The Useless Concept of ‘Calories’

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"The metabolic effect of those two foods is completely and utterly different. Sugar will stimulate insulin. It will not activate any of the other satiety hormone. It does not activate stretch receptors in the stomach (satiety signal). It does not activate peptide YY, cholecystokinin (satiety hormones). A piece of steak, on the other hand, will do all those things. Therefore, you feel full after eating the steak, but not sated at all with the soda. So, why do we pretend that all calories are equal? There’s nothing equal about them. Calories are not the common currency of the body."

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