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Not all calories are equal because their routing in the human body differs from person to person and even varies concerning age and state of health.

Magic.

Studies point to phenomena that seem inconsistent with a simple consumption-calorie summary. Still, I have not found the whole explanation anywhere, and therefore, I present an explanation that is much simpler than one might think. Energy and matter, as we know, cannot be lost. However, they are counted differently in different routing, sometimes perceived as having negative calories. (There is no such situation)

 

Surprisingly, processed foods make us gain weight much faster than natural foods, which contain the same calories. The nutrients we eat and drink and the calories they carry cannot vanish, but they can be redirected to other non-energy, "non-countable" purposes.

Link: Advanced Nutrition Calculations Methodology.

  • The portion of food dedicated to tissue regeneration varies depending on the body's requirements and diet quality and quantity. The rest is converted into energy and fat and influences body weight. Surprisingly!  - Processed foods make us gain weight much faster than natural foods, which contain the same calories. Not all calories are equal. 
  • When you refuel your car, you know how much energy you will get (driving range). When a person eats and drinks, some food (by analogy) enters the oil tank and is intended for maintenance - but the proportions change!

Since the routing of food between the two primary uses (tissue building and maintenance, as opposed to available energy and fat accumulation) is not fixed and differs from person to person, summing the calories in food and beverages is inaccurate. 

 

The negative calories idea, with a completely different approach.

The idea that negative calories exist is not new. It usually refers to foods that require more calories for digestion than they carry. My hypothesis is entirely different.

  • The new trend for slimming by testing intestinal bacteria and adapting foods accordingly is based on similar principles of improved absorption of nutrients suitable for tissue regeneration and long-term maintenance. (Without a comprehensive theory to explain how it works.)
  • Digestion of food is just one of a series of processes that require energy for regular consumption. (Such as maintaining body heat) We usually eat and drink various foods together. Therefore, this approach to the energy invested in digesting food and beverages is impractical.

To illustrate the principle, consider a fresh vegetable salad with vinegar, lemon, and olive oil.

  • The oil lubricates the intestinal walls and the dietary fiber in the salad; the intestinal walls are renewed in the presence of probiotic bacteria. The many calories found in oil have not disappeared! (Energy conservation laws do not allow energy and matter to disappear.) but have changed shape and become tissue. The result is that less food is converted into available energy and/or accumulation of fatty tissue. The effect is even more significant because the intestinal walls that allow good absorption of nutrients will enable the liver to synthesize more proteins and fats for tissue renewal in many other places in our body.
  • It is enough to create a rerouting of 5% of the food you consume for purposes other than energy so that your body weight will decrease over time, and with it, your health will improve.

 

Each food and drink has two digestive routing options.

  1. To become available energy for immediate exploitation. (Or fat storage.) "Counted as calories."
  2. It is to be used for building tissues and long-term maintenance. "Not counted as available calories."

The nutrients we eat and the calories they carry cannot disappear, but they can be redirected to other non-energy purposes. The digestive routing process is significant for our overall health and appearance and maintaining our body's optimal weight.

 

Unlike humans, the oil in the vehicle is not counted as energy intended to propel the car. 

Unlike humans, the oil in the vehicle is not counted as energy intended to propel the vehicle. 

The ability to redirect food to the "virtual oil tank" that is not counted as calories is significant.

The food routed into the oil tank is intended for body maintenance and tissue regeneration; it is not considered energy!

  • Food is simultaneously used for body maintenance (engine oil) and energy production. But you can probably change the proportions! (For example, less energy and more maintenance.) 
  • Cars have separate oil tanks designed to lubricate the engine, so we do not consider oil as available energy. The human body has a similar need for natural emulsified oils/fats for maintenance, but there is no separate container; it uses a mechanism of routing the required nutrients and is suitable for regeneration. Long-term care and tissue regeneration are not utilized as much as available energy in a vehicle. 

The insulin hormone (produced in the pancreas) plays a significant role in the dynamic routing of food and beverages. 

The insulin hormone: Link: Insulin (Wikipedia)

  • It is considered to be the primary anabolic hormone of the body. It regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. (Wikipedia)
  • It regulates the levels of nutrients turned into energy. Higher energy production leaves fewer nutrients for tissue regeneration.  

 

Better digestion improves the body's ability to absorb nutrients and regenerate tissues, which aids in weight loss.

Gut flora balance.

The calorie routing method is based on optimizing the digestive system.

