this saying was created by someone who just wanted to eat pretzels and gummy bears. Ever wonder why you can eat an 1800 calorie diet and gain weight but eat 2200 calories and lose, it’s because of something else other than calories. In this episode we are going to discuss what a calorie is, history of a calorie, why it’s not as simple as “a calorie is a calorie” and when calories do matter. 

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Research for this episode:
History of a calorie: https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/136/12/2957/4663943
How calories are calculated: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-food-manufacturers/
Accuracy of the Atwater system https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18065582

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