The digestive system easily absorbs moist, easily digestible food mixed with dietary fiber, oils, and natural fats in the presence of probiotic bacteria. If the digestive system is too acidic, it is prone to the proliferation of pathogens that interfere with food absorption. Strengthening the liver that produces the bile fluid significantly affects the digestive system's absorption.

Macronutrients suitable and needed for regeneration or long-term maintenance processes are not "counted as calories."

  1. Nutrients are suitable and needed for regeneration, and long-term "maintenance" is emulsified.
    1. Better carried by dietary fiber. (The absorbance of the emulsified nutrients requires the exact types and amounts of gut bacteria.)
  2. The remainder goes into producing short-term energy and fat storage.

Everything done to improve digestion and absorption of food will help us optimize the absorption of nutrients required for tissue renewal and indirectly help us lose weight faster!

 

Routing Calories Intake - Flowchart.  


Nutrients routing flowchart.

The digestive system "decision-making" process flowchart:  

  1. Are the nutrients ingested suitable for tissue regeneration and long-term maintenance? Appropriate nutrients for regeneration are emulsified. (They are better absorbed with dietary fiber.)

If Yes

  • Insulin spike is low if the nutrients contain all the required materials.

If No

  • All nutrients are designated as available energy or stored fat – insulin spikes contribute to a higher feeling of satiety.
  1. Does the body need these suitable nutrients for regeneration?

If Yes

  • If suitable nutrients are needed, they will be absorbed and converted (mainly by the liver into other proteins and fats the body needs and distributed to all organs and systems. (The body "does not count" these calories.)

If No

  • Although suitable for building tissue and tissue maintenance, unneeded nutrients will also be turned into available energy or fat. (but with lower insulin response.)

 

Findings that support my hypothesis.  

I noticed that food intake does not explain my frequent weight changes. As a liver cirrhosis patient, my tissue damage was massive. 

  • When I started to inquire how that could be possible, all my research pointed out that caloric intake is more than just adding up numbers. Amazingly, no one has suggested another theory.
  • The Wake Forest research cited above shows that monkeys are fed different fat types, but the same calories have different weight-gain outcomes. So it should be clear that the dictum "a calorie is a calorie" is wrong.
  • The Harvard University Research cited above comes to the same conclusion. But again, without proposing an alternative theory.
  • Studies indicate that trans-fats raise insulin levels much higher than natural fats. The same effect occurs with artificial fructose. (Found in soft drinks) 
    • Many specialists consider the insulin hormone (secreted by the pancreas) one of the main reasons our body triggers fat storage.
  • When eating moist starch (like rice) with small quantities of natural fat (like olive oil or Ghee), the insulin response is much lower than eating rice separately. 

A short background and essential findings support this theory.

Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the rate of energy expenditure per unit of time at rest.

Links:  Basal Metabolic Rate. (BMR)  |  A calorie is a calorie" (Wikipedia)

  • "A calorie is a calorie" is a tautology that conveys that the "calorie" concept is sufficient to describe a food's energy content. The phrase means that regardless of a food calorie's form (carbohydrate, protein, or fat), its energetic value is identical.

The Trans-fat diet monkeys research. (Wikipedia)

  • In 2007, Wake Forest University researchers published a report on a six-year longitudinal study. They fed two groups of monkeys the same number of calories and the exact amounts of dietary fat, the only difference being that one group was provided foods higher in trans-fat. The high trans-fat subjects gained 30% more belly fat than the low trans-fat subjects. The researchers concluded that the type of calories consumed does affect body weight.

Harvard University Research (Wikipedia)

  • In 2011, a group of Harvard University researchers published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that followed 120,877 highly educated men and women for 12 to 20 years. "The study's lead author concluded in an interview that trying to count calories and lose weight would be futile unless one is examining the kinds of calories consumed. 

The findings above suggest that the tautology "A calorie is a calorie" is incorrect. (So, how can we explain these findings?)

  • Computing the caloric intake of food and beverages by merely adding up calories (according to their caloric value) does not explain what happens when that food is digested.

  

Current methods of computing food and beverages' calorie intake are inaccurate.

Link: Advanced Nutrition Calculations Methodology.

Calculation errors in the existing method accumulate. They are not eliminated with reverse deviations over time.

  • You must subtract all the nutrients not utilized for energy consumption or divide the BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) into the two main categories mentioned above.
  • Not all calories are equal. The "calorie is a calorie" tautology is wrong.

Calculating the caloric intake of food more accurately is possible through simulations.

  • Basal metabolic rate (BMR) should be divided into two major processes ("Long-term maintenance" and energy and fat) and should not be regarded as one. If this methodology is employed, I believe better estimates of caloric intake will be made.
  • This might also better explain the significant variance in BMR found in studies. The claim that variation is due to fat-free body mass might be erroneous as fat tissue does not need regeneration.

The energy conservation laws do not allow energy to be lost. Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) should be split into its two primary components: (Per time-unit )

  1. Available and immediate energy + accumulated fat. 
  2. Energy is directed toward tissue regeneration and long-term maintenance.

 

Surprisingly! Processed foods make us gain weight much faster than the same calories as natural foods.

Surprisingly! - Processed foods make us gain weight much faster than the same equal calories of natural foods.

Quantitative illustration of caloric routing. (Simple, realistic example.)

The example is accurate for those whose diets are based on processed and industrialized foods. (large parts of the population)

Suppose a woman eats, in both cases, the same 2,000 calories a day, only in a completely different composition:

  1. A varied menu containing only natural organic food.
  2. Only industrialized and highly processed food and beverages are available.

Industrialized and processed foods are often unsuitable for tissue regeneration but only for energy production.

  • In this example, industrialized foods generate more calories in 5% of daily intake than natural and non-processed foods, as fewer nutrients are routed to tissue regeneration.

The 100-calorie gap (5 percent of 2000 calories a day) can accumulate as excess fat (equivalent to 12.5 grams of fat a day of about (375 grams a month and 4.5 kilograms a year!) with a much faster aging process. (Due to slow tissue regeneration.)

 

Calories in the lab and the human body are not identical; therefore, calories can not be summed up!

Take, for example, identical twins and give them the same calories but with different compositions. Assuming they have the same activities, will they get the same calories?

  • The answer is "not necessarily." The explanation stems from the fact that their tissue renewal requirements are not the same, and their gut flora is not the same. Different absorption of nutrients resulting from diverse intestinal gut flora and other needs for tissue renewal may lead to different routes of nutrients for non-caloric needs.
  • These discoveries are reflected in an existing technology called the "fecal transplant," which contradicts the common thought that all calories are equal.

Calories in the lab are not the same as calories within the human body.

 

Test the seeming tautology "Calorie is a calorie - no matter where it comes from"? 

The experiment I propose is not complicated or expensive, but the food industry is not interested in research that could harm it. Many regulatory bodies have the resources and ability to conduct such research.

  • We will sample pairs of identical twins (women and men) of the same height and weight (age is necessarily the same) and ensure they perform similar activities in the laboratory. The pairs of twins to be sampled will receive different foods; some will receive industrialized and processed foods and some natural foods with identical caloric values. Accurate weighing over time will prove my argument that calories in the human body are not the same as those in a laboratory.

 

The implementation of the "Routing of calorie intake" idea.

Avoid thinking about the existing calorie calculations! Foods that are easy to digest, dipped in oil and moist are easier to digest, healthier, and help maintain a healthy weight.

Here are a few helpful recommendations for a healthy diet: 

  1. Eat only natural, moist foods and beverages. (Preferably organic and not genetically modified.)
  2. Eat plenty of moist dietary fiber with fermented products. (such as goat yogurt.) It will improve the absorbance of nutrients through the intestinal walls.
  3. Consuming a large variety of food and beverages. (It increases the chances that these nutrients are needed for regeneration.)
  4. Adding suitable natural emulsifiers or small quantities of natural oils and fats. Like olive oil, Ghee butter, avocado, and homemade natural sauces. (All natural sauces are suitable emulsifiers.)
    1. Lemon, vinegar, olive oil, Ghee, mustard, honey, avocado, and egg yolk are excellent emulsifiers mixed with oils/fats. No wonder sauces are made of them!
  5. Reduce the consumption of acidic foods for the intestines, especially meat, poultry, and cheeses. It is especially essential not to combine them with starches.
  6. Strengthening of the liver and improving the amount of production of bile:
    1. Regular drinking of natural juices (not too sweet)
    2. Regular drinking (preferably daily on an empty stomach) apple cider vinegar with lemon juice and olive oil.
    3. Periodic detoxification of the liver and kidneys.
  7. Eating habits are of great importance. Eat leisurely, chew well, and don't eat heavy meals at night.

 

Summary, conclusions, and recommendations. 

Every food and beverage has two options for routing within the digestive system.

  1. To become available energy for immediate exploitation. (Or fat storage.)
  2. It is to be used for building tissues and long-term maintenance.

The nutrients we eat and the calories they carry cannot disappear, but they can be redirected to other non-energy purposes. This routing process is tremendously significant for our overall health, appearance, and optimal body weight.

Calculating the caloric intake of food more accurately is possible through simulations.

  • It would not be correct to summarize calories as they exist today. Calculating (indirectly) the efficiency at estimates will be necessary, giving much more reliable figures than the existing methods.

Implementing the "Routing of calorie intake" idea is based on optimizing digestion and nutrient absorption. 

Testing the seeming tautology, "Calorie is a calorie - no matter where it comes from, it is essential. (Methodology proposed)

All existing methods of caloric calculations are inaccurate. It is desirable to apply a method consistent with the actions performed by the human body.

Frequently asked questions and answers:
Are the calories of food and drinks in the laboratory the same as those the body can utilize?
The amount of energy in food and beverages available for the body's use is not fixed and is not uniform for everyone! The "calorie is a calorie" tautology is wrong.
Is hard-to-digest food slimming because of the energy spent breaking it down?
Hard-to-digest food does not allow efficient absorption of nutrients. Therefore, the routing of hard-to-digest food is to available energy and fat accumulation! On the other hand, fresh, natural, and easy-to-digest food is directed to tissue building, not fat accumulation. (Contrary to initial intuition)
If the deviation in the caloric calculation, as you present, is about 5%, is it marginal?
If the deviation is in both directions, then the deviation is offset and insignificant. In our case, the deviation is mostly cumulative and is of great medical and caloric significance over time.
Surprisingly! - Processed foods are making us gain weight much faster than the same equal calories of natural foods.
The nutrients we eat and drink and the calories they carry cannot vanish, but they can be redirected to other non-energy, "non-countable." purposes.
Why is it essential to add natural sauces, especially dry foods?
Natural sauces are excellent emulsifiers; they lubricate the digestive system and aid digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Processed and industrialized food causes health damage and is more fattening compared to the same calories of natural, unprocessed food.
The damage of processed and industrialized food is twofold. Processed and industrialized food is inflammatory to the body, encouraging chronic illness. Processed and industrialized food disrupts the hunger-satiety mechanism and is more fattening (with the same calories) than natural food.
Challenge Yourself, Your Knowledge and Intuition:
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Calories cannot disappear but can be redirected as uncounted.
1. Why does natural food fatten less than the same calories as processed and industrialized foods?
The strange phenomenon of "negative calories" was previously observed in experiments with groups of monkeys. However, the explanations for the phenomenon were not methodological enough.
 
 
 
 
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A more detailed explanation:
1. The most suitable answer is answer number 1.
To illustrate the principle, let's take, for example, a fresh vegetable salad with vinegar, lemon, and lots of olive oil. The oil lubricates the intestinal walls and the dietary fiber in the salad; in the presence of probiotic bacteria, the intestinal walls are renewed. The many calories found in oil have not disappeared! (The laws of energy conservation do not allow energy and matter to disappear) but have changed shape and become tissue. The result is that less food is converted into available energy and/or accumulation of fatty tissue. The effect is even more significant because the intestinal walls that allow good absorption of nutrients will enable the liver to synthesize more proteins and fats for tissue renewal in many other places in our body.
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28/04/2020 20:44
Harel Samuel
Hi Helen White,
A low carb diet is a very trendy diet with quite immediate results, but it has side effects. You will find the full explanation in an article discussing the multiplicity of diets.

To fill a plate, without carbohydrates and starches, people eat a lot of protein and fats (most of them from the animal). The name of the diet is derived from the decomposition products of fats - ketones.

A ketogenic diet places a heavy burden on the liver and kidneys, which must decompose high amounts of proteins and fats. (especially from the animal) in the modern world, with the ready-made diet and processed foods, the liver and kidneys work extra hard - they should not be overloaded anymore.

It is worth looking at Asian peoples who ate rice, lunch, and dinner every day. They were skinny until 20 years ago. What made them fat is industrialized and processed food.

There are now hundreds, if not thousands of diets, most of them simply do not allow for satiety and do not support good health.

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For people who are interested in understanding the principles of healthy weight loss, I recommend reading the short article with the link below.

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